By ROSELYNN WAHTOMY
FORT HALL – The Early Childhood program Parent Committee hosted the Shoshone-Bannock Early Childhood Commencement Ceremony where “Up, up and away,” was the theme on Thursday, May 18.
Early Childhood Program Director Glenda Marshall welcomed the audience to the celebration that had 59 graduates. She commended all of the Early Childhood staff members for their work as well as parents and all the supporters. (cont.)
By MONTE MCKEAN
Fort Hall- Last Thursday and Friday May 18th, and 19th the sixth annual Elder Abuse conference was held at the Elderly Nutrition Dining Room and the Fort Hall Casino Bingo Hall. The two-day event was to bring awareness to elder abuse and inform the dangers to elders in other areas. This year’s Keynote Speaker was Wilson Wewa Jr. with Bob Johnson as the MC. Marcia Hall ran the event. (cont.)
FORT HALL — The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes General Election is Friday, May 26 when registered tribal member voters will cast ballots for four candidates or less for the Fort Hall Business Council.
Candidates include four FHBC incumbents Donna Bollinger, Marcus Coby, Edison Darrell Dixey and Lee Juan Tyler. They face the four Primary election winners Ladd Edmo, Nathan Small, Adam Hill and Kevin Callahan. (cont.)
FORT HALL — Nine candidates have been certified to run in the June 16 Fort Hall Business Council Special Election to complete the one-year term of Blaine Edmo who retired in April. (cont.)
POCATELLO – Ruben Wounded Head, III, 19, of Chubbuck, pleaded guilty to two counts of involuntary manslaughter resulting from a drunk driving crash, Acting U.S. Attorney Rafael Gonzalez, announced.
A federal grand jury in Pocatello indicted Wounded Head in March 2016.
According to the plea agreement, on November 13, 2015, Wounded Head drove with friends to buy alcohol. (cont.)
By ROSELYNN WAHTOMY
FORT HALL – A powwow to honor and remember the life of elder Truma Teton Davis was on Saturday, May 20.
A memorial song sung by Ghost Canyon was dedicated to Truma, with her family representing her.
Three women wore their beaded traditional dresses made by Truma. She made 25 of them in her lifetime and also horse regalia. (cont.)
By LORI EDMO-SUPPAH
FORT HALL — Wilson Wewa Jr., advised participants at the Sixth Annual Taking a Stand Against Elder Abuse conference May 18, it’s time for no to mean no in order to bring back the elders power to defeat abuse in one’s family.
Similar to what young men and young women are told to avoid sexual assault – no means no. If one doesn’t learn how to say no, then he or she will always want someone else to come and solve his or her problem. “When you start solving the problem, you may start earning back the respect – having empowerment to say no opens other doors for your children or grandchildren,” he said.
Wewa, Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Senior Program director, addressed the issue of “It’s more than Elder Abuse.” He recalled traveling to Fort Hall in the 70s when his late auntie Eva worked in the Nutrition program when all the elder ladies used to wear beautiful scarves and everyone in the room spoke Indian. (cont.)