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Volume 13 January 2013 Suquamish Tribe Donates To Peninsula Community Health Services

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Kitsap non-profit health provider to use funds for counseling and patient assistance by April Leigh

An unexpected snowy morning didn’t stop Suquamish Tribe representatives from touring the Peninsula Community Health Clinic (PCHS) in Poulsbo, WA on Wednesday, December 19, 2012. The tour, provided by PCHS Board President Al Pinkham and the organization’s CEO Barbara Malich, gave Suquamish Tribal Chairman Leonard Forsman and Suquamish Tribal Council Member Bardow Lewis a more tangible view of the patient services available to uninsured and underinsured Kitsap County residents at the non-profit healthcare provider. “Sadly, many healthcare providers will not accept such patients,” said PCHS Poulsbo Clinic Coordinator Sarah Hasel during the tour of the facility that included treatment rooms, a clinic pharmacy and lab.

PCHS Poulsbo Clinic Coordinator Sarah Hasel shows Leonard Forsman one of the exam rooms during a tour of the facility.

The Suquamish Tribal Council recently approved an $80,000 donation to PCHS, to assist the organization in their efforts to provide affordable healthcare. “We have seen the impact state and federal budget constraints have had on the ability of health organizations to provide underinsured and uninsured patients with care. We saw the good work Peninsula Community Health Services was doing here in Kitsap County to fulfill From left, Bardow Lewis, PCHS Board President Al Pinkham, Leonard Forsman, PCHS CEO Barbara Malich, PCHS those needs and Poulsbo Clinic Coordinator Sarah Hasel and Suquamish Health Administrator Leslie Wosnig. gave as much as we nization include primary medical care, nizations in and around Kitsap County. could to assist them in providing dental care, behavioral health counFor Council Member Lewis, the donaservices,” said Forsman. seling, pharmacy services and health tion to help provide medical services to PCHS will use the donation to help pro- those who would otherwise be unable to education activities. In 2012, PCHS vide behavioral health services at all of expects to provide more than 80,000 visafford it holds special significance. their four clinics in Kitsap County, and its to 25,000 patients throughout Kitsap “I remember when I was a boy, and to assist patients who need help paying access to medical care on the reservation County. In addition to providing care for services that are not provided by the for uninsured and underinsured patients was not as it is now. We work hard to organization. ensure our Tribal Members always have PCHS also provides services to insured individuals, including some Suquamish “Our Patients Assistance Fund allows us the ability to see a doctor and will do Tribal Members who utilize their clinics to help low-income patients with access what we can to help give our neighbors for primary care, urgent care, pharmato imaging, x-rays and other services not in Kitsap the same opportunity,” said ceutical needs and testing. provided at our clinics,” said Malich. Lewis. “I use PCHS for my medical needs and The Suquamish donation to PCHS is PCHS is a community based non-profknow the care we provide to be excelin addition to those made through the it organization dedicated to providing lent. When we have patients like me Tribe’s Appendix X Grant Program comprehensive health care services to who have insurance and ability to pay, and Port Madison Enterprises Fund, residents of Kitsap County, offering it helps us provide care for those who which combined contribute more than quality low-cost care for children and don’t,” said Pinkham. $500,000 annually to non-profit orgaadults. Services provided by the orga-

Suquamish Police Bring Holiday Cheer to Kids in “Shop With A Cop” Program

Tribal officers partner with law enforcement agencies from throughout the area to provide presents to at-risk youth by April Leigh

For the past nine years, officers from a number of different law enforcement agencies throughout Kitsap and Mason counties have been lining up outside local department stores on a single, cold afternoon in December to await their orders- given by dozens of laughing children pouring out of motorcade busses during the annual Kitsap Shop With A Cop day. “Alright everyone! Find your officer and partner up!” said Officer Penny Herret at the opening of the event outside Wallmart in Poulsbo, WA this year. The annual charity event pairs officers, including police from both Suquamish and the Port Gamble S’Klallam tribes, with one of 100 at-risk youth selected for the program. Each child, ranging 6-16 years in age, is given a $100 gift card to shop for holiday presents with their officer and treated to pictures with Santa inside the store. Suquamish News

“If we didn’t give these kids this opportunity, many of them wouldn’t have a Christmas at all,” said Suquamish Police Sergeant Mark Williams, who has participated in the program for the past four years. Kitsap Shop With A Cop is a non-profit organization spearheaded by local law enforcement volunteers. Organizers fundraise throughout the year to support the program, enlisting the help of school districts to identify children to participate in the event. “Each year, we choose a different school district to focus on. This year, children from North Kitsap School District were selected for the program,” said Herret, who is also president of Kitsap Shop With A Cop.

Deputy Chief Swift Sanchez was one of seven Suquamish Police Officers who participated in the 2012 Shop With A Cop program in December.

In addition to officer participation, the Suquamish Tribe has donated to the program, contributing $5,000 in both 2010 and 2011.

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Community Calendar Lushootseed Language Classes Jan. 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31, 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 Thursday 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. Zumba Classes Jan. 3-31 5:30-6:30pm 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 Native Crafts Workshop Jan. 4, Noon-3pm Tribal members, Tribal household members and Suquamish Government Staff are encouraged to bring crafts, share and learn from others. Weaving, knitting crocheting, carving, quilting and sewing projects are encouraged. In the Elder’s Lunch Room at the Suquamish Tribal Administration Offices located at 18490 Suquamish Way NE, Suquamish, WA 98292. For more information contact Kathy Kinsey at (360) 394-8535 or Tribal Council Meeting Jan. 7 & 21 Suquamish Tribal Council meetings occur every other Monday throughout the year. Meetings are in the Suquamish Tribal Council Chambers at 18490 Suquamish Way NE, Suquamish WA, 98392 are open to Suquamish Tribal Members and Employees of the Suquamish Government. Special reports and guest presentations are open to Tribal Members only. For more information on Tribal Council meetings, please contact Windy Anderson Yoga Classes Jan. 7, 14, 21 & 28 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. Classes will be cancelled if attendance is less than 5 per week. For more information contact Kathy Kinsey (360) 394-8535

Suquamish Warriors Meeting Jan. 8, 5:30pm The regular meeting for Suquamish Veterans usually occurs the first Tuesday of every month. It has been moved in January to accommodate the New Year holiday. 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 service officer work 9am-3pm. PME Board of Directors Meeting Jan. 9 & 23, 9am 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 on PME Board of Directors meetings, please contact Brenda Stice at brendastice@ CKA Mentor Orientation Jan. 10, 1:30pm Suquamish Tribe and Community Members are invited to sign up to mentor Chief Kitsap Academy students. Potential volunteers must attend orientation at the Chief Kitsap Academy Library, located in the Education Department building at 15838 Sandy Hook Road, Poulsbo WA, 98370. For more information contact Jan Jackson at (360) 3948689 or

Lighting Up The Holidays at Suquamish Museum

Wrestling at Suquamish Gym Jan.12, 6pm Watch local wrestling aficionados battle in the big ring in the Tribal Education Department Gym, located at 15838 Sandy Hook Road, Poulsbo WA, 98370. Tickets are available at the door, $4 for children and $7 for adults. For more information contact Clint Anderson (360) 394-8590 or canderson@suquamish.nsn. us

Suquamish youth pose for a photo at the first annual Suquamish Museum Tree Lighting Ceremony in December.

tion about your library account or wish to obtain a library card, you can talk to KRL staff when the Bookmobile is present. GED Orientation Jan. 16, 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) 373-1539.

