By DANA HERNANDEZ
FORT HALL — The Indian Health Service and Shoshone-Bannock Tribal Health and Human Services partnered with the Shoshone-Bannock Jr./Sr. High School to host a mass COVID-19 vaccination event at the Sho-Ban school on Thursday, February 11.
Sunny Stone, Tribal Health and Human Services Diabetes Manager said the event was an attempt to get as many people from the Fort Hall community vaccinated as soon as possible. (cont.)
In other news...
By LORI ANN EDMO
FORT HALL — The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes Language and Cultural Preservation Department is continuing tribal youth and elder gatherings virtually under the Tribal Practices for Wellness in Indian Country grant from the Centers for Disease Control.
A Zoom gathering was conducted February 12 where participants learned about continued plans for the grant including creating public service announcements on the meaning of wellness incorporating traditional knowledge and tribal practices for wellness. (cont.)
BOISE (AP) — A federal judge in Boise has overturned a Trump administration action that allowed mining and other development on 10 million acres in parts of six western states that are considered important for the survival of a struggling bird species.
U.S. District Judge Lynn Winmill said the decision under Trump to cancel a prior effort to ban mining failed to fully consider how the move would affect greater sage grouse, a wide-ranging, chicken-sized bird that has seen a dramatic population drop in recent decades.
Winmill said the 2017 cancellation was arbitrary. He ordered the U.S. Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management to reconsider whether mining should be allowed. (cont.)
By RANDY’L TETON
Tribal EOC PIO
FORT HALL — Vaccinations are on the climb and COVID-19 cases are decreasing on the Fort Hall Reservation, good job Newe!
Although, please continue to be safe as the virus is still active and contagious within our community, continue to wear your face mask, keep your hands washed and keep your home sanitized.
Check out the Tribe's new ‘COVID19 Dashboard’ on the Tribes government website, sbtribes.com for all COVID19 data including the information below. (cont.)