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Warm Springs, Oregon
Crawfishing could be lucrative Obsidian blanks uncovered
PAGE 2 June 19, 1987
by Larry Macy
The crawfishing industry has final
ly started to work its ways into
' Warm Springs, and one tribal mem
' bcr in particular, has high hopes
,: for it in helping the economy.
Members urged to pick
up their permits
1 he follow ing list of people who
""have applied for their Columbia
"River lluntingand Fishing License
have not picked up their identifica
tion card. Natural Resources would
like those people to stop by the
Natural Resource department and
'pick up their individual cards:
Clifton Brunoe, Craig Charley,
TyreeStormhrinBcr. Richard Wolfe.
Reona Trimble and Sheila Spino
Pi-Ume-Sha Queen title and crown.
June 26 and run through June 28.
Sea? 1 i i V
Letter to the People
, To the People,
,' As it is with every year, we have
. already begun preliminary work
Jon next year's budget. We have met
with management and discussed
, the financial forecast for next year.
The forecast shows no substantial
..change or growth. We have done
,'some prioritizing and are just now
beginning to review program audits.
The audits, done so far only in the
Community Services Branch, will
tell us how and if organization
t programs are producing results.
The audits are being done with the
;' program charters and KRAs in
; Under the BIA Indian Priority
I System (IPS) there are a number of
'programs that the Tribe has been
;asked to prioritize on an annual
sbasis. Locally, the appropriation
;3otaIs to about S2.S million and as
; "money is made available in the BIA
budget, those programs are funded.
Our major concern with the IPS
;5s that the Bureau has the authority
;to remove items from the list of
priorities, thus total funding is re
duced. As programs are taken off,
; 'they are rarely put back on the list.
Originally, we had about $5 mil
; lion, now that amount is down to
$2.5 million. In their reductions,
j the Bureau eliminated the Housing
v 'improvement Program (HIP)
j and in 1988, they want to eliminate
I roads and social services programs.
i f As they dwindle away, the integrity
; lot the program is being reduced.
y, The $2.5 million appropriation
'? I currently covers forestry, tribal
' courts, the superintendent's office
"l and staff. Bureau personnel, agri
culture, realty, wildlife manage
ment, water resources, la w enforce
; ment. social services and roads.
We consider the IPS our one
; true form of consultation with the
; Bureau because we are actively
involved in putting together our
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FOUNDED IN MARCH, 1976
Spilyay Tymoo is published bi-weekly by the Confederated
Tribes of Warm Springs. Our offices are located in the
basement of the old Girls Dorm at 1115 Wasco Street. Any
written materials to Spilyay Tymoo should be adressed to:
Spilyay Tymoo, PO Box 870, Warm Springs, Oregon 97761
553-1644 or 553-1 161, extensions 274. 285. 321 or 286.
Within the U S $6 00 per year
Outside U.S. $12 00 per year.
Terry Macy says, "the money is
good, but the work is hard and
tiring." Terry goes out once a day,
otherwise the catch wont be profit
able. Crawfish, as called by the people
who catch them, (called crayfish in
Frank Mitchell, Edward Henry.
Sr., Aaron Smith, Anthony Var.
Pelt, Emil Johnson, Margie Earl.
Mildred Tyler, Shcryli Adams, Ur
ban Gibson, Julia Sandoval, Eld red
Frank, MariamSouers. Levi Kenne
dy. Virgil Culpus, Michael Mea
nus. Theodore Frank. Vernon Spino,
Luther Clements. Elizabeth Tewee,
Ralph Aguilarand Damion Katchia.
are selling raffle tickets to gain the
Pi-Ume-Sha activities begin Friday,
own priorities. It is the only, and
we stress only, place that tribes
have real input into the Bureau's
We have had meetings with tri
bal members in the areas of zoning
and small business Opportunities.
We strongly encourage members
to consider starting small businesses
that would be suitable for the pro
posed shopping and town center
We have also met with County
commissioners and other jurisdic
tional agencies concerning the
Metolius arm of Lake Billy Chi
nook. We toured the lake in early
May and we're now working on a
memo-of-understanding among the
Tribe, Jefferson County, BIA, U.S.
Forest Service, Bureau of Land
Management, State Marine Board
and the state Fish and Wildlife
We have made several trips to
Salem to testify before state agen
cies concerning the state gas tax
and water issues.
