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Volume 13 March 2013 Suquamish History Timeline Now On Display at Suquamish Museum

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From time immemorial to present day, new display weaves the intricate story of the people of the clear salt water by April Leigh

If you were standing in the middle of the Port Madison Indian Reservation 18-thousand years ago, you would not be standing on dry land, or even in the chilly waters of the Puget Sound. Chances are you would be standing upon a monumental glacier, one that covered the entire region before melting away into the ocean three thousand years later. This is where the new timeline in the Suquamish Museum begins, and where Historic Preservation Officer Dennis Lewarch and Tribal Chairman Leonard Forsman began their historical lecture the first day the timeline officially opened to the public, Saturday, February 23. It takes Lewarch less than five minutes to span another two thousand years of changing shorelines and rising waters to the first evidence of people in the Northwest- a Clovis projectile roughly 13-thousand years old. According to Lewarch and other archeologists, such evidence is extremely difficult to find. The oldest shell midden in the Central Puget Sound dates back just five thousand years and is located at West Point, in Seattle. Projectile points found at Old Man House also date back to the same era. “Due to the changing nature of the tides, most of the shell middens in the Puget

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The new timeline spans the length of the main exhibit north wall, depticting Suquamish history from the recession of the glaciers in Puget Sound to the re-dedication of Chief Seattle’s gravesite in 2010.

Sound date only fifteen-hundred years ago, or even more recent,” said Lewarch. Changing tides are a constant in the thousands of years covered on the timeline- and in the lecture. The unending shifting of the shoreline made it difficult for modern archeologists to unearth the posts of Old Man House, the largest winter house in Central Puget Sound razed by Federal Agents just 150 years ago. Suquamish Tribal Chairman Leonard Forsman, left, and Tribal When viewed from Historic Preservation Officer Dennis Lewarch, not pictured, spoke an archeological to a packed crowd at the Suqumaish Museum on Saturday, Feb. perspective across 23. More than 80 visitors turned out for the lecture, prompting a thousands of years, second session to accomodate everyone.

the roughly 220 year timeframe that has spanned since Suquamish’s first contact with Europeans seems less than significant. However, it is precisely this timeframe that is depicted along the largest

“Changing tides are a constant in the thousands of years covered on the timeline...” expanse of the timeline wall. Hundreds of years between datelines turn into decades beginning with first contact, the

Treaty of Point Elliot and the dozens of failed Federal Indian Policies that followed, showing the fundamental impact of European colonization on the Suquamish way of life. The last several feet of the timeline, beginning with self-determination and ending in the current cultural resurgence that continues to thrive on the Port Madison Indian Reservation today, detail the contemporary history of the Suquamish including the beginnings of Tribal Journeys, the creation of several culturally significant areas in Suquamish and the museum’s opening. The timeline is the final addition to the permanent exhibit, Ancient Shores, Changing Tides at the Suquamish Museum. It is open to the public 10a.m. to 5p.m. daily. To find out more about the Suquamish Museum visit them online at

Suquamish Tribe Has Long Ancestral Presence in Port Gamble Bay by Leonard Forsman

Recent articles appearing in Crosscut, High Country News and other media outlets have ignored, or at the least discounted, the antiquity of the Suquamish Tribe’s presence in Port Gamble Bay. It is true that the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe (PGST) has maintained a permanent settlement on the east side of the Bay dating from 1854 and that this settlement became their reservation in 1938. PGST, however, misleads the public with their unsupported claim of aboriginal inhabitation of the Port Gamble area. This new perspective incorrectly neglects the Suquamish Tribe’s ancient territorial presence in and around Port Gamble Bay dating from time immemorial.

ment-to-government relationships with federal, state and local agencies. Our tribal communities have always had a mutual respect for each other. We collaborate politically, culturally and socially through intermarriage, athletics and our respective cultural and economic resurgences.

This public denial of Suquamish’s use and occupancy of Port Gamble Bay is perplexing to us, especially since we acknowledge that ancestors of PGST used Port Gamble Bay and the Northern Hood Canal seasonally in pre-Treaty times. PGST’s historic roots in the area start with their gradual migration from present-day Dungeness, Sequim and Port AnFor decades the PGST and Suquamish geles to work at the Port Gamble Mill on have worked together to protect the Point Julia after Pope and Talbot finished bay through our respective govern- building it in 1854. Suquamish News


PGST’s recent media campaign to overstate their aboriginal presence in the Port Gamble area is disconcerting because there is no history presently to support their claim. The Suquamish can no longer stand on the sidelines and allow such flagrant re-writing of history to go unchallenged. Ethnographic records of the north Kitsap region expose the inaccuracies of PGST’s recent media statements regarding the Suquamish use and occupation of Port Gamble Bay and vicinity. These records, gathered in the early 1900s by non-Indian scholars to understand and preserve Indian use and occupation of the area, not only dispel PGST’s claims but unmistakably reaffirm Suquamish’s long presence and influence in this area.

Suquamish elders in 1916, recorded a substantial inventory of Suquamish place names on Port Gamble Bay. Waterman’s Suquamish informants start

T.T. Waterman, a University of Washington anthropologist who interviewed

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Community Calendar Yoga Classes Mar. 4, 11, 18, 25 4:45-6:15pm Mondays at the Suquamish Tribe Education Department, located at 15838 Sandy Hook Road, Poulsbo WA, 98370. Classes are free for Suquamish Tribal Members, their families and Suquamish Tribal Government employees. All others must pay the instructor directly. For more information contact Kathy Kinsey (360) 394-8535 kkinsey@suquamish. Zumba Classes Mar. 4-28 5-6:30pm Every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday each week in the Gym at the Suquamish Tribe Education Department, located at 15838 Sandy Hook Road, Poulsbo WA, 98370. Classes are free for Suquamish Tribal Members, their families and Suquamish Tribal Government employees. For more information contact Priscilla Preuit (360) 271-8708 Suquamish Warriors Meeting Mar. 5 5:30pm The regular meeting for Suquamish Veterans usually occurs the first Tuesday of every month. All veterans and their guests are welcome at the Suquamish Warrior Veterans Center, 6353 Middle Street, Suquamish WA, 98392. For more information contact Chuck Wagner (360) 633-6236 or the Veterans Center Office at (360) 626-1080. The Veterans Center is also open every Monday 9am3pm for Veteran visiting and Thursdays for service officer work 9am-3pm. Lushootseed Language Classes Mar. 5, 12, 19 & 26 5:30-8pm Suquamish Tribe and Community members of all ages are invited to learn the traditional language of the Suquamish People. Language classes meet every Tuesday at the Suquamish Tribe Education Department, 15838 Sandy Hook Road, Poulsbo WA, 98370. Dinner will be served to all who attend class. For more information contact Randy Purser in the Suquamish Education Department office at (360) 394-8566. Family Day at Suquamish Museum Mar. 9 11am-1pm Please join us, we will hosting Family Day at the museum. This month we will be making duct tape pens. Participants will learn the similarities of duct tape and cedar. The activity will be facilitated by Suquamish Museum Board President Robin Sigo. Family Day is held the second Saturday of every month. For more information, contact the Suquamish Museum at (360) 394-8499.

Kitsap Regional Library Suquamish Book Mobile Visit Mar. 11 & 25 Kitsap Regional Library’s Bookmobile serves the Suquamish community every other Monday, with stops at the Early Learning Center from 2:15-2:45pm, in the parking lot at Suquamish Village 3-4pm and at Suquamish Elementary 4:15-4:45pm. Browse the shelves of the Bookmobile or go online before the Bookmobile’s visit to search the KRL catalog for a book, place it on hold and have it brought to the Suquamish Bookmobile stop. You can also return anything you’ve borrowed from any KRL branch library. Other Bookmobile offerings include: books for readers of all ages, audio books and DVDs and current magazines. If you have a question about your library account or wish to obtain a library card, you can talk to KRL staff when the Bookmobile is present. Suquamish General Council Mar. 16 & 17 The Suquamish Tribal Government has tentatively scheduled the 2013 Suquamish General Council Meeting, March 16-17 in Suquamish, WA. All Tribal Members are invited to attend. Presentations on government programs, tribal businesses and elections will be held during the annual meeting. GED Orientation Mar. 20 2-5pm Tribal Members seeking to obtain their GED are encouraged to attend. GED Orientation meetings usually occur the third Wednesday of every month at the Suquamish Tribe Education Department, 15838 Sandy Hook Road, Poulsbo WA, 98370. For more information, contact Nancy Silverman at (360) 3731539.

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Suquamish Museum Public Lecture Series Mar. 23 3pm Barbara Brotherton, Curator of Native American art at the Seattle Art Museum (SAM) will be giving an in depth lecture of Chief Joe Hillaire (Lummi) who once resided in Suquamish with his wife Lena Capoeman-Hillaire (Suquamish). Hillaire was the carver of the Land in the Sky totem pole that stood over looking downtown Suquamish from 19632008. We are encouraging the greater Suquamish community if you have any of Joe Hillaire’s carvings to bring them in for our event. For more information please contact the Suquamish Museum at (360) 394-8499.

If you are traveling in from out of town for General Council and need to update your Tribal ID card or Tribal Treaty Fishing Card, please contact the Enrollment Office prior to your arrival. A representative will be in the office March 16, 9am-2pm to provide membership services.

Wrestling at Suquamish Gym Mar. 30 5pm Watch local wrestling aficionados battle at the Tribal Education Department Gym, located at 15838 Sandy Hook Road, Poulsbo WA, 98370. Tickets are available at the door. For more information contact Clint Anderson (360) 3948590 or

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Tribal Enrollment Office: (360) 394-8450, 8437, or 8438.

