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Generous offers of donations have been received from around the region to assist the response to fires on the reservation, according to the Colville Confederated Tribes.

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9/21/2020

article Fires burn over 80 homes, 180,000 acres on Colville Reservation
(Washington) -- As of this print, the five fires that started during a wind event over the long Labor Day Weekend have destroyed over 80 homes and burned over 200,000...

9/16/2020

article Tribe outlines donation procedures
(Washington) -- Generous offers of donations have been received from around the region to assist the response to fires on the reservation, according to the Colville...

9/12/2020

article Commissioner Franz, Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation to Hold Press Availability in Omak Monday, Sept. 14
(Washington) -- Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz, alongside Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation Chairman Rodney Cawston, will tour the Cold Springs...

9/10/2020

article Nespelem Valley Electric issues statement on outages in Cameron Lake, Desautel areas
(Washington) -- Nespelem Valley Electric issued a statement about system wide outages due to the Cold Spring Fire currently burning on the western part of the Colville...

9/7/2020

article Fire burning near Omak casino
(Washington) -- A fire has sparked near the Omak Casino. Okanogan County Emergency Management said the fire re-ignited from a fire that was put out a couple months ago....
article Two fires burn on reservations; residents, casino evacuated
(Washington) -- The Pearl Hill/Cold Springs Fire continues to burn southward on the Colville Indian Reservation and across the Columbia River into Douglas County, while...
article MTFC: There are currently 5 fires burning on the Colville Indian Reservation
(Washington) -- Colville Tribes has five uncontrolled wildfires on the Colville Reservation. Two fires are located near Omak WA and three fires are near Inchelium, WA....
article Wildfire quickly burns from Colville Indian Reservation into Douglas County
(Washington) -- A Washington State Patrol trooper enforces the closure of Highway 17 east of Bridgeport where the Pearl Hill/Cold Springs fire is burning. A fast-moving...

7/29/2020

article Fire danger increases to very high on Colville Reservation
(Washington) -- The Mount Tolman Fire Center announced the fire danger across the entire reservation is now very high and no burning would be allowed. The prohibition...

7/25/2020

article Fires burn on reservation, Pine Creek
(Washington) -- Area firefighters battled two wildfires earlier this week, with one on the Colville Indian destroying several buildings and threatening Nespelem School,...

7/23/2020

article COVID-19: The Colville Reservation utilizes isolation, quarantine orders to prevent spread of COVID-19
(Washington) -- The Colville Business Council passed CBC Resolution 2020-169 enacting isolation and quarantine orders to help fight the spread of COVID-19 on the...

7/15/2020

article Tribes address layoff rumors
(Washington) -- The Colville Tribes responded Monday to inquiries regarding continuing layoffs at the tribes, as well as the use of federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and...

7/9/2020

article The Colville Tribes Extends Its Partial Government Shutdown
(Washington) -- The partial shutdown of Tribal government currently in effect has been extended until midnight on September 30, 2020 by Resolution of the Colville...

7/7/2020

article Tribe explains travel restrictions
(Washington) -- Travel restrictions have been instituted by the Colville Confederated Tribes to ensure minimal impact on members and employees by COVID-19. The...

7/6/2020

article Colville Tribes Temporarily Closes Lucy Covington Government Center
(Washington) -- In response to a spike of COVID-19 cases across the State of Washington and on the Colville Reservation, the Colville Tribes announced today that it will...

7/3/2020

article Six new cases of COVID-19 reported on Colville Reservation since June 19
(Washington) -- Since June 30, the Colville Reservation has had 6 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported within their boundaries. These cases were reported on:

6/29/2020

article Through shutdown, construction projects on reservation parks continue
(Washington) -- The Colville Indian Reservation has been closed since March 25 when the Colville Business Council first passed multiple public safety measures to help...
article CBC approves contract with auctioneer to liquidate CIPP
(Washington) -- The Colville Business Council voted in Special Session June 17 to approve a contract with James G. Murphy Inc., a commercial and industrial auctioneer...

6/27/2020

article Tribe extends COVID-19 restrictions to July 12
(Washington) -- The partial shutdown of Colville Tribal government currently in effect has been extended until midnight on July 12, 2020 by Resolution of the Colville...

6/25/2020

article The Colville Tribes Extends Its Partial Government Shutdown
(Washington) -- The partial shutdown of Tribal government currently in effect has been extended until midnight on July 12, 2020 by Resolution of the Colville Business...

6/24/2020

article Colville Business Council general poll results are in
(Washington) -- Poll results are in for the Colville Business Council general elections in which seven of the 14 positions for the governing body of the Colville Tribes...

6/23/2020

article 12 Tribes Coulee Dam Casino plans reopening for June 23 at 2 p.m.
(Washington) -- The Colville Tribal Federal Corporation (CTFC) Board of Directors approved a reopening of 12 Tribes Coulee Dam Casino for Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 2PM...

6/19/2020

article 12 Tribes Coulee Dam Casino closes after employee tests positive for COVID-19
(Washington) -- An employee tested positive for COVID-19. 12 Tribes Coulee Dam Casino will close for 3-10 days beginning June 18, 2020 at 7PM. 12 Tribes Resort Casino in...

6/18/2020

article Casino closed after employee tests positive
(Washington) -- The 12 Tribes Coulee Dam Casino said tonight that an employee had tested positive for COVID-19, so the casino has closed for three to 10 days for “...

