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Articles with the Tag: Powwow

Powwow brings children together Powwow brings children together

RONAN – Communities united at the Flathead Indian Reservation’s Head Start Powwow for pint size dancers and their families on Friday at the Ronan Event Center. “This started around 41 years ago as a small powwow in Arlee with maybe 18 people as a way to bring people together,” said...

Traditional stick game tournament demands focus, keen perception Traditional stick game tournament demands focus, keen perception

Take a guess. Where are the bones? Keen observation, pattern recognition and a sharp mind could pay off with big bucks. More than 500 people, mostly Native Americans, came to the KwaTaqNuk Resort in Polson Aug. 26-28 to try their hand at stick game, a traditional tribal contest predating recorded history. &l...

Elmo powwow Elmo powwow

The 39th annual Elmo Powwow was a canopy full of colors under the summer blue skies this past weekend. Unlike last year’s heat wave and restricted fire ordinance, families and friends gathered around campfires and let sparks fly freely through the chillly night air. Participants and spectators alike en...

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 ...

118th annual Arlee powwow begins Wednesday 118th annual Arlee powwow begins Wednesday

Arlee Esyapqenyi (Celebration) starts on Wednesday, June 29, with a week full of traditional dance contests, drum groups and honor ceremonies. “The committee works hard all year to let everyone come and enjoy this celebration whether they dance, sit and visit, eat food or buy gifts,” said Will...

College celebrates education College celebrates education

Salish Kootenai College held a two-day celebration for this year’s college graduates on Friday and Saturday in the Joe McDonald event center. After a round of old-style all around traditional women’s dancing at the annual Graduation Powwow, SKC Board Chairman Jim Durglo explained to the crowd ...

Food sovereignty project comes to Arlee

ARLEE — Former “Fry Bread Queen” Shelly Fyant is hosting a “Healing the Jocko Valley” food sovereignty project along with Salish Cultural Practitioner Arleen Adams with a message that food is sacred, and it’s medicine. The food project is scheduled for Wednesday, April ...

Students celebrate culture Students celebrate culture

ST. IGNATIUS – Young visitors watched the jingle dresses in fascination during the Mission School Powwow on Friday. “It’s really cool,” said Frenchtown Elementary School student Lakin Alaniz, 8. “I’ve never seen this before.” Tyler Stenerson, 7, also of Frencht...

Veterans honored during powwow Veterans honored during powwow

PABLO – Francis Stanger, 87, is one of the last dozen or so World War II Veterans in Lake County. He enlisted in the Marine Corps when he was 17. He served from 1945 to 1947. He remembers being stationed in North China near the China Wall and seeing plenty of combat. During one mission, he remembers...

Little moccasins ready for powwow Little  moccasins ready for powwow

RONAN — Close to 300 pairs of hand-crafted and beaded moccasins are being lovingly created for children in the Flathead Indian Reservations’ Head Start program, just in time for their annual powwow Friday at the Ronan Event Center. Usually the local artisans create personalized patterns by ske...


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