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4 Canoe Back-to-School (continued from page 1) (continued from page 1) The Youth Center assisted families by can be contacted at 360-709-1621. providing back packs and Wal-mart Dianne Devlin, Culture Coordinator, fnishing the canoe. cards. With the economy and rising costs, Turning the 18-foot log into a dugout was very active in gathering input on a canoe, then launching the canoe on its this is an incredible help for families with cultural survey at the Back-to-School maiden voyage on the river is exciting to school supplies and clothing. Extravaganza. It was a great opportunity think about. Other parts of the log will Elaine McCloud, Heritage Coordinator, to get community input on what types handed out information on what classes be used for masks and smaller give-away she will be offering. One class will provide of cultural activities the program could items. The plans for the future of the canoe offer. She also provided information on aren’t fnalized, but we welcome any information on how to fll out family trees. upcoming cultural classes offered every ideas or suggestions. Anyone interested in It is an important resource in documenting Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. Diane learning, helping, and accomplishing this your family’s lineage. This isn’t just for informed participants that there will be a families who showed up that day. It is task is invited to show up. Contact Dan Penn available to anyone who is interested. Elaine monthly calendar outlining activities for the at 360-709-1747. Language, Heritage and Culture Programs. It has also been nice getting to know our carving teacher, Dave Wilson, Master Carver from Lummi. Dave is a warm and friendly teacher who is willing to share his 35+ years of carving experience with anyone willing to learn. His approach to carving is Elaine McCloud, Heritage patience. Not only does he teach safety, but Coordinator, demonstrates a how to listen to, and respect, each other. miniature shovel-nose canoe that the It’ll take about 1,000 hours to complete youth made in carving class. There’s this project, so anyone interested in learning a lot of excitement in the air as youth to carve, learning the language, or just and adults prepare to carve the full- helping to accomplishing this task is invited size river canoe. to show up and have fun. Dave Wilson said, “I’ve been carving for 30 years. The energy Carving classes are on Wednesdays, 6:00 the youth bring to the class is something to 9:00 pm, and Fridays, 3:30 to 6:00 pm. you’d have to be there to see. It’s great Language classes are held on Wednesdays, sharing my knowledge about carving with 5:00 to 6:00 pm in the Resource Center. ?Ey the Chehalis people.” sqatavi (good day). Seminole Big Cypress Tribal Elders Stay at Hotel It was a hot day for the Back-To-School Even. Children were seen playing on the slides and toys provided by Party Outfitters Company. LR- Matt Reynolds, Sanchez Boy, Deedee Adams, Gary Ortivez II, Devon Boyd, Jordan Bird. Lummi Youth Stop at Chehalis Tribe During Tour Lummi Youth spent the summer visiting other tribes in Washington State. They visited the Great Wolf Lodge and had a great time. They are pictured here with our Chairman, David Burnett. They presented a Elders from the Big Cypress Reservation of the Seminole Tribe of Florida photo and a sweat visit at the Eagles Landing Hotel before they travel to a pow-wow at Kalama. shirt to the tribe as They enjoyed a tradition fish dinner and were visited by Chehalis Tribal a thank you. Elders. They were also entertained by the Chehalis Canoe Family and listened to their Coastal Salish singing, drumming and dancing. Watershed’s Bad Weed Almost Gone, Thanks to Tribe and County Derek Youckton By Andy Olson, Fisheries Biologist works at a pond near  The Chehalis Tribe’s Indepedence Brazilian Elodea Program Road extracting fresh water has been at it again this year weeds Elodea and Parrot working from Borst Park in Feather. Centralia, and downstream. The fight to eradicate the The work moved down to noxious weeds throughout the reservation this year. the Chehalis Maynard Starr and Watershed is making his company, Freshwater progress in a combined Nuisance Specialists, got effort of the the contract. They’ve been Chehalis Tribe and Thurston working for some time in County. the slough above the mouth of Independence Creek, and There is much less Elodea than in little to no Elodea. What was found was now, it seems like we have gained control of past years. This shows we have made a pulled by a temporary crew made up of the Brazilian Elodea through the Chehalis in the old riverbed pond difference in the last few years with our Derek Youckton and Shawn Goddard. Tribe’s and Thurston County’s efforts, and efforts in eradicating this noxious weed. The work will continue until the end of the powerful foods of the last few years. behind the organic farms on The Chehalis Tribe has surveyed the river September when the contract with the grant We don’t have a total pounds pulled for the Independence Road. throughout the reservation and downstream will end. Our department will reassess the season yet, but it will be close to 10,000 to the mouth of the Satsop River. We found pounds or more. need for more work next spring. As for Diabetes Awareness Walk 2009 NNABA Gathering Community Meeting Hatchery Grand Everyone is Invited! Hosted by the Chehalis Tribe Wednesday, October 7 at 12 pm Opening Ceremony Saturday, September26 October 2-4, 2009 At the Tribal Center Friday, October 9 at 12:30 Sign up at 10 AM at the Great Wolf Lodge At the New Fish Hatchery Walk starts at 11 AM This meeting is to identify and prioritize Sign up and learn different styles and future road construction projects. Please Our Tribal Hatchery is in its fnal Come join this 1st annual 5K Diabetes techniques and how to make baskets, come give your opinions on improving phases to start operation. This is an Awareness Walk. Starts at the Youth Center. hats and other projects! the roads within the Chehalis Reservation, opportunity for tribal and community or stop by the Planning Department to fll members to meet the AquaSierra Lunch will be provided. For more information, contact Cheryle Starr, out our survey. Everyone attending will Design Group and see the future plans Barbara Mora will be the guest speaker. Chehalis Tribe, 360 273-5911 or be entered into a raffe drawing. Prizes for the Chehalis Fisheries. Door prizes! include Shell and Starbucks gift cards. Come check it out. Lunch will be provided. Any questions, please contact Lynn Hoheisal at for registration Contact Planning Department at Contact Andy Olson, 306-709-1859 for 360-709-1744 or 360-273-5911 more information.
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