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THURSDAY, OCT. 27, 2016

In this July 18, 2016 file photo, Coeur d’Alene tribe member Jeanie Louie, left along with her granddaughter North Star Garvais Lawrence, 10, spoke during the dedication of the statue of her great grandfather, Coeur d’Alene Indian Chief Morris Antelope in Coeur d’Alene. (Kathy Plonka / The Spokesman-Review)

Tribe to share history culture in CdA

The history and culture of the Coeur d’Alene Tribe will be shared through November in a collaboration with the Salvation Army Kroc Center and the Human Rights Education Institute in Coeur d’Alene. Question: How much do you know about the Coeur d'Alene Tribe & culture?

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TUESDAY, OCT. 25, 2016

AM: Digging water potatoes

AM Headlines begin today with a Coeur d'Alene Press look at the traditional digging of water potatoes by the Coeur d'Alene Tribe. Also: Public Records (Oct 25)/Press, Sister of missing Hayden man desperate for answers/KXLY, Auction tags hot topic for Idahoans/Outdoors, Ex-Zag Wiltjer makes NBA Rockets roster/SR ...

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MONDAY, JULY 14, 2014

Task Force Denounces Hate Crime 10 

Spokeswoman Heather Keen of the Coeur d'Alene Indian Tribe reports that the Idaho Department of Transportation has already replaced the historical market contaminated with racist graffiti. She encourages anyone with information about this incident to call the Idaho State Police or Crime Stoppers at 1800-222-8477....

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THURSDAY, MAY 29, 2014

Tribe equates Texas Hold 'Em and golf 

BOISE – Texas Hold ’Em poker is no different than golf under Idaho law, the Coeur d’Alene Tribe contends as it fights a lawsuit filed by the state. Poker is a game of skill, in which players can pay fees to enter tournaments and win...

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 17, 2013

Christie: Celebrate CdA Tribe 

Christie Wood (RE: Fort Sherman Park to be Cheamkwet): Many years ago the NIC Board of Trustees (before my time) entered a nine-point agreement with the CDA Tribe that essentially recognizes their historic contribution to our wonderful site. Prior to the 75th Anniversary of NIC...

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THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 2012

Coeur d'Alene Tribe Denounces Recall 

In a statement from the Coeur d'Alene Indian Tribe this afternoon, tribal Chairman Chief Allan denounced the recall attempt against Mayor Sandi Bloem and three council members: "As leaders, we do the best we can to gather community input and weigh the options. But at...

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MONDAY, APRIL 2, 2012

AM: Tribe Reclaims Jazz Singer Bailey

Jazz singer Mildred Bailey performs at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Bailey was known as the “Mrs. Swing,” one of the great white jazz singers of the 1930s and 1940s. But when she died penniless in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., in 1951, few knew her real...

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THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 2012

CdA Tribe Touts 'Mrs. Swing's' Roots 

Mildred Rinker Bailey was known to fans as "Mrs. Swing," whose slight, throaty voice won her acclaim as one of the great white jazz singers of the 1930s and 1940s. But the Coeur d'Alene Indian Tribe is now hoping to set the record straight once...

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 11, 2012

Allan: Carlson Wrong Re: Donations 

Before I respond to Chris Carlson’s recent column attacking the Coeur d’Alene Tribe and Indian Gaming, I want to start by disclosing a few things. First, I support Indian gaming. I have seen first-hand how gaming on the Coeur d’Alene Reservation has transformed this community...

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 4, 2012

Carlson: Still Tribal Gaming Questions 

Late last month readers of The Spokesman-Review and the Coeur d’Alene Press may have seen full page ads taken out by the Coeur d’Alene Tribe claiming they had kept the promise made to voters in 1992 to give back 5 percent of the annual gaming...

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 29, 2011

Olson: Negotiate Tribe Hunting Rights 

Native and non-native residents of the Coeur d’Alene Indian Reservation are going to have to work out a local solution to their latest conflict over the right of tribal members to hunt on private property if they want to avoid a drawn-out court battle, a...

