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									                      Noxwsá7aq Indian Tribe
                             SNEE NEE CHUM
                                          Monthly Newsletter
                                                                                January/Feburary     2007
        Nooksack Treaty Day!
Governors Office of Indian Affairs                    The Nooksack language was predominant in much
Nooksack Indian Tribe                                 of the upper Fraser River Valley in British Colum-
History                                               bia. In the spring and summer the village groups
The Nooksack people were not able to attend the       would split up to fish, hunt, dig clams, gather
Point Elliott Treaty Council on January 22, 1855      roots and herbs and to trade with neighboring vil-
because of bad weather. In 1873 an effort was         lage peoples. In the mid-1930s the Nooksack tribe
made by the treaty to move the Nooksacks to the       voted to accept the Wheeler-Howard Act and be-
Lummi Reservation. However, the Nooksacks didn’t      gan working on a tribal constitution. Since they
want to move to Lummi and returned to their up-       lacked a tribal land base they were not given Fed-
river sites because Nooksacks were not closely        eral recognition by the Bureau of Indian Affairs
related through linguistics or kinship ties to the    until 1973.
Lummi. On the lower and middle parts of the
Nooksack River where the Nooksacks lived the          Government
whites began to settle in there. This caused many     In 1973 the Nooksack Tribe received full federal
conflicts between the Nooksacks and the whites.       recognition and reservation status was estab-
Although Nooksack Tribe did not sign the Point        lished on one acre of land in Deming, WA. Since
Elliott Treaty in 1855, the federal courts have       that time, the Tribe's land holdings have in-
determined that the Nooksack Tribe was included       creased to 2,500 acres including 65 acres of tri-
in the Treaty of Point Elliot.                        bally owned trust land. The tribe conducts busi-
Historically, the Nooksack people relied on fish-     ness by the Tribal Council of the Nooksack Tribe.
ing, hunting, clam digging, root gathering and        The Nooksack were a party in the suit Duwamish
trading with neighboring villages for their subsis-   vs. U.S. in 1934 in which they sought payment for
tence. Wealth and prestige within the Coast           lands taken by the government. The Nooksack
Salish system were closely allied with the expan-     weren't officially part of the Point Elliott Treaty,
sion of a family's network of kinship, trading and    which meant they weren't recognized as having
ceremonial ties.                                      original title to the lands involved.

 Monthly Events:
       Community Breakfasts are held on the 2nd                          Table of Contents
 Saturday of each month from 9 AM to 11 AM at the
 Nooksack Community Building, 6746 Mission Road,                  Council Information   1-4
                                                                  Department News       5-16
       Regular Nooksack Tribal Council
                                                                  Other News/Info.      17-24
 meetings held on the 1st TUESDAY of each month
 at the Nooksack Tribal Center/Council Chambers.
             January/February 2007                                                      SNEE-NEE-CHUM

    Tribal Office Directory                     TRIBAL COUNCIL CALENDAR OF EVENTS
                                                             for 2007

    Administrative Office    360.592.5176     January 9, 2007 @ 10:00, Nooksack Tribal
    Tribal Clinic Office     360.966.2106                   Council Meeting, Council Chambers.
    Tribal Council Office    360.592.4313     January16-18, 2007, California Nations Indian
    Counseling Center        360.966.4150
                                              Gaming Association, 12th Annual Western Indian
    Dental Clinic            360.306.5151
    Education Department     360.592.6727                    Gaming Conference, Temecula, CA
    Elders Office            360.592.0100     January 20, 2007 Community Breakfast,
    Genesis II Office        360.966.7704
                                                            Department Informational Booths
    Health & Social          360.592.0135
    Housing                  360.592.5163     January 23,24, 2007, National Congress of
    House of Children        360.592.5583                  American Indians Tribal Leaders
    House of Children        360.966.0523                  Strategy Session, Wash. DC
    Police Department        360.592.9065
    Legal Department         360.592.4158     January 24-26, 2007, Coast Salish Gathering,
    Natural Resource         360.592.5176                   Duncan, BC
    Planning Department      360.592.4362
    Social Services          360.592.0135     February 2, 2007, 10:00 am—3:00 pm. Tribal
    Tribal Council Office    360.592.4313                   Leaders Congress on Education at
    Tribal Gaming            360.592.5472                   Skokomish Tribal Center
    Tribal Veterans          360.592.4360     February 8, 2007, Tribal Chairman Meeting
    Tribal Works             360.592.0162
                                                            Tulalip, WA
    Youth & Family Srvs.     360.592.5523
                                              February 12-15, 2007, Affiliated Tribes of
                                                            Northwest Indians, Portland, OR
                                              February 20-21, 2007, 8:30 am—4:30 pm,
                                                           Potlatch Fund, Education Building.

 January 15, 2007 - Martin Luther King Jr.    ENROLLMENT REMINDER:
                    Birthday Day              The Nooksack Tribe only meets with the Nooksack
 January 22, 2007 - Nooksack Treaty Day       Tribal Council every three (3) months regarding enroll-
 February 19,,2007 - President Day            ment applications. Below is the timeline for submitting
                                              applications for enrollment.

                                              Application Dateline              To Tribal Council
 Article deadline is:                         March 26, 2007                     April 2007
 Wed, March 14, 2007.                         June 26, 2006                      July 2007
 Email: with ar-   September 26, 2007                 October 2007
 tile/information.                            December 26, 2007                  January 2008
 Phone: 360-592-4158 ext.3004
                                              Please note that September 26, 2007 will be the last
   Tribal website:     chance to turn in your enrollment Application, in order to
                                              be eligible for the Christmas Gift.

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  Council / National News

                         Congratulations Carmen                  National Native News Headlines
                         Solomon for completing the           _______________________________________

                         Emergency Management               Tuesday, January 9, 2007
                         Institute, FEMA Certifi-
                         cate for National Incident         This week marks the fifth anniversary of
                         Management System                  The No Child Left Behind Act. It was de-
                                                            signed to improve student achievement lev-
                         (NIMS)                             els in schools across the country. Yet, many
                                                            people believe it's not working. Including
                                                            some educators in Indian Country who say
“Take the first steps in Faith, you don’t have to see the   the law is not benefiting Native children.
whole staircase, just take the first step.” Martin Luther
                                                            Thursday, January 11, 2007
   ~Nooksack Tribal Update                                  Lawmakers say President Bush's new strat-
                                                            egy for Iraq will impact Native Americans.
 The Tribal Council wishes you all a
                                                            The president told the nation last night he
                                                            wants to increase the number of troops in
prosperous New Year in 2007. We are
                                                            Iraq by more than 20,000.
grateful for year 2006 providing Nook-
sack to a new level of achievement for
our economic growth and unity.
Notice: Due to the weather conditions
we have had to reschedule some of
the regular events, for safety                                Vietnam Combat Veterans, LTD
purposes.                                                           “Moving Wall” to be
                                                                  hosted/displayed at the
Tribal Council Strategy Update Meetings:                           Nooksack IndianTribe
Held every firstTuesday at 8:00 am in the
Casino Lounge. Attending participants, Coun-                 The Nooksack Indian Tribe will host the Vietnam
cil Members, Casino Management, and Admin-                   Combat Veterans, LTD “Moving Wall.” This
istrative Directors. If you would like to at-                memorial will be displayed, in this area (TBD),
                                                             from May 3rd to 9th, 2007. A small initial group
tend, please contact Agripina Smith, Tribal
                                                             of individuals now form an organizing committee.
Secretary at 592-4313.

