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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.
Washington will spend $50,000 to study possible biases in the Washington State Patrol after an investigation found troopers search people of color, particularly Native Americans, at much higher rates than white drivers.
Our state Legislature has spent nearly two years evaluating how best to legalize sports betting, while minimizing any negative consequences. A growing, bipartisan group of legislators is supporting a bill that will allow legal sports betting, but limit it to the premises of tribal casinos. This is a wise and prudent approach.
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.
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke pledged to support compensation for Grand Coulee Dam’s impact on the Spokane Tribe during a Thursday visit to Wellpinit.
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.
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.
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 proposed casino development.
Carol Evans became the first woman to lead the Spokane Tribe last fall, at a critical time for the tribe.
House panel considers plan to reintroduce salmon in the upper columbia
Members of the Spokane tribe asked legislators to join an effort to bring salmon back to the Upper Columbia River.
The Spokane Tribe has its first woman tribal chair, Carol Evans, selected by the business council in a recent election.
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 Eagle, a Spokane Tribal and Powwow Committee member.