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(Nespelem, WA) — The Colville Tribes announces that the final suspect in this  weekend’s shootings on the Colville Reservation is now in the custody of law  enforcement. This arrest follows the apprehension of two other suspects earlier today. 

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NESPELEM, Wash. — The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation announces that  the State of Washington’s Department of Ecology has selected the Antoine Valley Ranch  Phase 2 project for $3.95 million in funding. These funds will facilitate the Tribes’  acquisition of approximately 1,2…

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NESPELEM, Wash. — The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation accepted a  federal grant to construct internet infrastructure across the Colville Reservation in the  amount of $48,405,830.78. Construction will occur over the next five years, and the  specific final scope of the projec…

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NESPELEM, Wash. — The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation invites the  public to attend the Grand Opening of the Nespelem Softball/Baseball Field on  September 16, 2022 beginning at 1:00 p.m.. Fun events are planned, and additional  details about the celebration will be shared in…

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NESPELEM, Wash. — The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation reports there has been a slight delay in some of the per capita payments which are going out at this time. The delay affects a majority of the 3,289 payments which are made via direct deposit. 

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NESPELEM, Wash. — The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation honors Lawney Reyes upon his death on August 10, 2022 at the age of 91. The Native American artist, sculptor, interior designer, architect and writer was a longtime Seattle resident. 

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Muscular strength is the ability to contract a muscle (make it shorter) to move a heavy load. This can be accomplished by going to the gym and doing Resistance Training (RT) by lifting weights, or doing body weight exercises. You should aim for 40 minutes a week at minimum to increase streng…

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NESPELEM, Wash. — The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation has appointed  Cody Desautel to serve as the Tribes’ new Executive Director. The Executive Director is  the administrative head of tribal government and reports directly to the Colville Business  Council. 

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Nespelem Agency – Newly elected council members from the Inchelium District, Cindy Marchand and Cody Peone, took the oath of office with Virgil “Smoker” Marchand, Joe Somday, Dustin Best, Char Zacherle, and Andy Josephy, Jr. 

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FINTRY, B.C. - Spirit Peoples and his wife Viola Brown live near lead of the lake near Okanagan Indian Band #1, where she is on Band Council and they raise their three children. His oldest son is attending EWU in Cheney. Spirit is an artist who has illustrated a Syilx children’s book "How Co…

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Since the onslaught of wildfires, particularly over the last decade here on the Colville Reservation, many Colville Tribal Members have contacted the Forestry Department about being updated on our efforts to replant forested areas severely impacted by wildfires.  

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NESPELEM, WA — Jeanne A. Jerred passed away on July 5, 2022 at the age of 78 years  old. A dinner and a rosary in her honor are scheduled for July 10 at 7 p.m. at the Keller  Community Center. Her funeral will be the next day, July 11 at 9 a.m. Jeanne is survived  by three daughters and her …

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NESPELEM, WA. — Andy Joseph Jr., Chairman of the Sn̓ ʕaýckstx (Sinixt) Confederacy  and the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, released today the following  statement regarding the cancellation of the Memorandum of Understanding between the  Province of British Columbia and Ma…

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OSOYOOS LAKE – Herman and Joanne Edward, from the Lower Similkameen Indian Band of the Okanagan Nation, led a group of paddlers on July 4 from the USA and Canada across the 49th parallel, the agreed upon border established on August 5, 1846, between the USA and Great Britain. The Jay Treaty …

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KELLER, Wash. – There have been nine US presidents that served since Ike Cawston, Sr. began his career as a Wildland Firefighter for the Colville Confederated Tribes. A dinner prepared (on June 28) by his Cawston family fed those who came to honor and thank him for his decades of service, a …

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Incumbents Dustin Best, Virgil “Smoker” Marchand, Andrew Joseph Jr., Sharleen Zacherle and Joseph Somday return, while Inchelium boasts two new faces in Cody Peone and Cindy Marchand 

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SINIXT TERRITORY, B.C., Canada – “As we walk among you, yes, we definitely feel like we’re home. I walk these grounds and find a great feeling in walking these same places my grandfathers also walked...With a heart, happy thank you, lim limt, from me and rest of the Sinixt community, I appre…

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WINTHROP, Wash. – The Colville Tribes held a ceremony (June 21) at the Wagner Ranch, outside of Winthrop, Washington to recognize the work to gift the ranch to the Colville Tribes and Tribal Members of the Methow Band. The proceedings were opened with an honor song by Robbie Stafford, TJ Erb…

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The 2022 Canoe Journey ended on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 19th with the Salmon Cere­mony along Columbia River near Kettle Falls. Paddlers for the canoes landed on the banks of the river after a night spent at the Saint Paul’s Mission Sharpening Stone. As they made their way across the Colum…

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NESPELEM, Wash. – Thirty seven professors from the University of Washington, covering a variety of disciplines, visited the Lucy A. Covington Government Center. Cody Desautel provided an overview of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Indian Reservation to the visitors.

