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May
3
2021

The Tribal Social Service Program and Direct Assistance Program will be closed effective  immediately Monday, May 3rd, 2021 until further notice.

Program opening date To Be Announced

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Apr
14
2021

A one time Tribal Distribution has been approved for the Adult Tribal Members. All checks will be mailed out to the address on file with the Revenue Distribution Department on May 14, 2021. The amount is $1,208.56.

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Mar
26
2021

Dear Fort Yuma Service Unit Patients and Families,

I would like to introduce, Mr. Jeremy Woodruff, the Chief Executive Officer (Acting) for the Fort Yuma Health Center (FYHC).  Jeremy Woodruff can be contacted via email at jeremy.woodruff@ihs.gov, or by telephone at (760) 572-4104. Please join me in welcoming Jeremy Woodruff to this role. Thank you.

Charles Ty Reidhead, M.D., M.P.H., Area Director

 

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Mar
25
2021

On Friday, March 12, 2021 the Quechan Tribal Council presented Ms Marianna Sheppard and Ms Mary Jules Amador Pendelton blankets.

Yuma High's senior guard Marianna Sheppard signed to SAGU American Indian College on Tuesday afternoon prior to her game against Cibola. The senior is averaging 9.5 points and 4.8 rebounds in 14 games. Sheppard is a part of the Quechan Tribe and becomes just the second member of the tribe to earn a athletic scholarship award.

Mary Jules Amador, a standout athlete who graduated from San Pasqual last year, signed with SAGU American Indian College. She is the FIRST Quechan female athlete in a long time to earn an athletic scholarship.   MJ just finished her first basketball season at SAGU American Indian College and will continue her education and her basketball career at  SAGU

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Mar
22
2021

A state sponsored 7 days a week vaccination site in Yuma, Arizona beginning Monday, March 29, 2021 from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm at the Yuma Civic Center.

There will be 8,000 doses per week. In partnership with Governor Ducey Office, AZDHS, Yuma County, City of Yuma, and YRMC.

Sign ups will start at 11:00 am Friday, March 26, 2021 by phone or web.

podvaccine.azdhs.gov or 1-844-542-8201.

Visit https://1.azdhs.gov/2P7B0iB for details.

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Mar
19
2021

Yuma, AZ - The Colorado River State Historic Park is pleased to announce the receipt of a $5,000 Arizona Humanities grant.

Grant funds will be used to support the Legacy of the Indian Wars Project, developed in partnership with the Quechan Tribe.  This project will include the creation of a new exhibit of the same name, the development of a mini-documentary, and a public presentation on tribal history and culture.

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Mar
8
2021

A project funded by the Minority Business Development Agency (U.S. Department of Commerce) and is operated by Southwest Business Development Consultants, LLC in partnership with Data Management of New Mexico, LLC. The project provides Access to unlimited Opportunities, Access to Capital, and Access to Resources & new markets for American Indian, Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian and Minority-owned Businesses located on Southwest rural reservation lands and local community areas. There is no cost for our core services, which will focus on Entrepreneurship, Small Business Training, Federal Set-Aside Training & Coaching, Community & Economic Development and Small Business Resource Referral/Identification. Minority Certification Services are fee based. The purpose of the Project is to provide the following services & resources:

1.    Federal Contracting Strategies, Training & Coaching. Assessment & Certification Services for Federal Set-Aside Programs such as the SBA 8(a) Certification Program, HUB Zone, WOSB, SDVOSB, & Buy-Indian Act Initiatives

2.    Quarterly Small Business Training, One-On-One Meetings & Consulting Services

3.    Access to Opportunities / Access to Resources / Access to Capital

To schedule an Initial Consultation with our professional staff please contact:

Michael D. Peacock
Senior Business Consultant
505-342-8046
mpeacock@swbdc.com

Darla M. Jones
Project Manager
505-342-8046
dmjones@swbdc.com

Russell F. Pedro
Senior Certification & Training Specialist
505-219-7427
rfpedro@dmnm.co

 

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Mar
7
2021

The Quechan Tribal Council has posted the following video addressing:

  • Council developments

  • COVID-19

  • Communications

  • Developments of new buildings, gaming, new water filtration system

The video can be viewed here: Message from President Jordan D. Joaquin

 

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Feb
22
2021

The Ft. Yuma (ADAPP) OFFICE is currently OPEN with limited services.