                                                             If you have any questions, please contact Bill
                                                             Coleman @ 592-5176.

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          January/February 2007

             Council News—Nookasck River Casino

                                                           ~Renovation Update~

 Buffet renovation makes room for a service corridor!
 Renovation construction is well underway. A pony wall has been constructed around the bar.
 Slot machines that are in front of the buffet will surround the bar area on the new pony
 wall. Once that move is made, the buffet will move out 10 feet towards the pit. New car-
 pet will be laid in the buffet and several panels of etched glass will be installed on the pony
 wall. This will create a sense of separation and quieter space for the diners at the buffet.

 February 5, construction will begin on the service corridor. The service corridor will run
 from the kitchen to the bar. Tile flooring and lots of storage shelves will create a signifi-
 cant storage area for the kitchen and make serving our customers much more efficient.

 Below is the finished addition made to the Casino. More improvements are being made at
 the Casino.

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                                                                     January/February 2007

  Clinic News— Dana Harkins

                      Nooksack residents
                          should join
                       nonsmoking trend

  The smoking rate continues to drop according
  to a survey released by Washington Depart-
  ment of Health. Washington’s rate is the fifth      Flu Shots Available
  lowest in the nation.
                                                      The Flu has hit Whatcom County and the Nooksack
                                                      Health Clinic is encouraging all members of the
  The health-destroying effects of smoking are        Nooksack Community and ALL tribal employees to
  well documented. Lung cancer, emphysema,            get a flu shot. We have information on flu symp-
  heart damage, and links to other diseases are       toms and what steps people should be taking to
  commonly known to kill.                             help prevent getting the flu, and also what steps to
                                                      take if you do get the flu.
  Still, choosing to smoke or not is a decision we
  allow adult members of our community to make.       Help keep the community and your home healthy.
  Our clinic helps by educating about the dangers     Get your flu shot!!
  and offering services such as individualized
  counseling, quit bags, and education on how to
  use the free Tobacco Quit Line (877-270-            For more information, you can contact the Clinic @
  STOP) that help people who make the smart           360.966.2106.
  decision to stop.

  Many tribes are passing a ban on smoking in the
  workplace and distancing smoking from build-
  ings. This results in making smoking less con-
  venient and helps make it easier to quit, and
  saves non-smokers from the dangers of second
  hand smoke.
  We are glad that more and more adults are
  choosing not to smoke. And we encourage any
  smokers reading this to consider quitting. The
  staff at the clinic is happy to assist anyone who
  would like to quit or who would like to talk
  about some of the options available to assist
  them in this process. Your body, your family
  and your friends will be happy you did.

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            January/February 2007                                                               SNEE-NEE-CHUM

                Education News—Donia Edwards

                COMMITTEE                                                NITY

  The Nooksack Education Department needs your
 leadership for the education of our tribal children.    We have information on careers, employment, com-
 If you are a parent or guardian of a Nooksack           puter programs, etc. We work in conjunction with
 Tribal child who is attending one of the local public   the Nooksack Tribal Library, and the Computer Lab.
 school systems, we need your leadership! If you
 want quality education for our Tribal children, the     Students grades 1 to 6: The LOC works in all areas
 Education Department needs you to serve on the          of learning that the individual student is having diffi-
 Indian Education Committee.                             culty in. This is between the hours of 4:00 p.m. to
                                                         5:00 p.m. (Parents or guardians needs to provide
 Once the Indian Education Committee has been            their own transportation).
 selected and has acquired some understanding of
 its role and responsibilities, it is ready to begin     Grades 7-12: The LOC works in any area the indi-
 carrying out its specific responsibilities and tasks.   vidual student needs help in. (We will tutor if
 Some of the Indian Education Committee’s author-        needed). In this age division, we have a number of
 ity and responsibilities include:                       students doing Credit Retrieval, one of our main
                                                         points of focus. This is between the hours of 2:30
                                                         p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
 ⇒ Plan, develop and approval all supplemental
     programs and expenditures of funds for eligible
     Indian students.                                    For those students outside the main stream public
                                                         schools, we offer full services in occupational learn-
                                                         ing, General Education Degree (GED), computer pro-
 ⇒ Develop an Education Plan.
                                                         grams, etc. This is between the hours of noon and
                                                         2:30 p.m. Otherwise you are welcome at any time.
 ⇒ Help with the needs assessment of identifying
     learning needs of our Indian children affected
     in our community.                                   We also offer an adult Literacy program. If a tutor is
                                                         required, this will need to be scheduled in advance
                                                         so that tutors will be available.
 ⇒ Have access to records and other program and
     budget related documents to carry out duties
     and to help the program remain in compliance        We also have programs just for those individuals
                                                         that want to learn for personal knowledge and pleas-
                                                         ure. Come check out your new Learning Opportunity
 Request periodic reports and evaluations regarding      Center, se what we have to offer.
 JOM (Johnson O’Malley).

 We would like to start the Education Committee                TRAFFIC SAFETY EDUCATION CLASS
 from scratch. We have a few parents who signed                        Driver’s Education
 up at the Community Breakfast, but we need more
 help. Stop by or call the Education Department to       The first class has finished the classroom portion.
 pick up a package describing your potential leader-     The in-car driving completion is in progress. So far
 ship role.                                              two groups out of 8 groups have completed the in-
                                                         car portion. We are also now driving on Saturdays,
                                                         starting at 8:00 a.m. and going till 5:00 p.m.
 The Learning Opportunity Center (LOC) works with
 all students from ages 6-85. We have a full cur-
 riculum from preschool through adults.                  If you are interested in signing up for Driver’s Ed,
                                                         please stop by the LOC and sign up. This class
                                                         should be underway in February. We will be taking
                                                         only 12 students per class, starting with the oldest
                                                         down to 15 ½ years of age.
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                                                                       January/February 2007

    Education—D. Edwards

         START YOUR OWN BUSINESS                       For new potentially owned businesses
                                                          Is your idea practical, will it fill a need?
 Continued from page 6                                    What is your competition?
 Individual consultation is offered FREE through the      Help you create a demand for your business
 Small Business Development Center with Western
 Washington University. Kevin Hoult, MBA is a certi-
 fied business advisor and the NAEOP Coordinator for      Location
 the Small Business Development Center (SBDC)             Legalities
 through the College of Business and Economics OF         Accounting
 Western Washington University. The SBDC is lo-
 cated in the Bellingham Towers in downtown Belling-      Develop a business plan
                                                       You can call the Education Department to set up
 ⇒ What is the Small Business Development Center       an appointment or call him directly at:
                                                       Kevin Hoult, MBA
 ⇒ Provides free one one-on-counseling                 Small Business Development Center
                                                       119 N. Commercial Street #196 (Bellingham Tow-
 ⇒ Information about financing, marketing, human       ers)
    resources and management                           Bellingham, WA 98226-4455
    Technical assistance and training                  (360) 733-4014 Ext. 24
                                              or visit his website at
                   Just starting out?        
                  Already in Business
 The Small Business Development Center can help
                                                         NOOKSACK TRIBAL HIGHER EDUCATION
 reach your goals .

