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CWC Wind River

Ft. Washakie & Ethete, Wyoming

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Institute of Tribal Learning

The Institute of Tribal Learning coordinates American Indian services through continued education on historical and contemporary issues. Institute of Tribal Learning

Welcome to CWC - Wind River!

We're here to ensure you feel supported in your CWC journey

**Please note that CWC-Wind River is following current Intertribal Council and CWC COVID protocols. Masks are required in buildings.**

CWC-Wind River supports American Indian students in their enrollment, achievement, and success at Central Wyoming College! Our goal is to help students start or continue their education close to home in a warm and welcoming environment. Our staff strives to provide a support system to help students transition to the Riverton campus by assisting with:

  • Support services for students
  • The admissions process
  • Registering for classes
  • Completing scholarship applications
  • Tutoring
  • Success coaching
  • Academic workshops and classes

  • Computer lab and internet access
  • Printing/copying
  • Networking
  • Referrals to programs that serve American Indian students, families, and communities
  • Cultural activities
  • Graduation


High School Equivalency at CWC-Wind River

Complete classes to earn your High School Equivalency Certificate at CWC-Wind River! Help is available Tuesdays, 4:00-7:00pm at the Wind River Tribal College Building, Ethete, WY. For more information, contact: 

  • Jennifer or Fernando at 307-855-2271 OR
  • Email Lisa at

Additional Educational Resources:



Stop by the Frank B. Wise Building or the Wind River Tribal College and learn more about how we can help you!

Frank B. Wise Office Hours:

  • Tuesday | 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Wednesday | 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Thursday | 10:00am-4:00pm
  • Other dates and times available by appointment

Wind River Tribal College Office Hours:

  • By appointment

Meet Your Team

Rory Tendore

American Indian Student Success Coordinator

Rory is here to help current and prospective American Indian students navigate our processes.

Lisa Appelhans

CWC-Wind River Coordinator

Lisa focuses on the coordination of programs and services to support progress in your education.

Ivan Posey

Tribal Education Services Coordinator

Featured Wind River Events

Central Wyoming College acknowledges that we occupy the aboriginal territories of the Arapaho, Arikara, Bannock, Blackfeet, Cheyenne, Crow, Gros Ventre, Kiowa, Nez Perce, Sheep Eater, Sioux, Shoshone, and Ute people. We honor, recognize, support, and advocate alongside our Indigenous communities who live here now, and with those forcibly removed from their homelands.