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Adeline Miller andVrsala IMtle, left and center, of the Warm Springs Senior Cit&ns program, were presented dishes
by Kah-Nee-Ta banquet captain Roma Cartney recently. The dishes are stored at the Senior Center until such time a
family or individual is in need of new dishes due to fire or death.
. USDA sponsors national poster contest
The United Stated Department of
, Agriculture (USDA) is sponsoring a
National Poster Contest in com
memoration of National American
Indian Heritage Month. The Forest
' Service is helping support this effort
by soliciting entries from American
Indian tribes, reservations, commu
nity organizations, tribal schools,
colleges, youth organizations and
-' Entries should be submitted to the
Washington, D.C. office and received
. no lata than July 9, 1993. A panel will
.be designated to select one Forest
. Service entry to be forwarded to US DA.
The winning entry will be used in the
design of USDA's National American
Indian Heritage Month poster. The
. winner will bcarmouncedand contacted
by October 1 993. The winning artist(s)
will be invited to Washington D.C. to
participate in USDA's opening cer
emony. All travel and lodging expenses
Results of October '92 forestry TQM team survey given; public comments noted
The Communications TQM Team
: saw its birth at a brainstorming ses-
sion in the Presale and Engineering
". sections of Forestry. The original
: team (formed in June 1992) was
composed of Juan Coronado, Philip
. Florendo, Leslie Bill, Doug Manion
: and Doug Dunlap. Over time, the
: team was pared down to Bill, Manion
: and Dunlap.
; In October, 1992, the team pre
'. pared a questionnaire and solicited
input from Tribal members through
the Spilyay Tymoo. This final report
.' will relay the Tribal member input
and Forestry's responses. The format
will be (Q) Question, (I) Tribal
member input, (R) Forestry's re-
1. (Q) What information regard
ing the management of your forest
would you like to receive? In what
way would you prefer to receive this
- information (written, person-to-per-
- son, or public meeting)?
' (I) Who is in charge?
(R) Tribal Council sets overall
: direction by adoption of the Inte
grated Resource Management Plan
I (IRMP) and selection of the Balanced
: Alternative for timber management.
:" Ordinance 74 is the Tribal law passed
: to insure proper management of the
' timber resource.
: has the responsibility to implement
: the IRMPprocess. Program direction
: goes from the Natural Resource
: General Manager to the Forest
: Manager. TheForestManagerdirects
. the forestry staff to do the planning
I and project development for timber
sales to meet harvest rates adopted
by Tribal Council.
. a) Tribal Members?
' (R) Approximately 56 of the
MANAGING EDITOR SID MILLER
ASSISTANT EDITOR DONNA BEHREND
PHOTO SPECIALIST MARSHA SHEWCZYK
REPORTERPHOTOGRAPHER SAPHRONIA KATCHIA
REPORTERPHOTOGRAPHER.., SELENA BOISE
FOUNDED IN MARCH, 1976
Spilyay Tymoo is published bi-weekly by the Confederated Tribes of
Warm Springs. Ouroff ices are located in the basement of the Old Girls
Dorm at 1 1 1 5 Wasco Street. Any written materials to Spilyay Tymoo
should be addressed to:
Spilyay Tymoo, P.O. Box 870, Warm Springs, OR 97761
(503) 553-1 644 or (503) 553-3274
FAX No. 553-3539
ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION RATES:
Within U.S. -$9.00
Outside U.S. -$15.00
SPILYAY TYMO0 1992
will be paid for by USDA.
All entries should be submitted to
John Kusano, American Indian Spe
School seeks substitute teachers
Warm Springs Elementary School
is looking for people who would sub
stitute in the classroom. Those with a
bachelor of arts degree are encour
aged to apply. While regular class
room teachers must have a degree
and take special classes for certifi
cation by State Law, a bachelor of
arts degree is all that is needed for an
emergency substitute teaching li
cense. A substitute can work up to 20
days per year on an emergency cer
tificate and earn $84.00 per day. To
apply, an applicant would need to fill
out a 509-J job application, an ap
plication for substitute teachers li
cense, and pay a $45.00 filing fee to
Forestry staff are Tribal members or
married to a Tribal member.
