By DANA HERNANDEZ
FORT HALL — The Shoshone-Bannock summer youth students from the Tribal Youth Education Program (TYEP) got the opportunity to learn about camas and how to harvest and plant it at the Shoshone-Bannock Tribal Museum on Wednesday, July 21.
The students worked in conjunction with the Tribes’ Language and Cultural Preservation Department and with Idaho State University.
Nolan Brown who is LCPD’s Original Territories and Historical Researcher gave a presentation to students and spoke about the significance of gathering roots and how camas played an important role in sustaining the survival of the Tribes. (cont.)
By DANA HERNANDEZ
FORT HALL — The Fort Hall Business Council approved a resolution to declare an emergency drought situation on the Fort Hall Reservation July 27.
Local cattle owners and tribal departments such as Water Resources, BIA, Land Use, and Fish and Wildlife met to discuss the issues of cattle, vegetation, water and land. (cont.)
FORT HALL — Fort Hall Business Council Chairman Devon Boyer and Shoshone-Bannock Casino CEO Ray Barlow greeted Ice Cube and his entourage with a cultural welcome and gift July 23 at the sold out concert.
Ice Cube was presented a beaded wallet that had a Sacajawea dollar coin inside and a Shoshone-Bannock logo beaded medallion from the Donzia Gift Shop according to a Public Affairs press release.
Boyer said he was pleased to meet and briefly talk with Ice Cube to welcome to the Fort Hall Reservation. He also gave the entertainer a blanket and bag from Derek No-Sun Brown War Medicine merchandise and invited him to again visit Fort Hall. Ice Cube said he would love to return. (cont.)
FORT HALL — The Agai Dika Gathering is August 6-7 at Tendoy and Salmon.
Friday, August 6 is travel time for gathering participants. A cultural site visit is scheduled at 2 p.m. with participants meeting at Tendoy School. Sandwiches will be provided by the Culture Committee and Language and Culture Preservation Department at the Sacajawea Interpretive Center that evening. Oral history can be shared.
Saturday, August 7: 6 a.m. is prayers and blessings for walkers and runners at Tendoy School, along with distribution of T-shirts. The walk/run begins up Lemhi Pass sponsored by the late Snookins Honena family. Snacks will be provided by the Honena family. (cont.)
FORT HALL — The Bannock Gathering is scheduled August 9 and 10 in Fort Hall.
The first day activities are at the Shoshone-Bannock Hotel and Events Center starting with an opening prayer at 9 a.m. A welcome follows with Fort Hall Business Council Chairman Devon Boyer, Louise E. Dixey, Cultural Resources Director and Miss Shoshone-Bannock Ontaria Ariwite. A recorded COVID-19 message will be played featuring Bannock language teacher Louida Unger. (cont.)
By RANDY’L TETON
Tribal EOC PIO
FORT HALL — Fort Hall is experiencing another spike in positive cases.
The Tribes COVID team and Council are discussing going back to requiring a face mask mandate for the entire reservation, regardless, if you are vaccinated.
The Delta Variant has been detected in a patient over the weekend in Bannock County. CDC guidelines are once again suggesting everyone wear a mask indoors. Please remember there are those who can’t get vaccinated and kids under 12 who need us all to be careful. More information will be announced on a special Facebook Live this Thursday, July 29 at noon. (cont.)