Spilyay tymoo. (Warm Springs, Or.) 1976-current, April 14, 1995, Image 1

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    P.O. Box 870
Warm Springs, OR 97761
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Coyote News
In Brief
Root digging allowed
All ECE children are now
allowed to dig roots as
part of cultural learning
curriculum at ECE.
Sahme presents
Sal Sahme presented
testimony to an IHS
panel in which he asked
that IHS reconsider
proposed budget cuts.
Waheneka relates
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Tribal elder Grant
Wahenka tells of his life
as a child and his time in
the service.
New Zealand visited
Two Warm Springs tribal
members took a 10-day
trip to New Zealand
where they shared and
learned artists' skills.
Smith receives
Warm Springs
corrections officer Frank
Smith received
prestigious awards at
corrections training in
Team performs well
in Cuba
As USA boxing club
manager, Gerald Smith
traveled to Cuba for
Cardin Cordova
Shared custody to be
Custody of the children
following a divorce can
be a touchy subject.
OSU plans a seminar on
the subject April 24.
Cattle "B" breeds
Livestock Aaent Bob
Pawelek examines the
differences between the
"B" breeds of cattle and
their qualities.
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Friday, April 21, 1995
Ceremonies kick off Indian Head Gaming Center construction
Members, during
April 7 ceremonies,
express hopes,
desires for future
and success of
tribal gaming
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Earth was turned for official
beginning of construction.
Members of Tribal Council, the Gaming Work Group, Kah-Nee-Ta staff and gaming commissioners participated in the groundbreaking.
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Traditional prayers and songs were offered during ceremonies.
In just two short weeks, the temporary gaming
facility at Kah-Nee-Ta Resort will open its doors to
the public. About 70 employees will be on board
by April 17 and undergo intensive training before
the opening, say gaming officials. The highly an
ticipated May 1 opening is just one of many moves
that will take the Tribe even closer to a permanent
Open House
Community members visited the newly opened
gaming offices during an Open House April 5. On
display was a video lottery terminal, for demon
stration purposes only, which offered visitors the
chance to try their luck at 10 different games,
including poker, blackjack and video slot games.
Also on hand to introduce themselves to com
munity members were newly-hired staff mem
bers. Groundbreaking
Groundbreaking ceremonies were held at the
site of the permanent structure Thursday, April 6.
Tribal Council members, Gaming Work Group
members and other community members and
visitors attended the ceremonies that included
traditional songs and ground blessing. Prelimi
nary ground work has been done and actual con
struction is expected- to begin by the end of the
A Name
A contest to name the gaming facility was held
last month for tribal members. Over 70 sugges
tions were submitted. The winning name, "Indian
Head Gaming Center" was submitted by Sonia
Heath. She was awarded $500 for her entry. Tribal
Council approved the name April 6.
Other ideas submitted, to name just a few,
included Mystic Winds, Chieftain, The Paradise
Gaming Center, Three Teepee Gaining Center,
Beaded Eagle and Hawk in the Mist.
A Logo
Now that the name has been settled on, it's now
time for tribal artists to put their ideas on paper for
a logo. Tribal members may submit their entry by
5 p.m. April 28, 1995 to the gaming office at the old
golf pro shop at Kah-Nee-Ta. Submissions must be
on a 8 12" x 11" standard sheet of paper with an
official entry form attached to the entry. Official
entry forms canbe obtained at the gaming office or
mailed on request. Contestants must sign a release
document for their work.
First place entry will receive $850, with second
and third place entries each receiving $300. Logos
will be used for various things, like items sold in
the gift shop, stationery and many other items.
Those New Hires
Indian Head Gaming has employed most of
their top management positions. They include:
Fred Roach, gaming operations manager;
Sandra Rolene, human resources manager; George
Sutton, comptroller; Stella Hrones, cage manager;
Bart Haws and Zane Fink, shift managers; Billie Jo
McConville, security manager; Lalovi Jackson,
payroll clerk; Dora Goudy, executive assistant; Ty
Huff, accounting consultant from Isler and Co.;
Christel Leonard, assistant human resources man
ager; Debbie Thompson and Georgie Meracle,
cashiers; Lena Edwards, lead cashier; Faith Dick
and Frank Smith, surveillance observers; Leonard
Redfox, security shift commander and Nancy
Osborne, Keno shift supervisor.
