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March 2013 Volume 47 Issue 3

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waQwaQus (WAKWAK-oos) Moon When Frog Talks

“Late February/March is the ‘moon when frog talks,’ signaling the coming of spring. This is the time for harvesting herring and smelt. Herring are prepared in many ways—whole herring are threaded onto green twigs and dried, herring oil is collected and used to season food, and the roe is also eaten. Herring roe in the tidelands attracts flocks of ducks and snow geese. Ducks are valued as a source of grease, which is collected when the duck is cooked over an open-spit fire, the duck oil dripping into and open clamshell. During this moon and through the next two moons halibut fishing starts, but the seas are still rough so activities are more focused on hunting elk and deer. The roots of Sitka Spruce, red-cedar, and Oregon grape are collected for the inner bark, which is split and bundled for later use in making and dyeing baskets. Edible plants are also collected—the bark of serviceberry, giant horsetail shoots, and tiger lily bulbs that are dug up to eat raw or boiled. In freshwater marshlands, the cattail roots are dug and boiled or dried, then pulverized into flour. Stinging nettles are also collected, and the leaves cooked for tea.”—13 Moons: The 13 Lunar Phases, And How They Guide the Swinomish People

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Cover photo by: Michael M. Vendiola An official publication

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Officers: Chairman: spee pots (Brian Cladoosby) Vice Chair: Tale tale II (Barbara James) Secretary: sapelia (Sophie Bailey) Treasurer: yal la ka but Steve Edwards General Manager: Tuk Tuk Luus (Allan Olson) Senators: sapelia (Sophie Bailey) pay a huxton (Chester Cayou, Jr.) spee pots (Brian Cladoosby) cha das cud II (Glen Edwards) yal le ka but Steve Edwards

Tale tale II (Barbara James) SM OK O LO (Leon John) wa lee hub (Kevin Paul)

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

qyuuqs (Kee Yoks) 17337 Reservation Road La Conner, WA 98257 360-466-7258 Fax 466-1632

Advisory Committee

(Tandy Wilbur)



Being Frank


Birthdays— March


Chairman’s Message


Community Arts


Community Calendar






Feature: Senatorial Election


Feature: Community Dinner


Feature: Farewell to Friend of…


From The Editor


General Council




Michael M. Vendiola Editor

Mrs. V’s 2 Cents


Native Business-Jim Stanley




Caroline Edwards Assistant Editor

Police Department




Senior Lunch Menu






Youth Center


Photos: qyuuqs and submitted

This issue of the qyuuqs is available on the Swinomish website: The qyuuqs can viewed on the internet. When submitting information or photos, please be aware that everything published in qyuuqs will also be on the internet and available to the world. Please consider carefully whether anything you are submitting might have information or images that may not be appropriate for the internet. By submitting information or photographs to qyuuqs for publication, we consider that you are agreeing to publishing your submission in both the paper and digital versions of the qyuuqs.

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Allan Olson John Stephens Tracy James Kevin Paul

ya-qua-leouse (Brian Porter)

(Brian Wilbur)


“Swinomish qyuuqs News” *Due to the printing of the SITC 2012 Annual Report there was not a February issue, Vol. 7/Iss. 2.

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

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Chairman’s Message: 2013 General Council Recap Thank you all for attending the Swinomish General Council on February 10th. The meeting provided an opportunity for us to share on the successes, opportunities and challenges that our community is facing together. I Chairman spee pots wanted to thank Cathy and all of the cooks and servers for providing a wonderful meal and always taking care of our community.

tors and membership. The growth of our Social Service and Housing programs has been of great importance to the membership. The Senators have worked closely with the Directors to create programs, identify funding and grow the capacity to address the unmet needs of the community. We had a great year in our economic ventures! We look forward to a successful spring and summer season at the Swinomish Lodge. The Casino continues to be prosperous and we thank our loyal patrons and new customers for their business. The Swinomish Fish Company

“Thank you all for attending the Swinomish General Council on February 10th. The meeting provided an opportunity for us to share on the successes, opportunities and challenges that our community is facing together.” We welcomed four new members to the Swinomish Tribe: Olivia Bailey, Michael Paul, Wyne Le Duc Jr., and Scott Charleston. Our teachings share with us the importance of patience, kindness and respect for one another, as this is part of who we have always been as Swinomish People. It is a blessing to have our members be a part of our community and way of life. Please join me in congratulating the reinstatement of Barb James and Glen Edwards. Combined, these two Senators bring many years of experience and knowledge of the Swinomish Tribe to the Senate. We look forward to their continued contributions to the government and the community and commend them both for always taking care of the wellbeing of our Tribe. Also at General Council, our fellow Senators invited Directors to share information from many of our programs and provided question-and-answer time for Direc-

has grown their business relationships and we are seeing great results and returns. And last but not least, we are continuing to see consistent record sales with our Gas Stations. The Senate is pleased with this continued growth of our ventures and we are looking forward to healthy returns in 2013. February has just flown by; and already we see a little bit of spring in the horizon. Our crabbing season and fishing season is just around the corner and I wanted to take some time to wish our members a safe and prosperous season. I am looking forward to a good pink season and cannot wait to get on the water. Have a good March and may the Creator bless you all. Once again, a special thank you to all for participating on General Council!

