Tsunami Warning Communications Test

In coordination with CalOES, Humboldt County, Del Norte County, Mendocino County, local tribal governments, and the Redwood Coast Tsunami Work Group; the National Weather Service in Eureka, California will be conducting a test of the tsunami warning communications system on March 25th between 11 am and noon. The test will simulate the dissemination of a tsunami warning for a large tsunami wave originating from far away, such as in Alaska or Japan. Examples of events like this in the past include 1964 (Alaska) and 2011 (Japan) when tsunami waves hit our coastline from far away.

The test will trigger the Emergency Alert System (EAS) across the three county area resulting in alerts on radio and TV broadcasts, weather radio, and tsunami sirens in some areas. People on the coast may also hear test broadcasts from airplanes and receive reverse calling alerts from county governments. The Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) system for cellular phones will NOT be tested, but in a real emergency it would be activated for a Tsunami Warning.

2020 General Membership Meeting

March 21, 2020 9:00am –3:00pm (Doors open at 8 am)

Tolowa Event Center-Lucky 7 Casino 350 N. Indian Rd, Smith River, CA

The General Membership Meetingis a business meetingopen to Tolowa Dee-ni’ Citizensonly, ages 16 and over.

Child care will be provided by Xaa-wan’-k’wvt (Howonquet) Early Learning Program located at 12845 Mouth of Smith River Rd in Smith River.

Child care will begin at 8 am and close 30 minutes after meeting adjourns. To make child care reservations and/or formore information, contact: Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation Administration Office 140 Rowdy Creek Road, Smith River(707) 487-9255


The Community and Family Services Department, Youth Prevention Services, a presentation of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and Child Care & Development Funds is look for cultural Specialists to provide services for our Tribal Youth Winter Activity. The events will be held March 24th, 25th, 26th and April 14th, 15, 16th, 2020.

Scope of Work

  • Provider must be able to offer a safe and educational program that insures quality social engagement and supervision of children of program participants. Age range may be from 8 years old through 13 years old.
  • Providers/Cultural Specialists must have knowledge of Traditional Gambling Card Making and Gambling Stick Making (boys) and/or Ceremonial Hair wrap making (girls).
  • Providers must be prepared to provide services beginning. March 24th through 26th and April 14th through 16th 2020 from 10:00am to 2:00pm.
  • Providers shall submit to and pass a criminal background check in compliance with PL101-630.

Submittal Instructions

  • Bid should include an hourly rate based on services provided and include a written narrative to demonstrate your ability to satisfy the Scope of Work.
  • Deadline for submission is March 1 st, 2020.


This one day training session is designed for tribal social workers and provides information on active efforts for employees, volunteers, and child care workers that work with, care for or have access to tribal children. Active efforts are re-quired under federal law to maintain and reunite an Indian child with his or her family or tribal community and constitute more than reasonable efforts as re-quired by the Title IV-E of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 671(a)(15)). This train-ing session is intended for tribal social workers, ICWA advocates, county social workers, and those who work with tribal children

Participants will receive a training manual with a companion PowerPoint presenta-tion. This training session will be delivered in a one-day workshops for two to three days at each training site.

This training is free but you must register to attend. The deadline for the training session registration is Friday, January 3, 2020. Please complete the registration form and return by e-mail, mail or fax to:

Presented By: Angi Cavaliere Training Consultant