qyuuqs News November 2021

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NOV/2021 VOL. 55 No. 6

Clam Garden Ground Breaking

A Journey to Remember: 10 Year Anniversary For Paddle To Swinomish July 25-31, 2011 | PG 20

CONTENTS Editor's Note ...................................................................................................................................................... 3 Swinomish COVID-19 Vaccination Incentive .................................................................................................. 5 Vaccine Boosters Available & COVID-19 Cases On the Rise at Swinomish ................................................. 6 Swinomish Election Board: Notice of Availability of Petitions for Nomination .......................................... 7 Attention Swinomish Members: Christmas Distribution .............................................................................. 8 Obituary: Calvin R. Edwards Sr. ....................................................................................................................... 9 Facing Financial Hardship? Programs Available Through SHA .................................................................. 10 Dental Clinic: 6 Ways To A Healthy Smile ................................................................................................... 11 Between Two Worlds ..................................................................................................................................... 12 Congratulations Graduates ........................................................................................................................... 15 Tide Table: November ................................................................................................................................... 16 Changes to the Pet Program Offered Through NOAH and Swinomish Housing Authority ..................... 17 Clam Garden Ground Breaking Ceremony ................................................................................................... 18 A Journey to Remember: 10 Year Anniversary For Paddle to Swinomish, July 25-31, 2011 ...................... 20 Domestic Violence Building Opening and Blessing .................................................................................... 24 Swinomish Protect Mother Earth Subcommittee Update .......................................................................... 26 Fatal Disease Found in Nearby Deer Population ........................................................................................ 28 La Conner-Swinomish Library Ground Breaking Ceremony ....................................................................... 29 5 Surprising Facts About High Blood Pressure ............................................................................................ 30 Escaping A Life of Violence: Creating A Separation Plan and Preparedness Kit ...................................... 32 Mindful Money Matters: Baby Budgets ....................................................................................................... 34


editor’s NOTE Let’s pull together! Each and every one of us has an

during these uncertain pandemic times. After all, it’s been

important role to play in our tribal community. We need

a long road and we are not there yet. We are all coping

happy, healthy people working together to protect one

with a level of anxiety and loneliness, and we all cope


differently. Kindness is the greatest gift a person can

The news continues that the COVID-19 Delta variant is spreading rapidly – and cases here at Swinomish and all of Skagit County are on the rise. We all need to

give and receive. Try giving yourself the same kindness you would give to others and don’t forget to give yourself permission to receive it fully!

remain cautious and stay diligent with COVID-19 safety.

The great thing about being Swinomish is we do not

Swinomish Public Health offers bi-weekly updates with

have to navigate life on our own. We are Swinomish – we

case statistics and health guidance. You can find this

survive by pulling together!

information on the Swinomish website at: swinomishnsn.gov/community/coronavirus-information-updates OR you can receive these updates and other important tribal news and notifications on your smartphone. Simply text Swinomish1 to 91896.

Stay safe and warm. goliahlitza Caroline Edwards

I hope the shift in seasons was gentle on your mind, spirit, and body. We’ve entered a captivating time of year, a time for both reflection and rejuvenation! As for reflecting, when you sit alone with your thoughts, who or what comes to mind first? Others? Your family? Your work? The big “to do” list? Yourself? While many times a variety of “others” and “to do’s” come first, it is more than acceptable and important to care for yourself 3


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Steve Edwards, Chairman (360) 840.5768 | sedwards@swinomish.nsn.us


Jeremy Wilbur, Vice Chairman (360) 770.7447 | jjwilbur@swinomish.nsn.us


Brian Wilbur, Treasurer (360) 588.2812 | bwilbur@swinomish.nsn.us


Sophie Bailey, Secretary (360) 853.6458 | sbailey@swinomish.nsn.us

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Website: swinomish-nsn.gov @SwinomishSenate 4

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SWINOMISH COVID-19 VACCINATION INCENTIVE Many of you have taken advantage of the Senate-

IMPORTANT: The vaccination card you may have received

approved, one-time Swinomish Vaccination Incentive

at the time you were vaccinated will not be accepted for

program. This program grants Swinomish members age

the purpose of this incentive. The application requires

12+ years and any employee of the Tribe or its entities

that you either authorize Swinomish Public Health to

who are fully vaccinated by October 31, 2021 with a

access your COVID-19 vaccination record for verification

$400 benefit. If you qualify and still haven’t applied,

–OR– you upload an official record that you obtain from

there is still time! You have until November 15 to apply

your State Department of Health.

and provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination.

You can get your official State Department of Health

An additional $100 will be paid to eligible individuals who

record by registering at myirmobile.com. Please be

receive a vaccine booster shot. Please see VACCINE

prepared to choose one of the two methods stated above

BOOSTERS AVAILABLE on the next page to see if you

before applying.

qualify to receive one. If you have already filled out the form for the initial payment, you will need to fill it out again in order to receive the booster incentive payment. If you are a Swinomish member, please fill out the online application: swincommunications.typeform.com/

Walk-in or make an appointment Mon-Thurs Swinomish Medical Clinic (360) 466-3167

Covid-Vaccine . If this is not possible, you can visit the Swinomish Accounting Department to pick up a form. If you are a tribal employee, applications are available at your HR department. Tribal members who are employed by the Tribe or its entities are eligible for one payment only; they will not receive the incentive as both a member and an employee. Checks are mailed or distributed on a weekly basis for members and the payday following application for employees. 5

Vaccine Boosters Available



Though COVID-19 case rates may be on a decline in other parts

Vaccine boosters are available for the

of the state, they are increasing here at Swinomish and in

following groups as of November 4, 2021:

Skagit County.

