By ROSELYNN YAZZIE
FORT HALL — The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Services (NRCS) hosted an honorary signing event with renowned Shoshone-Bannock artist Derek No-Sun Brown on Thursday, January 26.
Each year in honor of American Indian/Alaska Native Heritage Month in November, NRCS seeks Indigenous art to feature on the annual Heritage Month poster. Derek No-Sun Brown’s “Three Sisters” oil painting was selected for the 2022 AI/AN Heritage Month poster.
Curtis Elke, NRCS Idaho State Conservationist, thanked Brown for sharing his vision through his artwork and expressed his appreciation the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes. (cont.)
In other news...
AMERICAN FALLS — Following are the American Falls High School Powwow results from January 28.
Emcee was Jordan Broncho and arena director Levi Running Eagle. Medicine Thunder was host drum.
Junior Boys Fancy 6-12: first-Kyle McCarreo, second-JJ Meninick Jr.; Boys Grass: first-Jax Hernandez, second-Benjamin Crue, third-TJ Haro. Boys Traditional: first-Benjamin Crue, second-Adonis Osborne, third-Indian Dann. (cont.)
By LORI ANN EDMO
FORT HALL — Prayers for the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes and the Fort Hall community were said at the Buffalo Lodge Round Dance January 27.
The event began with a potluck dinner and an abundance of food. Attendees were able to smudge prior to the start of the Round Dance.
Committee chairman Alfred Wahtomy said “Heavenly father would bless us in a good way so we could all enjoy our lives from here on out – be healthy for the little ones for the next generation.” He said cedar was put down for the singers too. (cont.)
By ROSELYNN YAZZIE
PRESTON — The Northwestern Band of the Shoshone Nation (NWBSN) hosted a memorial ceremony for the 160th anniversary of the Bear River Massacre on Sunday, January 29.
The event honored an estimated 500 members of the tribe who lost their lives on that very day in 1863 by Col. Patrick E. Conner and his command of California volunteers from Camp Douglas, Utah. The names of 38 recorded known casualties were read in respect.
NWBSN Chairman Dennis Alex welcomed the attendees who braved the freezing cold winter morning saying, “I think this is just right, that we have to feel what they felt.” (cont.)