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The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation is made up of a Business Council. The business council has a representatives from each of the districts (Inchelium, Keller, Nespelem, Omak).

Joe Somday

Natural Resources Committee Chair
Keller District Representative

Keller District Councilman, Joseph L.Somday serves his 2nd term as the Tribes’ Natural Resource Committee Chairman. Somday comes to the Tribes with a rich background in moving forest products to market. He has owned and operated a successful family-owned business, Joe Somday Logging Inc for 15+ years and continues to promote responsible stewardship of the land and its forests.


Somday who grew up in Malo, Washington on a Tribal Trust Allotment works alongside the Tribes’ Land and Property director and other council to secure forest management projects on neighboring federal lands under the Tribal Forest Protection Act. The Tribes have two.


Somday also has a two-year Automotive degree from Spokane Community College and raises cattle in his free time.

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joseph.somday@colvilletribes.com