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P. 1   FREE September 2011 Vol. CHEHALIS Elder Event and Tribal 5/9 Staff on Page 3: Program TRIBAL  Barbecue Brings Families Together News NEWSLETTER to Spend a Fun-Filled Evening Celebrating with Our Elders Water Aerobics Class Days  Chehalis Tribal Education Staff Have Changed Profles: Tracy Bray, Sam Heller and The Diabetes Prevention Program is offering  “People of the Sands”  William Thoms water aerobic classes at the Community Center. Sign up today! Water aerobics is Youth and Health Activities on Page 2 a great way to stay healthy. Come join a healthy, low-impact exercise. Please bring a  Summer school program towel, and water shoes are recommended.  Clinic news on fu shots now available New Changes:  Tuesday for Elders-10:00 AM-12:00  Community getting healthier contest winners Noon  Wednesday for everyone-5:00-7:00 PM  Join the inter-tribal biggest loser challenge  No Water Aerobics’ on Thursday’s For more information please contact Evening of Dinner and Gifts Annual Picnic Lynn Hoheisel, Diabetes Prevention Program at 360-709-1744 Brings Meaningful Connections Recognizes Free Will-Writing Classes Offered to Tribal Members Between Youth and Elders Dedicated Indian Wills and Estate Planning Services are now being offered to all Chehalis Tribal Members who are 18 years and older. This Employees service is without cost to Chehalis Tribal members who currently do not have a Will. By Fred Shortman, Editor Please Call Christina Hicks at 360-709- 1741 to set up an appointment and get the It was a comfortable warm Friday morning paperwork needed to get started. on August 26 at Black Lake’s Columbus Park for the Annual employee picnic. The Halloween Safety Tips to turn-out was huge as employees and their Protect Your Children families came out to share in a relaxing By Scott Freeman, Community Safety Offcer day in appreciation for all the work we Twenty-six youth learned to cook and make gifts in a traditional way for do for the Chehalis Tribe. Cheryle Starr, School has started, and I know my kids have the Elders Appreciation Dinner. What started out as a dinner turned Events Coordinator made it a special day already begun talking about Halloween and into something magical for Elders and youth in the gathering room at the for everyone enjoying each other’s company what costumes they’re planning on wearing Community Center. Photo by Cecilia Kayano and meeting their immediate families. this year. This along with the days getting Children were seen with the parents playing shorter it seems like now is a great time to By Cecilia Kayano, Freelance Writer on the swings, while others took advantage toss out some safety reminders. We all do What started out to be a dinner was turned Learning About Family Trees, Respect of the lake by going swimming as the day a great job making sure the kids are warm into something memorable, and maybe even and Tradition heated up. Yes, all agreed it was a beautiful when they go outside to play, but do we magical, because of the good hearts and And so the frst dinner provided by place and a wonderful day for the annual stop and check to make sure our children intentions of Chehalis tribal staff, Elders and Chehalis youth to honor the Elders came employees picnic. are visible to people driving cars? No matter forth, blossoming into something more There were several ways to qualify for how many times we tell them look both youth. than learning about the names and dates of an assortment of separate raffes, Employees ways and don’t run out from between cars, Several weeks ago, tribal staff realized a family tree. “The idea was to have youth were requested to bring homemade dishes the kids still do it. By making sure they have that many youth wanted to know more about show appreciation for the Elders, and honor or deserts. This provided a separate and on brightly colored and/or refective clothing their family trees. Many of them knew who them by preparing them dinner,” explained delicious assortment of tasty and delicious we can help reduce the risks they have of not their grandparents, aunts and uncles are, Diane Devlin, Culture Coordinator. foods. A second raffe was for the employees being seen by approaching cars. Flashlights but fewer could connect the dots between are also another great way to alert traffc that themselves, remote cousins, their great-aunts Twenty-six youth arrived at the to donate school supplies to our Education pedestrians are walking nearby, so let the and uncles, and their great-grandparents. Community