Kalispel Tribe of Indians

STRENGTHENING OUR COMMUNITY

WHILE PRESERVING OUR HERITAGE

Our Land

Past, Present, and Future

In 1992, the Kalispel Tribe of Indians developed a mission statement to reflect the Tribe's belief in positive growth and development of the community as a whole. The statement reflects our desire to promote a bright future that respects traditions, recognizes the power of education, provides a nurturing environment for our children and aims for success through current and future enterprises.

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Heritage

Our Culture

Welcome to the Kalispel Cultural Program. Here you will find the "tracks from the past" in the form of pictures, manuscripts, stories, maps, etc. Our goal is to pass on these items to our children and the Kalispel community. Understanding our past and remembering our connections to the land and our neighbors is vital to our future. We continue to partner with our native and non-native neighbors to better understand and appreciate the ways of our ancestors.

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Kalispel Tribe of Indians

The life of a Kalispel is founded on being humble, generous and committed to community. This is the heart of who we are.Our ancient traditions teach us to be grateful and respect what we receive from the land and from those who share it with us. We are pleased to share our homeland with you, along with our strength, spirit and commitment to a better future.

Kalispel Powwow, 2016

Belonging to the Kalispel family means being part of a movement towards the commitment to respect, resiliency and relationships. We are all part of what it means to be Kalispel.

Upcoming Events


CELC Beginning Salish Classes
Community Sponsored Events

Elders Christmas Party
Tribal Events
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Tribal News

​Recap of Domestic Violence Awareness Month at Cusick School District

During the month of October, the Kalispel Tribe Victim Assistance Services Program and the Cusick School District worked together in bringing awareness of domestic violence...

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Meet Dave Bonga, Senior Tribal Attorney

Dave Bonga:  Senior Tribal Attorney You’ve been with the Tribe for many years, when did you first start?  In 1980, I was employed by an...

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Charitable Fund

The Tribe focuses its charitable giving in the following areas:

  • Education
  • Health Care
  • Arts & Culture
  • Social Services
  • Environment Conservation

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