TERO News: Zero Tolerance for Alcohol/Drug Use and Intimidation on Tribal Headquarters Campus; Various Assistance
By: John Crum, TERO Director/ Safety Officer
I hope you are doing well and have enjoyed the summer. We are almost into fall with all the beautiful colors. I look forward to assisting Tribal members helping with Education, Employment and other opportunities.
As a Tribal employee and an enrolled tribal member, I would like to remind all who use Shoshone-Paiute Tribal resources to respect our Tribal employees, the buildings and premises and all property. There is zero toleration for alcohol use, drug use and intimidation of any type on Tribal grounds.
We all have challenges at times during our lifetimes. There are support systems that can help with that. The Owyhee Community Health Facility has their Behavioral health department that can help people with their Drug and Alcohol addictions and are open from 8 AM to 5 PM Monday through Friday.
If you are a Veteran, their Crisis Line is (800) 273-8255 or you can walk-in at the VA Hospital in Boise, Idaho.
Related types of healing and support can be found in traditional Sweats and the NA church. The Christian churches also provide a supportive environment. Don’t forget about family and friends.
The following are worth repeating, from last month. There are certain minimum qualifications that many employers require whether they are Tribal Programs, working for private industry or local, state or the federal government etc. These are having a Driver’s license and High school diploma or equivalent. For Tribal members, it is recommended that they have a Tribal ID card.
The use of the computer is an excellent resource for those who need a regular class D operator’s license or CDL. For an Idaho Driver’s license, go to the Idaho Transportation department’s website for practice tests or/ and an electronic License manual that can be downloaded. For a Nevada Driver’s license, go to Nevadadriverslicense.org to access the practice tests and License manual. The local computer center is open 0800 to 5 PM Monday through Friday. The computers there can be used to access these resources. This is real important. There have been qualified people who have been passed over for jobs because they did not have a Driver’s License. Use the resources above and get your license.
There are options available for a High school equivalent diploma. Voda Koberstein is at the local computer center who will help students achieve their GED’s. If you need a High School Equivalent, please contact Ms. Koberstein at the IT building / Computer Center. Having a High School degree can be a game changer for continued opportunities.
For those people who need a Tribal ID, go to see Enrollment specialist Laura Hull at the Resource building at the Tribal Headquarters. Her phone number there is 759-3100 extension 1222.
Please contact me, TERO Director John Crum at (208) 759-3100 extension 1234 if you have questions or drop by the office located at the Resource building at Tribal Headquarters.