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Pumpkins Needed for National Pumpkin Day at the Child Care Center
Next Thursday, October 26th.
Pumpkins – 30 pumpkins needed
Apples – Larry Clark has donated 4 baskets of apples. We still need more. The Community Garden team will be pressing apples into cider for the children. Items can be dropped off at the center between now and next Thursday.
Thanks you so very much!

Please click here for application.


Recycling Tips Courtesy of Natural Resources
Think that little arrow triangle on the bottom of your plastic container means it’s recyclable?

Nice try!!!

Reality is that most plastic is NOT being recycled.

Here’s some useful info & a cheat sheet;

Child Care Center Salmon Ceremony Photos Here

Ready to start your Christmas shopping?
Earrings for Sale

$10 or 3 for $25
Call Sam at 525-5141


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.

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.


Joan Banker
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
office: 360-725-6160
fax: 360/664-3314

First Salmon Ceremony Photos

Squaxin Island Child development Center Mud Party Photos – too cute to miss!

Kimberly James Finds her Roots in Raging Nature

Thank you, David Lopeman

So many years of service as Squaxin Island Tribal Chairman!

Contact: Larain
(360 451-4162


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 .

Please contact DNR recruitment, Melody Wolf or Marika Barto via e-mail at .

Current DNR Job Opportunities

WA State Department of Natural Resources Job Opportunities

Jobs at The Evergreen State College

Native America Cowlitz County News

Other Useful Links

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
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
301-443-8028 (Office)
240-406-6924 (Cell)
301-594-6213 (Fax)