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CHEHALIS The Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation “People of the Sands” TRIBAL NEWSLETTER November 2012 Free Elders Summer Activities Create Fond and Lasting Memories By Nancy Romero, Elders Coordinator Elders up by 2:00 AM to get to Greetings! Well the summer the airport by our 6:00 AM fight. months have come to an end. It was a long fight and as we Time for jackets, scarves and arrived at South Dakota we went mittens and extra blankets on your out the airport doors and almost bed! I would like to give you a got blown away! The gusty winds breakdown of some of the activities there were pretty strong! But it that the Elders have done the last calmed down as the days went by. few months. The Elders got to see many sites such as Keystone, ride on an old In July the Elders took a two day locomotive through some beautiful trip to Spirit Mountain for the country, Mt. Rushmore, Deadwood, Elders luncheon which was held at black hills gold and diamond the Spirit Mountain Casino. It was factory (where I think between all great fun, good food and had some the Elders/guests we loaded up on raffe prize winners this time! black hills jewelry), Kevin Costner Tribal Elders and their family toured South Dakota during one TaTanka “Story of the Bison” July we also had our Second of the field trips creating lasting memories. interpretive center that depicts the Annual Family BBQ, which relationship of the bison and man. was held outside by the elder needed rides on an afternoon trip bingo, Deal or no Deal, swimming, We also went to Deadwood, to the center. The Lucky Eagle Casino after it cooled down some from one hot tubbing, eating again, musical Black Hills horse sanctuary where catered the food, and the Casino of the hot days we were having. At shows, and just relaxing with other over 400 horses run free and seen Managers helped serve the meal. the month’s end, we celebrated all Elders and friends and meeting petro glyphs of prairie dogs. We It was great food, and everyone the Elders birthday of the month new people from different parts of also toured Custer’s State Park. enjoyed the meal. Thanks to the every month, so a large group the world. Just getting there was an exciting staff at the Lucky Eagle for their went to Fujiyama’s for a treat and adventure as the bus drove through continued support. The BBQ was a entertainment. The birthday dinner was at Outback a rock tunnel which only gave the success as there was a lot of Elders Restaurant in Olympia was enjoyed bus an inch or two of clearance that brought their families and September was still sun shining by all that attended. on each side of the bus. If the bus grandkids to enjoy cotton candy, and the Elders enjoyed a day at the driver would have made a small popcorn, snowcones and games Puyallup fair on their own. In September some of the Elders jerk or stop we would have been that were played by young and attended a cedar visor class with stuck in this tunnel for hours!! But old! Also there was a dunk tank, Some of the Elders that chose to Basketweaver Walter Lewis to Continued on Page 2... which was a big hit! We also had a go to ALASKA on a cruise on wear on their trips to Alaska or watermelon and pie eating contest! the Norwegian Jewel went from South Dakota. th th And only one person actually September 8 thru the 15 . This got sick!! (Lol) Overall the BBQ trip was enjoyed by all that went. The Elders also took the was a fun enjoyable time spent There were a few days of rough opportunity to learn how to make together as families. Thanks to all seas, but overall it was good. baskets with Basketweaver Kathy the volunteers that helped out, just Some Elders ventured off the ship Erwin several times during the to let you know this is a success at the different ports we stopped year. They came out so beautiful. because of these volunteers! at such as Ketchikan, Juneau, Sawyer Glacier, Skagway, Victoria, October brought the next Elders August came with the sun and BC, and Canada. The sites were trip to the Dakota’s. We had 25 a day trip to the SW Fair. All so beautiful even though it was a Elders and guests attend this trip. the elders that signed up, they little chilly weather wise, it was It was an early fight out of attended the fair on their own time a beautiful trip. On the cruise Seattle which had Ray Secena, At Custer’s State Park Elders and from what I heard had a good there was so much great food and Corrina Young, and Lawayne took the opportunity to feed the time. I did take a few elders that activities to do such as shows, French up and picking the donkeys.
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