By LORI ANN EDMO
FORT HALL — An effort to bring awareness to the community about the drug epidemic happening on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation, the Carrying the Message group conducted a “Keep Drugs off the Reservation” caravan December 6.
Willeena George of the Carrying the Message group said they want to combat the problem “and bring awareness to our tribe that there is a problem here. I really was supporting Melanie Longoria – she’s the one who wanted to do the caravan so we went with it.”
George said it was last minute planning but they got it pulled together. “We need to start looking at the outside and what is causing our people to start using drugs and how to combat it.” (cont.)
By LORI ANN EDMO
FORT HALL — To learn the culture as told through stories was a goal of Shoshone-Bannock Tribes Language and Culture Department third Informational Forum December 3 at the Tribal Council Chambers.
The program received a CDC grant in 2018 regarding Traditional Practices for Health and Wellness in Indian Country. Grant purposes are to support seasonal and cultural practices; provide social and cultural activities that promote community health and wellness; traditional and contemporary physical activities that support wellbeing; increase feelings of connection to Shoshone and Bannock tribal culture; increase use of Shoshone and Bannock languages; increase inclusion of traditional foods in diets. (cont.)
IDAHO FALLS (AP) — The Museum of Idaho has received a $500,000 donation that will be used to create a permanent exhibit telling the history of eastern Idaho.
The Post Register reports that Westmark Credit Union made the donation Friday at the museum in Idaho Falls.
The new exhibit, called Way Out West, will be part of an expansion taking up two floors. The exhibit will cover the prehistory of the region up to the present. It's expected to open in late 2020.
“We've got a region that has some fantastic social, cultural and environmental history that has sometimes gone unappreciated even within our own state,” said museum spokesman Jeff Carr. (cont.)
By ROSELYNN YAZZIE
POCATELLO — Dr. Johnathan Moore presented on “Connections and Resilience in Salmon Watersheds” during the G.W. Minshall Lecture Series in Ecology at Idaho State University on Thursday, December 5.
The presentation represents Moore’s holistic approach to setting ecosystems that stand from headwater streams to estuaries and the importance of the organisms and people who live there.
Moore was gifted a Pendleton blanket for his presentation in respect to the traditions of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes, which ISU resides on. (cont.)