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The mixed blessing of fire for the Colville tribes

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The mythical Coyote is said to be a trickster. But he is also a transformer and brought FIRE to the people. Fire is good except when it’s not.

It was not on July 29, 2013 when the Colville tribal office burned down and displaced 40 tribal employees including the 14 council members. Although Council Chairman Michael Finely said the building was like the U.S. White House, the fire will not stop the tribe from functioning. The tribe is more than just a building.

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