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A monthly publication of the Suquamish Tribe

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Volume 12 December 2012 No. 12 Suquamish Warriors Honor Veterans With Annual Celebration of Remembrance Suquamish celebrated Veterans Day by honoring community members who served in the armed forces. The day of festivities, spearheaded by the Suquamish Warriors, included a ceremony at the Veterans Monument followed by recognitions and dinner at the House of Awakened Culture. The Veterans Monument, completed in 2011, includes two canoes etched with the names of community members who have served in the armed forces. “There are a lot of brave men on that wall,” said Suquamish Warrior Pete Hawk. In the weeks before Veterans Day this year, Hawk and other Suquamish Warriors coordinated efforts to add additional names to the canoes. “It’s about the best honor I’ve ever had in my whole life,” said Raymond Thornton, whose name was added this year. Thornton, a long-time Suquamish Community member and veteran of the United States Army also said that the Suquamish Warriors outreach program helped him reconnect with his community. The Suquamish Warriors coordinate outreach to Tribal and non-tribal veterans throughout the year, offering counseling services, assistance and community. The Suquamish Warriors meet regularly at 5:30pm on the first Tuesday of every month. All veterans and their guests are welcome to attend at the Suquamish Warrior Veterans Center, 6353 Suqamish WarriorPete Hawk places a remembrance wreath at the Veterans Monument near Downtown Suquamish as part of the Middle Street in Suquamish, WA. Veterans Day Honoring.

Tribe Funds Preservation Land Purchase In Chico Creek Watershed The Suquamish Tribe and the Mountaineers Foundation are celebrating a successful partnership resulting in the permanent protection of an additional 70 acres of upland and riparian habitat within the Chico Creek Watershed. Suquamish Tribal Elder Marilyn Wandrey blessed the newly-protected land in a dedication ceremony held at the property in November. “We ask for a special blessing on this land, so that it may stand in perpetuity. That it may continue to purify the air and protect our animals,” said Wandrey. Representatives from the Mountaineers Foundation, Puget Sound Partnership, County Commissioners Office, The

Environmental Protection Agency and other preservation organization were also in attendance at the dedication where organizers expressed their gratitude to the Suquamish Tribe for spearheading funding efforts. “We couldn’t have done it without all of you. My heart is full of gratitude to all who have worked to make this day possible, especially the Suquamish Tribe,” said Mountaineers Foundation President Scott Eby during the dedication. In order to purchase the land, the Tribe presented a $255,405 grant to the Mountaineers Foundation. Together with $60,000 raised by the organization, the grant secured the purchase and expanded

the Kitsap Rhododendron Preserve to 386 acres. The Tribal grant is funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s National Estuary Program (EPA) to protect and enhance the Puget Sound ecosystem. The EPA distributed funds through the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission to individual tribes to apply toward each of their preferred needs. The Suquamish Tribe identified land purchases in the Chico Creek watershed as its highest priority. “We want to give the salmon the best start we can,” said Suquamish Tribal Chairman Leonard Forsman. The Mountaineers Foundation negotiated

Hill Joins Washington State University Basketball Team

Suquamish Tribal Member George Hill III selected as only walk-on this season George Hill III, a Suquamish Tribal Member and sophomore at Washington State University, is the newest member of the university’s Division 1 men’s basketball team. George, a standout player in high school, helped lead Kingston to the 2A State Tournament in 2011, where the team took home third place. George joins the WSU team as a walk-on player. Coach Ken Bone had great things to say about George’s work ethic and attitude, also calling him a good basketball player. The WSU Cougars play in the ultra-competitive Pac-12 conference. George earned his spot with his hard work ethic, positive attitude and relentlessness in the gym. “We are extremely proud and know that George will continue to succeed at WSU,” said Kingston High School Basketball Coach Blake Conley. Suquamish News

the option to purchase the three parcels from Ueland Tree Farm when the tree farm donated 100 acres of conservation easement to the Foundation. The purchase represents the largest single addition to the Preserve since the original 74 acres were purchased in 1915. “Chico Creek lies between two of our most densely populated areas, the City of Bremerton and Silverdale. Yet, the area is still producing thousands upon thousands of salmon annually. That fact is miraculous,” said Kitsap County Commissioner Josh Brown during the dedication. In addition to lauding the Suquamish and the Mountaineers Foundation for their Chico Creek habitat protection efforts, Brown also spoke about the commitment the Kitsap County Commissioners have made in recent years to protect the headwaters of Chico Creek near Newberry Hill. Chico Creek supports one of the most productive salmon runs on the Kitsap Peninsula. The Suquamish Tribe annually counts an average of 30,000 spawning salmon in the 16.3 square-mile watershed; the 2012 run is currently under way. Since 2010, the Suquamish Tribe and Mountaineers Foundation have partnered to count young coho salmon in Lost Creek and Wildcat Creek, which join to form Chico Creek within the Preserve.

In This Issue

Hill, far right, pictured with Kington High School basketball teammates John George, Tucker Bowman and Zane Ravenholt in 2011 at the WIAA Championships. 1

Community Calendar .......................... 2 Environment ......................................... 3 Education .............................................. 4 Government........................................... 6 Sports & Rec ......................................... 8 Traditions ............................................. 10 Elders .................................................... 11 Business .................................................12 Community & Letters ........................ 14 Birthdays............................................... 15 Vol. 12, No. 12

Community Calendar Zumba Classes Dec. 1-20, 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. No classes Dec. 24-Jan. 1. Classes are free for Suquamish Tribal Members, their families and Suquamish Tribal Government employees. For more information contact Priscilla Preuit (360) 271-8708 zumbapriscilla@

Elders Christmas Craft Workshop Dec. 3, Noon-1pm

Suquamish Tribal Elders are invited to make ornaments and holiday pins to take home or give as gifts. Suquamish employees are also encouraged to attend and make gifts for homebound Elders. Immediately following lunch in the Elders Lunchroom at the Suquamish Tribe Administrative Complex. For more information contact Fran Miller at (360) 394-8476.

Yoga Classes Dec. 3 & 10, 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. No classes Dec. 17-31. Classes will be cancelled if attendance is less than 5 per week. For more information contact Kathy Kinsey (360) 394-8535 kkinsey@

Suquamish Book Mobile Visit Dec. 3, 17 & 31 2:15-4:45pm

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, DVDs and current magazines. If you have a question about your library account or wish to obtain a library card, you can talk to KRL staff at the Bookmobile.

Suquamish Warriors Meeting Dec. 4, 5:30pm

The regular meeting for Suquamish Veterans 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.

Lushootseed Language Classes Dec. 6, 13, 20 & 27, 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 Stephanie Reite (360) 394-8644 sreite@

Suquamish Community Christmas Party

Suquamish Museum Tree Lighting Dec.8, 4-6pm

Suquamish community members are invited to attend the first annual tree lighting ceremony on the Suquamish Museum grounds, 6861 South Street, Suquamish, WA 98392. All events occur outside. Hot chocolate, spiced cider and holiday cookies will be served. For more information contact Suquamish Museum Staff at (360) 394-8499.

December 21 5pm

Tribal Council Meeting Dec. 10

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 contact Windy Anderson at

Youth Council Christmas Tree Giveaway Dec. 12, 3:30pm Youth Council is coordinating their annual Christmas Tree giveaway. A limited number of trees will be available. Please contact Denita Santos to sign up for a Christmas tree at (360) 394-8618. Youth Council and staff will deliver to Elders within the Suquamish Reservation. Trees for all others will be available at the Suquamish Youth Center Parking area in the lower parking lot of the Tribal Government Administration Complex.

Photos with Santa • Family Activities • Crafts • Dinner House of Awakended Culture 7235 NE Parkway Suquamish, WA 98392

GED Orientation Dec 19, 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.

Hosted by the Suquamish Tribe Human Services Department opportunities for attendees, along with crafts and games. Complimentary dinner will also be served at 5:30pm. At the House of Awakened Culture, 7235 NE Parkway, Suquamish, WA 98392. For more information contact Clay Williams in the Suquamish Tribe Human Services Department at (360) 394-8412 or

ELC Winter Festival Dec. 20, 2-6pm

Suquamish Community members are invited to attend the annual Winter Festival at the Marion Forsman-Boushie Early Learning Center at 5283 Totten Rd., Poulsbo, WA 98370. Events will kick off in the Hawk Building with some RIF activities. Activities in the main building will begin at 3pm and run until 6pm. For more information contact Karen Denton at (360) 394-8676 or

All Suquamish Tribal Government Offices will be open for limited hours between 8am and noon.

Tribal Member Holiday Baskets Dec. 21, 11am-3pm

Tribal Offices Closed Dec. 25

Tribal Offices Early Closure Dec. 24

The Suquamish Tribe Human Services Department will be handing out holiday baskets to Tribal member households at the House of Awakened Culture, 7235 NE Parkway, Suquamish, WA 98392. For more information contact Clay Williams at (360) 394-8412 or

All Suquamish Tribal Government Offices will be closed for the holiday.

Family Movie Night at Firehouse Theater Dec. 27

Call Denita Santos to reserve your seats by 3:00 pm, December 17, 2012. Limited transportation from the Youth Center is available, otherwise personal transportation must be arranged on your own. Movie and movie time to be announced. Contact Denita Santos for details at (360) 394-8618.

Suquamish Community Christmas Party Dec. 21, 5pm

Suquamish Tribal members and Tribal household members are encouraged to attend. Santa will be there with photo

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Elders Social Gathering Dec 30, 3pm

Suquamish Elders are invited for conversation and potluck dinner. The Elders Social usually occurs the last Sunday of every month at the Elders Lodge, 18660 Augusta Ave., Suquamish WA, 98392. For details on Elders events, contact Ivy Cheney (360) 394-8469.

