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    PAGE 2 April 3, 1992
Warm Springs, Oregon
Spilyay Tymoo
Lincoln's Birthday Powwow dance results noted
Following arc the Lincoln's Pow
wow 1992 dance contest results:
Traditional Girls, 6-12: 1st
Joni Colfax; 2nd Eliza George,
Wapato, Wa.; 3rd Lonnie Long,
Satus, Wa.
Traditional Boys, 6-12: 1st
Keno Colby While; 2nd Owen
Danzuka, Jr., Warm Springs, Or.;
3rd ShawnGabricI, Warm Springs,
Fancy Girls, 6-12: 1st Willow
Abramson; 2nd Rachacl Klamat;
3rd Dcnise Clements.
Fancy Boys, 6-12: 1st Solomun
Scabbyrobe, Wa.; 2nd Jacob
Alexis, Canada; 3rd TJ. Warren,
Traditional Girls, 13-16: 1st
Arlissa Rhoan, Warm Springs, Or.;
2nd Josephine Johnson, Pendleton,
Or.; 3rd Sharon Katchia, Warm
Springs, Or.
Traditional Boys, 13-16: 1st
Russell McCloud, Wa.; 2nd Harry
Hisatake, Warm Springs, Or.; 3rd
Merle Eaglcspeaker, Goldcndalc,
Fancy GirLs, 13-16: 1st Lyda
Rhoan, Warm Springs, Or.; 2nd
Andrea Moses, Klamath Falls, Or.;
3rd Bixie Eaglcspeaker, Yclm.Wa.
Fancy Boys, 13-16: 1st Merlin
Kickingwoman, Browning, Mt.;
2nd Scotty Thompson, Wa.; 3rd
Shawn Keno Waskahat, Arizona.
Traditional Women, 17 & over:
1st Rose Ann Abramson, Ft Hall,
Id.; 2nd Wanda Nelson, Window,
Az.; 3rd Esther George, Wapato,
Traditional Men, 17 & over:
1st George Meninick; 2nd Tim
White Eyes, Canada; 3rd Larry
Fancy Women, 17 & over: 1st Rainbow Azure, Seattle, Wa.; 3rd
Lynna Lawrence, Phoenix, Az.; Eric ocorge, Wapato, Wa,
2nd Darlcne Bcctso, Sacrcmcnto,
California; 3rd Raycttc Colfax, Wa.
Fancy Men, 17& over: 1st John
Windyboy, Rocky Boy, Mt.; 2nd
Open Grass: 1st John
Windyboy, Rocky Boy, Ml; 2nd
Shawn Waskahat, Arizona; 3rd
Ron Kickingwoman, Browning, Ml
1992 Lincoln's
Hand Drum
Pendleton Blanket
Pendleton Blanket
Fringe Shawl
Shell Dress
Beaded Moccasins
Beaded Bag
Wing Dress
Ribbon Shirt
Star Quilt
Luggage Set
HisHers Sweaters
Indian Joe Hat
"Dances Wilh Wolves"
$50 Cash
$25 Cash
Tape Recorder
$300 Cash
Designed Shawl
Chief Burke Blanket
Wrist Watch
Pendleton Blanket small
Buckskin Vest
Earrings (2 pair)
Shell Dress
Ceremonial Hat
Powwow Raffle
Donated by
Picrson Mitchell
Nettie Showaway
Nettie Showaway
Nettie Showaway
Florence Mcanus
Nettie Showaway
Ccri Blodgctt
Billie Jo McConvillc
Billic Jo McConvillc
Sylvia Wallulalum
Kate Jackson
LeslieRosa Bill
NorcncGcnc Greene
NorcncGcnc Greene
AnnaRudy Clements
FernTom Bcgay
Fawn, Attcity,
Bcnj, D. Mae Bcgay
Eugene Greenefamily
Lillian Heath
Hilda Culpus
Wapcnish Store
Mcfanic Colwash
A.R J.s Indian Jewelry
A.R.J.S Indian Jewelry
Lois Squicmphcn-Smith
Lois Knight
Lois Knight
Lois Knight
Lois Knight
Lois Knight
Daisy Ike
Daisy Ike
Won by
Ramona Starr
Rosa Bill
Charlotte Hcrkshan
Rence Bates
Margaret Lamcrc
Emic Sconawah
Lorraine Suppah
Dclorcs George
Bcmice Jim
Fannie Wahcncka
Ulysses Suppah
Nettie Showaway
Florence Mcanus
Blance Simmons
Millie Colwash
Mary Ann Stahi
Tubby Suppah
Sharon Stahi
Rulhic Graham
Shirley Iman
Julianne Smith
Waldon Winishut
Sandra Ccslintine
Dawn Smith
Mary Ann Stahi
Bryan Lund
Carol Stevens
Ladd Kahclamat
Estclle Lawson
Mclvin Stahi, Sr.
