By MARK TRAHANT
Indian Country Today
Paulette Jordan won a convincing primary victory in her bid to be the next governor of Idaho. She convinced more than 60 percent of Democratic voters that her progressive message would work in November.
“I am so moved by the strength and determination of our Idaho voters today. Their voices were heard loud and clear — our vision for a more prosperous future lies with the progressive values embodied by this campaign,” Jordan said in a telephone call to Indian Country Today. “Our communities have spoken and now we must unite as never before to move onward together.” (cont.)
In other news...
By LACEY WHELAN
FORT HALL— No official quorum was reached at the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes Annual Meeting at the Shoshone Bannock Hotel and Event Center on May 12.
At 11:20 a.m. there were 123 tribal members present when Fort Hall Business Council Chairman Nathan Small began the meeting. Tribal elder, Lionel Boyer gave the prayer. (cont.)
By YVETTE TUELL
Tribal Public Affairs
FORT HALL — Chairman Nathan Small traveled to Washington D.C. May 8 to 10 to advocate on behalf of the Tribes.
He joined 84 other leaders from 45 different tribes and 37 different intertribal organizations, who also were in town for the House Interior Appropriations hearings during the Native American Witness Days on May 9-10. (cont.)
By ROSELYNN WAHTOMY
FORT HALL – Shoshone-Bannock tribal elder Merceline Boyer works with the Language and Cultural Preservation Department as a Language Instructor, she did a presentation on the Traditional Roles of Mother’s on Friday, May 11 at Early Childhood’s Parent Training.
It is the third year the training has been provided, explained Claudia Washakie, Early Intervention Manager. Boyer did the first year’s presentation and was invited back because of her knowledgeable experience on tradition teachings. (cont.)
BOISE (AP) — The Idaho Fish and Game Commission on Thursday approved a limited hunting season for grizzly bears in eastern Idaho just a year after the animals were removed from the Endangered Species List.
Under the plan, the Department of Fish and Game will hold a random drawing to award one Idaho hunter a grizzly tag for a hunting season running from Sept. 1 to Nov. 15.
If successful, the hunter won't be allowed to reapply for future tags. Baiting or hound-hunting will not be allowed. (cont.)