Stories tagged: spokane tribe
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 23, 2020
Inland Northwest tribes race to avoid undercount after Census Bureau cuts door-to-door outreach by a month
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 …
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 24, 2020
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 …
UPDATED: Fri., July 24, 2020
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.
UPDATED: Tue., April 21, 2020
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 …
Mon., April 20, 2020
“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 …
Mon., Feb. 3, 2020
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.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 30, 2020
Spokane Tribe Casino and the Shock announced their partnership on Thursday, which will include several ventures, including the new Spokane Tribe Casino Field.
Thu., Jan. 9, 2020
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 …
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 16, 2019
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 …
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 26, 2019
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 …
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 24, 2019
The 2019 powwow runs through Saturday in Riverfront park and continues with a Native American art show on Sunday.
Sat., Aug. 3, 2019
Friends, relatives remember Bob Wynecoop, author of tales about growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation
Bob “Chick” Wynecoop, who chronicled his childhood on the Spokane Indian Reservation in the book “The Way It Was According To Chick,” died on Nov. 24 at the age of …
Thu., Aug. 1, 2019
For decades, a colorful totem pole topped with an eagle’s outstretched wings stood 40 feet tall on an island in the center of Riverfront Park.
Sun., June 16, 2019
Democrats’ push to give the Spokane Tribe a seat on the Spokane Regional Transportation Council goes too far, for now.
UPDATED: Wed., June 12, 2019
Spokane Tribe will get a voice in transportation planning, a move that sparked controversy among Spokane officials
A new law tying state transportation funds to the inclusion of tribes on local transportation planning boards has its origins with the Spokane Tribe of Indians, but the effort to …
UPDATED: Mon., March 11, 2019
Newmont Mining asks to relax radiation cleanup standards at Midnite Mine on Spokane Indian Reservation
The company responsible for cleaning up the Midnite Mine on the Spokane Indian Reservation has asked the federal government to relax cleanup standards for radiation at the defunct uranium mine.
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 22, 2019
Spokane’s first Indigenous Peoples March, held Friday in coordination with
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 5, 2019
The Colville Confederated Tribes face significant losses in their timber programs from a continued federal government shutdown, along with losses in social and health services, the tribal chairman said this …
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 14, 2018
The Spokane Tribe worked with the Choctaw Tribe of Oklahoma to get language into the farm bill strengthening Promise Zones on tribal lands.
Fri., Oct. 5, 2018
Legislation to compensate the Spokane Tribe for lands lost as a result of Grand Coulee Dam’s construction passed the U.S. Senate on Thursday.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 31, 2018
The Spokane Tribe is recruiting a developer to build a hotel near the Chewelah Casino. Market studies indicate the area could sustain a 70- to 100-room project, tribal officials said.
Tue., Aug. 28, 2018
Spokane Tribe launches ‘Children of the Sun’ solar initiative, with long-range plans for energy independence
Starting in mid-September, work will begin on the $2 million “Children of the Sun Solar Initiative” on the Spokane Reservation. Solar panels will generate energy for 14 tribal buildings, including …
Wed., May 2, 2018
Getting salmon above Grand Coulee Dam could lead to fishable population in the Spokane River, tribes say
Getting salmon and steelhead over Grand Coulee Dam could someday bring back a recreational fishery to the Spokane River, local tribes say.
UPDATED: Wed., March 28, 2018
Interior Secretary Zinke wants Spokane Tribe compensated for loss of land and lifestyle to Grand Coulee Dam
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke pledged to support compensation for Grand Coulee Dam’s impact on the Spokane Tribe during a Thursday visit to Wellpinit.
Tue., Jan. 9, 2018
Hundreds of people braved a cold and foggy Monday evening for the public grand opening of the Spokane Tribe Casino in Airway Heights. It was a moment some tribal leaders …
Sun., Jan. 7, 2018
The Spokane Tribe Casino’s decor includes geometric designs, historic photographs and Salish names amid the flashing lights of 450 slot machines. The casino opens Monday evening.
Sun., Jan. 7, 2018
Timeline of Spokane Tribe Casino planning, implementation and now its grand opening.
Sun., Jan. 7, 2018
The Spokane Tribe Casino opens Monday in Airway Heights. Beyond the flash of Vegas-style slot machines and table games lie tribal leaders’ aspirations for a better future for the 2,900-member …
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 20, 2017
The Spokane Tribe’s new casino in Airway Heights will open at 7 p.m. Jan. 8, the tribe announced Wednesday.
Thu., Oct. 26, 2017
Amazon actually received two pitches from the Spokane metro area encouraging the company to locate its second headquarters here. The Spokane Tribe also submitted a proposal.