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Nez Perce Tribe

8/22/2019

article Road project near casino may go to bid in December
(Idaho) -- Some progress has been made toward building an interchange with on- and off-ramps at the Clearwater River Casino and Lodge. The $18 million project is slated...

8/13/2019

article Nez Perce Tribe to Award Annual Education Grants
(Idaho) -- The Nez Perce Tribe will award the annual Local Education Program Fund grants on August 22nd, 2019. The event will take place at the Clearwater River Casino...

8/10/2019

article LETTER: Thankful to Chief Joseph for enduring words of wisdom
(Montana) -- Chief Joseph had an impact on my life. Chief Joseph was of the Nez Perce tribe in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States back in the mid 1800...

8/5/2019

article Nez Perce sees 1492 anniversary as rallying point
(Idaho) -- In 1492, Christopher Columbus of Spain landed in the New World and found it populated by Indians. Today, Indians in North, Central and South America are...

7/26/2019

article Tribe, others challenge agreement
(Idaho) -- A recent deal between environmental regulators in Oregon and Idaho that promised to advance Idaho Power’s attempt to relicense its three-dam Hells...

7/3/2019

article Big Hole National Battlefield celebrates voice of Nez Perce Tribal Elder
(Montana) -- Don’t miss your chance to learn about the Flight of 1877 from Nez Perce Elder Darrell Wheeler. “The events of 1877 are a part of world history,...

6/27/2019

article Nez Perce Tribe video sheds light on Midas Gold damage
(Idaho) -- "Do not let Midas Gold's shining promises distract you from what is really happening. Gold mining companies are destroyers, not restorers,”...

6/24/2019

article Hundreds gather to help Tribal Police Officer Josh Rigney
(Idaho) -- The first ever Lewis Clark Valley First Responder's Ball brought the community together Friday night to help Nez Perce Tribal Police officer Josh Rigney...

6/22/2019

article Lolo Pass Visitor Center to host Nez Perce tribal members, demonstrations
(Montana) -- Lolo Pass Visitor Center, located on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests along U.S. Highway 12 at the Idaho/Montana state line, has a busy month...

6/20/2019

article Banquet set for wounded officer
(Idaho) -- A banquet planned for this evening will benefit a Nez Perce Tribal officer who was shot and injured by a man who drove up to his Lewiston home. The Nez Perce...

6/19/2019

article Josephy Center installs Nez Perce bronze
(Oregon) -- Josephy Center to feature new Nez Perce bronze sculpture at its entry. On Saturday, June 22, the Josephy Center will celebrate the installation of a new...

6/15/2019

article Idaho officials open salmon season in northern Idaho
(Idaho) -- The Idaho Department of Fish and Game has reopened spring chinook fishing on parts of the Middle Fork of the Clearwater River in northern Idaho. The agency...

6/14/2019

article Anglers get unexpected crack at Idaho spring chinook
(Idaho) -- In a surprise move, the Idaho Fish and Game Commission reopened spring chinook salmon fishing on a portion of the Middle Fork of the Clearwater River east of...

6/12/2019

article Anchorage man, 94, honored by Nez Perce Tribe as its last surviving WWII veteran
(Idaho) -- The oldest member of the Nez Perce Tribe and its last surviving veteran of World War II carefully made his way around the circle Saturday at the close of a...

6/9/2019

article Welcome home, warrior
(Idaho) -- The oldest member of the Nez Perce Tribe and last surviving veteran of World War II carefully made his way around the circle Saturday at the close of a...

6/7/2019

article Nez Perce Tribe intent to sue Midas Gold mining for pollution discharge
(Idaho) -- The Nez Perce Tribe is threatening to sue mining company, Midas Gold Corporation, under the Clean Water Act. The tribe says the company has discharged arsenic...

6/6/2019

article Mining company denies Nez Perce Tribe pollution allegations
(Idaho) -- A mining company facing a potential lawsuit by the Nez Perce Tribe over pollution at a historic mining area in central Idaho is not to blame for the pollution...
article Mining company denies Nez Perce Tribe pollution allegations
(Idaho) -- A mining company facing a potential lawsuit from the Nez Perce Tribe over pollution at a historic mining area in central Idaho says it has never mined the...

6/2/2019

article State refuses to recognize bighorn as biggest ever for Idaho
(Idaho) -- The Idaho Department of Fish and Game will not recognize as a state record a bighorn sheep that was killed nearly three years ago by a Nez Perce Tribe member...