No draw-item not
No draw-item not
"Best friends are your hands"
Don't forget the
Root Feast
April 4 & 5
it -
Owenuma Blue Sky has begun creating pottery out of native materials. The
items are currently for sale at the Information Center.
Owenuma Blue Sky , better known a little at a time everyday," he added.
in Warm Springs as the Fry Bread
Man, has begun putting his creative
talents to use by making pots and
vases of various shapes and sizes out
of local clay and other natural ma
terials. Blue Sky uses clay from Kah-Nee-Ta
and the Tewee Butte areas to
form his creations. "I was told it was
impossible to use the clay, but I've
been successful in using it, he says.
All pieces are painted with natu
ral materials white base from White
Hill and red base from Indian Head
Canyon. He applies the paint with
bones, twigs and grass. The designs
are all original and come from "inner
visions," says Blue Sky.
"A Hopi woman taught me how to
make them in the old,style--Pre
Columbian," says Blue Sky. He uses
no tools or molds and shapes his
creations in the old coil technique.
He fires his pieces in an outdoor pit
with juniper.
"The process is slow. I have to do
The pieces are dried and then pol
ished. He uses a small pebble to pol
ish his works.
Blue Sky believes that his hands
are his best friends and have enabled
him to accomplish many things.'
"Whenever you want or need some
thing, all you have to do is look at the
end of your arms. There's the two
best friends you'll ever have in your
life.. ..My grandmother must have told
me that a thousand times."
Blue Sky, who has been in Warm
Springs for about seven years, lives
at the Sam place below White Hill.
He has had an interest in pottery for
about 10 years, and only in the past
two years has he begun his pottery
work here.
Blue Sky's work is currently for
sale at the Information Center. Pieces
sell for between $50 and $70. Center
manager Faye Waheneka says she is
"excited about his pottery...He's the
only one to succeed in making pot
tery from local clav."
Spilyay Tymoo
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Continued from Page 1
cruiter with Kathleen Foltz; April
22, Networking services with Carol
Poppe of AFS, Bob Jackson of BIA,
COCAAN with Miller, Tribal with
Gayle Rodgers, Housing with local
housing staff and PP&L with staff;
April 23, Employment Services with
Margie Earl Kalama, and April 24,
Commodities Program with Joel
The final week of training will
focus on education. April 27, Com
munity Education with Geoff Bury;
and, April 28, Tribal Education with
Myrna Courtney. On April 29, par
ticipants will go on a "Dress for
Success" Shopping trip within the
Central Oregon area. Graduation
exercises will be held Thursday, April
Plan your career
Residents of the Madras and Warm
Springs areas are invited to sign up
for a class in Career Planning to be
held at the COCC center in Madras.
The class will be held on Thursday
evenings, from 6 to 8:50 p.m., April
9 through May 21.
The course is designed to help
participants increase self-understanding
and made decisions about
their educational goals and career
plans. Through group discussions,
lectures and interest testing, students
explore their own interests, skills and
values and learn to approach career
planning as a lifelong process.
The cost of the course, which car
ries two credits, is $52. It will be
taught by Diane Kirk, assistant pro
fessorcounselor at COCC. Those
interested can register for the course
at the Madras Center on March 30.