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RECENT TRIBAL CODE AMENDMENTS At the December Senate meeting, the Senate made an important change to Elections Code, found in Title 2, Chapter 1. The section of the Election Code pertaining to Conflicts of Interest has been given its own section and now includes a section regarding a conflict of interest among Senate Officials during the Election process. Additionally, the duties performed by the Secretary of the Senate are to be performed by another Senate official should the Secretary have a conflict of interest. A conflict of interest is presumed when a member of the official’s immediate family seeks to run for a Senate seat. The specific sections changed are STC 2-01.050, STC 2-01.080. STC 201.085 is a new section. The Senate also made changes to Title 18, the Natural Resource Code, which updated the rules for buying and selling commercial catches by Tribal fishers, as recommended by the Tribe’s Fish and Game Management Committee. The new provisions are aimed at simplifying the rules for buying and selling, bringing the rules in line with current practices in the fishery, and providing for better recording of catch. Some highlights: • Fish buyer’s licenses are required only for wholesalers who are going to resell the fish. Someone who wants to buy a few fish or crab from a fisher for personal consumption can legally do that now without a buyer’s license. • Some tribal fishers operate a fishing boat owned by another tribal fisher. Such operators may now have the catch recorded on the fish ticket under the license number of the boat’s owner instead of their own license. Some boat owners prefer this arrangement. • Tribal fishers are now authorized to make “over the bank” sales directly to persons who are buying the fish for personal consumption. As noted above, previously fishers could sell only to fish buyers. The rule requires documentation of such sales. • The rule establishes a specific procedure for documenting the portion of a fisher’s catch that is taken home for personal consumption. This and other changes strengthen the rules for reporting all of a fisher’s catch. The amended code is available for review on our website at Paper copies are available for review at the Tribal Clerk's office, the Office of the Tribal Attorney, the Social Services and Planning Departments, and the Senate’s Executive Assistant. Attention Swinomish Commercial Diesel Powered Boat Owners The deadline is quickly approaching for Swinomish diesel boat owners to apply for a new diesel engine under EPAs “Diesel Emissions Reduction Act”. Swinomish diesel powered boat owners may qualify for newer less polluting diesel engines where EPA pays half of the engine and installation costs. Stop by the Swinomish Planning Department, and ask Lynette Ikebe for an application. For more information call Tony Basabe at (360) 466-2512. If Tony is not available, contact Lynette Ikebe at (360) 466 1293.

Seeking work?

Both the Northend & Village Chevron gas stations will be gearing up for the busy months by adding additional staff soon. All tribal members 21 and older are encouraged to go to HR Department and put in an application!

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Save the Date:

Women’s Health Fair May 22, 2013 ~ Swinomish Health Clinic Knitting Class Every Mon. at 7 o clock Shaker Church $5 a class Money will go towards the church See Barbara Marks

Patricia Paul is pleased to announce the launching of a website for her new law firm, LEGAL STRATEGIES LLC. We are at the same location and offering the same legal services. All legal related matters are to be directed to the new email address of:

From the qyuuqs Editor: Michael M. Vendiola Gelapu d?iiSedsceA ?a dx Ie diiVu I am very pleased to announce that we are moving forward with approval from the Senate to create a communications center that will incorporate many of the media outlets within the tribe. This new office will be formally called Swinomish Communications. Within this department is myself as manager of the office and editor of qyuuqs News, Caroline Edwards as assistant editor, Heather Mills as communications coordinator and webmaster, and Corey Contreras as videographer. It is our

hope that centralizing these media componenets will create a more cohesive flow of information internally and externally. We appreciate your patience for the month of February as we took the time to generate the SITC Annual Report for the Swinomish General Council meeting. We typically withhold the issue in the month that the General Council meeting occurs for production of the extensive Annual Report. Now we are ready to move forward and continue to provide you with community information!

In this issue you will see a feature article on some of the highlights from the General Council meeting. This year’s meeting lasted until nearly 8:00 in the evening. Many important topics were discussed. If you were not able to attend I encourage you to stop by the Swinomish Communications office to pick up copies of the Annual Report and other documents that are important to Swinomish tribal members. Dahedubs Vex

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Northwest Indian College Spring 2013 Calendar General Registration Feb. 25-Apr. 5 Spr. Qtr Classes Begin April 1 Congratulations, Northwest Indian College/ Swinomish Extension Site students for your outstanding work so far this academic year. Students who made NWIC’s President’s and Dean’s lists for fall quarter 2012 are included below. President's List: Jennifer Willup

Greg Gustafson and

Dean's List: Myrtle Bailey-Rivas and James Dillard

Puget Sound Health Care System The Mobile Medical Unit will be a the Swinomish Casino on the 24th-26th of April. Services:

• Blind Rehab Team • Health and Wellness Exam’s • Enrollment Aid to VA system Form: Need DD214 if not enrolled in VA System. Questions please send to:

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Cultural Department: January Community Dinner

Swinomish Elders Recognized: Helen M. Lewis Ethel M. Barber Rosemarie Williams Helen M. Lewis

Ethel M. Barber

Rosemarie Williams

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Indian Country: Farewell to Friend of Native America —Submitted by Senator Barb James, reprinted from

NCAI Remembers Inouye as a "Distinguished Warrior" Former Chairman of Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Senator Daniel Inouye of Hawaii Passes On

Senator Daniel Inouye speaking to the 2004 NCAI Executive Council Winter Session in Washington, DC.

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Daniel Inouye of Hawaii passed away today, Monday December 17, 2012, at the age of 88, with his wife and son by his side at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Washington, DC. A World War II combat veteran, Inouye served the second-longest term of any U.S. senator in history, representing the great State of Hawaii since its statehood in 1959. Inouye was a prominent member and leader of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, serving as its chairman for ten years during two different periods. He

passed away from respiratory complications. The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) released a statement following the loss of a great friend and warrior for the rights of all people, including Indigenous peoples and tribal nations: "Senator Inouye was one of the most honorable and courageous men modern Indian Country has known. He was a distinguished warrior, and he served his country and people with dignity and a strong sense of advocacy. As a member and chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs he championed the rights of Native peoples, and we will always remember him for holding the line on numerous issues critical to cultural protection and tribal sovereignty. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time. This country has lost a true patriot and statesman. In the words of our Native Hawaiian brothers and sisters we say Mahalo nui loa for his service and commitment and will forever remember this son of Hawaii as a great leader." Inouye's outstanding commitment to Indian affairs was demonstrated by his long service on the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, serving as the Chairman from 1987 - 1995, the Vice-Chairman from 1995 - 1997, and again as Chairman from 2001 - 2003. He was slated to continue his role as a committee member in the 113th Congress. Throughout his incredible tenure, Inouye worked closely with NCAI and American Indian and Alaska Native tribes as he advocated for tribal sovereignty, tribal colleges and universities, and housing and community development, among many other issues. He also supported the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act and was later able to secure funding for Native Hawaiians to purchase property as a part of the Home Lands effort. Senator Inouye was honored by NCAI in 1999 with the NCAI Leadership Award for his service to Indian Country. A short description of his long history of military service: "Senator Inouye began his career in public service at the age of 17 when he enlisted in the U.S. Army shortly after Imperial Japan attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. He served with 'E' company of the 442 Regimental Combat Team, a group consisting entirely of Americans of Japanese ancestry. Senator Inouye lost his arm charging a series of machine gun nests on a hill in San Terenzo, Italy on April 21, 1945. His actions during that battle earned him the Medal of Honor." Inouye, a second-generation Japanese-American, was a true son of Hawaii who created a national legacy of leadership. His role as the first Japanese-American to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives, and later the first in the U.S. Senate, blazed a trail for the record number of Asian Americans now serving in Congress. Fourteen total members were set to make up the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus in 2013, with five new Asian American and Pacific Islander leaders elected to serve in the 113th United States Congress - the largest caucus of Asian American and Pacific Islander Members in any single congressional session.

