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Articles with the Tag: Powwow

College powwow largest yet College powwow largest yet

PABLO – Fancy footwork and beautiful music filled the air May 9 as a tiny committee of determined Salish Kootenai College students successfully managed to put on a celebration for the record books.  “This year the powwow was the biggest yet,” College Powwow Committee President Storm...

Celebrate Culture Celebrate Culture

More than 900 people gathered to share a Thanksgiving dinner and celebrate Native American culture at the 39th annual Headstart Powwow in Ronan on Friday.  The event was moved from its former spring date to November in 2013, so families could jointly celebrate their heritage and blessings in the mont...

Local tribal elder recalls life milestones Local tribal elder recalls life milestones

It’s a typical family portrait; the child in the photo looks like he’d rather be eating spinach than getting his photo taken.  Francis Stanger was about 11 when the photo was taken with his “grandpa” Bill Finley — who was really a great uncle — Marcelline Finley As...

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,...

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...

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...

Powwow honors graduates Powwow honors graduates

PABLO — With an impressive line-up of drums, the Salish Kootenai College powwow filled the Joe McDonald Health and Fitness Center on May 9 and 10 with grand entries at 7:45 on Friday evening and at 1 and 7 p.m. on May 10. This is the second annual powwow for SKC, hosted by Spirit of the Bison. This ...

Children experience Native heritage at powwow Children experience Native heritage at powwow

RONAN — Hundreds of area Headstart students spent Friday afternoon twisting and twirling in traditional Native American clothing and pint-sized moccasins.  The “We Are Thankful” powwow gave children the opportunity to dance alongside tribal elders who also played drums and sang at t...

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...


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