Our purpose at Pooha-Bah is:

  • To reaffirm Newe (Shoshone) culture by sharing our language, stories, traditional skills and knowledge of the environment with other Newe, with a special focus on youth;

  • To renew Newe sacred sites through regular Native gatherings and ceremonies, and to advocate and organize for their protection;

  • To lead Newe ceremonies such as the Sunrise and the Sweatlodge Ceremony at Pooha-Bah and at Newe communities and spiritual gatherings;
  • To empower others in their personal healing, through these ceremonies and the hot mineral waters found at Pooha-Bah.