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,

Emily Reed
Chairperson, on behalf of the Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation Election Board

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

Public Notice
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 tim.hoone@tolowa.com