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Seattle Tlingit & Haida Community Council Delegate Elections In 2014 Seattle tribal citizens will elect 30 delegate — one delegate per 150 tribal citizens registered to Seattle — to the Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska (Central Council). Delegates serve 2-year terms and represent Seattle at the Annual Tribal Assembly. The 2014 Tribal Assembly will be held in Juneau April 9-12. Delegates must be able to travel to Juneau and attend the Tribal Assembly. Travel expenses are paid by the Central Council.

If you are an enrolled tribal citizen who will be 18 years of age on or before March 20, 2014, whose name appears on the Official Voting List you are eligible to be nominated and run. A Declaration of Intent to Serve form must be completed. To obtain Declaration of Intent to Serve, Enrollment, or Change of Address forms, contact Election Chair Cindy Leask, tlingit.haida.wa.membership@gmail.com, 253.719.7334. The nomination meeting will be held in February. Ballots will be mailed to eligible voters.



Sockeye Science Camp - Winter Day Camp Session • Registration Due 12/20/13 Wow, we can't believe how fast our beautiful Washington fall flew by! We would like to invite Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian kids ages 9-12 to celebrate the New Year with us at Sockeye Science Camp – Winter Session. A day camp over the week of December 30th, 2013 where we will explore together what it means to intentionally walk on the land. This winter day camp will give us a chance to get some fresh air, make some memories and add to our own stories of who we are as Alaska Native peoples. For those of you that joined us at Sockeye Science Camp 2013 you know we are sure to share a great experience. Camp Details:

Day 1 - (orientation) - Duwamish Longhouse - Monday, December 30th – 10:00am to 2:00pm
Day 2 - Daybreak Star – Tuesday, December 31st – 10:00am to 4:00pm
Day 3 - Daybreak Star – Thursday, January 2nd – 10:00am to 4:00pm
Day 4 - Daybreak Star – Friday, January 3rd – 10:00am to 3:00pm
**Note: there will be no camp held on Wednesday, January 1st**
Lunch will be provided.

Camp Description and Registration:
As Alaska Natives living in the greater Seattle area we recognize that we come from many different places and we feel it is important to feel connected to place no matter where we are. By way of story, art and place based learning activities we hope to give meaning to the values that lift our communities up and bind us together: respect, balance, and reciprocity.

We hope that all of our Sockeye campers from this summer are able to return and invite any other Tlingit, Haida, Tsimshian students ages 9-12 to join us. Please read the dates, times, locations and age requirements above carefully. Guardians if your child is eligible and able to participate for the entirety of the camp, please send email RSVP with the following information by next Friday, December 20th, 2013.

Name:    Age:    Lineage:
Guardian Name and Contact Info:    Dietary Restrictions/Allergies:

If you have any questions, or you are an Elder or community member that would like to help please contact Elle at your soonest convenience.
Gunalchèesh!
Elle Roelofs, Sockeye Science Camp Lead Instructor, 907.355.8699, elle.roelofs@gmail.com
Nicole Tillotson, Sealaska Corporation, 425.283.0604, nicole.tillotson@sealaska.com



All Ages Holiday Event Hosted by UNEA • 12/17/13
Hello Community,
You are all invited to this special event hosted by UNEA. Local Native artist, activist, writer and top chef Ramon Shiloh will be sharing the recently published book 'The Otter, the Spotted Frog and the Great Flood' which he illustrated so beautifully at our Clear Sky program on Tuesday Dec. 17th, 2013. Festivities begin at 6:00pm-8:00pm at Indian Heritage (cafeteria).

We will also share a bountiful healthy dinner courtesy of UNEA and in celebration of the holiday we will be gifting the showcased book 'The Otter, The Spotted Frog and The Great Flood' (1st 20 families), toys for tots gifts and special door prizes will be shared. This event is for all ages and all of our wonderful Native community. Respectfully, Sarah Sense-Wilson, Chair Urban Native Education Alliance markseattl3@aol.com


SPS Title VII Huchoosedah’s Annual Holiday Gathering • 12/20/13
The Huchoosedah Annual Holiday Gathering has been rescheduled for Friday,December 20, 2013, from 5:30-8:00, at Wilson/Pacific, 1300 North 90th St. Seattle, WA, SEMAT Room. Toys will be distributed by age groups throughout the event (not a pow wow). Dinner will be served. For information contact Gail Morris, 206 252 0948, gtmorris@seattleschools.org, Janine Tillotson, jetillotson@seattleschools.org


Little Battle Singers NEW YEARS EVE POWWOW
• 12/31/13 Tuesday • December 31, 2013
• Grand Entry 1 & 7PM
• Chief Leschi School - Puyallup
• Co-sponsored by Western Coalition of Alaska Natives
MC: Arnold Littlehead
• Arena Director: Tony Bluehorse
Men’s Traditional Special - by Leon Cordier
• Teen & Jr. Boys combined Traditional Special - by Leon Cordier
• Women’s Traditional Special - by Claudia Kauffman
• Women’s Jingle Special - by Claudia Kauffman • Victoria
Swift Jr. Girl’s Jingle Special - by Aimee DeCory
• Drum Contest: $300 - $200 - $100 by Leon Cordier
• Education Honoring - by Broken Rope Singers All Drums Paid
• This is a drug & alcohol-free event. •
PowWow Info: Larry Cordier (206) 755-7572
Vendor Info: Pete DeCory (253) 306-3851