Small Town Supports Red and White Coaches
When our people see someone they know having success on a national scale, they are naturally big fans. How many of us were rooting on Grand Coulee's Shane Proctor in the National Finals Rodeo in December? What number has followed the likes of NBA player Joe Harris of former MLB pitcher Jeremy Affeldt (both pro athletes that have played with or against tribal members)?
In the community of Inchelium, there's a closer connection to a family which has made it into the pros. Eti Ena and his younger brother Justin, a former NFL linebacker, moved to this dominantly tribal community in their teens, where they played football and experienced life on an Indian reservation. Eti, who married into the tribe and produced four children on the tribal rolls, got a little closer than Justin, who went on to become a star at Shelton High School and Brigham Young University before moving onto the NFL.