By LORI ANN EDMO
HAGERMAN — It was a blustery day at the interpretive sign dedication October 9 at the Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes and National Park Service conducted.
High winds forced the cancellation of the walk/run along the Oregon Trail Overlook trail but presentations still continued where participants — some wrapped in blankets and coats were able to hear tribal officials and NPS staff.
Sandra Gladish, Hagerman Fossil Beds director of education and interpretation, explained the area was declared a national monument because of the fossils from millions of years ago – back then there were cats, mastodons and the Hagerman Horse. She said the project started about a year ago but was put on pause until the Tribes were included. She thanked Bobette Haskett and Nolan Brown from the Tribes Original Territories and Historical Research office, Carolyn Smith, Language and Culture Preservation Department, along Derek No Sun Brown, artist. (cont.)
By ROSELYNN YAZZIE
POCATELLO — The Indigenous Peoples Day event at Idaho State University had over 250 participants register according to Lethaniel Loley, Native American Student Coordinator.
It was the third annual event. He said the events purpose is to bring awareness to people in southeast Idaho and the ISU campus about Indigenous People.
The event started with a morning prayer.
Fort Hall Business Council member Lee Juan Tyler gave some remarks to welcome the crowd and commended ISU for hosting. He talked about his time at ISU as a student and how through the years he continued to support the school as an alumni. (cont.)
By DANA HERNANDEZ
POCATELLO — Idaho State University’s Indigenous Peoples Day celebration ended with a student panel session followed by a live performance by award-winning Apsalooka hip-hop artist Supaman on Monday, October 11. (cont.)
FORT HALL — Direct deposit forms are available at the Finance office room 415 in the Tribal Business Center and on the Tribal website at www.sbtribes.com.
Please include all supporting documentation that is listed on the forms. (cont.)
From the SHOSHONE-BANNOCK TRIBES EOC
FORT HALL – Cases are continuing to rise with an average of 5 cases are being reported daily. On Monday October 4, Health officials reported 20 positives in one day. In the last 30 days, there have been a reported 3 deaths in Fort Hall that are COVID-19 related. Prayers and condolences for those families and their loved-ones.
Health officials are continuing to inform people to take the necessary steps to keep from getting sick with COVID-19 and/or the flu. Vaccines continue to be the best tool for fighting COVID-19, the COVID-19 vaccine and the flu vaccine are both safe and can be taken together. (cont.)