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Firework Safety Thank You from Planning as Tribal Elder Retires

Fireworks are an exciting and fun way to celebrate our nation’s freedom Do you know which Chehalis tribal member created the first enrollment
but they can be harmful or even deadly if not used properly. There are card for the Tribe? It was Winona Youckton, who created the card while
over 10,000 injuries every year with over 65% of those occurring during working as the enrollment clerk! After serving the tribe for many years in
the month of July. More than half the injuries are to the hands, fingers and several positions, Nona retired on May 26. Many people joined Nona and
eyes. The most common fireworks that cause injury are firecrackers, bottle the Planning Department in the Tribal Center to share cake and recognize
rockets, Roman candles, fountains and sparklers. Nona’s good work for the Chehalis Tribe.

Remember to make smart decisions when using fireworks. If someone you In addition to working for enrollment, some of the positions Nona held
know is hurt or injured from fireworks call 9-1-1 immediately. Here are with the Tribe just since 2000 included being the Community Health
some useful tips for fireworks and fire safety during fire season: Representative, working for the diabetes program, and serving as the
childcare coordinator. The Planning Department would like to thank Nona
„„Use fireworks outdoors only on flat, well-cleared areas. for all the work she contributed as the Planning Administrative Assistant, in
particular for her time spent on issuing tribal business licenses.
„„Always have water or bucket of water on hand.
While Nona will be greatly missed, we are all excited for her to enjoy
„„Do not ever use homemade fireworks of illegal explosives: they can spending more time with family and going on travelling adventures.
seriously hurt or kill you!
~ Thank you Nona! ~
„„Kids should never play with fireworks, especially things like firecrackers
and rockets. ~ USDA Food Program ~

„„Alcohol and fireworks do not mix. Have a “designated lighter.” For more information contact the SPIPA Distribution Dates
Food Distribution Warehouse
„„Steer clear of others. Fireworks have been known to backfire and shoot at 360-438-4216 June 25
off in the wrong direction. Never throw or point fireworks at someone, Monday through Friday July 23
even joking around. between the hours of August 20
9:00 AM until 3:00 PM
„„Never relight a “dud” firework. Wait several minutes and soak in a Pickup is at the
bucket of water. One of our staff will be happy to assist you Community Center from
in applying for this program.
„„Only use fireworks outside. 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM

„„Keep sparklers outside and way from face, clothing and hair. Sparklers Chehalis Tribal Newsletter
can reach 1,800 degrees F (982 degrees C). Hot enough to melt gold!
The Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation...
„„Obey local laws. If they are not legal where you live, do not use them.
“People of the Sands”
„„Brace all aerial cakes to avoid tipping
Articles and opinions expressed in this publication are not
Be safe, enjoy friends and family and have a wonderful 4th of July!
necessarily the opinions of this publication or the Chehalis Tribal
Tribal Enrollment
Business Committee.
If you need to enroll your child this year please stop by and pick up
enrollment office for an application.  If the biological father is an enrolled The Chehalis Tribal Newsletter encourages tribal members to submit letters,
tribal member a DNA test is required. Make sure you get your application
in by August 29, 2015.  articles, photographs, and drawings to be considered for publication. These are

If you need a Tribal Identification Card please call at least one day in subject to editing.
Contributing writers, artists, and photographers include Chehalis tribal
For more information contact Chris Ortivez at 360-273-5911.
community members and staff. Submission deadline: Changed to the first of each

month (printed monthly). Business Committee

Tribal Center (360) 273-5911 Don Secena, Chairman
Harry Pickernell, Sr., Vice Chairman
ATTENTION TRIBAL MEMBERS 420 Howanut Road Farley Youckton, Treasurer
Oakville, WA 98568 Cheryle Starr, Secretary
(360) 709-1726 (office)
Throughout the baseball season, we will have sign-ups so you can watch (360) 273-5914 (fax) Dan Gleason, Sr., 5th Council Member
the Mariners in the Chehalis Tribal Suite.

For more information contact Leroy Boyd at 360-709-1787 Chehalis Tribe’s Vision Statement Chehalis Tribal
To be a thriving, self-sufficient, Newsletter Staff:
or Phillip Youckton at 360-709-1752
sovereign people, honoring our past Fred Shortman,
You can also stop by the Events Office located in the Community Center. and serving current Communications
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