By LORI EDMO-SUPPAH
FORT HALL — Shoni and Jude Schimmel are enjoying the time they spend playing in Indian basketball tournaments for now and they were a big draw to the National Indian Activities Association National Basketball Tournament over the weekend.
They also brought their younger sister Milan to play in the women’s division their team Northwest Elite won on May 13. (cont.)
In other news...
By ROSELYNN WAHTOMY
FORT HALL – The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes Annual Meeting was on Saturday, May 13 and began without an official quorum established.
Tribal elder Alene Menta offered a prayer.
Following were reports from various commissions who gave an update on the things they’ve been working on the past year. (cont.)
BOISE (AP) — Idaho's Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Simpson faced roughly 100 protesters while speaking at a health care conference in Boise.
Demonstrators held signs and chanted “This is what Democracy looks like'' Monday outside while Simpson spoke to health care officials, insurance providers and educators inside during the Idaho Health Care Summit. (cont.)
By ROSELYNN WAHTOMY
FORT HALL – The Early Childhood program Deniwappe and the Traditional Roles of a Woman/Mother was on Thursday May 11.
The presenters were Bobette Haskett and Sonya Wadsworth from the Language & Culture Preservation Department, who recalled traditional teachings from their childhood and lessons compiled by elders in their office. (cont.)
FORT HALL — On May 20, while Americans across the Nation are remembering loved ones, the family and community of Fort Hall will be paying tribute to an elder Truma Teton Davis.
The tribute includes a cultural gathering of powwow, feast and celebration. Furthermore, it is also customary for Shoshone Bannock people to recognize and commemorate loved ones during the month of May and in the spring. At this time of the year, the young are taught to remember the history, deeds, and accomplishments of those who walked on. In this way, history and culture is preserved for future generations to come.
Truma’s daughter, Pam Davis and her family were raised with these cultural teachings, and with this in mind, along with what Truma gave to her culture and community, that they spent a year preparing for this event. They wanted to share with the young how an elder, learned a tribal art and shared this gift with those around her. (cont.)
Joseph A. Wadsworth
• May 20, 2017 – Truma Teton Davis Powwow at Timbee Hall Gymnasium, Fort Hall, Idaho. “Honoring & Remember an Elder” Contest powwow. Grand entry at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. with a Feast at 5 p.m. Host drum Ghost Canyon. Honor drum Medicine Thunder. MC Tyson Shay. For information contact Pam Davis (208) 380-5080 or Marcia Hall (208) 241-8736.
• June 10, 2017 – 9th Annual Colorado Springs Powwow at Mortgage Solutions Financial Expo Center, 2650 N. Nevada Ave, Colorado Springs, Colorado. Grand entry 11 a.m. For information contact Al & Rhetta Walter at (719) 559-0525 or (703) 798-4320 and visit coloradospringspowwow.org
• June 16-18, 2017 – Chief Joseph & Warriors Memorial Powwow at Community Center, Lapwai, Idaho. Round Bustle Category 18 years and up. Warbonnet Special. Everyone is welcome.