The Housing Department is ordering Chrome Books for Tribal Enrolled Students ages 5-18, and Elders ages 55 +. ***This program is now open for applications from Tribally enrolled Higher Education Students (updated 1/12/21)***
If you meet, these criteria and you have a need for one of these devices to assist
You in Distance Learning, or Telehealth / Distancing communications; Please fill out a request form here.
Please not inventory will be limited, Pick up times and dates will be scheduled with social distancing measures later in January and February 2021. Pick up is encouraged and sites will be at all three Government offices, Coos Bay, Florence, and Eugene. ***Anticipated delivery time for these items is estimated to be in March (updated 1/12/21)***
If you have, any questions please contact Laura Forting, Director of Housing or Josh Davies, Director of Education.
***originally published 10/23/20, updates made 1/12/21***
News Release from Oregon Office of Emergency Management
Posted on FlashAlert: January 11th, 2021 6:04 PM
Oregon’s Office of Emergency Management urges residents to be prepared for flooding, landslides and power outages
Salem, OR – January 11, 2021 – With heavy winter rains and high winds forecasted across the state over the next few days, Oregon’s Office of Emergency Management encourages residents to be aware – and prepared – for flooding, landslides and power outages.
Basic preparedness actions can help prevent dangerous situations. This begins with having an emergency kit with necessary supplies for up to two weeks, a practiced family plan with steps for what to do in an emergency, and knowing the difference between a flood watch and a flood warning.
Intense rainfall over a short period of time can cause rivers and streams to rise rapidly, often catching people living near these water sources off guard. Flash floods move with incredible speed and occur when heavy rain falls on already-saturated ground. In addition, loss of vegetation due to wildfires leaves the ground charred and unable to absorb water. Even areas that are not traditionally flood-prone are at risk of flooding for up to several years after a wildfire.
- Avoid walking through flood waters; they may be contaminated with oil, gas or raw sewage. Waters may also be hiding hazards and debris.
- Be aware of weather conditions in your area before driving. Many flood-related incidents are caused by vehicles driven into hazardous waters.
- Use ODOT’s Tripcheck for the latest road conditions before traveling.
- Heavy rains reduce drivers’ visibility. When driving, turn on your lights, increase following distance and slow down. Visit ODOT’s webpage for Driving in the Rain Tips.
- Heed the advice of emergency officials regarding evacuations.
- Listen to weather and emergency updates on the TV, radio, social media.
As Oregon recovers from the recent wildfires, residents living in and around wildfire areas should be aware of risks such as landslides and mudflows. People, structures and roads located below steep slopes in canyons and near the mouths of canyons may be at serious risk.
Signs of landslides include:
- Changes in landscape such as changes in water runoff, leaning trees or land movement.
- Water in streams or creeks that suddenly turns muddy or if the amount of water flowing suddenly decreases or increases.
- New cracks in plaster, tile or foundations.
- Unusual sounds that might indicate moving debris, such as trees cracking or boulders knocking together.
- Underground utility line breaks.
For more information on landslides, check http://www.ready.gov/landslides-debris-flow.
High winds and downed trees often cause of power outages. Take time to check your emergency kit before a storm hits. At a minimum, every home should have an emergency power outage kit that includes flashlights, battery-operated radio/clock, extra batteries, non-perishable foods, bottled water and blankets. If you experience a power outage in your home or area:
- Keep freezers and refrigerators closed.
- Only use generators outdoors and away from windows.
- Have alternate plans for refrigerating medicines or using power-dependent medical devices.
- Check on your neighbors.
- Stay away from – and don’t drive around – downed power lines and utility lines; even if they are not sparking, they could be energized and extremely dangerous.
- Turn on your porch light. After response crews complete repairs, they patrol the area of the power failure to see if any lights are still out.
