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Articles with the Tag: Standing Arrow Powwow

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ELMO – Amidst the sensory overload of rhythmic beating drums and dancers dressed in colorful regalia, it becomes very clear why the Ksanka Standing Arrow Powwow is considered one of the favorites by locals and this year’s attendance proved that once again. An estimated 2,000 to 2,500 spectator...

38th annual Ksanka Standing Arrow Powwow is this weekend 38th annual Ksanka Standing Arrow Powwow is this weekend

ELMO — The Kootenai Tribe, also known as the Ktunaxa Ksanka Band, welcome all nations and the general public to the 38th annual Ksanka Standing Arrow Powwow at the Elmo Powwow Grounds on Thursday, July 19 to Sunday, July 22. The Ksanka Standing Arrow Powwow is a Native American gathering in view of Fla...

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...

Ksanka Standing Arrow Powwow starts Thursday

ELMO — The Kootenai Tribe, also known as the Ktunaxa Ksanka Band, welcome all nations and the general public to the 37th annual “Ksanka Standing Arrow Powwow” at Elmo Powwow Grounds Thursday, July 14-Sunday, July 17. It is an Indian gathering featuring drumming, dancing and traditional dres...

Alleged boat thieves arrested; 1 charged

KALISPELL — Flathead County Sheriff Chuck Curry reported two suspects were arrested in the alleged theft of a $100,000 boat from a Lakeside marina on June 19.  Officers received a tip that the boat would be moved, and suspects Brandon Jeppesen, 30, Polson, and Ty Butler, 20, Dixon, were apprehe...

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...

Welcome Amy, an ally in breastfeeding promotion

News from Lake County Public Health LAKE COUNTY — Pablo resident Amy Stiffarm recently contacted the Lake County Public Health Department to ask if the Breastfeeding Coalition of the Mission Valley would like to partner with her on a project she wanted to embark on as part of her work towards her Ma...

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...

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,...


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