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Articles with the Tag: Salish

Local filmmakers to hold fundraiser

POLSON – Jeri Rafter and Brook Swaney both grew up in Polson, and they’re headed back to their hometown to look for support in their newest film project.  The filmmaking team has finished filming the documentary “Daughter of a Lost Bird” and is fundraising for the costs of fin...

Revitalizing tradition: annual Salish culture camp sees high turnout Revitalizing tradition: annual Salish culture camp sees high turnout

ST. IGNATIUS – “That’s the biggest family picture,” an onlooker said as the attendees at the 2019 Salish Language and Culture Camp gathered for a group photo.  The last day of the weeklong day camp had the feeling of a family reunion. People of all ages gathered in small group...

Novel set on Flathead Reservation gets award, scheduled for reprint Novel set on Flathead Reservation gets award, scheduled for reprint

Debra Magpie Earling’s novel, “Perma Red,” tells the story of Louise White Elk, a strong-willed Salish woman navigating love and heritage on the Flathead Reservation.  The story is built around the landscape of the Mission Valley and the true history of Earling’s family. &ldqu...

Local country artist hosts television show Local country artist hosts television show

News from the Morris Agency in Nashville The long-awaited television musical, “My Grandpa’s Fiddle/Play Me Montana,” written and performed by Montana’s troubadour Tim Ryan Rouillier will be airing statewide on Montana PBS at 7 p.m. on Dec. 4.  “It is a true memoir,&...

Victor Charlo publishes second poetry book Victor Charlo publishes second poetry book

CHARLO – Victor Charlo, 80, listened to a round of applause after reading from his second book “Dirty Corner and Other Poems” to an audience at the Ninepipes Museum of Early Montana on Saturday afternoon, but he later said he traded something for his success as a poet. It all started whe...

Students ask for community support for Christmas project Students ask for community support for Christmas project

ST. IGNATIUS – Imagining Christmas morning without a present under the tree was a sad thought for a group of students at St. Ignatius Middle School, so they went to work to prevent that from happening for at least a dozen kids. “We are doing this to bring joy and happiness to other children,&r...

School powwow honors culture School powwow honors culture

The Mission School District held a powwow open to the community on Friday to honor the school’s annual Cultural Awareness Day. Rose Bear Don’t Walk, the school’s Salish language teacher, said the event brings native and nonnative people together to experience culture. “We bring tho...

Briefs for Jan. 18, 2017

Salish history to be shared through grant MISSOULA — Humanities Montana awarded a $750 grant to Sleeping Child Hot Springs for All to carry out the Bitterroot Salish History and Winter Storytelling 2017 event. Tony Incashola, Director of the Salish-Kootenai Culture Committee, will talk ab...

Cultural traditions shared with school children Cultural traditions shared with school children

PABLO — Children watched with wide eyes at the process of harvesting a deer during one of the stations at the People’s Center in celebration of Native American Awareness Week which started Sept. 13. Hundreds of elementary students from several different schools arrived on different days in the...

Featured artist embraces tradition

News from Killdeer Artisans Guild Buck Morigeau traces the root of his art to a story about an Indian agent who delivered a pile of watches, cutlery, and gardening tools to the Salish in Arlee. When he returned, he was angered to find his gifts disassembled. The Salish had used them — in the ways...


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