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Information Technology

The Information Technology Department provides technical support for the department employees as well as services to Fidalgo Bay Resort. The IT Department is also responsible for planning, monitoring, and implementation of information technology strategies of the Samish Indian Nation. Additionally, IT is responsible for managing and enhancing mission-critical Tribal government and enterprise applications, servers and infrastructure; providing desktop support, inventory, troubleshooting, and preventative maintenance of server, switches, desktops and mobile devices; and production of media materials for instruction, organizational promotion, staff development and departmental support on multimedia projects and website content creation.

Samish IT Blog

  • Security and Privacy in the Connected Home Stay cyber-safe with your Internet of Things (IoT) devices!

    by Christopher McCool | Dec 13, 2018
    Did you ever wonder what it would be like to have smart home? You could remotely change the temperature in your house, you could tell your lights to come on, or ask your refrigerator if you need to get milk at the grocery store, all from your smart home device or smartphone. You could play video games and access all your streaming services from one device, or know who is at your door from your connected doorbell. The Internet of Things (IoT) is introducing these features into our homes by rapidly applying connectivity to everyday appliances and home features. As IoT devices become a part of our daily lives, and likely will become part of many more homes as holiday gifts, we need to take a look at the security risks and privacy concerns this smart technology introduces into our lives.
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  • National Cybersecurity Awareness Month – October 2018

    by Christopher McCool | Sep 27, 2018
    The 15th annual National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) is almost here! October 1st will kick off this month-long campaign devoted to ensuring everyone has the resources they need to stay safe online.
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  • Avoiding Many Types of Malware

    by Christopher McCool | Sep 11, 2018
    We all know it happens – computers crash, malware infects them, or somebody downloads that cool, new program that crashes everything! While there are many tips and tricks of great value for preventing your devices and data from being compromised, it is important to also have a backup of your information in case something goes wrong!
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Honoring Our Babies

Anacortes, Washington

Join us in honoring our babies born 2015 - 2018.

Dates: 19 – 19 Jan, 2019

Treaty Day

Anacortes, WA

A casual reading of a Samish play inspired by "A Question of Respect" regarding the signing of the Treaty of Point Elliott. This is going to be a working readers/writers group.

Dates: 20 – 20 Jan, 2019

Offices Closed - January 22nd

Anacortes, WA

Our office will be closed on Tuesday, January 22nd in recognition of the signing of the Treaty of Point Elliott We will reopen on Wednesday, January 23rd at 8:30am.

Dates: 22 Jan, 2019

Elders Program: Health Lecture Series: Emergency Preparedness

Anacortes, WA

Concerned about an emergency, come learn how to be prepared in your home for a disaster.

Dates: 24 – 24 Jan, 2019

Crafts and Community Potlucks

Anacortes, WA

We will be having crafts and community potlucks the first and third Tuesday of the month.

Dates: 05 Feb – 03 Dec, 2019

Paddle Workshop Part 1

Anacortes, WA

Come carve a paddle! This workshop is an extended series across several weekends.

Dates: 09 – 10 Feb, 2019

Teaching of Cedar Part 1

Anacortes, WA

Join us for the Teachings of Cedar course. "This workshop is an extended series across several weekends."

Dates: 09 – 09 Feb, 2019

Seattle Thunderbirds Hockey

Kent, WA

Come watch the Seattle Thunderbirds take on the Portland Winterhawks!

Dates: 23 – 23 Feb, 2019

Paddle Workshop Part 2

Anacortes, WA

Come carve a paddle! This workshop is an extended series across several weekends.

Dates: 09 – 10 Mar, 2019

Teaching of Cedar Part 2

Anacortes, WA

Join us for the Teachings of Cedar course. This workshop is an extended series across several weekends.

Dates: 09 – 09 Mar, 2019

Seasonal Plant Harvesting - Nettles

Anacortes, WA

Learn about traditional plants and how to harvest them.

Dates: 09 – 09 Mar, 2019

Paddle Workshop Part 3

Anacortes, WA

Come carve a paddle! This workshop is an extended series across several weekends.

Dates: 13 – 14 Apr, 2019

Teaching of Cedar Part 3

Anacortes, WA

Join us for the Teachings of Cedar course. This workshop is an extended series across several weekends.

Dates: 13 – 13 Apr, 2019

Seasonal Plant Harvesting - TBD

Anacortes, WA

Learn about traditional plants and how to harvest them.

Dates: 13 – 13 Apr, 2019

Paddle Workshop Part 4

Anacortes, WA

Come carve a paddle!

Dates: 11 – 11 May, 2019

Seasonal Plant Harvesting - Camas and Cedar

Anacortes, WA

Learn about traditional plants and how to harvest them.

Dates: 11 – 11 May, 2019

Annual Samish Elders Luncheon

Anacortes, WA

Please RSVP to Katy with a count of Tribal Elders planning to attend. Open to regional Tribes of the Salish Sea.

Dates: 28 – 28 Jun, 2019