Community Description of Inchelium
and the Colville Confederated Tribes
Answers to Community Questionnaire
- Top of Lake Roosevelt, Colville Indian Tribe
- 8 mile North of Spokane
- Salish used to be the main language
550 people in town, class B high school: 80% Indian, 250
Community history, legends?
Old Inchelium - washed out by building of the dam -1930's
one of our great grandmothers had to move
What does it value?
School community: sports. Strong sense of family, main
people related, easy to fit in after leaving.
Culture: Pow wows
How do people find out information in your community?
What is the biggest weekly event?
Friday night football or basketball games
What is the biggest annual Event?
What is the history of the annual event?
- Inchelium Days: bargain fair, live band horse races ( happens
- Rodeo -not happening anymore
- School Carnival to raise money for ASB
Only second or third year for Inchelium Days
Who participates? Do you go to this? Does your family?
Even people from other towns
Only some people from outside of town, but the whole town comes
Are their traditions or legends behind the event?
How do you find out about it the event?
everybody sells tickets, post signs, the Colville paper--but we
to pay for it