Kitsap Regional Library Suquamish Book Mobile Visit Jan 14 & 28 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 ques-

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HOC Community Honoring & Dinner Jan. 30, 5pm Join Healing of the Canoe staff and students in celebrating the completion of Phase II of their research grant at Kiana Lodge, 14976 Sandy Hook RD NE, Poulsbo WA, 98370. Dinner, digital storytelling, a presentation of accomplishments and honoring of partners are all part of the program. For more information contact Robin Sigo at (360) 340-0756 or

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ELC Family Activity Night Jan. 31, 5:30-7:30pm Join the Early Learning Center in starting off the New Year right with Family Activity Night at the House of Awakened Culture, 7235 NE Parkway, Suquamish WA, 98392. Family friendly activities, dinner and the kickoff of their third annual Wellness Trek are all scheduled to take place at the event. For more information, contact Karen Denton (360) 394-8676 or kdenton@suquamish. Suquamish General Council March 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. Specific locations and times for events will be made available in February. For more information, please contact Windy Anderson


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A Bright Future for Suquamish Seafoods

New upgrades and product expansions on the horizon for growing Tribal business by April Leigh

In the world of international seafood markets, the name of the Suquamish Tribe has become synonymous with Geoduck. Over the past several years, the relatively small Tribal enterprise has become a significant geoduck supplier to far off places; more specifically, to ports in China where the large clam is considered a delicacy. “We plan to sell 505,000 pounds of geoduck before the end or our annual season, mostly to China. That is the most we’ve ever done,” said Suquamish Seafoods Harvest Coordinator George Hill, who also acted as Interim General Manager for the business throughout most of the year. Suquamish Seafoods contracted with 23 divers to harvest geoduck in 2012. The business also employed 3 people as Ten-

With 30 years of experience in the seafood industry as both an owner and manager of seafood enterprises in the Pacific Northwest, and a degree in economics from the University of Washington, Palmerton brings experience and expertise to his new position in Suquamish.

ders to transport the divers on boats to and from harvest areas, and half a dozen workers to process and prepare the product for shipping from their facilities on Sandy Hook Road in Suquamish, WA. In addition to geoduck, Suquamish Seafoods also sold oysters, clams, crab and salmon- all smaller product lines that seafood employees and managers hope to expand in 2013 under new leadership.

In addition to increasing marketing and sales of more seafood products, Suquamish Seafoods is planning on making upgrades to their processing facilities in the coming year, establishing a second production line, adding a new vessel to operations and an additional transport truck to manage the expected increase in seafood sales- sales Palmerton and other hope to provide directly to end customers such as restaurants and resorts.

George Palmerton, the new General Manager of Suquamish Seafoods hired in October of 2012, spent most of his first few months at the business working with Hill and others to develop a long-term growth plan for the seafood enterprise. “Our goal is to make Suquamish Seafoods the best it can possibly be, and return the highest dividends possible to the Tribe,” said Palmerton.

“We’re also looking to expand by offering a buying platform for all Tribal

News Members and provide a bigger market for all seafood products,” said Palmerton. Suquamish Seafoods, established in 1996 by the Suquamish Tribal Government, is an agency of the Suquamish Tribe charged with the development and management of commercial seafood sales for the Tribe. Stewarded by the Suquamish Seafood Board of Directors, the business is mandated to oversee all commercial harvesting, processing, marketing, purchasing and selling of treaty shellfish and other seafood goods and services. For more information on Suquamish Seafoods, including possible upcoming positions, visit their page on the Suquamish Tribe website at www.

Navy Dedicates Interpretive Display Featuring Suquamish at Jackson Park Joint effort by Tribal and Naval historians depicts importance of Elwood Point to generations of Suquamish by April Leigh

The shores if Kitsap County have long been the homelands of the Suquamish People. Established encampments, dating back thousands of years, have been identified throughout the area. Now one of those encampments, on Elwood Point near Bremerton, WA is being recognized publicly through an interpretive display at Naval Base Kitsap’s Jackson Park Community Center. The display, paid for with funds from impact mitigation agreements with the Navy and coordinated by Suquamish and Naval historians, depicts the life of the Suquamish People at the site- both before and after contact with Europeans. “Without something like this (display) in the community center, I would venture to guess that the hundreds of Navy personnel and their families who live here would never know about the cultural significance of the area,” said Naval Base Kitsap Commanding Officer Pete Dawson during the dedication of the display on December 14, 2012. The importance of the Elwood Point site is significant because many Suquamish chose to stay in the area after the Treaty of Point Elliot in 1855. Congressional amendments to the 1862 Homestead Act

in 1875 allowed those who stayed to acquire lands there. However, the Suquamish were eventually forced out in 1929 when the Navy condemned Elwood Point to expand the nearby Naval Ammunition Depot. This display, complete with timelines and historical photos of Suquamish occupation in the area, depicts the history of Elwood Point and includes contemporary Suquamish art pieces representing the culture of the Suquamish People. “We have heard the stories of our grandparents and parents on Elwood Point for decades. Now, not only do we have the words, but a tangible display that speaks to the importance of this land to the Suquamish People,” said Suquamish Tribal Elder Merle Hayes during the dedication. The Elwood Point display is located near the Chapel at the Jackson Park Community Center in Bremerton, WA. Approximately 500 people are expected to pass The interperative display, located near the chapel at the Jackson Park Community Center, features stories, by the display each month. photos and art by Suquamish Tribal members.

Being Frank

Tribes Call for Fish Consumption Rate Action by Billy Frank, Jr.

OLYMPIA – Treaty Indian tribes in western Washington are calling on governor-elect Jay Inslee to reset the process of updating the state’s unrealistic fish consumption rate that is supposed to protect us from longterm exposure to poisons in our waters. The fish consumption rate is important because it is one of the factors that the state uses to determine how much toxic pollution that industry is allowed to discharge in our waters. Updating the current rate will help reduce levels of more than 100 pollutants that can make us sick and even kill us over time. For us tribes, pollution denies our Suquamish News

place for more than 20 years. Oregon’s rate, by comparison, was recently increased to 175 grams a day. We think the people of Washington deserve at least that much protection from pollution.

treaty rights because those rights depend on fish and shellfish being safe to eat. The state Department of Ecology promised more than a year ago to develop a more accurate rate, but halfway through the process did an about-face. All it took was for business and industry lobbyists to voice some concerns to stop development of the new rate dead in its tracks.

The state acknowledges that the current rate does not protect the majority of Washington residents because most of us eat more than one seafood meal a month. This is especially true for Indian people and members of the Asian and Pacific Islander communities here in Washington. In fact, Washington uses one of the lowest fish consumption rates to set pollution standards, but has one of the highest fish-consuming populations in the nation.

Tribes across the state have rejected Ecology’s proposed new roundtable approach to revise the rate because it does not offer a clear, decisive path forward in a government-to-government framework. In the meantime, tribes have begun talks with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to help address the problem.

Instead of fighting development of a more accurate fish consumption rate, business and industry could be leading the effort to protect human health in this state. Weyerhaeuser, for example, stepped forward in the mid-1980s to

The state says that 6.5 grams daily — roughly a single 8-ounce serving per month — is how much fish and shellfish that we all eat. That standard has been in 3

help lead the process that reformed forest practices in Washington. The resulting agreement — the work of tribes, environmental groups, the timber industry and state government — brought protection to fish and wildlife habitat on private timberlands while also ensuring a healthy future for the timber industry. We stand ready to work with state government, business, environmental groups and others to find a way forward in developing and implementing a more truthful fish consumption rate. We all want a strong economy, but not at the expense of human health or the environment on which we all depend. I urge our new governor and other elected officials to provide the leadership needed to do what’s right and require Ecology to establish a more accurate fish consumption rate in Washington. The health of every one of us who lives here hangs in the balance. Vol. 13, No. 1


Language Students Show Thier Skills

Students of weekly Suquamish class surveyed on why Lushootseed is important to them

by Stephanie Reite

Mentors Wanted at Chief Kitsap Academy

New program calls for volunteers to help steer youth in positive directions

by April Leigh

Just one hour a week. That is what educators at the Chief Kitsap Academy are asking community members to consider contributing to a newly-created mentoring program for students at the Suquamish school. CKA Principal Fabian Castilleja, Librarian Jan Jackson and Counselor Shawn Adams are spearheading the program with the hopes of recruiting one adult mentor for each of the 30 students currently enrolled at the school. “It is a way for students to increase their developmental assets with someone in their corner looking out for them. It increases their chances of staying in school and being successful. Plus, it will be really fun!” said Jackson. Mentors selected for the program will be assigned a student, meeting with them once a week to help with homework, talk about goals and more. CKA will also host a monthly luncheon for mentors and their students, along with activities. Community members interested in becoming a mentor must attend the program orientation at 1:30 p.m. January 10, in the Suquamish Education Department Library, located in the previous Suquamish Museum space, at 15838 Sandy Hook Road, Poulsbo WA 98370. Volunteers selected to become mentors must also pass a background check and attend a 90-minute training on January 17, before meeting with students. For more information on the CKA mentoring program contact Jan Jackson at (360) 394-8689 or jjackson@suquamish.

