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September 2013 Volume 47 Issue 9

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pedIexic (pud-kwuhHWEETS) Moon of the Silver Salmon

“Much of September is ‘moon of the silver salmon.’ During this moon, silver salmon, also called Coho salmon, are fished by tolling with V-shaped hooks made of bent hemlock attached to a line. The other salmon runs continue in the bays and rivers. Seal hunting and plant gathering continues. During this moon, and the one before, seeds used for trading are collected.”—13 Moons: The 13 Lunar Phases, And How They Guide the Swinomish People. By swelitub (Todd A. Mitchell) & Jamie L. Donatuto


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qyuuqs (Kee Yoks) An official publication

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The deadline to submit to the qyuuqs (Kee Yoks) is the 15th of every month or nearest business day.

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Contents:

22 | Feature: Are you ready for fall…?

04 | Bulletin Board

23 | Senior Lunch Menu

05 | From the qyuuqs Editor

24 | Lushootseed: Where’s my gill net?

Chairman:

07 | Feature: 75th Anniversary Totem Pole

25 | SITC Staff Picnic

spee pots (Brian Cladoosby) Vice Chair: ya-qua-leouse (Brian Porter) Secretary: Sapelia (Sophie Bailey) Treasurer: Taleq tale II (Barbara James) General Manager: tuk tuk luus (Allan Olson)

08 | Feature: The Return of the Pow Wow

26 | New Swinomish Clinic Hours

09 | Feature: War Chief Canoe Races

27 | Swinomish Police Department

10 | Feature: Sla Hal Tournament

28 | Native Business

11 | Feature: 3-on-3 Tournament

30 | Northwest Indian Health Board

12 | Feature: Community Dinner

31 | NWIHB cont’d.—Fitness Challenge

14 | Mrs. V’s 2 Cents: Adventures in Honor

32 | Visit Kukutali Reserve

15 | Feature: Annual Clam Bake

33 | Swinomish Water Resource Prog.

16 | Being Frank: Every Forest...Food Forest

36 | Birthdays—September

17 | New Archive & Records Bldg. Invite

37 | Announcements

18 | Youth Center News

38 | Community Calendar

20 | Tribal Journeys: Paddle to Quinault

39 | Free Ads

Officers:

Senators: sapelia (Sophie Bailey) pay a huxton (Chester Cayou, Jr.) spee pots (Brian Cladoosby) cha das cud II (Glen Edwards) yal le ka but Steve Edwards Taleq tale II (Barbara James) SM OK O LO (Leon John) wa lee hub (Kevin Paul) ya-qua-leouse (Brian Porter) sOladated (Brian Wilbur) kani?ted (Tandy Wilbur)

qyuuqs Advisory Committee Allan Olson John Stephens Tracy James Kevin Paul

qyuuqs News Mission The mission of the qyuuqs newspaper is to provide monthly communication to swədəbš, the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community, near and far. We are committed to serving as an apolitical forum for SITC governing officials and all community members. The newspaper is not intended to reflect the official position of the governing body of the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community, but rather reflects the ideas, events, and thoughts of individual community members and tribal staff. As such, the Swinomish Tribe makes no claim as to the accuracy or content of any of the articles contained therein.

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qyuuqs 17337 Reservation Road La Conner, WA 98257 360-466-7258 Fax 466-1632 qyuuqs@swinomish.nsn.us Michael M. Vendiola Editor mvendiola@swinomish.nsn.us Caroline Edwards Assistant Editor cedwards@swinomish.nsn.us Photos: qyuuqs and submitted This issue of the qyuuqs is available on the Swinomish website: http://www.swinomish-nsn.gov/news.aspx The qyuuqs can viewed on the internet. When submitting information or photos, please be aware that everything published in qyuuqs will also be on the internet and available to the world. Please consider carefully whether anything you are submitting might have information or images that may not be appropriate for the internet. By submitting information or photographs to qyuuqs for publication, we consider that you are agreeing to publishing your submission in both the paper and digital versions of the qyuuqs.


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Chairman’s Message: Ensuring a safe and healthy place to call home are the People of the Skagit, and the importance of the land, water and resources continues to be a priority for us all. As we continue the thoughts of our future leaders, let us focus on another aspect of education: the 2012-13 school year. As we move into September, we want Beach seining at Lone Tree.—Photo by: Tyler Long to take some time to send a very imporFall fishing has been a blessing tant message about a few important at Lone Tree! We are gearing up for events coming up. To our Swithe top of our run here in the next nomish children, we hope you had a few weeks and it is truly an honor to great day on your first day of school welcome the salmon home to our on September 3rd. These are our shores. young leaders of tomorrow, cherish

dancing. It was a place of business and celebration. On behalf of the Senate and the community, we thank the Water Resource Team, under the management of Swinomish Tribal member, Todd Mitchell, for their continued dedication to restore and protect our environment and resources on the reservation and sharing with not only us, but those around us, the history of our special place of gathering. In closing, it has been a powerful time this summer as we battle to tell the world that we are invested in the survival of the Skagit, of our way of life for today and for generations to come. My thoughts in this qyuuqs News message stem from the root of it all: The Skagit is our home, always has been, and always will be for many tomorrows to

“For many of us, our fondest memories are within the banks of the Skagit and the shores of the Lone Tree area. We can remember walking through the cattails and eel grass, between the bullheads and crabs and within the old cedars, spruce and hemlock trees near the Skagit.” For many of us, our fondest memories are within the banks of the Skagit and the shores of the Lone Tree area. We can remember walking through the cattails and eel grass, between the bullheads and crabs and within the old cedars, spruce and hemlock trees near the Skagit. The teachings we pass down from generation to generation echo the sacred responsibility to take care of all that has been passed down to us. For Swinomish, the importance of the environment and resources is evident in how we fight for all that sustains who we have been for over 10,000 years. For Swinomish, we

this time with them, and as always, we will work together to provide the very best support from our tribal community.

come. Many thanks to all of you who stand strong to ensure our children have a safe and healthy place to call home—Swinomish.

This past August we celebrated our traditional and indigenous way of life at the Annual Clam Bake at Lone Tree. Our elders have shared with us the stories of our community gathering at Lone Tree as a celebration of our foods and way of life. Folks came from all over the Salish Sea to gather and share in the traditional foods of Swinomish. This is a place where we did our trading, marriage arrangements, singing and Chairman spee pots


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Seeking work?

