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2 April 28, 1995
Warm Springs, Oregon
Science made interesting for students
The Robert Woods Johnson Foundation Health Nations Grant has provived for the local program to
conduct a community-wide survey among residents.
Robert Wood Johnson Healthy Nations update-
by Scott McLean
. The highest ranking areas of con
cern and suggestion for improvement
were prevention programs for youth,
including positive role models for
youth, youth alcohol and drug-free
activities, parent and child joint ac
tivities, increased community activi
ties on week nights and weekends.
You told us that many of our prob
lems and solutions lie with ouryouth,
and to be healthy as a community, we
must focus on them.
The next area focused on cultural
and traditional values. Many respon
dents expressed a desire to reintegrate
cultural andortraditional values into
their daily lives, and particularly their
children's lives, but indicated a lack
of knowledge. Respondents felt area
youth would resist substance abuse
if they were stronger in whom they
are and where they come from. One
person in particular said "I go to the
longhouse and sing the songs be
cause I've memorized the words, not
because I understand them. I want to
learn, and pass it on to my children."
The final areas included increased
law enforcement and after-treatment,
on- reservation support systems.
Many people noted a lack of support
systems when people get back from
treatment, from family to friends.
Respondents indicated an increase in
law enforcement would decrease
underage drinking, dislodge drug
dealers and well-known drug houses
from the community, and reduce the
availability of alcohol and drugs in
Warm Springs. Many community
members said we need stronger en
forcement, stating that everyone
knows the drug houses, where traffic
starts in the early afternoon and
doesn't stop until sunrise.
There were a number of specific
suggestions. Some were simple rec
ognition and honor programs, like
"Warriors of Sobriety," wherei n each
warrior is given an eagle feather for
each year of sobriety. Others involve
more resources, such as a transporta
tion system for elders to travel house-
to-house and offer assistance.
Finally, some ideas require sig
nificant resources, such as a halfway
teen center and a halfway adult cen
ter. In addition to stated ideas, com
munity member groups will be pro
posing innovative programs for the
Council on Alcohol and Drugs to
consider. These programs include a
foster care center on a small scale, a
sports-oriented program, a peer
mentoringjob skills training pro
gram, a community center-based
sports program, a search and rescue
self- esteem building program, and
the list will increase as we approach
May I, 1995.
You can make our community
healthier. You took the first step when
you told us, in community meetings,
in radio show, or face to face, what
you thought could reduce the abuse
of alcohol and drugs. The next step is
to get involved. There are resources
to make your ideas happen. Call us
soon, before May 1, and find out!
More than 250 fourth graders from
Madras, Metolius and Warm Springs
elementary will coverage at The
Museum ut Warm Springs May 10,
1995 for the "Seeds of Discovery"
The Science Fairis scheduled from
9.30 am to 2:30 pm at the Museum
meadow where ten teepees will be
set up with each serving as a learning
station for the participants.
Various science-related depart
ments of the Confederated Tribes of
Warm Springs will participate and
the students projects will also be on
display in the Museum's education
Upon arriving at The Museum,
the students will be divided into
groups so they can have an opportu
nity to meet students from other
schools. The day's activities will
culminate with a friendship dance in
a large circle around the meadow.
The science fair is an off icial 509
J school event and parents arc en
couraged to participate as volunteers
or chapcroncs. District Curriculum
Coordinator Keith Johnson and Mu
seum Education Coordinator Jeanne
Thomas said the science fair is a
result of State Superintendent Norma
Paulus' challenge for the district to
reinvent science education in their
"The Seeds of Discovery Science
Fair will be our first showcase for
student inquiry science projects,"
Johnson continued. "We are coordi
nating it with the OSU Extension
Services and volunteers from the
community in providing natural sci
ence resource experiences for all stu
dents." Johnson said the teaching staff
and Museum staff have been col
laborating on the project throughout
the year. "The Museum grounds are
a logical and natural setting for this
event and the schools are particu
larly pleased to participate with the
Museum at Warm Springs," Johnson
added. "We feel it is a real natural
Thomas praised the teachers for
their initiative because they had to
revise their teaching curriculum to
prepare tor the science fair. "It's
important they be recognized for their
role," Thomas said.
