2020 Spokane Tribe of Indians (STOI) Labor Day Celebration Cancelled
July 9, 2020 Wellpinit, WA
The Spokane Tribal Business Council and the STOI Powwow Committee announced today that the 2020 Labor Day Powwow will be cancelled due to concerns about the coronavirus disease COVID-19.
The STOI Labor Day celebration is one of the last powwows of the summer, attracting hundreds of visitors and participants.
The council deeply regrets canceling the much-anticipated event, but the health of all participants, visitors and community is of our foremost concern.
“We look forward to bringing back our Labor Day Powwow in 2021”
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
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.