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Senate Committee on Indian Affairs adds meeting for busy week
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs adds meeting for busy week (February 12, 2018)

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will advance a bill to compensate the Spokane Tribe and another to update the Tribal Law and Order Act at a business meeting.


Spokane Tribe throws hat into ring for potentially lucrative Amazon headquarters
Spokane Tribe throws hat into ring for potentially lucrative Amazon headquarters (October 26, 2017)

The Spokane Tribe is among the many communities seeking to host a second headquarters for online retailer Amazon.


Tribes stand to benefit from public safety network as deadline approaches for states
Tribes stand to benefit from public safety network as deadline approaches for states (October 23, 2017)

A new public safety network could help Indian Country avoid the types of communications problems seen by the Spokane Tribe when a fire hit the reservation in Washington.


Six more tribes are pursuing marijuana agreements in Washington
Six more tribes are pursuing marijuana agreements in Washington (April 7, 2017)

Four tribes have already entered into marijuana compacts with the state and more are on the way.


Donald Trump's Interior pick offers mixed record on Indian issues
Donald Trump's Interior pick offers mixed record on Indian issues (December 12, 2016)

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R) fought an off-reservation casino and opposed stronger protections for Native women during her time on Capitol Hill.


Spokane Tribe goes ahead with powwow as fire recovery continues
Spokane Tribe goes ahead with powwow as fire recovery continues (September 2, 2016)

The Cayuse Mountain Fire, which destroyed more than 18,000 acres on the reservation, is the second largest in Washington history.


Spokane Tribe hit hard as blaze destroys homes on reservation
Spokane Tribe hit hard as blaze destroys homes on reservation (August 25, 2016)

Fellow tribes have sent fire crews and donations to help families in need on the Washington reservation.


Washington and North Dakota tribes join Promise Zone program
Washington and North Dakota tribes join Promise Zone program (June 6, 2016)

The Spokane Tribe and the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians will work closely with federal agencies to address economic development, employment and other needs.


Bill to create new Indian education agency draws Democratic fire
Bill to create new Indian education agency draws Democratic fire (May 11, 2016)

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs approved a bill to reform the Bureau of Indian Education amid objections about funding levels.


Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules meeting and hearing
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules meeting and hearing (May 5, 2016)

Three bills are on the agenda for the business meeting while the hearing will focus on a veterans health and the Johnson O’Malley program.


National campaign launched to stop tribal disenrollment epidemic
National campaign launched to stop tribal disenrollment epidemic (February 9, 2016)

A prominent coalition of activists, artists and at least one elected tribal leader joined a campaign aimed at putting an end to the controversial practice.


Bill in Washington outlaws use of racist mascot in public schools
Bill in Washington outlaws use of racist mascot in public schools (January 21, 2016)

The only school with a ''Redskins' mascot happens to be located on the Spokane Reservation.


Spokane Tribe seeks halt to expansion of ski area in Washington
Spokane Tribe seeks halt to expansion of ski area in Washington (January 6, 2016)

The expansion of the Mt. Spokane ski area will require the logging of an old-growth forest that has been used by tribal members.


Spokane Tribe and BIA attribute blaze on reservation to arson
Spokane Tribe and BIA attribute blaze on reservation to arson (September 15, 2015)

The Carpenter Road Fire has burned more than 65,000 acres since August 13, destroying 18 homes along the way.


Carol Evans makes history as first woman to lead Spokane Tribe
Carol Evans makes history as first woman to lead Spokane Tribe (August 11, 2015)

Carol Evans was the first woman to serve on the council and now she's the first one to serve as chair.


Spokane Tribe bars disenrollment in amendment to constitution
Spokane Tribe bars disenrollment in amendment to constitution (June 9, 2015)

Tribal members approved the change by a 309 to 268 vote.


Lynn Armitage: Housing program aids Native violence survivors
Lynn Armitage: Housing program aids Native violence survivors (March 5, 2015)

The Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence partnered with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on Domestic Violence Housing First (DVHF), a pilot program in Washington that helped 681 domestic violence victims and their children over the last three years.


Meet Native America: Chairman Rudy Peone of the Spokane Tribe
Meet Native America: Chairman Rudy Peone of the Spokane Tribe (December 9, 2014)

The National Museum of the American Indian continues its Meet Native America series.


KPLU: Spokane Tribe maintains close ties with baseball franchise
KPLU: Spokane Tribe maintains close ties with baseball franchise (August 29, 2014)

The Spokane Tribe has been working closely with the Spokane Indians baseball team for several years, putting the Salish language on jerseys this season.


Recruiter from Spokane Tribe's college selected for Peirone Prize
Recruiter from Spokane Tribe's college selected for Peirone Prize (August 28, 2014)

Randy Ramos was selected for his tireless efforts to promote higher education among Native Americans.


Editorial: Spokane Tribe needs more time to comment on mine
Editorial: Spokane Tribe needs more time to comment on mine (April 29, 2014)

Newspaper says Spokane Tribe should be given more time to comment on the $193 million cleanup plan for the Midnite Mine.


Minor league baseball team features Salish word on uniform
Minor league baseball team features Salish word on uniform (March 17, 2014)

The Spokane Tribe of Washington is continuing its collaboration with the Spokane Indians baseball team.


Charlene Abrahamson: Oregon's illegal policy against tribal ID
Charlene Abrahamson: Oregon's illegal policy against tribal ID (March 10, 2014)

Charlene Abrahamson wonders why the state of Oregon won't accept identification issued by tribes in Washington.


Joe Pakootas, former Colville chair, launches run for House seat
Joe Pakootas, former Colville chair, launches run for House seat (February 19, 2014)

Joe Pakootas, a former chairman of the Colville Tribes of Washington, is running for Congress.