Both the North end & Village Chevron gas stations will be gearing up for the busy months by adding additional staff soon.

All tribal members 21 and older Chevron wants you! are encouraged to go to HR Department and put in an application! Are you a person who has been struggling to keep your job? Stay in school? Get a job? Is it hard for you to fill out applications? Do you have trouble following verbal instructions at work? You just might have a disability that you don’t even know about. There are many types of disabilities that can keep you from being successful at work, including Depression, Learning disabilities, Drugs/Alcohol addiction, and so many more. Gretchen Gahan is the Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor at Swinomish, and she is waiting to assist you to do better in your job, get a job, and figure out what services might assist you to successful employment. Give her a call at 360-466-1343 or on her cell 360-319-1934 There are many services open to those who qualify. Gretchen is in the office on Tuesdays and Wednesday. You can call her on the cell phone any day of the week. Come in for an assessment in a nonjudgmental and confidential environment.


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RECENT TRIBAL CODE AMENDMENTS Enrollment: At the July Senate meeting, the Senate made the following changes to the Enrollment Code, found in Title 6, Chapter 1 to clarify and/or correct the language of various sections of Ordinance 288 to properly reflect its intent and the intent of the Senate. The specific sections changed are sections .030, .050, .100, .110, .120, .130, .140, .150, .160, .170, .190, and .280. Many of the changes are ministerial. However, there are some substantive changes. Those changes concern:

 The number of members on the Enrollment Committee (an increase from 7 to 9);  The number of Enrollment Committee members needed for a quorum (an increase from 4 to 5);  To avoid any confusion with the Natural Resources Code, the definition of “Member” or “Swinomish tribal member” now means an enrolled member of the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community, whether automatic or by adoption. There is no longer an exception for Provisionally adopted members.

 Where the applicant’s parent is a member by adoption, proof that the applicant is descended from one (1) of the following bands of Indians; the aboriginal Swinomish, aboriginal Samish, Kikiallus, or the Lower Skagit Band of Indians.

 A child who is in the legal custody of a governmental agency shall, solely for purposes of determining whether that child is “eligible for membership” in the Tribe for purposes of the Federal or a State Indian Child Welfare Act, be deemed to be a resident of Skagit County.

 A minor’s custodial parent, guardian or a Swinomish Family Services representative may submit an enrollment application on the minor’s behalf.

 The burden of proof of dual enrollment shall be on Provisional members by adoption, rather than the Tribe. The amended code is available for review on our website at http://www.swinomish-nsn.gov. Paper copies are available for review at the Tribal Clerk's office, the Office of the Tribal Attorney, the Social Services and Planning Departments, and the Senate’s Executive Assistant.

From the qyuuqs Editor: Michael M. Vendiola We are very excited about this issue of qyuuqs News. We also appreciate the positive feedback we receive from the community as well as the constructive criticism. dahadubs! qyuuqs@swinomish.nsn.us is an email that can be used for submitting items, ideas, and other content for qyuuqs News. Please feel free to use this email anytime. A lot has happened in the community since the last issue! I hope that you enjoy this issue that highlights a lot of these events. We had such a great time going through photos and writing about these memorable times. Primarily, I would like to wish all of the Swinomish youth a very suc-

cessful school year! As you’ll read in Chairman spee pots message, the youth of Swinomish are our future leaders. I would add that they are our greatest asset! Featured in this issue are the great events that happened during Swinomish Days. A lot of hard work and planning went in to making this event happen. A big dahadubs should be given to Aurelia Washington and her staff for all of their hard work! Also in this issue you’ll see photos from Tribal Journeys 2013: Paddle to Quinault. We should raise our hands to all of the leadership, workers, parents, paddlers, and everyone involved with making the paddle to Quinault a success. As well, a big dahadubs to the Quinault Nation for being gracious hosts.

Also worth mention is our coverage of the Annual Clam Bake, the back to school fair, a submission from the Northwest Washington Indian Health Board, and our usual contributors. This is a great issue and I hope you enjoy it!

The view from Lone Tree.—qyuuqs staff


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Planning on Playing School Sports? School season is here. If you are planning on playing school sports. Please don’t wait.

Fall Quarter 2013 September 16 to December 6 Registering now for FALL QUARTER May 20th-September 13th(avoid a late registration fee)

Northwest Indian College/Swinomish Site: Make sure you completed your FAFSA for the 2013-2014 school year. If you need help, come and see me with the required documentation. Gaylene Gobert, Swinomish Site Manager, (360) 466-4380 Ext. 1 Oregon State University Swinomish and Samish Environmental Sampling This fall researchers from Oregon State University will be taking environmental samples on a few Swinomish beaches. This work is a part of a project between Tribes, OSU, and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. For this part of the project, the research team will be collecting butter clams and taking sediment samples. They will analyze the clams and samples for various toxic chemicals, and then give us some more information about what chemicals may be present in butter clams and sediments. The sampling will take place in northern Turners Bay, at Lone Tree Point, in Fidalgo Bay at Samish Beach, and on the west side of March Point. If you see the researchers, please feel free to ask them about their project or offer advice. We are excited for this project to get underway! Blair Paulik Submitted by Jaime Donatuto

Call the Swinomish Medical Clinic to schedule an appointment for your Sports Physical. (360)466-3167


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Feature: Swinomish Days—75th Anniversary Swinomish Totem Pole

On Saturday, August 10th, the Swinomish community came together to recognize the 75th anniversary of the Swinomish Totem Pole. Festivities began in the Social Services building as a tribute to the original totems hung there and carved by Charles Edwards. Theresa Trebon opened the floor with describing the historical record of how the totem came to be up to current times. The Edwards family sang a family song in recognition of their relative. A procession led the family and guests out to the current pole. Kevin Paul, part of the carving team for the current totem pole, also shared words. Doug York offered a prayer.


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Feature: Swinomish Days—Marks Return of Plains-style Pow Wow

Swinomish Days 2013 marked the return of the Plains-style or ‘Big Drum’ pow wow to the Swinomish community. The three day event featured contest dancing and singing, intertribal and other social dances, good stories and a recognition of elders and veterans. Pow wow dancers from all over Northwest Washington and British Columbia travelled to Swinomish to participate. Swinomish elder Neah Martin spoke on how the pow wow came to Swinomish, recognizing the Paul family.


