Mon Jun 27, 2022 @ 4:30PM
Executive Tribal Council Meeting
Tue Jun 28, 2022 @12:00PM
Blood Pressure - Food For Thought
Sat Jul 09, 2022 @ 7:00AM
Culture Board Meeting

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The Cowlitz Tribe Education and Arts Fund

Established in 2019, the Cowlitz Tribe Education and Arts Fund is one of the largest funders in Clark County, with an annual payout target of roughly $2.2 million in 2019. The Cowlitz Tribe Education and Art Fund awards grants to organizations in Clark County Washington. The Cowlitz Indian Tribe and ilani Resort believe that art, culture, and education are a foundation for personal fulfillment, thriving families, and strong communities. 

Through the Cowlitz Tribe Education and Arts Fund, the Tribe will award grant funding to explore innovation, leverage resources, and support efforts to bring art, culture, and education to the people and communities of Clark County, Washington.

The Cowlitz Education and Arts fund cannot accept grant requests for work done outside of Clark County, Washington.

Grants will continue to be awarded throughout 2019. The fund currently has no staff, so proposals are accepted by invitation only.

Although no unsolicited proposals are accepted at this time, funding opportunities for unsolicited proposals will roll out in 2020. Stay tuned to this web page for further details.


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  • Tribal Council Open Seat

    Cowlitz members over 18 please consider applying for the open Tribal Council position*.  Any eligible General Council members may nominate themselves by submitting a mandatory resume and cover letter to Cowlitz Human Resources and Tribal Council Secretary, Bill Erickson.  All applications must be turned in by July 6, 2022. 

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    *members convicted of a felony crime or who have been removed for cause from tribal office or employment are not eligible for election or Tribal Council

  • Fishing, Hunting, & Gathering Gear Sales Tax Exemption Approved

    (Olympia, Wash.) A recent Washington State Department of Revenue (DOR) Excise Tax Advisory (ETA) exempts retail sales taxes on tribal fishing, hunting, and gathering gear purchased from in state retailers April 1, 2022.
    Cowlitz General Council Chair, Patty Kinswa-Gaiser, is pleased to announce the statewide sales tax exemption benefits all enrolled members of federally recognized tribes including non-treaty tribes. To claim this sales tax exemption enrolled members will choose a retail vendor, select listed product(s), show Cowlitz photo enrollment ID, and pay at store counters.

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  • Tribal Council Election Results

    “On behalf of the Cowlitz Indian Tribe, I extend our deepest congratulations to our newly elected and re-elected Tribal Council members,” said Patty Kinswa-Gaiser, General Council Chair. “I look forward to hearing from new voices while nurturing strong relationships throughout the council so that, together, we can best fulfill the needs of all the members of our Tribe.”

    Cassandra Sellards Reck, incumbent
    Maverick Ryan, incumbent
    Cheryl Bell, incumbent
    Kristopher Kitz
    Larry Kestner
    Vanessa Robertson

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