We are currently working with
administration on the possibility
that the Tribe could provide their
own workman's compensation in
surance. At the same time, we're
learning more about our invest
ment portfolio and we will soon be
meeting with the Bureau on the
investment of tribal trust funds.
We're continuing our planning
efforts on the senior care center
and the Mid-Oregon Indian His
torical Society ( MOI HS) museum.
Members should be receiving
questionnaires on constitutional
provisions concerning membership
and enrollments and how they apply
to residency. When the forms are
received, please take the time to
respond and return them to the
vital statistics office in the adminis
Warm Springs Tribal Council
the written regulations) are caught
in traps rather than fished. Fish
heads are the best kind of bait, but
certain vegetables will also work.
When caught, the crawfish must be
3H" long or they will have to be
thrown back. While there are regu
lations on size, there are none on
the quantity of the catch.
Alter the crawfish are caught
they must remain alive. Otherwise,
they will taste ghastly if dead. Terry
keeps his crawfish in holding pens
under water, until he takes his
weekly trip to Portland to sell his
crawfish. In order to keep the craw
fish alive for the trip to Portland
the crawfish are packed in huge
plastic tubs full of ice and water.
This way the crawfish gills are kept
moist. After the crawfish are sold
to the distributor in Portland the
crawfish are shipped alive and cooked
throughout the United States and
even to Europe and Scandanavia.
Crawfishing is hard work, but,
for a person who likes to work
hard, it could be a profitable venture.
Entry deadline for the State Games
of Oregon have been extended due
to the current demand for applica
Fifteen-thousand registration bro
chures were printed and distrib
uted to Oregon 7-Eleven Stores,
the Parks and Recreation Offices
and the Oregon State Police Offi
ces during May. Reports from poten
tial participants and store manag
ers indicate many stores have run
out of entry forms. Additional bro
chures are being distributed.
The deadline for entering the
regional competitions in Volleyball
and adult Softball in Bend; soccer
and adult softball in Medford, Vol
leyball, soccer and tennis in Eugene;
plus the finals in sailboarding has
been extended to Friday, June 19.
The new deadline for all other
sports is Saturday, June 27.
Opening ceremonies and state
finals competition are still sche
duled to be held in the Portland
metropolitan area on July 10, 11
Ron Allen, Executive Director
of the State Games said that, "if
each person who picked up a bro
chures fills it out and returns it, we
will have an overwhelming success
with our second annual state games."
Anyone having trouble locating
an entry form should write to the
State Games of Oregon office, PO
Box 400, Lake Oswego, Oregon
97034, or call 775-0522.
Vehicle pool policy presented
A portion of the tribal vehicle ber expiration date, restrictions; 4.
pool policy will appear in each
issue of Spilyay. The policy covers
all tribal employees who operate
Authorized drivers, 2.0
The Personnel Manager will main
tain an updated list of employees
who are required to operate tribal
and government vehicles. Respect
ing the Privacy Act, the Personnel
Manager will be the official tribal
agent to request and store the fol
lowing information for each driver.
The list is to include the following
information for each driver:
I . Name; 2. Driver License num-
It is that time of the year for
parents and children to sign up for
the summer recreation program
and to pay fees. Packets may also
be picked up that this time. For
more information stop by the Com
munity Center or phone 553-1 161,
Summer Recreation programs
will begin June 18. Sign your child
Carol is looking for some hard-to-find
items to use in the Arts and
Crafts room to melt wax in for
If anyone has any of these items
to donate please call Carol or bring
the item to the Community Center.
1. Electric warming tray
2. Electric sauce pan
3. Kleenex boxes
The Warm Springs Police Depart
ment will hold a auction June 20 at
the warehouse in the industrial site
beginning at I p.m. Items for auction
include bicycles, some camping equip
ment and fishing gear. Cash only.
All are invited to attend!
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Elders bless area where obsidian
Commencing the excavation of
a recently discovered archaeologi
cal site was an invocation of tribal
elders. The blessing, June 8, asked
for the protection of those who
would be working with the ground
where crudely chipped obsidian
stones had been found.
Contractors digging an irrigation
trench in a forest nursery near
Badger creek on the reservation
made the original discovery. They
notified Warm Springs Forestry
officials who in turn contacted tri
bal archaeologist Dan Mattson.
