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4 More Youth Services at Chehalis Tribe Possible Expansion (continued from page 1) Thanks to Funding for Tribal Boys & Girls Clubs The old southern boarder was the river, the tribe that was taken some 150 years which moves over time and creates a ago. With land having reservation status, bit of uncertainty as to where the actual the tribe is better positioned to protect boundary is: Is it the current location of cultural and environmental resources. “Our the river or where the river was in 1864? land has fsh, wildlife and other foods and The new boundary is now the land on the materials that we utilize for subsistence other side, thus eliminating the question. and ceremonial purposes,” said Chairman Additionally, it negates the state’s claim that Burnett. “As a sovereign nation we have the reservation ended in the middle of the sole jurisdiction over our own resources to river instead of the opposite bank. protect and enhance them as we have done Above all, this fully restores land to for centuries.” Great Wolf Lodge Slides Into the World Record Book During 24- Hour Waterslide-athon Event  Event Raises More than $125,000 for Big Brothers, Big Sisters Rob McKenna, Attorney General, announced a grant being made available to provide funding for tribal Boys & Girls Club of America. Pictured (L-R) are MADISON, Wis. (April 8, 2010) – After to the organization before descending the Attorney General Rob McKenna, Chehalis Tribal Chairman David Burnett, 45,148 participants slid a total of 3,593 waterslide. The resorts collected more than and Boys & Girls Club Executive Officers Joe Ingoglia and Bill Tsoukalas. miles, Great Wolf Resorts, Inc. (NASDAQ: $75,800 during the event, and a $50,000 By Fred Shortman, Editor ® WOLF), North America’s largest family of contribution to the national agency from the indoor waterpark resorts, received offcial Great Wolf Resorts corporate offce makes On March 22 a meeting was held in the pain killers Vioxx and OxiContin) in 2008. word today from Guinness World Records the total donation to Big Brothers Big Sisters gathering room of the Community Center This settlement has also awarded funding that the company’s 11 Great Wolf Lodge more than $125,800. Additionally, many announcing a grant available to tribes to Indian Health Service to help provide ® locations set a new record for “longest properties opened their doors to local Bigs interested in opening Boys and Girls additional services to combat the negative distance water sliding in 24 hours in and Littles to participate in the event. Clubs. The grant was made available from effects on communities due to prescription multiple venues.” “Great Wolf Lodge has given its guests the State Attorney General Offce. State pill addiction. On March 26-27, all Great Wolf Lodge a fun and inventive way to support Big Attorney General, Rob McKenna, was there There could be many variations to an locations participated in the 24-hour event Brothers Big Sisters’ work in providing to announce the grant, as well as Boys and agreement between a county Boys and to celebrate the opening of new waterslide successful, long-term mentoring matches Girls Club Chief Executive Offcer Joe Girls Club organization and our tribe, from attractions at three of its locations – Kansas that help vulnerable kids beat the odds,” Ingoglia and Bill Tsoukalas. fnancial agreements to the local staff hiring City, Kansas, Kings Island in Mason, OH, said Karen J. Mathis, President and CEO of The meeting discussed a $101,000 grant process, offcials said. This position will and Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania. Big Brothers Big Sisters. “The company’s that was made available for tribes interested need someone who is a positive role model The Great Wolf Lodge “World’s Largest commitment brought an energy and in developing Boys and Girls Clubs on their for youth. Waterslide-athon” took place over 24 excitement to these communities, which reservations. The tribes’ Boys and Girls “The tribes are sovereign nations. consecutive hours with one designated slide will enable us to positively impact even Clubs will be able to fund a coordinator They have their own approach, as they per resort. Every slider who descended the more children and their families.” For more position for two years. This position will should, on how they pursue these kinds designated slide counted toward breaking information, visit be communicating and interacting with the of opportunities,” Attorney General Rob the record for longest distance traveled on worldrecord. Washington