                                                       The Nooksack Tribal Council recognizes that one of
 Kevin Hoult, Business Advisor for the SBDC was at     the keys to achievement or the purpose and goals
 the community breakfast in January. Kevin is the      set by the Education Department is the develop-
 local Tribal advisor for other Tribes such as Lummi   ment of well-trained technical persons who have
 and Swinomish. If you missed him, no worries.         an interest in one of the many fields of study re-
 You can set up an appointment with him. He wants      lated to their own well-being, cultural and eco-
 to help you start your own business and has agreed    nomic self-sufficiency. The Nooksack Tribal Coun-
 to meet with you not only at your convenience, but    cil is instrumental in providing higher education
 will also come to you. He provides:                   assistance to their enrolled tribal members. The
                                                       BIA receives funds appropriated by Congress to
 For existing Native owned businesses                  provide assistance to enrolled tribal members. In
                                                       part, the Nooksack Tribal Council will supplement
 ⇒ Free and confidential business assistance and       the budget or to support tribal members who are
    support for Native Americans                       enrolled in higher education.

 ⇒ Solve business problems and explore new oppor-      Priority funding will be provided to Nooksack
    tunities                                           Tribal members who complete the higher
 ⇒ Work one-on-one with a no-cost business             education application by or before February
    advisor                                            28, 2007 by 4:30 p.m.

 ⇒ Set goals that help you achieve success             Applications must be postmarked by Feb. 28th
                                                       or dropped off at the Education building by
                                                       4:30 p.m.

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             January/February 2007

                Education—D. Edwards

  Continued from page 7
                                                            WANTED SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE
               FAFSA WORKSHOP                                         MEMBERS
    January 30, 2007 - 3:00 p.m. to 6:00              If you want to help our tribal members become edu-
                                                      cated, autonomous and self-sufficient, we need you to
                                                      serve on the Scholarship Committee.

  Get your financial aid process done early and
  you could qualify for priority funding with your    If you have ideas and support Higher Education, we
  school. Once you complete your FAFSA, you           need you to serve on the scholarship Committee! You
  can start applying for scholarships. Mike Fen-      will help the Education Department select scholarship
  tress, NWIC Financial Aid Director will be avail-   recipients. You will help with building the scholarship
  able on January 30th from 3 to 6 p.m. at the        fund in fundraising. You will support our future lead-
  Education Building to help you file your Free       ers.
  Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
                                                      Get involved! Serve on this committee and be a
  You will actually complete your FAFSA on line.      leader within our community. Contact Elouise in the
  The Education Department has a worksheet            Education Department.
  from FAFSA which will help filing on line much
  simpler. Come prepared to the FAFSA work-
  shop on January 30th by bringing your W2 or                      INTEREST CLASSES
  your completed 2006 tax return.
                                                      If you have an interest and would like to either teach
  If you are planning or even just thinking about     or attend a class of your interest, contact the Educa-
  returning to school, make this FAFSA workshop       tion Department.
  a priority.

    SCHOLARSHIP PORTFOLIO WORKSHOP                    Loren Roberts is currently teaching conversational
      January 31, 2007 5:00 p.m. @ the                Halkomelem on Tuesday and Thursday nights at 6:00
       Nooksack Education Department                  p.m. at the Education Building.

  There are thousands of scholarships available       Nurse Diane from the Nooksack Tribal Clinic wants
  each year to anyone who take the time to find       tribal members to consider entering the field of nurs-
  them and apply. The Nooksack Education De-          ing. She graciously and generously volunteered her
  partment invites you to take advantage of           services as a mentor and if and when you enter the
  those opportunities to have part or all of your     field will become your tutor if you choose the field of
  education paid for by organizations and indi-       nursing. She explained that there are many, many
  viduals who generously offer free money for         funding opportunities for the field of medicine and
  your educational expenses.                          nursing is included. The Indian Health Service Schol-
                                                      arship is available and the Education Department has
                                                      this application.
  A portfolio is your history. This portfolio will
  not guarantee that you receive ever scholar-
                                                              OUR CHILDREN NEED BASKETBALL
  ship you apply for. However, at a minimum,
  by attending this workshop you will learn what
  materials are vital to you portfolio. A portfolio
  simplifies the scholarship application process.
                                                      The Mount Baker School District is willing to send out
                                                      a basketball coach to teach tribal volunteers how to
  Materials will be provided by the Education De-     teach basketball fundamentals to our tribal children.
  partment to the first 10 people who RSVP by         The MB Coach will offer pointers on what the coaches
  January 24th.                                       are looking for in basketball fundamentals when your

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                                                                        January/February 2007

       Education—D. Edwards

 Continued from page 8                                  Top 5 Reasons Why People Give

 Child tries out for the “C” Team, JV or Varsity bas-   1. Because they are asked, or presented a giving
 ketball team.                                             opportunity
                                                        2. Compassion for those in need
                                                        3. Personally believe in the cause
 We need parents or other volunteers who want to        4. Affected by the cause
 help our tribal children get the fundamentals so
 that they can compete with the school team.            5.   To give back to their community

 The first meeting will be held on Thursday, Febru-       There is no other training like
 ary 1st at 6:30 p.m. at the Nooksack Education
                                                         this available in Indian country!

                                                        We are assisting tribes in building relationships
 In cooperation with the MB School District, we will
                                                        with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation,
 be opening up the community building so that our
                                                        Paul G. Allen Foundation and Washington Mu-
 kids can learn the fundamentals of basketball.
                                                        tual Foundation and much more. Learn how to
 Look forward to this after-school activity.
                                                        become eligible for funding that will support
                                                        tribal economic development, cultural and lan-
                                                        guage projects, educational projects, daycares,
                POTLATCH FUND
                                                        tribal museums.

 This is an invitation to all staff and tribal          New News! All participants that attend this
 members whom would like to attend the Pot-             training will be eligible to apply for a $500.00
 latch Funds "Journey to Successful Fundrais-           mini grant from the Potlatch Fund following the
 ing " training on February 20-21st, 2007 at            training.
 the Nooksack Education Training Cen-
 ter. With over 450 natives trained so
 far, come join this movement and educate
 yourself about new funding opportunities for
 tribes throughout the Pacific Northwest.                    RECAP OR CALENDAR OF EVENTS WITH THE
                                                               NOOKSACK EDUCATION DEPARTMENT:

 The word is derived from the Greek language,                                 JANUARY 2007
 meaning, "love for mankind." Modern defini-
 tions include the concept of voluntary giving          ⇒30TH FAFSA WORKSHOP – FAFSA PAYING FOR A
 by an individual or group to promote the                    COLLEGE EDUCATION
 common good and improve the quality of life.
                                                        ⇒ 31st Portfolio Workshop 3-6 P.M.