» Tribal members » Tribal member households » Health and safety program staff (health, dental, police, firefighters) » Education staff (support staff, preschool, daycare) » Must be age 18+ and at least 6 months since last COVID-19 vaccine Moderna boosters and the initial two dose vaccine series will continue to be available on Thursdays from 1:30-2 p.m. Please call to make an appointment. Flu vaccines are available by appointment or walk-in Monday-Thursday.

In order to turn this trend around, people need to get vaccinated as soon as possible. And as boosters become available, we encourage everyone to get one as soon as they are eligible to do so. Unfortunately, we know there are people in the community who are still hesitant about getting the vaccine. Getting vaccinated protects you, it protects those who are vulnerable, and it slows spread. If you are still unvaccinated, please reconsider as you are putting yourself and your loved ones at extreme risk. Vaccinated or not, it is critical you mask up, keep your physical distance from others, and avoid gathering indoors and in poorly ventilated areas, especially as we enter the holiday season. Clear spikes in infection rates can be seen after holidays since the beginning of the pandemic. We cannot afford to see continued increases in cases and hospitalization rates. No one experiencing possible COVID-19 symptoms should

Drive-thru COVID-19 testing is available every

attend in-person events and settings, including work and school.

Tuesday from 2-4 p.m., or by appointment.

People with symptoms need to stay home until they can get

All appointments can be made by calling the Swinomish Medical Clinic at (360) 466-3167.

tested and recover. COVID-19 will continue to spread at alarming rates if we do not practice these measures. In order to turn this trend around we all need to stay the course and do our part. Drive-thru testing is every Tuesday from 2-4 p.m. and by


appointment. Swinomish Medical Clinic: (360) 466-3167

COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS NOVEMBER 23 Turkey and Food Boxes Drive-Thru Distribution at the Fish Plant - See PAGE 25 for details DECEMBER 8 The Swinomish Tribe will be handing out checks, smoked salmon, and candy bags to Tribal Members at the Smokehouse | Details on PAGE 8

The qyuuqs News submission deadline is the 10th of each month! Submit your article, story, photo to: qyuuqs@swinomish.nsn.us

HOLIDAYS NOVEMBER 11 Veterans Day NOVEMBER 25 Thanksgiving Day DECEMBER 25 Christmas Day


ATTENTION SWINOMISH MEMBERS: CHRISTMAS DISTRIBUTION On Wednesday, December 8, 2021, from 10a.m– 4p.m, the Swinomish Tribe will be handing out checks, smoked fish, and candy bags via drive-thru at the Smokehouse. From 4-6p.m. we will move to the Social Services Building.

12/06/2021 - Out of Skagit, Whatcom, or Snohomish


Services any day after to pick up their check, with the


exception of those that have been incarcerated on the


day of distribution.

If you have any questions or need to change your

All children will have their money added to their physical/

address, contact Social Services staff Candace Casey

legal custody parent’s check (regardless of membership)

at (360) 466-7218, ccasey@swinomish.nsn.us or Kalona

or with their foster/relative placement adult’s check.

Casey at (360) 466-7307, kcasey@swinomish.nsn.us.

This assures that the child receives the benefit. If there

Members residing outside of Skagit, Whatcom or Snohomish County will have their checks sent by mail, unless you notify us that you will pick up in person. If

All members must come for their own checks and sign for them. We will not accept verbal or written authorization for others to “pick up” your check, no exceptions. Members who miss this pick up day can come to Social

are changes to any custody placements or status, please bring the necessary documents to us so we can make the necessary changes ahead of time.

you have been receiving the qyuuqs News in the mail,

The cut-off date for new tribal enrollment will be the date

you do not need to update your mailing address because

of the November Senate meeting.

it means we already have a valid address for you in our system.

Mailing Dates: 11/18/2021 - Out of Country 12/02/2021 - Out of Washington


Members who are incarcerated (in prison, jail, EHD or detention) on the day of distribution (December 8, 2021) will not be receiving a check. Please plan on Christmas Distribution being held on the second Wednesday of December in future years.


CALVIN ROBERT EDWARDS SR. Cut-le-ose 07/20/1959-10/07/2021 Calvin “Robot” Edwards Sr., 62, a lifetime resident of Swinomish, passed away Thursday, October 7, 2021 at St. Joseph Hospital in Bellingham, Washington. Calvin was born on July 20, 1959 in Mount Vernon, Washington to Reggie Edwards Sr. and Dodie John. He attended the La Conner schools. He later became involved with the Fish Commission and became skilled at hanging nets. Calvin was a lifelong commercial fisherman, who found himself a member of the St. Paul Catholic Church, as well as the Swinomish Smokehouse. He was brought into Sewoyn up on Scott road in Lummi, 1981/1982. Calvin loved fishing, crabbing, playing pool, “Auntie Slaying”, and watching sports. He is survived by his son Calvin R. Edwards Jr.; daughters, Laura Edwards and Lucy Edwards; his brothers, Mike Edwards and Charlie Edwards; his sisters, Jackie Edwards and Tami Visser. Calvin is preceded in death by his soulmate, Nancy Cooke; his parents Reggie Edwards Sr., and Dodie John; siblings, Reggie Edwards, Jr., Bernard Edwards, Ronald Edwards; sister, Robin Edwards; grandparents, Laura and Alfred Edwards; Genvieve Hoptowit and David John.



