Spokane Tribe Logo


VACANCY ANN#     STOI-20-058










INTRODUCTION: Housekeeper is responsible for at least one or more sections of the Administration Building daily in addition to other tribal owned buildings, facilities and/or premises.  The Housekeeper must be able to work as a team and assist other housekeepers as needed. Responsible of cleaning all tribal outbuildings as required.


  • Dusts sweeps, mops, scrubs, vacuum, and clean assigned areas.
  • Scrubs, waxes and strips floors, as assigned.
  • Sweeps stairwells and other areas, and attends to other Work Orders and/or special projects, as requested.
  • Spot cleans rugs, carpets and upholstered furniture and draperies as needed.
  • Empties wastebaskets; empties and cleans ashtrays.
  • Transports trash and dirty linens to designated areas.
  • Assists in the minor maintenance in public areas, and reports problems that need further attention to the housekeeping supervisor on duty.
  • Re-stocks paper supplies, chemical supplies in bottles, and maintains washroom supplies. Stocks and maintains housekeeping storage rooms.
  • Routinely inspects work areas, identifying potential problems or repair needs, and notifying the maintenance supervisor of maintenance to be scheduled.
  • Facilitates the flow of information throughout the department, by attending regularly scheduled meetings with employees.
  • Required to drive to numerous locations within the tribe, and is responsible for the cleanliness of the Tribal Work Vans.
  • Responsible for the cleanliness of all Tribal out buildings that get assigned.
  • Clean areas and buildings during events such as funerals and wakes.
  • Must adhere to strict confidentiality.
  • Adheres to performance standards, company policies and procedures, safety standards as they relate to the department.
  • Secures all doors and buildings, responsible for locking up all entrances when last to leave, protects and maintains Tribal properties as assigned.


  • General knowledge of cleaning equipment and supplies; Vacuum cleaners, Rug shampooers, cleaning chemicals, Housekeeping Methods and duties.
  • Housekeeper must be willing and able to work as a team. There are three housekeepers responsible for the upkeep of all Tribal Buildings and it is imperative that a team atmosphere is maintained.


  • Must be at least 18 years of age or older.
  • Valid Washington driver’s license and be tribally insurable.
  • Must have prior work experience in this trade or similar work and/or responsibilities in cleaning, and/or maintenance duties. (Please indicate similar work experience and duties on resume or application).
  • Must be able to read and understand directions, instructions and warning and safety labels


  • High School or GED preferred


          Applications Are Available At the Tribal Human Resources Department

P.O. Box 206, Wellpinit, WA  99040

OR, can be downloaded from our website: www.spokanetribe.com

Contact: Sabrina McCoy or Andrea Flett

(509) 458-6583 or (509) 458-6527

   Fax: (509) 458-6556

e-mail:   hrfrontdesk@spokanetribe.com

Applications Must Be Received In The Human Resources Department

By 4:30 p.m. On The Closing Date

The Spokane Tribe Reserves The Right To Hire According

To Its Indian Preference Policy

All Applicants May Be Subject To A Pre-Employment Drug Test

All Positions With The Tribe Are Subject To A 90-Day Orientation Period

Local Economic Opportunity Announcement

The Spokane Tribe of Indians Fuels Management program has a bid opening for 23 Forestry Work Contracts located in the Peterson Merc project area of the Spokane Indian Reservation. Bid forms must be completely filled out, legible, and submitted in the bid box located at Fire Management by close of business August 17, 2020. Bid packets are also available at Fire Management.

Bid Forms Here

Chewelah casino logo

Chewelah Casino Housekeeper

Chewelah casino logo


Full time Housekeeper

Salary: $13.50/hr plus tips

Opens 8/12/2020         Closes 8/18/2020

Responsible for attending to the cleaning and stocking needs of assigned areas of the property.