          1/6th of 1% of total philanthropic dol-                            FEBRUARY 2007
      lars donated went to Indian Country last
                                                        ⇒ 1ST Volunteers and Mount Baker School District
 The 5 Largest Private Foundations                           Coaches teaching basketball fundamentals to our
 1. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation ($29.2                   tribal children @ 6:30 p.m.
                                                        ⇒ 20th to 21st Potlatch Fund Journey to Successful
 2. The Ford Foundation ($11.6 billion)                      Fundraising 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
 3.   J. Paul Getty Trust ($9.6 billion)
 4.    The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation               ⇒ 28th Higher Education Applications due for the
      ($9.4 billion)
                                                             2007-08 School years for priority funding @ 4:30
 5. Lilly Endowment ($8.4 billion)                           p.m.                                           Page 9
               January/February 2007

                 Department News

     Education: G. Adams—Language Review
 Qalát Sníchim: Sxwkw’eshám Nech’ó7 [1]: (Review Words: Number
 One [1])

 Iyá7qt-txw chaxw tíya sníchim tol7ílh ta Xwenítemqen ilh ta Lhéchalosem sníchim:
 (You change these words from English to Nooksack Language words:)

 always                                           _________________________________
 say                                              _________________________________
 “-ing”                                           _________________________________
 you                                              _________________________________
 thank-you                                        _________________________________
 (the) my                                         _________________________________
 friend or relative                               _________________________________
 think                                            _________________________________
 do, am, are                                      _________________________________
 Indian ways                                      _________________________________
 I                                                _________________________________
 happy                                            _________________________________
 your (invisible)                                 _________________________________
 buy                                              _________________________________
 the                                              _________________________________
 meat                                             _________________________________
 that’s                                           _________________________________
 very                                             _________________________________
 good                                             _________________________________
 them, they (not specific)                        _________________________________

 1. You are always cold.
 (hint: //always// //“-ing”// //cold [as in body temp.]// //you//.)
 2. Thank you my friend.
 (hint: //thank-you// //(the) my// //friend or relative//.)
 3. I am always thinking of my Indian ways.
 (hint: //always// //“-ing”// //think// //(the) my// //Indian ways//.)

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 Department News

Language Review continues from pg 10

4. I am happy you bought meat.
(hint: //am// // I // //happy// //your(invisible)// //buy// //the// //meat//.)

5. Those are very good people.
(hint: //that’s// //very// //good// //them, they (not specific)//.

Iyá7qt-txw chaxw tíya sníchim tol7ílh ta Lhéchalosem ilh ta Xwenítemqen sníchim.
(You change these words from Nooksack Language to English words.)

ówa                                             _________________________________
tl’os                                           _________________________________
ánma                                            _________________________________
qel                                             _________________________________
ilh                                             _________________________________
a                                               _________________________________
chaxw                                           _________________________________
ay                                              _________________________________
oxw                                             _________________________________
ta                                              _________________________________
skwol                                           _________________________________
han7chá                                         _________________________________
kwa7á                                           _________________________________
lálam                                           _________________________________
chan                                            _________________________________
tol7ílh                                         _________________________________
Noxwsá7aq                                       _________________________________
chalh                                           _________________________________
hoy                                             _________________________________

6. Ówa, tl’os ánma qel.
7. Ilh a chaxw ay oxw ta skwol?

                                                                                             Page 11
            January/February 2007

            Department News

Language Review continued from page 11

 8. Han7chá kwa7á lálam?
 9. Ilh chan tol7ílh ta Noxwsá7aq.
 10. Ilh a chalh hoy?
     _______________ Qalát Sníchim: Sxwkw’eshám Nech’ó7 [1]: (Review Words: Number One [1])

                                         Lhéchalosem Contest

    To make the Language Lessons more interested, we have turned it into a contest. Now it is your
   time to see how much you have learned. For those of you that have been following the lessons and
  are interested , all you need to do is fill in the answers of the Language Review (p11-13), and either
                         mail or email your answers to the follow address below.

 Lhéchalosem Contest—
 ATTN: G. Adams (email address is:
 POB 157, Deming, WA 98244 (ALL ANSWERS ARE IN LESSONS 1-8).

 (Please fill this form in)
 Name: _____________________________Address________________________________
 email address: (if have one)___________________________________________________

 The prizes are as follows: 1st Prize: NRC Pendelton Blanket; 2nd Prize: Choice of Seafood or
 Steak dinner @ Nooksack River Casino (NRC); 3rd Prize: Book called “Whatcom County Memories.”
 Contest Reviews will appear in the newsletter every 6 Language Lessons.

 Have fun and good luck!!

 (Contest ends in March: Winner will be announced)

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 Department News

                                                              continued from previous column
   Enrollment—D. Zapata
  Application Process:                                        You may do this by request.

  Request an Application                                      The Enrollment Department is also responsible for
                                                              processing the Elders/Disable List for the Free
  Return completed application with a copy of a Certi-
                                                              Casino meals. We do not make the decision on
  fied Birth Record or hospital record showing the ap-
                                                              who is put on the list for disabled persons. We
  plicants parent(s). and a copy of a social security card.
                                                              simply print the list of Elders and Disabled that are
                                                              approved by Administration.
  Completed applications that meet the criteria are re-
  viewed by Tribal Council.
                                                              BIA Treaty Hunting and Fishing cards are available
                                                              through the Bureau of Indian Affairs you can reach
  Letter of Acceptance/Denial sent Certified to appli-
                                                              them at 2707 Colby Ave. Ste. 1101 Everett, WA
                                                              98201-3528 or by calling (425) 258-2651.
  If applicant is denied 30 days to appeal is given from
  date of denial letter.

  Identification Cards:                                       Genesis II—Staff
                                                              You can quit Smoking
  Tribal Identification is available through this depart-     So, you have made a New Resolution to quit smok-
  ment the 1st card is free. Charges for additional           ing. You are not alone in your decision, last year
  cards is as follows:
                                                              over 55,000 Americans quit the habit, more are
                                                              expected to this year. Everyone has their own
          2nd card within one year period                     reasons for wanting to quit smoking. The top 5
          $5.00                                               reasons:
          3rd card within one year period
                                                              •   Improve health
          4th card within one year period
                                                              •   Fear of heart attacks, strokes and maybe
                                                                  even cancer.
                                                              •   For the health of those around them, espe-
  If possible please call ahead to ensure someone is in           cially their children.
  to assist you.
                                                              •   The possibility of a longer life.
                                                              •   Extra money in their pockets.
  Other Information:

                                                              But how do you quit? Here are the top 10 tips to
  The Enrollment Department does not do extensive
                                                              quit smoking:
  research for applicants. The burden of proof is on
  the applicant.
                                                              ⇒ Identify your smoking triggers. (This means,
  The Enrollment Department does have family trees              know when you like to smoke. Maybe when
  that individuals can obtain copies of.                        you have that morning cup of coffee, or as
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            Department News

 continued from page 13
                                                        Legal Department
 you are driving to work, etc...etc. Knowing when you    Additional Attorney Hired in the Legal
 are most likely to smoke can help you quit. Change
 from coffee to tea. Take the ashtrays out of your
 car. Anything that will change your habits and pro-
 mote a healthier habit.