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WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 28, 2011

St. Maries Paper Wants Tribe Records 

The Idaho State Lottery refused to provide records sought by this newspaper under a public records request. The Gazette Record requested public records related to the lottery commission’s oversight of the Coeur d’Alene Tribe’s compliance with state law relating to its casino. The Gazette Record...

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MONDAY, SEPT. 26, 2011

Tribe Not Talking To St. Maries Paper 

You read over the weekend about the old claim resurrected by Benewah County Prosecutor Doug Payne that the Coeur d'Alene Indian Tribe doesn't have hunting rights on non-Indian property on its reservation. Several commented in a thread about the story. But did you see that...

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FRIDAY, AUG. 26, 2011

Carlson: Mathesons Back In Power 

Former Coeur d’Alene Tribal Chairman and Casino Executive (1994-2006) David Matheson, is back in a seat of prominence, his old job as Casino executive, after five years of acrimonious litigation full of charges and counter-charges the press shouldn’t repeat because there were no verdicts and...

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TUESDAY, AUG. 9, 2011

Fired CEO Regains Top Casino Job 

The Coeur d’Alene Tribal Council has filled the top position at its casino in Worley, Idaho, with a tribal member who was fired from the same job and sued by the tribe five years ago for alleged breach of fiduciary duties. On Monday, David Matheson...

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 4, 2011

Expanded Resort Beautiful In & Out

While Charlotte Nilson loves the open feeling and the space at the expanded Coeur d'Alene Casino Resort Hotel, it's the natural aesthetics that most caught her eye. "We're beautiful inside and out," the tribal council member said Monday following the grand opening ceremony to celebrate...

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MONDAY, MAY 2, 2011

Coeur d'Alenes Dedicate Expansion

According to promotional materials, Hn'ya'(pqi'n'n (no, my cat did not just sit on my kepyboard, that's really what it's called) captures "the best of each season", and uses "fresh local ingredients to prepare each dish from scratch." It's "a fun atmosphere delivering comfort food with...

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FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 2011

Vestal: Fox's Stossel Short On Facts

Chief Allan has heard it all his life. Why do you Indians get so much help? Free this, free that, a check every month. Why do you have it so good? “My whole life, everywhere, going to elementary school, going to middle school, going to...

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30, 2011

Tribe: Stossel Keeps Up Stereotypes 11 

Marc Stewart, Coeur d'Alene Indian Tribe spokesman (re: "Coeur d'Alene Tribe demands Stossel apology"): The argument that treaties and executive orders happened “so long ago” and there for should be forgotten or that the Indians should just “get over it” and be “assimilated” is sadly...

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SATURDAY, FEB. 19, 2011

MikeK: Teaching Kids To Respect Tribe 

Mike Kennedy (re: "Marc: Tribe police have other options"): If the good people of Benewah County want to cast their lot with the likes of Dick Harwood and Larry Spencer, they are free to do so and theoretically I do wish them the best. But...

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FRIDAY, FEB. 18, 2011

Rednecks Target Tribe Bill Backer 11 

Betsy Russell of the Spokesman Review reported that (Rep. Rich Wills, R-Glenns Ferry, pictured) “said he’s received hundreds of calls and e-mails threatening him and questioning his integrity for backing the bill. “I’ve had threats I’d better never go into the county again,” he said....

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Marc: Tribe Police Have Other Options 19 

Marc Stewart: All of the Tribal Police Department has been to Idaho Peace Officers and Standards and Training and graduated. They are in good standing and you could verify this easily by talking to the Idaho POST. As a result, they are able to enforce...

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THURSDAY, FEB. 17, 2011

Harwood Claims 'Heavy Heart' 

Watch debate live here Rep. Dick Harwood, R-St. Maries, told the House, “I stand here with a heavy heart today to debate this bill.” He said some have accused people from his county of being racist. “I'll tell you that's nothing more than hate speech...

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FRIDAY, FEB. 4, 2011

CdA Tribe Political Contributions Jump 

The amount of campaign contributions the Coeur d’Alene Tribe has given to Idaho politicians increased dramatically between 2004 and 2010. While the tribe, which operates several businesses and has about 2,000 employees, has long been a major player in the northern Idaho economy, its spending...

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