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Healing of the Canoe Successfully Completes Phase II Program shown to strengthen Tribal Youth and connect community by Nigel Lawrence

We’ve taught the curriculum, conducted the research, crunched the data, and are pleased to say that it works! The Holding Up Our Youth curriculum does what it was meant to: youth who participate in it have strengthened their connection with the community, increased their self-efficacy and are less likely to abuse drugs. The Healing of the Canoe team just finished teaching another class at our Tribal high school, Chief Kitsap Academy. This time with 8th and 9th graders, Shilene George, Josh Smith, Lucas FourStar, Sequoia Chargualaf, Lu-uk McCloud, Rosemary Deam, Jacob Anderson and Shadow Williams. They received the required Health .5 credit and Lifelong Wellness .5 credit while also learning about Suquamish culture, culturally rooted life skills, and drug and alcohol abuse effects. To make sure that our students got all of the health info needed, we collaborated with the Suquamish Tribe Community Health Programs staff. Fran Miller showed us how to evaluate food and nutrition websites for trustworthiness and Barbara Hoffman taught about communicable diseases, First Aid and CPR. Now our students have their CPR/First Aid cards! Gamble Bay Continued...

ed out by correcting historian Edmond Meany’s prior erroneous assignment of the name “Teekalet” to the site of the Port Gamble Mill that persisted for decades. The elders told Waterman that the Suquamish name “dexqilT” (anglicized as Teekalet) refers to the bluffs west of the mill site and translated to “place of skunk cabbage.” The actual name for the mill site they said was “QeQlaXad,” a Suquamish word meaning “fence.” They said the Suquamish name for Point Julia was “sdeu’wap,” which means “broad daylight” and is the site of the historic S’Klallam settlement known as “Little Boston.” Meany erroneously referred to the mill site as “Teekalet” and defined it as meaning “place of the noonday sun”, a double switch of impressive proportion. Waterman’s Suquamish informants also identified Suquamish place names for features between present-day Port Gamble Bay and Foulweather Bluff and names for present-day Cliffside, Coon Bay, Skunk Bay, Twin Spits, Point-NoPoint and Foulweather Bluff. Ironically, in 1841 Commandant George Wilkes gave the name “Suquamish Head” to Foulweather Bluff in honor of the people he found living there during his United States surveying expedition and “Suquamish Head” is referred to by name in the preamble of the S’Klallam’s 1855 Treaty of Point-No-Point identifying the place where the parties signed their treaty. These places have carried Suquamish names since ancient times, substantiating the Suquamish people’s familiarity with the flora, fauna and geologic forms of Port Gamble Bay and indicating our long use of and association with the Port Gamble region. PGST also perpetuates the notion that there existed an ancient S’Klallam village at the mill site. We are unaware of any ethnographic or current archaeological evidence of a permanent PGST winSuquamish News

phase where we will be sharing what worked so that other tribes can adapt the curriculum to fit their tribe and start helping their youth. We have not yet heard if our grant request for Phase III is approved but so far our proposal has gotten an excellent review and near perfect score. Fingers crossed!

At the end of the class we held a small honoring ceremony at the school for the students, giving them each a certificate of recognition. We debuted a few of their powerful Digital Stories. Then each student honored their mentor(s) with a gift that they made. Shilene honored her brother Bearon Old Coyote and Calina Lawrence; Josh honored Shaylene Jefferson; Lucas honored his brother Logan; Sequoia honored his brother Vincent; Luuk honored his parents Petrina and Tim; Rosemary honored MaryAnn Youngblood; and Jacob and Shadow honored each other.

News Below: The Community Pulling Together poster, designed by HOC Facilitator and Tribal Member Kate Ahvakana, details activities everyone can do to build connection with community.

Outside of the classroom, The Healing of the Canoe team also held our last Community Event at Kiana Lodge on January 30, 2013. This was an opportunity to provide the community with the positive results of our research. We also unveiled our new Community Pulling Together poster featuring the mind-blowing graphic talents of Kate Ahvakana. The poster has numerous activity suggestions that we all could do to build our own connection to our community. Many thanks to those of you who came and had dinner with us and heard about what we do. Phase II was all about proving that the curriculum works and ended February 28, 2013. Phase III is the dissemination ter village at the town of Port Gamble yet in these articles the writers continuously reference an “ancestral Port Gamble village.” Letters written during the establishment of the mill there demonstrate that the area was not the site of a winter village. For example, on September 4, 1853, a month after landing at Port Gamble, mill founder W.C. Talbot wrote a letter to his partner Charles Foster saying there was no tribal settlement or village at the original mill site, noting “there are no Indians staying here it is a disputed territory there are four tribes claiming it but none of these daring to stay on it. Only coming + trading + and sometimes staying two days.” Seven months later, on March 4, 1854, another Port Gamble mill partner, Josiah Keller, wrote about the nature of the settlement around the mill site stating “Have a store-blacksmith shop-cook house-potatoe house (half in the ground) and the house which we occupy-which with sundry Indian lodges & the hovel for a pair of brutes (about as decent as the latter inside and out) constitutes quite a village-we are now to build another boarding house.” These accounts describe a place known to and seasonally used by the Tribes in the region, most likely the Suquamish, Twana, Chemakum and S’Klallam. Port Gamble was not occupied prior to 1853 when it became the site of a typical early mill settlement of the mid-1850s comprised of mill owners, Euro-American workers and workers from a number of Tribes. The Suquamish Tribe is committed to preserving the history of our homelands, including the accurate accounting and acknowledgement of our presence in Port Gamble Bay. The fact is supported and present in the historical record and should be recognized publicly. To disregard it is a disservice to our heritage.


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CKA Students Prepare For Washington DC Suquamish youth to present at annual Coastal Summit by Rebecca Purser

Northwest Indian College Dean’s List Fall 2012 Tara Anderson Dayna Benefield Erica Hankin Marilyn Jones Abby Purser Erin Reinertsen Shayna Reynolds Cori Silvey Destiny Wellman Kael Williams

Four Chief Kitsap Academy students have been preparing to represent their school, the Suquamish community and the Seattle Aquarium at the Coastal America Summit in Washington DC March 9-12, 2013. This summit will help the students raise awareness of ocean acidification in Washington DC. They will also have the opportunity to learn from other student delegations about ecological issues in other areas of the nation, as well as the chance to visit US Congress Members from Washington State. Aquariums from around the nation choose two students and a teacher to attend the event each year. This is the second year Suquamish students have been selected by Seattle Aquarium for the program, funded by grant dollars from the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration. Additional funds to send another two Suquamish students was provided by grant funding from the Suquamish Fisheries Department.

Chief Kitsap Academy Students Ty Purser, Shaylene Jefferson and Vincent Chargualaf stop for a photo with Washington State Governor Jay Inslee after interviewing him for their Coastal Summit video on Ocean Acidification.

ing their production. This year, Suquamish students are continuing the work of 2011 graduates who attended the summit, building awareness about the gradual decrease in oceanic PH levels resulting in a fundamental change in water acidity called Ocean Acidification. The process, caused by the increase in carbon dioxide from the earth’s atmosphere, is changing

As part of the project, students must come up with a topic, create an informational video and an internet blog detail-

the acidity of the oceans and causing significant negative impacts to marine life. The students have been working with Longhouse Media to produce a video on the topic. Their video features interviews with environmentalists and elected officials including Billy Frank and Governor Jay Inslee.

Rolling Reader Coordinator Named Outstanding Educator Terri Day honored by North Kitsap PTA for work with Suquamish Elementary Program by Erin Pigott

Kindergarten & Early Learning Applications The North Kitsap School District is preparing to register Kindergarten students for the 2013-2014 school year. If you have a child that will be five years old, or close to five years old, when the school year begins in September of this year, you should consider registering your child for school. Registration forms can be found online at the North Kitsap School District website www. Actual registration is schedule to occur at individual elementary schools throughout the district.

NKSD Kindergarten Registration April 15-19 9:30am-3pm The Marion Forsman-Boushie Early Learning Center is also accepting applications for the 2013-2014 school year. Head Start and Early Head Start programs are available with classes for Infants, Toddlers and Preschool age children. Suquamish Tribal members, their families and children from other of Native American tribes are given preference. As well as children with disabilities and those from low income families. However, all Suquamish community members are eligable to apply. For more information, or to obtain an application, contact Child Care Coordinator Wilma Lady at (360) 394-8580. More information about the Early Learning center and early childcare programs can also be found online at Suquamish News

Suquamish Elementary Rolling Reader Coordinator, Terri Day, was selected as the Outstanding Educator for Suquamish Elementary by the North Kitsap PTSA. Her peers at Suquamish Elementary call themselves fortunate to have Terri as an additional educator in the After-School Program. Day and her team of twelve high school and college Rolling Reader student tutors, work with young elementary students completing homework and reading together. “Terri has given her heart and soul to help our students succeed in reading through her programs. She helps foster future educators by bringing in high school and middle school students to read with our students, and in turn they experience how rewarding working with children can be,” said Suquamish Elementary Principal, Jon Torgerson. Torgerson added that Day brings in community and parent volunteers which helps Suquamish Elementary feel like a true learning community. Day has also expanded the Rolling Reader program to the Suquamish Tribe Education Program, Wolfle and Poulsbo Elementary,

Terri Day with some of the Rolling Reader students from Suquamish Elementary. Day was recently honored as Oustanding Educator for Suquamish Elementary for the program.

and Kingston Middle School. She is always the first to volunteer at school events and is often seen dishing out pizza during family reading nights. She is

truly making a difference at Suquamish Elementary and throughout the North Kitsap community.

Chief Kitsap Academy Attendance Line

(360) 394-8568 Parents of Chief Kitsap Academy Students can now call this number to report a student absence or to request an excused absense.

All calls will be verified. Questions? Contact Suquamish Tribal Education Administrative Assistant Rebecca Purser for more information at (360) 394-8568.


