COVID-19 Daily Public Health Memo

Health Center

COVID-19 Daily Public Health Memo March 2, 2022 To the Nooksack Tribal Community: Our dedicated Medical team works closely with our Public Health Officer, Dr. Frank James, to ensure we are taking the proper steps to safeguard our community members.  We recommend self-quarantine as being the best option to limit everyone’s exposure to this illness, however, we are prepared to offer testing to our members who may have been exposed and are experiencing symptoms. Total tests collected by the Nooksack Health Clinic:  6,473 Total Positives:        194 Unvaccinated / 245 Vaccinated Active:  1      Recovered: 434   Unrecovered: 6 (includes those also tested outside of the Clinic) POSITIVE CASES BY AGE: 0-9y: 88                    40-49y: 63 10-19y: 77               50-59y: 39 20-29y: 69               60-69y: 15 30-39y: 80               70-79y: 8 Total Presumptive:  0 (Rapid test, included in pending results)  Total Negatives:      6,023 Total Indeterminate:   7 Total Pending results:  4 If you have any questions, or think you may have been exposed, please contact our Health Clinic providers at 360-966-2106 before coming to the clinic. Read more on our COVID-19 page here.

Over 60 Low-Income Nooksack Tribal Members are Awaiting Housing, Including Elders and Those Experiencing Homelessness

Tribal Council

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 2, 2022 Deming, WA. March 2, 2022 – Over 60 Nooksack Tribal members remain on a waiting list for Tribal housing, including elders and those experiencing homelessness. To qualify for Nooksack low-income housing, you must be a) Nooksack, and b) low-income. Nooksack is moving forward with making Nooksack low-income rental housing available to Nooksack Tribal members who await affordable housing. We encourage those who do not qualify for housing to seek housing elsewhere, as Nooksack cannot continue to rent to those who do not qualify, while Nooksack Tribal members remain without housing. On January 6 the Nooksack Tribal Council agreed to a request from the Bureau of Indian Affairs to hold off on a lengthy eviction process until the end of January, so that the Bureau could investigate the process. They investigated, and on February 2 Nooksack received written confirmation from the BIA that no violations of housing policies or regulations were found. That letter is attached. “I urge the press to ignore the self-promotional tweets of a lawyer who indulges in online attacks on the sovereignty and self-determination of the Nooksack people,” said Ross Cline Sr, Nooksack Tribal Chair. “This lawyer claims to represent peopleRead More

COVID-19 Daily Public Health Memo

Health Center

COVID-19 Daily Public Health Memo February 28, 2022 To the Nooksack Tribal Community: Our dedicated Medical team works closely with our Public Health Officer, Dr. Frank James, to ensure we are taking the proper steps to safeguard our community members.  We recommend self-quarantine as being the best option to limit everyone’s exposure to this illness, however, we are prepared to offer testing to our members who may have been exposed and are experiencing symptoms. Total tests collected by the Nooksack Health Clinic:  6,464 Total Positives:        194 Unvaccinated / 245 Vaccinated Active:  3      Recovered: 432   Unrecovered: 6 (includes those also tested outside of the Clinic) POSITIVE CASES BY AGE: 0-9y: 88                    40-49y: 63 10-19y: 77               50-59y: 39 20-29y: 69               60-69y: 15 30-39y: 80               70-79y: 8 Total Presumptive:  0 (Rapid test, included in pending results)  Total Negatives:      6,017 Total Indeterminate:   7 Total Pending results:  3 If you have any questions, or think you may have been exposed, please contact our Health Clinic providers at 360-966-2106 before coming to the clinic. Read more on our COVID-19 page here.

