Page 3 - November 2014 - The Chehalis Tribal Newsletter
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Men Wear Purple Socks Supporting November is Domestic Violence Awareness Month Native americaN Heritage moNtH to get their purple socks and 32 people who came to get purple necklaces provided for the women. Honoring American Indians and their contributions to U.S. History Our main focus was to show that the men in the community understand the issue and support and respect the women. Everyone was supportive After the Tribal and had great questions about elections Farley the signifcance of Purple Sock Youckton, Tribal Thursday and for many it was Treasurer (Left) Tribal member Jerry Youckton their frst opportunity to meet met with the new receives a raffle ticket for the Bridgette. We ended our day with Tribal Chairman, drawing from Bridget Brittian, two raffes for the Purple “Pass Don Secena the new Domestic Violence the Peace” jackets. The winners (Middle); and Vice- Advocate. were Monique Palmer and Richie Chairman, Harry Purple Sock Day started off at 8:30 Delgado. Pickernell, Sr. am until 12:00 pm. Our department (Right). wore purple “Pass The Peace” t-shirts, from Russell Wilson’s Continued from Page 1 initiative, and purple socks for an important cause in our community. The Domestic Violence Advocate, Bridgette Brittain, informed those who stopped by about Domestic The Tsapowam Program Violence Awareness month. The Behavior Health Team wore Tribal Center area was decorated purple to promote the Wear with purple table clothes, balloons, Purple Socks in support of with purple cupcakes and napkins. Domestic Violence Awareness We had about 47 people who came Month. Breast cancer survivors were honored at the Breast Cancer Awareness Walk hosted by the Shoalwater Bay Tribe. 2014 Tribal Newborns their blood sugar checks, and own breast cancer experience and received a bag with information the importance of screenings. about the program and breast cancer. They also received a t-shirt. We also had representatives from Susan G. Komen Puget Sound There were about 80 participants affliate, present at the walk, and that walked the route. For the one of the program funders. We ones who couldn’t walk, the SDPI then honored the three speakers and program did a healthy recipe demo, wrapped them with a Pendleton which was a yogurt, quinoa and blanket. We asked all the breast berry parfait. cancer survivors and honored them with a blanket and a bling bling Once the walk was done, bracelet the outreach workers made. participants were served a healthy The day ended with a raffe. lunch. There were three guest speakers, Clara Dillinger (Quinault), Next year the Chehalis Tribe will Jackie Swanson (Muckleshoot), and host the annual breast cancer walk Judy Lawarence (Shoalwater Bay), in October. Families gathered at the tribal center to take a picture of the who were all breast cancer survivors Watch for fyers! newborns born in 2014. and shared their story about their    Page 3
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