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CHEHALIS The Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation “People of the Sands” TRIBAL NEWSLETTER June 2012 Free 2012 Chehalis Tribal Days Memorial Baseball Tournament Cemetery Clean Up: family in the memory The morning of Friday, for one our Baseball May 18 was when Legends, Dale Klatush Elders, community Sr. who passed on before members and employees this tournament. met at the Community Center to prepare Salmon Pit: Volunteers for the Memorial were seen busy at the Weekend. After a fsh pit. Cooking our prayer they moved delicious spring chinook, out to their selected clam and oyster plates location. The sound of Oakville Tomahawks, Lady Tomahawks and family members gather to honor in and serving them up mowers, weed eaters loving memory of Tomahawk Legend: Dale Klatush, Sr. to awaiting customers. and conversations could Due to limited supply, be heard throughout the selection for our royalty again drew Tribal Days.” It was three full days four different cemeteries. This a large number of community and of baseball and softball played at The salmon plates were available honorable tradition has been going tribal members. Many participants our beloved Tomahawk Stadium. on Saturday only. Great Job on for many, many moons for came dressed in their personalized Mother Nature smiled down on everyone! those gone, but not forgotten. It’s a native regalia, giving their speeches the tournament with a sunny time to share good memories from on their family lineage and why Saturday and a few overcast days Elders who remembered the ones they should be selected to represent with a few sprinkles. There were who passed on and learn about the Tribe. Elders listened intently a few injuries during the weekend, their family trees, never deterring to each speech as they voted for the but overall it was a great gathering from accomplishing their tasks. It four fnalist to be our princesses. to sit and visit with family rooting was a good day! Congratulations to the winners! for your home team and watching some “Good Ol’ Fashion Indian Miss Tribal Days Pageant: On Chehalis Tribal Memorial Baseball! Wednesday, May 23 the Miss Baseball Tournament: It was a Chehalis Tribal Days Pageant was busy two weeks in preparation for There was a total of 20 teams held at the Community Center. the Memorial Weekend baseball that travelled to participate in this Tony Medina and his staff annual tournament referred to as “Chehalis annual baseball tournament. Nine teams for the Men’s hardball, nine teams for the Women’s Slow-pitch and twelve Teams in the Coed softball. Teams gave it their Chehalis Tribal Days Princess all as they competed for the for 2012-2013. Pictured (L-R) are championship jackets for each Riley Smith, Payton Simmons, division. Ashley Parkinson, and Brooke Allen This tournament attracts native crafts, artwork and Youth Activities: Saturday and food vendors; creating a family Sunday you could hear the siren atmosphere as they shopped, blasting across tomahawk stadium. took a break to eat, and visit with Then came the thunder of little family and friends throughout the feet as they hustled over to the tournament. basketball court to enjoy what Cemetery Clean-up Day is a time honored tradition in Youth Center games and prizes. preparation for the Memorial weekend. It’s great opportunity The Chehalis Tribal Days All the youth came out a winner to learn from Tribal Elders as they shared memories while Memorial Baseball Tournament that day. working in the cemetery. was dedicated by the Klatush See Tribal Days on page 2
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