Tribal Offices Early Closure Dec. 31

All Suquamish Tribal Government Offices will be open for limited hours between 8am and noon.

Native Crafts Workshop Jan. 4, Noon-3pm

Tribal members, Tribal household members and Suquamish Government Staff are encouraged to bring crafts to 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. For more information contact Kathy Kinsey at (360) 394-8535.


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Vol. 12, No. 12

Manila Clams & Suquamish’s Growing Shellfish Program Enhancement efforts spurred by beach openings, land purchases and lease programs


by Luke Kelly

The Suquamish Tribe’s Shellfish Program works year-round to manage local beaches and promote sustainable populations of clams for commercial, ceremonial and subsistence harvest. Program resources are mainly aimed toward the surveying, cultivation and harvests of manila clams. However, some efforts are deployed toward seeding a limited number of oysters. On any given low tide in spring and summer, Suquamish shellfish staff may be found working area beaches including Port Madison, Port Orchard Passage and Dyes Inlet. The Suquamish Shellfish Program shifted into high gear in 2004 when The Department of Health designated much of Dyes Inlet Suquamish Shellfish Program employees seeding clams at beaches on Point Monroe. harvests will total around 60,000 pounds has a right to harvest (the Treaty Share). safe for commercial harIn Dyes Inlet, Suquamish Tribe shellvest and consumption of clams. Located of manila clams, not to mention regular fish staff survey about 200 private and near Silverdale, WA, Dyes Inlet has long ceremonial and subsistence harvests by Tribal Members. Department of Natural Resource tidebeen known for many productive clam lands every three years, averaging about beaches. But, for approximately thirty Generally, before any clams are harvest70 surveys each year. Data from these years leading up to 2004, clam hared, shellfish staff must conduct a clam surveys specify the Treaty share of clams, vest was prohibited there due to water biomass survey. This entails random and which is 50 percent of the biomass. quality concerns. Thankfully, years of systematic sampling and measurement collaboration and water quality cleanof manila and littleneck clams on a given While the biomass surveys identify up efforts came to a crescendo in 2004 property. Data from this survey indicate annual harvestable quantities of clams, it when a large area of Dyes Inlet was rehow many clams are on a particular also designates which properties are best opened for commercial and recreational property including size distribution and candidates for the Tribe’s tideland lease clam harvesting. Since then, the Tribe density. This information is important for program. If a particular property meets has been conducting commercial clam managing sustainable harvests, but equal- productivity criteria, the Tribe may apharvests in Dyes Inlet annually. In 2012 ly important on DNR and private proper- proach a landowner with an offer to lease alone, the Suquamish commercial clam ties as it identifies what quantity the Tribe their tideland and the right to harvest 100 percent of the biomass. The Tribe currently has leases with 14 landowners in Dyes Inlet. Now in its eighth year, the lease program has been beneficial for landowners and Tribe Members alike. In 2012, Tribe Members harvested 36 percent of the total harvests off leased tidelands. As the lease program continues to grow and more leases are obtained, the Tribe will gain additional benefits from harvesting 100 percent of clams and have the ability to re-seed beaches. In recent years, the Suquamish Tribe has also purchased several properties with prime clam habitat. Currently, the Tribe owns approximately 78 acres around Dyes Inlet, 7 acres in Port Orchard Passage and nearly 5 acres on the north end of Bainbridge Island. Currently, all of the tidelands on these Tribe properties are being managed for manila clams harvests. Manila Clams used for seeding beaches are four to eight milimeters in size. That is roughly Whether shellfish is harvested on private, the same size as the average rain drop. leased, DNR or Suquamish tidelands,

the goal remains the same- to provide consistent clam harvest opportunities for Tribal members. Currently, there are 155 Tribal members registered to harvest on our group system digs. With the goal of providing equal opportunity, all registered harvesters are assigned to one of eight harvest groups (Groups A through H), which rotate one group per harvest, unless a beach needs greater harvest efforts in which case it will be open to all. So, if group B harvested last, then group C will have the opportunity to harvest next. This group system also allows for standby diggers. If group C has 20 diggers but only 3 show up to the harvest, then the remaining quota can be allocated to the standby diggers. This has been quite successful allowing diggers a reasonable quota at nearly every harvest, regardless of whether it is their group’s turn or not. We encourage new interested diggers to sign up on the harvester list with Janis Marquez in the Fisheries Department at the Suquamish Tribe Administrative Complex. After significant manila clam harvests, it usually takes several years for the clam population to re-colonize and allow for more commercial harvests. In order to expedite this process, the Shellfish Program has been seeding beaches with baby manila clams since 2009. The baby clams planted on the beach are usually just four to eight millimeters in size. These young manila clams are usual grow to marketable size in just three years. This seeding system is an excellent tool for harvest management and results in productive adult clam densities in just a few years. With only natural recruitment, the process would take much longer. The Tribe’s Shellfish Program has boosted clam seeding operations since 2009. This year has been the biggest year yet with the design, construction, and operation of a new flupsy clam nursery. Being its first year, the flupsy was considered a huge success with over 99 percent clam survival. During 2012 over 4-million baby manila clams were planted by shellfish program staff and volunteers. Approximately half of those came out of the new Suquamish flupsy! In a clam shell, the Suquamish Shellfish Program is certainly growing. With increased access to prime tidelands and a successful clam seeding system, there will be safe and healthy clams available for many many tides ahead. Please feel free to contact the Shellfish Program biologists, Luke Kelly (3948514) or Viviane Barry (394-8448) if you have any questions.

Being Frank

Report tells the truth about salmon recovery by Billy Frank, Jr. I love this time of year. The chinook, coho and chum are coming back and we’re filling our smokehouses and freezers for the coming winter.

I am proud to say that a good number of those returning fish came from our tribal hatcheries. We produce more than 40 million young salmon every year. Last year we released about 14 million chinook, 6 million coho, 20 million chum, 125,000 sockeye and 650,000 steelhead. Suquamish News

Most tribal hatcheries produce salmon for harvest by both Indian and non-Indian fishermen. Some serve as wild salmon nurseries that improve survival of juvenile fish and increase returns of salmon in our watersheds that spawn naturally.

for harvest – by anyone. Hatcheries must remain a central part of salmon management in western Washington for as long as lost and degraded habitat prevents our watersheds from naturally producing abundant, self-sustaining runs.

At a time when the state is cutting back on hatchery programs because of a huge budget shortfall, tribes are increasingly picking up the tab to keep salmon coming home for everyone who lives here. Tribes are doing everything from taking over the operation of some state hatcheries to buying fish food and making donations of cash and labor to keep up production.

We can’t allow hatcheries to be an excuse to walk away from protecting and restoring habitat. In fact, we can’t have hatcheries without habitat. That’s because once a salmon leaves a hatchery it needs the same habitat as a naturally produced salmon. Both need plenty of cool, clean water, good instream and marine nearshore habitat and access to and from the ocean.

That’s because we believe hatcheries play a critical role in fisheries management. Without them, our treaty rights would be meaningless because there would be no salmon

Because every watershed and its salmon are unique, we believe that the use of hatcheries should evolve over time depending on the health of our watersheds. Those with little or 3

badly damaged habitat will likely need longterm or even permanent hatchery production to provide salmon for harvest and stock restoration. For watersheds where habitat can be restored, hatchery production may be reduced over time as the habitat is able to support abundant, naturally spawning runs. Hatcheries are a tool. Nothing more. Nothing less. We have hatcheries because of choices made in the past and choices that are still being made today about how we treat our environment. We think hatcheries work best when they work hand-in-hand with good harvest management and are combined with protecting and restoring habitat. That’s because hatcheries are not a substitute for plentiful, high-quality habitat and never will be.

Vol. 12, No. 12


A Different Kind of Music

CKA students visit the Seattle Symphony by Crystal Boure

Chief Kitsap Academy

First quarter highlights from Principal Castilleja by Fabian Castilleja

Our first semester has come to an end and our second semester began on November 9, 2012 and will end on January 29, 2013. We have had a very busy and exciting first semester. Here are some to the highlights: We remodeled the back areas of the old Museum space for Lushootseed language class, Healing of the Canoe wellness class, and Art class. We are in the process of remodeling and setting up our library in the old Museum exhibit space on the upper floor. We began our year with a one day tech camp at CKA and two day campout at the Tribe’s campground on Lake Leland. We distributed iPads to our students, did team building activities, and got to know one another. We had a lot of fun in the process. Students visited our new Tribal Museum during the grand opening. We were given a welcome and introduction by Museum staff and a tour of the new exhibits. It was great to see work by ancestors, relatives, and friends of our students. At the end of September, we had an all school field trip to the King Tut Exhibit in Seattle. Students were able to attend the IMAX Theater and then the King Tut Exhibit at the Seattle Science Center. It was a very interesting and fun trip. Our seniors set up a voter registration booth at a community event at the House of Awakened Culture as part of their current issues class and in preparation for the Presidential Election. Our seniors attended Native American Day at the University of Washington.

Chief Kitsap Academy students Marc Kelley, Sequoia Chargualaf, Lu-uk McCloud, Urieh Wright, Rayna Espinosa, Tommy Puckett, Vincent Chargualaf, Crystal Boure and Ryan Sigo had the opportunity to attend the Seattle Symphony at Benaroya Hall in November. During the trip, everyone rode the new huge ferris wheel called “the Great Wheel” and checked out the Ole Curiosity Shop. By that time, we were hungry. We ate at El Puerco Lloron and after lunch we went to the Seattle Childrens Symphony Center for a general introduction of the pieces we would hear in the symphony hall. After the introduction, we entered Benaroya Hall for the concert. The conductor led two pieces, one that he wrote and one by Beethoven. The music was very different. Overall, it was a great trip and we want to thank the symphony for this invitation!