When different language students were asked the questions “What do you like about the Lushootseed Language Class? Why do you feel it is important, and what is your favorite word or phrase?” These are some of the answers we received: Kassia Rose “I think it is important to learn my language.” xlalbuAed- window

Meghan Rubman “I decided to learn Lushootseed because I wanted to learn more about the culture, heritage, and traditions of my students and their families. I like that I am able to learn more about the Suquamish Tribe by studying the language. I feel Lushootseed is a vital part of the community history and past traditions. I am not only learning words, but I am learning more about the Suquamish People through their language.” piSpiS- cat teti?ed tsi dsdamy name is hummingbird.

ant because Lushootseed is just as important if not more important than the songs and dances. It is my future and career path. ?es Xid Vex t(i) si?ab- Zeke.

Crystal Boure’ “I like that we are learning the language of our ancestors and are keeping it alive. I like that I have learned more in just a couple months of Lushootseed than I did with 2 years of Spanish.” xu?ala- whatever

Uriea Wright “I like that it is still around and being used. It’s really awesome that we are being taught it still. It is a good opportunity and I really like this language.” betIed- stir

Jazmine Lawrence “I like full emersion like baking cookies in full emersion. Language is important and it seems no one cares until white people ask, and then we look to the language class for help. Make them care!” UeVedi?- rabbit

Rayna Espinosa-Ives “I like when we get to play games, it helps me to remember a lot of the words. It’s important to learn so that it does not disappear so we can teach our kids and their kids and so on. I love the challenge of saying different words, I always have fun in class.” Ceqedisebed- fork

Jocelyn Jones “I learned to introduce myself. I feel like we should all know our language.” betIed- stir Kwll-Kwull-Tu Williams “This language runs through our blood and it should be easier for us to learn then another language.” ?esXid Vex- how are you?

Shaylene Jefferson “I like getting to learn about my own culture and my own language. I think it is very important so it can be carried on to my kids. I don’t want my language to be forgotten, I think everyone should learn their language.” xi?- no (It’s the one I hear the most)

Julie Paddock “I came to the language class for 3 reasons; First, my kids. There is no language program nearby that is their tribe and my oldest gets high school credit. Second, I work for the tribe and

Vincent Chargualaf “I think the language class is import-

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When kids aging 3-7 were asked the same question: Kanai (Papi) Lawrence “I like Randi and candy!” belups- raccoon

River Alexander “Language class is fun; I like to play with kids I don’t see at school all the time in the language. My Mom cooks good food! I like all the animal names!” Makaha Lawrence “I like playing games with Randi and the other kids.” piSpiS- cat Josue May “I like that my mom takes me to language now, I don’t like to miss it because it’s fun!” tupel- spider

Suquamish has a great group that has dedicated themselves to the language and the program. As a reminder, the Language Class meets every Thursday from 5:30- 8pm. Anyone and everyone are welcome. For more information on the Language Class and other language programs, contact Randy Purser in the Education Department.

Save the Date

1st Annual Suquamish Housing Fair!

2013 General Council March 16 & 17

April 6 2013

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I want to learn as much as I can about the people I work for. And third, I love the intellectual stimulation.” Vad ti kupi or Vad eWe ti kupi- where is my coffee?/ where in the world is my coffee?


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Early Learning Center Family Activity Nights

Monthly event invites parents and children to laugh and learn together


by Karen Denton

Come join the ELC in starting the year off right! Family Activity Night will be on Thursday, January 31, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Community House. Family friendly games, activities, dinner, and the kickoff for our Third Annual Family Wellness Trek will all be featured. Contact Karen Denton at the ELC with questions.

Karen Denton is the Family and Parent involvment Specialist at the ELC. She can be reached at (360) 394-8676 or Early Learning Center Students at a recent Family Activity Night and the 2012 Family Wellness Trek.

by Joe Davalos

KMS Offers After School Math Help

The Suquamish Education Department is happy to announce the hiring of Patty Eningowuk to the position of Director of The Early Learning Center! We are very pleased to have her with us and look forward to what her experience and leadership can do to make us even better.

After-School Homework Program Shows Promise

Native Crafts Workshop

• Sewing • Carving • Quilitng

by Erin Pigott

The Suquamish Tribe Elementary After-School Program offers an opportunity for students to complete assigned homework with assistance from certified teachers and high school student mentors. Also, we work with students on building math and reading skills. Our recent data suggests that students who regularly attend our program are finishing their homework on a consistent basis and showing improvement in math and reading on the MAP and MSP tests! We are excited about this success. Here are some ideas for you to try with your own child:

• Beading • Weaving • Knitting

Ask your child about their day - check their backpack for homework and notes from their teacher. Help with homework - usually students have math/reading every night. Sign their homework log. If there isn’t any homework, read with your child or help them make flash cards to practice vocabulary and math facts.

Bring Yours to Share!

Give encouragement.

Every Friday Noon-3pm

If you would like more information, please feel to contact our staff. We are here to help you and your child.

In the Elders Lunchroom at the Suquamish Tribe Administrative Complex. Conact Kathy Kinsey at (360) 394-8535 for more information. Suquamish News

Early Learning Welcomes New Director

Erin Pigott is the Elementary Program Coordinator for the Suquamish Tribe. She can be reached at (360) 394-6928 or 5

Patty has over 10 years of working with early learning programs, including serving as a director for the Lummi nation and the Kawerak nation as well. Patty also worked FHI 360 to provide training and technical assistance and for 3 years with ICF International as a grantee specialist! We are very fortunate to now have her working for us. Joe Davalos is Superintendent of the Suquamish Tribe Education Department. He can be reached at (360) 3948675 or

Healing of the Canoe To Host Community Honoring by Robin Sigo

The Healing of the Canoe research program would like to invite you and your family to join us in celebrating the completion of Phase II of our research grant. Please join us for dinner, digital storytelling, presentation of accomplishments and honoring our partners. Event will be held on Wednesday, January 30 at 5pm at Kiana Lodge. For more information, contact Robin Sigo at (360)340-0756 or by e-mail at Vol. 13, No. 1

Government Tribal Council Meeting Overview November 13, 2012 Meeting RES #2012-149 Port Madison Enterprises (PME) Legal Counsel Rion Ramirez presented Resolution #2012-149, approving PME to enter into an agreement with Bally Technologies, Inc. under which Bally will manufacture and sell to PME (100) Player Terminals, associated equipment and certain associated licenses. As part of the Purchase Agreement, PME agreed to provide, subject to approval of the Council, a limited waiver of PME’s sovereign immunity on the terms and conditions specifically set forth in Section VIII of the Purchase Agreement. Mr. Ramirez said the Resolution presented also includes the Council’s approval of the limited waiver. After a brief discussion, a motion was made to approve Resolution 2012-149. VOTE: Approved 5-0-0 Massachusetts Institute of Technology Invitation to Meeting Higher Education Coordinator Jennifer Oreiro presented a letter received from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology inviting Council members to its November 27 & 28, 2012 meeting in Boston, Massachusetts. After a brief discussion, a motion was made to approve having Tribal Treasurer Angel Hill attend this meeting. VOTE: Approved 5-0-0 Budget Modifications CY2012-108 & 112 Finance Director Steve Garwood presented the following proposed budget modifications for approval: Budget Modification 2012-108 approving an additional $110,434 of Indirect Cost Pool revenue and appropriate that same amount to the Administration, Finance, I.T., Legal and Maintenance Department 2012 budgets. Budget Modification 2012-112 approving an additional $6,240 in Tribal cigarette tax revenues to the Human Services Community Health Program to fund the contractual services of an intern from August 15, 2012 through December 31, 2012. VOTE: Approved 5-0-0

olution 2012-089. A motion was made to approve Resolution 2012-141 and authorize the revision of the MOU as presented. VOTE: Approved 5-0-0

Request to Ratify Budget Modifications CY2012-105 & 111 passed by Tribal Council on Nov 9, 2012 Tribal Executive Secretary Windy Anderson reported that on November 9, 2012, at the request of Chairman Forsman, a vote was taken on two proposed budget modifications with the original voting result being: for proposed Budget Modification 2012-105 - 5 FOR, 1 AGAINST, 0 ABSTENTIONS for proposed Budget Modification 2012-105 and 6 FOR, 0 AGAINST, 0 ABSTENTIONS for proposed Budget Modification 2012-111. Ratification of these votes was requested. Budget Modification 2012-105 approving additional investment income and appropriating it to the Administration budget. Budget Modification 2012-111 approving General Funds to the Legal Department budget for end of the year expenses. VOTE: Approved 5-0-0

