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Articles with the Tag: Nkwusm

Arlee Food Sovereignty Committee hires first part-time employee

ARLEE – Supporting a local food system and promoting healthy eating habits will be Jenny Fowler’s focus in her new position. She will serve as the Arlee Community Development Corporation’s new food sovereignty associate. The Arlee CDC facilitates projects “deemed to be beneficial s...

Students of all ages learn Salish Students of all ages learn Salish

ARLEE – Learning a language can be easier as a small child and that’s why staff members at the Nkwusm Salish Language School were thrilled to get a grant to expand their preschool. “We had to turn kids away at the beginning of this year,” said April Charlo, Nkwusm’s executive...

Elders honored at Nkwusm school in Arlee Elders honored at Nkwusm school in Arlee

Shelly Fyant, Arlee Tribal Council, decided it was time to honor the local elders from all cultures, so she organized a brunch at the Community Center on Friday and invited several dozen elders and children from the Nkwusm language school. “I wanted to give back to my community,” Fyant said. &...

Halloween horrors

Melissa and Adrian Mahseelah might be getting a better night’s sleep now that Halloween is over. When they expanded their annual haunted house into their home, vampires took over their bedroom. Dinner was still at the family’s table but the plates were filled with guts and eyeballs. Zombie babies...

Kids play, dance, learn at health fair Kids play, dance, learn at health fair

PABLO — Kids were dancing, kids were playing double ball, kids were learning about correct hand washing and teeth brushing and kids were planting peppers and beans at the children’s health fair on April 30. The health fair came about because Salish Kootenai College Bachelor of Science in Nursi...

Senators Tester, Cantwell visit Flathead Reservation Senators Tester, Cantwell visit Flathead Reservation

POLSON — From a listening session with the state’s eight tribal leaders in Missoula on Sept. 4, Senator Maria Cantwell, D-Washington, and Senator Jon Tester continued on to the Flathead Reservation on Sept. 5.  “Jon said I had to see Montana,” Cantwell said, since she is chair...

Nkwusm Salish Language Institute students graduate Nkwusm Salish Language Institute students graduate

ARLEE — The Arlee community held a powwow in honor of two Nkwusm Salish Language Institute graduates last weekend, celebrating their achievement with prayer, song, dance, food and drums. Graduates Mars Sandoval and Nicole Perry will attend Arlee High School in the fall, and while both said they were...

Remember Salish school this season

Nkwusm has had a very busy academic fall quarter. Enrollment has reached 36 students in our pre-kindergarten through eighth-grade classes. This is the largest number of students we have seen in recent years. Testing has been provided to Nkwusm students to determine benchmarks for Salish, reading and math. St...

Salish school kicks off new year Salish school kicks off new year

ARLEE — The 2012-13 academic school year has begun at Nkwusm Salish Language Revitalization School in Arlee. Nkwusm, a nonprofit organization, not only teaches children, preschool through eighth grade, the Salish language and the Salish and Pen d’Oreille tribal cultures, but provides all the acad...

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