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(Nespelem, WA) — The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation will distribute disaster relief payments to offset the financial consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. All enrolled tribal members over the age of 18 as of September 9, 2021 will qualify for two payments, each in the amoun…

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(Nespelem, WA) — The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation has decided to let the powwow and stick games set for September proceed, provided that each event will require all participants to show proof of vaccination such as a vaccination card. The stick games are scheduled for this…

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(Nespelem, WA) — The Colville Business Council is cancelling the powwow and stick games set for September due to danger from COVID-19. This action comes after local COVID-19 infections spiked following the Omak Stampede. 

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Today, I sat down with former BEMER director Kim Nissen Stanger about her past experiences working at Lake Roosevelt. Kim Nissen was born in Coulee Dam, later raised on a ranch in Nespelem by her parents and her five brothers and sisters. Stanger originally attended school in Nespelem before…

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NESPELEM - For the past six years with exception to 2020, the Education departments of the Colville Confederated Tribes have gathered together to plan an eventful ceremony to celebrate this year’s graduates.

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NESPELEM – Recently, hundreds of adult summer chinook were released upstream of Grand Coulee and Chief Joseph dams.  

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KELLER – Standing a few feet in the Sanpoil River, Andy Joseph Jr., Chairman for the Colville Confederated Tribes Business Council, watched the chinook salmon he was about to release be passed down the line of people – hand to hand - to him.

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CHAPTER 4-3 LAND USE AND DEVELOPMENT GENERAL PROVISIONS4-3-1    TitleThis Chapter shall be known as and may be referred to as the Colville Land Use and Development Chapter.4-3-2     AuthorityThe Colville Land Use and Development Chapter is enacted by the Colville Business Council pursuant to…

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(Nespelem, WA)—The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation filed a lawsuit today against the United States seeking damages related to the massive wildfires that burned more than 240,000 acres on the Colville Reservation in 2015. The Tribes alleged that the United States failed to mai…

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INCHELIUM – Washington Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz made the long trek from Olympia to the remote community of Inchelium to meet with members of the Colville Business Council, July 28, to discuss the recent Chuweah Creek and Summit Trail fires.

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NESPELEM – The entrepreneurial adventure for Colville Tribal member Brenda Condon and Joaquin Bustamante has been years in the making, and as they’ve developed their small business the two have planned, practiced and waited for the right opportunity.

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(Nespelem, WA) — The Governor of the State of Washington, Jay Inslee, will travel to the Lucy Covington Government Center in Nespelem this Wednesday. He plans to meet with leaders of communities that have been impacted by recent wildfires, including the Colville Business Council.

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We can expect to be exposed to wildfire smoke for an extended period from the fires currently burning on the Reservation and others in the area (Methow and B.C.) This sets up circumstances for people to experiencing an increase in sore throats, dry nasal passages, and headaches.

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INCHELIUM  – The Summit Trail Fire started on July 12th 17 miles west of Inchelium after a lightning storm moved through the area. California Interagency Incident Management Team 10 is in command of the fire with Incident Commander Daren Dalrymple. 

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Operations Today: Firefighters faced new challenges on the Chuweah Creek Fire as temperatures and winds increased across the fire area yesterday. The addition of two hotshot crews and other resources contributed to successful advances on the fireline during the both the day and night shifts.

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FAYETTEVILLE, A.R. – Colville tribal member Toni Stanger-McLaughlin, J.D., has taken the helm at the Native American Agriculture Fund, the Nation’s largest philanthropic organization dedicated to serving Native American farmers, ranchers and food change makers.

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For the last several years, Colville tribal member Darren McCrea has been expressing concern to anyone who would listen that trees across the planet are dying.

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COULEE DAM - As part of their summer school project, working in the Lake Roosevelt High School woodshop, Colville tribal members Elijah Palmanteer and Aidan Palmateer have worked to build a 16-foot skiff.

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(Nespelem, WA) — Concerned parties have reached out to the Colville Tribes and expressed a desire to make donations in response to the current fire situation on the Colville Reservation. Parties who wish to donate items may contact Brian Nanamkin at (509) 978-9197. Mr. Nanamkin can coordinat…

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(Nespelem, WA) — The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation declared a state of emergency today due to multiple uncontrolled fires on the Colville Reservation. The Reservation is currently shut down to industrial activities and to the general public. The Tribes has imposed an Indust…

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NESPELEM – The Colville Confederated Tribes hosted their annual Oath of Office for newly elected Colville Business Council members, drawing an end to the 2021 Colville Business Council Elections, July 8 at the Lucy F. Covington Government Center in Nespelem.

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MOSES LAKE - In an event at the Moses Lake Sinkiuse Square, the Downtown Moses Lake Association hosted the Colville Business Council and Chief Moses descendants to an unveiling event, honoring the chief with banners hung around the downtown park.

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(Nespelem, WA) — The Colville Reservation and surrounding areas are facing extreme fire conditions. The Tribal Council today passed several emergency resolutions to mitigate the fire risk.

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BRIDGEPORT - With the sun peeking over the eastern Washington Plateau - and the morning light reflecting off the Columbia River – nearly 20 people gathered together at 6 a.m., July 1, at the Colville Tribes’ Chief Joseph Hatchery to celebrate the Colville Tribes’ 2021 First Salmon Ceremony, …

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NESPELEM — Zachary E. Love has been disbarred as a Spokesperson in Colville Tribal Court. Mr. Love was found to have repeatedly and aggressively misrepresented himself as attorney, when he is in fact not an attorney. He also engaged in behavior which was unprofessional, at best, and cannot b…

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KETTLE FALLS – For the past six years now, the Colville Confederated Tribes and the Spokane Tribe of Indians have annually taken part in a canoe journey spanning most of Lake Roosevelt.

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FORT SPOKANE - At the start of the Spokane and Colville tribes’ annual canoe journey to Kettle Falls, which launched June 15 from Two Rivers, the group of paddlers and support staff went to Fort Spokane to say a prayer for the 215 children discovered in a grave at a Kamloops boarding school …

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