RES #2012-144 ELC Impasse Policies Tribal Attorney Liz Cable and Early Learning Center Director (“ELC”) Lisa Horn presented and summarized the proposed Early Learning Center impasse resolution policy contained in Resolution 2012-144 and requested approval of the resolution. Ms. Cable said Council approved this impasse policy in 2005 and a revised version in 2008 and ELC requests this formal resolution to comply with federal grant record keeping requirements. After a brief discussion, a motion was made to approve Resolution 2012-144 as presented. VOTE: Approved 6-0-0 RES #2012-145 ELC Parent Complaint Policies Tribal Attorney Liz Cable and Early Learning Center Director Lisa Horn presented Resolution 2012-145 authorizing the implementation of the Parent Complaint Policy and direct the ELC Director to present the policy to the Parent Policy Board in accordance with Head Start regulations. A motion was made to approve Resolution 2012-145. VOTE: Approved 6-0-0

RES #2012-180 MOU with Homeland Security RFID Program Tribal Attorney Liz Cable and Fisheries Director Rob Purser presented Resolution 2012-180 authorizing the Tribe to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with United States Department of Homeland Security regarding the creation of an enhanced member card program. After a brief discussion, a motion was made to approve Resolution 2012-180 and direct the Tribal Enrollment Department to establish a working relationship with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. VOTE: Approved 6-0-0

RES #2012-146 Fisheries Purchase of two Engines for Pac Man Marine Fish Program Manager Jay Zischke and Fisheries Director Rob Purser presented Resolution 2012-146 authorizing the Fisheries Department to purchase two engines from Bristol Marine for an amount not to exceed $28,000. Mr. Zischke said the purchase will be funded by the Salmon Recovery and Fin Fish programs. After a brief discussion, a motion was made to approve Resolution 2012-146 as presented. VOTE: Approved 5-0-0

KPS ASO Plan Renewal Health Benefits Coordinator and Tribal Treasurer Angel Hill presented and requested approval of a proposed 2013 KPS ASO Tribal membership health plan renewal contract. Treasurer Hill said under the 2013 renewed contract, the program administration rate will increase to $27.50 per member per month. She added that this minimal rate increase results from an anticipated small increase in the cost of doing business. After a brief discussion, a motion was made to approve the KPS ASO Plan renewal contract as presented. VOTE: Approved 5-0-0

RES #2012-147 Extension Hatchery Garage and Storage Marine Fish Program Manager Jay Zischke and Fisheries Director Rob Purser presented Resolution 2012-147 authorizing the Fisheries Department to remodel the Grover’s Creek Hatchery storage garage to provide additional room for equipment and trailers and a second floor storage loft for hatchery gear. Mr. Zischke said the Department has secured a bid from CBH Construction in the amount of $23,860.00 for the work. After discussion, there was a motion to approve Resolution 2012-147 with the condition that the Fisheries Department seek bids from licensed Tribal Member contractors and to carry over the funds to the 2013 budget in the event completing the Tribal member contractor bidding process delays the project until 2013. VOTE: Approved 6-0-0

RES #2012-141Revised MOU with North Kitsap School District Tribal Attorney Liz Cable and Superintendent of Education Joe Davalos presented Resolution 2012-141 authorizing a revision to the Suquamish TribeNorth Kitsap School District MOU that Council previously approved by Res-

January Holidays

RES #2012-150 Tribal Environmental Health Indicators Focus Group Fisheries Environmental Program Manager Rich Brooks presented Resolution 2012-150 which if approved would authorize the development of a Suquamish community focus group to test tribal environmental health indicators and designate Denice Taylor as the Tribe’s co-investigator and Institutional Review Board (IRB) contact for the project. After a brief discussion, a motion was made to approve Resolution 2012-150. VOTE: Approved 6-0-0

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New Years Day Martin Luther King Jr Day

NIGA Membership Renewal A motion was made to renew the Tribe’s membership with National Indian Gaming Association. VOTE: Approved 5-1-0

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Out of State Travel Request A motion was made to approve a request for out of State Travel by Chairman Forsman to attend a White House Tribal Leaders Meeting in December 2013. VOTE: Approved 6-0-0 Out of State Travel Request A motion was made to approve a request for out of state travel by Chairman Leonard Forsman, Treasurer Angel Hill, Secretary Randy George, Council Member Luther Mills Jr. and Council Member Irene Carper to attend President Obama’s Inauguration in Washington DC on January 20, 2012. VOTE: Approved 6-0-0 November 26, 2012 Meeting RES #2012-152 PMECC 2013 Annual Plan Port Madison Enterprises (PME) Chief Executive Officer Russell Steele, Port Madison Enterprises Construction Company (PMECC) Interim General Manager Mark Randolph, and PMECC Accounting Manager Joyce Brockman presented Resolution 2012-152 and requested approval of PMECC’s proposed 2013 Annual Plan. After a brief discussion a motion was made to approve Resolution 2012-152 as presented. VOTE: Approved 5-0-0 Budget Modifications CY2012—119, 120, 121 & 123 Finance Director Steve Garwood presented the following proposed budget modifications for approval: Budget Modification 2012-119 approving reallocation of funds from program 101700 to cover projected salary needs in program 101-709. Budget Modification 2012-120 appropriating grant funds to the Fisheries Environmental programs. Budget Modification 2012-121 appropriating previously awarded Tribal Appendix X awards with allocations to the Library and bus programs. Budget Modification 2012-123 increasing the geoduck projected revenue for the remainder of 2012 based on George Palmerton’s analysis. VOTE: Approved 4-1-0 Sports & Recreation Job Description Approval Sports and Recreation Director Barb Santos requested approval of the proposed job description for the Athletics Program Manager. Ms. Santos said this job is intended to replace the current Assistant Youth Center Manager position and the person in the new position will oversee all athletic programs within the Tribe including the youth programs. A motion was made to approve Athletics Program Manager Job Description. VOTE: Approved 5-0-0 Sports & Recreation Job Description Approval Sports and Recreation Director Santos requested approval of the proposed job description for the Recreation Program Manager. Ms. Santos said this job is intended to replace the current Youth Center Manager position and the person in the new position will oversee all recreation activities within the Youth Services program. A motion was made to approve Recreation Program Manager Job Description. VOTE: Approved 5-0-0 2013 Self Governance Funding Agreement Finance Director Garwood presented and requested approval of the 2013 Self Governance Funding Agreement. A motion was made to approve the agreement and authorize Chairman Leonard Forsman to sign the agreement. VOTE: Approved 5-0-0 Vol. 13, No. 1

Chairman’s Report


by Leonard Forsman

leaders meeting with Senator Patty Murray, who has worked hard on Indian issues, especially lately with her strong stance on protecting the Tribal provisions of the Violence Against Women Act. I also met with Charles Galbraith (Navajo) who works on tribal issues in the White House for President Obama. Museum Xmas Tree Lighting Party The Suquamish Museum held the first Xmas tree lighting ceremony in the lobby of the new Museum that will become an annual tradition. Thanks to everyone who showed for the ceremony and to Harvey Adams for lighting the tree. The Museum Board of Directors also held a retreat in December, which I attended. American Indian Health Commission of Washington State The AIHC held their annual meeting at Kiana Lodge. This gathering brings together leaders and representatives of tribes, state government and the federal government to discuss issues related to healthcare for Native people.

Suquamish Tribal Chairman Leonard Forsman at the White House in December during the National Tribal Leaders Summit in Washington DC.

