Reservation


Today, the Spokane Indian Reservation is approximately 159,000 acres in size.

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The Community Development Fund was established to benefit health and well-being of the residents of the Reservation

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Our vision is to achieve true sovereignty by attaining self-sufficiency.

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Spokane Tribe of Indians

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Welcome Friends,

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.

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                      Two Rivers Casino & Resort Event Schedule

 

 

 

On June 30th, the Native American film, Neither Wolf nor Dog opens at the Magic Lantern for at least one week. The film stars elder Dave Bald Eagle, who passed away last year at 97. We need all the help we can to get the word out.

It is a rare thing to have a Native film playing as widely in the country as this film and we're excited to be in your area. There's great cultural weight to the film and it's an excellent choice for both elders and youth.

During the film's climax, the character Dan (played by Dave Bald Eagle) takes us into the heart of Wounded Knee. Dave's family connection to the massacre was even deeper than that of the character he played. Although the film is fiction, the script was thrown away at this point in the filming, and Dave delivers the most powerful of improvised scenes. At the end of filming this scene, he said he had been holding in those words for 95 years.

Here is a link to the Facebook event that can be shared through Facebook and people can be invited to: https://www.facebook.com/events/234858477029528

 

 

Contractors, vendors, suppliers, architects, designers, engineers, other consultants or businesses interested in working with STEP may submit contact information at:


Spokane Tribe Annual Labor Day Celebration

 

 

 

 

 

 

STEP: Spokane Tribe Economic Project

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