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P. 1    FREE February 2010 Vol. CHEHALIS Honoring Cindy Elders: 3/2 Davis-Andy Program TRIBAL  She learned how News NEWSLETTER to make baskets from her mother: Now, Sign Up Now for basketry is a big part of this Elder’s life, Free Family and Art  “People of the Sands”  page 3 Portraits Chehalis youth are taking The Cultural Program is offering free family portraits and artist portfolio photos to tribal their education seriously community members. Cecilia Kayano, editor and photographer for Health for Native Life magazine, will be taking the photos. It’s a  Youth do their homework before taking great opportunity to update your family’s photo albums. Artists can get photos of part in the Youth Center activities, page 2 themselves and their artwork, beadwork, basket weaving, carving, and other items for documentation or sending to possible Tribal Conference Sheds Critical Case of Tribe buyers, grantors, etc. This will assist you in the documentation of your creativity, and bring a better value to everything you sell. Light on Tribal, State Issues Against the County The photography sessions will be held on Saturday, April 10 and Saturday, April Coming to Trial 17, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM at the Community Center’s Commons Room. By Harry Chesnin, General Counsel for  Please select and sign up for one of the Chehalis Tribe the days and times offered. Each photo The legal case of the Chehalis Tribe and the session will take approximately 30 Great Wolf Lodge against Thurston County minutes. Sign up on the hour or half hour, for trying to tax the Lodge buildings (built 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. on trust land) is moving towards an end. The  Please arrive 15 minutes early with your case began August 2008 when the County family. If appropriate, wear regalia or Assessor ignored the ruling and opinion something meaningful. Bring props of the State of Washington Department of like a baseball mitt, basketball, fshing Revenue which found that taxation would pole, guitar, family pet, etc. that will interfere with the strong interests of the help provide interest to the photo. If Chehalis Tribe and the United States and you have a favorite vehicle, drive it to therefore, neither the State nor the County the Community Center, and Cecilia will should try to tax the operation or buildings photograph you with it! Portraits will be The ATNI Conference is an important avenue for tribes to voice their of the Great Wolf Lodge. taken as a group and individually. concerns in dealing with state governments. Pictured (L-R) are Henry Cagy When the Thurston County Assessor  If you are an artist and want photos of - 1st Vice-President, Brian Cladoosby - President, David Burnett, Jessie assessed the buildings on a personal property your artwork for a portfolio, please bring Goddard, Sharon Goudy - Treasurer, Cleora Scott-Hill - Exec. Director. tax basis (rather than trying to tax the land), the art pieces. the Tribe and CTGW (the joint venture with  A CD copy of the photos will be made for By Carol Craig, Yakima Tribal Member Great Wolf) sued the County Assessor, the each family to keep for your personal use. County Treasurer (who would try to collect If you have any questions, please call Chehalis Tribe, WA.—States are on the little funding from the federal government. the taxes) and the County Commissioners of DeDe Devlin at 360-709-1621, or e-mail continual attack against the sovereign Francis Charles, Lower Elwah, said Thurston County in Federal District Court in me at, or contact nations as they push to tax tribal goods, and promises Washington State made are being Tacoma. Fred Shortman at 360-709-1726. question tribal jurisdiction. Promises by broken. Tribes need more protection of The frst action taken by the Tribe’s legal states are being broken, echoed tribal leaders sacred grounds that affect tribal cultural. team (Harry Chesnin, General Counsel Call Crisis Line during the Affliated Tribes of Northwest “The salmon, water, berries, all of that is our to the Tribe, Gabe Galanda, and Anthony for Immediate, Indians (ATNI) winter conference held culture.” Broadman from Williams Kastner) after ATNI tribes also agreed there is a need recently at the Great Wolf Lodge in Grand fling the lawsuit was to seek an injunction Anonymous Help Mound. for a stronger connection to the National prohibiting the County from trying to collect A record number of over 400 tribal Congress of American Indians (NCAI), the taxes during the case. At the hearing, leaders, elders and members, gathered a national tribal advocacy organization. the Judge decided an injunction was not If you are in a crisis situation with drugs, alcohol, depression, or other issues, you February 8-11 to discuss topics including Currently the resolution process allows necessary since he asked, “How can the can call any of the 24/7 crisis lines to get tribal sovereignty, trust reform, treaty rights, NCAI staff to table certain ATNI resolutions County come on the trust land and collect help. All calls are anonymous, so when you global change, economic development, if sponsors are not at the national offce in the taxes?” Even though the Judge didn’t call, they do not know who you are. The taxation, gaming, land-into-trust issues, and Washington, D.C. Also, a number of ATNI grant the injunction, the Tribe and the counselors are ready to speak and listen to cultural resource protection. resolutions sent to NCAI are edited without County agreed to a “stay of any action” until you anytime. Contact numbers for the crisis “Why are the states asking for funds from notifcation to the authors. the case was over, which was equivalent to lines are: the tribes when we paid 150 years ago,” said Tribal leaders pushed for more winning the injunction. Cheryl Kennedy, chair of the Grand Ronde cohesiveness with NCAI including  Youth crisis line (17 and under): 360-586- Tribe in Oregon. Even the Indian Health working cooperatively with governmental The next action the Tribe’s legal team 2777 began and took over the course of the  Thurston County Crisis Line: 360-586- Service (IHS) is on “life support” with very representatives for the beneft of member litigation was to do discovery. The Tribe 2800 See Conference, page 4 See Tax Case, page 4  Grays Harbor County Crisis Line: 360- 685-6556. Tribal Employees Wear Red in Newsletter Office Support of Women’s Heart Health Relocated Christina Hicks, Community Health Coordinator My offce has been relocated to the Resource Center (old clinic) located behind the main Friday, February 5, was National Wear  Talk to your doctor about your personal to show their support for all the women tribal center. Any questions, please contact Red Day, and about 26 Chehalis tribal risk factors and how you can reduce them in the community. For more information me at 360-709-1726 or email Fshortman@ employees wore red to show their support  Tell everyone you know that heart disease regarding women and heart disease visit: for this important awareness. Heart disease is women’s number one killer - more than, and choose to live a is the number one killer of women. Too all other cancers combined. heart-healthy life. many women die each year because they Thanks to everyone who made the choice are unaware of the risk of heart disease. In fact, one woman dies PO Box 536 about every minute from City, ST Zip cardiovascular Street Address disease. Oakville, WA 98568 You can speak up against FirstName LastName * Return Service Requested heart disease for Chehalis Tribal Newsletter yourself, and for others by doing the following:  Say “no” to PRSRT STD unhealthy On National Wear Red Day tribal employees gather in support of women’s fight against heart PERMIT No. 2 OAKVILLE WA behaviors disease. Pictured top row (L-R) are Patrick Simmons, Sr., Josh Terry, Carla Thomas, Cindy Beck, US POSTAGE PAID such as Nathan Floth, Ray Secena, Jr. Middle row (L-R) are Ena Myers, Cindy Gamble, Elaine McCloud, ©Copyright 2009 CHEHALIS TRIBAL smoking Donna Koernke, Tony Medina, Paul Lamb, Bev Starr, Virginia Canales, Christina Hicks, Bottom row NEWSLETTER is a publication of the and lack of Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis (L-R) are Lorrie Bonifer, Joan Martin, Sue Ortivez, Margie Youckton, Charlotte Lopez, Monique Lopez, Reservation. exercise Marlene Hjelm, Luana Bue, Correna Young, Mary Secena, Gerrie Sanders. Photo by Chris Salmon
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