Thursday, April 30, 2009

Canoe Journey 2009 Practice

Canoe practice will be held every Wednesday at the marina. This year’s journey will be to Suquamish. It is the 20th Anniversary of the Paddle to Seattle. If you have any questions about Canoe practice or tribal journeys contact Jason Gobin (425-931-1053)

Monday, April 27, 2009

Marysville Youth Football Signups

It’s that time of year again for football signups and cheer tryouts for the 2009-2010 season.

Open Registration begins on April 25th 2009 for the cost of $150.00 and will be held at the Cedar Crest Middle School.

Other registration dates:

Tuesday April 28th, 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Saturday May 2nd, 10:00am to 2:00pm

Additional Information includes the following:

Work out dates will be held on Wednesday June 17th and Wednesday June 24th from 6-8pm.

Parent Night will be held on Friday July 10th at 7:00pm @ the Pilchuck High school Auditorium

Gear hand out will be on Saturday July 25th at the Msvl. District Office @ 9:00am

Camp Dates: Tuesday July 28th, 29th, and 30th from 6-8pm.

The age groups have changed for the MYF 2009 Season

Pee wee: 6-7 year olds
89ers: 8-9 year olds
Junior: 10-11 year olds
Senior: 12-13 year olds

No Flag Football will be offered this year.

Contact: Rick Ballard, Marysville Youth Football President (360) 659-4738

Friday, April 24, 2009

Open Gym

Good news for the basketball playing community in Tulalip. There will be an ongoing open gym at the Tulalip Heritage High School. The gym is open to anybody interested in playing full court basketball a few nights of the week. Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday the Heritage High gym will be open from 7pm until 9:30pm. Do not miss this great opportunity to meet new people, get off the couch, and most importantly, have some fun.

For more information, contact Sabrina Moses, Adult Recreation Coordinator/Youth Girls Specialist at (360) 651-4389 or you can email her at

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Community Meeting

Tribal members and employees:

This is a reminder to mark your calendars and join us this evening, Thursday, April 23rd, for our sGaaGateGel, or community meeting with Family Services. Our Family Services Department will be introducing their employees and talking about the programs and services that they offer. The meeting will be held in the tribal gym, dinner is served at 5:00pm and the meeting begins at 5:30pm. As always, I and my executive staff will be available before and after the meeting if you have any questions or concerns you’d like to discuss with us.

Once again, I hope you’ll join us to learn about this exciting team and all that they do.


Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Canoe Practice

The first Canoe practice of 2009 will be today, Wednesday April 22 at 5:30pm at the marina. Canoe practices will be held every Wednesday at the marina rain or shine. This year’s journey will be to Squamish. It is the 20 year anniversary of the paddle to Seattle.

We hope to see you there on Wednesdays. For more information about Canoe Practice or the Canoe Journey, contact Jason Gobin, the Tulalip Tribes Forestry Manager.

Office (360) 716-4370

Moible (425) 931-1053

Friday, April 17, 2009

Do you have a child with special needs?

Are you a parent or guardian of a child with special needs? Would you like to meet with other families who also have children with special needs? Need more information? Or just some support?

To get answers to all your questions and more, come on over. Join us at the Early Childhood Education Center on Wednesday April 22, 2009 at 12pm. Lunch will be provided.

The Early Education Center is located at building ‘D’ near the Tulalip Boys & Girls Club

Please call Melinda Contraro at (360) 716-4904 if you have any questions or would like more information. Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Tulalip Tribes to Honor Past Spiritual Healers and Leaders

THE TULALIP TRIBES will be honoring our past Spiritual Healers and leaders by setting a Spiritual Table for them and all Visitors who travel with them.

The Tribe will be offering the plates on behalf of the community for our ancestors. We are not allowing any other plates to be put into the fire besides the 100 we are preparing.


Please join us in taking part of this spiritual journey on Friday April 17, 2009 at 1pm below the Tulalip Longhouse.

We ask you to join us in the Tribal Gym to continue the work. 10 people have been selected to share their “Healing Songs” with everyone.

Following this will be a dinner for everyone to enjoy! Thank you for your support as this work is being conducted to bring peace and happiness to our Community and surrounding neighbors.

Employees are invited to participate in this community work; all offices must remain open for business and you must get your supervisor’s permission.

Please call my office if you have questions

Shelly L. Lacy

General Manager

Tulalip Tribal Government

(360) 651-4369

Monday, April 13, 2009

G.E.D. Testing Tomorrow

This is a reminder about G.E.D. testing tomorrow, Tuesday April 14th at the Tulalip site of NorthWest Indian College.

Registration is at noon tomorrow.

