Monday, March 30, 2009

Need help in getting kids to do chores?

If you are having a hard time getting your children to help out around the house, perhaps you can try creating a chore chart. The Parent Circle will meet this Wednesday, April 1, 2009 in the education building. (Across from the Boys & Girls Club). Meeting starts at noon, and free lunch will be served. There will be supplies and information on how to create a chore chart. For more information, contact Melinda Contraro at (360) 716-4904

Friday, March 27, 2009

Boom City Fireworks Stand Permits

It's that time of year again. Time to renew your Boom City fireworks stand permits. There will be a meeting to discuss the upcoming fireworks season. This meeting will take place in the tribal gym on Tuesday, April 7th at 6pm. Payments for the permits can made on three (3) dates. You have the option to pay for the permit on Friday, April 10, on Friday, April 17th, or on Friday, April 24th. Once all the permits are issued, there will be a drawing to decide the placement of the booths at boom city. This drawing will take place on Friday, May 8th at 6pm in the tribal gym. Questions? Call Mike Dunn at (425) 754-2978 or Dan Pablo at (425) 754-5456 or Gene Zachuse at (425) 750-3341.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Marysville School District Fundraiser

Applebee's restaurant will be hosting a fundraiser to help support the Marysville School District students. This one time event takes place from 11am until 9pm on Wednesday, April 15, 2009. This event happens at only one location, the Applebee's at 3702 88th Street NE. Be sure to invite all your friends and family to dine at Applebee's on April 15. A healthy portion of your bill, 15%, will be donated to the Marysville School District.

Remember to bring the attached flyer on April 15, because it is your ticket to the event.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Violence Against Native Women is Not Traditional

In recognition of April's Sexual Assault Awareness Month and the Legacy of Healing Program's mission to help end violence against women in the Tulalip Community, we are offering a two (2) credit HUMS 188 course titled, “Violence Against Native Women is Not Traditional”.

The course will be held at the NorthWest Indian College Tulalip Extension campus in the Spring Quarter of 2009. It is available to Tulalip Tribal members, Employees and Tulalip Community members. You may audit or take the class to earn college credits. Contact the instructor Roxanne Chinook for more information at (360) 716-4071 or email her at

Monday, March 23, 2009

March Employee Boot Camp Cancelled

The Boot Camp for March has been cancelled for this week. For more information, contact Luis Hernandez at (360) 716-4023 or (425) 754-7014.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Attention 2009 High School Graduates

High School Graduates mark your calendars. April 30th is the deadline for graduation post pictures. On May 12th slide show pictures are due, each student is allowed a maximum of 4 photos. And May 22nd is the deadline for boy and girl student of the year applications. If you are graduating from high school and would like more information contact the Youth Services Education staff at (360) 716-4908.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

73rd Annual General Council Motions

  1. Split per-capita payments into monthly, instead of quarterly distributions. Motion failed 146 for and 224 against.
  2. Issue no more permits for alcohol sales and to stop the sale of drug paraphernalia on reservation west of 27th Avenue and Firetrail Road. The motion failed 61 for and 304 against.
  3. Support a Tulalip drug task force. It passed by voice vote.
  4. Lower the elders age from 62 to 55. The motion failed 128 for and 134 against.
  5. To pursue building our own k-12 school. The motion passed 158 for and 65 against.
  6. Vote on the three options presented to the Board for a disability workers policy. Option 1 received 104 votes, Option 2 received 73 votes and Option 3 received 29 votes.
  7. Mandate that all outsourced business be awarded to tribal companies if qualified. It passed with 86 for and 81 against.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Congratulations Candidates

Results of the 2009 Annual General Council election are in. Congratulations to Marie Zachuse and Marlin Fryberg Jr. in their re-election to the Tulalip Tribes Board of Directors. Thank you to all the candidates for making this election much more interesting. Mel Sheldon was re-elected as Chairman. Marie Zachuse re-elected as Vice-Chairwoman. Chuck James re-elected as Treasurer. And Marlin Fryberg Jr. was re-elected as secretary. Even with the tough economic times ahead, the Board of Directors are confident we can weather the crisis ahead and come out of it stronger than before. Our hands go up to our leaders.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Community Meeting with Child Support Staff

We will be holding a Community Meeting with the Child Support Enforcement department on Thursday, March 26th. Dinner will be served at 5:00pm in the tribal gym, the meeting will start at 5:30pm. We look forward to seeing you there.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

March 13th Healing Circle Cancelled

The Tulalip Healing Circle for Friday March 13,2009 has been cancelled. For any questions please feel free to call Helen Gobin-Henson at (360) 716-4022 or email her at
Or call LaDonna McKeever at (360) 716-4024 or email her at
Or call Karen Kosik at (360) 716-4063 or email her at

Monday, March 9, 2009

Questions, Comments, Suggestions about the GM Report with Shelly Lacy?