6/12/2020

article Tribal EOC to distribute bottled water for residents in Nespelem
(Washington) -- In response to a concern over drinking water in Nespelem, the Colville Tribal Emergency Operations Center will be distributing gallons of water at the...

6/5/2020

article Colville Tribal Police issue statement on George Floyd's death
(Washington) -- Last week, we all were shocked to see video of Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin kneeling on George Floyd’s neck for 8 minutes and 46...

6/4/2020

article Tribal EOC confirms 1 new case of COVID-19 in Omak District
(Oklahoma) -- The Colville Tribal Emergency Operations Center has confirmed through Colville health officials a new positive case of COVID-19 in the Omak district....

5/22/2020

article The Colville Tribes Announces Receipt of COVID-19 Relief Funding
(Washington) -- The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation announces it has received funding intended to provide relief from the impact of COVID-19, including $...

5/10/2020

article Colville Tribe Selected for Construction Program for Assistance with New Health Care Facility
(Washington) -- The Colville Tribe was one out of five selected for the Indian Health Service’s (IHS) Joint Venture Construction Program, resulting in the program...
article Indian Health Service selects Omak Clinic for joint venture construction program
(Washington) -- The Chairman of the Colville Business Council announced today that the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation’s application for a new...

5/6/2020

article Fishing resumes on area lakes
(Washington) -- Fishing has resumed in most of the state following Gov. Jay Inslee's adjustment to his Stay Home – Stay Healthy orders. Fishing has not opened...

5/5/2020

article 12 Tribes Colville Casinos plans reopening for May 19
(Washington) -- The Colville Business Council and the Colville Tribal Federal Corporation (CTFC) Board of Directors approved an extended reopening date of Tuesday, May...
article Non-tribal Sport Fishing Closed Until End of the Month
(Washington) -- The Colville Business Council has deemed non-tribal sport fishing closed until the end of the month. The entity has made an extension of the reservation...

5/1/2020

article CBC extends partial shutdown of government, closure of non-tribal fishing, other public safety measures, through May 29
(Washington) -- The Colville Business Council approved a resolution today to extend the partial shutdown of the Colville Tribal Government, as well as other public...

4/30/2020

article 12 Tribes Colville Casino plans to reopen May 5
(Washington) -- The Colville Business Council and the Colville Tribal Federal Corporation (CTFC) Board of Directors approved a re-opening date for all three 12 Tribes...

4/23/2020

article Okanogan County, Colville Tribes confirm first COVID-19 death
(Washington) -- Okanogan County Public Health and The Colville Tribes is extremely saddened to report the first COVID-19 related death in Okanogan County. Our deepest...

4/22/2020

article Tribes lay off hundreds temporarily
(Washington) -- The Colville Tribes and the Colville Tribal Federal Corporation have temporarily laid off nearly 600 employees as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, a...

4/16/2020

article 12 Tribes Colville Casinos provides lunches to tribal health care workers
(Washington) -- 12 Tribes Colville Casinos provided lunch from La Presa in Grand Coulee and Hometown Pizza in Omak for health care workers at the Colville Tribal...

4/14/2020

article Tribal casinos close through April 30
(Washington) -- All three of the Colville Confederated Tribes’ casinos are closed through April 30. Last week, the tribe announced the continued closure of its 12...

4/10/2020

article Colville Tribes Urges Citizens to Follow Quarantine Orders
(Washington) -- The Colville Tribes has passed an amendment to Tribal Code which authorizes criminal prosecution for a violation of quarantine or isolation orders....

4/6/2020

article Colville Indian House Authority to provide rent relief in April, May
(Washington) -- The Colville Indian Housing Authority announced today they will be providing rent relief to all CIHA housing tenants for rental payments, homebuyer...

4/1/2020

article 12 Tribes Colville Casinos temporarily close through April 30
(Washington) -- Following guidance from the Colville Business Council, 12 Tribes Casinos has extended closures for all three casino properties- 12 Tribes Resort Casino...

3/31/2020

article Colville Tribes issues closure of non-tribal fishing
(Washington) -- The Colville Tribal Fish and Wildlife announced today the closure of non-member sport fishing on the Colville Indian Reservation in response to COVID-19...

3/30/2020

article The Colville Tribes Extends Its Partial Government Shutdown and Shuts Down All Non-Essential Businesses
(Washington) -- The partial shutdown of Tribal government currently in effect was extended today until midnight on April 30, 2020 by Resolution of the Colville Business...
article Tribe hosts drive-through virus testing
(Washington) -- A drive-through coronavirus assessment and screening event was held March 26 by the Colville Tribal Incident Management Team and Indian Health Service...

3/25/2020

article The Colville Tribes Closes the Colville Reservation to Non-Essential Traffic
(Washington) -- The Colville Reservation is now closed to visitors until further notice as part of the Colville Tribes’ ongoing effort to stall the spread of COVID...
article Colville Business Council Primary Election Candidate Forum
(Washington) -- Note: All candidates appear in the order they appeared in the Tribal Tribune print edition. Not every candidate in this year's primary election...

3/24/2020

press release CBC, Gov. Inslee increase actions against spread of COVID-19; Tribal EOC continues work on reservation
(Washington) -- Yesterday, the Colville Business Council took emergency action to restrict public gatherings on the Colville Indian Reservation in an attempt to prevent...

