Shoshone-Bannock Tribes

Shoshone-Bannock Tribes The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes is located in southeastern Idaho on the Fort Hall Reservation, we sit in four counties: Bingham, Bannock, Power & Caribou. Tribal enrollment is 6,000 plus and our reservation land base is 577,000 acres.
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05/30/2020

Posted on May 30, 2020

COMMUNITY NOTICE-

We caution the Fort Hall community in regards to recent text notifications from an unknown source that is providing somewhat Emergency Management messages. These texts are not official Shoshone-Bannock Tribal government notifications therefore we ask the community to block the number and report to the Fort Hall Police Department tip line 411. We take these matters serious and it is under investigation.

If anyone has any information on where these text notifications are coming from please contact the Tribes Office of Emergency Management at 208-237-0137. Thank you and be safe 😷

posted on May 29, 2020Community Notice for Shoshone-Bannock Tribal members. Flyer has been revised to add information on...
05/29/2020

posted on May 29, 2020

Community Notice for Shoshone-Bannock Tribal members. Flyer has been revised to add information on post dated checks, see below.

Posted on May 29, 2020 COMMUNITY NOTICE FROM THE RECREATION DEPARTMENT-- Parents please review the newsletter and change...
05/29/2020

Posted on May 29, 2020

COMMUNITY NOTICE FROM THE RECREATION DEPARTMENT-- Parents please review the newsletter and changes to the Summer Recreation schedule.

05/29/2020

posted on May 28, 2020

COMMUNITY NOTICE

On May 15, 2020 the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development issued their Indian Community Development Block Grant CARES Act funding solicitation under their Imminent Threat section. The grant’s proposed activities, projects or programs must either:

1. Prevent COVID-19, or 2. Prepare for COVID-19 or, 3. Respond to COVID-19.

For this grant, HUD has a short-turnaround, with all applications due on June 1, 2020. All completed grants will be awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis.

HUD requires public comment on this application and we encourage your comments on this proposed use of funding.

The Fort Hall Housing Authority is eligible for $900,000 to address the Imminent Threat, based on the Indian Housing Block Grant formula and the CARES Act funding. HUD will consider applications that propose an Implementation schedule that are no longer than 12 months from the time of the grant award.

PROPOSED ACTIVITY: The Fort Hall Housing Authority is proposing new construction to purchase ten (10) tiny homes to be used for quarantine/shelter-in-place and to address over-crowding.

BUDGET: The proposed budget for this activity is:

New Construction: Purchase of ten tiny homes including water, sewer & electric hookups and permitting at $855,000.00. Administrative: at 5% for $45,000.00;
For the continued safety of our tribal residents and community, we are unable to schedule a public meeting on this application.

We understand the challenges of the public to submit comments under this abbreviated time frame, but due to the last minute notification from HUD, we are attempting to meet the due date of June 1st, 2020. If you desire to make comments on the above eligible proposals, please e-mail your comments to Taryn Shoyo, Administrative Manager at [email protected] or you can drop your comments in our drop box at the Fort Hall Housing Office drop box by the Community Room.

Deadline to make comments is Monday June 1, 2020 at 10:00 AM.

Posted on May 28, 2020Media share- please be safe, wear your facemask 😷, and wash your hands.
05/29/2020

Posted on May 28, 2020

Media share- please be safe, wear your facemask 😷, and wash your hands.

05/28/2020

Notice:
The Tribes will not host a LIVE Facebook update this week. However, will have one next week. Stay tune for date/time.

05/28/2020

Media share —

Historical Legal Victory for Tribes –

Las Vegas Water Authority Abandons 30-Year Fight for Massive Nevada Pipeline Project

The Confederated Tribes of the Goshute Reservation, the Ely Shoshone, and the Duckwater Shoshone Indian Tribes won a major victory after a long water dispute over Nevada groundwater. The Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) Board of Directors voted unanimously last Thursday to abandon their groundwater pipeline project, which had been in the works since 1989.

The SNWA proposed pipeline project would have removed approximately 84,000 acre-feet annually of groundwater from Eastern Nevada and sent it via a 300-mile-long, massive pipeline to Las Vegas. After multiple legal battles spanning decades, the Board voted to withdraw its water applications, rescind its BLM right of way, and dissolve agreements between SNWA and federal agencies responsible for managing the water and natural resources at stake.