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2013 General Council Meeting

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Northwest Indian College:

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Northwest Indian College:

Please Join Us for Our Kickoff Earth Day/ Cleanup Day Planning Meeting.

Who: SITC employees, Tribal members, Shelter Bay residents, community volunteers. What: Please come ready with ideas! We are looking for people to head up service projects. When: Thursday, March 6th 3:00 PM. Where: Planning Office Conference room.

For more information please contact Tiffany Hoyopatubbi in the Planning Office; email:, phone: (360) 466-3374

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Mrs. V’s 2 cents! Last week, I nominated two outstanding women for the Enduring Spirit Award 2013. The Enduring Spirit Award is given at the annual Women’s Leadership Conference sponsored by the Native Action Network. This award recognizes the lifetime achievements of Native women who through their commitment of time, energy, and volunteerism contribute to healthy communities. This year the conference will happen at our own Swinomish Lodge, April 4-6. Four Native women will be honored during the 9th Annual Enduring Spirit Honoring Luncheon on April 5, As I was researching in preparation for making these nominations, I came across information which I believe to be relevant to many of us. The information was about lifetime. Specifically about the growing old time of life, and in particular care giving from both the perspectives of the person(s) giving the care (care giver) and the person who is the target of the care (care receiver). During this same time, I saw a trailer as I surfed the TV channels that described an upcoming documentary titled, “Our America with Lisa Ling". This particular episode would be about Lisa’s visit to a senior community which she was prompted to do by her love for her 75- year old father. The program promised to look into the lives of some seniors who have grown old. I decided to make sure and watch it. The program showed how Lisa and her sister had gone to visit their father who still lived in the home that the sisters had grown up in. Their father lives alone, doing what he likes best (and feels he has earned the right to do); absolutely nothing. Their dad was a hard-working man who worked his way up the ranks as a civilian technician at an Air Force base. He also likes to fish, watch television and have a few beers with his buddies. Lisa and Laura are concerned about him. Over the past year, their Dad had 1) left the water running and almost flooded his upstairs and 2) left the stove on and just about burned up his kitchen. They found a long-overdue bill from two years ago on his table. They set up his pills for him to help his memory, but he forgets to take them. Now his doctor has diagnosed him with early dementia. They want him to move in with them, but he loves his own place and does not want to leave. They ask him if he could be happy staying in the town he prefers but in another residence. He agrees to consider that, and they take him the next day to a retirement community to check it out. At the independent retirement community, their father gets to see a place where he could have recreation, play pool, meet friends, and even be provided with housekeeping and maintenance. When they get back to his home, he tells them that he could not see himself living there; leaving a dilemma for the two sisters who love their father and fear for his safety.

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Submitted by Diane I. Vendiola Lisa looks into a local caregiver service that could become a friend to her father, rather than a person who drops in to oversee him. In his own home and comfort zone, Lisa’s Dad tells her that he does not want anybody to look in on him. At the end of the program, their Dad promises to visit Lisa and her sister more often and agrees to have a non-medical attendant who will provide companionship and some supervision a few hours per week. Few of us are fully prepared for the responsibilities and tasks involved in caring for an older adult. And even fewer older adults are fully prepared to allow themselves to be “taken care of”. Most of us always think we’re going to live forever and nothing will happen to us. America is growing older. We know that. Family care giving has traditionally been the heart of long term care, with 1 in 5 Americans providing unpaid care for an aged loved one. Families are more complex than in the past often meaning middle aged couples have more people to care for. (Caring for dependent children and aging parents.) Many adult children are unlikely to care for their aging parents, but a substantial amount of data indicates that younger family members are not so quick to abandon their older relatives. Adult children and other family members, even sometimes neighbors frequently provide their elderly neighbors or parents and relatives with services such as help with house repairs and maintenance, assistance with household tasks, shelter, long-distance driving and assistance in emergency situations (such as falls, and other debilitating short-term ailments). In American culture, the needs of an aging population are mounting and adult children are playing a major role in their care. More than a task, caregiving for an aging parent is a psychological journey that involves challenges and complex feelings on personal and interpersonal levels. How we define this journey very much bears on how we will cope and what feelings we will carry. As our elderly population increases more rapidly than ever before, and the large numbers of us become caregivers at some point in our life, potentially stressful experiences may await us. However, caring for an elderly individual can be highly rewarding. It may strengthen relationships among family members in unrecapturable opportunities to work together.

“About the only thing that comes without effort is old age.”-- Source Unknown

Diane I. Vendiola, Swinomish tribal elder, is a regular contributor to the qyuuqs, continues to serve the tribe in her retirement, and is a loving grandmother.

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Being Frank Allocation Is Not Conservation By Billy Frank, Jr., Chairman NWIFC

OLYMPIA – Allocation is being confused with conservation as the states of Oregon and Washington move to restrict non-Indian commercial gillnet fisheries on the lower Columbia River. The states' plan to move gillnetters off the main stem and prioritize sport fishing by reallocating their wild chinook salmon harvest impacts to anglers. Of course the states can allocate their share of the salmon resource however they like, but true conservation doesn’t happen just by reallocating salmon harvest between commercial

their habitat – instead of fighting battles over who gets to catch how many fish. Imagine if all of that time, energy and money was spent on true salmon conservation instead. Whether sport or commercial, most fishermen are conservationists at heart. Neither group is more conservation-minded than the other, and neither wants to catch the last salmon.

