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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 - 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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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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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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COULEE DAM – The search for a 27-year-old tribal member who jumped from Grand Coulee Bridge around 7 a.m. this morning will continue downriver, Coulee Dam Police Chief Pat Collins told the Tribune.

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NESPELEM – 2015 marked the 11th year of the Grand Marshals dinner and new to this year’s community potluck would be the addition of a veteran Grand Marshal. 

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He was known as a regular during Okanogan High School football and basketball games, no matter how hot or cold the weather, even as his health detoriatored and his family warned him not to go, Mark “Chief” Timentwa yelled from the sidelines or from the grandstands, supporting and watching hi…

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NESPELEM: Deaths of tribal members through April are just a hair over the average over the past five years, according to Colville Tribal enrollment.

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SPOKANE: The Bureau Indian Affair’s Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians partnered  with the Colville Tribes Enrollment Program and the Healing Lodge of the Seven Nations and provided financial literacy training to the Healing Lodge of the Seven Nation, May 22.

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SEATTLE – Representatives from five tribes smiled as they posed for a photograph with Dr. Eske Willerslev following a press conference revealing results that affirmed the tribes’ longstanding belief Kennewick Man was an ancestor of regional tribes.

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NESPELEM- Five of seven incumbents in the 2015 Colville Business Council General Election are behind at the polls, though absentee ballots won’t be counted until this week.

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Tribal member graduates WSU ahead of peers after pushing herself through Running Start

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NESPELEM- The Colville Business Council approved support of a request by the City of Omak providing permissions for legally licensed ATVs to be used on Omak Avenue, Jackson Street and 8th Avenue in east Omak.

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NESPELEM-According to the National Weather Service, the Colville Reservation saw the beginnings of a heat wave on Monday that set record-breaking high temperatures.

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Following recent deaths community organizers gather to educate, inspire hope and bring healing

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