There are new programs available through the Swinomish Housing Authority (SHA) that may help you! The Home Down Payment Assistance Program provides a deferred grant/loan to income-eligible homebuyers to assist with a down payment on a single-family home in standard condition. The purpose of this forgivable loan is to secure financing for those who may otherwise not qualify due to insufficient funds. The homebuyer is required to pay a minimum of $2,500 towards closing costs and escrow. SHA will provide a $31,000 home down payment and closing assistance to eligible Swinomish members: » SHA pays for home inspection cost up to $1,000 » SHA pays for down payment up to $27,500 » SHA pays for closing costs up to $2,500 The Rental Deposit Assistance Program provides income-eligible Swinomish members with first and last month rental payments for units anywhere in Skagit County. The goal of this program is to assist in the separation of overcrowded households and preventing the potential spread of the COVID-19. Eligible households will receive first and last month’s rent in an amount not to exceed HUD Fair Market Rent for the expanded service area. Rental assistance will be paid directly to the landlord or manager and qualifying tenants will be responsible for paying their deposit. Call SHA for details: (360) 466-7223 10


Brush with a fluoride toothpaste Brush twice a day, every day, with fluoride toothpaste and be sure to brush at the gum line. Tiny pockets located along the gum line can trap in plaque and bacteria and can easily create cavities and gum (periodontal) disease.

Floss/use toothpicks Tooth brush bristle are too big to fit in-between our teeth and the only way to keep between our teeth is flossing. (Between our teeth is where most cavities are found due to the food and bacteria that gets stuck)

Use a fluoride mouth rinse Rinse once a day with a fluoride mouth rinse


Stop using tobacco Chewing or smoking cigarettes can cause gum disease, cavities, bad breath, and stained teeth. It also causes cancer. Are you interested in becoming a dental hygienist? The dental hygienist is an essential dental team member that helps prevent most dental diseases, such as gum disease and tooth decay. If interested in helping your community’s goal towards better health, consider dental hygiene as a career. Call the clinic for more information on dental hygiene

Don’t drink soda pop or eat sweets

education and remember to schedule an appointment to

Drink less pop, eat less sweets and starchy foods like

see your dental hygienist! (360) 466-3900.

chips and crackers. All of these foods are carbohydrates and when mixed without bacteria it creates an acid which causes cavities. Instead, drink lots of water! Once we eat/drink our pH level drops to a 5.5 and that is when our teeth are at most risk but after drinking some water and waiting a half hour to brush our pH levels come back to a health 7.

Get a dental check up Get your teeth cleaned and checked. We will check for oral cancer too. Often times some first signs of diseases are noticed in the mouth and we are the ones to find them early on. Getting a dental checkup stems off so much more than just your teeth, it’s about the overall health,

Happy Halloween! -Gru and the Minions!









The La Conner School District is buzzing with activity as students, teachers, and administrative staff carry out their daily roles, routines, and teaching obligations. The Between Two Worlds program is excited to share with our Swinomish community a brief layout of the classes, content, and discussions happening throughout the 2021-2022 school year.


Week 12, November 15-19 Culinary Conifer Week An entire week encompassing the culinary arts and conifer tree ingredients.

Week 13, November 22-26 We celebrate this week with games and discussions about media covered throughout the 2021-2022 school

We hope this will help to improve dialogue between

year. This includes a game day before the Thanksgiving

educators in La Conner and the parents of Swinomish


students. The following is a brief week-by-week description of upcoming class content students will cover.

CLASS CONTENT Week 10, November 1-5 Evergreen Conifer Trees Part 3

Be sure to watch for updates on Between Two Worlds Indigenous Science Program events via email, social media, and qyuuqs News. We have field trips scheduled for each Wednesday and would love to have Swinomish elders, Swinomish Senate, and Swinomish community members come to visit

In week ten, we continue the Evergreen Conifer Tree unit;

our classroom and engage in dialogue and discourse

this week’s content covers Spruce and species of True

pertinent to the topics and content in each unit.

Firs. Content is currently being edited for clarity and will be published and placed into modular units on Canvas.

Week 11, November 8-12 Evergreen Conifer Trees Part 4 In week eleven, the class will wrap up the Evergreen Conifer Trees unit with a final quiz covering each of the previous weeks’ content. We will re-examine Models of Reciprocity and students will engage in dialogue and discourse pertinent to tree communities teach us to be 12

We hope to see more people come to visit our classroom, sharing knowledge in the Swinomish way - through loving, caring, and sharing for the next generation. Best Regards, Between Two Worlds Staff


Elder Checks Checks are mailed the third Wednesday of the month.

UPCOMING MAIL DATES November 17 December 15 January 19 February 16 March 16 April 20 May 18 June 15 July 20 August 17 September 21 October 19 14


Our Swinomish students continue to excel during all

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the uncertainties caused by COVID-19. Please help the

Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management,

Education Department in honoring the following 2021

Northern Arizona University


Sylvia Edge

Julian Silva

Licensed Practical Nurse program completion, Discovery

Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, Washington

Community College

State University

Michael Willup Associate of Arts in Construction Science, Greenville Technical College

Cheyenne Weatherby High school diploma, NWIC HS+ Congratulations on all of your achievements and thank you for being positive role models for others!

Get Your Education!

