About Spokane Tribe of Indians
To achieve true sovereignty by attaining self-sufficiency. We will preserve and enhance our traditional values by living and teaching the inherent principles of respect, honor, and integrity as embodied in our language and lifeways. We will develop strong leadership through education, accountability, experience, and positive reinforcement.
We are here to improve the lives of members of the Spokane Tribe of Indians.
From job opportunities to programs for all ages, weve got something for everyone!
The Spokane Tribe of Indians ancestors inhabited much of northeastern Washington which consisted of approximately 3 million acres. At times they extended their hunting, fishing, and gathering grounds into Idaho and Montana.
Spokane ancestors were a river people, living a semi-nomadic way of life hunting, fishing, and gathering all the creator had made available to them. Living along the banks of the Spokane and Columbia rivers and scattered up the tributaries. Their primary diet consisted of what was taken from the waterways in the form of salmon, steelhead, eel, and shellfish which made up 60% of their diet.
Today the Spokane Tribe of Indians primary government operations are located in Wellpinit Washington with a citizen population of approximately 2,900 enrolled members.