“The decline of salmon across our region has nothing to do with how we catch them, whether with a net or rod and reel. Salmon are in trouble because of lost and damaged habitat.” and sport fisheries. The decline of salmon across our region has nothing to do with how we catch them, whether with a net or rod and reel. Salmon are in trouble because of lost and damaged habitat. The key to recovery is to restore and protect that habitat, combined with conservative harvest and careful use of hatcheries. All types of fishing – including mark-selective sport fisheries targeting fin-clipped hatchery salmon – kill non-targeted fish . Harvest is managed on the basis of fishery impacts from all fishing methods, both sport and commercial. Reallocating these impacts from commercial to sport fisheries does nothing to rebuild the resource. Allocation is not conservation. Conservation must come first. We need to focus on restoring salmon populations to abundance – mostly by restoring and protecting

The debate between sport and commercial fisheries allocation on the lower Columbia now appears to be headed to the courts, and that’s too bad, because this fight distracts us from the real work at hand – restoring salmon populations to abundant levels. In the end, these allocation battles are self-defeating because they undermine the broad-based cooperation that we need to recover salmon. After decades of hard work, cooperative salmon restoration efforts in the Columbia basin have started to make a difference. Spring and fall chinook, sockeye and coho populations are growing. That kind of success doesn’t happen on its own. It comes from a shared willingness of many people to work together with common interest toward a shared goal of conserving, protecting and restoring salmon populations on the Columbia and throughout the Pacific Northwest.

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Archives: Recognizing Women’s History Month From the Tribal Archive -Theresa L. Trebon In honor of National Women’s History Month, this issue of the qyuuqs honors Sedu, also known as Cecelia Obida Joshua. She is one of many Swinomish women born before Treaty Time in 1855 who lived through the early decades of the 1900s to witness immense change in the lives of her people. Most of these women’s stories were never recorded but thanks to Sedu’s granddaughter, Hattie Daniels Black, enough detail has emerged to recount something of her life, a story that is perhaps representative of others. Sedu was born on the shores of Penn Cove sometime between 1845 and 1850 to Jim Quabahud and Sta da wah. She entered the world at a time of great change. Missionaries were coming to central Whidbey Island to convert the Native population. The “Pioneer Era” had commenced as the trickle of newcomers traveling the Oregon Trail in the late 1840s became a flood, thanks to the California Gold Rush, and the 1850 Oregon Donation Land Claim Act. That legislation promised 320 acres of free land to an individual, 640 acres to a married couple, and drew thousands to this area, particularly to central Whidbey Island. There the fertile prairies, cultivated by centuries of Natives burning those fields in order to cultivate edible plants and browse for game, were among the first lands claimed by the newcomers, despite the fact that no treaty negotiations had even commenced with local Indians. By the time the act expired in 1855, (also when the Point Elliott Treaty was signed), all of the valuable shoreland around Penn Cove, the traditional homeland of Sedu’s people, had been claimed and the town of Coupeville was growing near Sedu’s family longhouse.

Left to right: Margaret Daniels, Adeline Daniels Black, Cecilia “Sedu” Joshua, Maggie Joshua Daniels c. 1925 Adeline Black Collection Swinomish Tribal Archive

Sedu married Joshua Obida around 1870 and moved to the Swinomish Reservation. In the 1880s, Obida was granted an allotment on the Swinomish flats near the slough and there Obida and Sedu brought many children into the world: only one daughter would live to adulthood and have children of her own. Joshua Obida died about 1896 and soon after, Sedu, was referred to as “Cecilia Joshua” in the records of the Tulalip Agency. In the next six years, Cecelia Joshua would lose two of her remaining three children; in 1904, her sold surviving daughter, Maggie, married Willie Daniels and it appears that the three of them continued to live on the Obida allotment. By this time, Cecelia had also inherited her father’s allotment at Lone Tree and was leasing out its tidelands to Gunnar Ashland for his fish trap. Around 1916, Cecelia moved to Lone Tree, along with her daughter Maggie, Willie, and their daughter, Margaret. The following year Maggie and Willie’s second child was born there: Adeline “Hattie” Daniels. Willie died when Hattie was just two years old and she grew up at Lone Tree in the company of women: her grandmother, mother, and sister. Hattie remembered a warm childhood and the richness of living together at Lone Tree, near the large garden and orchard, “filled with all kinds of fruit,” that stood north of her grandmother’s home. Hattie Daniel Black’s memories of her grandmother were of those of a strong, independent woman adept at taking care of herself and dealing with others. She recalled her grandmother taking her to the beach in front of downtown Coupeville and telling her that this was the location of the longhouse she grew up in. Cecelia told of her father, Quabahud, who was hired by one of the first white merchants of Coupeville, W. B. Engle, “to transport travelers from place to place, because he was the only Indian with a large canoe suitable for travel. He was never home for days or even weeks at a time. With the help of three other strong men of his tribe he paddled against the treacherous current and wind of Puget Sound … from Coupeville to Olympia, Port Townsend, and Victoria.” Cecelia Joshua’s ties to the Penn Cove area were clearly important to her and, in 1914, she went before the Swinomish Farmer-in-charge to record the fact that two of her grandfathers were buried near Coupeville. Hattie recalled her grandmother always speaking Lushootseed, although she understood English well and was adept at business. Once, when a Tulalip Indian Agent came to inspect Cecelia’s Lone Tree property, he stood outside in their vegetable garden and told Cecelia and her daughter, Maggie, that they should put in a garden. Cecelia turned to her daughter and said in Lushootseed, “What does he think he is standing in?”

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Honoring Preschool, 5th Grade, 8th Grade, 12th Grade, GED recipients and College Graduates.

La Conner High School 1st Semester Honor Roll

La Conner Middle School 1st Semester Honor Roll




3.0-4.0 g.p.a

3.8-3.99 g.p.a

Class of 2013

Michael Page

Hilary Edwards, Jamall James, Taysha James.

3.5-3.77 g.p.a Kahneesha Casey, Briana Porter

Class of 2014

3.2-3.49 g.p.a

Wil James, Aubrey Stewart.

Lexi Bill, Zanetta Cayou, Joreen McDonald.

