Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation Tribal News
June 30, 2020 PUBLIC NOTICE: COVID-19 RELIEF FUNDS COMMUNITY INPUT
The Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation Tribal Council is accepting and encouraging input from Tribal members on the COVID-19 relief funding.
Tribal members must respond by July 11, 2020 and can contribute in three (3) ways:
1. Digital survey at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TDN_COVID-19relieffunds_input Or at https://www.tolowa-nsn.gov/
2. Comments can be emailed to the Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org
3. Written comments can be submitted via the Tribal Administration Office drop box or by mail at 140 Rowdy, Smith River, CA 95567
If you have questions regarding the survey, please contact the Tribal Administration Office at (707) 487-9255 Monday thru Thursday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
June 22, 2020
Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation Registered Voters
RE: Error Notice – Ballot for Special Election
Download 6.22.2020_CL_Ballot Error Notice
Dv-laa-ha~ Tribal Members,
All registered voters were mailed a Special Election Absentee Ballot package on June 9, 2020, regarding the Constitution-Article II-Membership Amendment Change.
Please be advised that the Ballot for the Special Election contained an inadvertent typographical error in Section 9 of the proposed constitutional amendment. Section 9 (C) should have read as follows:
(C) Disenrolled Ancestor. Individual is a descendant of a person disenrolled pursuant to Sub-Section (A) and does not otherwise meet membership requirements.
If you have questions regarding this error notice, please contact the Tribal Administration Office at (707) 487-9255, Monday through Thursday.
Shu’ shaa nin-la,
Chairperson, on behalf of the Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation Election Board
REGULAR SESSION COUNCIL MEETING VIA ZOOM
Download Public Notice #2020-01-17
Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation will be holding a virtual Regular Session Council
Meeting via Zoom on Thursday, June 11, 2020 at 1:00pm.
Tribal members are invited to view the meeting by logging into the citizen
portal at www.tolowa-nsn.gov. Once logged in, a link will be available so
you may view and listen to the meeting.
There will be two (2) opportunities for public comment at the following set
times: 1:15 pm and 3:00 pm.
For more information, please contact the Tribal Administration Office at
(707) 487-9255 Monday thru Thursday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
May 27, 2020
Download Public Notice # 2020-01-16
Security Breach in Last Week’s Council Meeting Results in Delay of Live Public Meetings
The regularly scheduled Tribal Council meeting scheduled for tomorrow, May 28, 2020, will not be live-streamed due to security issues which caused a breach of confidentiality involving non-tribal members. The Administration is looking at options to be inclusive of Tribal member participation in Tribal governance, but need to assure Tribal business is kept within the Tribal government and its members. We are currently working on the ability to accept Tribal member comments through the zoom platform. We will be inviting the membership in the near future to participate in meetings of the Tribal Government once mechanisms are put in place to assure confidentiality is maintained.
May 27, 2020
Download 5.27.2020_Public Notice_ ICDBG
US Department of Housing & Urban Development, Office of Native American Programs, has released Indian Community Development Block –Imminent Threat Grant Funding for Tribal Governments to prepare for, prevent, and respond to COVID-19. Funding is available, on a competitive basis; Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation is eligible to apply for up to $900,000.
Several possible projects were considered:
• Additional Housing & Food Relief Programs;
• Food Processing, Storage, and Distribution Facility;
• Expanded Dat-naa-svt Community Center, and
• Isolation/Quarantine Housing
Additional Housing & Food Relief, with ICDBG funding, would have been restricted to low-to-moderate-income households; this need is better met with general relief dollars directly to citizens, so all may benefit; The Food Processing Facility is a good idea, and other corona-relief funds are hoped to renovate existing facilities for this purpose. The Expanded Community Center, at Dat-naa-svt, similarly, is hoped to be funded with other federal dollars. ICDBG dollars cannot supplant funding which is already available.
The need for isolation housing is acute, as nearly all families on the Housing Waitlist report living in overcrowded conditions. The purpose of isolation housing is to prepare the community for a COVID-19 outbreak, and prevent the further spread of COVID-19 infections, by isolating persons in separate housing, away from others who may be infected, or at risk of infection. The proposed project, if funded, would renovate the existing 15, one-story motel units at Howonquet Village, into 15 isolation Housing units, for use during the emergency. Units are in need of renovation: the project would remove & replace the roof, & improve electric, plumbing, flooring, HVAC, and decks. Kitchenettes would be added so the units are fully-functional for long-term isolation, as needed.
