The Spokane Indians baseball team and Spokane Tribe of Indians are a unique partnership in the world of professional sports. In 2006, the two made history by collaborating on a rebranding of the baseball's team logo, becoming the first pairing of a team and tribe to respectfully agree on the use of local native imagery. During the rebranding, a Salish version of the logo was created. This logo has been stitched on the team's sleeves since its inception.
"We welcomed the opportunity to collaborate with our namesake professional baseball team on this project," said Rudy Peone, Chairman of the Spokane Tribe. "We view this colloborating as a significant opportunity to educate thousands of baseball fans about the language and culture of the Spokane Tribe of Indians -- this city's first inhabitants."