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 of Indians and the Spokane Tribal Headquarters is now located in Wellpinit, Washington. Wellpinit is approximately 50 miles northwest of Spokane, Washington on the Spokane Indian Reservation.
In earlier times, the Spokane Tribe lived on, protected, and respected over 3 million acres of land. Tribal members fished the Spokane River, the Columbia River, and utilized the grand Spokane Falls as a gathering place of family and friends. The Spokanes lived along the river in three bands known as the Upper, Middle and Lower Spokane Indians. Traditional campsites were lived in depending upon the Seasons of the year.
In January 1881, President Rutherford B. Hayes formally declared the Spokane Indian Reservation the new and smaller home of the Spokane Indians. The three bands of Indians were split up and some found new homes, which are now known as the Coeur d'Alene Indian Reservation, the Flathead Indian Reservation, and the Colville Indian Reservation. Today the Spokane Indian Reservation is 157,376 acres in size. As of May 2017, tribal membership includes 2879 people; we are strong and growing. We welcome you and thank you for wanting to learn more about the proud Children of the Sun.
Dear Friends and Allies,
Please share the second commercial produced by the First American Project PAC, a coalition of Washington's Tribes and allies that is supporting I-1631. This unedited, long-form commercial features Chairman Tom Wooten of the Samish Indian Nation. Multiple other leaders will be featured in the next two weeks in ads, with Chairwoman Frances Charles of Lower Elwha coming up next and Estela Ortega of El Centro de la Raza speaking to our state's Latino/Latina communities.
We are making our final big digital ad buy this weekend. If any Tribe or entity would like to donate to help us increase our ad buy, you still have time. Right now, we expect to be outpsent 2-to-1 by Big Oil. Our polling is we are still leading but our lead is shrinking under the oil and gas onslaught.
Please let's not let this historic win slip through our fingers.
Dear Friends and Allies,
Please see the first commercial produced by the First American Project PAC, a coalition of Washington's Tribes and allies that is supporting I-1631. This unedited, long-form commercial features President Fawn Sharp of Quinault. Multiple other leaders will be featured in the next two weeks in ads.
Youtube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMqqAyli6A8&feature=youtu.be
Facebook Link: https://www.facebook.com/TribalResistance
Tribal Leaders: Please share this video on your website, Facebook page, and with your e-mail list.
Elected Officials: Please share this on your political social media pages.
Friends and Allies: Please share this and consider donating to https://secure.anedot.com/firstamericanproject/donate so we can share Indian Country's leadership with Washington voters as they vote.
Revised Spokane Law and Order Code - Chapter 13