Disaster preparedness is an important priority for the Oregon Office of Emergency Management and we encourage people to prepare for emergencies. It’s critical for families, individuals, communities and businesses to make an emergency plan, and communicate the plan before, during and after emergencies. For additional preparedness resources, visit https://www.oregon.gov/oem/hazardsprep/Pages/Individual-Preparedness.aspx.
The COVID-19 Moderna Vaccine was approved for Emergency use Authorization (EUA) for ages 18 and older. This means that we will be getting the Moderna Vaccine. Please take a few minutes to fill out this short application. The purpose of this application is so that the CTCLUSI Health Department can gather data on who would like the COVID-19 vaccine. This data will be used to set up appointment times, and keep those who want the vaccine informed.
Disclaimer: CTCLUSI is getting a very limited supply of the COVID-19 vaccines for the first distribution, yet expect to receive more vaccines when available. The second distribution of vaccines is unknown. It is our goal to make sure that everyone that wants the vaccine has the opportunity to receive it. There are 10 doses of vaccine in each vial, and once a vial is punctured it is only is good for 6 hours, it will then be disposed of if not used. Due to this, having a list of names and contact numbers will help to prevent the waste of the vaccine if someone is unable to receive it. The vaccine is a two dose vaccine, the second dose is 28 days apart from the first dose.
***Disclaimer: Consent form must be filled out and dated for the day the vaccine is available and administered. Forms are available at the vaccine site to fill out. (updated 1/12/21)
Education should be accessible, community led, guided and driven. We are working hard as the new Education Department team to create and implement programming that is culturally relevant and accessible to all Tribal members. Please take the opportunity to fill out the needs assessment to help guide future programming and identify needs of our students and families.
The Tribal Youth Needs assessment can be accessed on the main CTCLUSI Website or at https://laserfiche.ctclusi.org/Forms/Tribal-Youth-Needs-Assessment
The Deadline to Complete the needs assessment is January 29, 2021 All enrolled Tribal Children ages 0-17 will receive a $30 incentive gift card to either Amazon or Walmart, whichever is selected on the form. Please make sure to provide a current mailing address.
If you need help filling out the assessment contact Eriq Acosta, Education Specialist II at 541-888-1315 or email@example.com.
The deadline to apply has passed (December 29, 2020 @ 5:00 p.m. PST)
The COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Program is designed to provide economic assistance to enrolled Tribal members who have experienced financial hardships due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Funding of this program is in accordance with the federal CARES Act Relief Fund and is non-taxable as a Tribal general welfare assistance program. Please refer to CTCLUSI’s Tribal Member COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Program Plan for details on eligibility and use of this assistance, and/or the Application Instruction Form. APPLICATION DEADLINE: December 29, 2020 by 5:00pm, PT (Pacific Time). DISTRIBUTIONS: Beginning on or about December 16, 2020. Approved applications will be processed in the order they are received until the funding deadline.
Participants will be entered into a drawing.
CTCLUSI is conducting a Strategic Energy Plan survey from Tribal Family Members (Age 18+) to gather information that will guide the development of long term Vision and Goals with regard to CTCLUSI’s energy future. The plan is made possible by support from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Kindly respond to the following questions to the best of your ability.
Please print, fill out, and return surveys to Mark Petrie, Tribal Council Vice-Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org or to Roselynn Lwenya, Ph.D Natural Resources Director at email@example.com
CTCLUSI has received ONE-TIME additional funding related to the COVID-19 pandemic to provide $50 distance learning supply gift cards to CTCLUSI enrolled K-12 students and $150 food assistance gift cards for each CTCLUSI enrolled adult 18 + with an additional $50 food gift card for each CTLCLUSI enrolled child listed on the food assistance application form.
The deadline to apply for distance learning supply and food assistance is Monday, November 30, 2020
To apply for the distance learning supply gift cards and the food gift cards visit www.ctclusi.org and select Distance Learning Education Assistance Form and Food Assistance Application Form. Gift cards will be mailed out as forms are processed.
