• Arlee Celebration
    Welcome to our Tribal members
    and guests from the United States and Canada
    and everyone else who has chosen to attend
    our celebration.
  • Long History
    In the 1890s, traditional Indian dances
    were illegal under Bureau of Indian
    Affairs rules, and the Indian police and
    Flathead Indian Agent Peter Ronan used
    threats of U.S. Army intervention to
    break up the dance.
    They didn't find it illegal to celebrate
    the Fourth of July.
  • A Time to Celebrate
    Our ancestors paved this
    cultural path for us and
    we continue paving this path for
    our future
  • Dances of Past and Present
    The Jingle Dance evolved from Mille Lacs, MN
    The jingle dress is made from cloth with
    hundreds, 366, metal cones or jingles
    covering the material

Welcome to the 116th Arlee Celebration

It's always a good feeling to reach this part of the year when we celebrate to follow the footprints of our elders. This is what it's all about! A time to celebrate! As we come into another year we as Native People always lookforward to our ceremonial and traditional gatherings. And, the celebration is just one part of that important cycles of our lives. Our ancestors paved this cultural path for us and we continue paving this path for our future, leaving our faith and trust in the Great Spirit to guide us -- Johnny Arlee

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Longtime dancers at the Arlee Celebration

 

Latest News

 

October 8, 2014

New Officers elected

Click on Contacts Page to see new officers.

October 8, 2014

2015 Powwow dates set

The 117th Celebration for 2015 will be held: Wednesday July 1 through Sunday July 5th