The People's Center exists to provide public education on aspects of traditional lifestyles and histories of the Salish, Pend d'Oreille and Kootenai people.
Throughout the year the Education Program offers demonstrations and history on traditional and contemporary life-ways. Providing gatherings, temporary displays, history presentations and the continued practicing of traditional events, The People's Center is guided by tribal elders and is insuring the perpetuation of their tribal culture.
The People's Center hosts a number of area schools and organizations throughout the year with museums tours, art, presentations, games and history. Registration is required for all group activities please call one week in advance. Group rate applies for groups of 5 or more. Art and craft classes are extra depending on selection.
Traditional Arts & Crafts Day:
- Every Friday all year - 8am to 4pm. Limited supplies and instruction are available. Fees may apply for other materials. Instruction is Free to all.
Education Trunks available for check out: Free for local use. Any outside area use must pay shipping or delivery charges.
- The People Trunk - Traditional clothing, reading materials, photographs, and more that will share history past and present of the Salish, Pend d’Oreille and Kootenai people.
- The Animal Trunk - Includes animal puppets with the names in Salish & Kootenai, history, stories and more that share how important animals are to our tribes.
- The Buffalo Trunk - Includes information of traditional uses of the buffalo, pictures, books, coloring pages and more.
Other Activities: To schedule activities, please call 406-675-0160 or fill out our form online.
Crafts are available upon request a fee may be required. Please ask when you are scheduling your group.
Beading, mini teepees, mini parfleche, cloth dolls, dream catchers, bracelets, native game pieces, necklaces, chokers, pouches. We can make many of these crafts age appropriate. (no needles)
More classes and activities coming! Also watch our Facebook page Sqelixw Aqlsmaknik for additional details.