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VOL 11 NO. 16
The United States Supreme
Court ruled June 1 1 the government
may prosecute American Indians
for capturing and killing bald and
golden eagles without a federal
permit, even on reservations.
The 9-0 decision reinstated federal
charges against Dwight Dion of
the Yankton Sioux Tribe in South
Dakota, accused to taking and
selling eagles and eagle feathers.
Justice Thurgood Marshall, in
his opinion for the court, said the
1962 fedral eagle protection act
repealed hunting rights granted the
Yankton Sioux under an 1858 treaty.
The law "reflected an unmistakable
and explicit legislative policy
choice that Indian hunting of the
bald or golden eagle.. .is inconsistent
with the need to preserve those
species," Marshall said.
Indians may still hunt the birds,
but only after receiving a federal
permit from the Fish and Wildlife
Oregon to study dump site
Oregon will receive federal funds
to study the effects on the state of
putting a high-level nuclear waste
dump at the Hanford Reservation
in Eastern Washington.
The U.S. House of Representa
tives granted the $2.5 million ex
penditure from the $677 million
nuclear waste fund. The Oregon
Department of Energy received the
funds following complaints bv
Conference begins July 31
by Lenora Kim Starr
Over 100 youth will gather at
Kah-Nee-Ta Lodge for the United
National Indian Tribal Youth
(UNITY) Conference beginning
July 31, 1986. Registration opens
at 1 p.m. and the general assembly
will begin at 7 p.m.
J.R. Cook, executive director of
UNITY, along with Vivian Juan
and John Dougomah will deliver
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kill eagles only with permit
Service of the Department of the
Interior. The permits allow limited
hunting to provide eagle feathers
for tribal religious rituals.
The Fish and Wildlife Service
said it had recently issued such a
permit to the Hopi Tribe in Arizona,
Change in JOM distribution
By a vote of 1 18 to 1 10, American
Indian tribes and Alaska Native
villages chose to distribute Johnson
O'Malley funds on a simple per-,
The distribution previously used
had been based in part on state
expenditures for education. The
JO'M funds, administered by the
Bureau of Indian Affairs, are used
to provide supplemental education
programs to Indian and Native
Oregon leaders that they, too,
wanted to evaluate the waste-dump
site proposal. Washington auto
matically is given funds.
Oregon has recently received
approval by the 9th U.S. Circuit
Court of Appeals to intervene in a
legal action challenging the selection
of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation
as a possible site for a federal
nuclear waste dump.
the keynote address at the first
The second general assembly will
begin at 8 a.m. Friday and then
break off into workshops which
will begin at 8:45 a.m. and end at
4:30 p.m. A fun run will begin at 5
p.m. and a salmon dinner will
begin at 6:30. At 8 p.m. there will
be a fashion show featuring modern
fashions from local merchants and
former Miss Warm Springs dressed
in full regalia.
Saturday will be the third and
final day of the conference. An
awards banquet will be the highlight
of the day which will begin at 7
p.m. The keynote speaker will be
Howard Rainer with Princess Pale
Moon presenting the awards. A
special guest at the awards banquet
will be Miss Indian USA 1986,
Mary Martha Moore. She is the
first Miss Indian USA.
After the banquet a dance featur
ing KWSI's Ronnie Smith will start
at 9 p.m. in the Confederated Room
ending at 1 a.m. All high school age
youth and older are invited to
attend the dance. Admission will
be $2 per person, registrants fee
will be $1. The dance w ill mark the
end of the conference.
For more information, contact
Natalie Smith at 553-1 161. ext. 232
or Marie Calica at 553-1029.
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allowing the taking of several eagles
for religious ceremonies. 1 his was
the first taking permit issued by the
agency in about ten years. Eagle
feathers and parts also can be ob-
tained by Indians from the Fish
and Wildlife agency.
students in public schools. Under
federal law, the distribution formula
used by the bureau must be chosen
by majority vote of the tribes and
A June 18 vote count, certified
by an independent public account
ant, determined that contractors
providing the education program
would receive an equal per pupil
amount for all eligible students.
