Grand Coulee Dam
The 111th Congress knows the issue as H.R. 3097 and Spokane Tribal members know the issue as one that has gone too long without fair and equitable compensation. H.R. 3097’s official definition is; To provide for equitable compensation to the Spokane Tribe of Indians of the Spokane Reservation for the use of tribal land for the production of hydropower by the Grand Coulee Dam, and for other purposes.In the mid-1930’s the Grand Coulee Dam was federalized, the Federal Government recognized that; (A) development of the project affected the interests of the Spokane Tribe and the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation; and (B) it would be appropriate for the Spokane and Colville Tribes to receive a share of revenue from the disposition of power produced at Grand Coulee Dam. Today, the Spokane Tribe of Indians is still awaiting fair and equitable compensation since construction began on Grand Coulee Dam in 1933. The Spokane Tribal Business Council invites you to view the video called; Grand Coulee Dam and the Forgotten Tribe. Once you have reviewed the video please contact your State Representative and ask them to support H.R. 3097.
Thank you for your time and support.
Spokane Tribal Business Council
Response to Grand Coulee Article
- An Open Letter to Sport and Recreational Users of Lake Roosevelt (Full-page ad in Spokesman-Review)
- An Open Letter to Sport and Recreational Users of Lake Roosevelt (Full text of letter)
- WDFW and Tribe Agreement