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Warm Springs, Oregon
April 24, 1997 9
Warm Springs Elementary news-
"Calendar Updates for the Remainder of the
April 21,-25'h Terra Nova Testing for grades 1-4. (See related
April 28,h - 3rd grade field trip to Tortland to see "Charlie and
tne Lnocoiate factory .
May - 4,h grade tree dedicationplanting.
May 1"- Awards assembly. K-2at8:50. 3,d 6t 4lh at 9:30.
May 6lh - Teacher appreciation day.
May 9,h - SMART readers & students end of vear party.
May 14,h 4,h grade "Seeds of Discovery" Fiela Trip to Museum
at Warm Springs.
May 15,h - 2nd, 3'd. & 4,h crade music program. 1 :30 p.m.. in the
May i5,h k 16,h No half-day Kindergarten for Mrs. Graham.
May 16,h No School K-4. Parent conferences.
May 22nd k 23"1 Art and Book Fair 8:30 - 3:30 in WSE gym.
May 26,h - No School. Memorial Day Holiday.
June 4,h - 4,h grade farewell assembly. 9:00 a.m., in the WSE
une 5,h - End of year pow-wow. 1:15 p.m. Last day of
June 6 - Last day of school grades 1-4. Early Dismissal.
Awards assembly grades 1 & 2 at 8:50. Grades 3 & 4 at 9:30.
June 9,h & 10,h - Bunding inservice and planning for teachers.
Terra Nova Testing April 21"
Monday, April 2 1 ", students in grades
1-4 will begin the Terra Nova
Achievement test. Please help your
children by making sure that they get
plenty of rest and eat well during the
week. Attendance at school is al
ways important; especially so this
week. Thank you for your help!
The following students have perfect
attendance for the first semester of
the 1996-97 school year. If your
child's name doesn't appear and you
feel that he or she hasn't been absent
or tardy, please contact the school
office. Those students whose name
has an preceding it still have per
fect attendance as of the date of this
Destry Begay, "Jonathan Culpus,
Blaine Begay, Shard Stormbringer,
Charlie Ann Hcrkshan, Georgianna
Aguilar. Natai.hu Hcrkshan. Nicole
Hcrkshan, Shaylu Smith, Monique
Johnson, Randolph Boise, Jr., Kara
Katchia & Jordun Holliduy.
2"J Quarter Honor Roll 4 Grndc Stu
dents With a 3.0 GPA or Higher:
Robert Corlez, Robbie Bennett,
Raylene Thomas, Myron Norlhrup,
Melissa Danzuka, Lia Orozco,
Lccann Wolfe, Julia Wallulutum,
Heather Johnson, Gunner Bailey,
Casey Lillie, Carina Miller, Robert
Thomas, Jr., Collcta Macy, Aaron
Culdcra, Angclcdith Kalatna, Arnold
Aleck, Jr., Shard Stormr ringer,
Simon Jim, Devenia Kcnyon, Prom
ise Lawrence, Sullic Polk-Adams,
Maureen Winishut, Lcland George,
Larry Switzler, Mychal VanPclt.
WSE Pet Watch
ParentsStudents: Please keep an eye
on your pets and don't let your child
bring them to school. If you have a
special pet you would like to share
with your child's class, please con
tact the teacher ahead of time to ask
if it would be okay to bring a pet to
the classroom for a short visit. Ani
mals on the playground can hurt chil
dren, or be hurt themselves. Please
help us keep the students and your
isiting the School for Lunch
If you would like to have breakfast or
lunch with yourchild at WSE, please
check in at the office to purchase a
meal before going to the cafeteria.
Change is not available in the cafete
ria at the computer station. Adult
meals are $1.00 for breakfast and
$2.10 for lunch. Extra adult milk is
Breakfast is served in the cafeteria
from 7:20-8:20 a.m., every regular
All-day kindergnrten, 1 " and 21 grade
students cut lunch from 1 1 : 10-1 1 :30
3'a & A"1 grade students eat lunch
from 12:10-12:30 p.m.