5/31/2019

article Tribal Officer Josh Rigney recounts story of being shot twice in his home
(Utah) -- Six weeks ago, Nez Perce Tribal Police Officer Josh Rigney was ambushed at his home and shot by Daniel Cook Jr. in the leg and shoulder. “He asked me if...

5/28/2019

article State refuses to recognize bighorn as biggest ever for Idaho
(Idaho) -- The Idaho Department of Fish and Game will not recognize as a state record a bighorn sheep that was killed nearly three years ago by a Nez Perce Tribe member...

5/24/2019

article 'I’d take bullets again'; Nez Perce officer shot at home speaks out
(Idaho) -- To officer Josh Rigney, the shootout he experienced outside his Lewiston home last month lasted just a "split second." "I would have never...
article Wounded Nez Perce Tribal Officer shares story of survival and road to recovery
(Idaho) -- Before medics arrived, she called 911, tended to his wounds and made sure their three kids were safe. “It was perfect,” Rigney said, “I...

5/20/2019

article Popular hot springs closed when an Idaho tribe bought it. What’s next?
(Idaho) -- This spring, change rolled into the popular Zim’s Hot Springs near New Meadows. The family that owned it for more than three decades handed over the...

5/16/2019

article Tales of tribal resiliency
(Idaho) -- The exhibit “Dams.Fish.Controversy” offers a perspective from people who have lived along the Columbia River and its tributaries for thousands of...

5/4/2019

article Tribal members express gratitude for wounded officer
(Idaho) -- Day two of the Nez Perce Tribe’s spring General Council was mostly spent behind closed doors, but the afternoon saw some reports from the law and order...
article Incumbents keep their seats at General Council
(Idaho) -- All the incumbents in the three seats up for election in the Nez Perce Tribe’s governing committee retained their positions. Shannon Wheeler, chairman,...

5/2/2019

article Tribe weighs option of gambling at golf course
(Idaho) -- The Nez Perce Tribe has begun preliminary talks about opening up gambling at its recently purchased golf course in Clarkston. Nez Perce Tribal Executive...

4/30/2019

article Fellow officers rally as Tribal Officer Rigney is discharged from hospital
(Idaho) -- We are happy to report that Nez Perce Tribal Police Officer Josh Rigney is now out of the hospital. Pictures posted by Officer Rigney’s mother-in-law on...

4/22/2019

article UPDATE: Tribal officer walking after being shot at his home
(Idaho) -- Tribal Officer Josh Rigney is up and walking after he was shot Wednesday, at his home. Nez Perce Tribal officials said he is in good spirits and doctors...

4/18/2019

article Nez Perce Tribal Officer in stable condition after suspect shot him twice at Lewiston home
(Idaho) -- A Nez Perce Tribal Officer is in stable condition after a suspect shot him twice while he was at his home in Lewiston Wednesday. The Nez Perce Tribe says that...

4/17/2019

article Report: Nez Perce Tribal Police Officer shot in north Idaho home, suspect dead
(Idaho) -- A Nez Perce Tribal Police Officer was shot in his home in the Lewiston Orchards area Wednesday. The officer was off-duty when police say a man arrived at his...

4/13/2019

article Falcon Construction puts work on hold to aid in Nez Perce Reservation flood relief
(Idaho) -- Montie Phillips, the owner of Falcon Construction, was surveying an Orofino home Tuesday morning when he discovered flooding nearby. He took action with...

4/9/2019

article Nez Perce Tribe Declares State of Emergency
(Idaho) -- The Nez Perce Tribal Executive Committee has declared a state of emergency and is asking for volunteers. The emergency is heavy flooding on and near the Nez...
article Tribe Issues Evacuation Warning
(Idaho) -- If you live in low-lying lands, the Nez Perce Tribal Executive Committee suggests you get ready to evacuate. The rising rivers, creeks, and potential for...

4/7/2019

article Nez Perce Tribe celebrates historic ownership of Clarkston Golf and Country Club
(Washington) -- Friday was a historic day for the Clarkston Golf and Country Club. It was the opening ceremony for the club now under the ownership of the Nez Perce...

3/31/2019

article Regional News Roundup: Nez Perce Tribe buys hot springs near New Meadows
(Idaho) -- Zims Hot Springs north of New Meadows has been purchased by the Nez Perce Tribe. The tribe purchased the property from longtime owners Al and Linda Dixon...

3/30/2019

article Learning from our neighbors, the Nez Perce
(Idaho) -- Growing up in eastern Montana the first 13 years of my life, I was fortunate to be exposed to many Native American tribes and peoples. I went to school with...

