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no. 23
Nov 17,
P.O. Bo 870
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VOL. 14 NO. 23
Coyote News
In Brief
Vandals strike
Damage was estimated
at approximately $2,000
to Community Center
ballpark restrooms after
vandals destroyed wall,
door and fence railing.
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Thrlftshop opens
New Dollars N Sense
Thrift Store held its
grand opening
November 3. Hours are
8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.,
Monday through
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Parent - teacher
Conference Nov. 17
Parents are offered the
opportunity to meet
teachers during
conferences set for
November 17 at District '
schools. Suggestions are
presented to make the
most of this meeting.
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Cross-country team
places tenth
Madras High School
cross-country team
placed tenth out of 32
schools during state
competition November 4
in Eugene.
Page 4
Directions for thawing,
cooking turkey given
With Thanksgiving next
Thursday, tips on
preparing and cooking
turkey may come in
Page 5
Assistance Program
helps seniors
The Low Income Energy
Assistance Program will
provide one-time
payment to eligible
recipients. Seniors and
the handicapped have
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Preserving the Indian lang
uage and facilitating its use has
directed the Warm Springs Cul
ture and Heritage Department
to work with community elders
in documenting Indian legends
and words. Their stories have
been recorded on audio and
video tapes and some have been
translated into English. All are
documented and filed at the
Culture and Heritage office.
Indian words, in Warm
Springs, Wasco and Piaute, are
being collected to allow their
inclusion in dictionaries. A
Warm Springs language dic
tionary is almost complete and
"will eventually be printed," says
Warm Springs tribal linguist
Hank Morrison. The dictionar
ies will include translations from
English to Indian, from Indian
to English and will include sec
tions on grammar, reading and total comprehension of the lan
wnting. euaee. savs Morrison, but it
Educating both children and dc.p. :VP thpm ,inHprstandine"
adults in the Indian language and "recognition" of it.
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Declaration signed by U.S.
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Warm Springs tribal linguist Hank Morrison instructs Headstart
teachers in ways to teach the Indian language to students.
Headstart teachers Nola Queahpama (left) and Geneva Charley (right) play the part oj students during workshops designed to help teachers in
presenting the Indian language.
Indian legends, language part of education
to the Culture and Heritage
personnel. Morrison states, "It
is a major priority to take all
materials we have and see them
used for education."
Students in Headstart are al
ready enjoying and learning
from a curriculum developed by
the Department. Six curriculum
guides have been developed
which utilize Indian legends and
Indian- language to teach lan
guage arts, and math and science
concepts. Information collected
by the culture and Heritage
Department has been organized
and, bound by Interface Net
work, Inc., an Oregon bilingual
resource center working with
the Culture and Heritage Depart
ment. Teachers use the guides
in the classroom.
The language curriculum is
not designed to give students
NOVEMBER 17, 1989
The tribal Business a nd Economic
Development Department is spon
soring a "Getting Down to Busi
ness" seminar designed for indi
viduals who are thinking of going
into business or who are in busi
ness and are interested in improv
ing their business skills. The seminar
will be held Wednesday, November
29 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Kah-Nee-Ta
Lodge. Cost is $5 and
includes course materials, coffee
and a buffet lunch. Pre-registration
is suggested as class size is limited
to 25.
Successful business instructors
will tell it like it is about the pitfalls
and pleasures of going into busi
ness for yourself. The instruction
will include how to prepare a busi
ness plan, start-up considerations,
marketing strategy, financial state
ments and how to finance your
This one-day session should cover
all the bases in answering the ques
tions you have about going into
business for yourself.
For more information, or to reg
ister, call 553-2270.
Impact Aid
funds detailed
Jefferson County School District
509-J plans to submit its 1990
application for federal Impact Aid
Funds under Title I of Public Law
81-874, due by January 31, 1990.
