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Letters to the Editor-
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Satus group changes powwow name
We often jump to conclu
sions before the facts are
known. We have the tendency
to put the blame on others
and never accept the responsibi
lity to correct minor mistakes.
We have the tendency to hear
things the way we would like
to hear them, and read between
the lines to suit ourselves.
Criticize those who are trying
to do whats in the best interest
of the tribes and the entire
reservation. Ignorance to whats
happening, envy and jealousy
of tribal members who are
off to a good start.
Personal and petty problems
are usually substituted for
the major issues in regards to
the tribal budget. At each
general council meeting we
hear, "Where is all of our money going?" "1 he management
is using up all the money." We hear things like, "Why don't
we have our own people handling our business. But no one
seems to realize that this is a large organization. There will be
the day when the entire operation will be run by tribal
members. Changes don't come overnight, you must realize it
takes time and we are on the right track and are moving in the
right direction. There has been a great deal of changes
through the years that didn't happen overnight.
For one thing in recent years we have let our no-mad life
style fade away when we signed the treaty of 1855, with the
United States of America. We have learned and managed to
live on a reservation. We have accepted the facts of going
away to Government boarding schools to learn trades, till the
soil, raise livestock.
In the negotiations in the treaty of 1855, we were
considered a sovereign nation and treated as such. Because of
being illiterate in the modern world we became dependent oh
the U.S. Government. As time passed on our forefathers
wanted more than what the government had to offer.
By general election the tribes accepted the Wheeler
Howard Act. This was in 1935, a big move toward self
government. To establish our own Constitution and by-laws,
form a Corporate Charter, and slowly moving away from full
dependency onthe U.S. Government. So you see things don't
happen overnight, the transition has been in progress for
years and the gradual change is unnoticeable. Even now most
government boarding schools have faded away and are now
a thing of the past.
When we start to challenge the tribal operating budget we
must have the facts and not hearsay on things. We must
consider what has taken place through the years, perhaps the
vision of our forefathers will appear, of what their goals and
objectives were. They must have had trust and faith in those
who helped them, and I'm sure they were not trying to better
one's self image in the eyes of the public, but for what was
best for the tribes and the whole reservation. If we are not
careful we might lose everything they strived for.
To whom it may concern,
I am writing this letter with
great concern and to let you
people know my feelings about
what I heard at the Simnasho
Lincoln's Birthday powwow.
As you know, we the Satus
Lincoln's Powwow group, had
a powwow the same time as the
one you people had February
14-16. Since our group enjoyed
going to your powwow, we, the
group, decided to change our
powwow name and dates. We
also changed the dates because
we respect the Simnasho people
and we enjoy seeing them.,We
changed our name to Eagle Spirits
powwow the dates to be April
We are not a committee. We
call ourselves a group. It's the
group's powwow, not mine.
We are Satus people. Our
elders come from here. We are
trying to bring our elders together
with visitors. And teach our
young one's to understand our
Indian ways. We have sent flyers
out about our powwow to drum
mers we know in the United
States and Canada. Hopefully
we will have a nice turn out.
As for the memorial contest
we were going to have in memory
of our dear mother Tilda
Onepennee Totus this year. We
have postponed this contest.
Because we have respect for
her brother, Gilbert Onepennee,
who passed away, my sister
Tootsie Danzuka, who was raised
by Tilda Totus and Pearl
Sammiripa, and myself, are going
to put this contest on.
So this contest will be held
next year. It has nothing to do
with Eagle Spirit powwow or
Satus Powwow. Since it is my
sister and I, we called it off until
next year, because we love the
family and have respect. This
Memorial Contest is ours to
say. No on else has that right. If
I said anything that hurts.then
please let me apologize, only
reason I am explaining is because
I don't like ugly talk or gossip.
This upsets me because I have '
mitral valve disease (heart trou
ble). I am hoping you will all under
stand. You are all welcome to
come to the Eagle Spirit Powwow
and look forward for next year's
Memorial contest. You are my
people and in-laws.
Anita Totus Walsey
Presence brings comfort
Dear Friends and Relatives,
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We the family would like to
take this time to thank each and
everyone who came to pay respect
to our dear departed granddaugh
ter, niece, cousin, sister and
Your prayers, songs and words
was very good medicine to our
hearts. Your presence was very
comforting to know our sister
had so many friends and relatives
that cared enough to come and
sit with us.
Special thanks to the drum
mers for all of your beautiful
songs. Without the drummers
and all your beautiful songs we
wouldn't have had such a wonder
Also special thanks to the
Cooks who labored so hard and
such long hours to prepare all
the nice meals to feed our bodies
to keep all the people fed that
came from close by and those
that traveled from a far. Also to
those that brought flowers, and
those that went hunting and all
who pitched in and helped any
way you could.
So may the Good Lord Bless
each and everyone of you.
