Special Event Invitation from the Spokane Tribe of Indians

Our ancestors gathered on the banks of the Spokane River near sƛ’x̣étkw (Spokane Falls) for generations. They would enjoy the bounty of salmon and the life provided by the river. It has been over a century since we have had reason to gather, rejoice, and share in this bounty. That’s about to change!

Please join the Spokane Tribe of Indians and our partners at People’s Park on August 24th at 12:30 pm to honor the return of salmon to the Spokane River. Help us Bring Them Home!

12:30 pm
Attendees Start Arriving
1:00 pm
Welcome and Blessing
Carol Evans, Chairwoman, Spokane Tribe of Indians
1:10 pm
Significance and Meaning
Warren Seyler, Moderator
1:30 pm
Invited Speakers from Upper Columbia United Tribes
Coeur d’Alane Tribe
Confederated Tribes of Colville Reservation
Kalispel Tribe of Indians
Kootenai Tribe of Indians
1:50 pm
Warren Seyler, Moderator
2:00 pm
Hangman Song, Bill Matt, Spokane Tribe of Indians
2:10 pm
Fish Arrival: Directions for Release
Conor Giorgi, Anadromous Program Manager
Public Participation: Fish Moved from Trucks to River
2:15 -3:30 pm

Shuttles will be provided to the event and are supported by the Spokane River Forum and Lake Roosevelt Forum