Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Welcomes All To Winter Blessing

Music, Dance, Food and Fun Mark Nov. 19 Celebration


(Worley, Idaho; November 9, 2023) — Native American Heritage Month hits an entertaining, inspiring and delicious high note with the annual Winter Blessing at Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel on Sunday, Nov. 19. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. for the family-friendly event, which begins at 2 p.m. All ages are welcome.


“As we continue to celebrate Native American Heritage Month along with our 30th anniversary of operation, we welcome winter with a blessing from our tribal family to all people,” says Laura Penney, CEO, Coeur d'Alene Casino Resort Hotel. “It’s our way of celebrating our deep culture and history in the Palouse region and giving the holiday season a special, memorable dimension.”


Winter Blessing is an afternoon of traditional storytelling, dance, and food. Highlighting the festivities is a performance of “According to Coyote,” slated for 2:30 p.m. Coyote, the legendary hero of American Indian mythology, offers an encounter with the richness and vitality of Native American culture using age-old traditions of music, dance, and theatre. At 3:30 p.m, the resort’s online Ribbon Skirt Contest concludes as top five designers—determined by Facebook likes— will present their handiwork. Finally, all attendees will enjoy complimentary fry bread and huckleberry starting at 4 p.m.


Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel is a tribally owned property just 50 minutes from Spokane International Airport. Along with live entertainment, the resort offers 300 guest rooms and 14 suites, more than 40,000 square feet of meeting and convention space, and the tranquil Spa Ssakwa’q’n, one of the largest in the Inland Northwest at 15,000 square feet. There is also a wide variety of casual and fine dining experiences, highlighted by the resort's signature restaurant, Chinook Steak, Seafood & Pasta, renowned for its woodfire grill, eclectic menu and locally sourced, seasonal ingredients and main dishes.


Visit or call 800-523-2464 for more information on all Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel amenities and the full lineup of events and details for Native American Heritage Month.


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. Named Tribal Destination of the Year in 2019 by AIANTA and winning the silver Distinguished Dozen award from Courier in 2019 and 2020, the property features 300 rooms and suites, seven distinct food and beverage venues and entertainment including live music and comedy as well as hands-on tours and experiences through the casino’s Cultural Tourism Program. Three million-dollar winners have found their luck on 100,000 square feet of gaming space offering nearly 1,200 video gaming machines and high stakes bingo. Additional amenities include a 15,000 square foot spa voted 1st for “Resort Spas that deliver the Ahh Factor'' by (2012), 40,000 square feet of meeting space, indoor and outdoor wedding locations 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. The Gene Bates designed course is home to the Circling Raven Championship, an Epson Tour “Road to the LPGA'' event, held annually in August. LIKE Coeur d’Alene Casino on Facebook and Instagram or follow us on Twitter. For more information about Coeur d’Alene Casino, visit


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