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2 Multi-task and Have Fun! Learn Carving and Chehalis Language at the Same Time By Dan Penn, Language Coordinator and a word containing that sound. In addition to this, there have Ey itn sSmalak, naxqola, cEncyaA itn sqats also been several concept books wi Dan Penn. My good people, thank you, developed for the Head Start my name is Dan Penn. Program. I’ve also modifed the Our current language program grant is song, “head, shoulders, knees, geared toward learning to speak the Chehalis and toes,” for the children to sing. language (faYaaiAQ), while carving at the In order to create these written same time. Presently, students of all ages materials, we frst had to make a are carving paddles and miniature canoes. font for typing IPA (International Classes are being held every Wednesday 7 Phonetic Alphabet). IPA is the PM to 9 PM, and Saturday 1 PM to 3 PM. at standardized writing system used the wood shop across from the tribal center. by Dr. Kinkaid to represent the The fnal carving project will be a shovel- sounds of our language. nose river canoe. The carving classes are It has been very rewarding to taught by Dave Wilson. Dave is an enrolled see our youth participating in the Lummi and brings over 25 years of carving language and carving program. It experience to this project. His approach is diffcult for some to make it to and knowledge helps mold the classes into class regularly, but all attendance something that is enjoyable to learn. is greatly appreciated. As the The language classes are being taught by Language Program Coordinator Katherine Barr. Katherine grew up speaking and student/teacher I am the language in her home as a child. We committed to sharing our language are very grateful to have Grandma Barr’s with any community member who participation in this project. Her patience, Youth and adults alike work side by side learning to carve small dug-out canoes. comes to learn. In order for our knowledge and kindness, as she shares her While carving, they practice speaking the Chehalis language, learn about carving language to continue on, we have knowledge of the language, bring a warm safety, and enjoy each other’s company. a great deal of work ahead of us. I atmosphere to learn in. These classes are am very hopeful that we can come held every Wednesday 5 PM to 7 PM at the to develop more materials so that those of the Chehalis language to be used with a together to meet this challenge. Come join Resource Center. who are interested can study at home. We computer. When the letters are clicked on, our classes and enjoy everyone’s company The language program is also starting have recently completed a talking alphabet users will hear the sound that letter makes as we learn together. You Can Help Reduce Air Pollution By Glen Connelly, Environment Program Specialist Approximately half the homes in the still contain plenty of moisture, up to 50 greater Olympic Peninsula and coastal area percent. The moisture in wood makes a of Washington have some type of wood fre give off more smoke. Dry wood can burning device, ranging from wood stoves provide up to 44 percent more heat. For to freplaces. Wood smoke is a threat to the best results, split wood and stack it at least health of our families and communities. six inches off the ground. Allow wood to Wood stove heating devices account for dry under cover, preferably in a shed, for about 12 percent of Washington’s overall air six months to one year before it is burned. pollution.  Give your fre plenty of air. Don’t In a typical wood heating season, overload your wood burning device or especially at night and on weekends, wood damper it down too far. Build small, hot smoke can account for about 80 percent fres. These fres burn cleaner, prevent of the air pollution impacting a residential creosote build-up, produce more heat and area. In some areas, bad air days occur can use less wood. most noticeably during the winter months  Check your chimney. Lots of smoke when wood is used for heating. Cool nights means your fre needs air. An effcient, with little or no wind creates temperature legal fre emits heat waves and just a wisp inversions. Warm air layers over the cold air of smoke. Be considerate. Don’t smoke Tribal Youth Dylan Wheeler, the Gutierrez Family, Veronica, Paco (age 2) and traps air pollution near the ground, creating out your neighbors. Francisco prepare for a Thanksgiving feast at the Head Start Community hazardous conditions for everyone.  Be careful burning manufactured logs. Dinner. Tips for cleaner air and safer homes: These logs are legal. Use extra precaution; Community Thanksgiving Dinner  Burn only clean, untreated wood. It follow the product instructions. Use is illegal to burn anything else. Paper is recommendations in your stove owner’s legal only for starting a fre. manual. Brings Families Together  Use dry wood. Wood can seem dry and Above information adapted from ORCAA wood stove information pamphlet. By Tracy Mitchell, Pre-K Teacher Head Start Christmas Fundraiser The Head Start/Early Head Start Annual In addition to sharing a meal, the HS/ Community Dinner was held on November EHS Family Services team put together 12. According to Annie Jones, Head Start information about planning for natural Surpasses Goal and Raises $2,000 Cook, this tradition has been going for disasters, and information about creating over 20 years. She said she thought it was an escape plan with your family in case of started when Roberta Secena was Head Start a house fre. I hope everyone picked up a By Fred Shortman, Editor Director or maybe even before that. Annie packet to share with their loved ones. has been in charge of it for over 14 years. The Head Start/Early Head Start staff The Head Start Program has a yearly Christmas with Santa for all the Head Start children. In the beginning it was a small would like to thank the Youth Center crew It will be taking place in the Friday morning on December 19. The children will receive a celebration held in the Tribal Hall to thank for setting up the tables for the meal, the present and have their picture taken with Santa. This is the holiday season for giving, so the the members of the community for all the Lucky Eagle Casino for the wonderful food, parent and policy committees volunteered their time and set up fundraisers. support they provided to the Head Start and Darryl Hofstetter, Head Start Cook The Head Start Christmas with Santa fundraising goal was set at $750. With the help Program. For many years Annie cooked all for serving the food. We would also like to of the volunteers they successfully raised over $2,000. The combination of a bake sale, the food, but the event has grown so large thank the Elders, parents and community Christmas tree silent auction, 50-50 raffe, and a dinner provided at the general council that we now have it catered by the Lucky members who came to help us celebrate our meeting, they far exceeded their initial goal. Thanks to the community for all the support! Eagle Casino and the dinner is held at the annual Thanksgiving Dinner. Awesome effort by all the volunteers! Youth Center. This year we had 163 people Have a safe and joyful Holiday. sign the guest book. Chehalis Business Committee Tribal David Burnett, Chairman Newsletter Don Secena, Vice Chairman Jessie Goddard, Treasurer Cheryle Starr, Secretary 420 Howanut Road Dan Gleason Sr, 5th Council Member Oakville, WA 98568 (360) 273-5911 (office) Chehalis Tribal Newsletter Staff: (360) 273-5914 (fax) Fred Shortman, Communications Coordinator Articles and opinions expressed in this publication are not necessarily the opinions of this publication or the Chehalis Tribal Business Committee. The Chehalis Tribal Newsletter encourages tribal members to submit letters, articles, photographs, and drawings to be considered for publication. These are subject to editing. Contributing writers, artists, and Policy Council Member Angie Gosenberg, husband, Ross Gosenberg, and photographers include Chehalis tribal Parent Committee Member Margo Gosenberg sell baked goods, 50-50 raffle community members and staff. The Confederated Tribes of tickets, and have a silent auction at the Tribal Center to raise money to fund Submission deadline: 6th of each month the Chehalis Reservation... the Head Start’s Christmas with Santa. Printed: First week of each month “People of the Sands”
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