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News from the Warm Springs Indian Reserve
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VOL 17 NO. 8
Coyote News
In Brief
Election nets new
The April 2 Tribal Coun
cil election results in the
re-election of four Coun
cil members, while four
others are replaced.
Page 2
Education Branch
begins work
Reorganization and
revamping has begun In
the newly-formed Edu
cation branch under the
leadership of a new
Page 2
Wlnlshut completes
apprenticeship pro
gram Joe Winishut completes
a four-year apprentice
ship program through
which he gained the
position of journeyman
millwright at wsfpi.
Page 3
Early Chllhood Educa
tion program offers
parenting advice
ECE, in this issue,
begins its regular col
umn on parenting.
Page 3
Earth Day Is April 22
OSU Extension offers
tips on how to be more
"earth conscious".
Remember the "Five
Root Feast Rodeo
kicks off 1992 season
Contestants from
throughout the North
west vied for the prize
money in the annual
Page 6
Lapwal takes tourna
ment championship
The fourth annual Sui
cide Prevention tourna
ment drew 16 teams for
tough competition April
10,11 and 12.
Page 7
The deadline for
submitting Information
for the
next Issue of
is April 24
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Nancy Johnson prepares xaus prior to Root Feast which was celebrated April 5 at both Simnasho and Agency Longhouses. Root Feast signifies the
opening of the root digging season.
Public meetings scheduled to discuss cattle industry proposal
"Let's Beef Up Our Community"
is the newest slogan to be heard
throughout Warm Springs these days.
Tribal votcrs.on April 28, will decide
through referendum if $1.5 million
in tribal funds will be appropriated to
establish a "cattle industry financial
aid fund".
Af ter hearing concerns about eco
nomic development projects on the
reservation during annual budget
hearings, Tribal Council directed the
Range and Agriculture committee to
work on developing a cattle industry
proposal. According to information
provided, one-third of the total
reservation rangeland is currently
utilized for grazing cattle.
Voters will answer the following
"Shall there be appropriated from
the funds of the Confederated Tribes
of the Warm Springs Reservation of
Oregon for the purpose of loaning
57.5 to qualified members of the
Warm Springs Reservation for the
purchase of cattle; and shall the
Confederated Tribes be authorized
to borrow up to $25 million for op
erating such funds, by issuing tribal
bonds or by other borrowing upon
such terms as may be approved by
the Tribal Council. The above ap
propriation from tribal funds and
borrowing authority shall be reduced
by any funds available through
Farmers Home Administration and
operating loans to individuals, grants
or congressional appropriations."
In a letter to the voting public,
Range and Ag committee chairman
Wilson We wa, Sr. states, "Our people
have consistentlyrecognized the need
for economic development on our
Reservation, which they feel will
improve the quality of life for all of
us. The 1984 Range and Agriculture
plan and Integrated Resource Man
agement Plan both provide for or
derly response to current and future
tribal member interests in agricultural
enterprises, particularly, reservation
cattle industry .The need exists for $4
million of investment and operating
capitol for expansion of this indus
try. "Come to the public meetings
scheduled for the Agency and
Simnasho Longhouses."
The Agency Longhouse meeting
is set for Wednesday, April 22 and
the Simnasho Longhouse meeting
will be held Thursday, April 23. Both
meetings will be preceded by supper
at 6 p.m. The meetings will begin at
7 p.m. The Range and Ag committee,
natural resources and Economic de
velopment will provide detailed in
formation about the proposal during
the meetings.
APRIL 17, 1992
Council to
Questions of whether the Tribe
has been following Constitutional
provisions closely enough has been
the subicct of recent discussion bv
Tribal Council. On March 4, Chief
Nelson Wallulatum, in calling for
review of Tribal Council nominees,
stated, "If you know your constitu
tion, you'll know there arc qualifi
cations for serving on Tribal
Council. ..and there are residence
requirements for district representa
tives and the voters of the District."
Wallulatum contends the Tribes have
informally amended the Constitution
through precedence.
It was the feeling of Chief Del vis
Heath that the Simnasho District
nominations were carried out in their
customary way, and they were not
concerned with the way the other
districts carry out their nominations.
The issue was again reviewed
March 12, at which time new nomi
nees for the 1992-1995 term were
confirmed with the understanding
that a review of Constitutional pro
visions in several areas would be
conducted. Though no formal process
for doing so was defined at this time,
the possibility of a legislative com
mittee was mentioned. Council, by
motion, agreed to discuss the issues.
Areas of the Constitution in need
of review and discussion as to the
specific provision and what is actu
ally in practice of where desire for
change has been expressed include:
AH residence requirements (enroll
ments, service on Tribal Council,
voting, etc.); Election laws and pro
cedures (i.e. Tribal Elections, Sec
retarial Elections, including Ordi
nance 44 provisions); Adoptions;
Tribal Council Compensation; or any
other areas where our practice differ
from Constitution provision.
