2013 Christmas Celebration Saturday, December 21st

Christmas Treats All Day! Quil Ceda Creek Casino

Complimentary photos with Santa’s helpers at the main east entrance from 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM!

25 Days of Christmas Cash

$67,000 in Hot Seats

Join the 25 Days of Christmas Cash giveaways every day thru Christmas Eve in December starting at noon. There will be a $250 cash winner every two hours, every day! On Christmas Day there will be ten (10) winners of $2,500 each every two hours.

Players must be present to win. Card activation required between 12:00 PM (noon) and 12:00 AM (midnight) on all drawing dates, except Christmas Day between 6:00 AM and 12:00 AM (midnight). All winners will be drawn by virtual selection through the player tracking database. Must be 21 and over.1386957944892_927429_xmas

Annual Tulalip Bay Fire Department Santa Run, Dec 14-15

Annual Tulalip Bay Fire Department Santa Run and Food Drive, December 14 and 15, 5-9pm

Santa and his tema of firefighters will be coming through your neighborhood in the Tulalip Reservation, spreading joy and Christmas cheer!

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Cabela’s® Celebrates Holiday Shopping Season with Free Gifts

Doors Open at 8 a.m., Saturday, December 14

Tulalip, Washington (December 12, 2013) –Cabela’s Tulalip is celebrating Christmas early by giving away more than $3,800 in free gifts to the first 250 customers in line on Dec. 14. Doors will open at 8 a.m.
Early weekend shoppers at Cabela’s will enjoy refreshments, games, entertainment, camp fires and more, and will have the chance to take home a Savage firearm, Vista Polaris Bow Package, Coleman camping gear, Cabela’s vacuum sealer, Mitchell 300 Pro fishing Combo or a Cabela’s cash card worth up to $100.
The first 250 Cabela’s customers, ages 18 and older, will be given a mystery envelope containing information about their gift. All gifts will be distributed randomly. Winners will be able to pick up their gift at the store immediately after the store opens. Firearm winners will be required to complete a standard federal background check to take ownership of the firearm.
Cabela’s store location and holiday hours are available at www.cabelas.com/tulalip. Extended hours will continue throughout the holiday season.

Second Cobell payment won’t be mailed out before Christmas

Source: Indianz.com

The second payment from the $3.4 billion Cobell trust fund settlement won’t be going out before Christmas as anticipated.

A notice on IndianTrust.Com says the payments are expected in early 2014. The Interior Department is still verifying who is eligible.

“The Settlement Agreement approved by Congress and the Courts requires identification of all Trust Administration Class Members and calculation of their respective pro rata shares by the Department of the Interior before The Garden City Group, the Claims Administrator for the Cobell Settlement, can mail Trust Administration Class payments,” the notice states. “That work is ongoing and is nearly complete.”

“Thus, if the class membership is finally determined in December, the payments can then be made in the first quarter of 2014 barring any unexpected issues,” the notice continues.

The delay will put a damper on holiday spending in Indian Country. The first payment of $1,000 went out just before Christmas in 2012.

A total of 327,957 beneficiaries qualified for the historical accounting portion of the settlement, according to information presented during a conference call in May

The second payment covers the trust administration portion of the settlement. This class is turning out to be a much larger group of people — approximately 470,000 beneficiaries.

The minimum payment for the trust administration class is $800. But many people will receive more, based on the level of activity in their Individual Indian Money (IIM) account.

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