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PACE 4 February 7, 1992
Warm Springs, Oregon
E Coosh EEWA:
(The way it is)
Letters to the Editor
Member expresses concern about WSFPI troubles, consultants, recent decisions
To (be editor,
Hey! What's happened to all
the snow we used to get each year,
it used to get at least a foot deep.
We haven't seen a good snow
storm in quite a while. It sure will
be a dry summer if there is no
snow at this year. A long dry
summer can only spell trouble,
and not relief.
Should get the Medicine Man
out to sing for some snow or do
the snow dance. Only thing there
is no more Medicine men around
anymore. No "Ta-Mun-Wus."
Last summer there was a record
of dried up springs, and streams
all across the reservation. Just the
springs that flow abunduntly had
water all summer. Even now the
reservior and lakes show a drastic decrease as the water line is far
below normal. Seen where the snow pack is far below the normal
measurement at this time of the year.
Everyone is bickering about all the water use mainly the recreation
and boaters. Farmers feel they will not get their fair share as other
water users. Every time there is a big commotion over water everyone
is mentioned except the Indians who are one of the main ones who
should have voice in whats the best solution to the situation. There is
a lot of controversy over the white water rafters and motor boat users
disrupting the spauning areas of the fish. Who has the real say for the
water rights in the river bottoms in central Oregon?
With the low water flows will also hamper the hydro project on
output of power which will lower the income in that area.
"Let's Face It," When ever you turn the general public loose to
anything they do everything that is harmful to the water ways and arc
distructful of whatever they do. When restrictions are placed on them
they cry Harrassment. We have some of the most beautiful water ways
here in the Northwest that we should be proud of. Some of the best
fishing streams and recreation uses of the streams and lakes where we
should all take pride and make every effort to protect these things.
There is a board selected by the Governor who is working on some sort
of plan that may please everyone on what's the best use of the
waterways, and a plan that will protect the water for the use of
everyone in the future. AHH-NAH-CHI-TOON! ! !
Reference is made to the editorial
in the January 10, 1992 Spilyay issue,
and other articles about the consult
ants and the problems with the Warm
Springs Forest Products Industry that
have appeared in print
The WSFPI Board and General
Manager have apparently been dis
carded. The Tribal Council is hardly
ever mentioned yet they appoint the
WSFPI Board, receive reports, fi
nancial statements, and other infor
mation from all the enterprises. The
indication is that there was adequate
information to determine the enter
prise was facing problems and that
the problems did not happen over
night. There are so many in the '
management process that had some
knowledge of the problems facing
the WSFPI, but it seems no one paid
any attention to what was developing
until it was too late. Do we learn from
our mistakes and get a second chance?
Some get a second chance and some
do not get a second chance (and that
is another important problem).
It appears that all those with re
sponsibility are hiding behind the
consultants to avoid any blame for
the decisions made. The consultants
are looked upon as the bad guys, but
who hired them and who approved
their recommendations? Are they
carrying out activities that have not
been approved? Is there a recom
mendation to shut down the enure
WSFPI? The Tribes never did shut
down Kah-Nee-Ta for all the years
profits were not made. It is assumed
that profits are now being made. I
mention this because there are quite
a few people that do not know what
is going on. Only surprises occur,
such as, the trucking division shut
down, and the other layoffs.
When I was still working, I never
did like some of the ways the Tribes
used consultants. Some consultants
performed duties that a regular tribal
employee could perform, or learn
without too much difficulty. There
wereare even some tribal members
that get paid as consultants but do not
meet the criteria of a consultant It is
a method of going around the regular
hiring process. The Tribes let politics
over-rule good business policies and
procedures, and this was further
evident when several tribal council
members began to get into the hiring
process. There should be a separation
of powers from those that set policy
and (hose that administer the tribal
organization, otherwise the tribal
organization will not operate prop
erly. For some years, we had enjoyed
not getting into such political situa
tions, but when I observed the po
litical changes taking place, I knew
that politics would not be good for
the tribal organization. In political
situations personal interests become
more important than tribal interests,
and the Tribe ends up being ruled by
politics and not by good business
policies. Quality productivity is af
fected. From personal observation, I be
lieve that some of the various
consultant's services the Tribes pays
for can be earned; therefore, I tried to
advocate that a tribal member
working in the consultants field
should be assigned to the consultant
for learning and training purposes;
however, no one ever supported me.
I, myself, learned very much from
the consultant that provided person
nel services, and I was able to set up
workshops for tribal employees, in
cluding supervisors, on various per
sonnel matters. We never did have a
good training program, especially at
the higher levels.
