Gary Collins

    Gary Collins

    Gary is a member of the Northern Arapaho Tribe and was raised on the Wind River Indian Reservation. He recently joined the Wind River Job Corp in Riverton, Wyoming as Community Business Liaison. Previously, he served as the Tribal Liaison for the Arapaho Tribe within the State of Wyoming’s Governor’s Planning Office. He was Chairman of the Arapaho Tribe when the “Big Horn Water Rights” case was before the U.S. Supreme Court, and served as the Shoshone and Arapaho Tribes Water Engineer for over eight years administering the Tribal Water Code. Gary holds a BS in Geology from the University of Wyoming.

    He is the Vice President of the MNI SOSE InterTribal Water Rights Coalition and a founding member of the Indigenous Water Network. Gary is also instrumental to his family ranching operation, which has operated since the early part of last century and uses grassroots irrigation and management techniques.