By LORI EDMO-SUPPAH
FORT HALL — Shoshone-Bannock Tribes Nation to Nation Indigenous Relay run/walk is Saturday, April 22 starting with a traditional prayer offered by FHBC Interim Chairman Darrell Shay at Counseling and Family Services.
Annie Bacon is organizing the 55.1-mile event. “Prayers keep me going and it was a call for indigenous runners and walkers to help support and bring back the traditional messenger relay to save our Earth and water,” Annie said. “Traditionally running is in our DNA and my hopes is to get everyone moving again and get more of our people involved in the Camas Run and the Agai Dika run.”
She said it may also include the Moccasin Lake Challenge in Wyoming and they hope to keep it a yearly event. She added individuals kept talking about it on Facebook but no one really wanted to organize it so she went with it. “I am overwhelmed with the amount of support we have in Fort Hall and the programs that stepped up to assist,” she said.
The run begins at 6 a.m. in Bannock Creek Truck Stop winds through the Fort Hall Reservation on back roads to Gibson then to Sands Road to Ross Fork then back to Fort Hall. Runners/walkers are asked to complete the last mile together around 6:30 p.m. meeting at the Trading Post to run to the softball field.
Participants are encouraged to bring their own snacks, water, etc. Participants will get dinner and T-shirts at the softball field. She said one more runner is needed as of April 19,
A Facebook page has been created @runforprayerprotecttheland
For more information contact Annie Bacon at 208-478-4030.
This is the third and final year the Fort Hall National Indian Athletic Association (NIAA) 2017 All Indian Men & Women’s National Basketball Tournament is going to be held here at Fort Hall, Idaho on May 11, 12 & 13, 2017 at the Sho-Ban High School and Timbee Hall Gymnasiums here at Fort Hall.
A total of 16 Men’s teams and 16 Women’s team are scheduled to begin play on May 11, 2017. This event is sanctioned by the National Indian Athletic Association (NIAA) by the President Ernie Stevens Jr. with a host of Native teams traveling from as far away as Florida, Michigan, Wisconsin, Haskell University - Kansas, California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Montana, South Dakota, Washington, Colorado, etc.
The women’s teams are almost filled with three (3) remaining slots left open. As of Friday, April 14, 13 women’s teams are in the tournament. The Men’s bracket is half way there, and soon the men’s teams will be filled. Souvenir booklet will be made with sponsors and team photos and players.
The Committee is looking forward to holding one of the best tournament the NIAA has seen for a long time as well as the local spectators. Referees are coming in from out of 4 to 5 neighboring states as well including local referees. Awards are coming from Oregon with two championship trophies one for the Men and one for the Women.
We look forward to seeing you at this National Event here at Fort Hall, Idaho. Remember May 11, 12 & 13, 2017 – Fort Hall, Idaho.
Marvin D. Osborne, President
Fort Hall – National Indian Athletic Association
Co-ed golf meeting
A co-ed golf meeting is Wednesday, April 26 at 5 p.m. at Timbee Hall. The meeting is to determine if there is enough interest in having a co-ed golf league to play in the evenings.
Zumba for kids
Zumba for kids is Tuesday and Thursdays from 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. in the Fitness building. Ola Hernandez is the instructor.
Monday is teen boys and girls high school basketball league. Tuesday is peewee and midget basketball league and Wednesday is junior boys and girls basketball league.
Timbee Hall curfew
Parents need to remember that there is a curfew at Timbee Hall, 8 p.m. for children 12 and under unless they are with a parent.
Timbee Hall is open seven days a week opening at 6:30 a.m. Sunday open gym is from 1 to 5 p.m.
For more information please call 208-478-3770, 3775 or 3776.