If you have any questions, concerns, comments or ideas about the GM Report, please feel free to email your thoughts to the new email address. If your concern is one that is shared by many, we may address the issue in a GM Report.We hope to hear from you.

Friday, March 6, 2009

General Council March 14th

The Annual General Council meeting will be held on Saturday March 14th at the Tulalip Resort Casino. Voting will be held at the Resort and will be open from 7am until 1pm. It is a great opportunity to exercise your Treaty rights by voting in this election. Unfortunately, there will be no raffle prizes this year. In lieu of prizes, we have the next best thing: six candidates vying for your vote. General Council is of the utmost importance to our sovereignty, which is why we really hope to see you there!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Spring Forward & Test your Fire Alarm

It is that time of year again. Time to spring forward your clocks one hour this weekend. And while you are transitioning into spring, now is a great time to check the status of your smoke alarm.

We had far too many fatalities due to residential fires in Snohomish County last year. The most commonly cited cause of nonworking smoke alarms: worn or missing batteries.

Changing smoke alarm batteries at least once a year is one of the simplest, most effective ways to reduce these tragic deaths and injuries. Smoke alarm maintenance is a simple, effective way to reduce home fire deaths. Children and senior citizens are most at risk.

Tragically, fire can kill selectively. Those most at risk include:

■ Children — Children under age five are at twice the risk of dying in a home fire. Eighty percent of fatal home fire victims who were children were killed in homes without working smoke alarms.

■ Seniors — Adults over age 75 are three times more likely to die in home fires than the rest of the population. Many seniors are unable to escape quickly. If you have seniors in your life who might not hear as well as they used to, they may not wake to a typical alarm. There are smoke alarms designed for people who are hard of hearing.

■ Low-Income Households — Many low-income families are unable to afford batteries for their smoke alarms. These same households often rely on poorly installed, maintained or misused portable or area heating equipment — a main cause of fatal home fires. Many local fire departments have smoke alarms and batteries available.

With just a few simple steps, you can cut your chances of dying in a house fire by half. Be sure to thoroughly test those batteries this weekend. We care about you!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

March Healing Circle

The Healing Circle for the month of March will be held next week on Friday the 13th. Lasting from 9am until 2:30pm, the healing will take place in the South Lot training room. Come be a witness to healing stories about sexual abuse and domestic violence. Tulalip Police Chief Scott Smith will be on hand to present the "Tulalip Domestic Violence" code with a Q&A session to follow afterward. Healing Circles convene every 2nd Friday of each month. For more information contact Helen Gobin-Henson at (360) 716-4022 or email her at

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

First Time Home Buyer Education Workshop

Interested in purchasing your first home? Now is a great time to buy for Tribal members. Coming up on Saturday, March 7th, the TTHAP's department will put on a First Time Home Buyer Education Workshop. The workshop lasts five hours, starting at 10am and ending at 3pm. The class is designed to explain and clarify the fundamental information that you should know before you purchase a home, such as:

  • Why is knowing my debt to income ratio important?
  • How does my credit history or credit scores effect my purchase of a home?
  • What are the 4 components of a loan?
  • Who can processes my loan documents?

Purchasing your first home can be a challenge. With workshops like these, the process may seem a little less daunting. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact Ilia Brown, Home Loan Specialist.

(360) 716-4821

(360) 651-3662 Fax

The TTHAP’s office is located at 6319 23rd Ave NE Tulalip, WA. 98271

Monday, March 2, 2009

Tulalip Heritage Boys Take 4th in State

It was an exciting weekend for the Heritage Hawks boys basketball team. In just their second State appearance, the boys finished in 4th place at the 2009 Washington State 1B Boys Basketball Tournament. What a great way to end another terrific season. Congratulations to the players, especially the seniors, the coaches, the parents, volunteers, and to all the community members who helped make this dream a reality. Here is a recap of the tournament results day by day.
Day 1: Hawks defeat Pateros high W 68 - 33.
Day 2: Hawks lose to Almira/Coulee-Hartline high L 50 - 57.
Day 3: Hawks defeat Wellpinit high W 61 - 52.
Day 4: Hawks defeat Sunnyside Christian high W 56 - 52.