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July 2018 Vol.52 No. 6

Young Adult

Dano's Hunting Adventure | PG 20





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Dano's Hunting Adventure

Dano's Hunting Adventure Photo Credit: Sally Wilbur

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Editor's Note Chairman's Message Obituary: Julia Bill Meza + Notice of Back-to-School... Community Happenings Swinomish is in the Oyster Business (Again) From the Tribal Archive: Oyster Cultivation at Similk Bay Education Dinner Kukutali Day Use Area Blessing Tide Table Being Frank Dano's Hunting Adventure Swinomish Junior Police Camp Memorial Day Services La Conner High School Graduation Class of 2022 + Class of 2031 Northwest Indian College Swinomish Campus John K. Bob's Retired Flag Wellness Program Disposing of Syringes: Safety First Education + Plastic Bans Plastic Pollution: Impact of Plastic on Our Health and... Communications Gets Creative in New Orleans Youth Playday Mrs. V's 2 Cents Elders Menu July Birthday List and Announcements

editor’s NOTE Gen Z I was born a millennial and was raised by two downto-earth baby boomers. Generation Z is a demographic cohort that came after my generation. I have nieces, nephews, and other family members who are part of Generation Z. Most of them are young adults now! I am in my thirties while the Gen Z's are barely out of high school. I was their age about twelve years ago. In just that amount of time, a new generation was born; a group of people born into a technology-driven society. As I sit here and try to identify with Generation Z, I am left thinking about time. My parent’s always told me when I was a young adult that I was in my prime and I needed to live it up while I was young. Twelve years went by so fast! They were right!

I was reading about millennials recently and learned this generation suffers socially from "FOMO," which is an acronym for the " fear of missing out." I can certainly relate to this feeling. I was going to three to four concerts a year when I was in my twenties because I didn't want to regret missing out! I also read “Three out of four millennials would rather spend money on experiences, like concerts, festivals, sports or parties, instead of buying tangible products” ( My baby boomer parents influenced my love for music and live shows and I am certainly inclined to invest in these experiences, although I've been known to buy a tangible concert t-shirt or two in my time. Generation Z and Millennials have similarities and differences. Both appreciate experiences and do not want to miss out; but Millennials didn't have social media or the level of technology the Gen Zers of today were actually born with. If what the media states is true, Generation Z is made up of “millennials on steroids.” My advice for the young adults of today: do not let yourself down and do not let society bring you down. You are not wasting time or missing out by focusing on the experience of creating a better world for generations to come. Caroline Edwards, goliahlitza

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Moon of the Blackberry Much of July is "the moon of the blackberry." Many berries are now ripe, including blackberries. Berries are picked and eaten fresh or dried for winter use. Around this time and sometimes earlier, the sap in cedar trees stops running, signaling the time to harvest cedar bark. Cedar bark has many uses, providing materials for shelter, clothing, tools and transportation. Some examples of cedar items are bent-wood boxes, ropes, and hats. Sockeye salmon fishing is reaching its peak. Every second year during this moon, humpback salmon, also called humpies or pink salmon, start running at the end of this moon and into the next two moons. Humpies are captured in pounds, weirs, and with scoop nets. Humpies are then smoked hard. Shellfish harvest and curing continues. 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


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the chairman’s MESSAGE June was busy with high school graduations, middle school promotions, and preschool and toddler moving up ceremonies. Watching my grandson Nate at his kindergarten ceremony was priceless! What an honor it is that we are able to watch our youth grow and achieve their educational goals. We committed to providing the very best in early education for our youth many years ago. Our first step in honoring this commitment was building the Susan M. Wilbur lop-che-ahl Early Education Center. We continue to build on this commitment today as we develop and provide the best possible programs for our youth. We started one of the most successful early learning programs in Skagit Valley and pioneered programs that teach early learning fundamentals while incorporating our traditional teachings, language, and songs.

How many of you have been at the fitness center struggling to make it to the finish line just to have Swinomish Fitness Center Director Colleen Mavar come over to offer a smile and some words of encouragement? We are so thankful for our staff and their support for our community. Colleen has been with us for over 10 years and is dedicated to supporting us in our efforts to live healthier lives. The new Swinomish Fitness Center is underway and almost ready for action. The center is a state of the art facility and another tribal successful investment in the health and wellbeing of our members. Come work out with Nina and me! She plans to make sure I hit the gym daily (that is if I am not fishing or golfing, of course). Summer is a busy time for us all. Some of us are on the water fishing while others head to the forests to gather roots, bark, and berries. Please be careful and watchful of one another and don’t forget to share your bounty with an elder or fellow tribal member who may not be unable to get out to harvest and gather! Be it in the forests, on the water, along the shorelines, or out in our community, I will add that we love to see your Facebook posts documenting our way of life. We are truly blessed to be people of the salmon and shorelines. Another Canoe Journey is upon us and we’re gearing up for Paddle to Puyallup. I am excited to once again be on the Salish Sea with my crew paddling with over 100 Coast Salish tribal canoes from all around our waterways. We should be heading out in the next few weeks. It is always an honor to be with my Swinomish brothers and sisters on the Salish Sea. It is where the magic happens; we are one, we are united. I am not in a plane, train, or automobile! Nina and I are here at home with all of you! I am happiest when I am surrounded by my family and community. Please call or stop by for a visit. We pray that all of us have a safe summer and are proud of what we have and have accomplished as a community. We love you all very much. May the Creator bless you all. Brian Cladoosby spee pots sw d bš qyuuqs News e e

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"Julie" Julia Ann Bill Meza 1/1/1961-6/10/2018

