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Volume 13

Youth Days make a splash pg. 8

July 2013

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SuperFly Brings Suquamish Documentaries to Seattle International Film Festival Annual youth filmaking program shines spotlight on real stories of the Suquamish Imagine you’re a young filmmaker, exploring the true stories of the Suquamish Tribe for the first time. You’ve been given assistance on storylines, background interviews and subject matter, but it’s up to you to create the film from start to finish- all in less than two days. What sounds like a celluloid mission impossible is actually an annual non-profit program that gives youth from throughout the United States and Canada the opportunity to make short films for screening at the Seattle International Film Festival. Now in its eighth year, SuperFly selects 50 young filmmakers to work in five teams to storyboard, direct, shoot and edit a collection of unique stories. The program, named for the fact that the films are created “on the fly”, is produced by native-owned Longhouse Media. This year, talented mentors such as Sterlin Harjo, Drew Christie, Kiliii Fish, Them Savages and BC Campbell, guided students into fascinating Suquamish community-based stories. The subject this year was investigative, exploring the theme of curiosity. Each team had less than two days to complete their filmsPhoto Courtesy of Josh Marshall Photography which premiered just four hours after SuperFly film crew, including Suquamish resident Kaden Finkbonner, working on a documentary about Chief Seattle’s Speech of 1854 interviews completion at the SuperFly and Native Tribal Elder Ed Carrier on the beach near his home in Indianola, WA. Shorts Showcase Program screening in featured in the films include family hunt- George, Ryan Sigo and Jacob Anderson Seattle, WA on June 1, 2013. Each film ing practices, Chief Seattle’s Speech of joined other native youth in creating the is approximately five minutes long and 1854, a profile on Tribal Chairman Leon- programs. entirely created by youth participants. ard Forsman and more. A total of five Suquamish hosted more than 100 people short documentaries and one animated Previous SuperFly films have played at for the event, including program facilita- film were created by the group. Suqua- festivals around the country, inspiring President Obama Chooses tors, mentors and developers during the mish youth Vincent Chargualaf, Sequoia other communities to use digital media Suquamish Tribal Chairman for last two days in May. Suquamish stories Chargaulaf, Shadow Williams, Daniel for education and social activism.

Forsman Receives National Appointment

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Suquamish Honors Graduates

A total of 34 tribal members recognized for siginificant educational achievements in 2013 Tribal graduates of all ages were honored for their achievements during the 13th Annual Suquamish Graduation Ceremony at the House of Awakened Culture on June 20, 2013. The program, designed to celebrate the educational

accomplishments of tribal members, recognizes graduates from High Schools, GED Programs, Technical Schools, Certificate Programs, Community Colleges and Universities.

graduates and stressed the importance of higher education in order to ensure the future of Suquamish-owned businesses. “There are simply not enough qualified tribal members to fill management and skilled labor positions,” said Lawrence. “Your tribe needs you [to fill future key positions within the organization],” added Armstrong.

“We congratulate each and every one of you for achieving such a milestone in your lives,” said Suquamish Tribe Executive Director Wayne George, who was master of ceremonies at the event.

After the keynote address, graduates were recognized individually and given awards for their accomplishments. High school graduates received commemorative paddles, plaques and a monetary gift sponsored by PME. GED recipients also received paddles. Higher education students received drums and commemorative prints. More than 200 family and community members turned out for the event in support of graduates and the Suquamish programs designed to encourage education for Tribal Members.

A combined total of 34 tribal members were honored including Chief Kitsap Academy 2013 Valedictorian Amanda Carper and Northwest Indian College (NWIC) Commencement Speaker Denita Santos. Santos, along with Rebecca Purser and Hemeh Alexis were also given special recognition for graduating NWIC with honors. “I have never been more proud of any student than I am of these three women,” said NWIC Instructional Site Manager Gina Corpuz during the honoring.

Tanner Kumpfwas honored for graduating from ITT. Suquamish News

“Tonight I’ve heard many students thank the (Suquamish) Higher Education Board. What we want you to know is that it is you as a tribe who have voted to make education a priority; and that is an honor and a privilege to serve you,” said Higher Education Board Member Barbara Lawrence-Piecuch at the end of the event.

Keynote speakers Vice President Nigel Lawrence of the Port Madison Enterprises (PME) Board of Directors and PME Operations Manager Nic’cola Armstrong praised

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Council on Historic Preservation

President Obama has appointed Suquamish Tribal Chairman Leonard Forsman to serve on the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP). The council advises the President and Congress on national historic preservation policy and develops national historic preservation initiatives. “I look forward to serving on the ACHP. They have shown good progress in addressing issues that are important in Indian Country, especially in respect to protection of sacred places and traditional cultural landscapes,” said Forsman. A total of 23 people from throughout the nation serve on the ACHP including his-

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Community Calendar Canoe Journey Protocol Practice July 1, 8 & 10 5:30pm Suquamish tribal members planning to attend the July 19 Canoe Journey Hosting in Suquamish, and those traveling to Quinault, are encouraged to attend. All levels of skill are welcome. For more information contact Kate Ahvakana (360) 394-8573. Canoe Practice July 1-12 4pm Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 4pm. All levels of skill are encouraged to attend at the Charles Lawrence Memorial Boat Ramp near the House of Awakened Culture in Downtown Suquamish. For more information contact Kate Ahvakana (360) 394-8573. Tribal Council Meetings July 1 & 15 8:30am Suquamish Tribal Council meetings generally occur every other Monday throughout the year. Meetings are in the Suquamish Tribal Council Chambers at 18490 Suquamish Way NE, Suquamish WA, 98392 and are open to Suquamish tribal members and employees of the Suquamish Tribe. Special reports and guest speaker presentations are open to tribal members only. For more information contact Windy Anderson Kitsap Regional Library Suquamish Book Mobile Visit July 1, 15 & 29 Kitsap Regional Library’s Bookmobile serves the Suquamish community every other Monday, 3pm to 4:30 pm. in the parking lot at Suquamish Village. 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. Zumba Classes July 1-30 5:30pm 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 government employees. For more information contact Priscilla Preuit (360) 271-8708 Suquamish Warriors Meeting July 2 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 9am-3pm for Veteran visiting and Thursdays for ser-

vice officer work 9am-3pm. Lushootseed Language Classes July 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 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 at (360) 394-8566. Lushootseed Language Day Camp July 8-18 1pm Open to all current language program students pre-kindergarten through fifth grade. Language games, phrases and crafts will be taught to students. Camp is Monday-Thursday at the Chief Kitsap Academy. Local transportation in Suquamish is provided. For more information contact Randy Purser at (360) 394-8566. NK Track & Field Summer Camp July 8-12 9am The NK Vikings will be hosting a camp for 8-14 year-old athletes at the NK High School Stadium from 9am to Noon each day. Registration is $50 per athlete and $75 per family. Contact Coach Cristi Frank at or (206) 437-2637 for more infomration. PME Board of Directors Meeting July 10 8am Port Madison Enterprises (PME) Board of Directors meetings usually occur every other week throughout the year. Meetings are in the PME Boardroom at Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort, 15347 Suquamish Way NE, Suquamish, WA 98392. The meetings are open to Suquamish tribal members and invited guests. For more information contact Brenda Stice at

Suquamish Museum at (360) 394-8499. GED Orientation July 17 2-5pm Suquamish tribal members seeking to obtain their GED are encouraged to attend. GED Orientation is held the third Wednesday of every month, at the Suquamish Tribe Education Department, 15838 Sandy Hook Road, Poulsbo WA, 98370. For sign up for Orientation, or for more information, contact Nancy Silverman at (360) 373-1539.

