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By Jason Douglas
Most, if not all of us, are new to a government-imposed lockdown. Making the situation even harder, is the across-the-board unemployment that many Washington state citizens are experiencing, now.
The need for constructive methods for tackling this glaring side-effect of the Covid-19 virus outbreak is mounting, daily.
However, there is no reason to become overwhelmed, and give up. Many local resources are showing promise for all of us who are being negatively affected by quarantine.
While there are still opportunities for outdoor activities (while maintaining social distancing), a shift toward online education, as well as recreation, will be key, for staying socially-active and feeling healthy.
First, let’s go over some outdoor-related, stay-at-home activities:
Spring is upon us, after all. Though gardening and planting anything new may be challenging, with the closure of retail hardware and garden stores. Do what you can! Even a simple lawn-mowing can make you feel more vital, weather-permitting.
Taking regular walks, or riding a bike, helps keep you feeling fit, and is still absolutely permissible, under current quarantine guidelines. Just remember the “6-foot rule”, when interacting with anyone else outside your family.
Our furry friends and family members, like the family dog, can be great motivators. Dog-walking is doubly good for shaking off those Wintertime blues.
While these outdoor activities fall under the normal category for this time of year, we are fortunate to still be able to participate in them.
Some of the indoor,online-oriented adaptations of our regular day-to-day include:
Online grocery-shopping and home grocery delivery
Tulalip Wal Mart offers their food selection online, anytime. And their Grocery Delivery offers a convenient, scheduled drop-off for home delivery.
Fred Meyer delivers groceries to your door, as we, with a $9.95 delivery fee.
Amazon also offers grocery delivery. But you may need to confirm availability at checkout, due to overwhelming orders, and a need to prioritize medical supplies orders, etc…
Staying in touch with loved ones and friends, via Zoom, Marco Polo, Skype, FaceTime, etc.
It feels better to see the faces and hear the voices of those we love, even if they are in a different geographic location from us. Thankfully, all we need is an internet connection and computer, to remain social and support one another.
Most kids and teens are obviously going to be online gaming with xBox, PlayStation, and the like…..but there are also opportunities for combating boredom through:
Funbrain.com has games and reading materials for 1st thru 8th graders
Seek out local gyms and yoga studios who offer online exercise classes
Finally, on a more cultural level, there are many fulfilling Native activities, such as entertaining stories and historical info to read at www.hibulbculturalcenter.org.
Although the Tulalip Lushootseed Department is closed until March 31, you can visit their website: www.tulaliplushootseed.com or Facebook at Lushootseed Language for Lushootseed materials.
For the tactile approach to interacting with Tulalip traditions, perhaps sewing and beading while working on tribal regalia will help keep an important component of humanity and hope.
These are strange new times, with new challenges, for us all to overcome. Thankfully, we also live in times where for better or worse, we ARE a more global community. With this comes a feeling of togetherness, which can be a powerful weapon, even when we aren’t arm-in-arm, but rather connected via devices.
And don’t forget to get fresh air, every once in awhile!
By Micheal Rios, Tulalip News
As the coronavirus pandemic continues to bring a screeching halt to everyday life around the globe, the Tulalip Tribes membership received a moment of relief in the form of a drive-thru style food distribution. The community-led event occurred Thursday, March 19 in the Senior Center’s parking lot.
Just days prior, Tulalip leadership made the steadfast decision to shut down nearly all tribal-owned business to minimize the impact of COVID-19. This decision included the unprecedented closing of the three flagship gaming establishments – Tulalip Resort, Quil Ceda Casino, and Bingo.
“When we made the difficult decision to shut our casinos down, we knew there would be excess produce that could be given to our tribal members and elders,” explained board of director Marlin Fryberg during the well-received food distribution. “This is a great thing we’re doing and we have to give credit to the folks who made this possible by coming together last night. They separated all the bulk foods and bagged it up so we could have this giveaway drive-thru style.”
A community of local volunteers, including the Tulalip Police Department, casino food and beverage employees, Senior Center staff, and Sacred Riders motorcycle group members, came together for the benefit of those most in need of a positive uplifting in the form of fresh produce. The volunteers broke down over 5,000 pounds of food, sorted it by type and then proceeded to spend hours bagging it up for convenient, family-sized portions.
“This event brought us together and created something positive from a dark set of circumstances,” said event co-coordinator Rochelle Lubbers. “I believe most of our membership knows how blessed and fortunate we are to be such a tight knit community, where we can share resources with those who are most in need. We are serving our community with nutritious, perishable foods that can really be used in this time of uncertainty.”
It took only a single hour to give away all 5,000 pounds of food, distributed in nearly 500 bags filled to the brim with the likes of potatoes, spring greens, carrots, zucchini, lettuce, berries, oranges, pears, and much more to our reservation families. Milk, cheese, pasta, and a variety of breads were included as well.
An additional 1,000 pounds of fresh produce was donated to the Marysville Food Bank to help replenish their low food supply.
“This donation is greatly appreciated. We really don’t know where we’re headed with need and supply, so this help tremendously,” said Marysville Food Bank director, Dell Deierling.