Representatives from Paulus' of
fice will be in attendance including
Mark Page, science specialist for (he
Oregon Department ol liducation and
Mary Dunn, executive assistant to
For more information contact
Keith Johnson at 475-61 92 or Jeanne
Thomas at 553-3331.
Members work to be displayed
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Tribal Member Art Show Judge's Choice Award: "Sturgeon Greets
The Babies," by Pat Courtney Gold featured on the 1995 Tribal
Member Art Show Invitation. Judge Maynard White Owl Lavadour.
Photo by Joe Cantrell.
Troop 59 busy planting trees, participating in activities
by Mark Matthews, Scoutmaster
, , It was windy and threatening to
rain when Warm Springs Boy Scout
Troop 59 went with Tribal Conser
vation officers Lester Poitra and
Harry Miller, Saturday April 8th to
Chinook Island to plant ,250 trees.
Scouts John Kalama, William Spino,
Lee Hellon and Mark Smith along
with Juan and Matt Lamebear (who
are not 1 1 year old and cannot join
the Scout troop yet), were taught
how to use a hodag and plant the two
year old Ponderosa Pine seedlings.
; None of the Scouts had been on
Chinook Island before and they like
the boat ride to and from the Island.
J?oitra and Miller used the boat land
ing on Round Butte Dam. Many of
,the boys were surprised to learn that
the Round Butte Dam is not made of
concrete but compacted sand, rocks
and boulders. Riding the tribal boat '
to the Island, the Scouts saw many
birds, ducks, geese and a few bald
eagles. At the Island the Scouts
worked in pairs planting the Pon- '
derosa seedlings. Before they started,
Poitra showed them how to plant the
young seedlings close to a larger
bush so that the shadow of the bush
would give the seedlings a little shade.
After lunch, Poitra pointed out some
willow saplings that were planted on
Chinook Island's shoreline about 3
years ago by another Tribal tree plant
ing group. The boys had fun on the
tree planting trip, which by coinci
dence was National Arbor Day. It is
possible that there may be another
Scout tree planting trip next April.
Troop 59 would like to thank the
Tribal Department of Natural Re
sources and officers Harry Miller
and Les Poitra for letting them help
with the tree planting.
. The Troop was busy in March
with a fund raising project at the
Mill, presenting flags at the Honor
Senior Day activity and a camping
trip at the end of Spring Break with
another Scout troop.
Although there will be no meet
ing on Easter Sunday , the troop meets
weekly every Sunday from 6 to 7:30
pm at the Boys and Girls Clubhouse
(formerly the OSU Extension Of
fice) at the corner of Warm Springs
and Paiute Street (across from the
basketball court). Any boys living on
or near the Reservation, ages 1 1 to 17
interested in joining Troop 59 are
welcome to come to the meetings.
Troop 59 has been active in Warm
Springs since the 1 940' s and the troop
is sponsored by the WS Public Safety
The troop's next camping trip will
be May 19 to 20th at the Fremont
District Camporee. The Camporee is
where the Scout Troops in Central
Oregon meet to camp and compete in
The opening reception of the
Tribal Member Art show is sched
uled Friday, May 12, 1995 at 7 p.m.
at The Museum At Warm Springs.
A total of 1 9 Confederated Tribes
of Warm Springs tribal member art
ists have submitted their work for
display in the show that will run from
May 1 3 to September 22, 1 995 in the
Museum's Changing Exhibit Gal
lery. Art show judge Maynard White
Owl Lavadour selected artist Pat
Courtney-Gold's basket "Sturgeon
Greet the Babies," as the "Judge's
Choice Award," and will be featured
on the 1995 invitation.
Collage to improve cultural
The second annual Collage of
Culture will be held Saturday, May
20 in Madras. Activities will begin at
6:30 a.m. with a colorful launching
of hot-air balloons. The Collage
promises a "spectacular mix of en
tertainment featuring music, at,
dance, games and food.. ..a day for
families of all ethnic groups to enjoy
and appreciate the various cultures
of their neighbors," says event coor
dinator and Chamber of Commerce
director Rob Fuller.
