Page 1 - Chehalis Tribal Newsletter - October 2014
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CHEHALIS The Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation “People of the Sands” TRIBAL NEWSLETTER October 2014 Free Community Walks Together to Bring Fall Harvest Festival Bring Awareness to Suicide Prevention Communities Together The fourth Gathering and celebrating annual Suicide community accomplishments is Prevention a vital part of working toward walk was held shared goals. The community on Sunday, garden projects have shown us not September only how to grow foods, but how 28. The event to build a sense of community, was hosted trust, and support. On Monday, by Tsapowum September 29 from 5:00 – 7:00 Chehalis Tribal PM, community members from Behavioral the Chehalis Tribe, the City of Health in Oakville, and Garden-Raised collaboration Bounty (GRuB) joined together to with Social Chehalis tribal community members shared amongst one another as they celebrate these accomplishments Services and prepare to bring awareness to suicide prevention. with a fall harvest dinner and the Lucky Eagle Casino, who Howanut, Anderson loop. After the apple cider pressing. Together, we kindly donated a barbecue lunch. The purpose of the walk is in walk we all sat down to eat a meal welcomed the fall season, feasted The day started out cloudy and memoriam to those lost to suicide, together and share conversation on the garden bounty and enjoyed grey, but as we all held hands as well as to raise awareness and about the walk and the beautiful fresh apple cider! and shared a prayer, led by Rudy help the community to safeguard weekend, prior to hearing the Nix, Mother Nature smiled down against future tragedy. Community speaker. Despite a little rain and wind, the upon the community members that members are able to learn about blue sky eventually arrived to participated that morning and it warning signs, building resiliency Rudy Nix was this year’s guest allow for picking greens, tomatoes, became a beautiful, sunny fall day. and where to seek help. The walk speaker for the Suicide Prevention/ and carrots from the Oakville It was a great day to share amongst was around the (approximately Awareness Event. He is a gifted and Chehalis Tribe community one another as we walked together. 2.5 mile) Secena, Neiderman, Continued on Page 2 gardens, which were served with Children Learn Fire Safety Tips to Protect Their Families dinner. Those in attendance were appreciated for their support of the gardens and reminded that By Shawn Burdett, Public Information Offcer for the the gardens were now in the care Oakville Fire Department of each community. Dinner was Monday, October 6 was Oakville Fire Department’s blessed by a Chehalis Tribal Elder, annual safety day which was held at the Oakville School. This event was made possible by Wal-Mart Continued on Page 12 in Aberdeen, Lucky Eagle Casino and Baileys IGA Inside Market. Without the generous donations provided by those three companies, this would not be possible! We Early Learning News ........................ 3 want to thank them for their generosity! Wellness Center News ...................... 4 Enhancing Patient Care ..................... 5 We had kids from Head Start to third grade Importance of Renters Insurance ...... 6 participate. Sparky, the Fire Dog, was on hand to give Transportation, Grant Award ............. 7 out hugs and high fves. All of the kids learned about October Birthdays ............................. 8 a lot of safety issues, among them were stop, drop Domestic Violence Month ................ 9 and roll, never open a hot door, always crawl on your Students of the Month ..................... 10 Early Head Start students gave Sparky the hands on knees if there is smoke, and never be afraid CTLF: Tips to Purchasing a Car ...... 11 Fire Dog a high five at the annual safety day. Continued on Page 3 Health Fair, Elders Bazaar ................ 12
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