“That project would have destroyed thousands of acres of wetlands, springs, and the Swamp Cedars Massacre Site,” said Rupert Steele, Chairman of the Goshute Business Council. “We thank the SNWA leadership for the courage to finally make this historic decision. It closes the book on the proposal to lay ruin to Swamp Cedars, where a thousand of our ancestors were murdered and buried. This vote is incredibly important to our people.”

SNWA’s vote came after several consecutive legal defeats. First in 2013, a district court in Nevada ruled the water project did not meet vital mitigation standards and would result in perpetual and illegal groundwater mining. The case was remanded back to the Nevada State Engineer to fix the legal errors. In 2017, SNWA revised their prior mitigation plans and reworked their well-field design. The State Engineer denied SNWA’s water rights applications but approved their monitoring, management, and mitigation plan (the 3M plan). SNWA appealed the decision to the Nevada district court. After hearing oral arguments in Ely, Nevada, on March 9, 2020 the Nevada district court upheld the State Engineer’s decision to deny the water rights applications and struck down the approval of the 3M plan.

“For years the tribes have argued the water authority’s 3M plan was flawed. It was written behind closed doors and without properly consulting the tribes,” said Paul Echo Hawk, the lead attorney in the case for the Goshute, Ely Shoshone, and Duckwater Shoshone tribes. “More important, the plan would have allowed the complete destruction of the Swamp Cedars sacred site.”

Pumping groundwater from beneath the Swamp Cedars, an ecological anomaly of Rocky Mountain juniper trees in the spring-filled bottoms of the Spring Valley basin, would have drained the wetlands and groundwater that those trees need to survive. Opponents of the water development project claim it would have created another dust bowl, similar to what happened in Owens Valley after Los Angeles started pumping the water to their metropolitan area.

“After they took the water from Owens Valley,” said Richard Henriod, a member of Goshute Business Council, “the people in that area started having health problems from all the dust and contaminants they were breathing.”

“We hope this win for the tribes in Nevada will set an example,” said Dr. Monte Sanford, an expert witness for the tribes who successfully nominated Swamp Cedars to the National Register of Historic Places. “It is a place where the tribes have gathered and held ceremonies for thousands and thousands of years, year after year. But in the 1800’s, Euro-Americans massacred tribal people in large numbers during their ceremonies at Swamp Cedars on at least three separate occasions. It is part of their heritage that should be told, not erased.”

According to Dr. Sanford, the 1859 massacre at Swamp Cedars is the largest massacre of Indian people in the history of the United States. An estimated 550-700 men, women, and children were mutilated and murdered. More people were killed in one morning at Swamp Cedars than all day at Wounded Knee.

Goshute Business Council Chairman Steele explained, “Our people hold the swamp cedar trees in that area sacred because they are the spiritual embodiment of our ancestors. We believe each swamp cedar tree grew in the place where one of our ancestors was massacred.” This sentiment was not always shared by SNWA during the legal fight. During the 2011 hearing before the State Water Engineer, an attorney for SNWA compared the tribal belief in the Swamp Cedars to a child’s belief in the “boogeyman.” SNWA later apologized.

SNWA may have other reasons for charting a new course. They had already spent $330 million on the project, buying up ranches and water rights throughout Eastern Nevada, working to secure additional groundwater rights, and landing a federal permit for a pipeline right-of-way. In April, they finalized a low-lake pumping station at Lake Mead that will assure them sufficient water for the coming decades, and in the driest part of the state.

If the water authority had been able to go forward with their project, an environmental impact statement showed drastic reductions in groundwater levels, the drying up of springs and wetlands, impacts on Great Basin National Park and Swamp Cedars, impacts on water for farms and ranches, and the potential loss of numerous species from Eastern Nevada.

“One of most troubling things we learned during the legal proceedings in this case,” Echo Hawk said, “was that SNWA’s project could have caused impacts on Swamp Cedars forever. And it could not just have been undone by turning off the pump. Even if the water authority quit pumping the aquifers, springs, and trees would not just suddenly recover.”

“Our hearts are full today given SNWA’s decision,” Goshute Business Council Chairman Steele said, also an elder of the Goshute tribe. “Yet, it comes at a troubling time. We are in mourning for what the world is going through. If this victory could offer a glimmer of hope to our brothers and sisters here and around the world, it would be a victory for all of us to raise our spirits.”