Class of 2016 Logan James*

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swedebS ~ Community Arts

Tiffany Sampson

Untitled Lady with dog, leashed. English Bull dog. Glancing at her, fluked at the dog. Said ”Hi LiL Guy!” Showing off, dog threw it’s voice. Lady, Lazied a long tiresome Hi. I was amazed. Dog lips didn’t move Paul Villaluz

Photos: Robin Carneen-Edwards

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Sports: Senior Night Boys & Girls Basketball/CheerCamp

La Conner Girls Varsity Basketball Team

La Conner Winter Cheerleaders

La Conner Boys Varsity Basketball Team


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To all Swinomish Tribal Elders who are 55 and older: *On Mondays: Leave at 9:30 am and 1:00 pm, To transport Elders up to Walmart for shopping. *Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday’s: From 11:00 am to 1:00 pm - transport any Elders to & from Senior Center for lunch. *Wednesday: In the am - visit the Elders in Nursing homes. **For any other Transporting: Visit or call my office 466-7374 to schedule appointment: • Then I need at least 24 hrs notice prior appointment. • Need information of: who, where, when, and time (of how long I will be). • No appointment to be schedule between 11:00 am - 1:00 pm everyday.

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Lori Ann Cayou Swinomish Elder’s Case Worker My Office is at the Senior Center Office phone: 360-4667374 or cell 360-391-5737

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Lushootseed Lanuage:

March, windy (time): Rain: qélb Cloudy: Cold: Tés

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National Indian Country Training of Non-fatal Strangulation Offenses Held Washington, D.C. - infoZine - The Department of Justice's National Indian Country Training Initiative (NICTI) partnered with the National Strangulation Training Institute to deliver the first-ever national Indian Country training on the investigation and prosecution of non-fatal strangulation and suffocation offenses. The training, held from Jan. 29 – Feb. 1, 2013, drew attendance from over 50 federal and tribal participants, representing 17 tribes, U.S. Attorney's Offices, the FBI and the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Students included prosecutors, law enforcement, advocates, paramedics and sexual assault nurse examiners. The Swinomish Indian Tribal Community was represented by Swinomish Tribal Prosecutor Jordan Stephens and police officers, Detective Andrew Thorne and Sergeant Gary Grabill. The training, held at the National Advocacy Center in Columbia, SC provided an in-depth examination of the mechanics of strangulation and suffocation from a medical, legal and law enforcement perspective. In addition to substantive information on strangulation and suffocation, students received information on how to effectively train others in their community about the investigation and prosecution of strangulation crimes and how to serve as an expert witness on the issue in court. Stephens, Thorne and Grabill are currently writing training curriculums to address the needs of the Swinomish Tribe. “The Swinomish Indian Tribal Community has taken a strong stance against Domestic Violence and with the development of a strong multidisciplinary approach to this issue, the Swinomish Tribe is uniquely situated to take full advantage of the knowledge gained by the three conference attendee’s.” We are looking forward to working with other disciplines and increase the communities pro-active approach to Domestic Violence,” said (insert you or Tom) Facts about strangulation: Strangulation is more common than professionals have realized. Recent studies have now shown that 34 percent of abused pregnant women report being "choked" (Bullock, 2006); 47 percent of female domestic violence victims reported being "choked" (Block, 2000) and most experts believe the rate is higher given the minimization by victims and the lack of education. Victims of multiple strangulation "who had experienced more than one strangulation attack, on separate occasions, by the same abuser, reported neck and throat injuries, neurologic disorders and psychological disorders with increased frequency". (Smith, 2001) Almost half of all domestic violence homicide victims had experienced at least one episode of non-fatal strangulation prior to a lethal violent incident (Glass, Sage, 2008). Victims of prior non-fatal strangulation are 800 percent more likely of later becoming a homicide victim. (Glass, et al, 2008). Strangulation is more serious than professionals have realized. Loss of consciousness can occur within 5 to 10 seconds and death within 4 to 5 minutes. (Watch, 2009; Hawley, McClane, 2001). The seriousness of the internal injuries may take a few hours to be appreciated and delayed death can occur days later. (Hawley, McClane, 2001). Because most strangulation victims do not have visible injuries, strangulation cases may be minimized or trivialized by law enforcement, medical and mental health professionals.

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Dental: Gum Disease & Diabetes Gum Disease & Diabetes: Did you know diabetes can help contribute to dental health issues? If you are an adult with type 1 or type 2 diabetes and your blood sugar control is sometimes not as good as your doctor wants it to be, you could be at greater risk for developing oral health problems. One of these potential threats includes a serious type of gum infection called periodontal or gum disease that can lead to the loss teeth. Diabetes may lower your ability to fight the germs that cause gum disease.

Periodontal Disease and Blood Glucose Gum disease is a serious gum infection that can lead to tooth loss and might prevent you from achieving the nutritional goals set by your doctor or diabetes educator. If not detected by a dentist or hygienist or if left untreated, gum disease can cause an infection that destroys the bone supporting your teeth. As the gum disease progresses, symptoms might include tooth loosening or shifting, bad breath or bleeding gums. Gum disease can worsen blood glucose control and vice versa. If your blood sugar is high or fluctuates, you are at risk of developing severe gum disease.

Symptoms of Periodontal Disease •

Red and swollen gums.

• Gums that bleed are not healthy. Even if your gums bleed only when you brush too hard, ANY sign of bleeding is not normal. •

White or yellow pus around gums.

Teeth that are longer and gums that have pulled away from teeth.

Think about the following questions: •

Have you ever noticed blood (red) on your toothbrush, on your food, or in your saliva?

Do you have any loose teeth or teeth that have shifted on their own?

Have you ever been told you had gum disease or had a tooth pulled because of gum disease?

Do you use any tobacco products?

Has it been over two years since you last saw a dentist?

If you answered “yes” to more than one of these questions, please call the office to schedule a checkup & cleaning. A thorough dental exam, checkup & dental cleanings are very important when you are a diabetic! If you have diabetes, be sure to pay special attention to brushing and flossing your teeth! Gum disease is preventable with good

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Get Free Tax Prep Help The IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) programs offer free tax help for taxpayers who qualify.