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Feature: Swinomish Days—Visiting Canoes Race For The Finish Canoes from Makah, Nooksack, Lummi, and Canada travelled to participate in the War Chief Canoe races as part of Swinomish Days. Age categories ranged from 13 & Under all the way to adult. Canoe races featured eleven, six, double & single seated canoes. The two day race lasted until after 9:00 PM on the first day, with the men’s-11 race ending in near total darkness. The following day the first race started at 9 AM to match the Swinomish Slough tides. The Swinomish youth canoe held a fundraiser to raise funds for traveling. The race committee worked hard so that all of the racers could enjoy a great time.


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Feature: Swinomish Days—Stick Game Tourney Draw Players From All One of the featured events for Swinomish Days 2013 was a Sla Hal (stick game) tournament. Sla Hal, a traditional Coast Salish game, features two teams playing against each other by attempting to guess the position the opposing team holds the ‘bones’, two carved game pieces. Teams were competing for cash prizes that totaled $20,000. Also, competitors played for jackets that were sponsored by donors memorializing friends or family members who had passed away. The three day event featured traditional games and a scramble tournament on Friday. Sunday featured a youth 15 & under tournament and a red rover tournament. Saturday featured the main stick game tournament. Teams competed through a bracket with games lasting until 4:30 AM Sunday morning.


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Feature: Swinomish Days—Youth Tourney Promotes Health

Swinomish Days featured a youth 3-on-3 basketball tournament that supported the healthy lifestyle of being drug and alcohol free. Youth participants came from neighboring tribes. Some of the competing teams were also participants in the War Chief Canoe races also being held in conjunction with Swinomish Days. The tournament featured three competing brackets, 18 and under, 16 and under, and 14 and under. The 18 and under champions were the Red Devils from Makah. Team members (pictured above left) were Tyler McCauley, Abraham Venske & Cole Svec. The Red Devils won a $200 prize. The 16 and under champions were the Swinomish Warriors. The team pictured above in the middle are Collin LaPointe, Logan James & not pictured Alex Cayou won $175. The 14 and under champions were Ocean Thunder also from Makah. Team members (pictured above right) were Cole Svec, Jericho McGimpsey, Cameron Buzzell & not pictured Gina McCulley. They took home a $150 prize.

Congratulations to all of the youth competitors who are choosing to live a healthy lifestyle by being drug and alcohol free!


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Feature: Swinomish Days—Community Dinner Welcomes New Dancers, Awards On Thursday, August 8 the Swinomish community gathered at the Youth Center to kick off the Swinomish Days festivities. The main focus of the gathering was to prepare the community for the weekend long event and kick start in a positive and celebratory manner. The evening started with a blessing by suday (Joe McCoy) and a meal for the whole community. At the conclusion of the meal special guests were welcomed and thanked. The cooks were then thanked and the event moved into the coming out ceremony for new dancers. A coming out ceremony comes from the big drum style of pow wow where new dancers are escorted on to the floor and then allowed to dance around the floor on their own. Swinomish had approximately 12 new dancers. After their first dance each was introduced and held a giveaway to recognize special people and the community. Following the coming out ceremony the Swinomish pageant was held where youth presented themselves with a speech and shared a talent. A panel of judges helped decide who would hold the various titles. The event was a great learning process for the youth involved and the community.


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swedebs ~ Community Arts Pow Wow A drum, eagle whistled… Tempo is so good… On and on it resonates… When tempo ended… Great grandchildren occupied Original singers seats. Photo Courtesy of Tabitha Jefferson~ Jefferson Photography

By Paul H. Villaluz

Views from Tribal Journeys 2013—Photos above and below courtesy of Eric Day

Blackberry Hunter~ Photo Courtesy of Robin Carneen Edwards


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Mrs. V’s 2 cents!

Submitted by Diane I. Vendiola

Adventures in honor-hood Honoring Elders was alive and well at the Quinault Nation’s hosting of the 2013 Canoe Journey. I am grateful for the life given to me by my Elders, namely my Mother and Father. The following are just two of my adventures in honor-hood at Quinault. My favorite experience took place on my first day of the hosting at dinner time. As I approached the meal tent I saw a crowd of close to a hundred people all gathered in one spot, at the entrance of the meal tent. I walked to the rear of the crowd to gain my place at the end of the line. The line was packed solid with hungry people waiting for the serving to begin. I stood there like everyone else. All of a sudden someone near me, in a thundering voice and a voice similar to my late cousin, Stoney, yelled out, “Elder coming through,” and it was like a giant wave, only it was a wave of people moving aside, creating a clear path allowing me to pass through to join the other gray haired ones standing at the very front of the dinner line! It was such a magical experience that the next day I actually waited until the dinnertime crowd formed so I could experience this grand honor again. And, sure enough, the booming voice rang out following behind me, “Make way! Elder coming through!” Glorious! I am very grateful to have lived long enough for this gracious honor. My second favorite moment, among many, occurred on the third day of the Quinault Nation hosting. At 9:00 AM my daughter drove the 19 miles from Ocean Shores to Taholah. We were heading to the protocol (protocol is defined as a specific code of conduct or etiquette). We wanted to listen and learn as each