Kids Day at the Museum July 10 2pm The Suquamish Museum is Partnering with the JayHawk Institute for public programs in July, starting with Suquamish Tribal Elder Betty Pasco sharing how her grandmother was set up in an arranged marriage to her grandfather. This was a traditional practice of the Suquamish to strengthen the connections with allied tribes or villages. Children will get a glimpse of how traditional marriages worked and an understanding of how life was for the people of that time. Event is free for Suquamish tribal members and government employees. For more information, contact the Suquamish Museum at (360) 394-8499.

Movie Night at the Museum July 18 5:30pm Master carver Duane Pasco will show four short films showcasing his work, spanning over the past 50 years in Northwest Coast Art. The event is part of the museum partnership with JayHawk Institute. For more information, contact the Suquamish Museum at (360) 394-8499. Suquamish Canoe Journey Hosting July 19 The Suquamish Tribe will be hosting canoe families and neighboring tribes from the South Puget Sound, as part of the annual inter-tribal Canoe Journey. Events will take place at the House of Awakened Culture in Downtown Suquamish. Contact Cultural Coordinator Tina Jackson at (360) 394-8455.

Family Day at the Museum July 13 11am Suquamish Tribal Elder Betty Pasco will be instructing families on how to create their own mini-cedar mats. Cedar mats were traditionally used for a number of different utilitarian purposes such as sails, gathering berries, housing and more. The event is free to Suquamish tribal members and government employees. For more information, contact the

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Suquamish Museum Public Lecture Series July 27 3pm

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Duane Pasco will speak and explain the Chinook jargon trade language that was adopted and used up and down the Pacific Coast from Northern California all the way up to Southeast Alaska. Event is free for Suquamish tribal members and government employees. For more information, contact the Suquamish Museum at (360) 394-8499. Chief Seattle Days August 16-18 The Suquamish Tribe will be hosting the annual Chief Seattle Days Celebration the third weekend in March. Suquamish community members are encouraged to attend and participate in the festivities including the golf tournament, fun run, powwow, parade and more. For more information visit online or contact Suquamish Tribe Communications Coordinator April Leigh (360) 394-7102 aleigh@ Healthy Choices Co-Ed Softball Tournament August 24 &25 Sponsored by the Suquamish Tribe Human Services Department. Suquamish tribal members and their families are encouraged to participate. Prizes for the top three finishers, field day races and barbecue on the second day of activities. For more information contact Clae Williams at (360) 394-8413.


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Graduation continued...

Suquamish Tribe 2013 Graduates; back row, from left, Denita Santos, Lorilee Morsette, Alicia Jo Eaton, Jasmine Keller, Chelsea Jones, Hemeh Alexix, Renee Hommel, Savannah Ranes, Lisa Rodriguez, Janelle Milles, Tanner Kumpf and Jacquelyn Kimmel . Front row, from left, Rebecca Purser, Orion Keller, Riger Keller, Joel Sigo, Keenan Klaus, Brice Bradwell, Vincent Chargaulaf, Robert Gemmell, Adam Jackson and Zane Peterson. Superfly continued...

GraduatesVincent Chargualaf and Denita Santos strike a triumphant pose for photo a taken by Sequioa Chargualaf during the 2013 Suquamish Tribe Graduate Honoring.

Photo Courtesy of Josh Marshall Photography

Forsman continued...

SuperFly crew working on a documentary about Suquamish Tribal Chairman Leonard Forsman, including Vincent Chargualaf and Daniel George, walk along the beach in Suquamish.

Forsman, holding a gift from Frank Brown during Brown’s family Potlatch in May 2013. Forsman was honored at the event for his contributions to cultural restoration and leadership.

Photo Courtesy of Josh Marshall Photography SuperFly participants from throughout the nation stop for a group photo after filming. The group was treated to a traditional feast and presentations by Suquamish Song and Dance before editing.

The program was hosted by the Suquamish Tribe, in conjunction with Longhouse Media. Previous SuperFly participant and Suquamish Tribal Member Erika Cardiel also assisted in the event. SuperFly participants have benefited from an incredibly talented pool of teaching artists, who essentially donate their time and skills to make the event happen each year. “SuperFly has been transformative in my Suquamish News

toric preservation officials, presidential appointees and government officers. Members meet four times each year to conduct business. Forsman, who will maintain his position and responsibilities as Suquamish Tribal Chairman during his appointment, is scheduled serve on the ACHP until 2016.

journey and I am a believer in the power of stories through film,” said past mentor and musician Owuor Arunga (Macklemore). In addition to screenings at the Seattle Film Festival this year, the Suquamish documentaries were also featured at the 30th Anniversary Celebration of the Suquamish Museum on June 29, 2013 at the House of Awakened Culture in Suquamish, WA.

“I am confident that these outstanding individuals will greatly serve the American people in their new roles and I look forward to working with them in the months and years to come,” said President Obama of Forsman and other fed3

eral appointees in May 2013.

Forsman was born and raised on the Port Madison Indian Reservation and has served on the Suquamish Tribal Council for more than 20 years. Formerly the Director of the Suquamish Museum, he is a graduate of the University of Washington with a B.A. in Anthropology and has an M.A. in Historical Preservation from Goucher College. Forsman has also been a member of the Washington State Historical Society Board since 2007 and the Tribal Leaders Congress on Education since 2005. Vol. 13, No. 7


ELC Students Sing Their Way Into Summer Kids In Concert bring creative wave to learning

CKA Students Learn Lushootseed by Randi Purser

A total of 19 students at Chief Kitsap Academy completed their first year of Lushootseed during the 20122013 academic school year. Last semester, sophomores and juniors completed the course. This semester, the eighth grade students and freshmen had the opportunity to take the class. All students worked hard at a hard subject. The students this semester were Sequoia Chargualaf, Mark Kelly, Luke Forestar, Rosie Deam, Shadow Williams, Jacob Anderson and Lu-uk Chiefstick. They learned more than 200 vocabulary words and complicated sentence structure. They worked on spelling, writing and translating written sentences. They are able to create original written sentences, understand and reply, and act on one sentence at a time. All students who completed the course are also able to speak basic sentences and use several phases on a regular basis. Most of the vocabulary is set within the kitchen and cooking domain to add grammar and sentence structure lessons as they progressed. Some of the projects completed this year include digital story telling, posters, indigenous plant identification, cedar bark gathering, cordage making and identifying labeling places for the next years labeling project. All projects were done where the kids displayed their knowledge of Lushootseed. “They exceeded my expectations as to how fast and how much they would absorb!” said teacher Randi Purser. Teachers Cassy George and Ralena Maloney also spent several days working with the students. Next year, the Language Program will build on the achievements from this year to create even more opportunities to learn and mater the traditional language of the Suquamish people.

For the second year in row, the Marion Forsman-Boushie Early Learning Center has partnered with Bainbridge Island-based Kids In Concert to bring music and theater workshops to students. The Kids In Concert program utilizes improvisational play and music to foster collaborative and individual creativity in youth of all ages. Led by Music Director Laura Milleson and Improv Director Will Frie, students are taught to sing in chorus, mimic animals and make different shapes using their arms and legs, collaborate on story creation and more.

CKA Yearbook Allstars Make The Grade by Julie Paddock We’re Back! The sVewtxed yearbook staff put together a great book full of memories of Chief Kitsap Academy’s first year. Two separate classes of yerds (yearbook nerds) worked tirelessly to learn the skills necessary complete and pay for the first yearbook released in more than a year. The students learned photography, Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator. They also learned marketing, sales skills as well as worked on fundraising for additional staff training and equipment. The yearbook is entirely self-supporting and depends on ad sales to publish and outside fundraising for other events. Look for applications for yearbook camp coming out soon.

Chief Kitsap Academy 2013 Yearbook staff, from left, Tommy Puckett, Crystal Purcell, Jazmine Lawrence, Lucas Forstar, Bryce Bradwell, Amie Adams, Shadow Williams, Lu-uk McCloud, Colt Williams, Shaylene Jefferson, Vincent Chargualaf, Ty Purser and Jacob Hill.