Association of Boys and Girls McKenna said. “The process of deciding waterslides over a 24-hour period. Our Grand Mound Great Wolf Lodge Clubs, assisting tribes in developing their whether there should be a Boys and “We’re thrilled to hold the Guinness was one of 11 different Great Wolf Lodges local Boys and Girls Clubs, and enhancing Girls Club should be done in a way that World Record for the longest distance venues that contributed to sliding into the current programs such as the Awana’s respects their sovereignty, is the tribe’s watersliding in 24 hours. It was a true team Guinness World Records. The River Canyon Program. own deliberative process, and is culturally effort at all of our properties,” said Kim water slide was used for this event which David Burnett said, “This has been a appropriate.” Schaefer, CEO of Great Wolf Resorts. “We measures 498.5 feet. One pack member topic of interest for several years for our The Tulalip Tribe has the frst and only had so much fun setting this world record, rode the slide 98 times throughout the 24 tribe. It should be a good ft and enhance tribal Boys and Girls Club in the State but what makes this a truly special event is hours period. They had 6,582 participates present programs. This will add another of Washington. Several other tribes have the generosity of our guests and the general contributing to 620.80 miles to the record resource to help our youth get the services expressed interest in opening Boys and public who donated during the waterslide- along with the 10 other lodges adding to the they need, whether it is help with school Girls Clubs on their reservations, including athon to our charity of choice, Big Brothers record breaking total of 3,593 miles. The work, offering of cultural activities, or Chehalis, Lummi, Yakima, and Quinault. Big Sisters.” old record of 843 miles was blown out of providing a safe environment for youth to This grant gives them the opportunity to In addition to celebrating the new the water by 2,750 miles. What an awesome study, learn and have fun.” pursue this, using the Tulalip Tribe’s Boys attractions, the event raised money for job pack members, making it was a howling This grant was made available from and Girls Club as a model showing how local Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies. success! a settlement from pharmaceuticals drug it can supplement current tribal youth Participants were asked to make a donation makers Purdue and Merck (the makers of programs. Great Wolf Spring Clean Up (continued from page 1) employees fnished. It was good work by everyone and everyone else who came out to help! recorded involved. Everyone is invited back. Watch for fyers each Joyce Thomas said, “You really don’t see for next year’s Annual Spring Clean Up! participant in how much trash there is the record- when travelling in a car. breaking But there was more than 24- hour slide I expected. It’s a good marathon, feeling to help keep getting them our reservation clean.” into the Many others agreed that Guinness this was good work. A Book of little messy, but a job World well done! Records. A special thanks goes out to Correna Young and United Way of Homes (continued from page 1) Lewis County for their many years of helping property. It’s an honor to have witnessed homes and families be blessed! with our Spring Clean this vision, to see it come true for new home I asked Connie Baker how it feels to Up! The United Way owners.” own her own home? She responded with of Lewis County has Congratulations to all the new home a wholehearted, “Whoo-hoo! I’m excited. been involved with our owners and their families: Eli Snell, Melanie Spring Clean Up since Hjelm, Shawn Ortivez, Connie Baker, Russ This has been a dream of mine for awhile, 2007. Baker, Diana Pickernell, Frances Pickernell, owning a home on the reservation is fnally a Thank you to and Misty and Willie Secena. May your reality for me and my children.” newcomers Boys & Volunteers Harry and Stephanie Pickernell pick up Girls Club of America trash along Anderson Road during Spring Clean Up. Dinner for Prevention of Multi-Generational End of the Trail IV Women’s Health Fair Drive - Thru Espresso & Tobacco Prescription Drug Abuse 18101 Anderson Road Wednesday, May 19 Thursday, May 13, from 10 AM - 2 PM Oakville 360- 273-0284 At the Community Center’s starts at 5:30 PM Gathering Room End of the Trail II Come check out our monthly coffee specials. At the Community Center We will be honoring all women during National Women’s Health Awareness Month. 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