2020 Winter Family Activities

Due to COVID-19, we are unable to have an in-person winter event (previously Christmas party); however, in honor of the winter season, CFS is providing families with the opportunity to pick up a kit with activities families can complete together to promote family engagement.

Families who have children in the household 0-13 years of age and reside in the 5 county service area (Coos, Curry, Del Norte, Humboldt, and Josephine) may apply. Families must fill out the application to be considered. If your family is approved to receive a kit, you will be notified by CFS staff of the pick-up date and location.

Application Information:

Platform: Survey Monkey (link below)(https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YKQNFB5)
(link will be posted on Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation website as well as on social media)

  Link Active: November 14, 2020 at 8:30 am

  Link Close: December 4, 2020 at 5:00 pm

If you have questions or need assistance with the application, contact Monica at 707-487-3183

This project is brought to you by a collaboration of: Child Care Development Fund (award number:21TJCACCDF), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, and Native American Child Advocacy Program.


Press Release: Indian Shaker Church

Today (October 8, 2020) the Tribal Council of the Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation is pleased to announce an agreement in principle with the 1910 Indian Shaker Church of Washington (“Shaker Church”) regarding their joint desires to work together to secure the future of the Shaker Church on the Reservation and address the Tribal Council’s need to address beach access and environmental concerns.

Terry Charley, the Bishop of the Indian Shaker Church, along with seven other representatives including the 1st , 2nd and 3rd Elders as well as Rodney Vigil and Charlene Young, Ministers of the Smith River Shaker Church, all traveled to Smith River at the invitation of Tribal Council to
engage in a conversation regarding the Indian Shaker Church. Discussions centered on several topics, including environmental degradation and homeless encampments below the Shaker Church, illicit drug activity, beach access by non-members, and the Tribe’s desire to exert its sovereign jurisdiction over the lands of the Reservation.

Conversations were fruitful and all parties agreed to work together to address the problems identified.

Additionally, the Tribe and the Shaker Church agreed to begin the process of converting the parcels owned by the Shaker Church to Trust status. Ownership of the parcels will be transferred to the Tribe along with a stipulation that so long as the Indian Shaker Church of Washington exists the land will be available for Church use. Transferring the land to Trust status will help in alleviating the annual financial burden of the Shaker Church in Smith River, make the re-construction of the Church easier and less costly, and will simultaneously help by addressing the legal and jurisdictional concerns of the Tribe.

The Tribal Council is extraordinarily pleased that an agreement was able to be reached between the parties. Both sides agreed to have regular meetings so that open communication and friendship can continue to grow.

The Tribal Council looks forward to many years of continued partnerships.

Don’t miss out on our chance to be heard and counted!
NORC at the University of Chicago is conducting a survey sponsored by the California Department of Public Health and is seeking American Indian Alaska Native (AIAN) California residents 18 and up to participate. The purpose of this survey is to learn about Californian’s thoughts and feelings toward mental health and the services provided in California to better support people experiencing mental health challenges. The information will be used to improve services and policies throughout California.
How do I participate?
Sign-up to participate in the survey at CaliforniaMentalHealthSurvey.norc.org.
Why participate?
Your input matters! Your opinion about mental health and services available can shape policy and priorities to better support those experiencing mental health challenges. Those who complete the survey will also receive a gift card for their time.
How long will it take?
Completing the survey should take no more than 20 minutes.
What about privacy?
We do not collect personally identifying information in this survey. Your personally-identifying information can never be shared with law enforcement or Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The data we collect from you will be combined with data from other participants. Throughout the survey, you can skip questions or stop at any time.
Email ccmhs@norc.org if you have any questions.