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Jan 2018 Vol. 52 No. 1

Special Issue

Notice of Primary Election January 28, 2018

PRIMARY ELECTION CANDIDATES LETTERS OF INTENT | PG 7-10


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Swinomish youth participating in a game with Oreo cookies at the Annual Christmas Eve party.

Editor’s Note + Community Happenings The Chairman’s Message + Notice of Primary Election Primary Election Diagram Primary Election Candidates Letter of Intent Notice of General Election 2018 Provisional Members For Adoption January Birthdays

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Moon of the Sacred Time

The late December/January Moon is the “moon of the sacred time.” Both the final moon of one yearly cycle and the beginning moon of the next cycle, it is a time for renewal and rebirth. Thus, it is also the perfect time for learning spiritual and cultural traditions from elders around the longhouse fire. Sea-run cutthroat trout, blackmouth salmon and steelhead are fished during this winter moons; ducks, geese, deer and elk are hunted; and tools, baskets, and other items are constructed. Shellfish are collected during the nighttime low tides. Excerpt from ‘13 Moons: The 13 Lunar Phases, and How They Guide the Swinomish People’. By swelitub (Todd A. Mitchell) and Jamie L. Donatuto sw d bš qyuuqs News e e

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editor’s NOTE A new year is upon us, and like most people I have made some life goals that I hope to achieve throughout this year. I wish to live postively; begin new adventures by traveling as much as I can; and expand my horizon and begin a new chapter in my life. As last year’s chapter closes, a new chapter begins.

The Enrollment Officer has submited seven family trees for the seven provisional members who are seeking to get adopted into the Tribe to become Swinomish citizens. The family trees begin on PAGE 13.

A full list of events that will be held this month and next month is listed below in the Community Happenings section. The January qyuuqs focuses on the 2018 Primary Election. The Swinomish Election Board submitted the letters of intent for the candidates who have been certified to run for Senate Seat #9 in the primary election. The Primary Election will be held on January 28, 2018.

I wish you all a happy new year! I look forward to developing new chapters this year. Don’t forget to mark your calendars and cast your vote in the primary election! Caroline Edwards goliahlitza

The 2018 General Election is February 25, 2018. See details on PAGE 11.

COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS JANUARY 15 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day!

FEBRUARY 14 Valentine’s Day!

JANUARY 17 *Community Dinner | 6PM Youth Center

FEBRUARY 19 Presidents’ Day

JANUARY 25 Education Dinner | 5PM Youth Center

FEBRUARY 21 *Community Dinner | 6PM Youth Center

JANUARY 28 SITC Primary Election

FEBRUARY 25 General Council & General Election

FEBRUARY 2 Groundhog Day!

*Community Dinners are subject to change

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spee pots Brian Cladoosby, Chairman (360) 708-7533 | bcladoosby@

ya qua leouse Brian Porter, Vice Chair (360) 840-4186 | bporter@

sapelia Sophie Bailey, Secretary (360) 853-6458 | sbailey@

taleq tale II Barbara James, Treasurer (360) 391-3958 | bjames@

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EDITORIAL Caroline Edwards, Editor | cedwards@swinomish.nsn.us

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SWINOMISH COMMUNICATIONS Heather Mills, Communications Manager | hmills@swinomish.nsn.us Emma Fox, Communications Specialist | efox@swinomish.nsn.us

Glen Edwards (360) 708-3113 | gedwards@

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ADVISORY COMMITTEE Allan Olson, John Stephens, Tracy James, Kevin Paul

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the chairman’s MESSAGE First and foremost, on behalf of the Swinomish Senate, we want to wish each and everyone of you a Happy New Year! We are at a time when we turn the page from one year to the next, and look ahead to the future. I wanted to take the time to thank you all for the love that has been shared throughout the community. Last year was full of challenges and opportunities as well as loss of loved ones and celebrations of new life. Let’s stand together and raise our hands to the Creator for another great year. I would like to thank my fellow Senator’s for their commitment to the Tribe. Our Senate continues to work hard and to serve our community with their hearts and minds in a good place. We may not always agree, but when it comes to making decisions as a Senate, our first thought is always on what is best for Swinomish. I am grateful to serve the Tribe with my fellow Senators, and I am humbled to serve each of you. This month’s qyuuqs News is the Special Issue that details important election dates, candidate goals, and the family trees of provisional membership applicants. I encourage all of you to vote in both the Primary Election held on January 28, 2018; and the General Election held on February 25, 2018. May the Creator bless you and keep you safe during these winter months.

