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Nimiipuu Place Name Celebration is Scheduled for June 25

Photograph by Jennifer Rapoza

KAMIAH —The Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests, Nez Perce (Nee-Me-Poo) National Historic Trail, Nez Perce Tourism, LLC, and Discover Your Northwest at the Lolo Pass Visitor Center invite the public to attend a commemoration and celebration of the Place Name Initiative and the annual camas bloom in Packer Meadow. The event will take place at Lolo Pass on Saturday, June 25, 2022.

The event will celebrate the implementation of the Place Name Initiative, a collaborative project between the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests and Nez Perce Tourism, LLC that is identifying and signing culturally significant areas within the National Forest with their Nimiipuu (Nez Perce) place names. The event will commemorate the completion of several Place Name projects in the Lolo Pass area, sharing with attendees the place names for different locations and the cultural history behind the names.

The date of the event coincides with the annual camas bloom at Packer Meadow, located west of Lolo Pass Visitor Center, allowing another opportunity to learn about Nez Perce Tribal culture and the importance of camas to the Tribe.

All are invited to attend this celebration, and more details will be provided closer to the date. If you have questions about the upcoming event, please contact the Lolo Pass Visitor Center at (208) 942-3113.

For more information about the Place Name Initiative, please contact Christine Bradbury, Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests (208-816-6822) or Stacia Morfin, Nez Perce Tourism, LCC (208-790-8873).