Ancestral Homelands

For time immemorial, the Spokane Tribe of Indians have inhabited, protected and respected our ancestral homelands of approximately three million acres. Originally, we lived along the Spokane River in three bands known as the Upper, Middle and Lower Spokane Indians. Members hunted, fished, and collected roots and berries to feed their families throughout the seasons. For many generations, Spokane Tribal families relied on the river waterways for nourishment, medicinal and spiritual purposes, with the grand Spokane Falls a gathering place for many Spokane Tribal Ancestors. Now the Spokane Tribe shares this gathering place--and the name of our Tribe itself--with modern, thriving Spokane County and the City of Spokane. Welcome to our ancestral homelands.

Spokane Tribe Media Statement,

Spokane Tribe Media Statement,

Media Release

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(Airway Heights, WA June 21, 2017) Construction on the Spokane Tribe Casino continues despite...

A Letter from the Friends of

Friends of STEPJune 21, 2017An Open Letter to the Residents of Spokane County (Airway Heights, WA) The Cheney Free Press on June 15, 2017 printed an editorial regarding the recent lawsuits filed by Spokane County Commissioners and the...

Spokane Tribe Media Release

June 8, 2017


May 31, 2017

Construction is Underway

Construction of the Spokane Tribe’s new casino on the West Plains of Spokane County is underway following the November 9, 2016 groundbreaking ceremony. Tribal elders spoke of the historical significance of the property as new...