3/28/2019

article Tourism with a tribal flavor comes to L-C Valley
(Idaho) -- A Nez Perce tribal member has seized on an aspect of tourism to the Lewiston-Clarkston Valley that highlights American Indian culture for paying visitors.

3/6/2019

article Finding solutions for the deadly intersection near Clearwater Casino
(Idaho) -- Nez Perce Tribal officials and Idaho Transportation Department are still working to find a solution to a strip of highway known for its deadly intersection at...

3/4/2019

article Casino Interchange Gets New Website
(Idaho) -- There’s a new website to keep drivers updated on what’s happening to the highway near the Casino. The Idaho Transportation Department and the Nez...
article Report: Interchange is casino’s best bet
(Idaho) -- A joint safety audit of a dangerous intersection at the Clearwater Casino and Lodge advises what has been known for some time: an interchange is the best...

2/19/2019

article Nez Perce Tribe awarded $300,000 grant from Uncle Sam to buy buses
(Idaho) -- The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded $300,000 to the Nez Perce Tribe to purchase public transportation buses. The federal grant is part of a $5...

1/22/2019

article Tribe still pursuing purchase of Clarkston Golf and Country Club
(Idaho) -- A sale of the Clarkston Golf and Country Club to the Nez Perce Tribe may be finalized soon. A Nez Perce Tribe official confirmed Tuesday that the two sides...

1/16/2019

article Office of Highway Safety conducts road safety audit near Clearwater River Casino
(Idaho) -- The area surrounding the Clearwater River Casino has seen crash after crash for the past decade. So the Office of Highway Safety assembled a team to...

1/12/2019

article Tribe pulls nomination for Lochsa River corridor
(Idaho) -- The Nez Perce Tribe has withdrawn its nomination to include the Lochsa River corridor in the National Register of Historic Places. “The recognition of...

1/9/2019

article County sends letters seeking Lochsa landowner objections to Nez Perce Tribe’s nomination
(Idaho) -- The Idaho County Commission – which met Monday, Jan. 7, due to holiday scheduling – approved sending direct mail that seeks formal objections to a...

1/7/2019

article ITD responds to dangerous intersection near Clearwater Casino
(Idaho) -- The Idaho Transportation Department responds to suggestions on making the Aht’Wy Plaza Intersection near the Clearwater River Casino safer for drivers....

12/29/2018

article Joint effort from Lewis-Clark Valley police aims to stop Clearwater River Casino crashes
(Idaho) -- On Friday, multiple local law enforcement agencies were out in full force where everyone could see them to promote safe driving in an area that has seen...

12/27/2018

article Agencies plan patrols near casino
(Idaho) -- Several transportation, tribal and law enforcement agencies are increasing patrols today for a safety campaign at a notably dangerous intersection on U.S....

12/25/2018

article A strong advocate for her people
(Idaho) -- Thousands of young people have been introduced to Nez Perce culture through Kaya, a fictional Nez Perce child whose story is told through American Girl dolls...

12/24/2018

article Opponents decry new dam agreement to help salmon
(Washington) -- A new agreement aims to boost salmon populations and preserve inexpensive power in hopes of ending a decades-long legal battle over the future of the...

12/18/2018

article States, Agencies, Nez Perce Tribe Agree to Stop-Gap Measure to Aid Struggling Salmon Populations
(Idaho) -- The states of Oregon, Washington, the Nez Perce Tribe and three federal agencies, including the Bonneville Power Administration, yesterday announced an...

12/15/2018

article Tragedy on repeat / Deadly intersection’s latest victim was beloved mayor of Nez Perce Tribe’s beacon city
(Idaho) -- Blood, glass and the mangled metal of wrecked vehicles are common sights near the Clearwater River Casino and Lodge. Since 2012, there have been 18 crashes at...

12/14/2018

article Local authorities join nationwide investigation on bomb threat hoax
(Idaho) -- At 9:53 a.m. Thursday, a report of a bomb threat was reported to Lewiston Police. According to the daily log, the caller said their business "received am...
article Casino Intersection Fix Coming Next Winter
(Idaho) -- The Idaho Transportation Department is creating a team to do a road safety audit on highway 95 at the Aht’wy Plaza near the Clearwater River Casino. The...
article Hatwai Plaza intersection safety a top priority for Nez Perce Tribe
(Idaho) -- The intersection to the Hatwai Plaza along Highway 95 near the Clearwater River Casino. It's known for being one of the most dangerous stretches of...