News From Suquamish Elementary Afterschool Program

For more information, contact CKA Technology Teacher and Yearbook Advisor Julie Paddock

by Cindy Webster-Martinson

Online Credit Retrieval For High Schoolers Contact Shawn Adams (360) 394-8567

Get Your Student Caught Up This Summer!

Back row, Suquamish Elementary Rolling Readers mentors. Front row, from left, Tyton, Tehya, Rylee Gooby, Taliyah, Napesis, Miakoda and Tyler.

It is hard to believe that we had our last day of the after school program on June 6. The students worked hard and did their best each afternoon they came in. We truly enjoyed working with each and every student that attended the program. The fifth graders earned two pizza parties by completing their homework for both the second and third trimesters! Rylee Gooby received two awards, one for the most work completed during the year, and another for best attendance! Many thanks to the Rolling Readers that worked so well with the students, who liked to “claim” one of them as soon as they stepped in the door! Suquamish News


Again, thank you all who entrusted us with your children every afternoon! We look forward to working with them again next year. As a reminder, please note that we will be holding an Elementary Summer School from July 22 – August 8 from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm at Chief Seattle Academy. Breakfast, snacks, lunch, and transportation will be provided. We have already received over 20 applications. If you need an application sent to you please give me a call at 360.394.8570, or send me an e-mail at cwebster@suquamish. Vol. 13, No. 7

Chief Kitsap Academy Graduates Five Students

All members of the official first class set to attend Olympic College in the fall

Chief Kitsap Academy Inaugural Graduating Class. From left, Jacob Hill, Vincent Chargualaf, Bryce Bradwell, Amanda Carper and Amie Adams.

Students, staff and family celebrated the graduation of Chief Kitsap Academy’s (CKA) inaugural class on June 13, 2013 at Kiana Lodge.

tations on physics, math, social studies, journalism, art and more. “I think we had a very good first year. I am particularly excited about how our seniors did. We had huge improvements in attendance and grade point averages as a whole as well,” said CKA Principal Fabian Castilleja.

More than 125 family and community members turned out for the event. As part of the program, CKA students from all grade levels were given the opportunity to showcase projects they worked The CKA Class of 2013 includes Valedicon throughout the year including presen- torian Amanda Carper, Bryce Bradwell,

ELC Educator Makes Short List For NK Teacher of the Year


Valedictorian Amanda Carper.

Amie Adams, Vincent Chargualaf and Jacob Hill. All graduates have been admitted to Olympic College and are planning to attend in the fall. CKA is a grade 8-12 school that is operated and primarily funded by the Suquamish Tribe. Students come from Suquamish and the surrounding areas, and are a mix of tribal members and non-tribal community members. All students who graduate CKA receive a North Kitsap School District diploma. CKA staff are accepting application for enrollment for the 2013-2014 school year for grades 8-12. For more information on obtaining an application, contact the CKA Administrative Offic- Families of graduates were given front row seats es at (360) 394-8568. at the event and roses from their graduates.

Abler, left, with his mother Earlene Abler and Terry Johnson. Abler was nominated for the NK Teacher of the Year award for his work at the Marion Forsman-Boushie Early Learning Center.

Suquamish tribal member and Early Head Start Educator James Abler has been nominated for the North Kitsap Teacher of the Year Award. Abler, who supervises some of the youngest students at the Marion Forsman-Boushie Early Learning Center, learned he was nominated after receiving a letter from the foundation that organizes the award each year. “I really was surprised [to receive the nomination]. I didn’t know that Head Start and Early Head Start educators were included in the process,” said Abler.

Abler, who has been working as an educator at the ELC for 6 years, currently supervises a class of 1-2 year-old students. A job that he says he never gets Suquamish News

tired of.

“I love it so much. I truly feel like each and every one of my students are part of my family. They are my little nieces and nephews,” said Abler. “James has all the qualities to support positive experiences and interactions that enhance brain development. James is a fun, loving, sensitive and responsive teacher for our toddler age children,” said ELC Director Patty Eningowuk. Several educators from throughout the North Kitsap School District area are nominated for the award each year. The announcement of the winner(s) will be made by the North Kitsap Schools Foundation in the coming months. 5

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to increase that budget to $163,960. Modification 2013-041 which if approved would appropriate $27,000 of General Funds to the General Fund – Legal Program (100.002) budget for treaty rights litigation expenses. Modification 2013-044 which if approved would appropriate $69,898 of MOA funds received from Elliott Bay Trustee Council to pay the City of Bainbridge Island for project costs. Modification 2013-045 which if approved would appropriate $18,028 of Healing of the Canoe grant funds to fulfill contract modification #3 extending the contract to June 30, 2013. VOTE: Approved 5-0-0 Ratification of May 8, 2013 Phone Vote Approving RES#2013-040 Authorizing Property Acquisition Responsibilities to DCD Project Manager Tribal Council Executive Assistant Windy Anderson reported that on May 8, 2013 at the direction of Chairman Leonard Forsman she conducted a phone vote to approve Resolution 2013-040 which would authorize, Department of Community Development Project Manager to purchase property. There was a request to ratify this phone vote. VOTE: Approved 5-0-0 Ratification of May 15, 2012 Phone Vote Authorizing Per Diem Tribal Council Executive Assistant Anderson reported that at the direction of Chairman Leonard Forsman she conducted a phone on May 15, 2013 to authorize Secretary Randy George to receive per diem at the GSA rate on his upcoming trip to attend a conference of Tribal Energy projects in Las Vegas, Nevada. There was a request to ratify this phone vote. VOTE: Approved 5-0-0 ELC Cultural Specialist Job Description Approval Early Learning Center (“ELC”) Director Patty Eningowuk presented a proposed updated Job Description for the ELC Cultural Specialist. After a brief discussion a motion was made to approve the proposed job description as presented. VOTE: Approved 6-0-0 RES#2013-049 Fiscal Policies and Procedures Finance Director Steve Garwood presented Resolution 2013-049 requesting approval of his proposed Cash Management Policy. Director Garwood said the proposed policy provides written cash management procedures for all Tribal programs and departments and would apply to any Tribal government board or commission who uses the Finance Department to process payments of any kind. After a brief discussion, a motion was made to approve Resolution 2013-049. VOTE: Approved 6-0-0 RES#2013-050 Amendment to Tribal Prevailing Wage Rates Department of Community Development (“DCD”) Director Scott Crowell and Housing Program Manager Kim Kumpf presented Resolution 2013-050 requesting approval of and authorization to implement the proposed amended 2013 Prevailing Wage Rates in accordance with the Suquamish Prevailing Wage Ordinance. After a brief discussion, a motion was made to approve Resolution 2013-050. VOTE: Approved 6-0-0 RES#2013-052 Suquamish Housing Assistance Program DCD Director Crowell and Housing Program Manager Kumpf presented Resolution 2013-052 requesting approval of and authorization to implement proposed changes to the Suquamish Housing Assistance Program. After a brief discussion, a motion was made to approve Resolution 2013-052 as presented. VOTE: Approved 6-0-0 RES#2013-053 Iaconis-George Sublease DCD Director Crowell and Housing

