Food Drive Today Wednesday November 25, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

This is the Annual Community Food Drive to help those in need during the Thanksgiving holiday. Thanks to Gonzaga Prep for coordinating with the Spokane Tribe. Looking for volunteers to assist with distribution.

This will be at the Pow-wow Grounds today Wednesday November 25, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Tree of Sharing

Children of the Sun Head Start
Tree of Sharing

Please help a family in need this Christmas

The Tree of Sharing will be displayed at the Trading Post beginning November 24, 2020 until December 11, 2020.

Last day to submit Christmas gifts is December 15, 2020

  1. Please take a gift tag/ornament from the tree
  2. Each gift has a number at the bottom, sign up your gift number and include contact information or contact Brenda Wynecoop at Head Start 509-258-7229
  3. Drop off gifts at Head Start before or by December 15, 2020

Thank you to everyone who provided Tree of Sharing gifts to families in need for the last six years!

If you have any questions please contact Brenda Wynecoop FCPS at 509-258-7229 or brenda.wynecoop@spokanetribe.com

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Language Instructor and Advisor RFPQ21-006

To view the complete RFPQ21-006 click here

Roles and Responsibilities (Work 1-2 days per week)

  • Teach Spokane Salish to children at the Immersion School and local schools
  • Support Language teachers to increase their level of fluency
  • Assist with language curriculum development
  • Other duties may vary

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Must be able to speak the Spokane Salish Dialect fluently
  • Must work well with people of all ages, children to adults
  • Proffered experience with developing curriculums
  • Must be able to pass a background check

SALARY IS DEPENDENT ON BUDGET CONSTRAINTS

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Culture Instructor RFPQ21-007

To view the complete RFPQ-21 click here

Role and Responsibilities (Work 1-2 days per week)

Assist in the teaching of Spokane Culture/history to all ages in Wellpinit, WA. and the surrounding areas. Help develop curriculum in history, science, and other subject areas as required.

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Must be well versed in Spokane Tribal History and Culture
  • Must be able to assist in developing curriculum
  • Must be able to do archive research for history and cultural information as needed
  • Must work well with people of all ages, children to adults
  • Must be able to pass a background

SALARY IS DEPENDENT ON BUDGET CONSTRAINTS

Clinic Thanksgiving Week Hours

The clinic will close at noon on Wednesday 11/25/2020, closed Thursday, 11/26/2020 for Thanksgiving, and reopen normal hours 8-4:30 on Friday 11/27/2020.

Native Wellness and Traditional Foods

To support wellness and diabetes awareness, the Native Diabetes Wellness Program has gathered a collection of stories about tribal efforts to reclaim traditional foods.

Currently in the office I have Eagle Books for aimed at grades K-4 and I have 25 of each book in the collection. These books are FREE from the CDC!

These books are very vibrant in color and include pictures of native children and traditional foods– very neat!

Please contact me at either m.carroll@spokanetribe.com or by calling HHS at 509-258-7502 if you would like a set of the collection.

https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/ndwp/index.html Additionally, here is the link to the CDC website where the books can be located and printed as a PDF. If you order a set yourself from the website it takes several weeks to get the books in. I ordered my sets of 25 in October and am just now receiving — so about three weeks for shipment.

Happy Monday! 😊 Eat healthy, make good choices, drink your water!!!

Change in the Spokane Tribal Health Program

I am writing to inform you about the change in contact for the SDPI/Tribal Health program — Should you need any of the below please contact Micaela Carroll at m.carroll@spokanetribe.com or 509-258-7502 ex 45:

For support services/gas cards for appointments in regards to breast health 

  • Man or woman
  • Tribal & non tribal
  • Open to community members who reside in the Spokane Indian Reservation (limited cards as the grant ended)

For support services/gas cards for appointments in regards to our diabetic registry clients and diabetes and diabetic related appointments you will need:

  • Referral from Carolina VanKomen our Clinical Diabetes Case Manager. Her work location is the Wellpinit IHS Clinic.
    • She sends referrals before your appointment so that cards(s) can be ready
    • She will also refer you to Micaela Carroll at HHS for pick up

Also attached is a reminder flier of what the SDPI program has for those on the active diabetes registry at our Wellpinit IHS clinic.

Please contact me if you have any questions!

Free Diabetic Support Services

Free Support Services

If you are on the active diabetes registry at our Wellpinit IHS Clinic

Services available to you:

  • Retinal lens (funding eye glasses)
  • Diabetic shoes (one pair with 3 inserts)
  • Gas card to any diabetic related appointment
    • Referral slip from Carrie VanKomen required
  • Foot Scrub set for your shower or tub
  • Foot Wash
  • Foot Moisture
  • Diabetic Socks
  • Diabetic cookbooks-journals-meal planners

If other items are needed to help support your self-management with your diabetes, please let us know. We will try our best to accommodate you or refer you to another program. Do not forget to check in with us! We sometimes have new support items for you!

