Community Building Update

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The Community Building will be used for the 2024 Tribal Council Primary Election on February 15, 16, and 17 from 9 am to 5 pm. No open gym any of these dates. Thank you.

Strategic Energy Planning Workshop

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To access current State and Federal funding for renewable energy projects, the tribe must develop a Strategic Energy Plan identifying and prioritizing projects. Given the interconnectedness of energy and costs in Tribal operations, it’s crucial for the plan to capture diverse perspectives. Participants will offer insights on infrastructure, energy challenges, community goals, values, and potential impacts on cultural and natural resources. 8:30am to 4:00pm Daily Tuesday, February 6: Mi’sq’eq’o Community Building Wednesday, February 7: Mi’sq’eq’o Community Building Thursday, February 8: Suchanon Community Building All Nooksack Tribal Members & Team Members interested in clean energy and resiliency for the tribe are welcome to attend. Lunch & refreshments provided.

NEW Sports & Recreation Application

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Please note: Only the NEW 2024 Application, Approved November 7, 2023, will be accepted.  *Any old applications from the first round of funding, Dated December 6, 2022, will not be accepted.

2023 Nooksack Heritage Dinner

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Nooksack proudly hosts the 2023 Heritage Dinner on Thursday, November 16th at 6pm at the Mi’sq’eq’o Community Building located at 2515 Sulwhanon Drive in Everson. All are welcome to attend.

Nooksack Tribal Council 2023 Endorsements

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The Nooksack Tribal Council voted on 2023 Whatcom County Endorsements this week. Candidates endorsed are: Satpal Sidhu for Whatcom County Executive Kim Lund for City of Bellingham Mayor Donnell Tanksley for Whatcom County Sheriff Jon Scanlon for County Council At-Large Toni Jefferson for Ferndale School Board Position 3The process to vet endorsements included a lengthy questionnaire made available to candidates of the races included regarding important issues that protect tribal sovereignty, tribal treaty rights, local issues and more. We encourage everyone age 18+ to make sure you are registered to vote, and to make sure you VOTE in the 2023 elections. The General Election Day is November 7th.

September Council Meeting via Zoom

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The September Council meeting will be held via Zoom tomorrow, Tuesday, 9/5/23 at 6PM, as the Community Building is being utilized to gather and prepare for funeral services. Register for the meeting at this link: https://bit.ly/3PqpTJs

NWIC President and Dean’s List Spring 2023

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The Dean of Student Life at Northwest Indian College has announced the Dean’s and President’s list for Spring Quarter 2023.  Congratulations to these Nooksack Tribal members on their outstanding achievement!  President’s List This distinction is limited to students who earn a quarterly grade point average of 4.0 and must be enrolled in 12 or more credits to be eligible for the President’s list: Athena Blum Deanna Francis Stella Gladstone Hameesh Jimmy Dean’s List This distinction is limited to students who earn a quarterly grade point average of 3.5 to 3.99 and must be enrolled in 12 or more credits to be eligible for the Dean’s List: Leon Cline Erikka Edwards Mariah Javier Victoria Joe Jamie Johnson

Nooksack Graduation Announcement

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Nooksack Tribe will be honoring 34 graduates this year!  The class of 2023 is one of the largest list of Nooksack Tribal High School, GED and College graduates so far!  Come celebrate all our graduates. High School and College Graduates 2023 Graduation Recognition Dinner Mi’ Sq’ Eq’ O Community Building Wednesday, August 16th 6:00 p.m. Dinner Recognition Ceremony immediately following

Canoe Journey Announcement

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The Nooksack Tribe proudly hosts the Canoe Journey Landing at Beach Park in Birch Bay on Saturday, July 22. Dinner is scheduled to begin at 5pm but is dependent on when canoes arrive. Please note the location is at Beach Park located at 7930 Birch Bay Dr. Blaine WA, NOT Birch Bay State Park. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Event Coordinator, Anna Brewer, 360-592-5176 x3103 at by July 12. 

Notice of Public Hearing

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In re guardianship of M.D. D.O.B.: 7-14-2008 Case Nos.              05/12-CIV-025                               2022-CI-CC-007                               2023-CI-G-001 TO:                        Corrina Harris                               Richard Bullplume YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that the above-referenced matter(s) are set for a: Nature:                  Review/Guardianship/Custody Hearing Date:                      Friday, June 30, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. Location:              NOOKSACK TRIBAL COURT Via Zoom               Join Zoom Meeting https://us06web.zoom.us/j/4311506843?pwd=TzdYTVMzQXVDTE94cVA2TUEwUmcOUT09 Meeting ID: 431 150 6843 Passcode: 804621 One tap mobile +              12532158782,,4311506843#,,,, *804621# US (Tacoma) +              16694449 171,,4311506843#,,,, *804621# us Dial by your location +              1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) +              1669 444 9171 us +              1669 900 6833 US (San Jose) +              1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) +              1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) +              1 646 931 3860 us +              1 929 20 5 6099 US (New York) +              1 30 1 715 8592 US (Washington DC) Meeting ID: 431 150 6843 Passcode: 804621 Find your local number: https://us06web.zoom.us/u/kdQoTfj3Sx