than $50,000.00 to be approved by Tribal Council. VOTE: Approved 4-2-0 RES#2013-045 ELC Teaching Strategies Contract Early Learning Center Director Patty Eningowuk presented Resolution 2013-045 which if approved would authorize the Tribe to enter into a contract with Teaching Strategies, LLC in the amount of $16,392.00 to provide professional development services to Submitted by Windy Anderson the Early Learning Center staff. Ms. May 6, 2013 Meeting Eningowuk said the proposed contract has been reviewed by the Office of Tribal Budget Modifications CY2013-033, 034 & 035 Attorney. A motion was made to approve Deputy Executive Director Morrie Resolution 2013-045 as presented. Black Eagle presented the following VOTE: Approved 6-0-0 proposed budget modifications for RES#2013-046 approval: Modification 2013-033 which Grant of Right of Way if approved would appropriate $1,008 to PSE on Augusta Avenue of Cigarette Tax funds to pay the costs Tribal Attorney LynDee Wells presented for Tribal employee Greg Trueb to assist Resolution 2013-046 which if approved Tribal members in preparing Federal Tax would authorize the Tribe to grant Puget Returns during the months of February Sound Energy a 25 square foot right of through April 2013.Modification 2013- way easement in the southeast corner 034 which if approved would appropriate of Lot 24, Tax Parcel Number 4390$9,639 from the State Consolidated 002-021-0001 which the Tribe owns in Grant to fund $6,000 for Youth Academy fee status. Ms. Wells said the Office of workshops, $3,000 for the Harlem Tribal Attorney has reviewed the form Crowns presentation and $639 for the and found it sufficient, noting that the regalia workshop. Modification 2013- proposal waives the requirement to obtain 035 which if approved would appropriate an appraisal and to receive compensation $64,722 from General Fund 100 to the for the granting of the right-of-way. A Miscellaneous Capital Expenditure Fund motion was made to approve Resolution – Building Rehabilitation Program Fund 2013-046 and to authorize and direct 475-481 to cover the costs to rehabilitate Tribal Council Officers to execute the the Tribal building on Sandy Hook Road easement. VOTE: Approved 5-1-0 currently being used by the Seafoods RES#2013-048 Enterprise. VOTE: Approved 6-0-0 Amendment to the Navy MOA Infants in the Workplace Policy Tribal Attorney Melody Allen presented Human Resources Director Misty Ives Resolution 2013-048 which if approved presented a revised “infants in the would amend the existing Memorandum workplace” policy which reflects the of Agreement (MOA) between the directions she received from Council at Suquamish Tribe and the Department of the April retreat. Ms. Ives said the revised the Navy regarding the Pier B Project. policy allows a tribal employee to bring a In regard to environmental restoration. new born child to the workplace up until A motion was made to approve the child is six months old to promote Resolution 2013-048 as presented. nursing and early bonding with the VOTE: Approved 4-2-0 child. A motion was made to approve the Appointment of Diver Representative revised policy. VOTE: Approved 6-0-0 Board Member to Seafoods Board Housing Sublease Form A motion was made to appoint Jim Boure Housing Program Manager Kim Kumpf to the Suquamish Seafoods Enterprise presented and explained a proposed Board in the Diver Representative updated housing sublease form which position recently vacated by George she said provides for a lease relationship Hill to serve until the end of Mr. Hill’s until either party decides to terminate the original term which ends on December sublease. Council Member Irene Carper 31, 2014. VOTE: Approved 5-0-0 said the current policy provides for a one Donation to Nathan year sublease upon Council approval Schlicher Political Campaign and subsequent one year renewals upon A motion was made to approve a $700.00 review and approval by Council and donation to Nathan Schilcher’s political suggested approving the updated sublease campaign to retain his State 26th District adding this change. A motion was made Senate seat. VOTE: Approved 5-0-0 to approve the Housing Sublease form with the change that all subleases and Donation to David Sawyer any renewal of a sublease would be for Political Campaign one year and require review and approval A motion was made to approve a $900.00 donation to 29th District of Council. VOTE: Approved 6-0-0 State Representative David Sawyer’s RES#201-047 campaign. VOTE: Approved 5-0-0 Confidential Information Agreement May 28, 2013 Meeting Tribal Attorney Michelle Hansen presented Resolution 2013-047 which Budget Modifications if approved would authorize the Tribe CY2013-036, 038, 039, 040, 041, 044, 045 to enter into the Common Interest Finance Director Steve Garwood Agreement, dated February 13, 2013, presented the following proposed budget would authorize and direct the Tribal modifications for approval: Modification Chairman to sign the Agreement on 2013-036 which if approved would behalf of the Suquamish Tribe and appropriate $50,000 of NWIFC Grant authorize and direct the Tribal Attorney Funds to the Tribe’s Water Resources to sign the Agreement in approval Program data management budget with as to its form. A motion was made indirect cost savings being added to to approve Resolution 2013-047. other expenditures within that budget. VOTE: Approved 6-0-0 Modification 2013-038 which if approved would appropriate $50,000 of RES#2013-001 General Funds to pay for expenditures Fiscal Policies and Procedures Finance Director Steve Garwood related to the realty fee to trust process. presented Resolution 2013-001 which Budget Modification 2013-039 which if if approved would set forth a Finance approved would appropriate $51,991 to Department procurement policy and the expenditures line item in the Fund process for preparing, documenting and 321 NWIFC Puget Sound Partnership paying for authorized purchases of the budget increasing that budget to Tribe. A motion was made to approve $77,618. Modification 2013-040 which Resolution 2013-001 with one change if approved would appropriate $110,353 to Pg. 53 to require all purchases greater of DOI Ocean Acidification Grant funds


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Program Manager Kumpf presented Resolution 2013-053 requesting approval of a one year sublease of the MHOA home located on Wee Wun Way Suquamish, WA from Iaconis to George beginning from the date Council approves the sublease. A motion was made to approve Resolution 2013-053. VOTE: Approved 6-0-0 RES#2013-055 Health & Fitness Center Design Contract Tribal Engineer Bob Gatz and DCD Director Crowell presented Resolution 2013-055 requesting approval to award the Health and Fitness Center design contract to ARC Architects, 1101 E. Pike St. Floor 3, Seattle WA 98122 and authorization for the Chairman or his designee to sign the contract. After discussion, a motion was made to approve Resolution 2013-055 as presented. VOTE: Approved 6-0-0 RES#2013-057 Request to Amend Tribal Easement to Puget Sound Energy Tribal Attorney LynDee Wells presented Resolution 2013-057 requesting an amendment of Resolution 2013-022 to add temporary construction easements to the request to the Secretary of the Interior for the grant of right of way easements to Puget Sound Energy on Tract Number 114-T-1036 and Tract Number 114-TR1. After a brief discussion, a motion was made to approve Resolution 2013-057. VOTE: Approved 4-2-0 Out of State Travel Request Treasurer Robin Sigo requested authorization to travel to Reno, Nevada to attend the NCAI Mid-Year Conference in June 2013. A motion was made to approve Treasurer Sigo’s out of state travel request. VOTE: Approved 6-0-0 Out of State Travel Request Chairman Leonard Forsman requested authorization to travel to Washington D.C. to attend a meeting of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation. A motion was made to approve Chairman Forsman’s out of state travel request. VOTE: Approved 6-0-0 Donation Request A motion was made to approve a $500.00 donation to Savannah Turrieta to attend a Down Under Sports Basketball Tournament in Australia this coming summer. VOTE: Approved 6-0-0 Diver Selection A motion was made to add Tyler George and Carey Webster to the list of Tribal Members eligible to contract with Suquamish Seafoods Enterprise (“SSE”) as geoduck harvest divers. Council noted that this is in accordance with its previously approved diver selection process which provided for presently certified Tribal member divers to enter the SSE dive rotation once they complete the diver apprentice program and the geoduck harvester contract prequalifications requirements. VOTE: Approved 6-0-0 Thereafter a drawing took place to give a numerical assignment to the eleven Tribal members whose names appeared on the General Council diver sign-up sheet for three or more times in the past five years and provide an opportunity for the top three who accept to enter into the Divers Institute of Technology commercial diver training program in Seattle, Washington. The names were drawn in the following order: (1) Bennie Armstrong Sr., (2) Sammy Mabe, (3) Cameron Lawrence, (4) Jose Martinez, (5) Calvin Medina, (6) Eric Alexander, (7) Shenowa Purser, (8) Robert Purser III “Gus”, (9) Charlie Brown, (10) Michael Cordero and (11) Thomas Cordero. In accordance with Council’s diver selection process, Tribal members will be contacted in order from the top of the list until three members accept the dive training offer. Vol. 13, No. 7

Chairman’s Report


Submitted by Leonard Forsman

threaten fish and shellfish. Removing fish barriers, improving sewer infrastructure and controlling stormwater are keys to our success, but it is very expensive. Elected officials and staff are searching for ways to make progress in addressing these issues. Bi-Annual Gaming Mitigation Meeting Representatives of local police and fire agencies attended our bi-annual gaming mitigation meeting. Two percent of table games revenue, as required by state-tribal compact, is earmarked for addressing impacts that our operations might have on police and fire response. The panel gathered to decide on how the funding would be awarded to the local police and fire departments. Awards will be given on September 6 at White Horse Golf Course.