 ⇒ Consult your doctor about the many products
   out there that may help you through with the
   urge to smoke.
 ⇒ Ask your friends and family for their

 ⇒    Make a clean start. Throw away your ciga-
     rettes and ashtrays. Clean your house, car and
     clothes. —anything that helps break from the

                                                                        Ken Levinson
 ⇒ Make a list of reasons to quit. Post them in a
   place where you will see them several times a                 Tribal Prosecuting Attorney
   day. Refrigerator or bathroom mirror.                We are pleased to announce the addition of Ken
                                                        Levinson to the Nooksack Legal Department. Ken
 ⇒ Replace your cigarettes with carrot sticks, cin-     is the new Prosecuting Attorney who will be doing
   namon sticks, tootsie pops etc.                      the Tribe's criminal and civil prosecution, as well as
                                                        representing the Tribe's interest in other matters
                                                        including Indian Child Welfare Issues.
 ⇒ Drinks lots of water. Water will flush the
   nicotine from your system.                           Ken comes to us with several years of experience
                                                        working with a local tribe.
 ⇒ Exercise. Not only will this help control
   your weight, it will also increase your energy       To speak with Ken you can call him at (360) 592-
   and help keep your mind off smoking.                 4158 ext. 3013 or stop by his office above the
                                                        Nooksack Market Centre.

 ⇒ Find a quit smoking group near you. Log onto or call your local cessation assis-
                                                        Welcome aboard Ken!

 ⇒ Find others you know who have quit and ask
                                                        Little Tibits of News
   them for their support.
                                                                  According to our dear friend—the ground-
 You have made the decision, you are half way there               hog, he came out of his hole and didn’t see
 to a healthier and longer life.                                  his shadow……... which means winter is Over
                                                                  and SPRING IS COMING.
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Department News

Natural Resources Department

                    Nooksack Fish Commission
                         (ALL positions)
                      Nooksack River Casino
                       February 28, 2007
                            12 noon


The Nooksack Fish Commission will be holding elections for all Commission positions on
          February 28, 2007 at 12:00 noon in the Casino fine dining area.

   If necessary, the location will be changed to accommodate everyone and will be
     announced on the information hotline message. That number is 592-5140.

All tribal members who are licensed to fish under the Nooksack Fishing Ordinance are
                                   eligible to vote.

                                 •   Chairman
                                 •   Vice Chairman
                                 •   Treasurer
                                 •   Secretary
                                 •   2 Board members
                                 •   2 Alternate Board members

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                 Department News

  Social Services –LaJune Rabang

                            Nooksack Indian Tribe
                           Food Bank Schedule 2007——————
                                              Energy Assistance
                                           Where: Nooksack Social Services
                                         Contact: Social Services at 592-0135

                                               Eligibility Requirements
                                               Nooksack Tribal Member
                                                      Low Income
                                                And or receiving TANF
                                                     Food Stamps
                                                  Veterans Benefits
                                              Urgent Notice or shut off
                                                      No propane
                                                       No wood

          In order to assist you in a timely manner please call the office ahead of time for an appointment.

     Food Bank Days

     January 19, 2007                     July 20, 2007
     February 16, 2007                    August 17, 2007
     March 16, 2007                       September 14, 2007
     April 20, 2007                       October 19, 2007
     May 18, 2007                         November To Be Announced
     June 15, 2007                        December to Be Announced
                                                                                Nooksack Social Service
                                                                                Phone: 360 592-0135
                                                                                Fax: 360-592-9500

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    Other News—Treaty of Point Elliott, 1855

Articles of agreement and convention made and concluded at Muckl-te-oh, or Point Elliott, in the territory of Washing-
ton, this twenty-second day of January, eighteen hundred and fifty-five, by Isaac I. Stevens, governor and superintendent
of Indian affairs for the saidTerritory, on the part of the United States, and the undersigned chiefs, head-men and dele-
gates of the Dwamish, Suquamish, Sk-kahl-mish, Sam-ahmish, Smalh-kamish, Skope-ahmish, St-kah-mish, Snoqual-
moo, Skai-wha-mish, N'Quentl-ma-mish, Sk-tah-le-jum, Stoluck-wha-mish, Sno-ho-mish, Skagit, Kik-i-allus, Swin-a-
mish, Squin-ah-mish, Sah-ku-mehu, Noo-wha-ha, Nook-wa-chah-mish, Mee-see-qua-guilch, Cho-bah-ah-bish, and othe
allied and subordinate tribes and bands of Indians occupying certain lands situated in said Territory of Washington, on
behalf of said tribes, and duly authorized by them.
The said tribes and bands of Indians hereby cede, relinquish, and convey to the United States all their right, title, and in-
terest in and to the lands and country occupied by them, bounded and described as follows: Commencing at a point on
the eastern side of Admiralty Inlet, known as Point Pully, about midway between Commencement and Elliott Bays;
thence eastwardly, running along the north line of lands heretofore ceded to the United States by the Nisqually, Puyallup,
and other Indians, to the summit of the Cascade range of mountains; thence northwardly, following the summit of said
range to the 49th parallel of north latitude; thence west, along said parallel to the middle of the Gulf of Georgia; thence
through the middle of said gulf and the main channel through the Canal de Arro to the Straits of Fuca, and crossing the
same through the middle of Admiralty Inlet to Suquamish Head; thence southwesterly, through the peninsula, and fol-
lowing the divide between Hood's Canal and Admiralty Inlet to the portage known as Wilkes' Portage; thence northeast-
wardly, and following the line of lands heretofore ceded as aforesaid to Point Southworth, on the western side of Admi-
ralty Inlet, and thence around the foot of Vashon's Island eastwardly and southeastwardly to the place of beginning, in-
cluding all the islands comprised within said boundaries, and all the right, title, and interest of the said tribes and bands
to any lands within the territory of the United States.
There is, however, reserved for the present use and occupation of the said tribes and bands the following tracts of land,
viz:the amount of two sections, or twelve hundred and eighty acres, surrounding the small bight at the head of Port
Madison, called by the Indians Noo-sohk-um; the amount of two sections, or twelve hundred and eighty acres, on the
north side Hwhomish Bay and the creek emptying into the same called Kwilt-seh-da, the peninsula at the southeastern
end of Perry's Island, called Shais-quihl, and the island called Chah-choo-sen, situated in the Lummi River at the point of
separation of the mouths emptying respectively into Bellingham Bay and the Gulf of Georgia. All which tracts shall be
set apart, and so far as necessary surveyed and marked out for their exclusive use; nor shall any white man be permitted
to reside upon the same without permission of the said tribes or bands, and of the superintendent or agent, but, if neces-
sary for the public convenience, roads may be run through the said reserves, the Indians being compensated for any dam-
age thereby done them.
There is also reserved from out the lands hereby ceded the amount of thirty-six sections, or one township of land, on the
northeastern shore of Port Gardner, and north of the mouth of Snohomish River, including Tulalip Bay and the before-
mentioned Kwilt-seh-da Creek, for the purpose of establishing thereon an agricultural and industrial school, as hereinaf-
ter mentioned and agreed, and with a view of ultimately drawing thereto and settling thereon all the Indians living west
of the Cascade Mountains in said Territory. Provided, however, That the President may establish the central agency and
general reservation at such other point as he may deem for the benefit of the Indians.
The said tribes and bands agree to remove to and settle upon the said first above-mentioned reservations within one year
after the ratification of this treaty, or sooner, if the means are furnished them. In the mean time it shall be lawful for them
to reside upon any land not in the actual claim and occupation of citizens of the United States, and upon any land
claimed or occupied, if with the per-mission of the owner.
The right of taking fish at usual and accustomed grounds and stations is further secured to said Indians in common with
all citizens of the Territory, and of erecting temporary houses for the purpose of curing, together with the privilege of
hunting and gathering roots and berries on open and unclaimed lands. Provided, however, That they shall not take shell-
fish from any beds staked or cultivated by citizens.                                  (Cont. pg. 14-15)
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                  Other News— Treaty of Point Elliott, 1855