ANACORTES MIDDLE SCHOOL VITA 2200 M AVENUE ANACORTES, WA 98221 04 FEB 2013 - 14 APR 2013 THU 2:30PM - 7:30PM FRI 2:30PM - 7:30PM SAT 10:00AM - 3:00PM

ANACORTES BAPTIST CHURCH VITA 2717 J AVENUE ANACORTES, WA 98221 04 FEB 2013 - 15 APR 2013 MON 9:00AM - 5:00PM TUE 9:00AM - 5:00PM THU 9:00AM - 5:00PM FRI 9:00AM - 5:00PM



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Tribal Archive: Continued from page 17 Cecelia was an important matriarch in the community and in the mid-1920s, a source of genealogical information on Whidbey families as efforts commenced to regain Swinomish treaty rights through the landmark lawsuit, Duwamish et. al. v. United States. She maintained close ties to childhood friends from Whidbey Island who moved to Swinomish, including Sam Currier and the Snappes family. Her account books show careful attention to detail, from leases she oversaw, to money owed her, to the breeding of livestock on her farm. When she passed on in January 1940, at her Lone Tree home, she was remembered as one of the oldest members of the “Skagit Tribe.” In commemoration of National Women’s History Month, we honor Cecelia Sedu Joshua, and all ancestral women from Treaty Time whose stories are no longer known. These women lived through intense, tumultuous times when their world and all that was familiar to them rapidly changed. Their dedication to their families and subsequent generations in navigating that new world still resounds today. Here’s to their memory.

The Realty Office: Staff member receives certificate I would just like to share this accomplishment with the Swinomish Community. On November 7, 2012 in Las Vegas, NV, I earned and was presented with my Indian Land Professional certificate from ICC Indian Training Enterprises. This month, I would like to share information on the BIA Probate process. At the tribal level the first crucial step is submittal of the death certificate to the Puget Sound Agency. This starts the enMerla Martin tire probate process. A next key element for the surviving family or heirs is to provide an address for the estate of the recently departed. At the Puget Sound Agency level the Probate Contact is: Jason Vanderheide, 425-258-2651 Extension 266 I am available by telephone (360) 466-7302 or here at my office, 11430 Moorage Way. My hours of operation are Monday to Wednesday, 8:00 am to 6:00 pm and on Thursdays, 8:00 am to 5:30 pm and closed on Friday. Thank you. -Merla Martin

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Native Business: An Ideal Manager Over the years I have played many roles as a lender, advisor, and board member which has provided me the opportunity and pleasure of meeting a lot of business owners and peering into their operations to see what makes them work well… or otherwise. This article is derived from my experiences and a report produced by the Gallup organization about management. There are a million ways to make a buck in this world and although businesses can Jim Stanley vary greatly, successful businesses have common traits. It is people that make a business successful. Generally speaking, a business with a strong group of people and a weak product will stay in business longer and make more money than a weak group of people and a strong product. Each individual is true to his/her unique nature and is motivated differently. They have their own way of thinking and style of relating to others. A good manager will work to understand a person’s makeup of these things and capitalize on them by putting an employee into the position that best leverages their strengths. Proper placement is mutually beneficial to the employee and business. The manager’s role is to be the person that incites the correct activity to achieve results –make money and facilitate stability and confidence throughout the ranks of the organization.

An ideal manager should be able to do four things well to unlock the potential of each and every employee: 1. Select a person whose strengths align with the needs of the role they are required to play and shares the same values as the business culture. 2. Set expectations by defining the correct outcomes of a job. 3. Motivate the person by helping them diagnose and conquer weaknesses. Jim Stanley is a Quinault Tribal member and contributes his experience through writing for the betterment of Native

4. Develop the person by helping them learn and get promoted.

People. To reach Jim for comment or free access to more

New from the Swinomish website! Receive a little bit of Swinomish in your inbox every month! Click the subscribe button at or email with "Subscribe" as the subject to receive periodic Swinomish news and event updates or monthly qyuuqs News Highlights.

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Office: (360) 4664081 / Life Skills Office: (360) 466-7354 FOR AFTER HOUR EMERGENCIES : Call: 466-



By Robin C. Edwards

Healthy Homes Tips

Living in the Pacific Northwest can have its challenges. One of them is mold in our homes. Mold will grow when there is the right combination of Struggling with your finances and don’t understand how to get a handle moisture and food available in your home. To control its growth you can on your money woes? Or maybe you want to invest your money and start by keeping your home free of excess moisture and dust. If you tend want to set up some goals for yourself or your family? There are many to have items in piles– like wet clothes or towels, these are things that websites available that offer financial education in the form of interactive would create a tempting place for mold to grow. Here are a few helpful games, as well as literature you can read and/ or tips to help keep your home mold free: videos you can watch. Mold Prevention: Recently I came across a link on the internet having to do with financial literacy. The website I was • Hanging or leaving wet clothes inlead to is a collaborative educational site “VISA'S side the house creates extra moisture Financial Football Game” hosted by the NFL and and an environment for mold, dry them right away, with a dryer or VISA. They offer a very fun and an interesting financial literacy interacoutside clothes line (weather permitting). tive game for youth and adults. It involves picking your favorite teams and the playing level (I selected “Single player/ Rookie Ages 11- • If you use a blanket to cover the window, tie the blanket to the side 14). As the game unfolds a series of financial literacy questions are every day so the air and heat can move around the window area. asked of you so you can earn for points, etc. Not only did I try it, I had This will help keep windows, frames, and sills dry. If a sill gets wet, some co-workers and some of our new tenants play it and they loved it, wipe them down daily with a dry, clean rag. many helping each other answer questions. Budgeting & Financial Literacy Tips:

Even if you’re not a football fan there are some ways football can inspire us, in ways we may not of thought of before, like playing this football • game based on financial literacy. Its an easy place to start and you learn more about money management which you can use to gain or • expand control of your finances and even get ahead!

If you don’t have a computer and this is something you are interested in, make an appointment with me and I can set you up on the tenant computer in my office now. I also have handouts and worksheets as well on budgeting; saving; credit; etc.

Make sure your dryer is vented to the outside of home. Air out your home daily, open a window for 10-20 mins. Clean out closets once in awhile to keep molds from hiding out and growing and check along walls; beds without frames should have 2 x 4 boards underneath them for air circulation and moisture prevention.

