JULY 1, 2010

Dworshak offers educational program about traditional Nimiipuu fishing

   The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Dworshak Dam staff invites visitors to learn about Nimiipuu (Nez Perce people) traditional fishing during a cultural program at the Visitor Center starting at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 3.

   Diane Mallickan, park ranger and cultural interpreter at the Nez Perce National Historical Park in Spaulding will speak about Nimiipuu traditional fishing methods, fish species, and the geological and cultural significance of historic fishing sites along the Columbia River basin.  Mallickan will show a video, and present traditional tools and equipment, including a miniature fishing scaffold like those native people used to fish at Celilo Falls.

   For more information, please call Dworshak Dam Visitor Center (208) 476-1255, or stop by the center, which is open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

   To get to the Dworshak Dam Visitor Center, drive five miles west of Orofino on state Highway 7; turn right onto Viewpoint Road and follow visitor center signs for about two miles.

   The visitor center is adjacent to the north dam abutment, located at North Fork Clearwater River mile two on the north river bank.