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Articles with the Tag: Standing Arrow Powwow

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,...

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...

Standing Arrow Powwow draws crowds to Elmo Standing Arrow Powwow draws crowds to Elmo

ELMO — At least quadrupling the population of Elmo, the Standing Arrow Powwow drew dancers and drummers from all over the west and even some from the midwest. The powwow is traditionally the third weekend in July. This year’s head man dancer and head woman dancer were Guy Fox of Spokane, Wash....


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