Sqelixr-Aqlsmaknik (The People's Center) is the place to experience the rich cultural heritage of the Salish, Pend d'Oreille and Kootenai Tribes. The traditions and culture of our tribes have been passed down orally from generation to generation since time began. As our lifestyles change with time and technology, we continue to preserve and protect our heritage, history and culture. We invite you to explore the artifacts and exhibits, and to hear the stories of our people in their own voices. We also invite you to participate in our cultural activities, our celebrations, known as pow-wows, and other events reflecting the Tribes.
The People's Center perpetuates this rich heritage, through our tradition of oral history, and by creating opportunities of exchange between tribal elders, youth and the public. Through education, we hope to dispel myths and stereotyping of Native Americans and create better understanding between all peoples. We are owned and operated by the Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes and are located in Pablo, Montana on the Flathead Indian Reservation.
Our museum is 1200 square feet of exhibits that help tell our stories and share our cultures and traditions. Schedule a guided tour of the museum, play native games, shop for authentic native American made items in our gift shop or picnic on our lawn,