Page 3 - Chehalis Tribal Newsletter for March, 2016
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in brief

Basket weavers sought Chehalis Tribal Center. Simmons’ position is for Chehalis Tribe’s Animal Control has a new holding area.
legal questions, not part of the Office of Tribal
If you are interested in being one of the featured Attorney. If you have a legal question, she can Happy life for people, pets
weavers at the 2016 Northwest Native American point you in the right direction.
Basketweavers Association Conference from Contact Jerrie Simmons at 360-273-5911 to set Contributed by Brennan Stoelb
Sept. 30-Oct. 1 at Great Wolf Lodge, please up an appointment and obtain the necessary
submit a bio to Philip Youckton in the events paperwork to get started. It has been great getting to MORE INFORMATION
office at the Chehalis Tribal Community Center. meet people and animals in the
We are looking for 10 featured weavers and five Chehalis Tribal Loan Fund community during the past few Be sure to look on the Animal Control
weavers for the youth track. The deadline to weeks! section of for
submit a bio is April 1. Entrepreneurs: the Chehalis Tribal Loan Fund By getting to know which pets information on low-cost vaccination
If you have any questions, call 360-709-1752 or offers business plan courses and has business belong where, I have clinics in the area as well as other useful
email lending dollars for you. Consumer Loans in the been able to get quite information.
amount of $1,000 are available with one-year a few animals back For immediate animal concerns,
Community center hours terms. You must be employed or have access to home. Also, a new contact Stoelb at 360-273-7051 or
auto pay with a bank account. holding area has been email
Chehalis Tribal Community Center hours are Chehalis Tribal members: We have home built that allows a The Animal Control office is at
7 a.m.-8 p.m. Fun events at the center: improvement loan dollars. You can apply for up safe place for lost or 30 Niederman Road in Oakville.
n Swimming pool and exercise room hours are to $25,000 with low interest rates. impounded animals
7 a.m.-8 p.m. We will offer an Indianpreneurship course to be held. Together, we can make sure all
n Open gym is at noon Wednesdays and May 3 and 4. You must attend both days to Exactly what is Brennan people and pets are able to lead a
Sundays and 5:30 p.m. weeknights. receive a certificate. Sign up by April 25. animal control? Stoelb healthy, happy life and enjoy the
n Movie night starts at 5 p.m. every second Call our office at 360-709-1631 or go to community they call home.
Wednesday of the month. Dinner is provided. to sign up. Animal control
Bring out the whole family and enjoy. Please send letters of interest to jburnett@ Officers are responsible for the Here are ways you can make the
For more information, contact Leroy Boyd, or to Julie Burnett, executive community better for people and
events coordinator assistant, at 360-709-1787. director, P.O. Box 536, Oakville, WA 98568. pets:

Indian wills, estate planning USDA Food Program n Do not let your pet run free.
n Ensure your pets are up-to-date
Indian Wills and Estate Planning Services are If you are interested in signing up for the USDA on vaccinations.
offered to all Chehalis tribal members who are Food Program, call the South Puget Intertribal n Have pets spayed or neutered.
age 18 and older. These include wills, powers Planning Agency Food Distribution Warehouse n Report all cases of animal abuse
of attorney, medical directives and living wills. at 360-438-4216 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday or inhumane treatment.
This service is free for tribal members who don’t through Friday. Our staff will be happy to assist n Take time to learn all tribal laws
have a will or would like to update a will. you in applying for the program. and ordinances that affect pet owners
Legal advisor Jerrie Simmons is available from Distribution dates are March 29 and April 26. and pets. If you are unsure of tribal
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. three days a week at the Pickup is at the Chehalis Tribal Community ordinances, feel free to ask.
Center from 9:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

enforcement of tribal laws, codes
and ordinances that refer to the care,
control, treatment and licensing of
domestic animals.
STAFF PROFILE Tribal animal ordinances ensure
that the people and animals that
are a part of the community are
protected and able to thrive.
New public safety One of Chris’ first Animal control also encourages
employee seeks tasks is to assess responsible pet ownership while
community opinion the needs of our being a resource regarding animal
community. He said issues.
Chris Porter, a firefighter and he is trying to meet
paramedic with Riverside Fire as many people as A new resource for veterans
Authority in Centralia, is a new possible with his
employee of Chehalis Tribal Public first goal being to American Legion Post 49 is ready Post 49 meets the first Wednesday
Safety. Chris Porter find tribal members to help veterans and their families of each month from 6-8 p.m. at
who are interested in Rochester. The post received its the Rochester Bus Barn in the
He has been hired in response to in helping form a fire department. temporary charter Feb. 3. driver’s lounge, 7505 183rd Ave. SW,
a questionnaire at the last annual He said there are many ways the Rochester. A social hour and dinner
meeting. More than 90 percent department can be put together So far, 21 members have signed starts at 6 p.m., and meetings begin
of tribal members stated they and he wants this to be “what this up, but the charter roll will stay open at 7 p.m.
want better, faster, more efficient community wants,” not something until April 1. Everyone who joins
response to medical and fire he designs. before the deadline will be added to For more information, contact the
emergencies on the reservation. Please contact Chris to discuss the permanent charter roll. American Legion at P.O. Box 984,
being involved in this process, even Rochester, or get in touch with Bob at
Chris started his career as a if it is just to help design a new fire Robert (Bob) Clark, a veteran of 360-584-5773 or rochesterpost49@
volunteer firefighter with Chehalis department logo or uniform patch. the Gulf War in the United States
Fire Department in 1992 after he Stop by the Public Safety building Army, is the post commander.
got out of the United States Army. to meet Chris or call 360-273-7051.
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