November is Native American Heritage Month!

  • We encourage you to celebrate National Indian Heritage Month in our community.

    Many of our schools and classrooms will be celebrating with storytelling, presentations, and activities that promote the culture, traditions, and languages of Native Americans. These and other community events serve to educate our students about the history, achievements, and contributions of Native Americans, specifically those in our region.

    Below area few public community events that welcome families. We encourage you to explore all our region has to offer. 


    An Evening with the Tribe
    Event Date: Wednesday, November 08, 2017
    Time: 6 - 8 p.m.
    Location: Kroc Center Theater  [Link to website]
    Cost: FREE

    Enjoy an evening of native storytelling, dance, and tribal history as members of The Coeur d’Alene Tribe share the importance of tradition through these cultural expressions. Learn about the importance of the native language and how it is being taught with emphasis to tribal youth, and how the rich history of The Coeur d’Alene Tribe continues to weave its strength and importance into 21st-century living. Plus enjoy freshly made Fry Bread and visit with tribal representatives.

    Join us for these 8-one act plays from the MAPP Young Native Playwrights Association. The Mentor Artist Playwrights Project - 8-One Act Plays 

    Event Date: Thursday, November 18
    Time: 6:30 pm
    Location: NIC, Edminster Student Union Building (2nd FL) Lake CdA Room [Link to website]
    Cost: FREE
    North Idaho College in association with The Coeur D' Alene Tribe Department of Education's Native Youth Community Project and MAPP presents The Mentor Artists Playwrights Project - MAPP Young Native Playwrights Initiative. Professional actors from Film, Television, and Stage perform 8 one-act plays written by young people from the Coeur D' Alene Reservation. Plus enjoy freshly made Indian Tacos and Fry Bread Sale to benefit the Che'nshish Scholarship.

    Mini PowWow and Heritage Celebration

    Event Date: Saturday, November 18
    Time: 1- 3pm
    Location: Human Rights Education Institute [Link to website]
    Cost: FREE
    Exhibits, teepees, dancing, stations for kids to adults include songs, language, storytelling and more! 


    Native American Storytime for Youth

    Event Date: Wednesday, November 22
    Time: 11am- 1pm
    Location: Human Rights Education Institute [Link to website]
    Cost: FREE
    Book titles and guest readers TBD, snacks, and crafts

Other Events

  • Lakesgiving - FREE Thanksgiving Dinner

    Join us for a family dinner event with food, music, games and more hosted by Lake's Magnet staff, Real Life, and Christ the King Church!

    Where: Lake Magnet Middle School

    When: Monday, Nov 20 from 5-7:30pm

    Who: Lakes & Borah families & students

    What: Traditional Thanksgiving dinner