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NESPELEM, Wash. — The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation has signed a Cooperation Agreement with the Port of Pasco regarding the Tribes’ economic development efforts in Pasco. The Colville Tribes owns approximately 184 acres of land in Pasco and is developing the site for future…

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NESPELEM, Wash. –  Caring for the Earth and helping it to heal after catastrophic wildfires is vital to the eco-system. Colville Reservation youth are demonstrating their ability to help in this process by contributing to the rehabilitation of the rangelands on the Colville Indian Reservatio…

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Dan Nanamkin recently took a role as a Cultural Advisor in the recently released movie, “Hostile Territory,” which is described in IMDB.com to take place, “In post-Civil War America, when a Union soldier is presumed dead, his children are mistakenly sent away on the orphan train. This is a w…

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BRIDGEPORT, Wash. – Ceremony and science connect as tribal members, tribal leadership, staff from Fish & Wildlife and local youth witness the First Salmon Ceremony at the Chief Joseph Hatchery in Bridgeport, Washington on May 26, 2022. 

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NESPELEM, Wash. — Andy Joseph Jr., Chairman of the Sn̓ʕaýckstx (Sinixt) Confederacy and the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, announced today that a long-awaited ceremony and celebration will be held on June 10, 2022 at Lakeside Park in Nelson British Columbia. The celebratio…

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KELLER, Wash. — After 45 years & 25 years, respectively, Larry Finley and Johnny Cannon have retired as Colville Tribal Natural Resources Enforcement Officers. On May, 25, 2022 at the Keller Community Center, Parks & Recreation held a retirement ceremony for these two long-time officers. 

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Generally, if you have a mortgage or deed of trust on your property, the lender will require insurance.  These types of borrowers every year are faced with the expense of purchasing insurance for their home.  This year is no exception and if you have been thinking about purchasing insurance …

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OMAK, Wash. - Tony Mattina visited the Omak Language Program May 16-20. Mattina had some new study tools for Nsexlcin on his website www.MELTR. org that he wanted to share with the program. Tony has recordings of elders from the 1960's which have been transcribed and available in part on his…

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NESPELEM, Wash. — The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation announces that it held a  signing ceremony today to receive the deed to the Wagner Ranch from the Methow  Conservancy. The Wagner Ranch includes 328 acres of largely undisturbed riverfront land which  will now be held in c…

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His parents are Rene Williams and Lance Hilderbrand, Sr. His grandparents are Lila and Ducky Friedlander. Lance Hilderbrand, Jr. recently completed a 550-hour Nslxcin Cohort with seven new language warriors.

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Thursday, April 28 – CBC Chair Andy Joseph, Jr. and elder Elaine Emerson were invited to be witnesses as the Lower Similkameen Indian Band (LSIB) set out a plan ~ the songs of all living things by declaring the Ashnola a sməlqmíx protected and conserved area, to uphold their inherent jurisdi…

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Are you feeling like you are in a strained relationship, stressed out, stuck in a rut, unhappy with life, need someone to talk to, addicted, stressed, feeling alone, emotional, or kids not listening to you? Do you want help? The Peacemaker Circle (PMC) is here to offer help to its members. T…

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NESPELEM, Wash. - Sarah Lloyd estimates she has been volunteering to do the NCC Easter Egg hunt for close to nine years. She grew up in Lone Pine, near Elmer City with her mother, Rhonda Baker. Next door, her Great-Grandma Lucille Raymond was able to be a strong influence to her and her siblings.

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April 13, 2022 – Congressman Dan Newhouse, Representing the 4th Congressional District of U.S. House of Representatives, met with CBC for an hour and a half. Congressman Newhouse sat next to CBC Chair Andy Joseph, Jr. Norma Sanchez, Dustin Best and Shar Zacherle were also present during the …

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Editor’s Note: Sonny Sellars is a Certified American College of Sports Medicine  Exercise Physiologist since 2005. He has a degree in Physical Education (Exercise Science Option) from EWU 2000.

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GRAND COULEE, Wash. - Germaine Sitting Crow was welcomed home Saturday to a dinner with friends and family at La Presa in Grand Coulee. His mother, Shawnee BearCub, invited guests to join them in celebrating the transformation of her son from a civilian to a Marine. A boy to a man.

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On March, 30 2022, the Secretary of the Interior, Deb Haaland met with CBC Chair Andy Joseph, Jr., Acting Executive Director Cody Desautel, and Brian Gunn, Washington, D.C. counsel. There were three topics of discussion: Wildfires, Fee-To-Trust Applications, and Regulating Authority on Lake …

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Sonny Sellars has joined the staff at the Tribal Tribune. He wrote for the Tribune in 2013. He has a double-major in Exercise Science and Spanish with a minor in English from Eastern Washington University (EWU).

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NESPELEM, Wash. -The Colville Tribes Food Distribution Program would like to thank all the volunteers that helped make the March 18th, 2022 Nespelem Mobile Market Event a success, thank you to 2nd Harvest for providing the foods that served 153 households in the community. 

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NESPELEM, Wash. March 15, 2022 - Anglers have an opportunity to get paid to fish for northern pike in Lake Roosevelt.

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The Colville Tribes in partnership with Conservation Northwest, Upper Columbia United Tribes, Okanagan Nation Alliance, and others have been capturing lynx in Canada and relocating them to the Colville Indian Reservation to help establish a healthy, self-sustaining population.

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Michelle Campobasso | Public Relations Specialist, Colville Confederated Tribes Fish & Wildlife Department

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