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Chairman of Colville Tribes, James L. Boyd passes away

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R.I.P. Jim Boyd (PHOTO: http://www.colvilletribes.com/) R.I.P. Jim Boyd (PHOTO: http://www.colvilletribes.com/)
COLVILLE, Wash. -

The Colville Business Council announced on Wednesday that the Chairman of the Colville Tribes, James L. Boyd, better known as Jim, passed away at the age of 60. 

Boyd, was "well known throughout Indian County" a press release said on Wednesday. Boyd was known for his love of Harley-Davidson motorcycles and was also a prolific songwriter and entertainer (See the Youtube video embedded above). He won numerous awards for his music, including 7 Native American Music Awards and Associations award, including the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2014. 

Boyd held the post of Tribal Chairman since 2014. Representing the Inchelium District of the Colville Indian Reservation, Boyd previously held the position of the Council's Law and Justice Committee Chairman. A cause of death was not released.

"He will be greatly missed," said Colville Business Council Vice Chairman Michael Marchand. "Jim was a guy that was very focused and intelligent, a great story teller. He lived life to the fullest and his good nature and sense of humor were infectious. This is a very, very sad day for the Colville Tribes." 

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