Bill Iyall Announces Plan to Retire

Tuesday, August 4th, 2020

Cowlitz Indian Tribe Chairman:

Bill Iyall Announces Plan to Retire as General Council Chair and C.O.O.

"Greetings. It is with mixed emotions that I am announcing I will retire from my position as General Council Chairman and COO, after serving 13 years in that capacity. The COVID-19...

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Future Chairman of the Cowlitz Indian Tribe

Thursday, August  6th, 2020


WATCH: Statement from Phil Harju, future Chairman of the Cowlitz Indian Tribe


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Tribal Council Live Stream

NEW !  Tribal Council Live Stream

We will be live streaming the Cowlitz Tribal Council Meeting online Saturday August 1st, 2020 from 9am - 7pm pst. If you have already created your Vimeo account you can sign in below.

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If you have not requested access to the video portal you may do so below.

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Tuesday, July 21st | COVID-19: Mask Distribution Update

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Tribal Member Mask Distribution

The Cowlitz Indian Tribe Department of Emergency Management has received a limited supply of youth size face masks for Cowlitz Tribal member distribution.
These masks are very small and are intended for use by children up to approximately 10 years old.

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Sunday, August 30th, 2020 at 11 am

. . . CANCELLED. . .

"Skloutwout" is the Indian name of our Cowlitz ancestor,
also known as Lucy Weiser or Lucy Gerand/Garrand

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COVID Emergency Response Program for Tribal Members

Chairman’s PSA June 15, 2020

COVID Emergency Response Program for Tribal Members


Greetings to all of you and I hope you're doing well. This is Bill Iyall, Chairman of the Cowlitz tribe. On June 12, 2020, Tribal Council approved the 2020 essential needs COVID Emergency Response Program for tribal members...

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Annual Elders Fishing Trip

 6th Annual Elders Fishing Trip

Senior Nutrition in partnership with the Natural Resources Department is proud to offer the 6th annual elders fishing trip!

Who can sign up? Any Cowlitz Elder can sign up for this trip!

Where: Final details on launch times and dates will be provided by Deb Mizner

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New Relief Funds for Cowlitz tribal members

New Relief Funds for Cowlitz tribal members
Monday, June 8th, 2020

On Saturday June 6, Tribal Council approved a COVID-19 general welfare relief payment for all enrolled Cowlitz tribal members.  This one-time payment has been determined a necessary expenditure related to the COVID-19 pandemic

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Cowlitz Tribe Call for Social Justice

Cowlitz Tribe Call for Social Justice
William Iyall, 
Chairman and COO
Friday, June 5th, 2020

The Cowlitz Indian Tribe has fought for generations to uplift our people and overcome the evils of discrimination. Today, we stand in unity with all people who face racism.

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Request for Bid | Cispus-Yellowjacket Project

The Cowlitz Indian Tribe’s Natural Resources Department is soliciting bids to construct the Cispus-Yellowjacket Phases 1-2 project

Sealed bids are due at 2:00 p.m. June 10, 2020

The site is located on public land south of Randle, WA, and may be visited at will by prospective bidders. The anticipated work window for this project is July 15-September 15. Considering the late date of this solicitation and ongoing uncertainty related to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Tribe will strongly consider a time extension based on satisfactory progress during summer 2020.

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Friday, May 29th,2020 | PSA

William Iyall, Chairman and COO

PSA to Members of the
Cowlitz Indian Tribe 

Friday, May 29th, 2020

Cowlitz Tribal Chairman Bill Iyall sat down this week to speak about the hard work the tribe is doing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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ilani opens Thursday, May 28th at Noon

ilani Opens
Thursday, May 28th @ Noon

The health and safety of ilani team members and guests remains a top priority.

As the coronavirus pandemic has progressed, the Cowlitz Tribe has monitored activity and the latest guidance from the CDC and state health authorities to develop a reopening plan that would meet safety recommendations without significantly distracting from the guest experience.

Guests and staff can expect the following social distancing and other measures at ilani.

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Casino Closures Devastating Tribal Economies

Casino Closures Devastating Tribal Economies

Oregon Public Broadcasting (OBP) with Think Out Lound interviews Chairman William Iyall 

"Casino closures during the pandemic mean that many tribal governments are losing their main source of income. The Cowlitz tribe, with its ilani casino, is no exception. We talk with Cowlitz Tribal Chairman William Iyall about how the Cowlitz tribe is handling the economic blow and other effects of the pandemic." 

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April 30th,2020 | PRESS RELEASE


Thursday, April 30th, 2020

Cowlitz Indian Tribe Provides Powerful Response to COVID-19 Outbreak

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Tribal Member Portal Signup

NEW !  Tribal Members Only Portal Sign-Up

In an effort to keep our tribal members better informed we are asking that you update your contact information. Please go to the secure online form to update your information including mailing address, phone, and email address.

You will also have the opportunity to choose your communication options and request secure access to tribal council meeting videos. Your enrollment information will be verified before you receive any email with instructions on how to setup your video portal account, this may take several days.

IMPORTANT: Please do NOT enter your information multiple times. Everyone who has signed up and were verified before 7/30/2020 have been sent an email with account setup instructions and the Vimeo invite. Please check your email spam or junk folders for the email invite and move it to your inbox.


Tuesday, April 7th,2020 | PSA

Statement by
William Iyall, Chairman and COO

PSA to Members of the
Cowlitz Indian Tribe 

Tuesday, April 7th, 2020

PSA from Cowlitz Indian Tribe Chairman Bill Iyall.

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Tuesday, April 7th | COVID-19: Child Care Non-Profit Org.

COVID19: Child Care Non-Profit Organization
Tuesday, April 7th, 2020

With Washington schools closed for the remainder of the school year, there are likely increasing questions related to child care. This organization may provide childcare direction or assistance for essential workers.

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Monday, April 6th | DOT COVID-19 Statement

Statement by
Cowlitz Department of Transportation
Monday, April 6th, 2020

As of March 23, 2020, Cowlitz Tribe Transit Service (CTTS) is providing food bank, grocery delivery, and prescription drop-off/pickup service to HOMEBOUND individuals. living within our service area of South Lewis and Cowlitz Counties up to 20 miles off Interstate 5. This service is TEMPORARY and...

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