INTERESTED IN EARNING YOUR HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA? DON’T WAIT! NWIC is a partner with Bellingham Technical College (BTC) in offering online GED and HS+ instruction. Swinomish covers costs for tribal members and laptops are available for check out. Interested? Please contact one of the following: Judi Wise, BTC Transitional Studies Coordinator, judi.wise@btc.edu or (509) 761.9577 Kathy Humphreys, NWIC HS+/GED Instructor, khumphreys@nwic.edu or (360) 201.4735 Lisa James, Swinomish Scholarships/ABE Support, ljames@swinomish.nsn.us or (360) 333.9947 Skagit Valley College also offers GED and HS+ instruction. Please contact Miriam Zarazoga at hscompletion@ skagit.edu or (360) 416.7640 for more information. Tribal members interested in earning a college degree or pursuing a vocational program can contact Swinomish Scholarship Manager Lisa James at ljames@swinomish.nsn.us or (360) 333.9947. 15

TIDE TABLE: NOVEMBER 2021 Snee-Oosh Point

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7 Sun

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3 Wed

High 2:51AM 3:31PM Low 8:55AM 10:02PM

High 3:51AM 4:01PM Low 9:47AM 10:36PM

High 4:47AM 4:31PM Low 10:36AM 11:11PM

8.2ft 11.2ft 2.4ft 2.7ft

High 1:13AM 1:51PM Low 7:12AM 8:29PM

2.6ft 2.7ft

High 7:06AM 11.1ft 5:00PM 9.5ft Low

9 Tues

10 Wed

11 Thurs

High 8:25AM 6:22PM Low 1:00AM 2:02PM

12.2ft 10.2ft -2.8ft 7.2ft

High 2:24AM 2:25PM Low 8:08AM 9:07PM

8.5ft 11.2ft 3.4ft 1.5ft

Sunrise: 7:27AM Sunset: 4:25PM

11.1ft 9.1ft -0.8ft 7.3ft

29 Mon

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High 9:28AM 7:09PM Low 1:52AM 3:15PM

11.9ft 9.4ft -2.2ft 7.4ft

High 10:32AM 8:16PM Low 2:51AM 4:32PM

11.7ft 8.5ft -1.3ft 7.1ft

High 11:33AM 10:03PM Low 3:56AM 5:46PM

6 Sat

6:36AM 11.8ft 5:34PM 11.3ft Low 12:13PM 4.9ft

7:30AM 6:07PM Low 12:29AM 1:04PM

Sunrise: 8:01AM Sunset: 5:46PM

Sunrise: 8:03AM Sunset: 5:44PM


-0.3ft 6.4ft

High 12:27PM 11:46PM Low 5:04AM 6:52PM

-2.4ft 5.8ft

13 Sat

12 Fri 11.5ft 7.7ft

12.2ft 11.1ft

High 11.5ft 7.5ft

1:12PM 11.4ft Low 6:10AM 1.8ft 7:45PM 4.0ft

0.8ft 5.2ft

Sunrise: 7:07AM Sunset: 4:40PM

Sunrise: 7:09AM Sunset: 4:39PM

Sunrise: 7:10AM Sunset: 4:37PM

Sunrise: 7:12AM Sunset: 4:36PM

Sunrise: 7:13AM Sunset: 4:35PM

16 Tues

17 Wed

18 Thurs

19 Fri

20 Sat

High 3:23AM 2:56PM Low 8:59AM 9:43PM

9.2ft 11.1ft 4.2ft 0.5ft

Sunrise: 7:18AM Sunset: 4:31PM

High 8:35AM 5:45PM Low 12:53AM 2:25PM

High 4:13AM 3:25PM Low 9:45AM 10:16PM

9.8ft 10.8ft 4.8ft -0.2ft

Sunrise: 7:19AM Sunset: 4:30PM

24 Wed

23 Tues

22 Mon

Sunrise: 7:25AM Sunset: 4:26PM

12:22PM 11.1ft Low 4:46AM 2.4ft 7:11PM 4.3ft

4.1ft -1.5ft

8 Mon

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11.1ft 11.4ft

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High 7:49AM 5:20PM Low 12:22AM 1:29PM

28 Sun

3.3ft -0.2ft

5:42AM 5:02PM Low 11:24AM 11:49PM

Sunrise: 7:58AM Sunset: 5:49PM

Sunrise: 7:15AM Sunrise: 7:16AM Sunset: 4:33PM Sunset: 4:32PM

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5 Fri


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Sunrise: 7:04AM Sunrise: 7:06AM Sunset: 4:43PM Sunset: 4:41PM

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11.0ft 8.8ft -0.5ft 7.5ft

Sunrise: 7:28AM Sunset: 4:24PM

High 9:24AM 6:18PM Low 1:26AM 3:31PM

10.9ft 8.3ft -0.1ft 7.5ft

Sunrise: 7:30AM Sunset: 4:24PM

High 5:00AM 3:52PM Low 10:30AM 10:49PM

10.3ft 10.5ft 5.4ft -0.7ft

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High 6:24AM 4:40PM Low 11:57AM 11:51PM

10.7ft 10.2ft 6.0ft -0.9ft

11.0ft 9.8ft 6.5ft -0.9ft

Sunrise: 7:21AM Sunset: 4:29PM

Sunrise: 7:22AM Sunset: 4:28PM

Sunrise: 7:24AM Sunset: 4:27PM

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26 Fri

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Changes to the Pet Program Offered Through the NOAH Center and Swinomish Housing Authority ROBIN CARNEEN, HOUSING AUTHORITY

COVID-19 is affecting life as we know it and the Swinomish Housing Authority (SHA) is no exception.

SPD can contact you faster with licensing should they end up in their kennel or be taken to an animal shelter.

Over the course of the pandemic we have had to

We encourage you to utilize this program! It was

make major adjustments in order to keep some vital

established msny years

programs available; the NOAH pet program offered out

ago to help reduce pet

of Stanwood being one of them. The good news is we

overpopulation on our

still refer tribal members who live on the Swinomish

reservation and prevent

Reservation to NOAH when they qualify to have their


pet(s) spayed, neutered, or vaccinated there.

unvaccinated pets and

Changes to Pet Program



feral cats and dogs.

