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March 17, 1995
Vol. 20 No. 6
P.O. Box 870
Warm Springs, OR 97761
Address Correction Requested
Bulk Rate Permit No. 2
Warm Springs, OR 97761
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The Museum At Warm
Springs has many
activities planner for the
"Stay in school"
Madras High School
seniors encourage their
fellow classmate to keep
on keepin' on.
Elder shares her
Ursula Little shares a bit
of her past and tells that
she prefers the past over
Get a kick out of
Community College has
some interesting classes
on tap for upcoming
Spring term. -
Exotic animals make
Animals of all kinds
visited Warm Springs
Elementary last week,
much to the delight of
Buffs at State
The Madras White
Buffaloes are currently
at the State 3A
tournament, following a
season of bumps,
bruises and well-earned
Get your house
are available about how
to get your home "tuned
This year's Council
election features 25
two write-in candidates.
their views on current
The Buffaloes were
victorious in their first
against the Astroria
Fishermen, 46-37. The
Buffs will play again at
7 p.m. Thursday,
March 16. Listen in
while Kenman Miller
calls the game on
KWS0 91.9 FM.
Deadline for the next
Spilyay Tymoo is
Friday, March 24, 1995
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Spring break schedule
Monday, March 20-9:00 a.m. swim sign up; 10:00 a.m. KNT
Swim-Rec. staff, and Storytime and crafts with Carol. 1:00 p.m.
group games with Merle, Baseball Clinic with Andy, Outside
games with Carol. 3:00 p.m. Treasure Hunt with Carol. 4:00
p.m. Video with Austin and Archery with Andy. 5:00 p.m. Youth
Basketball, 7:30 p.m. Co-ed Volleyball.
Tuesday, March 21-10:00 a.m. Pure Foos with Merle,
Storybook breakfast Party in Carol's Room. 1 :00 p.m. Sally Bag
Weaving with Merle, Redmond Movies with Austin, Baseball Clinic
with Andy, and Picture Making with Carol. 3:00 p.m. Outside
Games, 4:00 p.m. Social Hall Video Games with Andy. 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, March 22-9:00 a.m. sign up for swim, 10:00 a.m.
Indian Dancing with Merle, Storytime with Carol, KNT Swim with
Austin. 1 :00 p.m. 3 on 3 Basketball Tourney with Andy, Crafts with
Carol, Bowling with Austin. 3:00 p.m. PopcornBingo with Carol. .
6:00 p.m. Penny Carnival with Rec. Staff.
Thursday, March 23-10:00 a.m. Golfing with Merle, Storytime
with puppets with Carol, Big Screen Movie with Staff. 1 :00 p.m.
Basketball skills contest with Andy, Speed tourney with Carol. 4:00
p.m. Sally Bag Finish with Merle, Archery with Andy. 7:30 p.m.
Friday, March 24-10:00 a.m. Pog Tourney with Austin. 1 :00
p.m. Joseph Bronson Martial Arts Demo (5 & up). 6:00 p.m.
Warriors Play for Fun Tourney.
Each day children will have lunch on their own, and return
at 1 :00 p.m. for afternoon activities.
Spilyay Tymoo photo by Saphronia Katchia
Warm Springs Elementary students were entertained by OMSI representative Brad Tylman last
Follow root digging rules
The Tribal Council and Culture and Heritage committee
have discussed a set of circumstances related to root
digging. They have agreed that root harvesting must
conform to our tribal laws, traditional rules and customs as
set forth in Tribal Ordinance 68, WSTC 490,520.
1. There will be NO root digging by Tribal members
before Root Feast, unless designated root diggers by
2. There will be NO root digging by non-tribal members.
3. Both the Public Safety Branch and Natural Resources
Branch are directed and authorized to enforce this
decision and notice. The Public Information Department
shall ensure public awareness.
4. Simnasho Root Feast is set for March 26, 1995.
Agency Root Feast is set for March 26, 1995 also.
Raymond Calica, Sr.Tribal Council Chair
Geraldine W. Jim, Culture & Heritage Chair
Ken bmitn, secretary Treasurer
5th Annual Honor Seniors Day
in Warm Springs
Friday, March 17, 1995 at Agency Longhouse
Theme "Cowboys & Indians"
Prizes will be given for best dressed cowboys and Indians also a horse
drawn carriage will be available for your riding pleasure.
8:00 a.m. Registration opens
10:00 a.m Early Childhood Education Powwow
ll:30a.m sack lunches
Numerous games throughout the afternoon
5:00 p.m Dinner
7:00 p.m Evening Powwow with other fun activities
Emcee will be 8-ball Jim and Wilson Wewa
The Warm Springs Boy Scouts will be posting colors, and
invocation will be given by Pastor Bruce Williams.