Right: Chief Kitsap Academy students Sequoia Chargualaf, Vincent Chargualaf, Marc Kelley, Lu-uk McCloud, Tommy Puckett and Ryan Sigo at the Seattle Waterfront during the Seattle Symphony outing.

CKA Honor Roll

Students receiving an overall GPA of 3.0 and higher for the first quarter Seniors Amanda Carper Juniors Crystal Boure Colt Williams Rayna Espinosa

Sophomores Kassia Smith Shaylene Jefferson

Freshmen Rosie Deam Shadow Williams Josh Smith Eighth Grade Shilene George

Perfect Attendance Bryce Bradwell Sequoia Chargualaf Marc Kelley

Washington State Justices Visit With Students

CKA Students highlighted in Supreme Court excursion to Suquamish

by Amie Gallagher Fall Conferences were conducted and we had a 96% participation rate from families.

We welcomed a Native American recruiter from Harvard University to CKA and had a great turnout on a non-school day. We attended a pre-concert workshop and a concert by the Seattle Symphony this past Sunday and we were able to take eight CKA students and two Suquamish Elementary students. We rode the Great Wheel, went to the Ole Curiosity Shop, visited the gum wall, and had lunch on the Waterfront. Afterwards, we were hosted to a pre-concert workshop where we met one of the musicians and students were able to try out some percussion instruments. We then attended the Seattle Symphony concert. The music was very different and soothing for many of us. CKA hosted 7 of the 9 Washington State Supreme Court Justices. CKA upper classmen took the Justices on a tour of Suquamish historical locations and then back to CKA for a round table discussion. Our entire student body joined the Justices, Tribal Council, Elders, and other department staff for lunch at Kiana Lodge. It was a great day.

Chief Kitsap Academy students with Washington State Supreme Court Justices during their roundtable discussion with classes in November.

lagher. Then we brought the Justices to the Community House which was led by Amanda Carper and Vincent Charqualaf. Jazmine Ortiz brought them across the grounds to the Charles Lawrence Memorial. Afterwards, they went to the Museum for a tour. The Justices then visited Chief Kitsap Academy and we

The Washington State Supreme Court Justices came to Suquamish in November. Some of the upper class Chief Kitsap Academy students gave them a We want to thank the parents for all mini-tour of Tribal landmarks. We met their support this semester and for their support the rest of the year. We are looking them at Chief Sealth’s gravesite and then visited the Veteran’s Memorial. That forward to reporting the success of all part of the tour was led by Amie Galstudents at CKA. Suquamish News


asked them a few questions. We finished the day with a lunch at Kiana Lodge with the Justices, our school students, Tribal Council members, Elders, and other department staff. It was an honor to host the Washington State Supreme Court Justices at Chief Kitsap Academy and on our reservation. Vol. 12, No. 12

A Night at the Museum


Early Learning Center & Language Program host third successful family museum night by Karen Denton

On November 15 the ELC, in conjunction with the Suquamish Museum and Lushootseed Language Program, hosted our third annual Night at the Museum. Prior to the event Joey Holmes and Cori Silvey helped our little museum goers learn about proper museum behavior including “looking with our eyes and not our hands”. We also had some great hands on activities provided by Cori and Joey. A special thanks goes to all of our ELC and Suquamish Museum staff, especially Joey Holmes and Janet Smoak, for putting in a long night for our families to enjoy the museum.

Early Learning Center To Host Winter Festival by Karen Denton

Early Learning Center’s Cori Silvey works with students at the November Night at the Museum

Early Learning Center students at dinner.

On December 20, from 2:00pm to 6:00pm, the ELC will be hosting its annual Winter Festival here at the ELC. Things will kick off up in the Hawk building with some RIF activities. Activities in the main building will begin at 3:00pm and run until 6:00pm.

KMS Offers After School Math Help

After school Math Help is being offered to all Kingston Middle School Students on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:453:35pm in the library. Students are expected to stay in Math Help through the allotted time. Math Help will be staffed with a KMS math teacher and 4 para-educators. Students who attend Math Help will be able to work on math concepts that the teacher has identified as needing additional practice, access assistance with homework completion, receive re-teaching on concepts that students did not grasp from in class instruction, participate in computer based practice and activities and receive teaching on missed lessons and homework due to absence. This is a great opportunity for students to access some additional resources and interventions around math. Transportation is also being made available. Contact Kingston Middle School for details on how your student can participate.

New Middle School Interventionist The Suquamish Education Department welcomes Chris Miller as the new Middle School Interventionist. Chris is available Mon-Thurs if you have questions or concerns about your middle school student. He spends much of his time on-site at Kingston Middle School checking in with students and facilitating after school programs. He can be reached at: Suquamish News

Suquamish Museum’s Barbara Lawrence-Piecuch makes masks during Night at the Museum with her grandson.

ELC Holiday Schedule Dec 7 Closed In-Service Dec 24

Early Closure at Noon


Dec 25 Closed Holiday Dec 31

Early Closure at Noon


NKSD Holiday Schedule Dec 3

Elementary Schools Closed Grading Day

Dec 21

All Schools Half Day

Furlough Day

Dec 24- Jan 4 All Schools Closed

Winter Break


Vol. 12, No. 12

Government Tribal Council Meeting Overview submitted by Windy Anderson

October 8, 2012 Meeting Budget Modifications CY 2012-099, 100, 101, 102, and 103 Finance Director Steve Garwood presented the following budget modifications for approval: Budget Modification 2012-099 increasing estimated fuel taxes revenues in the operating funds budget and would reallocating the savings to the Future Capital Expenditures Fund. Budget Modification 2012-100 reallocating $104,741 of the 2012 Contingency Fund to the Future Capital Expenditures Fund. Budget Modification 2012-101 recognizing $150,000 in savings in the DCD Road Program funded by fuel tax revenues and reallocate the savings to the Fuel Taxes Revenues – Nul Nul Program which funds the White Horse Road Project. Budget Modification 2012-102 appropriating $269,391 of Self Governance Funds to the Legal and Fisheries Department budgets and reallocate the same amount in General Funds to the Future Capital Expenditures Fund. Budget Modification 2012-103 which if approved would appropriate $42,885 of DOJ Domestic Violence Grant funds to the Wellness Program budget. VOTE: Approved 5-0-0 RES#2012-090 Fiscal Policy and Procedures – Chapter 11 Budgeting Policy Finance Director Steve Garwood presented and requested approval of Resolution 2012-090 which he summarized as creating a fair and uniform method for assessing spending and budget changes in each program, clarifying the process for making budget amendments and updating budget procedures for programs, departments, boards and commissions. A motion was made to approve Resolution 2012-090 with one amendment to Pg. 3 amending the wording of section 9. VOTE: Approved 5-0-0 RES#2012-105 Automatic Enrollment Tribal Enrollment Officer Fran Nichols and Fisheries Director Rob Purser presented Resolution 2012-105 which if approved would acknowledge the automatic enrollment of applicant W. Williams Jr. Ms. Nichols said the Enrollment Office reviewed the application and the applicant meets all requirements for automatic enrollment. A motion was made to approve Resolution 2012-105. VOTE: Approved 5-0-0 RES#2012-106 Automatic Enrollment Tribal Enrollment Officer Nichols and Fisheries Director Purser presented Resolution 2012-105 which if approved would acknowledge the automatic enrollment of applicant C. Ives. Ms. Nichols said the Enrollment Office reviewed the application and the applicant meets all requirements for automatic enrollment. A motion was made to approve Resolution 2012-106. VOTE: Approved 5-0-0 RES#2012-107 Automatic Enrollment Tribal Enrollment Officer Nichols and Fisheries Director Purser presented Resolution 2012-105 which if approved would acknowledge the automatic Suquamish News

enrollment of applicant Z. Miller. Ms. Nichols said the Enrollment Office reviewed the application and the applicant meets all requirements for automatic enrollment. A motion was made to approve Resolution 2012-107. VOTE: Approved 5-0-0

Holiday Schedule

RES#2012-108 Automatic Enrollment Tribal Enrollment Officer Nichols and Fisheries Director Purser presented Resolution 2012-105 which if approved would acknowledge the automatic enrollment of applicant E.Dawes Sigo. Ms. Nichols said the Enrollment Office reviewed the application and the applicant meets all requirements for automatic enrollment. A motion was made to approve Resolution 2012-108. VOTE: Approved 5-0-0 RES#2012-109 Automatic Enrollment Tribal Enrollment Officer Nichols and Fisheries Director Purser presented Resolution 2012-105 which if approved would acknowledge the automatic enrollment of applicant C.Dawes Sigo. Ms. Nichols said the Enrollment Office reviewed the application and the applicant meets all requirements for automatic enrollment. A motion was made to approve Resolution 2012-109. VOTE: Approved 5-0-0

Suquamish Tribe Government Offices

RES#2012-110 Automatic Enrollment Tribal Enrollment Officer Nichols and Fisheries Director Purser presented Resolution 2012-105 which if approved would acknowledge the automatic enrollment of applicant K. Cordero. Ms. Nichols said the Enrollment Office reviewed the application and the applicant meets all requirements for automatic enrollment. A motion was made to approve Resolution 2012-110. VOTE: Approved 5-0-0

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Christmas Eve Christmas Day New Year’s Eve New Year’s Day

Fee to Trust Application Tribal Attorney LynDee Wells presented Resolution 2012-119 a fee to trust application for the Tennesen-Mulkey Property. A motion was made to approve Resolution 2012-119 as presented. VOTE: Approved 5-0-0

RES#2012-111 Automatic Enrollment Tribal Enrollment Officer Nichols and Fisheries Director Purser presented Resolution 2012-105 which if approved would acknowledge the automatic enrollment of applicant M. Suso. Ms. Nichols said the Enrollment Office reviewed the application and the applicant meets all requirements for automatic enrollment. A motion was made to approve Resolution 2012-111. VOTE: Approved 5-0-0

