The Wyoming Department of Family Services (WDFS) is honored to work with the Eastern Shoshone Tribe and Northern Arapaho Tribe on a government – to – government basis. Wyoming Department of Family Services supports each tribe in enhancing and improving culturally sensitive and meaningful services to children and families living on and off of the Wind River Reservation. Our goal is to work with Tribal Governments to understand the unique needs of their community population and to assist in identifying resources in meeting those needs. Working with each business council, the agency works to support Tribes in delivering high quality services in: Child Welfare, Juvenile Services and Adult Protective Services.
The Wyoming Department of Family Services remains grateful for the continued relationship with the Eastern Shoshone Tribe and Northern Arapaho Tribe and we look forward to working together in improving services and outcomes.
Wyoming DFS contracts with each Tribe on a biennial basis. Tribes are required to provide expenditure reports.
Wyoming DFS works closely with the Select Committee on Tribal Relations, appointed by the Wyoming Legislature. The Committee is comprised of members of both the House and the Senate to address issues affecting Wyoming citizens living on and off of the Wind River Reservation. The Select Committee members work closely with, and honor the unique government relationship with each Tribal Council.