By ROSELYNN YAZZIE
FORT HALL — The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes Language & Cultural Preservation Department (LCPD) hosted an open house on Saturday, November 25 to give the community a glimpse of their program’s work.
Staff in attendance were introduced, including Brenda Honena who works with an ANA grant on curriculum development; Dillin Diggie is the Bannock language apprentice; Anna Bowers is with the Heritage Tribal Office; Manuelita Waterhouse is an ancestral researcher; Velda Racehorse does archives; Stephan Kniffin works with Original Territories as a temp; Sonya Wadsworth is a videographer; Theresa Bache is the administrative assistant; Nolan Brown is the Original Territories Historical Research manager; Bailey Dann is an Original Territories Historical Researcher; Louise Dixey is the cultural resources director; Rosemary Devinney is the Tribal Museum director; other language instructors are Zelphia Towersap, Tony Shay Moon Elk, Daisy Dixey, and Mardel Butler. (cont.)
In other news...
By LORI ANN EDMO
FORT HALL — Shoshone-Bannock Tribal Museum Manager Rosemary Devinney encouraged those in attendance at the Language and Culture Preservation Department Open House to learn their family history as she told hers.
She explained her descendancy on her paternal side through a mountain man, Maddie Camas, Minnie Snipe and Ollie Farmer. Rosemary’s father is Joseph Farmer. “All of us in this room have history, what is your history?” “Why I believe history is really important and we should all learn about our family heritage,” she said. (cont.)
By ECHO MARSHALL
Tribal Public Affairs
SALMON — Members of the Fort Hall Business Council (FHBC) recently traveled to the Salmon River Basin for a four-day visit to learn about current Fish and Wildlife projects.
The FHBC has dual responsibility as the Fish and Game Commission. Chairman Lee Juan Tyler, Vice Chairwoman Donna Thompson, Treasurer Ladd Edmo, Secretary Claudia Washakie and council member Sammy Matsaw Jr. all participated in the tour. (cont.)
FORT HALL — The Fort Hall Fire and EMS Department (FHFD) announced the acquisition of four new fire apparatus over the past year.
A fire apparatus, also known as a fire engine, describes any vehicle that has been customized for use during firefighting operations. The new apparatuses are replacing apparatus that is no longer safe to operate.
According to Fire Chief Eric King, it has been a two-year process to acquire funding, determine specifications and build all four apparatus. The goal was to have reliable apparatus that would provide safety for the fire crews and the community. “The old apparatus delayed response times and created an unsafe work environment. They were often out of service due to mechanical reasons,” said King. (cont.)