The Child Care and Development Fund Draft Plan is Available for Public Comment for FY 2013-2015 Child Care Assistance Program.
Date: Thursday, June 20, 2013
Where: Community and Family Services
110 W. First Street, Smith River, Ca 95567
Time: 9:00am to 12:00pm
The purpose of this Public Hearing is to get community input on the next 2 year plan for Smith River Rancheria Child Care Assistance Program. We will be taking your constructive comments and discuss opportunities for working within our larger community to leverage resources and better meet the child care needs of low income working Native American families. Read more
The Waa-tr’vslh-’a~ (Culture) Department/Dee-ni’ Wee‐ya’ (Dee-ni’ Language) Committee invites youth to participate in our upcoming 7th Annual Dee‐ni’ Mvsr-xee‐ye’(youth) Wee-ya’(language) Lhetlh-xat (gathering) on July 24th - 26th, at Rowdy Creek Park, Rowdy Creek Rd., Smith River, Ca. for ages 7‐13 years old; children under the age of 7 years are welcome when accompanied by an adult. Our community dinner will be on Friday, July 26th 4:00 ‐ 6:00 PM, the entire community is invited to attend. A special presentation from our youth and acknowledgement of their participation will be provided. Please click here to download the registration form
The goal of our Dee‐ni’ Mvsr‐xee‐ye’ Wee‐ya’ Lhetlh‐xat is to revitalize, preserve and strengthen our Dee‐ni’ culture and language. We are in an aggressive time of rescuing our unique and crucial connection to ourselves through our language. Acquisition of our indigenous communication is a vital link in reclaiming and promoting our spirituality, rites and communal wellness. We will be approaching and integrating our language in a number of activities such as: stick games, singing, dancing, storytelling, the girls’ shell game, a boys’ card game, traditional herbs and medicines, necklace making project, sand bread and lhuk (salmon) cooking, hiking and several other enriching, fun‐filled activities. Read more