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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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Elders Program Health Lecture Series: Hospice of the Northwest

Anacortes, WA

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

Dates: 21 – 21 Mar, 2019

Elders Luncheon Planning Meeting

Anacortes, WA

Luncheon Planning Meetings: Every two weeks, 12:30pm - 1:30pm. Come for lunch stay for planning.

Dates: 21 Mar – 13 Jun, 2019

Elders Program: Making Giveaways - Trauma Balm Class

Anacortes, WA

We need your help making giveaways for Samish events.

Dates: 26 – 26 Mar, 2019

Elders Program: Making Giveaways - Medicinal Tea Bags

Anacortes, WA

We need your help making giveaways for Samish events.

Dates: 11 – 11 Apr, 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 2

Anacortes, WA

Join us for the Teachings of Cedar series, the second of two classes. Please RSVP to save your spot!

Dates: 13 – 13 Apr, 2019

Seasonal Plant Harvesting - Nettles

Anacortes, WA

Learn about traditional plants and how to harvest them.

Dates: 13 – 13 Apr, 2019

Elders Program: Making Giveaways - Trauma Balm Class

Anacortes, WA

We need your help making giveaways for Samish events.

Dates: 09 – 09 May, 2019

Paddle Workshop Part 4

Anacortes, WA

Come carve a paddle!

Dates: 11 – 11 May, 2019

Youth Rock Climbing

Burlington, WA 98233

Youth ages 8 - 18 are going indoor rock climbing!

Dates: 18 – 18 May, 2019

Elders Program Health Lecture Series: Medication Management

Anacortes, WA

Concerned about managing medication, not sure of the best options, come to our presentation from the Samish Health Department to learn more.

Dates: 23 – 23 May, 2019

Samish Youth Trip to Cypress Island: Culture and Land Stewardship

Anacortes, WA

Overnight camping trip to Cypress Island for youth ages 8 - 18. RSVP by May 4.

Dates: 01 – 02 Jun, 2019

Elders Luncheon Planning Meeting

Anacortes, WA

It's our final week of preparations! Samish Elders Program Luncheon planning, organization and set-up will be happening all week.

Dates: 24 – 28 Jun, 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

2nd Annual Samish Film Festival

Anacortes, WA, 98221

Two evenings of films and documentaries focused on native stories.

Dates: 28 – 29 Jun, 2019

Cultural Boat Trip - June

Anacortes, WA 98221

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

Dates: 29 – 29 Jun, 2019

June Cultural Day

Anacortes, WA 98221

A day of cultural activities and lunch.

Dates: 29 – 29 Jun, 2019

Birch Bay Waterslides

Blaine, WA 98230

You are invited for a day of fun at Birch Bay Waterslides!

Dates: 13 – 13 Jul, 2019

Canoe Journey Landing at Samish

Anacortes, WA

Tribal Canoe Journey lands at Samish!

Dates: 23 – 24 Jul, 2019

Youth Backpacking

Anacortes, WA, 98221

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

Dates: 02 – 04 Aug, 2019

Cultural Boat Trip - 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

Seasonal Plant Harvesting - Cattail

Anacortes, WA

Learn about traditional plants and how to harvest them.

Dates: 10 – 10 Aug, 2019

Wild Waves

Federal Way, WA 98003

Join us for day of fun in the water!

Dates: 18 – 18 Aug, 2019

Camp Samish

Bow, WA, 98232

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

Dates: 22 – 25 Aug, 2019