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Maria Cullooyah has spent almost her entire adult life working to improve economic opportunities on the Spokane Indian Reservation where she grew up. Her life’s work has earned her a YWCA Women of Achievement Award for Government and Public Service.
The issue of Native American mascots and imagery in sports was thrust into the headlines again over the summer when the Washington, D.C., NFL team decided to change the name of its team from a dictionary-defined slang term and removed all Native American terms and imagery from its branding.
Tribal communities in the Inland Northwest face the prospect of a severe undercount in the 2020 census after the Census Bureau announced Aug. 3 that it would cut door-to-door counting short by a month.
In huge letters, the words “No Honor in Genocide” hung on a banner over a teal bus Saturday, where more than 200 people gathered on Fort George Wright Drive, rallying to rename the road.
The Spokane Tribe of Indians will receive $1.8 million through a grant from the U.S. Commerce Department’s Economic Development Administration for road infrastructure improvements, the department announced Friday.
Members of the Spokane Tribe of Indians will be able to vote on whether every tribal citizen adult will receive a $2,000 payment in COVID-19 aid funding in a special election Saturday.
Seattle artist Saya Moriyasu’s idea for a statue that can be sat upon in Riverfront Park has drawn some criticism for its design and potential Salish name. Park decision-makers have delayed a determination about what the next signature piece of art in the park will be.
The Spokane Tribe Casino is reopening Thursday with new protocols in place to protect the safety of its visitors, according to the Spokane Tribe of Indians.
Native Americans living on some reservations and other remote areas must wait until June to participate in the U.S. Census due to COVID-19 restrictions, a delay that some fear could lead to a drastic under count.
“Virtually everything that exists in the Spokane language today, that’s ever been documented, has been a result of her work,” one member of the Spokane Tribe said. “If the Spokane language has any future at all, it’s indebted to Pauline Flett.”
The Spokane Tribe Casino in Airway Heights closed at 5 p.m. Tuesday, following casinos across the state that have shut down to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus. The tribe also closed its Chewelah Casino.
In a ceremony mixed with joy and sadness, the Spokane Tribe of Indians on Thursday marked the adoption of federal legislation that will compensate the tribe for 2,500 acres of land lost to the dam’s floodwaters.
Better educational access for tribal children would be among the benefits under a federal decision to give federally recognized tribes priority access to broadband licenses, area tribal spokesmen say.
Spokane Tribe Casino and the Shock announced their partnership on Thursday, which will include several ventures, including the new Spokane Tribe Casino Field.
Steep slopes, views and a “high potential” for disturbing Spokane Tribe burial remains tend to attract attention when a developer proposes building four new homes in a forested area just above Peaceful Valley and just below the rim of Browne’s Addition in Spokane.
Some 70 years after their traditional homelands were flooded as part of the reservoir for the Grand Coulee Dam, Congress approved a new system of paying the Spokane Tribe for the land they lost.
The tribal flag was added to the island in the Spokane River in recognition of not only the sacred land but also what Mayor David Condon called the “shared history” between the city and the tribe.
The city of Spokane debuted A Place of Truths Plaza downtown Friday afternoon. The $25 million project features public art from indigenous artists and a wastewater tank that will keep runoff from draining into the river before it can be treated.
The 2019 powwow runs through Saturday in Riverfront park and continues with a Native American art show on Sunday.
Officials canceled evacuation notices just after 5:30 p.m. for Spokane Tribe of Indians and Stevens County residents near a 25-acre, wind-driven wildfire that started on the 4700 block of Reservation Road Sunday morning.