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Ronan/Pablo District Meeting set for August 17
A Ronan and Pablo district meeting is set for August 17 at 6 pm at Ronan Senior center. Meal will be served.

St. Ignatius District Meeting set for August 30 
ST. IGNATIUS — Patty Stevens, Mission District Tribal Council Representative, is hosting a District Meeting on Wednesday, August 30 at the usual location at the Diabetes Conference Room at Tribal Health in Mission.

Tentative Agenda includes:
1. Fire Update
2. Tribal Council Executive Summary and Directives for the established 3 priorities:
a. Health & Wellness
b. Cultural Perpetuation
c. Economic Development
3. Tribal Health
4. My personal passion of healing our community (substance abuse/suicide prevention)
5. Community Issues

Winter meat for elders
To Salish and Kootenai Tribal Members. If you are in need of help of getting Winter’s Meat (deer, elk, or buffalo). For more information call Dean at (406) 883-1090.

Join Cultural Enrichment classes
ARLEE — Cultural Enrichment Activities Class is scheduled for every Thursday at Arlee fitness Center from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. They are presently practicing Salish Language in addition to working on moccasins, purses,  and medallions. Buckskin and beads are available for small projects.  

This class is hosted By Tribal Health. Sign up sheets to start Pow wow, Zumba and Native Pow wow Dancing is available.

For more information contact Naomi Billedeaux, Cultural Enrichment Activities Coordinator at 406-304-7252 or e-mail at

Join a community picnic with storytelling on Unity on August 18
MOIESE — Bring your family and friends to celebrate unity in diversity at the beautiful Bison Range picnic grounds, starting at 6 p.m. on Friday, August 18. The main dish will be provided and side dishes to share are welcome. Storyteller, author and world-traveler, Earl Redman, will be sharing stories designed to foster personal peace, family harmony, and unity in our community. The stories are based on the fascinating tales and teachings of a Persian Baha'i ('Abdu'l-Baha) who traveled to many countries, including the US, in the early 1900s, promoting peace, love and unity.

Children's activities will be provided. All are welcome! Hosted by the Baha'i's of the Flathead Reservation.

Homebuyer Education class
PABLO — The Flathead Finance Program and the Salish and Kootenai Housing Authority (SKHA) invite you to join the Homebuyer Education class! Class will be held in the SKHA boardroom on August 24, 7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. Breakfast, lunch and all necessary materials will be provided.

This class is free of charge and is open to everyone interested in homeownership, re nancing, remodeling or building your dream home.

This is a certified class, and to receive a certificate you must be in attendance all day! Please R.S.V.P. by calling 675-4491, ext. 1517, or e-mail

Damon Incashola memorial set for August 24
ST. IGNATIUS — A memorial will be held for Damon Incashola on August 24 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Longhouse.  There will be a potluck meal to follow so please bring a favorite beverage or dish to share. Questions can be directed to Aggie Incashola at (406) 675-0696 evenings and weekends or at (406) 675-2700, ext. 1078.

Nkwusm orientation is August 25
ARLEE — Nkwusm Parent/Student Orientation is August 25 from 9 4 p.m. Meet the staff, sign your papers, and laugh with each other. We look forward to seeing everyone this upcoming 2017-2018 school year.

Regional Intertribal Agriculture Symposium to be held in Polson
POLSON — The Rocky Mountain Region Intertribal Agriculture Council Symposium is scheduled to be held at the KwaTaqNuk Resort and Casino Thursday, Aug. 24 and Friday, Aug. 25.

The Intertribal Agriculture Council has a limited number of scholarships available to cover travel and registration.

For more information, contact Anita Matt at 406-214-6996; Ryhal Rowland at 406-740-2739; Kole Fitzpatrick at 406-450-8704; or Verna Billedeaux at 406-338-2650.

Spirit of Truth welcomes Brandan Maddox on August 25-27
PABLO — Please join us in a revival at 57816 Hwy 93 on August 25-27.

Brandan grew up in Mobile, Alabama. He is a first generation Pentecostal. He has preached for seven years; was a sectional youth director for four years; an assistant pastor for four years; and evangelist for four years. He presently resides in Springfield, Oregon.

Friday evening includes music by out of town singers and musicians. A message of hope and inspiration given every session.

Revival schedule: Friday, August 25 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, August 26 at 1 p.m.; and Sunday, August 27 at 11 a.m.

For information contact Dr. Mingo Guerrero, Pastor at 707-337-2645 or at home at 406-837-2637; or call Jeannine Padilla at 552-9194.

Enjoy a day at the shooting range on August 26
POLSON — The Annual Open House and Public Free Shoot Day at Polson Shooters Assocation range is set for Saturday, August 26 from 9 AM to 5 PM located at 38386 Kerr Dam Rd.

Join us and check out the range and see what we offer. Sight-in your rifles or handguns. Join us for free lunch of burgers or hot dogs and soft drinks.

Bring a friend, neighbor or family member

For more information call Rob at 883 1110 or Mauri at 249 2250.

Join a St. Ignatius Community Dinner on August 30
FREE St. Ignatius Community Dinner will be Wednesday, August 30 at the St. Ignatius Sr. Citizens Center across from the Folkshop next to the bank. A home-cooked meal is served from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to come eat. Bring yourself, your family, friends, and invite a neighbor. Hosted by St. Ignatius CMA Church and friends.