Video of the Spokane Tribal Business Council Meeting With the Clinic Regarding COVID-19

Here is the video of the GoToWebinar online meeting the Spokane Tribal Business Council held with the staff of the David C. Wynecoop Memorial Clinic to provide information to the community about COVID-19, with some questions from the public.

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

Produce Give Away Commodity Office

Produce give-away will be this Wednesday 6/17/2020 in front of the

Commodity Office @ 10am

There will be only one distribution site this week.

Next week will distribute in West End and Ford Area.  The following week we will distribute in Spokane

Any questions you can call

258-7145

Wellpinit ELC Reopening Information

Monday June 22nd, the PSELC will re-open for services to children of Spokane Tribal employees and clinic staff for normal hours of operation to families in which both parents are working or attending another preapproved activity.

Hours of operation will be strictly followed:
Monday-Thursday 6:45-5:00
Friday 6:45-4:40

Following the exposure of COVID-19 at the center; testing, quarantine and cleaning protocols were executed.

There will be additional steps implemented at times of drop off and pick up.  Please expect to be notified by a program representative prior to Monday June 22nd.

Respectfully,
Tara L. Evans, CCNP, CMP
Child Development Manager

T (509)458-8014
F (509)458-8017
C (509)638-6224

Spokane Tribe COVID Update 6/15/2020

Washington State EOC,
Below is the daily update for the Spokane Tribe of Indians as of June 15, 2020:
Effective Strategies and Successes
Hazard Mitigation Plan completion
Established Emergency Management Team
Collaboration with School District, BIA, SIHA and IHS
IHS Clinic Received their testing analyzer.
Community members have been helping coordinate PPE through non-profit organizations.
Tribal Council moved the Spokane Indian Reservation to Phase 2 on June 1, 2020.
Created Tribal Reopening Plan that will be implemented one phase at a time.
Tribal leadership met with epidemiologist from County/State Health Department for guidance on reopening plan.
Clinic conducting drive-through screenings every Thursday from 10:00-12:00PM.
Clinic continues to ramp up telemedicine/telehealth visits and they are going well. All providers have virtual visit appointments built into their schedules.
Clinic continues to have well elder and chronic care management appointments Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:30-11:00AM.
Emergency Declaration date- March 16, 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- 268
263- Tested at the David C. Wynecoop Clinic (IHS)
5- Tested at Other Locations
ii. Positive Tests- 6
4 Positive Test at David C Wynecoop Clinic (IHS)
2 Positive Test at other location (Recovered)
iii. Negative Tests- 228
225 Negative Tests at David C Wynecoop Clinic (IHS)
3 Negative Test at other locations
iv. Tests Pending Results- 34
Risks and challenges
PPE Status- Sufficient (Limited PPE)- Stopped weekly requests to SEOC and are establishing long-term supply chain for future operations
Bi-weekly meetings with Tribal leadership and Emergency Management staff
Monitoring PPE levels for first responders and front-line essential personnel
Evaluating sustainability of future phases
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 closure date with essential personnel reporting extended through May 31, 2020
ii. Tribal Enterprises following state guidelines
iii. Reservation Campgrounds & Playgrounds closed to non-tribal members until further notice
iv. Additional closures of public fishing areas with Little falls area and 2 Rivers Marian dock open to public
v. Tribe has suspended Transit services due to Stay at Home order
Concerns as we enter fire season.
Future operational plans
Continued evaluation of Tribal Needs
State and reginal coordination
FEMA 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.
Future resolutions will modify closure criteria
Updating Stay at Home Resolution Signage at all Reservation Entrances to reflect Phase 2 rule changes.
Spokane Tribe Casino and Chewelah Casino now open with protective measures in place.
If you have any questions regarding this report, please contact Frank Metlow at the information provided below.
Thank You,
Frank Metlow
Director
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
Email- frankm@spokanetribe.com

Ford Youth Center Closure Information

The Ford Center will be closed for the remainder of this week and will reopen on Monday, June 22nd.  For questions, please contact 477 Youth Program, 458-8004.

Thank you.

Doorbell Intercom System at Admin

A doorbell and intercom system was recently installed at the Spokane Tribe Administration Building. There are doorbell/intercoms on both the south and north side main entrances. Currently the front doors remain locked for COVID-19  screening purposes. If you need to see someone at the Admin Building you will need to make an appointment with that person so they can alert the personnel downstairs. In the very near future similar doorbell and intercom systems will be installed at Spokane Tribal Court, Health and Human Services, Spokane Site TANF, and the Indiana Building.