3/23/2020

article Colville Tribes Prohibits Public Gatherings on the Colville Reservation
(Washington) -- The Colville Tribes has passed emergency Resolutions to restrict public gatherings within the exterior boundaries of the Colville Reservation. Gatherings...

3/22/2020

article Tribal EOC establishes walk up triage yurts at Tribal EMS Stations in Inchelium, Nespelem
(Washington) -- Colville Tribal EOC has set up new walkup triage yurts stationed near both the Inchelium and Nespelem EMS Stations. Service to both these facilities will...

3/17/2020

article Colville Reservation WSU-Extension closed to public access
(Washington) -- The Colville Reservation WSU Extension Office, located on the Nespelem Colville Tribal Agency Campus, is closed to the public until further notice. A...

2/18/2020

article Confederated Tribes of Colville Reservation Receives Federal Transportation Safety Funding
(Washington) -- The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation was among six Washington tribes to receive federal funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation...

2/2/2020

article Future Pasco casino or water park caught in tribal homeland dispute
(Washington) -- Pasco city officials have been asked to immediately end talks with the Colville about a potential casino development because the land belongs in another...

12/31/2019

article Body of man who went missing near Elmer City on Christmas Eve identified
(Washington) -- Authorities have identified the body of 41-year-old Leonard "Junior" Simpson after he was last seen on Christmas Eve. According to Colville...

12/14/2019

article Confederated Tribes of Colville is Recipient of $5 Million for Housing
(Washington) -- The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation received $5 million in funds to use toward affordable housing. The U.S. Department of Housing and...

12/7/2019

article From Nespelem to Niagara Falls, James Pakootas of the Colville Confederated Tribes is a portrait of resilience
(Washington) -- From being incarcerated in federal prison to taking center stage at the Native American Music Awards, James Pakootas of the Colville Confederated Tribes...

12/4/2019

article Tribal education leader dies in crash
(Washington) -- A woman who helped generations of members of the Colville Tribes pursue their educations died in a crash Friday night just north of Coulee Dam. The...

11/24/2019

article Pasco, Colville Tribes on path to future development
(Washington) -- Two signatures this week started a new chapter in Pasco history. Colville Confederated Tribes Chairman Rodney Cawston and Pasco Mayor Matt Watkins signed...

11/21/2019

article Grand jury indicts man of kidnapping, assault on Colville Indian Reservation
(Washington) -- A man who lives on the Colville Indian Reservation appeared Thursday after he was indicted this week on six counts, including kidnapping and attacking a...

11/20/2019

article Washington tribe contemplating future uses for recently-purchased land
(Washington) -- In the western American state of Washington and the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation is reportedly cooperating with local officials in an...

11/17/2019

article Tribes consider a Pasco casino, maybe a water park, after signing agreement with city
(Washington) -- The city of Pasco and the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation are cooperating as tribal work advances toward creating a casino or other...

11/15/2019

article Tribes consider a Pasco casino, maybe a water park, after signing agreement with city
(Washington) -- The city of Pasco and the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation are cooperating as tribal work advances toward creating a casino or other...

10/23/2019

article The Colville Tribes Combat Climate Change With Their Forests
(Washington) -- Space mirrors. Artificial blizzards. Extraterrestrial dust. Underground carbon storage tanks. Ocean fertilization. The ideas sound like they’re...
article Man gets two years after embezzling $100k from tribes
(Washington) -- A federal judge sentenced an Omak man last week to two years in prison for embezzling funds from the Colville Tribes. Chad Jeremy Monaghan, 42, an...

10/22/2019

article Omak Man Guilty of Embezzling Over $100,000 From Colville Tribes
(Washington) -- An Omak man was sentenced to 24 months in federal prison for illegally possessing firearms and embezzling more than $100,000 in Tribal funds. Our news...

10/11/2019

article With support from federal politicians, Colville Tribe confident it will get new clinic in Omak
(Washington) -- In a letter composed and signed by members of congress on Friday, the message was clear that the Colville Tribes desperately need an Indian Health Care...

9/27/2019

article Federal judge in Spokane sentences ‘serial abuser’ to prison after knife attack
(Washington) -- After the first beating, Diane Leach walked into the night. She marched more than 8 miles on the Colville Indian Reservation before her boyfriend, a...

9/26/2019

article Federal judge in Spokane sentences ‘serial abuser’ to prison after knife attack
(Washington) -- After the first beating, Diane Leach walked into the night. She marched more than 8 miles on the Colville Indian Reservation before her boyfriend, a...

9/10/2019

article Tribe seeks water adjudication
(Oklahoma) -- The Colville Confederated Tribes has asked the state to start a general stream adjudication of the Columbia and Okanogan rivers to determine tribal water...

9/3/2019

article Colville Tribes Takes Action to Protect Water Rights
(Washington) -- The Chairman of the Colville Business Council said today that the Colville Tribes has been carefully considering available options to protect its water...

8/21/2019

article Colville Tribal Chairman Announces Effort to Reach Out To Tribal Members Victimized by Abuse at St. Mary’s Mission School
(Washington) -- The Chairman of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation today announced that the Colville Business Council has approved an effort to reach...