family followed the respectful code the golf carts. The of conduct that each Canoe Family golf carts were batfollowed as they introduced their tery operated and a Tribe and Canoe family with tradifew of them were tional song and dance. This was folbeing charged and therefore unavaillowed by the sharing of certain jourable. ney stories including their family’s I was carrying my blanket, my communion with Nature. Protocol is chair, a lunch bag of snacks and also the time when the Canoe Skipfruit, warm clothes for the evening per is introduced and requests perand my regalia. My daughter was mission to leave the shore of the host carrying even more. We waited at tribe. Also, during each family’s inthe end of the line waiting for a golf troduction/ protocol gifts are excart to transport us and our stuff to changed. the protocol tent. Witnessing the Canoe Families A big white flat bed truck with protocols is an opportunity to wittwo teen girls riding on the very end ness and attain a wealth of teachings of the flat bed, feet dangling, drove about how to live together in a reby; it stopped, and then it backed up spectful reciprocal way. Ways that to where we stood. A young twentyhave helped us and our ancestors to something Quinault man jumped out continue for thousands of years. Pro- of the truck and stood in front of me. tocol is the time for each canoe fam“Please, let me carry these for ily that has completed the journey to you.” he said, as he gently reached share their experience with the colfor my bags and blankets. I took the lective. It is an important and sacred chair strap off my shoulder and time. handed over my chair. He turned and We parked in the Elder Parking loaded my stuff on the truck. Lot. This lot was nearest the protoThe man came back and said to col tent, closer than either the canoe my daughter, “Let me take these for family parking lot or the guest parkyou.” And he loaded her stuff on the ing lot. Most of the spectators were back of his truck too. He came back bussed in to the grounds. Generally, and stood in front of us and asked these grounds are closed to the pubwhere we were from. We told him lic but we were all welcomed for this we were from Swinomish. He smiled event. and said that he would be honored to Elder parking was about 9 blocks bring us and our stuff to the protocol or ¾ of a mile away from the prototent. Then he said, “I am sorry but I col tent. The ¾ mile path leading up only have room for one passenger to the protocol grounds was over inside my truck. I can bring one of rocky and recently developed terrain, you and then come back for the other so the Quinault people provided golf one.” carts to transport Elders to the enContinued on page 15 trance of the protocol tent. At 9:30 AM on Saturday morning the Elder parking lot was already in overflow Diane I. Vendiola, Swinomish tribal elder, is a regular mode and so were the contributor to the qyuuqs, continues to serve the tribe in lines awaiting rides on her retirement, and is a loving grandmother.


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The 8th Annual Swinomish Clambake

Steam pit.

A meal was prepared for the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community and its employees at the 8th Annual Swinomish Clambake held on August 15, 2013. Every year for the past 8 years, steamer clams, mussels, and local corn are steam cooked in a traditional steam pit on the shore of the Puget Sound at Lone Tree Point. Everyone who attended the event was welcome to watch while the steamer clams, mussels, and corn were being unveiled from the steam pit. Smoked salmon, fry bread, salad, and cooked potatoes were also served for lunch that day. The annual clambake brings the Swinomish community and its employees together to break bread and to enjoy each other’s company. After lunch was served, the people who attended the event were invited to see the Swinomish Interpretive Center located right next to the traditional beach seining shore at Lone Tree Point.

The crowd waits patiently.

Lone Tree Point.

Cooks gathering the clams and mussels.

The Swinomish Interpretive Center.

Adventures in Honor-Hood—Continued from page 14

I said, “I can wait.” The young man looked at my daughter, my daughter looked at him. They both looked at me. “Do you think you can ride in the back with my crew?” he said to my daughter. (I guess she didn’t look like an Elder to him.) “If you drive slow”, said my daughter. The young man smiled again and nodded his head ‘yes’. Then he said, “Wait right here while I help her (me) into my truck.” And he took my elbow and guided me toward his truck. My daughter followed behind us. He opened the door to his truck and with his sleeve wiped the seat where I would sit. Then he gently helped me in and on to the passenger seat of his big truck. “Okay?” he asked. “Okay,” I an-

swered. My daughter stood behind him. He closed the truck door. Then he picked up my daughter and loaded her gently onto the back of his truck, he jumped in beside me and we were off, ever so slowly to the protocol tent. I glanced behind me to the flat bed and there sat my daughter feet dangling. As we drove ever so slowly (I guess he didn’t want to bounce my daughter off the back of the truck), his walkie-talkie crackled and a voice on the other end asked, “Where are you?” The young man picked up the walkie-talkie and said, “I’m on my way.” The walkie-talkie crackled and the voice on the other end yelled, “Speed it up, we need help!” The driver said into the walkietalkie, “I’m bringing two beautiful

Swinomish women to the protocol tent.” The voice on the other end was silent for a minute and then responded in a softer tone, “Oh, Ok.” When we got to the tent he not only unloaded all our stuff, he carried it all to where we decided we wanted to sit and he unfolded our chairs for us and set them up. And then he said, “Are you okay for now?” Thank you Quinault for all that you gave to us during your hosting of the 2013 Journey. But most of all, thank you for the teachings that this beautiful young man carries and practices. I believe that as he honors his Elders, he honors his life; as well as the lives that came before him. He honors the chain of life. He will surely have a good long life.


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Being Frank Every Forest Once a Food Forest By Billy Frank, Jr., Chairman NWIFC

Folks up in Seattle are developing a "food forest" on Beacon Hill. Right there, near the heart of the city, a place where anyone can come along and pick fruit, vegetables, herbs, berries and more. The first harvests from the forest are expected this fall.

source. Wildlife habitat in our forests continues to shrink. More and more animals are being forced into smaller and smaller areas. We’re losing our mountain huckleberries to busloads of commercial

That’s why they reserved the right to access and harvest them in treaties with the U.S. government. Projects like the edible food forest in Seattle are important. I hope they make an effort to include native forest

“For us Indian people, all of western Washington was once a food forest...The trouble is that it’s getting harder and harder for these forests, rivers and beaches to provide us with much food because they’ve been treated so poorly.” It’s a great idea. Sharing food and community are two things that I care a lot about. Most of my life has been centered on food and the rights of tribes to be able to harvest their own food. For us Indian people, all of western Washington was once a food forest. The trouble is that it’s getting harder and harder for these forests, rivers and beaches to provide us with much food because they’ve been treated poorly. For us, the U.S. v. Wasso hington ruling that upheld our treaty fishing, hunting and gathering rights came too late. Since almost the first day that Judge George Boldt’s decision became law, we’ve had to cut back on our fishing because of declining runs. This ongoing decline is being driven by habitat loss and damage, and it isn’t getting better. Shellfish was always a dependable source of food for Indian people. But pollution from storm water runoff, failing septic systems and agricultural impacts threaten that vital food

harvesters who come in with rakes and other tools to strip the bushes clean, often causing damage to the plants and reducing future yields. Salmon, shellfish, wildlife and huckleberries are all important, traditional and treaty-protected foods. Our ancestors knew their importance.

plants that were once up on Beacon Hill before the city came along. We need to bring our rivers back to life, clean up and protect our beaches, and bring food back to the forests all around us.