(I) Why does Forestry exist?
(R) Forestry exists to provide the
technical expertise to develop a
timber sale program that meets all of
the Tribal regulations and still meets
the financial commitment that the
(I) What is Forestry's annual bud
get? (R) The combined expenses of
the BIA and Confederated Tribes for
Fire Management 1,000,000
Youth programs 100,000
Other support proups 200.000
Approximately 50 of the money
is directly from the BIA with the
other 50 paid by the Tribes and
then reimbursed by BIA from other
(I) What money is given to WS
(R) In 1992, $20,000,000 was
collected by the BIA of which
$18,000,000 went to the Tribal
General Fund and $2,000,000 was
reinvested into the Forest resource to
pay for items listed above. Between
$600,000-$700,000 in indirect
charges was paid to the Tribes for
administration of three PL638 con
tracts in the Branch of Forestry.
(I) What would happen if the mill
(R) The immediate effect would
be that approximately 200 Tribal
members would lose their jobs. If
there would be a moratorium on all
harvesting of timber, the number of
jobs lost would include 200 jobs at
cial Emphasis Program Manager.
For complete contest guidelines,
stop by the Spilyay office or call 553-1644.
The number of substitutes avail
able throughout the district is limited.
There arc 36 substitutes currently for
a total teaching staff of 1 7 1 . It is very
hard to get substitutes when a num
ber of teachers at any one site need to
attend professional activities.
Sometimes opportunities are lost
because there are no substitutes
Please contact Nan Willis, Princi
pal at Warm Springs Elementary
School,553-l 128 if you are interested
in applying. Applications and a check
list requirements arc available in the
the mill, another 100 Tribal mem
bers in the Natural Resources De
partment and logging operations and
other related jobs. In the long run,
additional jobs could be lost to Tribal
members because of the reduced
2. (Q) Would you like to see For
estry at public events? If yes, where
(I) This survey question received
eight different responses from the
membership. AH but one of the re
sponses said that some people think
the Forestry staff should be more
involved in public events. One of the
eight responses said they would not
want Forestry personnel at public
(R) Currently, the Forestry staff
is involved in the annual Career Fair
held by the tribal organization, we
are also starting to relay information
on our proposed timber sales through
KWSO and the Spilyay Tymoo.
3. (Q) How can individual sec
tions of Forestry improve their over
(I) We need to save the forest and
(R) In the balanced alternative, in
forest management, the Tribal
Council has identified the desired
populations of wildlife and quantity
and quality of water during this ten
year period. Forestry uses the IRMP
to achieve that goal.
(I) Quit cutting out of greed!
(R) The balanced alternative in
sures an even flow of timber volume
and value. The harvest rate has gone
from 105,000,000 board feet to
55,000,000 board feet in 1996. This
is a very significant change in how
we manage the forest. If we continue
to manage the forest using the
FmHA offers loans
"Farmers Home Administration
(FmHA) has a loan program designed
to help Socially Disadvantaged
farmers purchase farm land," Ms.
Summcrs,FmHA County Supervisor,
said April 7.
Under the program, FmHA can
help Socially Disadvantaged persons
who have farm-related experience
and training meet the qualifications
for an FmHA Farm Ownership loan.
"FmHA can sell or lease acquired
farms to eligible applicants, or make
loans for the purchase of land on the
open market," Ms. Summers said.
FmHA also has a loan program to
help Socially Disadvantage farmers
with their farm operating needs. Ms.
Summers said that loans can be made
or guaranteed for the purchase of
livestock, machinery, and equipment,
as well as annual production purposes.
Work Experience and Development News-
Update from the Work Experi
ence Si Development Department
JIPA Program: The work experi
ence placement slots arc exhausted
until July I, 1993. Those persons
who ore interested in placement in
this program are encouraged to still
come in to complete preliminary
processing. A situation like (his is
the result of serving the many requests
and placement demand.