RES#2012-120 Request to Submit Fee to Trust Application Tribal Attorney LynDee Wells presented Resolution 2012-120 a fee to trust application the Early Learning Center Property. A motion was made to approve Resolution 2012-120 as presented. VOTE: Approved 5-0-0

RES#2012-112 Automatic Enrollment Tribal Enrollment Officer Nichols and Fisheries Director Purser presented Resolution 2012-105 which if approved would acknowledge the automatic enrollment of applicant J. BishopLantz. Ms. Nichols said the Enrollment Office reviewed the application and the applicant meets all requirements for automatic enrollment. A motion was made to approve Resolution 2012-112. VOTE: Approved 5-0-0

RES#2012-121 Request to Submit Fee to Trust Application Tribal Attorney LynDee Wells presented Resolution 2012-121 a fee to trust application for the Wee Wun Housing Property. A motion was made to approve Resolution 2012-121 as presented. VOTE: Approved 5-0-0 RES#2012-122 Request to Submit Fee to Trust Application Tribal Attorney LynDee Wells presented Resolution 2012-122 a fee to trust application for the Indianola Forest Property. A motion was made to approve Resolution 2012-122 as presented. VOTE: Approved 5-0-0

RES#2012-116 Request to Submit Fee to Trust Application Tribal Attorney LynDee Wells presented Resolution 2012-116 a fee to trust application for the Morley Property. A motion was made to approve Resolution 2012-116 as presented. VOTE: Approved 5-0-0

RES#2012-123 Request to Submit Fee to Trust Application Tribal Attorney LynDee Wells presented Resolution 2012-123 a fee to trust application for the Lake Property. A motion was made to approve Resolution 2012-123 as presented. VOTE: Approved 5-0-0

RES#2012-117 Request to Submit Fee to Trust Application Tribal Attorney LynDee Wells presented Resolution 2012-117 a fee to trust application for the Hatchery House Property. A motion was made to approve Resolution 2012-117 as presented. VOTE: Approved 5-0-0

RES#2012-124 Request to Submit Fee to Trust Application Tribal Attorney LynDee Wells presented Resolution 2012-124 a fee to trust application for the Widme Housing Property. A motion was made to approve Resolution 2012-124 as presented. VOTE: Approved 5-0-0

RES#2012-118 Request to Submit Fee to Trust Application Tribal Attorney LynDee Wells presented Resolution 2012-118 a fee to trust application for the Cowling Forest Preserve Property. A motion was made to approve Resolution 2012-118 as presented. VOTE: Approved 5-0-0

RES#2012-125 Request to Submit Fee to Trust Application Tribal Attorney LynDee Wells presented

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8am-Noon Closed 8am-Noon Closed

Resolution 2012-125 a fee to trust application for the Sackman Extension Property. A motion was made to approve Resolution 2012-125 as presented. VOTE: Approved 5-0-0 RES#2012-126 Request to Approve Garnishment Ordinance Amendment Tribal Attorney LynDee Wells presented Resolution 2012-126 which if approved would amend the current Garnishment Ordinance to allow service by publication consistent with the Tribe’s civil procedure ordinance. A motion was made to approve Resolution 2012-126 as presented. VOTE: Approved 5-0-0 RES#2012-113 Forest Management Deductions Forestry Manager David Mills presented Resolution 2012-113 appropriating $20,073 of the forest management deductions in the Forestry Program budget to repair and improve access roads. A motion was made to approve Resolution 2012-013 as presented. VOTE: Approved 5-0-0 RES#2012-114 Request For Approval of 2013 Indian Housing Plan Housing Program Manager Kim Kumpf presented Resolution 2012-114 accepting the 2013 Indian Housing Plan to HUD as presented and authorize and direct the Suquamish Housing Program Director to submit the Plan to HUD. A motion was made to approve Resolution 2012-114 as presented. VOTE: Approved 5-0-0 RES#2012-129 Request to Apply for Infrastructure Development Grant Housing Program Manager Kim Kumpf presented Resolution 2012-129 authorizing the Tribe to submit a grant application to the Turkish Coalition of America/Turkish International Cooperation and Development Agency for an infrastructure development grant of up to $1M. After a brief discussion, a motion was made to approve Resolution 2012-129 as presented. VOTE: Approved 5-0-0 RES#2012-115 Chico Creek Vol. 12, No. 12

Chairman’s Report


by Leonard Forsman

EPA Region 10 Meeting Tribal leaders met with Dennis McClerran, Regional 10 (WA, OR, ID, AK) Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency and Ted Sturtevant, Director, Washington State Department of Ecology to discuss the establishment of a fish consumption rate for the State of Washington. Tribes are encouraging the EPA and DOE to set a higher rate of daily consumption that better reflects actual tribal member fish consumption rates. A higher rate would require a public-private effort to improve water quality in Puget Sound. KEDA Filming The Kitsap Economic Development Association sponsored a video production to provide information on the economic character of Kitsap County. As one of the largest employers in the region, the Suquamish Tribe will be featured as one of the economic forces in the area. This video will be used to educate prospective investors and business owners seeking to start or relocate businesses to Forsman spoke on behalf of Suquamish and other Tribes in the region at the Prosperity Partnership Honoring for Norm Dicks in Seattle, WA. the area. National Trust for Historic retiring U.S. Representative Norm Dicks sis. All of the incumbent WIGA officers Committee on Geographic Names Preservation Conference at the Westin Hotel in Seattle, WA. were reelected, including my vice-presThe Washington Committee on GeoA panel of historians were called to the Local leaders including the President of ident position. The general election graphic Names met in Olympia to Annual National Trust for Historic Pres- Boeing, the President of the Machinists results were mostly positive for tribally review applications for new name ervation Conference in Spokane, WA Union, former Deputy U.S. Attorney supported candidates. corrections and changes. One of the to discuss how preservation of historic General William Ruckelhaus, and the applications is to change the name “ErNavy Tribal Council Meeting places, such as buildings and landscapes, Chairman of the Suquamish Tribe spoke The Navy held the Navy-Tribal Council land Point” to “Erlands Point” to better has benefitted “mainstream” America in praise of Representative Dicks during meeting at Naval Air Station-Whidbey reflect the local usage and proper use of and mostly ignored ethnic communities the luncheon. the reference. The name was forwarded Island near Oak Harbor. New NW Reand Tribes. I represented Tribal interests This was a great honor, as I spoke on be- gion Rear Admiral Mark Rich welcomed to the next meeting, allowing for more and emphasized how important sacred half of the Suquamish and other Tribes public input and internal review. A coneveryone on behalf on the Navy. Staff places and cultural sites are vital to the of the region, in thanking Representative and visitors gave updates on several troversial proposal to change Soap Lake cultural survival of Indian Tribes and Dicks for his great work on our behalf to Lake Smokiam (the native name) was subjects, including Japanese Tsunaexplained how difficult it is to preserve during his 36 years in Congress. rejected by the committee. mi debris (most of this material is not these places as development pressures BI Waypoint Meeting radioactive, but will continue to land on Olympic College Presentation continue to increase. Other panelists Advocates for a new park and interthe shoreline of the U.S. mainland) and Val Torrens requested a presentation on represented Chicano, Black and Filipipretive project in downtown Winslow the restoration of a large saltwater marsh tribal government for her class on state no communities that are having similar approached the Suquamish Tribe to on Naval lands on Whidbey Island. and local government. I provided the challenges in urban settings. ask for support. The Waypoint will be The Navy provided a tour of the NAS class with an overview of the Suquamish Suquamish Museum Board at the corner of SR 305 and Winslow “flightline” after the meeting, which was Tribe’s history from over 10,000 years The monthly museum board meeting Way across from the police department very impressive. ago to the present. focused on operations and early sucbuilding. The site will welcome pedesVeterans Day Honoring WSF-Mukilteo Meeting cesses in admissions and gift shop sales. trians walking from the ferry to downThe Suquamish Warriors Veterans Representatives from Washington State Director Janet Smoak provided a report town Winlsow, educating them about the Group held their Veterans Day Honoring Ferries and the Federal Transit Adminison the timeline portion of the exhibit, history of Bainbridge Island, including at the House of Awakened Culture. The tration traveled to Suquamish to discuss which should be installed in December, the ancient and modern history of the veterans honored some of their members plans for a new ferry terminal at Mukiland an update on staff development. Suquamish Tribe. for their exemplary service, the Vietnam teo. Since the ferry landing will poPotlatch Fund Gala Puget Sound Energy Meeting Vets Motorcycle Club for their support tentially impact fishing activity and the The annual Potlatch Fund Gala was Suquamish tribal representatives met of the Warriors event, and the Suquasite of Treaty of Point Elliott signing, held at the Tulalip Resort Casino for with Puget Sound Energy to discuss mish Tribal Council for their support of WSF is developing a plan for terminal the first time, moving from the Hyatt future projects, including a proposal to the Veterans programs. development to reflect tribal culture and in Seattle to provide more event space. replace the aging electric transmission history. WA State Supreme Court Visit The Potlatch Fund’s annual fundraiser towers by the Agate Pass Bridge. The Suquamish Tribal Court hostPort Gamble Bay Meeting is always well attended by tribal leaders WIGA Squaxin Island ed a tour of the Port Madison Indian Representatives of the Suquamish and supporters from around the Pacific The Washington Indian Gaming AsReservation for the Washington State Tribe, Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe and Northwest. sociation held its monthly meeting at Supreme Court Justices. This was an Kitsap County met to continue efforts Prosperity Partnership Honoring of Squaxin Island. The primary agenda impressive event that provided the Justo preserve the forest lands around Port Congressman Norm Dicks items were the election of officers and a tices with a better understanding of our Gamble Bay for future generations. More than 600 local leaders honored post-general election update and analyhistory, culture and current activities. Assessment Contract Fisheries Biologist Steve Todd presented Resolution 2012-115 which if approved would authorize the Tribe to enter into a professional services contract with Natural System Design in the amount of $90,000.00 to conduct a watershed assessment of Chico Creek. After a brief discussion, a motion was made to approve Resolution 2012-115 as presented. VOTE: Approved 4-1-0 Request to Ratify Phone Vote for Treaty Rights Litigation Agreement Senior Tribal Attorney Michelle Hansen requested the ratification of a phone vote she conducted on October 5, 2012 at the direction of Chairman Forsman regarding the approval of a treaty rights litigation common interest agreement with an original vote of 5 For, 0 Against, 0 Abstentions. A motion was made to Suquamish News

ratify the phone vote. VOTE: Approved 5-0-0

Management Contract with Cascade Design Professionals, Inc. Tribal Engineer Bob Gatz and Legal Department Director Rit Bellis presented Resolution 2012-127 which if approved would authorize the Tribe to enter into a contract with Cascade Design Professionals, Inc. in the amount of $17,385.19 plus a 10% contingency retainage to provide construction project management services for the upcoming pressure sewer system construction project. Attorney Bellis said general funds have been appropriated to fund this contract. A motion was made to approve Resolution 2012-127 as presented. VOTE: Approved 5-0-0

