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  • Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, Spokane Tribe celebrate week of major announcements

    A weeklong cultural celebration at Spokane Tribe schools in Wellpinit took special significance Thursday, as U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell joined members in heralding targeted federal investment and a new …


  • Inslee approves Spokane Tribe’s West Plains casino project

    Gov. Jay Inslee gave the final approval on Tuesday for the Spokane Tribe’s casino project, clearing the way to a $400 million gaming and retail development on the West Plains. …


  • Spokane Tribal lands named ‘Promise Zone’ by Obama administration

    The Spokane Tribal Reservation was named one of nine Promise Zones for coordinated federal assistance to boost jobs and economy.


  • Officials say Stevens County wildfire is arson

    A wildfire that has scorched nearly 100 square miles in Stevens County was started intentionally, the Bureau of Indian Affairs said Friday. “This fire has done a tremendous amount of …


  • Arsonist started Carpenter Road Fire, authorities say

    A wildfire that has scorched nearly 64,000 acres of land in Stevens County and on the Spokane Indian reservation was started by an arsonist, the Bureau of Indian Affairs said …


  • Heritage Day lets community explore tribe’s history, culture

    The Children of the Sun will shed light on their history and culture next week at an event open to everyone. Most attendees at the Spokane Tribe of Indians’ free …


  • Names for plaza next to City Hall narrowed down to three finalists

    The man who brought Expo ’74 to town. A doctor who delivered thousands of babies and helped stop a bridge from being built over the lower Spokane Falls. The region’s …


  • City Council revisiting decision to oppose Spokane Tribe casino

    The Spokane City Council is poised to reconsider its opposition to the Spokane Tribe of Indians’ proposed Airway Heights casino. About two years ago, the council voted 4-3 to oppose …


  • Plans for Glover Field tank on hold

    Plans to build a giant tank at Glover Field as part of a required cleanup of the Spokane River are on hold after the Spokane Tribe of Indians objected to …


  • Spokane Tribe vice chairman resigns

    The vice chairman of the Spokane Tribe has resigned under significant pressure from tribal members after being convicted of bison poaching in Montana. Rudy Peone, chairman of the Spokane Tribal …


  • Vice chairman of Spokane Tribe resigns

    The vice chairman of the Spokane Tribe has resigned under significant pressure from tribal members.


  • Tribal council could oust member

    Spokane Tribe leaders are deciding whether to oust their vice chairman for lying to a game officer investigating bison poaching in Montana. Rodney W. Abrahamson was convicted of five misdemeanors …


  • Spokane Tribe’s casino study rejects Fairchild conflict

    A private study commissioned by the Spokane Tribe concludes that a proposed casino and resort in Airway Heights creates no disruptions or threats to training flights at nearby Fairchild Air …


  • Renowned Indian artist George Flett dies at 66

    Nationally recognized artist and Spokane Tribe member George Flett died Wednesday afternoon at the age of 66. Flett had diabetes since the early 1980s and was undergoing dialysis three times …


  • Spokane Tribe posts casino impact statement

    The Bureau of Indian Affairs’ environmental statement about a proposed gaming facility in Airway Heights lays out efforts detailed efforts by the Spokane Tribe to reduce possible land-use conflicts, particularly …


  • Public notice on casino at issue

    The Spokane City Council on Monday will consider rushing its normal voting procedure to oppose the proposed Spokane Tribe of Indians casino on the West Plains. Councilman Mike Fagan is …


  • Survey finds more residents support tribe’s casino plan

    About 40 percent of Spokane County residents surveyed last fall said they favor plans by the Spokane Tribe to build a casino near Airway Heights. Another 34 percent of the …


  • Spokanes seek new Grand Coulee deal

    WASHINGTON – Nearly 70 years after completion of the Grand Coulee Dam, members of the Spokane Tribe argued before a Senate committee last week that they have a moral right …


  • Foes stand up to new casino

    Eighteen government and business leaders have taken a stand against the Spokane Tribe’s proposed casino in Airway Heights, according to letters sent to the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs. The …


  • Spokane Tribe awarded federal grant

    The Spokane Tribe of Indians is one of two Native American governmental organizations to receive a federal Sustainable Communities Challenge Grant, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced …


  • Officials reviewing tribal casino rules

    Plans by the Spokane Tribe of Indians to build a casino in Airway Heights ignited criticism from another area tribe during a closed-door Thursday meeting held by a federal agency …


  • Tribes gather at Riverfront Park for powwow

    The feet of the competitive dancers jigged right, then left, in sync with a drumbeat, giving rise to the swing of fringe and jingling of bells on traditional outfits. Pauline …


  • Tribal artifacts returned

    More than 1,400 artifacts stolen from ancient Native American graves and sacred sites in five Western states were returned Thursday to several local tribes. Members of tribes in Idaho and …


  • Tribal cultural center bid likely for falls site

    Inland Northwest Indian tribes may regain a strong presence along Spokane Falls. The Spokane Park Board last week voted to solicit proposals for a long-term lease of a 1.1-acre parking …


  • Leaders stress powwow’s value

    Leaders from several Northwest Indian tribes stood up during the closing night of the 20th annual Spokane Falls Northwest Indian Encampment and Pow Wow on Saturday and urged the crowd …


  • Feds: Keep visits to Midnite Mine short

    If you must visit the Midnite Mine site in Stevens County, don’t spend a lot of time there.


  • Our View: Spokane Tribe’s plans merit thorough review

    The Spokane Indian Tribe, the author of so much of the region’s history, has a glittering vision for the future. It’s a vision of bright lights, excited crowds, whirring slot …


  • Tribe moves on casino plan

    The Spokane Tribe of Indians, sensing that it might get a better hearing from the Obama administration, appears to be getting closer to its long-stated goal of building a casino …


  • Hatchery program replenishing stocks

    A feast of grilled salmon is an exceptional way to end a day spent kayaking on the Spokane River. For the Spokane Tribe of Indians, it’s also a link to …


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