Notice of 2018 PRIMARY ELECTION To Be Held Sunday, January 28, 2018 Voting Hours are from 8AM-1PM At the Social Services Building

Senate Candidates For Primary Election SENATE SEAT 9: Glen Edwards, Incumbent Eric Day Jeremy Wilbur Josephine Jefferson

Brian Cladoosby spee pots PRIMARY ELECTION DETERMINED PURSUANT TO STC 2-01.100(A) The two Candidates receiving the highest votes in the primary will move on to the General Election on February 25, 2018, STC 2-01.140(B)(2)(a) sw d bš qyuuqs News

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CANDIDATES FOR PRIMARY ELECTION HELD ON JANUARY 28, 2018

Senate Seat #9

SENATE SEAT 9 INCUMBENT

RUNNING FOR SENATE SEAT 9

RUNNING FOR SENATE SEAT 9

Glen Edwards Sr.

RUNNING FOR SENATE SEAT 9

Eric Day

Jeremy Wilbur

Josephine Jefferson

The two candidates receiving the highest votes in the primary will move on to the general election.

The 2018 General Election February 25, 2018 Candidates Letters of Intent PAGE 7-10

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Candidates Letter of Intent THE CANDIDATE INFORMATION WAS SUBMITTED BY THE SWINOMISH ELECTION BOARD. CANDIDATES WERE CERTIFIED PURSUANT TO STC 02-1.120(F). PRIMARY ELECTION WILL OCCUR ON 1/28/17 PURSUANT TO STC 02-1.100(B).

Senate Seat 9 Incumbent

Glen Edwards Sr.

My name is Glen Edwards Sr., cha das cud II, I am seeking re-election to seat #9 on the Swinomish Senate. It has been an honor to serve our community for the past 30 years. The Tribe has accomplished many positive changes while I have served on the Senate. Goals and Objectives: • Work to improve the quality of our Education • Plan and build elder housing and an assisted living facility • Plan and build a homeless shelter • Protect our fishing and hunting rights • Create more job opportunities for our tribal members • Continue to support the Tribes economic development With your support we will continue to make progress for the Swinomish Community. If I am re-elected into the Swinomish Senate, I will continue to work hard and protect the best interest of the Swinomish Tribe. Respectfully, Glen Edwards Sr. Cha das cud II

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Candidates Letters of Intent Running for Senate Seat 9

Eric Day

Swinomish Tribal CommunityThere are many reasons why I would like to run for Senate, and being part of a winning team is my driving force. I have always said that I am happy with the decisions the Senate makes to move the tribe forward in the direction that stresses education for our youth; takes care of our elders; and provides necessary services for all members. As a Senator, I would like to continue improving the graduation success rate for our youth. There is a lot of work going on now that helps that process, such as providing supplies, and having Para-Pros assist them in their studies. I would like to find alternative ways to engage our youth, including movie making, script writing, camera operation, and still photography. I would also like to be involved with developing programs that engage the community in food security solutions, including teaching our youth how to grow and cultivate their own food, and advocating for food sovereignty. It is important to find real world solutions to engage our youth, and prepare them for the future. I would like to organize discussions with the community focused on creating a school here in the village, where we decide who teaches our children, and what they teach to them. I appreciate how the tribe is leading the way in environmental protection; and protecting our fish, and educating the communities around us on how important the fish is to our environment. We need to continue this effort. I would also like to see the water quality testing that we do on Tribal Journey expand to cover more of the waterways that we all depend on for our livelihood and our traditional ways. We can do this with a joint effort with other tribes. Would also like to decrease our dependence on petroleum based products, more clean alternatives, solar energy, recyclable products. Taking care of our elders is everyone’s responsibility. I would like to see an elder care facility in the village. Right now if here is not a family member that can provide full time care for their elder, then they are brought to an outside facility that has an understanding of how to care for our elders medical needs. But the difficulty comes when our elders want to see their family, or family wants to see them. If we have a facility in the village, then access would be easier. They would be able to attend community gatherings with are important part of who we are as native people; and we would be able to bring in staff more familiar with how to care for our elders. As a Senator, I would bring a new perspective to a winning scenario. I have a lot of respect for our leadership, I am proud to be Swinomish. I have the energy to keep us moving in a positive direction, a direction that will continue to provide and expand necessary services to all of our people. Much Love and Respect, STOLTSA Eric Day