“We are returning,” Steele said. “We’re returning to Swamp Cedars. Year after year, more of us are gathering there like the old days, like our ancestors gathered to pray and hold ceremonies. That’s who we are as Indian people. We are spiritual people. So we keep the hope. And we stay close to our prayers and spiritual life. For us, our spiritual way of life is rooted at Swamp Cedars and our water.”

Posted on May 27, 2020Media share: (1) positive case in Bannock County. Please continue to be safe when you go into town...
05/28/2020

Posted on May 27, 2020

Media share: (1) positive case in Bannock County. Please continue to be safe when you go into town, wear your facemask, and wash your hands.

The Early Intervention Program will continue curb-side service distributing diapers and wipes to all Native families in ...
05/27/2020

The Early Intervention Program will continue curb-side service distributing diapers and wipes to all Native families in need.
Please call (208) 239-4500 and a staff member will bring out your request. Diaper sizes 1-6 available-- No pull ups.

Employment opportunities in Fort Hall for the week of May 25. Please note: The Tribes and the Casino/Hotel have differen...
05/27/2020

Employment opportunities in Fort Hall for the week of May 25. Please note: The Tribes and the Casino/Hotel have different application processes. Contact information is located at the top of each image. For TERO jobs please contact the TERO office at (208) 478-3848

Community Notice:
05/26/2020

Community Notice:

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05/26/2020

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Photo courtesy of Camas Prairie in Idaho, ancestral homeland to the Bannock band.
05/26/2020

Photo courtesy of Camas Prairie in Idaho, ancestral homeland to the Bannock band.

COMMUNITY NOTICE: The Shoshone-Bannock CDFI program regrets to inform that at this time all funds have been expended for...
05/26/2020

COMMUNITY NOTICE:

The Shoshone-Bannock CDFI program regrets to inform that at this time all funds have been expended for the 2020 food assistance program funded by the Idaho Community Foundation in the amount of $25,000.00. The program is still taking applications for a potential wait list in case any more funding is to come in and are actively seeking more grant funding.

The CDFI program were able to assist 80 families in Fort Hall with a total of 265 people within those households with this grant funding and at this time have two families on the wait list.

Photo of Fort Hall 'Bottoms' courtesy of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes Office of Public Affairs.

Community notice:
05/26/2020

Community notice:

Education update for Fort Hall Elementary
05/26/2020

Education update for Fort Hall Elementary

Please come wave goodbye

Fort Hall Veterans Memorial Park flags have been raised in honor of Memorial Day. The flags will be lowered at the park ...
05/24/2020

Fort Hall Veterans Memorial Park flags have been raised in honor of Memorial Day. The flags will be lowered at the park tomorrow, Monday, May 25th at 5PM and all veterans, family & friends are invited to attend.

05/22/2020

Posted on May 22, 2020

COMMUNITY NOTICE:

The Fort Hall Indian Health Service will be observing the Memorial Day federal holiday on Monday, May 25th. We are grateful to all of the servicemen and women who have unselfishly gone above and beyond the duty for protecting our country. This is a special time to honor, reflect and remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country! Please continue to stay safe during this holiday weekend.

Posted on May 22, 2020 Community notice- message from the Early Childhood Program
05/22/2020

Posted on May 22, 2020

Community notice- message from the Early Childhood Program

Posted on May 22, 2020Media share- (2) females with COVID-19 in Bannock county, please keep safe.
05/22/2020
Two new COVID-19 cases identified in Bannock County

Posted on May 22, 2020

Media share- (2) females with COVID-19 in Bannock county, please keep safe.

Southeastern Idaho Public Health has confirmed two new cases of COVID-19 in Bannock County. This brings the total to 24 confirmed cases (14 in Bannock County, 6 in Bingham County,

Posted on May 22, 2020 Community Notice-
05/22/2020

Posted on May 22, 2020

Community Notice-

Community notice- please share!
05/22/2020

Community notice- please share!

It has been reported and confirmed that there was a Mountain Lion Sighting in Fort Hall this Morning. Please be Cautious and aware! 0413 am. Sheepskin east of the Dann residence.

