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4 Weaving (continued from page 1) Bazaar (continued from page 1) And thanks for your support! Chehalis Tribal Elders Christmas Bazaar! of the purse. Kathey prepared died black project. Every participant has added one A down turn to this day was the economy. They do enjoy coming to the Chehalis cedar for each student to weave between the more weaving technique to their many Yes, even though things are looking up, Elders Bazaar and they’ll be back next year. yellow cedar to make the designs pop. artistic talents. vendors mentioned that things were slow. At times there was more laughing going The Cultural Program will be working But towards the end of the day, it was a So, if you’re looking for a beautiful hand on then weaving, but that is normally the on pine-needle basketry in December. At the lot better. Many said that they had been to made Native gift, remember to stop at the way Chehalis weavers work together, and beginning of 2010, we will work on making other bazaars this year, and it’s the same all Chehalis Elders Bazaar which is held the Kathey joined right in with the anecdotes. coil baskets during the Red Cedar Hat Club. over. They said vendors do well here at the frst Saturday of December each year. Each of the weavers shared what the Every Thursday is the Red Cedar Hat completed purse meant to them. Everyone Club. This is an open weavers table. No Eleven New Homes Will Provide agreed that with two long days of hard need to sign up, just drop in and join the weavers. The classes start at 3 PM and run work to complete the project, they would Pride in Home Ownership wear their purses with great pride. And they to 6:30 PM every Thursday, unless the tribe should! The purses are real head turners. has another community event running on the same night; then the class is rescheduled. Congratulations to all who completed the 10th Annual SPIPA Auction Raises More Money than Ever for Five Tribes By Fred Shortman, Editor The 10 Annual SPIPA Art Auction at during the Christmas holiday season. He th the Lucky Eagle Casino was another solicited from and cajoled donors to fund his tremendous event. The South Puget “Christmas Fund.” Bob was SPIPA’s Indian Intertribal Planning Agency will be using Santa Claus. Please join us in memorializing 75% of proceeds for an investment fund. Bob’s commitment to our children and The remaining 25% will be used to meet continue the work he began. the immediate needs of the tribes’ youth programs and provide services for Elders. The Thrill of Bidding All the funds raised will advance the health, Each bidder signed in and received their education and welfare of the fve SPIPA number to used in the live auction. There Despite the freezing temperatures, the construction workers continue Consortium Tribes (Chehalis, Nisqually, was a silent auction displayed on tables working on this beautiful new home. Tribal member families are anxiously Shoalwater, Skokomish, and Squaxin along the walls. People wrote down a bid awaiting the completion of their new homes on the Vosper Property. Island). on an item that they were trying to win. By David Boyd, CTHA Executive Director People came and saw some handmade The closing of the silent auction tables was intricate Native artwork. The craftsmanship announced during the live auction. As the CTHA is under way in the construction Spanaway received the contract award and was awe-inspiring and will be proudly tables were closed, you could see winning process in building 11 new single-family has begun the process of construction. Each displayed by the winning bidder. Many were bidders smiling as they headed to pay for homes at the Vosper development. At home will be fnished within 120 days from donated by Native artists, weavers, carvers, their successful bid. present the CTHA has qualifed eight the start date of construction. and businesses that had been auctioned off Then the live auction began. Chad Ehli, tribal member families to enter into home The CTHA will designate one of to assist SPIPA to achieve this worthwhile from Ehli Auction, was the auctioneer for ownership under a lease mortgage contract. the homes to be a model home for the fund raiser. the day. You could hear his voice ring across The remaining three homes will be available community to tour, thus allowing families the loudspeakers as he announced the next to qualifed applicants under a rent-to-own to see frsthand the quality homes being Children’s Christmas Fund Gets Help item up for bid. It was entertaining and program which will be available in the near constructed for tribal member families. This was one of the biggest fundraisers competitive as each item was displayed future for families to apply. These are very exciting times for the that the auction has had, raising over throughout the room to get the winning bid. The home buyer families were qualifed entire Chehalis tribal community. The $56,066. This gives the tribes $1,000 Bidders raised their numbers in the air as through a lengthy mortgage process. CTHA Board of Commissioners and staff more than in the past auctions. In addition they competed for the item they chose. Families chose their style home from will be available to discuss questions or the auction raised $2,720 for the Tribal There was also a delicious seafood dinner multiple foor plans of varying styles and concerns to include all available programs Children’s Christmas Fund in memory of prepared by the casino. Johnny Moses from sizes of which their