Special Election Voting Results July 11, 2020

July 11, 2020 Voting results
The official numbers for the 2020 Special election.
789 yes. 31 no. 1 invalid.
Total 821 votes.
Initiative 2020-002 passes.

Spokane Indian Reservation COVID-19 Numbers as of July 10 ,2020

Number of testing sites and testing numbers
One testing site- David C. Wynecoop Memorial Clinic (IHS), Wellpinit WA
Testing Numbers
i. Total SIR Residents Tested- 324
319- Tested at the David C. Wynecoop Clinic (IHS)
5- Tested at Other Locations
ii. Positive Tests- 5
3 Positive Test at David C Wynecoop Clinic (IHS) (All Recovered)
2 Positive Test at other location (Recovered)
iii. Negative Tests- 317
314 Negative Tests at David C Wynecoop Clinic (IHS)
3 Negative Test at other locations
iv. Tests Pending Results- 2

2020 Spokane Tribe of Indians (STOI) Labor Day Celebration Cancelled

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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”

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

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
258-7145

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
509-258-6880
x̣est sx̣lx̣alt!
Have a good day!

West End Transfer Station to Reopen

OPENING SOON
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
509-458-6510

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