By LORI ANN EDMO
FORT HALL — Wilson Wewa Jr. advised those in attendance at the “Taking a Stand Against Elder Abuse” conference May 17, Indian people are forgetting what family means and as a result elder abuse is occurring.
He gets passionate about elder abuse because his late grandma lived to be 107 years old and all of his family took care of her — for example cutting wood so she kept warm – they never asked to be paid or asked for gas money. They did it because she was family. But that has changed. (cont.)
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By LORI ANN EDMO
FORT HALL — Miss Shoshone-Bannock Crystal Ariwite admits she made a big mistake when arrested May 3 but says no one can judge her for it when she has done more positively for her title.
Fort Hall Police Chief Pat Teton said Ariwite was arrested at the Fort Hall Casino for DUI, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana and distribution to minors.
Crystal said if others want to judge her for what she does, then they have a problem themselves. “I do smoke for medicinal reasons due to my scoliosis, anxiety and depression. Even my closest friends and family know and accept me for that.” She continued, “I’ve done so much for my people and the least my people can do is accept me for who I am because nobody is perfect.” (cont.)
FORT HALL — The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes General Election is Friday, May 25 when registered tribal member voters will cast ballots for three candidates or less for the Fort Hall Business Council and two candidates or less for the Land Use Commission.
Candidates include two FHBC incumbents Tino Batt and Darrell Shay. They face the four Primary election winners Devon Boyer, Kevin Callahan, Edison Darrell Dixey and Tamara Lynn Trahant. (cont.)
FORT HALL – The Fort Hall Veterans Memorial Park Committee invite the public to join them in the Celebration of the raising of the military flags in “Honoring Our Warriors” on Saturday, May 26 at the Fort Hall Veterans Memorial Park from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The event will begin with a welcome and opening prayer, 21 gun salute and speakers, including Fort Hall Business Council, Miss Shoshone-Bannock Crystal Ariwite, Fort Hall Veterans Organization, Idaho National Guard, local mayors and a historical speaker. There will also in a drum group in attendance for a flag, honor and veteran song. (cont.)