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The Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation

August 2015 Free

Schimmel Family Visits Tribe Native Tribes Gather to
Sharing Their Story to Success Encourage Traffic Safety it a Submitted by MJ Haught, Tribal
Liaison for the Washington State
Dream or a Storm? Traffic Commission

On Saturday, July Olympia, WA - Two successful
video and photo shoots were
18, the Chehalis conducted by the Tribal Traffic
Safety Advisory Board to create
Tribe hosted some core material for culturally-relevant
traffic safety educational pieces.
special visitors. The The gatherings were blessed with
good weather and wonderful
Schimmel family was Native American friends who
arrived with a helping spirit.
in town to travel to Over 80 people coming from 14
Tribes participated as talent in
Key Arena in Seattle the videotaping and photography.
Others assisted with coordination
to watch their daughter of this complex undertaking, which
involved two photography stations
Shoni Schimmel play and two videography stations. The
dedication of the participants to
for the Atlanta Dream reducing traffic deaths and serious
injuries in Indian Country was
versus the Seattle uplifting.

Storm WNBA team Tribal community gathered at the Community Center to join the Schimmel Squaxin Island Tribe hosted the
later that evening. family in the fun run. Later that day the attended the game to see Shoni west side shoot on June 9, and the
Confederated Tribes of the Colville
They kicked off the Schimmel play in the Atlanta Dream vs the Seattle Storm WNBA game. Reservation hosted the east side
shoot on June 11. Participants
morning with a fun circling the block. Some walked, the Rez,” showed by the family. were well-fed, thanks to the

run. What a way to wake up and some ran, but never-the-less, it was The movie was inspiring as it Continued on Page 3

get the blood pumping! Elders, fun. At the finish line participants highlighted some of the successful, Inside

adults, and youth were invited to were greeted with cheers. gifted, and talented young up-and- Strategic Planning Dinner .................. 3

take the run around the block on coming stars from the Umatilla Health and Wellness Programs ... 4 & 5

the Chehalis Reservation, starting Later that day everyone was invited Reservation. The film also had Breast Feeding Awareness Month ..... 6
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at the Community Center and to return to watch a film “Off USDA Food Program ......................... 7

Chehalis Tribal Princesses Represent Tribe in Local Parades August Birthdays ............................... 8

On Saturday, June 21 the Chehalis Oakville Independence Day ICW Resources .......................... 9
Tribal Youth Center entered the Parade
annual Swede Day Midsummer Youth in Action, Early Head Start ... 10
parade. The Chehalis Tribal The Oakville and Chehalis
Princesses were dressed in full Indian Reservation communities Recycling Tips, CTLF News ........... 11
regalia to represent the Tribe. have been intertwined for many,
many moons. With the close Lyceum Lecture-Chehalis History ... 12
Parades are a way of celebration Chehalis Tribal Youth with proximately of the Reservation to
and recognition and the annual Tony Medina display the this little town, fun activities can be
Swede Day Midsummer parade trophy that was awarded participated in, too. The Oakville
was no different. Highway 12 in the Oakville 4th of July Independence Day Parade is no
through Rochester was closed as Parade. exception. This parade happens on
people were seen setting up their the first Saturday in July. This year
chairs along the streets. It was a was another fun filled day hosted in
nice day as families came to see the Oakville on Saturday, July 4.
floats and enjoy the food and other
activities provided by different There were local floats who
vendors and businesses. participated in the parade. The

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