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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.

Updates

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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.

Changes to Events and Activities

  • Elder Congregate Meals at Summit Park
    All daily meals are canceled until further notice. Contact Elders Program Manager Allison Coonc at 360-726-3857 to arrange for prepared meal packages to be pickup or delivered.
    All Samish Elders are also invited to attend virtual quarterly gatherings, with games, songs, prizes, and chances to share good news. Contact Allison at 360-726-3857 for details.
  • Cultural Classes
    Online platform for cultural events:
    See Events Page and email rsvp@samishtribe.nsn.us to attend.
  • 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.

Office 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
    Consistent with Anacortes Public School District return to on site learning for youngest students, Samish Longhouse will resume limited classroom activities in November.
    All Longhouse operations are temporarily moved to Fidalgo Bay Resort, during building renovation.

Campus Status

Updated 11/3/2020 at 12:00pm

Admin 🚩 Minimal staffing, closed to public.
Archives 🚩 Staffed, closed to public.
PRC 🚩 Minimal staffing, closed to public.
Cannery (HHS) 🚩 Minimal staffing, closed to public.
Longhouse 🚩 Classes moved to Fidalgo Bay Resort.
Summit Park 🚩 Minimal staffing, closed to public.
Gate is set to remain closed.

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Chelángen Live! Salish Art Talk

Dates: 01 – 01 Dec, 2020

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Chelángen Chat and Craft

Dates: 02 – 16 Dec, 2020

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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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Nettles Twining Demonstration


Chelángen Live! Nettles Twining Demonstration

Dates: 08 – 08 Dec, 2020

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Chelángen Live! Nettles Twining Demonstration

Dates: 10 – 10 Dec, 2020

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Christmas Party

Dates: 13 – 13 Dec, 2020

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Chelángen Live! Chat and Craft

Dates: 15 – 15 Dec, 2020

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Chelángen Live! Chat and Craft

Dates: 17 – 17 Dec, 2020

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Chelángen Chat and Craft

Dates: 13 Jan – 28 Apr, 2021

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