• Use exhaust fans when cooking and cover pots and pans while boiling foods. Also use exhaust when showering, keeping it on up to 20 minutes afterwards. Check for and repair leaks under sinks. Mop up standing water in bathrooms, in laundry rooms, etc. ASAP.

ou can also download the game onto your Mac or PC or you can Play Financial Football on Your iPhone or iPad.

Here are simple, inexpensive ideas, using products you can find in your own kitchen cupboard or pantry to use on mold you find:

There is also a new organization I learned about through a financial literacy workshop I attended. Cleaning up Mold: They are called the Whatcom Asset Building Coalition and are a leading member of “Bank On North • IMMEDIATE cleaning action to small areas where mold is growing Sound- a group of key government agencies, community organizations, with EQUAL PARTS WHITE DISTILLED VINEGAR AND SALT. and financial institutions that work together to offer free or low-cost acThen scrub HARD! You can also fill a spritz bottle with undiluted counts to help you save money and get ahead. Any one of these acvinegar, spraying it on spots you find and let it sit without rinsing– the counts could keep you from losing your hard– earned money that you mold and vinegar smell should go away after awhile. ALWAYS use a may otherwise spend on alternative products, such as, check cashing or face mask and rags or paper towels you can throw away, right after payday lending that charge high fees and interest rates for using their you’re done. And if there are people in the home who are asthmatic, services. With a bank account, it won’t cost you any money to cash your they should not be home while you are cleaning the mold. You do checks”. not want to breath the spores. Vacuum the area after you are done. For a more info and a complete list of participating banks in Whatcom and Skagit County, please make an appointment with me at (360) 4667354.

For SHA tenants please call in a work order if the mold doesn’t go away with your efforts and/or comes back and seems to be worse and covers a large area. Call the Main SHA office: (360) 466-4081. For more info and to schedule an appointment to watch a video about Mold- Please contact Robin C. Edwards at (360) 466-7354

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Swinomish to La Conner Safe Routes Project The Swinomish Tribe was recently awarded a $744,610 grant for the Swinomish to La Conner Safe Routes Project by the Washington State Department of Transportation Safe Routes to School Program (SRTS). The purpose of SRTS is to increase safe walking and bicycling to school by improving the safety and mobility of children along school routes. The Project is a partnership between the SITC, Town of La Conner, La Conner School District, Skagit County Public Works, Skagit County Sheriff’s Office, and Skagit County Healthy Communities. The SRTS Project is composed of four separate elements: Education, Encouragement, Enforcement, and Engineering. Education and Encouragement: Begin in December 2013 •

La Conner School District will form a SRTS Team to provide annual bike/walk education programs, including wellness training as part of the P.E. curriculum, demonstration projects, and promotional events to increase walking and biking to school safely.

Students in grades K - 4 receive pedestrian safety training; students in grades 5 - 8 receive bicycling training.

Enforcement: Begin in March 2014 •

Install six Speed Monitoring Driver Feedback Signs

Additional Officer Enforcement in School Zone before and after school

Engineering: Begin in September 2014

(See map


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Design/construction of sidewalks and ADA ramps Delineate two-way bike lanes on Maple Avenue Install/improve crosswalks at key intersections, including three new crosswalks on Pioneer Pkwy. Install two-way bike sharrows on shared roads Install solar powered user-activated blinker signs on the Rainbow Bridge and at key crosswalks to alert drivers to the presence of pedestrians and bicyclists.

For more information, please contact the Swinomish Planning and Community Development Office 360-466-7280

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






Fri 01

02:16 2.51 ft

08:40 11.99 ft

15:23 2.10 ft

Sat 02

02:59 3.77 ft

09:17 11.80 ft

16:16 1.45 ft




21:15 8.95 ft



22:29 8.71 ft





03:51 5.06 ft

10:00 11.53 ft

17:15 0.84 ft

Mon 04

00:00 8.75 ft

04:58 6.20 ft

10:51 11.22 ft

18:18 0.24 ft



Tue 05

01:45 9.26 ft

06:27 6.92 ft

11:52 10.96 ft

19:22 −0.38 ft



Sun 03

Last Quarter

Wed 06

03:06 10.06 ft

07:59 7.00 ft

12:59 10.85 ft

20:22 −0.95 ft



Thu 07

04:00 10.82 ft

09:12 6.57 ft

14:04 10.87 ft

21:16 −1.36 ft



Fri 08

04:41 11.41 ft

10:08 5.88 ft

15:06 10.95 ft

22:06 −1.50 ft

Sat 09

05:16 11.82 ft

10:57 5.10 ft

16:03 10.98 ft

22:52 −1.32 ft 23:37 −0.81 ft

Sun 10

05:49 12.08 ft

11:42 4.29 ft

16:58 10.88 ft

Mon 11

06:20 12.22 ft

12:25 3.53 ft

17:51 10.64 ft

New Moon









Tue 12

00:19 −0.00 f t

06:52 12.23 ft

13:08 2.86 ft

18:44 10.29 ft



Wed 13

01:01 1.03 ft

07:25 12.11 ft

13:51 2.33 ft

19:37 9.86 ft



Thu 14

01:43 2.22 ft

07:58 11.85 ft

14:34 1.96 ft

20:34 9.41 ft



Fri 15

02:26 3.47 ft

08:33 11.43 ft

15:20 1.75 ft

21:36 8.99 ft



Sat 16

03:12 4.69 ft

09:12 10.90 ft

16:09 1.68 ft

22:51 8.69 ft





04:07 5.78 ft

09:55 10.31 ft

17:03 1.66 ft

Mon 18

00:31 8.70 ft

05:25 6.60 ft

10:46 9.75 ft

18:03 1.61 ft



Tue 19

02:12 9.10 ft

07:13 6.91 ft

11:47 9.34 ft

19:05 1.44 ft



Wed 20

03:16 9.62 ft

08:39 6.72 ft

12:51 9.16 ft

20:01 1.15 ft



Thu 21

03:57 10.06 ft

09:30 6.33 ft

13:51 9.22 ft

20:50 0.83 ft



Fri 22

04:26 10.38 ft

10:06 5.88 ft

14:43 9.42 ft

21:32 0.55 ft



Sat 23

04:49 10.64 ft

10:34 5.35 ft

15:29 9.67 ft

22:10 0.40 ft



Sun 24

05:09 10.87 ft

11:01 4.72 ft

16:12 9.92 ft

22:47 0.42 ft



Mon 25

05:29 11.12 ft

11:30 3.98 ft

16:55 10.14 ft

23:23 0.65 ft



Tue 26

05:53 11.37 ft

Sun 17

First Quarter

Full Moon

12:02 3.16 ft

17:39 10.29 ft



Wed 27

00:00 1.11 ft

06:19 11.57 ft

12:38 2.30 ft

18:25 10.35 ft



Thu 28

00:38 1.80 ft

06:49 11.69 ft

13:17 1.51 ft

19:15 10.29 ft



CLAM PSP UPDATE Butter Clams sampled by Swinomish Water Resources Program and analyzed By WA Dept. of Health for Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP) on 2/4/2013 were found to be