For more information, contact the
college at 10800-422-3041, exL
7580, or the Warm Springs office at
12. Northern Cree-Saddlc Lake, Alt.,
13. Northcndcn-Simnasho, Oregon
14. Black Lodge-While Swan,
15. Eagle Spirit-Wapalo, Washing
ton 16. Wasco Nation-Warm Springs,
17. Indian Nation-Satm, Washing
ton 18. Rattlesnake Springs-Warm,
Springs, Oregon
19. Little Hoy, Alberta-Canada
20. While Fish, Jrs.-Debdcn, Sask.,
21. Haystack-Rocky Boy, Montana
22. Kicking Woman-Browning,
23. Red Horse-Low Mountain, Ari
zona 24. Dancing Eagle-Lapwai, Idaho
25. Thunder Pcople-Gresham, Or
egon 26. Red Cedar-California
llitnd Drum Contest Only:
27. Stoney Park-Morley, Canada
28. Goulds-Fl Hall, Idaho
29. Wonder Spirit
Annual powwow draws record number of drums
The 1992 Lincoln's Powwow has
come and gone it was one of the
largest and successful with 26 drums,
and pay out of $ 1 0,500 to drums and
over 300 dancers. An overall budget
of $18,000.
There arc many people to thank
for the success, in raising the funds,
volunteering their lime, their homes,
their energy, and most of all the el
ders that did the sewing and making
shell dresses and quilts for the auc
tion, and other items.
Also to be thanked arc: people
that donated to the big raffle, weekly
mini raffles, auctions, food (weekly)
and during the Powwow, cooks, auc
tioneers, and 5050 cards. People that
worked all year fund raising doing
salmon bakes, dance performances
(shows). And thanks to Bridgcltc
Scott, Picrson Mitchell, and Eugene
Greene for sponsoring "specials"
Jingle dress, and grass dancccontcst,
also other specials: Cal Qucahpama,
sponsor of 3-Hand Drum Contest;
Millie Colwash, sponsor of the 1
Hand Drum Contest.
ThcCommiltccapprcciatcsall the
help and welcomes any donations,
help (in any of the above functions)
or sponsor of any specials for the
1993 powwow. The Committee is
already working towards the 1993
powwow, any girls interested in be
coming a queen candidate should
contact a committee member.
The following is a list of drum
groups who participated in the
Lincoln's powwow:
1. Cayusc-Whitestone-Pcndlcton,
2. Chini-ki. Lake-Morley, Alt.,
3. Grey Eagle-Kchcwin, Alt., Canada
4. Indian Crcck-Rcd Mesa, Arizona
5. Nich-yow-way-Pcndlcton, Oregon
6. 4 Dircctions-Klickilatc, Oregon
7. Little Soldicr-Phocnix, Arizona
8. Ya-ka-ma-Toppcnish, Washiajton
9. The Boys-Warm Springs, Oregon
10. Eagle Vallcy-Stevcnson, Wash
ington 11. Flying Eagle (formerly R. Bull)
Cutknifc, Sask. Canada
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509-J budget
Continued from page 1
State Grant.
The tax limit for schools will drop
to $12.50 per thousand assessed
property valuation for the 1992-93
school year. District 509-J's share is
estimated to be $11.15. The Safety
net taxing authority for the District is
higher, eliminating a need for a levy
election. The amount the District
collects will continue to drop annu
ally until it reaches $5.00 per thou
sand. Districtresources provide services
to its 2700 students. Staff currently
includes 172 teachers, counselors,
instructional assistants, librarians, a
nurse and nine administrators directly
serving students. Support staff in
cludes 76 bus drivers, mechanics,
custodianmaintenance personnel,
clerical staff and District adminis
trators and supervisors.
Copies of the proposed School
District 509-J budget document may
be picked up at the Support Services
Building, 445 SE Buff Street, Madras
or by calling 475-6192.
Life Skills
Over 400 senior citizens attended Honor Seniors Day activities at the Agency
Longhouse Friday, March 20. Activities, such as passing a life saver on a
toothpick as played by Zone Jackson andjeannie Danzuka, included meals,
dancing and a small powwow, provided for a full day's fun.
Communication necessary among adults, youth
Do you ever tcel like your parents
just don't trust you? Maybe Mom
and Dad won't allow you to go on a
trip. Or they won't let you take the
family car some where or choose your
own friends. It's frustrating, because
everyone wants to be trusted.
If the problem exists, very rarely
is it all your fault. But it's probably
not entirely your parent's fault either.