Request for Approval to Present Paper at Diabetes Prevention Conference Community Health Nurse Barbara Hoffman requested approval for her and Tribal Nutritionist Fran Miller to present a paper on community based nutrition programs in Indian communities at an upcoming Diabetes Prevention Conference in Phoenix, Arizona. After a brief discussion, Chairman Forsman requested that a Tribal member be added to the presentation team if possible. With that addition, a motion was made to approve the request. VOTE: Approved 5-0-0

RES#2012-128 Sackman Housing Development Road Construction Project Tribal Engineer Gatz and Legal

RES#2012-127 Sackman Housing Development Pressure Sewer Construction Project 7

Department Director Bellis presented Resolution 2012-128 authorizing the Tribe to enter into a contract with Cascade Design Professionals, Inc. in the amount $28,582.53 plus a 10% contingency retainage to provide construction project management services for the upcoming new road construction at the Sackman Housing Development. Attorney Bellis said general funds have been appropriated to fund this contract. A motion was made to approve Resolution 2012-128 as presented. VOTE: Approved 5-0-0 Request for Family Travel Assistance Donation A motion was made to approve a $250.00 donation to assist a Suquamish tribal family with travel expenses to and from Harborview Medical Center for ... see “Tribal Council” pg. 13 Vol. 12, No. 12

Sports & Rec

Girls Parks & Rec Basketball Team Ends a Great Season by Barb Santos & Magdalena Turrieta

Pee-Wee Basketball Coming Soon by Magdalena Turrieta

The 2013 winter NK Pee-Wee basketball league is just around the corner, the Sports and Recreation Department is very excited this year to be adding a new team to our pee-wee squad. The 5 and 6 year-olds will be representing. The 12 year olds as well as the 10 and under boys and girls team will also be returning to the courts this year. We are very excited to have all these young athletes play basketball this season. The schedules will be announced soon. We look forward to seeing you at the games supporting our Youth.

Suquamish Museum Tour by Christopher Sullivan

On November 7, a few of our youth from the Youth Center were taken on a guided tour with Joseph Holmes, Suquamish Museum School and Docent Program Facilitator. The Youth were interested when information was shared on the treaty settlement, tools, weapons and nets along with and the specific timelines. The Youth not only had fun on this tour, they really enjoyed learning about our ancestors.

Learning to Spot Bullying by Magdalena Turrieta

On November 14, Officer White of the Suquamish Police Department spoke to the Youth at the Youth Center to talk with them about bullying. Officer White shared about the different types of bullying; to recognize when it is occurring and how to deal with it and suggestions as to who the Youth can go talk to about any situation. The Youth did some bullying role playing which they had fun with and enjoyed. Thank you Officer White for your support and working with our Youth.

Youth Council Christmas Tree Giveaway Limited Availability Delivery for Elders in Suquamish

Distribution Dec 12 at the Youth Center Contact Denita Santos for details. Suquamish News

Magdalena Turrieta, who coached the girls, received this picture board from team members during their end-of-season celebration in November. The Suquamish Girls Parks and Recreation Team of 2012 included Nika Chiquiti, Brandy Boure, Hali-Aleetsah Deafsm, Antonia Ewing, Joycelyn McCloud, Kayauna Cordero, Makenna Simmons and Jenavive Old Coyote-Bagley.

score. They always hustled on both ends of the court and showed good sportsmanship. We are all very proud of all our players and look forward to many more amazing seasons to come. Thank you to all the parents, family and friends who came out to support these young

The Suquamish 5-6 grade Parks and Recreation Girls Basketball Team ended their season with a 4-3 record. The Suquamish team consisted of 3-5 graders- a very young team in the division. The girls played every game whole heartedly never giving up no matter the

athletes, your support is much appreciated by all. An end of the year team celebration took place on November 15. To Maggie’s surprise, she was honored with a large picture board of memorable photos as well as a team gift.

Beading Workshops Spark Interest With Suquamish Youth by Barb Santos

beads to choose from. The ladies were able to take home their materials and kits to work on their own pen. Two of the new beaders did finish their pen late that particular evening, they felt such an accomplishment and are very excited for the next class. Thank you Suquamish Museum for hosting our first beading class. The Sports and Recreation Department is anxious to collaborate, plan and schedule more workshops at the Suquamish Museum. The next beading class is scheduled Monday, December 10, 2012 at 5:00 pm at the Suquamish Youth Center in the Regalia Room. Song and Dance is also scheduled this same evening at the Youth Center in the main room. Be on the lookout for more workshops this next year. This is an all ages event, there is no age restriction, youth must be accompanied by an adult.

On a very wet, cold, rainy, windy Monday evening on November 20, a beading class took place at the Suquamish Museum Education Room. This crazy weather day ended in a very comfortable setting with 10 of our Suquamish ladies together laughing, sharing and beading. Some of the ladies, both young and older, were experienced and some had never beaded. JoAnne Joe and her assistant, daughter Antonia Ewing, shared how to make beaded pens. Joanne had many other show and tell items and ideas for the ladies to think about for possible future beading projects. Although this beading workshop was only two hours long, everyone was able to listen, learn and start beading on their pen. Beading kits were provided by the Sports and Recreation Department, with many colors and types of

Youth who participated in the class were given kits to make beaded pens.

Family Movie Night! Thursday Dec 27

Contact Denita Santos by Dec 17 for reservations.

Joanne Joe taught students how to work with the small, delicate beads used for the project. 8

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Youth Council Hosts Successful Basketball Tournament by Craig Miller & Denita Santos

On October 3 and 4, the Suquamish Sports and Recreation Department helped the Youth Council coordinate a co-ed basketball tournament at the tribal gym. There were two brackets consisting of teams from Junior High and High School levels. The Junior High bracket had five teams and the High School bracket had four teams participating in the tournament. The junior teams were made up of players from Port Gamble S’Klallam, Nisqually, Chehalis, Pendleton Oregon, and Suquamish. Suquamish took the Championship by beating the very competitive Pendleton, Oregon team. The High School teams included players from Chehalis, Nisqually, Port Gamble

lowing people: Katie Ahvakana who designed the Tournament Logo; Suquamish Wellness (Problem Gambling Awareness Program) for sponsoring the tournament prizes; Silas Fontes for organizing the referees; Trish Chargualaf for keeping the book the entire tournament, Gene Jones Jr. for keeping score the entire tournament, Tony Ledesma for assisting with some silk screening on certain prizes; Mike Madayag who prepared the Chicken Adobo, Barb Santos for donating Spaghetti for the concession stand, Suquamish Youth Council for their hard work on planning of the tournament and keeping the concession up and running. Good job and congratulations to our coaches as well.

S’Klallam and Suquamish participating in the bracket. Suquamish also won the Championship in this Division. Suquamish played their way through the winner’s bracket and played Chehalis in the championship game. The two teams played on Saturday in a double overtime thriller. Suquamish played great defense to beat a really good shooting Chehalis team. Thank you to everyone who came out and supported all the youth during this tournament. The gym was standing room only on both days. Great job to the Suquamish Youth Council and the Sports and Recreation staff for coordinating this awesome event. A big thank you goes out to the fol-

High School Team Back row- Coach Magdalena Turrietta, We Chiquiti, Antonio Boure, Vincent Chargualaf, Jacob Hill, Ali Chiquiti and Coach Craig Miller. Front row- Stacey McCloud, Ipo Fontes, Savannah Turrieta, Debra Hill and Trenton Moss.

Junior High Team Back row- Coach Magdalena Turrieta, Breena Belgard, Malia Peato, Sequoia Chargualaf, Jerald DeLafuente, Bailey Moss, Alijah Sipai and Coach Craig Miller. Front row- Shilene George, Shawn Jones, Popeh Chiquiti, Marcus McLean and Kynoa Sipai.

The Junior High School Team MVP for the tournament was Jerald DeLafuente, with Shilene George and Bailey Moss designated All Stars.

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Jacob Hill was named the High School Team MVP for the tournament. All Stars for the tournament were We Chiquiti and Savannah Turrieta.

Suquamish Team coaches Magdalena Turrieta and Craig Miller.

