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VOL. 15 NO. 12
Tribal employees with
three to 25 years of ser
vice were recognized at a
luncheon held June 13.
were earned by three
Warm Springs Early
teachers. Lucinda Heath,
Geraldine Wilson each
Goodwill Games include '
Native Americans will be
a major part of Seattle
Goodwill Games activi
ties. Some of the events
include powwows, story
exchanges, artist gather
ings and an
County Fair schedule
The Jefferson County
Fair is set for July 26-29.
Photographs of Warm
Springs men from days
gone by are displayed.
Teenagers need support
Four reasons are given
for teen-age drop-out.
One of the most noted is
lack of a support system.
Deadline for the next
issue of Spilyay Tymoo
is July 20
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Members ofthe4-H Latchkey Garden Club (left) Trevern Yazzie
garden. Club members have been sharing their crops with
Young gardeners distribute harvest in
Members of the 4-H Latchkey
Club recently distributed harvested
vegetables, grown in their own
garden, to various community
groups. Tribal Council, senior citi
zens, the Education Committee and
the Welfare Program were recip
ients of the youngsters' efforts.
Garden cultivation began in early
A commemorative month honor
ing American Indians may soon be
a reality. On May I, 1 990, a joint
resolution was introduced by Sen
ators Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii)
and John McCain (R-Arizona)
designating November I990 as
"National American Indian Herit
When the resolution is passed by
the House and Senate and signed
by the President, this will be the
first time a month has been set
aside to honor American Indians.
Too long Indians have lived in the
shadows of American society.
Indian heritage is the true heritage
of our Nation,"states Princess Pale
Moon, president of the Amcricn
Indian Heritage Foundation
(AIHF). She adds, "We need a way
to draw the nation's attention to
Due to staff shortage and
heavy backlog of applications
Tribal Credit Office
beginning July 1,
Will reopen August 1,
No new loan applications
given out or accepted.
Applications will be
ONLY IF A LIFE
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spring when Brian Lund from the
Warm Springs tribal Utilities De
partment tilled the ground next to
the Presbyterian Church in Warm
Springs. Extension agent Clay Pen
hollow donated fencing materials.
Seeds and gardening equipment
were purchased. Louise Jackson
donated some vegetable starts and
resolution calls for Indian Heritage Month
the lirst people ol this country. "
Although sponsors feel confident
that the time is right for this bill,
everyone is urged to write or call
their congressman and senators to
encourage support. To pass, the
resolution must have at least 5 1
percent majority vote of both the
House and Senate.
For more than four years, AMI F
'has worked to have a special time
designated in which all Americans
can join the Indian in celebrating
their diverse heritage. Much of
American life reflects Indian cul
ture. Many names of our states,
cities, towns and rivers are
Indian even even our Constitu
tion was influenced by the political
system of various Indian nations.
Among the more than 1 25 cur
rent co-sponsors of this bill are
Congressman Ben Nighthorse
Campbell (U-L olorado) and Con
gressman Del. F.ni F'.H. Fuleoma
vaega (D-American Samoa). The
draft resolution states: "Whereas
American Indians were the origi
nal inhabitants of the territories
that nowconsitute the United States
of American; Whereas American
Indians and the descendents of
such American fndians have made
essential contributions to this
Nation; Whereas thecitiens ol the
United States should be reminded
of the assistance given to ou
lounding lathers hy the iVmve
Americans... Now, therefore, be it
resolved. ..that the Month of Nov
ember, 1 990 is designated "National
American Indian Heritage Month."
In a letter of support. Barbara
Murphy, Tribal Chairman of the
Redding Rancheria Iribe wrote,
"We are so aware in our country
that inaccuracies, stereotypes and
attitudes are, for the most part,
very negative ag.iinst our people.
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Warm Spring, OK 97761
Address Correction Uequested
and (right) Elmer Sampson harvest onions from the club's
members of the Warm Springs community.
the children became full-Hedged
The young gardeners learned
about planting from speakers and
videos. They set up a weeding and
watering schedule and went to work
putting seeds and vegetable plants
into the ground.
They planted sugar peas, squash.
We, thcrclore, fully support a
national focus which will give us
the opportunity to enlighten our
city fathers and neighbors."
Princess Pale Moon feels that
this is one issue tht could help bring
unity among Indian people. "We
feel fortunate that we could have a
part in making this dream come
true. The bill has to be signed by
the President four years in a row to
Fish screen funding approved by House
An appropriation of $ 1 7.5 million
to fund fish screens and other fish
bypass improvements on Colum
bia and Snake river dams was
F&S Department respond
Warm Springs Fire and Safety
Department responded to an alarm
at the Warm Springs Forest
Products Industries plant at 12:28
a.m. July 9, 1990.