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Tribal Archive: Tribal Archive & Records Building to Open Submitted by—Theresa Trebon, SITC Archivist By now many have seen this poster around the Swinomish Village announcing that on September 9, 2013, Swinomish will bless and dedicate the first building ever built on the reservation to house the Tribe’s historic materials. The dedication comes almost seven years after the Tribe began its Archive and Records Department and 140 years to the day that President Ulysses S. Grant illegally removed March Point from the Swinomish Reservation. Who is that man on the dedication poster? What does the map mean? Why dedicate the building on that date? To understand all those things is to learn the story of Charley Isee. Charley Isee (c. 1836-1905), also known as Captain Charley, lived through the tumultuous time of the Point Elliott Treaty signing at Mukilteo and witnessed the extreme changes that nonNative settlers brought to his homeland. He saw the lands and waters where his people once roamed freely reduced to a small strip of a reservation; he saw the promises made to his people at treaty time repeatedly broken. No doubt it was a difficult and painful transition for Isee and his community. But Charley did not sit back and let change roll over him without a fight. After witnessing countless settlers stake claims on March Point, he drew the line when James J. Conner built a house on the reservation and began establishing his “ranch.” Charley did two things. First, he threatened Conner, (cousin of La Conner’s founder John Conner), in no uncertain terms, telling him to move off tribal lands immediately. Secondly, and more importantly, Charley obtained a map of the reservation’s original boundaries. In 1953 his descendants would recall that “the map came to Charley by a white captain who delivered it to the chief when the first boat landed at the village.” What role the map played in the subsequent destruction of Conner’s house is unknown but it was most likely the evidence William Y. Deere, the Swinomish Farmer-incharge, needed. After warning Conner to move off and take down his house, Deere, the assisted by Charley, set fire to Conner’s house on August 30, 1870, and destroyed it. The confrontations between Isee, W. Y. Deere, and James Conner resulted in two trials held in March 1871, Washington Territory v. Captain Charley, and Washington Territory v. W. F. Deere. The map obtained by Isee was presented at trial and at that time Judge Orange Jacobs proposed a new boundary for the reservation. Jacobs drew an east-west line on the map that linked Similk and Padilla bays, thus removing March Point from the reservation, an area heavily staked by white settlers, many of whom had married Native women. President Ulysses S. Grant, followed Judge Jacob’s lead and illegally authorized the new reservation boundary on September 9, 1873. Isee and his wife, Nancy, not only recognized the historic significance of the map of the reservation’s original boundaries, they understood its need for preservation. In 1905 Charley was interviewed by University of Washington Professor Edmond Meany. By that time, Charley had cared for the map for over three decades and he related the story of the Conner confrontation to Meany, “with apparent pride.” Charley allowed Professor Meany to take his picture, and then asked Meany to photograph his wife,

Nancy, as well. In an era when photographs were an expense that many could rarely afford people often included prized possessions in their images and Nancy Isee was no exception. She is seen holding a document, an extremely unusual pose for an Indian woman in the early 1900s and an indication that the paper in her hands was significant—and important: it is quite likely she holds the map that the “white captain” delivered to her husband many years before so he could use it to defend the Swinomish Reservation’s boundaries.

Nancy Isee - 1905 Photos by Professor Edmond Meany Courtesy of University of Washington Special collections

Charley died just weeks after Meany’s interview and Nancy continued safeguarding the map. Following her death in 1914, her grandson, George Dan, took over caring for the document. Ten years later Dan opened his door to Charles Wilbur who had come to ask Dan for the map. Wilbur hand carried it to Washington D. C. where, for the first time, a member of the Swinomish community testified before Congress about the failure of government to live up to its treaty promises. Wilbur presented the Isee map as evidence of that failure, saying “Here is a map given by the department to the old chief, after the reservation was selected. It (the reservation) has been cut . . . portions being taken away from the Indians” Wilbur’s testimony that year, and also in 1927 for the landmark lawsuit, The Duwamish, Lummi, Whidby Island Skagit, Upper Skagit, Swinomish, Kikiallus, Snohomish, Snoqualmie, Stillaguamish, Suquamish, Samish, Puyallup, Squaxin, Skokomish, Upper Chehalis, Muckleshoot, Nooksack, Chinook, and San Juan Islands tribes of Indians v. United States, relied on the original document Charley Isee obtained to defend treaty rights in the early 1870s. Isee’s use of the “White Man’s paper” in defense of treaty rights appears to be the first time a tribal member utilized the value of a document to defend treaty rights on the Swinomish Reservation and demand justice. Isee’s actions signified his recognition of the profound change that had taken place in his world: his people’s traditional way of orally passing knowledge, information and power from one generation to the next had been replaced by a new world where knowledge and power were manifested in laws made by a foreign society and recorded in documents that represented those decisions. In recognition of Charley Isee’s utilization of a document that recorded his people’s rights, and his subsequent preservation of that document, (which is, after all, the very essence of an archive’s mission) he is honored on the Tribal Archive Dedication Poster. 140 years after the illegal removal of March Point from the reservation, the dedication of the Swinomish Tribal Archive and Records Building is irrefutable evidence that the Tribe is still here. Still strong. And committed to preserving its past for future generations.


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The Back to School Fair The annual Back to School Fair was held on August 14, 2013. Students/parents were given a passport to get stamps from each booth that was set up for the Back to School Fair. There was 13 booths set up, including the SITC departments such as the Education, Childcare/Preschool, Police, Counseling, Wellness, Medical, Dental, Prevention/Recreation, and Communications department. The La Conner Boys and Girls Club, Mona Museum, YMCA, and the La Conner Library were also present for the Back to School Fair. Students enrolled in school were given a bag of school supplies, and once they visited and got a stamp from each booth they were able to get Booths set up for Back to School Fair

their Back to School gift card for clothes and other school necessities.

Mona Museum and Prevention/ Recreation booths

Police Department and La Conner Library booths

Childcare/Preschool, Wellness, and Counseling booths


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swedebs ~ Tribal Journeys 201


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Are You Ready for the Fall Season?

By Caroline Edwards During those wet rainy days read that favorite book you’ve been wanting to read. Or pull out the dusty crock pot and make a nice batch of chicken noodle soup.

