Spilyay tymoo. (Warm Springs, Or.) 1976-current, January 16, 1987, Page Page 2, Image 2

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    (l'ap.2 J.nu.ry 16, 1987 WAI1M SI'HIISCS, OHKCON 97761 Sl'II.YAY TYMOO j
II , arr mor nor raM arow A and it is suprising that snow hasn't covered the ground any
sooner. According to the weather reports, snow is expected in the near future here in the northwest.
To the People
To the People,
As many of you already know,
the 1987 jury list has beenapproved.
Many may cringe at the thought of
serving as a jury, but we must
actively participate in handling our
own lawand ordcrand judicial sys
tem. It is our civic duty.
On December 22, Mark Phillips,
our lobbyist in Washington, D.C.,
reported to us the actions of the
99th Congress and what is expected
ofthe 100th Congress. Heexplained
the changes occurring in Congress
and the type of people who are
there now.
Of major concern is the 1988
BIA operating budget and the
Operation of Indian Programs (OI P).
We continue to watch the appro
priation for 1988 and the cuts in
forestry, contracting and on-reserva-tion
programs. We are hearing
rumblings of large reductions in
the budget and it is the general feel
ing that the BIA is reducing their
trust responsibility by advocating
that programs be administered
through states and the private sector.
The community service ad hoc
committee is currently reviewing
the reservation youth services pro
grams. We are concerned that fam
ilies are being torn apart unneces
sarily. The ad hoc committee is
chaired by Reverend Allen Elston.
Other committee members are Sid
Miller, Kathleen Moses and Rick
Some of Tribal Council traveled
to Las Vegas to attend an eco
nomic development workshop. We
have established a steering com
mittee that will be delivering recom
mendations in late January or early
February. Committee members are
Ken Smith, Mickey Brunoe, Janice
Clements, Doug McClelland and
Mike Clements.
The annual allowable cut was
BIA proposes
The Bureau of Indian Affairs
has proposed to contract the oper
ation of all its schools and pro
grams in South Dakota, Arizona,
and New Mexico to the states.
This radical proposal was sent
by Assistant Secretary Ross Swim
merto NavajoTribal Council Chair
man Peter MacDonald on December
19, 1986. It allegedly will be con
tained in the new budget to be
presented to the Congress. The
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issued by the BIA and we met with
Portland are office foresters to dis
cuss the accuracy of those numbers.
The numbers must be accurate if
we are considering a small log
operation at WSFPI.
Council took action to establish
a Warm Springs Apparel Factory
board of directors. We will be
selecting botrd members soon and
are seeking members who will be
able to offer expert and knowl
edgeable advice.
We are continuing our efforts in
seeking funding for a new IHS
health facility here in Warm Springs.
Ken Smith will travel to D.C. to
meet with personnel to discuss the
possibility of a new facility.
We met with the Madras City
Council and County Commission
ers at the city hall to discuss improve
ments ofthe Madras airport. It was
an exchange meeting on how the
city and County are seeking funds
from the FA A for that improvement.
We acted to join the Central
Oregon Economic Council, a local,
tri-county organization that sup
ports enhancing economic programs
and communication. Council will
consider appointments to the board
of directors at a later date.
On December 1 2, Tribal Council
traveled to Rippling River to meet
with all committee chairmen. Semi
annual meetings are held to keep
the exchange of information going.
A week later, a dinner was held at
the resort to thank Paul Sanders
for his many years of service on the
WSFPI board of directors.
Warm Springs, in conjunction
with the Commission on Indian
Services and other Oregon tribes
held an appreciation dinner for
Governor Vic Atiyeh. Indian Tribes
and communities from throughout
Oregon participated in the dinner.
Respectfully submitted,
Warm Springs Tribal Council
contracting schools to states
budget proposal will be in contract
$100 million worth of Indian pro
grams to the three states.
The three states and Oklahoma
account for a large majority of
Indian schools and dorms. Acting
a few days after receiving the Inte
rior proposal, the Navajo Tribal
Council voted to oppose the transfer
to the states. The reaction of the
Sioux tribes and the Pueblos, both
of whom would be greatly affected
by the proposal, is not known yet.