Comments on this project are welcome, please contact: Tim Hoone, Planning Director at 707-487-9255, ext. 1230 or by email at email@example.com
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May 20, 2020
CONTACT INFORMATION FORM NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE
Download online contact form Public Notice # 2020-01-14
During this coronavirus pandemic, the Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation is utilizing alternative methods of communication such as mass mailings and the One Call Now system to get current information and/or services to our members.
We ask that all Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation Tribal Members have up to date contact information on file with the Enrollment Office such address changes (mailing and physical), phone number changes, email addresses, and/or legal name changes.
We have updated the old Address Form, to a new Contact Information form in an effort to better serve the Membership. You now have an option to complete and submit the form online at:
May 15, 2020
COVID-19 EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE OPPORTUNITIES
Download 5.15.2020_Public Notice_ EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE OPPORTUNITIES
To help Tribal Members during this coronavirus pandemic, the Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation is offering multiple emergency assistance opportunities. We are utilizing alternative methods of communication including mass mailings and the One Call Now system.
We ask that all Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation Tribal Members have up to date contact information on file with the Enrollment Office. To verify and or update your enrollment contact information please contact the Enrollment Office at (707) 487-9255 Monday thru Thursday 8 AM-5 PM, or go to
www.tolowa-nsn.gov and click on the link forms. You can fill out the form online and submit. https://www.tolowa-nsn.gov/contact-information-change-form/
Emergency Food Boxes:
Emergency food boxes will be delivered to Tribal member households in the 5-county service area. Deliveries have been made to Del Norte and Curry counties, if you reside in those counties and HAVE NOT received a box, please contact Amanda Duncan at (707) 487-9255, ext. 1223.
For Tribal Members in Humboldt, Josephine, & Coos counties, we hope to have a pick-up site identified in a central location. We will make every effort to notify members of delivery dates, times and locations. We are having supply issues, and we are working on alternative means of assistance into the future.
$100 Emergency Food Assistance Gift Cards:
Tribal members who are 18 years old by May 31, 2020 and who HAVE NOT completed a form to receive a gift card please visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/COVID-19EmergencyAssistance
or to complete the form over the phone please contact, Zackary Chapman at (707) 487-9255, ext. 1165.
Emergency Housing Assistance:
If you are a Tribal member living in the 5-county service area, and have had a reduction in income you may be eligible to receive up to $750 to help pay your rent or mortgage. For more information and/or to apply for Emergency Housing Assistance please visit
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/B85TS6R to fill out the application. If you have questions please contact, Jene’ Abad at (707) 487-9255, ext. 1601.
Download Public Notice # 2020-01-12
May 1, 2020
TOLOWA DEE-NI’ NATION OFFERS COVID-19 EMERGENCY FOOD ASSISTANCE
The Emergency Assistance form is now available to fill out for all adult Tribal Members. To help Tribal Members during this coronavirus pandemic, the Tribe will send a gift card to Tribal Members, to use to purchase food, and any household supplies, medicine, and other essential items, once the form in the link is complete. There are a few options to access your emergency food card. You can fill out the form on the link below, or we will be calling all Tribal Members that meet the age requirements starting Monday, May 4, 2020 to assist in filling out the form. Here are the questions we will ask you:
- Name, mailing address, phone number, and last 4 digits of your enrollment number;
- Do you prefer a gift card from: Safeway, Grocery Outlet or Walmart;
- Confirmation that you agree to use the funds for food & household items only.
Please copy and paste the link below into your browser to access the COVID-19 Emergency Food assistance form: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/COVID-19EmergencyAssistance
Please note: Funding is regulated by procurement and audit requirements. Tribal members must be 18 years old by May 31, 2020. Tribal Members accepting this emergency food card agree that it is to be used for food & household supplies, medicine, and related needs.
For more information or questions please contact, Zackary Chapman at 707-487-9255, ext. 1165 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you a Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation Family, living in the 5-County Service Area, and have you had a reduction in income?
Emergency Assistance is now available to assist Tribal Member families who have had a loss of income due to lay-off, reduced hours, or other reasons, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and are having trouble paying their rent or mortgage.
For eligible households, up to $750 is available to help pay your rent or mortgage for the month of May 2020.
Information on the COVID-19 Emergency Housing Assistance and Application can be found HERE: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/B85TS6R
Please note: Funding is available to assist 125 Families. We will continue to search for more emergency funding, as we know many are in need. Assistance is limited to households in the 5- County Service Area. (Del Norte, Curry, Coos, Humboldt, & Josephine counties). HUD funding is tied to the Tribal population in these counties, so we can only assist citizens in those same counties, with this funding.
For more information or questions please contact Interim Housing Director, Tim Hoone at (707) 487-9255 x 1230.