If you would like to cut in the cafete
ria, please observe the times listed
Crystal Springs 4-H Nature
Interested in attending a camp "Big
As All Outdoors"? 4 - 6 graders
are encouraged to apply now to as
sure yourself an opportunity to at
tend the 1997 Tri-County 4-H Na
Where: Crystal Springs Organiza
tional Camp, approx. 33
miles east of Prineville.
When: Camp I June I6lh-20,h
Camp 2 August 6-10
What: New friends, campfires,
scavenger hunt, crafts,
games, singing, skits, fun,
great counselors, delicious
food, laughing, classes, and
much, much more!!!
For more information contact the
Warm Springs 4-H office at
Thank you SMART Program vol
unteers! Without your help we
couldn't do as good a job to help
WSE students learn to read!
WSE will be having a 2 3", & A
grade music program on May 15, at
1 :30 p.m., in the WSE gym. Kinder
garten and 1 " grade students will not
be having a music program this year.
School Improvement Up
date..... A school improvement survey was
handed out to students in the 3rd and
A grade during the week of March
31". Many were returned and all con
tained valuable information ami ideas
for school improvement.
By parent request, we have decided
to mail newsletters to parents once
again. Several parents slated that
communication, specifically the
newsletter not being mailed, was a
weakness of WSE.
Another new feuiurc of the newslet
ter will be a hulf-sheet at the end of
each newsletter that will be a ques
tion and answer section or a place lor
parents to submit ideas for school
improvement. Watch for it in the next
Thank you for your input. Every
body in the community can help make
this the best school ever!
Warm Springs Elementary
P.O. Box 1269
Warm Springs, OR 9776
WSE Roots to the Past Wings to
Arts in Education
week begins May 5
Arts in Education week will begin
May 5 through 9, 1997. Local com
munity artists u ill visit Warm Springs
Elementary to uoik with the third
and fourth graders. Classes will in
clude Dreamcalchers. Shawl fring
ing. I )i uinming, Loom work and vari
ous heading projects, dene Harvey
will conduct a special class which
kids will learn how to care for leath
ers ami learn how to assemble a bustle.
II any conunumiy member is inter
ested in participating, please contact
Helena Jackson at Warm Springs
Elementary 553-1 I2K.
Attention Drumming Groups
fourth Grade f arewell Assembly
is scheduled lor June 4, 1997 at 9
a.m. This is the time that WSIi hon
ors those 4ih graders who will he
attending Jefferson County Middle
School next year. We would like lo
include an "Honor Song" in our cer
emony. We would like to encourage
any drumming group to participate.
If your drumming group is inter
ested, please call WSIi at 553-1 128.
June 5th is the "End of the School
Vear Powwow" with Grand Entry
scheduled lo begin at 1:15 p.m. All
drumming groups are invited and
welcome lo attend. Anv questions,
please call WSIi at 553- II 2.
Tribal member shares opinion on issues
To the editor,
Subject "Gaming Rights" by Ro
nald A. Meyer, November 8, 1996.
You assume to know the cost of
everything and the price nothing.
As an Indigenous Native Ameri
can I value my birth rights and treaty
rights. Being 44 full blooded Indian
duly enrolled as a member of the
Confederated Tribes of Warm
Springs Reservation in Oregon,
"duly" means recognized by the fed
eral and state governments.
recognizes us a tribal people. No.
It steams me that yes another
uneducated white Anglo European
expects the Indian to give up without
a fight. America, love it or leave it!
Fishing Rights vs. Gaming are
two totally different issues.
Native American rights have been
stomped on through the centuries.
We have been ignored by the Federal
Government, the State and by the
people. My people will no longer sit
silent or tolerate your indifference to
I am half Warm Springs and half our r;ehts
Nez Perce. I would not trade my Qn the subject of gaming, as a
rights for anything. And, to add in- . jba member, I would like to see the
suit to expect the Indians to give up Confederated Tribes of Warm
their tribal rights given to us in the Springs fignt for our gaming rights
signing of the 1855 Treaty which If a millionaire such a Donald
Vandalism affects everyone
Trump can go to Washington DC.
and lobby for stringent legislation
concerning our rights to have Indian
gaming we had better fight in the
highest courts. Mr. Trump is very
wealthy and he can buy his way
through Washington. He's so smart
he even has been able to buy air
space so he can receive revenue when
a plane flies over his property. This
While living in the community of
Warm Springs, I have witnessed the
Oregon National Guard practicing
refueling in mid-air directly over
head of our Headstart Center on
weekdays. Maybe we should charge
for air space as Donald Trump does.