Funds received under this program
are in lieu of local property taxes
that would be received if reserva
tion property was not exempted by
the Federal Government. These
funds are included in the District's
general fund budget and are used
for regular operating purposes. The
law does not designate any specific
expenditures from the entitlement,
however, some restrictions are
placed on funds generated by hand
icapped student enrollment.
The 1989 application (summar
ized below was based on educa
tional services that were provided
for students in six categories, and
qualified the District for an enti
tlement in excess of two million
dollars, for operating purposes dur
ing the 1989-1990 school year.
There were 1,015 federally con
nected students claimed on the
application. The total comprised
43.71 percent ofrthe total District
enrollment. Approximately $2.3
million was received for the fiscal
year 1989 application.
It is projected that $2.4 million
will be received for the fiscal year
1990 application.
ECE fund-raising campaign begins
Governor Neil Goldschmidt
joined five other western governors
and the premier of British Colum
bia in signing the North Pacific
Driftnet Declaration, which seeks
a reduction and ultimately a ban
on driftnet fishing on the high seas.
"This uncommon, combined ven
ture illustrates the significance att
ached to the driftnet fishing con
troversy by western states and pro
vinces," said Goldschmidt.
The joint declaration comes just
five months after the nations of the
South Pacific Forum signed the
Tarawa Declaration, which banned
driftnet fishing within their own
200 mile exclusive economic zones
and called for a total ban on driftnet
fishing on the high seas.
Along with Governor Ooldsch-
midt, the North Pacific Driftnet
Declaration was signed by Alaska
Governor Steve Cowper, Califor
nia Governor George Deukmejian,
Hawaii Governor John Waihee,
Idaho Governor Cecil Andrus,
Washington Governor Booth
Gardnerand British Columbia Pre
mier Bill Vander Zalm. The Decla
ration was issued in Seattle during
the meeting of the International
North Pacific Fisheries Convention,
an organization that includes Can
ada, the United States and Japan,
and meets annually to discuss mut
ual concerns in the international
The recommendations of the
North Pacific Driftnet Declaration
I. Seek further regulations in
Japancese land-based and mother
Continued on page 2
The Confederated Tribes of
Warm Springs kicked off their five
month fund raising campaign for
the $4.5 million Early Childhood
Learning Center earlier this month.
Portland General Electric has
already committed $30,000 to the
Financing of the Center will come
from the Tribes, through the
$1,125,000 referendum passed ear
lier this year, loans and private or
corporate contributions. The fund
raising campaign hopefully will
raise $1,125,000.
The 46.000 square foot Center
will be among the few in the nation
designed to serve the preschool
children of an entire community.
The Center will house infant care,
Head Start and day care programs.
It will feature classroom and activ
ity areas for 460 children, as well as
administration offices, an infirmary.
conference rooms, a kitchen and a
maintenance facility. Plans call for
groundbreaking in the spring of
1990. The center is expected to
open in early 1991.
Once the Center is completed,
the Tribes will provide debt service
on loans and the estimated $1.3
million annual operating budget.
According to Ken Smith, CEO
and secretary treasurer for the
Confederated Tribes, the Early
Childhood Learning Cenmter has
been designed to meet several criti
cal needs for the people of Warm
Springs. "Although our preschool
program has been recognized as
one of the most innovative in the
Northwest, existing facilities are
inadequate," he said. "Teachers and
pupils are scattered throughout a
number of aging buidlings, and space
is available for only 200 of the
more than 350 children who want
to attend.
"Meanwhile,"Smith added, "our
preschool population is growing.
Test scores for reservation elemen
tary pupils fall below national
norms, and the dropout rate among
our high school students is high.
The Early Childhood Learning
Center will help us solve these
problems. At the same time, it will
enable more adults to join the work
force by providing safe, inexpen
sive child care.'
According to Smith, the Center
represents the first phase in the
development of a central campus
known as the Community Learn
ing Center. Additional phases,
planned for construction through
out the next decade, will bring
most of the reservation's education
and cultural programs to the cen
tral campus. The extended Corn
Continued on page 2