Flathead Reservation River Honoring

Montana Living

Event is May 8 on lower Flathead River

The 31th Annual River Honoring on the Flathead Indian Reservation is Monday, May 8th at 4:30 pm with a community gathering. 

The public is invited and welcome to attend the opening of the River Honoring. Native games and educational stations will be available for the community.  At 6 pm there will be an announcement of the 2017 River Honorees.   A free dinner will follow.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, May 9th and 10th approximately 1,000 fourth and fifth grade classes will travel from all across the Reservation to attend the annual River Honoring education event.  This two-day outdoor environmental education event provides students an opportunity to increase their awareness of the unique natural and cultural resources of the Lower Flathead River.

The River Honoring combines tribal and community resource specialists and educators from Tribal Fisheries Program, Tribal Wildlife Program, Tribal Wildland Recreation, Water Quality, Air Quality, Tribal Forestry Department, Health Education, and Tribal Division of Fire.  Educational programs will demonstrate projects and activities that educate students about the river and its ecosystem. 


To attend the River Honoring, turn west at Ronan onto Round Butte Road and drive eight miles west, turn south on Moiese Valley Road.  Drive six miles to the teepee camp along the Lower Flathead River.  Signs will be place along the road at the turn off Round Butte Road and at the railroad trestle in Moiese.


This outdoor environmental educational event is free and open to the public. 


For additional information, please call Germaine White, Information and Education Specialist at or Tom McDonald at (406) 675-2700.


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