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Articles with the Tag: Arlee Celebration

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 ...

Arlee Celebration time for family, friends Arlee Celebration time for family, friends

ARLEE – Drumbeats and native songs carried on the wind through the grass to beckon visitors to a dance floor in the middle of an Arlee field last weekend, where people participated in the 116th Arlee Celebration.  The celebration, sponsored by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, is a t...

Arlee 3 on 3 draws 46 teams in 19th year Arlee 3 on 3 draws 46 teams in 19th year

Arlee held its 19th annual 3 on 3 basketball tournament July 3, bringing in the second most teams in its 19 year history with 46 total. Teams of boys and girls, as well as coeds from all around the valley and even from places as far away as Eureka, competed in the sizzling summer sun. Top three in each di...

Arlee Celebration unites community

ARLEE — Thousands of people will flood into Arlee this week for the 116th annual Arlee Celebration, but event organizers say the true meaning of the festivities is not found in the dance competition or craft sales that draw people from faraway places. Instead, the heart of the celebration lies within t...

Tradition: Arlee Celebration in its 115th year Tradition:  Arlee Celebration in its 115th year

Steven Small Salmon thinks back to his earliest memories of the Arlee Celebration as he gets ready for the Snake Dance dressed in an eagle headdress, buckskin shirt, and horsewhip.  He remembers the celebration, now in its 115th year, being much smaller 50 years ago. “Fifty years ago it was ...

Arlee Celebration Powwow retains cultural heritage Arlee Celebration Powwow retains cultural heritage

ARLEE — With the 115th annual Arlee Celebration just around the corner, Chairman of the Celebration Committee Salisha Old Bull said an entire year of planning is about to come to fruition.  “We spend the whole year preparing for the celebration, and everyone on the committee is a voluntee...

Kawasaki 4X4 raffled to benefit Arlee Celebration

ARLEE — The Arlee Celebration committee has a 2007 Kawasaki Brute Force 4X4 for raffle. Tickets are $10 each and only 1,500 will be sold. The sport/utility vehicle has only 160 miles and 1,600 hours on it. Extras include: a Warn winch, tow package, twin V-engine, excellent tread, powerful off-road vehi...

Scarlets wind up regular season

ARLEE — The Arlee Scarlets split their home games last week, falling to Noxon Oct. 18 before beating Hot Springs on Saturday. Against the Lady Red Devils, Arlee lost 13-25, 14-25, 20-25.  “We were just not in the groove that night,” head coach Brian BigSam said.  Morgan M...

Arlee Celebration under way

The 114th annual Arlee Celebration kicked off July 4 with a grand entry snake dance. Competition dancing, drumming and singing at the powwow continues through Saturday, July 7. See next week's Valley Journal for the full story and photos.


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