JACKSON, WY\u2014 What does access to education look like to Native Americans, particularly those who live on the Wind River Reservation?\r\n\r\nThe truth is that there are cultural and equitable challenges many Native Americans face in the pursuit of their education. Central Wyoming College\u2019s next \u201cNations within a Nation\u201d panel discussion will dive into the heart of these challenges.\r\n\r\nJoin Central Wyoming College\u2019s panel of experts Monday, October 29 at Teton County Library for the second in a series of three discussions about Native American identity and history. This week\u2019s panelists are Scotty Ratliff, author and aide to US Senator Mike Enzi; Willie LeClair, member of the Eastern Shoshone Tribe; Jacoby Hereford, Jr. and Sierra Ferris, current CWC students; and Marlin Spoonhunter, President of Wind River Tribal\r\nCollege.\r\n\r\n\u201cCentral Wyoming College is extremely fortunate to have the opportunity to partner with Teton County Library and Think\/WY Humanities to bring this series to Jackson,\u201d CWC President Brad Tyndall said. \u201cThere is a rich history surrounding Native American education that impacts our communities in Wyoming. We benefit from learning and understanding from individuals who have personal experiences to share. These discussions have impacted how we educate students today and have had a powerful impact on those who have attended.\u201d\r\n\r\nCWC has its own American Indian Studies program, and the Institute of Tribal Learning, which offers education and leadership development, student support, and outreach to Native American scholars in the area.\r\n\r\nThe panel discussion will start at 5:30 p.m. in the library\u2019s Ordway Auditorium, followed with a Q&A about past and present education on the Wind River Reservation. The evening is free.\r\n\r\nThis series is offered by Central Wyoming College\u2019s Institute of Tribal Learning, theThinkWY\/Wyoming Humanities and Teton County Library. Funded in part by the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole and the Alan J. Hirschfield Family Foundation.\r\n\r\nThe series remaining schedule is below:\r\n\r\nEducation on the Wind River Reservation: Past and Present\r\nCultural and Equitable challenges\r\nfor Native Americans in Education\r\nMonday, October 29th at 5:30 p.m. Reception, 6 p.m.\r\nTalk\/Discussion, followed by Q&A.\r\n\r\nPresenters: Scotty Ratliff, author and Aide to US Senator Mike Enzi; Willie LeClair, member of the Eastern Shoshone tribe; Jacoby Hereford, Jr. and Sierra Ferris, current CWC Students; Marlin Spoonhunter, President of Wind River Tribal College; Willie Noseep, Former Vice Chairman of the Eastern Shoshone Tribe and CWC Vice President.\r\n\r\nWater Environmental Issues on the Wind\r\nRiver Reservation\r\nThe Role of the Wind River Tribal\r\nCommunity dealing with the changing environmental resources of Wyoming\r\nWednesday, November 14th at 5:30 p.m. Reception, 6 p.m.\r\nTalk\/Discussion, followed by Q&A.\r\n\r\nPresenters: Mitch Cottenoir, Tribal Water Engineer; Preston Smith, Range Conservationist, Bureau of Indian Affairs; Gabe Spoonhunter; Jacki Klancher, CWC Professor of Environmental Health; Tarissa Spoonhunter, CWC Professor of American Indian Studies.