NESPELEM, WA – The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation is proud to announce that it is partnering with the Attorney General of the State of Washington to sue to stop the sale or relocation of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) Federal Archives and Records Cen…
NESPELEM, WA – The Colville Tribes has lifted the curfew previously imposed in the Keller District. The curfew ceases to be in effect on January 14, 2021.
NESPELEM, WA – The Colville Tribes has lifted the curfew previously imposed in the Inchelium District. The curfew ceases to be in effect on January 7, 2021.
Running and biking daily with the name of a missing or murdered indigenous woman or child painted in red on their arms - and with the red hand print that has come to represent Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women movement painted on their faces - Colville Tribal member Willi Bessette joined…
NESPELEM - At a small ceremony to unveil the town of Nespelem’s new water system, Dec. 23, Nespelem Mayor Darcy Epperson said the upgrade would allow the town to lift a moratorium on new housing and projects that had been in place for several years.
NESPELEM - There have been nearly 300 cases of COVID-19 on the Colville Reservation, and as of Jan. 7 there were 21 active and reported cases on the reservation, according to the Colville Tribal Emergency Operations Center.
1. I know the Colville Tribes' have discouraged non-essential travel especially to COVID-19 hot spots. Is it safe to travel right now? What advice do you have for people considering traveling and traveling via airplane?
NESPELEM, WA – The Colville Tribes today imposed a curfew in the Keller District. The curfew is active each day between the hours of 9:00 p.m. through 6:00 a.m.. During this time, all residents of the Reservation, and visitors to the Reservation, must remain indoors. Travel is allowed only i…
All over the world many cultures will celebrate the longest night/shortest day of the year. Here in the America’s many Native American cultures will also celebrate the shortest day of the year. This day is also called “the winter solstice”, which marks the longest night and fewest hours of…
NESPELEM - The Colville Confederated Tribes have released a COVID-19 Vaccination Distribution Plan in anticipation of COVID-19 vaccinations.
There is a lot of news about vaccines for COVID-19 over the last few weeks. When will a vaccine make it's way out to the Colviile Indian Reservation and what should people expect in regard to the process of becoming vaccinated?
LOGAN, Utah – After getting their first win of the season, Colville Tribal descendant Andrew Peasley and the Utah State Aggies looked to keep that momentum going against conference foe Air Force, Dec. 3.
NESPELEM - Colville Business Council Chair Rodney Cawston announced administrative leave for Colville Tribal employees from the end of shift Dec. 23 to Jan. 5.
NESPELEM – Fisheries managers have been working to restore Pacific lamprey in the Okanogan River basin since 2017. This year, two generations of larval lamprey have been sampled in multiple tributary streams proving those efforts are working.
OMAK - The Colville Tribes’ 12 Tribes Resort Casino in Omak unveiled their new Loggers Pub this week to VIP casino players and tribal dignitaries, showcasing the renovated venue that previously housed the casino’s night club.
NESPELEM, WA – The Colville Tribes notifies all residents or visitors within the Colville Reservation that public safety laws will be strictly enforced during the current spike in COVID-19 cases. The Tribal Health Department is issuing specific orders to infected or exposed people which are …
NESPELEM, WA – The Colville Tribes today imposed a curfew in the Inchelium District. The curfew is active each day between the hours of 9:00 p.m. through 6:00 a.m.. During this time, all residents of the Reservation, and visitors to the Reservation, must remain indoors. Travel is allowed onl…
NESPELEM, WASHINGTON—The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation and the Franklin County Public Utility District (PUD) have signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) for a potential future lease of Colville Tribes’ property in Pasco for the construction and operation of a new substation.
NESPELEM - Pacific Aquaculture, which owns and operates the net pens on the Omak-Columbia River Road west of Nespelem - donated 200 turkeys and 50 gift cards to the Colville Tribes Food Distribution Center, Nov. 18, which were handed out to families this week across the reservation.
OKANOGAN VALLEY - In an effort to reestablish roots in the burn scar of the Cold Springs Fire that burned nearly 200,000 acres on the Colville Indian Reservation in September, the River Warrior Society, Methow Valley Interpretive Center and Methow Natives, a native plant nursery from Twisp, …
Going into the holidays, we have seen Gov. Jay Inslee institute increased public health measures and we know the Colville Reservation's public health measures remain in place. What precautions do you suggest for families in regard to Thanksgiving and the upcoming holiday season?