Some people like myself never want summer to end, but let’s face it this is Washington State and the season ahead always comes faster than we want it to. So, why not think positively about the transition. The students are going back to school, the smell of wet cement is upon us and soon we will all be able to watch the beautiful leaves turn from a lush green to a rich brown. I was born in the summer and that may be the reason I love it so

much, but others were born in the fall and now it’s their turn to enjoy their season. Either way fall is here so let’s all make the best of it. It’s time to pull out that favorite sweater or puffy vest and put away those flip flops and tank tops. Just as you do in the summer make sure you stay motivated. Pull out the leaf blower and put away the lawn furniture. Fall can be the new spring cleaning.

Halloween is just around the corner, so why not make some delicious caramel apples or some warm apple pie. Thanksgiving is two months away while Christmas is roughly 3 months away. Start organizing your seasonal decorations. Have the arts and crafts somewhere more accessible for you or your kids to utilize during the down time. As a previous college student, I feel the urge to do more projects during this time of year and find myself thinking of more ways to keep my brain stimulated. Whatever it is that you do to get you through the fall and winter, keep in mind spring and summer will come around again. So, for now enjoy the months ahead and the great food during the holidays to come.


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From the General Manager: suday (Joe McCoy) Recognized For ‘History’ Making A recent email by Swinomish General Manager, Allan Olsen, was sent out to all staff of SITC recognizing Swinomish elder suday (Joe McCoy). The recognition highlights a historic time in the recognition of Swinomish treaty fishing rights. All Staff: Yesterday was July 28th, a day that I like to remember as “Joe McCoy Day.” On July 28, 1960, Joe was arrested by the State Department of Fisheries for fishing on the North Fork of the Skagit River south of the jetty that connects McGlinn Island to Goat Island (the “jetty drift”) in violation of state conservation regulations that had closed the area to both treaty and nontreaty commercial fishers. Joe was fishing in an 18 foot skiff with a 25 hp outboard and a 600 foot gillnet and had 6 Chinook salmon in the boat when he was stopped by State Fisheries officers. He was charged with "unlawful fishing" in Skagit County Superior Court on August 4, 1960 and an arrest warrant was issued that same day. The trial commenced in Skagit County Superior Court on December 13, 1960 –

the State was represented by County Prosecutors Paul Luvera (now a well known personal injury lawyer and Walter Dierlien who would later become a County Judge) and Joe was represented by Harwood Bannister, the Tribe’s former outside counsel in Mount Vernon. Judge Charles S. Stafford (who later became a State Supreme Court Judge) issued a 40 page written opinion on May 25, 1961. Judge Stafford ruled that the area where Joe was fishing was not within Reservation boundaries but it was within the Tribe’s "usual and accustomed" fishing places and that Joe had the right to exercise treaty protected fishing rights there. Judge Stafford found Joe “not guilty” and dismissed the case against him on August 31, 1961. County Prosecutors appealed the decision to the State Supreme Court on September 29, 1961. Two years later on December 19, 1963, the State Supreme Court reversed Judge Stafford’s decision and remanded the case back to Skagit County Superior Court for a new trial. Judge Rosellini wrote the opinion - Justices Finley, Weaver, Hunter and Hamilton

concurred in the opinion - Justice Hill concurred in a separate opinion - and Justice Donworth wrote the lone dissenting opinion stating that he would have affirmed the decision of the trial court. From our review of the County Court proceedings (and Joe’s memory), it appears that the County dropped the case at that point and did not pursue any further action against Joe. So 53 years ago – yesterday – Joe made a bit of history for the Swinomish Tribe by fishing the north fork in defiance of State laws that closed the river and prevented tribal fishers from exercising their treaty fishing rights. In 1974 – fourteen years after Joe was arrested Federal Court Judge George Boldt issued his decision affirming treaty fishers right to take 50% of returning fish runs in their tribe’s “usual and accustomed fishing areas,” and agreeing – for the most part – with Judge Stafford’s original decision. Thank you Joe !! Allan Olson, GM


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Lushootseed:

Vad eWe ti dhuyeq.

Where in the world is my gill net?

?uIedad Ved.

I took it.

ledxVadex Veleb.

Where are you folks going? (now?)

leVube VeA Ii GedsQelbVeA.

We are going up to the (river) bank. We want to go camping.

Gat Ii tu?eYdubuAed ?al ti tusesHiLleb. Ti scapa?VeA ti tu?eYdubuA.

Who found you folks when you were lost?

Our grandfather found us.


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SITC: SITC Staff Picnic Brings Together Staff, Families For Summer Fun

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Swinomish Health Clinic: Clinic Begins New Hours, Service for Friday We will be offering medical appointments Monday through Friday, with same day scheduling:  Dr. Gil Traylor has joined the Swinomish Health Care Team and will be available Mondays.  Sarah Wilborn, PA-C and her team will be available Monday through Thursday  Dr. Monica Carrillo and her team will be available Tuesday through Friday  Dr. Mark Backman and his team will be available Thursday mornings 10:00 am ~ noon For appointments please call 466-3167 and vist with Michele Perry and/or Jessica Grossglass.

Wellness: Inhalants

Submitted By Amelia Felton

Surprisingly, one of the most dangerous types of drugs out there for teens and young adults are Inhalants. Inhalants can range from Solvents, Aerosols, Gases and Nitrates. One of the most commonly abused inhalants is known as “Whippets” where people inhale the Nitrous Oxide that is commonly found in Whip Cream Canisters. This is not just done by using the cans of whipped cream found at the store but also done by using the canisters that are sold for making your own whipped cream at home or specially designed “Crackers” that will pierce and release the gas in the “chargers” which are small bullet shaped canisters of Nitrous Oxide. Many other household items are also abused by inhaling the gases or fumes that they produce including “dusters” which are cans of compressed gasses and air for cleaning electronics such as computer keyboards, aerosol air fresheners and gasoline. This is incredibly dangerous and can have significant physical problems up to and including death. This is more common with younger teens than adults. Below are answers to some common questions about inhalants: How are the abused? Inhalants are inhaled either through the nose or mouth in several ways, some items are inhaled directly out of the containers they come in whereas others are concentrated into another container or object for dispersion. How do they work in the brain? Inhalants commonly depress the central nervous system briefly and can cause alcohol like effects such as slurred speech, dizziness and lack of coordination. More severe effects can include delusions and hallucinations. How do they affect the body? Many of the chemicals in the products that are abused have been linked to severe medical problems such as liver and kidney damage, hearing loss and even spasms of the arms and legs. They can also cause irreversible brain damage in a short period of time as the result of the lack of oxygen to the brain during use. INHALANTS CAN BE DEADLY EVEN THE FIRST TIME! They can cause “Sudden Sniffing Death” which results in heart failure in a matter of minutes. If you or someone you know is abusing inhalants there is help available. Contact the Wellness Program at 360-466-1024 We are here to help Monday through Thursday 8-5 and Friday 8-1 Information based upon articles available at: www.drugabuse.gov/publications


