Spilyay tymoo. (Warm Springs, Or.) 1976-current, November 03, 1989, Image 1

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VOL. 14 NO. 22
Coyote News
In Brief
Information Fair draws
The fourth annual Fair,
October 19, provided
information as well as
fun to those attending.
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Seniors get Into Hallo
ween spirit
Local senior citizens
donned their best cos
tumes for Halloween
Page 2
Wildlife mitigation prop
osal approved
The Northwest Power
Planning Council has
approved a proposal to
mitigate for losses to
wildlife populations
caused by hydropower
dams throughout the
Columbia River basin.
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Apprenticeship program
trains tribal members
Since 1984 the Apprent
iceship program has
helped tribal members
learn skills.
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Actors to perform
Ashland Shakespearean
actors will entertain stu
dents and community
members Friday,
November 3 at Madras
High School.
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Girls cross-country
enters state meet
Girls cross-country
teams qualifies for State
by winning the GOL
Page 6
November is Alzheimer's
Disease Month
Experts say those who
provide care for victims
of Alzheimer's Disease
often ignore their own
health and well-being.
Page 7
Deadline for the next
Issue of Spllyay Tymoo
is November 10. 1989.
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7Ae young and not so young alike got into the act while attending the fourth annual Information Fair October 19. Headstart students received
information from forestry, just one of numerous departments that had a display at the Fair. I
Recognizing the need for change
and improvement in the tribal
juvenile code, Tribal Council, in
July of this year adopted revisions
of Chapter 360 of the code. Some
of the amendments are significant,
said tribal chief judge Donald
After thorough examination of
the code, said Costello, "certain
things became clear.. .Our code had
bottlenecks built into it." Those
stoppers caused the "wheels of jus
tice" to slow considerably, putting
a child's well-being in jeopardy.
Added to the code is the defini
tion of a neglected juvenile, which
is a child who has been abandoned;
a child whose parents or guardian
do not provide basic living necessi
ties; a child who is physically or
mentally abused (mental abuse may
be humiliation or threatening the
child or yelling at the child); and a
child whose parents have created,
allowed or failed to remedy a situa
tion which threatens the health,
safety, welfare or morals of the
Prior to the adoption of the
amendments, a diversion remedy
was within the discretion of the
juvenile coordinator only. Review
Public meeting set
A public meeting to discuss
the 509-J School District build
ing construction and renovation
bond issue will be held Nov
ember 2, 1989 at Warm Springs
Elementary beginning at 7:30
p.m. Community members are
encouraged to attend.
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code amended to better serve
by the juvenile judge was not
allowed, according to the code.
Now, 360.125(c) reads, "Conduct
informal diversion conferences and
enter into diversion agreements as
provided in WSTC 360.220 or as
authorized by the juvenile court."
Code 360.200 was substantially
amended and spells out "juvenile
Before revision, only the juvenile
coordinator was allowed to file a
petition concerning the well-being
of a juvenile. Now, the code allows
that anyone can file a petition. Tri
bal code 360.200 now reads, "Any
person may file a petition in the
juvenile court alleging that a juve
nile named therein is within the
jurisdiction of the court", and the
"petition may be based on oral or
written information provided by
any person."
Sub-section "3" states that if the
juvenile court is informed that a
juvenile is or appears to be within
its jurisdiction, a "preliminary in
quiry shall be made to determine
whether the interests of the juvenile
or the public require that further
action be taken." The court may
make informal recommendations
to the juvenile and the parents or
custodian; direct that a petition be
filed or direct that the matter be
resolved by a diversion agreement.
This could not be done prior to the
admendments, said Costello.
Sub-section "4" reads, "At any
time after a petition is filed, the
juvenile court may make an order
providing for temporary custody
of the juvenile." Sub-section "5"
reads, "At any time after a petition
is filed, the court in the circum
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may remand the case to triuai court
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nal offense."
The revisions also allow the court
to dismiss the case at any time.
Section 360.205 details how a
petition should be completed and
what should be included in the
petition. The juvenile must be iden
tified by including name, age and
residence; a petitioner must furnish
the facts concerning the case; and
Board approves museum design
By "listening with (their) eyes
and hearing with (their) hearts,"
architects Donald Stastny and
Bryan Burke of Stastny and Burke
feel they have developed a design
for the Warm Springs tribal
museum that will suit the needs of
the Warm Springs community for
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MOIHS board of directors a model of the new museum last week.
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the petitioner must reveal the name
and residence of the juvenile's par
ents, guardian or custodian. If the
petition alleges a delinquent act,
the name and residence of the per
son injured must be furnished.
Section 360.230 speaks to hear
ings. It notes a juvenile has the
right to a spokesperson, whether a
para-legal or attorney. Prior to
amendment, jurisdictional hearings
were to be held within five business
many years to come. The Middle
Oregon Indian Historical Society
(MOIHS) board of directors
apparently agreed, as members gave
their approval early this week for
architects to prepare construction
drawings for the $4.5 million project.
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Impact aid,
upcoming levy
issues confused
Impact Aid funding for 509-J
schools will be the topic of discus
sion at a meeting scheduled for
November 2. 1989at Warm Springs
Elementary. Also to be discussed is
the upcoming bond levy election.
A "fact sheet" recently produced
by the Warm Springs Human Ser
vices department is an effort to ex
plain "how much Warm Springs
contributes per student" to the
school district, says Human Servi
ces systems analyst John Ander
son. It is meant to prepare com
munity members to attend the meet
ing. However, says 509-J School
Board member Jeff Sanders, the
"fact sheet" should be taken "with
a grain of salt." The facts may be
correct but they are not presented
in a objective manner.
I n addition, tribal members have
recently received flyers in the mail
sent anonymously, which use in
formation from the fact sheet to
oppose passage of the upcoming
levy for school construction and
renovation funds. "The two (the
fact sheet and the levy) are unre
lated," says Sanders. The Tribe
and School District are working
together to find funding sources
for a new educational center which
would include an elementary school.
Funds designated for renovation
of Warm Springs Elementary are
only temporary, to meet increasing
enrollment needs of the school until
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days after the petition is filed.
Now, jurisdictional hearings are to
be "conducted within 60 days after
the petition is filed, unless other
wise ordered by the court."
Costello explained that often
five or ten days was not sufficient
time to conduct an investigation,
especially wheidealing with diffi
cult cases. "Often, cases were dis
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The site, located adjacent to
Highway 26 approximately one mile
south of Warm Springs, gained
formal Tribal Council approval
October 31, 1989 with resolution
7919 and provides a 25-year lease.
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arm Springs museum, presented the