It is a traditional teaching to never let food go to waste. By giving away thousands of pounds of fresh produce to so many families, the hope is the food fulfilled its purpose and made for healthy snacks and meals for those most in need, on and off the reservation.
“The Tulalip Tribes knows that all members of our community and our neighboring communities are impacted during this difficult time,” stated Chairwoman Teri Gobin. “Tulalip has always taken care of our community. We will continue to do what we can, not only for our people, but also for our friends and neighbors.”
Below are Marysville School District food distribution routes and times, for the Quil Ceda Tulalip area, for delivering food (breakfast and lunch) to students. Matt Remle, Marysville Pilchuck High School Native Liaison, will be on the Quil-Ceda Tulalip route. Matt and fellow volunteers delivered over 3,500 meals on Monday, March 23.
Visit www.msd25.org for more information.
Grab and go meals from the bus locations will continue to be at no cost and for all youth ages 1-18 and those enrolled in the 18-21-year program.
Quil Ceda Tulalip Area
- 10:12 AM MARINE DR NW @ EDWARD BEATTY RD
- 10:18 AM 8208 MARINE DR NW
- 10:19 AM MARINE DR NW @ 83RD PL NW
- 10:28 AM MARINE DR NW @ 115TH ST NW
- 10:33 AM 12015 MARINE DR NW – PORT SUSAN
- 10:38 AM MARINE DR NW @ 126TH ST NW
- 10:46 AM 135TH PL NW @ MARINE DR NW
- 10:50 AM 135TH PL NW @ MARINE DR NW
- 10:51 AM 12702 MARINE DR NW
- 10:52 AM 12610 MARINE DR NW
- 10:57 AM 12518 MARINE DR NW
- 10:58 AM 11710 MARINE DR NW
- 11:02 AM MARINE DR NW @ 115TH ST NW
- 11:08 AM MARINE DR NW @ TULALIP SHORES RD
- 11:14 AM 8226 MARINE DR NW
- 11:18 AM HERMOSA BEACH RD @ SHOEMAKER RD
- 11:25 AM HERMOSA BEACH RD@77TH PL NW
- 11:40 AM 77TH PL NW @ 42ND DR NW
- 11:44 AM 42ND DR NW @ 78TH PL NW
- 11:53 AM WALTER MOSES JR DR @ 28TH DR NW
- 12:01 PM LARRY PRICE LP RD@EZRA HATCH RD
- 12:18 PM 7330 LARRY PRICE LP RD
- 10:10 AM 140TH ST NW @ 76TH AVE NW
- 10:15 AM 140TH ST NW @ 63RD DR NW
- 10:15 AM 140TH ST NW @ 58TH AVE NW
- 10:20 AM 140TH ST NW @ 52ND AVE NW
- 10:21 AM 4500 140TH ST NW
- 10:28 AM 138TH ST NW@ 36TH DR NW
- 10:35 AM 3520 140TH ST NW
- 10:39 AM 140TH ST NW @ 34TH AVE NW
- 10:43 AM 3018 140TH ST NW
- 10:51 AM 12TH AVE NW @ 134TH ST NW
- 10:56 AM 13218 12TH AVE NW
- 11:01 AM 13030 12TH AVE NW
- 11:06 AM 12TH AVE NW @ 130TH ST NW
- 11:15 AM 12TH AVE NW@128TH ST NW
- 11:20 AM 12616 12TH AVE NW
- 11:24 AM 12512 12TH AVE NW
- 11:29 AM 908 124TH PL NW
- 11:33 AM 8TH DR NW @ 125TH PL NW
- 11:42 AM 129TH PL NW @ 8TH DR NW
- 11:46 AM 8TH DR NW @ 131ST ST NW
- 11:54 AM 131ST ST NW @ 10TH AVE NW
- 10:24 AM 22ND DR NE@22ND DR NE
- 10:29 AM 22ND DR NE @ 21ST DR NE
- 10:36 AM 21ST DR NE @ 67TH PL NE
- 10:40 AM 21ST DR NE @ STURGEON DR
- 10:45 AM 65TH ST NE @ 20TH DR NE
- 10:58 AM 20TH DR NE @ 66TH PL NE
- 11:05 AM 19TH DR NE@20TH DR NE
- 11:12 AM 19TH DR NE @ 70TH PL NE
- 11:22 AM 72ND ST NE@19TH AVE NE
- 11:31 AM 6832/6828 19TH AVE NE