Suquamish Adults Basketball League December Schedule Men’s

12/2 Suquamish-Deam Little Boston 5:30 PM Suquamish Guns Bremerton 6:30 PM Rainy City Hoops Fort Kitsap 7:30 PM 12/9 Suquamish-Deam Suquamish Guns 5:30 PM Bremerton Rainy City Hoops 6:30 PM Little Boston Fort Kitsap 7:30 PM 12/16 Suquamish Guns Rainy City Hoops 5:30 PM Fort Kitsap Suquamish-Deam 6:30 PM Little Boston Bremerton 7:30 PM 12/23 Bremerton Suquamish-Deam 5:30 PM Rainy City Hoops Little Boston 6:30 PM Fort Kitsap Suquamish Guns 7:30 PM


Total Package Ohana 3:00 PM The Replacements Suquamish 4:00 PM Total Package Replacements

Suquamish 3:00 PM Ohana 4:00 PM

Total Package Replacements 3:00 PM Ohana Suquamish 4:00 PM All games are at: Suquamish Education Department Gym 1538 Sandy Hook Road Poulsbo, WA 98370


Leonard Forsman, left, and Andrew George, right, square off during tournament play in November.



Suquamish-Deam 5-0 The Replacements 2-0 1-1 Little Boston 3-2 Suquamish Suquamish Guns 3-2 Ohana 1-1 Rain City Hoops 2-3 Bremerton 1-4 Fort Kitsap 1-4 Women’s League teams Suquamish and Total Package jump for the ball duirng a November game. Suquamish News


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Traditions News From the Traditional Heritage Specialist Conference and interview preparations fill fall months. by Marilyn Jones

October and November have been very busy months and it seems like the time has flown by! In Early October I attended the Western Museums Association Annual Meeting in Palm Springs, California. It was a great conference with a little over 500 in attendance from the western states and Pacific Islands. I am a WMA Board Member and we had an all-day board meeting on one of the days of the conference to discuss the past, current and future conferences. Presentations were given by committees and many ideas were discussed. The conference next year will be held in Salt Lake City, Utah and the following year will be in Las Vegas, Nevada. There were a great number of exhibitors from around the country that work with museums, libraries and schools to help preserve history. We also held a silent and live auction, as we do each year, to raise money for the Wanda Chinn Scholarship Fund. The fund assists in raising funds for museum professionals attending the conference. This year eight scholarship awards were given out. I purchased and donated two of the travel mugs from the new museum for the auction. The person that won them was very pleased and plans to try visiting the museum soon. I also shared conference materials and information with Lydia Sigo and Janet Smoak, when I returned. I learned

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about museums that are opening their back of the house or research areas up with windows for guests to look in as see how they are preparing exhibits, how the National Parks are working more closely with Natives in their region and how Pacific Islanders are getting back more of their cultural items and learning about things that are in England and other parts of the world and working to see how to return them home to the islands. I was pleased when asked by a young Native woman to be interviewed by her for her class paper. She was highly interested in my job duties and how they help the Suquamish Tribe protect our Native Plants and Hunting Areas for future generations. I thought we would talk for a few minutes and it turned into a two hour interview, wow, was she asking some great questions and I gave some very good answers. I sat in on a session titled “Goals, Education and Where Do You Want to be in the Future?” I learned that many of us had similar ideas and goals with varied ways to accomplish the final one we each want. The monitor turned to me at one point and asked “So, Marilyn when are you going to write your book, I know you have it in you somewhere, I really want to read it soon!” I said to her, “When I finish my BA and then maybe I’ll see if I have the strength to do it.” She gave me the title of a book that helped her write her book and I now have it at home to read. It is helping me in my college writings. I have been studying the manuals for the digital recorder and video camera preparing for interviews. I am also waiting for my new computer to be set up so I can do a practice run on an interview and see how it downloads into the computer and creates a DVD. Then I will be setting interview appointments with our hunters and Elders. This is important as you are the generation that experienced the first public schools, televisions, cars, airplanes, WWI, WWII, and so many other major events that changed this

Jones, a Board Member of the Western Museum Association, attended their annual conference in October.

country and the area we live in forever. The way we dealt with these changes and how we survived is so different from our parents and grandparents. Recording our life experiences will teach the youth and other generations about how rapid change makes a difference in a Tribes ways of life. Please be open and willing do these interviews and be video recorded. For the hunters, I have sent out a list of possible questions. Not all these questions will be asked of every hunter. For the Elders, we will talk about life experiences. Elders will guide the interview through their thoughts and expressions of life. I am hoping that all those interviewed will share knowledge of collecting plants, preservation of foods of all types, work experiences along with traditional and sacred sites that need protection. Without knowledge of these things we cannot fight to protect them and keep developers from clear cutting or building in those areas. We need to know and document all sites to save them for future generations. For those of you that are not aware, I have returned to college at Northwest Indian College at the Port Gamble Site to complete my AA in Native


American Studies and will then go on to a BA program in Museum Studies at Evergreen State College. I am just finishing my first quarter and have signed up for Winter Quarter, which starts January 7, 2013. I am so excited to completed this degree and move on to the next level of education. I have a great support system around me and look forward learning from these instructors. So I am working full-time and am a full-time college student. In order to make sure I fit in the interviews I will have work around people’s schedules, which means some evening and weekend interviews at homes or in the Fisheries Conference Room. All appointments will be scheduled and cleared with Rob Purser and Dennis Lewarch to make sure everyone is comfortable with the arrangements. I will also do some interviews in the morning in the Fisheries Conference room or the Elders Lunch Room when they are available, and when folks are able. I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Please celebrate Safe and Sound! Marilyn Jones is the Traditional Heritage Specialist for the Suquamish Tribe. She can be reached at

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Give Yourself the Gift of Health this Holiday Season


Tips to stay healthy and reduce holiday weight gain by Fran Miller

The six weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas are filled with parties, special foods, and tempting treats. It may be unrealistic to try to lose weight during the holiday season, but with a simple plan, you can avoid gaining weight. Studies show that most of the weight that adults gain over the years comes from that one or two pounds that we put on between Thanksgiving and Christmas and then can never quite get off, no matter how good our intentions may be. With that in mind, here is a list of eight ways to prevent holiday weight gain: Plan your holiday celebrations around activities, such as walking around the neighborhood to look at holiday displays instead of driving. Never skip meals before or after a celebration. Instead, drink a large glass of water before eating, put your food on a plate and don’t stay near the buffet table, and sit while you eat. Rethink the food gifts you give. Some healthy options: fresh or dried fruits and nuts, a loaf of whole grain bread, or a jar of your special pancake mix or bean soup. Plan physical activity into your schedule. Write it on your calendar and make it a priority. You will feel better and have more energy for all the other activities. Concentrate on quality, not quantity. Sample a small amount of one or two special foods at each celebration. And don’t fill up on the everyday foods. Why eat chips and dip when you can have that anytime? Save your calories for the special treats! Spend less time in the kitchen. Instead of baking a dozen different types of cookies, candies, and breads, choose two or three special recipes. Then truly enjoy them in moderation without feeling guilty. Get enough sleep. That, along with exercise, will keep your metabolism healthy. Being tired can also affect your mental ability to resist temptation. Put it all into perspective. Overeating at one meal is not a catastrophe. Give yourself permission to not be perfect and get right back on track with a brisk walk or other healthy activity.

December Elder’s Lunch Menu MON





3 Birthday Celebration 4 Chicken Fajita Spanish Rice Tossed Salad Birthday Cake & Ice Cream

Beef Stew Egg Salad Sandwich Broccoli Slaw Fresh Fruit












20 Christmas Dinner




26 Breakfast for Lunch 27

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

Chicken Adobo Brown Rice Steamed Spinach Tossed Salad Cottage Cheese w/ Canned Fruit

Baked Fish Sweet Potatoes Brussels Sprouts Tossed Salad w/ Sunflower Seeds Wheat Roll SF Pudding


Baked Ham Sweet Potatoes Capri Blend Veggies Tossed Salad Wheat Roll Fresh Fruit Suquamish News

Goulash (Ground beef, tomatoes, green beans) Brown Rice Tossed Salad Angel Food Cake w/ Strawberries

Baked Potato Bar w/ Chili, Broccoli & Homemade Cheese Sauce Tossed Salad Applesauce Raisin Muffin Fresh Fruit

Closed Christmas Day Holiday

Meatloaf Mashed Potatoes w/ Gravy Winter Squash Tossed Salad Yogurt, Fruit & Granola Parfait

Macaroni & Cheese Stewed Tomatoes Tossed Salad Corn Bread Fresh Fruit

Pork Stir Fry w/ Green Beans, Onions, & Mushrooms Brown Rice Tossed Salad Fresh Fruit

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

Sweet & Sour Pork Brown Rice Brussels Sprouts Tossed Salad Applesauce Muffin Fresh Fruit BBQ Chicken Brown Rice Mixed Vegetables Waldorf Salad Wheat Roll Pumpkin Cookie

Turkey, Gravy, & Mashed Potatoes Sweet Potatoes Broccoli Tossed Salad Wheat Roll Sugar Free Cheesecake

Sloppy Joe on a Multigrain Bun Coleslaw California Blend Vegetables Apple-Blueberry Cobbler

Salmon Boiled Potatoes Mixed Vegetables Tossed Salad Pachado Bread Fudgsicle Bar Geoduck Chowder w/ Oyster Crackers Tossed Salad w/ Hard Boiled Eggs & Sunflower Seeds Oat Bran Raisin Muffin Yogurt Parfait w/ Berries & Granola Split Pea Soup w/ Ham Tuna Sandwich Broccoli Slaw Fresh Fruit


Ham Hocks w/ Beans Brown or White Rice California Blend Veg. Tossed Salad Pachado Bread Cottage Cheese & Peaches

Beverages Served Daily: 1% milk, or Lactose Free Milk Coffee & Tea Occasional substitutions may be necessary 11

Vol. 12, No. 12

Business PME Certificate Program Graduates Annual Class

Nine students complete college coursework for Tribal Enterprises certification The second class of the Tribal Enterprise Gaming Certificate Program at Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort was honored in November in a graduation ceremony held on the Port Madison Indian Reservation in Suquamish, WA. The graduates, selected by Port Madison Enterprise (PME) department directors for the program, committed to a year of coursework in human relations, hospitality, marketing, financial analysis and gaming. PME Director of Human Resources Barbara Griffin worked with Olympic College continuing education coordinators and PME department directors to create the program in 2009. Students receive a comprehensive overview of Tribal Enterprise Gaming operations. Each subject, taught by Olympic College instructors, was covered in a 10-week course at the PME Training and Resource Center. PME paid for each class and all student course materials including books, tuition and fees. The participants, all PME employees during the program, were also compensated for the 3 hours they were required to be in classes each week. “You work for a phenomenal company, one that not only created a program to help you do your jobs better, but to also pay for it, that’s rare and amazing,” said Olympic College Director of Military and Continuing Education Wendy Miles during the ceremony. Combined, each student received 15 college credits for their coursework. Credits that are not only applicable to the program, but can also be put towards a comprehensive college degree. “My favorite part was having the

The 2012 Tribal Gaming Enterprise Certificate Program graduates. Back row, from left, Carl Post, Randy Johnson, Richard Williams, Carlos Miguel and Andrew George. Front row, from left, Shanel Greer, Karen Dunn, Karin Escalante and Dawn Nichols. Leslie Sarale not pictured.