Some consultants earn a good liv
ing off the Tribes, because the Tribes
keeps bringing them back, and some
consultants appear to be hired per
manently. Consultants arc expensive
and they are not committed to tribal
goals. This indicates that something
is wrong with our tribal planning,
and training programs for our people.
Would we rather support consultants
than our own people. We need some
consultants but improve planning and
training programs. Let us not dis
criminate against our own people.
Jim Sanford, an employee of
Hamstrcct & Slumbaugh, now acting
S reduction manager, is he receiving
1 ,000.00 per hour (or whatever they
are being paid) consulting fees for
ever, or what is the time schedule for
the consultants to complete their
contracted services? Can we live
without them? What have we really
learned? Write it up!
Who has the ultimate authority
and responsibility? Read our Tribal
Consutution: ARTICLE V.Towcrs
of the Tribal Council." Also note that
Article IV. Section 9 states: "It shall
be the duty of each member of the
Tribal Council to make reports to the
district from which heshe is elected
concerning the proceedings of the
Tribal Council." The Tribal Council
should answer your questions.
Copies of the Tribal Charter and
Consutution were mailed to tribal
members in 1990. If you did not
rccciveyour copies, the Tribal Office
should have copies.
If you are concerned about the
future of your children, grandchil
dren, and Tribal Resources, you
should be asking questions and
seeking solutions to our tribal prob
lems. . . ,
A retired out concerned tribal
Lloyd G. Smith, Sr.
Apology extended to community
I would like to wish my son
Jerome Earl Henry:
Happy 6th Birthday
on February 10, 1992.
Happy Birthday Son!
Love you Always,
Mom Amelia & Alyssa
& the rest of the family of
"Many Farms" & Chinle Ari.
June Sutterlee is proud to an
nounce the birth or her grandson,
Randall Eugene Anstett, born on
December 23, 1991. He weighed 7
lbs. 9 oz. and was 22 12 inches long.
His parents are Gary and Donna
Anstett His grandparents are Mildred
Anstett and James and Alice
Notice to all applicants: Tribal
memberIndian preference. All pro
spective employees will be required
to take a pre-employment drugal
cohol screen test.
For more information, call Em
ployment Services. For more infor
mation concerning the job descrip
tions of advertised posiuons, call de
partment or contact person listed.
Accountant Clerk Receptionist
Small Business MgmtIncubator
Economic Dev.Chas Jackson
Secretary IV Gen. Mgr. Office
Police DeptCarol Wewa
To the people & community of
Warm Springs & Madras,
I would like to apologize to the
people & community of Warm
Springs & Madras. I'm sorry for my
actions these past years that I ve been
lost in cocaine & alcoholism. I've
hurt a lot of people and committed
many shameful acts. I can not undo
my mistakes. I ask for your under
standing & forgiveness. I will try to
do better & make amends for my
Cocaine & alcohol kills. Cocaine
is a destructive, unforgiving, poison,
that will destroy the user.thcir family
& their community.
If you're lucky enough to escape
death or jail, cocaine will still kill
your family, self respect, self disci
pline, good judgement, your brain
(memory), concentration, attention
span, energy level, trustworthiness,
conscience, feelings, kills your en
thusiasm for life itself! Kills every
thing good about you, so all you have
left is misery, pain & a bad name....gct
the message.. ..If you pick up cocaine
its going to kill you literally or kill
the good in your family, community
I'm fortunate, with the help of my
family, friends, community, and
Community Counseling Center in
Warm Springs I 'm beginning to heal.
I don'tknow what's in die future, but
at this point in my life I would like to
thank you people, especially my
family, for putting up with me,
through this weak time in my life.... I
will never forget. I love Warm
Springs.... we are all people, we all
have bonds with one another in some
way. Thank you for this gift of life.
Corrections OfficerSpecial on-
Remember your honey with a Hug-O-Gram
The Hug-O-Grams sales started February 3 and will last
until February 12 at noon. Hugs will be delivered on
February 13 or 14. Buy as many hugs as you wish, they are
$.50 each. The Wellness team will be selling Hug-O-Grams,
or call Lucinda at 553-1 36 1 .
Victims' program needs volunteers
To the editor,
As the new Victim Assistance
Program Coordinator Ramona Baez
extends an invitation to all interested
people to become volunteers for the
v.. 1IIC VUlUlllttlJ I1CCU IU UC Idling,
x understanding, patient and very en
ergetic. They assist victims of do
mestic violence, assault and battery
and sexual assault Their main goal
is to make sure victimfs) and their
children if they have any are safe and
that they get the help needed to deal
with and recover from the effects of
the crime committed against them.
