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P.O. !o 870
Warm Springs, OR 97761
Address Correction Requested
VOL. 18 NO. 12
Hanford discussed at
recent ATNI meeting
The importance of
Hanford and the risks from
toxic waste were
discussed at the ATNI
meeting held May 24-27 in
Port Angeles, Washington
New park gets
One of the main features
of the new park located on
Shitike Creek is a
regulation size basketball
court. Work continues on
the community park
Eye clinic scheduled for
A second eye clinic for
those with diabetes is set
for June 24. It is important
to have eyes examined.
students graduating this
year from Madras High
Treaty Days Rodeo set
The 19th Annual Treaty
Days Rodeo is scheduled
for June 26 and 27 at the
Warm Springs rodeo
Pl-Ume-Sha run Includes
2.5 mile and 1 0K routes
New flat course will draw
runners to the 13th Annual
Pi-Ume-Sha Run. The
course beqins at the
Parkinq lot, 8:00 a.m on
Fat content In meat can
Rinsing or blotting meat
can reduce much of the
fat, required in many diets.
Deadline for the next
Issue of Spilyay Tymoo
Is June 18, 1993
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Town 'N' Around
The Pooper's Full
Awakening early one morning last
week, our family discovered about
four inches of discolored water in the
bathtub and a thin layer of similar
substance on the bathroom floor.
Guess it's time to pump the septic
tank, we grumbled sleepily.
A call to the only septic system
servicing company in Jefferson
County was disturbing. Jack
Middlcton kindly informed me that
it could be up to four days before he
could fit us in his busy, yet limited,
schedule. Inquiring why, Jack said
the city of Madras had limited most
of the pumping of raw sewage into
the city lagoons and that he could
only dump at the city cite once a day.
His truck is equipped with a 1,000
gallon tank our septic tank capac
ity is 500 gallons but most tanks are
1 ,000 gallons, which means that Jack
can, most of the time, pump only one
Jefferson County tank a day. What
are rural homeowners and those who
are on a city sewer system to do when
their septic systems back up? Flush
According to Jack, I could call a
company in Prineville or Redmond
to come to Madras and pump my
septic tankthe cost would have
been more than double of what Jack
charges. I opted to wait for Jack be
cause he's a local businessman pro
viding a necessary service to a
community member. Plus, he rear
ranged his schedule so that he was
Help available to
Tribal Social Services has limited
money available to buy assistive de
vices for tribal members who have a
disability.. There are kitchen, nurs
ing, personal, dressing, therapeutic,
recreational devices and more.
Those persons interested in want
ing more intormation about the
assistive devices to live more inde
pendently can contact Jackie at 553
2590 or Fay at 553-3491.
from the Warm Springs Indian Reservation
P.O. HOX 870, WARM
Recent high, rushing water at Sherar's Falls produced an artistic view.
able to pump our tank the very next
morning. The savings outweighed
the inconvenience of running to and
from the neighbor's bathroom.
A quick call to the Madras Public
Works director Jerry Breazealc this
week revealed that the city is trying
to solve the problem. Jerry says the
"plant cannot handle that kind of
load." The limitation of dumping is
only "temporary until something is
done at the treatment facility." The
city and County have contracted
CH2MHill to study the sewage issues.
The other option, Jerry said, is to not
to receive any sewage at all, exactly
what the city of Redmond has done.
Jerry said the city has decided it is
not their "obligation to accept
septage" from those not connected to
the city sewage system. The city and
county are currently discussing what
should be done. "We cannot risk
wiping out our facility by taking
septage from people not on our sys
tem," Jerry added.
Over 41 percent of the homes on
the reservation are on septic tanks.
And, according to Herb Graybacl,
some folks in Wam Springs have
had a week-long wait before their
tank could be pumped, eventually
finding someone in Prineville to
provide the service. Herb says there
is a provision in the new sewer sys
tem that allows for septage dumping,
however that will not happen within
the next year or so.
The IHS recommends that septic
tanks be pumped every three years to
avoid emergencies. Herb says that
tank additives help digest the solid
waste and may help delay having the
tanks pumped so often.
Ike receives honor
Chef Frederick Ike, Sr., of the
Rock Creek Band and cultural pres
ervation analyst of the Yakima Na
tion Cultural Resources program was
honored May 4 with the 1993 Historic
Preservation Officer's annual award
for outstanding achievement in
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Ike and Cheryl Mack were cited
for their work in the Huckleberry
Fields Enhancement Project begun
in 1 990 and completed this year. Each
received their award from Washing
ton governor Mike Lowry.
