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The Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation

June 2015 Free

2015 Tribal Days Baseball Memorial TribalMember Nominated
Weekend Brings Families Together forEnduringSpiritAward

It was a delightful weekend to At the 11th Annual Native
satisfy anyone’s need for baseball, Women’s Leadership Forum on
food and visiting old friends. The May 22 at the Great Wolf Lodge,
weather was overcast all weekend one of our own Chehalis tribal
with a few showers during the members, Yvonne Peterson, was
evening throughout the tournament. nominated for this monumental
Age wasn’t a factor as families achievement award along with
gathered to root for their home three other ladies from various
team. Both the Legends and tribes.
Tomahawk baseball fields were
used during the tournaments. What is NAN? The Native Action
People could be found everywhere Network was founded in 2001 by
watching Women’s Softball, Coed Claudia Kauffman and Iris Friday.
Softball and Men’s Hardball. Native Action Network (NAN) is
powered entirely by volunteers.
Vendors provided an opportunity
The mission of the Native
to find food. Food vendors could Action Network is to continue to
recognize, appreciate, and maintain
be found scattered throughout the Children were seen digging in the wagon for prizes that the vital and precious history of the
reservation. Youth Center provided after the fun activities were played strength and endurance of Native
women who inspire through
Salmon Bake during the Annual Tribal Days Memorial Baseball Tournament. traditional ways. These women
lead by example and rise above
Spring Chinook cooked in Chehalis It is a delicacy for many natives who donated the extras that went the challenges of what life throws
their way. To become a leader and
style was available on Saturday who travelled from all over. Did it along with the salmon. inspiration to tribal communities
Continued on Page 2 and incorporate these principles
and Sunday for people to purchase. go fast! Many thanks to everyone and values to those who wish to

Community Gathers to Celebrate at the Salmon Ceremony Continued on Page 11

The 2015 Salmon Ceremony was
a huge success! What a great day!
That morning the grounds crew
prepared the area selected for the
ceremony. There was a lot of work
to do to ensure that the salmon
people were honored.

The Selection of Fishers Elders, Adults, and families gather to feast and celebrate the Inside
return of the salmon during the 2015 Salmon Ceremony.
The Chehalis Tribal Fish 2015 Miss Tribal Days Pageant ......... 3
Committee met to select tribal reschedule for Friday, May 8. The arrival of salmon. Health and Wellness; WIC ............. 4, 5
fishermen to harvest Spring Continued on Page 3 Oakville Parade Information ............. 6
Chinook. It was short notice as the timing of this feast matches the Fireworks Safety; Mariners Tickets ... 7
fish came up the river early. Come June Birthdays ................................... 8
the river the fish did, as the Fish Enrollment for Early Learning .......... 9
Committee target of 10 fish was Students of the Month ...................... 10
achieved. Originally scheduled for Seniors Tour Capital Building ......... 11
May 12, the salmon ceremony was 2015 8th Annual Cancer Walk ......... 12
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