Important Fireworks Information

Administration

If you plan to operate a fireworks stand, you MUST turn in your pack­et/payment by Wednesday, April 21, 2021 by 3 pm and you MUST at­tend the Zoom meeting — NO exceptions. ONLY the permittee (or the permittee’s representative) may attend — one person per stand. NOOKSACK TRIBAL MEMBERS ONLY. MEETING DATE: Friday, April 23, 2021 MEETING TIME: 5:00 pm PLACE: via Zoom FEES ($550.00) and DEPOSIT ($250.00) will need to be paid at Admin on 4/21/2021 by 3 pm. Plus, you must also apply for a NIT business li­cense. At the mandatory meeting, you will be voting for a Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Secretary and Two Members at Large. This will make the Fireworks Board Executive Committee. Should you have any questions, please contact Katherine Romero at 360-592-5176 (M-F 10-4). Firework Stands Important Dates 04/21/21 – Packet and Payment Due at Admin by 3 pm (no exceptions)04/23/2 – Mandatory Zoom meeting (5 pm) 06/01/21 – First Day to set-up stands06/02/21 – PD will do their inspections06/05/21 – Sales can start07/06/21 – Sales have to stop07/11/21 – Stands have to be torn down07/12/21 – PD/Maintenance clean-up inspection

COVID-19 Daily Public Health Memo

Health Center

COVID-19 Daily Public Health Memo April 15, 2021 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:  3,196 Total Positives:   78 Active:  0    Recovered: 77   Unrecovered: 1 POSITIVE CASES BY AGE: 0-9y: 17               40-49y: 14 10-19y: 14           50-59y: 3 20-29y: 14           60-69y: 2 30-39y: 12           70-79y: 2 Total Presumptive: 0 (Rapid test, included in pending results)       Total Negatives:  3,113 Total Indeterminate:   0 Total Pending results:  5 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. We wish you good health, so please Stay Home and Stay Healthy! Read more on our COVID-19 page here.

Federal Government Agrees to Withdraw Sale of Sand Point Archives

Tribal Council

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 15, 2021 Contact: Katherine Romero, General Manager, Nooksack Indian Tribe 360-383-6510 Deming, WA — Chairman Ross Cline, Sr. announced that the Federal Government has agreed to withdraw the proposed sale of the Sand Point Archives facility in Seattle. This was due to pressure exerted by Western Washington tribes, including the Nooksack Indian Tribe. In late 2019, the Trump administration proposed the sale of the Sand Point Archives, which holds irreplaceable records of vital interest to tribes, including originals of treaties, allotment records, enrollment records, and other valuable documents and artifacts, many of which exist only in their original form.  If the sale went forward, the Federal Government intended to ship the archives materials to various locations around the country. In January 2020, Chairman Cline, along with other tribes, appealed to the Federal Government to stop the sale until proper consultation could take place.  When the Federal Government refused to consult, the tribes brought suit in federal court to block the sale.  On April 8, 2021, the Biden administration agreed to withdraw the sale and committed to holding proper and meaningful consultation before taking any action that affects tribes. Hailing this victory by tribes, Chairman Cline praisedRead More

We’re Hiring! Nooksack Human Resources Director

Human Resources

An application can be printed from our website or picked up at the Administrative Office. Applicants will not be able to apply for this position online. Applicants can send applications and resumes in these ways: Drop off at the Administrative Office 5016 Deming Road, Deming, WA 98244Mail to PO Box 157 Deming, WA 98244Email to callen@nooksack-nsn.gov

COVID-19 Daily Public Health Memo

Health Center

COVID-19 Daily Public Health Memo April 14, 2021 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:  3,191 Total Positives:   78 Active:  0    Recovered: 77   Unrecovered: 1 POSITIVE CASES BY AGE: 0-9y: 17               40-49y: 14 10-19y: 14           50-59y: 3 20-29y: 14           60-69y: 2 30-39y: 12           70-79y: 2 Total Presumptive: 0 (Rapid test, included in pending results)       Total Negatives:  3,108 Total Indeterminate:   0 Total Pending results:  5 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. We wish you good health, so please Stay Home and Stay Healthy! Read more on our COVID-19 page here.