Chairman Leonard Forsman during an interview with students from SuperFly in May. The youth filmaking program brought teens from around the nation to Suquamish to produce five short documentaries that premiered at the Seattle International Film Festival.

Spring has been busy as usual. Graduation activities were common and we started some new projects and continue to work on issues, especially habitat protection, that require constant attention. Forterra Breakfast The annual Forterra Breakfast, held at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, was marked by the celebration of the first major purchase of lands on Port Gamble Bay from the Olympic Property Group. Forterra helped arrange the purchase, mostly with state funds, as part of their mission to preserve lands for conservation and recreation. Navy Region Northwest Tribal Council Meeting Puget Sound Naval Shipyard Navy Region Northwest held their Tribal Council meeting with Tribal Leaders at PSNS in Bremerton. Admiral Rich chaired the meeting, which featured a presentation by the Quinault Tribe on this year’s Paddle to Quinault. We also discussed ways in which the Navy could better avoid damage to fishing gear during their operations and the role

direct funding for students from the state, rather than the current pass-through by the district. This should help Tribes that have had difficulty in negotiating agreements with their local districts.

of submarines and bases to the Navy’s mission. Superfly Film Experience Longhouse Media brought the Superfly film experience to Suquamish. Tribal youth, elders, leaders and staff from Suquamish hosted youth from around the nation here on our reservation to produce 5 films over two days. The experience was exhausting for our young filmmakers, but the results, shown in Seattle at the Seattle Film Festival were well received. Thanks to all who worked on the event, especially Youth Services, Museum staff and all the elders who helped with the films, including Ed Carriere, Peg Deam, and Dave Sigo.

Tribal Leaders Congress on Education Spokane The TLC held a meeting in Spokane in conjunction with the National Indian Head Start Association (NISHDA) National Training Meeting. Primary topics were HB 1134 implementation and a program to help certify child care and Head Start teachers to meet new federal requirements. Head Start Consultation, Spokane The Office of Head Start held their consultation in Spokane as well in conjunction with the NISHDA conference. I testified to Head Start’s trust responsibility to educate our children as requested by our ancestral leaders during and after the signing of the Treaty of Point Elliott. I asked that Head Start be more creative to molding regulations to fit the needs of the Tribes rather than burden us with more obstacles to helping children learn.

Clearwater Casino Expansion Groundbreaking PME hosted a groundbreaking ceremony and blessing for the new parking lot project, part of Phase One of our casino expansion. Our thanks go to PME President Greg George for his words and Ivy Cheyney for the blessing. Public Hearing Youth & Adult Recreation Facility Tribal Council hosted a public hearing, led by ARC architects and our Department of Community Development, to get community input into the design of a new youth facility, adult work out facility and gymnasium. We received some great input from the community and thank all that participated. Information gathered will be integrated into design process and reviewed by staff and consultants. A more detailed design is under development by ARC.

Chief Kitsap Academy Graduation Chief Kitsap Academy held their first graduation at Kiana Lodge with five students. This was a proud moment to see our tribal members accept their diplomas in a ceremony attended by their families and friends. The Suquamish Tribe is truly blessed to have such a fine class to call their own. Congrats to Amanda, Amie, Vincent, Bryce and Jacob. Bainbridge Island Art Museum Opening I was honored to be one of the keynote speakers at the opening of the Bainbridge Island Art Museum in downtown Winslow. There was a large crowd of people there to celebrate the event. We look forward to future collaborations with BIAM and our museum.

Cultural Cooperative Meeting The Cultural Cooperative Committee met to discuss upcoming tribal events, especially the Paddle to Quinualt and Chief Seattle Days. The canoes will be landing in Suquamish on July 19 and leaving July 20 for the trip to Taholah.

Suquamish Marine Division Deputy Chief of Police Domingo Almirol give best wishes to retiring Elders Coordinator Ivy Cheyney during her farewell party at Kiana Lodge. Cheyney’s retirement party was attended by Tribal government employees, community members and family. Suquamish News

Washington Indian Gaming Association-Quinault The monthly WIGA meeting was held in Taholah on the Quinault Indian Reservation. I chaired the meeting in my role as WIGA vice-president. The agenda focused on the legislative session, which has been stymied by budget gridlock. There has been no legislation that would negatively affect tribal gaming. We have had some good bills, including HB 1134 that will allow tribal schools to access

West Central Local Integrating Organization Meeting The Suquamish Tribe hosted the latest West Central LIO meeting at Suquamish Village. I chair the region’s LIO that includes representatives from Pt. Gamble S’Klallam, Gig Harbor, Pierce County, Poulsbo, Bremerton, Bainbridge Island, Kitsap County and Port Orchard. Our major focus is finding solutions for water quality challenges in Puget Sound that 7

Pacific Salmon Commission Meeting Welcome The Pacific Salmon Commission, which meets to discuss sockeye salmon management in the U.S. and Canada, held their meeting at the Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort. Representatives from the sockeye fishing tribes, the State of Washington and Canada came together to negotiate salmon seasons. I was asked to welcome them to the resort, which is a favorite of the Canadian delegation. Tribal Budget Hearing The Tribal Council hosted a budget hearing as part of our 2014 budget process. Tribal members heard about our current and future budgeting challenges from staff and council. There was a lot of discussion about mentoring tribal members as well as the types of benefits currently provided by the Tribe. More budget hearings are scheduled later this year. City of Poulsbo MOU Meeting The annual meeting between the Suquamish Tribe and the City of Poulsbo was held at the Poulsbo City Hall. Topics included land use, transportation, environment and tourism. The city is seeing demand for building lots rise as the economy recovers. They continue to infill within the urban growth boundary. They made stormwater improvements during the recently completed Anderson Parkway project. The small cruise ship business appears promising. Many of the visitors travel to our museum as well as the shops in Poulsbo. Poulsbo is working on improving water quality in Liberty Bay mostly by concentrating on habitat improvement projects on Dogfish Creek. Ivy Cheyney Retirement The Human Services Department hosted a retirement party at Kiana for Ivy Cheyney, Elders Coordinator. Ivy has worked hard for the Tribe and our elders by helping to arrange travel, transporting elders, helping our youth and organizing elder honoring. We wish Ivy the best in her retirement. Suquamish Tribe Graduation Night The Suquamish Education Department held their annual Honoring of the Graduates Ceremony at the House of Awakened Culture. We had a large number of graduates; High School, GED, 2-year, 4-year and graduate degrees. We had a big crowd at the event, lots of family and friends there to celebrate the accomplishments of our students. Thanks to the cooks (Mable and Windy), Wayne (our MC), Brenda and Rebecca (our organizers), Nick and Nigel (our keynotes) and everyone else that helped make the night a success. Vol. 13, No. 7




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The Sports and Recreation Department hosted a Hawaiian-themed festival for youth to celebrate the end of a successful school year. The event, officially beginning summer activities for Suquamish youth, included hula hoop contests, piñata events, bouncy houses, hula dancers, music, a dunk tank and balloon artist. Attendees were also treated to an all-day barbecue, cotton candy, free t-shirts and goody bags. More than 200 youth and family members turned out for the event, held June 22 at the House of Awakened Culture in Downtown Suquamish.

