Tulalip Hip Hop Artist Komplex Kai in ‘Don’t Funk Up Our Beats’ Contest




Komplex Kai, a Native Emcee from Tulalip, is part of the “Don’t Funk Up Our Beats” contest from HipHopDX and Funk Volume. Check out his video featuring the song, The First, from his 2010 album Mask’d Dreamz.

You have until August 23 to visit hiphopdx.com and cast your vote. Contestants need 250 votes to eligible to be selected as a finalist, so spread the word and listen to his beats.

Additional Komplex Kai videos can be found on YouTube and you can follow him on Facebook.

Grand Ronde Tribe to Host 2014 Contest Powwow; $35,000 up for Grabs

 Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Tribal member Marcus Gibbons dances in the Grand Entry of the 2010 Grand Ronde Contest Powwow at the Uyxat Powwow Grounds in Grand Ronde, Oregon.
Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Tribal member Marcus Gibbons dances in the Grand Entry of the 2010 Grand Ronde Contest Powwow at the Uyxat Powwow Grounds in Grand Ronde, Oregon.



More than $35,000 in prize money will be on the line during the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde’s annual Contest Powwow set for Friday, August 15, through Sunday, August 17, at Uyxat Powwow Grounds, in Grande Ronde, Oregon.

The annual powwow – one of the largest in the Pacific Northwest – drew more than 250 Native dancers in 2013. This year, dancers will compete for prize money in 20 categories.

Registration begins at 5 p.m. Friday, August 15; followed by the first Grand Entry at 7 p.m. Grand Ronde Royalty coronation also will be held Friday evening.

On Saturday, August 16, a parade between the pow wow grounds and Fort Yamhill State Park will be held at 10 a.m. and include cash prizes. Grand entries will be held at 1p.m. and 7 p.m.; the deadline for dancer registration is set for 2 p.m.

On Sunday, August 17, the lone Grand Entry will occur at 1 p.m.

Scheduled host drums will be Young Bear and Young Spirit, with The Woodsmen as the honorary host drum. The women’s Traditional, and men’s Round Bustle are this year’s dance specials, which include an $800 first-place award and four consolation prizes for each dancer. Day pay is guaranteed for the first 20 visiting drums.

The Master of ceremonies is Edmund Nevaquaya. Charlie Tail Feathers will act as head judge, and Fred Ike Jr. will be the arena director.

Camping at Uyxat Powwow Grounds is available for $5, which includes a parking pass. Parking is copy a day or a donation of canned food. Weekend passes are available for $3.

A shuttle also will transport pow wow enthusiasts from Spirit Mountain Casino to the pow wow grounds.

No pets are permitted around the powwow arena and the powwow is a drug- and alcohol-free event.

For more information, call 503-879-2037; or go to, GrandRonde.org.


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Nominate a Local Senior for Valentine’s Day Friendship and Cheer

SEATTLE, Jan. 16, 2013

Do you know a senior who will be home alone this Valentine’s Day? You are invited to nominate him or her to receive a free Valentine’s dinner at home with gifts and companionship. This contest is the brainchild of Emeritus Senior Living, the nation’s largest assisted living and memory care provider. One local senior from every city where an Emeritus community is located (See below for list of cities within WA) will be chosen as the recipient from among those nominated by the public. 

“At the time of year, it’s important to extend caring and friendship to the senior generation,” said Jayne Sallerson, Executive Vice President at Emeritus. “For those who have lost spouses, Valentine’s Day can be a sad occasion that contributes to feelings of loneliness. Family and friends may live far away, and perhaps physical challenges limit their ability to get out into the greater community. We hope to brighten the day for one of these seniors through festivities and friendship.”

Bringing Valentine’s Day festivities to a local senior is part of the philosophy of Emeritus’ assurance that seniors are living “safely somewhere.”

“What that means is we believe it is crucial for seniors to live in environments that enhance their well-being, whether they reside with us or somewhere else. That is why we would like to offer this special occasion on Valentine’s Day,” explains Sallerson.

To suggest a senior, please email contest@emeritus.com and provide:

  1. His or her name, contact information, and city and state.
  2. Your contact information.
  3. A brief explanation of why you are nominating this person.

Submissions are due by Thursday, Feb. 7.

For information on the location and services at each Emeritus community, visit www.emeritus.com.


Emeritus community city locations 

Bellevue, Bellingham,

College place,

Ellensburg, Everett,

Federal way,

Kenmore, Kirkland,


Moses Lake,

Ocean shores,

Poulsbo, Puyallup,

Renton, Richland,

Silverdale, Snohomish, Spokane,


Walla Walla,