Will Drug Gangs Overrun Wind River Again? – UNITY, Inc.

Will Drug Gangs Overrun Wind River Again?

Read the rest of the following linked story on the Indian Country Today website.


In 2013, Business Insider described the Wind River Reservation as the “most depressing and dangerous place to live,” but according to Sunny Goggles, the Northern Arapaho Tribe would rather be known for the efforts it took for them to overcome and survive.

Located in Arapahoe, Wyoming, it is the only reservation in the state. Wind River sits within Fremont County and is home to the Eastern Shoshone Tribe and the Northern Arapaho Tribe. The reservation suffers from high unemployment (76 percent), poverty (68 percent, some receive public aid) and substandard housing. The county leads the state in substance use and violent crime, according to Goggles, director of the White Buffalo Recovery Program, which is run on the reservation.