Julia Ann Bill Meza passed away at home on Sunday June 10, 2018. Julia was a small lady but had a big personality. Julie was born on January 1, 1961 to Dennis and Mary Bill in Mount Vernon. She was an enrolled member of the Swinomish Tribal Community and is a tribal elder. She enjoyed spending time with her people. Julie attended all of the community dinners, funerals, and celebrations. She always showed her support to whatever was happening. She loved to walk around the rez and would make sure to stop and visit or just say hello to whomever she saw. Julie was always a kind and loving person. Julie joined the smokehouse in 1993, she was dedicated to her seyown life and she helped many people at the Westshore Smokehouse and the Tulalip Kenny Moses building. Julie traveled on Canoe Journey with the Westshore Canoe Family and most recently has been following the Swinomish Canoe Family. The song and dances were healing to her. Julie was a true believer of the Shaker faith and as a young child she was baptized Mormon. Julie loved to dance and pretty much every weekend you could see Julia and her friends have a good time on the Swinomish Casino dance floor. Julie was never shy, she could strike up a conversation with anyone she met. Her friends always became family to her. Julie’s life was always filled with laughter and happiness. Let us all learn from Julie “You never know when it will be the last time you are going to see someone. Live life to the fullest and be happy.” Julie is preceded in death by her parents Dennis and Mary Bill, brother Dennis “Danny” Bill Jr., sisters Pearl Rodriguez, Marilyn Sam, and Gloria and Mariam Bill. She is survived by her six sons Tobey Bill, Alvin and Perry Charles, Ronnie Moses and Joaquin Meza. Brothers Willard, John, Andrew and Warren; sister Janice Bill Enick; grandchildren Tianna, Joseph, Theodor, Josilyn, Kenneh, Tanisha, Mathias, Journey, Issac, Spee-cum, Lois, Perry Jr., George and Joaquin Jr; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. sw d bš qyuuqs News e e


NOTICE OF BACK-TO-SCHOOL GIFT CARD DAY CORRECTION DATE & PLACE AUGUST 8 | 10AM-6PM SOCIAL SERVICES BUILDING All Swinomish enrolled members in grades 6-12 who are not attending La Conner Schools are eligible to receive a Back-To-School Gift Card, so long as they have their final 2018 report card, grades, or other proof of academic enrollment. All Swinomish students in grades 6-12 who have earned less than a 1.00 GPA during the last semester will need to contact Michael Vendiola to find out their options for receiving their gift card on time in August. Evidence of enrollment can be submitted via fax, mail, or in person. FAX: (360) 466.1632 MAIL: Attention Michael Vendiola 17337 Reservation Road, La Conner, WA 98257 IN PERSON: Michael Vendiola, Education Department, 2nd floor of Social Services *Age-eligible preschool students (3 years old before August 31st through 5 years old) will need to be enrolled in school with paperwork completed for preschool before their gift cards can be picked up. The Preschool packets for enrollment can be picked up on top of Monica Chamnesses’ desk at Childcare at any time. Preschool does not start until late September and if this process is not completed before August 9th then the family can complete the enrollment process and pick up the card at a later date with Michael.


JULY 18 Youth Center closed at 5:30PM for Community Dinner SUMMER OUTINGS Summer outings are determined daily by Youth Center staff. It is recommended that youth come prepared with swim gear every day. All activities and outings are subject to change due to weather. CONTACT US Swinomish Youth Center (360) 466.7337

COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS JULY 18 Community Dinner* | 6PM | Youth Center JULY 23 Power Paddle To Puyallup Swinomish Landing Time TBD Map on PAGE 9 JULY 25 Wellness Family Education Night | 5:30-6:30PM Wellness Program Group Room JULY 28-AUGUST 4 Power Paddle to Puyallup For more information visit AUGUST 8 Back-To-School Gift Card Day 10AM-6PM | Social Services Bldg.

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AUGUST 10-12 Swinomish Days AUGUST 23 Clambake | 12pm | Lone Tree Swinomish Tribal Event See details on PAGE 12 *Community Dinners are subject to change


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Senators Leon John, Sophie Bailey, Brian Porter, Brian Cladoosby, Joseph Williams, Jeremy Wilbur, Eric Day (Canoe Family), Kevin Paul, Brian Wilbur, Lorraine Loomis (Fisheries Manger)


MAY 31, SIMILK BEACH — While historically this isn’t the first commercial endeavor of its kind for the Swinomish Tribal Community (see Part One: Oyster Cultivation at Similk Bay, pg. 10), new beginnings were celebrated at the blessing and groundbreaking ceremony held on the tidelands of Similk Bay in honor of the Tribe’s latest economic venture in oyster farming; the Swinomish Shellfish Company. Tribal leaders led traditional songs, shared shellfish stories from days that have long since passed, and introduced farm plans to event guests that included people from the tribal community and staff, Similk Bay area neighbors, and friends of the Swinomish Tribe. 8 sw d bš qyuuqs News

“It was a special opportunity to introduce ourselves and let everyone know exactly what will be happening here,” said recently hired Shellfish Farm Manager Stuart Thomas. “Between the blessing, good conversation, and the foods prepared by Cathi Bassford and Jamestown Seafood, everyone seemed to enjoy themselves a great deal. Over 800 Pacific oysters were consumed!” The tribe purchased the land between Similk Bay and Fidalgo Bay in 2013 from a family who owned the property since the early 20th century, the Morgan-Turner family. The purchase included the 218-acre golf course that is now Swinomish Golf Links as well as the tidal and beach area that will now, once again, be utilized for shellfish farming.

Chairman Cladoosby expressed his gratitude towards the family who sold the land to the Tribe and shared that the Tribe will never again sell now that the land is in the care of Swinomish ownership. Similk Bay and the surrounding waters have long been a source of harvestable shellfish, both traditionally by the Native peoples of the area and commercially in more recent times. The plan for the farm is to provide this traditional food to the tribal community and also sell commercially. “It is clear that the waters we are operating in are ideal for growing shellfish,” Stuart said. “And the word is that not only do they grow fast, they are delicious too.”