We are proud of our Miss Shoshone-Bannock Queen Stormie Perdash 👏🏽🙏🏾 Shes a true ambassador for our people, our Fort Hal...
05/22/2020
Native American pageant winner makes, ships faces masks across U.S.

We are proud of our Miss Shoshone-Bannock Queen Stormie Perdash 👏🏽🙏🏾 Shes a true ambassador for our people, our Fort Hall community and state of Idaho.

When Stormie Perdash was asked to help make face masks for those living on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation, she had no idea how big a project it'd...

Posted on May 21, 2020COMMUNITY NOTICE: Friendly reminder of graduating seniors and college graduates 🎓 Please send your...
05/22/2020

Posted on May 21, 2020

COMMUNITY NOTICE:

Friendly reminder of graduating seniors and college graduates 🎓 Please send your photos to ShoBan News by Friday, May 22, 2020 at 5 p.m. They will be printed in the June 4, 2020 Sho-Ban News.

High school graduates please list your school information and college graduates please list degree information and school. Also if a graduate wants to share his or her story please let us know, thank you and congratulations 🎉

Posted May 21, 2020 Community Notice: Folgers Bridge on Hiline canal is unsafe and is not recommended for public access....
05/22/2020

Posted May 21, 2020

Community Notice:

Folgers Bridge on Hiline canal is unsafe and is not recommended for public access. Please KEEP OFF until it is repaired.

2020 Tribal Election is around the corner!
05/21/2020

2020 Tribal Election is around the corner!

Posted on May 21, 2020Community Notice:
05/21/2020

Posted on May 21, 2020

Community Notice:

05/21/2020

Official update #8 from the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes - Vice Chairman of the FHBC, the TOEM, and THHS.

Virtual Talking Circle tomorrow, Thursday, May 21st at 3pm
05/21/2020

Virtual Talking Circle tomorrow, Thursday, May 21st at 3pm

Posted on May 20, 2020 Join Chairman Batt & Incident Commander Eric King and PIO Robbie Moss for live FB update on Fort ...
05/20/2020

Posted on May 20, 2020

Join Chairman Batt & Incident Commander Eric King and PIO Robbie Moss for live FB update on Fort Hall COVID19 updates tomorrow, Thursday, May 21st at 12’noon. We changed the date & time to Thursday at noon due to conflicting meetings on Friday.

Please join us!

Sho-Ban High
05/20/2020

Sho-Ban High

Online classes will be offered to high school students (grades 9-12) this summer beginning on June 1st. Students who need to complete their online classes are encouraged to register for the four-week session. Please contact the school if you have any questions.

Lillian Vallely School
05/20/2020

Lillian Vallely School

Come celebrate our school year and friends! We have some amazing End of Year Gifts for each student!
Drive By LVS between 6:00 and 7:30 Thursday, May 21st.

Chief Tahgee Elementary Academy
05/20/2020

Chief Tahgee Elementary Academy

CTEA students are invited to Chief Tahgee Day Drive Thru next week on Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 11am to 1pm. An afternoon event to celebrate the end of the school year in the Chief Tahgee parking lot. Come have some pizza, a popsicle, and blow a flew bubbles from your car! 🥳

Parents/Guardians, you can pick up award certificates, report cards, isip reports, and your child's left-over belongings that day too. Hope to see you there! 😄🎉

Posted on May 20, 2020Updated Current Tribal Directory
05/20/2020

Posted on May 20, 2020

Updated Current Tribal Directory

Posted on May 20, 2020COMMUNITY NOTICE: TAX DEPARTMENT
05/20/2020

Posted on May 20, 2020

COMMUNITY NOTICE: TAX DEPARTMENT

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Fort Hall, ID
83203

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Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00

