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Tribe hosts Centennial Accord meeting

Lucky Eagle Casino & Hotel LEARN MORE The 2016
hosted the 2016 Centennial Centennial
Accord meeting on Sept. 22. For information, go to Accord
There was a tremendous The Governor’s Office of brought
turnout from Washington Indian Affairs recognizes the together tribal
tribes. The events center was importance of sovereignty. It dignitaries
filled with tribal dignitaries and affirms the government-to- and
government agencies to maintain government relationship and government
the government-to-government principles identified in the accord. agencies on
relationship between tribes and This promotes and enhances Sept. 22 at
the state of Washington. tribal self-sufficiency and assists Lucky Eagle
the state in developing policies Casino &
There are 29 federally consistent with those principles. Hotel.
recognized tribes in the state. Each Group photo
sovereign tribe has an independent To accommodate people with provided
relationship with each other and disabilities, the document can be by Larry’s
the state. The accord provides the obtained by calling 360-902-8827. Photography
framework for that relationship
between the state through its
governor and the signatory tribes.

Seeking history, stories to Tribal Summit Group meets
address Skokomish claim
More than 30 tribes and Chris Klatush as well
The Chehalis Tribe is they fished up the Chehalis discuss economic as CTE Managing Director
preparing a report to address River to at least Grand Mound success at gathering Chris Richardson attended
the claims of the Skokomish and down the river to the the meeting on behalf of the
Tribe to the Satsop River Pacific Ocean. Their claims Chehalis Tribe Vice Chehalis Tribal End of the
Fishery. To do this, we are are detailed in a report written Chairman Harry Pickernell Trail Stores.
collecting any information by Nile Robert Thompson, welcomed the Tribal Summit
available on the history of the an anthropologist. Copies of Group as they began their This nonprofit,
Chehalis Tribe. that “The Satsop Fishery – annual meeting at Lucky nonpolitical trade
Skokomish Report” can be Eagle Casino & Hotel on organization serves tribally
This report is in response to obtained from the Chehalis Sept. 15. owned fuel and convenience
the Skokomish Tribe’s claim to Tribal Center. stores across the country.
expand their fishery into the Harry commented
original territory of the Satsop It is important to record that Indian tribes have a More than 30 Indian
People. The essence of their memories, recollections common goal of sovereignty tribes from Washington and
claim is that they are the true and stories tribal members through economic beyond were represented at
descendants and heirs of the have about the history of the development and that he the meeting.
Satsop People. They say the Chehalis Tribe, particularly appreciates the group’s
Satsop People were killed off involving fishing. If you would efforts in this pursuit. The casino offered a
by war and disease and the few like to share this information traditional lunch of baked
people who remained merged and would be willing to be Chehalis Tribal salmon, potato salad and fry
with the Skokomish Tribe. interviewed and recorded, Enterprises CEO David bread to guests.
please contact Jerrie Simmons Burnett provided a blessing
The Skokomish claims all at the tribal center at 360- for meeting participants. The all-day meeting
of the Satsop River and into 273-5911. offered presentations and
the Chehalis River. They say Our tribal member store news directly related to
managers Manny Medina operations of gas stations
and convenience stores in
Indian Country.
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