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Colville Tribal members vote against changing name


Colville tribal members have voted 1630-296 in a recent referendum to keep the name “The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation,” a Feb. 8 press release stated.

The referendum vote is advisory, meaning the council could still change the name if they so choose.

During the past year, the Colville Business Council explored the idea of changing the name of the tribes, which derives from Andrew Colvile, governor of the Hudson Bay Company during the early part of the 19th century, and an Englishman who had never set foot in the local area.

“The local Fort was named after him,” Co...

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