To view an article from the New York Times regarding the name of the Spokane Indians Baseball Team and their relationship with the Spokane Tribe of Indians click here.
This weekend, extremely high heat is in our forecast. Please be sure to take care of yourself. If you plan on being outside, be sure to dress properly, drink plenty of water, and take breaks often. The attachment provides some helpful tips that you can use to reduce the chance of heat stroke or heat exhaustion.
In an effort to increase the Census count on the reservation, we are doing an event for the entire month of August!
The current count for the Spokane Indian Reservation is only 31%. There are still 500 households on the reservation that need counting. Let’s work together to raise the Census numbers!
SUBMIT AUGUST 31st TO GET YOUR PRIZES!
2020 Census Team
Spokane Tribe of Indians
Make yourself count.
Syanmqn x̣ʷl̓ snxʷmeneʔ sqelixʷ.
Make the Spokane People count.
“Due to extremely high heat in the weather forecast, our COVID-19 tent screening will be closed today. If you, or a family member, need to request screening, please give us a call at 509-258-4517 so we can schedule a time to present at the clinic. Thank you very much!”
477 Youth Program,
There is no need to phone Kim or Richard as stated on the flyer. Although they would love to help, this project has been turned over to the 477 Youth Program. Kim and Richard’s crew are really busy putting together the awesome Teen Worker Packets. Sorry for any confusion.
If your child lives on the Spokane Indian Reservation and they are interested in driver’s ed, please call Cindy LeBret at 458-8007. If you live off the reservation and reside in the service area, please contact Dory Reeves at the Spokane Tribal TANF Site, 533-1360
An external application is needed including a 477 Youth Program Application.
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Learn how to protect yourself at www.myavista.com/scams.
TWO NEW CHALLENGES FOR AUGUST
This month I decided we should honor our Mental Health, especially during these COVID times. We need to check up on our own state of mind, on our elders, family members, our communities members, and especially our children.
Challenge 1 is the mile challenge. Tracking how many miles you do a day. (You can check your phone app or fitbit or I have new limited step counters.) You can write down your miles everyday.
Challenge 2 is the Self-Care challenge. The instructions are on the green ribbon page. You do something for yourself each day, add in a family member or elder. You can call to check up on people, lend a hand if someone is quarantine and needed water dropped off on their porch. The goal is to have a colorful sheet and I encourage you all to self-care for yourself at the least. Many times, we forget our own self-care because we are busy caring for our families.
The catch, is if you participate in BOTH. Your name will be raffled into the gift card drawings each week. If you only do one, you will not be entered.
If you choose to only do one challenge, you will still earn an incentive regardless! We are all about incentives for people who participate!!!!!!!!!
These will begin on AUGUST 1st!