In consideration of the above cession, the United States agree to pay to the said tribes and bands the sum of one hundred and fifty
thousand dollars, in the following manner - - that is to say: For the first year after the ratification hereof, fifteen thousand dollars; for
the next two year, twelve thousand dollars each year; for the next three years, ten thousand dollars each year; for the next four years,
seven thousand five hundred dollars each years; for the next five years, six thousand dollars each year; and for the last five years,
four thousand two hundred and fifty dollars each year. All which said sums of money shall be applied to the use and benefit of the
said Indians, under the direction of the President of the United States, who may, from time to time, determine at his discretion upon
what beneficial objects to expend the same; and the superintendent of Indian affairs, or other proper officer, shall each year inform
the President of the wishes of said Indians in respect thereto.
The President may hereafter, when in his opinion the interests of the Territory shall require and the welfare of the said Indians be
promoted, remove them from either or all of the special reservations hereinbefore make to the said general reservation, or such other
suitable place within said Territory as he may deem fit, on remunerating them for their improvements and the expenses of such re-
moval, or may consolidate them with other friendly tribes or bands; and he may further at his discretion cause the whole or any por-
tion of the lands hereby reserved, or of such other land as may be selected in lieu thereof, to be surveyed into lots, and assign the
same to such individuals or families as are willing to avail themselves of the privilege, and will locate on the same as a permanent
home on the same terms and subject to the same regulations as are provided in the sixth article of the treaty with the Omahas, so far
as the same may be applicable. Any substantial improvements heretofore made by any Indian, and which he shall be compelled to
abandon in consequence of this treaty, shall be valued under the direction of the President and payment made accordingly therefore.
The annuities of the aforesaid tribes and bands shall not be taken to pay the debts of individuals.
The said tribes and bands acknowledge their dependence on the Government of the United States, and promise to be friendly with all
citizens thereof, and they pledge themselves to commit no depredations on the property of such citizens. Should any one or more of
them violate this pledge, and the fact be satisfactorily proven before the agent, the property taken shall be returned, or in default
thereof, of if injured or destroyed, compensation may be made by the Government out of their annuities. Nor will they make war on
any other tribe except in self-defense, but will submit all matters of difference between them and the other Indians to the Govern-
ment of the United States or its agent for decision, and abide thereby. And if any of the said Indians commit depredations on other
Indians within the Territory the same rule shall prevail as that prescribed in this article in cases of depredations against citizens. And
the said tribes agree not to shelter or conceal offenders against the laws of the United States, but to deliver them up to the authorities
for trial.
The above tribes and bands are desirous to exclude from their reservations the use of ardent spirits, and to prevent their people from
drinking the same, and therefore it is provided that any Indian belonging to said tribe who is guilty of bringing liquor into said reser-
vations, or who drinks liquor, may have his or her proportion of the annuities withheld from him or her for such time as the President
may determine.
The said tribes and bands agree to free all slaves now held by them and not to purchase or acquire others hereafter.
The said tribes and bands further agree not to trade at Vancouver's Island or elsewhere out of the dominions of the United States, nor
shall foreign Indians be permitted to reside in their reservations without consent of the superintendent or agent.
To enable the said Indians to remove to and settle upon their aforesaid reservations, and to clear, fence, and break up a sufficient
quantity of land for cultivation, the United States further agree to pay the sum of fifteen thousand dollars to be laid out and expended
under the direction of the President and in such manner as he shall approve.
The United States further agree to establish at the general agency for the district of Puget's Sound, within one year from the ratifica-
tion hereof, and to support for a period of twenty years, an agricultural and industrial school, to be free to children of the said tribes
and bands in common with those of the other tribes of said district, and to provide the said school with a suitable instructor or in-
structors, and also to provide a smithy and carpenter's shop, and furnish them with the necessary tools, and employ a blacksmith,
carpenter, and farmer for the like term of twenty years to instruct the Indians in their respective occupations. And the United States
finally agree to employ a physician to reside at the said central agency, who shall furnish medicine and advice to their sick, and shall
vaccinate them; the expenses of said school, shops, persons employed, and medical attendance to be defrayed by the United States,
and not deducted from the annuities.