NESPELEM - The Colville Tribal Enrollment Office announced the deadline for the Colville Tribal Needs-Based Grants has been extended to Nov. 25, 2020.
How important is it to make sure that when wearing a mask, that your nose is covered? Could you say, making sure your nose is covered is just as important as your mouth?
NESPELEM - The Colville Business Council voted to approve during Special Session, Nov. 5, four salvage logging operations for timber damaged in 2020 fires.
NESPELEM - During Special Session, Nov. 5, the Colville Business Council voted to approve a requirement that all new fence construction within the Colville Tribes’ pronghorn management areas will be built within guidelines intended to protect pronghorn.
Inchelium Red Garlic is a little-known variety, and many people are not aware of the history of this variety. It is the oldest strain of garlic grown in North America. It originated on the Colville Confederated Tribes Reservation, in the community of Inchelium, Washington. It was growing in …
NESPELEM - The Colville Business Council voted during Special Session, Nov. 5, on a recommendation put forward by the CBC Rules Committee to suspend Colville Business Council member Virgil ‘Smoker’ Marchand for 60 days without pay in relation to an ethics complaint made against the CBC member.
OMAK - The Paschal Sherman Indian School issued a release, Nov. 2, announcing the school all not move to in-person learning due to an increase in COVID-19 cases in Okanogan County.
NESPELEM – Why has there been a steady decline of white sturgeon juveniles in the upper Columbia River? Fisheries managers are working to find the answers and have been focused on recovery efforts.
TWISP - There is an importance in getting roots back into the burned ground left by the Cold Springs Fire and Inchelium Complex Fires that started over the long Labor Day Weekend and burned over 200,000 combined acres on the Colville Indian Reservation.
COULEE DAM - The Northwest Native Development Fund (NNDF) has been awarded a $500,000 grant from Wells Fargo’s Open For Business Fund to help Washington businesses stay open in these times of COVID-19 and disastrous wildfires. The NNDF will use the funds to implement a unique “Small Business…
OKANOGAN – The Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office and Public Health department announced Oct. 28 that beginning in November the opioid overdose reversal medication naloxone will be offered to individuals upon release from the county jail.
12 Tribes Resort & Casino has been working to convert the existing modern themed nightclub Evolution Lounge to a warm relaxing venue called Loggers Pub.
The Confederated Tribes of The Colville Reservation has been working collaboratively with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to better identify flood risk in the Reservation. This effort includes a new flood study on several streams in the Tribe that will ultimately be used to pr…
NESPELEM - In a year that has seen changes to everything ‘normal’ in Nespelem School - from in-student class to school lunches in the cafeteria, to riding the buses to school - add Halloween to the list.
NESPELEM - During special session, Oct. 21, the Colville Business Council unanimously voted to waive all residential building permit fees for the 2020 Cold Springs Fire and Inchelium Complex Fire victims.
NESPELEM - The Colville Business Council voted to approve the 2020 November Elder Quarterly Stipend, providing $350 to each eligible Colville Tribal elder age 55 years old and older.
NESPELEM - The Colville Business Council approved the Colville Tribal Operating Budget for fiscal year 2021 in the total amount of $55,430,410 during special session, Oct. 21.
NESPELEM - Colville Tribal Head Start Program Manager Jeanie Kent met with the Colville Business Council’s Education and Employment Committee, Oct. 19, noting in-person schooling could potentially begin in Keller and Inchelium Nov. 2 and in Omak and Nespelem Nov. 16.
NESPELEM - The Colville Confederated Tribes Election’s Office, which has lead the tribes’ effort in the 2020 U.S. Census, has reported the tribes have completed the decennial count with a 85 percent return - 18 percentage points higher than the national average.
In Chambers recently, you talked about what you called "the misery index" and the effect that it could have on the spread of COVID-19 in our area. What is the misery index, how is it related to the spread of COVID-19 and what can residents do to continue preventing the spread of COVID-19?
KELLER - The contractor Leone & Keeble LLC has reported it has paid approximately $586,000 to date in wages to tribal members working on construction of the San Poil Treatment Facility in Keller.
SINIXT TRADITIONAL TERRITORY - There’s sad irony in the fact the U.S.-Canadian border has been closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic since March, locking out many Sinixt from their traditional homelands in British Columbia, yet the Supreme Court of Canada is reserving judgment on a landmark ca…