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Youth Learn Salmon Cooking 2 News from the Chehalis Tribal Wellness Center Tradition at Watershed By Fred Shortman, Editor On Sunday, September 26at the invitation learned through the old way of oral tradition of the Department of Natural Resources, the about preparing and cooking the salmon. Chehalis Tribal Canoe Family provided a Cooking fsh in this manner is the way traditionally cooked salmon fund raiser at many people prefer to eat salmon. The fsh the Log Pavilion in Aberdeen. It was cold was soon gone as visitors at the Watershed and damp, so tarps were set up in case of festival gave donations to the Canoe Family rain. As visitors entered the parking lot they for a tasty sample of salmon cooked by an could smell alder smoke wisping though alder fre. the air. Elders, adults and youth from the As visitors were enjoying the fsh the Chehalis Canoe Family gathered to prepare youth brought out their drums and began for the day’s activities of preparing the fsh singing and drumming the Chehalis Canoe by lunch time. Family Coastal Salish songs. Their music Youth were taught how to prepare was met with smiles and appreciation of the spearing sticks and learned about each phase sound of their young voices. Your CTWC Health Care providers are training to use the new Electronic of cooking fsh in a traditional manner. They Health Record (EHR). Pictured (L-R) top row are Neil Dial, Portland Area EHR CAC Consultant, Autum Klimek, Debra Shortman, Christina Hicks, Marsha Pocket, John Williams, Tribal EHR Consultant. Bottom row (L-R) are Sue Ortivez, Cori Fluetsch, Kelsie Steelhammer, Deborah Burkybile, IHS National EHR Consultant, Christine Smith, and Melanie Hjelm-Snell. By Cindy Gamble, Director of CTWC  Technology Improvements to Assist Patients and Health Providers A new look at the CTWC is coming soon! their enthusiasm and participation. The Your CTWC Health Care providers will be tribal IT staff was also supportive and had doing something new during your medical lots of work to do. All involved staff were appointment. The nurse and the doctors awesome! will enter your health care exam into an Electronic Health Record (EHR). The What are some advantages of an EHR? CTWC is joining the national movement to improve patient privacy and continuity of  More patient privacy and security. care by moving from the old paper chart to  More complete records. the new electronic record.  Continuity of care. The software has been installed by  Time saving for medical staff. the Indian Health Service National  Allows for timely billing. Youth TJ Trott watches Elder Donna Choke as she uses a knife to whittle salmon spears used in the traditional fish cook. Back row pictured (L-R) are and area trainers who were on site the Skyler Backer, Fred Shortman, Elder Donna Choke, and TJ Trott. Front Row week of Sept. 13. The CTWC staff had Once we have all of our monitors set up spearing the salmon is James Cayenne. comprehensive trainings and long days in the exam rooms, we plan to have an open Photo by Francis Pickernell while the trainers were on site. The national house for the community. We hope to see trainer complimented the CTWC staff on you all then. Watershed Festival Educates  Plan Ahead for Medication Reflls Children on the Ecology of the At the Chehalis Tribal Wellness Center is also experiencing increased volume and (CTWC) we have been hearing a lot of decreased capacity. They are going from Chehalis River concerns about medication reflls lately. three pharmacies to one pharmacy. They We want to encourage all patients to allow are not always able to guarantee a same day a minimum of three working days for your refll, especially for deliveries. Please plan By Glen Connelly, Environmental Specialist reflls. Five days would be best. for your medication reflls. Make sure you There are several issues that are order your medications 2-3 days in advance, On September 26, the Chehalis Basin fberglass salmon that children can climb contributing to this. One is that we are not if you know you have a refll. If you don’t Partnership hosted the Fourth Annual into and see beautiful paintings representing fully staffed at the CTWC. The providers have a refll it is best to give yourself a 7 day Chehalis River Watershed Festival at the the salmon’s life cycle on the inside walls. are fully booked for appointments and window to schedule an appointment with Rotary Log Pavilion in Aberdeen. The event Attendees could participate in Gyotaku, the our same day appointments are reserved a CTWC provider to get your medications focused on educating children (and adults) Japanese art of fsh printing, using a rubber for sick patients or urgent care patients. ordered and delivered. about the ecology of the river and what fsh putting paint on the fsh, then rolling Medication reflls, physical exams such as CTWC staff wants to be sure that all