The Kalispel Tribe owns and operates more than a dozen businesses and enterprises in and around the Pend Oreille area.

We believe in building a strong community and our economic development opportunites emphasize our commitment to the land and people.

sčiyálmn spq̓niʔs, known as “The Buttercup Month,” The Buttercup was said to be the first flower that bloomed in the Spring. A sign to the people, that soon the Bitterroots and Camas would be harvested.

Historically Preparing for Bitterroot Month: 

  • April was a time of preparation as communities readied themselves for bitterroot month (May).
  • The anticipation ran high as people eagerly awaited news of the blessing of the feast day associated with this harvest.

As we dive into the significance of sčiyálmn spq̓niʔs, let us cherish the wisdom of indigenous traditions and embrace the promise of renewal symbolized by the blooming of the buttercup. Let us remember this month as a time of preparation and anticipation for the abundance that lies ahead.