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The first run of Swinomish Shellfish Company Pacific oysters was planted at the beginning of May. Stuart said there is potential that the first harvest could happen as early as next winter. An eventual interest for the farm is to introduce Manila clams and the native Olympia oyster to its growing operation.


Originally from Oxford, England, Stuart moved to the United States in 2008 following the completion of his undergraduate degree in marine biology at the University of Liverpool. His first three years in the U.S. were spent in Kodiak, Alaska where he worked towards his master’s degree at the University of Alaska Fairbanks in fisheries science, specializing in aquaculture. Shellfish Farm Manger Stuart Thomas with Mike, Nina, and Chairman Brian Cladoosby

Stuart’s research centered around the growth and postharvest quality of Pacific oyster families produced from the Molluscan Broodstock Program (MBP), which is an organization that serves the West Coast shellfish industry and operates out of Oregon State University. He studied growout sites located in Kachemak Bay, Alaska and here in Washington at Hood Canal. Stuart’s work with the MBP opened the door for an internship at Taylor Shellfish Farms in Bow. He secured a position on the shellfish breeding side of the company soon after completing the internship program, eventually becoming broodstock manager, which included rearing and supplying oyster and clam broodstock to the company’s hatcheries, various breeding programs, and research institutions around the country.

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Over 800 Pacific oysters were consumed at the blessing

Stuart’s tenure at Taylor lasted eight years. He is certainly appreciative of this experience in shellfish farming and business and looks forward to applying his time-earned skills and knowledge at the Swinomish Shellfish Company.


Swinomish Shellfish Operations: A Look Back at one of the Tribe’s First Businesses


Swinomish recently held a blessing and dedication of their latest economic venture: the Swinomish Shellfish Farm on Similk Bay. Unbeknownst to many this isn’t the Tribe’s first commercial operation cultivating shellfish. Swinomish planted oysters in Padilla and Skagit bays in an effort to generate desperately needed income for the Tribe in 1935. Enterprising businessmen began oyster cultivation in Skagit County thirty years prior to this effort however. In 1901 the Bellingham Bay Oyster Company seeded a small plot of oysters in Samish Bay. Four years later the Anacortes American announced “New industry on Similk Bay: extensive oyster beds to be planted in new location.” This operation was the brainchild of Charles Keitzler who oversaw the earlier Samish Bay planting. Keitzler struck off on his own at Similk Bay, initially seeding 150 acres of tidelands with Japanese and “Eastern” oysters. He lost much of his crop due to a cold snap in May 1906 and eventually quit his business altogether after successive replantings. Fast forward to the late1920s when the “resort era” hit the western edge of Skagit County, made possible by an increase in auto ownership and improved county roads. During this time people ventured farther from home for recreation and those who could afford a second home built small summer cottages on available shoreline, particularly Puget Sound Mail on the west side of the March 15, 1928 Swinomish Reservation. In 1927, in the midst of this development, two resorts began to take shape on Similk Bay: “Recreation Beach” and R. D. Turner’s “Similk Bay Development Company.” By 1930 Turner’s company laid out a nine-hole golf course along with other “modern conveniences” to meet the “American standard of living demanded by beach 10 sw d bš qyuuqs News

R.D. Turner’s Big Ship Café Photo by Ferd Brady Anacortes Museum

dwellers.” These conveniences included a water system pier, cottages, and an old boat moved up onto the beach where it was known as the “Big Ship Café.” One of the specialties there? Oysters. In the late 1920s a resident of Similk Beach named John Wold purchased oyster spawn with the intent of growing them in the bay. A 1929 University of Washington report on oyster cultivation stated that while some areas of Puget Sound were suitable for oysters, Similk Bay was not one of them. Giving up on the idea Wold threw the spawn out into the bay; a few years later, R. D. “Rod Turner” of the Similk Bay Development Company discovered that Wold’s oysters had in fact taken hold there. Those oysters were a perfect fit for the Big Ship Café Turner installed on the Similk Bay shoreline. The gimmicky restaurant with big tourist appeal provided Turner an opportunity to link his golf course to the nearby oyster beds, advertising “Play golf at Similk Beach, 25 cents per round. Oyster dinners, Sundays, 25 cents a plate and up.” Eighty years later these two business ventures would become part of the Swinomish Tribe’s expanding economic enterprises. Read more about this in part two of this article series in next month’s qyuuqs News.

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Birch Bay

Power Paddle to Puyallup

Arrive 7/20


Waldron Island

Arrive 7/21

Arrive 7/19

English Camp Arrive 7/20

East Saanich Bay

Odlin Park Arrive 7/21

Samish RV Park

Arrive 7/18

Arrive 7/22

Swinomish Arrive 7/23

Camano State Park (lunch stop) Arrive 7/24


Arrive 7/24

Canoe Journey Stops

Journey Legs East Saanich to Waldron,7/19


Waldron to English Camp,7/20

Arrive 7/25

English Camp to Odlin Park,7/21 Odlin Park to Samish,7/22

Muckleshoot (Alki)

Birch Bay to Lummi,7/21

Arrive 7/26

Lummi to Samish,7/22 Samish to Swinomish ,7/23 Swinomish to Camano,7/24 Camano to Tulalip,7/24 Tulalip to Suquamish ,7/25

Dash Point

Suquamish to Muckleshoot,7/26

Arrive 7/27

Muckleshoot to Dash Point,7/27

Puyallup Arrive 7/28

The Swinomish Indian Tribal Community makes no claim as to the completeness, accuracy, or content of any data contained herein. This map is not intended to reect the exterior boundaries of the Swinomish Indian Reservation. No part of this document may be reproduced without prior permission of the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community. CanoeJourney0614.aprx. User Name: sspring, 6/14/2018.  Not for navigational purposes. Distances are approximate.






