Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes Celebrate 30 Years of Mission Mountain Wilderness

View of the Mission Mountains behind the Mission Reservoir. The first tribal designated wilderness area celebrated 30 years on 6/14/12.

The Mission Mountain Tribal Wilderness Area is called the first of its kind in the country. On Thursday June 14th,  the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes celebrated 30 years since the wilderness designation with songs, prayers, food, and stories. Flathead Reporter Katrin Frye takes us to the celebration in the foothills of the Mission Mountains.

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