Vol. 13, No. 3

Chairman’s Report


by Leonard Forsman

King County Historic Preservation I am serving on a panel that will help King County prioritize their efforts in preserving the historic and cultural properties in King County. Due to budget cutbacks, the County has to be creative in their efforts to preserve the cultural landscape. I will be working to ensure that our tribal heritage is prioritized in the updated plan. Washington Board of Geographic Names The Washington State Board of Geographic Names considered the proposal to correct the spelling of Suquamish Harbor on Hood Canal, named after a camp of Suquamish Indians observed in 1841. The Committee on Geographic Names had approved the spelling change. The S’Klallam Tribes and the Skokomish Tribe objected to the correction. The Board of Geographic Names remanded the proposal back to the committee, despite the clear evidence of a cartographer error that now has the name as “Squamish” Harbor. Thank you to the Suquamish tribal members, elders and tribal staff that attended the hearing. Culture and History Presentations I spoke to three different groups on Bainbridge Island on the culture, history and present activities of the Suquamish Tribe. The Oatmeal Club is a group of North Kitsap men that meet monthly at Eagle Harbor Church for breakfast and recruit speakers on different subjects to their gatherings. The Island School is a private elementary school.  Their fifth grade class was studying Indian Tribes

the Nisqually Tribe’s Red Wind Casino. Tribal lobbyists and WIGA staff gave updates on the proceedings of the State Legislature and the U.S. Congress on issues that affect tribal gaming.  An update on WIGA’s public education efforts was provided as well. Please go to the website to get more information on the contributions Tribes have made to their local communities. If you are on Facebook, please become a friend on the WIGA page.

From left, Suquamish Tribal Chairman Leonard Forsman, Seattle Mayor Michael McGinn and Suquamish Tribal Council Member Bardow Lewis.

Archaeological Collections Meeting I joined Bardow Lewis and tribal staff in a meeting with Chairwoman Virginia Cross, Councilmembers and staff of the Muckleshoot Tribe to discuss opportunities for the Suquamish and Muckleshoot Tribes to collaborate on ownership and access to archaeological collections of overlapping traditional territory. We met to discuss one particular collection presently held by the Port of Seattle, the Duwamish No. 1 collection excavated near Kellogg Island.

in February and requested a presentation from the Suquamish Tribe. The Bainbridge Island Women’s Group meets monthly at Bethany Lutheran Church and invites speakers to address the group on local issues. The Group raises money for local causes as well as their meetings. Museum Board Meeting The monthly Museum Board meeting was held at the Suquamish Museum auditorium room.  Museum Store sales and admissions are good for the winter months. A recent article in the Seattle Times has helped attract visitors. The Museum has accepted gifts from Tribal Members that are beneficial for Museum collections.

Washington Indian GamingAssociation Meeting, Nisqually WIGA’s monthly meeting was held at

Tribal Council Overview January 7, 2013 Meeting Board and Commission Appointments Council proposed the following appointments: Port Madison Enterprise Board of Directors, re-appointed Wayne George to Position #1 and Greg George to Position #2 of the Port Madison Enterprises Board of Directors, both for terms of three years. Suquamish Tribal Gaming Commission, re-appointed Roger Contraro to Position #2 of the Suquamish Tribal Gaming Commission, for a term of three years. Suquamish Seafoods Enterprise Board, re-appointed Roger Contraro to Position #4 of the Suquamish Seafoods Enterprise Board of Directors, for a term of three years and appointed James (Jim Bob) Armstrong to serve the remaining term of vacated Position #1 to the Suquamish Seafood’s Enterprise Board, for a term of two years. Suquamish Housing Board, appointed Mable Anderson to Position #5 of the Suquamish Housing Board, for a term of three years. Suquamish Museum Board, re-appointed Pat Baillargeon to Position #4 and appointed Frances Jackson to Position #3 of the Suquamish Museum Board, both for terms of three years. Suquamish Higher Education Board, re-appointed Charles Deam Jr. to Position #2 and appointed of Kate Ahvakana to Position #1 of the Suquamish Higher Education board, both for terms of three years. A motion was made to approve all proposed Board and Commission appointments. VOTE: Approved 5-0-0 Donation to Hawaii Community Foundation A motion was made to approve a $1,000.00 donation to the Hawaii Community Foundation in memory of Senator Daniel K Inouye. VOTE: Approved 5-0-0 RES #2013-004 Distribution Policy Tribal Attorney LynDee Wells presented a revised Resolution 2013-004 which if Suquamish News

Funds for real estate purchases. A motion was made to approve the consent agenda. VOTE: Approved 4-0-0

approved would amend the Suquamish Tribal Code to add the following: 1. Any Tribal member who is incarcerated on the date of a distribution shall not receive that distribution unless that person personally appears at the Tribal offices within one hundred and eighty (180) days of the date of the distribution and claims the check. After this time, the distribution is deemed forfeited and the funds will be returned to the Tribal treasury. 2. A distribution for any Tribal member who dies within ninety (90) days prior to a distribution date will be held in the distribution account and forwarded to the estate upon receiving notice of the filing of a probate. 3. A distribution for any Tribal member whose whereabouts is unknown will be held in the distribution account for six (6) months after the date of a distribution. After this time, the distribution is deemed forfeited and the funds will be returned to the Tribal treasury. 4. No interest will accrue on held funds. All held funds will be subject to any garnishment or voluntary withholding in effect at the time of distribution. 5. Advances against distributions are not allowed. A motion was made to approve the resolution. VOTE: Approved 4-0-0

RES #2013-007 NIGA Delegate and Alternate Appointments Tribal Council Executive Assistant Windy Anderson presented Resolution 2013-007 which if approved would appoint Leonard Forsman as the delegate and Nigel Lawrence as the alternate to the National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA). A motion was made to approve Resolution 2013-007. VOTE: Approved 5-0-0 RES #2013-005 MOA with Naval Air Station, Whidbey Island Tribal Attorney Melody Allen presented Resolution 2013-005 which if approved would authorize the Tribe to enter into a Memorandum of Agreement with the United States Navy that would affirm treaty fishing access to a newly established the Surface Danger Zone extending from the Small Arms Training Range at the Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island. After discussion, a motion was made to approve Resolution 2013-005 as presented. VOTE: Approved 5-0-0 RES #2013-006 Hotel Contract for Elders Palm Springs Trip Tribal Attorney Melody Allen presented Resolution 2013-006 which if approved would authorize the Tribe to enter into a contract with the Spa Resort Casino in Palm Springs, California reserving 125 rooms for the elders’ trip in March 2013. After a brief discussion, a motion was made to approve Resolution 2013-006. VOTE: Approved 5-0-0

January 14, 2013 Meeting Budget Modification CY2013-001, 002 & 003 Finance Director Steve Garwood presented the following proposed budget modifications for approval: Budget Modification 2013-001 which if approved would acknowledge the adjustments made to the Salary, Fringe, and Indirect line items in the Natural Resources Department budget to reflect the finally approved budget. Budget Modification 2013-002 which if approved would appropriate $5324 of the 2012 carryover in Fund 165 of the Elders Council budget. Budget Modification 2013-003 which if approved would transfer and allocate $690k of the 2012 carryover in General

Request to Make Donation to NICWA Related to Court Case Indian Child Welfare Director Vicky Doyle requested making a donation to NICWA to help with an ICWA case being heard by the United States Supreme Court known as the “Veronica” case. A motion was made to authorize a $1,500.00 dona5

Regional Tribal Journeys Meeting The Suquamish Tribe hosted the monthly regional planning meeting for the 2013 Journey to Quinault. The Quinault informed the tribal representatives in attendance of their plans for their hosting in August. They plan on having protocol continue on a 24 hour basis, welcome canoes as they arrive individually and provide adequate camping space for canoe families. Museum Exhibit Timeline Presentation Dennis Lewarch and I presented an overview of the history and culture of the Suquamish Tribe at the Suquamish Museum in honor of the installation of the Tribal history timeline in our permanent exhibit gallery. We had over 80 people show up for the presentation, requiring that we make our presentation twice due to space limitations. Please visit the Museum and see the final element of our permanent exhibit gallery.

tion. VOTE: Approved 5-0-0 RES #2013-003 Library Enhancement Grant Executive Director Wayne George presented Resolution 2013-003 which if approved would authorize the Tribe to submit a grant proposal to the Institute of Museum and Library Services for a 2 year program to enhance and expand services and patronage to the Suquamish Library. A motion was made to approve Resolution 2013-003. VOTE: Approved 5-0-0 2012 4th Quarter Appendix X Grant Requests Approval Tribal Council Executive Assistant Windy Anderson presented a list of the 2012 Fourth Quarter Appendix X requests. After discussion, a motion was made to award grants to those applicants listed on the Tribal awards recommendation list, with the grants totaling $78,000.00. VOTE: Approved 5-0-0 Thereafter, a motion was made to award grants to those applicants listed on the Non-Tribal awards recommendation list, with the grants totaling $78,000.00. VOTE: Approved 5-0-0 Request for Funds Presidential Inauguration Ball Chairman Forsman requested a $6,000 sponsorship for the National Museum of the American Indian Inaugural Ball and Fundraiser. The sponsorship included tickets for the event and recognition in the event program. Funds raised support the museum’s mission to preserve tribal culture. A motion was made to authorize the expenditure. VOTE: Approved 6-0-0 Karen Bromberg Donation Request As motion was made to approve a $1,000 donation to the Karen Bromberg benefit. VOTE: Approved 6-0-0