New Spokane Tribe Executive Director Ted Wright

The Spokane Tribe of Indians hires new Executive Director Ted Wright
Ted Wright got into managing tribal governments upon completion of a doctoral dissertation at Penn State University titled: “A Case Study & Theoretical Analysis of the Problem of Power for American Indian and Alaska Native Tribes.” It was really about why some tribes successfully pull together to develop healthy, growth economies while some do not.
“I’ve managed my own Alaska Tribe twice as well as other tribal governments in Washington, Oregon and Alaska. I alternate this kind of work with university work, as there is a high degree of burn-out attached to leading change in tribal communities. Among others, I was on the faculty at Antioch University Seattle and served as a a Vice President of University Services and Dean at Haskell Indian Nations University.” Ted commented “My goals for helping lead the Spokane Tribe of Indians are to create a more agile, efficient and productive government with cooperation and customer service at its core.”
Ted has a son who is a physician in Infectious Disease and Internal Medicine working in Alaska and Washington State.
Ted hopes to get around and meet more of the STOI Tribal Citizens as the virus retreats and/or we have an effective vaccine. His final comments were “Let’s keep a safe distance, wear our masks and avoid gatherings outside our immediate household.”
Gunalchéesh
(thank-you)
Ted
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Chewelah Casino Soft Count/Drop Team Member

 

CHEWELAH CASINO
JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

POSITION:  SOFT COUNT/DROP TEAM MEMBER

STATUS:  FULL TIME

SALARY: $13,50/HR

POSITION SUMMARY
The Soft-Count/Drop Team Member is responsible for swapping bill acceptor boxes,
counting and recording of all currency, coin, vouchers, table game drops, as well as vending machine drops, ensuring compliance with applicable laws, rules and regulations of the Gaming Commission, Federal and State laws governing monetary transactions and company policies, procedures and controls.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
(These functions are intended as a general illustration of the work performed in this job classification and are not all inclusive for this position)

• Must be willing to work with all regulatory agencies, i.e., Gaming Commission, State, and Federal.
• Must learn and ensure policies and procedures are being followed per the departments’ Internal Controls.
• Must adhere to the Chewelah Casino Employee Handbook.
• Must adhere to our SMILE service standards and Core Values by providing excellent customer service. Maintain a positive and productive attitude with customers as well as fellow team members.
• Ensures the integrity of all Soft Count transactions.
• The soft count/drop team member must be proactive and identify problems, solutions, and concerns. Follow through with your supervisor.
• Reconciles gaming revenue.
• Counting and recording of all currency, coin, Table Games drops, bill acceptors, and vending machine drops.
• Dropping and storing the vouchers from Player Terminals.
• Prepares various reports, including stiff sheets, transfer sheets, audit fills and credit slips; reconciles all totals to the Master Summary; forwards all information to appropriate individual(s).
• Maintains all records, reports and other required paperwork in the Soft Count Department.
• Responsible for the removal of all bill acceptor boxes from the casino slot machines.
• Responsible for the accuracy of all documentation concerning the drop.
• Responsible to keep accurate account of all the drop activities.
• Responsible for transporting bill acceptor carts to soft count room ensuring they are accompanied at all times by casino security and TGA.
• Responsible for pulling out chairs before the drop and pushing the chairs back in after the drop.
• Facilitates the flow of information by attending regularly scheduled departmental meetings.
• Held accountable, to a high degree, for the accuracy and thoroughness of departmental records and reports, and confidentiality.
• Additional duties as required by management.

 

GENERAL CONDITIONS
Must have ability to:
• Communicate effectively with all levels of team members, customers and outside contacts.
• Work effectively in a fast-paced environment.
• Move around all work areas effectively and efficiently.
• Able to work periodically under conditions of extreme urgency (creating higher levels of job stress).

JOB QUALIFICATIONS
• High School diploma or (GED) preferred. Cash handling experience preferred.
• Effective communications skills required. Must be extremely numbers-oriented and computer-literate. Must be able to multi-task.
• Proficient with 10-key calculator.
• Excellent Customer Service skills.
• Ability to work independently and use good judgment.
• Excellent organizational skills.
• Ability to be a team player.
• Good math skills.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk and sit, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Must be able to lift, push or pull up to 25lbs regularly for short periods of time. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and color vision.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job the noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud. You may be subject to secondhand smoke when in the casino environment. The Employee will be required to work in a small work area.

REGULATORY AND COMPLIANCE RESPONSIBILITIES
In addition to the other duties described herein, every employee has the following responsibilities related to compliance with laws and regulations:
• Obtain and maintain a License B with Spokane Tribal Gaming Commission.
• Attend required training sessions offered by the Casinos.
• Perform the duties described in compliance with local laws and regulations.
• Take the necessary steps to ensure minors are not allowed to gamble or loiter in gambling areas, drink alcoholic beverages, or purchase tobacco.
• Have knowledge of the ordinances, regulations, laws, policies, and procedures relating to the employee’s department.
• Consult Internal Control Procedures and Policy Manuals for guidance.
• Report illegal activity to Security or the appropriate levels of Management.

 

ALL EMPLOYEES ARE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT TO A PRE-EMPLOYMENT DRUG TEST, AND AT RANDOM FOLLOWING EMPLOYMENT
THE CHEWELAH CASINO RESERVES THE RIGHT TO HIRE ACCORDING TO ITS INDIAN PREFERENCE POLICY
ALL POSITIONS ARE SUBJECT TO A 90 DAY ORIENTATION PERIOD
APPLICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE CHEWELAH CASINO HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT AND GUEST SERVICES

FOR INFORMATION CONTACT: CINDY HUNDLEY
AT 1-800-322-2788, (509) 935-6167 OR (509) 258-8973
FAX: (509) 935- 6223
E-MAIL:
cindy@chewelahcasino.net