He makes millions.
Concerning our fishing rights,
you're misinformed that Indians take
50 of all harvest fish and some
times more. Warm Springs along with
many Pacific Northwest tribes on the
Wy-East Indian FishingCommission
Board got up two weeks of fishing
this past season. I know for a fact that
our tribes invest millions annually in
fish hatcheries, re-tagging and work
ing with Fish and Game to replenish
How much do you pay Mr.
Meyer? I refuse to sit and listen to
ignorant people like you. Wake up!
I've paid for my rights
Wanda Christine Maria Holum
Sai-Yai-Yut-She who walks and
runs with wind
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Jolene Atencio was among those to present Comprehensive Plan
update information to Madras High School students. Nearly 300
students participated in the two-day event. Results of their input will
appear in Spilyayat a later date. '
Survey results put Comprehensive Plan Update in motion
To the editor,
I'm writing to seek some answers
about the vandalism recently at ECE
and why they chose to keep it hush
hush? The public has a right to know
what happened, do we not? Why
My grandson attends ECE, in the
pod that was damaged and he had to
miss the whole week of school be
cause of it. I saw some of the workers
walking around at ECE with swollen
eyes, a blank, shocked expression on
their face. It was like a shock wave
where everyone was effected in some
degree. Were crisis counselors called
in to help them through this trauma?
Just as no counselors were called
a year ago when one of our precious
Indian children died suddenly. The
school children reeled with the shock.
Hanging onto one another for com
fort. Someone should have gone over
to talk it out and help them under
stand it all.
, We Indian people aren't made of
rock or animals without feelings,
we're effected deeply and it will come
out somewhere in our daily life if not
dealt with. These types of events
traumatize everyone directly or indi
rectly. It has to be dealt with and not
shoved under the rug or told to not
talk about it or leave on vacation and
hope it'll go away before you get
back. It's a violation of space and
security to a person. It can't be ig
nored. To ignore it or blame the staff is to
further victimize the victim. They
need support and validation (also)
above all respect. Why can't we be
more sensitive to the needs of oth
ers? If something happened in our
family wouldn't we expect sympa
thy, empathy and support? Just be
cause we're Indian doesn't mean
we're numb to trauma. Your training
or education should tell you that! My
To the staff, children and parents
of "A" Pod and who were effected by
this cruel, heartless act upon the
school, I deeply empathize with you
and I hope you will recover swiftly
from all this. I pray for you and
yours. May God bless you all.
As for those who did this terrible
act-"What goes around comes
around". God Bless you and your
Wouldn't hiring a weekend secu
rity staff be worth the cost? The thou
sands of dollars it'll cost to repair
and replace all that was destroyed
should tell you that. What is the tribes
cost in all this? Another reason why
tribal members should demand an
swers. Time to take heads out of the
sand and prevent another occurrence
from happening. This is the 2-4 time
ECE has been vandalized, is it not?
The family and the children should
have to go clean up the mess they
made or give up their per capita to
pay back some of the cost. Too often
the kids walk from the responsibility
just as they do when homes are van
dalized in West Hills. The one who
does it should be the one to fix it.
Myrna J. Frank
Talk to children, urges Reverend
and family projects. Begin to let them
share an opinion on issues of life. Let
them see that a relationship is a liv-
To the editor,
Hello from Pastor Rick. This is
part two of talking about sex. Let's
go back; remember I was sharing
about the emotional, spiritual, and
sexual side of relationship. And that
to have a good foundation for a rela
tionship there must be the right bat
ting order of these three parts to make
a relationship grow in a positive di
rection. In my last article I ended the talk
with the statement how to talk sex to
your children. This is what you do.
