(l'ap.2 J.nu.ry 16, 1987 WAI1M SI'HIISCS, OHKCON 97761 Sl'II.YAY TYMOO j y 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 Ribiero. 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 .Spllvav Tvmoo .Staff MANAGING EDITOR Sid Miller ASSISTANT EDITOR Donna Behrend PHOTO SPECIALISTWRITER Marsha Shewczyk REPORTERPHOTOGRAPHER Pat Leno-Baker TYPESETTERCIRCULATION Priscilla Squiemphen FOUNDED IN MARCH OF 1976 Spilyay Tymoo is published bi-weekly by the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs. Offices are located in the Old Administration Building at 2126 Warm Springs Street. Any written materials to Spilyay Tymoo should be addressed to: Spilyay Tymoo, P.O. BOX 870, Warm Springs, Oregon 97761 Phone: 553-1644 or 553-1161, ext. 274, 285 or 321. The darkroom can be reached at 553-1161, ext. 286 Subscription rate: Within the U.S. $6.00 per year Outside U.S. $12.00 per year v . 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. . .1 Sptlyf lymoc phoio MMrr 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 weight. There is no difference between "natural" and manmade vitamins. Their chemical formulas and usa bility by the body are the same, i i SS numbers required 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 fund. 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 ' ' ' rlillir 'iililiiii n Oi l i ' , , M "I j i l i J 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 aid 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 you. 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 V 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 winter. 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.