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Warm Springs, Oregon
4 May 9, 1996
J 5- JLa E Coosh EEWA: Hie way it is
I ' J --
Is it alway's like that? When
ever the Indians are to get some
money where they couiu
become self-sustaining in their
own community the non-Indians
want to put a stop to it.
Yep! It goes clelar back to
when the treaties were signed
with all the Indian tribes across
the country. The Government
agreed to be responsible for all
the tribes across the country if
they agreed to move and live on
a reservation. They would build
hospitals, schools, homes and
other necessities for them to
make a living on the reservation.
Take the great Columbia River,
where the Indians lived for years
and years before the Whiteman
came to this country .The plan worked very well in the begenning
as the non-Indians were able to get all that fertile lands for
When they saw all that good buttom land for farming and
things like that, they wanted that land so they looked at a pile of
and some timbered land where they said the Indians would have
to move and thats herre in Warm Springs.
Time passes and timber became one of the leading products
across the country and the.Indians were beginning to prosper
from all this worthless land which put all the non-Indians on an
uproar. The Non-Indians tried everyway to get that land from the
Indians. Finally in the olden day's they came up with a plan
called, "Termination." With this plan they would buy out all the
Indian Reservations and they would have to live in the mainstream
like the rest of the citizens across the country.
Well, it fooled some who game up their reservations for a few
bucks, thus losing all their mineral and other rights of wards of
the government, which was a disaster because they had no more
righs as an Indian tribe. There were some who wouldn't fall for
the Termination plsn and fought to hold on to the reservation and
all the rights which was wise move.
Here in Warm Springs we experienced the bout with
Termination, but our elders ould not give in to where we kept our
reservation in tact. Developing a lot of our own industries to the
point where we could have gone on to be self supporting if
necessary. Our biggest income source was from the timber,
which went well enough to whare it was decided to give
everyone a per-capita payment each month. From this the talk
around the Non-Indian communities was, the Indians don't have
to work because the Government gives them checks everymonth.
This isn't so, all the income we receive is from our own funds.
Today the Indian tribes have ventured into another project in
Indian Country and thats in, "Gaming." Since some Indian tribes
have been very successful back east the gaming has spread
across Indian country to where Indian reservations could almost
be self sustaining, and now the Non-Indian. Now the Non-Indian
population is trying to put a halt to the gaming on Indian lands.
With the budget cuts are so bad they are almost cutting the Indian
Tribes funding right out and so what alternative do we have?
The Indians have made gaming work for their lively hood and
now the Whiteman is trying to find a way to stop this. He feels
his hand is not in the same pocket with all the Indians to get some
of that extra change. AHH-NAHH-Chi-TOON ! ! !
There were these two guys sitting in the park drinking cheap
Ole Pete: You know I had a real good start in life. My parents
putme through college, I had a good position with this big firm.
My wife wanted me to make more money so I got into investments.
She spent more than I could earn and busted me. Finally a guy
ran off with my wife so here I am drinking cheap wine.
Tom: "Gulp," Maybe I'm the guy who ren off with your wife."
Two guys both grabbed for the check after they ate lunch. The
man who got the check said. "Either you're losing your grip, or
I don't know my own strength." YIKES
Visitor: Where is the Capjtol of US.A.?
Native: Spread all over the world. YIKES
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Grief isn't always about dying
T the editor. Warm Springs. Central Oregon and
Hello from Taslor Rick. Did you
enjoy the Senior s uay ai mc
Longhousc? I thought it was very
well done. Eightball and Wilson make
a great team. The behind the scene
action was wonderful to watch. The
kitchen folk putting on great meals,
Police, Fircmcdics, IHS, Utilities in
the cleaning, moving and repairing
of things. They also were making the
fried bread to boot. This was a great
Warm Springs team effort. And judg
ing by the laughter and talk this great
event is here to stay for the Seniors of
Special thank you
to special people
To the editor,
I would like to write a special
thank-you to Patricia Leno-Bakcr,
Keith Baker, Gaylecn Adams and
Charlcnc Wainanwit for all the sup
port they have given me in the past
Kindness and giving is a part of
The listening and sharing is of a
The support and advice gave us a
So this is a very special thanks
that we send.
