VIRGINA CITY, Mont. – For the fourth year the Daylight Creek Gathering welcomed the Shoshone-Bannock people back to their ancestral homelands.
This year all the events were moved to the ballpark, despite year’s prior of celebrating at the Bettinger’s place. The move was due to insurance issues, however, it didn’t seem to hinder the outcome as the breakfast, powwow and feast all went on without a hitch.
Coordinator Leo Ariwite said, “Being up here we can see everything. These are the same mountains that our ancestors saw.”
The view of the Ruby Mountains were visible in the distance and just below them was Laurin, the site where the actual Virginia City Treaty was signed in 1868 by Chief Tendoy, who was the leader of the mixed band of Shoshone, Bannock and Sheepeater people. The treaty was never ratified and the tribal people were removed from the area once gold was discovered along Alder Gulch. (cont.)
In other news...
By LORI EDMO-SUPPAH
FORT HALL — Former Professional Bull Rider and Shoshone-Bannock tribal member Wiley Petersen is hosting the Fort Hall Bull Riding Mayhem Friday, August 12 at 8 p.m. at the Fort Hall Rodeo Grounds.
The event will feature 35 of the best bull riders against the best bulls from New West Rodeo, Avery Bucking Bulls and Rafter J Bucking Bulls. Some of the top Native riders have been invited to compete, along with local talent. “We’re getting the word out and people will see a lot of upcoming talent – good rides and good bulls,” Petersen said.
All of the riders will ride in round one and then a short round will feature the top eight riders. (cont.)
By LORI EDMO-SUPPAH
FORT HALL — The Tribal Business Center (TBC) parking lot was completed on July 19 and although it took longer because of unforeseen circumstances, many were happy to see the new asphalt and freshly painted striping.
The 30,000 square feet area lot took more than six weeks to complete and Tribal Transportation Manager Anthony Pete Broncho said he appreciates everyone’s patience.
Improvements to the more than 40-year old lot had to be completed after work was done on an old sewer line at the TBC last summer. The lot was tore up to repair the lines so capital improvement funds were utilized from the Tribes and the Tribal Tax Department. (cont.)
By ROSELYNN WAHTOMY
FORT HALL – Fort Hall Recreation hosted Class of the Court Youth Basketball Camp, which was taught by experienced college level athletes.
Instructors were Alonzo Ramos from Big Bend College, Keith Moore from Haskell Indian Nations University and Cerissa Honena, who played for Treasure Valley Community College and Haskell Indian Nations University.
Midget and peewee 11 and under players learned the fundamentals of the game on Friday, July 15.
Ramos explained they wanted to show them the right way to play at an early age, because many don’t really get that chance. For instance showing them how to dribble with their left hand, because it can be tricky for some. They also showed them proper shooting technique and worked on passing, while emphasizing it’s importance when playing on a team. (cont.)
Joseph A. Wadsworth
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