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Rodney Cawston addresses people gathered at the July Celebration Powwow Saturday night after having been re-elected chairman of the Colville Business Council last week. Cawston said the powwow is one of the longest-running anywhere, having been started more than 100 years ago in Nespelem. In the background behind Cawston and to the left in the photo are Councilmembers Janet Nicholson, Sam Darnell and Jared Erickson. - Scott Hunter photo

The Colville Business Council, the main governing body of the Colville Confederated Tribes, selected officers and committee chairs Thursday, following the recent election for seven of the 14 seats on the council.

Rodney Cawston, of the Nespelem District, will continue to serve as chairman of the CBC, elected by acclamation on June 11, according to a press release from the tribes.

Jack Ferguson, of the Keller District, was elected vice-chairman; and Joel Boyd, of Inchelium, was selected as secretary.

Committee chairs elected were: Jack Ferguson, Management and Budget Committee; Joseph Som...

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