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Safety continued from Page 1 are very pleased with the quality and variety of Tribal Law Enforcement Officers
material with which they are now working. More
Twenty-nine Federally-recognized Tribes raw footage and photos were collected than can play a critical role in protecting their
contributed the materials gathered for be used this year, but the Advisory Board now
Traffic Safety Commission hosted at the has a library of raw material for the future. communities. Photo by Tim Rogers
Squaxin Island Tribe. The final products this year will cover the five
top factors contributing to traffic deaths in Indian Sponsored by Tribal Traf ic Safety Advisory Board
Photo by Jennifer Rutledge Country: lack of seat belt use, lack of pedestrian
Confederated Chehalis Tribes and Muckleshoot safety, impaired driving, speeding, and lack of car Foundation of Culturally-
Tribe hosting lunch on the west side and Colville seat use. Relevant Traffic Safety
Tribes hosting breakfast and lunch on the east Educational Materials
side. All 29 federally-recognized Tribes in Washington
The videography and graphic design contractors have a volunteer contact for the educational
materials. Print materials are expected to arrive
at each reservation or headquarters on September
30, 2015, and videos will be distributed at about
the same time.

For more information contact MJ Haught, Tribal
Liaison, 360-725-9879,

Clinic Staff Profile: Dr. Behre, Podiatrist Planning
I grew up in New Orleans, me. Of course, it is FROZEN News

Louisiana. I attended and water! FISH, FRYBREAD and
graduated from the University
A year’s work with the community and with
of New Orleans. Afterwards, I I closed my office after about 15 tribal departments has resulted in one of the most
inclusive, impressive and informative documents
attended Podiatry School in San years and changed my practice. the Chehalis Tribal Planning Department
has ever produced. After countless hours of
Francisco. After graduation, I did I have worked at Nisqually interviews with the Chehalis Tribal community,
tribal employees, focus groups, and community
one year of residency training in Health Center, the VA Medical meetings, the Justice System 10-Year Strategic
Plan is ready to be presented to the Membership
Podiatric Medicine and Surgery at Center at American Lake and and we want you to come be a part of that
celebration. We listened to you in putting the
the VA Medical Center American worked as an independent plan together, and now we want to hear what you
think of it!
Lake in Lakewood, Washington. medical examiner. Now, I see
Thursday, September 17
I moved back to the Bay area for Debbie Behre, DPM patients at Skokomish Medical Starts at 5:00 PM

a one year fellowship in Podiatric Podiatrist Center, fill in for podiatrists in Chehalis Community Center
Gathering Room
Biomechanics. Afterwards, I Washington State, and work
Our program is having a Fish, Frybread and
opened my practice in Tumwater in 1988. as an independent medical examiner. In July Feedback dinner in the Gathering Room at the
Chehalis Tribal Community Center. We will be
When living in San Franciso, everyone asked I started doing a podiatry clinic here at the introducing the completed Strategic Plan to the
me if I was going to practice there. I answered, Chehalis Tribal Wellness Center. community. Don’t forget to mark your calendars
“No, I am going back home.” I took a kayaking I am really excited to be given the opportunity
class and went whitewater rafting. I was hooked to serve your community. If I haven’t met
because I love water. Others things I enjoy are you in the clinic by now, please stop by. I look
biking riding, hiking, gardening, knitting and forward to meeting you and answering any
anything outside, especially if it is in and around questions.
water. While I am not a skier, snow fascinated

10th Annual This event is FREE and open to the
public. A Drug Free, Alcohol Free,

Pioneer Square Dancing in the Commercial Tobacco Free, and
Downtown Portland Square Powwow Violence Free event.

Vendors and Educational Booths:

~ September 25 ~ For more information, please contact:
12:00 - 7:00 PM Candice Jimenez at 503-416-3264 or    Page 3
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