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The Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation

July 2015 Free

Dinner and Awards Recognize the Program Celebrates
2015 Graduating Seniors and Families Annual Father’s Day
Fishing Trip at the Pond
On Thursday, June
The Chehalis Tribal Early Learning
11, the Class of 2015 Program is honored to hold a very
special tradition for the community
was recognized with year after year. It’s a day to reflect
and celebrate those who help our
a dinner at the Lucky young ones through guidance and
wisdom. Thank you all fathers,
Eagle Casino. The 20 grandfathers, uncles, brothers,
cousins and everyone for playing
graduating seniors— a very important role in bringing
up our children. Thursday June
one of the biggest 4 families headed down to the
pond to spend some time fishing
graduation classes together.

yet—were recognized We also did a Biggest Catch of
the day contest. First place goes
for their academic to Tyson Canales, second place
Caitlyn Burnett, and third place
achievements. The goes to Rabekah Heap. GOOD
Education Program

Recognition Dinner is The 2015 Seniors was the largest class to graduate since the annual
an annual event that Recognition Dinner began. This tradition has been sponsored by the
acknowledges the hard Education Program to acknowledge all the hard work and commitment
work and commitment the families did to get students to this stage.
of not only the

graduating seniors, but graduating student’s high school Casino, was served, with graduates

also the community that has raised colors. J.J. Shortman served as MC invited first, followed by elders.

and supported them. for the event, and kept the crowd Keynote speakers were invited to

entertained throughout the night. motivate and inspire the graduates,

The Banquet Room was decorated First, Dan “Bones” Gleason blessed their families, and community

in style with balloons and the dinner and the graduates. The Continued on Page 2

confetti, and tables adorned in the meal, catered by the Lucky Eagle

Artist Brings Out the Creative Side of Youth A special THANK YOU to our
Fisheries Department for preparing
Louie Gong, artist and creator of Chehalis Tribal Youth under with the guidance of Instructor the site, making it accessible
“Eighth Generation” was invited Louie Gong design draw and paint their shoes at the for everyone and stocking the
for the second year in a row to community center. pond. Thank you to the kitchen
put on a two-day class at the staff for preparing breakfast and
Community Center, sponsored lunch for the day. You all were
by Tsapowum Chehalis Tribal AWESOME!!!!
Behavioral Health, under their
prevention grant with the State Photos on Page 3
of Washington. Louie Gong
(Nooksack/Chinese/French/ Inside
Scottish) is a Native artist, and a
popular Native keynote speaker, 2015 Early Head Start Graduation ..... 3
who is proud to have represented Health and Wellness Programs ... 4 & 5
his family and community through Great Wolf Lodge Benefits ................ 6
presentations around the world, Burn Ban, Bear Sighting ................... 7
such as the National Indian July Birthdays .................................... 8
Education Association (NIEA). Transit Schedule, VR Parade ............. 9
Louie came to the Chehalis Students of the Month ...................... 10
Paddle for Cancer, Child Support .... 11
Continued on Page 2 2015 Fireworks Show ...................... 12
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