In the past, SHA encouraged folks to call to set up


appointments or participate in “Trips for Snips” where


NOAH staff would arrive at the reservation on a set date

(microchipping, flea treatments, second set of shots,

to pick up pets for transport to and from their spay or

etc.) must be paid for by you at the time of the service.

neuter surgery. Due to COVID-19 safety guidelines, pet transport is no longer available. Appointments must be made directly through NOAH’s website at thenoahcenter. org/what-we-do/spay_neuter/overview.html A pet owner must be a tribal member living on the Swinomish Reservation to qualify. A $10 (per pet) nonrefundable deposit must be paid at the time you book


services by


Reminder: SHA tenants are not allowed to have more than two pets at a time in your household and you need to let SHA know if you have pets in your unit, especially new tenants and those who live at Conner Place. Contact NOAH if you have any questions about specific services.

your pet’s appointment. Once services are scheduled,

Phone: (360) 629-7055

contact SHA for a voucher which covers the cost for spay

Email: info@thenoahcenter.org

or neutering and the first set of shots for up to two pets per household. If you are a dog owner, once your pet is vaccinated, you

Hours: Mon-Fri 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Address: 31300 Brandstrom Road Stanwood, WA 98292

can take their tags to the Swinomish Police Department

Contact Robin Carneen at the Housing Authority at (360)

(SPD) for licensing. Even if your pet is microchipped, the

466-4081, ext. 6 if you have questions about the program. 17


When the tide is out, the table is set. As the sun rose on a beautiful

the top selection was supported by

stories, and share our traditional way

the Tribal Senate.

of life. This will only succeed if we do the work.”

September morning, a small group

During the ground breaking event,

of elders, Senators, Swinomish



Community events will be planned

Canoe Family members, and staff

running on the beach barefoot as

over the next couple of years as the

gathered on Kiket Island to celebrate

kids, elders spending days on the

clam garden project progresses,

a ground breaking ceremony for

beach, families camping out for


the Swinomish clam garden. Clam

weeks at a time during different

ceremony in summer 2022. We hope

gardening is an ancient traditional

fisheries, and easily getting meals

COVID-19 will not limit the size of the

practice known to increase clam

on the beach by digging a bucket

gatherings like it did for the ground

populations as well as other marine

of clams. Witnesses spoke of how

breaking ceremony.

animals and plants.

important this work is for the Tribe,

The event marked the culmination of an extensive site selection process led by the Fisheries Department and Community Environmental Health. After two summers conducting intertidal beach surveys along the west side of the reservation, 15 locations were ranked based on their ability to support a clam garden. Criteria






the need to get back to traditional foods and to listen to elders who dream of reclaiming lands, how these places and projects are needed to help heal the community and what was lost, and how the youth need to be involved because they will inherit this work – that the clams need us as much as we need them.


In closing, Shellfish Community

recruitment, current flow, and beach

Liaison Joe Williams said, “It is

conditions. Last summer community

crucial for our people to come

members participated in a survey to

together and gather and be on the

identify which of the top sites they

beach as our ancestors did. This is a

preferred to build a clam garden, and

spot for us to be on the beach, share




Larry Campbell, Courtney Greiner, Julie Barber

Anna Cook

Joe Williams, Alana Quintasket


A Journey to Remember: Ten Year Anniversary for Paddle to Swinomish, July 25-31, 2011 AURELIA WASHINGTON, CULTURAL DEPARTMENT AND CAROLINE EDWARDS, QYUUQS NEWS

It was cold and wetter than normal

A total of 89 canoes landed at

We had 120 volunteers from La

on this 25th day of July, a Monday.



Conner, Shelter Bay, and Skagit


73 tribes, nations, bands, and

and Whatcom counties, as well as


culinary students from Skagit Valley




rainfall, and chills of excitement, all of our ancestors made their presence known on the day the great



How many people attended?

College and Whatcom Community College and members of other Tribal

celebration arrived – Tribal Canoe

We estimated there were 20,000

Canoe Families who contributed.

Journeys: Paddle to Swinomish

people throughout the week.

Most Swinomish offices were closed

2011. In the following interview, Cultural Events Coordinator Aurelia

How many vendors were set up?

Washington reflects back 10 years

There were 145 arts and crafts, food,

to the days Swinomish hosted a

and non-profit organization vendors

journey to remember.


How many canoes/canoe families

Can you estimate how many people

travelled to Swinomish in 2011?

volunteered and/or worked?

for the week so tribal employees could be given a job during the event. What did you and our people learn from hosting? Hosting the Canoe Journey helped us identify and bring back many of

Loving, caring and sharing.


Continues on PAGE 22

our traditional and cultural practices.

Can you imagine this pandemic

are happening. We are taught to use

We were reminded of our Indigenous

hitting our community then, and

our spiritual practices to comfort and

strengths. This gathering brought

not being able host? Can you also

uphold our people, especially during

healing to our people through

touch on how the songs and prayers

the hardest of times. As Swinomish

songs and dances. This was a time

brought healing to our community

people, we are taught to love, care,

to connect to our ancestors and to

and still continue to heal us today?

and share with one another. Through

experience a very small portion of living and traveling the way they did.

I was told by an elder that we need our traditional and spiritual practices

Tribal Canoe Journeys and Paddle to Swinomish, we have been able to grow our community togetherness,

This was also an opportunity to bring

to protect and ensure the physical,

some Swinomish cultural awareness

spiritual, and mental wellbeing of

to our surrounding communities.

our families and community. This

Experiencing the lands and waters

pandemic has altered our lives

of our community and welcoming

in ways that are unfathomable.