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Candidates Letters of Intent Running for Senate Seat 9

Jeremy Wilbur Dear friends, family and fellow community members,

For our members that may not know me personally, my full name is Jeremy James (JJ) Wilbur. I also carry my grandfather’s Indian name, Kuts-bat-soot. I am great-grandson to the late Ray and Agnes Charles, and Tandy and Laura Wilbur. Grandson to Claude Wilbur Sr. and Marie Charles and son of Claude Wilbur Jr. and Carol Johnson. I have lived among the community my entire 46 years, following in the footsteps of my grandfather, father and Uncle Doug Wilbur, making my living exercising our Treaty Fishing Rights on the Salish Sea. I will bring a youthful exuberance, integrity, and perseverance to our Senate. I have developed many skills running a successful fishing business. I have a strong work ethic and the ability to complete projects on time and within budget. I also believe in the gift of gratitude and giving back to my community. I learned from my late Uncle Doug that humility is the foundation for building strong relationships. In a tribal community, those relationships are vital to accomplishing shared goals. I promise to LISTEN. I want my priorities and goals to match those of the people I serve. I am a servant first. I understand that we must protect and cherish our most vulnerable community members. Our Elders and our children. I have had personal experience with aging elders and the challenges they face. I will work to expand Elders programs and benefits. I will also work to expand our youth programs to ensure healthy development into adulthood. I would also support a plan to expand our current infrastructure, buildings and homes. We are growing as an organization and expanding our services. We also have a growing membership in need of safe and healthy homes. I am willing to work with various committees and staff to ensure the best delivery of our programs and services. I know how to be a team player who motivates and encourages success. My Dad has a saying, “One twig standing alone can easily break in the wind. But a bundle of twigs can withstand the harshest of weather.” I believe this to be true, not only in our community, but across Indian Country. As long as we are willing, there is a way. I look forward to serving my people from the youngest to the oldest. Together, we can leave a legacy that the next 7 generations will be proud of. Hy’Shqe Jeremy Wilbur sw d bš qyuuqs News

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Candidates Letters of Intent Running for Senate Seat 9

Josephine Jefferson

As tribal members we have to keep an open mind to our community on what is best for the members. The tribe’s interest is always to improve the economic opportunities and social services for tribal members. I have some goals and objectives that I believe will help our community. Some of the goals I would like to address The Swinomish Tribe respects and wants to protect our ancestors, I would like to see a Headstone Program in place. Some of our people can’t afford a headstone for their loved ones that have passed. I have noticed that we have a lot of unmarked graves in our cemetery that need to be identified. I would like to see a program that helps our young adults that aren’t suitable for college get them trained for a job. I see our people choosing the wrong path or just not being able to grow because they don’t have job experience. It would benefit our community if we hire a pediatrician at least once a week. We have infants that are born drug addicted and it would be nice to have a doctor that specializes in drug addicted infants. To help keep revenue in our tribe I believe that if we can have our own pharmacy that our tribe would save money. It costs us more to go to other agencies for our pharmaceutical needs. Our elders have a hard time when they have to go to nursing homes. I believe it would benefit our community if we have a small nursing home for our members. It would be nice to care for our own people. Some of the objectives I would like to concentrate on are: changing the ordinance of having a valid driver’s license. I understand that some of the positions are required to have a valid driver’s license but to punish our own people that had made mistakes in their lives and to hold it over their heads is not right. We need to adequately up keep our Housing and Urban Development (HUD) homes so that they are safe for a communities’ members that are trying to have a home of their own. Our tribe is growing and housing situations are not. I trust that we incorporate in with the summer Tero program of job shadowing for middle and high school student’s. I have faith that our children would have a stronger urge to go to college if they know what really struck their interests. There are so many job fields out there that they do not know about. We need to get them young and show them that there are more than just those jobs out there. They see as they get older that those jobs are not in their reach so we lose them to drugs or alcohol. Our tribe has grown for one general manager to oversee all the departments. I think we need to hire another general manager that has equal status. That way two general managers can divide departments. Josephine Jefferson sw d bš qyuuqs News e e