COVID-19 Daily Public Health Memo

Health Center

COVID-19 Daily Public Health Memo February 25, 2022 To the Nooksack Tribal Community: Our dedicated Medical team works closely with our Public Health Officer, Dr. Frank James, to ensure we are taking the proper steps to safeguard our community members.  We recommend self-quarantine as being the best option to limit everyone’s exposure to this illness, however, we are prepared to offer testing to our members who may have been exposed and are experiencing symptoms. Total tests collected by the Nooksack Health Clinic:  6,461 Total Positives:        194 Unvaccinated / 245 Vaccinated Active:  3      Recovered: 432   Unrecovered: 6 (includes those also tested outside of the Clinic) POSITIVE CASES BY AGE: 0-9y: 88                    40-49y: 63 10-19y: 77               50-59y: 39 20-29y: 69               60-69y: 15 30-39y: 80               70-79y: 8 Total Presumptive:  0 (Rapid test, included in pending results)  Total Negatives:      6,014 Total Indeterminate:   7 Total Pending results:  3 If you have any questions, or think you may have been exposed, please contact our Health Clinic providers at 360-966-2106 before coming to the clinic. Read more on our COVID-19 page here.

COVID-19 Daily Public Health Memo

Health Center

COVID-19 Daily Public Health Memo February 24, 2022 To the Nooksack Tribal Community: Our dedicated Medical team works closely with our Public Health Officer, Dr. Frank James, to ensure we are taking the proper steps to safeguard our community members.  We recommend self-quarantine as being the best option to limit everyone’s exposure to this illness, however, we are prepared to offer testing to our members who may have been exposed and are experiencing symptoms. Total tests collected by the Nooksack Health Clinic:  6,458 Total Positives:        194 Unvaccinated / 243 Vaccinated Active:  4      Recovered: 429   Unrecovered: 6 (includes those also tested outside of the Clinic) POSITIVE CASES BY AGE: 0-9y: 88                    40-49y: 63 10-19y: 76               50-59y: 39 20-29y: 68               60-69y: 15 30-39y: 80               70-79y: 8 Total Presumptive:  0 (Rapid test, included in pending results)  Total Negatives:      6,005 Total Indeterminate:   7 Total Pending results:  11 If you have any questions, or think you may have been exposed, please contact our Health Clinic providers at 360-966-2106 before coming to the clinic. Read more on our COVID-19 page here.

COVID-19 Daily Public Health Memo

Health Center

COVID-19 Daily Public Health Memo February 23, 2022 To the Nooksack Tribal Community: Our dedicated Medical team works closely with our Public Health Officer, Dr. Frank James, to ensure we are taking the proper steps to safeguard our community members.  We recommend self-quarantine as being the best option to limit everyone’s exposure to this illness, however, we are prepared to offer testing to our members who may have been exposed and are experiencing symptoms. Total tests collected by the Nooksack Health Clinic:  6,447 Total Positives:        193 Unvaccinated / 243 Vaccinated Active:  3      Recovered: 429   Unrecovered: 6 (includes those also tested outside of the Clinic) POSITIVE CASES BY AGE: 0-9y: 87                    40-49y: 63 10-19y: 76               50-59y: 39 20-29y: 68               60-69y: 15 30-39y: 80               70-79y: 8 Total Presumptive:  0 (Rapid test, included in pending results)  Total Negatives:      6,000 Total Indeterminate:   7 Total Pending results:  6 If you have any questions, or think you may have been exposed, please contact our Health Clinic providers at 360-966-2106 before coming to the clinic. Read more on our COVID-19 page here.

COVID-19 Daily Public Health Memo

Health Center

COVID-19 Daily Public Health Memo February 22, 2022 To the Nooksack Tribal Community: Our dedicated Medical team works closely with our Public Health Officer, Dr. Frank James, to ensure we are taking the proper steps to safeguard our community members.  We recommend self-quarantine as being the best option to limit everyone’s exposure to this illness, however, we are prepared to offer testing to our members who may have been exposed and are experiencing symptoms. Total tests collected by the Nooksack Health Clinic:  6,441 Total Positives:        193 Unvaccinated / 243 Vaccinated Active:  5      Recovered: 427   Unrecovered: 6 (includes those also tested outside of the Clinic) POSITIVE CASES BY AGE: 0-9y: 87                    40-49y: 63 10-19y: 76               50-59y: 39 20-29y: 68               60-69y: 15 30-39y: 80               70-79y: 8 Total Presumptive:  0 (Rapid test, included in pending results)  Total Negatives:      5,998 Total Indeterminate:   7 Total Pending results:  2 If you have any questions, or think you may have been exposed, please contact our Health Clinic providers at 360-966-2106 before coming to the clinic. Read more on our COVID-19 page here.