Do you have a short story you can

all who were on the journey to our

Practicing our language, songs, and


homelands, Paddle to Swinomish

prayers is the roots of our people.

reinstated community pride for our

When we are not allowed to come


together and share our practices, we cannot comprehend why these things

increase the value and honor we have for our elders, and give our children a sense of true identity.

During protocol, we had over 400 Swinomish people take the floor during our grand entry – this

July 25, 2011 Swinomish Canoe Journey Landing


Continued from PAGE 21

still brings tears to my eyes. The

fast. Chairman Cladoosby was going

because her family didn’t have to sit

dedication of our people to make this

to come ashore with the honorable

on the water for a long wait. I told

historical gathering a success was

Christine Gregiore in the Salmon

her that I couldn’t believe all rain

outstanding! The goal was to host

Dancer first, but because of the rain

and cold weather on the first day of

with the same Swinomish standards

and cold weather, we had paddlers

our hosting. She said, “When you

of hospitality we are known for.

so cold we just had to allow them to

plan a ceremony and it rains that is a

However, on the day of the landing,

come ashore.

blessing for your work.” She also said,

July 25, 2011, Mother Nature had her own plans – it was cold and rain poured from the sky.

I was feeling disappointed that our plan did not go as anticipated, but we had to make it all work. This is

“We all come here for celebration, to share prayers and blessings together as Native people. The spirit is guiding us.”

I was trying to get the landing

when I realized that Canoe Journey



moves by the tides and weather, not

My heart was still heavy from

plan, but nothing in life is perfect.

by clocks. We were able to get all 89

losing my grandpa, so I needed this

We had canoes traveling from long

canoes landed safely.

reassurance and reminder to stay



distances arriving early and we had other canoes pulling into the soft landings from both the north and the south and they were filling up

Swinomish Canoe Family - Our youth


I was giving an elder a ride back to

focused on the days ahead.

her camp later that day when she

Everything after the landing was

told me that we did a beautiful job

pretty close to what was planned and

landing the canoes. She was happy

scheduled. Appreciate everything in

regalia makers for many paddle

life, good or bad! Do you have any recognitions you would like to give?

dresses, vests, and head bands; the media team; the volunteer coordinators from Protect Mother

I would like to thank our Swinomish

Earth; our safety team; our floor

Senators for making this possible,

managers and protocol coordinators;

and Brian Cladoosby and Eric Day for

our gifts and acknowledgment team;

setting the invitation during Paddle

our camp and lodging coordinators;

to Lummi 2007. I would also like to

SRSC and Fisheries; and our graphics

and web design team. The 2011 Tribal Journeys Paddle to Swinomish was a great success. It was said that “Swinomish set some great standards for future host tribes to follow.” t’gwidcid

thank our elder canoe squalitut tsi suladwh for setting the foundation for our people to participate. We are forever grateful to all the men and lady singers who came together and practiced endlessly so that our children could dance. The composers and interpreters of the songs developed for the Swinomish Canoe Families were Phillip Mc Coy, Rodney John Jr., Frankie Campbell, Kevin Paul, Natasha Yakanak, and Brian Porter. Thank you all for sharing your gifts. I am also thankful to our cooks and servers who did a phenomenal job nourishing all of our friends and relatives for six days. Thanks go out to the Public Works staff who worked continuously around the clock and provided



Brian Cladoosby Photo by Debra Lekanoff

across the board. Thank you to the 23

Domestic Violence Building Opening and Blessing SEPTEMBER 2 ― Due to the pandemic, there was a small crowd in attendance at the opening of the new domestic violence shelter – the Healing House. Our prayer warriors began the event with a blessing followed




James, Sophie Bailey, Brian Wilbur, Jeremy Wilbur, and Eric Day being called upon to witness the ceremony

Fr Mel Straz, Joe McCoy, Doug York

and share a few words. Swinomish Planning & Community Development staff members Zam DeShields and Keri Cleary were then blanketed in the traditional way in honor of all the work they contributed to the planning and construction of the shelter. The Swinomish Canoe Family ended the ceremony with the Blessing song. A building tour and small lunch was then provided to the guests in attendance.

Swinomish Canoe Family singing the Blessing Song


Zam Deshields and Keri Cleary



Learn Lushootseed! pedxiTxiTil (October) pedOxway? (November) ha?A dadatu Good morning tul?al ced swedebS I am Swinomish

Lushootseed Lessons with Janie Beasley Wednesdays at 3 p.m. at the Youth Center! Contact Janie Beasley for more information: jbeasley@swinomish.nsn.us. Protect Mother Earth Lushootseed Work Group meets the first Thursday of the month 26

Contact PME to learn more: Morgan Brown, PME Coordinator, mbrown@swinomish.nsn.us Joshua Dennis, PME Climate Researcher, jdennis@swinomish.nsn.us Shelly Vendiola, Co-Chair/Community Engagement & Peacemaking Project, msvendiola@gmail.com Todd Mitchell, Co-Chair/Department of Environmental Projection, tmitchell@swinomish.nsn.us 27


Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW)

AHD may exhibit the following symptoms: rapid or open-

confirmed the presence of adenovirus hemorrhagic

mouth breathing; foaming or drooling from the mouth;

disease (AHD) in deer populations residing on the San

diarrhea; weakness; emaciation; and seizures. AHD is

Juan Islands back in June. AHD is highly contagious

likely to spread in areas with high deer concentrations.

and can afflict all age groups and sexes of deer, but it is especially lethal to fawns. While not all infected deer die, several hundred deer have succumbed to the disease on the San Juan Islands. The disease is transmitted by deer-to-deer contact and may also be transmitted by another vector, such as a biting insect.

