Wes Martel is a member of the Eastern Shoshone Tribe. He served on the Shoshone Business Council for 20 years. During this time, Mr. Martel devoted most of his attention to water, taxation, energy and environment and the interconnection to reservation economic growth and tribal sovereignty. He served on the Tribal Fish and Game Committee when a Tribal Hunting Code was adopted as the Tribes upheld their commitment to conservation and protection of lands, water and wildlife. He was also involved with the adoption of the Tribal Severance Code, the Wind River Water Code and the Tribal Employment Rights Code. He currently serves on the Wind River Water Resources Control Board and is the Wind River Senior Conservation Associate for the Greater Yellowstone Coalition. Mr. Martel is a veteran and has a deep and abiding respect for the traditional and cultural beliefs of Indigenous People.
Wes Martel WriterFort Washakie, Wyoming
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