Vol. 13, No. 3

History by Ray Forsman

My name is Ray Forsman. I am a Suquamish Tribal Member, born June 8, 1942 to Joe V. Forsman, son of Marion Temple (who was a full blooded Suquamish). Before I pass on, and because of my father’s, brother’s, and my own military service, and military service of all Suquamish members in defense of this country, I feel we have earned the right to forward a position and thoughts on a court case of dispute between the Suquamish and Skokomish Indian Tribes. It was August 1948. I turned 6 years old in June and now Uncle Jim (deceased, also of military service) was running a beach seine herring operation and I got to be there and helped pull the net. We scooped the herring into floating pens and rowed the pens farther into Miller Bay, a little bay on the Suquamish Indian Reservation. Later in the month we caught smelt in the beach seine and we shared with the community. Everybody got smelt to eat. One time we got a salmon, and my Uncle Jim Forsman said, “Raymond, go hide the salmon up the beach in the logs, or the “state man” will come and take it.” I didn’t know what a “state man” was, but I figured it must have been something bad. So began my background and love of the fishing industry. We moved around a few times and Dad got called off to the Korean War. He had already served in WWII on a destroyer in Hollandia, New Guinea. My Dad Joe Forsman died in 1958. He had a weak heart. He wasn’t a US citizen when he was born in 1920 but became citizen in June 1924, because American Indians were not considered US citizens until June 19, 1924. An act of US Congress finally recognized Indian people as citizens, even though American Indians had been serving in the US military since the Revolutionary War. I remember in 1949 all the signs on the doors and windows of taverns and bars in Kitsap County that said “No Indians or Minors Allowed.” I asked my Mom why they didn’t like “minors” and found out that there were “minors” and there were “miners.” I believe President Eisenhower later ordered Washington State to take down these signs in 1952. On October 3, 1959, I joined the Navy Reserve and promptly went to “Submarine School” at Hunters Point, San Francisco. Right away, I went on active duty for the next eight and a half years. I started out and qualified “SS” on the USS Bashaw (a thin skin diesel boat) out of Pearl Harbor, beginning in September 1960. I later served on the USS Snook (fast attack nuclear) and the USS Daniel Boone, a polaris missile submarine. I was taught to be a radio operator and cryptographer. I still liked fishing and I missed it. On February 12, 1968, I was discharged and got a job on tugs and barges going to Alaska. By 1972, I was attempting to fish herring and got a “Blue Card” from Washington State Fisheries. A “Dorothy Bunn” issued it to me. It allowed me to fish for anything in the state, as long as I complied with Washington State regulations. After the Boldt decision in 1974, Washington State revoked the “blue” cards. But later we heard that the government was going to sue the state of Washington for our opportunity to get some of the fish. Art Millikan and Bob Trumble, who ran the Washington State herring system, told me I was done fishing, and they started a Suquamish News

A Suquamish Fisherman’s Story

Tribal Elder Ray Forsman reflects on being Suquamish, 50 years of fishing rights and his take on how new evidence could impact Usual & Accustomed Fishing Areas in the Puget Sound Foster. However, Judge Boldt had already reviewed the information I had gathered and ruled that the Suquamish Tribe had a claim to regular and continuous fishing in Hood Canal as part of the Tribe’s Usual & Accustomed fishing area. Judge Boldt never said the Suquamish had to send a courier 50 miles south to the Skokomish to ask if it was ok to dig a clam or catch a fish. The Skokomish claim to the area at the south end of Hood Canal in the immediate vicinity of the Skokomish River was believable, but not in my wildest thoughts would the Skokomish claim to areas 50 miles north of the Skokomish River be approved. Not with documented Suquamish camps at “Union” and other areas in southern Hood Canal. As a matter of fact, the well-documented Suquamish overland trail on the east side of Hood Canal from the Poulsbo/ Vinland area (today’s names) traversed the entire length of Hood Canal and continued south to Chehalis.

“limited entry” fishery and I couldn’t fish any more. It was a big blow and left me with nowhere to go or turn to. I and others started attending the “Boldt” hearings in US District Court, Tacoma, Washington. Later, Judge Boldt settled the fishing rights case by dividing the fish quotas and giving the state and Indians each “half ” of the quota. Sharing is not a natural concept. It is a “taught or forced concept”. (you give your brother half that sandwich, or you give your sister half of that”} When I was 10 my younger brother and I were arguing with my cousin Larry about a “bow”. He broke it in half in front of us and gave each of us “half ” a bow. That ended the argument. A year went by and we Suquamish were going to fish “herring” north at Cherry Point, Washington. Art Millikan and Bob Trumble contacted me personally and told

Suquamish hunters traveled regularly south of the south end of Hood Canal. It is important to note that the Lummi Indians claimed “primary rights” to fish in a limited area adjacent to their reservation. Lummi only sought “primary rights” to their local watershed, not the open marine waters 30 to 50 miles away.

Case’s logs of the 1841 Hood Canal Survey surfaced in the late 1980s and, this time in history, some of us who participated in the court cases of the 1970s and early 1980s are still alive to re-confirm our identity and place in this area we call home.

me and the rest of Suquamish Indians “You guys aren’t leaving that reservation.”

For 29 years we have had to suffer the loss of fishing in Hood Canal, even though the area is in the adjudicated Usual & Accustomed fishing area of the Suquamish Tribe. The Skokomish Tribe, which was assigned primary rights to fish in Hood Canal in 1985, have never allowed Suquamish fishermen or clammers to take treaty-reserved resources since the 1985 court decision. Not one single fish or clam.

Art Millikan and Bob Trumble showed up at the 1975 hearings trying their best to stop us Suquamish from going herring fishing. Judge Boldt ruled we could go.

I read the Ninth Circuit case of the argument between the Skokomish Tribe and Clallam Tribes and the judge says (as near as I can remember):

I later sat as a “witness” in Judge Boldt’s court room in 1976.

“Lacking any credible evidence, it is impossible for a judge to determine what the Indians were thinking 150 years ago”.

- Ray Forsman

At the same time we had to provide information documenting “usual and accustomed” fishing grounds for approval by the District Court. Wow. Big obstacle. The Tribe had very little money and somehow we enlisted the help of a Barbara Lane who was the government witness.

The ethnographic accounts used by the Skokomish to keep the Suquamish out of Hood Canal were based recollections of two aged brothers in the 1940s, who asserted that the Skokomish controlled all of Hood Canal. Their statements are in sharp contrast to the official US Government records of Lieutenant Augustus Case, a Naval officer who directed a US Navy survey party in 1841 to survey and map Hood Canal. The Case log book is the official US Government record for the United States Exploring Expedition survey and offers a true, real time legal description of events in 1841, well before the recollection of the two Skokomish informants interviewed in the 1940s. Case’s notes show at least some harmonious relations between the Suquamish and Lower Elwha Clallam, but not with the Skokomish. It appears from the log that Skokomish did not venture north of Seabeck in Hood Canal. I don’t doubt that the Skokomish had bands in the Hood Canal area comprised of small family groups, similar to Clallam bands in different locations. I believe Case’s logs present solid indication that in 1841 the Suquamish controlled the north end of Hood Canal from Seabeck to Suquamish Head and had villages at Quilcene or Colseed Harbor, Port Ludlow, and at Point No Point.

I had already been fishing and knew how important it was to show as much areas as possible of our travels. I spent every moment in the next couple months at the US Regional Archives at Sand Point in Seattle and went to every library in the greater Seattle/Bremerton area for information. I turned over everything I had found to Barbara Lane. My documentation and Lane’s collection of data were turned over to George Dysart, the Solicitor General for the case, and Judge Boldt then ruled on Suquamish Usual & Accustomed fishing areas. I made a big mistake in that there was so much information on the lower Puget Sound (Nisqually area) that I assumed that would take care of itself, so I didn’t copy much information that documented Suquamish use of that area. I later regretted that. Hood Canal was simple. I had to get into the “glass room” at the Seattle Public Library and there was a treasure trove of historic documents in the special archives.

From all my life on the water, I do realize and understand the legal standing of a “ship’s log”. I believe as in a “ship’s log” that Lieutenant Case followed instructions clearly set out by his commander, Charles Wilkes, to accurately and faith-

It was ironic, then, that when Skokomish Tribe sued for “primary rights” in 1983/84, none of the information I had gathered for the original fishing rights case in the 1970s was used by the Suquamish attorney Joanne 6

fully describe all events and Indian groups encountered during the survey of Hood Canal. Case’s log was a legal document equivalent to and required by a traditional captain’s “on scene” status. As the judge indicated in a later lawsuit, it is almost impossible to basically put things straight. A lot of people who write history or novels I believe patronize their found beliefs and consequently, the history of events can be skewed or showered with wrong inferences. I once read a book written in 1937 about the “Muckleshoot Indians” in the early 1800’s. Problem is, it isn’t true... but it’s in a “book”. Just being printed for the whims of a writer doesn’t give or promote 100% authenticity. I believe that is why a “ship’s log” or sometimes a “diary” are the most effective historical witnesses. In fact, a lot of written history in the world is correctly derived through maritime captain’s logs, such as Charles Wilkes’ multivolume summary of the United States Exploring Expedition surveys between 1838 and 1842 or Magellan’s log of Cape Horn of the most treacherous sailing waters that exist even today. The English, Spanish, and particularly the Portuguese were log keepers. So, it goes that US captains used ship’s logs like a daily staple. Serving on US submarines, I full well knew the existence of logs, a lot of which was normal just day to day stuff. Case’s records are from a US Naval Officer; not a priest, not a railroad engineer, not a real estate guy, not a storekeeper. His log is a US Government Naval ship’s log and reflects the accurate day-to-day occurrences. If Lieutenant Case’s logs indicate the Suquamish had camps on Hood Canal north of Seabeck and a village in Quilcene Harbor in 1841, then Case provides the best, most reliable data available for the period. The ironic part to me was the information is in the US Government somewhere in the country and somehow it is up to Tribes to find the information without help from the government, even though it is usually in government possession. It doesn’t happen often, but logs and diaries do show up after sometimes hundreds of years of dormancy. Just like the “Dead Sea Scrolls”. Case’s logs of the 1841 Hood Canal survey surfaced in the late 1980s and, this time in history, some of us who participated in the court cases of the 1970s and 1980s are still alive to re-confirm our identity and place in this area we call home. About seven years ago, I went searching for the true spelling of “Squamish Harbor” which is a bay below “Termination Point” in Hood Canal. The 1985 court decision does not allow the Suquamish to fish or collect shellfish south of Termination Point unless permitted by the Skokomish Tribe. I ended up in the basement of the University of Washington library, in the map room. I spent about 6 hours pouring through historic maps. I finally came across an 1841 map or chart by Commandant Charles Wilkes, US EX EX 1841. It was 10:30 pm that night at home and I saw that on the original map “Suquamish Harbor” was spelled clearly, not “Squamish Harbor.” I did not come across this map in 1975, only a written summary of events by Charles Wilkes that had been published in 1844. As commander of the expedition, Wilkes had used Lieutenant Case’s log book to write portions of five volumes that summarized the main activities of the United States Exploring Expedition between 1838 and 1842. In doing so, Wilkes omitted many of Vol. 13, No. 3

