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JANUARY 7, 1994
Helicopters hoist timber from HeHe Butte
A quick trip to the moods this week reveals an unusual, at least in
Warm Springs, approach to transporting logs.
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JHmbers of the tribal timber committee, fire control personnel and others gathered at the HeHe Longhouse area to
view the logging operation.
Columbia Helicopters, of Portland, was contracted to remove 160,000 board feet of merchantable timber from HeHe
Butte. A "show-me" project, the company may be brought back to do further logging in the future.
A twin-rotor helicopter made short workofthe logging
project, making one trip every 20 minutes to the east and
west sides of HeHe Butte.
For nearly three days earlier this week, the
constant drone of a helicopter could be heard
above HeHe Butte. Looking up, one could see a
twin-rotor chopper flying about. Closer
inspection revealed logs suspended, seemingly
in mid-air, beneath the helicopter.
Columbia Helicopters helped transport
160,000 board feet of merchantable timber to
decks near the Butte for later hauling when
weather allows. Because of the cultural
significance and delicate nature of the Butte, a
helicopter was used for the removal; there is
less ground disturbance when helicopters are
used. The timber sale was two years in the
planning and many BIA and Tribal entities
were involved ensuring all-around protection.
Photos by Donna Behrend
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Gloria Stevens was the only woman working with the
Columbia crew while in Warm Springs. As a "chaser" she
is responsible for remo ving cables from logs once they are
on the ground.
Tribe awarded grant to study substance abuse
It was announced recently that
fifteen Native American organiza
tions and tribal entities serving In
dian and Native people across the
United States, including the Con
federated Tribes of Warm Springs,
have received over $2.2 million in
grant support from the Robert Wood
Johnson Foundation. The grant mon
ies will be used to address substance
abuse among Indian people. The grant
awared to the Confederated Tribes
totalled $150,000 and will be used,
in part, to hire a program coordinator
and a part-time secretary.
These grants represent the begin
ning of the first phase of a $13.5
million initiative. Healthy Nations:
Reducing Substance Abuse Among
Native Americans. In this phase the
selected tribal governments and or
ganizations will plan a public aware
ness campaign, prevention and early
intervention programs and additional
"The unique part of the Healthy
Nations Program is that grantees will
develop strategies that are based on
Native American values and tradi
tions to garner community-wide
support in confronting the issues and
healing the wounds that substance
abuse has caused," said Steven
Schroeder, MD, president of the
Foundation. "Through traditional
ceremonies and activities, Native
. Americans enforce their beliefs that
sharing, generosity, reciprocity and
mutual respect among tribal mem
bers are key to a strong, healthy com
munity." Jeff Sanders, chairman of the
Warm Springs Alcohol and Drug
Council, through which the grant was
applied, said a coordinator will be
hired to accumulate data which will
be used to "help develop a plan for
dealing with the substance abuse
related problems" faced by Warm
Springs people. Sanders estimated
the coordinator will spend the next
year-and-a-half gathering the data at
public meetings among community
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'People in Peril" exhibit curator to make presentation
Susie "Qimmiqsak" Bevins, curator of "Artists Respond: A People in Peril", will give two presenta
tions at The Museum at Warm Springs in conjunction with the show's opening January 14. Bevins will
give her presentations on Thursday, January 13, from 7 to 8 p.m., and on Saturday, January 15, from 1
to 2 p.m., both in The Museum's educationconference room.
Bevins was instrumental in thecreation of the traveling exhibition by Native Alaskan artists following
the publication of "A People in Peril" in the Anchorage Daily News in 1988. (See the fourth series in
stallment on pages 5 and 6 in this issue of Spilyay Tymoo). Although initial reaction to the series was
largely negative, Bevins said, the long-term impact has been positive. Bevins' slide presentation and
lecture will center on the process ot assembling the show and the results it has yielded.
In an interview with the Albuquerque Journal. Bevins said the articles forced the Native community
to face the problem and discuss it openly. The result has been an upswing in the number of Native
Alaskan alcohol treatment programs and in the number of Native Alaskans seeking treatment.
"Artists Respond: A People in Peril," sponsored by the Visual Arts Center of Alaska and toured by
Exhibit Touring Service of Eastern Washington University, will open to the public January 15. Presen
tation of the exhibit is co-sponsored by the Warm Springs Tribal Human Resources Branch, Community
Counseling Center, Early Childhood Education and the Warm Springs Indian Health Service.
The opening reception will be on January 14 from 7 to 9 p.m. All tribal members and tribal employees
are invited to attend. The show will run through March 11. j
COCC offers winter term classes
The Warm Springs COCC office is
offering a wide variety of classes
this winter term. Check them out
and give them a try.
- Redmond airport receive
Kah-Nee-Ta and the Confederated
Tribes presented monetary
contributions to the Redmond
Airport expansion project.
1993 reviewed through
1 993 was one for the books, with
changes, necessary adaptation and
some of the usual.
Idea Fair coming up
The eighth annual event will be
held January 22 at the Crook
County Middle School in Prineville.
Bowlers and ball players
If bowling or basketball were your
games, Warm Springs was the
place to be over the New Year's
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