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The Complete Seymour
Here you will find audio files linguist Anthony 'Tony' Mattina made available to the Colville Confederated Tribes regarding his upcoming book, The Complete Seymour. The book is based on 1960s interviews with tribal elder Peter J. Seymour in Inchelium, Washington.
"The first 10 stories are autobiography," Mattina said in an Oct. 24, 2013 meeting with the Colville Business Council. He also included captíkʷɬ or Coyote Stories.
Tony Mattina discusses The Compleat Seymour in front of the Colville Business Council in 2013. Aaron Carden sits at his right.

Mattina was introduced to Seymour through Nellie Toulou in the late 1960s and began interviewing him. The interviews resurfaced recently as Mattina told the CBC of his intent to have a book published in honor of Seymour, a fluent speaker of nsəlxcín.

"I really want to thank you, Tony," Colville Business Councilwoman Stevey Seymour said. "It touches me (as a Business Council member and relative). This is huge for us."

At right, Tony Mattina discusses The Complete Seymour with the Colville Business Council in 2013, with Aaron Carden at his right. Below, Pete Seymour is seen with his parents.

Pete Seymour as a child with his parents.

Here are the sound files that accompany The Complete Seymour:
Autobiography (Part 1)
Autobiography (Part 2)
Racing Horses
A hunting trip (Part 1)
A hunting trip (Part 2)
Marriage customs
After the birth of a child
Partnership butchering
The attainment of provisions
The rainy hunting trip (Part 1)
The rainy hunting trip (Part 2)
Black Pig
The grateful dead version 1 (Part 1)
The grateful dead version 1 (Part 2)
The grateful dead version 2 (Part 1)
The grateful dead version 2 (Part 2)
The grateful dead version 2 (Part 3)
The Devil and the Black Face
How Coyote got his powers (Part 1)
How Coyote got his powers (Part 2)
Coyote and Whale (Part 1)
Coyote and Whale (Part 2)
Coyote and Whale (Part 3)
Coyote and Grizzly (Part 1)
Coyote and Grizzly (Part 2)
Coyote and Grizzly (Part 3)
The two goats (Part 1)
The two goats (Part 2)
Lynx and the virgin (Part 1)
Lynx and the virgin (Part 2)
Blue Jay and Wolf (Part 1)
Blue Jay and Wolf (Part 2)

Salmon and Our People
Salmon and Our People: The Chief Joseph Dam Fishery Story

Part 1

Part 2 

Part 3

Directed by: Mark Anderson
Edited by: Crystal Miller, Mark Anderson
Narrated by: Joaquin Marchand
Music by: Honoring the People
Production Assistance by: Guy Moura & Aaron Naumann
Interviews conducted by: Lawrence Harry & Donald Shannon

Annual Membership Meeting Presentations
The 2015 Annual Membership Meeting saw presentations from four tribal officials. Each presentation is listed below, just click the link!

Cody Desautel - Land and Property Director

Williams Smith - Colville Gaming, LLC

Jon Panamaroff - Colville Tribal Solutions Corporation

Francis Somday/Todd Smith - Colville Tribal Government Center