No way to repay or even how to
For everything you helped find in
Strength and pride, knowing I'm
lean only say thank-you and know
its straight from my heart.
Always know you are cherished,
Bobbie Horn & kids
Four good reasons to vote
Tn (he npnnlp.
I encourage the people to vote for
Mark Matthews in the Circuit Court
Judge to go around against George
Nielson. I support Mark for several
First, the Indian people of Warmj
Springs will have someone iff thej
Circuit Court that will understand
and respect cultural beliefs and his
tory. , ...
Second, the Indian people will
also have a friend in the Circuit Court
that will understand Indian issues
and Indian background and respect
that we can take care of our own.
Third, the Indian people will be
treated in a respectful manner during
Braids & Boots
KC & DI Green Orniers
to our loving Dad Cy.
Your three daughters love you
and always will.
Love & kisses,
Cassie, Kaylyn & Claire
Happy 40th Birthday Dad
Love you lots,
Simone & Zetta
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What docs denial, anger, bargain
ing, sadness, and acceptance mean?
Or, shock, despair, and recovery? Or
how about numbness, pining, depres
sion and recovery? Each of these arc
given by some very smart doctors as
the process of going through grief.
GRIEF from my dictionary: sorrow,
mental distress caused by affliction
or loss, to fail, woe, affliction, tribu
lation, sadness, melancholy, trial,
suffering. Grief is not just someone
dying. It is an event that comes and
grabs a part of our life and pulls hard.
It will take us into different direc
tions of life. It will pull us a part. It
will cause us to become stronger.
Grief is a time to know that wc can
not be in control of our life at all
times. We need somconc.we need
family and friends who will listen to
us in our pain. And in the deep time
of pain we need our God. Matthew
5:4 "Those who mourn are fortu
nate! For they shall be comforted"
Grief causes us to turn to the Lord
and to grow into the image of Christ.
Our God was afflicted and suffered
too. Remember the word says "shall
be comforted" not maybe, or
somctimes...shaII. See you in church.
Rev. Rick R. Ribeiro
VVS Presbyterian Church on
1982 Chevy. Van $1,000 & take
1984 Datsun Nissan Kingcab 4x4
pickup. $ 1 ,000 & take over payments.
Both vehicles are in excellent con
dition. For more information call 553
1960 and leave message. Serious in
quires only please.
formal court. Snide remarks will not
be made regarding tribal monies or
tribal benefits. Mark Matthews un
derstands that we are tax payers too.
In addition, Mark has the understand
ing and respect that our respected
elders made decisions that made our
people money and we should not be
penalized for that in court.
Fourth and last, Mark gave us a
choice. The first since the 1980's. A
choice, so we don't have to settle for
So I strongly urge each eligible
voter to please VOTE! ! ! ! And, when
you do, vote for Mark Matthews.
Leona A. Ike,
open for one year
To the editor,
Braids & Boots would like to thank the
community for their support and
friendship. May 2nd we will have been
open for a year.
Starting June 1 we will have a new hair
dresser. Her specialties are acrylic nails,
free art work, air brushing on nails,
manicures, pedicures, haircuts, perms and
hair coloring. She will be available
Monday through Fridays from 10:00 a.m.
to 7:00 p.m.
Braids & Boots
From, Tony, Selena & kids
Happy birthday to my
Leggs Tuf ti -April
with all my love,
A big Happy Birthday
to my 1 aunt
Love you lots
from, your 1 Little Boy
Woody "Casper" Picard
Encouragement to voters
.. commend the General N
I, as a friend, want to express my
points and views on our Warm
Springs Chief Prosecutor, Mr. Mark
Matthews. , . ..
The extraordinary facts is that Mr.
Matthews has his Oregon State Bar
and has distributed many services to
the community of Warm Snnngs and
the Tribal Court as the Clnef Pros
ecutor for five years. Mr. Matthews
has gone beyond extent in his job
working along with the General
Manager of Public Safety, at request
doing civil work.
