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CHEHALIS The Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation “People of the Sands” TRIBAL NEWSLETTER May 2014 Free Governor Inslee Tours the Chehalis Roundtable Discussion Improve Small Reservation to Discuss Tribal Issues Business Growth in Indian Country By Jeff Warnke, Director of Government Public Relations The Chehalis Tribal Loan Fund was invited to a Roundtable with On April 17, Governor Jay Inslee Senator Maria Cantwell and became the frst Governor in recent newly presidential appointed memory to visit the Chehalis Small Business Administration Reservation for the sole purpose Administrator Maria Contreras- of meeting with the Business Sweet Committee to discuss issues with the Tribe and tour the Reservation. The Chehalis Tribal Loan Fund was Governor Inslee was touring in one of three Native CDFI’s invited Lewis County and on his way back to participate with Washington to Olympia for a meeting on the State Community Development Oso mud slide relief, but he made Financial Institutes (CDFI) in a time to stop at the Tribal Center roundtable discussion. The CDFI where he met with Tribal Leaders Program is under the Department for more than two hours. The During his visit to the Chehalis Reservation, Governor Jay of the Treasury. The vision of meeting started with a dialogue Inslee discuss flooding issues on the Chehalis River with the Community Development between the Governor and the Chairman David Burnett. Financial Institutions Fund is to Chairman discussing how the State Governor Inslee was especially the Legislature, Washington State economically empower America’s and Tribe can work together on interested in hearing about state provided more than two million under-served and distressed common issues such as tax policy, funded projects on the Reservation dollars to construct the bridge communities. hunting and food mitigation such as the Sickman Ford Overfow which several months after the projects. Bridge. Through a grant from Continued on Page 2 President Obama recently appointed Maria Contreras Sweet Family Night Brings Laughter and Comedy with the Harlem Crowns as Administrator of the Small On Saturday, April 12 the Business Administration (SBA). Senator Maria Cantwell’s offce Chehalis Tribe hosted the Harlem organized the Round Table, and Crowns basketball team at the invited Ms. Contreras-Sweet to an Community Center gym. They open discussion on how the SBA is demonstrated their individual functioning with Washington State basketball skills and teamwork CDFI’s. against our very own Chehalis Continued on Page 3 Stars. It was a night of dazzling displays of passing, dribbling, Inside dunks and superb shooting. The Planning Staff Profle ......................... 3 Crowns provided their style of Children Learn the Joy of Gardening.. 4 “clownball” as the night was flled Community Garden Project Begins ... 5 with a running line of chatter Charity and Auction Events ............... 6 throughout the game, along with Legal Help, Arts Classes ................... 7 assorted gags and comic routines. May Birthdays .................................. 8 The masters of ad-lib brought “People of the Sands” ........................ 9 tears of joy, cheers and laughter to Students of the Month ...................... 10 the audience. Harlem Crown Herbie Scaife, Jr. selects a youth from the Spring Break at the Youth Center .... 11 Continued on Page 2 bleachers to demonstrate some basketball fundamentals. Annual Easter Egg Hunt .................. 12
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