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Dash Point to Puyallup,7/28


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Education Dinner MAY 30 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Swinomish celebrated the end of the 2017-2018 school year with a heavily-attended Education Dinner. From preschool graduates to college graduates and all grades in between, the Education Dinner recognized Swinomish students for their noteworthy academic achievements. The end-of-year celebration is an opportunity for our students to shine, and check out all those awards!

Congratulations to the many students honored!

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Kukutali Day Use Area Blessing Lindsay Logan, Environmental Protection Photos by Theresa L. Trebon

Kukutali Preserve picnic shelter

June 8 — Despite blustery winds and the threat of rain, a decidedly cheerful atmosphere surrounded Kukutali Preserve during the dedication and blessing of the new picnic shelter, restrooms, and interpretive signs. The dedication included songs by the Swinomish Canoe Family, a Lushootseed prayer by Janie Beasley, and refreshments. Speakers included Washington State Parks Director Don Hoch, Northwest Parks Regional Manager and Kukutali board member Eric Watilo, and Swinomish Vice-Chairman and Kukutali board member Brian Porter. On May 17, 2010, the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community and the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission signed a historic comanagement agreement to jointly acquire Kiket Island, and work in partnership to develop, operate, and maintain the islands and associated tidelands as a 14 sw d bš qyuuqs News

unit of Deception Pass State Park. Kukutali Preserve is the first park in the history of the United States to be co-owned and jointly managed by a federally recognized Indian tribe and state government. On June 16, 2014, Kukutali Preserve officially opened to the public, marking the success of the first four years of a significant and mutually beneficial pact between the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community and the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission. Now the final amenities are in place, including the picnic shelter, interpretive signs, and restrooms, marking the end of years of development. More importantly, this marks a coming of full circle for the Swinomish people, who now have access to traditional lands and tidelands and can, once again, guide the stewardship and protection of Kukutali for future generations.

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As Washington State Parks Director Don Hoch said, “Parking, restrooms, and benches are important in a place open to the public, but what has been missing out here for new visitors was knowing the story of this special place.” Interpretive signs include artwork by Cecilia La Pointe-Gorman, as well as text by Tribal Archivist Theresa Trebon and State Parks Interpretive Services Specialist Sam Wotipka. As Theresa pointed out during the dedication, an important and special feature of the interpretive displays is that it gives equal voices to Washington State Parks and Swinomish.

Sam Wotipka, Cecilia La Pointe-Gorman, Theresa Trebon

Maintenance of the day use area as well as the rest of the park is in the hands of Kukutali Caretaker Matt Martin. Please come and enjoy this beautiful resource hidden away in our own backyard! Do you have questions about Kukutali Preserve? Contact the Swinomish Department of Environmental Protection at (360) 466.7280.

Kukutali Interpretive panels

The park is open during visiting hours from 6:30 a.m. until dusk. The park is open to human foot traffic only, no pets are allowed. Please note, a Discover Pass is required to park in the designated parking area. In case of emergency, call 911. A park ranger or tribal police officer will respond.

Kukutali Interpretive Lagoons panel

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Kukutali historical information display


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Around the world, young adults become adults through "coming of age" ceremonies as recognized by their communities or culture. In Vanuatu, a small island nation in the middle of the South Pacific, young boys come of age by jumping off of a 98-foot-tall tower with bungee-like vines tied to their ankles. In Malaysia, 11-year-old girls come of age by celebrating Khatam Al Koran, a prestigious ritual at their local mosque to demonstrate their growing maturity. In the Brazilian Amazon, 13 year old boys from the Sateré-Mawé tribe come of age by demonstrating their "bravery." Bullet ants are sedated and woven into gloves with stingers facing inward. Once the ants wake, each boy must wear the gloves for ten minutes. Source: sw d bš qyuuqs News e e



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Dental Health Aide Therapists 2018 Transition Ceremony

Sarah Chagnon and Asiah Gonzalez both completed their first year in the DHAT program and received their white coats at the 2018 transition ceremony. Congratulations! Photo Credit: Cassandra Gonzalez

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Every spring and summer, many tribes throughout the region celebrate the return of the salmon and the beginning of salmon fishing season. My tribe, the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community, holds the First Salmon Ceremony and Blessing of the Fleet in May each year. We welcome the salmon home with drums, songs, and prayers. As salmon binds us all together as communities, we invite our neighbors to share this food that has sustained us for so many years. We honor the first salmon by returning its remains to the water and we pray for the protection of our fishermen and their boats. Salmon is food for our bodies and our spirits. For us, salmon is not optional. It is essential. Salmon remind us that we are all part of nature and share the responsibility to ensure there will be salmon for future generations. That is why cooperative efforts such as Puget Sound Day on Capitol Hill are so important. The two-day event is held each spring in Washington D.C. It brings together tribal, federal, state, and local governments, NGO’s, businesses, conservation groups, and others to educate key decision makers about the importance of a sw d bš qyuuqs News e e


healthy Puget Sound to the salmon, the Southern Resident killer whale, the Pacific Northwest, and the entire nation. We are fortunate that this year’s salmon returns are starting to rebound in a number of watersheds after several years of extremely low runs caused by drought, warm ocean temperatures, and poor food supplies.

that is what we have had to do because of steadily decreasing returns. Instead we need to do the hard work of protecting and restoring salmon habitat if we want salmon in our future. Harvest reductions are only effective if there are equally strong efforts to protect and restore salmon habitat.

