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The Kalispel Tribe of Indians is rich in heritage. Our traditions have taught us cultural pride and to work together to continue the advancement of our people. We are committed to promoting a bright future that respects traditions, education, nurturing environments for our children and successful enterprises.
People of the Pend Oreille
The Kalispel Indians were semi-nomadic hunters, diggers and fishermen. We were often called the “river/lake paddlers.” The Kalispel Indian Reservation is located in Usk, Washington in Pend Oreille County.
- Location: 55 miles north of Spokane in Pend Oreille County along 10 miles of the Pend Oreille River and 40 acres of trust land in Airway Heights.
- Members: Over 400 members.
- Demographics: Approximately 54 percent of current membership is under age 18 and the smallest percentage of members is the Tribal elders.
- Tribal Residence: 1/3 live on the Reservation, 1/3 live in Spokane, 1/3 live throughout the rest of the United States.