Due to a confirmed positive COVID-19 test of an employee, the Tribal Health Polson Health Center is enacting COVID protocols, and closing immediately for deep cleaning and sanitation.
 
The closure begins September 29, 2020.  
 
Community Health Nurses have been in contact with the patient and the patient's family to identify individuals who were at risk for potential exposure. Individuals identified as close contacts have been notified by Community Health.  
 
Tribal Health encourages any community members who have questions about COVID-19 to call or email the following COVID-19 Hotlines:
 
CALL: 406-849-5798 
Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm 
 
or 
 
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We will respond within 24 hours We can answer questions about the COVID-19 (coronavirus). We can also connect you to other resources of the CSKT and valley. For more information about the Tribal Health response to COVID-19 go to www.cskthealth.org
 
The Polson Health Center is closed today, September 29, 2020 with limited services only, including Pharmacy Curbside Service from 2:00PM to 5:00PM.
 
The Polson Health Center will reopen with normal business hours tomorrow, September 30, 2020.
 
Due to a confirmed positive COVID-19 test of an employee, the Tribal Health Polson Health Center is enacting COVID protocols, and closing immediately for deep cleaning and sanitation.
 
The closure begins September 29, 2020.  
 
Community Health Nurses have been in contact with the patient and the patient's family to identify individuals who were at risk for potential exposure. Individuals identified as close contacts have been notified by Community Health.  
 
Tribal Health encourages any community members who have questions about COVID-19 to call or email the following COVID-19 Hotlines:
 
CALL: 406-849-5798 
Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm 
 
or 
 
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
 
We will respond within 24 hours We can answer questions about the COVID-19 (coronavirus). We can also connect you to other resources of the CSKT and valley. For more information about the Tribal Health response to COVID-19 go to www.cskthealth.org
 

Driven by concerns that young people may not be responding to COVID-19 prevention guidelines, a committee of tribal leaders formed to discuss strategies which might raise the awareness among teens that they have the power to protect their elders. What emerged was an innovative social media campaign aimed at the ages of 12 to 18.

 

The first three artists utilized more contemporary styles to get their message across. The Pete Sisters draw heavily from their traditional Salish teachings in heartfelt songs. 

 

Sisiyus Kʷaliʔ Yućmn “Sisi”, Siliye łpa, Susseli nłáłmqeʔ, (their Salish names) were born and raised on the Flathead Indian Reservation. Descendants of Grizzly Bear Tracks, Louis Vanderburg, and Sack Woman also the daughters of Shandin Pete and Linda Ferris. They have a deep family history within the Bitterroot Salish tribe.

 

As children, much of their time was spent learning the Salish language with their mother, listening to their father tell stories, and learning from Salisha how to bead and make a good soup. Their fondest memorable moments were from attending Nkwusm Salish Immersion School, traveling to powwows, and gathering traditional foods and medicines with their family.

 

As children, they were deeply impacted and fortunate to have guidance and teachings from an abundance of elders, among them were Patrick Pierre, Sophie Mays, Johnny Arlee, Stephen Smallsalmon, Lucy Vanderburg, and their sx̣epeʔ Alec Quequesah.  Sisi now works as a lead teacher at Es Kʷʔalmi Nuwewlštn Immersion School and raises her sons Eneas Jep and Shadric Mose in as much of their Salish ways as possible. They are all proud to have graduated from high school and have continued to further their educational pursuits in higher academia. The girls continue to travel the powwow trail, gather their traditional foods, and practice their Salish customs today. They recognize that it is easy to get distracted and lost in the recent turmoil and hope this song helps bring attention to continue to support the Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes.

Lemlmtš (thank you).

 

The purpose of the CSKT COVID Youth Community Care and Awareness Campaign is to create a culturally relevant COVID-19 awareness message for Flathead Reservation youth, which is built on themes such as #ProtectOurElders and #WalkTogetherWell in order to inspire youth to carry the themes to peers, involve family, and positively impact health and safety in the tribal community. The hashtags with the video are #ProtectOurElders, #fixyourmask, #csktcovidchallenge, #csktchallenge, and #walktogetherwell. Youth “Challengers” will be asked to follow the artist they respond to (@xxxx xxx) in their post and include the hashtags, as shown above, in order to keep message branding and momentum.

 

 

The campaign will feature other local artists in the coming weeks. To date, Kiid Truth, Foreshadow and Yvng Vin have released original songs and videos that have drawn national attention.

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Music links 

 

 

https://vm.tiktok.com/JF9D18c/

 

https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCh3Kmmzbny7r_8NO3ulVHlg

 

https://www.facebook.com/The-Pete-Sisters-101217758353188/

 

https://www.instagram.com/thepetesisters/

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