By DANA HERNANDEZ
FORT HALL — The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes Adult Protection Services hosted their first meet and greet in the Old Casino parking lot on July 23 — it coincided with Elderly Nutrition’s lunch pick-up and drive through.
Elders who drove through received an informational pamphlet that contained flyers about the Adult Protection Services’ upcoming events and how to stay safe during the pandemic. In the pamphlet there was a sign that elders could place in their windows that discourage visitors along with a bottle of hand sanitizer. (cont.)
In other news...
Submitted by RANDY’L TETON
Tribal Public Affairs
FORT HALL — The Fort Hall Business Council approved a resolution July 28, 2020 to do a one-time CARES Act general financial assistance payment in the amount of $800 to adult and minor Shoshone-Bannock tribal members that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The funds are from the $21.2 million the Tribes received from the U.S. Treasury Department under the Coronavirus, Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act for fiscal relief because of the coronavirus pandemic. (cont.)
By JOSEPH WADSWORTH
FORT HALL — Shoshone-Bannock tribal member Gatlin Galloway hunted his first buffalo July 23 on the Fort Hall Bottoms.
Shoshone-Bannock Fish and Wildlife select eight tribal hunters every year to hunt one of the Tribes buffalo in the Bottoms area of the Fort Hall Reservation. Galloway is a son of Sam and Wendy Galloway. Gatlin was initially an alternate but was afforded a hunt after one of the selected hunters withdrew. (cont.)
FORT HALL — As of July 29, the Tribal Office of Emergency Management (TOEM) officially reports 13 new COVID-19 positive cases, bringing the total to 37 current positive cases on the Fort Hall Reservation including 2 that are hospitalized and 1 death.
It brings a total of 53 Tribal members that are or have been affected by COVID-19. Test results are compiled and reported by the Fort Hall Indian Health Services Unit (I.H.S) and Community Health Center (HRSA). (cont.)
FORT HALL — On July 1, HUD notified the Fort Hall Housing Authority they were awarded $900,000 under the Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG) Imminent Threat program and it will be used to help prevent, prepare and respond to COVID-19 in the community.
These funds are to help address problems that pose an imminent threat to public health or safety of Tribal residents according to a FHHA press release. (cont.)