Gates Foundation Meeting Rep. John McCoy (D-Marysville) and I addressed the Gates Foundation tribal program grant recipients regarding the latest trends and issues in Indian education. Recipients included the Lower Elwha Tribe, the University of Washington College of Education and the National Congress of American Indians. Mountaineers Land Acquisition Ceremony The Mountaineers Foundation held a celebration marking the acquisition of seventy acres in the Chico Creek watershed from the Ueland Tree Farm. This acquisition will help preserve this important habitat for our native chum salmon run. The Suquamish Tribe received a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency that provided the funds needed to allow the Mountaineers to acquire the land from the Ueland Family which will forever be held in conservation status. Josh Brown, Kitsap County Commissioner and Tony Wright, Executive Director of the Puget Sound Partnership spoke at the ceremony to acknowledge the importance of the acquisition. Coal Terminals Meeting The Suquamish Tribe held a government-to-government meeting with the US Army Corps of Engineers to learn more about the proposed Coal Terminal/Coal Train project. The meeting focused on the environmental review process proposed for the project. PME Annual Plan Meeting Port Madison Enterprises held public meetings for tribal members on their annual plan. Meetings were held at the Tribal Elders Lunch and in the evening at Kiana Lodge. West Central Local Integrating Organization Meeting The West Central LIO is a regional intergovernmental organization that reports to the Puget Sound Partnership. The LIO is charged with providSuquamish News

and Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA) who will be taking over as the new Chair of the Senate Select Committee on Indian Affairs spoke about taxation, fee-totrust and the Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization. The meeting with President Obama was officiated by Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar and included breakout sessions with tribal leaders. I was able to attend the meeting on Natural Resources where concerns regarding pollution and toxic waste where expressed by leaders from around Indian Country. These concerns were heard by high ranking agency officials including EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, Interior Solicitor Hilary Tompkins and Ignacia Moreno Assistant Attorney General for the Environment. President Obama addressed the leaders at the end of the day after many of his cabinet members addressed us. Three major announcements were from the Federal Transportation Administration and their grant program for Tribes, the Department of the Treasury on tax policy regarding tribal benefits and an interagency policy on sacred sites protection. The President noted that the annual meeting with Tribes had gone from unique to routine, but his commitment to making things right with the Tribes has not diminished. This year’s visit was especially exciting because of the President’s reelection after the Tribes worked so hard to help him get a second term, which is so important for our future. Thanks to everyone on Tribal Council and the Suquamish Tribal members who worked on the 2012 campaign, whether it was local, state or national, especially to everyone who voted! I was treated to a visit to the White House holiday party, which included an address by President Obama and First Lady Michelle. The holiday party was a great event with lots of good food and entertainment, and viewing of lots of the art, portraits and artifacts associated with the Presidency held in the White House. The last meetings included a tribal

ing consensus among Kitsap County area governments on the best ways to improving the health of Puget Sound in our traditional waters. Denny Hurtado Retirement Party Friends and co-workers of Denny Hurtado (Skokomish) traveled to the Salish Cliffs Golf Course at Squaxin Island to honor his work as Indian Education Director at the Washington State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction. Denny retired on November 30, after establishing a record of service to the Tribes of Washington and the nation. His accomplishments included leading the development of the sovereignty curriculum and a summer tribal youth academy. White House Tribal Nations Summit This year’s White House Tribal Nations Summit was the fourth consecutive summit between President Obama and the Tribal leaders. The week started with a legislative summit held by the National Indian Gaming Association at the Senate Indian Affairs Committee Hearing Room on Capitol Hill. NIGA brought in an impressive group of Congressional representatives, including Rep. Frank Pallone (DNJ), Rep. Betty McCollum (D-Mn), Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va) who urged that the Washington Redskins change their name especially since his father played for the original Boston Redskins, Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK) who remained so that the fiscal cliff would be avoided and is working towards more bipartisanship in Congress and welcomed another Cherokee member to Congress; Mark Wayne Mullen, Sen. Daniel Akaka (D-HI) who is retiring from his post and therefore leaving the Chair of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee vacant, Senator Mark Begich (D-AK) who urged investment in education, energy and infrastructure, Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Kevin Washburn who also addressed us about seeking a clean Carcieri fix, 7

Hunting Meeting We continue to meet with other Treaty Tribes to discuss our hunting rights and how we can work to improve hunting opportunities for our members. Governing for Racial Equity Conference The City of Seattle and King County sponsored a conference at Seattle University to address issues regarding race in the workplace. I sat on a panel that discussed Tribal Sovereignty and the nature of government-to-government relations. Navy Meeting Suquamish Tribal representatives met with Navy officers and staff at the Jackson Park Naval Housing complex in Bremerton. Before the formal consultation meeting the Suquamish Tribe and the Navy held a brief dedication ceremony acknowledging the completion of an exhibit on the Tribe’s traditional and historic occupation of Elwood Point. ADR Meeting The Swinomish Tribe hosted a meeting to update Tribal representatives on the progress of the Alternate Treaty Fishing Dispute Resolution project. The proposed Treaty, Mediation and Court elements of the plan were presented. The Tribes will now bring the documents back for review by their Tribal Council and fisheries policymakers. Peninsula Community Health Services The Suquamish Tribal Council awarded an $80,000 grant to PCHS to help the organization in their mission to provide services to Kitsap residents who do not have health insurance. PCHS operates clinics in Kitsap County, including one in Poulsbo. The grant is intended to lessen the impacts of state and federal budget cuts. Meeting with Governor Elect Inslee Tribal leaders met with newly elected Governor Jay Inslee to discuss issues important to the Tribes including natural resource protection, health care, economic development and education. Vol. 13, No. 1

Sports & Rec

Suquamish Boys Win Flag Football Trophy by Chris Sullivan

Bainbridge Acquatics Center Sunday Swimming by Denita Santos

This January, the Sports and Recreation Department will continue to provide youth with opportunities to swim at the Bainbridge Island Aquatics Center. Swimming dates are scheduled on Sundays throughout the month from 1:00pm-3:30pm. There is one van is available to transport the first 10 youth who sign up for the program. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an older sibling or adult. Sign-ups for swimming are available at the Youth Center, located in the Suquamish Tribal Administrative Complex. For more information on how to participate, contact Youth Worker Denita Santos at (360) 394-8618.

Free Professional Lacrosse Tickets by Craig Miller

The Suquamish Sports and Recreation Department has tickets to watch the Washington Stealth play the Rochester Knighthawks on January 5, at the Comcast Arena in Everett, WA. The game start time is 6:30 p.m. It is interesting to point out that the World Champion Rochester Knighthawks have six Native American players and are Native American owned and operated. The Washington Stealth also have two Native Americans playing on their team. Please come and see the world’s best lacrosse players compete in this truly Indigenous Sport. For more information on how to obtain tickets, please contact Chris Sullivan (360) 394-8575.

Congratulations to the Suquamish Boys Flag Football Team, left to right, Marcus McClean, Shawn Jones, Kynoa Sipai, Mateo Sipai, and Alijah Sipai.

On Sunday, December 2, the Suquamish youth junior high flag football team competed against Nisqually and Skok junior high teams. The boys were competing for the inter-tribal football trophy. Suquamish beat Nisqually the first game by three touchdowns. The second game was a little closer against Skokomish with the boys winning the game by one touchdown. The Suquamish Boys were proud to bring home the flag football Inter-Tribal trophy. It is currently located in the Administrative lobby. Congratulations to Kynoa Sipai, named M.V.P. for the entire season of flag football.

Holidays at the Suquamish Youth Center by Magdalena Turrieta

The Youth Center recently had a holiday meal served to the youth and their families. The kids had fun decorating the Christmas tree and the Youth Center. It was a day filled with lots of fun, laughs and a delicious dinner. The staff would like to thank Victor Turrieta and Grandma Karren Bagley for preparing the delicious meal. Additional thanks to the youth and their families for all they do as well. Thank you from all of us at the Suquamish Youth Center.

Suquamish Youth and their families at the Youth Center during the holiday season.

