“Julyamsh, one of the nation’s largest outdoor pow wows and the largest one in the Pacific Northwest, is returning after location problems caused a cancellation last year. That’s excellent news for the hundreds of dancers and numerous drum groups who have enjoyed Julyamsh in the past… Julyamsh has always been noted for horse parades, with riders in full regalia in recognition of the importance of horses to the tribe.” J. Mckneel, ICTMN
“The dates are July 22-24, and the location will be the Kootenai County Fairgrounds on the northern edge of the city of Coeur d’Alene. In many ways, this location is better than the Greyhound Park where it was previously held.
It’s like having it in our traditional homeland, said tribal member Quanah Matheson in a tribal news release. The City of Coeur d’Alene was the ‘yap keen’um’, meaning ‘our gathering place,’ when all Coeur d’Alene people came together. The new location includes 83 acres of camping area, a large arena, staging areas and plenty of facilities for horses.
Julyamsh was cancelled in 2015 due to a conflict with management at Greyhound Park…Because the tribe was not happy with the decisions made by Greyhound Park officials, they decided to change the location.
Tribal Chairman Chief Allan noted that not only was the new location ideal, but we’re thankful for the staff and leadership at the fairgrounds who have made us feel welcome. We look forward to the partnership.”
Plan to visit Julyamsh this summer: July 22-24 2016
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The Horse. Here is nobility without conceit, Friendship without envy, Beauty without vanity. ~Anonymous~