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is there supposed to be a live update??
i needing my taxes done who can i call. here in fort hall.
Water has been impacted by earthquake. Water has a brownish tinge. Can you post some guidance to remediate this, please.
Does anyone know if Edgar Jackson is still alive? I was going thru a storage chest of things that were my late husbands (he died March 1, 1999) and found this news article and photo of one of his buckles. This article about Edgar Jackson was in the Idaho State Journal on Sunday, January 11,1998. This is a photo of Soren’s favorite belt buckle that Edgar made. I believe he bought it in 1984. I gave the buckle to Soren’s son from his first marriage after his death.
We're actually just about to start if anyone wants to come!! Off highway 91 follow the balloons
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Open meeting for local cowboys, cowgirls, rodeo families, community members: Meeting February 20, 2020 at 6:00 PM Tribal Business Center - Chambers.
Thank u for Elders Christmas bags 🎄Merry Christmas 🎄🎁
Being a enrolled member I like to share information !
Hello, Would you please share the announcement below about the American Philosophical Society's 2020 Indigenous Community Research Fellowships with your networks? These fellowships support research by Indigenous community members, elders, teachers, knowledge keepers, tribal officials, traditional leaders, museum and archive professionals, scholars, and others, regardless of academic background, seeking to examine materials at the APS Library & Museum in support of Indigenous community-based priorities. The fellowship may be used by individuals or used to enable a group of researchers to visit the APS in Philadelphia. Any community whose cultural heritage is represented in the APS Library & Museum's collections is encouraged to apply. University-based scholars and independent researchers working on projects in collaboration with Native communities are also eligible to apply. Archivists at the APS’s Center for Native American and Indigenous Research (CNAIR) will assist fellowship recipients with research support before and during the research visit. CNAIR focuses on helping Indigenous communities and scholars to discover and utilize the APS collection in innovative ways. The collections comprise a vast archive of documentary sources (including manuscript materials, audio recordings, and images) related to over 650 Indigenous cultures, predominantly from the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The deadline for applications is October 15, 2019. Applications may be submitted online via Interfolio (http://apply.interfolio.com/66731) or by post to the address below. Additional details, budget worksheet and guidelines, and instructions on how to apply may be found on the fellowship website: https://www.amphilsoc.org/grants/indigenous-community-research-fellowships. Please circulate widely, and don't hesitate to be in touch with questions. Best, Adrianna Link -- Adrianna Link, Ph.D. Head of Scholarly Programs American Philosophical Society Library & Museum 105 South Fifth Street
Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian 2 hrs ·Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian 2 hrs · “At each of my training schools I did my best. I truly believe that showing up prepared and working diligently are two major keys to success.” —Capt. Anneliese Satz (Shoshone–Bannock Tribes), U.S. Marine Corps Earlier this month, the Marine Corps announced that Capt. Anneliese Satz will be the first female Marine F-35B pilot, having completed training earlier this summer. Indian Country Today reports that Capt. Satz is a member of Idaho’s Shoshone–Bannock Tribes. The military describes the F-35B as a cutting-edge fifth-generation stealth, supersonic fighter aircraft designed specifically for the Marine Corps to take off and land vertically on amphibious assault ship flight decks and in austere locations with little runway space. 🇺🇸 Happy National Aviation Day! #NNAVM #NationalNativeAmericanVeteransMemorial #NativeAmericanVeterans About this website nbcnews.com Woman becomes first female Marine to pilot F-35B fighter jet “At each of my training schools I did my best. I truly believe that showing up prepared and working diligently are two major keys to success.” —Capt. Anneliese Satz (Shoshone–Bannock Tribes), U.S. Marine Corps Earlier this month, the Marine Corps announced that Capt. Anneliese Satz will be the first female Marine F-35B pilot, having completed training earlier this summer. Indian Country Today reports that Capt. Satz is a member of Idaho’s Shoshone–Bannock Tribes. The military describes the F-35B as a cutting-edge fifth-generation stealth, supersonic fighter aircraft designed specifically for the Marine Corps to take off and land vertically on amphibious assault ship flight decks and in austere locations with little runway space. 🇺🇸 Happy National Aviation Day! #NNAVM #NationalNativeAmericanVeteransMemorial #NativeAmericanVeterans About this website nbcnews.com Woman becomes first female Marine to pilot F-35B fighter jet
Just read the article about removing the Native Indian mascot symbols from all Idaho schools. Help me understand this,These names are in no way meant to be racist or insulting. They were meant to commemorate and honor our Native American Indians, names that note bravery, skill, history and strength. We love and honor our school mascots. This is nonsense. Now will they be spoken of only in the context of gambling casinos and cheap cigarettes? How do you turn something good into something bad? Oh , it's called political correctness. We can't celebrate any more with any minority, or we're accused of ' appropriating' their culture. How sad. For everyone. Separate us more, that seldom works well now does it? (and I feel can speak, my own children are 1/8 Native American, and they agree with me)