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Museum gains
Robert Dahl, the former curator
of exhibits at the Arizona Sonora
Desert Museum, has joined the
staff of The High Desert Museum
as director of exhibits, according
to Donald M. Kerr, executive direc
tor. Dahl has designed and fabricated
exhibits as museums, zoos, and
nature centers throughout the Uni
ted States. His work includes exhibits
at the National Zoological Park in
Washington, D.C, the Baltimore
Zoo, the Shedd Aquarium in Chi
cago, the New Mexico State Museum
1 pound3500 calories
A pound of body fat yields,
3,500 calories. To lose a pound of
fat in a week, you must on average
consume 500 calories less or burn
500 calories more each day than is
necessary to maintain your current
There is no difference between
"natural" and manmade vitamins.
Their chemical formulas and usa
bility by the body are the same, i
SS numbers
One of the changes of 1987 fed
eral income taxes returns (due on
April 15, 1988) is that social secur
ity numbers will be required for
children ages five and older and
claimed as dependents. The year
1988 may seem a long way off, but
applying for your child's social
security number now will insure
you have it when it is needed.
Because the number of new social
security accounts will increase con
siderably, processing time is apt to
take longer.
There have been reports of a pri
vate business that will for $10 get
your child a social security number.
There is no reason to pay $10. You
can open the account vourself.
NIEA President Suzanne
Weryackwe stated that the NIEA
plans to monitor the proposed trans
fer, and to cooperate with the Tribes
and Indian school boards in react
ing to it. She stated that the NIEA
feels the BIA cannot neglect its
trust responsibility for Indian educa
tion. Both Katie Stevens, Indian edu
cation consultant to the State
Department of Education in Ariz
ona, and Rena Salazar, Indian
education director of the State Depart
ment of Education in New Mexico,
report that they were not consulted
by BIA prior to the announcement
of the proposed transfer in the
press. They both report that their
State superintendents were also not
contacted prior to the announce
ment. Other reports indicate that
the Interior Secretary, Donald Hodel,
has been in contact with the new
governors ofthe two states in regard
to the proposed transfer.
Mary Helen Creamer, Director
of the Navajo Division of Educa
tion, stated that no contact had
been established with her office
prior to the announcement in the
press, and that no consultation had
occurred. She concluded that some
one in Interior has decided to do
away with BIA schools.
Stevens says there is a great need
for BIA schools, and that that need
cannot change overnight. She says
that the state-level people need to
be involved in the decision making
process, and that the tribes also
need to be involved. She says the
proposed transfer would have a
great impact on Arizona, but docs
not I now wh.it the impact would
4r77y offers financial
As college tuition continues to
outstrip the rate of inflation, the
Army continues to be one of the
best sources of financial aid avail
able to young adults nationwide.
High school graduates can receive
more than $25,000 for college under
the GI Bill plus the army college
This financial aid package has
proven popular with new soldiers,
and is available for enlistments of
two, three or four years. Soldiers
can receive $ 1 7.000 for two years of
service, $22,800 for three years,
and $25,200 for four years.
The funds become available after
an enlistment is completed, with
checks arriving on a monthly basis
during the school year. The amount
varies, depending on length of ser
vice and number of courses car
ried. A full-time student who served
four years would receive $700 month
ly in New Army College fund bene
fits. The Army offers more than money
for college. Through the Army
Continuing Education System, enlis
tees can attend accredited college
courses on or off post with the
Army paying 75 percent of their
tuition for approved courses.
exhibit director
of Natural History, and the Washing
ton Park Zoo in Portland. He was
also principal planner and designer
of several exhibits at The High
Desert Museum.
Since his gradution from the
University of Oregon in 1964, Dahl
has designed more than 150 exhib
its on the natural history of the
Western United States.
Kerr said Dahl's primary respon
sibility will be to guide the exhibit
planning design for the Museum's
20,000 square foot addition, the
Earl A. Chiles Center on the Spirit
of the West. The addition, which
will triple the size ofthe Museum's
indoor facilities, will feature exhib
its that describe the exploration
and settling of the American West
before 1900. Groundbreaking for
the addition is expected to be in the
spring of 1987.
Dahl will also be in charge ofthe
planning and designing of the new
living animal exhibits to be remo
doled in the Museum's Orientation
Center. The new room will feature
several new exhibits, including and
aquarium designed as a moving
stream and an exhibit with a light
ing scheme that will allow viewing
of active nocturnal animals and
birds during regular daytime vis
itor hours.
