Monday, March 29, 2010

Emergency Management Plan update

Our office of emergency management is updating Tulalip’s Emergency Preparedness Plan. Please take the time to answer a survey about which natural disasters you think are most likely to affect our reservation. If you have any questions about the plan, contact Emergency Management Coordinator Rochelle James.


Shelly L. Lacy

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

We need your help! The Tulalip Tribes Office of Emergency Management wants to hear your thoughts on what natural disasters you are most worried about, from windstorms to earthquakes. Please take a moment to fill out this survey so that we can make the most effective plan to prepare for natural hazards and save lives.

The survey is available here:

It is open to everyone who lives OR works in the Tulalip area. There will be paper copies of the survey placed at the following locations for people that do not work for the Tribe or do not have internet: Tulalip Administration Building, Tribal Court and the Tulalip Health Clinic.

Thank you for your help! Contact Rochelle James, Emergency Management Coordinator, with any questions or for more information. (360) 716-5945

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Census Jobs

If anyone is interested in becoming a census taker, TANF will be holding one last class to qualify people. See the information below if you’re interested in a temporary job working for the Census. And don’t forget, on March 26th we’ll be holding a Census Party. If you bring in your original census form, we’ll mail it for you and enter you in a raffle for some great prizes. The party will be held at the Tribal gym from 11 to 3, so come by, enjoy a meal and drop off your census form. Look forward to seeing you there!


Shelly L. Lacy

Final Call -- Know anyone who could use a $13 - $19.50 / hour temporary (1-2 month) job helping Tulalip Tribal members with their Census forms?

What: FINAL employment workshop for Census Jobs: $13 - $19.50 / hr.

When/where: Thursday, March 18 10 a.m. Tribal Admin Building (Training Room 2-A / second floor)

Jobs: Census Takers & Crew Leaders (April/May), Census Clerks (ongoing)

To Register: TANF info line at 360-716-4724 / email Charlene James at TANF

1) Benefits: good pay, temporary/part time jobs, flexible hours, up to 40 a week, and mileage reimbursement (50 cents/mile) for field jobs.

2) How long: jobs are from a couple weeks to a month+ of work. But if they are hired, they could be kept on for other operations other than Census takers.

3) Particulars:

a) You have to be a US Citizen at least 18 years of age. You are not required to have a car but having one may give you more employment options.

b) You MUST have 2 pieces of valid ID – such as tribal id, drivers license or passport.

c) You will be coached on a very short practice test, then you can decide to take the real 30 minute test that qualifies you for positions. If you aren't satisfied with your score (which Census staff gives you confidentially right after taking the test) you can take a break and come back to retest to get a better score.

d) Test is confidential and not hard.

It’s an important job for our Tribes as Census reporting helps Tulalip obtain funding for our youth, family and elder programs. Census data is the basis for over $1 billion dollars that annually flows into Indian Country. More counted households provides more funding for tribal housing, maintenance and construction of roads, employment and training programs, head start children services, tribal elder services, health care and more grants for other Tribal programs/services.

Friday, March 5, 2010



Dinner will be held on Monday, March 15th, 2010 for Tulalip Tribes-Closing/Sweep In the Smokehouse. Food will be served in the Kenny Moses Sr.-K.M.B.

The bid will be to feed 300-500 people and is as follows:

(These items will be provided or purchased by the smokehouse committee)
  • Deer/Elk Roasts/Grilled Fish
  • Boiled Potatoes-quartered or Mashed
  • Gravy
  • Vegetable: Corn or Green beans
  • Bread: Rolls or Frybread
  • Green Salad/Potatoes Salad/Macaroni Salad
  • Beans w/bacon
  • Pies (please have a few sugar free dessert available)
  • Cake w/Berries and whip cream
  • Seafood if provided
  • Extra meats if Deer/Elk are not available
  • Coffee/Tea/Juice/Water

Due to Seasonal change menu could change: committee will keep cook informed if menu is to change per event.

  • 200 sandwiches/snacks will be made and put in lunch bags to be handed out in the smokehouse later in the evening.
  • The bid includes the following:
  • Preparation of all food
  • Serving of sandwiches/snacks and drinks when provided: committee will notify cooks.
  • Serving of food, making sure servers are keeping areas clean and served @ all times
  • Clean up of the kitchen and tables and serving areas
  • Paying for any helpers or bid helpers
  • If there is leftover food, it will need to be wrapped and set out for people to take.
THE BID PACKAGE NEEDS TO INCLUDE HEALTH FOOD CARDS FOR EACH PERSON WORKING IN THE KITCHEN (AND THE PERSON MAKING BID) The successful bid winner will receive payment after job and clean-up is complete. Committee member has up to 72hrs after event is complete to pay bid winner due to the fact of making sure job is completed. A review/evaluation will be made about bid winner for future references of cooking for any smokehouse/ceremony event.

PLEASE HAND INTO BONNIE JUNEAU (360-716-4369) Contact: J.K. Tsoodle (425-870-4875) Bids will include a timestamp from front reception. BIDS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 4:00P.M. Friday, March 12th, 2010 Bonnie is located 3rd floor administration building. Please check in with proper reception to make bid complete and proper.

Food Handlers Class

For those of you who are interested, there will be a food handler’s class next Wednesday at the Senior building from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. The class is limited to 25 people. It’s open to tribal members and employees. For more information contact Vincent Cook, 360-716-5129,


Shelly L. Lacy