By DANA HERNANDEZ
FORT HALL — On Monday, November 11 the Osborne family sponsored the annual Veteran’s Breakfast and honored three veterans at the Shoshone-Bannock Jr./Sr. High School.
The event began with a sunrise ceremony and was followed by a traditional 49.
At the Veteran’s Breakfast, the emcees were Michael Mendez, USMC and Claudeo Broncho, USMC. The eagle staff and flags were brought in by local veterans, while Medicine Thunder sang the flag and victory song. (cont.)
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FORT HALL — The Shoshone-Bannock Casino Hotel Veterans Powwow was November 9 at the Events Center where Southern Style served as the host drum, Bart Powaukee was the emcee and Leo Eaglespeaker was the arena director.
Earlier that morning casino staff conducted a flag raising ceremony as they christened new flag poles in front of the casino property. Military veteran employees raised the U.S. flag, state of Idaho and the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes flag. Michael Mendez led the team of military veteran employees. Fort Hall Business Council Chairman Ladd Edmo offered words of thanks to all military and honored veterans. He led the crowd in a prayer and at 8 a.m. the flags were raised according to a casino press release. (cont.)
By ROSELYNN YAZZIE
POCATELLO — Many tribal members were among the crowd for the screening of “Out of the Shadows” hosted by Idaho Public Television and the Idaho Museum of Natural History at Idaho State University on Tuesday night, November 12.
The “Out of the Shadows” documentary tells the story of two female photographers in Idaho, Benedicte Wrensted and Jane Gay, at the turn of the 20th century who took photos of members of the Shoshone and Bannock Tribes and the Nez Perce. (cont.)
By DANA HERNANDEZ
BLACKFOOT — Blackfoot School District’s Indian Education Paraeducator, Michele Hernandez was honored by Bob Scovil from Modern Woodmen as a Hometown Hero on Monday, October 28.
Hernandez has been working in education for 37 years. She worked at Sho-Ban High School for two years when the school was still under the Blackfoot School District, 10 years at Fort Hall Elementary, two years at Blackfoot High School, and the rest at the elementary schools of IT Stoddard and Donald D. Stalker Elementary.
Hernandez received an appreciation certificate, flowers, a $25 Amazon gift card, and $100 in cash, which she decided to give back to the school for the culture class that she teaches. (cont.)
Lori Ann Edmo