Senate committee backs Spokane Tribe's compensation bill
Senate committee backs Spokane Tribe's compensation bill (February 4, 2014)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee approved S.1448, the Spokane Tribe of Indians of the Spokane Reservation Equitable Compensation Act, at a business meeting last week.


Witness list for Senate Indian Affairs Committee's hearing
Witness list for Senate Indian Affairs Committee's hearing (January 29, 2014)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee is holding a hearing this afternoon on S.919, the Department of the Interior Tribal Self-Governance Act.


Al Jazeera: Washington tribes dispute state's marijuana law
Al Jazeera: Washington tribes dispute state's marijuana law (January 28, 2014)

Al Jazeera reports on Washington Initiative 502, which authorizes the use and possession of marijuana in limited circumstances, and its affect on tribes.


Senate Indian Affairs Committee business meeting, hearing
Senate Indian Affairs Committee business meeting, hearing (January 27, 2014)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee is holding a business meeting and hearing on Wednesday.


Spokane Tribe sets high standards for water quality in river
Spokane Tribe sets high standards for water quality in river (January 8, 2014)

The Spokane Tribe of Washington has set water quality standards that are stricter than the state's.


Senate Indian Affairs Committee   business meeting and  hearing
Senate Indian Affairs Committee business meeting and hearing (November 8, 2013)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will hold a business meeting and hearing next Thursday, November 14.


WSU News: Grant with Spokane Tribe will address youth issues
WSU News: Grant with Spokane Tribe will address youth issues (October 29, 2013)

The Spokane Tribe and Washington State University will work together on a youth project.


Senate Indian Affairs Committee business meeting,  hearing
Senate Indian Affairs Committee business meeting, hearing (September 10, 2013)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee is holding a business meeting and hearing this afternoon.


Spokane  man sentenced to seven years for assault on woman
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Spokane man sentenced to seven years for assault on woman (July 25, 2013)

Chet Arlie Moses, a 28-year-old member of the Spokane Tribe of Washington, was sentenced to seven years in federal prison for assaulting a woman.


Delvin Cree: North Dakota tribe breaks ground on oil refinery
Delvin Cree: North Dakota tribe breaks ground on oil refinery (May 9, 2013)

A tribally owned refinery project costing $450 million is getting closer to development stages.


Vice chairman of Spokane Tribe cited over     Montana bison hunt
Vice chairman of Spokane Tribe cited over Montana bison hunt (April 15, 2013)

Rodney W. Abrahamson, the vice chairman of the Spokane Tribe of Washington, was cited for taking part in a bison hunt in Montana, The Spokesman Review reports. Abrahamson went hunting...


Spokane Tribe finds  man who escaped from detention facility
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Spokane Tribe finds man who escaped from detention facility (February 13, 2013)

The Spokane Tribe of Washington arrested a man who escaped from a detention facility. Tribal police went to a hotel room in Airway Heights to execute a search warrant. They...


George Flett, artist from Spokane Tribe, passes  away at 66
George Flett, artist from Spokane Tribe, passes away at 66 (February 1, 2013)

[The Ledger Art of George Flett - Tinman Store] George Flett, a member of the Spokane Tribe of Washington who was recognized for his ledger art, died on Wednesday....


SCIA to consider three bills before    land-into-trust hearing
SCIA to consider three bills before land-into-trust hearing (September 13, 2012)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will hold a business meeting this afternoon prior to a hearing on the U.S. Supreme Court decisions in Carcieri v. Salazar and Salazar v. Patchak....


OPB: Spokane Tribe aims to boost reservation infrastructure
OPB: Spokane Tribe aims to boost reservation infrastructure (April 5, 2012)

"Brush covers a small cement trough, as a creek trickles nearby. The Spokane Tribe of Indians used to drink and bathe in this water during the powwow season. But now,...


Column: Landmarks honor legacy of Spokane Tribe's leader
Column: Landmarks honor legacy of Spokane Tribe's leader (March 22, 2012)

"There are a number of landmarks around town honoring the legacy of Spokane Garry, the storied leader in the Spokane Tribe of Indians who is also considered the region’s first...


Appeals  delay payments in $3.4B Indian trust fund settlement
Appeals delay payments in $3.4B Indian trust fund settlement (September 29, 2011)

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has set the briefing schedule for challenges to the $3.4 billion settlement to the Indian trust fund lawsuit. Briefs are due October 17 and...


Editorial: Spokane Tribe's complaint won't aid environment
Editorial: Spokane Tribe's complaint won't aid environment (June 13, 2011)

"Spokane County’s $173 million sewage treatment plant is ready to be tested. Conceivably it could be operating by year’s end and making an immediate reduction in the amount of PCBs...


Former Spokane Tribe jail deputy charged with sexual abuse
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Former Spokane Tribe jail deputy charged with sexual abuse (June 8, 2011)

Clifford Arlen Matherly, a former jail deputy for the Spokane Tribe of Washington, pleaded not guilty to a sexual abuse charge. Federal prosecutors say Matherly, 35, assaulted a woman who...


Spokane Tribe concerned about pollutants at sewage  plant
Spokane Tribe concerned about pollutants at sewage plant (June 7, 2011)

The Spokane Tribe is set to meet with state and federal officials to discuss a $173 million sewage treatment plant in Spokane County, Washington. The tribe is worried about the...


Former employee accused of stealing from Spokane Tribe
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Former employee accused of stealing from Spokane Tribe (May 19, 2011)

A former employee of the Spokane Tribe of Washington has been indicted in federal court on theft charges. Jack L. LeBret, the former director of the Spokane Tribal EMS Department,...