- 11:37 AM MARINE DR NE @ 14TH AVE NE
- 11:38 AM 905 MARINE DR NE
- 11:39 AM MARINE DR NE @ 7TH AVE NE
- 11:45 AM MARINE DR NE @ 2ND AVE NE
- 11:50 AM 715 MARINE DR NW
- 11:51 AM 4431 PRIEST POINT DR NW
- 12:00 PM PRIEST POINT DR NW @ GAYS DR
- 12:05 PM MERIDIAN AVE N@PRIEST POINT DR NW
- 12:09 PM MERIDIAN AVE N @ 4425 MERIDIAN AVE N – SNUG HARBOR
- 12:19 PM 4425 MERIDIAN AVE N
- 12:25 PM 928 MARINE DR NE
- 12:26 PM 1118 MARINE DR NE
- 12:26 PM 1718 MARINE DR NE
- 12:27 PM MARINE DR NE @ 23RD AVE NE
- 10:14 AM 5710 MERIDIAN AVE N
- 10:19 AM 5802 MERIDIAN AVE N
- 10:19 AM 5933 MERIDIAN AVE N
- 10:24 AM 60TH ST NW@6TH AVE NW
- 10:25 AM 6TH AVE NW @ 57TH PL NW
- 10:25 AM 6TH AVE NW @ 56TH ST NW
- 10:26 AM 5408 6TH AVE NW
- 10:31 AM 5028 67TH AVE NW
- 10:32 AM 905 MARINE DR NW
- 10:37 AM MARINE DR NW @ 56TH ST NW
- 10:37 AM MARINE DR NW @ 62ND ST NW
- 10:51 AM LLOYD HATCH SR DR @ ALPHONSUS BOB LOOP D
- 11:01 AM TOTEM BEACH RD@70TH ST NW
- 11:18 AM TOTEM BEACH RD @ 28TH AVE NW
- 11:19 AM 6700 TOTEM BEACH RD – FITNESS CLUB
- 11:25 AM MISSION BEACH RD @ MISSIONS HILL RD
- 11:30 AM 5916 MISSION BEACH RD
- 11:34 AM 3213 MISSION BEACH DR
- 11:35 AM 3409 MISSION BEACH DR
- 11:42 AM MISSION BEACH DR @ 39TH DR NW
- 11:44 AM MISSION BEACH DR @ MISSION BEACH HTS RD
- 11:50 AM JOSEPH CHARLES JR LP @ JOSEPH CHARLES LP RD
- 11:56 AM 6518 JOSEPHE CHARLES JR LP
- 12:05 PM 64TH ST NW @ MISSION HILL RD
- 12:08 PM MARINE DR NW @ 12TH AVE NW
- 12:14 PM 905 MARINE DR
- 12:14 PM 600 MARINE DR NW
- 12:15 PM 320 MARINE DR NW
- 12:16 PM 918 MARINE DR NE
- 12:23 PM MARINE DR NE @ 23RD AVE NE
- 10:00 AM 4TH ST @ QUINN AVE
- 10:00 AM 1926 4TH ST
- 10:04 AM 4724 64TH ST NE
- 10:12 AM 1909 3RD ST
- 10:18 AM 2ND ST @ ALDER AVE
- 10:23 AM 2ND ST @ QUINN AVE
- 10:29 AM 2ND ST @ UNION AVE
- 10:40 AM 4922 61ST ST NE
- 10:44 AM 61ST ST NE @ 51ST AVE NE
- 10:50 AM 61ST ST NE @ 52ND AVE NE
- 10:56 AM 61ST ST NE @ 54TH AVE NE
- 11:04 AM 61ST ST NE @ 54TH DR NE
- 11:09 AM 4919 61ST ST NE
- 11:12 AM 1ST ST@COLUMBIA AVE (NE CORNER)
- 11:19 AM 115 CEDAR (STOP ON 2ND 1ST BLDG ON LEFT)
- 11:05 AM 27TH AVE NE @ 81ST ST NE
- 11:15 AM MARINE DR NW @ EDWARD BEATTY RD
- 11:19 AM 7911 WATER WORKS RD
- 11:24 AM 3006 TURK DR
- 11:26 AM TURK DR @ 26TH AVE NW
- 11:30 AM 2228 TURK DR
- 11:32 AM TURK DR @ 16TH AVE NW
- 11:32 AM TURK DR@ 82ND ST NW
- 11:32 AM 8325 TURK DR
- 11:33 AM 8727 TURK DR
- 11:38 AM TURK DR @ PERCIVAL RD
- 11:38 AM TURK DR@VAN NESS
- 11:39 AM TURK DR @ PERCIVAL RD
- 11:39 AM TURK DR @ TURK RD
- 11:40 AM TURK DR@ 82ND ST NW
- 11:41 AM TURK DR@21ST AVE NW
- 11:53 AM WATER WORKS RD @ 86TH ST NW
- 11:58 AM 9131 WATER WORKS RD
- 12:01 PM 9530 WATER WORKS RD
- 12:01 PM 9430 WATER WORKS RD
- 12:03 PM ELLISON JAMES DR @ STEVE WILLIAMS DR
- 12:13 PM 36TH AVE NW@BOYS&GIRLS CLUB
- 12:24 PM 27TH AVE NE @ OLD TULALIP RD
- 12:25 PM 27TH AVE NE@SANDRA MADISON LP
- 12:25 PM 27TH AVE NE @ 81ST ST NE
- 12:25 PM 8326 27TH AVE NE
- 12:25 PM 8502 27TH AVE NE
- 12:26 PM 2909 QUILCEDA WY/ 88TH ST NE