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Notice of 2018 GENERAL ELECTION To Be Held Sunday, February 25, 2018 Voting Hours are From 8AM-1PM At the Social Services Building General Council To Follow The Election

GENERAL ELECTION DETERMINED PURSUANT TO STC 2-01.100(B)

CANDIDATES FOR GENERAL ELECTION HELD ON FEBRUARY 25, 2018 Senate Seat #8

SENATE SEAT 8 INCUMBENT

Barbara James

Senate Seat #9 CANDIDATES DETERMINED UPON COMPLETION OF PRIMARY ELECTION HELD ON JANUARY 28, 2018

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Candidates Letters of Intent THE CANDIDATE INFORMATION WAS SUBMITTED BY THE SWINOMISH ELECTION BOARD. CANDIDATES WERE CERTIFIED PURSUANT TO STC 02-1.120(F). THE GENERAL ELECTION WILL OCCUR ON FEBRUARY 25, 2018 PURSUANT TO STC 2-01.100(B).

Senate Seat 8 Incumbent

Barbara James

November 13, 2017 Swinomish Indian Tribal Community: I, Barbara J. James, am seeking re-election for Swinomish Senate Seat 8. Throughout the years, it has been an honor to serve and represent the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community, a strong, growing, self-governed nation, to the best of my ability and on behalf of our elders, children, and adults. I am thankful for the support, encouragement and guidance given to me throughout the years. Swinomish continues to grow in many ways, preserving the ways of our lives as guided by our ancestors and past leaders which are of utmost importance. Our plans for future generations to come is a must, supporting economic development, education and service programs along with health, social services and alcohol and drug free lifestyles. I am blessed and thankful that I have been able to serve our people for so many years with guidance by the Grace of God and look forward to serving for many more years to come. Sincerely, Barbara J. James To-leq-tole II 17267 Indian Road, La Conner, WA 98257

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PROVISIONAL ADOPTEES Ivan H. Willup Macomber Father-Daniel Macomber

Mother- Sandra Schiewe

Father- Mark Macomber

Father- Patrick Willup Enrolled Swinomish

Mother- Linda Dorsten

Mother- Jennifer Willup Enrolled Swinomish

Ivan H. Willup Macomber Provisional Member

Kayleb J. Bill & Hayden E. Bill Father-Dennis Bill Enrolled Swinomish

Mother- Mary Joseph

Mother- Patricia Nelms

Father- Frank Stacy

Father- Warren Bill Enrolled Swinomish

Mother- Brittany Stacy

Kayleb J. Bill Provisional Member

Hayden E. Bill Provisional Member

Socorro A. Orozco Father- Gabino Orozco

Mother- Eva Garfias

Father- Javier Orozco

Provisional Member Enrolled Swinomish

Mother- Lola Lay

Father- Timothy Edwards Enrolled Swinomish

Mother- Angela Edwards Enrolled Swinomish

Socorro A. Orozco Provisional Member

No Swinomish Affiliation

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PROVISIONAL ADOPTEES CONT. Wynette S. Golliver Father-George Bailey, Sr. Enrolled Swinomish

Mother- Eleanor Willup Enrolled Swinomish

Father- Charles Clark

Mother- Louise Woods

Mother- Yvette James

Father- George Bailey, Jr

Wynette S. Golliver Provisional Member

Laylianna A. Julius Father- Fred Dennison

Mother- Anita Julius

Father- Richard Williams Enrolled Swinomish

Mother- Valerie Williams

Mother- Marcia Williams

Anthony Julius

Laylianna A. Julius Provisional Member

Kamen Willis Father-Chuck Willis

Mother- Barbara Atchison

Father- Kash Willis

Provisional Member Enrolled Swinomish No Swinomish Affiliation

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Father- Perry Moore

Mother-Corinne Moore Enrolled Swinomish

Kamen Willis Provisional Member

Mother- Miriam Bill Enrolled Swinomish


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