The losing option would have
weighted the allocation amount in
favor of those states that spent
more on education programs.
Gates to close oi
The gate at Mill Creek irrigation
canal at Sidwalter Flat will be
closed for the second consecutive
year to protect migrating spring
With current flow measured at
34 cubic feet per second, chinook
salmon passage and spawning activ
ity could be adversely affected. A
flow of 51 cfs in Mill Creek has
been determined necessary for fish
"Adult fish need a certain amount
of water to ease their passage,"
explains Warm Springs fisheries
biologist Mark Fritsch. Closure of
the gate would be favorable for
Fritsch indicates that 70-100
anadromous fish will be returning
to Mill Creek around August 14.
To meet the flow reequirements for
these fish, water must be curtailed
beginning on that date, according
to Warm Springs watermaster
Between 9 and 13 cfs of water
will be added to the current flow of
Mill Creek by closing the canal
Next to domestic use, fish, wild
life and vegetation retain a priority
over irrigation and industrial use
as is outlined in the Warm Springs
Water Code, Ordinance 45. In dis
cussing fish and biotic life the ordi
"The streams and lakes bordering
and on the reservation provide the
environment for a thriving fish and
Now is thc limt t0 begjn formu.
iating ideas for a parade float. The
1986 jefferson County parade is
crhpHnled fnr Auenst 9.
Floats and entries should focus
on the theme, "Through the Eyes
of a Child."
A $50 award will be given to the
outstanding float of the parade.
The winner will be from entries in '
divisions 2, 3, 4 and 5.
All entries, in order to qualify
for the sweepstakes award must be
registered at Kollen Hall on "E"
Street and in place by 8:30 a.m.
There will be no exceptions.
Float judging will be conducted
by an odd number of three or more
judges. The judges will not be re
quired to place any float in a prize
winning division or class if they feel
it does not qualify for a prize in the
New cars, new trucks, farm ma
chinery and such that will not or do
not desire to enter competition will
have streamers on the individual
related biotic resource. ..This envi
ronment must be maintained and
enhanced where possible. An enor
mous contribution is now being
made to the slamon fishery of the
hater use for Sidwalter residences
canal August 15.
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schedule for Auaust 9
' products and at least one item ol
entry will have the name of the.
entering firm on it.
Entries will be judged on: 1.
compliance with the theme, origi
nality in selection adaption and
effectiveness of telling the story; 2.
quality of material and neatness of
arrangement; and 3. general ap
pearance (balance, color simplic
Division of entries include 1.
children on decorated tricycle, bicy
cle, children with pets, children in
costume, Indian children 'in cos
The Central Oregon Commun
ity Action Agency Network, or
better known as COCAAN will be
accepting applications from inter
ested persons who would like their
homes weatherized for preparation
If you would like to know more ,
Pacific Northwest... Maintaining
this resource is directly related to
water volume and water quality.
The volume of stream flow should
never be reduced below that re
will be limited to domestic use only when gates are closed on MM Creek
Bulk Rate Permit No. 2
Warm Springs, OR 97761
AUGUST 1, 1986
tume; 1: youth groups; 3. farm,
garden and civic organizations;
4. churches, service clubs, lodges;
5. local commercial and industrial
firms; 6. Indians in regalia best
dressed female, best dressed male;
7. horseback divisions best ap
pearing saddle club, western dress;
8. marching bands; 9. best appear
ing queen's court; 10 cars; 1 1. dance
For more information contact
parade superintendent Jean Green
or to fill out an application you can
call 553-1 161, ext. 291 or come to
the Tribal Welfare Office at the
Vern Jackson Building. This is an
ongoing service and there will be a
waiting list, but worth the wait, as
weatherizing will lower your utili
quired for the maintenance of the
biotic environment. "The minimum
flow for maintainance of that envi
ronment in the Mill Creek system
is 51 cfs.