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  • Spokane Tribe of Indians holds 100th Labor Day powwow

    The 100th Spokane Tribe of Indians Labor Day Celebration and Powwow blended tradition and modernity. “There’s a melding of the old and the new, which is good,” said Dave Brown …


  • Spokane Indians baseball uniforms sport Salish word

    When the Spokane Indians baseball players take the field this summer, the team name will be blazoned across their chests: “Sp’q’n’i.” That’s the Spokane Salish language version of the name. …


  • Local historians find proof of Chief Garry’s original tribal name

    Chief Spokane Garry (ca. 1811-1892), the famed leader of the Spokane Indians, is one of the most extensively researched figures in Spokane’s history. Yet history has long been silent about …


  • Tribes keep language alive

    The unmistakable melody of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” filled the packed room at the Pavilion at Northern Quest Resort and Casino. A trio of women took the stage, executing the iconic …


  • Unique summer programs at libraries to entertain

    It’s summertime and your kids might be complaining of boredom. To keep them busy, check out some of the children’s activities going on in the Spokane County Library District.


  • School immerses tribes’ young in Salish language

    Speakers of English as a second language say that they respond differently when someone speaks to them in their first language. There’s a deep emotional connection to that first language, …


  • Preschool immerses tribes’ young in Salish

    Speakers of English as a second language say that they respond differently when someone speaks to them in their first language. There’s a deep emotional connection to that first language, …

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