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Native Business: No Surprise Standard The no surprises standard is a mindset anyone can have that allows a person to balance individual decision making to move an organization forward while Jim Stanley keeping connected to other stakeholders within the organization. Stakeholders can be anyone that a decision might affect. The situation one should try to avoid is making a decision that surprises those affected. Nobody likes surprises. Of course, there is no one right way to communicate throughout an organization but it is important to understand how information or lack thereof affects people. Often, ownership of getting something done should be held by the party closest to the task. A simple check in with coworkers can have a large positive impact in gaining buy-in from teammates. Buy-in is important because

it makes change or action easier to complete. Take for example a partnership where a company is owned by two individuals. It likely would be bad if one owner, who tracks company activities through the accounting system, purchased expensive software without checking-in with the other owner. Spending the company’s money without consent is most likely to surprise and frustrate when it really could be an opportunity to share intentions, collect feedback, and reinforce integrity in a relationship. The owner wanting to purchase software might approach his partner in a manner something like this:

to move forward but want to know your thoughts before I take any action.” Sometimes making a decision, informing others of why the action makes sense and being open to feedback is all a person needs to do. It is about respect. Jim Stanley freely shares his knowledge in an effort to foster economic success in Indian Country. He is a tribal member of the Quinault Nation, Treasurer of the Tribal CStore Summit Group, and Chairman of the Quinault Nation Enterprise Board. To contact Jim for comments, go to JimStanley.biz.

“We have been talking about how to make more money and simplify our lives. I believe the new accounting system will do just that by reducing the number of redundant tasks needed from accounting and I could use the time saved to analyze market opportunities which would become leads for our sales team. If it works like it should, the growth in sales will pay for the accounting system over the next 18 months. I plan

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The diabetes rate in American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN) adults is 16.1%; almost twice the rate of the total U.S. adult population (8.3%). Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SPDI): are grants provided to our communities that have successfully shown positive achievements since 1998. SDPI has literally changed the diabetes landscape across the Indian health system. The landmark Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) clinical trial led by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) was the first study in the United States to show that lifestyle intervention including regular physical activity could reduce the incidence (new cases) of type 2 diabetes by 58% in a diverse population of people at high risk for diabetes. Knowing this, the Northwest Washington Indian Health Board has been sponsoring a Fitness Challenge among our Four Tribes for the past 12 years. The ultimate goal of this annual event is to encourage regular physical activity in order to prevent Diabetes. There have been many benefits identified from the evaluations over time, including Tribal Pride, weight loss, increased stamina, time with family, feeling healthy and wonderful prizes. Below you see graphs of the number of participants per year; this year participation represented about 14% of our total combined population. It is our hope that we continue to see more people getting active which may result in less diabetes in Indian country.

Total Participants 1800

1535

1600 1400 1200 1000

400

935 806

703

800 600

1143

986

253

439

408

435

648

579

200 0 2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

Some of the participants said they look forward to the next challenge; that these challenges helped motivate them to exercise even when they did not feel like it. Most people increased exercised by both the number of days per week and the number of minutes per day.


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800 700 600 Lummi

500

Nooksack

400

Swinomish

300

Upper Skagit

200 100 0 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013

The winner of the Challenge was based upon the percent of participants points turned in by Tribe, 2002: Upper Skagit 2003: Upper Skagit

2004: Lummi

2005: Nooksack

2006: Nooksack

2007: No winner

2008: Lummi

2009: Upper Skagit

2010: Lummi

2011: Nooksack

2012: Nooksack

2013: Swinomish

Chairman Cladoosby indicated that Swinomish has earned bragging rights all year. Since we know physical activity is key in reducing risk of getting Diabetes, let’s aim high, be champions and encourage our relatives to increase their physical activity. If you have suggestions or ideas for increasing physical activity feel free to send us a note at admin@indianhealthboard.org Submitted by: Northwest Washington Indian Health Board.


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FREE Guided Tours on Kiket Island! M-F 10AM or 12PM for Swinomish tribal employees and community members & Saturdays 9AM or 11AM Call Tanisha Gobert to schedule a tour with free shuttle pickup @ 661-0682

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TIDE TABLE: Sept 2013 - Lone Tree, Snee-Oosh, N.Skagit Bay (ft MLLW) Day

High

Low

High

Low

Sun 01 Mon 02 Tue 03 Wed 04 Thu 05 Fri 06 Sat 07 Sun 08 Mon 09 Tue 10 Wed 11 Thu 12 Fri 13 Sat 14 Sun 15 Mon 16 Tue 17 Wed 18 Thu 19 Fri 20 Sat 21 Sun 22 Mon 23 Tue 24 Wed 25 Thu 26 Fri 27 Sat 28 Sun 29

02:44 8.70 ft 03:37 8.93 ft 04:23 9.21 ft 05:05 9.48 ft

09:35 0.85 ft 10:18 0.69 ft 10:57 0.64 ft 11:32 0.73 ft 00:13 3.28 ft 00:42 2.55 ft 01:16 1.79 ft 01:52 1.08 ft 02:34 0.49 ft 03:19 0.08 ft 04:09 −0.12 ft 05:06 −0.15 ft 06:10 −0.10 ft 07:19 −0.08 ft 08:26 −0.11 ft 09:27 −0.10 ft 10:21 0.06 ft 11:10 0.46 ft 11:56 1.08 ft 00:30 0.97 ft 01:08 0.39 ft 01:47 0.04 ft 02:27 −0.05 ft 03:09 0.09 ft 03:54 0.42 ft 04:44 0.86 ft 05:41 1.31 ft 06:45 1.66 ft 07:49 1.84 ft

