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Tribal Youth Inspirational 2 News from the Chehalis Tribal Wellness Center Play Receives Football Award  Detection is the best method in the battle against colon cancer Your colon. Not a common topic of problems arise. By Carla Thomas, Mother conversation, but an important part of your Colon Cancer is the 3rd most common anatomy. The colon, sometimes called the type of cancer diagnosed in the United One of our tribal youth had an position he has since been honored large intestine, is about 5 feet long and 2½ States and the second leading cause of outstanding season for the Oakville High with the being named all conference! inches in diameter, processes the remnants cancer death. An easy test to assess the School football team. His inspirational The Oakville coaches choose the most of meals. Water and vitamins are absorbed health of your colon is called the FIT Test. play earned him the right. During the outstanding lineman of the year and by the colon and the rest is eliminated. It’s painless, and can help detect cancerous Awards banquet he was acknowledged honor them with what they call the Hog Because of the amount of time material tissue. If you’re between the ages of 50 – 64, and the introduction to the award Award. This year it was Junior and stays within this organ, the tissues are easily stop by the clinic, we have free FIT kits for irritated and infamed. Once the tissue is you. Start the New Year right; take care of was awesome as the coach said, deservedly so, since being he was damaged, toxins can easily penetrate, and yourself – GET FIT. “It’s my pleasure in introducing named all conference. He was the next young man. He was also given the  New Year’s Resolutions are Achievable explosive off the line. He was individual By Cindy Beck, ND. CPT, Diabetes Prevention Program intense in his awards of most tackles, and his inspirational 2011 is here and if you are like most of us, Sometimes our busy schedules seem to you’ve made a few resolutions. It all starts take control and fnding the time to take excitement and best with good intentions and a majority will care of ourselves seems impossible. Take a of the defensive result in being given up on by March 1 . moment and breath. Learn to listen to your st game carried lineman Goals like losing a few pounds or cleaning body. Do you need to stretch, move around, onto the of the year all the closets in your house are achievable if or get fresh air? Do you get enough sleep? other and they call you have a plan. Research has shown that not only are most players. that the Hog What did you resolve to do this year? adults sleep deprived, but not getting enough He was very Award! Do you want to lose weight? Think about sleep can actually lead to weight gain! When inspiring to his team- Great Job how much you want to lose – 10 pounds? 20 you don’t get enough sleep, the body reacts mates throughout each Junior, you pounds? More? Take it slowly, say you want by producing cortisol, a hormone associated and every game.” make us so to lose 25 pounds; give yourself a realistic with stress. Increased cortisol levels disrupts Junior Jack has Junior Jack smiling as he proudly proud. Keep time frame [by Memorial Day]; and then normal glucose metabolism, increasing cut that goal into smaller segments: lose been nominated displays his recognition awards he up the good 5 pounds by February 1 . Lose another 5 appetite. Eating more food, especially, when you are tired leads to more body weight, and st all conference for received at the Oakville sports awards work! pounds [10 pounds total] by March 1 and other health related problems. st his outstanding banquet. 15 pounds total by April 1 . A great step If for some reason you don’t achieve a st defensive line Photo by Carla Thomas towards success in achieving and sticking goal. Don’t give up! Reassess your plan and to your goal is to fnd a friend or family continue on. You’ll have more luck if you National Indian Conference Creates Strategies member who has a similar goal, and support use a variety of strategies to achieve your each other. If you both decide to start goals. Remember to keep each step simple. to Assist Programs in Healing Victims of Crime exercising, do it together. You’ll keep each Set reasonable, attainable goals. Keep other accountable, and can help motivate working on it, bit by bit every day. each other. By Dawn Boley, Domestic Violence Advocate  Program requesting volunteers for committee The 12th National Indian Nations the room, but you could hear a pin drop. Looking for volunteers to be on a new If you are interested in being a part conference was held in the home of the The tribes from other nations that stood in committee in developing strategies for of this Drug, Alcohol, Tobacco Free Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians of his presence told you of their position. Then a Drug, Alcohol, and Tobacco Free Community Committee or volunteering or Palm Springs, California. The diversity at lined up to meet him as I did to thank him this conference is amazing rich with culture, and get a picture. community. giving input please contact Lorrie Bonifer healing, and talents. This event focused on The most compelling were the survivor’s These monthly meetings will address any at 360-709-1717, 360-977-1606 or email issue that is causing harm to our community. innovation and successful victim programs stories shared at the workshops. Victims If you are interested in and strategies as well as providing current and survivors gave their personal stories to information and promising practices from each group. Many times the audience moved  The Great American Spit-out event for a healthier life the feld. to tears with the realty of their losses. That One of your new years resolution may  Create your own Quit Plan, Quit Calendar The were board of directors from Tribal brought victims to encourage public servants have been to quit chewing or smoking.  