Carol Evans named Spokane Tribe chair
The Spokane Tribe has its first woman tribal chair, Carol Evans, selected by the business council in a recent election.
The former vice chair of the council, Evans said in a press release she intends to continue the tribe’s development in hospitality and recreation, and further explore renewable energy. The tribe has proposed a casino, hotel and retail shopping area on land it owns on the West Plains near Fairchild Air Force Base, which has received approval from the U.S. Department of Interior but the gambling facility must still receive a green light from Gov. Jay Inslee.