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Articles with the Tag: Arlee Celebration

Warriors honored at Arlee Celebration Warriors honored at Arlee Celebration

ARLEE – The 121st Arlee Esqapqeyni began with a Snake Dance on Thursday afternoon, and the celebration continued through the weekend with many more traditional dances.  In a single file line, dancers wearing regalia moved together in the wave-like pattern of a snake into the pavilion. The dance...

Arlee Rodeo brings fast-paced action to Mission Valley Arlee Rodeo brings fast-paced action to Mission Valley

ARLEE – The excitement began as the chutes flew open at the 39th Annual Fourth of July Rodeo at the Arlee Rodeo Grounds on Thursday. Rodeo fans were kept on the edge of their seats as they watched local cowboys and cowgirls compete to see who could hang on the longest during the high-flying action o...

Small Salmon honored at 120th Arlee Celebration Small Salmon honored at 120th Arlee Celebration

ARLEE –Stipn Small Salmon proudly led a line of dancers at the 120th Arlee Celebration on Wednesday, July 4, during the week-long event at the powwow grounds.  As an elder of the Qlispe tribe with more than 70 years of life, Small Salmon was asked to be the War Dance Chief this year. As the chi...

Cultural representative thankful for life Cultural representative thankful for life

On the third day of the week-long 119th Arlee Esyapqeyni Powwow, this year’s Miss Salish Pend d’Oreille was crowned.  Allyshia Manuel’s year-long reign would soon end on that night as four contestants waited nervously before the grand entry to find out who would win this year’...

Hilton featured artist of Killdeer summer show Hilton featured artist of  Killdeer summer show

News from the Killdeer Artisans Guild ARLEE – Jeneese Hilton is the featured artist for the Killdeer Artisan Guild’s summer show.  An opening reception for the exhibition, entitled “A Journey” will be held Saturday, July 1 from noon to 2 p.m. at Hangin’ Art Gallery....

SKC faculty volunteer during community service day SKC faculty volunteer during community service day

Faculty and administrators from Salish and Kootenai College spread across the Flathead Indian Reservation and beyond for their annual Community Service Day on Friday.  “This is our way of giving back to the community,” said SKC Professor Doug Ruhman, who works in the college’s educa...

Bullfighters watch over arena Bullfighters watch over arena

ARLEE — Not many people would willingly stand in front of an angry bull, but that is exactly what bullfighters do. “It’s about mindset,” Bullfighter Seth Spain said. Bullfighters were a pivotal element to the 34th Annual Arlee Rodeo on July 4 — as they are with any rodeo. ...

Riveters honored at powwow Riveters honored at powwow

ARLEE – Generations of people don’t know about Rosie the Riveters, so the Arlee Powwow Committee decided to honor them on July 4 during 118th Arlee Celebration. “They kept this country going,” Cultural Committee Director Tony Incashola said of the “Rosies.” He added ...


Sounds of music floated through the shop as files and drills in the hands of teenagers transformed short lengths of PVC pipe into native-style flutes at Polson Middle School. The instruments were constructed by students in Lee Cobel’s physical science classes as part of a Science Horizons Initiative...

Arlee Celebration unites cultures Arlee Celebration unites  cultures

To an outsider who steps in for a few moments to see a pretty dance contest, the Arlee Celebration likely seems like a flashy display or show, but the 117-year old tradition is not just about fancy footwork, impeccably crafted regalia, and beautiful songs floating on the wind.  Talking to people off ...


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