8/12/2019

article Mother Nature Helps Crews Tame Williams Flats Fire
(Washington) -- Cooler, wetter weather has helped crews battling a large wildfire burning on the Colville Indian Reservation. Fire spokesman Michael Krueger says as much...

8/11/2019

article Williams Flats Fire burning 43,000 acres, 40 percent contained, level 1 through level 3 evacuations still in place
(Washington) -- The Williams Flats Fire in now 40 percent contained at 43,000 acres. According to Northwest Interagency Management Team 8, level 1 through level 3...

8/10/2019

article Tribes Release 1st Salmon Into Upper Columbia Since Dam Construction
(Washington) -- Salmon are now swimming in the upper Columbia River for the first time in decades. For tribes, Friday’s ceremonial fish release is a big step...

8/9/2019

article Growing wildfire on Colville Indian Reservation leads to evacuations, air-quality alerts
(Washington) -- A spreading wildfire on the Colville Indian Reservation has led to evacuations and made air quality in the region among the worst in the nation,...

8/7/2019

article Growing wildfire on Colville Indian Reservation leads to evacuations, air-quality alerts
(Washington) -- A spreading wildfire on the Colville Indian Reservation led to evacuations Wednesday and air quality in the region that the Environmental Protection...

8/6/2019

article Drone incident slows progress on Williams Flats Fire
(Washington) -- Aerial efforts for the Williams Flats Fire burning on the Colville Indian Reservation were briefly suspended on Tuesday when a drone flew into a...
article Tribal authorities, fire crews keep watchfull eye on Williams Flat fire
(Washington) -- Spokane Tribal authorities and Stevens County fire crews are keeping a watchful eye across the Columbia River as the Williams Flat fire continues to...

8/5/2019

article Wind and steep slopes challenge firefighters at Colville Indian Reservation wildfire
(Washington) -- Firefighters are battling a blaze on the Colville Indian Reservation, west of Spokane, that has burned more than 13,000 acres and is only 20% contained....

8/4/2019

article Williams Flats Fire triggers evacuations on Colville land
(Washington) -- Wildland Firefighters continue efforts to contain a large lightning-caused brush fire that flared up Friday near Lake Roosevelt. The Williams Flats Fire...

8/3/2019

article Fire burns 8,200 acres on Colville Indian Reservation
(Washington) -- One home is under a level 2 evacuation order for the Williams Flats Fire burning near Keller. The fire was first reported at 3:23 a.m. Friday and has...

8/2/2019

article Level 3 evacuation issued for wildfire on Colville Indian Reservation
(Washington) -- A wildfire is burning nearly 2,500 acres on the Colville Indian Reservation near Lake Roosevelt on Friday. One home is threatened and a Level 3...

7/31/2019

article Land buy may open door to tribal casino
(Washington) -- The Colville Tribes’ $10.8 million purchase of 184 acres of Franklin County farmland could set the stage for a future casino just northeast of King...

7/26/2019

article CBC signs second extension of the Lake Rufus Wood Agreement
(Washington) -- The Colville Business Council approved through a resolution, July 18, a second interim extension of the Lake Rufus Woods Agreement with the state of...

7/22/2019

article Colville Reservation hosts Intertribal Agriculture Council, July 8-10
(Washington) -- The Colville Reservation was the host site for the 2019 NW IAC (Intertribal Agriculture Council) Youth Food Sovereignty Summit, July 8 – 10....
article Colville Business Council establishes new ‘Fisheries Committee’
(Washington) -- The Colville Business Council, under its Constitutional authority to establish committees as necessary to handle CBC business, has created a new “...

7/19/2019

article Tribes expect to move salmon above dams soon
(Washington) -- The Colville Confederated Tribes might be only weeks away from moving salmon above the Chief Joseph and Grand Coulee dams. At some point in the next...

7/17/2019

article Colville Tribal leadership roles assigned
(Washington) -- The Colville Business Council, the main governing body of the Colville Confederated Tribes, selected officers and committee chairs Thursday, following...

7/1/2019

article Tribes open comment period on amendment related to sale of liquor
(Washington) -- The Colville Confederated Tribes have opened for public comment a proposed amendment to the Colville Tribal Code that would “provide for the...
article Tribes call salmon back to Kettle Falls
(Washington) -- The Colville Confederated Tribes’ canoe was the first to shore, June 22 just after 10 a.m. near Kettle Falls along the western banks of Lake...

6/28/2019

article Five tribal incumbents win re-election
(Washington) -- Seven Colville Business Council members, whose terms will run from 2019-2021, were elected during the June 22 general election, with election returns...

6/26/2019

article Colville Tribes buy 184 acres of ancestral land near Pasco
(Washington) -- The Colville Confederated Tribes (CCT) have taken another step in their long-term strategy to acquire homeland in Eastern and Central Washington with the...
article Colville Business Council poll results are in, absentee votes to be counted Thursday
(Washington) -- Poll results are in for the general election for the Colville Business Council, with the absentee ballot count to be held on Thursday. At the polls,...

6/25/2019

article Tribal casino may be built in Pasco
(Washington) -- The Colville Tribes have bought land just outside Pasco that could be used for a casino and other economic development projects. “We want any...

6/24/2019

article Tribal casino may be coming to Tri-Cities
(Washington) -- The Colville Tribes have bought land just outside Pasco, Washington, that could be used for a casino and other economic development projects. The Tri-...

