Tribal Traditions Celebrated at Annual Winter Blessing

WORLEY, Idaho (November 20, 2017) — For the Coeur d’Alene Tribe winter is a quiet season, a time for reflection and storytelling. In honor of this time the Coeur d’Alene Casino welcomes the return of Winter Blessing Thursday, Dec. 14 at 5:30 p.m.

“This event is an opportunity to come together in peace and unity and share the Coeur d’ Alene Tribe’s culture,” said Laura Stensgar, director of public affairs and cultural tourism. “Historically, during the cold winter months, the Coeur d’Alenes gathered in their lodges, retelling the stories of their ancestors.

The evening will include theatrical storytelling, a canoe revitalization ceremony, a traditional “Prairie Chicken” dance contest and complimentary fry bread and huckleberry jam.

The night will also include special announcement of Coeur d’ Alene Casino sponsored charity winners from 93.7 the Mountain.

“Since the property was established, the casino resort has made a commitment to continue the tradition of sharing and this year we are proud to be able to donate $20,000 to local charities,” said Stensgar.

Winter Blessing will be held Thursday, Dec. 14. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the event will begin at 6 p.m. Attendance is free.

For more information about events and entertainment at Coeur d’Alene Casino visit or call 1-800-523-2464.

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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 (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