Oscar Salas shows off his balloon Mario man.

Top, Napua “Nana” Fontes teaches the crowd how to hula. Top right, Sho-Shyne Jones takes a turn hitting a piñata. Above, Kane Chiefstick uses his “fists of justice” to break open a piñata. Right, elementary-age youth show off their skills in the hula hoop contest. Top right, Rockne Sarono and his Hawaiian players entertain the crowd inside the House of Awakened Culture. Above, Prgoram Manager Kate Ahvakana helps organize acitivies.

Suquamish Police Sergeant Sam White makes sure that “rookie” Police Officer Jason Olsen gets dunked, to the delight of onlooking youth. Top left, Shyan Zaiss comes up for air after getting dunked in the dunk tank. Top right, Owen Rudebeck takes a turn in the bouncy house.

Left, Jakob Miller enjoys a cotton candy. Above, Benjamin Purser takes a break from the festivities. Right, Calina Lawrence provides a helping hand. Suquamish News


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Creating a Race Canoe

Sports & Rec

Master canoe carver teaches Suquamish Youth the art of strip-building In June, Suquamish youth were given the opportunity to learn the intricate art of strip-building race canoes from Master Carver Dean Washington of the Lummi Nation. Washington and apprentice Joe Mamac created a new canoe form specifically designed for Suquamish. Afterwards, tribal youth assisted Washington and Mamac with a single-man race canoe build from the new form in an intensive 5-day workshop provided by the Sports and Recreation Department. “It was a great experience, and taught me many good leadership skills,” said youth participant Ryan Sigo. The finished single-man canoe, made out of red cedar, will be used by the Suquamish Canoe family for training and recreation. With the new skills and form provided by Washington, Suquamish youth will also be able to make even more of the same style of ca- From left, Vincent Chargaulaf, Dean Washington, Joe Mamac, Sequioa Chargualaf and Ryan Sigo fit strips on the form of the newest Suqamish race canoe. Washington designed the form specifically for noe in the future. Suquamish, allowing youth to make many more in the future.

Nika Chiquiti hammers wood staples into the form while building a strip-made canoe.

June Sports, Recreation & Youth Center Calendar SUN


1 Insanity 12pm

Canoe Practices 4pm MON, WED & FRI

Charles Lawrence Memorial Boat Ramp


Men’s End Of Season Softball Tournament 4-9pm

Journey Protocol Practice 5:30pm Zumba 5:30pm










Net Making 4:30pm Zumba 5:30pm Adult Open Gym 7pm

Closed Holiday







Youth Softball Men’s Softball 4pm

Pickleball 7pm

8 Insanity 12pm

Journey Protocol Practice 5:30pm Zumba 5:30pm Pickleball 7pm

Journey Protocol Zumba 5:30pm Zumba 5:30pm Practice 5:30pm Adult Open Gym 7pm Adult Open Gym 7pm Men’s Softball Championships 4pm

Youth Softball










Insanity 12pm Zumba 5:30pm Pickleball 7pm


Zumba 5:30pm Adult Open Gym 7pm









Barb Santos, Director 360-394-7107 Craig Miller, Athletic ManageR 360-394-8574 Kate Ahvakana, Program Manager 360-394-8573 Aaron Lawrence, Youth Worker 360-394-8575 Denita Santos, Youth Worker 360-394-8618 Magdalena Turrieta, Youth Worker 360-394-8634 Karren Bagley, Youth Worker/Cook 360-394-8756

Insanity 12pm Zumba 5:30pm Pickleball 7pm

Insanity 12pm Zumba 5:30pm Pickleball 7pm

Zumba 5:30pm Adult Open Gym 7pm

Zumba 5:30pm Adult Open Gym 7pm

Zumba 5:30pm Adult Open Gym 7pm

Suquamish Canoe Journey Hosting

Photo Courtesy of Josh Marshall Photography

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Elders Flounder in the Pacific Northwest

One tribal member speaks with elders to discover more about traditional food sources by Azure Boure submitted by Julia Bennett-Gladstone

I was having a difficult time coming up with a topic for a report that I had to write for one of my college classes, so I sat with two of my elders- Rich Demain and Jim Henry. They are my uncles, my mother’s brothers. I explained that I needed a topic on traditional foods and began asking about what they remember eating or catching as children. I asked about halibut. Rich thought that he remembered my grandpa and his dad halibut fishing, but couldn’t recall much. As we talked further I was surprised to hear that my grandmother used to spear flounder. As a child my brothers, sisters and I would catch flounders off of the beach near the Naval Shipyard in Bremerton. It was on of my favorite memories of hanging out on the beach.

A Well Deserved Retirement

As a child my uncle was taken to the waters of Phinney Bay to spear fish with his mother. He still seemed shocked that it was his mother that was the one to hunt for the fish. He said that they also went to the Tracyton area to spear flounders. According to my uncle Rich, this was not the ideal place he would have thought there would be fish, but he said that his mother knew just where to find them in this area. Flounder are a flatfish that doesn’t start out as flat. When born it is symmetrical and as it ages it begins to lean to one side and its eye migrates to the other side. The bottom side then loses its color and it begins to live on the bottom of the ocean floor. Most Pacific Flounder live at the bottom of lagoons and estuaries. As far as eating them, flounder have high levels of omega-3 acids and selenium. They are also known for being a low calorie and low mercury fish, a good source of Vitamin’s D, B6 and B12, niacin, phosphorous, potassium and protein! When we were little our mom would bake flounder in the oven with salt and pepper. It was a treat for us kids- especially if we happened to catch the ones she cooked! It is such a versatile fish! Other healthy options to cook flounder are to steam it or sauté it with olive oil. No matter what type of flounder you use it will always cook up to be flaky and white with a mild taste. Try not to overpower this mild flavor with too many herbs, spices or sauces.

Elders honor Coordinator Ivy Cheyney for years of service

Suquamish Elders Council President Marilyn Wandrey wraps retiring Elders Coordinator Ivy Cheyney in a blanket during the Spring Salmon Elders Luncheon. During the luncheon, elders recognized Cheyney for her years of service and celebrated her birthday as well. Cheyney turned 78 years old the same day she retired. In addition to celebrating Cheyney’s retirement, elders were treated to raffles and a spring salmon feast- complete with summer salads and new fruit infused waters from the Community Health Program. Afterward, the group decided to make the luncheon an annual event. Cheyney, a Suquamish Tribal Member, promised to continue participating in the luncheon and other elders events throughout her retirement. For more information on Elders programs and events, contact the Suquamish Tribe Human Services Department at (360) 394-8463.

