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Early Learning Programs February Parent Meeting on Oral Health On Thursday, February 21 families gets the best results for clean, „ Why is it important to foss? gathered in our Head Start building healthy teeth. to listen and learn all about oral „ Why is it important to brush health. We welcomed Dr. Elton For dinner we had homemade clam infant teeth? as our guest speaker and expert on chowder, ham and cheese casserole If you don’t know the answers to proper care of our oral health. with rolls, and delicious fresh fruit these questions-go to visit Dr. Elton smoothies! We thank our Early The children were able to get Learning kitchen staff for their hard at the Wellness Center! involved and brush away the “sugar work. bugs” from their big teeth and Each winner received a prize to toothbrushes that were provided Dr. Elton quizzed our families with promote dental health! It was a for the activity. Having fun and dental questions such as: great evening to get together and learning that with their magic „ How many teeth do children remind ourselves what we need to Dentist Dr. Elton educates wand they can make the sugar bugs have? be doing to live healthier. families on the importance of disappear! Dr. Elton educated us on taking care of your teeth at the best way to brush; small circular „ How many teeth does an adult We thank Dr. Elton for all of his Head Start Parent Meeting. brushing with a soft head toothbrush have? expert advice & support! Chehalis Tribe Host ATNI CONFERENCE at the Great Wolf Lodge The Chehalis Tribe hosted the and workshops of Native American Against Women. „ Indian women assaulted on Affliated Tribes of Northwest crafts. reservations by non-Indians to Indians Dedicated to Promoting The Reauthorization was defeated take their case to Tribal court Tribal Self Determination One subject of great importance by 168 YAYS to 254 NAYS the Conference. January 28, 2013 to discussed at the ATNI conference frst go around with the House „ Protection for gay, lesbian, Thursday January 31, 2013. ATNI was the Reauthorization of the substitute VAWA. However, the bisexual, or trans gender victims of domestic abuse SENATE BILL- S.47 PASSED supports many Legislative needs Violence Against Women Act. BY 286-YEAS to 138 NAYS. The to Indian Country. Several tribal ATNI brought awareness to the President sign the law on March This clearly is history! Never leaders attended along with our passage and critical need for 7. before, have women assaulted by Honorable Chairman David Burnett women assaulted in Indian Country. non-Indian offenders been able and Dan “Bones” Gleason, Sr. ATNI helped preparing leaders Great news for Indian Country! to prosecute assailants in tribal for the upcoming votes for the Here are some exciting expansions court! We shall prepare for the new There were several vendor booths reauthorization bill of Violence with the passing of the new bill: challenges in upcoming months. Staff Profiles: ICW Social Worker and Diabetes Prevention Specialist as a social worker. I have a degree love to hear bad jokes and hate it I look forward to meeting those in Community Service from St. that sometimes I forget a person’s that I don’t know and serving the Martin’s University and have name after meeting them. I am community in the best way possible. recently applied to the Master of married with a teenage daughter See you soon! Public Administration program and the cutest dog on the planet. at Evergreen State College. My I absolutely love being a social journey to social work is an worker. interesting one, and many of my strengths as a social worker come My name is Mary Weber, I am the from my life experiences, rather newest member of the Diabetes than my education. I believe my Prevention Team at the Chehalis values and character are defned by Tribal Wellness Center. I am a how I overcome my mistakes and Chehalis Tribal member, but I Marti Zimmerman failures, rather than my successes. grew up in Skokomish with my ICW Social Worker grandparents, Rena and Ted Pulsifer. Hi, I am Marti Zimmerman. I I am a down to earth and enjoy I’ve lived here off and on for the am the new ICW social worker comic books, Sci-f and consider last two years. Last year I attended and super excited to work for the myself to be a Star Wars Super Everest College for medical Chehalis people. Previously, I Fan. I have a strange fascination assisting. I am 23 years old, married Mary Weber worked for the State of Washington with competition reality shows, and have 2 toddlers. Diabetes Prevention Specialist    Page 3
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