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By Chairman John Sirois
Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation 

Chief Joseph Nez Perce Longhouse burns


December 26, 2012

Statement issued by Colville Tribes Chairman John Sirois on loss of longhouse:

Our community, especially the Longhouse Community, stand in a state of shock a day after Christmas. At approximately 12:30 a.m. this morning, a fire broke out at the Chief Joseph Nez Perce Long House and it completely burned to the ground despite a valiant effort to save the structure. It is reported the fire response team arrived minutes after the blaze started, however the flames were such that the fire rendered the building a total loss. Tribal Police are investigating the scene and all preliminary evidence s...

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