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Colville Confederated Tribes seeking input on potential name change


Last updated 8/16/2017 at 11:14am

The Colville Confederated Tribes are considering changing their name and are welcoming input on the decision.

A new section on the CCT’s website, titled “Reclaim The Name” at, has information on the name change, videos of tribal members weighing in on the topic, as well as a form to suggest a new name, or voice comments.

So far about 60 people have submitted their thoughts on the matter, according to Meghan Francis, the public affairs officer for the CCT.

The reason for the name change is that the current name, Colville, comes from Andrew Colvile, a European w...

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