Carol Evans Swearing In and Reorganization

Carol Evans Sworn In as Spokane Tribal Business Council
Carol Evans sworn in as Spokane Tribal Business Council
OATH OF OFFICE
I, Carol Evans, do solemnly swear and affirm that in the duties I am about to assume as a Member of the Spokane Tribal Business Council, I do recognize and respect, and I will uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the Spokane Tribe, of the Spokane Reservation, and that I will consider all matters set before me without prejudice and without partiality to the best of my ability, so help me God.
Carol Evans
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Today, I took my fourth Oath of Office for the Spokane Tribal Business Council. I am honored to represent the Spokane Tribe and truly promise to serve to the best of my ability. The fourth Oath of Office was very different from the prior three due to the corona virus which has impacted all of us. This event was small due to our commitment to control this virus with: small gatherings, social distancing and wearing masks. The drum song was in our hearts as Greg Abrahamson, our Vice Chairman, opened the event with an invocation. Danny Kieffer and Glenn Ford attended along with Tiger Peone in spirit due to quarantine. We are thankful Tiger is “negative” and will be back in the office by the end of the week.
In normal times, I look to this event to renew commitments and receive from all attending: love and strength for my physical, mental, emotional and spiritual self. Today, I had to bring with me a piece of each one of my ancestors… strength and power through moccasins from Tum, beaded bag from qene, prayer of mestem, treasured shawl from cicya. Also, I received love and strength from my family in attendance-my husband Terry who made the beaded hat and belt I wore as well as my sister Celia (Quintima) who gifted me the ribbon skirt that signifies our strong bound. Also, I wore a necklace with all my children and my yaya’s in my heart. Without reservation, it is important that I honor all Spokane Tribal Citizens; thus, I wore a beautiful Spokane Tribal Centennial necklace beaded and gifted to me by our elder, Midge Flett; when she gifted it to me, I felt her gentle and silent strength and love. This all lifts me up in a time of fear in the midst of the Corona virus pandemic. I know we will get through this and we will survive by following the health guidelines including social distancing so the virus cannot pass from one to another; wearing masks because if you wear your mask, you protect me; and if I wear my mask, I protect you, thus we protect one another; proper sanitization methods (20 seconds of soap and water, often). Yes, we will get through this, together and stronger than before. Please be careful, be safe.
Also, today, we are witnessing a transformation in our world; a transformation that I believe will bring a divisive nation together, not apart. Black Lives Matter: I support our Black friends, their lives matter, they having feelings just like us; they breathe, just like us; they hurt and bleed, just like us. We share much with the Black Community- torture, slavery, and cultural genocide. This land was taken from our ancestors and the Blacks were taken from their lands and forced to build our Country through slavery.
It is time to give them their true freedom, in all respects. Black Lives Matter.
Our Tribe is also in a period of change: our people are speaking out and we must listen. We, the Elected Leaders, are here to serve and ask that our Directors and Staff also listen and serve the Tribal Citizens. It is time to listen; realize it is a new day; move forward for the betterment of the whole Spokane Tribal Nation. Thank you Spokane Tribe for allowing me to serve you. Take care, be safe.
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Carol Evans
Reorganization
Chairwoman-Carol Evans
Vice-Chairman-Greg Abrahamson
Secretary Elect-Tiger Peone
Councilman-Danny Kieffer
Councilman-Glenn Ford