families were eligible the Housing Authority offers to qualifed Bob Bojorcas. Tulalip was there to provide entertainment. for. The families will select the carpet, vinyl Chehalis Tribal members and families. Bob served on the SPIPA Board of He is fuent in seven different languages and interior fxtures to best suit their taste Contact the Housing Authority staff at 360- Directors from the 1990s until his passing and kept everyone involved as he shared his and design, and select the exterior color 273-7723. in December 2008. He took in troubled and stories with the audience. of their home. Stetz Construction from homeless Indian and non-Indian youth and Many heartfelt thanks go out to everyone got them involved in co-curricular and extra- who helped make this such a success! Award (continued from page 1) curricular activities to keep them get out of A special thank you goes out to all the trouble. Bob worked very hard to assure that sponsors, business, artists and all the Grand Mound is a rapidly urbanizing, but agreement was reached on the future children at the Shoalwater Bay Tribe and people who came out to bid and support our other Indian children would receive presents worthwhile cause. unincorporated, community adjacent to I-5, direction for the community. By engaging 20 miles south of Olympia. Thurston County, property owners and In 2008, the Great Wolf Lodge numerous business stakeholders, the 2,300- Focusing on Loved Ones Can Help opened, attracting more than 300,000 acre study area now has a broadly supported visitors annually to the indoor water park, template on which future growth can be conference center and 500-room hotel. managed. You Stay Sober During Holidays The existing patch-work of ownerships The Chehalis Planning Department and regulations presented an immediate would like to thank the Chehalis Business By Lorrie Bonifer, Prevention Specialist challenge to the project planning team. Committee, tribal members, the Grand Potential conficts were addressed through Mound community, Rochester residents, The Holidays are perhaps one of the hardest sober. Your loved ones will cherish the time an open and collaborative process designed Thurston County Commissioners, the times of the year for newly sober people. spent with you. to reconcile tribal and county regulations Thurston Regional Planning Council, the During this time some drink for joy and Another way to stay sober is to fnd and to satisfy tribal and non-tribal property Thurston Economic Development Council, others medicate for pain. a project you and your loved ones can owners’ concerns. and all who participated in this planning The best way to stay sober this season work on together. It can be a project like Building on a platform of trust and effort. is to possibly come up with a new tradition fnding someone in need and help them. confdence in the planning process, broad Visit the Chehalis Tribe’s website at with your loved ones. Consider family You can invite them to your Christmas and sledding at White Pass. The best part is that dinner, help them with cleaning, frewood, click on Planning under it’s free. groceries, or even something like cutting “Resources/Services” to There is another great family event on them a Christmas tree, or making them a view the plan. Copies of the February 27 and 28, which is also free. It is Christmas basket with home made things in plan are also available in the the 24th Annual White Pass Winter Carnival. it. Sometimes just going out of your way to Chehalis Planning Offce. This family-oriented event features a huge help others can, in turn, actually help you. snow castle, professional snow sculptors The decisions you make today control from around the US and Canada, live your life tomorrow. Life really is about music, freworks, a torchlight parade, a kids choice and consequences. Chairman David Burnett carnival, and a snow sports competition. Please be safe for the Holidays, May and Lennea Magnus Other ideas are watching movies at home God bless you! If you need help through this with the Rural and Small with hot chocolate and popcorn. There’s also holiday season to stay sober please contact: Town Planning Award family scrap booking, and board games, or Lorrie Bonifer 360-709-1717 or email giving us the thumbs go clam digging. Keeping busy with your My offce has up . loved ones is imperative to helping you stay been relocated to the Wellness Center. Chehalis Tribe Tribal Community WIC Commodities Holiday Closures Christmas Party Women, Infants, and Children Friday, January 15 Sunday, December 20 December 23: 1/2 Day-Closes At noon Pick up at the Wellness Center Friday, February 12 December 24: All Day Starts at 11 am 8 AM to 4 PM Tuesday, March 16 December 25: All Day At the Lucky Eagle Casino January 7 Lots of fun activities for the tribal February 4 Pick up is available at the Community December 31: 1/2 Day-Closes At noon community. March 4 Center between 10 AM to 4 PM January 1: All Day Bingo, dinner, crafts for the dids WIC provides healthy foods and nutrition and Santa will be there for photos and gifts. information for you and your child up to Contact Shirley or Bonita at Any questions, please contact the age 5. Fresh fruits and vegetables are part 360-438-4216 or 360- 438-4235 Tribal Center at 360-273-5911 of the WIC foods! for more information and Please contact Cheryl Starr, Events Coordinator at 360-709-1524. applications for commodities Contact Debbie Shortman at 360-709-1689
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