(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 Handbook.
• Must adhere to our SMILE service standards and Core Values by providing excellent guest service. Maintain a positive and productive attitude with guests as well as fellow team members.
• Dusts, sweeps, mops, scrubs, vacuum, and clean assigned areas.
• Sweeps stairwells, parking lot, and other areas, and attends to other special projects, as requested.
• Cleans and power washes driveway entrance, as requested.
• Responsible for checking the parking lot and the entrance to the casino for any safety violations.
• Cleans rugs, carpets and upholstered furniture and window blinds as needed.
• Empties wastebaskets; empties and cleans ashtrays. Transports trash and dirty linens to designated areas.
• Assists in the minor maintenance in public areas, such as: changing light bulbs, unplugging toilets, etc., and reports problems that need further attention to the Facilities Manager, Facilities supervisor, or Shift Manager on duty.
• Re-stocks paper supplies, chemical supplies in bottles, and maintains washroom supplies.
• Stocks and maintains housekeeping storage rooms.
• Routinely inspects work areas, identifying potential problems or repair needs, and notifying the Facilities supervisor of maintenance to be scheduled.
• Responsible for staying up to date with current Casino promotions and events to communicate information to guests.
• Facilitates the flow of information throughout the department by attending regularly scheduled meetings.
• Ensure lost and found items are delivered to the security office.
• Assist in maintaining floor security by notifying Management and Security of suspicious activity.
• Must be able to work shift work, holidays, weekends, and special events.
• Other duties as assigned.

Must have ability to:
• Communicate effectively with all levels of team members, guests 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).

• High School diploma or (GED) preferred.
• Must be able to multi-task.
• Excellent Guest Service skills.
• Ability to work independently and use good judgment.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a team member 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 team member is regularly required to talk or hear. The team member is occasionally required to walk and sit, climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The team member is regularly required to stand for long periods of time. The team member is frequently required to lift 10 to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and color vision.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a team member 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.
In addition to the other duties described herein, every team member has the following responsibilities related to compliance with laws and regulations:
• Obtain and maintain a License D 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 team member’s department.
• Consult Internal Control Procedures and Policy Manuals for guidance.
• Report illegal activity to Security or the appropriate levels of Management

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Webinar

Please join us for this webinar by America Walks addressing the issue of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. U.S. Congresswoman Deb Haaland will be joining us to discuss national legislation.

Finally, you might also share this amazing 5-minute music video produced by First Nations high-school students in British Columbia, and provided by Jessica:

Salmon Distribution Thursday August 13, 2020

<“)))>ß <“)))>ß <“)))>ß <“)))>ß <“)))>ß

Thursday August 13th, 2020, the Tribal Hatchery crew will have 100-200 salmon for distribution to Spokane Tribal members beginning at 10 AM. Summer Chinook will be separated and distributed to: West End, Wellpinit, and Ford areas. Please be courteous to your DNR staff and your fellow tribal members to make sure all benefit from our Salmon Allocations.

Distribution Areas:

All Areas: Wellpinit, West End and Ford site.
Distribution time approximately 10 AM.

It is your responsibility to bring cooler or bags for your salmon, BAGS WILL NOT BE PROVIDED.
While waiting for Salmon, PLEASE practice all safety measures: WEAR FACE MASKS AND SOCIAL DISTANCING (6FT APART).

<“)))>ß <“)))>ß <“)))>ß <“)))>ß <“)))>ß

Thank You Spokane Tribal DNR staff for all you do.

Virtual Hoopfest in Wellpinit


Hoopfest is coming out to promote and register YOUTH for Virtual Hoopfest. This will be a Drive-Thru EVENT!

Please join the Spokane Tribe HHS programs, Better Health Together and Hoopfest on:

Thursday 8/13/2020 starting at 2pm at the Pow Wow Grounds

There will be Hoopfest Basketballs for the FIRST 65 Youth who attend

Registration for challenges will be available and optional

This is a First Come First Serve event

Staff will be on site at the pow wow grounds to direct traffic through the drive-thru process. Light refreshments will be handed out through the drive-thru 😊 we will be following all social distancing protocols!

For more information please contact Haley Stinson OR Shad St. Paul
@ 509-258-7502


Road Map to Safely Reopening Wellpinit School District

August 6, 2020
Dear Parent/guardians,

Hello! We hope you and your family are doing well and enjoying the summer! It is unlike any summer we’ve had before, but I hope you’ve enjoyed youth employment, camping at the river, backyard BBQs, and the warm weather!

