RESOLUTION OF THE NORTHERN ARAPAHO BUSINESS COUNCIL WIND RIVER INDIAN RESERVATION
RESOLUTION NO. NABC 2020-1280
RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING 2020 SUNDANCE RULES AND PROHIBITIONS FOR PROTECTING SUNDANCE PARTICIPANTS AND OBSERVERS FROM COVID-19
WHEREAS, the Northern Arapaho Tribe (the “Tribe”) is a federally recognized Indian tribe; and
WHEREAS, the Northern Arapaho General Council is the supreme governing body of the Tribe; and
WHEREAS, the Tribe has the inherent authority to govern itself and elects the Northern Arapaho Business Council (“NABC”) as the governing body; and
WHEREAS, the NABC has the authority to set the Tribe's policies and procedures; and
WHEREAS, the NABC realizes the importance of preserving the Northern Arapaho Tribe's culture and ceremonies; and
WHEREAS, the NABC adopted Resolution No. 2004-8742 to support the efforts of the Intertribal Ceremonial and Cultural Protection Coalition's goals of protection and preservation of sacred prayer ways, ceremonies and the Native way of life, and
WHEREAS, in consultation with the Northern Arapaho Tribe's Ceremonial Elders and medical experts from the Wind River Family and Community Clinic, the NABC has established certain restrictions on Sundance this year to help protect participants and observers (collectively, “attendees") from contracting and spreading the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (“COVID-19"); and
WHEREAS, the restrictions must be strictly enforced in order to protect the Elders and all tribal members.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that NABC does hereby enact the following rules for all 2020 Sundance attendees:
NO attendee may have any symptoms of COVID19
Attendees must check in before entering the Sundance grounds; Participants (e.g., dancers, grandfathers, sponsors, runners, singers, drum groups, painters, and cooks) must have evidence of a negative COVID-19 test.dated June 22 to present
Attendees must wear a face mask at all times unless eating food or drinking beverages
Social distancing must be practiced at all times
NO vendors are allowed
NO food stands are allowed; including at or near Ethete Store’s old gas station
NO drugs or alcohol are allowed, including any attendee that is under the influence of drugs or alcohol;
NO fireworks are allowed
Curfew for youth and adults is in place while on Sundance grounds;
Attendees must remain at their camp and are not allowed to wander from camp to camp
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Sundance security will strictly enforce all rules and compliant individuals subject to removal from the Sundance grounds; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that NABC is authorized to approve this resolution by video conference, telephone call or electronic mail due to the ongoing State of Emergency over the Coronavirus pandemic declared in Resolution No. NABC 2020-1252; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this Resolution supersedes all previous resolutions and other actions of NABC to the extent there is a conflict, and
BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED, that the Chairman and Co-Chairman are authorized to take all actions necessary to carry out this Resolution.
The undersigned, as Chairman of the Northern Arapaho Business Council, hereby certifies that the Northern Arapaho Business Council consists of six (6) members and that four (4) members were present constituting a quorum at a regular meeting of the Northern Arapaho Business Council held on July 6, 2020 and that the foregoing resolution was adopted by a vote of Four (4) members FOR. Zero (O) members AGAINST, Chairman voting, and that the foregoing resolution has not been rescinded or amended in any way
Done at Ethete, Wyoming, this 6th day of July, 2020.
Lee Spoonhunter, Chairman
Northern Arapaho Business Council
Debbie Antelope, Secretary
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Prayers for everyone A'ho
Neibeetnohowouu neito’eino neeniibiihi o’ hee’inowoo heethowooyeiti3i noosouniihi. Heetce’noohobeenee ceese cec nooxeihi.
Remember to keep us in your prayers, all the relatives in the South & all those that live in other states.
Even though several people said I could not be here or there, they wasn't at the grounds. We are Arapaho.
Dang most are discouraged by the all the rules. I guess that's good it's not packed out.
Are security supposed to be checking temperatures?
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1 week ago
Does anyone know the numbers to the office's? Will they be open tomorrow?
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The Northern Arapaho Tribal member COVID-19 relief stipend checks were mailed to all tribal members Tuesday, June 30, 2020, and is to be used to assist your response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This stipend was created in accordance with Treasury guidelines and as such each NAT member is receiving a check, including children. Instructions on how to cash the children’s checks are printed in the memo line on the check stub. ... See MoreSee Less
1 week ago
Can the BIA take the children's check ?? Since this an pandemic you'd think they wouldn't.
Question if you have direct deposit for percap are they sending to the bank?
Thank you NAT 😊 💓 🙏🏽
Does anyone know when they will get here to south Dakota? Still havent got mine yet
Ho hou 💓
Andrew Jordan Brown
Rachel Felter Blaine C Oldman Priscilla Felter
Veronica Simms Stephanie Coyle
Anna Lara Erik Lara
Marie Kindred Aja Kindred
Thank you .
My children did not recieve this who do I talk to to get this assistance
Question whay do we do when we dont receive a check? Who can we call?
Who do I talk with if my child has not yet received one??