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Cultural Connections & Outreach

Our Cultural Connections and Outreach Programs are designed around the belief that a strong sense of self-worth is built through a clear knowledge of who we are, who and where we come from, as well as where we are going. We all need to feel useful and we need to feel that we have a purpose.

Goals:

  • To strengthen community bonds and increase resilience of individuals.
  • To encourage balanced lives that result in making positive life choices.
  • To increase opportunities for youth and elders to feel connected have increased self-esteem, and sense of self-worth.

The Chelángen Dept supports members by:

  • Having cultural classes
  • Offering stipends to help members go to cultural skill training
  • Offering family-fun activities like the cultural boat trip, Mariners game, Camp Samish, Canoe Journey, and the Samish Christmas party
  • Helping with the Elders Luncheon and the Cultural Day in June

Collaboration:

  • We work with the Education Program and Samish Early Learning Center, area public school students, and college students
  • We refer members to Samish Social Services, Housing Program, and Vocational Rehabilitation to meet needs of members
  • Please contact our programs if you have ideas to share!

Cultural Training Stipends:
In order to receive a stipend for cultural classes or workshops, please contact Sally Barrett a month prior to the workshop. We no longer do reimbursements. Per the Culture Committee, each household is eligible for two stipends each year. We require proof of attendance which could include a copy of your registration, a kit receipt, or a photo of yourself at the workshop. 

Honoring Our Babies

Anacortes, Washington

Join us in honoring our babies born 2015 - 2018.

Dates: 19 – 19 Jan, 2019

Treaty Day

Anacortes, WA

A casual reading of a Samish play inspired by "A Question of Respect" regarding the signing of the Treaty of Point Elliott. This is going to be a working readers/writers group.

Dates: 20 – 20 Jan, 2019

Offices Closed - January 22nd

Anacortes, WA

Our office will be closed on Tuesday, January 22nd in recognition of the signing of the Treaty of Point Elliott We will reopen on Wednesday, January 23rd at 8:30am.

Dates: 22 Jan, 2019

Elders Program: Health Lecture Series: Emergency Preparedness

Anacortes, WA

Concerned about an emergency, come learn how to be prepared in your home for a disaster.

Dates: 24 – 24 Jan, 2019

Crafts and Community Potlucks

Anacortes, WA

We will be having crafts and community potlucks the first and third Tuesday of the month.

Dates: 05 Feb – 03 Dec, 2019

Paddle Workshop Part 1

Anacortes, WA

Come carve a paddle! This workshop is an extended series across several weekends.

Dates: 09 – 10 Feb, 2019

Teaching of Cedar Part 1

Anacortes, WA

Join us for the Teachings of Cedar course. "This workshop is an extended series across several weekends."

Dates: 09 – 09 Feb, 2019

Seattle Thunderbirds Hockey

Kent, WA

Come watch the Seattle Thunderbirds take on the Portland Winterhawks!

Dates: 23 – 23 Feb, 2019

Paddle Workshop Part 2

Anacortes, WA

Come carve a paddle! This workshop is an extended series across several weekends.

Dates: 09 – 10 Mar, 2019

Teaching of Cedar Part 2

Anacortes, WA

Join us for the Teachings of Cedar course. This workshop is an extended series across several weekends.

Dates: 09 – 09 Mar, 2019

Seasonal Plant Harvesting - Nettles

Anacortes, WA

Learn about traditional plants and how to harvest them.

Dates: 09 – 09 Mar, 2019

Paddle Workshop Part 3

Anacortes, WA

Come carve a paddle! This workshop is an extended series across several weekends.

Dates: 13 – 14 Apr, 2019

Teaching of Cedar Part 3

Anacortes, WA

Join us for the Teachings of Cedar course. This workshop is an extended series across several weekends.

Dates: 13 – 13 Apr, 2019

Seasonal Plant Harvesting - TBD

Anacortes, WA

Learn about traditional plants and how to harvest them.

Dates: 13 – 13 Apr, 2019

Paddle Workshop Part 4

Anacortes, WA

Come carve a paddle!

Dates: 11 – 11 May, 2019

Seasonal Plant Harvesting - Camas and Cedar

Anacortes, WA

Learn about traditional plants and how to harvest them.

Dates: 11 – 11 May, 2019

Annual Samish Elders Luncheon

Anacortes, WA

Please RSVP to Katy with a count of Tribal Elders planning to attend. Open to regional Tribes of the Salish Sea.

Dates: 28 – 28 Jun, 2019