In-Person appointment is unavailable at this time. All services are conducted via phone. New Intakes can still schedule appointments Monday-Friday 8:00AM-5:00PM.  

We will continue conducting Group Sessions via phone or video base website. If you feel the need to speak to a staff member please call the ADAPP office.

To participate, you MUST have completed an assessment and signed "Consent for Treatment forms and Confi­dentiality form." All meetings are confidential.

Peer Group Session being offered. Please call ADAPP Office for more information.

How to join Group Sessions:
Option 1: You may call Toll free 1-415-655-0001 from any phone, please find a quiet space to avoid static noise that will interfere with conversation.

Option 2: Visit www.webex.com or download free Cisco Webex app for meetings on video viewing capability on your device.

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Feb
10
2021

Maximizing Fit for Cloth and Medical Procedure Masks to Improve Performance and Reduce SARS-CoV-2 Transmission and Exposure, 2021

https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/70/wr/mm7007e1.htm?s_cid=mm7007e1_w

Summary

What is already known about this topic?

Universal masking is recommended to slow the spread of COVID-19. Cloth masks and medical procedure masks substantially reduce exposure from infected wearers (source control) and reduce exposure of uninfected wearers (wearer exposure).

What is added by this report?

CDC conducted experiments to assess two ways of improving the fit of medical procedure masks: fitting a cloth mask over a medical procedure mask, and knotting the ear loops of a medical procedure mask and then tucking in and flattening the extra material close to the face. Each modification substantially improved source control and reduced wearer exposure.

What are the implications for public health?

These experiments highlight the importance of good fit to maximize mask performance. There are multiple simple ways to achieve better fit of masks to more effectively slow the spread of COVID-19.

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Feb
8
2021

With heartfelt sadness, the Quechan lndian Tribe announces the passing of the Honorable Councilwoman Claudette C. White; we mourn the loss of this great leader and pray for her family and loved ones. She demonstrated true love for her family and unwavering dedication to her community.

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Feb
8
2021

FORT YUMA HEALTH CENTER is now providing COVID-19 vaccines to IHS beneficiaries (18yrs and older) and their household members.  This includes everyone in Phase 1 and 2, as long as you currently have no symptoms of COVID-19 and have not received another vaccine in the last 14 days.  Supply is limited.

To schedule your COVID-19 vaccination please call 760-572-4711

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Jan
29
2021

Don’t park along highways to play, pack an emergency kit

A lot of snow has fallen in the high country over the last week and with more forecast, the Arizona Department of Transportation wants to remind drivers who are heading north to leave prepared, be ready to spend extended time on the roads and never park along the highways to play in the snow.

ADOT reminds those heading to play in the snow that highway shoulders are for emergencies only and that parking on them to play in the snow is hazardous in a number of ways:

  • Other drivers may be distracted by your vehicle.
  • Other drivers may pull over as well to play in the snow, compounding the problem.
  • Your vehicle may interfere with first responders who need to use the shoulder.
  • Plows can throw snow and ice far off highways.
  • It’s much safer to re-enter highways from on-ramps and other designated entrances.

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Jan
21
2021

Stay up-to-date

  • Check with local transit authorities for the latest information on changes to services and procedures, especially if you might need additional assistance.

Avoid touching surfaces

  • As much as possible, limit touching frequently touched surfaces such as kiosks, digital interfaces such as touchscreens and fingerprint scanners, ticket machines, turnstiles, handrails, restroom surfaces, elevator buttons, and benches as much as possible.
    • If you must touch these surfaces, as soon as you can, wash your hands for 30 seconds with soap and water or rub your hands with sanitizer containing 60% alcohol.
  • Use touchless payment and no-touch trash cans and doors when available. Exchange cash or credit cards by placing them in a receipt tray or on the counter rather than by hand, if possible.

