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The Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation

November 2015 Free

Chehalis Tribe Hosts SPIPA’s 13th Annual Happy 20th Anniversary!
Inter-Tribal Breast Cancer Awareness Walk Lucky Eagle Casino

By Christina Hicks, Community In the early 1990’s, the tribal
Wellness Manager gaming industry in Washington
was still relatively new. But thanks
This year’s Inter-Tribal Breast to extraordinary foresight and
dedication on the part of our tribal
Cancer Awareness walk was held elders and elected officials, we
were able to open our wonderful
on Saturday, October 17, hosted casino in 1995 to benefit all
Chehalis Tribal members.
by the Chehalis Tribe. Opening
A celebration of this important
prayer was done by Chehalis 20-year milestone was held at
the casino on Friday, September
Tribal Elder Bobbie Bush, 25th. Casino Chief Executive
Officer John Setterstrom and Chief
and Christina Hicks, Chehalis Operating Officer Joseph Dupuis
served as co-chairs for the evening.
Tribe’s NWWP Outreach worker,
Former Chairman Mel Youckton
welcomed everyone. The walk was the keynote speaker. He
shared memories of the trials and
began at the Chehalis Tribal tribulations involved in gaining
financial backing to move forward
Community center and circled Participants walked together to raise awareness during the on the project, and how the
around the block on Secena Road, Inter-Tribal Breast Cancer Awareness Walk. casino has forever changed the
Niederman, Howanut, Anderson financial position of the Tribe.
and back to finish at the Chehalis t-shirt. The design was made by program information, and other Mel also honored and recognized
Malynn Foster of the Skokomish incentives. the Tribal Business Committee
Tribal Community Center. and Tribal Gaming Authority for
tribe, who allowed the NWWP their important roles in acquiring
There were 174 walkers signing program to use the design for The prevention staff at Chehalis the funding necessary to begin
in at the event and walkers flyers and the t-shirts. Thank you Tribe prepared the healthy lunch, construction.
represented 18 different tribes. to Malynn Foster! Participants which was a hit: Spaghetti with
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Early Learning Program Learn Fire Safety Tips to Protect Themselves and Their Families
Tribal Member Receive Award .......... 3
On Monday, October
Health and Wellness Programs ... 4 & 5
5, the Head Start
Employment Opportunity ............... 6
Program travelled to
Safety Video Available, Wills ........... 7
the Oakville School
November Birthdays .......................... 8
to participate in
Planning News, Ask Auntie ............. 9
the Oakville Fire
Students of the Month ...................... 10
Department’s annual
Community Halloween Party .......... 11
safety day. It was a
Inter-Tribal Breast Cancer Walk ...... 12
beautiful, sunny day

that brought about a

fun filled morning to Early Head Start Program children gathered at the Oakville School to
learn about fire safety. learn about fire safety from the Oakville Fire Department.

The children were very of the safety rules were the stop of a firefighter, even with all the
knowledgeable and anxious to drop and roll drill, never to open safety gear on. A couple of the
learn what to do in case of a fire. a hot door, always get low and volunteers put on the fire safety
It wasn’t just about fire though. crawl under the smoke to escape. gear to enhance their education.
They also learned about avoiding Follow a simple evacuation plan if Reinforcing that the firefighter was
dangerous safety issues in and a fire begins in their home. They there to help, and there is a human
around their homes. Among some also learned to never be afraid
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