History I am now 70 years of age and want to correct the record. I am enclosing the copies of the US Government maps and charts from 1841 and a copy of the Lieutenant Augustus Case’s journal for your reading. It is a fascinating read of a US Naval Officer in Indian country in 1841 and the most detailed account for the period other than Hudson’s Bay Company journals. None of us ever said Skokomish do not have primary rights at the south end of Hood Canal. We just do not believe the Skokomish controlled the entire canal, especially the area north of Seabeck. I want the correct delineation of Tribal areas in Hood Canal as I think everyone does. Lieutenant Case had no political position or bias for any tribe, and his log clearly demonstrates that “Suquamish Country” extended south to Quilcene Bay in Hood Canal and that Suquamish, Skokomish, and Clallam all share fisheries and shellfish in a “three way” share. The fact that the Clallam’s decided to morph into two more tribes should not change the share from 1/3 to 1/5. The Clallams are the same family tribe and should share as one tribe. I believe Lower Elwha are the true Clallam and that Jamestown Clallam (created 1984) and Little Boston Clallam (created 1936) are “divisions” of the Lower Elwha Clallam. Hopefully, on behalf of Suquamish tribal members yet to come, and on behalf of deceased Suquamish members who served the US Government military, I have earned the opportunity through military service to present this letter and documents. Brother Joe V. Forsman, Jr., who died last year, gave 38 years of military service to the US Army. I consider the American judicial system unique in the world in that it has the ability to correct itself up to and even including a “capital” crime. It doesn’t happen without hard work and effort, but it can happen. Admiralty Inlet Enlargement of Suquamish Harbor from the United States Exploring Expedition in 1841, commanded by Charles Wilkes.

the daily details in Case’s log. Lieutenant Case’s journal was not available widely until the late 1980s and was not published until 2009, long after the Suquamish/ Skokomish primary fishing rights case of 1984. Finally, we had a United States Naval Officer’s log in “real time” of events as a US Naval Officer saw them in 1841. Per his commander’s instructions, Lieutenant Case clearly noted and marked, like any good military officer, the names of and locations of Tribal groups he encountered during his 1841 survey. Whether it be Nisqually, Clallam, Scatchets (Skagits), or Suquamish, it is clearly marked. One can see clearly “Suquamish” on some of the land mass bordering both sides of Hood Canal. Case’s journal does not have any discussion (or in any other reading I found) of the socalled magical spirits that kept Suquamish out of Hood Canal, which had been asserted by the two Skokomish informants in the 1940s. Quite the reverse, Suquamish had a permanent presence in the Hood Canal according to Case’s log and Commandant Wilkes’ writings. Suquamish people were friendly and helpful to members of the exploring expedition, which resulted in Wilkes commemorating the assistance by naming Suquamish Head and Suquamish Harbor. As one reads and places himself in the real time scenario of “Case’s” situation, he has to recover an “eyeglass” (telescope, a prized possession like a compass or sextant at that time) that was stolen by a Skokomish womSuquamish News

an. As Case was supposedly conned into a meeting to recover the eyeglass, he recognized he was going into a trap and saw that it was a “war party” he had been led into. Expedition members documented similar events in the South Pacific ventures.

1841 United States Exploring Expedition map of Admiralty Inlet clearly shows Suquamish people on the west side of Hood Canal, north of Seabeck. The Skokomish Tribe and Clallam bands currently are trying to change the name of “Suquamish Harbor” on historic maps and charts, proposing different, non-historic Tribal names. Skokomish/Clallam tribal apprehension has arisen over the clear spelling and location of Suquamish on both sides of Hood Canal on the 1841 US EX EX map and the detailed information documenting Suquamish presence that appears in Lieutenant Case’s log. But, apprehension cannot change history or a ship’s log or chart. They are “stand alone” articles of fact.

Case rapidly sailed north along the east coast of Hood Canal and was pursued by three canoes filled with Skokomish warriors. The Skokomish war party stopped chasing Case south of Seabeck, which coincidentally is where Lieutenant Case shows a strong Suquamish presence. The Skokomish clearly had entered Suquamish territory. Case’s descriptions of Suquamish villages in Quilcene Harbor and Port Ludlow are significant to document the presence and influence of the Suquamish in the north end of Hood Canal. Importantly, Case describes the Suquamish village at Port Ludlow, as having multiple plank longhouses and notes that the Suquamish who inhabited the village had invited the Clallam to enter the village and gamble. This clearly demonstrates that the Suquamish controlled the north end of Hood Canal and the Clallam only entered as invited guests.

It is interesting to note that the US Government Army assigned “land mass” to “Indian Country” The “Dakota’s”, Apache Country, Comanche Country, Crow, Cree, Blackfoot, and Sioux Country. In regard to the Suquamish Tribe’s fishing rights case in Saratoga Passage, between Camano Island and Whidbey Island, there is a high probability that other as yet undiscovered logs from the United States Exploring Expedition exist. These likely document Suquamish use of the area. Lieutenant Cadwalader Ringgold was in charge of the expedition’s survey of Admiralty Inlet, and Commandant Wilkes used Ringgold’s log to write his 1844 summary. Ringgold’s log has disappeared, so the detailed, daily descriptions of events and Indian people encountered has not been available for Saratoga Passage.

At a minimum, the clearly spelled and defined historic Suquamish Harbor on maps, charts, and in sailing directions between 1841 and 1878, provides sufficient documentation to at least move the line where Suquamish can fish and collect shellfish from the current Hood Canal Bridge south to the south end of Suquamish Harbor or “South Point”. Suquamish hunting rights have been expanded recently because the 7

I guess if one had to state a “goal” of historic correction, it would be that we don’t want to be treated “any better” than the Skokomish, we just don’t want to be treated “any worse.” Political correctness is not a goal. Historical correctness is the only correct solution. It has taken time; however, I feel we Suquamish can get the job done. The Augustus Case log, which had been out of circulation for more than 125 years, appeared for a reason. Case’s log and information contained was not available to Tribes, the US Government, or US Courts since Charles Wilkes used the log in the 1840s and 1850s. At first glance, 125 years seems like a long time, however, I have been alive more than half of that time, so to me it isn’t that long ago. A judge can hear “handed down” stories or testimony of Indian affairs and some may prove to be correct and some not, but a non-political ship’s log, by a US Government Naval Officer to me is a unfiltered real time disclosure of events portraying not only real time happenings but also glimpses of the personal character of parties discussed in the ship’s log notations. It then is mandatory for us to deliver this new information to the US court system for proper exposure and adjudication. Ray Forsman is a Suquamish Tribal Elder, with decades of experience as a commercial fisherman in Alaska and the Puget Sound. Mr. Forsman submitted this letter to US Federal Court in February, 2013.

Vol. 13, No. 3

Sports & Rec

Nespelem All Indian Basketball Tournament

Four Suquamish teams make the treck for the multi-state competition by Craig Miller

same number. The ladies played very well and showed a lot heart.

The Suquamish Sports and Recreation Department sent four adult teams to represent the Tribe in this year’s annual Nespelem All Indian Basketball Tournament on February 16-17 on the Colville Reservation. The four teams playing participate in all four age categories in the tournament. The age categories for the tournament were 50 and over, 35 and over, women’s and young adult men’s. The 50 and over started the tournament off by playing a team from the state of North Dakota 9a.m. Saturday morning. This game was very close throughout the entire contest, with the Warriors from North Dakota beating Suquamish

Suquamish Women’s Team Back row from left: Samantha Sala, Debra Hill, Lil Debra Hill, Savanah Turrieta, Randi Lee and Magdalena Turrieta. Front row from left: Ipo Fontes, Kaui Lawrence, Tleena Ives and Denita Santos. by 3 points. Suquamish won their second game later in the day defeating Cayuse from Idaho, but later bowed out by losing their third game of the day to Grand Coulee. The Suquamish team took fourth place in this division.

The 35 and older team played their first game at 12:30p.m. on Saturday and beat a team from Yakama. They continued their winning ways by also coming out on top their second game later on during the day. Their first loses came in the 7:30p.m. contest but they rebounded by winning their first game on Sunday morning against a team from Warm Springs before losing the next game and finishing in fourth place.

The young men’s team won their first game on Saturday against Colville and

Suquamish 50 & Over Team Back row from left: Craig Miller, Mike Hamblet, Jr. Santos, Leonard Forsman, Scott Lee and Farron McCloud. Front row from left: Cary Webster and Tracy Otis. lost in a high scoring game Saturday night. They had to come right back first thing Sunday morning but came up a little short.

The women’s team played their first game at 10a.m., started off a little slow and got behind but did answer back in the second half before losing to the All- Nations team from Colville. In their 5p.m. game they faced a red hot shootSuquamish Men’s Team ing team from Grand Coulee. Back row from left: Anthony Pondelick, Kevin This game came right down to the Fulton, Eric Fulton and Aaron Lawrence. Front row final seconds with the Grand Coufrom left: Chris Sullivan, Tanner Cheyney, Dicker- lee team hitting a 3 pointer, inchson, Matt Hawk and Jacob Hill. ing out a margin of victory by the

This annual basketball tournament is a very competitive and draws teams from North Dakota, Idaho, Oregon and all parts of Washington. It was great to see all the teams from Suquamish ou competing and Suquamish 35 & Over Team seeing the fans who made the trip Back row from left: Willy Spoonhunter, Gene Jones, over to cheer for Suquamish teams. George Hill, Gyasi Ross, Reil Padron and Tim Dick- I look forward to seeing everyone erson. Front row from left: Abe Grunlose, Lester back and participating next year. Wahsise, Ricky Grunlose, Vernon Diggs and John.

Suquamish Junior High Team Shines in Poulsbo League The 7-8 grade team remains undefeated going into tournament play by Magdalena Turrieta

The Suquamish Sports and Recreation Department currently has a 7th and 8th grade team playing in the Poulsbo Parks basketball league on Saturdays. The team is currently undefeated in their division with a record of 4-0. Each game they play hard, hustling on both offense and defense- each game has been intense right until the end!

Slahal Workshop Make Your Own Set!