Social distance

  • When possible, consider traveling during non-peak hours when there are likely to be fewer people.
  • Follow social distancing guidelines by staying at least 6 feet (2 meters) from people who are not from your household. For example:
    • Avoid gathering in groups, and stay out of crowded spaces when possible, especially at transit stations and stops.
    • Consider skipping a row of seats between yourself and other riders if possible.
    • Enter and exit buses through rear entry doors if possible.
    • Look for social distancing instructions or physical guides offered by transit authorities (for example, floor decals or signs indicating where to stand or sit to remain at least 6 feet apart from others).

Practice hand hygiene

  • After you leave the transit station or stop, use hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol.
  • When you arrive at your destination, wash your hands with soap and water for at least 30 seconds.

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Jan
19
2021

If you need to have a repair person or other visitors in your home, combine fresh air with strategies like wearing a mask and staying 6 feet apart to slow the spread of Covid-19:

  • Open doors and windows
  • Place a fan near an open window or door, blowing outside.
  • Turn on the exhaust fans in your bathroom and kitchen. Keep them running for 1 hour after the visit to remove virus particles.

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Jan
15
2021

Updated 01/15/2021: Effective Friday, January 15, 2021, Social Services Applications will be processed by Eligibility Worker Marissa Miller at the Quechan Social Services building.  She can be reached at (760) 572-0201 extension 202.  Her email address is sseligibilityworker@quechantribe.com.

Updated 11/20/2020: Effective Friday, November 20, 2020, all Social Service Applications will be processed by the Executive Secretary Sophia Perez. She can be reached at (760) 572-0213 extension 206.  Her email address is executivesecretary@quechantribe.com

Updated 11/16/2020: Effective Monday, November 16, 2020, all Social Services applications will be processed by the Assistant to the Tribal Secretary, Kaylee Alonso. She can be reached at (760) 572-0213 extension 207.  Her email address is assttribalsecretary@quechantribe.com

Updated 08/26/2020: Effective Wednesday, August 26, 2020, all Social Service Applications will be processed by the Executive Secretary Sophia Perez.

Updated 08/04/2020: Effective Tuesday, August 4, 2020, all Social Service Applications will be processed by the Community Liaison, Maricela Barley.  Her contact information can be found at the TRIBAL SOCIAL SERVICES TAB.

Updated 07/08/2020: We will temporarily not be accepting Social Service Applications effective Wednesday, July 8, 2020 through Wednesday, July 22, 2020.

Quechan Tribe Social Service Applications are still being accepted.  The Application can be found here on the Quechan Tribe Website by clicking on the "Departments" tab and locate the TRIBAL SOCIAL SERVICES TAB. Click and the application to apply will be there.

Once the application and supporting documentation is completed, please send it to Kaylee Alonso, Assistant to the Tribal Secretary at: ASSTTRIBALSECRETARY@QUECHANTRIBE.COM or fax to (760) 572-2102

Completed applications will be processed when they are received.

Thank you.

Vice-President Smith

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Jan
12
2021

A Power Point presentation regarding the Covid-19 disease has been created containing useful information.

You may view the presentation by clicking here.

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Jan
6
2021

On Monday, January 4, 2021 the 2021/2022  Quechan Tribal Council was inaugurated by Chief Game Warden Gordon Osborne.  The five council members sworn in are newly elected Council Members, Faron M. Owl, Claudette C. White, and Darnella Melancon with two returning incumbents Charles R. Escalanti and Ina M. Hall.

The ceremony opened with two songs performed by Zion White.  His songs were titled Urav (Lightning) and Tsiier.  Ms. Barbara Levy then gave her blessing to the new council before they took their oath of office.

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Jan
6
2021

California recently began a $500 million grant program for eligible small business owners and nonprofits who have been impacted by COVID-19 and the health and safety restrictions. Grants up to $25,000 will be given to eligible small businesses and nonprofits to help cover expenses during the pandemic.  The Acorn Project, a project of Indian Dispute Resolution Services, Inc., is working to get the word out to Indian Country and assist people who need help to apply for the grant.

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Dec
16
2020

Flu vaccines are here at the Fort Yuma Health Care Center.  The Flu vaccine clinic hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

Call (760) 572-4711 to make an appointment.

FYHCC is located at 401 East Picacho Road, Winterhaven, California 92283.

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