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P. 1    FREE March 2010 Vol. CHEHALIS Articles on page 3: 3/3 Program TRIBAL  Elders activities make February a month of lasting memories, page 3 News NEWSLETTER  The legalization of marijuana impacts everyone, page 3 2010 Census Questionnaire  Staff profle, Allen Fricke, CTE Assistance Available Accounting Clerk, page 3 The 2010 Census Questionnaire Assistance  “People of the Sands”  Center will be available at the tribal center, March 22 through April 19. The Chehalis youth have continued questionnaire mailing and hand delivery is on-going. If you have not received your success at sports questionnaire in the mail, feel free to stop by the tribal center to get one. The census short form includes just 10  Youth participated in Oakville 2010 basketball questions and takes only a few minutes to complete. Please take the time to provide season, page 2 this information that can greatly help the Tribe. We hope all questionnaires will be in the Class-Act Baseball Fields, and Tribal Members mail by April 1, but the enumerators will continue to work on gathering data through Learn to Manage July. For details go to Deluxe Pool Soon to be Open census or, or call 360-447- 4471 for further information. for Fun and Health Cancer Distress Domestic Violence is Christina Hicks, Community Health Coordinator Preventable On Monday, March 8, the SPIPA Cancer Hello, my name is Dawn Boley. I am the Control Program held their Discomfort, Domestic Violence Prevention Advocate Distress and Historical Trauma workshop for the Chehalis Tribe. I am excited to (via a grant SPIPA was awarded from be part of the team here at the Chehalis C-Change) in the gathering room at the Tribe. Protecting the future of our people Community Center. The 22 tribal and is crucial for Indian Country. If you community members gathered to learn about acknowledging, recognizing and caring for have been hit or shoved, are isolated, cancer. The Chehalis Tribe was frst on this intimidated, or fnancially restricted, you fve tribe consortium training. might be in a very dangerous situation. This training is instrumental in Don’t be silent. Domestic violence and recognizing and documenting cancer- murder are predictable, and thereby related distress and discomfort (pain). The preventable. Domestic violence is one information clearly stated how to document of the most challenging and secretive and communicate to the doctors what is problems. really happening to a patient in cancer My offce is located at the Resource care. Many Native Americans view pain Center in the old clinic. Don’t hesitate differently which is critical in the treatment to contact me if you have any questions stage of cancer. With all the advanced medicines and treatments available, most or concerns. I can be reached at 360- Chehalis Tribal Construction employees move top soil in preparation for the types of cancers are curable if detected early. 709-1874 and after hours contact Law new baseball complex by the Community Center. Pictured (L-R) are Sam Statistics show that Native Americans are Enforcement by calling 9-1-1. All calls Secena, dump truck driver, and Dustin Klatush, excavator operator. diagnosed with cancer in the later stages. Housing has Rental Units By Fred Shortman, Editor This is why we stress the importance of prevention and getting regular health Available When you turn to enter the new Chehalis of a soccer feld on the east side of the screenings and exams. The Chehalis Tribal Housing Authority has Tribe Community Center, you can hear the Community Center. The Historical Trauma section, taught sound of an excavator’s motor roaring as by Dr. Anna Hansen, was a very interesting The baseball felds will make a great rental units available for Chehalis tribal it loads soil into the dump trucks. Wow! addition for our baseball tournaments. part of the training. Her approach was members. If you are interested in our rental It’s fnally happening: Our Chehalis Tribal These felds will keep the tournaments more inspiring, and did not focus on the large list units, check with our offce for eligibility Construction Company has started the frst localized for the players and the vendors. requirements and information. You can also phase of ground preparation for the new It will also help provide felds for the local of historical trauma, but following the four “C’s” of connect, communication, care, and pick up an application at the Housing Offce. baseball complex. The plans show three new youth baseball teams. With baseball felds in compassion to assist in the healing process. If you currently have an application baseball felds at the Community Center. short supply in our area, this will assist local Everyone who participated was given on fle for a rental unit, please stop by the One will be two softball felds and one will teams to fnd a place to practice. The felds a pre-test and a post-test to assess their offce and update your information. It is be a little league feld. An underground will provides a better opportunity for more recommended to update these applications sprinkler system will maintain the grass. In baseball tournaments to be held here on the knowledge about cancer, discomfort and distress. Many of the participants asked yearly. With the homes on the Vosper this phase, there won’t be any outdoor lights Chehalis Reservation. questions and offered their own experiences property being fnished, more rental units for the night games, but the underground This work will continue for the next of dealing with a relative, friend or teacher will be opening soon. Any questions, contact conduit will be in place so it can happen few of months. The project is planned for who has had cancer. Everyone who attended CTHA at 360-273-7723. later. Another phase will be the addition completion in May. It will be exciting to said they really enjoyed the training. End of the Trail IV See Community Center, page 4 See Cancer, page 4 Drive - Thru Espresso & Tobacco 18101 Anderson Road “Not a Walk in the Park” this Academy Produces Oakville (360) 273-0284 Come check out our monthly coffee specials. Self-Disciplined, Confdent, Young Adults Hours are Monday-Sunday, 6 AM to 6 PM EOT 1 By Tawni Willis, Education Assistant/Mentor 2 Niederman Road Oakville (360) 273-6603 In August 2009, Bruce Stinson and Nathan Hours are Monday-Friday, 7 AM to 9 PM Floth visited the Washington Youth Saturday, 8 AM to 9 PM Academy (WYA) in Bremerton. The purpose Sunday, 9 AM to 8 PM of our visit was to look at another alternative for our students’ educational needs. The program is a six-month course that assists students with earning high school credits. The National Guard provides students a quality education, positive values, and life and job skills training to prepare them for the future. There are two classes per year PO Box 536 with approximately 150 students enrolled. The cadets wear uniforms, participate in a City, ST Zip two-week boot camp, and take classes to Street Address Oakville, WA 98568 further their education. For students who are looking for a challenge in life, WYA may be the place for you. FirstName LastName * Return Service Requested One of the criteria for WYA is to have a Chehalis Tribal Newsletter mentor who follows the student’s progress throughout their stay. This requires the mentor to have contact after the student’s Ann Marie Youckton visits time at the school, including a six-month her mother, Kim Starr, at the PRSRT STD PERMIT No. 2 follow up. This ensures the student has Washington Youth Academy. OAKVILLE WA continued success and follows through with Kim said, “I’m so proud of US POSTAGE PAID their goals. The students must be doing one Ann Marie. The personal ©Copyright 2009 CHEHALIS TRIBAL growth and hard work she’s NEWSLETTER is a publication of the of three things; be enrolled in high school, accomplished makes a Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation. See Academy, page 4 parent proud!”
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