Page 4 - Chehalis Tribal Newsletter - December, 2017
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bring in the
The Confederated colors to start
Tribes of the Chehalis the ceremony.
Reservation, ‘People Elaine Miles,
of the Sands’ MC Jake
The articles and opinions and Nancy
expressed are not necessarily Romero
those of this publication provided
or the Chehalis Tribal Business some of the
Committee. evening’s
The Chehalis Tribal Newsletter sings the
encourages tribal members National
to submit letters, articles, Anthem.
photographs and drawings to
be considered for publication VETERANS role as Lucy in the film “Smoke Signals” in
(subject to editing). which she plays in the scene with the car
Contributing writers, artists From page 1 riding backward and her character Marilyn
and photographers include The ceremony started with the Posting of Whirlwind in the television series “Northern
Chehalis tribal Exposure.” Everyone enjoyed listening to her
community Colors by tribal veterans and the Pledge of personal experiences as the single mother of
members Allegiance led by Chehalis Tribal Royalty. a marine.
and staff.
Submission After 10-year-old Madoleen Goddard Phil Krimbel (Jug) of Montesano served
deadline is sang the National Anthem, Chehalis Tribe four years in the United States Air Force and
the first of Chairman Harry Pickernell Sr. welcomed has attended the event for more than eight
each month everyone. years. Krimbel said his favorite part is the
(printed monthly). pleasure of meeting other members of the
Veteran’s Day Committee Chairwoman military. “It kind of makes your day,” he said.
TRIBAL CENTER Nancy Romero and numerous volunteers
worked hard to bring this showing of At the end of the evening, Tamara
Main line: 360-273-5911 gratitude to fruition. Nancy said this Marlowe sang “America the Beautiful,” tribal
Address: 420 Howanut Road wouldn’t be possible “without the hearts veterans performed the Retiring of Colors
Oakville, WA 98568 and dedication of volunteers.” and Marie Bird led the closing prayer.
Office: 360-709-1726
Fax: 360-273-5914 Jake Dickerson, Chehalis Tribal Chairman Harry Pickernell Sr. gave
Community Resource Officer and member all the guests dog tags to remember the
CHEHALIS TRIBE’S of the Chehalis Tribal Law Enforcement appreciation event.
VISION STATEMENT Program for 21 years, volunteered as
master of ceremonies. He also wanted to
To be a thriving, self-sufficient, acknowledge the generous amount of help
sovereign people, honoring our they received from volunteers. “A lot of
past and serving current and people put their own personal time into it,”
future generations. Jake said.

BUSINESS COMMITTEE Chehalis tribal community members
helped prepare the free salmon dinner.
Harry Pickernell, Sr.: Chairman Shawn Ortivez, Hector Canales and Tony
Jessie Goddard: Vice Chairman Youckton prepared and donated more than
Shoni Pannkuk: Treasurer 25 salmon.
David Burnett: Secretary
Leroy Boyd, Sr.: The Chehalis Canoe Family joined
Fifth Council Member the Song Birds Coastal Salish to provide
entertainment during dinner with
NEWSLETTER STAFF traditional coastal Salish songs.

Fred Shortman, Audra J. Hill and The keynote speaker was Elaine Miles,
the Information Technology Team who is of Cayuse/Nez Perce ancestry. She
was born in Pendleton, Oregon, and lived on
the Umatilla Indian Reservation in eastern
Oregon until age 3. Her family then moved
to Renton, Washington, where her father
was a Boeing machinist. She learned many
traditional skills in her youth – storytelling,
beading, pottery and weaving. She also is a
prize-winning traditional dancer. As one of
the first Native American actresses, Elaine
might be more commonly known for her
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