Your only pay will be the great
feeling that comes with helping
someone in need. Please contact our
office for more information: 553
3357. We are located in the Tribal
Youth Work Program - Coordina
tor Human ResourcesEmp. Svs.
Admin. SvsTLynn Davis
CEO - Education BranchKen
Spotted Owl Technician
Natural ResourcesTerry Luther
Data Entry Clerk
Police DeptCarol Wewa
Police OfficeMill Security
Police DeptLarol Wewa
Corrections Officer (male)
Police DeptCarol Wewa
Police DeptCarol Wewa
Tribal Bldg. Maint.Herb
Secretary Trainee (JTPA eligible)
Public UtilitiesChele Paye
Bldg. MaintHerb Graybael
Power Sew Machine Operator
Warm Springs ClothingB.
Congratulations 4-H S & R Cadets!
To the editor,
I would like to take the time to
congratulate the 4-H Search and
Rescue cadets in all the wonderful
rescues and searches they've been
on. Some of you are my former
classmates who I went to school with
in Madras before I moved up here.
I've been keeping posted on all you
have been doing by reading the
Snilvav and mv local Darjer. The
Dalles Chronicle. Keep up the good
work and congratulauons on your
. . " 1
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Mary Stevens Sando & Michael Parker Emhoolah
request the honor of the presence of their families and friends as
they exchange marriage vows in a traditional wedding ceremony
Friday, February 14, 1992 at 3.00 p.m. at the Agency Longhouse,
Warm Springs, Oregon.
Indian name giving at 1:00 p.m. for Mary Stevens Sando and
Mark Stevens, Jr. Dinner to follow.
A Census taker went to this house, knocked at the door, the young
"I'm a Census taker and I'd like to ask you a few questions.
"Occupation?" "Homemaker," replied the woman.
"Husbands occupation?" "A manufacturer."
"Children?" "Heavens no," said the women, "Dresses." YIKES
ss ss ss
Standing before the Judge during a alimony hearing the man said,
"As God is my judge, I do not owe that madwomen money!"
The Judge calmly replied, "He isn't, I am, you do." YIKES
Thank you House for sale
Mr. Chee Yazzie's families would
like to thank all the W.S. EMT staff
and Bend Rehabilitation Recovery
Center, the Tribal Council for their
concerns at times of need. Also Tom
Begay family, Albert Bryant family,
Hilda Culpus family, Prunie Williams
family, Jeanette V. Meanus family,
Gilbert Yazzie family, James &
Lucinda Jim & family, Trevern D.
Happy Valentine's Day all.
4 bedroom with garage,
$35,000.00. Location: 1732 Bray
Avenue, West Hills. Contact Delvis
Heath at 553-3257. Further infor
mation contact Tribal Credit Office.
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Happy Birthday to the fol
lowing Senior Citizens having
birthdays in February:
6th - Albert Comedown and
9th - Ruthie Smith and
Herbert Stwyer, Sr.
11th - Emily Waheneka
14th - Beatrice Scott and
Laura Crowe Stwyer
1 5th Mary Ann Meanus and
19th Margaret Charley
22nd - George Aguilar, Sr.
23rd - Elmer Scott, Sr.
27th Milton HoIlkJay and
Tribal Council Agenda
Monday - Friday, February 10-14, 1992
Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians Mid' Year Confer
ence hosted by Oregon Tribes
Monday -10:00 a.m. - Oregon Tribes meeting
Tuesday -1:30 p.m. - Tribal CouncilWSPE Joint Meeting
Wednesday - 9:00 a.m. - PGETribal Council Joint Meeting
Thursday - 9:00 a.m. - Tribal CouncilManagement team meeting
Friday - 9:00 a.m. - Tribal CouncilManagement team meeting
Monday, February 17, 1992
Holiday - Washington's Birthday
Tuesday, February 18, 1992
9:00 a.m. - Business
9:30 a.m. - Celeste Whitewolfe Contract
10:00 a.m. - MalheurDeschutes National Forests
1:30 p.m. - Mark CallConference Call
2:00 p.m. - PGT Pipeline Project Report - Clyde Woods and Culture
& Heritage Committee
Wednesday, February 19, 1992
9:00 a.m. - Business
9:30 a.m. - Endangered Species Act Update - Winter Salmon
Litigation and Other Matters
1:30 p.m. - In Lieu Sites
3:00 p.m. - Mount Hood National Forest - Overview on Mount