By ROSELYNN YAZZIE
FORT HALL — October is Domestic Violence Awareness month and the Victims Assistance Program sponsored a Prayer Walk to honor Missing and Murdered Indigenous People on Friday, October 4.
Jason Butler offered his support to the event by saying a prayer for the walk. He said it was very important they bring awareness to the missing, murdered Indigenous people because it’s happening everywhere. He said it was good they come together to help one another.
“When we’re together like this, it’s a powerful thing. It can heal people and it can heal all these different things. It can make a change in our world,” said Butler. (cont.)
In other news...
FORT HALL — Shoshone-Bannock tribal members are invited to attend a Big Game meeting October 16 from 6 to 8 p.m. where the proposed treaty between the Crows, Eastern Shoshone and Shoshone-Bannock Tribes will be discussed. (cont.)
By YVETTE TUELL
Tribal Policy Analyst
BOISE — The Indian Council on Indian Affairs (ICIA) had its 2019 Fall meeting at the Statehouse in Boise on Thursday, October 3.
The Council is comprised of state legislators and tribal leaders of the five tribes of Idaho and discussed a variety of issues from legislative issues, education issues, Medicaid expansion, and Missing and Murdered Indigenous People issues. (cont.)
By ROSELYNN YAZZIE
FORT HALL — During the October 2 Supervisor’s Meeting, the Fish & Game Department recognized employee Jeremy Covington for his fast-acting response last spring during the Ceremonial Buffalo Hunt in Jackson, Wyo., which involved assisting fellow Game Warden Aaron Broncho during a life-threatening incident.
Captain Game Warden Tom Wadsworth talked about how they often come across dangerous scenarios while on patrol and how they have a lot of responsibility on their shoulders because they’re often the only ones that can be found when needed. (cont.)
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