No damage was reported alter a
veneer dryer caught fire, charring
ceiling insulation above the dryer.
Although fires are common in
dryers, no fires have occured in the
two years since installation of a
steam-mist system which provides
Interior Assistant Secretary Ed
die Brown asked the Senate Select
Committee on Indian Affairs June
2 1 to delay action for 30 days on a
bill establishing a trust counsel for
Indian Affairs within the Interior
Department so hecould attempt to
work out a compromise which the
Administration could support.
Committee Chairman Daniel
lnouye(D-HI)granted the request
after Brown said the Administra
radishes, onions, green beans, cir
cumbers, sunflowers, ornamental
corn and some flowers.
The plants are growing, and some
of them can be seen on the table at
Iunchtime. They pick them, wash
them, and eat them, enjoying each
step of vegetable gardening.
make it an annual event. I am
committed tocontinue our work to
push for a permanent National
American Indian Heritage Month."
Letters of support and copies of
congressional request letters can be
mailed to the American Indian
I leritage Foundation, 605 1 Arling
ton Boulevard, Falls Church, VA
22044,or call 202INDIANS, FAX
approved by the U.S. House of
Representatives on June 19. The
money is part of the 1991 Energy
iiioisiuie in i tic drying area, ac
cording to mill operations manager
The fire may have occured.
Brown theorized, because the dryer
has been shut down. Sawdust and
resin in the area may have dried
enough to be easily flammable.
Jefferson County firefighters
were also called to the scene but
dispersed shortly after their arrival.
Warm Springs firefighters left
the scene at 3:30 a.m.
tion could not support me bill (S.
2451) in its present form because
"(it) possesses both investigative
power as well as programmatic
authority over policy decisions af
fecting the trust responsibility."
Brown said that no other single
factor is more important or is used
more often for his policv decisions
or for recommending policy deci
sions to the Secretary than the
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JULY 13, 1990
results show 68
For the second time, Warm
Springs voters passed two referen
dum items but failed to validate the
election because the number of
voters was too small.
The turnout at the polls for ref
erendum items which included a
wellness center and additional
housing units was 68 short of the
536 necessary to make the election
valid. Eligible voters total 1,603.
Voters cast their ballots as fol
lows: Health and Wellness Center 366
for; 96 against.
Housing units 308 for; 1 57 against.
Tribal Council, while attending
an Affiliated Tribes of Northwest
Indians conference in Boise, Idaho,
accepted the results Julv 1 1.
Lack of communication between
management and employees is cited
as the most serious concern in a
recent survey of tribal employees.
Nearly 250 completed opinion
forms indicate that employees feel
that management does not listen,
that responses to concerns or sug
gestions are not made, and that
employees are excluded from the
Employees indicate a desire to
help. They also want better career
planning opportunities and job
training to improve their own per
formance and to improve the oper
ation of the tribal organization.
Most respondents express con
cern about limited space and equip
ment. They are generally pleased
with overall working conditions.
Recommendations for improv
ing employee benefits is emphas
ized by respondents along with the
need for better explanation and
implementation of organization
policies and goals.
To address the concerns ex
pressed by employees in the survey.
Warm Springs tribal chief execu
tive officer Ken Smith will be set
ting up task forces. The task forces
will be composed of employees in
various positions. Each will be
asked to conduct an in-depth eva
luation of a particular problem and
recommend specific improvements.
Smith encourages all employees
work together to "shape the face of
and Water Development Appro
priations Bill. Senate action is
expected in July.
Members ofthe Northwest Power
Planning Council praised the North
west congressional delegation led
by Speaker of the House Tom
Foley (Washington) for their strong
consistent leadership in getting the
appropriation through the house.
Representatives Les AuCoin
(Oregon) and Jolene Unsoeld
(Washington) testified in support
ofthe funds earlier before the House
Until bypass screens are in place
and operating effectively, fish-laden
water must be spilled over the
dams to protect young salmon and
steclhead from the turbines. The
spilled water can't be used to
generate electricity, resulting in
some $15 milion of lost revenues to
the power system. The bypass sys
tems are essential for adequate fish
protection. The sooner they are
installed, the sooner fish survival
can be improved and the cost to the
electrical system be reduced.
The funds arc carmrked for im
provements at six dams operated
by the U.S. Army Corp of En
gineers lower Granite. little
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