Tony Tekaroniake Evans is an award-winning reporter and columnist at the Idaho Mountain Express in Ketchum and 30-year resident of the Wood River Valley. He is the author of “A History of Indians in the Sun Valley Area,” published in 2017 in collaboration with the Blaine County Historical Museum. Tony received a bachelors’ degree in cultural anthropology/biology from the University of Colorado in Boulder and studied as the Expatriate Scholar at the Prague Summer Writer’s Workshop in 1997. He is an enrolled member of the Mohawks of Kahnawa’:ke in Quebec. He has also written for the Taos News, Santa Fe New Mexican, Boise Weekly, Idaho Arts Quarterly, and The Environmental News Network. He has also contributed reporting and interviews for the BBC News, Boise Public Radio and our local radio station KDPI in Ketchum. He can be reached at or on Facebook.