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Native American Day brought the Chehalis tribal community together to celebrate native heritage.

DAY Because many tribes do The day reminds us to encourage youth to learn about our culture.
not recognize Columbus
From page 1 Day, Native American Day ‘Treat the Earth well. It was not given to you by your parents,
hours preparing their is dedicated to celebrating it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the
specialties. our heritage, history Earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.’
and contributions to our
Master of Ceremonies society. This is a time – ANCIENT INDIAN PROVERB
Philip Youckton talked to feast and share fun
about how the meal is to activities and ceremonies
celebrate our ancestors. We in our community. We also
honor their commitment in encourage youth to learn
preserving our culture and about our native culture.
setting the foundation of In our way of life, it’s
what we are today. On Native important to learn about
American Day, we remember language, plants, trees,
there are many things we tribal history and a wide
continue to strive toward. assortment of what Mother
Earth provides us for future
The Chehalis Canoe generations. We must all do
Family volunteered to things in a positive way for
share a few traditional those who will follow.
coastal Salish songs. It
was announced that there The Heritage & Culture
is a drum group every Program, Fisheries
Tuesday in the gathering Department, Tribal Events
room for those interested Department staff and
in discovering more about volunteers all contributed to
the canoe family. Songs are make this a memorable day.
learned and shared through Thank you to everyone!
oral tradition fashion.

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Reservation, the first of each month (printed BUSINESS COMMITTEE
Don Secena, Chairman
‘People of the Sands’ monthly). Harry Pickernell, Sr.,
Articles and opinions expressed
are not necessarily those of 360-273-5911 Farley Youckton, Treasurer
this publication or the Chehalis Cheryle Starr, Secretary
420 Howanut Road
Tribal Business Committee. Oakville, WA 98568 Dan Gleason, Sr.,
360-709-1726 (office) 5th Council Member
SUBMISSIONS 360-273-5914 (fax)
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