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Response to COVID-19

COVID19

As the COVID-19 situation in Washington State continues to evolve, the Samish Indian Nation is monitoring closely and taking appropriate steps to keep our citizens and staff safe. We will be updating this page often, and using the Tribe's social media platforms (Facebook and Instagram) to keep our community connected.

July 29, 2020: Read Resolution 2020-07-013: Directive to Wear Face Masks to Stop the Spread of COVID-19 (pdf)
April 21, 2020: Read Chairman Wooten's March 24 letter to Tribal citizens (pdf)

Get Assistance

Many Samish and Washington State programs are ready to assist you. Contact:

Please Stay Home, Stay Healthy!

Watch a special message from Skagit County community leaders, including Samish Chairman Tom Wooten:

Messages from local leaders. from Skagit County on Vimeo.

Canceled Events and Activities

  • Elder Congregate Meals at Summit Park
    All daily meals are canceled until further notice. Contact Elders Program Administrator Allison Coonc at 360-726-3857 to arrange for prepared meal packages for pickup or delivery.
  • Cultural Classes
    Postponed until further notice.
  • Samish Health Fair
    Cancelled as a precautionary measure
  • Beaver Lodge Carving Shed
    Closed until further notice. 
  • Tribal Council Meetings
    Regularly scheduled in-person tribal council meetings will be conducted via videoconference. Tribal citizens over age 18 should contact Executive Secretary Denise Gaggens at 360-726-2387 to arrange for a call-in phone number. You must contact Denise the Thursday before the meeting at the latest.

Campus StatusOffice and Facility Closures

  • Tribal Offices
    Samish employees are working from home beginning March 13, 2020. We are keeping services available via remote operation consistent with our continuity-of-operations plan. We will return emails and phone calls in a timely manner as usual. See our staff directory for contact info.
  • Samish Longhouse Head Start & Early Learning Center
    The Samish Longhouse is closed starting Tuesday, March 17, consistent with Anacortes School District closures and Governor Inslee's order. No visitors or volunteers are permitted.

Resources

The Samish Indian Nation encourages you to educate yourself on COVID-19 from official sources and take recommended steps to protect yourselves and others.

Chelángen Live! Drop Spindling


Chelángen Live! Drop Spindling

Dates: 22 – 22 Sep, 2020

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Chelángen Live! Drop Spindling


Chelángen Live! Drop Spindling

Dates: 24 – 24 Sep, 2020

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Chelángen Live! - Cedar Headbands


Chelángen Live! - Cedar Headbands

Dates: 29 – 29 Sep, 2020

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Chelángen Live! - Cedar Headbands


Chelángen Live! - Cedar Headbands

Dates: 01 – 01 Oct, 2020

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Chelángen Live! Drum Making


Chelángen Live! Drum Making

Dates: 06 – 06 Oct, 2020

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Chelángen Live! Drum Making


Chelángen Live! Drum Making

Dates: 08 – 08 Oct, 2020

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Chelángen Live! Pacific Northwest Archaeology


Chelángen Live! Pacific Northwest Archaeology

Dates: 13 – 13 Oct, 2020

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Chelángen Live! Pacific Northwest Archaeology


Chelángen Live! Pacific Northwest Archaeology

Dates: 15 – 15 Oct, 2020

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Chelángen Live! Knitted Hats


Chelángen Live! Knitted Hats

Dates: 20 – 20 Oct, 2020

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Chelángen Live! Knitted Hats


Chelángen Live! Knitted Hats

Dates: 22 – 22 Oct, 2020

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Chelángen Live! Rattle Carving


Chelángen Live! Rattle Carving

Dates: 27 – 27 Oct, 2020

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Chelángen Live! Rattle Carving


Chelángen Live! Rattle Carving

Dates: 29 – 29 Oct, 2020

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Chelángen Live! Bugle Bead Earrings


Chelángen Live! Bugle Bead Earrings

Dates: 03 – 03 Nov, 2020

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Chelángen Live! Bugle Bead Earrings


Chelángen Live! Bugle Bead Earrings

Dates: 05 – 05 Nov, 2020

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Chelángen Live! Guemes History


Chelángen Live! Guemes History

Dates: 10 – 10 Nov, 2020

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Chelángen Live! Guemes History


Chelángen Live! Guemes History

Dates: 12 – 12 Nov, 2020

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Chelángen Live! Harvest Fest


Chelángen Live! Harvest Fest

Dates: 15 – 15 Nov, 2020

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Chelángen Live! Beaded Holiday Ornaments


Chelángen Live! Beaded Holiday Ornaments

Dates: 17 – 17 Nov, 2020

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Chelángen Chat and Craft


Chelángen Chat and Craft

Dates: 18 – 18 Nov, 2020

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Chelángen Live! Beaded Holiday Ornaments


Chelángen Live! Beaded Holiday Ornaments

Dates: 19 – 19 Nov, 2020

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Chelángen Live! Salish Art Talk


Chelángen Live! Salish Art Talk

Dates: 01 – 01 Dec, 2020

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Chelángen Chat and Craft


Chelángen Chat and Craft

Dates: 02 – 16 Dec, 2020

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Chelángen Live! Salish Art Talk


Chelángen Live! Salish Art Talk

Dates: 03 – 03 Dec, 2020

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Samish Elders Virtual Gathering


Samish Elders Virtual Holiday Gathering

Dates: 04 – 04 Dec, 2020

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Chelángen Live! Nettles Twining Demonstration


Chelángen Live! Nettles Twining Demonstration

Dates: 08 – 08 Dec, 2020

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Chelángen Live! Nettles Twining Demonstration


Chelángen Live! Nettles Twining Demonstration

Dates: 10 – 10 Dec, 2020

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Chelángen Live! Chat and Craft


Chelángen Live! Chat and Craft

Dates: 15 – 15 Dec, 2020

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Chelángen Live! Chat and Craft


Chelángen Live! Chat and Craft

Dates: 17 – 17 Dec, 2020

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Chelángen Chat and Craft


Chelángen Chat and Craft

Dates: 13 Jan – 28 Apr, 2021

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