COVID-19 Daily Public Health Memo

Health Center

COVID-19 Daily Public Health Memo February 17, 2022 To the Nooksack Tribal Community: Our dedicated Medical team works closely with our Public Health Officer, Dr. Frank James, to ensure we are taking the proper steps to safeguard our community members.  We recommend self-quarantine as being the best option to limit everyone’s exposure to this illness, however, we are prepared to offer testing to our members who may have been exposed and are experiencing symptoms. Total tests collected by the Nooksack Health Clinic:  6,439 Total Positives:        193 Unvaccinated / 243 Vaccinated Active:  12    Recovered: 420   Unrecovered: 6 (includes those also tested outside of the Clinic) POSITIVE CASES BY AGE: 0-9y: 87                    40-49y: 63 10-19y: 76               50-59y: 39 20-29y: 68               60-69y: 15 30-39y: 80               70-79y: 8 Total Presumptive:  0 (Rapid test, included in pending results)  Total Negatives:      5,996 Total Indeterminate:   7 Total Pending results:  1 If you have any questions, or think you may have been exposed, please contact our Health Clinic providers at 360-966-2106 before coming to the clinic. Read more on our COVID-19 page here.

COVID-19 Daily Public Health Memo

Health Center

COVID-19 Daily Public Health Memo February 16, 2022 To the Nooksack Tribal Community: Our dedicated Medical team works closely with our Public Health Officer, Dr. Frank James, to ensure we are taking the proper steps to safeguard our community members.  We recommend self-quarantine as being the best option to limit everyone’s exposure to this illness, however, we are prepared to offer testing to our members who may have been exposed and are experiencing symptoms. Total tests collected by the Nooksack Health Clinic:  6,438 Total Positives:        193 Unvaccinated / 243 Vaccinated Active:  14    Recovered: 418   Unrecovered: 6 (includes those also tested outside of the Clinic) POSITIVE CASES BY AGE: 0-9y: 87                    40-49y: 63 10-19y: 76               50-59y: 39 20-29y: 68               60-69y: 15 30-39y: 80               70-79y: 8 Total Presumptive:  0 (Rapid test, included in pending results)  Total Negatives:      5,988 Total Indeterminate:   7 Total Pending results:  8 If you have any questions, or think you may have been exposed, please contact our Health Clinic providers at 360-966-2106 before coming to the clinic. Read more on our COVID-19 page here.

Federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Once Again Reaffirms the Sovereignty and Jurisdiction of the Nooksack Indian Tribe

Tribal Council

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 16, 2022 Seattle Attorney Gabe Galanda lost his third successive appeal before the Ninth Circuit against the Nooksack Tribe, in his ongoing attempt to deny tribal governments and tribal courts their sovereignty and jurisdiction. Galanda has lost every case against Nooksack, and the courts have upheld the sovereignty and self-determination of the Nooksack Indian Tribe. Deming, WA, February 16, 2022 – Yesterday the federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the dismissal of Elile Adams’s case against the Nooksack Indian Tribe. Represented by Gabe Galanda, Ms. Adams argued that the Nooksack Tribe lacked jurisdiction over her because she lived on off-reservation trust land, because the tribal court acted in bad faith, and because she was denied due process, as her attorney Galanda was not allowed to appear in tribal court.  The federal court rejected all three arguments. It held that: The Tribe and the State have concurrent criminal jurisdiction over off-reservation trust land.The Tribal Court showed its good faith by appointing a pro tem judge to preside over her case.Gabe Galanda was not allowed to appear because he was not licensed to practice there and had not paid the proper filing fee.  In short, all herRead More