By LORI ANN EDMO
FORT HALL — Cedar smoke rose throughout the afternoon of prayers and song for the Shoshone-Bannock community March 11 at Eagle Lodge and although the attendance was less, the message appeared strong for healing.
Organizer LaGrand Coby said the Community Prayer Ceremony is intended to support one another through cedar, songs and prayer. Three tribal members passed away in the past week and it’s hard, “It’s what we go through, we are here for them to pray – it’s how I grew up and I know a lot of you did too,” he said to those present. (cont.)
In other news...
FORT HALL — Fort Hall Police Chief Pat Teton said an autopsy is being conducted on a local man after the FHPD received a call about his passing.
Teton said the FHPD received a call at 6:40 p.m. March 10 that Dude Galloway was unconscious and not breathing at the Marcus Yupe residence on Ballard Road. (cont.)
By LACEY WHELAN
FORT HALL — On March 6 and 7, attorney Paul Echo Hawk presented a Federal Indian Law training at the Justice Center on behalf of the Citizen Review Board and the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes.
The training consisted of an abbreviated course introducing principles of Tribal Sovereignty, treaties and treaty rights, the federal trust responsibility, and the special federal statutes and court decisions governing the unique legal status of Indian Tribes, Indian individuals, and Indian property. (cont.)
By ROSELYNN WAHTOMY
FORT HALL — The Four Directions Treatment Center (FDTC) is a tribally operated alcohol and drug substance use treatment program for the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes. The program works to provide the highest level of quality treatment services as well as community, culturally based and holistic treatment.
Those seeking substance abuse treatment must be a member of a federally recognized tribe, tribal descent, and Indian Health Service eligible. There is an adult and adolescent program with no fee for eligible recipients. (cont.)
Lori Ann Edmo