NOTICE OF SPECIAL ELECTION
JULY 11, 2020
On June 15, 2020, the Election Committee received a petition to hold an election on an initiative to distribute through direct payment to every Spokane Tribal Citizen a portion of the Corona Virus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act funding received by the Tribe.
According to Article X, Section 4 of the Spokane Tribe Constitution, whenever an initiative petition with the required signatures is filed at the Tribal office an election thereon shall be conducted within 45 days, unless there is a regular election to be held within 90 days.
A Special Election has been scheduled for July 11, 2020 for a vote on the Initiative.
Article X, Section 4 of the Constitution provides that an election on an initiative must have a minimum voter turnout of 51% of the average voter turnout at the regular Tribal elections held during the previous 5 years. Accordingly, the minimum voter turnout needed for this Initiative is 234.
Polling places shall be as follows:
(1) Alfred McCoy Administration Building, Wellpinit
(2) West End Community Center, West End
(3) TANF building, 232 E. Lyons Avenue, Spokane, Washington
(4) Ford Community Center, New House Lane, Ford Washington
Polls shall be open on Election Day between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.
If you need to contact an Election Committee Member please call:
Tammy Kieffer at 509-868-1293,
Georgia Wynne at 509-724-1784,
Marie Eli at 509-685-3028
Breann Brigman at 509-458-6513
The Native Youth Community Project still has spots available for the University of Washington Native Education Certificate Program. 18 and over can apply if you are interested in education at any level. Please get contact this week the hard deadline is July 15th to have everything in. It is a two year program for 10 college credits. Slow paced so that you can work and still do the program.
Send me your email if you want the application. Or you can get one from our office.
Spokane Tribe of Indians
Have a good day!
The West End Transfer Station is going to be open starting Thursday 7/9/2020. Hours of Operation are Thursday through Sunday 7am to 5pm.
COVID-19 Protective Measures:
Face masks are required to be worn by all patrons while at the West End Transfer Station. Phase III protective measures will be in place. These Procedures are subject to change.
Office Administrator/Billing Clerk
SPOKANE TRIBE LANGUAGE
AND CULTURE SURVEY
***Return Survey to our box AT THE TRIBE OR our office (by the clinic) with your name and number on the back and we will do a drawing for prizes. Drawing will be on July 15 at 4pm so turn them in asap! lemlemt
Spokane Tribe of Indians Education Department is trying to gather a list of Tribal Members with degrees and certificates. They would appreciate it if you took a few minutes out of your day to fill out a survey. You can view the survey by clicking here to download.
Wellpinit Boys & Girls Club will be moving into Spokane Tribe phase 3 of the COVID-19 policy on July 6th (Monday).
We will be open to all kids. We are capable to take in 120 kids with 6 main staff. Although we will be taking in 50% of that number including staff. Which will figure out to 50 kids anf 10 staff members in the building.
We will continue take temperatures and require kids/staff to wear face coverings at the building during operation hours, practice social distancing, provide hand sanitizer and have kids wash hands with soap throughout the day.
Kids will be dropped off at front of building and a staff member will be at the front door to take temperatures. If your child’s temp is 100.4 and above, child will be required to go home, parents are not to just drop off child and drive off. Wait for staff to give you the ok to leave or not.
Only staff and youth inside of building during operation hours. Please respect that request.
Staff will do a daily cleaning of the building throughout the day and also a major cleaning at the end of the day.
Please send your child to WBGC with a face covering. We do have extra face coverings but limited supply for the youth who show up at club with no face covering.
Billy Flett Sr
The Spokane Tribe of Indians vision is to achieve true sovereignty by attaining self-sufficiency. We will preserve and enhance our traditional values by living and teaching the inherent principles of respect, honor and integrity as embodied in our language and life-ways. We will develop strong leadership through education, accountability, experience and positive reinforcement.