January Youth Group Activities by Denita Santos

The Little Kid and Teen Groups are made up of children between the ages of 10 and 19. The Sports and Recreation Team works together to plan and coordinate specific activities. We invite guest speakers to help educate our Youth; whether it be leadership skills, health and safety or even traditional ac- Suquamish Youth beaded medallions in the December workshop tivities. Each group event Teen Group Activities is designed to help build self-esteem, Friday, Jan 4- Ice Skating at Bremerton confidence and community. Suquamish 1:00-3:00p.m. Limited to 20 youth, culture and traditions are also taught ages 12 and older. Friday, Jan 18- Guest during activities with the hope that Speaker TBA, 3:30p.m. Youth learn, have fun and become active Little Kid Group Activities participants in our Tribe as adults. We Friday, Jan 11- Guest Speaker, “Cold encourage questions, comments and Weather & Proper Attire”. Kids will recommendations on ideas for activities. receive a set of gloves and a beanie If you have a suggestion, contact one of for attending, 4:30 p.m. Friday, Jan the Sports and Recreation team mem25- Dancing Brush in Poulsbo 4:30bers. More detailed information is also 5:45p.m. Limited to 20 youth, ages 6-11. available on the Suquamish Tribe webEach youth will be given an $11.00 site. Little Kid and Teen Group activities limit on an item of choice. Please call to alternate every Friday throughout the reserve your child’s spot. month. Suquamish News


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Song & Dance Participation Grows

Sports & Rec

by Denita Santos

On Monday, December 10, the Suquamish Youth Center hosted Song and Dance at the Suquamish Youth Center. There was an outstanding number in attendance- more than 40 participants of all ages. There were many young dancers eager to get back onto the floor, a few first time dancers too. It was a beautiful night to get together. This same evening Suquamish Youth Center hosted a beading workshop. Petrina Joe-Lanham, shared her knowledge on how to make a medallion. She had designs and kits available. Those that showed up for beading really enjoyed hearing the beautiful songs and everyone laughing and having a good time. The beaders had such a good time, they requested more joint workshops with Song and Dance. The next beading workshop is scheduled Sunday, January 6, from 1pm to 3pm. Petrina Joe will be sharing her expertise on beading a hat. We will have kits available. The next Suquamish Song and Dance practice is scheduled Wednesday, January 9 and 23. Suquamish Tribal Members of any age are encouraged to participate.

Katie Ahvakana, center, leads youth in a dance during practice in December at the Suquamish Youth Center.

Pee-Wee Basketball Kicks Into High Gear by Magdalena Turrieta

Suquamish Youth Council Meetings Jan. 8, 3:30pm Youth Council Meeting in the Human Services Conference Room at the Tribal Center. Jan. 12, 10am-4pm Youth Council Retreat at the Suquamish Museum. Jan. 22, 3:30pm Youth Council Meeting in the Human Services Conference Room at the Tribal Center. Jan. 29, 3:30pm Youth Council Meeting in the Human Services Conference Room at the Tribal Center. For more information on Youth Council meetings contact Denita Santos at (360) 598-8618.

Karren Bagley Honored by Barb Santos

Coach Craig Miller gives a high five to a pee-wee player during practice.

The Sports and Recreation Department is very excited for the upcoming season of pee-wee basketball. All the youth have been putting in lots of work at their practices, showing up ready to learn new skills and ready to run! Run! Run! Even when they are super tired they will keep going with mostly smiles on their faces. We are very proud of them and looking forward to our first game. Everyone hopes to see the community supporting all our youth playing pee-wees. Game times will be announced and posted once we receive the schedule.

Christmas Tree Sharing by Denita Santos

Suquamish Youth Council sponsored the donation of 80 trees this year to the Suquamish Community with hopes that everyone would have a very Merry Christmas. We are grateful for our great relationship with Jerry Reid, HRD Tree Farm of Belfair. He has pleasantly worked with the Youth Services staff for the past five years to help our families with Christmas Trees. Jerry was acknowledged and thanked by our staff on behalf of all of the families we were able to help. Additional thanks shoudl be given to Suquamish Tribe Fisheries Department for the use a vehicle to gather the Christmas trees, the Suquamish Tribe Maintenance crew; Todd Stroud and Allen Roberts and also to the entire Sports and Recreation staff for helping Chris Sullivan, Magdalena Turrieta, Jerry Reid, Karren Bagley, Denita Santos and Craig Miller at the HRD Tree Farm in Belfair. out. It was a busy but fun day! Suquamish News


On Saturday, December 16, Karren Bagley was honored by the Suquamish Youth for her love, dedication and extraordinary work she has done and continues to do for the Youth, Elders and our Community. She has shown so much love and dedication and was honored with a white eagle feather. Thank you Karren for all you do. -Suquamish Youth

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Traditions Museum Archivist Seeks Volunteers Assistance needed scanning historic family photographs by Lydia Sigo

We are very excited about our new space and would like to welcome our Tribal community to come and visit us; admission is free for Tribal members. We now have state-of-the-art archives to properly store our cultural history and we continue to digitize the information that is in our archives to make it easily accessible to the public. Currently we are seeking volunteers to help with our digitizing project, this includes data entry (typing) and scanning on a computer in our new research room. This is an excellent opportunity to learn more about our history and contribute to making this information available to everyone. We are also ready to collect more images for our photographic archives collection.

Suquamish Baseball Team. Circa 1905-15. Suquamish Ball field. Suquamish, WA. (L-R) Leo Lawrence, John Adams, Bill Kitsap, Charlie Thompson, Edward Alfred, Benny George, Tom Henry, Jimmy Dan, Eli George, Toddy Steward. William Sigo Sr. Collection

showing cultural activities including song and dance, firework stands, Chief Seattle Days, Canoe Club, Tribal Center events and more. We are also interested in collecting older historical photos and photos of Tribal members who have passed on. In the future, we will request photos from past Canoe Journeys, but we would like to wait until we are better prepared for the high volume of images that are out there. Scanning in your images adds an extra layer of protection if something happens to the original photograph, while still allowing you to keep possession of your photo. To make an appointment to volunteer or to share your photos please call me at (360)3948500. Enjoy these selections from our Suquamish Tribal Archives and I hope to see you at our new Suquamish Museum, open seven days a week, 10a.m.-5p.m. Lydia Sigo is the Archivist / Curator for the Suquamish Museum. She can be Willie Pratt at the Adams family allotment in reached at (360) 394-8496.

If you have any pre-1990 photographs that you would like to share, please scan them at home or bring them in so we can scan them here and they will be added to our collection. Right now, we are primarily interested in photos

Suquamish, from the Mildred Pratt Collection.

Linda Holt and Ed Cordero picking berries. From the Dora Henry collection in the Suquamish Museum Archives.

News From the Traditional Heritage Specialist

Hunting and sacred site interviews begin this month by Marilyn Jones

December has flown by and the New Year is here, I have been working very hard at learning to operate the digital video camera and digital recorder. My college classes start on January 7, and I will be in classes Monday through Thursday in the afternoons. I will be mailing out letters to hunters and gathers to set up appointment for interviews. The interviews will be held in either the conference room of Fisheries/Natural Resources or in the Elders Lunch Room. I hope to do these interviews in the early mornings before my classes and on Fridays. However, with some folks working I will schedule some interviews during evenings and possible Saturdays. With winter weather upon us all during this time of year, interviews will also be performed as weather permits. I don’t want anyone out and about in the bad weather for any reason- safety first for everyone. I am hoping to document on maps the places that you hunt and gather to preserve these places and help to protect them from being built Suquamish News

on or turned into highways in the future. The best way to do this is to clearly state that these are places of high importance to our people and have been for many generations in the past and will be in the future. So when I ask for an appointment please help me to preserve our future. Thank you for your assistance and caring for our next generations. A special thank you to the Suquamish Tribe for the great end of the year and staff dinner; to the committee that worked so hard to put everything together and Kiana for the wonderful food and great service. This was a beautiful way to give us some joy at the end of 2012! I hope that everyone had a very Merry Christmas and a Joyous New Year; I look forward to another year of good times and memories with a great staff and lots of hard work. Marilyn Jones is the Traditional Heritage Specialist for the Suquamish Tribe. She can be reached at (360) 394-8526 or by e-mail at mjones@ 10

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Getting Fit In The New Year


Walking club starts this month every Wednesday by Fran Miller

A new walking club will be starting this month on January 9th. It will meet every Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m. at the House of Awakened Culture. Community Health Program staff will be there each week to cheer participants on and track their progress. The walking club is open to Elders, tribal household members, and other members of the Suquamish community. For those who want the challenge, we will be tracking our steps and miles around the Olympic Peninsula. Can you reach Quinault by the time the canoes arrive next summer? We will have incentives and prizes along the way, including monthly The Elder’s Dash at Chief Seattle Days 2012. Photo by raffles and t-shirts for those who attend at least half of the Angee Harrington. Wednesdays between now and July. Pedometers will be available to borrow each week to help participants track their progress. For those who want even more of a challenge, we are planning to help sponsor entrance fees to area 5K walking/running events for regular participants. All ages are welcome to come join the fun as we get fit together. Fran Miller is the Suquamish

Tribe Community Nutritionist. She can be reach at (360) 394-8476.