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

chance to become friends with people you otherwise would not have worked with. This program allowed us to build friendships and help one another,” said Tribal Liaison Shanel Greer.

# Of Openings

The program is expected to begin its third class in fall of 2013. Coupled with the six previous classes the committee will be adding Introduction to Retail as a seventh class. The program committee will be reaching out to not only PME employees but also tribal members in an effort to give the entire tribe a chance to receive this certificate if they wish to do so. PME Executives also plan to use the program as a recruitment tool for future employees.



Cage*** Main Bank Cashier (PT) Food and Beverage Bartender (PT) Steakhouse Server (PT) DMO (PT) Busser (PT) IT*** AV Technician (FT)


Keno*** Cashier/Supervisor

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Salary Range

Opening Date



$8.90 $8.55 $9.25 $8.65

10/11/12 10/19/12 11/14/12 11/09/12





Kiana Lodge Bartender (PT) $8.55 06/08/12 Server (PT) $8.55 06/08/12 Prep Cook (PT) $9.75 10/25/12 Marketing 1 Valet Attendant (PT) $8.55 9/14/12 Resort Room Attendant (PT) $10.00 11/07/12 1 1 Bell Person (FT) $9.00 11/07/12 Laundry Attendant (PT) $10.00 11/14/12 1 Retail 1 Longhouse Texaco Clerk (PT) $10.00 10/16/12 3 Suquamish Village Shell Clerk (PT) $10.00 10/29/12 Slot*** 4 Cashier (FT/PT) $10.00 11/09/12 1 Supervisor/Cashier (FT) DOE 7/17/12 Table Games*** 1 Dealer (PT) DOE 10/04/12 27 TOTAL ***Requires Class IIIA (Tribal AND State)

“Its another step in the succession and career development for PME and a testament to the unique opportunities available to those working for tribal enterprises,” added Griffin.

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Port Madison Enterprises is the economic agent of the Suquamish Tribe and includes Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort, Kiana Lodge, Port Madison Enterprises Construction Corporation, three retail outlets and a property management division.

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


Vol. 12, No. 12

Tribal Council Overview Continued from page 7

health reasons. VOTE: Approved 4-1-0. Request for Peter Goldmark Political Contribution. A motion was made to approve a $1,000.00 political contribution to Denny Heck’s campaign for election to the United States House of Representatives. VOTE: Approved 4-1-0 Request for Bob Hasegawa Political Contribution A motion was made to approve a $900.00 political contribution to Bob Hasegawa’s campaign for election to the State Senate. VOTE: Approved 5-0-0 Request for Troy Kelly Campiagn Contribution A motion was made to approve a $500.00 political contribution for Troy Kelly’s campaign for election as the State Auditor. VOTE: Approved 5-0-0 Request for Jennie Darneille Campaign Contribution A motion was made to approve a $500.00 political contribution to the Jeannie Darneille campaign for election to the Senate. VOTE: Approved 5-0-0

October 29, 2012 Meeting RES#2012-130 MHOA Conveyance Housing Program Manager Kim Kumpf presented Resolution 2012-130 which if approved would authorize the issuance of a fulfillment deed conveying title to the house known as Unit #23, Indianola WA, 98342 to L. Brice. Ms. Kumpf said Ms. Brice has fulfilled all requirements entitling her to conveyance of the house. A motion was made to approve


Water Resources Manager John O’Leary and Department of Natural Resources Director Dee Williams presented Resolution 2012-136 which if approved would authorize the Tribe to accept $50,000 from the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission BIA PL638 funding to implement activities consistent with the BIA program goals. VOTE: Approved 5-0-0

Resolution 2012-130. VOTE: Approved 5-0-0 RES#2012-131 MHOA Conveyance Housing Program Manager Kim Kumpf presented Resolution 2012-131 which if approved would authorize the issuance of a fulfillment deed conveying title to the house known as Unit #01, Suquamish WA, 98392 to J. Lawrence. Ms. Kumpf said Mr. Lawrence has fulfilled all requirements entitling him to conveyance of the house. A motion was made to approve Resolution 2012-131 VOTE: Approved 5-0-0

VOTE: Approved 5-0-0 WEDA Membership A motion was made to renew the Tribe’s membership with Washington State Economic Development Association in the amount of $1,000.00. VOTE: Approved 6-0-0

RES#2012-137 Fiscal Policies and Procedures Chapter 2 – Payroll Finance Director Garwood presented Resolution 2012-137 requesting approval of his proposed Financial Department Payroll Policy. After a brief discussion, a motion was made to approve Resolution 2012-137. VOTE: Approved 6-0-0

RES#2012-132 MHOA Conveyance Housing Program Manager Kim Kumpf presented Resolution 2012-132 which if approved would authorize the issuance of a fulfillment deed conveying title to the house known as Unit #07, Poulsbo WA, 98370 to L. Abler. Ms. Kumpf said Ms. Abler has fulfilled all requirements entitling her to conveyance of the house. A motion was made to approve Resolution 2012-132. VOTE: Approved 5-0-0

Kitsap Forest and Bay (KFBP) Donation A motion was made to approve a $1,500.00 donation to KFBP fundraiser dinner scheduled for December 7, 2012. VOTE: Approved 6-0-0 Larry Seaquist Donation A motion was made to approve a $900.00 donation to Larry Seaquist’s election campaign. VOTE: Approved 6-0-0

RES#2012-140 Reservation Proclamation PME Legal Counsel Rion Ramirez presented Resolution 2012-140 authorizing the Tribe to submit a reservation proclamation request to the Secretary of the Interior to add the White Horse Golf Course to the Port Madison Indian Reservation. After a brief discussion, a motion was made to approve Resolution 2012-140. VOTE: Approved 6-0-0

RES#2012-133 MHOA Conveyance Housing Program Manager Kim Kumpf presented Resolution 2012-133 which if approved would authorize the issuance of a fulfillment deed conveying title to the house known as Unit #16, Poulsbo WA, 98370 to B. Anderson. Ms. Kumpf said Ms. Anderson has fulfilled all requirements entitling her to conveyance of the house. A motion was made to approve Resolution 2012-133. VOTE: Approved 5-0-0

Approval of 3rd Quarter Appendix X Awards A motion was made to approve the 2012 3rd Quarter Tribal Appendix X grant awards in a total amount of $55,900.00 and the 2012 3rd Quarter Non-Tribal Appendix X grant awards in a total amount of $70,000.00 in accordance with the recommendations of the Appendix X Review Committee.

RES#2012-136 NWIFC Grant Proposal

RES#2012-138 A motion was made to approve Resolution 2012-138 authorizing a second amendment to the Tribe’s professional services contract with Bricklin & Newman LLP for legal services related to the U.S. Navy’s Explosives Handling Wharf 2 litigation. VOTE: Approved 6-0-0 Budget Modification CY2012-110 Finance Director Garwood presented Budget Modification 2012-110 reallocating $50,000 in the Museum Capital Expenditures fund to the General Fund DCD membership services program. A motion was made to approve Budget Modification 2012-110 as presented. VOTE: Approved 6-0-0

December Sports, Recreation & Youth Center Calendar SUN







For more details, contact any staff member: Barb Santos, Director 360-394-7107 Craig Miller, Asst. Manager 360-394-8574 Chris Sullivan, Youth Worker 360-394-8575 Denita Santos, Youth Worker 360-394-8618 Magdalena Turrieta, Youth Worker 360-394-8634




Zumba 5:30pm

Boys BB Practice 4-5:30pm

10 Lil’ Kids BB


Women’s League 3-5pm Lil’ Kids BB Men’s League 6-9:30pm Practice 4-5:30pm


Practice 4-5:30pm Women’s League 3-5pm Beading Class @ Men’s League 6-9:30pm Youth Center 5-7pm Song & Dance @ Youth Center 5-6:30pm Zumba 5:30pm



Youth Council 3:30pm


Inter-Tribal @ Nisqually Elementary

Zumba 5:30pm


Boys BB Practice 4-5:30pm Zumba 5:30pm






Girls BB Practice 4-5:30pm

23 Women’s League 24 GYM Closed 25 26 Youth Center Championship Happy Holidays! 31 30 Y outh Center Closed Tournament

Hours (for maintenance) Men’s Men’s 8am-Noon Youth GYM & YOUTH League All-Star Lanes League CENTER CLOSED Tournament Center Bowling Trip 6pm Hours Squaxin Island *Limited to the first 25 8am-Noon BB Tournament who sign up. 13

Lil’ Kids BB Practice 4-5:30pm

Open Gym 6:30-9pm

Zumba 5:30pm

Boys BB Practice 4-5:30pm


Girls BB Practice 5:30-6:30pm

Boys BB Practice 4-5:30pm Zumba 5:30pm Open Gym 6:30-9pm

Women’s League 3-5pm Inter-Tribal BB Game Youth Council 3:30pm @ Muckleshoot Boys BB Practice Men’s League 6-9:30pm 4-5:30pm Zumba 5:30pm Zumba 5:30pm

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Christmas Tree Giveaway @ Youth Center 3pm Girls BB Practice 4-5:30pm

Youth Council 3:30pm


Boys BB Practice 4-5:30pm Zumba 5:30pm Open Gym 6:30-9pm


Youth Center Closed

NO PRACTICE Youth Center Closes @ 2:30pm


Wrestling @ the Gym 6pm


Movie Outing 1pm

*All ages, limited to the

first 10 to sign up. Contact Denita for details.


