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Written by Angela Broncheau   


     It was a very engrossing weekend for me as I attended the Nez Perce Tribe Fall General Council in Lapwai and the Nez Perce County Fair/Carnival in Lewiston.  Congratulations to newly elected General Council Chairman, Gary Dorr and to Shirley Allman for her re-election as General Council Secretary.  Also congratulations to the new  Resolutions Committee members elected; Chairwoman, DelRae Kipp, Vice-Chair, Edion Whiteplume, Secretary, Stella Penney and member Margarita Bulltail; and Election Judges, Louie Harris, Mazie Wilson and Melissa King.

     The three days of General Council were very tense. Sadly, the old 70’s song, “Smiling Faces” came to mind, as I sat and witnessed the actions and behavior of tribal members.  With prayer and meditation, I believe the Nez Perce Tribe can move forward in a positive way, if we as tribal members will respectfully allow our Nez Perce Tribe Executive Committee and our General Council Officers do the jobs they have been elected to do! Good luck to all our Nez Perce Tribal officials, we will meet again May 2017!

     Kamiah movie night will be Thursday, Sept. 29 at the Wa-a’yas building from 5:30-8:30 p.m. The I-Vision power point presentation will be from 5:30-6 p.m. followed by the movie “Captain America Civil War.”  All ages are welcome to attend.  Concessions will be available.  This event is hosted by the Nez Perce Tribe Social Services Department’s I-Vision Nez Perce Youth Project.  Contact Stella Penney for more information at the I-Vision office  (208) 621-4812 or (208) 790-9209.

     Freedom Fitness Center Hip Hop Dance Classes will be every Monday and Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.; Gung Fu Martial Arts will be Tuesday’s and Thursday’s and Linda’s Exercise Dance Class has moved to the Freedom Fitness Center and will be Tuesday’s and Thursday’s from 9:30-10:30 a.m.  So come on people, let’s get moving. Attend the classes or work out at the Freedom Fitness Center!  Oh YEAH!

     Prescription Drug Take-Back Day will be Wednesday, Oct. 19, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Lewis Clark State College library parking lot.  Turn in your unused or expired medication for safe disposal, and maybe win a prize!  Have something to dispose of?  Do not remove medication labels/information; cross out all personal information. Medications will not be returned and there is no cost to participate, YOU COULD SAVE A LIFE!  Total anonymity, no questions asked! Syringes, needles and inhalers will NOT be accepted!  This event is sponsored by Resources Empowering Action for Community Health.  For more information contact Doug Steele, Student Counseling Center (208) 792-2211.  Safe disposal, saves lives!

     Flu shots are now available at Kamiah and Lapwai Nimiipuu Health Clinics.  Kamiah NMPH patients may stop by during regular clinic hours to receive their flu shot; contact Brandi Donner Clinic Nurse or Amy Wilcox PHN at 935-0733 for more flu shot information. Lapwai NMPH Community Health Department, will offer flu shots Tuesday’s and Thursday’s 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Contact Leslie Smith PHN or Jackienna Hopkins PHN at (208) 843-9375 for more information regarding the Lapwai flu shots.

     The Nez Perce Tribe Law and Justice Department’s will have a Silent Auction fundraiser, Thursday, Sept. 29 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Pi-nee-waus lobby. They will also have a Bake Food Sale Monday, Oct. 3, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Lapwai Veterans building.

     Congratulations to the Kamiah Kubs 3rd and 4th Grade Football team, they are undefeated!  Our lil’ guys are lightning fast, I anxiously look forward to witnessing  these young athletes as they progress to a power house team!  Good job guys and coaches!  Kamiah Kubs host Prairie Pirates this Friday night, so come on Kub fans, let’s fill the stands and cheer our Kubs to a victory!

     Anniversary blessings to Pee-wee and Kathy Taylor and Robert and Sheila Simmons.

     Birthday blessings to lil’ Maleah Wheeler, to Jacob’s  new bride, Alethia Oatman, and Julia Davis Wheeler.

Yox Kalo^ (That’s all!)

Wolf Problems? Print E-mail

The following list of numbers is offered for anyone who experiences problems with wolves. 


Suspected Livestock Predation

Call USDA Wildlife Services, 1-866-487-3297 or contact Justin Mann, local Wildlife Specialist at 208-869-3297. Personnel will be dispatched to investigate.


Frequent Wolf Sightings

Contact the Nez Perce Tribe, Curt Mack at 208-634-1060. They will gather and record information, then provide advice.


Report Sighting of a Wolf

Go to Idaho Dept. of Fish & Game website to fill out a wolf report form: http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/cms/wildlife/wolves/


Health and Human Safety Concerns

A wolf may be killed if life and human safety is at risk. Contact Idaho Fish & Game at 208-799-5010 or call Nez Perce Tribe at 208-634-1061 or 911 Sheriff dispatch. All wolf kills will be investigated.


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