Breakfast will begin at 7 a.m. fol
lowed by music offerings at 9 a.m. At
11 a.m. the main stage will come
alive with non-stop entertainment that
will continue into the evening. Spec
tators are encouraged to bring lawn
chairs or blankets to be comfortable
for the concerts and other entertain
ment. Musical entertainment will be
provided by, among others, Jefferson
County Community Bands, Charles
Little Leaf, Mud Springs Gospel
Band, Caribbean Super Stars and
QuarterFlash. Indian dancing and
drumming will also be featured.
, The goal of the Collage is to make
a positive difference in the interac
tion of our culturally diverse popu
lation by helping community mem
bers to learn about and respect one
another more, says Fuller.
The Collage of Culture of a free
day-long event sponsored by many
local businesses and individuals.
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Courtney-Gold said her inspira
tion for the basket came from an old
Sally Bag she saw at the Maryhill
Museum. "I modified the design for
a smaller basket," she said. "The
adult geometric figures represent our
Wasco ancestors and the baby fig
ures are symbolic of the new genera
tions. The sturgeon represent strength
and longevity and the basket por
trays the generations of our heritage
giving us an enduring culture and
strength to survive changes." She
said it also portrays Indian tenacity.
Other artists who will display their
work include: Travis Bobb, Archie
Caldera, B.K. Courtney, James
Florendo, Jr., Agnes Greene
Lumpmouth, Geraldine Jim, Oliver
L. Kirk, R.J. Langnese, Lillian Pitt,
Kristina R. Sampson, Margaret
Suppah, Wanda Suppah VanPelt,
Willie Stacona, Caroline Tohet,
Preston Tom, Rosie Tom, Donna L.
Torres, and E.A. Woody.
The artist awards will be an
nounced the night of the reception
including the honorable mentions and
the Timber Purchase Awards.
Exhibits Coordinator Roxanne
Casey said she is encouraged that
more artists submitted work at this
Casey added that tribal members
who have done beadwork and bas
ketry who have kept the traditions
alive all these years are starting to
realize that their work is considered
art. "Their work can not only be
functional but can be viewed as art
and admired for its beauty." she said.
The current show in the Changing
Exhibits Gallery , the "Warm Springs
Community Children's Art Show,"
will end Friday, May 5, 1995. For
more information contact Roxanne
Casey at 553-3331.
Publisher: Sid Miller
Editor: Donna Behrend
ReporterPhotographer: Saphronia Katchia
ReporterPhotographer: Selena T. Boise
ReporterPhotographer: Bob Medina
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Nearly 140 video slot machines have been installed at the temporary Indian Head Gaming Center at Kah-Nee-Ta.
Opening of the temporary facility will be Monday, May 1 beginning at 7 p.m.
Students urge others to "Work hard, Stay with it"
by Saphronia Katchia
Eighteen year old Anthony
Michael Stradley is eighteen years
old and the son of Rick and Marrissa
Stradley of Warm Springs. He is a
senior at Madras High School. His
grandparents are Gleda and Raymond
Stradley. He has one sister, fifteen
year old Tricia Stradley.
Anthony enjoys riding
motorcycles and playing basketball
during his spare time. His favorite
class in high school is Woods with
John Scheideman. His outlook of the
past school years he stated, "I'm glad
I made it this far".
When he leaves MHS he will miss
his friends and other people he sees
everyday. He would like to pursue a
career in the Forestry field. He is still
undecided about any college
decisions. He would like to comment
to the remaining lower classmen to
"stick with it".
In five to ten years from now he
sees himself, "having a good job, a
home and maybe a family".
Seventeen-year-old Brian Joel
Suppah is the son of Leona M. Suppah
and Edward Spino, Jr. of Warm
Springs. His grandparents are
Franklin and Margaret Suppah. He is
of the Warm Springs, Wasco tribes.
He enjoys hunting, as well as other
outdoor sports. He plays football and
baseball for Madras Senior High
School. He's played football all four
years and baseball his junior and
His favorite clashes include Jr.
Recruitment Officer Training (JROT)
with Mack Gardner, a military
He has received varsity letters in
sports. His outlook of the past school
years he commented, "they were fun,
but I wish I worked harder". His
feelings about this being his last year
in high school he commented, "Glad
that I made it this far".
When he leaves MHS he will miss
the sports. Suppah is yet undecided
about any career or college choices.
He would like to comment to the
remaining lower classmen, "Work
hard, stay with it".
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