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(both: ōkənä`gən), confederation of Native North Americans of the Salishan branch of the Algonquian-Wakashan linguistic stock (see Native American languagesNative American languages,
languages of the native peoples of the Western Hemisphere and their descendants. A number of the Native American languages that were spoken at the time of the European arrival in the New World in the late 15th cent.
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). In the late 18th cent. they numbered some 2,500. In the early 19th cent. they occupied an area extending from the west side of the Okanagan River in Washington N to British Columbia. In winter the Okanogan lived in semisubterranean earth lodges and in summer in mat or bark lodges. They fished, hunted, and gathered roots and berries. The Okanogan land claims were never adjusted. Today about 2,300 Okanogan live in British Columbia; others live with the Colville (a related tribe), on the Colville Reservation in Washington.
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In the example of Phase III debt service, Okanogan PUD does not pay debt service related to the series 2015 bonds since it is not a participant in Phase III.
Navy aircrew, flying an F/A-18 Growler (Electronic Attack Aircraft) assigned to Electronic Attack Squadron 130 based at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash., flew an air pattern over Okanogan County, Washington, on Thursday, November 16, that left a condensed air trail resembling an obscene image to observers on the ground."
Okanogan County Prosecutor Karl Sloan repeatedly warned the class that deadly force is only used when it's reasonable under the circumstances.
Last week, three firefighters were killed and four were injured in an initial assault on a branch of the Okanogan Complex.
Frank Rogers, Okanogan County Sheriff, said: "Autumn said they flew out of the clouds and then into the side of a mountain.
I'm the only dealer in this county (Okanogan County, 5,200 square miles) with .22 LR ammo, so I limit purchases to 200 rounds a week.
North Cascades National Bank provides community banking services from offices in Brewster, Chelan, East Wenatchee, Grand Coulee, Okanogan, Omak, Twisp, Waterville, and Wenatchee, Washington and will continue to operate as a division of Glacier Bank under the name "North Cascades Bank, a division of Glacier Bank." At June 30, 2013, NCNB had total assets of approximately USD330m.
“This festival would not be possible without the strong support from the community, so we're happy to enter our third year in Oroville, as well as getting the word out on the Okanogan area and bringing the world to the area,” says co-founder Mo Fine.
The Okanogan County Chapter Music Teachers Association in Washington state, has been selected as the 2010 MTNA Local Association of the Year.
Coombs' rural health career began in 1974 as a physician in Tonasket, Okanogan County, for the National Health Service Corp.
"There was also an agreement for a student exchange program; Jamaican students would go to the Okanogan College and students from the college would come to Jamaica for training," he said.

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