At the same time we are seeing a sharp increase in pressure on the salmon resource from out-of-control seal and sea lion populations, and the food needs of Southern Resident killer whales. The days are over when we could make up for declining salmon runs by reducing or eliminating harvest. Even if we stopped all salmon fishing everywhere in western Washington, most stocks would never recover. There just isn’t enough good quality habitat to support them.  Salmon are tough. Despite dams, pollution, predators, climate change, and many more challenges, they never stop trying to return home. We have to be just as tough when it comes to their recovery. Reducing salmon harvest has never been the key to their recovery, yet

Being Frank is a monthly column written by the chair of the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission. As a statement from the NWIFC chair, the column represents the interests and concerns of treaty Indian tribes throughout western Washington.

Keep calm and retire on! JUNE 12 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The Medical Clinic hosted a delightful celebration for Shirley Swanson, Connie BonnerBritt, and Susan Sundin, honoring their years of service to the Tribe. All three are retiring this summer! As Janie Beasley shared when singing a Lushootseed goodbye song, "Goodbye friend, take care of yourself and we will see you later on."

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Shirley Swanson, Connie Bonner-Britt, Susan Sundin

Congratulations on your retirement Shirley, Connie, and Susan. Best wishes!



The thought of this hunting adventure with Daniel (Dano) started on a rainy day in April. I had gone to visit Dano in ICU and he asked if there were any hunts that he could do this time of year; there were none to my knowledge that would fit the bill.

One of the team members was the owner of the company TJ Buck. TJ presented Dano with a personalized Buck knife that was hand sharpened to a razor finish. After a failed negotiation between Danny and Dano for Danny to purchase Dano’s new knife from him, our day at Cabela’s began.

I did however have a meeting set with Cindy from a nonprofit organization named Youth Outdoors Unlimited (YOU) on a separate topic. I mentioned Dano’s desire to hunt and she lit up and said, “Let’s meet him!”

The Cabela’s staff was nothing short of amazing! We transitioned back and forth between shopping and activities at the store. We began with a personal outfitter that set Dano up with camouflage for the hunt.

We met with Sally and Dano at the Swinomish Casino and made a plan to go to Idaho on an adventure that included far more than just the hunt. One of the true highlights of the trip was a day at Cabela’s. The day started out with an entire staff welcoming Dano as one of their own, a team member. Soon after the very warm welcome, we were met at the door by two team members from Buck Knives.

We went from there to a place called the shooting gallery, an interactive Saloon Style Shooting Gallery with multiple targets ranging from cans and lanterns to bear and deer. Dano’s dad shot a perfect score of 20-20 at the gallery, even though he may have been shooting all the closest targets. Danny, Dano, JJ (Jeremy Wilbur), and I all shared laughs as we took turns shooting different targets.

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We then went to the boot section where Dano got a new pair of boots that were both warm and waterproof. The next activity was one of the true highlights of the trip. We went to the archery range in the store where they had a target set up, as well as a tripod, and one of the fastest crossbows made. At the range Dano repeatedly shot bullseye after bullseye with a crossbow that shot an arrow at over 400 feet per second. The Outfitter would re-cock the crossbow, and Dano would drill another bullseye. Before, during, and after each shot Danoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s smile was ear to ear. From here we headed to the camping section where Danny and JJ decided it was a great time to test out the cots! We then headed to the large aquarium, in the back of the store, where there was a diver feeding fish. The diver was feeding the sturgeon baby bluegills, and just prior to finishing the feeding session the diver delivered Dano a good luck message. After about four hours in the store we finished up with lunch and headed to our hotel to spend the evening. Upon reaching the hotel there was a large sign reading "Welcome Dano and family". Next was the hunt! Our day began with breakfast where Dano and I had a fruit and yogurt parfait that was fit for a king! We then traveled an hour to the ranch in Blanchard Idaho. Dano and family took a tour of the ranch while JJ and I went to help set up the blind. Dano and his family then arrived at the blind where we waited until an elk presented a shot. When instructed by the ranch manager to take the shot, Dano executed the shot with expert precision and marksmanship. We went to the top of the hill where the elk expired overlooking a beautiful valley.

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This concluded a successful adventure honoring Dano and his family at every turn.



JUNE 25-28 –– The Swinomish Police Department hosted its fifth annual Junior Police Camp. The 25 youth in attendance participated in activities from Monday through Thursday, which included a graduation BBQ and award ceremony at the end of the week.


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Most day shift officers participated in the camp, as well as departmental staff. Junior cadets learned about bullying, gangs, street drugs, internet safety, and survival skills. Activities included an obstacle course, swimming, decorating their own life jackets for a trip to Hope Island on the patrol boat, visiting Fire Station 13, visiting the 911 center, and drill marching. An impressive display of their marching skills during graduation showed just how much they had learned in the four short days. The graduation ceremony included a visit from an Airlift NW medical evacuation helicopter and a King County Sheriff’s Department helicopter. Both landed in the John K. Bob ball field, and their crews explained their equipment and what they do. Junior cadet campers sat in the helicopters for a close-up view. Camp evaluations from the cadets indicated no complaints and hopes for a visit from a police K-9 and more ice cream next year. 22 sw d bš qyuuqs News

JUNE 21 — The Swinomish Police Department hosted a farewell luncheon for Community Service Officer, Michael Willup. Michael is leaving the department to start a new journey in South Carolina. Thank you for your service Michael, you will be missed!

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Memorial Day Services

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LA CONNER HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION JUNE 7 — These students will never forget the night that they graduated from La Conner high school with the class of 2018! For their parents the evening marked 18 years of mentoring, encouraging, being a role model, and being patient, understanding, disciplinary, strong mothers, fathers, and guardians. You could see the "I'm ready-for-the-world" look on all of the student's faces, and the tears of joy from their parents. This is a year to remember — 17 Swinomish students graduated from high school. Caps off to you, Graduates!