Calculate how much money quitting will Law and Policy Institute, Offce for Victims and embrace what each individual does in Those that are truly serious may chose to save you. of Crime (OVC), Cahuilla Indians Tribal the name of ending abuse. participate in the Great American Spit-Out  Locate support and fnd information about Council. There were members of Obama’s The conference honored survivors and observance day on Thursday, February 24. different kinds of medicine to help you cabinet Larry EchoHawk a (Pawnee) healers with blankets to honor the survivors It is truly your choice to a healthier lifestyle. quit smoking. confrmed Assistant Secretary for Indian and healers. The blankets made exclusively Smoking and chewing Commit to quit  Chat one-on-one with a trained Cessation Affairs in 2009, Eric Holder, Jr. as the 82 for healers by category. The advocates were smokeless tobacco! Join our Great American Coach. nd Attorney General of the United States 2009 asked to come take a token from the chair Spit Out on February 24 and say goodbye to by Joe Biden. Eric was the frst African and smudge before they sat down. Then smokeless tobacco once and for all. Check Please contact Lorrie Bonifer at 360- American to hold that post. The room flled several song artists offered a healing song out our great resources to get you started: 709-1717 cell 360-977-1606 lbonifer@ with Judges, Lawyers, Advocates, and the in honor of survivors and those whom were  Enroll in the tobacco cessation program. Bureau of Indian Affairs. The sensational taken away too early. Healing Entertainers- Star Nayea, Joanne The audience was comprised of Indians  Program available to answer health questions “Dear Provider” Shenandoah, and The Boyz a traditional and Non-Indians. The diversity in the room The Staff at the Chehalis Tribal Wellness Center our staff another way to communicate. The native singing group winning top honors felt humble and people came together as (CTWC) want to hear from you. We invite you questions can be anonymous. You do not need to such as Aboriginal peoples Choice Music one. There was absolute respect felt for the to participate in a new monthly column: “Dear sign the letter. Awards etc. There were too many awesome cultural traditions presented from songs in CTWC Provider”. You can write a question to The drop boxes are located at the Wellness people there to name them all. the native language, to traditional practices the CTWC Provider of your choice---or just a Center and Tribal Center for your letters. The conference opened with a cultural of cleansing and prayer. general question. We hope this will be a good service for our song to honor victims and survivors. The workshops offered a look into We hope this will give our community and community. We hope to hear from you soon. Speakers read poetry to the audience protection orders on and off Tribal lands. and videos shown of survivors to honor Many offcers explained how they look Youth were interviewed victims. The blanket makers offered the at domestic violence compared to the about the meaning of the most impressive blankets for the advocates. advocates. Offcers are trained not express nativity scene while awaiting The blankets carefully made in memory emotion. The very opposite of how we to paint the Nativity Scene. of female and male victims. Those that handle our victims. It is important that Pictured (L-R) are Payton survived, and those that were lost. we know that instead of thinking they are Simmons, Shayna Pickernell Larry EchoHawk gave a touching heartless people. Emotion could cost them and Cecilia Kayano, speech and left his followers at a loss their lives in certain situations. This is the Freelance reporter for the for he delivered the ultimate speech. healers, advocates, and counselors can Chronicle Larry informed the audience that Obama prepare for the questions or hurt when this nominated him to his seat. He said he problem arises. It was good to know how Article is in The Chronicle, did not say yes right away. He knew that offcers respond and why. November 20, 2010 everyone before him had really hurt the In closing, the assembly of public Native Americans. The long road it would servants all who play a role in ending abuse Chehalis Business Committee take to get back or even close was a very has a important role in the future of healing. Tribal David Burnett, Chairman Don Secena, Vice Chairman long journey. The many that had hated The Offce of Victim of Crimes, Tribal Law the person holding the seat would be hard and Policy Institute and every counselor, Newsletter Stephanie Pickernell, Treasurer NEW to sway. Then he told of the one person Judge, Advocate, Mental Health Counselors Cheryle Starr, Secretary that moved his heart enough to fght for and survivor is helping change the way 420 Howanut Road Dan Gleason, Sr., 5th Council Member our rights drew tears to the room. The for future generation. The Indian culture Oakville, WA 98568 Chehalis Tribal Newsletter Staff: participants sat there following his story needs preserved for future generations of (360) 709-1726 (offce) that went on for a long time. He took his Indian people. Historical Culture most get (360) 273-5914 (fax) Fred Shortman, Communications time and told the room what his intentions passed on to our people in the healthiest way Coordinator. Go to this direct link were. There must have been 900 people in possible to bring honor to all. Articles and opinions expressed in this for online newsletters copies: www. publication are not necessarily the opinions of this publication or the Chehalis Tribal The conference Business Committee. honored survivors and healers with The Chehalis Tribal Newsletter encourages blankets. Songs tribal members to submit letters, articles, and ceremonies photographs, and drawings to be considered were performed for publication. These are subject to editing. to pray and bless Contributing writers, artists, and them on their path photographers include Chehalis tribal to healing. community members and staff. The Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Submission deadline: 6th of each month Reservation... Photo by Dawn Printed: Each month “People of the Sand” Boley
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