Today, the Spokane Indian Reservation is approximately 159,000 acres in size.
Community Development Fund
The Community Development Fund was established to benefit health and well-being of the residents of the Reservation
Spokane Tribe of Indians
The Spokane Tribe of Indians are of the Interior Salish Group, which has inhabited northeast Washington, northern Idaho and western Montana for many centuries. The Spokane Tribe now lives on 159,000 acres in Wellpinit, Washington, and continue to contribute to the larger community of Spokane, Washington. We welcome you and thank you for wanting to learn more about the proud Children of the Sun.
On the move with Tribal Council
Evaluation of Tribal Cultural Resource Issues Associated with Natural Resources Affected by Hazardous Substances Releases and Oil Spills
Tuesday, Jan. 26, Chairwoman Carol Evans and Vice-Chair Dave BrownEagle attended a listening session regarding the Evaluation of Tribal Cultural Resource Issues Associated with Natural Resources Affected by Hazardous Substances Releases and Oil Spills, Department of the Interior, Office of Restoration and Damage Assessment, Daybreak Star, Seattle, WA.
This was a second in a series, first one held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, November 17, 2015 and another one to be held in Albuquerque, New Mexico, February 2, 2016.
Short synopsis – What was planned was a day long listening session, meaning the DOI was going to take testimony from the Tribal attendees, representatives from tribes from the Northwest area included the Spokane, Coeur d’ Alenes, Shoshone Bannock, Umatilla, as well as many tribes from the coastal area, the attendees voiced their concerns and frustrations that testimony is taken, filed, and the process is done again and again.
Rather than a consultation approach the feeling expressed was there needed to be a consent to consent agreement that what is expressed and requests be met. The Tribal representatives requested that the DOI tell them what they, DOI, can do, not the other way around.
In short the Tribes became the listeners. The DOI representatives and Tribes and Tribal representatives came to a mutual respectful understanding and the dialogue was mutually shared.
Photo and information ~ Dave BrownEagle
Today the Spokane Tribe of Indians released the results of an independent study undertaken to assess potential effects of their multi use project on Fairchild Air Force Base.
STOI Council meets with Spokane City Representatives
Carol Evans, Dave BrownEagle, Greg Abrahamson, Danny Kieffer, Glenn Ford, council and John Matt, BJ Kieffer met with representatives from the City of Spokane, Friday, January 22, 2015 to discuss Glover Field, Peaceful Valley Trail update, Integrated Clean Water Plan projects, City Hall Display Case, and City v. Monsanto litigation update. Council President Stuckart was the city lead on this meeting.
Discussion between all parties was very positive. This is a continued example of the city government willing and desiring to work closely with the Spokane Tribe of Indians.
On-going meetings have been planned.
Carol Evans, Dave BrownEagle, Danny Kieffer, Glenn Ford, BJ Kieffer, Tim Peone, and Brent Nicholls attended a meeting entitled, “Finding a Path Forward”, Fish Passage & Re-Introduction at Chief Joseph & Grand Coulee Dams. BOR, BPA, Army Corps of Engineers representatives as well as UCUT and others.
After discussion the Tribal representatives decided to present a letter to all government parties and request that a consent position be taken to where the governmental entities would adhere to what each said they would do. The Tribal representatives took a proactive stance!!