Submitted by YVETTE TUELL
Tribal Public Affairs office
FORT HALL — Fort Hall Business Council member Marcus Coby attended the Rocky Mountain Tribal Leaders Council (RMTLC) meeting on January 31 to February 1 in Helena Montana.
Sixteen tribal leaders from ten different tribes from Montana, Wyoming and Idaho attended the two-day meeting, where agenda topics included tribal health funding, Bureau of Indian Affairs funding, Indian Child Welfare Act issues, updates from U.S. Senator Jon Tester and Senator Steve Daines, along with buffalo management. (cont.)
In other news...
By LORI EDMO-SUPPAH
FORT HALL — A bill that attacks Indian gaming in the state of Idaho has been introduced in the Idaho Legislature.
Rep. Scott Loertscher, R-Iona, introduced the bill (HO127) February 8 that bans tribal electronic gaming machines into the House State Affairs Committee and he is the chairman of the committee. (cont.)
POCATELLO — Anthony Ish, 33, was found guilty of one count of second degree murder and one count of assault with a dangerous weapon in U.S. District Court February 14 after a federal jury deliberated for about an hour. (cont.)
By ROSELYNN WAHTOMY
POCATELLO – A group of Shoshone-Bannock tribal members participated in the Idaho State University Humanities Café surrounding the role of art and dance in the community performance on Thursday, February 9. (cont.)
FORT HALL — Shoshone-Bannock Tribal Solid Waste staff advises the Fort Hall Transfer Station still has substantial flooding.
Bins are being placed in front of the Solid Waste office for disposal of residential waste only. No tree limbs or natural debris. No demolition. No hazardous household waste. (cont.)
BOISE (AP) — Idaho has so much snow that water is already being released from some reservoirs for flood control and Idaho Power has halted most of its cloud-seeding operations.
“It's just an amazing year,'' said Ron Abramovich, a water supply specialist with the Natural Resource Conservation Service. “I don't think anybody is talking about shortages this year.'' (cont.)
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• March 4-5, 2017 – Nevada Urban Indians, Inc. 10th Annual Diabetes Powwow and Health Fair at Wooster High School, 1331 E. Plumb Ln, Reno, Nevada, 89502. Grand entry Saturday at 12 p.m. and 6 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. Host Drum Medicine Thunder, Fort Hall, Idaho. Contest Powwow. For more information contact Jonathan Lowery at (775) 247-5648.
• March 11-12, 2017 – 47th Annual California State University Powwow at 1250 Bellflower Blvd, Long Beach, California. Grand Entry Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org and visit www.csulb.edu/powwow