The Coeur d’Alene Casino is proud to announce Leanne Campbell, Culture Tourism Coordinator at Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort, is the latest recipient of the Esto Perpetua Award from the Idaho State Historical Society. The award was announced the same week the resort Cultural Tourism Program releases its latest schedule of events.
Long before she was an award winner, Leanne Campbell was a dedicated practitioner of the Coeur d’Alene Tribe’s traditional arts. Through tireless study, her own artwork, and workshops designed to share her art and knowledge, Campbell’s efforts have left their mark. The Esto Perpetua Award honors individuals and organizations who have made significant contributions to the preservation of Idaho history, and it is the highest award presented statewide in recognition of those working to safeguard Idaho’s history. Cultural Tourism Director Laura Stensgar notes, “We’ve always known how talented and dedicated Leanne is – we’re so glad we have her as an instrumental member of the Cultural Tourism program, leading the way on many of our classes and workshops!”
The Coeur d’Alene Casino’s Culture Tourism Department’s mission is to educate and share the culture of the Coeur d’Alene Tribe. They orchestrate tours and workshops that provide an insightful, hands-on experience into the Coeur d’Alene Tribe as a people. The summer events list is packed with exciting opportunities to experience Coeur d’Alene Tribe culture and history. June events include:
- June 17th: BISON RANCH TOUR Coeur d’Alene tribal member guided tour of a working bison ranch. Deluxe bison burger with all the fixin’s included.
- June 19th: TRIBAL HOMELANDS GUIDED HIKE Explore Heyburn State Park, including breathtaking views of Lake Coeur d’Alene and lush forest.
- June 20th & 26th: LAST BATTLE TOUR A full-day tour of the Steptoe Battle site with local historians and tribal member guides.
- June 21st: KAYAKING & CANOEING TOURS A co-guided, ranger-led tour lled with wildlife, nature and history. Vessels, life jackets and lunch included.
- June 23rd & 30th: LIFEWAYS WORKSHOP – “MAKE YOUR OWN” PARFLECHE BAG WITH LEANNE CAMPBELL, COEUR D’ALENE TRIBAL ARTIST Craft a parfleche, known as
an “Indian Suitcase,”with the help of a tribal artist.
- June 28th: LIFEWAYS WORKSHOP – “MAKE YOUR OWN” BEADED POUCH A tribal member helps you craft an authentic beaded pouch, and adds traditional storytelling. Includes dinner.
- June 29th: PLATEAU PAINTING CLASS WITH DIANE COVINGTON, SPOKANE TRIBAL ARTIST Work on your own canvas with renowned artist Diane Covington. All art materials provided.
For more information about events and entertainment at the Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel please visit cdacasino.com
About Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel
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 1,400 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.