Earl gains strength through exercise
Herme Earl has been exercising
regularly for the past year, spend
ing 10 to 12 hours per week jog
ging, playing basketball or using
the aerobic equipment at the Cen
ter. It is this hard work that has
earned him the "Exerciser of the
Month" award for January. Each
month, members of the Wellness
staff select a person who they feel is
a regular exerciser and one who
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Exerciser of the month Bernie Fori vses the rowing machine in his
personal physical fitness program
While fulfilling their enlistment,
soldiers can get a head start on col
lege by attending courses at Army
education centers, which are located
at Army posts worldwide, or at
nearby colleges. Courses offered at
these centers are taught by civilian
college instructors, and are affil
iated with many quality colleges
too numerous to mention.
The training in the Army is very
thorough, combining classroom in
struction with extensive hands-on
training. The skills are taught by
Army experts, who have years of
experience in their respective fields.
Bl A wants local control of Chemawa
The head of Salem's Chemawa
Indian Boarding School, Gerald
Gray, says he's shocked that the
Bureau of Indian Affairs wants to
turn over his school and others like
it to local governments. Bureau
director Ross Swimmer says he
wants tribal governments, local
school districts and the states to
take over responsibility for educat
Thn Lil'l Miss Warm
be held Wednesday, January 28 beginning
at 7 n.m. The oaaeant will be held in the
gym at the Community Center and eve
ryone is encouraged w auenu.
The mothers of the 1985 queens are
reminded that they must have the crowns
for the 1987 queens ready for the pageant.
may inspire others toward a health
ier lilestyle. 1 hose people seiectea
will appear monthly in the Spilyay.
Bernie says he gained his moti
vation for exercise through "good
coaches" in various sports. "The
good experiences with them and
the friends I played with shaped my
attitude toward athletics and exer
cise. It makes a difference to like
yourself and that's what exercise
does for me."
Uk Trmm StMl
The Army also offers various
other educational programsfor young
adults with different needs. For
those who've already completed
two years of college, there is the 2
2 2 option, under which partici
pants serve a two-year tour of duty
and receive $21,000 to finish col
lege. Money for college is also
available for part-time service close
to home in one of the Army's
reserve components.
For further information, consult
your local yellow pages for the
Army Recruiting Station nearest
ing the 38,300 Indian children in
the agency's 181 schools.
There are 324 students at Chem
awa, most of whom are from out
side the state.
Gray says improvements in the
delivery to Indian tribes of other
social services would enable Indian
children to concentrate on their
educations and improve their aca
demic performance.
Springs pageant will
Rpmip savs that exercise is bene
ficial for him mentally as well as
physically. "Physically, God blessed
me with ability and diabetes, .a
blessed which eventually led me
away from my addiction to alcohol
and drugs. Mentally, there are times
when exercise is a good release for
anger, resentments, self-pity, .any
thing I'm muddled in."
There are three major goals Ber
nie wishes to achieve through exer
cise "to keep my blood-sugar level
controlled, gain peace of mind and
to be a good competitor."
As for stumbling blocks, Bernie
says that "alcohol and drugs will
haunt" him for the rest of his life.
But the worst block is "myself and
having the discipline to continue"
even at the worst of times. Bernie is
overcoming his stumbling blocks.
"In the past year, I've been trying
to turn my life over to Jesus Christ.
So, prayer is the best way. . .Also,
in looking back, I'm grateful for
where I am today." .
Bernie prefers exercising with
others, saying that having someone
there "seems to make time pass
without notice."
Though his family is not cur
rently participating in a regular
exercise program, due to their age,
Bernie is hopeful that his young
daughters will "find some kind of
exercise to their liking" when they
are older. However, for the time
being, they all enjoy swimming and
will probably take up skiing this
If Bernie had no limitations and
could do any activity he really
wanted to do, he would like to be a
"hunting or fishing guide, .one of
those guys who travels all over the
world to try out new equipment,
takes pictures, or writes about what
it was like."
As words of inspiration to others
who might be considering regular"
exercise, Bernie says, "Dont listen
to people who tell you what you
cant do, believe in yourself, live a
clean life and work hard. Then
youH have no regrets. . ." with
emphasis on a clean life. "There is
no way you can realize your full
potential if you're going to use
drugs. The only way with drugs is
down. If you haven't given
chance in your life, please do. He's
done alot for the Earl in the past
year and we are very grateful.