(Provided b; Tribal Public Relations
Be sure to VOTE
TribeODFW to work on fish
production at Pelton Ladder
President makes 1992 year of American Indian
A proposal by the Confederated
Tribes of Warm Springs in coopera
tion with the Oregon Department of
Fish and Wildlife to increase fish
production at the Pelton Ladder on
the Deschutes River was approved
Tuesday, April 7 by the Northwest
Power Planning Council.
Meeting at Kah-Nee-Ta resort the
Council discussed and finally ap
proved the increase in production at
the ladder which would include
construction costs of $100,000, and
monitoring and evaluation of the
project at $220,000 per year for eight
to 10 years.
The 2,8 mile fish ladder is cur
rently used to rear 187,000 spring
Chinook smolts. With new construc
tion the ladder will produce 374,000
Bonneville Power Administration
will fund the project with adminis
tration by the Confederated Tribes,
ODFW and Portland General Elec
tric, which operates the Pelton Dam.
Also approved was a project on
the Hood River which would increase
stcelhead and spring Chinook. A por
tion of the fish raised at the Pelton
Ladder are destined for Hood River
Approval of the projects is in line
with the NWPPC's 1987 Columbia
River Basin Fish and Wildlife Pro
gram which calls for increased pro
duction of salmon and stcelhead.
Half a millennium ago, when Eu
ropean explorers amazed their com
patriots with stories of a New World,
what they actually described was a
land that had long been home to
America's native peoples. In the
Northeast part of this country and
along the Northwest coast, genera
tions of tribes fished and hunted;
others farmed the rich soils of the
Southeast and Great Plains, while
nomadic tribes roamed and foraged
across the Great Basin. In the arid
Southwest, native peoples irrigated
the desert, cultivating what land they
could. Each tribe formed a thriving
community with its own customs,
traditions, and system of social order.
The contributions that Native
Americans have made to our Nation's
history and culture are as numerous
and varied as the tribes themselves.
Over the years, they have added to
their ancient wealth of art and folk
lore a rich legacy of service and
achievement. Today we gratefully
recall Native Americans who helped
the early European settlers to survive
in a strange new land; we salute the
Navajo Code Talkers of World War
II and all those Native Americans
who have distinguished themselves
in service to our country; and we
remember those men and women of
Indian descent such as the great
athlete, Jim Thorpe and our 3 1 st Vice
President, Charles Curtis who have
instilled pride in others by reaching
the heights of their respective fields.
We also celebrate, with special ad
miration and gratitude, another en
during legacy of Native Americans:
thcirclose attachment to the land and
their exemplary stewardship of its
natural resources. In virtually every
realm of our national life, the contri
butions of America's original inhab
itants and their descendants continue.
Salmon, Longhouse request procedures
explained; committee applicants sought
The 1992-1995 term Tribal
Council will take office and be sworn
in Monday, May 4, 1992 at the Tribal
Council chambers.
If you are interested in serving on
a committee during the 1992-1995
term, submit a letter with a resume
attached, indicating which commit
tee you are interested in serving on.
The ten committees are: On Res
ervation Fish and Wildlife: Off
Reservation Fish and Wildlife;
Health and Welfare; Culture and
Heritage; Miss Warm Springs;
Range; Timber; Education; Land
Use and Water Board.
Turn letter into Doris Miller,
Myrtle Adams or Lyn Tanewasha at
the Council office. Deadline for sub
mission will be announced at a latei
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Community Round Table Meetings
Employees: Tuesday, April 28
8:30 to 10 a.m.
Conference Room 1
Community: Wednesday, April 29
6:30 to 8 p.m.
Community Center Social Hall
Meet with Tribal, IHS, BIA and 509-J officials
Air your concerns
Uunng 1992, we will honor this
country's native peoples as vital par
ticipants in the history of the United
States. This year gives us the oppor
tunity to recognize the special place
that Native Americans hold in our
society, to affirm the right of Indian
tribes to exist as sovereign entities,
and to seek greater mutual under
standing and trust. Therefore, we
gratefully salute all American Indi
ans, expressing our support for tribal
self-determination and assisting with
efforts to celebrate and preserve each
tribe's unique cultural heritage.
The Congress, by Public Law 1 02
188,has designated 1992 as the "Year
of the American Indian" and has au
thorized and requested the President
to issue a proclamation in observance
of this year.
Now, therefore, I George Bush,
President of the United States of
America, do hereby proclaim 1992
as the Year of the American Indian. I
encourage Federal, State, and local
government officials, interested
groups and organizations, and the
people of the United States to ob
serve this year with appropriate
programs, ceremonies, and activities.
In witness whereof, I have
hereunto set my hand this second day
of March, in the year of our Lord
nineteen hundred and ninety-two, and
of the Independence of the United
States of America the two hundred
and sixteenth.
(signed) George Bush