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Affordable Care Act

Affordable Care Act/Obamacare was signed into law on March 23, 2010. Different portions of the ACA go into effect on different dates. Effective October 1st of each year individuals may enroll in health insurance plans offered from state-based health insurance exchanges. It’s important to learn about your rights under the ACA and take advantage of the new benefits being offered.

Big changes are coming that will affect you and your family. Here are some great resources, click to learn more!

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Medicaid Expansion

Medicaid Expansion is a great opportunity for individuals and families with low to modest income. Free comprehensive healthcare coverage!

Previously Medicaid (Apple) was available to children, families with minor children. Aged, blind or disabled people who are very low income. Under the new provisions of the Affordable Care Act, the new standard for eligibility is based on income only.

Childless adults will now be eligible if their income is at or below 138% of the Federal Poverty Level. Income figures rise with the family size. For children, the income cutoffs are even higher.  Children in a family of four people can be covered if their income is below $76,000. We are assuming that over a quarter of our Samish uninsured people are eligible under the new guidelines.

Applicaions can be done for Natives at any time, not just during Open Enrollment.  You may apply at www.wahealthplanfinder.org   or call Purchased /Referred Care for a name and phone number of someone who can help you through this process, painlessly.

Indian Health Services requires that you utilize any available alternate resources before PRC dollars can be spent. Failure to apply for this free comprehensive coverage can cause you to lose access to PRC.

Tribal Canoe Journey Landing

Anacortes, WA

Tribal Canoe Journey is landing in our territory at Seafarer's Memorial Park in Anacortes.

Dates: 23 – 24 Jul, 2019

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Youth Backpacking

Anacortes, WA, 98221

Youth Backpacking for ages 8 - 18. RSVP by July 8.

Dates: 02 – 04 Aug, 2019

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Salish Sea Háwe7 - August

Anacortes, WA 98221

Join us for a cultural boat tour through the San Juan Islands and Samish traditional territory.

Dates: 10 – 10 Aug, 2019

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Seasonal Plant Harvesting - Cattail

Anacortes, WA

Learn about Cattail and how to harvest them.

Dates: 11 – 11 Aug, 2019

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Samish Colon Cancer Awareness and Prevention Fun Run and Walk

Anacortes, WA

The 2019 Samish Colon Cancer Awareness & Prevention 5k Fun Run and 1 Mile Walk is a tribal and community-wide event to raise awareness about the importance of early detection and prevention of cancer through regular screenings.

Dates: 17 – 17 Aug, 2019

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Wild Waves

Federal Way, WA 98003

Join us for day of fun in the water!

Dates: 18 – 18 Aug, 2019

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Camp Samish

Bow, WA, 98232

We will have cultural crafts, language learning, storytelling, and more!

Dates: 22 – 25 Aug, 2019

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RESCHEDULED: Cypress Island Youth Trip

Anacortes, WA

Overnight camping trip to Cypress Island for youth ages 8 - 18. RSVP by August 27

Dates: 07 – 08 Sep, 2019

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Mariners Salute to Native Americans

Seattle, WA 98134

Celebrate the Mariners’ Salute to Native American Night in this game against the Cincinnati Reds!

Dates: 12 – 12 Sep, 2019

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Bentwood Boxes

Anacortes, WA

Learn to make your own Bentwood Box.

Dates: 14 – 15 Sep, 2019

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Cattail Weaving

Anacortes, WA, 98221

Come make cattail mats with us! Please RSVP by September 6 so we can have enough supplies on hand.

Dates: 14 – 15 Sep, 2019

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Cedar Ornaments - Part 1

Anacortes, WA

Learn to make cedar ornaments!

Dates: 14 – 14 Sep, 2019

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Seasonal Plant Harvesting - Nettle Stock

Anacortes, WA, 98221

Learn about traditional plants and how to harvest them.

Dates: 14 – 15 Sep, 2019

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Husky Football

Seattle, WA 98195

University of Washington takes on the University of Southern California!

Dates: 28 – 28 Sep, 2019

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Beading

Anacortes, WA

Come bead with us!

Dates: 12 – 13 Oct, 2019

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Seasonal Plant Harvesting

Anacortes, WA

Learn about traditional plants and how to harvest them.

Dates: 12 – 12 Oct, 2019

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Cedar Ornaments - Part 2

Anacortes, WA

Learn to make cedar ornaments!

Dates: 12 – 12 Oct, 2019

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Pine Needle Baskets

Anacortes, WA

Learn how to make a pine needle basket!

Dates: 12 – 12 Oct, 2019

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Harvest Meal

Anacortes, WA

Celebrate autumn with a shared meal and good company!

Dates: 09 – 09 Nov, 2019

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Christmas Party

Anacortes, WA 98221

Celebrate the winter season and its holiday cheer!

Dates: 15 – 15 Dec, 2019

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