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                                                                                        January/February 2007

                          ARTICLE 15.                                Sats-Kanam, Squin-ah-nush tribe, his x mark. (L.S.)
This treaty shall be obligatory on the contracting parties as soon   Sd-zo-mahtl, Kik-ial-lus band, his x mark. (L.S.)
as the same shall be ratified by the President and Senate of the     Dahtl-de-min, Sub-chief of Sah-ku-meh-hu, his x mark. (L.S.)
                                                                     Sd'zek-du-num, Me-sek-wi-guilse sub-chief, his x mark. (L.S.)
United States.
                                                                     Now-a-chais, Sub-chief of Dwamish, his x mark. (L.S.)
In testimony whereof, the said Isaac I. Stevens, governor and        Mis-lo-tche, or Wah-hehl-tchoo, Sub-chief of Suquamish, his x mark.
superintendent of Indian affairs, and the undersigned chiefs,        (L.S.)
headmen, and delegates of the aforesaid tribes and bands of Indi-    Sloo-noksh-tan, or Jim, Suquamish tribe, his x mark. (L.S.)
ans, have hereunto set their hands and seals, at the place and on    Moo-whah-lad-hu, or Jack, Suquamish tribe, his x mark. (L.S.)
the day and year hereinbefore written.                               Too-leh-plan, Suquamish tribe, his x mark. (L.S.)
                                                                     Ha-seh-doo-an, or Keo-kuck, Dwamish tribe, his x mark. (L.S.)
Issac I. Stevens, Governor and Superintendent. (L.S.)                Hoovilt-meh-tum, Sub-chief of Suquamish, his x mark. (L.S.)
Seattle, Chief of the Dwamish and Suquamish tribes, his x mark.      We-ai-pah, Skaiwhamish tribe, his x mark. (L.S.)
(L. S.)                                                              S'ah-an-hu, or Hallam, Snohomish tribe, his x mark. (L.S.)
Pat-ka-nam, Chief of the Snoqualmoo, Snohomish and other             She-hope, or General Pierce, Skagit tribe, his x mark. (L.S.)
tribes, his x mark. (L.S.) Chow-its-hoot, Chief of the Lummi and     Hwn-lah-lakq, or Thomas Jefferson, Lummi tribe, his x mark. (L.S.)
other tribes, his x mark. (L. S.)                                    Cht-simpt, Lummi tribe, his x mark. (L.S.)
Goliah, Chief of the Skagits and other allied tribes, his x mark.    Tse-sum-ten, Lummi tribe, his x mark. (L.S.)
(L.S.)                                                               Klt-hahl-ten, Lummi tribe, his x mark. (L.S.)
Kwallattum, or General Pierce, Sub-chief of the Skagit tribe, his    Kut-ta-kanam, or John, Lummi tribe, his x mark. (L.S.)
x mark. (L.S.)                                                       Ch-lah-ben, Noo-qua-cha-mish band, his x mark. (L.S.)
S'hootst-hoot, Sub-chief of Snohomish, his x mark. (L.S.)            Noo-heh-oos, Snoqualmoo tribe, his x mark. (L.S.)
Snah-talc, or Bonaparte, Sub-chief of Snohomish, his x mark.         Hweh-uk, Snoqualmoo tribe, his x mark. (L.S.)
(L.S.)                                                               Peh-nus, Skai-whamish tribe, his x mark. (L.S.)
Squush-um, or The Smoke, Sub-chief of the Snoqualmoo, his x          Yim-ka-dam, Snoqualmoo tribe, his x mark. (L.S.)
mark. (L.S.)                                                         Twooi-as-kut, Skaiwhamish tribe, his x mark. (L.S.)
See-alla-pa-han, or The Priest, Sub-chief of Sk-tah-le-jum, his x    Luch-al-kanam, Snoqualmoo tribe, his x mark. (L.S.)
mark. (L.S.)                                                         S'hoot-kanam, Snoqualmoo tribe, his x mark. (L.S.)
He-uch-ka-nam, or George Bonaparte, Sub-chief of Snohomish,          Sme-a-kanam, Snoqualmoo tribe, his x mark. (L.S.)
his x mark. (L.S.)                                                   Sad-zis-keh, Snoqualmoo, his x mark. (L.S.)
Tse-nah-talc, or Joseph Bonaparte, Sub-chief of Snohomish, his       Heh-mahl, Skaiwhamish band, his x mark. (L.S.)
x mark. (L.S.)                                                       Charley, Skagit tribe, his x mark. (L.S.)
Ns'ski-oos, or Jackson, Sub-chief of Snohomish, his x mark.          Sampson, Skagit tribe, his x mark. (L.S.)
(L.S.)                                                               John Taylor, Snohomish tribe, his x mark. (L.S.)
Wats-ka-lah-tchie, or John Hobtsthoot, Sub-chief of Snohomish,       Hatch-kwentum, Skagit tribe, his x mark. (L.S.)
his x mark. (L.S.)                                                   Yo-i-kum, Skagit tribe, his x mark. (L.S.)
Smeh-mai-hu, Sub-chief of Skai-wha-mish, his x mark. (L.S.)          T'kwa-ma-han, Skagit tribe, his x mark. (L.S.)
Slat-eah-ka-nam, Sub-chief of Snoqualmoo, his x mark. (L.S.)         Sto-dum-kan, Swinamish band, his x mark. (L.S.)
St'hau-ai, Sub-chief of Snoqualmoo, his x mark. (L.S.)               Be-lole, Swinamish band, his x mark. (L.S.)
Lugs-ken, Sub-chief of Skai-wha-mish, his x mark. (L.S.)             D'zo-lole-gwam-hu, Skagit tribe, his x mark. (L.S.)
S'heht-soolt, or Peter, Sub-chief of Snohomish, his x mark.          Steh-shail, William, Skaiwhamish band, his x mark. (L.S.)
(L.S.)                                                               Kel-kahl-tsoot, Swinamish tribe, his x mark. (L.S.)
Do-queh-oo-satl, Snoqualmoo tribe, his x mark. (L.S.)                Pat-sen, Skagit tribe, his x mark. (L.S.)
John Kanam, Snoqualmoo sub-chief, his x mark. (L.S.)                 Pat-teh-us, Noo-wha-ah sub-chief, his x mark. (L.S.)
Klemsh-ka-nam, Snoqualmoo, his x mark. (L.S.)                        S'hoolk-ka-nam, Lummi sub-chief, his x mark. (L.S.)
Ts'huahntl, Dwa-mish sub-chief, his x mark. (L.S.)                   Ch-lok-suts, Lummi sub-chief, his x mark. (L.S.)
Kwuss-ka-nam, or George Snatelum, Sen., Skagit tribe, his x          Executed in the presence of us - -
mark. (L.S.)                                                         M. T. Simmons, Indian agent.
Hel-mits, or George Snatelum, Skagit sub-chief, his x mark.          C. H. Mason, Secretary of Washington Territory.
(L.S.)                                                               Benj. F. Shaw, Interpreter.
S'kwai-kwi, Skagit tribe, sub-chief, his x mark. (L.S.)              Chas. M. Hitchcock.
Seh-lek-qu, Sub-chief Lummi tribe, his x mark. (L.S.)                H. a. Goldsborough.
S'h'-cheh-oos, or General Washington, Sub-chief of Lummi             George Gibbs.
tribe, his x mark. (L.S.)                                            John H. Scranton.
Whai-lan-hu, or Davy Crockett, Sub-chief of Lummi tribe, his x       Henry D. Cock.
mark. (L.S.)                                                         S. S. Ford, jr.
She-ah-delt-hu, Sub-chief of Lummi tribe, his x mark. (L.S.)         Orrington Cushman.
Kwult-seh, Sub-chief of Lummi tribe, his x mark. (L.S.)              Ellis Barnes.
Kwull-et-hu, Lummi tribe, his x mark. (L.S.)                         R. S. Bailey.
Kleh-kent-soot, Skagit tribe, his x mark. (L.S.)                     S. M. Collins.
Sohn-heh-ovs, Skagit tribe, his x mark. (L.S.)                       Lafayetee Balch.
S'deh-ap-kan, or General Warren, Skagit tribe, his x mark. (L.S.)    E. S. Fowler.
Chul-whil-tan, Sub-chief of Suquamish tribe, his x mark. (L.S.)      J. H. Hall.
Ske-eh-tum, Skagit tribe, his x mark. (L.S.)                         Rob't Davis.
Patchkanam, or Dome, Skagit tribe, his x mark. (L.S.)                S. Doc. 319, 58-2, vol 2 43
                                                                     Ratified Mar. 8, 1859. Proclaimed Apr. 11, 1859.             Page 19
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             Addresses still missing

                       PLEASE INFORM THEM TO CONTACT DANYAL ZAPATA AT (360) 592-4158, EXTEN-
                       OTHER OFFICIAL TRIBAL MAILINGS.

