Census packets are coming sooner than anticipated. Residents of the Spokane Indian Reservation will start receiving Census packets with the physical form at the end of May. May yourself count! Make the Spokane Tribe Count! Complete your 2020 Census now online at www.my2020census.gov or call 855-562-2020. For more information contact Census Liaison Rachelle Bradley at 509-458-6520 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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Due to the stay at home order being extended to May 31, 2020 free dump will continue until the Spokane Tribe partial shut down is over.
Washington State EOC,
Below is the daily update for the Spokane Tribe of Indians as of April 6, 2020:
Effective Strategies and Successes
Hazard Mitigation Plan completion
Established Emergency Management Team
Collaboration with School District, BIA, SIHA and IHS
Emergency Declaration date- March 16, 2020
Number of testing sites and capacity
One testing site- David C. Wynecoop Memorial Clinic (IHS), Wellpinit WA
i. # Tested- 10
ii. # Pos Tests- 1 (We have one Reservation Resident who has tested positive at a Grant County facility)
iii. # Neg Tests- 7
iv. # Tests Pending Results- 3
Risks and challenges
PPE Status- Critical (Limited PPE on hand with exhausted supply chains)-Placing weekly requests to SEOC
Daily briefs with Tribal leadership and Emergency Management staff
Monitoring PPE levels for first responders and front-line essential personnel
Evaluating sustainability of long-term shutdown
Coordinating with WA State as Sub Recipient- Tribal Council approved WA State Sub Recipient Declaration on March 26, 2020. Coordinating with WA State on Sub Recipient requirements
Enforcement of closures
i. Tribe closed with essential personnel reporting extended through April 13, 2020
ii. Tribal Enterprises following state guidelines
iii. Reservation Campgrounds & Playgrounds closed on March 23, 2020 until further notice
iv. Additional closures of public fishing areas.
v. Tribe has suspended Transit services due to Stay at Home order
Future operational plans (24, 48, and 72 hours out)
Continued evaluation of Tribal Needs
State and reginal coordination
Coordinating with WA State as Sub Recipient status Spokane Tribe establishing EOC and coordinating daily with Stevens County EOC
On April 1, 2020 Tribal Council passed Resolution 020-166 Establishing Social Distancing Requirements, Banning Social Gatherings, and Establishing Related Penalties due to COVID19 and Ongoing State of Emergency.
Posting Stay at Home Resolution Signage at all Reservation Entrances.
If you have any questions regarding this report, please contact Frank Metlow at the information provided below.
Planning & Economic Development Department
Spokane Tribe of Indians
Member, Tri-county Economic Development District Board of Directors
Member, Western Rural Development Center Board of Directors
Phone: (509) 458-6592
Cell: Phone: (360) 632-6613
Fax: (509) 458-6559
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.