Page 1 - Chehalis Tribal Newsletter - September 2014
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CHEHALIS The Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation “People of the Sands” TRIBAL NEWSLETTER September 2014 Free Programs Display Pride and Growth Traditional Foods Presentation in the Community Outreach Parade with Summer Youth Program Each year, the Chehalis Tribe Vocational Rehabilitation By Heidi Brown, SPIPA CCCP program (TVR) hosts a Program Coordinator community outreach event Wednesday, August 6 brought 35 which usually consists of a excited Chehalis summer youth delicious dinner and a great participants ranging in ages 6 -13 guest speaker. This year, the to the gathering room to attend TVR staff felt the need to go a Traditional Foods presentation bigger, much bigger. Coming by Northwest Indian College’s up with an event that would Elise Krohn. The event was a fulfll all of the goals we had collaborative activity between in mind proved to be a big SPIPA, CCCP, Chehalis Prevention task. After brainstorming team (SDPI) and the summer youth many ideas, a plan was program. formed. A plan that turned Snow White and Seven Dwarves won first place for best float in the out to be all that we had Outreach parade. The attentive youth listened as imagined and much more! community, build relationships and experience and knowledge as Elise spoke about the local plants provide information in a fun way. young people looking to join the that were available for harvest. On Friday, August 15, the Chehalis workforce in the near future. We She brought samples for a hands Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation Each program chose their favorite also hope to see more knowledge on identifying the plant session. program hosted a Summer Youth of our tribal programs and services The kids were encouraged to feel, Outreach Parade! Disney theme and completed this amongst the youth as a result. The smell, and taste the berries and project with the assistance of a The “Disney” themed Outreach summer youth worker. One of summer youth program worked foliage samples. Elise educated with TVR to assign youth to each Parade was geared toward our goals for this project was to department for this project. Each the youth on the health benefts of providing tribal programs an provide the youth workers with berries and the other native plants. opportunity to reach out to the an opportunity for further growth, Continued on Page 12 She reinforced her health message by having the youth help make Families Gather for Annual Back-to-School Event berry smoothies, using healthful The Back to School event was tribal youth. The program also ingredients that taste good too! hosted at the Legends Ballfelds provided information to the The diabetes Program provided on Wednesday, August 20. It parents regarding what their lunch for the group while they was a great day for the families program had to offer to assist took a break from learning and had to gather together. This annual their children and encouraged Continued on Page 3 event is for parents and children parents to sign up. to obtain resources from school Inside supplies, snacks, and other fun The Diabetes program booth New Boat Launch ............................. 3 activities provided in preparation was very informational as they Wellness Center News ...................... 4 for the 2014-15 school year. provided pamphlets to educate Chehalis Transformation Grant ......... 5 in the prevention of this disease. Business Licenses, USDA Food ........ 6 Program Booths Cindy Medina, with the Boys Parents sign their children up for Candidate Forum Date ...................... 7 The youth center provided various programs at the annual and Girls Club booth, provided September Birthdays ......................... 8 backpacks and gave out Wal- back-to-school event. information about her program Heritage and Culture Activities ......... 9 Mart gift cards for tribal member and encourage parents to sign up Youth in Action, Parade Photos ...... 10 youth to purchase school supplies The education program staff to mentor children. CTLF News, Local Events .............. 11 and clothing. also provided gift cards to the Continued on Page 2 Outreach Parade ................................ 12
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