Page 1 - Chehalis Tribal Newsletter - August 2014
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CHEHALIS The Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation “People of the Sands” TRIBAL NEWSLETTER August 2014 Free Basketball Camp Encourages Youth Chehalis Youth Visit to Develop Basketball and Life Skills Fort Vancouver On Wednesday, July 9, 25 youth By Jolynn Amrine Goertz Chehalis tribal youth took Tuesday, July 22, Chehalis advantage of the basketball Youth visited Fort Vancouver skill camp hosted by the Youth National Historic Site to learn Program. It was an action packed about archaeology and the Pacifc and fun day. The Watts Basketball Northwest fur trade through hands- team offered an intensive athletic on activities and a tour of the Fort. development and world class National Park Service Ranger Mike basketball training. The children Twist greeted the group, sharing a learned to excel on the court while brief history of Fort Vancouver and developing focus, confdence, and explaining that, prior to the coming determination. of the Hudson Bay Company, local Tribes burned the surrounding Donald Watts, Jr. son of Seattle prairie to cultivate camas. Sonics legend Donald “Slick” Watts, and Fred Brown, Jr., son The Youth then got their hands of another Seattle Sonics legend Youth took advantage of the basketball camp hosted by the dirty in a Kid’s Dig. Fort “Down-town Freddie Brown” put Youth Center. Pictured are the children wearing their Slick Vancouver hosts Kid’s Digs every on the basketball skills camp. summer, with the aim of teaching Watts signature headbands. youth about archaeology. Justine Melvin Samuel, tribal youth was a young man. This camp not Power of the Head Band Hanrahan, a Public Archaeology counselor participated and attended only helped him gain more than All the children were given a head Intern, put together a special this skills camp taught by no other basketball skills, but enabled him band and explained that Slick was program for the group. Hanrahan than Fred Brown, Jr. when he to become a successful person. Continued on Page 2 explained, “At Fort Vancouver, we aim to use archaeology not Youth Workers Join Chehalis Tribal Stream Team only as a research tool, but as a This summer there is a new opportunity for means to connect peoples in the Pacifc Northwest to one diverse some of the Chehalis youth workers. The community heritage. It is inspiring Tribe secured a BIA Tribal Youth Initiative to see young members of the Program grant to start a Chehalis Tribal Chehalis tribe so enthusiastically Stream Team. Five teens were hired as part engaging in history and exploring of the youth worker program to be on the heritage in a hands-on way.” In her Stream Team – Natasha Moore, Dewey Continued on Page 3 Gleason, Makayla Ortivez, Gary Ortivez, and Ray Lopez. Inside Stream Team, Ft. Vancouver Visit ..... 3 One of the frst things the Stream Team Wellness Center News ...................... 4 did was to get their boating safety CTG Canning Class ........................... 5 certifcations. They have put this to good Tips on Summer Animal Care ........... 6 use already, taking turns going up and down Five Chehalis tribal youth workers joined the Chehalis Burn Ban, Legal Classes ................... 7 the Chehalis River in a kayak tracking Tribal Stream Team. These teens received their August Birthdays .............................. 8 fsh. The Stream Team members also took boating safety certifications. Pictured are Gary Heritage and Culture Activities ......... 9 turns going out on the air boat and taking Ortivez, Makayla Ortivez, Natasha More, Supervisor Youth Field Trip ............................... 10 the water temperature and collecting Jason Gillie, Dewey Gleason, and Ray Lopez. Higher Education Opportunities ...... 11 water samples to test. All of the teens got Continued on Page 3 Healthy Choices, EOT Employees ... 12
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