Elder Holiday Events

Annual luncheon and dinner show brighten the season for Tribal Members by April Leigh

More than 120 elders and family members turned out for the Suquamish Tribe Annual Elders Holiday Dinner. Coordinated by the Human Services Department, the event includes Prime Rib Dinner at Kiana Lodge and an evening of entertainment. This year, partygoers were suprised with a show by local magician Bruce Meyers. In addition to an annual holiday dinner, elders are treated to a luncheon sponsored by Port Madison Enteprises and a number of arts and crafts workshops hosted by the Suquamish Tribe Wellness Program. Elders awaiting the Bruce Meyers Magic Show at the Elders Holiday Dinner.

Suquamish Tribal Elder Mary Ann Youngblood visits with Santa, PME CEO Russell Steele, during the Annual Elders Luncheon. The event is hosted by PME every year and includes a seasonal distribution gift for Suquamish Elders.

January Elder’s Lunch Menu MON



Closed New Year’s Day Holiday

7 Birthday Celebration 8 Pork Roast Sweet Potatoes Tossed Salad Wheat Roll Applesauce Birthday Cake & Ice Cream

Beef Stir Fry w/ Asian Blend Veggies Brown Rice Tossed Salad Blueberry Bran Muffin Fresh Fruit




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


Chicken a La King Brown Rice Steamed Spinach Tossed Salad w/ cranberries Fresh Fruit Suquamish News








Chicken & Mushroom Sauce over Brown Rice Tossed Salad Fresh Fruit

Macaroni-Beef Casserole Brussels Sprouts Tossed Salad Oat Bran Muffin Fresh Fruit

Elk Stew Egg Salad Sandwich Broccoli Salad Spiced Fruit Cup

Indian Tacos w/ meat,

Chicken & Dumplings w/ Mixed Vegetables Tossed Salad w/ sunflower seeds Cottage Cheese & Fruit Cocktail

Baby Carrots & Cucumber Slices Fresh Fruit








Coleslaw Fresh Fruit

beans, mashed potatoes Tossed Salad Oat Bran Muffin Fresh Fruit



Calico Bean Soup Chef Salad w/ Spinach, HB Eggs, Cheese, Cranberries Corn Bread Yogurt Parfait

Minestrone Soup Turkey & Cheese Sandwich w/ Lettuce Coleslaw Fresh Fruit

Chicken Adobo Brown Rice Capri Blend Veggies Tossed Salad Applesauce Muffin Fresh Fruit

Geoduck Chowder Shepherd’s Pie Closed Martin Luther King Day Tuna Sandwich w/ Lettuce w/ground turkey, green



Split Pea Soup w/ Ham Tossed Salad Corn Bread Yogurt Parfait w/ Berries & Granola

Baked Fish Scalloped Potatoes Germany Veggie Blend Tossed Salad Blueberry Bran Muffin Fresh Fruit 11

Meatloaf, Gravy Mashed Potatoes Winter Squash Cucumber-Tomato Salad Wheat Roll Fresh Fruit Pork-Vegetable Stir Fry Brown Rice Waldorf Salad Pumpkin Cookie

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

Salmon Boiled Potatoes Mixed Veggies Tossed Salad Pachado Bread Fudgsicle Bar Ham Hocks w/ Beans Brown or White Rice California Blend Veg. Tossed Salad Pachado Bread Cottage Cheese & Peaches


Beef, Bean & Cheese Burrito California Blend Veggies Tossed Salad Fresh Fruit

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Business PME Hosts Job Fair for White Horse New Clubhouse Brings Employment Opportunities

This March, White Horse Golf Club will open a new 22,000 square-foot facility, complete with a restaurant, bar, banquet room and pro golf shop. The new building will allow the course to offer more services to current golfers and a number of amenities designed to bring in larger group business. “We’ve already booked weddings, golf tournaments and community functions for the new facility when it opens this spring,” said White Horse Golf Club General Manager David Raper. Added amenities and services at the new club mean an increase in staff at White Horse. In the coming months, managers will hire 15-20 more employees to accommodate the increase in business. Positions available include restaurant and bar staff, banquet servers and maintenance crews. To streamline the hiring process, White Horse Golf Club is hosting a job fair January 18-19 in the Chico Room at Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort. “We will be having onsite interviews at the job fair and ask that attendees bring

The new clubhouse at White Horse Golf Club, currently under construction, is scheduled to open in March 2013.

their resumes and come ready for interviews,” added Raper. There are full-time, part-time and oncall jobs available at the new club house. Selections for the positions are set to occur this month, with training scheduled throughout the month of February. Job seekers chosen for the positions will become employees of Touchstone Golf, the management company who operates White Horse Golf Club under the direction of Port Madison Enterprises. For more information on job opportunities at White Horse Golf Club and exact times for the January Job Fair, visit them online at

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

Name the New Restaurant at White Horse!


Salary Range

Opening Date

4 1

Cage*** Cashier (FT/PT) Souft Count Team Member (FT)

$10.75 $10.00

12/10/12 12/10/12

1 1

Environmental Services Supervisor (FT) Worker (FT)

DOE $10.35

12/13/12 12/13/12

2 1 2 1 1 2

Food and Beverage Bartender (PT) Steakhouse Server (PT) DMO (FT/PT) Buffet Cashier (PT) Cook (PT) Busser (PT)

$8.90 $8.55 $9.25 $9.25 $13.00 $8.65

11/21/12 10/19/12 12/14/12 11/15/12 11/28/12 12/14/12


IT*** AV Technician (FT)




Keno*** Cashier (PT)



Kiana Lodge Bartender (PT) $8.55 06/08/12 1 3 Server (PT) $8.55 06/08/12 Prep Cook (PT) $9.75 10/25/12 1 Marketing 1 Valet Attendant (PT) $8.55 9/14/12 1 CCW Ambassador*** DOE 11/15/12 Retail 2 Longhouse Texaco Clerk (PT) $10.00 12/14/12 2 Suquamish Village Shell Clerk (FT/PT) $10.00 12/14/12 Security*** 1 Officer (PT) $13.00 12/14/12 Slot*** 6 Cashier (FT/PT) $10.00 12/13/12 1 Supervisor/Cashier (FT) DOE 11/22/12 1 Sr. Technician (FT) DOE 11/29/12 1 Relief Shift Manager/Supervisor (FT) DOE 12/13/12 Table Games*** 1 Dual Rate (FT) DOE 12/13/12 40 TOTAL ***Requires Class IIIA (Tribal AND State)

Submit your Idea for The New Name by January 18th Open to Suquamish Tribal Members and family. Winning entry, selected by the Port Madison Enteprises Board of Directors, will receive a $50 gift certificate to White Horse. Submit Nominations to April Leigh PO Box 498 Suquamish, WA 98392

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. Suquamish News


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Grovers Creek Coho Used for Stormater Runoff Study


Biologists aim to determine the extent of damage polluted waters have on salmon by Tiffany Royal

Using fish from the Suquamish Tribe’s Grovers Creek Hatchery, federal agencies and their partners are determining just how lethal polluted urban highway runoff is to salmon. Staff from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration-Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NOAA) have been working with the tribe to expose a small number of adult coho spawners to polluted urban runoff. Biologists place a coho (inside the PVC tube) in a bin of stormwater runoff. Click on the photo to see more. “We know that toxic contaminants in stormwater are bad for salmon, and that adult coho are dying prematurely in urban watersheds throughout Puget Sound,” said Jay Davis, a USFWS contaminants specialist. “The current study

is designed to help us determine the underlying cause of death.” Last year, agency scientists exposed adult coho to cocktails of chemical contaminants that were prepared in a lab to simulate stormwater runoff. The fish were largely unaffected by artificial mixtures of metals and petroleum hydrocarbons. However, when exposed to actual urban runoff this fall, the spawners quickly developed the familiar symptoms of pre-spawn mortality syndrome. Symptoms include a gaping mouth, and loss of orientation and balance. Affected fish display these symptoms just before they die, and adult coho became symptomatic after just two to four hours of being exposed to the stormwater. Blood and tissues were collected from the hearts, gills, and livers of the coho. Genetic analyses of these samples are

expected to show physiological stress in fish, such as heart or respiratory failure. Samples from coho exposed to stormwater will be compared to samples from unexposed fish and symptomatic spawners found in Seattle-area streams this fall. “Urban runoff is a very complex mixture,” Davis said. “But we’re getting closer to understanding why stormwater is so lethal to coho.” “The tribe has been a good partner to work with,” said Nat Scholz, a NOAA research zoologist and ecotoxicology manager. “We like to use the Grovers Creek facility because of the easily available coho, the facility’s abrupt saltwater-freshwater transition, and the availability of protected space to do the exposures and tissue collections. The findings should be Following the exposure to both the runoff water and clean water, applicable throughout fish pathologists from USFW take blood samples. Tiffany Royal is the Information Officer for Puget Sound, including the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission. Kitsap.” This story originally appeared in the NWIFC The contaminated water is taken for Newsletter, December, 2012. For more disposal to Kitsap County’s wastewater information on NWIFC or to contact Tiffany treatment plant in Kingston. Royal, visit

Runoff collected from Seattle highways is poured into a large tank at Grovers Hatchery.

