It wasn’t easy being a dispatcher, but Lareesa Whalawitsa loved her job.
Tribal member Joseph Somday never wanted to end up on the front page of a newspaper. Usually, that meant you did something wrong if you were a member of law enforcement.
NESPELEM – The Colville Business Council approved two different, unanimous resolutions for an August Quarterly Elder Stipend in the amount of $350 and a per capita payment in the amount of $200 during Special Session by unanimous decision.
NESPELEM – The Colville Business Council has approved a resolution to approve Key Bank to pursue up to $18 million in financing for construction of the Colville Treatment Facility.
OMAK - The Paschal Sherman Indian School has announced it is accepting notifications of interest from Colville Tribal members who are interested in filling two vacant school board positions.
NESPELEM - The Colville Business Council approved a resolution that defines tribal member-only recreational areas within the boundaries of the Colville Reservation, during special session June 6.
NESPELEM, WA—The US Supreme Court today declined to hear an appeal by Teck, Inc., of the Colville Tribes’ victories in a landmark environmental enforcement case, establishing that the Canadian mining giant’s actions in dumping millions of tons of toxic waste into the Upper Columbia River mak…
NESPELEM – Buying items just got a little easier for Programs of the Colville Confederated Tribes, who now have access to the world's largest online retailer through an Amazon Business account.
NESPELEM – The battle was on when several agencies and Tribes joined forces in early May to remove as many northern pike as possible from Lake Roosevelt waters. Together the (Colville Tribe, Spokane Tribe, WDFW, Kalispel Tribe, National Park Service and Grant and Chelan PUDs) were able to r…
CHENEY - Following the preliminary round in the shot put competition at the WIAA State Track and Field Finals in Cheney, Friday, a mutter went through the crowd: To win, Colville tribal descendant Steven Flowers, a senior at Lake Roosevelt High School, would have to throw a personal record.
INCHELIUM – The Inchelium Elders will host a Colville Tribes Elder Dinner, June 12 at the Inchelium Community Center, bringing together elders from across the reservation and outlying areas.
NESPELEM - The Colville Tribes hosted a free opioid response training at the Lucy F. Covington Government Center, May 28 and May 29, bringing together local tribal and federal employees from health care, behavioral health and corrections, as well as guests from across the region.
NESPELEM – Colville tribal members Willie Coleman and Daniel Nanamkin graduated from the Colville Confederated Tribal Court’s Healing to Wellness Court with a ceremony held at the Lucy F. Covington Government Center in Nespelem, May 17.
NESPELEM - The Colville Tribal Tribune is currently accepting photos and information related to recent Colville Tribal graduates of high school and college programs.
The Native Action Network has named Colville tribal member Yvette Joseph as a 2019 Enduring Spirit Honoree, highlighting Joseph’s work improving tribal health and human services across Indian Country.
NESPELEM - The Colville Confederated Tribes hosted a Fallen Officers Memorial Ceremony and Ride, Wednesday, recognizing Colville Tribal Police Officer Louis A. Millard, CTPD officer Roy Richard Bradshaw and Omak Police Officer Michael W. Marshall along with other fallen officers from across …
NESPELEM – The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation has filed a lawsuit on against major manufacturers and distributors of opioids, alleging devastating public health effects on Tribal communities. The Tribes has sued over 25 opioid-industry defendants in the action, which seeks b…
OLYMPIA - Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signed into law, Tuesday, an act aimed at using a federal Medicare and Medicaid policy update from 2016 to work toward improving the healthcare provided to the states’ first peoples.
Coeur d'Alene tribal member and Colville descendant Leanne Campbell has been selected to receive a 2019 Esto Perpetua Award for her work in Idaho history.
NESPELEM – Colville tribal members Kelly Jerred and Deanna Heath were sentenced in Colville Tribal Court by interim Chief Judge Cynthia Jordan, May 3, in a case related to the misuse of public funds and fraud committed while both were employed at the Colville Confederated Tribes’ Department …
OMAK – Keynote speaker Enrique Morones, founder of the non-profit Border Angels, promoted fighting racism with love at the Stand Against Racism event hosted by Wenatchee Valley College-Omak and the YWCA, Wednesday, following opening remarks from Colville Business Council members Richard Mose…
KELLER – The Bureau of Indian Affairs and Colville Confederated Tribes have published for public comment an environmental assessment related to harvesting 23 million board feet from 3,034 acres in the Bridge Creek Forestry Project, located approximately 15 miles north of Keller.
INCHELIUM – The Washington State University Colville Reservation Ext. Office and Colville Confederated Tribes Head Start will host a course titled, “Understanding Credit,” focused on financial habits that affect credit and techniques for managing credit.
NESPELEM – The Colville Confederated Tribes Department of Transportation has asked those traveling through the Buffalo Lake Road find an alternate route if possible as construction will resume on the road today.
NESPELEM - The Colville Confederated Tribes Fish and Wildlife department announced today, along with other regional agencies, they will be setting up to 500 gillnets, May 6 through May 9, in prime northern pike spawning areas in an effort to reduce the spread of northern pike in Lake Roosevelt.
SANTE FE, N.M. – Former Miss Colville Confederated Tribes, Shandiin Nanamkin-Spencer will serve as headlady at the Institute of American Indian Arts Spring Powwow, May 11.
INCHELIUM – The Inchelium Forestry District of the Colville Confederated Tribes has opened for a 14-day public review and comment period on an environmental assessment for a forestry project that proposes to harvest 18.5 million board feet of timber from 1,463 acres in the Little Wilmont Cre…
OMAK – The Colville Confederated Tribes: Department of Transportation has announced construction at Omak’s Benton Street, which includes the Omak Community Center and other tribal programs within the vicinity, will resume, April 8.
Some of the most popular lakes on the Colville Indian Reservation are being stocked this month with thousands of trout and that’s good news for anglers. The fish vary in size from 2 to 8 pounds.
A project that will cost just over $1 million will help to improve habitat and stream flow for rainbow trout in the Sanpoil River subbasin. The project involves replacing four fish passage barriers (two at Iron Creek and two at Louie Creek), as well as fencing and planting activities. The pr…
NESEPELEM – The Colville Tribal Land Operations/Range Program has announced its noxious/invasive weed project fieldwork will begin April 22 and will extend into the fall.
Currently, I am serving the membership as the appointed CBC delegate for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Native Nations Communications Taskforce appointed by the FCC Commissioners comprised of (25) Tribal Officials. The Colville Tribe was instrumental in regaining this seat thr…
Nespelem – The Colville Business Council announces that the Tribes will be using the Colville Reservation Emergency Alert System by CodeRED. This system enhances public safety as it expands the number of people who will have access to Reservation Emergency Alerts such as: building closures, …
SAN DIEGO, CA - Former Colville Business Council member Mel Tonasket will be honored with the 9th Annual Tim Wapato Sovereign Warrior Award from the National Indian Gaming Association at the San Diego Convention Center, today.
NESPELEM – The Colville Tribes’ Office of Reservation Attorney has opened for a 90-day comment period a proposed amendment to the Colville Tribal Code that would add Chapter 9-7 related to eminent domain.
INCHELIUM – The Colville Confederated Tribes Department of Transportation has announced the Inchelium Ferry will be closed down for regular maintenance from April 1 to April 5, returning to service April 6.
KELLER – The Washington Department of Transportation has announced service at the Keller Ferry will stop at midnight on March 31 and will resume April 10.