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Mékw’ Scháy7áw7xw tse Schlá7ngen

The mission and vision of the Chelángen Department is to create a cohesive tribal community with strong cultural ties while preserving, promoting, and protecting our traditions, culture, and language.

In November 2015, the Chelángen Department was created by bringing together existing positions into one department with the goal of helping us work more cohesively and efficiently. The Chelángen programs include: 

Mékw’Scháy7áw7xw tse Schelá7ngen: (The Cultural Department)

This word “schelá7ngen,” has a complex set of meanings, including:

  • One's Upbringing
  • One's Background or genealogy
  • One's Personal History
  • One's Tribal History
  • One's Culture & Heritage
  • One's Oral Traditions & Teachings

The earlier days of the Samish Tribe’s organization points to the preservation of traditions and culture of the Samish Tribe (Samish Constitution 1951, Articles 1-5). The present Council felt the need to carry on with those earlier traditions and culture with meaningful input of the Samish staff.

During the late summer, administrative staff held a number of sessions addressing the need for a coordinated effort of the staff with the ‘Samish culture under one house’ concept. In keeping with the ‘updated ways’ of traditions and culture, the Mékw’ Scháy7áw7xw tse Schelá7ngen or “Cultural Department” was created.

The mékw’ scháy7áw7xw means ‘all offices,’ (e) tse schelá7ngen means ‘(of) the culture,’ therefore the Mékw’ Scháy7áw7xw tse Schlá7ngen means ‘The Culture Department.’


National Council for Preservation Education (NCPE) Academic Year 2020 Internships

by David Strich | Oct 28, 2019
http://www.preservenet.cornell.edu/employ/ncpe.php

From the website:
"The National Council for Preservation Education (NCPE), in cooperation with the
National Park Service (NPS) and other partnering government agencies, is pleased to
offer internships during the 2020 academic year, beginning in January 2020. NCPE
has partnered with the NPS since 1992 to connect post-secondary students and recent
graduates in historic preservation, cultural resource management, and related fields to
projects at a wide variety of sites and divisions within the NPS system and other
agencies annually. Approximately 60 internships are available during this period;
another 85 will be offered in the summer of 2020. This page describes the process to
apply for an academic year 2020 internship; visit this page in February for
information about summer internships. In both cases, completing an application is the
first step in securing an internship...."

….more information found on the website.

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