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I have received several requests to write something about the retreat of the Colville Business Council held in October 2018 as well as the recent ethics charges against Andrea George.  I will also provide information of the events leading up the special session on Thursday February 21, 2019,…

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There are a lot of opportunities to buy real estate if you are a Colville Tribal member.  We have multiple programs to get you started.  We require you fill out an application completely and send in proof of income (pay stub, tax returns etc.).  We have a home purchase program, equity progra…

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The late xwupyawilx (Ken) Condon wrote and provided stories to the Tribune for almost a year from 2013-14. Here were the stories he shared with the tribal membership through our publication.

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Throughout the years, the Tribal Tribune has developed relationships with many people. Some come to our office and hang out, wanting to know the latest. Others contribute to our product. And there have also been a few that just simply want to read our fellow tribal publications' latest news.

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The Omak Santa Sleigh Crew would like to thank the following businesses and individuals for donating to help our Santa Sleigh make it’s rounds to the communities in the Omak District.

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Last week, we received an email from a concerned, and rightfully frustrated, tribal member. That member had been looking for emergency contact information on the Colville Tribal website, struggling to find who to call in an emergency related to suicide.

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During the cold month of November there was a flurry to raise money for Coats for the Community. The project was brought to the attention of the Colville Business Council. The Management & Budget Committee made a consensus to get support, Chairman Cawston sent out a letter to members and…

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The family of Pete James would like to express our appreciation to all who assisted with services for our brother, uncle, cousin, friend.

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The Tribune put out a call for reactions to President Trump’s Tuesday night speech regarding his proposed $5.7 billion border wall. We received 36 comments, meaning many people were engaged — or, in general, wanted to show their lack of support for giving Trump their attention. Here were som…

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Recently, all enrolled adult members were sent letters about a survey being conducted by the Environmental Trust Department. The Department hired the Social and Economic Sciences Research Center (SESRC) at Washington State University to help administer the survey. If you haven’t already, ple…

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This week while writing the article, “Officials meet with displaced residents,” a Tribal Tribune journalist sent a question to the Colville Tribal Police Department’s Chief of Police Dustin Best about any investigation related to an Oct. 3 fire at the Grandview Trailer Court. During that fir…

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“TERO’s Unarmed Security Training with Instructor Dave Best at the Nespelem Corrections Center concluded On November 1, 2018. Those in attendance: Anthony Stanczak III, Ann Adolph, Phillip Hall, and John Manuel. The TERO Staff are proud of them to have successfully completed this training. U…

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The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation’s Traffic Safety Committee would like to bring attention to an event to honor those who have been affected by traffic collisions. World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims is commemorated on the third Sunday of November each year to…

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On October 30th, I requested Tribal Council to attend a retreat at Northern Quest Casino at Spokane, WA.  The Agenda for this meeting was to discuss Council Ethics and Council Professional Code of Conduct.  We needed a place where we could meet with just council without interruption or inter…

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I love the paranormal. I am enthusiastic about the spirit world. I haven’t really seen a ghost, or Bigfoot, or UFOs, or anything terribly out of the ordinary, but it doesn’t mean I wouldn’t invite such an occurrence.

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The 2008 Columbia Basin Fish Accords Memorandum of Agreement was set to expire at the end of fiscal year 2018. I’m happy to say, having reviewed the draft Extension with staff and attorneys, CBC has approved the Extension for signature with BPA, the Army Corps of Engineers, and Bureau of Rec…

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We are making it a habit to say thank you and we appreciate all that you do in helping build and improve our business. All the hard work you do has been recognized as we announce our July Employees of the Month.

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During a filming of an interview with Colville tribal member Robert Watt, Watt shared the story of when he was asked by Eva Orr to stay back and protect the village site for the first winter.

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(Keller – 8/1/18) Keller Valley Highriders 4-H Club hosted a 4-H Small Animal Clinic, Wednesday, August 1, 2018, at the Keller Community Center. Youth and families came together to learn how to care for chickens and rabbits and how to prepare their small animal 4-H projects for exhibition at…

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Colville Tribal Health, Nespelem Wash. – July 20 ~ what do you say to a mom or dad who has suffered the ultimate heartbreak? There’s nothing you can say to take away their pain; but you can help let them know they’re not alone. As a mental health professional and twice-bereaved parent, Dr. G…

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Here at Colville Fuels, we are very grateful for our employees. It is their hard work and commitment that helps keeps our business intact. As a token of our appreciation, we’d like to take the time to recognize our Employees of the Month for the month of June.

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The Colville Reservation is known for strong female leaders. Of course there is Lucy F. Covington, who lead the fight against termination and who’s name sits in front of the Colville Tribal Government Center, but there were many others as well. To name but a few: Florence Quill, Josephine Ma…

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Last November, I was given the opportunity to write about Colville tribal member John Antone, who was working at the time for the Colville Tribes Public Works Program as a janitor in the Lucy F. Covington Government Center.

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