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P. 1   FREE August 2011 Vol. CHEHALIS Page 3: 5/8  Donna and Ellery Choke move into Program TRIBAL their new home News NEWSLETTER  Chehalis tribal housing staff profles: James Gutierrez and Sharon Halleck Program Offers Incentives on Learning about Colon  Madronna Harris interview of tribal Cancer Prevention  “People of the Sands”  Elder, Nina Bumgarner, Part 2 The Chehalis Colon Health Program would like to congratulate Harry Pickernell, Sr., for Programs Keep Active on Page 2  Programs receive special recognition winning this quarter’s drawing. Harry won award for diabetes prevention a new laptop computer and case, just for learning how he can prevent colon cancer!  SPIPA requests native artist donations for There are monthly and quarterly drawings for everyone who takes steps to prevent annual art auction colon cancer. The next quarterly drawing on October 1 will include an overnight stay at  Project aimed at protecting your authentic the Great Wolf Lodge. Native art If you are interested in learning about how to prevent colon cancer, please contact either Patti Walker or Cindy Beck at the Chehalis Canoe Family Participates in Annual Chehalis Tribal Wellness Clinic. Mary Combs won the monthly raffe drawing for those who participated in the Canoe Journey “Paddle to Swinomish” CHP during July. She received an assortment of healthy snacks. The August drawing will be held on Friday, September 2. Please submit your most yummy muffn recipes to the CHP and watch them be transformed into a recipe book! We’ll even give you a copy.  Why, you ask? Great question! Because we are making a muffn recipe book. Please drop your delicious recipes off at the clinic or email them to The CHP is hosting a Muffn Madness Celebration in honor of Grandparents’ Day, Monday, September 12 from 9:30 – 11:00 AM in the Gathering Room and would like to gift all attendees with a recipe book full of healthy and delicious muffn options. October 25: The CTWC and CHP will host a Men’s Gathering from 5:00 – Reaching their final destination at Swinomish shore, the Chehalis Tribal Canoe tuulap tit wiiA and pullers honor the 7:00 PM at the Community Center in the hosting tribe before requesting permission to come ashore to share their songs, dance and week-long festivities. Gathering Room. Witnessing and participating in the Final Landing creates a lasting lifetime memory for each person. For more information about any of these By Fred Shortman, Editor events please contact Patti Walker 360-709- 1742 or Cindy Beck 360-709-1810 at the The Chehalis Canoe Family participated being positive; standing each other up; being power pulls were special dedicated prayers Chehalis Tribal Wellness Clinic. in the 2011 Paddle to Swinomish. This is happy to see each other; working together to to individuals that were in need of help. the ffth year of participating in the canoe keep our camp clean; respecting each other’s We honored our ancestors by Drivers Think Safety First to journey. There were over 50 tribal and space; and praying for the health of the participating, teaching, preserving and Protect Children at Bus Stop community members who lived, prayed, earth, families and communities. Our elders connecting with our culture, and by sharing With school beginning drivers should be aware and travelled together. Some travelling with and leaders provided teaching, giving our with our youth about life on the water ways. of kids our on the roadways. What is the most our canoe, tuulap tit wiiA (Tu-lap ti weah), Canoe Family a strong core. Everyone who It is a diffcult task living in two worlds: One dangerous part of the school bus ride? The bus and others supporting us by travelling by participated and represented the Chehalis being able to practice our culture, and the stop! Children are at greatest risk when they land canoes. 5 Elders, Twenty-one youth, Tribe was totally awesome! Great job, other being able to survive in this modern are getting on or off the school bus. Children: and twenty-fve adults travelled from the everyone! world. Many destinations were diffcult  Become easily distracted and may start Squaxin Island to Swinomish. At times Being able to travel in our canoe is having to pull for 4-6 hours along the sacred across the street without warning. elders, tribal and community members the most honorable way to remember our waterways overcoming the challenges each  Don’t understand the danger of moving visited us at our campsites or witnessed ancestors who traveled in the same way. day brought. vehicles.  Can’t judge vehicle speed or distance. protocols along the journey. Becoming nomadic people by moving from Life on the Journey  May be blocked from view by the bus. Living and traveling with “one heart, tribe to tribe learning, respecting and sharing Mother nature started off with challenges When a school bus is stopped and red one mind” as a family is a holistic and their tribal customs. Leaving our camp site as it rained heavily at Squaxin Island lights are fashing, vehicles in all lanes of instrumental part of learning about each like we weren’t even there. traffc must stop at least 20 feet before other. Although, we were traveling together Having weekly canoe practice helped creating blue tarp camping. The following reaching the school bus to allow children to for only a week, being a part of the tribal prepare and strengthen the pullers for the morning for the start of the journey she arrive safely. journey’s you begin to recognize the values journey. Pulling in the our canoe “tuulap provided a heavy fog to Solo Beach in Vocational Rehabilitation that are missing from the world in general, tit wiiA” was an honor. As all the pullers Nisqually. With the help of our support boat recognized that each pull was a prayer and such as: Doing things “In a good way,” captain we made it safely. Annual Outreach Lunch See Canoe Journey, page 4 Wednesday, September 21 Bike Rodeo Encourages Youth To Practice Safety and Make from 12:00-2 PM at the Community Other Smart Choices While Traveling the Roadways Center’s Gathering Room By Scott Freeman, Community Resource Offcer Community and employees are all invited. Key The bike rodeo was a huge success! note speaker will be artist,- Laurie Whitehawk. The weather cooperated and made it a Please come and join us. special day on Monday July 13 in the For more information please contact Barbara Churchill 360-709-1633 or Orinda Goddard 360- Community Center Parking lot. Thanks 709-1735. to all the great kids who participated and the volunteers who helped run the stations. We are very grateful for all the donations, just about everyone won something in the raffe. Everyone who attended received a new multi- sport helmet to use when riding bikes, skateboards or scooters. If your kids PO Box 536 couldn’t make the rodeo and need a City, ST Zip helmet, please stop by the Public Safety Street Address Oakville, WA 98568 Building and pick one up. Driveways and intersections are especially dangerous for young riders as Chehalis Tribal Newsletter FirstName LastName they fail to pay attention when riding in these areas. Rodeo events included skills stations that stressed riding safely on streets and intersections. Other skills also stressed included stopping, starting and PRSRT STD looking for cars coming from behind. PERMIT No. 2 OAKVILLE WA Parents, it’s important to remember US POSTAGE PAID that helmets save lives and have been ©Copyright 2009 CHEHALIS TRIBAL NEWSLETTER is a publication of the shown to reduce serious head injuries to Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Volunteer Bill Thoms instructs youth on proper safety tips involving driveways Reservation. See Bike Rodeo, page 2 and intersections during the bike rodeo.
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