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La Conner 8th grade promotion


Susan M. Wilbur Early Education Center preschool moving up ceremony

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Northwest Indian College

Swinomish Campus

Shelly Vendiola, Native Studies Leadership Program Staff

The Native Studies Leadership (NSL) Program is proud to recognize the program's first two graduates from the Northwest Indian College Swinomish Site — Phillip Morris and Krista Hamburg.

Swinomish Canoe Club Brings Home Trophies The Swinomish Canoe Club holding their trophies from Sasquatch Days held in Canada.

Photo by Amber Cayou

Both graduates plan to continue their service to the Swinomish Community through ongoing efforts in education and cultural sovereignty. Currently Phillip is a manager at the Swinomish Casino and Krista works as the archival aide in the Swinomish Tribal Archive and Records Department. Congratulations Phillip and Krista with regard to earning your Bachelor of Arts degree in Native Studies Leadership! For questions regarding this program, contact NSL Faculty Member Shelly Vendiola at (360) 255.4438 or via email at Good news! NWIC implemented the “Accounts Receivable Hold Waiver Plan” policy. What this means is that any former NWIC student who is eligible can apply to waive their outstanding balance of their past debt (or AR hold) of over $500. Please see the site manager or contact a Financial Aide Advocate directly at for more information. Summer classes started June 25 and the college is now enrolling students interested in attending fall quarter. Stop by the Swinomish site between 9-5 p.m. Monday through Thursday to enroll or if you have questions regarding registration. Please also visit our website and click on ‘Student Life” for more information: 26 sw d bš qyuuqs News

2018 Sasquatch Days 11 Paddle Champions

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John K. Bob's Retired Flag MAY 24 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The 48-star flag that once covered John K. Bob's coffin now hangs in the Social Services Building along with the original John K. Bob arch and the following history for the community to appreaciate. John K. Bob (1923-1944) was the son of Tommy and Angeline (Scott) Bob. During WWII, John enlisted in his senior year of high school to train as a medic in the U.S. Army. On November 18, 1944, as the allies advanced into western Germany, John gave his life trying to save two wounded soldiers on the field of battle. He was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart and Silver Star. In 1946, the Swinomish Tribe formally renamed its ball park in John's memory. John's remains were returned to his family at Swinomish in December 1947. Seventy years later, in December 2017, John's flag was officially retired and donated to the Swinomish Tribe by his sister Helen Bob Lewis.

The flag hanging under the original John K. Bob Ball Park arch is slightly folded to enable framing.

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Wellness Program

Disposing of Syringes: Safety First Rose Ness, Clinical Supervisor

Improperly disposed syringes are a safety risk to everyone! From the sanitation worker who can get poked when disposing of garbage, to the curious child or pet who may come across them on a playground. Not only can an unexpected jab from a needle be painful, it can also necessitate expensive testing to determine health risks regarding potential exposure to Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, and HIV. The Swinomish Wellness Program wants to ensure everyone knows how and where to dispose of syringes so we can work together to keep our community safe. Secure syringe disposal boxes Syringes can be disposed of anytime at either of the two new secure disposal boxes located on the Reservation. One is located directly behind the Medical Clinic and the other is on Solahdwh Lane. Both are easy to identify as they are large and green and look similar to a postal mailbox. These boxes are for syringes only; medications and old or unused prescriptions can be dropped in the secure disposal box located at the Swinomish Police Department. Sharps containers Swinomish Housing Authority offers sharps containers to SHA tenants. According to Robin Carneen, life skills counselor for the Housing Authority, making sharps containers available is an answer to a significant problem identified by workers. “Before we used sharps containers, we were receiving reports of needles being found in the garbage from the waste management vendor that Swinomish Utilities contracts with,” she explained. “This is a dangerous and real health risk for the waste management employees.” Other disposal options A loose syringe should never be thrown in the trash or recycle bins and should never be flushed down the toilet. The U.S. Federal Drug Administration advises that if a proper disposal box isn’t available, syringes can be placed in a heavy-duty plastic household container and sealed with duct tape, such as an empty laundry detergent container. It is important to use containers made with puncture-proof plastics as a syringe can poke 28 sw d bš qyuuqs News

through thinner varieties, such as those used for soda bottles. After sealing the puncture-proof container or bottle, It is recommended that the container be labeled as containing syringes before disposing in the trash (never place these items in recycling). Syringe exchange Use one, only one time. Never use a syringe more than once and never share them. New syringes are available at the Medical Clinic; simply knock on the back door where a staff member will answer and provide quick, confidential, and clean supply. No questions asked. If you find a syringe If you come across a used syringe, protect yourself by not touching it. Call Swinomish Police at (360) 428.3211 and an officer will come to collect and dispose of it. Protecting yourself The FDA instructs that anyone who is stuck by a used syringe immediately washes the exposed area with soap and water, or use a skin disinfectant such as rubbing alcohol or hand sanitizer. Seek immediate medical attention by calling your physician or area hospital.

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Community Environmental Health Program

Snack Baskets

You will be missed, Dennis!

Kyra Herzberger, VISTA Intern

The first round of “snack baskets” will be delivered to tribal office breakrooms and kitchens near you soon! This offering is the Community Environmental Health Program’s latest project to promote healthy, traditional, and seasonal foods. Baskets will be provided once per month at various locations. The best part is the snacks are completely free – all we ask is that you share your honest feedback about what you are eating. Your input will help guide what snacks are offered in the future. We hope you are as excited as we are about this fun and delicious project. Happy snacking! - Human Resources - Social Services Building - Youth Center - Medical Clinic - Dental Clinic

May 31 — The Senior Center held a farewell gathering to wish Dennis Scott congratulations on retiring. Left to right: Prosecutor, Melissa Simonsen, Tribal Advocate, Dennis Scott, Prosecutor Pro-Tem, Melanie Stum. Thank you for your work and dedication to the Tribe Dennis!

