Spokane Tribe Enacting Phase 3 of the Reopening Plan

The Spokane Tribe has issued Resolution 2020-277 which enacts phase 3 of the Spokane Tribe of Indians Reopening Plan.

To read Resolution 2020-277 in it’s entirety click here to download the pdf document.

THE SPOKANE TRIBAL MEMBERSHIP APPROVED ABSENTEE BALLOT VOTING FOR ALL ACTIVE MILITARY PERSONNEL

TO: ALL ACTIVE MILITARY PERSONNEL
FROM: SPOKANE TRIBE – ELECTION COMMITTEE
DATE: July 1, 2020

ON JUNE 6, 2015, THE SPOKANE TRIBAL MEMBERSHIP APPROVED ABSENTEE BALLOT VOTING FOR ALL ACTIVE MILITARY PERSONNEL, DEFINED AS FOLLOWS:
The term “active duty military Tribal Member” means the Tribal Member is on full-time duty in the active military service of the United States as a member of the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Marine Corps, or U.S. Coast Guard. Such term includes full-time training duty, annual training duty, and attendance, while in the active military service, at a school designated as a service school by law or by the Secretary of the military department concerned. “Active duty military Tribal Member” includes service in the military Reserves or National Guard only if the person has been called up for active duty, mobilized, or deployed.
IF YOU, OR A MEMBER OF YOUR FAMILY WHO IS AN ENROLLED SPOKANE TRIBAL MEMBER MEETS THE ABOVE DEFINITION AND WOULD LIKE TO VOTE IN THE 2020 SPECIAL ELECTION ON JULY 11, 2020 PLEASE CONTACT: ANY ELECTION COMMITTEE MEMBER BELOW TO GET SET UP IN ELECTRONIC VOTING.
IF YOU SHOULD HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT ONE OF THE COMMITTEE MEMBERS BELOW. THE DEADLINE TO BE SET UP FOR MILITARY PERSONNEL WILL BE TUESDAY, JULY 7, 2020 AT 4:00 P.M.
P.S. FAMILY MEMBERS OF ACTIVE PERSONNEL, PLEASE FORWARD.

Member, Georgia Wynne 509-818-1521 (Work)
Georgiaw@spokanetribe.com 509-724-1784 (Cell)
Member, Marie Eli 509-685-3028 (Cell)
Mariee@spokanetribe.com 509-258-8920 (work)
Alternate, Breann Brigman 509-458-6513 (Work)
Breann.brigman@spokanetribe.com 509-435-5120 (c)
Chair, Tammy Kieffer 509-868-1293 (Cell)
Hrbenefits@spokanetribe.com 509-458-6574 (Work)

Tribal Council Statement on Spokane Tribe Telecom Exchange Initiative

The Spokane Tribal Council acknowledges that The Spokane Tribe’s voting membership has the right to exercise the legislative powers and duties of the Tribe enumerated in Article VIII through an initiative.

At the same time, when a petition is submitted two weeks prior to the general election in accordance with the Election Ordinance, there is not ample time to provide for public meetings for information sharing of the facts from the various positions of the voters and Tribal Entities.

The Spokane Tribal Council supports its members to exercise their 1st Amendments rights. When doing so, Tribal Council hopes that the digital exchange can be done in a good way and stay factual based.
All too often, social media threads can go in a direction where we lose the opportunity for constructive ideas for resolution.
CEO Robin Kennedy and any of the staff within the STTX organization has had no indications of any wrongdoing and no disciplinary actions taken against them. CEO Robin Kennedy of STTX was credited with bringing the concept of telecommunications (internet, telephone service) to the Spokane Indian Reservation in 2015.
In the future, Tribal Council will try to hold informational meetings so that information can be shared from the various points of views. Tribal Council stands behind our Mission Statement, “We shall respect and honor the sacredness of the membership as a family unit as our ancestors did (TBC Mission Statement adopted with Res. 2015-324).
In closing, the voting membership has voted, Tribal Council has codified the initiative with Resolution 2020-241 and will proceed with direction given by the voting membership of the Spokane Tribe.

Lake Roosevelt Designated Campgrounds Closure

COVID-19 Alert

All Spokane Tribal Campgrounds are closed to the General Public for the 2020 season.

The Closure doesn’t include Spokane Tribal Members, Descendants, or Spouses of.

