Jim Boyd, musician and Colville tribal chairman has walked on. Jim was well known for his music as a member of the bands XIT, Greywolf and Winterhawk, and for four songs in the iconic Indian Country classic movie Smoke Signals. Jim Boyd was also instrumental in the recent historic canoe journey and intertribal gathering, which has brought profound joy to so many people. Also instrumental in that effort was Virgil Seymour, who also walked on recently, another great loss to the Colville people.
Jim has walked on, but I will look to the stars, listen to his voice, and whisper thank you.
Native Music Icon and Colville Chairman Jim Boyd Walks On. Jim Boyd’s Passing the Second of Two Devastating Losses for Colvilles. ‘There are No Words’: Reviving Canoe Culture on the Upper Columbia River.