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Kalispel Tribe creates own electrical utility company


December 14, 2017

The Kalispel Tribe of Indians announced in a Dec. 12 news release that is has established its own electric utility company to service its property in Airway Heights.

Kalispel Tribal Utilities (KTU) began officially providing electricity and natural gas to Tribal businesses on Oct. 1, with a signing ceremony taking place Dec. 12 as a “public celebration of the key partnerships between the Tribe, BPA (Bonneville Power Administration), Avista and Inland Power and Light. 

“The Kalispel Tribe has always relied upon the great rivers of the region to sustain our people and our culture,” Kal...

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