Mary Marchand, tribal leader and historian, dies

Mary A. Marchand

OMAK — Mary A. Marchand, a tribal leader, historian and elder who gave opening prayers at countless events throughout North Central Washington, died on Saturday.

“There are people in the course of history that leave such an impact on their people that they become an institution. Mrs. Marchand was such a person,” said Colville Tribal Chairman John Sirois.

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