For more information please contact Park Ranger office at (509) 722-4445

Community Water Test Results

Dear Community Cembers,

The Tribal Utilities Office has the latest drinking water test results available for the public to review if requested. All six community water systems (Wellpinit, Martha Boardman, Ford/New House lane, Reservation Road, McCoy Lake, and Two Rivers) have been tested and all water systems met all EPA safety requirements for drinking water.
Please contact Shannon Bair (509-458-6510) if you wish to obtain a pdf or a hard copy of the report.

Thank you,
Lam Chan
GIS Coordinator
Utilities Infrastructure Project Coordinator
Planning & Economic Development
Spokane Tribe of Indians
P.O. Box 100
509-458-6588

SPECIAL ELECTION – CORONA VIRUS AID, RELIEF AND ECONOMIC SECURITY ACT FUNDING

VOTING TIME IS JULY 11, 2020 8:00 A.M. TO 8:00 P.M.

VOTING POLLING CENTERS
WEST END COMMUNITY CENTER
SPOKANE TRIBE ADMINISTRATION BUILDING
FORD YOUTH CENTER
SPOKANE TRIBAL TANF

Spokane Tribe of Indians Charitable Donations

L-R: Javier De La Rosa, Jamie Sijohn, Andy Matherly, STOI Councilman Glenn Ford, STOI Chairwoman Carol Evans, STOI Councilman Danny Kieffer, STOI Vice-Chairman Greg Abrahamson, Greg Abrahamson Jr., STOI Secretary Elect Tiger Peone

Spokane Tribe of Indians Charitable Donations:

Airway Heights, WA – Wednesday June 24, 2020 in pursuant to the Tribal-State Compact under Appendix X Section 12.2- One-half of one percent (.0.5%), determined on an annual basis, shall be donated to non-tribal bonafide nonprofit and charitable organizations in the state of Washington.
2020 Charitable Donations Spokane Tribe Casino
Organizations-Recipients
America Indian Community Center (AICC)
Airway Heights Parks and Recreation
2nd Harvest Bite 2 Go
Bite 2 Go (Reardan School)
Care & Share of Lincoln County
Cheney Food Bank
Korean War Memorial
End The Violence
Inland Northwest Honor Flight
Mary Walker School District
Northwest Winterfest
Northwest Spokane Young Life
Northwest Gang Investigators Association
Reardan Heroes
Rural Resources Victim Services
Salish School of Spokane
SNAP
State Veterans Cemetery
Sunset Elementary PTO
Contribution Dollars Spokane Tribe Casino Totals
.5% GGR $144,000 Agreed upon $143,800

Spokane Tribe TANF/477 Ford and West End Youth Center News

Parents and guardians,

In pursuant to latest changes in State requirements and under the advisement of the 477 / TANF Director, the Ford and Westend Centers will require the daily use of cloth face coverings such as bandanna’s, and / or masks during their attendance at one of our facilities. Our centers will have masks available and we are currently in the process of ordering the bandanna style that are reusable. If you have a face-covering that is suitable for your child to wear we ask that you send them with it.

We are hopeful and ready to open our doors to more clients in July. In the meantime, stop by and get a Summer 2020 application as we wait to see how things unfold in the next week.

Wishing you all good health…

Wellpinit Boys and Girls Club Announcement

Beginning on June 29, 2020 all youth attending WBGC will be required to wear cloth face coverings (bandannas ok) while IN THE BUILDING. If your child can not wear a mask for any medical reasons, we ask that you provide a doctor’s note for our files.

If possible, could you as parents/guardians send your child with a face covering to our club.

However I have made a order to a local person to provide some face coverings and also made a requested to our BGC main office in Everett, WA to send any face covering to our club.
Please contact me by FB messenger, office phone number, or email. If you have any questions.

FYI to the community;

Parents/Guardians please when picking up your child from our club at the end of the day. You are not allowed to walk into our building and wander around to grab your child.

When arriving at the front door to pick up your child. You can open the front door slightly and a bell/buzzer will sound off so that our staff can hear this and grab your child for you.

Please respect this request. If you have difference opinions on this, please feel free to contact me by FB Messenger, phone, or email
SAFETY COMES FIRST.

Thank-you,
Billy Flett Sr.
Wellpinit BGC
Unit Director
509-258-4804 (office)
bflett@bgcsc.org