Tribes set events to honor veterans during November

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FORT HALL — The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes will honor tribal armed service veterans during the month of November. The following events are planned to say “thank you” to those in the community and surrounding neighbors who have served the United States of America.

The Indian Health Services (IHS) center will be hosting a tribute wall in honor of all veterans and service men for the whole month of November. A wall at the entrance way of IHS has always been dedicated to staffs who are active corporate officers. This year they are extending the invitation community wide to all veterans to bring in a photo to be scanned, framed and placed on the tribute wall.

Photos need to be provided to Delphina Gould at the IHS front desk. For more information on the wall contact 238-5445.

On Sunday, the Osborne family will host their Annual Veterans Breakfast at the Tribal Elderly Nutrition Center (north side of the Tribal Business Center off Mission Road on Councilman Way road). The breakfast is free and will be served at 9 a.m. The agenda includes a sunrise ceremony, 49 songs and posting of colors. All brotherhood veterans, men and women, of all color are welcome.

On Saturday, Nov. 17, the Fort Hall Casino will host a contest Veteran’s Powwow at the Shoshone-Bannock Hotel and Event Center with grand entries starting at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. with a feast at 5 p.m.

Door prizes and gifts will be provided for veterans.

All invited drums will be paid. The hotel will have a special rate of $79 per night. For reservations call 238-4800 and mention “Veterans Powwow.”

No outside food vendors, walk around vendors or outside raffles will be allowed. For vendors information or to place a family display table call 237-8778, extension 3036.