This letter is to connect with you and let you know that our Wellpinit School District will starting the school year in Distance Learning Model. Attached to this letter is an outline of the 5 models of learning for our Wellpinit students this school year. We will start in the Distance Learning Model and move through the models as our department of health and local school board approve. We hope you’ll work with us as partners as we move through models so we can help our students be as successful as possible.

Our staff is committed to connecting with your family to support learning for our students. Distance Learning Model will look different than it did in the Spring of 2020. We will utilize bus routes for delivery/pickup of school work and meals. We will have opportunity to have Parent/Teacher Conferences before starting classes. And, we will be providing students with supplies to support his/her learning environment. While most students will be in distance learning at this time, some students with special circumstances may be coming into school on a limited basis. Staff will be reaching out to you if this pertains to your child. Students may also check out a Chrome Book if there is internet access available to support online learning.

Our school values our community, our parents/guardians that have worked so hard to help students succeed, and the students’ hard work! We want to keep this strong partnership so, in order to support students and families in this learning model, we plan to have parent/student/teacher conferences at the beginning of the school year August 26, 27, & 28th 2020. This will be an opportunity for you to learn about the distance learning model that we will be starting the year with and the different models that may occur this year as health and safety indicators allow. It will also be a time for you to ask questions and learn about the supports in place for students and parents. We will be connecting with you about scheduling this.

Please contact school principals, Laina Phillips (lphillips@wellpinit.org) and/or Kim Ewing (kewing@wellpinit.org) to discuss any particular needs you have.

Thank you,

Laina Phillips lphillips@wellpinit.org

Kim Ewing kewing@wellpinit.org

Roadmanp to Safely Reopening School




CARES Emergency Housing Assistance

CARES emergency funds are now available to assist American Indians facing financial difficulties during the COVID Pandemic.
The purpose of the COVID-19 emergency housing assistance is to provide emergency temporary housing assistance to Indian families who are in immediate need of shelter because they are either homeless or about to become homeless, including those living in unsafe conditions.
Families must meet the HUD definition of low income defined as 80% of median family income for the United States and reside on the Spokane Indian Reservation and the counties of Lincoln, Spokane, and Pend Oreille.

Funds may be used for the following:
• Move-In Assistance: First & Last Month’s Rent Deposits
• Rental Assistance
• Mortgage Assistance

Please visit our website https://www.spokaneiha.com/applications-forms/ to print the COVID-19 Emergency Housing Assistance Application and Policy Guidelines or call the SIHA Administration office at 509-818-1460 to request a copy be mailed and or drop by the SIHA Administration Office to pick one up.
Once the application is complete, please return it to our office by; email, fax to 509- 258-7188, drop box (in front of the office), or return by mail.
A SIHA staff person will contact you to go over your application.
Should you have any questions, please call 509-818-1460.

PDF form of this post

Get Out the Vote

Get Out The Vote

Spokane Tribal Members,

On Tuesday November 3, 2020, we have the opportunity to use our voice and our power to vote in the 2020 general election. Despite your political registration, it is important to utilize our constitutional power to make our voices heard. While voting in every election is important, this election has more riding on it than usual, every four years, Americans over the age of 18 have the legal right to vote for the next American President.

American Indians/Alaska Natives make up about two percent of the United States population. That is roughly 6 million native voices that can make a big impact on ensuring that who is in power believes in our importance and will work with tribal nations to ensure treaty rights, sovereignty, and culture remains intact and honored. Who the U.S. President, Members of Congress, state governors, state legislatures, and county and local elected officials make important policy decisions that affect Native peoples. Utilizing your right to vote will lead to better responsiveness to the needs of tribal nations and communities.

As Members of the Spokane Tribe, we have the choice to vote for those who will support us and our needs. We must do so.

November 3, 2020 is the deadline for Washington State citizens to register to vote for the General Election. The Washington State General election is also on November 3rd, you must deposit your ballot in an official drop box by 8 pm.

If you are not already registered to vote, you can do so at:


At that site, you can register to vote, update your registration, and learn what is on the ballot to vote for.