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P. 1    FREE August 2009 Vol. CHEHALIS Honoring Angel “Steve” 2/8 Elders: Program TRIBAL Medina  Loves the game News NEWSLETTER of baseball, whether he is playing, Hotel Offers New Gaming watching or coaching it, Machines With Big Jackpots page 3  “People of the Sands”  The Eagles Landing Hotel added three new Rocket Gold Series rocket gaming machines that offer one million dollar progressive Second Annual Youth Baseball jackpots. The machines are located on the east side of the gaming room. They also Tournament a Success have a progressive meter displaying the current jackpot. The unique wheel feature is an added bonus. Tournament brings smiles to youth as they The Eagles Landing Hotel is the fourth business to have this machine available. participate in the game of baseball, page 2 This is a lottery-style machine. When you win, you can select your payout plan. These machines are not available at the Lucky Chehalis Tribal Canoe Family Participates in Eagle Casino. 20 Anniversary of Tribal Canoe Journeys th Wellness Center Rewards Women Who Get Exams The Native Women’s Wellness Program will be holding a drawing for a Pendleton blanket for all women who come into the Chehalis Tribal Wellness Center for their yearly annual (Pap & CBE) exams between June and September 2009. To schedule your 1-hour exam, please calls the Chehalis Tribal Wellness Center at 360-273-5504.  Donna Elam, PA-C works Monday - Friday;  Dr. Solis works Monday- Thursday. The drawing for the blanket will only be for those who complete the exam. The drawing will be held on Sept. 30 at 4:00 pm If you have any questions, please contact Christina Hicks, Community Health Coordinator at the Chehalis Tribal Wellness This is the first wave of canoes to arrive at their final destination, the Suquamish Tribe. Over 90 canoes landed at Center. Suquamish, then awaited landing protocol to receive permission to come ashore to share songs and dances. This was the 20th anniversary of the Canoe Journey. Photo submitted by Carol Austin Classes Help Families Get By Diana Pickernell and Fred Shortman Ready for the Teen Years The 2009 Paddle to Suquamish marked We participated in teaching, preserving, came to witness protocols along the journey. the 20 anniversary for the tribal canoe and connecting with our culture, learning The heat defnitely impacted the journey th The Strengthening Families Program starts journeys. Through many challenges and the history of our ancestors, sharing and this year, with temperatures going above 100 September 10 and continues for seven much determination, the canoe journeys carrying on native traditions. Being able to degrees. Staying hydrated, and protecting weeks. Classes run from 5-8 PM. All survived. Many of our ancestors travelled travel with our canoe is the most honorable everyone from the sun was defnitely a families, parents, caregivers and youth are though the Puget Sound for many reasons: way to honor our ancestors and to practice challenge. Our support boat carried extra invited. There will be free meals, family trading, hunting, fshing and ceremonies our culture in the same way that our water to assist in accomplishing this task. discussions and games, free childcare, (weddings, traditional naming ceremonies, ancestors lived. As canoe families arrived, and awaited special youth activities and door prizes. potlatches, etc.). They shared their songs and This is the third year the Chehalis permission to land, the hosting tribes Don’t miss this chance to: traded along the way. Canoe Family has participated in the tribal provided water for the pullers and skippers. Help your youth- Twenty years ago, the tribal canoe canoe journey. There were over 50 tribal The Chehalis Canoe Family worked very,  Prepare for teen years journeys were revived by Emmitt Oliver and community members who lived and very hard this year ensuring that this year’s  Avoid problems with drugs and alcohol in the 1989 Paddle to Seattle. In the frst travelled together, some travelling with our journey would be a success. We participated  Strengthen family communication journey, there were only nine canoes that canoe, tuulap tit wiiA ( Tu-lap ti weah), in many fundraisers which our youth had a Parents/caregivers will discuss- started out. This year’s journey brought in and others supporting us by travelling on huge part in. We had numerous meetings to  What youth this age are like over 90 canoes to the Suquamish Tribe. Who land. Twenty-fve youth, 10 elders and 30 learn to drum, sing and dance. Many of the  How to make rules and establish would have dreamed that this canoe journey adults travelled from the Lummi Tribe to the songs that were learned are songs that are consequences tradition would grow so large! Suquamish Tribe. At times, our family grew being shared by other tribes and families.  How to solve problems with youth The Chehalis Canoe Family was to over 80 as tribal elders and community The dinner song we learned at this year’s  Ways to show love and support honored to be a part of this year’s journey. members visited us at our campsites, or drum practice was a great addition. Youth will learn to- See Canoe Journey, page 4  Handle frustration  Resist peer pressure Tribe’s Youth Learn to Prevent  Appreciate parent/caregivers  Get along with others Families will- Addictive Behaviors Through Music  Have fun doing activities and games, discussing what makes your family strong, By Lorrie Bonifer, Prevention Specialist Chayse Youckton, age 8, got to shine. The youth recorded their own beat, music, and solving problems together. On July 19, fve youth participated in He had the entire group performing his and poetry. Rapping or writing poetry to Contact Lorrie Bonifer and at 709-1717 Warm Beach’s 1 Native Music Mentor new dance moves. One dance was called, help prevent drug and gambling abuse may st to sign up. Prevention Program. The camp was “The Dancing Dog.” I was recording the seem contrived, but many of the teens said extremely large, with girls on one side of the Washington State Attorney General’s speech the issues, especially prescription drug campus and boys on the other. This involved during this time. He was a real good sport abuse, are relevant to their daily lives . They a lot of walking around campus to keep tabs about it. See Music, page 2 on the youth. The entire campus, owned by Warm Beach, expanded to 300 acres! The camp, Tribal Youth Music Academy, was organized by the Evergreen Council on Problem Gambling with grants from the PO Box 536 Washington State Attorney General’s Offce City, ST Zip and the Division of Alcohol and Substance Street Address Abuse (DASA), along with support from Oakville, WA 98568 several Northwest tribes. * Return Service request “What we want to do is train young FirstName LastName people to avoid addictive behaviors, so they Chehalis Tribal Newsletter themselves live the model of being clean and sober,” commented Attorney General Rob McKenna. “They can go out and credibly present that to other young people.” Several PRSRT STD teens said they have parents, siblings, or PERMIT No. 2 OAKVILLE WA friends who abuse over-the-counter (OTC) drugs. Because of that, he addressed the US POSTAGE PAID teens on Friday, urging them to take what (Available-Under Construction) ©Copyright 2009 CHEHALIS TRIBAL NEWSLETTER they’ve learned back to their tribes and Youth Mako’s friend, Mako Slight, Jordan Merriman, Hiedi Gaiser, Chayse is a publication of the Confederated Tribes schools to help save lives of other youth and Youckton, Jesse Youckton, Jacinda Youckton. Wrote and performed music to of the Chehalis Reservation. community members. prevent drug abuse.
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