Affordable Housing Project Announcement

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The Nooksack Project will provide much-needed additional affordable housing units for the Nooksack Reservation. This new construction project will consist of 3 two-bedroom units and 1 four-bedroom unit. The three two-bedroom units will be contained in a triplex on its own lot located on First Street in Deming on the Nooksack Reservation. The four-bedroom unit will also be located on its own lot on First street on the Nooksack Reservation. The project will be on Tribal Trust land and there is a resolution from the Tribe to allocate the land for affordable housing to allow the Tribe to prevent, prepare for, and to respond to COVID-19 virus and similar threats by eliminating the spread of disease. Four new housing units with a total of 10 bedrooms will allow the Housing Department to prevent, prepare and respond to COVID-19 and other similar health emergencies by substantially reducing current overcrowded living conditions which exacerbate the spread of disease and create overall unhealthy living conditions. The four-bedroom home will be one-story and will contain two full bathrooms. The two-bedroom tri-plex units will each have two full bathrooms. Amenities include yard space for families with children to enjoy. In addition, each unit will haveRead More

Nooksack Tribe Cultural Department Language Revitalization 2023

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Join us at the community center/gym for classes beginning on May 22nd! Limited space is available, so please call Jeremiah Johnny at extension 3138. After four classes complete, there is an incentive for a brand new Ipad!

May Council Meeting

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The May Tribal Council meeting will occur starting at 6 p.m. on May 2nd over Zoom. Please note-advanced registration is necessary to attend You are invited to a Zoom webinar.When: May 2, 2023 06:00 PM VancouverTopic: Nooksack Tribe May 2023 Council Meeting Register in advance for this webinar:https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_hd5HQrqcRXafdWDAGHMaRQ After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

VA waives co-payments for eligible Native American/Alaska Native Veterans

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WASHINGTON — Today, the Department of Veterans Affairs announced that eligible American Indian and Alaska Native Veterans are no longer required to make co-payments for health care and urgent care received through VA. The Biden-Harris administration and VA are proud to implement this rule, which is estimated to impact approximately 25,000 American Indian and Alaska Native Veterans. Under this new policy, VA will reimburse copayments paid on or after Jan. 5, 2022 and waive future copayments for eligible American Indian and Alaska Native Veterans.  Click here for further details

NOOKSACK BUSINESS CORPORATION II (NBC II) BOARD VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

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NOOKSACK INDIAN TRIBE NOOKSACK BUSINESS CORPORATION II (NBC II) BOARD VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT SEEKING APPLICATIONS TO SERVE ON THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF NOOKSACK BUSINESS CORPORATION II The Tribal Council of the Nooksack Indian Tribe (NIT) is soliciting applications from NIT Tribal Members seeking appointment to fill one (1) position on the Board of Directors of NBC II.  This is a position and will serve until resignation or removal. NBC II was created in 2007 as a wholly-owned corporation of the NIT, organized under Title 57 of the Nooksack Tribal Code.  Although NBC II may pursue any type of lawful business, enterprise, or venture, NBC II’s exclusive holding consists of the Nooksack Northwood Casino. MISSION AND PURPOSE OF NBC II/ROLE OF BOARD OF DIRECTORS As stated in its Charter of Incorporation, the purposes of NBC II include: The Board of Directors is responsible for working with Northwood Casino’s General Manager, the Tribal Council and other management staff to develop strategies and plans for NBC II to further the mission and purposes of NBC II.  Funding for NBC II activities come from the Northwood Casino and from other appropriations approved by the NIT’s Tribal Council.  The NBC II Board of Directors isRead More

April Tribal Council Meeting

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The April Tribal Council meeting will occur starting at 6 p.m. on April 11th over Zoom. Please note-advanced registration is necessary to attend Zoom Details When: Apr 11, 2023 06:00 PM VancouverTopic: April 2023 Nooksack Tribal Council Meeting Register in advance for this webinar:https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_iTRi5TNKQm6LQad1JqIWTw After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

NBC III Board Member Position Available

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NOOKSACK INDIAN TRIBE NOOKSACK BUSINESS CORPORATION III (NBC III) BOARD VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT SEEKING APPLICATIONS TO SERVE ON THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF NOOKSACK BUSINESS CORPORATION III The Tribal Council of the Nooksack Indian Tribe (NIT) is soliciting applications from NIT Tribal Members seeking appointment to fill one (1) position on the Board of Directors of NBC III.  This is a position and will serve until resignation or removal. NBC III was created in 2020 as a wholly-owned corporation of the NIT, organized under Title 57 of the Nooksack Tribal Code.  NBC III may pursue the lawful business of selling, marketing, manufacturing, processing or producing cannabis and cannabis-related products.  Currently, NBC III’s exclusive holding consists of the Between the Ferns cannabis dispensary. MISSION AND PURPOSE OF NBC III/ROLE OF BOARD OF DIRECTORS As stated in its Charter of Incorporation, the purposes of NBC III include: The Board of Directors is responsible for working with Between the Ferns’s General Manager, the Tribal Council and other management staff to develop strategies and plans for NBC III to further the mission and purposes of NBC III.  Funding for NBC III activities comes from the Between the Ferns and from other appropriations approved by theRead More

Sport and Recreation Funding Assistance Now Ended

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We have reached the end of the grant, and are no longer accepting Sports and Recreation applications as of 7-28-23. We will submit details of the assistance that was provided to Nooksack Tribal Members with this grant in the next newsletter.  It has been a pleasure working with everyone!