IMPORTANT ACTION BY THE COLVILLE TRIBAL COUNCIL
The Colville Confederated Tribes declares a STATE OF EMERGENCY in the mental health of Colville Tribal youth and families!! This is a huge step in addressing the long term impacts of intergenerational colonial trauma. We hope the Tribe takes aggressive steps to train all Tribal employees on trauma and a healing centered approach toward improving conditions in our Tribal communities and schools that serve our children. There is much work to be done to make this happen and we are committed to supporting these efforts. We urge other Tribes to join in and pass Tribal resolutions in an effort to send a strong message to Washington State and the federal government. The abuse of our children must stop!! A special thank you to Karen Condon and Alison Boyd for taking leadership in this important action. We wish to extend our gratitude to the Colville Tribes Business Council for passing this resolution at such a critical time. Please share this post and urge your Tribes to pass similar resolutions. We need large scale change in our schools to help support our children. If you support this action, please let your Tribal Council representatives know. We are EXCITED!!!