July Elders Lunch Menu MON





1 Birthday Celebration 2 Chicken Adobo Brown Rice Spinach Tossed Salad Birthday Cake & Ice Cream

Macaroni-Beef Casserole Capri Veggie Blend Carrot-Apple Salad Fresh Fruit







Macaroni & Cheese Stewed Tomatoes Tossed Salad Blueberry Bran Muffin Fresh Fruit

Cook’s Special Chili w/ Cheese Brown Rice Tossed Salad Corn Bread Fresh Fruit














Shepherd’s Pie (ground turkey, green beans, mashed potatoes) Tossed Salad Wheat Roll Fresh Fruit Meatloaf Mashed Potatoes & Gravy Cucumber-Tomato Salad Wheat Roll Fresh Fruit

Baked Fish Scalloped Potatoes Steamed Spinach Tossed Salad Oat Bran Raisin Muffin Fresh Fruit Chicken A La King Brown Rice Japanese Veggie Blend Tossed Salad Fresh Fruit Suquamish News

Beef Barley Soup Egg Salad Sandwich Waldorf Salad Cottage Cheese & Fruit Cocktail

Venison Vegetable Stew Tossed Salad Irish Soda Bread Fruit Cobbler

Chicken & Dumplings With Mixed Veggies Apple-Carrot Salad Oatmeal Cookie

French Dip Sandwich Broccoli Salad Tossed Salad Fresh Fruit

Baked Ham Sweet Potatoes Brussels Sprouts Light Pineapple Coleslaw 9 Grain Bread Fresh Fruit Chicken Apple Crunch Salad Pasta Salad Tossed Salad Applesauce Muffin SF Pudding Sweet & Sour Chicken Brown Rice Brussels Sprouts Light Cranberry Coleslaw SF Jell-O w/ Fruit

Egg, Vegetable & Cheese Frittata Oven Roasted Potatoes Blueberry Bran Muffin Fresh Fruit

Pork Pancit Germany Blend Veggies Apple-Carrot Salad SF Jell-O w/ Fruit


Closed Independence Day Holiday

Tuna Noodle Casserole Peas & Carrots Tossed Salad Oat Bran Raisin Muffin Fresh Fruit

Pork-Vegetable Stir Fry Brown Rice Tossed Salad Wheat Roll Spiced Fruit Cup


Geoduck Chowder (w/ veggies) Chef Salad w/ Ham, Cheese, Sunflower Seeds Oat Bran Raisin Muffin Yogurt & Fruit Parfait


Ham Hocks w/ Beans Brown or White Rice Peas & Carrots Tossed Salad Pachado Bread Yogurt & Fruit Parfait Indian Tacos w/ meat, beans, lettuce, tomato, salsa, cheese Baby Carrots Fresh Fruit

Beverages Served Daily: 1% milk, or Lactose Free Milk, Coffee & Tea Occasional substitutions may be necessary

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5-2-1-0 Promotion At Women’s Health Day A Success New community health initiative couples healthy eating and lifestyle by Kathy Kinsey

Women’s Health Day this year was held on May 9th. It is an annual event that celebrates and supports women’s health through promotion of health screening and healthy lifestyle behaviors. 5-2-1-0 is healthy living plan that the community health program has adopted to encourage community members to: •

Eat 5 or more fruits and vegetables

Just 2 hours recreational screen time

Include 1 hour of physical activity

Consume 0 sugar sweetened drinks

Health & Wellness Women’s Health Day Recipes Quinoa and Black Bean Salad ¼ cup pine nuts

Our cooks Michelle Brown and Earlene Abler served delicious Quinoa and Black Bean Salad, Colorful Cranberry Coleslaw, Broccoli Salad, fruit salsa, yogurt and berries, and grilled chicken with a green salad. Participants raved about the meal. The menu made it easy to Women who attended the health day in May participated in the “Animal” dance with assistance get five servings of fruits and vegetables. from Tribal Elder Peg Deam. We raise our hands to the cooks. Participants were active, avoiding recreational screen time by playing bingo and learning to bead hearts. Tradition and culture helped participants get their one hour of physical activity per day. Laughter echoed in the halls of the House of Awakened Culture as Peg Deam led participants of all ages in the animal dance using xelSucid (Lushootseed).

2 ½-3 cups cooked quinoa ¼ cup olive oil ¼ cup lemon juice ½ tsp ground cumin ½ tsp salt 5 tbsp chopped cilantro (or parsley) 1 red bell pepper, chopped 2 scallions, chopped ½ jalapeno pepper, finely chopped (optional) 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 cup cooked black bean Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Put pine nuts in a small baking dish and toast them for 5-7 minutes, until they turn golden. Remove and set aside. Remove cooked quinoa from pot, place in large bowl and let cool. Combine olive oil, lemon juice, cumin, and salt in a bowl. Whisk together and pour over warm quinoa. Toss well. Add cilantro, scallions, jalapeno, black beans, and toasted pine nuts to quinoa and toss again. Serve chilled or at room temperature.

Colorful Cranberry Coleslaw

Women’s Health Day kicked off a Five Week Challenge to avoid sugar sweetened beverages. Instead of sugary beverages, participants sampled multiple fruit infused waters: lemon-cucumber, strawberry and basil, orange and blueberry, and raspberry and mint.

4 cups cabbage, thinly sliced 1 cup dried cranberries ¼ cup red or sweet onion, thinly sliced 1/3 cup rice vinegar 1/3 cup oil 2 tbsp sugar ½ tbsp. Kosher salt 1 tsp celery seed Combine vinegar, oil, sugar, salt, and celery seed; reserve mixture. Combine other ingredients and add dressing; refrigerate several hours for best flavor. Keeps well for a week.

We have had many requests for the recipes from the Women’s Health Day lunch menu, so we are including them in this issue of the newsletter. They are easy to make and make it easy to get your 5 a The specialty salads served at the event were very popular with the crowd. day every day!

Suquamish Police In Annual Torch Run

Broccoli Salad

Area law enforcement raise awareness for Special Olympics

Fruit infused water is becoming a mainstay at public events, thanks to the 5-2-1-0 program.

8 cups broccoli, chopped 1 cup chopped nuts of choice 1 cup dried cranberries 1 cup lite mayonnaise ¼ cup apple cider vinegar ¼ cup bacon bits 2-4 tbsp sugar Combine ingredients; refrigerate several hours for best flavor. Keeps well for a week

The Suquamish Tribe Police Department, Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office and other local law enforcement agencies banded together to support the Special Olympics. This year, as in the past, local law enforcement officers arranged their off-duty schedules to join in support of Special Olympics Washington. The event took place Thursday, May 30, when law enforcement runners carried the Special Olympics Torch, known as the “Flame of Hope,” during a running and boating relay, throughout Kitsap County, a portion of the Key Peninsula and across the Tacoma Narrows. Suquamish Police began at 7:30 a.m. on May 30, carrying the torch along Highway 305 from Agate Pass Bridge to the Hostmark Road intersection in Poulsbo. The relay was a part of the nation-wide Law Enforcement Torch Run to raise community awareness to the needs of Special Olympics. The run is Special Olympics’ largest grass-roots program. Since its inception, more than 90,000 law enforcement officers have carried the flame around 50 states and 35 nations raising awareness and funds for Special Olympics. The Law Enforcement Torch Run through Kitsap coincided with the start of the 2013 Special Olympics Washington Summer Games held at Joint Base Lewis McChord in Tacoma, WA. Suquamish News


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government facilities on Sandy Hook Road.

PME Water Project Underway Along Highway 305

“Once completed, the new system will able to provide the fire flows needed for future growth at PME properties,� said Suquamish Tribe Engineer Bob Gatz. Gatz is spearheading the project, along with several other infrastructure upgrades in and along the Port Madison Indian Reservation this summer.

Port Madison Enterprises is constructing a new 19G water system along Washington State Route 305 between the Agate Pass Bridge and Agate Pass Business Park. The new infrastructure will allow for higher capacity water flows to Suquamish-owned businesses situated along the highway and at nearby

Construction on the new water system began in May and is expected to continue throughout the summer months. The public can expect oneway traffic with flagmen on Sandy Hook Road during the initial phases of the project, with minimal impact to traffic as work progresses alongside Washington State Route 305 in July and August. Project managers estimate that the new system will be completed by September 2013.

New system brings higher service flows to Suquamish businesses and buildings

The map of the new water system path shows how it will provide new higher flows to both PME properties and facilities at the Chief Kitsap Academy and Suquamish Seafoods.