6/21/2019

article Tribal casino may be coming to Tri-Cities. Colvilles purchase local land
(Washington) -- The Colville Tribes have bought land just outside Pasco that could be used for a casino and other economic development projects. “We want any...
article Colville Tribes Purchases Ancestral Homeland Property in Franklin County
(Washington D.C.) -- The Colville Tribes has purchased approximately 184 acres near Pasco, Washington as part of a long-term strategy to buy back lands in its historic...
article Inspired by father, an “OG cowboy,” son launches native clothing line
(Washington) -- Unitary Apparel is a new, Native clothing company started by 43-year-old Cody Miller. Miller is a Colville tribal member with connections to the Entiat,...
article Tribe to publish RFP for Omak Center roof replacement
(Washington) -- The Colville Confederated Tribes will soon publish a request asking companies to submit proposals concerning replacement of the Omak Community Center...

6/15/2019

article Canadian mining company must pay Colville tribe costs tied to clean-up of Upper Columbia River
(Washington) -- The U.S. Supreme Court this week declined to hear the latest appeal from a Canadian mining firm that has been blamed for contamination of the Upper...
article CBC approves resolution defining tribal member-only campgrounds
(Washington) -- The Colville Business Council approved a resolution that defines tribal member-only recreational areas within the boundaries of the Colville Reservation...

6/4/2019

article Tribe establishes Amazon Business account
(Washington) -- Buying items just got a little easier for employees of the Colville Confederated Tribes, who now have access to the world's largest online retailer...

6/2/2019

article Colville Tribes’ First Salmon ceremony illustrates power of salmon restoration
(Washington) -- On May 23, the Colville Tribes celebrated salmon in a ceremony that dates back at least 13,000 years. Randy Friedlander, Fish & Wildlife Director for...

5/12/2019

article Fiery S. Oregon Coast Shipwreck Under Cleanup Efforts Now
(Oregon) -- A small shipwreck has created a large stir on the southern Oregon coast. Now, the cleanup begins after a fiery crash onto the sand.

5/8/2019

article Verdict restores historic cross-border Native hunting territory
(Washington) -- The hunter from Washington is Rick Desautel. Desautel is 67 and lives along the Columbia River in the Ferry County community of Inchelium, where he was...

5/6/2019

article Bills benefit tribal interests
(Washington) -- Several bills and several million dollars in state appropriations during the recently completed legislative session will benefit the Colville...
article Tribe wins hunting case appeal
(British Columbia) -- The Colville Confederated Tribes have won another round in the British Columbia court battle over Sinixt hunting rights. In the reasons for...
article Sisters sentenced in misuse of public funds, fraud
(Washington) -- 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...

5/3/2019

article BC Appeal Court rules in favour of Lakes Tribe man in elk-hunting case
(British Columbia) -- The BC Court of Appeal has ruled in favour of a Washington State man, and his First Nations, the Sinixt, right to hunt in Canada, viewed at its...

5/2/2019

article B.C. Appeal Court says American Indigenous man has right to hunt in Canada
(British Columbia) -- The B.C. Court of Appeal has upheld an American Indigenous man’s right to hunt in Canada because his ancestors traditionally did so. Richard...
article Canadian Court Again Rules For Washington Man In Tribal Hunting Rights Case
(British Columbia) -- British Columbia’s Court of Appeal has sided with a Washington man in a decade-long tribal sovereignty case. On Thursday the Court dismissed...
press release Colville Tribes Win Appeal In Desautel Hunting Rights Case
(British Columbia) -- Rodney Cawston, the Chairman of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation (CCT), announced another significant legal victory for the...

4/29/2019

article Tribal member wins Whitebear award
(Washington) -- Tribal member Pam Nason has been announced the winner of the 2019 Bernie Whitebear award by the United Indians of All Tribes Foundation. She will be...

4/23/2019

article BIA, CCT proposes to harvest 23 MBF from Bridge Creek Forestry Project
(Washington) -- The Bureau of Indian Affairs and Colville Confederated Tribes have published for public comment an environmental assessment related to harvesting 23...

4/21/2019

article State Patrol: Colville tribal police officer causes wreck in Omak; injured as well
(Washington) -- State troopers say a Colville tribal police officer was injured in a crash that he caused in Okanogan County on Saturday. Washington State Patrol...

4/17/2019

article State passes bill aimed at improving tribal rest homes
(Washington) -- Washington Senate passed a bill, Monday, aimed at improving the Medicaid payment system in tribal rest homes within Washington state; once Governor Jay...

4/10/2019

article LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: From the office of CBC chair Rodney Cawston
(Washington) -- United States & Washington State Colville Tribal Initiatives and proposed bills. At our first retreat the Council decided to set legislative...

3/19/2019

article Nicholson, Joseph testify in support of state bill set to improve tribal convalescent center billing structures
(Washington) -- During the Washington Senate Health and Long Term Care Committee, Tuesday, Colville Business Council members Andy Joseph Jr. and Janet Nicholson...

3/13/2019

article Darnell Sam fills vacant Nespelem District position
(Washington) -- Darnell Sam has been appointed to the Nespelem District Position #2 on the Colville Business Council, following the expulsion of Andrea George, who had...

