Mother of the
Wolf Children

The legend of the mother and wolf children describe the origin of the village on Sequim Bay.
She is carved with her digging stick and harvested clams, a delicacy, and important resource for the Tribe throughout history.
From the Dance Plaza House Post Carvings - Dale Faulstich, Lead Carver and Designer.
Assistant Carvers: Nathan Gilles and Ed Charles. Volunteer carvers: Harry Burlingone and Don Walsh.

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2017 Volunteer of the Year

Paul Bowlby

Paul Bowlby


Paul Bowlby was chosen Volunteer of the Year for being part of the canoe journey for over 10 years.  He has volunteered as skipper for the past six years which means he drives from his home in Clallam Bay 15-20 times per year, spends 4-5 hrs. with the canoe family each trip, loads the canoe, guides the pullers on safety and protocol, returns the canoe, washes it off after each practice, and spends a solid 2 weeks 24/7 with the canoe family during the journey... and he remains positive and friendly all the while.  Paul stepped up when the Tribe didn't have a skipper, otherwise the Tribe wouldn't have been able to participate in the journey.  He's able to identify strengths and weaknesses of each of the pullers and pushes them to their potential.  He's a good representation for Jamestown and he's proud that he is a descendant.   


2017 Volunteer of the Year
Lloyd (Sonny) Lehman

 Lloyd (Sonny) Lehman

Sonny Lehman has volunteered "above and beyond."  He feels in his heart he is a Jamestown and has a large extended family.  His mission and compassion has been to volunteer for Jamestown.  You can say he has gone further than anyone could expect.  Sonny has been volunteering since 1986, starting with the annual picnic.  He can remember an elder whom traveled from California with her son each year to volunteer.  He felt at that time that this was also his purpose.  Sonny would be at the Tribe early in the morning and the last to leave.  He always was down at the pit  to watch them prepare the fish, he learned well from Les Prince and Elaine Grinnell. After everyone left he was the dishwasher.  When people jumped ship he was still there greeting everyone with a smile and washing dishes until the last one was done.  He then would empty the trash.  Sonny's impact is to the people he volunteers with and the people he meets.  He always does it with a smile, and has a great story to tell about his days of driving log truck, fishing, and hunting.  For the Elders Honoring Luncheon Sonny would clean, prep, prepare and fry the geoduck  The day before he would pick up the crab, cook, and clean them to make sure they were ready to eat.  After the honoring he was back in the kitchen helping clean up and washing dishes.   


Tribe Seeks Nominees for Volunteer of the Year Award


The Volunteer of the Year award is intended to go to that individual or group who has shown selfless generosity by volunteering a significant contribution of time and talents in service to the Tribe and its mission.

To be eligible, the nominee must be an adult or youth who provided volunteer service unrelated to paid activities or employment in service to the Tribe.

Any or all of the following attributes and actions may apply to the nominee. These criteria will be used to select the Volunteer of the Year:



The nominee contributed a needed service to community and contributed to the overall goals and mission of the Tribe.


Involvement of the nominee was voluntary, significant, above and beyond.


The volunteer helped program participants realize their potential, or mobilized other volunteers or the public.

The individual volunteered for a variety of projects and events; the quality and value of work was exemplary or extraordinary.

The individual improved the ability of the Tribe to provide quality activities or services and/or helped fulfill the mission of the Tribe.


The volunteer’s contribution of time, talents and service and/or length and frequency of service is significant. The nominee’s actions have been ongoing and sustained; the volunteer demonstrates a willingness to contribute and is consistently available and reliable.

The volunteer has shown exceptional dedication, leadership, kindness/compassion, or extraordinary service.

Through volunteering, this individual has developed a special relationship and interaction with the Tribal community.

Leadership/meeting challenges

The volunteer met unique challenges by initiating new programs or activities or using new methods to solve problems.


A Volunteer of the Year Nominating Form, they can also be found in the Administration Building lobby. Forms should be sent to Ann Sargent in the Office of the CEO by July 21, 2017. The selection committee will announce and recognize the Volunteer of the Year in the Tribal newsletter and at the Tribal Picnic in August.







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