Internship Program: The work
experience placements slots arc full
at (hi time. This is to the amount of
Tribal Members who have been and
arc being served. Again, it is impor
tant, if you arc interested in obtain
ing a placement slot, to still come on
in to do the preliminary processing.
In both of these programs, it has
become very competitive to secure a
placement slot due to the amount of
requests and applicants. Looking for
the motivated individuals who keep
contact and check in. If apcrsononly
makes one contact, chances arc, there
have been others who have been
keeping regular contact and are
showing high motivation to get into
Apprenticeship Program: Ap
prenticeships have been advertised
in Forestry and Law Enforcement.
Call or stop by if you arc interested in
being an apprentice. Apprenticeships
involve two important components:
on-the-job work experience and
classroom training. The program plan
currently is moving toward shorter
term apprenticeships because not all
apprenticeships need to be 4 years
plus we can serve more Tribal Mem
bers by using shorter apprenticeships.
Community & Conservation
Corps: The 3rd quarter of 4 quarters
has just been completed. Mondays
arc classroom training aay wnnc
Tuesday through Fridays arc work
project days lor the ere w. To date the
following classroom training has
been completed: Crew Leader Ori
entation, Basic Supervision Skills,
Building and "A" Team, Crew
member orientation, Being an ef
fective employee, visitations to Lane
Metro and NW Youth Corp in Eu
gene, fitncssPT started and is a daily
requirement as a group, orientation
to Natural Resources, first aid & CPR
(all crew leaders and crew members
obtained their first aid card), in
creasing human effectiveness, GED
classes started and is ongoing (were
recently told there arc now 3-4 crew
members ready to take their GED
test), Computer classes.
guidelines of the IRMP, we can har
vest at that rate through to future.
4. (Q) Do individual sections of
Forestry satisfactorily incorporate
the memberships concerns in their
management activities? If no, why
and how could it improve?
(I) There were five responses to
this question which basically said
that the Tribal members are unin
formed as to the activities of indi
vidual sections of Forestry.
(R) With the adoption of the
IRMP, Forestry is required to ac
tively solicit membership input into
their proposed timber sales through
the Project Assessment (PA) process.
This has entailed holding meetings
with the Tribal public and news ar
ticles in both the Spilyay Tymoo and
KWSO. With these lines of com
munication open, we hope to allevi
ate differences in operational prob
lems through obtaining a better un
derstanding of each person (s) posi
tions (s) and then working towards a
5. (Q) Is the current timber sale
approval process to your satisfac
tion? If not, how could it be improved?
(I) Explain what current, past and
future timber sale approval process
(R) Please refer to attached flow
chart for the answers to this question.
General comments not related to
specific questions were also received
and responded to below.
COMMENT: Someone needs to
stop log trucks from speeding down
our Reservation roads. They use both
lanes, they drive too fast, they need
too slow down, begin at mile post 8
on Tenino Road and on Jackson Trail
Road by Buck Smiths.
RESPONSE: Speeding log trucks
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IF WE TRY planning committee members art (left to right) Marie Calica, Ramona Soto Rank, Warm Springs BIA
iuprnmrnarni uoraon cannon, Brian
Work projects completed include:
community cider projects (cleared
and rc-gravcled driveways; delivered
split down, and restacked wood;
completed basic repair assessments
for senior citizen homesyards at
Elliott Heights and Hollywood Blvd).
A need was identified involving
tearing down and replacing the
original community fcncclinc in the
senior citicn area. This was com
pleted. Assisted with the Senior
Citizen Honor Day preparations.
Completed community trash clean
up along main streets, roads and in
3.00 GPAs Continued from pago 1
point and higher.
Education also wishes to ac
knowledge all those students who
fcununucu to mcci we scnoiarship
with 12 credit hours or more. To the
parents and relatives for your words
of encouragement to your student by
wsu giving incm care packages and
sending some much needed $$ and
by your deeds of giving love and
hugs. The students all appreciate this.