3/10/2019

article Colville Tribes announces Horse Nations Indian Relay Council partnership
(Washington) -- The Colville Business Council announced a partnership with the Horse Nations Indian Relay Council in the 2019 Indian Relay Racing season, March 4.

3/4/2019

article Colvilles expected to sign agreement with Swinomish Tribe on Dental Therapist licensing, pass code change
(Washington) -- The Colville Business Council will vote on two recommendations Thursday in Special Session related to the development of a Dental Health Therapist...

2/28/2019

article Colville Tribes Applauds Final Passage of Bill that Protects Methow (mətxʷu) Headwaters
(Washington) -- The Chairman of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation today welcomed the final passage by Congress of S.47, the “Natural Resources...
article 'Girls Who Code' to receive Coquille Indian Tribe grant
(Oregon) -- A local chapter of the nationwide group Girls Who Code will receive a $7,000 grant from the Coquille Indian Tribe during its grant week. The STEM-focused...

2/27/2019

article Colville Business Council member expelled
(Washington) -- The Colville Business Council, meeting in special session Thursday with all tribal representatives present, expelled fellow council member Andrea George...

2/25/2019

article Colville Tribes opens wolf hunting year-round, removes harvest limit
(Washington) -- The Colville Business Council approved an in-season regulation change to the Colville Tribal Membership’s hunting regulations that opens the gray...
article Colville Tribes opens wolf hunting year-round, removes harvest limit
(Washington) -- The Colville Business Council approved an in-season regulation change to the Colville Tribal Membership’s hunting regulations that opens the gray wolf...

2/23/2019

article Colville Tribe removes wolf hunting limits for members
(Washington) -- Colville Tribal hunters may now hunt wolves year-round on tribal grounds. The rule change, posted Friday, also removed a three-wolf season limit. Wolf...

2/21/2019

article Tribal council expels George
(Washington) -- The Colville Business Council has expelled Nespelem District Councilwoman Andrea George. The 8-6 vote came Thursday, Feb. 21. The explusion is effective...

2/13/2019

article OP/ED: Unlawful tactics being used to oust my councilwoman
(Washington) -- Those in power are trying to steal my vote by kicking Councilwoman Andrea George off the Colville Business Council. When oppressive schemes like this are...

1/14/2019

article Colville Tribal Healing and Wellness Court graduates two
(Washington) -- As the first graduates of the Colville Tribal Healing and Wellness Court, Colville tribal members Denise Gorr and Keith Jim were honored in a ceremony...

1/11/2019

article IN THE NON-DIEGETIC: I wonder, what's a theatre owner's role in narrative?
(Washington) -- There are three worlds in a narrative. There is the real world we sit in as the audience. There is the non-diegetic world, from which the narrator tells...

1/8/2019

article CBC votes against wild horse aerial capture contract
(Washington) -- During Colville Business Council’s Natural Resource Committee today, CBC leadership voted against a recommendation that would have approved a $478,...

1/4/2019

article Colvilles donate to Spokane's Union Gospel Mission
(Washington) -- On a basic level there are two parts to the Union Gospel Mission’s assistance to people in crisis. The first is rescue, helping people who come...

1/2/2019

article Colville Tribes plans to remove feral horses from their reservation
(Washington) -- The Colville Tribes plans to remove between 1,000 and 1,500 feral horses from the reservation between January and March of 2019.

12/10/2018

article Colville Tribes Applauds Passage of Indian Energy Bill
(Washington) -- Rodney Cawston, Chairman of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, today expressed appreciation to the House Natural Resources Committee...

12/8/2018

article Tribes publish request for proposals on removing up to 1,500 feral horses from reservation lands
(Washington) -- The Colville Tribes released on the Tribes’ website today a request for proposals on an upcoming project to remove between 1,000 and 1,500 feral...

12/4/2018

article CBC to vote on $171,377 contract to renovate MTFC
(Washington) -- The Colville Business Council will vote on a $171,377 contract with DWK Fowler to renovate the Mount Tolman Fire Center headquarters that were closed due...

11/20/2018

article Former tribal chairman dies
(Washington) -- Former Colville Business Council Chairman Mathew “Boobsie” Dick Jr., the great-grandson of the last Wenatchi chief, John Harmelt, died Nov....

11/5/2018

article COUNCIL CORNER: Council holds ethics retreat, Oct. 29-30 at Northern Quest
(Washington) -- 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...
article Man shot by tribal cop used flamethrower, bear mace against officer
(Washington) -- An Omak man shot by a tribal policeman in February has been sentenced to 9.5 years in prison for assaulting the officer. An officer with the Confederated...

11/3/2018

article Omak Man Arrested After Injuring Colville Tribal Officer
(Washington) -- Joseph H. Harrington, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington, announced that Brandon Shea Marchand, age 44, of Omak, Washington,...

10/15/2018

article Two former champions, six more tribal members to represent Colvilles at INFR
(Las Vegas) -- Former Indian National Finals Rodeo champions Rocksie Marchand and Francis Marchand will lead several fellow Colville tribal members at the 2018 INFR in...

10/12/2018

article CBC approves Elder Stipend, $350
(Washington) -- The Colville Business Council approved a quarterly elder stipend of $350 to be distributed on or before Oct. 29. The payment is available to tribal...

10/1/2018

press release Colville Tribal Chairman Congratulates Colville Winners of “Champion of Champions”
(Washington) -- Rodney Cawston, Chairman of the Colville Business Council, today congratulated the Colville team “Northwest Express” and its jockeys, winners...