March 20


These young athletes are very exciting to watch play, they will continue their regular season until March 9, then go into the playoffs. Their first playoff game will be played at Kingston Middle School at 7pm we hope to see you all there, show- Back row, from left: Alijah Sipai, Kamiakan Guinn, Kynoa Sipai, John Jones, Marcus Mclean, ing your support. Popeh Chiquiti, Shawn Jones, Javier Ramirez. Front row, from left: Jayden Sigo, Koh-Kai Williams, Mateo Sipai and Clae Williams.

Youth Council Scores on Valentine’s

Suquamish Youth Center Suquamish to represent at Northwest Indian Youth Conference

Baked goods and chocolates make fundraiser a success by Barb Santos

The Youth Council would like to thank everyone who donated and supported the Youth Council Fundraiser. The Valentine’s Day bake sale brought in more than $150. Youth Council was very proud to have baked the goods, make the limited number of homemade Valentines cards, keychains and earings. Proceeds will help pay for Youth Council to attend and represent at United National Indian Tribal (UNITY) Conference in June. The conference, established in 1980, teaches leadership skills to more than 150 youth councils operating in 35 states and Canada. The Suquamish Youth Council holds fundraisers throughout the year to help pay for at- Suquamish Youth Services Denita Santos helps make signs for the Youth Council Valentine’s tendance and travel to the conference. Day fundraiser while Devon Crow prepares for customers at the Tribal Administration Building. Suquamish News


Youth Conferences are meant to promote leadership skills, activities and workshops within tribal communities. If you have any questions contact Katie Ahvakana: (360) 394-8575 Denita Santos (360) 394-8618 Vol. 13, No. 3

Pee Wee Basketball Players Show Dedication and Promise Boys and Girls teams looking for a championship win in post-league tournament play

Sports & Rec

by Magdalena Turrieta

Suquamish has four teams playing basketball for in the Pee-Wee division this season. There are boys 12 and under playing in the A-division doing very well. Their current record is 4-2, with just a few games left before playoffs. We are looking forward to it and have high hopes the team will make it to the championship. The D-boys team, 9 and under, are playing their all- with four players new to the game. Each boy is improving with every practice and every game. They come out ready to play, never give up and are fun to watch on the court. The D-boys will be finish up their season March 1. The C-girls 11 and under are also doing well this year, they have three new players on the team with a current record of 4-3. These young ladies are very exciting to watch, always are hustling on the court

From left: Olivia Chiquiti, Michael Cordero Jr., Mikayla Madayag, Billy Jones III, Sincere Zahir, Sho-shyn Jones, Bobbyray Pondelick, Jayden Free, Isabelle Chiquiti, Stevie Anderson, Kane Chiefstick and Koodzi Ross.

Suquamish Team in black, #11 Orlando Chiquiti, Christian Wion, Kaden Finkbonner, Mathew Wion and Topher Old Coyote playing again Chico.

Coming in April

with smiles on their faces. We are hoping the C-girls make it to the playoffs this season as well. The EE 5-6 years old team is a brand new team this year. We had a very large squad, with a roster of fifteen youth on the team. The EE division is an instructional league where score is not kept. These very young athletes have been practicing learning the basics of dribbling, passing, shooting, playing defense and rebounding. Each game these young ones give one hundred percent effort. They don’t even complain about playing time, even with such a large team. They are just excited to play whenever they can. They have a just a few more games left of their season and are already looking forward to next year’s league.

Suquamish girls pre-game warm up against North Perry. From left Kayauna Cordero, Shyann Zaiss, Nika Chiquiti, Brandy Boure, Noelani Old Coyote, Antonia Ewing, Alana Chiefstick and Joycelyn McCloud.

Did You Know?

Renewal Pow Wow!

If you are interested in running for Renewal Pow Wow Royalty, contact Denita Santos (360) 394-8618. Applications are also available online at

The Suquamish Tribe Sports & Recreation Department coordinated and supervised more than 670 total youth visits in January 2013 alone. I would like acknowledge our Sports & Recreation and Youth Services staff for their dedication to serving our community. - Barb Santos Sports & Recreation Director Suquamish News


Vol. 13, No. 3

Sports & Rec

Lushootseed Fun With Words

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Learning Lushootseed Language program teachers begin monthly column by Christy Roberts

Starting this month, the language program will be introducing a few words each month in the newsletter. If you have any ideas or special requests please let us know. Language suggestion boxes will also be coming soon language suggestion, placed in a community areas in Suquamish. If you have any questions please feel free to call the language program and leave a message. Someone will get back to you.

sbalRu? Stubs~ snowman pedtesid~winter

Gat Ii adsda? ~what is your name tsi dsda? ~my name is deer (female)

xseEeb~ Suquamish ?aciAtalbix ~Native American

wi?aac ~hello/ huY ~good bye ?esXid Vex ~how are you?

seed t o Gat Ii adsda? ~what is your name o h e Lus t i now r k W ti dsda? ~my name is bear (male) u o sy word de the insi n! a m w sno

Lushootseed Alphabet

The Suquamish Tribe Lushootseed Language program meets every Tuesday evening, 5:30-8p.m. at the Tribal Education Department on Sandy Hook Road. Classes are free and open to all community members. Dinner is also served every week, where students are encouraged to speak only in Lushootseed. Christy Roberts is a Lushootseed Program Teacher. She can be reached at (360) 394-8566

March Sports, Recreation & Youth Center Calendar SUN




Mens & Womens Basketball League Games This Month!

Pee Wee Basketball

Contact Craig Miller or Magdalena Turrieta for all the details.


Swimming 1-3pm



EE- Cougar Valley 6:30pm Song and Dance 5:30-7pm@YC Zumba 5:30-7pm Pickleball 7-9pm


Beading Workshop 1pm Youth Open Gym 4:15-5:30pm at the Youth Center Zumba 5:30-7pm Pickleball 7-9pm


Youth Center Open

Pee Wee Girls Playoffs Sandhill Elem. 7pm Zumba 5:30-7pm OG 7-9pm JRH boys play off 7pm@KMS


EE-6pm@West Hills S.T.E.M Academy Zumba 5:30-7pm Open Gym 7-9pm

18 YouthOpenGym 19

4:15-5:30pm SongandDance 5:30-7pm@YC Zumba5:30-7pm Pickleball7-9pm

24 WakeUpCanoes 25

11am@CharlesLawrence Youth Open Gym 4:15-5:30pm MemorialBoatRamp Zumba 5:30-7pm 31 Pickleball 7-9pm Suquamish News


Youth Open Gym 4:15-5:30pm Zumba 5:30-7pm Open Gym 7-9pm


Youth Open Gym 4:15-5:30pm Zumba 5:30-7pm Open Gym 7pm-9pm

THU A=Boys 12 & under D=Boys 9 & under Girls= 11 & under EE– Co-ed 5-6 years


7 Youth Open Gym 4:15-5:30pm

Youth Open Gym 4:15-5:30pm


Walking Group 12-1pm HAC Youth Open Gym 4:15-5:30pm MARCH BIRTHDAYS Celebration 4pm@YC

Youth Open Gym 4:15-5:30pm Zumba 5:30-7pm

Walking Group 12-1pm HAC EE-6pm @Home Slahal set Workshop 3:30-5:30pm@YC

Youth Open Gym 4:15-5:30pm Zumba 5:30-7pm




D- 6:30@ Clear Creek Youth Council Fundraiser 50/50


Youth Open Gym 4:15-5:30pm



Little Kids Group– Story with Cat in the Hat. 4-5:30pm JRH boys 4pm@ BI


Teen GroupDecorate Mardi Gras Masks 1-3pm@YC Zumba fundraiser







Youth Open Gym 4:15-5:30pm

Youth Center Open

Open Gym 7pm-9pm


Youth Open Gym 4:15-5:30pm

Open Gym 7pm-9pm

Youth Open Gym Youth Open Gym 4:15-5:30pm 4:15-5:30pm Walking Group 12-1pm Zumba 5:30-7pm HAC Open Gym 7pm-9pm 10


EE- @ Home 6pm

Pee Wee A Boys Playoffs CK Junior High 7pm



Youth Open Gym 4:15-5:30pm

Wrestling 6:00pm Gym

Vol. 13, No. 3

Being Frank

Allocation does not equate to conservation of salmon habitat on the Columbia


by Billy Frank

Allocation is being confused with conservation as the states of Oregon and Washington move to restrict non-Indian commercial gillnet fisheries on the lower Columbia River. The states’ plan to move gillnetters off the main stem and prioritize sport fishing by reallocating their wild chinook salmon harvest impacts to anglers. Of course the states can allocate their share of the salmon resource however they like, but true conservation doesn’t happen just by reallocating salmon harvest between commercial and sport fisheries. The decline of salmon across our region has nothing to do with how we catch them, whether with a net or rod and reel. Salmon are in trouble because of lost and damaged habitat. The key to recovery is to restore and protect that habitat, combined with conservative harvest and careful use of hatcheries.

how many fish. Imagine if all of that time, energy and money was spent on true salmon conservation instead. Whether sport or commercial, most fishermen are conservationists at heart. Neither group is more conservation-minded than the other, and neither wants to catch the last salmon.

Kate Ahvakana

Sports & Rec Program Manager (360) 304-8573

Patty Engingowuk

Early Learning Center Director (360) 394-8579

The debate between sport and commercial fisheries allocation on the lower Columbia now appears to be headed to the courts, and that’s too bad, because this fight distracts us from the real work at hand – restoring salmon populations to abundant levels. In the end, these allocation battles are self-defeating because they undermine the broad-based cooperation that we need to recover salmon.

All types of fishing – including mark-selective sport fisheries targeting fin-clipped hatchery salmon – kill non-targeted fish. Harvest is managed on the basis of fishery impacts from all fishing methods, both sport and commercial. Reallocating these impacts from commercial to sport fisheries does nothing to rebuild the resource.

