FORT HALL — The Indian Day Virtual Powwow 2020 has been going great so far according to Taylor Thomas, Indian Day Virtual Powwow committee member.
She said, “At the very beginning we started out a little slow with not so many entries into contests, as of today we started seeing posts right at 7 a.m. for contests.”
All contest entries in the specials and regular categories are to be posted from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and likes/votes will be recorded at 9 p.m. the same day of the contest.
Their main problem has been late posts to the contests. (cont.)
OWYHEE, Nev. — The Fort Hall Business Council were invited by the Shoshone-Paiute Tribal Council to attend and present the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes’ Mountain Home casino proposal to the Shoshone-Paiute membership via Facebook Live, along with two other casino proposals. All members of the Fort Hall Business Council attended and met with the newly elected Shoshone-Paiute Tribal Council.
Monte Gray, Asst. General Counsel for the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes, presented the Tribes PowerPoint. The 40-minute presentation was broadcasted on the Shoshone-Paiutes Facebook page, and was shared on the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes Facebook page to keep the membership informed of the proposed joint venture. For those interested in watching, please watch on the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes Facebook page, search & like Shoshone-Bannock Tribes. (cont.)
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A bill named for a Fargo murder victim to address cases of missing and murdered Native Americans is heading to President Donald Trump's desk for his signature.
Savanna's Act, which is named for Savanna Greywind, passed the House Monday after passing the Senate earlier this year.
The bill was introduced by former Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, of North Dakota, last Congress and was reintroduced by Sen. Lisa Murkowski, of Alaska, in the current Congress. (cont.)
By ROSELYNN YAZZIE
FORT HALL — An American flag waved high above the Fort Hall Fire Department on Friday, honoring the 9/11 tragedy.
Jayson Gates, Captain of C-shift, explained the flag hangs from a ladder truck, which came to them from East Greenbush Fire District in upstate New York. It wasn’t on the first alarm for 9/11, but it did make mutual aid at Ground Zero. (cont.)
BLACKFOOT — On Friday, September 18, at approximately 6:58 a.m., Idaho State Police investigated a single-vehicle fatal crash on I-15, near Blackfoot.
Leonard Wadsworth, 77, of Blackfoot, was driving southbound on I-15 at milepost 90.4, south of Blackfoot in a 2004 GMC Sierra pickup. The pickup drove to the right of construction cones and struck a parked, unoccupied forklift. Wadsworth was wearing his seatbelt. (cont.)
By YVETTE TUELL
Office of Public Affairs
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — On September 15, the Wyoming Legislature Select Committee on Tribal Relations held a virtual Fall meeting with Tribal leaders and agencies to discuss various tribal issues, including off-Reservation Treaty hunting. Chairman Devon Boyer of the Fort Hall Business Council, called into the Wyoming State Legislature Select Committee on Tribal Relations meeting to provide tribal comments regarding off-reservation treaty rights for hunting.
The Chair of the Select Committee Lloyd Larsen acknowledged the efforts of the Eastern Shoshone Tribe and the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes to engage in discussions with the State of Wyoming on how to proceed with tribal members hunting off reservation. (cont.)