Spokane Tribe COVID Update

Below is an update for the Spokane Tribe of Indians as of June 11, 2020:
Effective Strategies and Successes
Hazard Mitigation Plan completion
Established Emergency Management Team
Collaboration with School District, BIA, SIHA and IHS
IHS Clinic Received their testing analyzer.
Community members have been helping coordinate PPE through non-profit organizations.
Tribal Council moved the Spokane Indian Reservation to Phase 2 on June 1, 2020.
Created Tribal Reopening Plan that will be implemented one phase at a time.
Tribal leadership met with epidemiologist from County/State Health Department for guidance on reopening plan.
Clinic conducting drive-through screenings every Thursday from 10:00-12:00PM.
Clinic continues to ramp up telemedicine/telehealth visits and they are going well. All providers have virtual visit appointments built into their schedules.
Clinic continues to have well elder and chronic care management appointments Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:30-11:00AM.
Emergency Declaration date- March 16, 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- 241
236- 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)
2 Positive Test at other location
iii. Negative Tests- 214
211 Negative Tests at David C Wynecoop Clinic (IHS)
3 Negative Test at other locations
iv. Tests Pending Results- 22
Risks and challenges
PPE Status- Sufficient (Limited PPE)- Stopped weekly requests to SEOC and are establishing long-term supply chain for future operations
Bi-weekly meetings with Tribal leadership and Emergency Management staff
Monitoring PPE levels for first responders and front-line essential personnel
Evaluating sustainability of future phases
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 closure date with essential personnel reporting extended through May 31, 2020
ii. Tribal Enterprises following state guidelines
iii. Reservation Campgrounds & Playgrounds closed to non-tribal members until further notice
iv. Additional closures of public fishing areas with Little falls area and 2 Rivers Marian dock open to public
v. Tribe has suspended Transit services due to Stay at Home order
Concerns as we enter fire season.
Future operational plans
Continued evaluation of Tribal Needs
State and regional coordination
FEMA 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. Future resolutions will modify closure criteria
Updating Stay at Home Resolution
Signage at all Reservation Entrances to reflect Phase 2 rule changes.
Spokane Tribe Casino and Chewelah Casino now open with protective measures in place.
If you have any questions regarding this report, please contact Frank Metlow at the information provided below.
Thank You,
Frank Metlow
Director
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
Email- frankm@spokanetribe.com
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CONFLICT PUBLIC DEFENDER

POSITION:                            CONFLICT PUBLIC DEFENDER  

DEPARTMENT:                   OFFICE OF THE SPOKANE TRIBAL ATTORNEY             

LOCATION:                          WELLPINIT, WA.

SUPERVISOR:                     OFFICE OF THE SPOKANE TRIBAL ATTORNEY

SALARY LEVEL:                 DOE, DOQ, NEGOTIABLE

STATUS:                                CONTRACT, EXEMPT         

OPENING DATE:                JUNE 27, 2017

CLOSING DATE:                 OPEN CONTINUOUS    

 

INTRODUCTION:

The Conflict Public Defender represents defendants in criminal prosecutions in the Spokane Tribal Court. Other duties as assigned, which may include exclusion and truancy proceedings.

 

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Represent defendants in criminal proceedings before the Spokane Tribal Court and Court of Appeals.

 

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED FOR POSITION:

  • Knowledge of Criminal Law, Federal Indian Law, Tribal Law.
  • An ability to thrive in an interdisciplinary and cross-cultural work environment.
  • Be willing to engage in creative problem-solving.
  • Have strong negotiation and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Have a commitment to restorative justice.

 

SPECIAL CERTIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

Candidate must be licensed to practice law in Washington State, or be licensed to practice law in another state and become licensed to practice law in Washington State within 6 months of hiring.

 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

Candidate must have graduated from an accredited law school.

Minimum of three years litigation experience in relevant practice areas.

 

LANGUAGE SKILLS:

Must have ability to read, analyze, and interpret complex documents, including legal arguments, police investigations, and child welfare reports.

Must have ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints.

Must communicate in a manner sensitive to a variety of cultures, traditions, and ethnicities.

Must maintain confidentiality.

  

**Application, resume, writing sample, and three letters of professional reference must be submitted to the Human Resources Department no later than the closing date. The Spokane Tribe is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  The Spokane Tribe reserves the right to hire according to its Indian Preference Policy.  All applicants are subject to a pre-employment drug test.**

 

Applications are available in the Human Resources Department

P.O. Box 206 Wellpinit, WA 99040

Or, Applications can be downloaded from our website: www.spokanetribe.com

Contact: Sabrina McCoy or Andrea Flett

Ph. #: (509) 458-6583 or (509) 458-6527, Fax # (509) 458-6556

E-mail: hrfrontdesk@spokanetribe.com

All applications must be submitted to the

Human Resources Department No later than 4:30 p.m. on the closing date

The Spokane Tribe reserves the right to hire according to its

 Indian Preference Policy

All applicants are subject to a pre-employment drug test

All applicants are subject to a 90-day orientation period