Situation Report Week of Apr. 6 – Apr. 12

Administration

Nooksack Tribe’s Notable COVID-19 Response Accomplishments Apr. 6 – Apr. 12 Canada sees a rapid increase in both B117 (UK) and P1 (Brazilian) COVID variants. Initial studies show these mutant variants are more contagious. Overall, cases are expected to rise after spring break.Nooksack hosts a 5-day Pfizer vaccine clinic open to the general public on a first-come, first-served basis. Dates of the clinic are April 6, 7, 13, 14, and 20 from 9-12 pm and 1-3 pm. Nooksack Tribal members will be prioritized.Any Nooksack Tribal member 16+ can contact the Health Clinic for a COVID-19 vaccine. COVID-19 vaccines are safe and have been proven to prevent death and hospitalization. Call Georgiann Perez at the Clinic at 360-966-2106, or online appointment requests can be made here.The Nooksack Clinic will have Johnson & Johnson more limited single-dose vaccines.The Clinic hopes to outreach to local schools to protect youth 16+.The Nooksack government continues to work on utilizing COVI-19 assistance funds from the state of Washington.The Nooksack Pandemic Team and Council discuss the community center weight room safe-use policy for reopening. New studies show long-haul, or long COVID, can exhibit significant long-term complications. Younger patients infected with COVID-19 are much less likely to die, butRead More

COVID-19 Daily Public Health Memo

Health Center

COVID-19 Daily Public Health Memo April 13, 2021 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:  3,186 Total Positives:   78 Active:  0    Recovered: 77   Unrecovered: 1 POSITIVE CASES BY AGE: 0-9y: 17               40-49y: 14 10-19y: 14           50-59y: 3 20-29y: 14           60-69y: 2 30-39y: 12           70-79y: 2 Total Presumptive: 0 (Rapid test, included in pending results)       Total Negatives:  3,100 Total Indeterminate:   0 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. We wish you good health, so please Stay Home and Stay Healthy! Read more on our COVID-19 page here.

FEMA Offers Families Funeral Assistance for COVID-Related Deaths

Administration

Did your loved one pass due to COVID-19? Starting April 12, 2021 FEMA has opened COVID-19 Funeral Assistance applications for individuals and households. FEMA is offering reimbursement for COVID-19-related funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020 for up to $9,000. We encourage Tribal members to collect the required documents and call FEMA. The death certificate must indicate that COVID-19 played a role. This also applies to those who may have committed suicide. You will need the following documents: Death certificateProof of funeral expensesInsurance or other funeral benefits Eligible funeral expenses include but are not limited to: Transportation for up to two individuals to identify the deceased individualTransfer of remainsCasket or urnBurial plot or cremation nicheMarker or headstoneClergy or officiant services Applications opened April 12th To apply call: 844-684-6333 or TTY: 800-462-7585 Hours of Operation: Mon. – Fri. 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Central Time Learn more at FEMA COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Here is a video: FEMA: Providing Financial Assistance for COVID-19-Related Funeral Expenses – YouTube

COVID-19 Daily Public Health Memo

Health Center

COVID-19 Daily Public Health Memo April 12, 2021 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:  3,179 Total Positives:   78 Active:  0    Recovered: 77   Unrecovered: 1 POSITIVE CASES BY AGE: 0-9y: 17               40-49y: 14 10-19y: 14           50-59y: 3 20-29y: 14           60-69y: 2 30-39y: 12           70-79y: 2 Total Presumptive: 0 (Rapid test, included in pending results)       Total Negatives:  3,087 Total Indeterminate:   0 Total Pending results:  12 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. We wish you good health, so please Stay Home and Stay Healthy! Read more on our COVID-19 page here.

COVID-19 Daily Public Health Memo

Health Center

COVID-19 Daily Public Health Memo April 9, 2021 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:  3,167 Total Positives:   78 Active:  0    Recovered: 77   Unrecovered: 1 POSITIVE CASES BY AGE: 0-9y: 17               40-49y: 14 10-19y: 14           50-59y: 3 20-29y: 14           60-69y: 2 30-39y: 12           70-79y: 2 Total Presumptive: 0 (Rapid test, included in pending results)       Total Negatives:  3,085 Total Indeterminate:   0 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. We wish you good health, so please Stay Home and Stay Healthy! Read more on our COVID-19 page here.