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The Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation

October 2015 Free

Program Hosts 5th Annual LoanProgramHoststhe“Trainthe
Suicide Prevention Walk Trainer”WorkshopforNativeArtists

The Chehalis The Chehalis Tribal Loan
Fund hosted a Community
Tribe hosted its 5th Based Certification Training
in collaboration with the Taala
Annual Suicide Fund on September 8-9, 2015 at
the Eagles Landing Hotel. This
Prevention Walk training was provided by First
Peoples Fund, out of South Dakota.
on Sunday, First Peoples Fund developed their
own curriculum, and have trained
September 27 at Native Artists throughout the
United States. First Peoples Fund
the Community is dedicated to the advancement
and well-being of Native American
Center.  The walk Arts and Culture. This Fund
offers grants and grant programs
was sponsored by to Native Artists. First Peoples
Fund states that, “This workshop
the Behavioral Elders, adults and children alike walked together, in memoriam, in support, is designed to provide a 2-day,
Health Program and to raise awareness during the Suicide Prevention Walk. hands-on training that will enhance
in honor the artist’s business skill set and
prepare them for their journey
of Suicide Enforcement, The Youth Center, blessed with a beautiful, sunny toward becoming successful artist
Prevention Month.  The Lucky Human Resources and private fall day.  Before the walk a prayer
Ten people participated in the
Eagle Casino donated a barbecue donations too. Barb Motley, the was offered by Marie Bird and training, including representatives
from the Confederated Tribes of
lunch and graciously expressed new Human Resources Director the walkers sure seemed to have the Chehalis, and the Quinault
Indian Nation Taala Fund staff and
their support of the cause. Raffle came in early to help set up and speed under their feet as a result of artists.

drawings were held throughout pass out the items, bags and water. her wonderful words for strength.  Continued on Page 3

the event and many prizes were Elders, adults and children alike Inside

donated by other departments, Mother Nature was shining walked together, in memoriam, in Enterprise on Summit Group ............. 3

including Family Services, down that morning for those who support, and to raise awareness.  Health and Wellness Programs ... 4 & 5
The Wellness Center, Law attended this event and we were Continued on Page 11
Centralia College Invites Students .... 6
Seattle Supersonics Legends Visit the Chehalis Tribe
Veterans Day Dinner ...................... 7
Sunday, September 20 was a
special day for Elders, Adults October Birthdays .............................. 8
and children who attended the
Basketball Skills Mini-camp at Positive Indian Parenting Class ......... 9
the Community Center. Fred
Brown, Jr. was there to have the Students of the Month ..................... 10
kids practice and show off their
basketball skills. This event was Suicide Prevention Walk .................. 11
sponsored by the Youth Center and
Education Programs. H&C Program ~Sewing Classes ..... 12

Lunch was provided by the Lucky Youth listen to the instructions of Fred Brown, Jr. during the
Eagle Casino. An opening prayer basketball skills training.
was done by Sally Fixico and
elders were invited to eat first. Seattle Supersonics Legends Not to disappoint either as many
Funny, there is usually a line “Downtown” Freddie Brown Sr. came to have their memorabilia
up to eat, but this day that was and Gary “The Glove” Payton took signed by their favorite stars,
not the case. There were some time out of their busy lives to visit
special visitors who came to give our little corner of the earth. Continued on Page 2
autograph and photo opportunities.
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