When people have trouble getting
along, the problem usually has built
up over time, and both sides have
contributed to it.
Although you may see where you
and your parents have made some
wrong decisions, you can't really
change your parents. But you can
change yourself.
So, how do you get to be trusted?
You have to be trustworthy, "worthy
of trust."
You do it by proving you can be
trusted in the little things. If your
parents give you a curfew and you're
always late, they're going to say,
"Well, he can't tell time, so he cer
tainly can't be trusted with something
bigger." However, if you call from
wherever you are and say, "Hey, Dad,
I'm on my way, but I'm still 25
minutes late," you'll find that you
have a chance at receiving other
privileges when you ask for them.
Break down the word: responsi
bility. It's "response ability," the
ability to respond maturely to situa
tions. Do you respond to money
maturely or does it bum a hole in
your pocket? When disappointed, do
you take it in stride or do you pout for
a week? Parents watch, not to spy on
you, but to check your response
ability to see if you're ready for
There's a good reason behind this
approach. If your parents are smart,
their goal is for you to become inde
pendent. They don't particularly want
baby birds in the nest forever. They
want you to fly.
But to fly, you have to develop
gradually. You don't go out and
challenge the neighborhood cat the
first day; you go out and practice
little hoops to see if you can do them.
Gradually the loops get bigger and
bigger until the day comes when
you're ready for something tough.
Then your parents will enjoy it with
you. But to get to that stage, you have
to excel at the little loops.
If you really want privileges at
home, I'll tell you how to get them;
Start doing all the dumb little stuff
according to the book. Stuff like
making your bed, hanging up your
clothes, doing the dishes without
being asked.
You do it by communicating
with Mom and Dad. A student once
told me, "My parents don't trust me
with my friends, and they don't like
my friends because of the way they
dress. Mom and Dad think they're
troublemakers. But if my parents
knew what the kids they want me to
hang out with are like, they'd be glad
I have the friends I do."
"Have you ever thought of telling
them?" I asked.
How can you expect your parents
to trust you wilh your friends unless
you've told them what your friends
are like? If you just grunt every time
your parents ask you a question and
make them feel like it's none of their
business, they're not going to trust
your friends.
Teenagers say, "My mom doesn't
trust me."
"Why not?" I ask.
"Well, she reads all the papers
and hears about all things kids are
doing, and she thinks that s what I'm
"Well, does your mother know
anything about you?"
"Not really."
"Why not?"
"I guess because I never told her."
Do you ever sit down and tell your
parents what kind of person you are?
What you want out of life? What
your values are? As your parents see
your ideas maturing, they will feel
more confident to say, "He can be
trusted when we're not here."
And that's truly what trust is all
Powwow scheduled
The Chemeketa Community Col
lege Native American Club will
sponsor "In honor of all", a powwow
with drumming, singing and contest
dancing, Saturday, May 9, 1992,at
the Chemeketa Community College
Gym (building 7), 4000 Lancaster
Drive NE, Salem, Oregon. Sessions
will be from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7
p.m. to midnight and will include
drumming, singing and contest
dancing and a raffle.
Writers share work with students
Three members of the Northwest
Native American Writers Association
from Portland, Oregon spent two days
with students at Madras High School.
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Writer and storyteller Ed Edmo, Sr., works with Madras Hich School
student during visit to school
The published writers shared their
lives and some of their work. They
encouraged students to write as an
expression of feelings and as a way
to inform others.
The writers, members of the re
cently formed writers association,
included poet Elizabeth Woody , poet
Vincent Wannassay and writer and
storyteller Ed Edmo, Sr.,
Emphasizing the power of words,
written and spoken, the writers read
and recited some of their work, re
lating social, political and environ
mental concerns which are not ex
clusively native American.
The lessons of coyote tales were
related to the students, while the im
portance of tradition was expressed
in the poetry of Wannassay. Each
expressed themselves in different
ways, with unique style.
Students approached the authors
with questions about their own
writing and were given advice and
Taken from a recent publication
by the Northwest Native American
Writers Association is a poem of
Celilo fisherman
you made your nets
&.tested the knots
seeing (hat they held.
Little did you know
what was to hold you
after the sound of water
over what
used to be.