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P. 1   FREE May 2010 Vol. CHEHALIS Honoring Janette Elders: 3/5 Whiteclaw Program TRIBAL  She treasures News NEWSLETTER the moments she spends with her High School Grads Urged grandchildren, page 3 to Contact Ed Office Attention all Chehalis tribal and community  “People of the Sands”  members! Graduation is approaching fast for seniors in the fnal stages of completing their Chehalis youth group sends high school education. The Chehalis Tribe celebrates with a dinner and recognition message with music ceremony for graduates and family. If you are aware of any community or tribal member getting ready to graduate, Youth write and record music about please contact JJ, Tawni, Jason or Nathan at 360-709-1888 with all their information. suicide prevention, page 2 Program Help Members of Six Chehalis Teams Add to the Huge Storage Two Tribes Get Jobs By Barb Churchill, Vocational Success and Fun of Tribal Youth Building, RV Rehabilitation Program Lead Counselor The Chehalis/Skokomish Intertribal Park are Newest Vocational Rehabilitation Programs received Basketball Tournament a grant through the Department of Education for fve years! Both tribes have provided Additions of a Vocational Rehabilitation Program since 1993 and look forward to serving you for the Chehalis Tribal next fve years. Part of the service we will provide an informational newsletter which will be Enterprises mailed out three to four times a year. It will offer information on a variety of disabilities, By Fred Shortman, Editor alternative therapies, career tips and success stories. Storage Building The purpose of Tribal Vocational You can hardly miss the new building Rehabilitation is to provide a culturally at the main entrance to the reservation appropriate and community-based program along Anderson Road. It’s the Chehalis of services. Some of the services focus Tribal Enterprises storage building. I’m on the individual’s strengths, resources, reminded it is a “storage building” and not priorities, concerns, abilities, capabilities, a “warehouse” (with lots of coming and interests, and self-informed choices. Youth enjoyed competing in the first Chehalis Youth Basketball Tournament going and in and out operations). Indeed, the With these services, clients should be to be held at the tribe’s Community Center. Pictured (L-R) top row are Marvin building is designed to store tribal goods, able to prepare for and engage in gainful Youckton Jr., Logan, Coach Ray Lopez, Sr., Brian Ranger, Ray Lopez, Jr., records, artifacts and other miscellaneous employment within their communities. Oscar Jackson, Shawn Youckton, Geo Jack, TJ Pickernell, and Jacob Black. items. A few disabilities helped by the program Front row (L-R) are Marcus Youckton, Carla Thomas, Gary Ortivez, III, Jordan The building is 150 feet wide and include: learning disabilities, post traumatic Bird, and Coach Bruce Klatush, Sr. Front is Alex Youckton. 170 feet long, or 25,500 square feet. It stress, traumatic brain injury, alcohol/drug is designed with a substantial enough addictions, depression and eating disorders. By Carla Thomas, Events Coordinator Assistant foundation for a future second story Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors help We frst would like to say thanks to Also there was Ange Youckton, and Bruce mezzanine. The building looks “good size” clients explore and understand their barriers our Chehalis Tribal Youth Basketball from the outside but, when I walked inside, I and help turn them into abilities. Tournament volunteers. Many thanks to Klatush who were there for us in many was truly impressed and uttered a “whoaaa!” different aspects of the tourney, taking We are located in the Resource Center Diana Pickernell. She was totally devoted garbage out, keeping the score book, and as I comprehended how massive the area (old clinic) behind the tribal center. Any on our opening day of the tournament. She coaching when our lil’ team needed! actually is. questions, please contact Barbara Churchill, was our offcial bookkeeper. She stayed The teams were in three divisions and The purpose of this structure is to Project Manager, at 360-709-1633 or Orinda throughout the entire day, so thanks so consolidate, store, have access to, and be Goddard, Counselor, at 360-709-1735. fnished in the following order: much, Diana, for such devotion! able to retrieve tribal records, equipment and While she was on the books, her sister, 18 and Under Boys supplies which were being stored in as many Special Nikes Available Francis Pickernell, was keeping the clock Nisqually - MVP Jordan - All Stars: Kurtis, as 15 off-reservation locally-owned, leased for Chehalis Tribal and and scoreboard running. You really deserve Rikki facilities. This new building allows for Skok - MVP Tre - All Stars: Berry, Cedric props for that one so.., thanks for stepping consolidation and provides adequate space Community Members up and volunteering when we really needed Chehalis Bobby - All Stars: Bobby Jones, for proper fling, easy access, and retrieval someone! You didn’t abandon us. Rikki Sutterlict, Cody when needed. The Nike Air Native N7 ftness shoe is Chehalis Frazer the result of nearly two years of research, We can’t forget thanking Darrin Jones LaPush The interior space is subdivided into development, and ft testing, in partnership and Deidra Hawks. They stepped up to the Chehalis Marky - All Star: Marky secure storage spaces for each tribal with the Native American community. plate and did a game on the score board. department and provides secure limited The frst-of-its-kind performance shoe is See Basketball Tourney, page 4 See Enterprise, page 4 requirements for the Native American foot. Multi-Generational Native Women’s Health Fair Helps Over built to address the specifc ft and width NIKE N7s are being made available for purchase by all Chehalis community and 115 Women Stay Healthy with Experts and Workshops Tribal members. Sizes that are available for men are 6 – 14 and for women are 5 – By Christina Hicks, Community Health Coordinator 12. Cost for the shoes is $48.00 (includes On Thursday, May 13, the Native Women’s shipping). Shipping takes about 2 weeks. Wellness Program held the Multi- If you are interested in ordering a pair of Generational Native Women’s Health Fair shoes, contact Cindy Beck at the Chehalis at the new Chehalis Tribal Community Tribal Wellness Center, 360-709-1810. Center. We had ladies attend from the Chehalis tribal community, Cowlitz Tribe, Skokomish Tribe, Quinault Tribe, Oakville, Rochester, Centralia, Chehalis, Olympia, Seattle, and Aberdeen. There were over 115 ladies who attended. This event was held to support National PO Box 536 Women’s Health Awareness Week (May 9-15). It was a time for our tribal City, ST Zip community women to come learn and take Street Address Oakville, WA 98568 care of themselves: Women are the back bones of our families and communities. There were 30 vendor tables: The FirstName LastName * Return Service Requested American Cancer Society, National Cervical Chehalis Tribal Newsletter Cancer Coalition-Pacifc NW chapter, Lewis-Mason-Thurston Area Agency on Aging, Olympic AAA, ADSA-Living Lynn Hoheisel, Diabetes Outreach Coordinator, seen tests Penny Gleason- Well with Chronic Conditions, DSHS, Wheeler’s blood sugar level at the Chehalis Tribe’s Womens Health Fair. PRSRT STD PERMIT No. 2 SHIBA, Providence Sound Home Care & OAKVILLE WA Hospice, Native Wellness Institute, SPIPA - Diabetes Prevention, Prevention -Tobacco, The doors opened at 10:00 am with a US POSTAGE PAID Comprehensive. Cancer, Tribal Bear Project, Mental Health, Chemical Dependency, prayer from Patti Kinswa, a Cowlitz tribal ©Copyright 2009 CHEHALIS TRIBAL NEWSLETTER is a publication of the Colon Program, Journey Women, Costco, Tribal Rez Pet Program, Tribal Housing member who brought women from the Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis and Chehalis tribal programs: Native Authority, Heritage, three different massage Reservation. Women’s Wellness Program, Clinic, Dental, tables, reiki, and acupuncture. See Health Fair, page 4
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