To help slow the spread of AHD, artificial resources that may congregate deer such as low hanging bird feeders, salt licks, and supplemental water sources should be removed. AHD is specific to deer and is not transmissible to people, pets, or livestock.

AHD was first identified in California in 1994 and was

Wildlife Program staff are working closely with WDFW and

first documented in Washington in 2017. Outbreaks

Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission veterinarians

generally peak in summer and decline into the fall.

to monitor the situation. Deer are also being monitored

While the Wildlife Program has not detected AHD on the reservation, the disease was recently detected in

for signs of disease with game cameras located on the reservation.

Anacortes near Cap Sante Park. As the threat to our

Please report dead or symptomatic deer to Wildlife

local deer populations gets closer, we are asking the

Biologist Leslie Parks at lparks@swinomish.nsn.us or

community to remain vigilant for signs of AHD. Deer with

(360) 399-5376.


La Conner Swinomish Library Ground Breaking Ceremony SEPTEMBER 29, 2021 ― Located at 520 Morris Street, a

Scarborough, and Chair La Conner Regional Library

community gathering for a ground breaking ceremony

Board of Trustees - Jean Markert; La Conner Regional

occurred for the long awaited La Conner-Swinomish

Library Board of Trustees - Jim Airy and Kevin Paul;


and the Swinomish Chairman Steve Edwards. The Tribe

Speeches were given by: Mayor Ramon Hayes; The Board of Skagit County Commissioner Ron Wesen; President of Friends of the La Conner Regional Library - Joan

donated $750,000 toward the construction of the new local library. Members of the Swinomish Canoe Family, and the Senate were present to witness and share a blessing song.

Season's greetings! -qyuuqs Staff PROTECT YOUR COMMUNITY by staying safe this holiday season 29

5 SURPRISING FACTS ABOUT HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL What you don’t know about high blood pressure could hurt you. High blood pressure affects nearly half of the adult population in the United States yet many people who have the condition don’t know they have it. Uncontrolled high blood pressure raises the risk for heart disease and stroke, which are leading causes of death in the United States. Fortunately, high blood pressure is treatable and preventable. To lower your risk, get your blood pressure checked regularly and take action to control your blood pressure if it is high. 1) High blood pressure may be linked to dementia.

condition that is on the rise among younger people. Experts think the increased risk for stroke in this age group is a direct result of the rising rates of obesity, high

Recent studies show that high blood pressure is linked to

blood pressure, and type 2 diabetes—conditions that are

a higher risk for dementia, a loss of cognitive function .

preventable and treatable.

Timing seems to matter. Evidence suggests that having uncontrolled high blood pressure during midlife (ages 44 to 66) creates a higher risk for dementia later in life. The takeaway? It’s never too early to start thinking about your blood pressure and taking steps to manage your high blood pressure. 2) Young people can have high blood pressure, too. High blood pressure doesn’t just happen to older adults. Nearly 1 in 4 adults aged 20 to 44 have high blood pressure. High blood pressure is a leading cause of stroke, a 30

Ask your health care team how often you should check your blood pressure. You can get your blood pressure checked at a doctor’s office or pharmacy, and you can check it at home if you have a home blood pressure monitor. 3) High blood pressure usually doesn’t have any symptoms. High blood pressure is sometimes called the “silent killer.” Most people with high blood pressure don’t have any symptoms. Because many people feel fine, they don’t think they need to get their blood pressure checked.

Even if you feel normal, your health may be at risk. Talk

and other organs, and it can lead to premature delivery

to your doctor about your risk for high blood pressure.

and low birth weight babies.

4) Many people who have high blood pressure don’t

Some types of birth control can also raise a woman’s

even know it. About 1 in 3 U.S. adults with high blood pressure aren’t even aware they have it and are not being treated to control their blood pressure. 5) Women and African Americans face unique risks when it comes to high blood pressure.

risk for high blood pressure. Women with high blood pressure who want to become pregnant should work with their health care team to lower their blood pressure before becoming pregnant. African American men and women have higher rates of high blood pressure than any other racial or ethnic group. These individuals are also more likely to be

Women with high blood pressure who become pregnant

hospitalized for high blood pressure. Experts think these

are more likely to have complications during pregnancy

health disparities are tied to higher rates of obesity and

than those with normal blood pressure. High blood


pressure during pregnancy can harm a mother’s kidneys

Source: cdc.gov/bloodpressure/5_surprising_facts.htm



It has been a long time coming, but you’ve made up your

route from any room in the home. You may also want to

mind. It’s time to escape a life of domestic and sexual

identify alternate routes to the grocery store, school,

violence and leave an abusive partner. You’re scared

and work. Practice using escape routes regularly. When

and for good reason. Danger increases when leaving an

tensions are starting to escalate, plan to do the following:

abusive partner because they often lash out to regain control over their partner. It is imperative that you carefully navigate the following process. You are the best judge of your own safety. Consider a safety plan — a personalized, practical plan that includes ways to remain safe while in an abusive relationship, planning to leave or after you leave. Safety plans can be continuously updated, even if you return to a partner that is abusive.

Separation Plan A separation plan can help you to safely leave an abusive partner. A preparedness kit contains documents,

» Try to be in a room close to an exit and/or plan an escape route from any room in the home. » Look for potential exits through windows and practice using them. » Stay away from the kitchen where the abuser has access to weapons. » Stay away from bathrooms, closets, or small spaces where the abuser can trap you. » If the violence escalates, call for help! Call 911, a close relative, friend, or neighbor.

clothing, and comfort items needed to stay away from

Assemble a Preparedness Kit

home for an extended period of time.