Deer to head BIA
President Clinton announced May
10 that he will nominate Ada Deer to
be assistant secretary of the Interior
for Indian Affairs, a position held a
few years back by Ken Smith and
more recently by Eddie Brown. Deer
June 25-27, 1993
The 24th Annual Pi-Ume-Sha
Treaty Days is June 25, 26, 27, 1993,
in the Recreation area behind the
Community Center, Warm Springs,
Oregon. In celebration of the Warm
25, 1855. Featuring Nathan "Eight
Ball" Jim, M.C.
An estimate of $8,000 in prize
money is to be awarded to individual
and team champions. An estimate of
$4,000 in drummers pay. Local and
visiting drums paid after each session.
Drummers are asked to bring their
In addition to dance contests other
events will take place throughout the
Indian stick games start Friday.
Stick Game Tournament starts Sat
urday. No dice or card games.
The annual Men's and Women's
Slo-Pitch Tournament. For informa
tion about the tourney call 553-1 227.
Endurance Horse Race, Saturday,
June 26. For information call 553
3257. All-Indian Rodeo, see sports page
for more information.
Jackson "Big-O" Mitchell Me
morial Drumming Contest; Special
Dance Contests; Home of the Wan-A-Bee
Saturday morning Traditional
Dress Parade at 10:30 a.m. Prizes
awarded in all categories.
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was the first woman to head the
Menominee tribe in Wisconsin. She
is a senior lecturer in the University
of Wisconsin's School of Social
Work and American Indian Studies
program and has been a leader for
more than two decades in an effort to
restore tribal treaty rights.
Shoalwaters contract own
The Shoalwater Bay tribe has as
sumed control of its health care pro
gram from theTaholah clinic under a
includes many activities
The annual Pi-Ume-Sha run will
take place Saturday morning. Fea
turing a 10K and a 2.5 mile.
Friday, June 25, 1993
Grand entry at 7:00 p.m.; Crown
ing of the Pi-Ume-Sha Queen.
Little girls round dance (6 years
and under), lst-$30.00, 2nd-S25.00,
Wednesday, June 16
6 to 10 p.m.
Warm Springs Rodeo
Annual Education Banquet will be held on Thurs
day, June 1 7, 1993, at the Warm Springs Agency
Longhouse, beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Honoring all of Warm Springs' high school gradu
ates, higher education graduates, vocational
education graduates, and CED graduates. Also
being recognized will be the language classes and
the secretarial students.
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JUNE 11, 1993
Fire Management has scheduled a
field trip for 9:00 a.m. on June 22,
1993 for any interested council,
committee or tribal members to the
Quartz Butte undcrburn. This will
provide an opportunity to ask ques
tions, provide program objectives and
update people on the program's
For more informaiion contact
Mark Jackson or Mike Cunningham
at Fire Managemcnt553-1 146. Bring
your own lunch.
MOU signed for
The Warm Springs Trib.d Council
and the Ochoco National Forest signed
an agreement last week to work together
on forest projects.
Signed at the Ochoco forest head
quarters in Princvillc, the memorandum
of understanding establishes a gov-ernmcnt-to-govemment
better ensure sound forest management.
The agreement formally accepts
tribal involvement in developing and
carrying out management of natural
resources on the 959,290-acre forest
including timber sales, road construc
tion and activities that would affect
water quality, fisheries and wildlife.
The Ochoco Forest is part of lands
ceded to the United States in treaties.
The tribes of Warm Springs reserved
rights to hunt, fish and gather foods on
all aboriginal lands. The tribes also
have rights to protect archaeological,
historical and cultural resources on
federal law that encourages tribal
self-government. The tribe will re
ceive $220,000 annually to provide
health services to all Indians in Pa
cific County who are members of
tribes recognized by the federal gov
ernment. The Shoalwaters live in the
Pacific County community of
Tokeland and to see a doctor must
drive 82 miles to the IHS clinic in
Taholah on the Quinault Reservation
or get approval from the clinic's ad
ministrators for outpatient care from
a doctor closer to home.
3rd-$20.00, 4th-$ 1 5.00, 5th-$ 1 0.00.
Little boy's war dance (6 years
and under), lst-$30.00, 2nd-$25.00,
3rd-$20.00,4th-$ 15.00, 5th-$10.00.
Little girls round dance (7-1 1 years
old), lst-$45.00, 2nd-$30.O0, 3rd-
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Volunteers needed for
Warm Springs Museum
Contact Jeanne Thomas