Valena Sargent and family
Paul Anderson and family
Justine and Robert Luton &
LaDonna and Richard Moody
Emily and Grant Waheneka
Judy and Charles Moody and
Cynthia and Orlando Doney
Jeni & Gilbert Yazzie and family
Delphine and Leroy Scott and
Thank you fo r support
To all my family, friends and
I wish to thank all of the
people who supported me, by
buying tickets and taking the
time to share themselves either
by encouraging words, or with
just a smile.
I enjoyed reaching my personal
goal of selling over a thousand
dollars in tickets. I look forward
to many powwows this year, in
which I will represent all of the
Warm Springs people.
A special thanks to Sylvia,
Matilda, Nettie and the Lincoln's
Birthday Powwow Committee
for all the gifts I have received.
Princess Danielle Gabriel
In Loving Memory of our
beautiful daughter, Rosella Rae
I look out around our country-
Though cracked and twisted now, this car seat has been attributed side here in lhe val,ev of the
to saving the life of a two-year-old Warm Springs girl. The seat was Yakima Nation. And I'm
issued by thelHS clinic through their infant seat program.
This attorney became very sarcastic in his cross-examination, but
the woman who was on the witness box remained calm. "You say
you had no education, but you answered my questions smartly
enough." She answered, "You don't have to be no scholar to
answer silly questions." YIKES
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The judge removed his glasses, leaned forward and said to the
witness, do you understand that you are swearing to tell the truth."
"Yes, sir." "And do you know what will happen if you do not tell
the truth.?" "Yes, sir," replied the witness. "Our side will win the
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Lawyer: You say you saw the man stabbed in the hay field with a
fork. What kind of a fork?
Witness: Well, did you ever see a tuning fork or an oyster fork in a
hay field? YIKES
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Prisoner: Judge, I don't know what to do.
Judge: Why, how's that?"
Prisoner I swore to tell the truth, but everytime I try, some lawyei
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'. by Donna Behrend I
Protecting and nurturing the
youth of any community appears
to be the number one concern in
the United States. Numerous
programs have been designed to
promote the education, health
and well-being of our youth.
There is now, in Oregon, a
mandatory seat belt law which
requires persons 16 years of age
and younger to wear seat belts
while riding in a car.
Among programs initiated lo
cally, the infant seat program,
introduced to the Warm Springs .
community in 1984, has already
proven beneficial in possibly
saving the life of a two-year-old
On an icy January morning,
the two-year-old, her mother
and three others were passengers
in a vehicle that was struck
broadside by a semi-truck. All
escaped serious injury. The child
was uninjured as well, and local
officials are attributing her safety
to the fact that she was properly
buckled into a child restraint
seat which had been issued by
the Warm Springs clinic. The
car was a total loss and the seat
was later deemed unusable, but
because the seat was properly
installed in the car and the
child's mother took the few extra
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seconds to buckle her in meant
that it could very possiblyhave
saved her life.
Statistics show that a properly
used child safety seat can be 80
percent effective in reducing
death or injury. Proper use
should be stressed since the child
loses a substantial amount of
protection with a misused seat.
Reasons seat belts and seats are
not used range from improper
fit and inconvenience to uncom
fortable and lack of knowledge
on how to properly use them.
Statistics show that accidents
are the second leading cause of
death tor children between the
ages of one and four.
February 23 through March
1 was designated the third annual
National Child Passenger Safety
Awareness Week, sponsored by
the National Passenger Safety
Association (NPSA). The week
was designed to focus attention
on the importance of the proper
use of child safety seats and
All 50 states and the District
of Columbia have mandatory
child passenger protection but
the misuse of safety seats is a
growing problem. A February
24 awards ceremony conducted
in Washington, D.C. recognized
six children who were saved
from serious injury in accidents
because they were buckled up in
child safety seats.
Public education in the proper
use of child restraint systems is
stressed, year-round, not just
during National Child Passenger
Safety Awareness Week. Drivers
and passengers alike are urged
to "get it together" and buckle
thinking, now, of all of the kind,
Loving Families and children
who were a wonderful part of
She's still a blessed, spiritual
inspiration of love and laughter
everyday, even though her strong
heart was burdened with fading
She was glad and happy when
she was with each and everyone.
Her loving family, I believe will
live on in hearing the laughter
and playing of other children,
and maybe stop a moment and
like me, listen and see far-off
her Angel-like presence.
Our deepest Love to you all.
We are very grateful to all who
have helped and were with us in
person and prayer.
Paul & Pauline Andersen
Lorette & John Abraham
Mitchell & Marilyn Lloyd
Joyce E. Lloyd
Ida & Lisa Senator and
Ina Mae Andersen & family
Gifford & Bernadine Andersen
Ruth M. Andersen & family
Steven & Mary Jo Andersen
Rhonda Andersen & family
Sheldon Dale Sutterlee
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Robin and Janet G unchows prevent possible accidents by removing
boulder from highway 26 on the Vanora grade which had fallen
from the roadside bank during melting of snow.