After decades of hard work, cooperative salmon restoration efforts in the Columbia basin have started to make a difference. Spring and fall chinook, sockeye and coho populations are growing. That kind of success doesn’t happen on its own. It comes from a shared willingness of many people to work together with common interest toward a shared goal of conserving, protecting and restoring salmon populations on the Columbia and throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Allocation is not conservation. Conservation must come first. We need to focus on restoring salmon populations to abundance – mostly by restoring and protecting their habitat – instead of fighting battles over who gets to catch

Billy Frank Jr. is the chairman of the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission. Note: A more comprehensive history of the Coastal Conservation Association is available at: history

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Welcome New Employees!

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led by them, so it was a very easy process. I wish to thank both of these gentlemen for their time and help to contribute to this grant. My hands are raised to you both!

Elders Traditional Heritage Specialist News by Marilyn Jones

Wow, we are in to March and it is time for General Council. I have been busy with interviews and working on collecting information on hunting and gathering. If you have something you wish to share with me and would like to be interviewed please contact me and we can set up an appointment. So far the interviews have gone very well and I am sending out reminder post cards to all the folks that have scheduled interviews. Please watch your mail and call me should your scheduled interview not be a good time for you. Call me and please leave your phone number so I can reschedule your interview. I am happy to say that I have been able to interview two of the hardest people in the Suquamish Tribe to pin down and talk with due to their very busy schedules and time consuming workloads- Mr. Merle Hayes and Mr. Wayne George. Both of them were very informative. Each lasted about forty-five minutes and the questions were

My college classes are going very well and I think I am holding a strong B average, although we have not yet received our midterm grades. I recently learned that I was on the Dean’s list along with Kael Williams, Cori Sivvey, Tara Anderson, Dayna Benefield, Erica Hankin, Abby Purser, Erin Reinertsen, Shayna Reynolds, and Destiny Wellman. This is the group from the Port Gamble Northwest Indian College site. This was for holding a 3.5 or higher with 12 credits or more in the Fall Quarter of 2012-2013. I hope I can do just as good in Winter Quarter. It is a tough one and I am working really hard to keep my grades up. I do have a great support team that is helping me and I am very glad to have them all there for me. Just remember that I need to interview you and if you have a date and time with me and can’t make it, please call and leave me your phone number so I can reschedule with you. Thank you, (360) 394-8526. Our history from you is very important to record, our next generation need to know what your lives were like. Marilyn Jones is the Traditional Heritage Specialist for the Suquamish Tribe. She can be reached via e-mail at mjones@

March Elder’s Lunch Menu MON






Elk Stew Tossed Salad w/ sunflower seeds Pachado Bread Cottage Cheese & Peaches

4 Birthday Celebration 5


Indian Tacos *with meat,

Split Pea & Ham Soup Tuna Sandwich w/ lettuce Coleslaw Fresh Fruit






18 St. Patrick’s Day


20 Breakfast for lunch 21 Egg, Vegetable & Cheese Frittata Oven Roasted Potatoes Blueberry Bran Muffin Fresh Fruit

Chicken Soft Taco (chicken, tortilla, tomatoes, lettuce, cheese, salsa) Refried Beans California Blend Veggies Fresh Fruit


Ham Hocks w/ Beans Brown or White Rice Mixed Veggies& Tossed Salad Pachado Bread Cottage Cheese & Fruit Cocktail






Corned Beef & Cabbage Boiled Potatoes Steamed Carrots Irish Soda Bread Fresh Fruit

Chicken a la King Brown Rice Japanese veggie blend Tossed Salad Wheat Roll Fresh Fruit Suquamish News

Chicken Apple Crunch Salad on a bed of lettuce Whole Wheat Pasta Salad Angel Food Cake w/ Strawberries

Tuna-Noodle Casserole Germany Blend Veggies Tossed Salad Wheat Roll SF Jell-O w/ Fruit

Minestrone Soup Turkey & Cheese on 9 Grain Bread w/ Lettuce Broccoli Salad Oatmeal Raisin Cookie

Baked Fish Sweet Potato Steamed Spinach Broccoli Salad Pachado bread Fresh Fruit

Pork Roast Mashed Potatoes w/ Gravy Brussels sprouts Tossed Salad Oat Bran Raisin Muffin Applesauce 12

Chicken w/ Mushroom Sauce over Brown Rice Germany Blend Veggies Tossed Salad Wheat Roll Fresh Fruit


Baked Potato Bar w/ Chili, Broccoli & Cheese Carrot-Apple Salad Birthday Cake with Ice Cream

Meatloaf Mashed Potatoes w/ Gravy Steamed Spinach Tossed Salad 9 Grain Bread Fresh Fruit

Beef & Green Bean Casserole Brown Rice Tossed Salad Blueberry Bran Muffin Fudgsicle


Sweet & Sour Pork Brown Rice Asian Blend Veggies Tossed Salad Wheat roll Applesauce

Pasta w/ Meat Sauce Capri Blend Veggies Tossed Salad Fresh Fruit

beans, lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, salsa, & sour cream

Broccoli Slaw Fresh Fruit

Geoduck Chowder Chef Salad w/ hard boiled egg, cheese, sunflower seeds Applesauce Muffin Yogurt Parfait w/ Berries

Salmon Boiled Potatoes Mixed Veggies Tossed Salad Pachado Bread Italian Ice Vol. 13, No. 3

White Horse Clubhouse Opens To General Council


Annual Tribal Member Event The First In New Golf Club Facilities by Lisa Rodriguez

The finishing touches are being placed on the Clubhouse at White Horse Golf course. Suquamish Tribal members will be the first to use the new 22,000 square-foot facility. The first event being held in the building is the Saturday, March 16 General Council Meeting. The Clubhouse features a banquet room that will accommodate 250 guests, a dining room with seating for 45 and an outdoor patio for 80 people with an overlook of the 2.5-acre lake near Hole 18. A state-of- the-art kitchen and 1,100 square-foot Pro Shop are also included. Beginning March 17, everyone will be able to enjoy breakfast and lunch at the new White Horse Clubhouse. Walk into the Clubhouse to indulge in a relaxing environment and sit at a table with a beautiful view of the golf course. View a menu full of delightful choices and experience top of the line servers. To keep the menu fresh, the clubhouse plans to change the menu seasonally and provide nutritional and health conscious meal options. Guests can also take pleasure

in an array of wine options and food inspired by the Pacific Northwest. Coupled with casual dining, the clubhouse also offers an atmosphere for events. Packages are available for all events and the qualified staff is happy to adjust any package to create the perfect event. Rooms are available in the clubhouse for meetings as well. The main banquet room has the ability to divide into two smaller rooms and a third room is available for meetings of 10 to12 people. Those who rent the facility have use of clubhouse amenities for presentations including audio visual carts, wireless microphones and sound systems. For more information about daily dining at the new Clubhouse, please contact Thomas Kollasch at 360.297.2566 or For information about events or to book an event please contact Dionne Corey at 360.297.4468 or

Tribal members will be the first to experience the new White Horse Clubhouse during General Council on March 16, 2013. The facility will open to the public the day after the meeting.

Port Madison Enterprises As of November 14, 2012 the following employment opportunities exist with Port Madison Enterprises. # Of Openings

Salary Range

Opening Date

1 3

Cage*** Main Bank/Cashier (PT) Cashier (FT)

$16.50 $10.50

01/18/13 02/11/13

2 2 1 1

Food and Beverage Cocktail Server (On-call/PT) Bartender (PT) Buffet Server (PT) Deli Cashier (FT/PT)

$8.55 $8.90 $8.55 $10.00

02/06/13 02/08/13 02/08/13 02/12/13




1 2 1

IT*** Technician (FT) Kiana Lodge Bartender (PT) Server (PT) Chef (FT)

$8.55 $8.55 DOE

06/08/12 06/08/12 12/25/12

1 1 1

Marketing Valet Attendant (PT) CCW Ambassador (FT)*** Director (FT)***

$8.55 DOE DOE

09/14/12 11/15/12 02/12/13


Retail Masi Shop Clerk (PT)




Slot*** Cashier (FT/PT) $10.00 02/08/13 Supervisor/Cashier (FT) DOE 02/08/13 Sr. Technician (FT) DOE 11/29/12 Relief Shift Manager/Supervisor (FT) DOE 12/13/12 Table Games*** 1 Dual Rate (FT) DOE 12/13/12 3 Dealer (PT/FT) DOE 02/08/13 1 Floor Supervisor DOE 02/08/13 35 TOTAL ***Requires Class IIIA (Tribal AND State) 4 2 1 1

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: • Port Madison Enterprises applications and Letters of intent must be completed and on file with Human Resource Dept. • All Casino positions require a State and/or Tribal Gaming license; PME pays initial licensing fees for Class II positions. • We accept online applications at If you have questions please contact our Recruiter/Tribal Liaison at (360) 598-8717 or the Job line (360) 598-1360.

Port Madison Enterprises is an agency of The Suquamish Tribe and expressly supports Tribal Preference. Suquamish News


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Community & Letters Suquamish Seafoods Announcement We are proud to announce that we have been able to secure NOAA Certification for compliance with necessary regulations to ship our products directly to mainland China. This is a huge accomplishment that has been ongoing for more than a year, accomplished through the combined efforts of the seafood staff, completing an audit conducted by senior USDC and NOAA inspectors. We shipped our first product on February 14, much to the delight of our customers in China. This will enhance the bottom line for Suquamish Seafoods in the future. Special thanks to our Plant Manager Bob Alexander and Harvest Coordinator George Hill for their untiring devotion in completing this task.


Corinne Dawn Rock Suquamish, WA May 11, 1931- January 25, 2013 Corinne Dawn (George) Rock passed away on Friday January 25, 2013. She was known to many in the community as Carrie and to many more as “Mom”, Grandma Carrie or Auntie Carrie. Carrie was born May 11, 1931 to Bennie and Martha George, the ninth of ten children. She was raised in Suquamish, WA, attending local schools and graduated

Marriages & Births

Tribal Member Tax Information In 2013, distributions to Suquamish Tribal Members will be taxable. Therefore, the Finance Department requires Social Security information for all Tribal members. Letter, a W-9 (request for taxpayer identification number and certification) and stamped, self-addressed return envelopes have been sent out to those that are required to provide this information prior to receiving their distribution. Questions about w-9 information should be directed to Mr. Van-John Sfiridis 360-394-8434. For questions about distribution dates, amount, contact DeeAnn Simpson at 360-394-8433 or Steve Garwood at 360394-8427. NKSD Seeks Grad Night Volunteers The North Kitsap School District is seeking parents to join the Senior Grad Night Committee for North Kitsap and Kingston High Schools. Volunteer opportunities for Fundraising and Donations are available. For more information contact Koleen Kelley at koleenkelley@gmail. com or 360-509-8509.

