A Message From Wind River Family and Community Health Care
WRFCHC continues to administer the COVID19 vaccination at Arapahoe Clinic with appointments being held at Great Plains Hall. Appointments are being made now for those needing their second dose. Limited appointments for the first dose will be available next week.
The vaccine priority list is as follows:
Any Tribal member over the age of 50
Any Tribal member with underlying health conditions
Any Enrolled Member working for the Northern Arapaho Tribe.
While the distribution of the COVID19 Vaccine has been slow in making its way here to WRFCHC, we will keep immediate updates available on our Facebook page.
Other services available at our clinics include:
Transportation (pending per COVID19 restrictions)
Specialty Clinics; Prenatal, Podiatry, Women’s Health, Diabetic Clinic, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Health Programs: Family Spirit, Maternal Child Health, School Base Programs, Wind River Rises, Traditional Practice to Wellness, Prevention Through Intervention, Strengthening Generations, Contact Tracing, Population Health
White Buffalo Recovery Program
White Buffalo Wellness Program
White Buffalo Youth Prevention Program
Some services are only available at specific clinics and locations. Contact us at the numbers below to continue your healthcare with our compassionate and caring staff. We look forward to working with you to meet your Healthcare goals!
Wind River Family and Community Healthcare Locations
511 N 12th E Street
Riverton, WY 82501
#14 Great Plains Road
Arapahoe, WY 82510
707 Blue Sky HWY 132
Ethete, WY 82520
Hours of Operation
8:00 am till 5:30 pm
Riverton Pharmacy Hours
Monday 8 am till 9 pm
Tuesday 8 am till 7 pm
Wednesday 8 am till 7 pm
Thursday 8 am till 7 pm
Friday 8 am till 9 pm
Saturday 9 am till 9 pm
From our family to yours, we welcome you to your medical home!
Arapaho Master Apprentice Program
On October 1st, 2020, the Northern Arapaho Tribe started their Master Apprentice Program. They received a $90,000 grant in part from the National Endowment for Humanities (NEH) and First Nations Development Institute.
The goal of the Master Apprentice Program is to educate families in the Arapaho language and Arapaho history. Students are paired with a fluent Arapaho Elder, and they meet for eight hours a week. The elders teach in an immersion style of teaching.
Each Monday and Wednesday, trainers give mini workshops and presentations on language, history, and culture. Each month for three hours, they present on how the Arapaho lived year-round, seasonally.
Due to COVID-19, all meetings are held virtually.
The master teachers include Ray Underwood, William C'hair, Wayne C'hair, Darlene Bell, Mary Ann Duran, Cora Willow, and Flora Willow.
Wayne C'Hair and Ray Underwood at Master Apprentice meeting, 2019
The students include Cindy Sage Winn, Alena Singer, Tamara Duran, Collins Little White Man, Martin Blackburn, Andy C'hair, and Carrie WhiteAntelope.
"The Arapaho Language Master Apprentice Program provides a vital link between generations of Arapahos. It provides direct insight into the Arapaho world view and relationships. I am truly thankful to have this opportunity to learn our beautiful language," Said Singer.
Tillie Jenkins, Mike Ridgebear, and Marlin Spoonhunter are the trainers.
Tamara Duran said being a part of the Master Apprentice Program for the second time has been a blessing.
"I am thankful for our master teachers, apprentices, and the advisory board for taking the time to slow down and speak our beautiful language. If we don't use it, we lose it. I encourage everyone to learn, I struggle daily, but I have learned that there is no wrong way," said Tamara Duran.
For more information, email Marlin Spoonhunter at Mspoonhunter@windrivertc.org.