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Native American Heritage Month


November 3rd through November 30th is Native American Heritage Month. Join HREI, the Coeur d’Alene Tribe, and our sponsors in celebrating the history and culture of Native Americans!


Topic:  Idaho Tribes
   Learn more about the federally recognized Idaho Tribes (Coeur d’Alene Tribe, Kootenai Tribe of Idaho, Nez Perce Tribe, Northwestern Band of Shoshone Nation, Shoshone – Bannock Tribes, Shashone – Paiute Tribes) from tribal representatives.  Each will share what is unique about their culture and region of Idaho, what resources are most important to them and how they are providing economic impact to their region through art, history, advocacy and education. Visit for more details

Bartering with the Bones of their Dead tells the unique story of a tribe whose members waged a painful and sometimes bitter twenty-year struggle among themselves over whether to give up their status as a sovereign nation. Over one hundred federally recognized Indian tribes and bands lost their sovereignty after the Eisenhower Administration enacted a policy known as termination. Most tribes and bands fought this policy; the Colville Confederated Tribes of north-central Washington State offer a rare example of a tribe who pursued termination.

Mini Pow Wow and Heritage Celebration (area classrooms are invited)
   Exhibits, Teepees, Dancing, Stations for kids to adults include songs, language, storytelling and more! Visit for more details
Youth Native American Storytime
Keep an eye open for Native American Heritage Month arts and craft classes TBA at various locations in Coeur d’Alene. Classes will feature an emphasis on Native American Heritage.

Adult Book Club: The Round House by Louise Erdrich
November 21st, 5:15 p.m. at HREI
This historical fiction details a crime in the spring of 1988 where a woman living on a North Dakota reservation is attacked. As the book progresses the details of the crime that Geraldine Coutts survived begin to surface while Coutts struggles to share the traumatizing story to even her husband and son. Her tribal judge husband and her 13-year-old son must adapt to the new reality the attack has created for them, and search for justice. Her son Joe and his friends start their search for truth at the Round House, a sacred space of worship for the Ojibwe. For this family this is only the beginning of a grim mystery.

For more information, please stop by our location (414 W. Fort Grounds Dr., Coeur d'Alene), call 208-292-2359, or email
Hours: 10 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday
Special Events

Fourth Annual Diversity Symposium

We would like to invite the North Idaho community to the 4th Annual Diversity Symposium at North Idaho College on Tuesday, April 16

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