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Cowlitz tribe and reservation

Cowlitz tribe among groups awarded millions from state for clean-energy projects

June 4, 2024, 5:56pm Clark County News

The Washington Department of Commerce awarded more than $47 million in clean-energy grants to Southwest Washington cities, counties, public utilities and recognized tribes in two separate rounds of awards late… Read story

Cowlitz Indian Tribe seeks to expand its police force, hopes law proposed by Cantwell will help

May 29, 2024, 5:22pm Clark County News

A shortage of police officers means the Cowlitz Indian Tribal Public Safety Department is struggling to keep up with an increase in calls since the pandemic began, officials say. Read story

Bill Iyall reelected as Cowlitz chairman

June 4, 2024, 4:58pm Clark County News

Bill Iyall reelected as Cowlitz chairman Read story

Pete Barber, restoration ecologist for the Cowlitz Indian Tribe, stands in an Ostrander Creek culvert scheduled for removal. The tribe received $1.9 million in federal funding for the project.

Cantwell, Murray announce $75M to improve fish habitats, including $1.9M to Cowlitz Indian Tribe

Pete Barber, restoration ecologist for the Cowlitz Indian Tribe, stands in an Ostrander Creek culvert scheduled for removal. The tribe received $1.9 million in federal funding for the project.

May 23, 2024, 6:06am Clark County News

U.S. Sens. Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray announced Wednesday nearly $75 million will flow to projects removing fish passage barriers and improving fish habitat in Washington. The Cowlitz Indian Tribe will receive $1.9 million for a fish passage project on Ostrander Creek in Cowlitz County. Read story

Red dresses representing murdered and missing Indigenous women hang from trees outside the Cowlitz Indian Tribe Health &amp; Human Services office in Hazel Dell on May 3. May is Missing and Murdered Indigenous People Awareness Month.

Washington is 2nd in the U.S. for missing and murdered Indigenous women; have recent efforts made headway?

Red dresses representing murdered and missing Indigenous women hang from trees outside the Cowlitz Indian Tribe Health &amp; Human Services office in Hazel Dell on May 3. May is Missing and Murdered Indigenous People Awareness Month.

May 18, 2024, 6:14am Clark County News

Julian C. Ankney of the Nez Perce Tribe heard stories since she was a child that Indigenous people go missing at higher rates. The statistics showed Indigenous people go missing at a rate 10 times the national average. In 2018, Ankney’s then-26-year-old brother vanished from an Idaho mall. Read story

Tim Richardet, right, and Dawna Richardet play drums and sing at the Cowlitz Indian Tribe&rsquo;s drum practice. The group uses the tradition to heal from trauma, honor ancestors and connect with one another, both socially and spiritually.

‘Each drum is a heartbeat’: Cowlitz Indian Tribe’s drum circle uses music to heal, honor ancestors, make connectionsvideo icon

Tim Richardet, right, and Dawna Richardet play drums and sing at the Cowlitz Indian Tribe&rsquo;s drum practice. The group uses the tradition to heal from trauma, honor ancestors and connect with one another, both socially and spiritually.

May 16, 2024, 6:05am Clark County News

On a Thursday in April, the late afternoon light drifted through an open door, clashing with the rhythmic sounds of drums and singing. Read story

Patty Kinswa-Gaiser, right, chair of the Cowlitz Indian Tribe, and council member Suzanne Donaldson perform a &ldquo;calling in the ancestors&rdquo; song Friday at Kwoneesum Dam northeast of Washougal. The 1960s-era dam is slated to be removed this summer, restoring Wildboy Creek to its natural state.

‘Welcome to our cathedral’: Cowlitz tribe, Columbia Land Trust hail dam’s pending removal

Patty Kinswa-Gaiser, right, chair of the Cowlitz Indian Tribe, and council member Suzanne Donaldson perform a &ldquo;calling in the ancestors&rdquo; song Friday at Kwoneesum Dam northeast of Washougal. The 1960s-era dam is slated to be removed this summer, restoring Wildboy Creek to its natural state.

May 14, 2024, 6:08am Clark County News

Getting to Kwoneesum Dam involves a bumpy, jarring 45-minute drive up rural, unpaved roads not easily found on a map. But it’s worth the rough drive. Read story

The Cowlitz Indian Tribe is working to take almost 60 acres east of Interstate 5 near La Center into its sovereign jurisdiction.

Cowlitz Indian Tribe expands reservation near La Center by about 60 acres

The Cowlitz Indian Tribe is working to take almost 60 acres east of Interstate 5 near La Center into its sovereign jurisdiction.

April 30, 2024, 8:07pm Business

The Cowlitz Indian Tribe is expanding its 152-acre reservation near La Center by about 60 acres. Read story

Handing down Indigenous knowledge and traditions from elders to children is one of the themes embodied by the new Grandmother Camus statue unveiled on East Fourth Plain Boulevard.

‘We chose this artwork as a welcome’: Grandmother Camus statue unveiled on Fourth Plain

Handing down Indigenous knowledge and traditions from elders to children is one of the themes embodied by the new Grandmother Camus statue unveiled on East Fourth Plain Boulevard.

April 27, 2024, 6:13am Clark County Life

The Indigenous legend of Grandmother Camus is a story of love, sacrifice and transformation. Read story