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The federal coronavirus assistance granted to state, local and tribal governments in March must be spent by the end of the year. Tribal governments are joining a chorus of government officials asking Congress to extend that deadline as the virus continues to spread and needs are growing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Most area residents will remember the Cayuse Mountain Fire that burned upwards of 18,000 acres. That fire, in 2016, was particularly disastrous to the Spokane Tribe. Power was cut to the main administrative buildings as well as the water supply. In addition, 14 tribal homes were destroyed.
Since 1917, a patch of grass in Peaceful Valley has carried the name of one of Spokane’s founding fathers. Now, it is being renamed after an even more ancient resident: the region’s redband trout.
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 a “disappearing race.” Lewis believed that “the Spokane tongue should be preserved as much as possible by applying it to names of towns, mines, parks and other public places, roads, bridges and lakes.”
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 be free of made-up stuff. Weird – but also inventively arranged, wonderfully told and always utterly heartwrenching.
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 its planned opening later this year.
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 Tribe of Indians under the legal argument that the new casino will cause the Kalispels “significant harm.”
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.
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.
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. The project has been opposed by downtown business interests as well as Spokane County leaders who have argued that the construction of a large commercial area near Fairchild Air Force Base could make the military base susceptible to closure. But the base never took a formal position on the issue, and supporters of the casino stressed that the project would create well-paying jobs for tribal members and other and boost the local economy.
The Spokane Tribal Reservation was named one of nine Promise Zones for coordinated federal assistance to boost jobs and economy.
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 damage to 18 primary residences, the natural resources and surrounding communities during a very dry summer,” said Marcella Teters, the Bureau of Indian Affairs’ superintendent for the Spokane Indian Reservation, in a statement released jointly by the bureau and the Spokane Tribe of Indians.
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 Friday.
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 native language. All of these are candidates for the name of the plaza that opened next to City Hall this spring. The former parking lot is now a geometric, basalt-themed home to various levels of seating and viewpoints of the falls. The plaza, a joint project between the city and Avista, connects Riverfront Park to Huntington Park, which was constructed last year by the utility company when it was celebrating its 125th anniversary.