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

Jason Thompson, Todd Mitchell, and Tiffany Hoyopatubbi sample marine water in Swinomish Channel near Hole-ithe-Wall, Oct ‘12.

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Edith Palmer Alice Charles Rachel Morris Jason Paul Tori Wilbur Masen Williams Jillian Wolf-John Sheri Chagnon Alice Topaum Marvin Archuleta Derek Damien Keith Perry William Washington Donna Charles Mailee Nguyen Andrea Wilbur Gertrude Damien Marco Damien Joshua Johnston Herbert Murchison Barbara White Sarah Cook Jeffrey Moore Alexia Edwards-Loucks Ace Baker Jr. Robert Johnny Claude Wilbur Jr. Alta Cassimere Jamie Damien Lawrence Washington Javaughn Bill Levi Paul Ishmael Villaluz Bettina Joe Carol John Jennifer McAbee Jenieva Tom

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Dianna Paul Elijah Adams John Cayou Jr. Dave Johnston Eva Porter Alfonso Sampson Jeff Shongutsie Adam Day Warren Fornsby Douglas Bill Jaydin Eagleheart-Clark Nellie Edge Kailee Merian Perry Raymond Williams Jr. Danielle James Rudy Vendiola Larry Campbell Jr. Isaias Guzman Kaleb Parker Cheyenne Weatherby Taylor Edwards Sabrina Joe Ariel Lapointe Elijah Nguyen Tandy Wilbur III Devin Wilbur-Blankenship Richard Cayou Jr. John Grossglass III Emily Jimmy Phyllis McCoy Donald Damien III Siomi Bobb Bruce James Sr. Clayton Day Arthur Billy Sr. Brent Bobb Jr. Alex Stewart

Submitted By Enrollment Officer– Leon John

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Chase Wilbur and Melissa Brown Married on October 20, 2012

Happy 50th Anniversary Charlie and Diane Paul! With Love From Family

in Bellingham

Happy 16th Anniversary Barbara Marks and Joe McCoy!!! March 16, 2013 Happy Birthday Grandma Donna-March 6th Happy Birthday “Auntsie” Alice-March 3rd Happy birthday auntie Lynette-march 7th Love ryan & Gavin Happy 3rd Birthday Tori Wilbur!!! Love Auntie Caroline

Happy 1st Birthday Masen!!! Love Mom, Dad, Sis, and Brother Ronald. Happy 16th Birthday Carol John!!! Love Mom, Dad, Grandpa, and Grandma. Happy 16th Birthday Emily Jimmy!!! Love Mom, Dad, Grandma, Grandpa.

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2013 MARCH •

17—St. Patrick’s Day

20—Community Dinner


17—Community Dinner, 6PM

22—Earth Day

27—NWIC Science Academy



14 & 15—13th Annual Tribal Mental Health Conference, Bow, WA


15—Community Dinner, 6PM

01-April Fool’s Day

27—Memorial Day, SITC Offices Closed

10—Education Dinner, 5PM

15—Tax Day

17—Clean up Day/Earth Day (recognized)

09-11—Swinomish Days

SEPTEMBER OCTOBER NOVEMBER DECEMBER *Please submit important dates to the qyuuqs! *Bolded text denotes Swinomish Community event.


19—Community Dinner, 6PM


Swinomish Casino & Lodge: JOB ANNOUNCEMENTS Excellent benefit package* includes quarterly cash incentive, EAP and 401(k) w/ match for all staff; medical, dental, vision and term life insurance as well as paid holidays and paid time off for full time staff (*must meet required time in service before eligible). All positions require a criminal background check and approval of a gaming license from Swinomish Gaming Commission. In addition, a high school diploma or equivalent is required to be considered for employment. Pre-employment drug testing will be conducted upon acceptance of a position. Applications for positions not currently being recruited are gladly accepted and will be kept on active file for 90 days. Email Applications to Mail or bring to: 12885 Casino Dr. Anacortes, WA 98221 Fax 360-299-1677

COCKTAIL SERVER* – 1 PT 1 on-call Varied $8.00/hr Open until filled

HOUSEMAN- 1FT Open Until Filled ENGINEER I – 1 FT Open Until Filled

DELI COOK/CLERK- 1 PT Open Until Filled BANQUET SERVER – 2 OC Open Until Filled HEAVY DUTY 1 – 3 OC Open until filled. GENERAL MANAGER- 1 FT Open Until Filled CUSTODIAN – 1 OC Open until filled. KENO RUNNER/WRITER - 1 FT Open Until Filled SURVEILLANCE TECHNICIAN – 1 FT Open Until Filled SLOT MANAGER – 1 FT Open Until Filled SECURITY OFFICER-

2 PT Open until Filled

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To place a free ad please contact the qyuuqs at

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

NAMAPAHH First People's Radio is hosted and produced by Robin Carneen, an enrolled member of the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community, in La Conner, WA. Topics include-Native American news, views & music & you can listen online at (archives too!): namapahh_radio

NORTH INTERTRIBAL VOCATIONAL REH BILITATION PROGRAM (NIVRP) Helps people with Disabilities get or keep a job Mondays and Tuesdays 10-3:00 Swinomish: 360-466-1343 Bellingham NIVRP: 360-671-7626

PRSRT STD US Postage Paid Permit #35 ANACORTES, WA

Swinomish Indian Tribal Community qyuuqs News 17337 Reservation Road La Conner, WA 98257

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