By LORI ANN EDMO
BOISE — Stories of resistance, resilience and strength were told at the Indigenous People of the Boise Valley conference March 9 where upwards of 200 people attended.
The Kessler Keener Foundation hosted it to bring together Native and non Native people in dialogue and conversation to build mutual respect and understanding said Ed Keener, board president. A goal was to raise awareness and deepen the understanding of Native life and history. In addition learn about the Boise Valley people’s culture, language, traditions and present day life.
Keener said they brought to the conference a large group of white people who are concerned in the past two years racism and racial hatred are again open forms of behavior. “These white folks are searching for answers – among them the truth of indigenous past and present. We whites have never known this truth.” (cont.)
In other news...
FORT HALL — Eight challengers and four incumbents are candidates for the Fort Hall Business Council.
The four incumbents include Ladd R. Edmo, Donna Thompson, Nathan Small and Lee Juan Tyler who all filed to run again and automatically advance to the May 31 General Election.
Challengers in the March 29 Primary Election include: Luke Eagle, Blaine J. Edmo, Nancy Eschief Murillo, Marina Fast Horse, Sherwin L. Racehorse, Darrell Shay, Darrell C. Tendoy and Gary F. Watson. (cont.)
By LACEY WHELAN
POCATELLO — Dr. Cleve Davis is one of three candidates interviewing for the American Indian Studies professor position for the Anthropology department at Idaho State University.
Davis gave his presentation on Monday, March 11, at the ISU Rendezvous Center.
As part of the process ISU offers the public to an opportunity to listen to the candidates at public talks, and at the end of the presentation individuals may ask questions. (cont.)
By ROSELYNN YAZZIE
POCATELLO — American Indian Services Pre-Freshman Engineering Program (AIS PREP) is looking for students to attend Idaho State University this summer from June 24 to August 2.
The program is free to students and is a six-week science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) summer program.
Students must meet the following requirements: Be a current sixth or seventh grade student; provide a current report card; submit a 100-200-word essay of interest; love to learn.
If the student is to attend the program for the next three years they will receive a $2,000 scholarship for college. Applications are available online at https://pocatelloaisprep.weebly.com/ (cont.)
BOISE (AP) — A federal judge says Idaho prison officials cannot delay gender confirmation surgery for a transgender inmate while they appeal the court ruling requiring them to provide the surgery.
U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill made the order March 4, saying he believed the Idaho Department of Correction's appeal in the case was likely to fail and that delaying Adree Edmo's surgery could cause her great harm. The ruling means the original June 13 deadline for providing the surgery remains in place.
“We'll be looking at the order and considering our next steps,'' Idaho Department of Correction spokesman Jeff Ray wrote in an email to The Associated Press. “We have nothing more to add right now.'' (cont.)