Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation After 70 Years, Salmon Could Return To Columbia River Above Grand Coulee By Emily Schwing • Mar 19, 2018 Listen Listening... / If all goes according to plan, there could soon be salmon above the Grand Coulee Dam again. That’s according to Cody Desautel, director of Natural Resources for the Confederated Tribes of the Colville. Reclaiming Identity: Colville Tribal Members Mull Name Change By Emily Schwing • Dec 4, 2017 Listen Listening... / A group of eastern Washington tribes is joining a nationwide movement to reclaim indigenous identities and re-tell native stories. In this case, it’s all about a name change. Tribes Planning Next Steps Now That Dental Therapy Bill Is Law By Ariel Van Cleave • Feb 27, 2017 Ted S. Warren / AP Photo The rate of tooth decay among Native Americans is higher than any other population. And now, tribes across Washington state will be able to use federal money to hire dental health aide therapists. Singer And Tribal Chairman Jim Boyd Dies By Gabriel Spitzer • Jun 23, 2016 Paebi / Wikimedia Commons Members of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation are grieving after learning of the death of tribal chairman Jim Boyd on Tuesday. Boyd was also an award-winning singer and songwriter. Boyd’s friends have described him as a major figure in northwest Native circles.