To the students: keep studying
hard. Term by term, semester by sc-
Gopher trapping training offered
The Branch of Forestry is solicit
ing names of Tribal members or af
filiates who are willing to learn how
to trap pocket gophers on forest
plantations. Individuals need to be
highly motivated and capable of
working indcpcndcntly.Training will
consist of working with a Tribal
Contractor for approximately 40
lJ Yes, 1 am interested in
MAIL TO: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Branch of Forestry, P.O.
Box 1239, Warm Springs Oregon 97761. ATTENTION:
jForest Development Officer.
are unfortunately a problem on al
most all timber sales. Timber Sales
Administration cannot issue speed
ing tickets; this is the responsibility
of the police. However, we have tried
numerous ways to reduce the speed
of log trucks:
1) Work with Warm Springs
Forest Products Industries (WSFPI)
to insure that their contractors know
that speeding will not be tolerated.
2) Inform contractors and log truck
drivers that if speeding continues the
police will be notified andor they
may be suspended from driving by
either the BIA or WSFPI.
3) Notify the Warm Springs Police
Department of a speeding problem.
Most roads, with the exception of
the major highways, Tenino Road
and Jackson Trail Road, are not
posted for allowed speed. Therefore,
the police can only issue citations for
going too fast for road conditions.
Tenino Road and Jackson Trail
Road, are posted for allowed speed
and any log truck exceeding these
posted speed limits can be ticketed
by the police.
COMMENT: "I don'tknow how
they got those numbers"
RESPONSE: In a nut shell:
1. Growth, mortality, and defect
by species was measured from plots
on the reservation.
2. Lands that should not be har
vested were removed from the harvest
3. Specific resource protection re
quirements were written for all lands.
4. Expected future growth was
calculated for each resource zone
and timber type.
5. Management of the resources is
by Watershed or Forest Planning
nojjman ana rnyuis unjjun.
the West Hills area. Assisted with
readiness preparations for the grand
opening of the Museum at Warm
Springs. Crew Members completed
homeyard assessments on approxi
mately 80 of the West Hills area.
Refinement plans and full imple
mentation according to the intent of
the Adopt an Elder, Adopt A Brother
Sistcr.and Junior Council isexpected
during the 4th quarter (April-June).
Any community member is welcome
to join our efforts! It is encouraged
mcstcr, you are getting that much
closer to reaching your educational
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OUU'J levy lOpIC
pou iy luiuiu
Friday, April 16, 199J, Unoonat
Sonny's Restaurant. Topic will be
the 509-J Bond Levy. You owe it to
yourself to find out what the issues
Friday, April 23, 1993 topic will
be City-wide clean up. Take pride in
your community "Let's talk gar
bage". hours in a field setting. Individuals
will not be paid while in training.
Those who successfullycomplcte the
training will be awarded a trapping
contract. If you arc interested please
fill out the form and return to the
address listed below by May 7, 1 993.
If you have any questions, please call
Tommy James or Budd Johnson at
learning how to trap gophers, i
6. The appropriate defect deduc
tions were made.
7. The harvest volume was calcu
lated. 8. The Tribal Council approved.
COMMENT: "It's got trees on
it, we're going to cut it"
RESPONSE: This is not true be
cause cutting docs not occur without
the approval of the Tribal Council.
OR the Tribal Council can direct
no harvest or portions of harvest on
any or all of the lands.
Harvest does not occur on Cul
tural and Archaeological areas with
out the approval of the Tribal Council
and the Tribal Archaeologist.
COMMENT: "Tell you what you
want to hear and then go out and do
what they please."
RESPONSE: This is a myth be
cause this Tribe would not allow for
us to change or do something different
than what the Tribal direction is.
COMMENT: "Trade-offs - What
do we call it? phoney baloney money"
RESPONSE: The key is to man
age the trade offs so they balance
ACCORDING TO YOUR MEA
SUREMENT STICK what you as
the Tribe want to get from all re
sources. The Tribal Council set di
rection to manage all of the resources
on a sustainable level within each
COMMENT: "What you call
fragile and what I call fragile could
be two different things"
RESPONSE: We need to com
municate with the Tribal Council,
Managers and the Tribal members so
people understand what we are say
ing and we need to understand what
the people are saying. Field visits
make this happen much better than
us talking in the office.