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Snack Basket Locations - Fisheries - Planning - Accounting - Administration Building


Native American Student Day at the UW Intellectual House


MARCH 29 — The Education Department would like to recognize Alicia Guerrero-Gobert, Kaylanna GuerreroGobert, and Jasmine Cayou for attending this year’s Native American Student Day held at the Intellectual House on the University of Washington campus.


Seattle is banning plastic straws and utensils. The city will enact the ban this year for all businesses selling food or drinks. The plastic straw and utensils ban will go into effect on July 1. PORT ANGELES BANS SINGLE-USE PLASTIC BAGS

College Awareness Day at UW Bothell MAY 12 — The Education department would like to recognize Arjuna Adams, Isaiah Adams, Shalaya Solomon, and Victor Bailey who attended College Awareness Day at University of Washington's Bothell campus.

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The Port Angeles City Council approved a measure to ban plastic bags commonly used for carryout at stores within the city. The plastic bag ban will go into effect on July 2. LA CONNER PLASTIC BAG BAN

La Conner is the first city in Skagit County to ban plastic bags. The La Conner Town Council voted unanimously to ban plastic bags at retail stores. The plastic bag ban will go into effect on August 1.

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Plastic Pollution: Impact of Plastic on Our Health and Food Supply PART 3 OF 12

Kyra Herzberger, Vista Intern, Community Environmental Health Program

A few well-known ingredients in plastics, including phthalates, BPA, and PBDE, have been found in humans and are known to disrupt the endocrine system. This system produces the hormones that control many bodily functions, including breathing, growth, and movement. Even more worrisome is that children and women of childbearing age are most at risk. Danger may even be lurking in your morning cup of coffee as plastic coffee lids are made from polystyrene, a chemical that is thought to be cancer-causing and can leach into your drinks. Other types of plastic to look out for include: • #3 PVC is found in plastic wrap and is known to cause cancer and birth defects • #7 plastic, which is commonly found in water bottles, can lead to cancer, diabetes, and obesity • #1 PET, which is found in soda bottles, plastic bags, and chewing gum causes cancer Regrettably we are not the only ones consuming plastic. Plastic is finding its way into our oceans at an alarming rate. Saltwater and UV light break plastic down into microplastics that act as sponges, soaking up pollutants from the water. Fish and other animals mistake these plastics for food and the chemicals pass into their bodies when they eat them. These chemicals become stronger as they move up the food chain — meaning larger, fattier fish such as swordfish and tuna will have higher levels of these chemicals in their bodies than smaller fish.

More research needs to be done in terms of how much plastic we are actually ingesting and the impact polluted seafood has on our health. You can reduce your risk with some of the following tips: Avoid beverages bottled in plastic; buy glass or cans Save glass jars and other reusable containers for storing leftovers instead of using plastic wrap and bags Do not cook with non-stick pans containing Teflon; use stainless steel or cast iron. If you’re enjoying a day at the beach and see a piece of garbage, pick it up! You just might be saving a sea creature in the process. We encourage you to implement at least one of these easy tips in your daily life. Our health is based on the health of our environment.

Consider the words of Chairman Cladoosby, “Our culture depends on the existence of a healthy environment to sustain the habitat for our fish, birds, deer and other traditional animals.” Curious to learn more? Check out the following resources, and make sure to pick up the August issue of qyuuqs News for part four of this series! Adverse health effects of plastics: 100 steps to a Plastic-free life:

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Plastic is so common in our lives that we rarely stop to think about its impact on our health. Plastic is used to bottle our drinks and sauces; it wraps our candy bars and fruit snacks; it is even found in our clothing and beauty products. Unfortunately, evidence shows it may be making its way into our food too, which means it’s time to give its relationship to our health more thought.



The “HOW-TO” Conferences for CreativePros Emma Fox, Heather Mills, and Caroline Edwards visit Canal Street, a trademark hub of New Orleans.

JUNE 4-8, NEW ORLEANS –– The Swinomish Communications team attended the acclaimed howto conference for creative professionals, Creative Pro Week. The conference featured top experts and trainers in the areas of layout, image editing, illustration, retouching, design, print and electronic publishing, and production. It is essential that the department stay current with best practices and new innovations in publishing and creative workflows as well as keep skills sharp. Attendees of this conference included print and website designers, illustrators, production artists, photographers, artists, and publishers. With Swinomish Communications being such a small department, staff must be well acquainted with all of these areas. Attending the conference was certainly a successful step in staying ahead of the curve in a constantly changing industry. Conference presenters demonstrated their tips and tricks and worked their magic in front of everyone’s eyes. There were so many sessions to choose from that staff rarely attended the same one together. However, the team was excited to share their newfound knowledge with each other and talk about the ways it pertains to the work that awaits at Swinomish at different breaks in the day–and there is much work to be done at Swinomish! The conference itself was an experience all its own, but the culture of New Orleans was one for the books. The city has so much history, and the people were all so kind. Staff made sure to try the local cuisine (more than once), admired the beautiful architecture, and even witnessed an amazing thunderstorm that included a public flash flood warning alert. 32 sw d bš qyuuqs News

The French Quarter

STAFF COMMENTS “I feel like I’ve become an InDesign qyuuqs News superhero!” -Caroline Edwards “I am blown away by how much I learned at Creative Pro Week! It reminds me of how rewarding it is to be a lifelong learner, and I look forward to putting my new Adobe (software) skills into action.” -Emma Fox “Our department is wholeheartedly thankful that Swinomish is such a proponent of learning. This conference offers advanced and detailed deep dives into the software tools we use every day. The result of our attendance is already proving itself in better creative and publishing methods as well as time savings.” -Heather Mills

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Youth Playday JUNE 27 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The youth playday was rescheduled due to unforeseen circumstances, but that didn't stop the kids from having an awesome time at this year's event. From bouncy houses to hamster balls, and even a rock climbing wall, these kids had it all! Energetic music could be heard throughout the ball field. The youth enjoyed a barbecue lunch, and the snow cones were a big hit!

