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P. 1   FREE Vol. December 2010 5/12 CHEHALIS Interesting Information on Page 3: Program TRIBAL  Madronna Harris Interview of News NEWSLETTER Tribal Elder Nina Bumgarner  Casino Management Program helps tribal members to become Public Transportation successful managers: Featured is Available for the Chehalis Farley Youckton. Reservation  “People of the Sands”  Rural & Tribal Transportation (R/T) provides bus service in rural Thurston SDPI Prevention Program Staff County including the Chehalis Reservation. The service works a little different then Attend Meeting in New Mexico regular fxed route public transportation though. Here’s what you need to know:  The 6-year Prevention Project results confrmed  There are no set bus stops. Riders must type 2 diabetes can be delayed or prevented in call the day before they need a ride to schedule R/T to pick them up. Native American communities., page 2  If you live in R/T’s service area, you can be picked up at your house. Classes Offer Families  If you need to travel to Olympia, Lacey or the Nisqually Reservation, R/T will drop Tribal Annual Meeting is a Opportunity to Learn you off at the transit center in Tumwater About Living Well with where you can transfer to an Intercity Transit bus. Fitting End to a Great 2010 Chronic Conditions  If you need to travel to Centralia or By Christina Hicks, Community Health Chehalis, R/T will drop you off at the Dairy Queen in Grand Mound where you Representative can transfer to a Twin Transit bus. Nobody wants to have a chronic long- term illness. Unfortunately, most of us will To schedule a ride, please call 1-800-650- experience two or more of these conditions 7846 between 9 am and 3 pm. The R/T bus during our lives. This class was developed operates Monday through Friday from 6am by The Stanford University Chronic Disease to 6pm. Bus fare is $1 per ride. R/T accepts Self-Management study. It’s purpose is to Intercity Transit and Twin Transit passes. teach people who have an illness to live a For more info go to and healthy life, and to look at the consequences click on R/T Transit. of most chronic diseases. These diseases may be; heart disease, diabetes, liver disease, emphysema, depression, fatigue, Energy Assistance Available chronic pain just to name a few. to Help With Energy Bills This program helps teach participants to work at overcoming the physical and Do you need assistance with your electric bills? The LIHEAP energy assistance emotional problems caused by the disease, program is accepting applications at the through self-management skills. Self- management skills: dealing with your Chehalis Tribal Wellness Center in the WIC The Election Committee spent many hours in preparation for tribal election illness (such as taking medicine, exercising, Offce. day. Pictured (L-R) are Joan Martin, Alicia Canales, David Youckton and Qualifcations Harry Pickernell, Sr. going to the doctor, communicating your symptoms accurately, and changing  Please bring your income verifcation your diet). Continuing your normal daily from head of household for anyone 18 By Fred Shortman, Editor activities (such as chores, employment, years and older. If you get a Per Capita social life, etc.). And managing the changing bring a copy of the pay stub as long as At the Annual Meeting on Saturday, commons area providing important it shows year to date income. If no year November 6, excitement was in the information explaining success stories and emotions brought about by your chronic to date income then bring all of August, air awaiting the results of the Business projects for the following year. illness (changes brought about by your September and October. Committee elections. It was a very large illness, such as anger, uncertainty about the  Bring your current light bill. turn out with 254 tribal members in Enterprises future, changed expectations and goals, and sometimes depression, and also including  If you are on the fnancial part of DSHS attendance. Tribal members crowded the David Youckton, Enterprise Director changes in your relationship with family and then an award letter is required. new Community Center and listened to discussed the End of the Trail Stores, Eagles  If your on Social Security or SSI an award Enterprise Directors and General Managers Landing Hotel, and the Chehalis Tribal friends). Participants also learned about letter or direct deposit stub from the bank. present their reports regarding our tribal Construction Company.  The client will also need to know investments and updates on future plans to They brought forward the new business communicating with members of your health care team, the key to making the the social security numbers of all the continue in our success. ventures of the Burger Claim and RV Park. household regardless of age. Polls opened at 8 am and the annual health care system work better involves our Any questions for qualifcation please meeting started at 10 am and lasted until 9 Lucky Eagle Casino ability to develop Good communication contact Debbie Shortman 360-709-1689. pm. Our Events coordinator had the casino John Setterstrom, General Manager gave with members of our health care team. Some times the providers use unfamiliar medical provide lunch and had fsh cooked in our a report on the Lucky Eagle Casino. It was words that we just don’t understand and we traditional manner for dinner. a great power point presentation on past year are afraid to ask what these words mean. Website Available on New Programs had tables set up in the statistics. This was another positive year Also, many of us are afraid to share personal Changes Regarding DSHS Coverage See Annual Meeting, page 4 See Living Well, page 4 DSHS is eliminated coverage of optional Wall-to-Wall Vendors Provide Variety Of Native healthcare services as a consequence from Governor Gregoire on September 13, 2010 (RCW 43.88.110(07). This imposed a cut Gifts for Christmas Shoppers at Elders Bazaar of nearly 6.3% in the DSHS budget for the current fscal year. By Nancy Romero, Senior Citizens Coordinator Please use DSHS website at http://hrsa. to keep On Saturday, December 4, the Elders held with crafts or a raffe to help earn their way volunteers had their own table to earn current on changes to information. Because their Annual Christmas Bazaar at the Lucky there. We wish them luck and safety as they money to be donated to the local area to these beneft changes affect all Medicaid Eagle Casino events center. The 2010 Elders represent their schools. assist in making a special Christmas for recipients.. Bazaar was a BIG Successful Event! This The Natives Helping Neighbor’s was the largest bazaar yet! See Elders Bazaar, page 4 This year’s bazaar continued to draw over 80 vendors located throughout the building. The Elders had a raffe, food, and bake sale. The food was outstanding: having oyster stew, chili and fry bread. PO Box 536 All proceeds from this bazaar contribute to the Elders trips and dinners. City, ST Zip There were wall-to-wall vendors Street Address Oakville, WA 98568 and customers in the big event center. You could fnd anything from clothing, * Return Service Requested Chehalis Tribal Newsletter carving, basketry, and baked goods FirstName LastName and much more. There were smiles on everyone’s faces as they shopped for that special Christmas item, and found gifts that you couldn’t fnd in the stores. Anything from Native arts, baskets, and PRSRT STD crafts are always highly sought after and PERMIT No. 2 OAKVILLE WA the workmanship is outstanding. US POSTAGE PAID There were a couple of youth ©Copyright 2009 CHEHALIS TRIBAL trying to earn money for their The Annual Elders Bazaar continues to draw a large number of venders NEWSLETTER is a publication of the Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis ambassadorships to different parts of for customers to shop for that special Native Christmas gift. It was a huge, Reservation. the country. They either had a table successful event. Hope to see you next year!
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