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Tribal education leader dies in crash


Last updated 12/13/2019 at 4:34pm

Colville Tribal Executive Director Francis Somday speaks at an event in honor of Colville elder Gloria Atkins Tuesday at the Lucy F. Covington Government Center in Nespelem. - Justus Caudell, Tribal Tribune photo

A woman who helped generations of members of the Colville Tribes pursue their educations died in a crash Friday night just north of Coulee Dam.

The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Indian Reservation held a remembrance event Tuesday in the auditorium of the Lucy F. Covington Center after the unexpected passing of longtime employee and tribal member Gloria Atkins. She was 70.

"I've known Glo...

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