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"Ways of the Canoe," a Jamestown S'Klallam Youth Development Program

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $300,000)

The Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe is a small, federally recognized Indian Tribe located on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington State, in an isolated rural community approximately 70 miles west of Seattle. According to the 2000 Census, 456 people identified themselves as Jamestown S'Klallam alone or in any combination; current enrollment totals 568. Unlike many larger Tribes, the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe is not reservation-based, but has a five-acre Tribal campus seven miles east of Sequim where Social Services, Health, Economic Development and Natural Resources programs are administered. The Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe proposes to increase the protective factors through experiential learning, service to community, semi-monthly meetings/ trainings and career preparation for Tribal youth ages 10-18.

The result will be at least 30 youth with increased self-esteem, increased expectations of personal success, and decreased incidences of truancy and delinquent behavior. In addition, they will have useful workplace skills and experience. This proposed TYP is consistent with OJJDP's goals to provide comprehensive prevention services that impact risk factors for juvenile delinquency and to provide alcohol and drug abuse prevention programs. The Jamestown S'Klallam Tribal Council (five-member governing body; each position is elected to a two-year term on a staggered basis) authorized this proposal at its January 18, 2007 Tribal Council meeting. CA/NCF

Date Created: August 28, 2007