Self-determination and tribal member prefer
ence is a goal of the Confederated Tribes. It is the
same for Indian Head Gaming. The gaming facility
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April fishery set for Deschutes
Museum to host Writer's Workshop
In an unprecedented move March
2 1 , 1 995, the Confederated Tribes of
Warm Springs opened the spring
chinook fishing season on the
Deschutes River through Resolution
9049 despite dreadfully low return
predictions. The season opened the
first Saturday in April after Root
Feast (April 1) and will end Satur
day, April 29.
Following is Resolution 9049 in
its entirety.
Whereas, The Treaty with the
Tribes and Bands of Middle Oregon
on June 25, 1855 reserved to the
Confederated Tribes of the Warm
Springs Reservation of Oregon, off-
reservation fishing rights at all Usual
and Accustomed stations, including
Sherars Falls and other locations on
the Deschutes River; and
"Whereas, The Tribal Council
regulates treaty fishing for conserva
tion and other purposes pursuant to
the inherent sovereign authority re
served in the Treaty of June 25, 1 855
and pursuant to the Tribal Constitu
tion and By-Laws and the Warm
Springs Tribal Code; and
"Whereas, The Tribal Council has
been advised by the Fish and Wild
life Committee and the Department
of Natural Resources Technical
Biological staff that the predicted
low return in 1 995 of Deschutes River
wild spring chinook salmon return
ing to the Warm Springs River will
require restrictions on the treaty
fishery for spring chinook salmon;
"Whereas, The Tribal Council
recognizes the hardship placed on
Tribal members with total harvest
closures, as adopted by Resolutions
in the past, but with concern for the
future of the fishery resource; now
"Be it Resolved, By the 19th
Tribal Council of the Confederated
Tribes of the Warm Springs Reser
vation of Oregon pursuant to Article
V Section 1 (e) of the Tribal Consti
tution and Warm Springs Tribal Code
Section 340.310 (2), that the fol
lowing restrictive regulations are
hereby adopted for one year only for
the 1995 Treaty fishery on the
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A Writer's Workshop to expand
creativity and improve writing skills
will be held April 28, 29, May 5, 6
and May 19 and 20 at The Museum
At Warm Springs
Award winning play wright Sylvia
Gonzalez will be the instructor to
help people learn the first steps to
writing, or if already a writer, expe
rience techniques to help people write
more and faster.
The workshops will run from 9
a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Museum, how
ever, the first day's workshop, on
April 28, will be held at the Warm
Springs Senior Center.
Gonzalez, a resident of Powell
Butte, is a writer of 16 stage plays,
two musical plays and she has a
poetry manuscript in the works. She
is also a published poet and former
writer for Performink, the Chicago
theater newspaper.
She has won the Lila Wallace
Reader's Digest New Play Award in
1994, the Lee Korf Play writing
Award in California in 1994, won
the HBO New Writer's Project Hon
orable Mention in 1994 and the
Kennedy Center's New VisionsNew
Voices Award in 1993, among oth
ers. Gonzalez said the session will be
a "working workshop", in which
writing is done during the session.
"We will use a series of writing tech
niques to purge the subconscious for
interesting material that requires less
editing and rewriting," Gonzalez said.
All types of writers and writing
skills are welcome and there will be
some emphasis in trying work on
stage with professional actors.
The workshops are for adults (over
the age of 16) and are free of charge.
The workshops are funded in part by
an Oregon Arts Commission Grant
and Central Oregon Arts in Educa
tion. A goal of workshop participants
will be to produce and perform a play
at The Museum June 22. For more
information, contact Jeanne Thomas
at 553-3331.
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