9/18/2018

article Colville Tribes and FEMA sign historical agreement for flood recovery efforts on reservation
(Washington) -- The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation and Federal Emergency Management Agency have signed an historic agreement paving the way for a nation...

9/14/2018

article Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirms Colville Tribes' lower court victories over Teck
(Washington) -- In a resounding legal victory for the Colville Tribes against international mining giant Teck Metals Ltd., the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals today...
article CBC approves FY2019 budget
(Washington) -- The Colville Business Council unanimously approved the 2019 tribal budget in the amount of $56,079,255 during special session, Sept. 6. The budget is in...
article CTFC directs $3.1M from CIPV auction to tribe
(Washington) -- The Colville Tribal Federal Corporation has transferred proceeds from the auction of the Colville Indian Plywood and Veneer mill in the amount of $3.1...
article Northern Pike Program has paid out $4500 this year
(Washington) -- The Colville Tribal Fish and Wildlife Northern Pike Rewards Program, which places a $10 bounty on Northern Pike caught in Lake Roosevelt, paid out $4,350...
article Language Program plans copyright of program’s materials
(Washington) -- The Colville Business Council has approved a resolution to register and fund the registration of materials produced by the Colville Tribal Language...

9/11/2018

article Tribe reopens reservation roads
(Washington) -- Map shows road closures on the Colville Indian Reservation, with open roads in red and closed ones in gray.

9/7/2018

article Chair reports CBC works to address $3M shortfall
(Washington) -- In his council chair update, Colville Business Council chair Rodney Cawston reported the present budget forecasts shows the Colville Tribes must address...
article COUNCIL CORNER: Richard Moses
(Washington) -- Dear Tribal Members, About a month ago, I met with the Office of Head Start at a Tribal Consultation Session in Spokane, Washington. With my white paper...

8/31/2018

article Tribes lift closure of reservation roads
(Washington) -- Fire danger level still ‘very high’ across Colville Reservation Nespelem - Through resolution, Colville Confederated Tribes have lifted the...

8/24/2018

article Council to vote on removing tribal wolf harvest quota
(Washington) -- With an estimated population between 30 and 40 wolves on the Colville Indian Reservation, the Colville Business Council will vote in Special Session,...
article Fuel station partly closed after fire damages well
(Washington) -- Although cards work at the fuel pumps, the Colville Fuels Noisy Water convenience store remains closed a week after the Boyds Fire destroyed a well house...

8/22/2018

article Major disaster declared for Colville Tribes
(Washington) -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced this week that federal disaster assistance has been made available for the Confederated Tribes of the...

8/21/2018

article Investigation report released regarding former Omak District councilman Edwin Marchand
(Washington) -- On Thursday, an expulsion vote was held regarding Edwin Marchand, a former Colville Business Councilman from the Omak District. The final tally was 8-6...
article CBC to vote on recommendation removing limited wolf harvest quota
(Washington) -- With an estimated population between 30 and 40 wolves on the Colville Indian Reservation, the Colville Business Council will vote in Special Session,...
article After fire destroys well house, tribal fuel station remains partly closed near Kettle Falls
(Washington) -- Although cards work at the fuel pumps, the Colville Fuels Noisy Water convenience store remains closed a week after the Boyds Fire destroyed a well house...

8/20/2018

article CBC honors Peterson family for donations to tribe, Boys & Girls Club
(Washington) -- When Pete and Janice Peterson purchased property on the Colville Indian Reservation in the late 1960s, the land was over-grazed. They loved the place,...
article Tribe seeks missing endangered person
(Washington) -- The Colville Tribal Police Department has issued a missing endangered person notification for Michael Edwin Clark.
article The results of one bad decision
(Washington) -- Sydney Matheson, Miss CCT, tells her story of a drinking related accident on the Colville Reservation – and how that accident has put her dreams...
article After fire destroys well house, tribal fuel station remains near Kettle Falls
(Washington) -- Although cards work at the fuel pumps, the Colville Fuels Noisy Water convenience store remains closed a week after the Boyds Fire destroyed a well house...
article Due to fire danger, Tribes close roads across Colville Reservation
(Washington) -- The Colville Confederated Tribes announced closure of forest road systems across the reservation due to an elevated fire danger level, forecasted weather...
article Tribes extend forest closure
(Washington) -- The Colville Tribe extended the Industrial Forest Operations shutdown across the reservation, Tuesday, “until the fire situation improves,”...

8/17/2018

press release CBC rejects resolution to expel former council member Edwin Marchand
(Washington D.C.) -- By vote of 8-6, the Colville Business Council on Thursday rejected a proposed resolution to expel former CBC member Edwin Marchand. The action came...

8/16/2018

article Tribe restricts access to reservation because of fire danger
(Washington) -- All access to the Colville Indian Reservation is being restricted to certain roads because of very high fire danger, limited fire suppression resources...

8/14/2018

article Fire danger alerts issued for Colville reservation
(Washington) -- Very high to extreme fire danger alerts have been issued for the Colville Indian Reservation and the state has increased fire danger ratings for several...

8/13/2018

article Washington Tribes Call on FCC to Prioritize Native Needs In Consideration of Licenses Change
(Washington D.C.) -- The Federal Communications Commission is considering a rule change for licenses normally reserved for education and public broadcasting. In...

