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Flathead Nation flag flies at 2014 Super Bowl

By Cína (Peak) Williams

A long way from home: Muckleshoot Indian Tribe, Puyallup Tribe of Indians, CSKT, Lower Chinook and Quinault Nations were represented - albeit by football fans - at the 2014 Super Bowl in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (photo courtesy C'na Williams)  A long way from home: Muckleshoot Indian Tribe, Puyallup Tribe of Indians, CSKT, Lower Chinook and Quinault Nations were represented - albeit by football fans - at the 2014 Super Bowl in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (photo courtesy C'na Williams)

I want to thank Jami Hamel and Tribal Council for making it possible for me to represent our Tribal Flag during my journey to Super Bowl XVIII.

I was blessed with the opportunity to attend Super Bowl XVIII with my family and friends in a game where the Seattle Seahawks dominated from start to finish and brought home the Lombardy Trophy! In that quest we wanted to be able to represent our Tribal Flags during this journey and not knowing who to contact, I knew I had to call Jami Hamel. I knew if anyone could try to make that happen for me she was my go to person.

Jami asked our Tribal Council if I could have a flag to represent and was able to get me the flag before I departed to New York/New Jersey.

C'na and friends make themselves known to ESPN during a UFC fight. (photo ©2014 ESPN.com) C'na and friends make themselves known to ESPN during a UFC fight. (photo ©2014 ESPN.com)

This journey included myself (CSKT), Lisa Perez (Muckleshoot), Stephanie Satiacum (Lower Chinook), Ty Satiacum (Puyallup), and Loretta Castillo (Quinault).

Not only did we attend the Super Bowl but we attended UFC 169 at the Prudential Center in New Jersey. During the UFC 169 we made TV and started to get numerous calls and texts during the saying we had made television. Our group photo was put on the ESPN website.

This is once in a lifetime memory and I canít even express how thankful I am to have gotten the opportunity. The game was amazing from start to finish including the weather because when we woke up on Monday we had snow. We managed to navigate the transit and had a memory of a lifetime.

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