I had the opportunity to work side
by side with Mr. Matthews working
with victims of several different
Kon County tinfuit Judge. I
Voters urged to
vote for change
To the editor, .
I have known and worked with
Mark Matthews for 4 12 years and
during this period of time he has
always shown me that he is a hard
and conscientious worker, fair and
honest with everyone he deals with
and committed to justice. Mark is
very concerned about our judicial
system and the way that it operates.
He has always been a staunch sup
porter of getting criminals off the
streets and has ran into road blocks
along the way. In a different atmo
sphere such as Circuit Court Judge,
Mark will do an excellent job of
seeing justice served. I believe that
Jefferson and Crook counties would
benefit from having a fresh perspec
tive. So I urge you, the voters to join
with me and vote for Mark Matthews
and let's have a change.
Campaign is about future
To the editor.
V When I announced for Circuit
Judge in March I knew most observ
ers felt the odds were against me as I
prepared to challenge the longtime
Talking with Warm Springs vot
ers in these few weeks the one theme
I hear repeated again and again is:
"It's time for a change!"
My campaign is about our future,
not about the past.
Those voters that feel our judicial
system is doing enough to protect
our families, seniors and children
from the growing dangers of crime
can vote for six more years of the
Those voters that feel we can do
more and need a change in direction
can cast their vote for Mark
As a criminal prosecutor, I felt
that our judicial system needs to be
more responsive to crime victims
and their families. As supervisor of
the Victim's Assistance Program at
Warm Springs, I have worked to
Happy 8th Birthday
to our baby girl
April 26, 1988
Love you baby!!
From Mom & Dad
With all my love,
OOAH Jeleah Sam
I love you and miss you
all a lot.
See you in May. Have fun.
Lots of love & kisses
Elsie Marie Sam
. ! -
commend the General Manager's
recognition of Mr. Matthews' pro
fessional competence and the hiring
of a great asset to the Warm Springs
I highly commend Mr. Matthews
for coordinating the Victim's Impact
Panel, giving many hours to the Se
nior Citizen's and youth of Warm
Springs also the Fire & Safety. Mr.
Matthews is a great resource and
works very hard and treats people
equal, race docs not matter. Mr.
Matthews is an all people person.
Mr. Matthews has distributed
many services and has much to offer.
I see Mr. Matthews as the new
guy on the block and has potential to
Circuit Judge. Thank yo.
I encourage you w vine iui ".
To the two people I love
Robert and Marella Sam
I thank you for being my
parent helping me get to the
place I'm at now, Chemawa
Indian High School.
I hope you are proud of me.
Love, your daughter,
Elsie Marie Sam
Jeleah "Ooah" Sam
April 26, 1996
From, Neda & Sadie
Cyril Wilton Wolfe,
A very happy and clean birthday
to my first born! We are so very
proud of you for what you did. Just
keep your prayers always and your
life will be so peaceful and success
ful. Be strong! Keep your faith! And
don't be afraid to say "NO". They
won't hate you for it! They'll respect
you more! We love you very much.
Mom & Ray
imnrove this situation.
As supervisor of the WS Juvenile ;
Coordinator's department, I am very
aware of the problems that face our
youth in terms of drugs, gangs and
As an individual I have volun
teered as Assistant Scoutmaster for
the WS Boy Scouts and with WS Fire
I have been out talking with vot
ers. Our citizens know we face a
growing crisis in our community.
Having the honor of working for
the tribes for the past four years, and
having gone to the Longhouses, Root
and Huckleberry Feasts and having
come to know many tribal members
as good friends, I have an under
standing of the culture, traditions and
concerns of the WS community that
will always be a valued personal as
set to me.
Help me make a difference. We
need dedication to the fair and common-sense
approach to justice.
Mark B. Matthews.
Candidate for Circuit Judge
Happy Birthday Donut
from Tony, Selena, George,
Tonya, Leanna, Jackson
Happy 13th Birthday
Alex J. Williams
Love from your mom,
Kennedy, Ellie, Nancy,
Mona, & everybody from
8 years old
From, JR & Thomas