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Articles with the Tag: Elmo

Dancers, drummers enjoy Standing Arrow Powwow Dancers, drummers enjoy Standing Arrow Powwow

ELMO — The Standing Arrow Powwow brought dancers, drummers, vendors and visitors from many states to Elmo.  The weather remained about 40 degrees cooler than the Arlee Celebration on the Fourth of July, so the dancers were happy.  With its new arbor in use only a few years, the old arbo...

Legal trailblazer leaves a legacy

   PABLO — Flags were at half-mast and tribal headquarters was closed on Monday as the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes mourned the passing of a legal trailblazer who left a legacy of ground-breaking legal work behind her.  Evelyn Stevenson, 75, died March 12 in Ronan from h...

New powwow royalty selected New powwow royalty selected

News from the Standing Arrow Powwow ELMO — New royalty was selected this year for the Standing Arrow Powwow.  They will represent the Powwow and the Kootenai people throughout the year. Marisa Shottanana-Ponce, 10, was chosen as Miss Kootenai 2014-2015, after competing against outgoing Lil&r...

Fires burn Flathead Reservation, restrictions kick in Thursday

  RONAN — Two lightning-caused wildfires are filling Mission Valley skies with smoke, and the Flathead Reservation will enter Stage 1 Fire Restrictions at 12:01 a.m. Thursday, August 7 in hopes of preventing future incidents. " We're in full swing, as you can see with all the smok...

Strengthen My Nation leads up to powwow Strengthen My Nation leads up to powwow

ELMO — “It’s a day for the kids of Elmo,” Pearl Yellowman-Caye said. “… It’s a good way to transition into the powwow. We’ve honored our kids first.”  Yellowman-Caye was talking about Strengthen My Nation Youth Day held July 17.  On top o...

Elmo welcomes dancers, drums, visitors Elmo welcomes dancers, drums, visitors

 ELMO — Campers, tents and a few tipis took over the powwow grounds in Elmo for the Standing Arrow Powwow July 18 to 20.  Dancers and drummers from around the state, Wyoming, Washington, Idaho and Canada turned up for the Kootenai tribe’s gathering. Jordan Stasso and Eddie Spears,...

Baby on Board: Newborn arrives on transit bus Baby on Board: Newborn arrives on transit bus

ELMO — It wasn’t just the usual bus ride into town for Sharon Lee Buckskin last week. Nine months pregnant, she got on the DHRD Transit bus in Elmo on July 15 to go to Polson for some appointments, and when she got off the bus she had her newborn baby with her. Sharon’s baby, due July 22...

Powwow outfits take time, care, skill Powwow outfits take time, care, skill

Dancers wear their finest regalia at powwows: beaded capes, moccasins and belts, bone breastplates and snowy-white feathers.  But all the beautiful outfits don’t just appear. Powwow families dedicate hours of skilled time and hundreds of dollars to create these works of art.  ShiNaasha ...

Standing Arrow Powwow begins Thursday in Elmo

ELMO — For folks from out of the area and as a gentle reminder to locals, the third weekend in July the Kootenai nation hosts the Standing Arrow Powwow in Elmo. This year the powwow begins on July 17 with a new event called Strengthen My Nation Youth Day On July 17.  Pearl Yellowman, from Co...

‘Young Lakota’ to be presented in Pablo, Arlee, Elmo

News from CSKT Community Empowerment Program PABLO — The Adeline Mathias Endowment and the CSKT Community Empowerment Program will present three Flathead Reservation screenings of “Young Lakota,” a documentary on real life political issues focused on women's rights and tribal ...


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