8/8/2018

article Two new wolf packs confirmed on Colville Indian Reservation
(Washington) -- Two new wolf packs were confirmed on the Colville Indian Reservation this week. Colville Confederated Tribes Fish and Wildlife found that the alpha male...

8/7/2018

article Colville Tribes Urges Priority of Native Nations For New FCC Licenses
(Washington) -- The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, in its official comments, has urged the Federal Communications Commission to give top priority for...

8/3/2018

article Tribal member pitches drones to Okanogan Valley orchardists
(Washington) -- Since they were accidentally introduced to British Columbia in the 1900’s, codling moths have been a thorn in the side of apple orchard farm owners...

7/31/2018

article Jim Boyd's greatest hits album released online
(Washington) -- Though physical copies are not yet available, a 17-track "Greatest Hits" album by Jim Boyd is available on Apple Music. The CD features several...

7/23/2018

article Tribal member views: Darren McCrea releases climate change video
(Washington) -- Tribal member Darren McCrea, of Spokane, has released a video on YouTube claiming climate change has shown effects in the area. He says the hook to his...
article Colville Tribes, WSU celebrate intern partnership with culture day
(Washington) -- The Colville Tribes has 26 college interns this year as part of a joint-program with Washington State University. For the first time, these adult...

7/18/2018

article Cawston named new tribal chairman
(Washington) -- Rodney Cawston was named the new chairman of the Colville Business Council July 12 after a ceremony in which seven recently elected council members were...

7/17/2018

article Lincoln County deputies catch people responsible for 2,600-acre fire near Creston
(Washington) -- Lincoln County sheriff’s officials say they caught the four people responsible for the 2,600-acre Rattlesnake Fire burning on Lake Roosevelt’...

7/15/2018

article Crews work to contain 2,400-acre fire near Colville Reservation
(Washington) -- The Rattlesnake fire burning on the Colville Indian Reservation near Lake Roosevelt is about 40 percent contained, fire officials said Sunday. Don Malone...
article Tribe battles fire in Hellgate preserve
(Washington) -- Firefighters have completed initial fire lines around most of the fire perimeter of the Rattlesnake Fire, which is burning southeast of Keller on the...

7/13/2018

article Colville Tribal Museum reopens, June 10
(Washington) -- The Colville Tribal Museum reopened on July 10. After much extensive reconstruction the museum has redecorated its gift shop as well as some of its...

7/6/2018

article Construction continues in Keller, Omak
(Washington) -- The Colville Confederated Tribes Department of Transportation has announced work to improve a redesign of Benton Street from the intersection of Benton...

7/5/2018

article Tribal concerns may drive cattle off Colville allotment
(Washington) -- A northeast Washington rancher says it’s a “miracle” that the U.S. Forest Service will reconsider taking away the allotment his family...

7/3/2018

article Final vote count for tribal elections announced
(Washington) -- The official vote counts for the June 16 general election for the Colville Business Council, including the absentee ballots that were announced June 28,...

7/2/2018

article Colville descendant wants to help tribes venture into golfing world
(Washington) -- Spokane tribal member Damian Hawley, a descendant of the Colville Confederated Tribes, is pursuing a unique degree at the University of Idaho. Just 18...

6/18/2018

article Correction issued concerning article on Allen’s dismissed ethics charges
(Washington) -- In last week’s story regarding Inchelium District councilwoman Susie Allen, the Tribune reported it had conducted its own investigation regarding...

6/13/2018

article Colville Tribes Teams with War Pony Pictures to Tell Sinixt story
(Washington) -- The Colville Business Council has approved a contract with the documentary production company, War Pony Pictures for a film about the Colville Sinixt (...

5/28/2018

article Colville Warriors: Dozens enlisted. Some heroes didn't return home.
(Washington) -- The following article features six individuals with Colville tribal blood who fought and died during World War II: Adrian Adolph, Robert Arnold, Phillip...

5/27/2018

article With a wink from Coyote, Confluence gallery welcomes native art back into Methow Valley
(Washington) -- Twisp – When she put a call out to tribal artists to participate in the show titled Snk’lip Nc’aps, Colville tribal elder Roberta...

5/26/2018

article Colvilles hold first salmon ceremony at Chief Joseph Dam
(Washington) -- At 4:30 a.m. this morning – before the sun rose and temperature moved above 58 degrees – Colville Confederated Tribes Fish and Wildlife...

5/22/2018

article Colville Tribes Takes Major Step Forward in $2.7M Breach-of-Contract Case
(Washington) -- The Colville Tribes has won a preliminary victory in its breach of contract case against two western Washington companies, South Bay Excavating and...

5/17/2018

article Rain and thunderstorms expected over Okanogan River flood
(Washington) -- With the National Weather Service of Spokane issuing a forecast of slow moving storms that will carry up to .28 inches of rain over the already saturated...

5/16/2018

article Tribal voters choose candidates
(Washington) -- Officials returns for the May 5 Colville Business Council primary election show major shifts between the poll votes and absentee ballots, ensuring a race...

5/9/2018

article Tribe will go back to accepting paper applications, for the moment
(Washington) -- Colville Tribal Human Resources announced May 7 its intention to move to a new recruiting and onboarding software. With that, the former application,...

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