Tribal Address & Name Changes As a reminder, Suquamish Tribal Members must contact the Suquamish Enrollment Office in the Fisheries Department for any name or address changes including those resulting from marriage, divorce, adoption, legal name changes and more. The Enrollment Office has the membership data base. The Finance Department cannot change your address. All mail outs to Tribal Members are prepared from the information housed in the enrollment database. When you change your address or name with the Enrollment Office, all other tribal departments including Human Services, Finance and more are notified of the change. You may call the Enrollment Office for address changes. However, all marriages, divorces, adoptions and legal name changes require a copy of the legal document. If you have divorced and returned to your maiden name, it must say so in the divorce decree. If you have married, please provide the office with a copy of the marriage certificate. If you have not

changed your name legally through a divorce decree and need to do so, it can be done through the Suquamish Tribal Court at (360) 394-8521. For any further questions contact the Enrollment Office at (360) 394-8437 or (360) 394-8438.

from North Kitsap High School in 1949. Carrie attended secretarial school in Bremerton, WA and worked for Blossom Brothers in Suquamish prior to her marriage to Charles R Dryden in 1951. She traveled as a military Navy wife throughout the United States, returning to Suquamish in 1963. Her working career included WA State Employment Security, Kitsap Para Transit and as a court clerk in the Suquamish Tribal Court. Upon her retirement in 2002, the tribe named the courtroom in her honor. The Seattle Catholic Archdiocese accredited Carrie’s assistance in their publication of the Suquamish “Saint Peter’s Church - 150 year History”. Life after retirement became eventful. Carrie was proud to be a Suquamish Tribal Elder and valued native traditions. She thoroughly enjoyed traveling on elder trips throughout Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada and once to Alaska. She took pleasure in attending time-honored Native American basket weaving classes, encouraging others and especially took pride in the weaving skills of her granddaughter, Alyssa. Anyone who knew Carrie, knew better than to interrupt her “Wheel of Fortune”

show and during sports season, she could be heard cheering louder than anyone for her much loved Mariners, Huskies and Seahawks teams. She may have been small in stature, but her heart was gigantic to anyone in need. Carrie could be counted on to visit those in hospitals, nursing homes and home recuperations. She provided a sympathetic word for family and friends suffering extreme losses or she could be counted on to encourage young parents admiring their newborns. Preceding Carrie in death where her parents Bennie and Martha George, brothers Bennie, Cecil & Lyle, sisters Evelyn and Marjorie, and husbands Charles R Dryden, Gus Makris & Franklin Rock. Carrie is survived by her children Charlene Renquist (George) of Buckley, WA, Charles D Dryden of Suquamish, and Cathlene Norris (Rob) of Suquamish; grandchildren Charles F Dryden, Brandon Dryden, Brady Norris, Alyssa Norris and Devin Norris; Brothers Ted, Bob and Ron; Sister Regina Rambo; Honorary Grandma Carrie to Shilo Kumpf, Saraid Schram, Chelsea Forsman, Cheyenne Todd, Tyler Arneson, Josh McDonnell and a multitude of other children over the decades; and numerous

cousins, nephews and nieces. As an avid pet owner to a menagerie of animals (dogs, cats, birds & turtle) throughout her lifetime, she will be sorely missed by her beloved dachshund “Shultzie”. Carrie will be remembered for her easy smile, wry wit, strong opinions and her feistiness.

Suquamish Tribal Enrollment Updates The Suquamish Tribe Enrollment Office requests the following Tribal Members and/or their families contact them immediately to update their address listings: Harvey Adams III, Talia Adams, Leonard Barnes, Arthur Brown, Cecilia Brown, Charlie Brown, Cynthia Carter, Alycia Covarrubias, Elijah Covarrubias, Isaac Coverrubias, Augustina Flores-Purser, Mackenzie Foster, Princeton George, Delores Harry, Gordon Hawk III, Cassady Hill, Cindy Horseson, Thomessa Inions, William Jones IV, Shoshyne Jones, Jerry Lawrence, Hazle Joann Mabe, Jose Martinez, Jana Mills, Destiny Pool, Madison Pool, Sebastian Pool, Nathaniel Pratt, Frederick Sigo, James Suarez, Tomara Thomas and John Webster.

Family and friends had a Celebration of Life to honor Carrie on Friday February 1, 2013 at the Suquamish House of Awakened Culture. The family would like to thank the Suquamish Tribe for all they did during this difficult time. Special thanks to PME for catering the meal; Shawna George for assisting with arrangements; to all the Alexander men (Kevin, Bill & Erik), James Anderson, Tyler and Josh George, and Jay Jay Mills for donating their time to hunt deer, providing fresh crab and cooking salmon; Sacred Water Canoe Family Drummers for drumming & singing; Rebecca George-Kaldor for her reading; Delore Mill for singing; Ed Midkiff for playing the flute; and especially our Uncle Ted George and Marlin Holden for officiating. We  hope we didn’t miss anyone. Memorials may be made to the Suquamish Food Bank and the North Kitsap Fire & Rescue. 

William Lawrence January 8, 2013

Bill and Marjorie Lawrence welcome their new grandson William, born to their oldes daughter, Cheayvone Lawrence.

Kumpf, Martin

Februrary 14, 2013 Kim Kumpf, daughter of Janis and Roger Contraro of Suquamish, and Allan Martin of Silverdae, were married in a ceremony in Las Vegas, Nevada on February 14, 2013. Kim’s brother Phil Contraro and his wife Sarah were witnesses to the ceremony. After honeymooning in Las Vegas, the couple returned to start their new lives together in Suquamish. Suquamish News


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M Mar 1 Jaren Charette David Martinson Evelynne Gemmel

Mar2 Talia Adams Clifford Berlin Clifford Berlin Jr. Jade Adams Sandra Made Marc Pugh Kenneth Snyder Wilsie Hawk Della Crowell Mary Ann Youngblood Christa Thomasson Mar 3 Danielle Kimmel Selina Ramirez Gladys Orozco Selena Adams-Chapman Mar 4 John Kerns Jr. Denise Jones-Moses Janelle Mills James Porter Willaim Joe Kathleen Matheson Carol Cogbill Christopher Puckett Mar 5 William Nellenback Cheryl Lawrence Melissa Lemon Brycen Sigo-Boyd Robert Purser Jr. James Jones Mar 6 Dorenda Henry Clara Crowell Winona Sigo-Heredia Paul Adams Lydia Sigo Charles Dryden Richard Luedtke Mar 7 Derek Lund Duane Napoleon Sr.

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arch Joseph Reynoso-Purser Wendy Boure Eduardo Reynoso-Purser Alana Chiefstick Christina Rodriguez Steven Lund


Kalise Cordero-Dizon Jane Gaeta Donita Jones Kippie Joe Mar 17 Randall Moss Kaylie Contraro Katherine Pitts Julia Heather Riley Adams Conrad Young Marie Sanders Neil Howard Lenora Bagley Dickie Johnson Mar 18 Marjorie Tom Shanoon Bayes James Dick Jeff Hoffman John Rubeck

Mar 8 Joan Bagley Morgan Bradwell Shelly Thomas Vincent Chargualaf Thomas Pratt Amanda Rubeck Mar 9 Merrilee Miguel William Hoffman John Chiquiti Eleanor Belmont Mar 10 Geneva Curley

Mar 19 Arnold Sneatlum Amber Horejsi Steve Clark Michael Smith Jr.

Mar 11 Modelle Mudd Mar 12 Patricia Purser Philip Holt III Charles Landsaw Jr. Alicia Lawrence Robert Dotson III Randall Cobb

Mar 20 Neoma Boure Edward Midkiff Jr. Shayna Bagley Mar 21 Diana Riggins Aidyn Saldivar Joyce Parsons Joli Lund Dylan Fleck Patricia Flores Corinne Eliason

Mar 13 Hannah Ballard Russell Boyd Mark Lewis Mildred Sam Kate Ahvakana Juli Morton Mar 14 Hailey Crow Mary Alexander Christine Sheppard Frank Boushie Nicole Southards Mar 15 Wahim Williams Lillian Ballew Jamie Surratt Cheyenne Myers Mar 16 Ricky Oakman Susan Adams


Percy Bullchild Mark Baker Camilla Pratt Elaina-Rose Hayes Kyle Adams Mar 24 Tyler Marquez Mary Madsen James Boure Thomas Fowler Avah Seier Robert Purser III Diane Napoleon Mar 25 Robert Jones Sr. Mikkola Veaver Jamie Ortez Kylie Gemmell Mar 26 Kyle Turner Mar 27 Manuel Purcell Eric Greer Sigo Dewey Leonard Barnes IV Isabella Cordero Dorene McIntosh Mar 28 Juanita Bishop-Lantzy Gerald Crow Izabella O’Brien Ciarra Coverrubias Mar 29 Cassandra George Rodney George Frank Napoleon Sr. Jacob Anderson

Mar 22 Teniya Lewis Cherrie May James Jefferson Isabelle Hedges Louise James Lucas Baker

Mar 30 Ricky Alexander Susan Williams Victor Chee Donald Bear Runner Joshephine Sabo Clinton Jenkins Malora Chee Lawrence Sigo Erica Isom

Mar 23 Francisco Smith Joshua Bagley Jr. Lorilee Morsette Ave Maria MacDonald Feyes Flores Ygnacio Covarrubias Jr. Petrina Joe-Lanham

Mar 31 William Greatorex Grace Alexander-Russell Kane Chiefstick Samuel Eaton Jessica Gellert Milo Peck Sr.

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