Each year, the Chehalis Tribe loans its members thousands of dollars for causes including starting small businesses, improving their homes or getting out of debt through fundraising for its Chehalis Tribal Loan Program. 

This year’s fundraiser is scheduled for 6 p.m. Nov. 9 at Lucky Eagle Casino in Rochester. 

Individual tickets cost $75. A table of eight costs $600. The event includes a feast of traditional foods, a dessert dash, a silent auction and raise the paddle and a keynote address from musician and storyteller Swil Kanim. 

The Chehalis Canoe Family will also make an appearance. 

Swil Kanim is a veteran, storyteller, actor and violinist who grew up in Washington state. He plays many of his own compositions and has been a featured performer at the American Indian Film Awards in San Francisco since 2003. 

In 2008, he performed for the Dalai Lama at Key Arena in Seattle for the Seeds of Compassion Event.

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