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P. 1   FREE June 2010 Vol. CHEHALIS Get a Glimpse of 3/6 History on Page 3: Program TRIBAL Interview of lower chehalis Elder News NEWSLETTER Henry Cultee, as he shares his story. Tribal Members Have Help preserve our precious river by voicing your opinion. New Contact for Making and Canceling Great Wolf  “People of the Sands”  Lodge Reservations Two youth receive awards Lindsey Fern, Executive Administrative Assistant, is the new contact person for for academics and sports Great Wolf Lodge reservations. Call her direct line at 360-347-0006 or email her at and give your name, Youth commitment achieve praise from date of reservation, number of people in your party, and a return email address for their family and community, page 2 sending the confrmation. Remember reservation requests are based on availability and are limited, so the sooner Rain Fails to Dampen Spirit Annual Ceremony your request is made, the better chance you have of getting the date you want. If you Returns Honoring the cannot keep your reservation for any reason, of Chehalis Tribal Days call and cancel with as much advance notice Salmon as possible, but no later than the morning of your planned stay. If you do not cancel Memorial Weekend By Andy Olson, Fisheries Biologist the reservation and don’t show up, future The Salmon Ceremony returned in 2010 reservations cannot be made for you without after a year off due to a lack of Spring advance payment. Chinook. In 2010 the forecast for Spring Heritage and Culture Chinook was actually lower than in 2009, Program News but the Fish Committee and Business Committee agreed that this year it was even Thirty-two families signed up to have their more important to celebrate the returning family portraits taken by Cecilia Kayano of the fsh, showing them and the river the on Saturday May 10 and Saturday May respect and reverence they deserved. They 17. Over 700 family combinations and decided the fshery would be limited to just poses were taken inside and outside the enough fsh for the ceremony and no more. Community Center. Since it was so well The number of fsh counted on the spawning received, Family Portraits will be taken grounds in 2009 was 650 with a forecast again around Thanksgiving time in the fall. of over 1200. The 2010 forecast was even Watch for fyers. Contact Diane Devlin, lower at 909 fsh returning, so it was even Heritage Coordinator at 360-709-1621. more important to limit the Tribe’s impacts The Heritage and Culture Program is Families fill the bleachers to watch softball games on Saturday. Many return on this year’s run. An immediate closure was paying for the Canoe Families Regalia to the annual tribal baseball tournaments to see old friends, family, and made following the Salmon Ceremony with Class and providing the materials. The class watch fun filled weekend of baseball. a call to remove all the gear from the river to instructors will be Trudy Marcellay and By Fred Shortman, Editor prevent impacts on wildlife and salmon by Sylvia Cayenne. Ten Women’s Tunic spots poachers. Intensive surveys are planned to st and ten Men’s Vest spots are open. Check On a cool, moist May 21 morning Days contestants. The younger ones became count every fsh and also to help the Black with Sylvia Cayenne at 360-888-6638 to employees and community members bashful as their parents helped them with River and Chehalis Spring Chinook through sign up. gathered for cemetery clean up day. their speeches. Contestant speeches detailed the new hatchery and by the conservation Register now for the Northwest Native Cemetery clean-up is a way to honor our their family lineage and why they should be of tribal fshermen. Even with the decision American Basketweavers Association ancestors in preparation for the Memorial selected for Miss Tribal Days Princesses. to have the Ceremony, the river and the fsh Conference on October 1-3, 2010, at Kah- Day Weekend. The clean-up was a full had to cooperate. Nee-Tah resort in Warm Springs, Oregon. day of work with lawn mowers and weed 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament It was close but the river gave the people There is a sign-up sheet at the Tribal Center eaters humming and singing their song as The frst 3-on-3 basketball tournament what they were hoping and praying for and front desk for Chehalis Tribal Members. The they manicured the grass. Many volunteers for Tribal Days was held at the main gym the celebration of fellowship and the First deadline for sign-up is June 25th to meet the pulled weeds and lovingly washed head in the Community Center. Joyce Thomas (Spring) Salmon returning was excellent. July 15 early bird registration deadline. stones while sharing memories with each volunteered to run this portion of the The fshermen (Shawn Ortivez, Bill th other. When the work was fnished the weekend. Secena, Bruce Klatush, Darrin Jones, John Program Offers Child Care cemeteries looked beautiful. Three teams entered the 14 and under. Youckton and Maynard Starr) fshed hard Services The winners were Markie, Geo and Reese. and the weather was not cooperating. May The Chehalis Tribal Child Care Program is Miss Tribal Days Pageant In the Adult division frst place went to in 2010 was one of the wettest since 1945 The Elders gathered with seventy offering child care services to families at community and tribal members to witness Bobbie, Izaha and Reese. and the river was not warming, clearing, the Head Start Center. Deadline for sign-up the crowning of the 2010 Tribal Days Joyce said, “The youth were very or dropping. Even the eel (Lamprey) redds is June 27, but walk-ins are welcome after Princesses. They were smiling as they competitive and they had a blast. We are weren’t visible in their usual places. The receiving approval. Check for ages, rates, listened to each contestant and waited to looking forward to having this tournament trees fnally leafed out and Dennis said he and qualifcation requirements by contacting vote for the four divisions of Miss Tribal again next year. Thank you Fau Fau Boyd had seen a few fying ants, a sure sign the Evelyn Kalama for more information at 360- for helping me referee and keep score Springers would be here soon. We scheduled 709-1889. See Tribal Days, page 4 See Salmon Ceremony, page 3 Special Nikes Available to Annual Cancer Awareness Walk Brings Families Chehalis Tribal Members NIKE N7s are being made available to Together Walking In Support for a Cure purchase by all Chehalis community and tribal members. Cost for the shoes is $48.00 Provided by Jessie Goddard, Joyleen McCrory, Orinda Goddard and Fred Shortman (includes shipping). Shipping takes about 2 weeks. In recognition of each and If you are interested in ordering a pair of everyone who contributed to the shoes, contact Cindy Beck at the Chehalis Cancer Walk and participated Tribal Wellness Center, 360-709- 1810. in this Annual event, we would like to thank you. The Chehalis Tribe has supported this event with hopes that those who have suffered losses from cancer, have struggled with the illness, or have courageously battled this disease (and are now in remission) can continue walking/running for PO Box 536 City, ST Zip a cure. Our community has Street Address suffered many losses to this disease. Because it is so hard to Oakville, WA 98568 include each and every person, FirstName LastName by name, we want to say “Thank you very much, to everyone who * Return Service Requested Chehalis Tribal Newsletter donated, helped or participated with this event.” The Cancer Walk began at PRSRT STD noon on Sunday, May 30, with PERMIT No. 2 OAKVILLE WA 158 walkers. Our Cancer Walk is US POSTAGE PAID to show support in fnding a cure. ©Copyright 2009 CHEHALIS TRIBAL “We just wanted people to walk NEWSLETTER is a publication of the together for one reason just as Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis The turnout was huge as 158 walkers participated in the Cancer Walk that began at the Reservation. See Cancer Walk, page 4 Family Services Building on Sunday, May 30.
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