Archive | May, 2015

Wind River Native Advocacy Group Joins Equality State Policy Center

WRNAC-Capitol The Wind River Native Advocacy Center (WRNAC) joined as a coalition member of the Equality State Policy Center (ESPC) in late April. “We’re delighted to have WRNAC as a coalition partner. They are doing needed and valuable work to inform and empower the citizens of the Wind River Indian Reservation,” said Brianna Jones, ESPC Executive Director. Formed in 2014, WRNAC is a not-for-profit, which seeks to empower Native Americans in Wyoming and focuses on reducing disparities in health, education, and income and in building racial equality and cultural understanding throughout the state. The WRNAC website is http://www.wrnativeadvocacy.org/. “We joined the ESPC so that we could have a stronger voice to educate the State of Wyoming about our unique roles as being both Wyoming and sovereign tribal nation citizens as it affects our health, economy and schools,” said Clarisse Harris on behalf of the WRNAC.  “We look forward to working in coalition with other Wyoming organizations through the ESPC to exercise our equal rights to be heard by the Wyoming State Legislature.” Over the past several years, ESPC has worked in communities on the Wind River Indian Reservation. Citizen Lobbyist Training is a signature ESPC program that trains citizens to become effective advocates. ESPC is expanding the program into communities across Wyoming. “In collaboration with our newest member, we’ll bring Citizen Lobbyist Training back to the Wind River Indian Reservation and surrounding communities,” mentioned Jones. “It’s a powerful program that gives citizens the tools they need to effectively advocate for themselves and their community.” The ESPC is a non-profit, non-partisan coalition of 30 Wyoming organizations working to build civic engagement and advocating for accessible government, transparent and equitable tax policy, and on behalf of working Wyomingites.
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