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December 2021

Nooksack Food Bank Distribution

December 3 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Nooksack Food Bank, 5061 Deming Road
Deming, Washington 98244 United States
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The 2021 Nooksack Food Bank distribution takes place until supplies last. The Nooksack Food Bank is open to anyone in need, and located behind the Social Services building. For questions call Social Services at (360) 592-0135.

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STOWW Distribution

December 7
Nooksack River Building, 5048 Mt. Baker Hwy
Deming, Washington United States
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The 2021 STOWW commodity distribution takes place at the Nooksack River parking lot. For questions call Social Services at (360) 592-0135. Application for STOWW can be found on our website. For times and updates, please check Small Tribes of Western Washington’s website here.

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Tribal Council Meeting

December 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Jingle Bell Run

December 11 @ 7:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Nooksack Diabetes Program is sponsoring registration fees for the Jingle Bell Run this year. This will be an in-person event, although virtual is an option as well. The event will be held on Saturday, December 11, 2021 at Bellingham High School. If you are interested in participating, please register as soon as possible on the Jingle Bell Run website (instructions below) as prices go up after November 1. This is available for Nooksack Tribal members, family living in the same household, and Nooksack employees. To register, visit: Click registerIf you have registered with us before, use the returning participant link in the grey box at the top. Otherwise, fill out the information on the screen.Hit “Continue” with the info requested from either option.When it prompts you to join a team or start a team, choose “Join a Team.” Search for the team name “Nooksack Runners”.Finish filling out the info. At the end there is a discount code box. Enter NOOK21 and then complete the transaction.Once you are done, you will have your team page to link to social media and use other places.Details for packet pick-up and day-of event info will continually be updated on the website. ForRead More

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Vaccine Incentive Distribution

December 15 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Administration office, 5016 Deming Road
Deming, WA 98244 United States
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Vaccine Incentive distribution will be held at Nooksack Administration Office November 15, from 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. All remaining checks will be mailed that day. This distribution includes members who were fully vaccinated through the Clinic, or who provided proof of vaccination on or before Nov. 30. This is a one-time incentive payment. The Nooksack Tribal Council approved a Vaccination Incentive for all enrolled Nooksack members who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you were vaccinated at the Nooksack Health Clinic, no action is required. If you were vaccinated elsewhere, please provide your vaccination verification and enrollment number to Frank Leyva <> by Nov. 30, 2021. A one-time payment of $1,000 will be available to each Tribal member.

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Nooksack Monthly Word

November's Word:

Kw’ól7oxw (Chum) / Ílhen (To eat)

Meaning: Kw’ól7oxw (Chum or dog salmon) Ílhen (To eat, to eat a meal) Píqw’elánoxw (Fall, autumn, when leaves turn yellow)

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