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... ■ C h a r O p p o s t a 9 \ e w s A nexus p u b lica tio n o f th e f S a fish a n d ‘K o o te n a i ‘Tribes \ ' N v o f th e K ia th e a d I n d ia n R e s e r v a tion Chief Charlo o f the Salish VOLUME 16, NUMBER 17 Chief Koostatah of the Kootenai SEPTEMBER 8, 1987 THE MONTH OF CHOKECHERRIES 'Committed people' needed to attend Alkali Lake training The Tribal Health Depart-ment’s Alcohol Program is gathering the names of individuals interested in travelling to Alkali Lake, British Columbia, to attend an intensive five-day training session. The purpose of this training is to assist people in forming positive attitudes towards all aspects of their lives. During the week, individuals will begin to ac knowledge, accept and resolve ugly experiences due to alcoholism, being raised in a chemical-dependent family, drug abuse and emotional neglect. The focus is to change negative feel ings, attitudes and beliefs into positive and live-serving ones. Local people who have gone through the training in the past report that it was a very positive experience. The Alcohol Program has already sponsored one group and hopes to con tinue this activity in the future beyond the Sept. 12-17 session. Plans are being finalized for commu nity members to make the journey to Alkali Lake this Saturday (Sept. 12). (Concludes on page two) o 00 ON ID © 5 oo i f CD ON oo O ° § Z -C/5 O c/i 3 Y o u n g s t e r s ' s u p p o r t Beginning later this month, the Tribal Health Department plans to provide support groups for children and adolescents on al ternating weeks (schedule be low ). The purpose of the groups will be to provide education and self esteem development with a Na tive American focus to two age classes: children from seven to 12 years of age, and adolescents from 13 to 18. ARLEE DISTRICT: Children’s group (7-12) will meet from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Parish House on Monday, Sept. 28. The adolescent (13-18) group will meet on the alternating Monday from 7 to 8:30 p.m., also at the g r o u p s t o b e g i n Parish House. ST. IGNATIUS DISTRICT: Tues day, Sept. 29 — Children’s group, 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the community center. The following Tuesday — Adolescent group, 7 to 8:30 p.m., at the center. RONAN DISTRICT: Wednesday, Sept. 30 — Children’s group, 5 to 6:30 p.m., at Tribal Health. The next Tuesday — Adolescents’ group, 7 to 8:30 p.m., at Tribal Health. POLSON DISTRICT: Thursday, Oct. 1 — Children’s group, 5 to 6:30 p.m., at the outreach office. The following Thursday — Adolescents’ support group, 7 to 8:30 p.m., at the outreach office. (Continues on page two)