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Recycling items request
I would like to say “Thank You” to Rose Brownfield, Pam Hillstrom and Margaret Foley for bringing in recycling/craft donations. We have a great start, but are still looking for the following items:
Toilet paper/Paper towel rolls
Craft supplies for kids
Plastic Laundry detergent containers
Plastic Milk jugs
Water based paints – kid friendly
Beads – kid friendly (please no seed beads)
Thank you for your help!
– Monica Nerney
ROLL CALL! Rep your tribe(s)
Show your #NativePride with a custom handmade wooden paddle necklace.
We Think Dreams has designed handmade & hand tattooed wooden paddle necklaces.
4 inch paddle with 26” leather cord chain.
Available in multiple wood species options.
Get yours today:
Community Garden – Donations Needed
The Garden Program is looking for anyone who would like to donate t-posts, a freezer, and a refrigerator. Please contact the Garden Program at or at 360-432-3984.
Also – Dont forget to get your free starts!
If anyone at Squaxin Island would like to donate to the fund for Jimmy Smith-Kramer and his twins Keoni and Lilo, you can contact Bonnie Sanchez at the Squaxin Island Health Clinic. It will go directly to his FLY HIGH JIM account at Anchor Bank. Thank you for your support and prayers. 💖
L. Bonnie Sanchez
Health Services Director
A call to artists
The Shelton-Mason Chamber of Commerce has a member who is looking to commission metal art pieces (12 salmon to be wall mounted).
Interested artists may contact Susanna Samuelson, Business Development Officer at Our Community Credit Union: or 432-5209.
Portfolios are appreciated but not required.
Gold Star Air Conditioner for a wIndow
15″ x 14″
Call Debbie Obi at 462-0883
FEMA Flood Mapping Updates Are Underway:
Make Sure Your Family and Property Are Protected and Accurately Designated
The Tribe’s Natural Resources Department has been participating in the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) current update and review process for Flood Hazard Mapping. This is the first update for Flood Mapping since the 1990’s.
Through FEMA’s flood hazard mapping program, Risk Mapping, Assessment and Planning (MAP), FEMA identifies flood hazards, assesses flood risks and partners with states and communities to provide accurate flood hazard and risk data to guide them to mitigation actions. Flood hazard mapping is an important part of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), as it is the basis of the NFIP regulations and flood insurance requirements. FEMA maintains and updates data through Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) and risk assessments.
Now is the time to review your property, its location relative to FEMA’s Flood Hazard Mapping, and if appropriate engage with FEMA for review and revision of your property’s designation.
FEMA’s Flood Hazard Mapping website:
To search for information about your property go to:
It is advisable to act now to confirm that your property is accurately mapped/designated as either ‘in’ or ‘out’ of the flood plain, as once the updated preliminary Flood Maps become effective the process for correcting designation errors becomes much more time intensive and costs money. Errors in the preliminary Flood Maps can be corrected during the review period at NO CHARGE.
Brian McTeague at Squaxin Natural Resources will be available to discuss the FEMA Flood Program & Process, to review your property’s updated Flood Hazard Mapping designation, and to assist tribal members with using FEMA’s website.
For more information or to schedule a time to visit with Brian at the Natural Resources Department contact him at: (360)432-3800 or
Talking Circle working team: if you are interested in being part of a working team to discuss the current talking circle process and potentially improve it, please let me know. I am looking for tribal member participation. Please contact Kris Peters at , and include your name and contact information. A meeting time and place will be coordinated by Kris with the interested participants. Some potential topics of discussion include: location, frequency, seating arrangement, use of talking stick, who runs the meeting etc…
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