Spokane Tribal Offices Sanitation Schedule

To All Spokane Tribal Employees:

Sanitizing Tribal facilities is moving along well. Please anticipate a return to work this Thursday, 07/21/2020, unless you work within one of the few buildings on the list that will not be sanitized until Thursday. Supervisors will communicate closely with employees within the final facilities as scheduling becomes more clear.

Completed facilities:
• Administration
• Wellpinit ELC
• Longhouse
• Senior Center
• Public Safety Building
• Forestry
• PowWow Pavilion
• Preservation
• West End Community Center

Today (Tuesday)
• Gaming Commission – 11:ish
• Fish Hatchery Shop – 12:ish
• Indiana Building – 1:30ish
• TANF – 3:30ish

• Roads – 9:AM
• Language – 10:ish
• Head Start – 11:ish
• Court – Noonish
• VFW – 1:ish
• DV/Prosecutor – 2:ish
• Boys and Girls Club – 3:ish
• Housing – 4:30ish
• Trading Post / Commods – 7:30ish
• DNR – Floating
• Moccasin Express – Floating
• Immersion School — Floating

• Fish Hatchery – 8:AM
• Ford Youth Center – 10:ish
• Finish the floaters from the day before – TBD

Mike Tedesco
Executive Director | Spokane Tribe of Indians

Free Produce Spokane TANF

Produce give-away will be this Wednesday 7/22/2020
We will be distributing in Spokane at the TANF building on Lyons from 9-1. The following week(7/29/20) we will be in Wellpinit. Spread the word
Any questions you can call

Meeting on Minor’s Trust Accounts

Meeting on Minor’s Trust Accounts

Thursday, July 30, 2020 @ 10 a.m.
The phone number for calling in is 1 (914) 614-3221 and the audio access code is 118-584-015. When you call in you can listen in, but cannot be heard.
The registration link is:

Enrollment Officer
Spokane Tribe
PO Box 100
Wellpinit WA 99040
509.458.6523 Office
509.458.6575 fax

Spokane Indian Reservation COVID-19 Numbers as of July 20 ,2020

Testing Numbers
i. Total SIR Residents Tested- 444
439- Tested at the David C. Wynecoop Clinic (IHS)
5- Tested at Other Locations
ii. Positive Tests- 9
7 Positive Test at David C Wynecoop Clinic (IHS) (3 have recovered)
2 Positive Test at other location ( 2 have recovered)
iii. Negative Tests- 409
406 Negative Tests at David C Wynecoop Clinic (IHS)
3 Negative Test at other locations
iv. Tests Pending Results- 26

Spokane Tribal Dump Sites No Longer Free July 24, 2020

Dear community members,

Starting on Thursday July 24th, it is no longer free of charge to use the Wellpinit and West End garbage dumps.

Any questions please email, message, or call Jay Brown 509-703-0769 or Shannon Bair 509-598-0181.

Thank you,

Shannon Bair
Tribal Utilities Department

Special Hunt Sign Up

Special Hunt sign up will be available at the DNR front porch June 1, 2020 until Friday July 31, 2020, 8:30am-4:30pm.

For more information contact Shireen Brigman at (509)626-4400

Wellpinit School District News July 16, 2020

Update from the Wellpinit School District – July 16, 2020
In step with our community partners the school buildings and programs will be shut down until further notice. At Wellpinit Elementary, summer school will be cancelled for the remainder of July. At the mshs students can continue to work on their coursework from home.
Summer staff will be working from home so if you have any questions, sending an email would be the best way to connect with one of us.
Thank You,
The Wellpinit School District
Kim Ewing
Principal, Wellpinit School District
(509) 258-4535 ext 3115

Spokane Tribal Re-Opening Update July 17, 2020

Good Morning Tribal Employees,

Contracting for commercial sanitation services is being finalized. The cleaning team intends to begin the process as early as this evening if everything comes to together as expected.

Please do not come into the office Monday but pay close attention to your email or the Rawhide’s facebook page for further opening information. We intend to re-open all facilities at the same time to minimize logistical challenges. Re-opening may take place as early as Tuesday or perhaps as late as Thursday or Friday. More to come on this subject as soon as I know more.

Finally, please to continue to work out in the field or telecommute if you are able. If you are unable to telecommute, you do not have to utilize PTO for the leave but you will have to utilize one of the following three categories on your timesheets, as appropriate (most of you will be item 1):

1) Emergency Leave: for worksite closure up to 2 weeks’ of pay.

2) Sick Leave COVID: up to 2 weeks’ pay for the following situations:
a. Employee is in quarantine,
b. Have COVID symptoms and seeking a medical diagnosis,
c. Care for someone in quarantine,
d. Care for a child whose school or care provider is closed.

3) Sick Leave COVID: up to 4 weeks’ pay if employee is diagnosed as COVID-19 infected (a positive test).

Have a safe weekend. More to come.

Mike Tedesco
Executive Director, Spokane Tribe of Indians

Spokane Tribe HHS Closure

HHS will be closed Friday July 17, 2020.

If you have have an emergency contact Spokane Tribal Law Enforcement at 509-258-4400 or call 911.

We will be open for business Monday morning July 20, 2020.