Tuesday's testing times are:


For more information, contact Brooke Waite-Kellar, Site Manager at (360) 716-4650.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Gambling Addiction? Not Anymore

Sometimes the line between gambling fun and gambling addiction can be blurry. When that happens, you may need to turn to others for help. A gambling addiction can bleed your back account dry and ruin your relationships. Before that happens, come get help every Wednesday at the South Lot Stars Room. The next gathering is on Wednesday, April 15th from 6pm until 7:30pm. For more information, please call Luis Hernandez, ARM Coordinator (360) 716-4023.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Flagging Class

Looking for a summer job? Now is a great time to complete your training. Coming up on Friday, April 24th from 8am-4pm will be a chance to earn your flaggers permit. Space is limited at the South Lot TERO Office, so please call ahead to reserve a spot. Contact Lynne Bansemer, Pre-employment Specialist at (360) 716-4746 for more information.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Healing Circle this Friday

You are invited to the Tulalip Healing Circle this Friday April 10th lasting from 9am until 2:30pm. Each Healing Circle is held on the second Friday of each month at the South Lot training room. Tulalip Chief of Police Scott Smith will be the guest speaker on Friday.

For any questions please feel free to call Helen Gobin-Henson at (360) 716-4022 or email her at

Or call LaDonna McKeever at (360) 716-4024 or email her at
Or call Karen Kosik at (360) 716-4063 or email her at

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Lushootseed Family Nights

Lushootseed Family Nights start in April and continue through the end of May. These will be held every Tuesday night, from 5pm-7pm, at the Lushootseed department Building. (Old Health Clinic - 7627-A 41st Ave NW)

Lessons are laid back and intended for each family to learn ways to bring the language into their home. Staff will provide materials including: worksheets, CD's, DVD's, flashcards and whatever else you may request. There is no cost to attend and it is open to all community members.

There is no pressure to speak in front of the group. Lushootseed staff would like participants to view it as a time to bring families together, enjoy a meal, and learn a beautiful language.

Lessons in the past have included: small prayers, basic words, phrases, and stories. This year will include lessons on the calendar, since it can be used in every day conversations. They will be teaching the days of the week, months, seasons, et cetera.

Lushootseed staff like to ask participants what they want to learn. If you have ideas about lessons that you would be interested in, please let the staff know ahead of time so they can prepare the materials.

The vision at the Tulalip Lushootseed department is to have Lushootseed spoken at every community event in every home.

Thank you for your time and hope to see you at the first Lushootseed Family Night tonight, April 7th at 5pm.

Dinner will be served potluck style, so if you want to attend, plan ahead to bring a dish.

For more information, contact Natosha Gobin, Lushootseed Language Teacher at (360) 716-4499.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Boom City Fireworks Stand Permits Reminder

Just a reminder that there will be a meeting to discuss the cost of permits for this years Boom City merchants.

When: Tuesday April 7, 2009 at 6:00 pm
Where: Tribal Gym

Permits will be sold on three consecutive Fridays. First on Friday April 10, 2009,
then on April 17, 2009, and again on April 24, 2009 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm in the gym.

The drawing to determine placement of the booths will be held in the Tribal gym on Friday May 8, 2009 at 6:00 pm.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Multiple Sclerosis Walk Saturday morning

Please help the National MS Society raise money for MS research this Saturday, at the Tulalip Ampitheatre. With a goal of raising $2.2 million in the greater Washington area, the MS Society has its work cut out. So far $928,000 has been raised, which is only 42% of the goal. Much work has been done, but even more work remains.

The Start/Finish point for the Walk MS in Snohomish County returns to the Tulalip Amphitheatre in 2009. Here's what you need to know about the venue:
  • Registration begins at 8:30am at the Tulalip Ampitheatre
  • Easy to locate, right off of Interstate 5
  • No dogs except service animals
  • Traffic can be heavy so give yourself plenty of time to travel and park
  • Start off with a hot cup of coffee, fruit, and a delicious breakfast treat while you listen to the morning program.
  • The best part is that this is free and open to all walkers, so continue to recruit your friends and family to join you for this special event.
  • Walk begins at 9:30am.
For more information on how you can participate, contact Teresa Meece, Events and Entertainment Manager at Quil Ceda Village (360) 716-5011.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Summer Camp Signups

Tulalip Youth Services are already signing up kids for summer camp. There are three camps to choose from, Sport Camp, Cultural Camp and Multi-Media Camp. The deadline to sign up is Friday, May 15th. For more information contact Ginny Ramos (360) 716-4872.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

United Schools Celebration Pow-Wow

On May 16th Marysville Pilchuck High School, Everett Community College and Tulalip Heritage High School are holding a joint pow wow, called the United Schools Celebration. The pow wow will be held at Totem Middle School (1605 7th St., Msvl.). For more information contact Matt Remle at MPHS (360) 657-0940 or contact Justina Brown at Heritage or Paula Three Stars at Everett Community College.