If you are unable to complete the forms online, please contact CarolAnn Young @ 541-435-7159 for assistance.
If you have questions regarding the distance learning educational supply cards please contact Josh Davies, Education Director @ 541-888-1314. If you have questions regarding the food assistance gift cards please contact
CarolAnn Young, Behavioral Health Care Coordinator @ 541-435-7159.
These services are provided by CTCLUSI Health and Family Support Services & Education Departments and are funded by the Oregon Health Authority Tribal Mental Health Investment CARES Act funding.
In 1855 the Tribes signed the Oregon Coast Treaty but it was never ratified. In 1954 The Western Oregon Termination Act is passed by Congress severing relations with 43 Tribes and bands of Indians in Western Oregon. In 1984, after years of hard work, Public Law 98-481 restores Federal recognition to the Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians. Since our Restoration, October 17, 1984, some of the Tribes major accomplishments are: the return of our Forest Lands of just under 15 thousand acres; the return of Naval Facility at Coos Head; the return of Gregory Point; our purchase of the old Elks building in Coos Bay, now the Administration building which also houses our Dental Clinic, that was recently remodeled and expanded; the economic development of Three Rivers Casino and Hotel in Florence and the Three Rives Casino in Coos Bay Oregon; the purchase of the old Camp Easter Seal property in Lakeside OR; and Housing for our Tribal membership in North Bend and Florence, Oregon.
Due to our countries current state, with the COVID -19 Pandemic and the recent devastating fires in Oregon, Washington and California, we will not hold an in-person celebration for our Restoration this year. We would like to invite you all to please visit the Tribes website at www.ctclusi.org for images from past Restoration events of our pride in history, culture and accomplishments. Giving thanks to all of the members before us that worked so hard toward our Restoration and helped to pave a path for our future success for many generations to come. Special thanks to all those who work so diligently towards our Restoration in 1984. Also sending thanks to all our Tribal Council leaders since Restoration who worked towards achieving the accomplishments listed above and for so much more. Everyone please stay safe. We hope to see you all next year!
-Debbie Bossley, Tribal Council Chair
The Language Committee, newly established by the Tribal Council meets from 5:00-7:00pm on the 4th Friday of each month (with instances of different meeting dates in the cases of Holidays coinciding. At their second meeting held on September 25th, the (8) sworn in members of the Committee nominated and voted in Chairwoman Alycia Cossey, Vice-chair Jamie Beisanz and Secretary Rachael Schaefer to their Committee roles. They have been working hard at establishing Committee bylaws and on September 30th the Tribal Council approved a resolution to establish the committee as a nine (9) member Committee.
With that said, there is a vacancy for position #9. Position #9 will be posted on Oct 19th for 28 days on the Tribal website and in the November edition of The Voice of CLUSI newsletter with a deadline of November 16 or until filled.
Fill out a letter of interest form to apply.
Free Zoom Fitness Workshops!
4-WEEK “LIVE ON-LINE”
LOW IMPACT FITNESS SERIES
FOR ALL AGES
NOVEMBER 5, 12, 19,
& DECEMBER 3, 2020
TIME: 6:30 – 7:30PM
Free Event provided by the CTCLUSI Health Family Support Services Department in partnership with the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Indians.
All ages are welcome. Come join us and learn from Professional Fitness Instructors and “Native Wellness Guests” for 4 awesome weeks. Great for beginners, the entire family, or anyone wanting to learn a healthy exercise.
This is a Diabetes Prevention and Health and Wellness Event, sponsored by the IHS Special Diabetes Program for Indians. CTCLUSI attendees must reside in the Tribe’s Service Delivery Area of Coos, Curry, Douglas, Lane, or Lincoln Counties for this event.
PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED
ONCE REGISTERED, YOU WILL BE PROVIDED A ZOOM LINK VIA EMAIL.
RSVP BY: Friday, October 23, 2020
TO: Shayne Platz 541-297-3450