January- Sports, Recreation & Youth Center Calendar SUN



1 Let’s Get Together & Take Another Step To Be Healthier! HAC- House of Awakened Culture All Elders Fitness Classes at the Tribal Center









Youth BB 4-6pm



Open Gym 6-9pm

Lacrosse @ Comcast Arena in Everett Teen Group: *limited seats available Ice Skating 1pm




Zumba 5:30pm

Elders Fitness 10:30am Youth BB 4-5pm Yoga 4:45-6pm Zumba 5-6:30pm Pickleball 7-9pm

Elders Fitness 10:30am Youth BB 4-5pm Zumba 5-6:30pm Open Gym 6-9pm

Walking Group Noon-1pm @ HAC Youth BB 4-6pm Song & Dance 5pm

Elders Fitness 10:30am Youth BB 4-5pm Zumba 5-6:30pm Open Gym 6-9pm






Swimming 1-3:30pm

Elders Fitness 10:30am Youth BB 4-5pm Yoga 4:45-6pm Zumba 5-6:30pm Pickleball 7-9pm

Elders Fitness 10:30am Youth BB 4-5pm Zumba 5-6:30pm Open Gym 6-9pm

Walking Group Noon-1pm @ HAC Youth BB 4-6pm

Elders Fitness 10:30am Youth BB 4-5pm Zumba 5-6:30pm Open Gym 6-9pm






27 Swimming 1-3:30pm

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Holiday Elders Fitness 10:30am GYM & YOUTH Youth BB 4-5pm CENTER CLOSED Zumba 5-6:30pm Open Gym 6-9pm

Walking Group Noon-1pm @ HAC Youth BB 4-6pm Song & Dance 5pm

Elders Fitness 10:30am Youth BB 4-5pm Zumba 5-6:30pm Open Gym 6-9pm




Elders Fitness 10:30am Youth BB 4-5pm Yoga 4:45-6pm Zumba 5-6:30pm Pickleball 7-9pm


Elders Fitness 10:30am Youth BB 4-5pm Zumba 5-6:30pm Open Gym 6-9pm

Walking Group Noon-1pm @ HAC Youth BB 4-6pm




Youth BB 4-5pm

Swimming 1-3:30pm YC Beading Workshop 1-3pm

Swimming 1-3:30pm


Elders Fitness 10:30am Youth BB 4-5pm Zumba 5-6:30pm Open Gym 6-9pm

Youth BB: 4-6pm

Boys JR High BB Game Youth BB 4-6pm 3pm @ Bainbridge Is. Lil’ Kids Group 4:30pm High School w/Speaker“Cold Weather Wear” Wrestling 6pm @ The Gym



Teen Group 4:30pm

Boys JR High BB Game 3pm @ Bainbridge Is. High School



Youth BB: 4-6pm

Youth BB 4-6pm Lil’ Kids Group 4:30pm Dancing Brush

Sports & Rec Staff Members: B Santos, Director 360-394-7107 C Miller, Asst. Manager 360-394-8574 C Sullivan, Youth Worker 360-394-8575 D Santos, Youth Worker 360-394-8618 M Turrieta, Youth Worker 360-394-8634 Vol. 13, No. 1

Suquamish Notices Community Suquamish Housing Program All interested Suquamish Tribal Mem& Letters bers interested in the Suquamish Housing Program are encouraged to stop by the Department of Community DevelopLeasing Approvals ment Office, located on Suquamish Way Streamlined For Tribes NE, in the Administrative Complex,

Washington, D.C.- On Wednesday, December 5, the Department of Interior issued its final regulations to streamline the leasing approval process on Indian Country land, aimed at spurring increased homeownership and expediting business and commercial developments. The comprehensive reform comes one year after the Department of Interior first announced its intent to revamp the outdated existing rules, which have been in effect since 1961. The new rule also complements and helps to implement the recently passed Helping Expedite and Advance Responsible Tribal Homeownership Act (HEARTH Act), which allows tribes to assume greater control of leasing on tribal lands. The new regulations go into effect on January 4, 2013.  Highlights of the regulation includes:The final rule provides clarity by identifying specific processes with enforceable timelines through which the BIA must review leases. Specifically, the new process provides a 30-day limit for BIA to issue decisions on residential leases, subleases, and mortgages. For commercial or industrial development, the BIA would have 60 days to review. If the BIA does not complete its review of subleases in this timeframe, those agreements will automatically go into effect. The new rules increase flexibility in compensations and land valuations, with BIA deferring to the tribe’s negotiated value for a lease of tribal land rather than requiring additional appraisals. The rules eliminate the requirement for BIA approval of permits for certain shortterm activities on Indian lands. The rules also support landowner decisions regarding the use of their land by requiring the BIA to approve leases unless it finds a compelling reason to disapprove.  For more information and training materials on the new leasing regulations, visit the Department of the Interior online at index.htm

considered for appointment to the Suquamish Citizen Advisory Committee. The Suquamish Citizen Advisory Committee was formed in 2006 to provide a forum for community discussion on the many issues and interests found in the Suquamish community. The goal of the council is to foster enhanced communication between residents of the area, Suquamish Tribal Government and Kitsap County, and to work together to address the interests and concerns of the community. For more information and to complete an application, visit the county Volunteer Services Web page at www. or contact Rebecca Pirtle, Kitsap County Volunteer Services Coordinator, at (360) 337-4650 or . Caretaker Wanted for Leland Lake Property The Suquamish Tribe Administration Department is seeking a caretaker for the Leland Lake property, located near State Highway 101 in Jefferson County. Regular maintenance, security and landscaping duties will be exchanged for rental of a modular home on the property. This opportunity is ideal for a retired single person or couple. For more information, including property details and specific duties, contact Suquamish Tribe Executive Director Wayne George at (360) 394-8400 or

to pick up a Housing Application. For those members already in the Housing Program, be sure to contact us for updates if any of the following have changed; income, designated successor, family member number, waiting list updates, change of address or contact information. Suquamish Health Benefits Office New Location The Health Benefits Office has moved to a new location in the Suquamish Administrative Complex on Suquamish Way NE. The Health Benefits offices are now located in the old Safe Haven building, at the south end of the parking lot. Health Benefits is sharing the building with the Child Support Enforcement Office. Contact Health Benefits Coordinator Hazle Pacquette for directions to the new location at (360) 394-8528 or Suquamish Citizen Advisory Committee Seeks New Members Kitsap County Commissioner Robert Gelder is accepting applications from Suquamish residents interested in being

Tribal Member 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) 3948521. For any further questions contact the Enrollment Office at (360) 394-8437 or (360) 394-8438.

Kitsap Program Aims To Lower Energy Bills For Residents

Do you own or rent a home in Kitsap County? Do you want to pay less in energy bills? RePower Kitsap is a grant-funded, county-wide program dedicated to helping you save money through energy efficiency, increasing the comfort, health and safety of Kitsap county homes, and creating local jobs.

RePower Kitsap provides free in-home energy assessments, free on-site installation of compact fluorescent light bulbs, energy-efficiency financing and incentives, and a local, skilled workforce to make achieving these goals easier and more affordable. Weatherize your home before the cash incentives expire! Call 877-741-4340 or visit RePowerKitsap. org to sign up for your free in-home energy assessment!

Thank You! We extend our heartfelt thanks and gratitude to everyone in the Suquamish Community who helped make our December Food Drive a success. Suquamish News


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