of people in the basin are doing to protect and the fsh over paper to form a unique and fun PAP’s, school physicals, or work physicals our patients are able to order and receive enhance the Chehalis River. print. Other exhibits were part of the festival are not an appropriate use for the short, their medications. This requires that every The Tribe’s Department of Natural including ones from the local conservation same day appointments. Therefore it patient plans ahead and allows enough time Resources was there to show off all the districts, the Nature Conservancy, US Fish may take several days to get an advance for the orders to make it through the system. great projects we have been working on to and Wildlife, The Chehalis River Basin appointment for medication refll. Hall’s improve the watershed. A salmon bake was Land Trust, and the Chehalis Basin Fisheries provided by the Chehalis Canoe Family in Task Force.  Coming Soon! Have your Questions Answered in the “Dear CTWC exchange for donations. Watch for it next year and join in the fun, One of the highlights of the festival it’s a great way to learn about the river and Provider” Section of the Chehalis Tribal Newsletter was Finn the giant salmon, a 28 foot long our ecosystem. The Staff at the Chehalis Tribal Wellness a general question. Center (CTWC) want to hear from you. We The questions can be anonymous. You do Curfew Laws Protect Our Youth invite you to participate in a new monthly not need to sign the letter. We will have drop boxes at the Wellness Center for your letters. column: “Dear CTWC Provider.” You can write a question to the CTWC Provider of We hope this will give our community and By Fred Shortman, Editor your choice---or just our staff another way to communicate. We hope this will be a good service for our In December of 1993 the General Council reduce crime and violence committed by approved Chehalis Tribal Codes for a minors. The original intent of the curfew law community. We hope to hear from you soon. curfew ordinance. A curfew is an offcial was not to punish youth, but to protect them. order to return home before a stated time. It The limited job market in our area causes MD providers will be available to may often be imposed by a government to some parents to take shift work. This can answer your question regarding maintain public order. The curfew law keeps cause problems with the supervision of health. Pictured top row is youth under the age of 18 off the streets and children. Finding a good baby sitter for Eugene Sine. Bottom row away from gangs, drugs and crime. Curfews, younger children is a challenge. Teens left (L-R) are Ivan Reveron, which apply to the nighttime hours, aren’t without parent supervision don’t always Maribeth Duffy and James just there to keep the youth from getting make the right choice. Hampton. into trouble, they are also there to keep If your child is caught in violation of the Chehalis Business Committee them from being hurt or becoming victims curfew by Law Enforcement you will be David Burnett, Chairman of crime. The primary reason for enacting contacted to pick up your child. Tribal Don Secena, Vice Chairman a curfew law was to encourage the safety Talk to your children about staying safe Newsletter Jessie Goddard, Treasurer of minors, decrease their victimization, and and getting home on time. Cheryle Starr, Secretary Chehalis Tribal Ordinance 420 Howanut Road Dan Gleason, Sr., 5th Council Member Oakville, WA 98568 (360) 709-1726 (office) Chehalis Tribal Newsletter Staff: 17.27.050 Curfew – Day, Hour and Age Restrictions. Fred Shortman, Communications (360) 273-5914 (fax) Coordinator. Go to this direct link It is unlawful for any person under the age of eighteen years to be in any public or for online newsletters copies: www. community gathering place unsupervised by an adult between the hours specifed below. Articles and opinions expressed in this publication are not necessarily the opinions of this publication or the Chehalis Tribal Age Days Hours Business Committee. 15 years and under Sunday – Thursday 9:00 pm – 6:00 am Friday and Saturday 10:00 pm – 6:00 am The Chehalis Tribal Newsletter encourages tribal members to submit letters, articles, 16 and 17 years old Sunday – Thursday 10:00 pm – 6:00 am photographs, and drawings to be considered for publication. These are subject to editing. Friday and Saturday 11:00 pm – 6:00 am Contributing writers, artists, and Between June 1st and August 31st, curfew begins one hour later than the time photographers include Chehalis tribal specifed above. community members and staff. The Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis All days immediately preceding a legal holiday are subject to weekend curfew hours. Submission deadline: 6th of each month Reservation... (Res. 1993-45, passed Dec. 16, 1993) Printed: Each month “People of the Sand”
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