12/10/2018

article Lapwai mayor dies in crash near casino
(Idaho) -- The mayor of Lapwai was the victim of a fatal crash that occurred near the south entrance of the Clearwater River Casino & Lodge Monday afternoon. Mayor...

11/20/2018

article Nez Perce Tribe Clarifies Role In Steelhead Season Suspension
(Idaho) -- The Nez Perce Tribe is clarifying what will be allowed by the Tribe during the steelhead season closure. The season closes in Idaho December 7th because of a...

11/13/2018

article All ages pay tribute to Nez Perce tribal vets
(Idaho) -- Veterans were treated to song and savory food at the Nez Perce Tribe’s Veterans Day brunch Monday. Warm, fragrant smells of brunch food filled the gym...

11/2/2018

article Research Finds Nez Perce Tobacco Use Pre-Dates Trappers
(Washington) -- Nez Perce Indians grew and smoked tobacco long before white traders and settlers arrived in the Pacific Northwest, new research from Washington State...

10/23/2018

article Nez Perce conservation project receives funds
(Oregon) -- The Nez Perce Tribe received another $4,000 grant last week, bringing the total to $79,000 in donations to benefit the acquisition of a conservation easement...

10/15/2018

article "Most prominent" headstone of Nez Perce leader replaced
(Washington D.C.) -- The year of his death “1868” is more readable on the old headstone than his name “Ut-Sin-Malikan.” Other than that, you...

10/2/2018

article Nez Perce Mosaic: Blankets on tribal history and culture
(Oregon) -- Pendleton Woolen Mills soon will begin producing a limited edition blanket depicting Nez Perce tribal history and culture. The stunning design featuring...

9/23/2018

article LETTER: Where's the outrage?
(Idaho) -- Once again another death at the casino entrance. Am I the only one who remembers that the Nez Perce Tribe and the Idaho Transportation Department had a big,...

8/15/2018

article Status of Clarkston Country Club sale to Nez Perce Tribe unclear
(Idaho) -- A deal to sell the Clarkston Golf and Country Club to the Nez Perce Tribe could still be in the works. Clarkston Golf and Country Club officials confirmed in...

8/12/2018

article Honoring their ancestors: The Nez Perce gather for the 141st anniversary of the Battle of the Big Hole
(Montana) -- A man and his wife woke to the sound of gun shots early on August 9, 1877. The wife told her husband to get his gun and fight. He told her to grab their 2-...

8/11/2018

article Nez Perce Tribe to award annual education grants
(Idaho) -- The Nez Perce Tribe will award more than $330,000 to approximately 46 programs as part of its annual Local Education Program Fund grants for the 2018-19 year.

8/7/2018

article Delegation from tribe visits D.C. over EPA changes
(Washington D.C.) -- The Nez Perce Tribe sent a delegation from its governing body to Washington, D.C., to discuss Idaho’s proposal to oversee water pollution. Nez...

7/24/2018

article Nez Perce Tribal Police answer to Lip Sync Challenge
(Idaho) -- That’s Nez Perce Tribal K9 Corporal Mike Stegner and his partner Ruger answering to the Lip Sync Challenge that has police departments across the...

7/14/2018

article Tribal members continue traditional horse parade
(Washington) -- When students from the Nez Perce Tribes’ Youth Culture Enrichment Program visited the Colville Business Council Chambers, late last month, Colville...

6/2/2018

article Idaho officials pitch land swap in Lochsa River basin
(Idaho) -- Idaho officials are pitching a north-central Idaho land exchange involving a private timber company and the U.S. Forest Service that could result in Idaho...

6/1/2018

article Idaho's Nez Perce Reservation
(Idaho) -- The Nez Perce Tribe is likely the best recognized of Idaho’s tribes. Their close association with the Lewis and Clark Expedition in 1805 on their...

5/5/2018

article Tribe votes in two new governing members
(Idaho) -- Nez Perce tribal members voted in one incumbent and two new members in the open seats on the tribe's governing body. Nez Perce Tribal Executive Committee...

5/3/2018

article Tribe's spring General Council begins today with voting Saturday
(Idaho) -- The Nez Perce Tribe's spring General Council begins today, and voting for three seats on the tribe's governing body will take place Saturday. The Nez...

4/24/2018

article Bumping up safety near Clearwater River Casino
(Idaho) -- The west entrance to the Clearwater River Casino and Lodge will be closed for about two weeks while crews construct a concrete island in the middle of the...

4/22/2018

article Job fair scheduled for Wednesday at casino
(Idaho) -- Job seekers, including high school and college students, are invited to attend the second annual job fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Clearwater...

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