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History of the name

The name "Char-Koosta" is a combination of the names of the last two traditional leaders of the Salish and Kootenai Tribes. Charlo was the last traditional chief of the Bitteroot Salish and among the last of his people to move to the Jocko. Chief Koostahtah was the last of the Kootenai traditional leaders. His office was eliminated by the Constitution of 1935.


General Ad Policy

Advertising by the general public will be accepted if it meets the policy and purpose of the paper. No advertising will be accepted from either anti-Indian/anti-government entities.


General Policy Guiding Published Articles

To publish articles and stories of interest to the Confederated Salish and Kootenai tribal membership including, but not limited to: historical information, tribal government policies and services, Tribal Council actions and articles of community interest.


General Policy Guiding Editorials and Letters

To publish letters to the editor which may express support, opposition and dissatisfaction with CSKT tribal government, CSKT organization and/or services but may not contain personal attacks on individual employees or tribal members. Char-Koosta News will not publish any letter for which the factual correctness cannot be determined. All letters must be signed.


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