We're always interested in hearing about news in our community. Let us know what's going on!

Multimedia

  • 0

OLYMPIA – A bill working through the Washington legislature could open the opportunity for sports gambling to be added to tribal-state compacts – a step that the bill’s sponsor, Rep. Strom Peterson (D-21st), called a demonstration of “the respect due to these nations that have been in the st…

  • 0

NESPELEM – The Colville Confederated Tribes Native Connections Program has announced a competition to find the best fry bread maker on the Colville Indian Reservation.

  • 0

OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee appointed Colville tribal member Henry Hix, the current chief of the Colville Tribes’ Natural Resource Enforcement, to serve on the Washington State Recreation and Funding Board, according to the Okanogan Valley Gazette Tribune.

featured
  • 0

OLYMPIA – Colville Business Council Chair Rodney Cawston testified, Jan. 29 during a public hearing in the Senate Early Learning and K-12 Education Committee, in support of three tribal education bills currently working through the state legislature.

  • 0

“Older Than The Crown” follows the trial of Sinixt tribal member and retired Fish & Wildlife Officer, Rick Desautel, who in 2010 was charged with hunting as a non-resident and without a license in Canada. Rick harvested an elk on the ancestral land of the Sinixt people near Vallican, Bri…

  • 0

OKANOGAN - In accordance with RCW 29A.12.130 and WAC 434-335, a Logic and Accuracy test will be conducted on the Okanogan County vote counting equipment.  The test will be held in the Okanogan County Auditors Office at 10 a.m., Jan. 15.

  • 0

NESPELEM – The Colville Tribes Youth Development Program has published a call for proposals for beading of a crown for the 2020-2021 Miss Colville Confederated Tribes.

featured
  • 0

OMAK –Since he began working with steel nearly 20 years ago, there have been three instances in which Colville tribal artist Virgil ‘Smoker’ Marchand felt the true impact of his work on others.

  • 0

NESPELEM – A Colville Business Council initiated ban on plastic bags and straws sold at stores within the boundaries of the Colville Reservation has gone into effect as of Jan. 1.

featured
  • 0

Tribal elder Lucetta (Hahn) Stafford is known for maintaining her PMA: Positive Mental Attitude. It’s a line she’s preached for decades to youth on the Colville and Spokane reservations. Education is vitally important Stafford. The 81-year-old Spokane resident was nearly 50 when she received…

  • 0

NESPELEM – Over the next several months, the Colville Confederated Tribal es Election Office will hold community outreach meetings at the Lucy F. Covington Center in Nespelem and presentations at tribal district meetings to discuss the importance of the upcoming 2020 U.S. Census to the Colvi…

  • 0

Wenatchee Valley College at Omak is celebrating Native American Heritage Month this November with two events sponsored by the Associated Students of Wenatchee Valley College at Omak (ASWVCO) Red Road Association.Both events are open to the public.The club will present the film “N. Scott Moma…

  • 0

CASHMERE – The Colville Con- federated Tribes Fish and Wildlife De- partment has announced that the 2019 Icicle Creek Coho fishery opened Nov. 4 to members of the Colville Confed- erated Tribes, the Ps’quosa people.According to a release announc- ing the opening, “the fishery targets non-ESA…

  • 0

Nespelem School District is pleased to announce that 10 teachers received Teacher Grants from the North Central Education Foun- dation. All 10 teachers wrote grants based on the needs of their classrooms and received $300 each which is the maximum amount awarded to purchase items for the cla…

  • 0

TULSA, Okla.- Past Colville tribal leader Lucy F. Covington was inducted posthumously into the National Native American Hall of Fame during an event in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Nov. 2, along with 11 other leaders from across Indian Country.Covington, who passed away in 1982, served on the Colville B…

featured
  • 0

KELLER – Lisa Brown, Director of the Washington Department of Commerce, visited the Colville Res- ervation, Oct. 31, meeting with the Colville Business Council and taking a tour that included upcoming tribal projects planned on the reservation.The visit came as one in a series of visit from …

featured
  • 0

NESPELEM - The Colville Confederated Tribes Veterans Program and Nespelem Ameri- can Legion Auxiliary Unit 114 hosted an honoring of veterans at the Colville Tribal Veterans Memorial in Nespelem Monday, bringing together nearly 35 trib- al veterans and their families.“It’s really something t…

  • 0

Pacific lamprey are rarely seen in the Okanogan sub-basin but fisheries managers are working hard to change that. Efforts have been underway since 2017 with multiple releases happening every year. Recovery of this fish species is a cooperative effort between agencies, tribes and hydroelectri…

featured
  • 0

NESPELEM - Colville tribal member Thomas Lezard completed the Colville Tribal Healing to Wellness Court, receiving a dismissal with prejudice of his charges from the Colville Tribal Prosecutor’s Office in a ceremonial event, Oct. 15 at the tribal court. 

  • 0

NESPELEM – The Colville Confederated Tribes Fish and Wildlife Department’s Resident Fish Hatchery released 1,900 Brook trout, averaging 1.5 pounds, into Owhi Lake, Oct. 8, according to a release distributed on Oct. 16.

  • 0

VANCOUVER, BC— Rodney Cawston, the Chairman of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation (CCT), announced today that the Supreme Court of Canada has granted leave to appeal in the Rick Desautel hunting case, in which three lower courts have held that Desautel, and by extension all …

  • 0

OMAK – The Paschal Sherman Indian School is celebrating Anti-Bullying Month through the month of October, engaging the students with “different activities and opportunities for our young leaders to learn about anti-bullying, help each other, and their community,” according to a release from …

  • 0

NESPELEM – The Colville Business Council, the governing body of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, has approved implementation of a 4-day/10-hour workweek, beginning Sept. 30. The CBC approved Resolution #2019-569 on Thursday at its full Council meeting. Due to the 2019 Gen…

This Week's Tribune