By JOSEPH A. WADSWORTH
SALMON – Shoshone-Bannock Tribal members returned to Tendoy and Salmon for the annual Agai’ Dika Gathering.
The event consisted of a spiritual run/walk, dance exhibitions and feast. Starting Friday August 19, there was a welcome dinner sponsored by the Culture Committee with people arriving into the late night hours.
Saturday morning a little after 6 a.m. breakfast was cooked and served on site at the Tendoy School that was also the starting point of the spiritual run/walk being sponsored by the Ariwite, Nappo and Honena families. Participants who registered were given a T-shirt and water bottle that had Agai’ Dika labeled on the bottle. There was a total of just over 175 individuals that signed up for the run/walk. (cont.)
In other news..
By LORI EDMO-SUPPAH
FORT HALL — The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes is in support of the Standing Rock Sioux in its opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline after the Fort Hall Business Council approved a resolution August 17.
The resolution calls for federal regulators to reverse the approval of the pipeline and protect the Standing Rock Sioux’s resources, Treaty rights, members and lands.
Tribes from across the country have joined Standing Rock Sioux tribal members to protest construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. The $3.8 million pipeline is being constructed to take Bakken crude oil from North Dakota to Illinois. It would be placed below the Missouri River that caused concern for tribal members about their water supply and places downstream that could be at risk.
The Standing Rock Sioux has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and a judged ruled August 24 in Washington D.C. that he will issue a ruling on September 9. (cont.)
By ROSELYNN WAHTOMY
FORT HALL – Shoshone-Bannock musical artist Conrad Benally was officially selected as a nominee for Best Gospel/Inspirational/Native American Church album in this year’s Native American Music Awards.
People can support him by voting for his “Heart and Soul” album every day at www.nativeamericanmusicawards.com
Other artists up for nomination include Melissa Pettignano (Apache); Primeaux & Skyhorse (Lakota/Ponca/Navajo); Golana (Echota Cherokee of Alabama); Devin Whirlwind Soldier (Rosebud Sioux); Louie Gonnie (Dine`). (cont.)
FORT HALL — Two Fort Hall women were charged with endangering the welfare of a minor after a video was posted on Facebook showing one of the women blowing the smoke from a marijuana joint into a toddler’s face.
The woman also put the joint near the toddler’s mouth.
Fort Hall Police Chief Pat Teton said they are also seeking arrest warrants for the other two adults in the video for the same charge. (cont.)
POCATELLO – Cody Ray Blackman, 33, of Salem, Oregon, pleaded guilty August 24 in U.S. District Court to the theft of money from the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes.
Blackman was indicted by the federal grand jury in Pocatello on September 22, 2015.
He was previously employed by the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes as the manager of the Shoshone-Bannock Hotel & Events Center. He was terminated from that position on November 20, 2014. (cont.)
BLACKFOOT — Eastern Idaho State Fair Native American Department Superintendent Anna Bowers said she will be in Fort Hall August 29 and 30 to accept entries from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
In addition, entries will be accepted from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, September 1 in Blackfoot and from 9 a.m. to noon on Friday, September 2. (cont.)
Joseph A. Wadsworth
*Correction: 1st place team rider is Myles Murray.
Joseph A. Wadsworth
• August 26-28, 2016 – Gathering At The Falls 25th Anniversary at Lilac Bowl, Riverfront Park, Spokane, WA. Contest powwow. Youth Powwow & Family Fun Day on Sunday. Dance specials & drum contest. Miss and Junior Miss “Gathering at the Falls Powwow” Royalty Pageant. For info contact Chairman Shane Garcia at 509-325-5502 & Co Chair Jerry Crowshoe at (509) 789-2694. Visit on Facebook and at www.gatfpowwow.org
• August 26-28, 2016 – The Klamath Tribes 30th Annual Restoration Celebration at Klamath Falls, Oregon. Powwow, Fun Run/Walk, Parade, Youth Rodeo, Vendors and more.
For more information visit klamathtribes.org or call (800) 524-9787 ext. 147.
• August 26-28, 2016 – 9th Annual Honoring Traditions Gathering & Powwow at 10779 Hwy 76, Pala, California, 92059.
For more information visit facebook.com/palapw or call (760) 891-3590.
• September 2-4, 2016 – Numaga Indian Days Powwow at Eagle Canyon Dr, Sparks, Nevada. Annual family event that is held during Labor Day Weekend. It is held at the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony (RSIC) Hungry Valley location. Come and enjoy a day of live Native American drummers and dancers who compete for cash prizes. There will also be food vendors and craft booths.
For more information call (775) 329-2936.
• September 2-5, 2016 – Ashland Labor Day Powwow on US Hwy 212, Ashland, Montana. For more information call (406) 784-2883.