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Mrs. V’s 2 Cents Diane Vendiola

It says in the Bible, 1 Corinthians 13:11, “When I was a child, I spoke and thought and reasoned as a child. But when I grew up, I put away childish things.” My grandchildren, except one who is 13, range in age from 20 to 23 years old. I speak to the older ones about transforming from children into young adults. Children act like children, but adults are not supposed to do so. In my day, adults had to accept responsibility for themselves, make their own decisions, and get jobs or go to school in order to become financially independent. Becoming an adult takes bravery and a willingness to face discouragement, mistakes, and, yes, even a little pain, disappointment, and hurt. But when you are an adult you must be ready to face risk and maybe a little pain, discomfort, and inconvenience. But nobody said that life was a bed of roses. By the time you are in your twenties you can look at your biggest fears and face them. Like Michael Jackson said, “If you want to make the world a better place, take a look at yourself and make a change.” Fear and self-doubt trouble us all. As you work to overcome your insecurities, you will experience the freedom to be yourself and you will move forward in reaching your full potential, and every single one of us has potential. If we are fortunate, we have elders in our life who will point us in the right direction. The most important thing to understand is that everyone experiences scary emotions to some degree, regardless of how confident and self-assured they may appear. When you are in your twenties you can feel free of both responsibility and consequences, but know the choices you make in the decade before you turn 30 have major impacts on how your life progresses down the road. Spend your time traveling now, both near and far. You are mature enough to go on your own and immature 34 sw d bš qyuuqs News

enough to learn from others. You are not yet wed and are not yet a parent; you are carefree. Use this time to meet different people, live with them, and understand their thoughts and culture. Go backpacking and learn how to survive. Do not focus on money for its own sake. Money will come. Find what you like to do and get good at it. You do not have many responsibilities during your twenties. Follow what you feel passionate about and do not get tempted by shortterm gains. Money should not be your main focus, but nearly everybody I know agrees we need to spend our money sensibly and have enough put away for a rainy day and to fall back on when we hit those inevitable bumps in the road. Start saving now. When you are in your twenties, it is the best time to get to know yourself. By now you know what upsets you and what makes you happy. This is the time to look for and find the answers to questions like these: • What is your fear? • Who loves you? • What do you want out of life? • Who do you want to be? Get in the habit of taking care of your body before you do any damage to yourself physically or develop longstanding bad habits. Do not jeopardize your health by imagining you are going to remain young forever. Partying and burying your head in the sand have consequences you will not like. Keep your distance from drama and people who always overreact or exaggerate. You know what I’m talking about, the people who make big deals out of small deal things. Avoid those who waste time and only have time for you when they need you. Ease up on the time you spend with digital technology. Learn a language, play piano, cook, or something else that you enjoy and that is also useful instead of watching television or surfing the internet. Talk to people instead of texting them! I’m lucky to have grandchildren who are willing to hear me out. They keep me on my toes. They are cool. Life really is short, and nobody gets younger. Just saying.

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JULY 2018





Tuna sandwich Tomato soup Green salad Strawberries

Shake-n-bake chicken Macaroni and cheese Green beans Fruit cocktail





11 WED


Clam chowder BLT sandwich Raspberries

Pork stir fry, rice Broccoli, cauliflower Carrots Grapes

Fish Fry bread Coleslaw Cherries

Cheese quiche French bread Cantaloupe Vegetable juice

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Submarine sandwich Cucumbers, tomatoes Chips Raspberries

Meat chili Corn bread, crackers Celery, radishes Watermelon

Fish Potato salad, roll Green salad Cherries

Ham and eggs Hashbrowns Pineapple Vegetable juice

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Lasagna Zucchini Garlic bread Raspberries

Roasted drumsticks, gravy Parsley potato, carrots, roll Broccoli, cauliflower Cantaloupe

Fish Rice Baked beans, carrots Plums

Eggs, bacon Pancakes Peaches Vegetable juice

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Cheese sandwich Vegetable soup Crackers Grapes

Roasted pork, gravy Potatoes au gratin, roll Cabbage Applesauce

*Lunch served Mon-Thurs. No take away meals until 11AM. Call (360) 466.3980 to cancel home delivery. Milk served with all meals.

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CURRENT OPEN POSITIONS - As of June 20, 2018 As a full-time employee, you will be eligible for a comprehensive benefit package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, retirement planning, and more. Other perks include generous paid time off and discounted meals. To view details about open positions and download our General Employment Application, visit All positions are “Open until filled” unless specified. Email applications to: Fax applications to: (360) 299.1677 Mail or hand deliver to: Swinomish Casino & Lodge 12885 Casino Drive, Anacortes, WA 98221 Questions? Call Human Resources at (360) 299.1642




Tribal Advocate Staff Attorney Forester Chief Financial Officer Graphic Designer Air Quality Specialist Police Officer - Entry Level or Lateral

Full descriptions of the job announcements listed above are available on the Swinomish website:

HOW TO APPLY: Return completed application, cover letter, and resume to: Personnel Office Swinomish Indian Tribal Community 11404 Moorage Way La Conner, WA 98257 Fax applications to: (360) 466.1348 Or email to: Applications must be received in the Personnel Office by 5PM on or before the job closing date. Questions? Call the Personnel Office at (360) 466.1216 or (360) 466.7353


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Jean Jimmy-Jack, Brooklyn Bailey, Alexi Perry at the Education Dinner.

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qyuuqs News is a publication of the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community

qyuuqs News July 2018  

qyuuqs News is a publication of the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community