Talk to your children. No, I am not
saying talk to your kids about the act
of physical sex. Most kids with one
or more movie channels or video
machine know more than most adults.
Talk to your children about the re
spect and love that you have for your
mate. Tell them that making love
with your mate is when you walk
together holding hands. Or sit close
to each other on a big couch. As the
children get older let them sit in on
the parent discussions about the bills.
ing, Dreaming, creation oi uoa. as
the Bible says, "Becoming one flesh".
What you must NOTdo is say, "I will
let the school teach him, I will let her
learn on her own. The Church will
teach them." You are the primary
teacher of life to your children. Talk
to your children.
New from the Presbyterian Church
May 1 0, 1 997 there will be a Chess
tournament at the church. Three age
groups. Bring your own lunch. See
Pastor Rick for an entry form.
Every Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. we
have a youth group at the church. All
Junior and Senior High youth are
invited. Bring your Bible, if you don't
have one come and I'll get you one.
Sunday School at 10 a.m.; Wor
ship at si I a.m. See you in church.
Rev. Rick R. Ribeiro
(WS Presbyterian Church, on the
For many, it was a two-three hour
ordeal filling out the Comprehen
sive Plan Fair Survey. These indi
viduals are serious about affecting
the Tribe's future. On February 20,
1997 the Comprehensive Plan Fair
was held. Following is a summary of
the 129 surveys that were filled out.
Each of the eight Planning Teams
summarized their own areas for the
survey. Some of the teams include
administrative and policy issues and
other teams focused on service areas.
The summary includes the top issues
and five Community member quotes
that reflect some of the issues. "The
Planning Teams are working hard to
keep the community updated on
their progress," stated Jolene
Atencio, Comprehensive Planner.
Thank you to everyone who took
the time to attend the Fair and to fill
out a survey. Your comments are
being used by the Planning Teams to
identify the issues for the updated
Comprehensive Plan 2020. If you
have not filled out a survey, it's not
too late. A copy of the survey was
printed in the last (April 10) issue of
the Spilyay Tymoo. This is the first
step in updating the Comp. Plan.
After community issues are identi
fied and compared to the 1983 is
sues, the next step will be to draft
visions, goals and benchmarks for
each area. If you would like to host
a Comprehensive Plan Orientation
meeting or would like to review the
individual survey comments, please
contact the Planning Dept., 553
3270. Public Safety Top Issues:
1 . Attitudes: Law enforcement not
sensitive or respectful lo community
2. Disaster Planning: Fire, Flood,
other Major Disasteror, Disruptions
3. Substance Abuse: Reduce Al
cohol and Drug Problems in Com
munity 4. Fire Hall: Request that the
Community Build an Adequate Fire
Department as well as Additional
Sub-stations in Simnasho, Mctolius
5. Personnel: More Police Offic
ers and FircfightcrMcdic Needed to
Serve Growing Population
6. Community Programs: Neigh
borhood Watch Programs
7. Need More Fire Protection
8. Law Enforcement Personnel
Behavior: Increase their values and
conduct in current personnel to re
flect higher standards in police be
havior on and off duty
9. Tribal Member Affirmative
Action: Hire more Tribal members
10. Increase familiarity With Res
ervation Addresses and Building Lo
cations. Community Quotes: "Hire more
firefighterMedics and police Offic
ers. Be community friendly. Disas
ter plan needs to be a priority. Cul
tural sensitivity classes for non-Indian
employees. Drug and alcohol
Tribal Courts Top Issues:
1. Equal Enforcement of Laws
2. Family Court Needed
3. Tougher on Juvenile Offender,
Make Parents Responsible Also
4. Develop a Law And Order
5. Number of Inmates In Jail
6. Strict Enforcement Of Child
7. Encourage Marriage
8. Need More Parking Spaces
9. Tougher on Drug Offenders
10. Too Many Jury Trials Can
celed or Postponed. Waste of Time
Community Quotes: "Help our
younger people more. Need equality
on our justice system not one-sided.
Be consistent. Put the Igangsi away.