Follow the signs as you come into Warm Springs, they will
lead you to the Agency Longhouse, where all activities will take
Cable service Gaming progress update
to be cut
Four non-members arrested
on various charges
Warm Springs Police officers,
while securing a home for a person
who had just been taken to the hospital
on the evening of March 9, arrested
four individuals on alleged narcotics,
driving and weapons violations.
Officers, while standing by the
door, observed what appeared to be
drug use by individuals in the living
room. Upon further investigation,
officers found Pedro Rodriguez
Santillano, 32, Angela Stensgar, 18,
Sabino Orozco, 30, and Nicholas
Toribio-Pineda, 31, in the house.
Santillano was found in the back
bedroom with a handgun. Police
found an undisclosed quantity of
crack cocaine and marijuana. All
were arrested and transported to the
Warm Springs Police department.
Orozco was lodged in the Jefferson
County Jail for an outstanding state
wide felony warrant for driving while
On March 9, officers searched
Santillano's vehicle and found a large
quantity of what was believed to be
tar heroin, marijuana and a set of
scales in concealed compartments.
Santillano was charged with
narcotics violations, possession of
prohibited weapons, and convicted
felon in possession of firearms.
Stensgar was charged with narcotics
violations; Orozco was charged with
driving while suspended, felony
warrant and narcotics violations and
Toribio-Pineda was charged with
Officers contacted the Bureau of
Immigration and Naturalization and
a hold was placed on Santillano for
possible deportation to Mexico.
The FBI was brought into the case
and the matter will be presented to
the US Attorney for possible federal
American Telecasting of Central
Oregon, cable TV provider to Warm
Springs residents, has announced
they will be disconnecting cable
service to all subscribers who are 30
days or more past due on their
accounts. Disconnections began
If subscribers have questions
concerning their bill, they should call
1-800-549-4031. Payment can be
made at the Space Age service station
between 1 and 4 p.m. or paid to the
technician at the time of
Too few voters
to ratify election
The March 7 Housing Referen
dum failed due to lack of sufficient
voters. However, the Referendum
was overwhelmingly approved by
those who did vote.
There were 353 votes for the
proposal, 99 against. There were
seven spoiled ballots.
In just six short weeks, the tempo
rary gaming facility at Kah-Nee-Ta
Lodge will open its doors. May 1 is
the target date of the opening with
the end of July still being the comple
tion time for the permanent facility.
Initial ground work is currently be
ing done to accommodate construc
tion of the new facility.
The Kah-Nee-Ta Gaming office
Gaming Open House
Monday, April 3
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
See the new office and
meet the staff.
staff has settled into their new office
in the old golf pro shop. The phone
number there is (503) 553-6 123. The
office is located just across the high
way from the turnoff to the Lodge.
According to gaming general
manager Aurolyn Stwyer, the Or
egon State Police continue to help
with background investigations on
applicants. All applicants are re
minded to turn in their applications
as soon as possible.
Stwyer also added that the com
missioners, Tamera Coffee, Orthelia
Patt and Sandra Main, are partici
pating in training each weekend
Stwyer said the Gaming Work
Group met with State gaming offi
cials recently to re-negotiate the
gaming compact to allow for addi
tional machines in the temporary
facility. Initially, the compact al
lowed for 100 machines but through
re-negotiation, the temporary facil
ity will now have between 145 and
150 machines. Also, instead of off-track-betting,
live Keno will be fea
tured starting in June.
Personnel hired so far include
Dora Goudy as executive assistant,
Carol Hultberg as financial control
ler and Jennifer Leonard as market
ing assistant. Stwyer will travel to
Las Vegas next week to interview for
an operations manager.
Language consortium possible....
Pendleton to host OIEA conference; Warm
Springs to present language program
The 20th annual Oregon Indian
Education Association Conference
will be held April 12-14 at the
Pendleton Convention Center.
Conference planning to continue
for special events: powwow, tradi
tional meal, special high school se
nior achievement awards, conference
agenda for general assemblyyouth
conference, tours of special attrac
tions and more....
On April 1 1, immediately preced
ing the conference, the Culture and
Heritage Department of the Confed
erated Tribes of Warm Springs, in
cooperation with the Confederated
Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reser
vation, will host a Northwest Indian
Language Forum from 8 a.m. to 5
p.m. at the Red Lion in Pendleton.
Theme of the forum is "Native
American Indian Languages for the
Future". It will feature presentations
on the Warm Springs and other suc
cessful language programs, with op
portunity for questions and discus
sion with representatives of these
Participants will also get "hands
on" experience in the use of comput
ers for language instruction.
The day will culminate in consid
eration of the formation of an Oregon
Indian Language Consortium to share
plans, ideas, and resources among the
various Oregon tribes working for
Indian language renewal, including
preparation of resolutions to be
brought before the OIEA conference.
The Forum is open to all partici
pants interested in reviving and main
taining Indian languages.