Stories tagged: Spokane Tribe of Indians
Sat., Aug. 5, 2017
100 years ago in Spokane: Man who traded with Spokane Tribe says tribal language should be saved before its too late
A.E. Lewis of Miles, Wash., wrote an article advocating the preservation of the “Spokane tongue,” meaning the Spokane tribal language. He said that death and assimilation was making the tribe …
Sat., July 22, 2017
Book World: The pain, and weirdness, of Alexie’s mother’s life and death
For an author whose work in fiction and poetry is shot through with barely disguised personal elements, it’s, like, weird to get the story in a form that purports to …
UPDATED: Wed., May 31, 2017, 3:52 p.m.
Spokane Tribe releases name, logo for new casino development in Airway Heights
Two horses representing the past and future of the Spokane Tribe of Indians are featured in the logo representing the $400 million project, which has drawn legal challenges ahead of …
UPDATED: Wed., April 19, 2017, 1:59 p.m.
Kalispel Tribe files federal lawsuit to halt Spokane Tribe’s casino
The Kalispel Tribe of Indians has filed a suit in federal court seeking an immediate halt to the construction of the casino being built in Airway Heights by the Spokane …
Thu., March 9, 2017, 5:51 p.m.
Canada Island renamed in Salish for the Spokane Tribe
The name snxw meneɂ (sin-HOO-men-huh) means “salmon people” in the Salish tongue spoken by the tribe. The island had previously been known as Cannon, and Crystal, Island.
Thu., June 9, 2016, 4:19 p.m.
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 …
Wed., June 8, 2016, 1:18 p.m.
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. …
Mon., June 6, 2016, 8:02 p.m.
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.
Tue., Sept. 15, 2015
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 …
Mon., Sept. 14, 2015, 11:01 a.m.
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 …
Fri., Oct. 31, 2014
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 …
Fri., Oct. 31, 2014
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 …
Tue., Feb. 18, 2014
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 …
Sat., Dec. 28, 2013
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 …
Sat., May 25, 2013
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 …
Fri., May 24, 2013, 1:51 p.m.
Vice chairman of Spokane Tribe resigns
The vice chairman of the Spokane Tribe has resigned under significant pressure from tribal members.
Sat., May 4, 2013
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 …
Fri., May 3, 2013
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 …
Fri., Feb. 1, 2013
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 …
Fri., Feb. 1, 2013
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 …
Sat., March 17, 2012
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 …
Tue., Jan. 31, 2012
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 …
Sun., Oct. 23, 2011
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 …
Fri., Oct. 7, 2011
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 …
Thu., Oct. 21, 2010
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 …
Fri., Sept. 24, 2010
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 …
Sat., Aug. 28, 2010
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 …
Fri., Sept. 25, 2009
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 …
Wed., Sept. 16, 2009
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 …
Sun., Aug. 30, 2009
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 …