Keep up the good work. Bring in
more elders to help with sentencing."
Governmental Affairs, BIA, ASC
4. Education Youth Involvement
5. Operational (customer service,
team work, policies)
7. Tribal Council
Community Quotes: "Better cus
tomer service and need to enforce
policies and laws. More planning
when Tribal Council and Commit
tees plan to travel. The treaty needs to
be explained in the school system.
Absolutely not enough community
participation, budget should be well
planned with TMfs input at the fore
front and not after the fact"
Natural Resources, BIA Top Is
sues: 1. Range, Livestock and Irriga
2. Timer Resource Management
3. Water and Fish Resource Man
agement 4. Resource Protection Enforce
ment 5. Wildlife Resource Management
6. Education and Communication
7. Forest Employment and Eco
8. Road Systems
9. Archaeological Sites and Cul
tural Resources Management
10. Fuelwood and Small Wood
Community Quotes - "We need
our range looked after, so our horse
and cattle have good range. Our
timber industry is gradually going
under, we need to find other source
of revenue, Continue to protect what
we have. Make good use of what we
have - not over cut, over fish. Im
prove what we have with good plan
ning, Make sure the future is pre
served in all natural resources, start
classes in middle school and high
school. More tribal members need
to strive to educate themselves."
Public Utilities & Housing Top Is
sues: 1. Housing Quantity and
2. Housing Maintenance and Up
keep 3. Housing Quality
4. Housing Finances
7. Solid WasteRecycle
8. Dog Issue
9. Service Level
Community Quotes - "We need to
crate housing for tribal members and
start making use of houses that are
no longer occupied. More adequate
housing. A lot of housing develop
ments look identical and homes look
like fire traps. Need a more variety
of home per dc velopmc n t. Gotta start
replacing old sewers around the old
houses, charge for water, mainte
nance of lines, update equipment.
Teach classes on fence building,
Human Services & IHS Top Is
sues: 1. Branch and I.H.S. services, fo
cusing on user friendly and linking
such services to community values
and community needs.
2. Management of all fiscal ap
propriations, ensuring majorily of
dollars arc spent on client services.
3. Branch and I.H.S. reporting
out capabilities, to the community
and Tribal Council
4. Branch health, social and rec
reation planning efforts by socking
input for the community, through a
variety of surveying techniques.
Communitv Quotes - "I like the
programs being promoted for health
also for family involvement. Spe
cialty clinics definitely a plus!
Teaching more nutrition information
to young and old. Health &
Wellness Center needs more doc
tors, takes too long waiting. Need a
nursing home now."
Business & Economic and Finance
1. Start-up, Expansion & En
hancement of Existing Businesses
2. Other (not business economic
3. Policies, Planning, Business
Procedures, Codes, etc.
4. Jobs and Employment
5. Training, Education, and Ap
prenticeships 6. Business Assistance - funding
and technical assistance
7. Off Reservation developments
Community Quotes - none se
lected Education and Human Resources
1. Job training and preparation
2. ECE as foundation of educa
tion 3. W.S. Elementary School Facil
ity 4. Basic High School Education
5. Language and Culture Preser
vation and Restoration
6. Higher Education Completion
7. Culturally Relevant Services
8. Availability of Computer
Technology and Skills
9. Parent Involvement
10. Coordinating Related Service
Across Tribal Organization
Community Quotes - none se
lected Suggestions for Comprehensive
Plan Process Team
1. Comprehensive Plan aware
ness (never knew we had a compre
2. Suggestions for next fair
3. Involve youth and elders
4. Reporting back to community
5. Public meetings
6. More management and leader
7. Communications suggestions
8. Organizational Department
Involvement and Coordination
Community Quotes - "Once you
have a Draft Product; may need to
hold another fair. Need follow upon
fair, set priorities, goals, community
meetings, each district. Commit
ment to the Comprehensive Plan from
the various departments. Home
meetings, small meetings, family
meetings. First year I realized the
Comprehensive Plan existed."
Would you Attend Another Com
prehensive Plan Fair?
Responses: Yes - 101; No - 16: No
Answer -11; Mavbe -1