NESPELEM, Wash. – On October 1, 2022, Colville Business Council, Colville Tribal leadership and tribal members convened at the Nespelem Community Center where tribal leadership provided an overview of the various facets of tribal government and its enterprises.
Since the onslaught of wildfires, particularly over the last decade here on the Colville Reservation, many Colville Tribal Members have contacted the Forestry Department about being updated on our efforts to replant forested areas severely impacted by wildfires.
Incumbents Dustin Best, Virgil “Smoker” Marchand, Andrew Joseph Jr., Sharleen Zacherle and Joseph Somday return, while Inchelium boasts two new faces in Cody Peone and Cindy Marchand
NESPELEM, Wash. – Thirty seven professors from the University of Washington, covering a variety of disciplines, visited the Lucy A. Covington Government Center. Cody Desautel provided an overview of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Indian Reservation to the visitors.
BRIDGEPORT, Wash. – Ceremony and science connect as tribal members, tribal leadership, staff from Fish & Wildlife and local youth witness the First Salmon Ceremony at the Chief Joseph Hatchery in Bridgeport, Washington on May 26, 2022.
NESPELEM, Wash. – The State of Washington Department of Health just recently awarded the Colville Tribal Convalescent Center with the Long-Term Care COVID-19 Immunization Gold Award.
GRAND COULEE, Wash. - Germaine Sitting Crow was welcomed home Saturday to a dinner with friends and family at La Presa in Grand Coulee. His mother, Shawnee BearCub, invited guests to join them in celebrating the transformation of her son from a civilian to a Marine. A boy to a man.
INCHELIUM, Wash. The Colville Confederated Tribes Planning Department, with the help of the Boys & Girls Club of Inchelium, is in the process of applying for a State grant to build a skatepark next to the proposed Inchelium Wellness Center.
Sonny Sellars has joined the staff at the Tribal Tribune. He wrote for the Tribune in 2013. He has a double-major in Exercise Science and Spanish with a minor in English from Eastern Washington University (EWU).
NESPELEM, Wash. -The Colville Tribes Food Distribution Program would like to thank all the volunteers that helped make the March 18th, 2022 Nespelem Mobile Market Event a success, thank you to 2nd Harvest for providing the foods that served 153 households in the community.
NESPELEM, Wash. March 15, 2022 - Anglers have an opportunity to get paid to fish for northern pike in Lake Roosevelt.
The Colville Tribes in partnership with Conservation Northwest, Upper Columbia United Tribes, Okanagan Nation Alliance, and others have been capturing lynx in Canada and relocating them to the Colville Indian Reservation to help establish a healthy, self-sustaining population.
Michelle Campobasso | Public Relations Specialist, Colville Confederated Tribes Fish & Wildlife Department
OMAK, Wash — Tribal members gathered on Thursday, January 27, 2022 to witness the Omak Tribal Head Start staff host a ceremony of song and prayer over the grounds where the future building for Omak Tribal Head Start will be built.
Colville Tribes Paschal Sherman Indian School doing their part to keep a dwindling language alive through youth immersion; PSIS third-grade class performs at the PAC as part of Winter series
In the months of October and November, staff were spawning summer chinook twice a week in addition to shocking (the force on eggs that occurs during handling) and picking spring chinook eggs. They will continue this work in December. Staff also released thousands of salmon fry in rearing ra…
For the second year in a row, chinook salmon have spawned successfully in the upper reaches of the Columbia River, above Chief Joseph and Grand Coulee dams
NESPELEM — Colville Tribal member, Laura Morago, has been has been hired as the new Editor-in-chief for the Colville Confederated Tribes.
COULEE DAM – For the first time, the Colville Confederated Tribes Language Program and the Tribes’ Youth Development Program teamed up to put on a fashion show in honor of Native American Heritage Month.
INCHELIUM – Thursday (November 11) is Veterans Day, a time to honor military veterans and those that are still serving.
Nespelem, Wash. – In the past few weeks, several lynx (wápupxn) have been captured in Canada and relocated to the Colville Indian Reservation in Washington state in hopes that a resilient population will be established there.
Colville Tribal leaders and staff from Conservation Northwest gather for a ceremony on newly transferred land in North Half
MOSES MOUNTAIN - Colville Tribal Forestry Department, along with the BIA, successfully planted around 37,600 whitebark pine seedlings over a 200-acre area atop Moses Mountain this fall.
KELLER – The new San Poil Treatment Center held a grand opening and ribbon-cutting, Sept 30, in front of the new facility.
(Nespelem, WA) — The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation announces that it must postpone its Annual Membership Meeting scheduled for Friday October 1st, 2021. This decision was made in an effort to keep families and employees safe during the Covid-19 emergency. The Tribes will se…
(Nespelem, Wash. September 22, 2021) – The past few months have been hectic and exciting to say the least as staff began collecting salmon in early July for the CJH program. They also stocked the community freezer and distributed salmon to Colville tribal members and to other tribes.
Nespelem, Wash. September 22, 2021 – In the last few weeks, a total of 116 adult Pacific lamprey were released in Omak Creek, Salmon Creek, Loup Loup Creek and in the Similkameen River.
(Nespelem, WA) — The San Poil Treatment Center is hosting an open house for the public on October 1st, 2021 to celebrate its grand opening. Guided tours will be given between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. and refreshments and snacks will be served. A separate, invitation-only grand opening event will b…
(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…
TWIN LAKES – As you first approach Twin Lakes Youth Camp, you hear the sound of hammers hammering, saws cutting through wood and see a project coming to life.
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.
NESPELEM – Recently, hundreds of adult summer chinook were released upstream of Grand Coulee and Chief Joseph dams.
NESPELEM - Over 600 juvenile white sturgeon were released in Rufus Woods Lake recently.
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.
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.
Colville Tribes host mini-powwow for firefighters and First Responders
NESPELEM - Colville tribal elder Darlene Wilder, who’s house on Owhi Flats was in the path of the destructive Chuweah Creek Fire, shared her story as well.
The Chuweah Creek Fire, started by lightning July 12, burned 3 homes on the Colville Reservation
River Warriors, Peacekeepers Society organize massive donation drive thru
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.
May 5 was National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls
NESPELEM – They’ve been planning this day for the past month.
The search for Jamie Ray Williams, 28, a Colville Tribal member who jumped from Grand Coulee Dam Bridge, June 26 has ended.