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The Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation

September 2015 Free

Second Annual Parade a Huge Success 2015 Summer Youth
Uniting Friends, Families, and Programs Worker Interns

The Vocation Rehabilitation It is easy enough to write an article
on the Summer Youth Interns
Program hosted its annual parade because this has been the most
successful year with the youth.
on Friday, August 14. The theme The different departments did
a brilliant job putting together
for building the floats this year different tasks for the teenagers so
they could learn different positions.
was Decades, which means The youth employees started off
learning how to interview and put
anything in the 1920’s through together resumes. They ended
with a college trip to Portland State
the 1980’s. Many programs went University and a trip to the Lloyd
all out this year with planning,
But in order to truly hear how they
building and dressing their part. did lets read some of their words.

The parade started at Howanut Kelsey Bray: What I did at my
youth internship at the youth center
Road and ended at the Tribal has made me gain some experience
with kids. It was a really fun time,
Center. Of course candy is an sometimes annoying, but mostly
positive. I went on field trips with
added attraction as children and Everyone was a winner as the children were awarded prizes the youth. We went to all sorts
adults were seen along the path for participating in the Vocation Rehabilitation Parade. of places like Mt. Saint Helens,
picking up the delicious treats. OMSI, the movies, (etc.). Other
days when there was not any
From Orinda Goddard, Vocation all were very impressed with all the field trips scheduled, we had the
kids doing Summer Bridge. They
When the parade was finished, food Rehabilitation Program Director floats this year. You all did a lot of did some healthy eating classes,
played in the gym or outside, and
was provided by the Lucky Eagle hard work on your floats. It really
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Casino staff. Various programs Thank you everyone for a made it very difficult for the judges
provided other resources to assist successful summer outreach to decide the winners. Our judges
Stream Team ...................................... 3
families. It was a well rounded and parade! Rain, shine, thunder and this year were John Setterstrom
Continued on Page 12 Health and Wellness Programs ... 4 & 5
fun day! lightning storm…We did it!!! We
UW Native American Student Day ... 6
Kids, the School Bus & You .............. 7
10 Canoes landed at Twahoh State Park on the Hood Canal in honor for the “Paddle for the
September Birthdays ......................... 8
Battle” hosted by the Skokomish Tribe. Photo by Dennis Hurtado
Bike Rodeo, ICW Resources ........... 9
By Lyn Dennis, Lummi/Tahltan of Muckleshoot, and Skokomish they were glad to be here.
B.C. landed. Emcee Marty Allen, of the Summer Internship Program ........... 10
Skokomish Tribe, welcomed
The “Paddle for the Battle” All ages, both Native and Non- everyone and introduced Elder Back to School Bash ........................ 11
addresses cancer and through Native aligned the beach, as Delores “Dorie” Gleason, who is
healing, 10 canoes began pulling Chairman of the Skokomish Tribe, 78 years old and a cancer survivor. VR Parade ........................................ 12
at Twanoh State Park on the Hood Guy Miller, and tribal members She said she got cancer in her 40’s
Canal and arrived at Potlatch sang a welcome song. and had difficulty getting health
State Park on August 22. The tide care. Those were very hard times
was high and yet the waters were The Quinault Nation’s canoe came for her and she felt alone. She said,
still, as canoes from Quinault, ashore and sang a traditional song,
Chehalis, Port Gamble S’Klallam, stating it was an honor song and Continued on Page 2
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