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CHEHALIS The Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation “People of the Sands” TRIBAL NEWSLETTER June 2014 Free 2014 Tribal Days Memorial Baseball Camas Prairies: A Tournament a Huge Success! Cultural Landscape The Tribal Days Memorial By Elise Krohn, Traditional Baseball Tournament was a huge Foods and Medicines Educator success. There were 10 men’s for Northwest Indian College hardball, 10 women’s softball, and 15 coed teams who came to On Thursday, May 8 the Northwest compete in this annual weekend Indian College Cooperation tournament. Cars could be seen Extension Traditional Plants and all around the baseball felds in a Foods Program hosted a Plant gathering of tribal people. It was a Reciprocity Day at the prairie on weekend of playing and competing the Chehalis Reservation. This in our annual baseball tournament. is an annual event where over The volunteers and directors were 40 native people gather on the busy coordinating the softball Chehalis Reservation to harvest and hardball games with a total camas. The site is located to the of 66 games played throughout The salmon and clam bake are always a popular draw during right of Anderson Road on Helen the weekend. Announcers’ the Tribal Days Memorial Baseball Tournament. Sanders’ property. So if you drove voices echoed across the loud by and wondered why people were speakers as they did a play by were played on the new baseball softball teams battled against each digging in the rain, here is a little play of the present game. The complex located at the community other in a hard fought match. In information about the important new scoreboards greatly assisted center. true double elimination fashion, traditional food that drew people the spectators to keep up with Taholah came through the loser’s together from as far as Lummi, the games that were being played The women’s softball tournament bracket to defeat the Natives team Muckleshoot and Quileute. on the other feld. Some of the was completed on Saturday. The women’s and coed softball games Taholah and Natives women’s Continued on Page 2 Camas Bulb The Shimmel Family Inspired Native Youth and Share Their Challenges Camas is a lily with purple fowers and grass-like leaves. It thrives in sunny prairie-like locations with well-drained soil. Common After the Shimmel Camas (Camassia quamash) is most common on our prairies in Family shared South Puget Sound. Giant Camas their story (Camassia leichtlinii) has darker they took a Continued on Page 3 photo with the Chehalis Inside tribal youth. Traditional Foods ............................... 3 During the ATNI conference hosted attend and share with the Chehalis a couple of athletic rising stars, Wellness Center News ....................... 4 by the Chehalis Tribe at the Great tribal community. What is so big Shoni and Jude Shimmel. There Wellness Activities ............................. 5 Wolf Lodge, tribal leaders shared about the Shimmel family? Ceci athletic prowess and success has Buy Native by Native ....................... 6 resources to enhance economic and Rick Shimmel, have been given them a lot of mainstream Planned Power Outages Notice ......... 7 well-being for Tribes across the together more than two decades attention. Basketball is wildly June Birthdays .................................. 8 region. and eight children. They have popular on Indian reservations. Fatherhood Fishing Day .................... 9 been sharing their story of success Their family is helping promote Students of the Month ...................... 10 During this conference, the across the Native Nations. Their the idea that there are great young Cancer Walk; Cemetery Clean-up ... 11 Shimmel Family was invited to family has been very lucky to have Continued on Page 12 Shimmel Family Story ...................... 12
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