Page 12 - Chehalis Tribal Newsletter - August 2015
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is a publication of the Confederated Tribes
Sex Trafficking of Native Women and Girls
of the Chehalis Reservation. At Tsapowum – Chehalis Tribal youth, normalization of sex for
* Or current resident
Parade continued from Page 1 Behavioral Health we participate children, drug and alcohol addiction,

The Chehalis in many types of training and and social systems failures. All these
Tribal Princesses
doing their more recently Indian Country has risk factors are present in some
parade wave
to the people been developing more responses American Indian communities, and
in the Swede
Day Parade in and organized resources to assist in many cases the problems are
providers in individual communities acute. American Indians also face
Photo by Terry
Youckton in increasing awareness, prevention many of the same barriers members

judges voted on the best floats in their division and recognized them for and help. In mid-August the of other traditionally marginalized
their efforts.
Domestic Violence Advocate and communities face, like lack of
The parade was not the only exciting thing happening that day. There was
the Last Horseback re-enactment at the Rodeo Grounds, a Junior Rodeo, the supervisor will be attending training educational opportunities and cycles
Bruce Maier Band, and a variety of food, vendors, and kids activities for
families to spend the day having fun. The Oakville Chamber of Commerce to learn more about responses of poverty which can be hard to
and its many volunteers put in a lot of time and planning to continue with
this annual celebration. and who are most vulnerable. The break.

This quaint, little historic town continues to strive to maintain its identity following is information we have We are fortunate at the Chehalis
with other fun activities through out the year. found in general. Tribe to have the opportunity

Chehalis Tribal Princesses and youth in the Chehalis Canoe All over the world, indigenous to gather more information and
“tuulap tit wiA ” followed by the drummers and singers at the
Fourth of July Parade. populations are highly vulnerable training. Sex Trafficking of Native

to trafficking into commercial sex women and children in Tribal lands,

industries. Here in the U.S., the Alaska Native Villages and Tribal

American Indian population is communities requires a coordinated

no exception. Unfortunately, sex multiple discipline and community

trafficking among this population is response. The upcoming training

rarely studied. will support learning opportunities

Some advocates claim cultural with specialized tracks for DV
trauma and a history of exploitation programs and shelters, GLBTQ and
and abuse of American Indians one specific track that will pilot
allows traffickers to get a foothold NIWRC’s Sex Trafficking Training
in our communities. Other experts Tool Kit.

point to a number of risk factors Bridgette Brittain Domestic

that influence other populations — Violence Advocate

high rates of runaway or throwaway Office: 360-709-1874

Speakers will Participate in Lyceum Lecture Series
The Chehalis Tribe will send a few their knowledge and research with the Centralia College mission of public. Lyceum may also be taken
speakers to participate in Centralia an audience of Centralia College ‘improving people’s lives through as a one-credit course, Humanities
College’s Lyceum Lecture Series students, faculty, and staff, and the lifelong learning.’ The Lyceum 281, 282, 283, 284.”
on Wednesday, November 25 at interested public. Topics are broad Series is grounded in the college’s
1:00 PM. Shelley Bannish, Director and range from beekeeping in Africa values and serves as a platform For more information on the
of Student Life and Involvement, to the ethics of sharing information for ongoing curricular and co- Lyceum Lecture Series, please
extended an invitation for speakers through social media. Please attend curricular learning opportunities contact Shelley Bannish at 360-736-
to talk about Chehalis history. to show support for the Chehalis that relate directly to current 9391, EXT 224. If you are interested
speakers as well as this exciting issues. Weekly Lyceum lectures are in signing up for the ten-week, one-
The Lyceum Lecture series is a program. presented Wednesdays, 1:00-1:50 credit course, please contact Higher
one-credit class that is also open PM Washington Hall 103 or Corbet Education Coordinator Rachael
to the public. College professors According to the series description, Theatre, and are free and open to the Mendez at 360-709-1698.
and community members share “The Lyceum Series enhances

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