Page 7 - Chehalis Tribal Newsletter - October 2014
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Tribe Awarded $800,000 in Justice and Safety Grants The Chehalis Tribe was awarded two grants this year through the Department of Justice Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation, totaling over $800,000 in new funds for tribal services. Thanks to collaborative efforts between the Planning Department, Law Enforcement and Social Services you will see a couple new services supporting the community in the next three years. One grant was to upgrade an emergency 911 system for the reservation and Grays Harbor County outside of Aberdeen and Hoquiam. The present 911 radio communication system is old and outdated and experiences frequent outages, putting anyone in the outlying regions of Grays Harbor County in possible jeopardy if they need emergency services. The funding will bring the emergency system radio communications for the entire county up to date, and help keep the reservation safe. The second grant funded an additional full time position. Soon a new social worker for cases involving children will be added to the Social Services Department. The current case workers have extremely full cases. This additional case worker will ensure all children receive the quality services they deserve as well as lessen the burden on existing staff. The Planning Department is excited to have secured these grants to reduce Fishing License Renewal Notice and prevent crime on the Chehalis Reservation. Rural and Tribal Transportation Expanding Services Tribal fshing licenses expire October 31. Please pay your fshing fees at the accounting offce. First time license buyers fee is $35.00, and renewal fees are $5.00. Deadline is before October 31. Watch for fyers on openings. Follow the Chehalis tribal fshing ordinance when participating in each fsheries opening. Chehalis Tribal Newsletter The Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation... “People of the Sands” Articles and opinions expressed in this publication are not necessarily the opinions of this publication or the Chehalis Tribal Business Committee. The Chehalis Tribal Newsletter encourages tribal members to submit letters, articles, photographs, and drawings to be considered for publication. These are subject to editing. Contributing writers, artists, and photographers include Chehalis tribal community members and staff. Submission deadline: 6th of each month. Printed monthly. Tribal Center (360) 273-5911 Business Committee 420 Howanut Road David Burnett, Chairman Rural and Tribal Transportation has expanded their service by adding Oakville, WA 98568 Ray “Barnaby” Canales, Vice Chairman a new stop right at the Tribal center. Route 3 is the route that picks up (360) 709-1726 (offce) Farley Youckton, Treasurer and drops off riders at the Tribal Center. The new route has stops at the (360) 273-5914 (fax) Cheryle Starr, Secretary Lucky Eagle Casino, ROOF in Rochester, Grand Mound, Maytown and Dan Gleason, Sr., 5th Council Member Tumwater. For your own copy of the Rural and Tribal Transportation guide Chehalis Tribe’s Vision Statement Chehalis Tribal stop by the front desk of the tribal center or visit To be a thriving, self-suffcient, Newsletter Staff: regionalplanning/transportation/projects/Pages/RT-ExpandedService. sovereign people, honoring our past Fred Shortman, aspx. Please check the website for the newest up to date rider guides, as the and serving current Communications routes are subject to change. and future generations Coordinator    Page 7
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