Mattson asked elders to bless the
area before excavation began.
Overturned by a backhoe the
dozen stones are located in 10 foot
area of the trench. Further digging
will determine the width of the
area. Other stones may have been
displaced because of road work
and clear cutting by the Forestry
department over the past few years.
Excavation will only take place in a
small area where most of the stones
The obsidian blanks, says Mat
tson, "May be part of one man's
cache." It's difficult to ascertain
what events may have led to the
stones being located in this place.
They are located near a once well
traveled trail, says tribal elder Pru
date of birth; 5. vehicle number
permanently assigned, if any.
Authorized drivers must be
employed by the Confederated
Tribes and possess a current, valid
Oregon State issued license. Branch
Managers are ultimately responsi
ble for controlling vehicle use by
personnel assigned to their respec
tive branches, even though imme
diate responsibility may be dele
gated to subordinates.
BIA, I HS or other outside agency
drivers whose duties require them
to operate tribal vehicles will observe
all of the provisions of this policy.
Mill hires security guards
Faced with potentially serious
drug- and alcohol-related problems,
theft and vandalism of property
Warm Springs Forest Products In
dustries, in March, contracted with
Luzon Security Services, Inc. of
Bend to furnish patrol services for
mill property. With two security
guards walking the property,
WSFPI management has noticed a
marked decrease in all the problem
areas, thus creating a safer envir
onment. "They've more than paid
for themselves just in theft," said
WSFPI operations manager Bob
Brown. Cost for security runs ap
proximately $3,000 per month.
Guards David Eakin and Grant
Cavalli normally patrol the grounds
on two shifts, five days a week,
with one working 3 to 1 1 p.m. and
the other working from II p.m. to
7 a.m. Eakin and Cavalli work for
the Bend-based security firm.
The guards are unarmed and if
they should run into any serious
problems and need police assist
ance, they call Luzon's dispatcher
in Bend who in turn calls the Warm
Springs Police department.
Luzon chief of security Bob
Rapoza stated that "most of the
drug trade is off WSFPI property,"
and that "management has been
very helpful and supportive" of
Initially there was misunder
standing as to w ho hired the guards
and why. And, working at the mill
has not been without its problems.
blanks were found before excavation
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Bi-faced obsidian blanks measure
Someot the stones will be sent to
a laboratory where carbon datine
will help determine the time of use.
a mineral analysis win laentny tne
original source of the obsidian flow
where blanks may have been
Other caches have recently been
found in the Central Oregon area.
Bi-faced obsidian blanks, similar
to those found in Warm Springs,
along with finely shaped stone points
have been found. Between 400-500
Leave allowed for
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Governor Neil Goldschmidt signed
a law in May, 1987 which would
give most Oregon workers the right
to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid
leave after the birth or adoption of
The Oregon Legislature passed
the bill to the sound of babies cry
ing in the House galleries, where
dozens of parents had come to
show support for the measure.
The bill requires companies with
25 or more workers to give new
parents their jobs back to the end
of their leave of absence. Either the
mother or the father could take
The guards have had the wind
shield of their pickup broken out,
one guard has had rocks thrown at
him which resulted in a broken
hand and they have been threat
ened with guns.
These kinds of problems have
subsided, said Brown, and the
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Grant Cavalli, left, and David Eakin are security guards at WSFPI. Both
are employed by Luton Security Services, Inc. of Bend.
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approximately 5 inches in length.
pieces were found in the Mt. Bache
lor area. Six points were disco
vered at Cougar Mountain. Thirty
five finely crafted points were f6und
at China Hat, south of Bend. Appro
ximately 2.000 points were found
on Paulina Creek in the 1960's
along with other small discoveries
in the Central Oregon's area. This
is the first major find of this kind in
the Warm Springs area, says Matt
advantage of the leave time, pro
vided the combined total of work
missed was no more than 1 2 weeks.
Only one parent at a time could use
the leave time.
The bill does not apply to part
time, seasonal or temporary jobs,
and recognizes only legally mar
The Oregon Commission on Child
Care, which produced the original
bill, cited studies showing that the
presence of at least one parent at
home during the early months of
life is important to the normal
development of children.
guards deal with traffic problems
more than anything else. Speeding
on the property remains a problem
as do some incidents of drinking on
"They have definitely helped with
the problems," said Brown. "Many
people like having them here."