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By Fred Shortman, Communication We put a lot of effort into making this a CHEHALIS TRIBAL
Coordinator for the Chehalis Tribal Newsletter professional and beautiful newsletter. The NEWSLETTER
change in print style improved the photo
Surveys can be tedious, and I would like quality immensely. This changed the way The Confederated Tribes
to say thank you for spending the time to fill photos are submitted. With your assistance of the Chehalis Reservation,
out the Chehalis Tribal Newsletter survey at and cooperation, improvements will ‘People of the Sands’
the annual General Council meeting. continue.
Articles and opinions expressed
This is a great way to evaluate what Although survey participants said they are not necessarily those of this
changes or potential improvements could would rather receive a printed newsletter, publication or the Chehalis Tribal
be made to the newsletter. It also provides the electronic version is available on Business Committee.
valuable information about what our tribal our Chehalis tribal website. You can
community prefers to read. read all past and present newsletters on SUBMISSIONS The Chehalis Tribal Newsletter
A total of 146 people participated in the encourages tribal members
survey, including 38 elders. I noticed that some people requested to submit letters, articles,
an address change but forgot to put their photographs and drawings to
Results showed that while many tribal name on it. It makes it difficult to change be considered for publication
members have access to the Internet, an address without a name on the survey. If (subject to editing). Contributing
they prefer to receive a hard copy you requested a change, please contact me writers, artists and photographers
newsletter. Survey participants said they at 360-709-1726. Leave your name, new include Chehalis tribal community
use Facebook, reader board and word address and telephone number and I will members and staff.
of mouth as sources of information for return your call. Submission deadline is the first of
upcoming events. each month (printed monthly).
Again, thank you so much for
Tribal members primarily get their participating. Have a great holiday season! TRIBAL CENTER
information through the newsletter. Many 360-273-5911
would pay for advertisements for their Congratulations to raffle winners 420 Howanut Road
businesses. Oakville, WA 98568
Joan Martin: Seahawk spirit feather 360-709-1726 (office)
It was nice to hear that the newsletter necklace 360-273-5914 (fax)
is being read, enjoyed and that the Derick Youckton: Basket spirit feather
information advertised is very important. necklace CHEHALIS TRIBE’S
The newsletter plays a vital role in Chayse Bonifer-Youckton: Wireless VISION STATEMENT
documenting tribal life. It also shares Internet To be a thriving, self-sufficient,
valuable resources. sovereign people, honoring our
past and serving current and
I’m so grateful to our newsletter team. future generations.

Don Secena, Chairman
CHEHALISTHE CONFEDERATED TRIBES OF THE CHEHALIS RESERVATION, ‘PEOPLE OF THE SANDS’ Bulletin board 12 To save costs of printing, Jessie Goddard, Vice Chairman
TRIBAL would a quarterly or Shoni Pannkuk, Treasurer
NEWSLETTER Word of mouth 59 bi-monthly newsletter David Burnett, Secretary
be acceptable? Leroy Boyd Sr.,
Yes No
Sacred ceremony Ready to grow inside Family / 6 95 34 NEWSLETTER STAFF
Transportation input / 2 Protecting our children / 7 Fred Shortman, Audra J. Hill and
Honoring salmon Community garden Cemetery Cleanup / 3 Birthdays / 8 the Information Technology Team
people, traditions prepped for season Employee award / 3 Students of the month / 9
page 12 page 11 Health/wellness / 4-5

Walk for Do you like the new format of
the cure the newsletter?

Hundreds step up Yes No What is most important
to support fight
against cancer During the co-ed slow pitch softball championships, a player makes a dusty slide into base. 135 4 to you if given the choice
By Orinda Goddard, of receiving a hard copy?
Cancer Walk Coordinator Home-run weekend Are you an elder?
Memorial Day extravaganza delivers baseball, food and fun Yes
I would like to thank 38
everyone who came out to T he Chehalis Tribe was batting ALSO INSIDE Monthly 78
show their support during a thousand during the annual Chehalis Tribal Days
the ninth annual Chehalis Tribal Days Memorial Baseball royalty selected
Tribe Cancer Walk on Tournament. Good ol’ Indian baseball
May 29 at the Legends was played throughout the Chehalis Page 11
Field picnic area. Reservation. Both the Tomahawk Stadium
and Legends Baseball Fields were busy Bi-monthly 20
Our motto is hosting baseball games.
#WeWalkasOne, and Do you have access to or use Quarterly 12
every step we take is a Young and old gathered to enjoy
prayer we share for the the weekend either by watching or
fight against cancer. We playing a sport they love. Many took the
all have loved ones that opportunity to demonstrate their baseball
have been fighting or have skills in one of the three different divisions
lost their great battle to offered by the Chehalis Tribe: men’s
cancer. This amazing walk hardball, women’s slow-pitch softball and
demonstrates that we all co-ed slow-pitch softball.
See WALK, page 2
The parking lots were filled with cars,
The Chehalis Tribe Cancer and people lined up along the ball fields
Walk had a great turnout.
See WEEKEND, page 10 Families line ball fields to watch the action. the Internet? Doesn’t matter 26

Do you receive a newsletter? Yes No Would advertisements
discourage you from reading
Yes No 130 14 the newsletter?
122 23 Yes No
Do you read the newsletter on 31 108
our website?
Do you read the newsletter? If you have a tribal business,
Yes No Yes No are you willing to pay for
139 4 advertisements in our
44 34 newsletter?
Yes No
How do you receive your If a hard copy was no longer 76 42
information from programs? available, would you read the
newsletter on our website?
Facebook 53
Newsletter 100 Yes No
Reader board 26 44 99
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