Tribes Offer Vaccination Cash Incentive to Community

SBT Vax Nupius Drawing


June 14, 2021

Tribes Offer Vaccination Cash Incentive to Community

“Sho-Ban Vax Nupius Drawing”  

FORT HALL – The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes officially announce a cash drawing for all vaccinated tribal and community members ages 12 years and older residing on the Fort Hall Reservation. The Tribes are calling this incentive, the “Sho-Ban Vax Nupius Drawing,” the word ‘nupius’ means money in the Shoshone language. The first drawing will announce 2 lucky winners on June 24, 2021, and one per week until August 2021; each winner (adult & minor) will receive $1,000.00 per drawing. 

Chairman Devon Boyer states, “We are excited to announce this nupius drawing in hopes our community vaccination rates increase. This drawing is to motivate any of our people that may be sitting on the fence to get vaccinated and as an incentive for those that took the initiative and got vaccinated, thank you!”

In order to qualify for this ‘Sho-Ban Vax Nupius Drawing,’ you must be fully vaccinated by the date of the drawings and you must be one of the following: 

  1. A Shoshone-Bannock Tribal Member (living on or off the reservation).
  2. A resident of the Fort Hall Reservation (you can be non-tribal, but must show proof of reservation residency such as a Driver’s license, power bill, etc.). 
  3. A current employee with the Tribes on the date of the drawing, including the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes, Ft Hall Housing, Sho-Ban High School, Chief Tahgee Elementary Academy, Tribal Enterprises, and the Shoshone-Bannock Casino Hotel. 

There will be two methods to register for the Sho-Ban Vax Nupius Drawing- you can register online or complete the paper form. 

Click here to register online:

The paper forms will be placed in Fort Hall at the following locations: the Tribal Business Center, Ft Hall I.H.S, HRSA clinic, and the screening site locations. The paper form will be available at all mentioned sites on Tuesday, June 15th.

The weekly drawings will be telecasted on the Tribes official Facebook page, ‘ShoBanTribes,’ every Thursday at 12’noon (MT time) starting on June 24, 2021. Once you register, you do not need to do anything else. Winners will be notified the day of the drawing using the information provided in the registration form, please make sure to include a working phone number. 

This drawing is sponsored by the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes for the purpose of protecting the Fort Hall community’s health during this COVID19 pandemic. For more information on the Tribes COVID19 resources, check out our website,