Clearwater Casino Resort

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PME Breaks Ground On Five Phase Development Project


Construction will continue through the summer on a new parking garage at Clearwater

The first phase in the Clearwater Casino Resort expansion plan is underway. Suquamish Tribal Council members, along with the PME Board of Directors and Executive Staff, broke ground on the project Monday, June 3, in an early morning ceremony. The first phase, scheduled for completion in December 2014, includes the addition of 10,000 square-feet of meeting space, 4,500 square-feet of pre-function space, a fine dining restaurant, office space, support structures and a new 700 space parking garage. Members of the PME Board of Directors, Suquamish Tribal Council and PME Executives toss the first shovels at the Phase I groundbreaking on June 3 in the Clearwater Casino Resort parking lot.

The parking garage is the first structure scheduled to be built this sum-

mer. After the garage is completed, work will continue throughout the next 18 months on Phase I of the project. Three more phases are scheduled in the expansion plan and include a 100room hotel tower, casino upgrades and a 15,000 square-foot convention facility. “When the expansion is completed, we expect to significantly increase tourism opportunities in the area,” said PME CEO Russell Steele. All casino and resort facilities are scheduled to reamin open through the expansion. Completion of the final phase is set for December 2017.

Port Madison Enterprises As of June 19, 2013 the following employment opportunities exist with Port Madison Enterprises. # Of Openings

Salary Range

Opening Date

1 6 1 1

Cage*** Assistant Manager (FT) Cashier (PT/FT) $ Soft Count Team Member (PT) Main Bank/Cashier (PT)

DOE $10.75 $10.00 $16.50

06/18/13 05/31/13 05/09/13 05/24/13


Engineering/Facilities*** Engineer (FT)




Environmental Services Worker (FT)




Food & Beverage DOE 06/12/13 1 Director (FT) 04/11/13 1 Cook (PT) $13.00 $11.25 05/30/13 Short Order Cook (FT) 1 1 Buffet Server (PT) $ $8.55 05/10/13 05/10/13 Buffet Cashier (PT) $ $10.00 1 Busser (PT) $ $8.65 06/17/13 3 $10.00 06/13/13 1 Prep Cook (FT) Kiana Lodge 1 Server (PT) $ $8.55 04/15/13 Marketing 1 Director (FT)*** DOE 02/12/13 CCW Ambassador (FT) *** DOE 05/20/13 1 1 Graphic Designer DOE 06/17/13 Security 1 Outside Lead Officer (FT) DOE 06/12/13 1 Officer (FT) DOE 06/17/13 Slot*** 4 Cashier (PT/FT) $ $10.00 06/05/13 2 Supervisor/Cashier (FT) DOE 06/05/13 1 Relief Shift Manager/Supervisor (FT) DOE 11/29/12 1 Sr. Technician (FT) DOE 06/17/13 Table Games*** 2 Dual Rate (FT) DOE 05/03/13 1 Floor Supervisor DOE 04/29/13 2 Dealer (PT/FT) DOE 6/17/13 39 TOTAL ***Requires Class IIIA (Tribal AND State) $-Tipped Position 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 Notices

org for a list of volunteer opportunities. General volunteer questions can also be directed to or (360) 276-8211 ext. 1015.

Suquamish Call For Volunteers Organizers for the July 19, 2013 Canoe Journey Hosting in Suquamish and Chief Seattle Days events are seeking volunteers to assist with the events. A number of positions are available. Tribal and community members interested in volunteering are encouraged to contact Cultural Coordinator Tina Jackson at (360) 394-8455 or tjackson@suquamish.nsn. us.

Child Support Garnishment & License Policy Recently, the Suquamish Tribal Council passed a resolution that creates a new child support policy related to the garnishment of tribal distributions and revises an existing policy related to license suspensions. These actions were taken to address community concerns and to provide additional clarification in the administration of the Child Support Program. These policy additions and changes become effective July 1, 2013:

Quinault Call For Volunteers Organizers for 2013 Canoe Journey Hosting in Quinault, WA are also seeking volunteers. Interested parties are encouraged to visit www.paddletoquilault.

Distribution garnishment- The new policy sets limits on the child support garnishment rates tied to tribal distribution payments. If a parent paying child support has entered into a payment

agreement with the Suquamish Child Support Enforcement Office (SCSEO) and has complied with the agreement, the garnishment of the distribution payment shall be limited to an amount not to exceed 50% of the payment. If the parent who is obligated to pay child support has failed to make the full amount of all of the payments due under the child support agreement with SCSEO since the last tribal distribution or the parent has not entered into a child support repayment agreement with SCSEO, the garnishment of the distribution payment shall be 75% of the tribal distribution payment. License suspension- The revision to the existing policy relates to the suspension or denial of licenses issued by the Suquamish Tribe as an enforcement effort if a parent fails to pay their child support. SCSEO sends a parent a notice well in advance before a license is sus-

pended to encourage the parent to work with the SCSEO to reach a solution. The new change to the policy sets forth the amount of time to reinstate a license after it has been suspended because a parent who has a court/administrative order has failed to comply with the payment requirement. For the first license suspension, the time frame before reinstatement shall be 7 business days from the date the parent negotiates a repayment agreement with SCSEO or makes up their missed payments, the second license reinstatement shall be 30 calendar days, and the third license reinstatement shall be 60 calendar days. If additional suspensions are necessary, the reinstatement period shall be at the discretion of the Suquamish Tribal Council. The SCSEO encourages an open dialogue with tribal families to avoid license suspensions. For more information contact SCSEO at (360) 394-8527.



Our Heartfelt Thanks

For those of you who may not have heard, my family went through a house fire this May. My husband was flown to Harborview for extensive burns and eventually had a skin graft on his forearm. He is already back to work and everything is looking good so far. With things finally getting back to somewhat normal I wanted to thank all my neighbors for all their support (some brought out blankets, slippers and flip flops for those who ran out without any shoes on).  JimBob Armstrong for calling council members right away (Wayne and Jolene, my brother Jay and Irene) and due to them getting there so quickly we were taken care of right from the get go. This was a big help as we could barely think straight from the shock of it all. 

astounding. A huge thank you to Heather, Michael, Melita and the Zaiss girls, Stacy Mills, my mother Dolor and Vicky Doyle for the very successful Taco fundraiser as well as all who came down to order.

well you have made sure that we have been taken care of. I feel so honored and blessed to be a Suquamish tribal member. We still cannot thank the community enough for all of your kind wishes, prayers, love and donations. The outreach we have received completely warms our hearts and has made this tragedy so much more bearable. Thank you, The Bakken Family

Thank you to all the firefighters and Suquamish Police Dept for their hard work and quick response. And finally, to my tribe, I am eternally grateful for all that you have done for us and how

Teniya Elvyra Zahir June 10, 2013

Bardow Lewis is pleased to announce the birth of his granddaughter Teniya Elvyra Zahir, born to his daughter Teniya Elvyra Lewis, on Sackman Road in Suquamish, WA. Teniya was born weighing 4 lbs. 15oz. and measuring 18 ½ inches.

A special thank you to my brother Jay as well as my sister Tina for getting us to Harborview that night and not leaving our side until they knew our every need was met. So many stood by us that night showing their care and concern; we really appreciated it. We are so grateful to the Early Learning Center, Human Services, Housing, ICW and my Wellness Center family for all of their support. Skyler was able to smoothly go back to school and finish her Sophomore year with help from Karen Bagley doing transports to KHS, school supplies from Barb Santos and the Youth Dept as well as the many donations from friends and family. She is excited for the summer and looking forward to playing basketball again, next stop, Hoopfest! Thank you so much to sweet Renee Hommel who rallied for clothing and housing items for our family on Facebook. Everyone’s quick response was Suquamish News


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