Gloria Krise will be hosting an enchilada dinner fundraiser on October 5th from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the Community Kitchen for a tribal member whose wife will be having surgery and needs help with bills and the cost of staying near the hospital, etc. She is hoping to make enough money for him to stay at a hotel in Seattle for one week.
She will also be having a garage sale October 14th from 8:00 – 3:00 pm. at the Community Kitchen.
Donations and prayers thankfully accepted.
Call Gloria at 360-490-9226
Recycling Tips Courtesy of Natural Resources
Think that little arrow triangle on the bottom of your plastic container means it’s recyclable?
Reality is that most plastic is NOT being recycled.
Here’s some useful info & a cheat sheet;
Volunteers needed for Oysterfest on October 6, 7 & 8.
Traci Coffey and Annie-Beth Whitener have a signup sheet at the Elder’s building.
The Little Creek Casino Banqueting Team needs your help!
September 22 & 23
- Must be 18 years or older on September 22nd
- Must be 21 years or older on September 23rd
- Food Handler Permit
- Black Pants & Black Shoes
Rickie Ramage @ 360-432-7107
Marcus McKenzie @ 360.432.7151
Food Handler Permit
Enter the name of the county you reside in followed by: healthdepartment.com
Class 12/13 Mixologist Permit
Click on Licensing Services then MAST(permits)
Ready to start your Christmas shopping?
Earrings for Sale
$10 or 3 for $25
Call Sam at 525-5141
Island Enterprises, Inc. is looking for seasonal/contract harvesters and trimmers for the cannibas farm operation. The start date will be in mid September. Interested parties should contact Human Resources at (360)426-3442 to be considered.
Winter hours for KTP and STP
Sunday 6:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Monday-Thursday 5:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Friday-Saturday 5:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Sunday 6:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Monday-Saturday 5:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Salish Seafoods is buying coho on site at the Salish Seafoods beach and will have the scow stationed in Budd to continue to buy Kings for the extended season. We will have our crew stationed at Salish Seafoods 24 / 7. They will have a trailer on site and be available. Hours for buying will be from daylight till dark. If you have special requests to sell fish after set hours or want to check current price, please call the buyers phone to make arrangements. Call : 360-490-3886. We appreciate all fishermen who choose to sell their catch to Salish Seafoods and all their hard work. Good luck fishing.
Gill nets for sale
Chinook, Coho, Chum
Reward for any info or return of stolen nets
No questions if returned
Taken from home on Skalapin Lane
Adult Substance Abuse Community Survey
This is the fifth year of the 2017 Adult Substance Abuse Community Survey designed by the Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery to take a look at our community social norms. Over 60 communities in Washington are participating this year.
Please take a few minutes to complete it and forward to friends, family, colleagues and your list serve.
The survey has been valuable with collecting local data for planning. It helps confirm or refute Community and Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition assumptions.
2017 Community Survey link:
If you have questions or would like information on past surveys please contact:
Mason County Public Health
360-427-9670 x 545
Future Native Teachers Initiative
The October 23-25 Future Native Teachers Initiative being coordinated through the Washington Education Association is designed to increase the number of Native American/Alaska Native (NA/AN teachers in Washington State. This is a two-day, hands-on “teacher camp” led by teachers and leaders from AN/AN communities on the Washington State University’s Pullman campus.
Registration and meals during the conference are provided by WSU and the FNTI partners. Lodging is sponsored through a National Education Association foundation grant. Districts, organizations and Tribes are responsible for transportation for students/chaperones to/from Pullman.
Teams of high school (grades 10 through 12) and college-aged students from Tribes, schools, and AN/AN communities are encouraged to participate. Please see the attached flier for additional details regarding the institute, registration of teams/chaperones, lodging, a complete list of FNTI sponsors, and contacts.
We hope your students are able to take advantage of this worthwhile opportunity.
Office of Native Education
Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI)
600 Washington Street SE | Olympia, WA 98501
P.O. Box 47200 | Olympia, WA 98504-7200
Squaxin Island Child development Center Mud Party Photos – too cute to miss!
Thank you, David Lopeman
So many years of service as Squaxin Island Tribal Chairman!
Squaxin Island Tribe Job Opportunities
Current WA State DNR Job Opportunities
This listing includes links to job announcements which have more detail on the specifics of the job and application process. For more frequent notification, you can sign up to receive email job alerts at www.careers.wa.gov .
Please contact DNR recruitment, Melody Wolf or Marika Barto via e-mail at .
Native America Cowlitz County News
Other Useful Links
- Squaxin Island Tribe Facebook
- Squaxin Island Museum Library and Research Center
- Island Enterprises, Inc.
- Salish Seafoods
- Squaxin Island Tourism
- Little Creek Casino Resort
- Squaxin Island Youth Bullying Awareness video
- Natural Resources
- Orca Network Facebook
- Orca Network
- Section 184 HUD Loans Available
- Paddle to Squaxin protocol videos on Squaxin youtube Channel. You can also find this link on paddletosquaxin.org.
- Squaxin Island Photo
- Tulalip Tribes Lushootseed Phrase of the Week
- South Puget Intertribal Planning Agency
- SPIPA on Facebook
- Kamilche Adventures
- Four Seasons Painting Co.
- Skyline Drive-In
- Shelton Cinemas
- Lacey Cinemas
- Westfield Capital Theaters
- Shelton School District
- Hunting the Rez, website for hunters
- Indian Country Today
- The Olympian
- Orca Network Facebook
Suicide Prevention Help
Please be aware of the death by suicide of a prominent musician, Chester Bennington. Chester Bennington was the lead singer of the band Linkin Park. He died by hanging on July 20, 2017.With suicide, there is a social contagion factor. When Robin Williams died by suicide the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline received an uptick in the number of calls. Chester Bennington’s death follows on the heels of Chris Cornell, another musician who died by suicide.
Below is an info statement on available suicide prevention and crisis response resources.
For confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, call 1-800-273-8255 (TALK), visit the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Crisis Chat or text the Crisis Text Line (text START to 741741 from anywhere in the U.S., and a trained Crisis Counselor will respond quickly).
The Trevor Project offers crisis services that create a safe, accepting, and inclusive environment for youth who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and/or Questioning (LGBTQ), by phone at 1-866-488-7386, and through text (text TREVOR to 1-202-304-1200, available on Thursdays and Fridays between 4 to 8 PM Eastern, and 1 to 5 PM Pacific).
The following resources are available on ihs.gov/suicideprevention:
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention v is dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide
Crisis Text Line a free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text 741741 from anywhere in the USA to text with a trained Crisis Counselor.
Jason Foundation is dedicated to the prevention of youth suicide through educational and awareness programs.
JED Foundation aims to protect emotional health and prevent suicide for teens and young adults.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources.
Samaritans USA provides hotlines, public education programs, support groups and other crisis response, outreach and advocacy programs to communities throughout the U.S.
Suicide Awareness Voices of Education works to prevent suicide through public awareness, education, stigma reduction, and by serving as a resource to those touched by suicide.
The Trevor Project is a national 24-hour, toll free confidential suicide hotline for gay and questioning youth.
Veterans Crisis Line is a free, 24/7 confidential support for Veterans in crisis and their families and friends.
Pamela End of Horn, MSW, LICSW (Oglala Lakota)
National Suicide Prevention Consultant
Indian Health Service Headquarters
OCPS/Division of Behavioral Health
Mail Stop: 08N34-A
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, Maryland 20857