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About Spilyay tymoo. (Warm Springs, Or.) 1976-current | View Entire Issue (Feb. 29, 1996)
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Warm Springs River bridge near Kah-Nee-Ta remains disabled. It
may be up to three months before bridge Is repaired.
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damaged by erosion and covered with silt. All pumping and chlorinating
evetpmc plcrtrirnl cvctim and tplpnhnnp Qvslim; will renuire rehabilitation
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or replacement. The water and sewage system used at the Village and
general manager s residence was seriously aamagea. Alter inspection, inc
system will have to be repaired or replaced.
Warm Snri n ps Forest Products Industries reoortcd $599,000 in damaces
including $75,000 for mill down time and lost revenue.
Seven homcsilcs sustained damage, as well. Three homes in the Miller
FlatSidwalter area reported damage, as did two homes in the Simnasho
onrt Srhnnli Pint sirpne The- Aliri FlnrpnHn TPMlApnca On the Deschutes
sustained $7,000 damage and the Pat Baker home on Shitike Creek
sustained $52,800 in damage.
riamnop ectimntoc are iiiKt that estimates. The nroiected damace
amnnntc nrc nnl cnlirl anrl it will not he until afterclean-UD and reconstruction
begin that the impact of the Flood of 1996 will be fully realized.
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Village cottages sustained major damage during Flood of 1 996. The Village was under five feet of water during peak of flooding.
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Equipment was brought in to help facilitate village clean-up.
Office furniture was removed form Village bathhouse, craft shop and security office to allow for clean-up
Kalama hopes to make a difference in his new job as liaison for Jefferson County schools
Foster Kalama, an enrolled tribal
member, has been working as the
liaison for Madras High School and
Jefferson County Middle School
since October 16, 1995. He plans to
stay as long as he can and make an
impact on the children in the schools.
He is at the high school in the
mornings and the middle school in
Kalama has lived in Warm Springs
most of his life. He spent some time
in Yakama during fishing seasons on
the Columbia River since the age of
nine, a custom he continues whenever
he can, "just to feel the river on his
He is married to J'Dean "Sandra"
and has six children, three boys and
three girls. Their ages vary from high
school age to toddler. He is very
proud of them and their
accomplishments and goals. His job
helps him know what he should be
teaching his children. His children
also help him understand what some
of the children in school are missing.
Some are often neglected and living
in an environment of alcoholism and
He is in his tenth year of sobriety.
He said it was a struggle for him
releasing his hurts and pains
throughout his life. It has been worth
it because he feels his children are
more important to him than alcohol.
His job title is liaison but he is like
a consultant. The teachers come to
see him about what may work best
GRAND OPENING: food and display booths
Booths are needed during the week of March 10-17 for the Grand
Opening of the Casino at Indian Head Gaming Center at Kah-Nee-Ta.
Traditional foods and non-soft drink concessions, as well as native arts &
crafts vendors and crafters are needed. All booths must be self-contained.
Some are needed for only one day. Some are needed at
the Village, the Lodge and at the Casino. Must have all
The Rate is$l Ofor single day booths and $30 for
multiple day booths. Booths cannot relocate from one
area to another. All vehicles must be removed from
booth areas after unloading. Parking for venders is
available. Kah-Nee-Ta andor Indian Head Gaming are
not responsible for security or liability. Contact Lucinda
Green, Kah-Nee-Ta, 553-3474.
J Make checks payable to Indian Head Gaming. Call Lucinda for your space j
I and rate prior to mailing. J
I Mail to: Lucinda Green, Indian Head Gaming Center, P.O. Box 1240, Warm j
jSprings, OR 9776 1 . J
for the children. Kalama is asked
about children who may be growing
up in an unhealthy environment
where there is alcoholism. He can
recognize the signs. Kalama works
with 580 children between the two
schools. He talks with kids who are
having problems emotionally and
recommends counseling when
needed. He is also a mediator between
children, parents and school staff.
He visits classrooms and gives
speeches. He makes sure the kids in
the schools are treated right. He also
works with anybody, Indian or non
Indian. Foster uses a flow chart for the
children he works with. It's usually
different each time but it has been
effective. Kalama gets them thinking
about their future, that it's important
that they think of their future. He
feels there is a huge percentage of
Native American youth that don't
care about their future.
He does not see a real problem
with prejudice or racism because "it
is against the law." He doesn't see
the teachers risking their jobs. Some
children claim prejudice but do not
really understand what it is.
When he gets to the school,
teachers and children are lined up to
see him. He assures them that he is
there for them and that he cares for
them and their families, and that they
can come and talk to him whenever
He feels the children are out of
control and there is a lack of respect,
not only for themselves but for elders
and anyone w ho "crosses" them. Kids
are disruptive in classrooms, cussing,
pushing and yelling in the hallways
at the Middle School. The high school
kids are disrespectful not only in
school but in the community during
lunch break as well.
He is hoping to get more parental
support forthechildren in school. He
has attended a lot of big meetings
where there was little support from
parents. Students are outright
admitting that they are gang
Foster earned his GED and has
attended training in sexual abuse,
law, family leadership, healthy
lifestyles, and at a wellness conferece,
he learned to use shame, guilt and
denial on the flow chart he uses for
Foster has been working with
youth since he was a 4-H volunteer
basketball team coach for six years.
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Foster Kalama was appointed liaison October 16, 1995.