  Marcos Ray Wallace
  Margot Ginger Corpuz                    John Arthur Kleiven
  Nadine Louise Rapada                    Kevin Lloyd Cheer
  Paul Tommy Jr.                          Kolena Mara Self
  Rita Mae Ortiz                          Kevin Michael-lamont Hunter
  Roger Jay Cline                         Leonard Allen Fisher Jr.
  Ruby Avis Self                          Louis Sylvester Peters
  Samantha Endora Johnny                  Cheryl Miranda
  Lincoln Lewis Villanueva                Cynthia Ann James
  Amelia Kay Celestine                    Chrystal Lynn Smith
  Darren Michael Dixon                    Gary Wayne Neeley
  Daniel James Friesen                    William Peter Savino
  Delores Rose Merian                     Marvin Donald James
  Shirley Janet Tom
  Simon Media V
  Thrisa Lee Belka
  Teresa Marie Elkins
  Melissa Renee Joe Opstad
  Lisa Marie Elkins
  Barbara Caroline Lewis
  Brandy Marie Washington
                                                                   The Nooksack Indian
  Charles Kenneth-mark Her-                                        Tribe would like to wish
  nandez                                                           all those that have a
  Diego Marion Villanueva Sr.                                      birthday in “January &
  Elizabeth Augustine Willie                                       February” a very
                                                                   “Happy Birthday.”
  James Dean Rapada
  James Anthony Tommy
  John Patrick Kelly

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 Birth Announcements

                                              Myami Amelia Alena. Born
                                               Jan. 1, 2007. 7lbs 2.5
                                              ounces. Parents Angelita
                                              Rabang, and Adam Davis.

                                                    (No photo)

 Damien Vance Sulkanum Damien Vance                                       Benjamin Jerami-Micheal– Born Jan 30,
 Sulkanum Born Jan. 8, 2007 @ 2:49pm                                      2007 @ 1:47pm 6 lbs. 9 ozs. 20 inches
 7lbs 20 inches long Parents: Kreg Sul-                                   long. Parents are Jeremiah Johnny and
 kanum and Rhonda Sam (Picture above)                                     Jennifer George.
                                                                          Grandparents are: Ken Johnny & Lorraine
                                                                          Zapata. Jeff & Debbie George.

                                                 Virginia & Paul
                                            Tabafunda Memorial
                                            January 27, 2007 at
                                           the Suquamish Tribal

      Frank “Bunk” Kalani Lane Jr. , passed away on Sunday, December 17, 2007, Services, December 23, 2007,
      Lummi Wexliem Bldg. Son of Brenda Mata, Frank Lane.

      Patricia Gail Williams “Sotia” passed away on Friday, January 5, 2007. Services, January 11, 2007, St. Mary’s
      Church, Chilliwack, B.C.

      Gilbert (Woody) Joe Grijalva passed away on Monday, January 8, 2007, Service was held at the Community
      Building, Saturday, January 13, 2007.

      Ivan “Ike” George passed away on Monday, January 8, 2007. Services for Ivan was held on Thursday, Janu-
      ary 11, 2007 at the Nooksack Community Building.

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              Other News around Indian Country

                             Mortenson has been selected as the General Contractor for the Tulalip
                             Tribes to build the new Tulalip Tribes Hotel and Conference Center in
                             Tulalip, WA.

                             This exciting project which opens mid-2008 consists of a casino expan-
                             sion, hotel tower, conference center, pool, spa, restaurant and retail

   Please contact Nadine Williams or Pat Alden at 360-654-2262 to inquire about construction em-
   ployment related opportunities or to learn about our bidding schedule for upcoming subcon-
   tracted work. All welcome!

                                  Herb Cook commissioned to design etched on glass
                                                   house window

                                       According to information on the American Indian Art From The
                                     Pacific Northwest website (www.ebuynativeart/
   At UBC’s Museum of anthropology, Herb worked on an exhibit titled “Written In the Earth” in which he
   replicated and re-created ancient antler carvings of deer, elk, and moose-horn there were date 2000, 3000
   and 4000 years old. Herb has also done carvings in yellow and red cedar and has created gold and silver
   pendants. If you would like to see more of Herb Cook’s work, you can go to the website at
   www.ebuynativeart/, and click on his name.

   There is a book titled “ Coast Salish Art & Culture written by Reg Ashwell and Dave Hancock that has more
   information on Herb Cook’s work. If you’re interesting in purchasing Herb Cook’s art, please contact him at

   An art show called “Salish Signature”, Mezanine Gallery as well as an opera of “Mozart Magic Flute,” was pre-
   sented at the Vancouver Opera - Queen Elizabeth theater. The Salish Signature and Mezanine Gallery consisted
   of native art.
   Coast Salish artists as well their artwork was displayed. Native artwork was also used on costumes in produc-

   The Mozart Magic Flute is an opera about two young people searching for meaning in their world and discover the
   value of family and community. The performance is done by five rising young Canadian opera singers, a pianist
   and a stage manager, and they travel throughout British Columbia performing on stage. This opera is for younger

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    January 07 SuDuko

                              February 07 SuDuko for Kids

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                               7    4       8       1       3       6       2       5       9
                               3    6       5       7       9       2       8       4       1
                               4    3       7       9       8       1       6       2       5
                               8    5       6       3       2       4       9       1       7
                               2    9       1       5       6       7       4       3       8
                               6    7       4       2       1       9       5       8       3
                               1    2       3       6       5       8       7       9       4
                               5    8       9       4       7       3       1       6       2

  Decembers SuDoku Solution
                               January 2007 SuDoku Solution

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                                7       4       8       1       3       6       2       5       9
                                3       6       5       7       9       2       8       4       1
                                4       3       7       9       8       1       6       2       5
                                8       5       6       3       2       4       9       1       7
                                2       9       1       5       6       7       4       3       8
                                6       7       4       2       1       9       5       8       3
                                1       2       3       6       5       8       7       9       4
                                5       8       9       4       7       3       1       6       2

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