STOI Senior Meals will not be prepared or delivered for remainder of week 7/9/2020

Quick Announcement – Please Share. 7/9/2020
STOI Senior Meals will not be prepared or delivered for remainder of week. Unfortunately the Senior Program is Short staffed…please share with those who receive Senior Meals….We will see you next week!!!

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

Wellpinit 6th-12th Grade News

2020-2021 6-12th grade Wellpinit students
If you have not yet signed up for next years classes, please stop by the school this Thursday, July 9, from 11-3 pm to meet with Ms. Schwannecke to pick your classes. You may also call during these hours at 258-4535, extension 2113.
Penny Spencer
Spokane Tribal Network Director
P O Box 390
Wellpinit WA 99040
Work 509-258-4535 press 0 then ext 4006

Commodity Food Give Away

It’s that time again
Produce give-away will be this Wednesday 7/8/2020 @ 10am
We will be distributing in Wellpinit. The following week (July 15,2020) we will distribute in Ford and West End Youth Center. Spread the word
Any questions you can call

University of Washington Native Education Certificate Program

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.

Jennifer LeBret
NYCP Director
Spokane Tribe of Indians
x̣est sx̣lx̣alt!
Have a good day!

West End Transfer Station to Reopen

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.

Shannon Bair
Office Administrator/Billing Clerk

Spokane Indian Reservation COVID-19 Numbers as of July6 ,2020

Testing Numbers
Total SIR Residents Tested- 316
1. 311- Tested at the David C. Wynecoop Clinic (IHS)
2. 5- Tested at Other Locations
ii. Positive Tests- 5
1. 3 Positive Test at David C Wynecoop Clinic (IHS) (All Recovered)
2. 2 Positive Test at other location (Recovered)
iii. Negative Tests- 310
1. 307 Negative Tests at David C Wynecoop Clinic (IHS)
2. 3 Negative Test at other locations
iv. Tests Pending Results- 1

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

Click here for the survey

Education Department Survey

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 and Girls Club Moving to Phase 3

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
Wellpinit BGC
Unit Director
509-258-4804 (office)