Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Tribal Gym Open to Homeless Tribal Members

The Tulalip Tribal gym is open from 5 pm to 8 am for Tulalip Tribal Members to get out of the cold temperatures. A warm supper and breakfast will be served; the following rules must be followed:

  • Must be a Tribal member or spouse (I am sure that if someone is in need we will not turn them away)
  • No use of alcohol or drugs during your stay
  • Men and women can not sleep together
  • No fighting or disrespectful behavior
  • No in and out privileges
  • No smoking in the gym.

Maintenance workers will staff the gym all night and the Tribal Police will be coming through to do checks.

We are purchasing 20 sleeping bags, pillows, small travel kits with shampoo, soap, etc, and towels. In the morning, we will have them roll up their sleeping bags and pillows and tape them into a garbage bag with their name on it – in case they come back again tomorrow night.

We will be cooking a light supper and breakfast.