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Youth Center Rises on the Rez — Kansas Couple Gives $1 Million

Thanks to tribal casino profits, the example of a compassionate Riverton woman and a chlorophyll dog treat, the Wind River Indian Reservation has a sparkling new $3.6 million Boys & Girls Club that many here see as a hopeful development for Wyoming’s Native American community. At a time when endemic crime and drug abuse threaten reservation youth, and political tensions with surrounding white communities simmer over a federal voting rights lawsuit, the new center is a remarkable example of compassion, hope and inter-community cooperation.