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CHEHALIS The Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation “People of the Sands” TRIBAL NEWSLETTER September 2012 Free Summer School Activities Made Learning Fun for Youth The 2012 Summer Program the Mariners. This was the was a collaboration game that Felix Hernandez between the Education pitched a perfect game Department and the Youth against the Tampa Bay Center. The program was Rays. Some of the younger broken up into six weeks students didn’t understand with a theme. how lucky they were to be in the presence of Seattle The frst week was headed making part of Major up by Dan Penn assisted League Baseball history. by Dianne Devlin, Cultural They’ll understand it in the Coordinator. His classes future as they grow older. taught the kids how to pull cedar, clean and strip The summer program the cedar, and prepare it served an average of 28 to be used in cultural art. youth everyday; with 36 The kids also took a feld being the most children trip to the Squaxin Island served in a single day. Museum. The library at the Week two was lead by Community Center has a Taaffe Simmons, and collage of pictures taken Offcer Scott Freeman. over the course of the The kids all received a summer program and t-shirt, and the students everybody is welcome to who completed the course Youth met Chehalis Tribal Officer Sean Ulrich and K-9 Blitz during the take a look at it. received a badge. The public safety week of the summer school program. students were able to get a frst hand look at the Grand pond on Old 99 to catch trout. two trips, one to Tillicum Village, Mound-Rochester Fire Station, They also toured the Fisheries and another trip to Seattle to watch Continued on Page 2... and listen to a presentation by the hatchery where they were able Thurston County Coroner. Cindy to get a frst hand look at how Beck gave a presentation about the Rainbow trout are raised. nutrition. The kids were also Another fun activity was introduced to the tribal police dog traveling to Rainbow Falls to Blitz, and received some simple fnd eels. self defense techniques from one of the offcers. Week fve was a cooking week headed by Jason Gillie. The Nathan Floth started off week three with a good lesson about the youth were taken to the Bison Olympics. Children competed in farm in Oak Meadows. They events ranging from races in the got a lesson on how the Bison pool, weight lifting, bike races, to are raised and how they live running relay races. Seeing the in captivity. The next day the competitive edge in each young youth ate bison burgers, and child was quite a sight to see. tried bison pepperoni sticks. Later that week, games were Week four was titled, “Life on played such as watermelon Nathan Floth taught youth about the Olympics during week the Rez” with JJ Shortman. The eating contest and an egg toss. three of the Summer School Program. They are seen here youth were taken to the tribal The last week was flled with competing in swimming events held at the community center.
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