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High Plains American Indian Research Institute (HPAIRI)

Mailing: Dept 3355, 1000 E. University Ave.

Physical: 200 S. 10th St.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307.766.8967

Email: HPAIRI@uwyo.edu

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High Plains American Indian Research Institute

James Trosper

James Trosper - Director

James Trosper is an Alumnus of the University of Wyoming; currently employed as the Director of the High Plains American Indian Research Institute. James Trosper served as Director of Indian Child Welfare and Director of Family Services for the Northern Arapaho Tribe. James Trosper was appointed by then President Nichols to be the first director of the Native American Education, Research and Cultural Center. He was also the first chairman of the President's Advisory Committee on Native American Affairs at the University of Wyoming. Trosper is on the Awards Committee of the Chief Washakie Memorial Endowment at the University of Wyoming and is the Chair and Executive Director of the Chief Washakie Foundation. He was appointed by the Governor of Wyoming to the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees and served from 2002 to 2013. He has also served on the Chief Washakie Sculpture Committee, the Fremont County Historic Preservation Commission, the Wyoming Indian Affairs Council, and on Boards of Directors for the Wind River Youth Council and Grand Teton National Park Foundation.


Timothy Rush

R. Timothy Rush, PhD - Coordinator (NEH - Elk Project)

R. Timothy Rush: Though he has written more than 100 scholarly papers, chapters, articles, and books, since the mid-1970s, University of Wyoming Professor Emeritus, Dr. Tim Rush is, foremost, an educator. His students have ranged from preschool children to senior citizens and second language learners, most who struggled mightily in reading and writing. During a 37-year period of work with the tribes of the Wind River Reservation, he has collaborated with UW colleagues and members of local tribes to create distance-education-based programs that enabled certification of Native classroom teachers. He is co-author of the University of Wyoming Teachers of American Indian Children certificate program. This work contributed to his 2009 selection as International Literacy Association’s Jerry Johns Outstanding Teacher Educator in Reading. In retirement he has written two books, American Lion and A Full Circle, for Gemma Media: Boston. The audience for these short works of history-based fiction is adults, young and old, who have not yet achieved fluency in reading. In 2017, four hundred copies of A Full Circle were donated to schools serving Arapaho students on and near WRR. That book gives and account of the Arapaho experience in 1878-79, when the Tribe was moved onto the Wind River Reservation just as the US government began taking their children away to Carlisle Indian Industrial School in far-off Pennsylvania


Daniel Antell

Daniel Antell – Technology Specialist (NEH - Elk Project)

Daniel Antell, Shoshone/Paiute, graduated from the University of Wyoming with a bachelor of arts in American Indian Studies in 2013. In 2010, Daniel spent time abroad studying at the University of Waikato in Hamilton, New Zealand. In addition to sharing his time with HPAIRI, he holds a position with the University of Wyoming Information Technology sector. Daniel is honored to be involved with HPAIRI and he looks forward to new experiences and new opportunities to serve others.


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High Plains American Indian Research Institute (HPAIRI)

Mailing: Dept 3355, 1000 E. University Ave.

Physical: 200 S. 10th St.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307.766.8967

Email: HPAIRI@uwyo.edu

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