By ROSELYNN WAHTOMY
JACKSON, Wyo. – Winter weather conditions didn’t hinder the success of the Ceremonial Buffalo Hunt at the National Elk Refuge on Thursday, April 12.
The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes are allowed to take five buffalo every year, explained Claudeo Broncho, Fish & Wildlife Policy Representative. He said the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes is not hunting under a treaty, but under a ceremonial right.
“It’s our back yard,” said Broncho as he welcomed the participants to the hunt. “It’s why we’re over here, strong trying to be out here.” (cont.)
In other news...
FORT HALL — The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes Special Election is Friday, April 20 when registered tribal member voters will cast ballots for one candidate for the Fort Hall Business Council to complete the one-year term of Marcus Coby who recently resigned.
The three candidates vying in the election are: Donna Bollinger; Burdett Osborne and Claudia Washakie. (cont.)
By LORI ANN EDMO
FORT HALL — The Fort Hall Business Council has approved a partnership agreement between White Cloud Communications and the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes to offer wireless internet service to the Fort Hall Indian Reservation.
The agreement allows White Cloud to be the wireless internet service provider (ISP) from seven wireless tower locations owned by the Tribes that will reach all five Rez districts – Fort Hall, Gibson, Ross Fork, Lincoln Creek and Bannock Creek. (cont.)
By LACEY WHELAN
FORT HALL— Tribal attorney Monte Gray and Judicial Council member Diane Yupe conducted a public meeting April 12 to advise the public about the proposed changes to the current Judicial Council Ordinance to create a more independent judiciary.
The changes will delegate the authority of hiring, firing, discipline and training of Tribal Judges to the Judicial Council. The meeting was called to have the community voice their concerns or comments pertaining to the current changes of the Judicial Council Ordinance. (cont.)
BLACKFOOT – Three students from Shoshone-Bannock Jr./Sr. High School will receive a Bingham County Mayors Scholarship award — they are Elayna Bear, Kirae Gonzalez and Sincere Martin-Teton.
On April 5, members of the Bingham County Mayors Scholarship Committee met at City Hall in Blackfoot and formally evaluated 87 applicants. Selections were made by contributing sponsors and committee members. (cont.)
Lori Ann Edmo