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Request for Bid | Cispus-Yellowjacket Project

The Cowlitz Indian Tribe’s Natural Resources Department is soliciting bids to construct the Cispus-Yellowjacket Phases 1-2 project

Sealed bids are due at 2:00 p.m. June 10, 2020

The site is located on public land south of Randle, WA, and may be visited at will by prospective bidders. The anticipated work window for this project is July 15-September 15. Considering the late date of this solicitation and ongoing uncertainty related to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Tribe will strongly consider a time extension based on satisfactory progress during summer 2020.

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Friday, May 29th,2020 | PSA

VIDEO PSA
William Iyall, Chairman and COO

PSA to Members of the
Cowlitz Indian Tribe 

Friday, May 29th, 2020

Cowlitz Tribal Chairman Bill Iyall sat down this week to speak about the hard work the tribe is doing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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ilani opens Thursday, May 28th at Noon

ilani Opens
Thursday, May 28th @ Noon

The health and safety of ilani team members and guests remains a top priority.

As the coronavirus pandemic has progressed, the Cowlitz Tribe has monitored activity and the latest guidance from the CDC and state health authorities to develop a reopening plan that would meet safety recommendations without significantly distracting from the guest experience.

Guests and staff can expect the following social distancing and other measures at ilani.

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Casino Closures Devastating Tribal Economies

Casino Closures Devastating Tribal Economies

Oregon Public Broadcasting (OBP) with Think Out Lound interviews Chairman William Iyall 

"Casino closures during the pandemic mean that many tribal governments are losing their main source of income. The Cowlitz tribe, with its ilani casino, is no exception. We talk with Cowlitz Tribal Chairman William Iyall about how the Cowlitz tribe is handling the economic blow and other effects of the pandemic." 

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April 30th,2020 | PRESS RELEASE

PRESS
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Thursday, April 30th, 2020

Cowlitz Indian Tribe Provides Powerful Response to COVID-19 Outbreak

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Tribal Member Enrollment Update

NEW ! Members Only Portal Sign-Up

In an effort to keep our tribal members better informed we are asking that you update your contact information. Please go to the secure online form to update your information including mailing address, phone, and email address.

You will also have the opportunity to choose your communication options and request secure access to the council meeting videos when they become available.

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Tuesday, April 7th,2020 | PSA

Statement by
William Iyall, Chairman and COO

PSA to Members of the
Cowlitz Indian Tribe 

Tuesday, April 7th, 2020

PSA from Cowlitz Indian Tribe Chairman Bill Iyall.

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Tuesday, April 7th | COVID-19: Child Care Non-Profit Org.

NOTICE
COVID19: Child Care Non-Profit Organization
Tuesday, April 7th, 2020

With Washington schools closed for the remainder of the school year, there are likely increasing questions related to child care. This organization may provide childcare direction or assistance for essential workers.

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Monday, April 6th | DOT COVID-19 Statement

Statement by
Cowlitz Department of Transportation
Monday, April 6th, 2020

As of March 23, 2020, Cowlitz Tribe Transit Service (CTTS) is providing food bank, grocery delivery, and prescription drop-off/pickup service to HOMEBOUND individuals. living within our service area of South Lewis and Cowlitz Counties up to 20 miles off Interstate 5. This service is TEMPORARY and...

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Tribal Council Meetings

"Due to the State of Emergency the April Tribal Council meeting will be held via Skype. For this meeting, only Tribal Council members and those required to speak to agenda items will be able to participate.

The Tribal Council will be establishing protocols addressing how to include tribal member participation while maintaining the integrity of private governmental business if the State of Emergency continues.

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Wednesday, April 1st,2020 | Update to Tribal Members

Statement by
William Iyall, Chairman and COO

Update to Members of the
Cowlitz Indian Tribe 

Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

A Video Message from Cowlitz Indian Tribe Chairman Bill Iyall.

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Tuesday, March 24th | Tribal Member COVID-19 Statement

Statement by
William Iyall, Chairman and COO
To Members of the
Cowlitz Indian Tribe 
Tuesday, March 24th, 2020

Stay Home, Stay Safe Directive for Cowlitz Tribal Members.

How does the COVID-19 pandemic impact you as a Cowlitz Indian Tribe (CIT) member?

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Monday, March 23rd | (CTTS) COVID-19 Statement

Statement by
Cowlitz Tribe Department of Transportation
To Homebound Individuals
Monday, March 23rd, 2020

Effective March 23, 2020, Cowlitz Tribe Transit Service (CTTS) is providing food bank, and grocery delivery, as well as prescription drop-off/pickup service to HOMEBOUND individuals.

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Thursday, March 26th | Chairman COVID 19 Video Statement

Statement by
Cowlitz Tribal Chairman
To Tribal Members
Thursday, March  26th, 2020

COVID-19 Info:

A Video Message from Cowlitz Indian Tribe Chairman Bill Iyall.

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Friday, March 20th | Emergency Management Update

Statement by
Cowlitz Emergency Management Team
To Cowlitz Indian Tribe Staff
Friday, March 20, 2020

In response to mounting concerns related to COVID-19, Cowlitz Indian Tribe (CIT) Emergency Management has the following message for the CIT community:

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2020 Annual Meeting

2020 Annual Meeting

We are in very challenging times as we work together to maintain essential government services for the Cowlitz Tribe in face of the rapid spread of the COVID-19 Virus. We will likely need to postpone the June meeting. This matter will be discussed further at Tribal Council, with the proper notice to follow. 

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Tuesday, March 17th | Tribal Staff COVID-19 Statement

Statement by
Health & Human Services Director, Steve Kutz
To Cowlitz Indian Tribe Staff
Tuesday, March 17, 2020

The Cowlitz Tribal Council announced an Emergency Declaration. This directs our HHS Department to make changes to our operations in response to the Covid-19 virus. We are following the guidance of the CDC in conjunction with city and state health departments to take the necessary steps to adapt operations in response to the Covid-19.

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Monday, March 16th | Tribal Member COVID-19 Statement

Statement by
Chairman William Iyall
To Members of the
Cowlitz Indian Tribe 
Monday, March 16, 2020

Because the health and safety of employees and guests are our top priorities, we have monitored the progression of COVID-19 and are following guidance by both the CDC and local health officials for businesses such as ours. It is with a with heavy hearts that the Tribal Council has made the difficult decision to temporarily cease operations at ilani due to this emergent public health crisis.

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Monday, March 16th | Emergency COVID-19 Announcement

Emergency Management
of the 
Cowlitz Indian Tribe
Announce Emergency Declaration
Monday, March 16, 2020

Cowlitz Indian Tribe (CIT) is taking a proactive approach to prioritizing the health and safety of its tribal members, staff and their loved ones. Effective immediately, CIT is officially announcing an Emergency Declaration, and is thus taking important safeguards. CIT is taking the following precautions as a way of preventing the spread of COVID-19: 

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ilani Temporarily Closed to Public

UPDATES ON COVID-19
ilani Temporarily Closed to Public

We have reached the difficult decision to temporarily cease operations at ilani through March 31st. Given the rapid evolution of the situation, this is clearly the most prudent step that we can take to protect our guests, our staff and their families, and as responsible members of a global community.

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