Page 7 - Chehalis Tribal Newsletter - May 2016
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in brief

Sports facilities Cancer Walk tribal members who are n Employed
revamped age 18 and older. n Someone with a criminal record for
Show your support These include wills, non-violent offenses in the past
Both the Tahown Park basketball to finding a cure at powers of attorney, You will need:
court and the Legends Ball Fields Chehalis Tribe’s ninth medical directives and n A good-size spare room
improvements are complete. annual Cancer Walk at living wills. This service is n Evidence of parenting skills, either
In April, the weather cooperated and 1 p.m. Sunday, May 29, free for tribal members who with your own kids or other people’s
sport court material was placed on at the Community Center don’t have a will or would like n A commitment to ongoing training
the Tahown Park basketball court. The Picnic Area. to update a will. n An interest in helping young people
Legends Ball Fields was refreshed by For more information, contact Legal advisor Jerrie Simmons is with difficulties understand that they
planting infield grass and adding new Orinda Goddard at 360-709-1735. available from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. three do have a future
dirt. The dirt used at the ball fields is days a week at the Chehalis Tribal n A commitment to working in
professional grade infield soil and is Resource Fair Center. Simmons’ position is for legal partnership with the child’s birth
the same mix used at the University gets the word out questions, not part of the Office of family and an Indian Child Welfare
of Oregon. Tribal Attorney. social worker
Thank you to Klatush Construction for The Vocational Rehabilitation Contact Jerrie at 360-273-5911 to set n We are willing to work with you
getting both fields ready in time for Program is offering a Resource Fair up an appointment and obtain the getting licensed. We need homes for
Tribal Days! to give tribal programs, organizations paperwork to get started. emergencies, respite, short term and
and other local service groups an long term.
Tribal Enrollment opportunity to share information with Become a foster parent
the Chehalis tribal community. Call 360-709-1745 or 360-709-1632.
If you need to enroll your child The Resource Fair can help overcome It’s easier than you think. If you are
this year, please stop by and pick hurdles and allow people to age 21 or older and in good health,
up an enrollment application. If become more aware of the range of Chehalis Tribal Foster Care Program
the biological father is an enrolled opportunities available. would love to hear from you.
member of this tribe or another tribe, Groups and organizations that You may be:
a DNA test is required. Make sure to provide services to our tribal n Single, married or divorced
get your application in by Aug. 29. members and community are invited n Male or female
To get a Tribal Identification Card, to attend and share information. n A parent with young or grown kids
please call at least one day in advance The fair will inform people about what n Someone who’s never had children
to schedule an appointment. they can do for themselves and their
For more information, contact Chris community. Chehalis Tribe
Ortivez at 360-273-5911, ext. 1804. When: 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. June 8 Mariners suite
Leave a short message with your Where: Chehalis Tribe Community
name, type of request and a phone Center Gathering Room, 461 Secena Watch for signups to visit Safeco Field and
number. I will get back to you as soon Road, Oakville enjoy Seattle Mariners baseball this season
as possible. Contacts: Lead Counselor Orinda
Goddard at 360-709-1735 or We want everyone to have the
Cemetery Cleanup, opportunity to go, so tickets are
or Counselor Erika Pickernell at limited to one visit per tribal
The annual Cemetery Cleanup starts 360-709-1872 or epickernell@ member. Like last season, you
at 8:30 a.m. Friday, May 20. Meet in will be allowed to bring one
the gathering room to get assigned person. We like to get
to a section/team. Lunch will be Attention weavers notice out two weeks
provided. There will be a raffle at before a game, so
lunchtime and a special raffle at The 22nd annual Northwest Native please sign up once
4 p.m. for those who stay to help the American Basketweavers Association you see the flyer.
whole day. Thank you to everyone who conference hosted by the Chehalis FOOD: It will not be
participates! Tribe will be Sept. 30-Oct. 1 at Great provided in the Mariners suite
Contact Philip Youckton at 360-709- Wolf Lodge. unless noted
1752 or Leroy Boyd at 360-709-1787. Tribal members who wish to have AGES: 18-54
their registration fee paid for must
Gathering permits attend and participate in the cedar CONTACT
available bow classes provided by the Heritage Leroy Boyd at 360-709-1787 or Philip
and Culture Program in the months Youckton at 360-709-1752 or visit the
It is the season to start harvesting leading up to the conference. You also events office at the community center.
cedar bark. The Chehalis Tribe Heritage must make a minimum of 10 bows for
and Culture Program has gathering the conference.
permits available! If you plan to collect Please contact Philip Youckton at
cedar bark, make sure to get a permit. 360-709-1752 at least 24 hours in
There are a few guidelines to follow advance of when you want to take
that will be discussed when you receive the class. They are offered Tuesday
your permit. through Thursday until 6 p.m.
For more details, contact Heritage
Coordinator Lynn Hoheisel at 360- Wills, estate planning
709-1784 or Community Services
Manager Joyleen McCrory at 360- Indian Wills and Estate Planning
709-1573. Services are offered to all Chehalis
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