Northwest’s largest outdoor powwow will return in 2021
WORLEY, Idaho (May 11, 2020) – Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Coeur d’Alene Casino has canceled this year’s Julyamsh powwow originally scheduled for July 24–26. The event will return next summer.
“There were several factors that contributed to the decision to cancel with the safety and health of the dancers, volunteers, staff and attendees being the overarching concern,” said Laura Stensgar, CEO of Coeur d’Alene Casino. “There are still so many unanswered questions and with things changing daily we felt it was in everyone’s best interest to not ask that many people to travel.”
The event is not only one of the largest powwows in the nation, bringing in the best drums from across the U.S. and Canada and hundreds of dancers across the continent, but it has been among Indian Country’s most popular events for more than 20 years.
“Ideally we would be planning the event right now but our focus has been on more pressing matters,” said Quanah Matheson, Cultural Affairs Director at Coeur d’Alene Casino. “It is our hope that by canceling now participants and attendees will have plenty of time to adjust their schedules.”
This year was to be the first Julyamsh hosted on property near Coeur d’Alene Casino after previously being hosted at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds.
“We are incredibly excited to bring the event home next year and will ensure that it will be an event to remember,” said Matheson. “After hosting the event at other locations for more than two decades it means a lot to the Coeur d’Alene Tribe to host it on our land.”
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Since 1993, the Coeur d’Alene Tribe has operated the Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel, located where sky greets Mt. Tch’mutpkwe, source of the St. Joe River, 25 miles from Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. The casino resort is among the largest employers in North Idaho employing between 850-1,100 depending on the season and contributing more than $33.3 million to education in the region since it opened. Additionally, millions more have gone in support of a wide range of public projects, emergency relief, charities and programs in the Pacific Northwest. The property features 300 rooms and suites, seven distinct restaurants and lounges, 100,000 square feet of gaming space offering more than 1,300 video gaming machines, high stakes bingo and off-track betting, a 15,000 square foot luxury spa voted 1st for “Resort Spas that deliver the Ahh Factor” by Spatrips.com (2012), and Circling Raven Golf Club, an 18-hole, par 72 course acclaimed as a “Top 100” course by every major golf publication in the U.S. LIKE Coeur d’Alene Casino on Facebook and Instagram or follow us on Twitter. For more information about Coeur d’Alene Casino, visit www.cdacasino.com.