When assembling a preparedness kit, pack a bag with a

Once you complete your separation plan and preparedness kit, be sure to keep any documentation of them in an

change of clothes for you and your children if you have them. Make sure to include comfort items.

accessible but secure location and/or consider storing

Store the preparedness kit outside of the home either

them with a trusted friend, family member, or advocate.

with a trusted neighbor, friend, or relative or keep it in a

The Escape Route The important first step to creating a separation plan is being mindful of your surroundings and to plan an escape 32

secret location where you can safely retrieve it. Important documents can be included or stored separately.

Important Documents » Identification » Tribe-issued enrollment card » Driver’s License or state ID » School ID(s) » Passport(s)

There is Hope There is hope in planning to leave an abusive relationship. You can escape violence. You can call for help. StrongHearts advocates are available 24/7 to support all victim-survivors of domestic and sexual violence regardless of relationship status, gender identity or, sexual preference. To speak with an advocate, call or text 1 (844) 672-8483 or chat online at

» Social security card(s)


» Birth certificate(s)

Other Resources

» Health insurance card(s) » Copy of protection/restraining order

Swinomish Domestic Violence Shelter, House of Healing Call the DV hotline at (360) 399.1018 National Domestic Violence Hotline

» Marriage, divorce, and custody papers

Call 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or 1-800-787-3224 (TTY)

» Vehicle registration and insurance

Domestic Abuse Helpline for Men and Women

» Lease or rental agreements

Important Items » A change of clothes for you (and your child) » An extra cell phone and/or cell phone charger » Extra set of house and car keys » Medication (e.g. asthma inhaler, insulin, Epi-Pen) » Cash or ATM card » Personal items such as your medicines, smudge, and sentimental items » Comfort items such as a stuffed animal, blankets,

Call 1-888-7HELPLINE (1-888-743-5754) The National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline Call 1-866-331-9474 or 1-866-331-8453 (TTY) Preparedness kit adapted from information from the National Domestic Violence Hotline

Resources Creating a Safety Plan strongheartshelpline.org/get-help/creating-a-safetyplan Safety During a Violent Encounter strongheartshelpline.org/abuse/safety-during-a-violentencounter

and baby supplies (formula, diapers, and wipes) 33

MINDFUL MONEY MATTERS BABY BUDGETS Our first child is due soon and we went shopping the other day. Cribs, strollers, and diaper bags are not cheap. Any tips so our baby does not break the bank? Signed, Expecting Parents Dear Expecting Parents,

This is why businesses are not afraid

extra cash for mom and dad to take a

Congratulations to you! Here’s to a

of spending money and resources

well-deserved break. An occasional

lot of health, wealth, and happiness.

tracking purchase histories and

massage, take out meal, or new

other shopper data to identify and

streaming service can be a nice

market to pregnant consumers. For

stress reliever for an overworked

example, Target knows if a person


Now let’s get to business. Yeah, baby supplies are insanely expensive. Many parents don’t know that stores and retailers treat new or expecting parents as gold mines. A survey conducted about ten years ago revealed the average parent spends almost $7,000 on baby items during the first year a child is born. Businesses are also keen to the fact that major life changes in families are a great time to win new customers. A little lifestyle disruption allows people to be attracted to advertising and marketing for the necessities they may need. Of all life changes, bringing a cute little bundle of joy into the world is the biggest one for most of us.

starts loading up on vitamins like calcium and zinc, unscented soap, cotton swaps, and hand towels – there’s a really good chance someone is either pregnant or a corner man for an upcoming Logan Paul fight. For real they’ve got it down to a science.

will want to pitch in, which is great! We all know Native families have their way of taking care of their baby’s needs, like making a baby board rather than having baby rest in a crib by themselves. However, you might

Well, before your due date, sit down

want to politely offer suggestions for

and create a detailed budget for all

what types of purchases you need so

of your baby’s upcoming expenses.

you don’t wind up with a closet full of

Just like any budget, create two

diapers but no wipes or baby powder.

categories for fixed expenses that don’t change, like child care or higher health insurance premiums, and flexible costs you can control – lotion, blankets, toys, etc. Also, don’t forget to set aside a little


Often a big extended Native family

Also, pace yourself. For example, strollers are really useful and every family wants a cool one, but you won’t need one until the baby is a few months old. You can save money by holding off on those items you won’t

need right away unless you find one on sale you think would be perfect. Then there’s stuff you just don’t


really need – like changing tables. When our daughter was born we got a fancy cabinet with a built in changing table, but it turns out a bed or couch was a lot more practical and easier to use. Some may disagree, but we found that the little plastic baby bathtubs were non-essential too! We found the regular tub worked just fine as long as the individual giving the baby a bath pays close attention without interruption. Bottom line – don’t be afraid to budget funds on your newborn or feel pressured to overspend. Parenthood is a long, precious memory of raising a newborn at a pace where you will not be stressing yourself out. This article was submitted by Debra Johnson, Swinomish Land Management and is provided by First Nations Development Institute with assistance from the FINRA Investor Education Foundation.



Eat well-balanced meals.

Practice yoga, listen to music, meditate, get a massage, or learn relaxation techniques. Stepping back from the problem helps clear your head.

Do not skip any meals and always keep healthy, energy-boosting snacks on hand.

Limit alcohol and caffeine.

Get enough sleep. When stressed, your body needs additional sleep and rest. It's important to get 8 hours of sleep per night!

Alcohol and caffeine can aggravate anxiety and trigger panic attacks. Instead, drink water.

Take deep breaths.

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