By LORI ANN EDMO
FORT HALL — First year Shoshone-Bannock Festival coordinator Wendy Farmer said it was a learning experience dealing with triple digit heat and gopher holes on the grounds.
But it was also positive with special guests that visited the Festival.
She believes the overall Festival grounds at the powwow area needs improvement because gophers are a huge problem and plans to work with Public Works on addressing the issues. Uneven ground resulted in a few injuries. It was also difficult in the campground.
Farmer said communication is key involving all of the coordinators of each activity to keep her updated so she will be doing follow up regarding participation, improvements and whether funding is sufficient. (cont.)
In other news...
By ROSELYNN YAZZIE
FORT HALL — Sequoia Pahvitse Auck was crowned the 2018-2019 Miss Shoshone-Bannock Queen on Friday, August 10.
Sequoia said when she heard her name announced it felt unbelievable.
“I am 24 years old and it was my last year to compete. So when I heard my name it was like the world cracked in half and I was sucked inside,” she said.
Every part of the competition was memorable to her, but more importantly the other ladies in the pageant are what made it fun. (cont.)
By LORI ANN EDMO
FORT HALL — Paulette Jordan, Democratic candidate for Idaho Governor, said it’s an honor and a privilege for her to be a part of the Shoshone-Bannock Festival as she visited with people and participated in the Children’s parade.
The children’s parade was fantastic, she said, “That is what this campaign is all about is the future generations.” “I’m here to support the tribe and our young people – we need all our relatives to turn out to vote and make sure on November 6 you go to the polls,” it’s not hard, she continued, it’s a simple process, “every election cycle we need to participate so that our voice as tribal citizens is heard.” (cont.)
By TRIBAL PUBLIC AFFAIRS
POCATELLO — Thirty-two representatives from 13 tribal governments met on Wednesday, August 8th in Pocatello to discuss President Trump’s Executive Order 13781 to reorganize the federal government and specifically the proposed reorganization of the Department of the Interior (DOI).
The meeting was hosted by the Great Plains Tribal Chairman’s Association, the Rocky Mountain Tribal Leaders Council and the Ute Tribe of Utah in conjunction with the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes annual Indian Festival in Fort Hall. (cont.)
FORT HALL — Following are the Shoshone-Bannock Festival powwow results.
Jr. Girls Traditional (7-12) fifth: Ceara Vera, Fort Hall, Idaho; fourth: Kaylee Warren, Bluff, Utah; third: Ellannah Flat Lip, St. Ignatius, Mont.; second: Tyree Ridge Bear-Arapahoe, Wyo. first: Naliya Littlechild, Flagstaff, Ariz.
Jr. Girls Jingle (7-12): fifth: Aiyana Stoker, Springville, Utah; fourth: Rhiana Spoonhunter-Fort Washakie, Wyo.; third: Taylor Jishie-Lukachukai, Ariz.; second: Anniga Benally-Clearfield, Utah; first: Monica Littleman-Chinle, Ariz. (cont.)