17:02 9.95 ft 17:26 10.13 ft 17:46 10.30 ft 18:06 10.48 ft 05:46 9.71 ft 06:27 9.90 ft 07:11 10.02 ft 07:57 10.04 ft 08:48 9.96 ft 09:44 9.77 ft 10:49 9.53 ft 12:05 9.39 ft 13:30 9.50 ft 14:46 9.87 ft 15:42 10.33 ft 16:24 10.73 ft 17:00 11.04 ft 17:32 11.23 ft 18:03 11.30 ft 06:35 10.59 ft 07:25 10.58 ft 08:15 10.46 ft 09:06 10.25 ft 10:00 9.97 ft 11:00 9.67 ft 12:09 9.45 ft 13:26 9.40 ft 14:31 9.53 ft 15:18 9.72 ft

22:52 5.04 ft 23:20 4.53 ft 23:46 3.95 ft

00:08 9.36 ft 01:27 9.29 ft 02:42 9.50 ft 03:49 9.87 ft 04:49 10.22 ft 05:43 10.48 ft

01:15 7.80 ft

High

12:07 1.00 ft 12:43 1.44 ft 13:20 2.06 ft 13:59 2.82 ft 14:41 3.68 ft 15:27 4.56 ft 16:23 5.39 ft 17:33 5.99 ft 19:03 6.13 ft 20:30 5.68 ft 21:36 4.82 ft 22:27 3.79 ft 23:10 2.74 ft 23:51 1.78 ft

18:29 10.66 ft 18:55 10.81 ft 19:23 10.90 ft 19:54 10.88 ft 20:29 10.75 ft 21:08 10.49 ft 21:55 10.12 ft 22:54 9.69 ft

12:40 1.88 ft 13:24 2.76 ft 14:09 3.66 ft 14:56 4.51 ft 15:47 5.24 ft 16:49 5.78 ft 18:12 6.04 ft 19:50 5.87 ft 20:59 5.36 ft 21:43 4.74 ft

18:35 11.22 ft 19:09 10.99 ft 19:44 10.61 ft 20:21 10.11 ft 21:02 9.51 ft 21:50 8.87 ft 22:49 8.28 ft 23:59 7.88 ft

Sunrise Sunset Moonrise Moonset 6:28 6:29 6:30 6:32 6:33 6:35 6:36 6:37 6:39 6:40 6:41 6:43 6:44 6:46 6:47 6:48 6:50 6:51 6:53 6:54 6:55 6:57 6:58 7:00 7:01 7:03 7:04 7:05 7:07

19:51 19:49 19:46 19:44 19:42 19:40 19:38 19:36 19:34 19:32 19:30 19:28 19:26 19:24 19:21 19:19 19:17 19:15 19:13 19:11 19:09 19:07 19:05 19:03 19:01 18:58 18:56 18:54 18:52

2:44 3:44 4:46 5:51 6:56 8:03 9:12 10:21 11:31 12:40 13:46 14:47 15:41 16:27 17:06 17:40 18:11 18:40 19:08 19:36 20:07 20:40 21:18 21:59 22:46 23:38 0:33 1:32

17:41 18:11 18:38 19:04 19:29 19:55 20:22 20:53 21:28 22:10 22:59 23:57 1:03 2:15 3:30 4:45 6:00 7:14 8:26 9:36 10:42 11:46 12:44 13:36 14:23 15:03 15:39 16:10

CLAM PSP UPDATE Butter Clams sampled by Swinomish Water Resources Program and analyzed By WA Dept. of Health for Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP) on 7/31/2013 were found to be

SAFE TO EAT! Swinomish Tribal Members may conduct Subsistence Harvesting on the Reservation when the Swinomish Fisheries Dept indicates beaches are OPEN and the Dept has issued the digger a valid Ceremonial and Subsistence Shellfish Harvesting Permit.

Jason Thompson and Lexie Adams-Lett collect sediment samples by boat.


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MEET JASON QUIGLEY! My name is Jason Quigley, I’m the newest Intern working with Water Resources. I am a 39 year old proud father of 4 kids, Odanodan who is 5, Braedin who is 8, an 11 year old daughter named Sierra and Pedro who is 19. Our family relocated to Mount Vernon a little over two years ago from Oregon after visiting some family in the area and falling in love with the landscape of the region. It reminded my wife, Alana, of where she grew up on the Oregon coast. Alana and I are both full-time students at Skagit Valley College. She is working towards getting a Bachelor's degree in nursing with hopes of eventually being able to help provide quality health care to Native communities, respecting both Western medicine's approaches, as well as traditional ways. This comes from having a passion to help people and the traditions of her people, Lac Courte Oreilles and St. Croix Ojibwe. I am entering my second year in the Environmental Conservation program with an aquatic/terrestrial emphasis. I am working towards a Bachelor's degree in Environmental Science and seek work where I can contribute to restoring and preserving natural resources. My free time is spent mostly with my family, and we enjoy playing outdoors, road trips, traditional gatherings and spending time with extended family. I also enjoy music, good food, reading and writing.


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2013 SEPTEMBER  09—Swinomish Tribal Archive & Records Building Dedication & Blessing, 10:30am

 11-13—Our Food is Our Medicine Conference, Bastyr University, Seattle

OCTOBER NOVEMBER DECEMBER 2014 JANUARY

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FEBRUARY MARCH APRIL MAY JUNE JULY AUGUST *Please submit important dates to the qyuuqs (Kee Yoks)! *’CR’ denotes ‘canoe race’. *Bolded text denotes Swinomish Community event.

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NORTH INTERTRIBAL VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION PROGRAM (NIVRP) Helps people with Disabilities get or keep a job Mondays and Tuesdays 10-3:00 Swinomish: 360-466-1343 Bellingham NIVRP: 360-671-7626 ggahan@stillaguamish.com

Carvings and Prints for sale by Frank Campbell 360-333-2796 or 360-399-1043

NAMAPAHH First People's Radio is hosted and produced by Robin Carneen, an enrolled member of the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community, in LaConner, WA. Topics include-Native American news, views & music you can listen online at: www.blogtalkradio.com/ namapahh_radio

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