Swimming Outing 2-4pm Men’s League Make-ups 5:30, 6:30 & 7:30pm


Youth Center Closes @ 3pm


Youth Center Closed

(for maintenance)

(for maintenance)

Family Movie Night @ Firehouse Theater

Squaxin Island BBTournament

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Vol. 12, No. 12

Community & Letters Traditional Plants Program Update by Julia Bennett-Gladstone

I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to everyone in the Suquamish Community for their support of the Traditional Plants Program. Your support, advice and friendship means more to me than any words can express. I am honored to serve such a wonderful community. Thank you. Now that the busy summer and autumn has come to an end and winter has arrived I have been busy helping with putting the gardens to rest for the winter, preparing herbal teas, salves and Elderberry Syrup for our Tribal community, and planning for the next year. There will be great classes and harvesting trips which will begin in April. These will be posted in the newsletter and on the Suquamish Tribal website in the Spring. If you have any ideas or suggestions for classes and activities for 2013 I would love for you to please share them with me. I hope that all of you have a healthy, wonderful winter and that your holidays are filled with love, peace and contentment. Julia Bennett-Gladstone M.ED. SBA is the Traditionals Plants Program Coordinator for the Suquamish Tribe. She can be reached by e-mail at or by phone at (360) 394-8564

Rolling Reader STAR Tutors Assist After School Program Student Teachers Assisting Readers Scholarship Program Thrives When the After-School Program started on September 24th, Rolling Reader STAR Tutors were there! There are 4 STAR Tutors scheduled each day, Monday through Thursday, in Homework Club to assist students with reading and homework assignments. The STAR Tutors provide additional, quality one-onone tutoring time for the students. The Tribe’s After-School Program offers an additional opportunity for STAR (Student Tutors Assisting Readers) to earn money to pay for their college education. Eight of the eleven STAR tutors in the Homework Club are familiar faces to students as they tutored many of them in the Tribe’s Summer School Program! The Rolling Reader Program pays qualified students from our local high schools and colleges. Students must be 14 years or older to tutor elementary students both at Suquamish Elementary and the Suquamish Tribe’s After-School Program. The student tutors earn $10.00 per hour and their earnings are placed into a trust fund account to pay their college tuition. The STAR college grant program has been at Suquamish Elementary since 2003 and is available to all qualified stu-

Student who participate in the STAR program receive grants to help pay for college tuition.

dents from local junior, high and college schools. The Rolling Reader and STAR College grant programs at Suquamish Elementary and the Tribe’s After-School and Summer School programs are made possible from Suquamish Tribe Appendix X grant funding.

If you would like more information about how to enroll a student or be a volunteer in the Rolling Reader Program, please contact Terri Day, Reading Program Coordinator at Suquamish Elementary at 394-6934 or email: tday@

Healing of the Canoe Honors Graduates

The healing of the canoe honored its last students, this last October. The honoring was held at the museum on the 16th. It was a night full of smiles and laughter. The students had a chance to honor their mentor and share their digital stories. We would like to thank the museum staff for the use of the museum, the families that came, and we can’t forget the students who are so awesome!

Black Elderberry Recipe

by Julia Bennett-Gladstone Black Elderberry is an immune boosting plant native to Europe, which has a long history of use in traditional European medicine. In the Puget Sound region it is common to find Red Elderberries and occasionally Blue Elderberries growing in moist areas along rivers, roads, and in forests. Blue Elderberries are more commonly found on the eastern side of the Cascades and in southern Washington. Red Elderberries are TOXIC and SHOULD NOT be substituted for Black or Blue Elderberries! Black Elderberry syrup is simple to make and is a proven remedy for preventing and recovering from the flu and colds. Black Elderberries are rich in antioxidants, phosphorus, vitamin C, potassium, beta carotene, and calcium. Black Elderberry Syrup Recipe Take a tablespoon daily to ward off illness and a teaspoon every 2 hours while sick. You can even enjoy the delicious syrup over pancakes, yogurt, or ice cream! 1 cup fresh or 1/2 cup dried organic blue or black Elderberries (Avoid the poisonous red elderberries) 3 cups water 1 cup raw local honey or vegetable glycerin* Place berries and water in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer until water is reduced to half. Smash the berries to release remaining juice and strain the mixture. Measure juice to be certain you have 1 ½ cups liquid. Add water if needed. Stir in honey or glycerin. Allow to cool and bottle. Will last for at least 3 months (possibly 1 year) stored in the fridge, if it begins to smell spoiled, throw away. * DO NOT give honey to children under the age of one! Vegetable Glycerin is a natural product that can be used by children under the age of one and is safe to be used by diabetics. * Vegetable Glycerin and Black Elderberries can be purchased on line at http://www. Suquamish News

HOC Graduate Kali Chargualaf with her mother Trish Chargualaf.

HOC Graduate Shaylene Jefferson with her brother Jade Jefferson and mother Serene George

HOC Graduate Bryce Bradwell with his parents.

Housing Application Deadline Approaches by Peg Deam

The deadline for 2012 Suquamish Housing Applications at the Department of Community Development is December 31, at 4pm. All applicants must meet the low income criteria to qualify for the Suquamish Housing Program. There will be 4 two-bedroom small HUD cottages available later this year; rental status only. These are intended for a single person or a single parent and one child. Apply for these small HUD cottages through the Suquamish Housing Program; we adhere to the Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act of 1996 (NAHASDA) policies and procedures. Your proof of income will determine your monthly rent. The deadline for any 2012 available HUD cottage is December 31, 2012 at 4pm. This includes new applications and updates. If you have already submitted your new application, or have completed your up-date, there is no need to do this again. Thank you to all those who participate and support the Suquamish Housing Program.

HOC Graduate Amy Gallagher with her grandparents Judith and Harvey Adams

The Suquamish Tribal Housing Program is administered by the Suquamish Tribe Department of Community Development.

Suquamish’s Newest Home Owners

Department of Community Development conveys homes of 4 Tribal Members Congratulations to Lorraine Brice, Brenda Anderson, Eanie Abler, and Jim Lawrence they did a great job!

Jim Lawrence paid his home off 18 months early.

Brenda Anderson paid off her home 82 months early. 14

Eanie Abler paid her home off 25 months early and Lorriane Brice, not pictured, 46 months early. Vol. 12, No. 12



Dec 1 Katelyn Carper Jeffrey Carriere Cassady Hill Cameron Lawrence Zane Peterson

Dec 7 Carroll Crowell Trentin Moss Sandra Power Tomara Thomas

Dec 10 Samuel Pastrana-Eddleman Jr.

Dec 4 Arlene Cady

Dec 12 Alicia Henry Celeste Loneia Colleen O’Brien

Dec 6 Lewis Bayne Patricia Chargualaf Guadalupe Faye O’Brien

Dec 17 Sierra Bakken Charlotte Santos

Dec 25 Kyle Dozier Nancy Sigo Toni Smith

Dec 18 Felician Belmont David Sigo Jr.

Dec 26 Danny Williams Dec 27 Patricia Blomberg Tyee Lawrence Anissa Ostenberg Dec 29 Carsyn Maloney Daniece Williams

Dec 20 Donald Jones Nicholas Marshall

Dec 14 Olivia Ferrara Curtis Winnie

Dec 30 Jacquelyn Kimmell Linda O’Conner Charissa Sigo

Dec 21 Arthur Brown

Dec 31 Randy George Wayne George Jerry Porter

Dec 22 We-Laka Chiquiti Jr. James Mabe

Dec 15 Rebecca George

Happy Birthday

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Love, Horacio Mom & Andrew

Dec 24 James Cordero Lisa Rodriguez Azeneth Solano Sigo James Suarez

Dec 19 Ashley Boure-Jones Trey Kumpf Logan Mabe Chandra Nease Pierre Perrot

Dec 11 Garnet Mabe Dewayne Peck

Dec 5 Cheyenne Colomb Mary Lindell Haylie Mabe Sammy Mabe Victoria Smith John Villanueva

Dec 23 Julia Hommel Agnes Pratt Tony Snorteland

Dec 16 Jason McClurg-Santos Danielle Morsette Mellissa Pondelick

Dec 9 Kristina Pitts Mary Webster

Dec 3 Grace Alexander Ana Edelstein Susan Parkhurst

Nancy Martinez Delmont Ostenberg Richard Purser

Judith Pierpoint Joshua Timmerman

Dec 8 Eliza Castillo Breezy Webster Wahim Williams Jr.

Dec 2 Troy Ayres Koebyn Purser Heather West


Trentin We Love You! Cori & Jurnee


All Our love,

Your Family

...and your faves,, the Steelers

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Katelyn! Love Mom, Dad, Amanda, Jordan Grandma & Happy 15

Sierra Cheyanne May your day be filled with love and happiness! All Our Love, Lori, Brad Skyler & Marley Vol. 12, No. 12

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Suquamish News, December 2012