Center in the morning of Department. These supplies are made kids play with them, batteries are cheap in And usually in this extended family tree August 11 to start preparing the special, available for tribal families who aren’t the big scheme of things. full of branches, there was a Chehalis tribal multi-course meal. Half worked with Nancy enrolled to assist them with their needs. How about Halloween? These are the chair, a leader, an activist, an artist, someone Romero, Elders Coordinator, in the kitchen. It’s a great program! For more information rules I use with my kids and generally what every single youth would be in awe to call The other half worked with Diane Devlin contact JJ Shortman at the Community most law enforcement agencies recommend family. making gifts of cedar roses. Center at 360-709-1749. The other raffe to parents. Tribal staff knew if the youth researched was available for being an employee. This You have to trick or treat with a grown- their family trees in depth, they would fnd The Key Ingredient in Meal and Roses raffe is always unique when your name is up a past tribal chair, a tribal leader, a political Nancy and Diane had talked briefy about drawn you would go pick another number to Visit the homes you know activist, or an accomplished artist to who the intent of the day, but both were surprised see what prize you won. When picking out a costume make sure you they are related. when they discovered they were not only Bingo was an added plus to the day can move, hear and see easily teaching the youth the same concepts of giving those who wanted to sit down and Wear a light colored or bright costume so drivers can see you See Elders Appreciation Dinner, page 4 See Employee Picnic, page 4 Putting glow in the dark patches or refective tape on your costume helps you be seen Native American Women and Girls’ Health Conference Carry a fashlight or glow stick Walk in areas that are well lit WATCH OUT FOR CARS! Provides Resources in Preventing Cancers Make sure your parents check your candy before you eat it. By Christina Hicks, Community Health Coordinator Just because it’s getting dark early and colder outside, doesn’t mean our kids should On Wednesday, August 31, the S.P.I.P.A’s the lining of the cervix. If these cells are not with cervical cancer are between 35 and 55 stay indoors. Encourage them to play and be Native Women’s Wellness Program hosted found early, pre-cancers and then cancer can years old, many of these women could have active, but remind them to play smart and a Women’s and Girl’s Health Conference develop. While half of all women diagnosed See Health Fair, page 4 safe around traffc. at the Chehalis Tribe’s “Gathering Room.” There was over 55 women in attendance from the Chehalis, Nisqually, Squaxin, Skokomish, Shoalwater Bay, and Quinault tribes. Winona Youckton, a Chehalis elder opened the event with a song and prayer. PO Box 536 Everyone was welcomed to this event by Rita Andrews, Program Coordinator for City, ST Zip the NWWP at SPIPA. The focus of this Street Address Oakville, WA 98568 conference was H.P.V. and Cervical Cancer. A DVD was shown to inform on “H.P.V.” Chehalis Tribal Newsletter (Human Papilloma virus). Rob Woodall, a FirstName LastName provider from the Skokomish tribe clinic and the quality assurance provider for the NWWP was available to answer questions Speakers and sponsors are instrumental to the message of the prevention pertaining to H.P.V. Cervical cancer is of cancer at the Women’s Health Fair. Pictured top row (L-R) are Raylene cancer of the cervix. Unlike other cancers, McCloud, Outreach Worker from Nisqually; Tanya Brown, Outreach PRSRT STD cervical cancer is not hereditary. It’s Worker from Shoalwater Bay; Christina Hicks, Chehalis Community Health PERMIT No. 2 OAKVILLE WA caused by certain types of viruses, human Coordinator; Lori Stone, National Cervical Cancer Coalition; Colleen US POSTAGE PAID papilloma virus (HPV). When a woman Echohawk. Front row (L-R) are Elizabeth Heredia, Outreach Worker Squaxin ©Copyright 2009 CHEHALIS TRIBAL becomes infected with one of these types Island Tribe; Joan Claudio, Data/Billing/Case Manager at SPIPA; Suzanne NEWSLETTER is a publication of the Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis of HPV, and the virus doesn’t go away Adams, Outreach Worker at Quinault; Rita Andrews, NWWP Coordinator at Reservation. on its own, abnormal cells can develop in SPIPA; Norma Cagey, Skokomish cancer survivor; and Corrina Tordillos
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