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Warm Springs, Oregon
Member shares article on drinking
To (he editor,
I, Rnyficld Jeff Mitchell am tin
enrolled member of the Confeder
ated Tribes of Warm Springs. I am
currently incarcerated in a Federal
Correctional Institution in Sheridan,
Oregon. I am requesting to get the
tribal paper. I would really appreci
ate it very much. Please print my
address so family and friends could
write to me. I haven't received a
letter from home in 20 months. Also
I would like to share these tips I
received from another paper.
Some tips on how to be that re
To the editor:
I am writing this letter about an
everyday subject here on the re.,
I got to thinking about what would
constitute "responsible drinking".
This is not to be confused with truly
responsible drinking which I have
come to understand means really lim
iting one's self to two drinks in one
night and no more.
This is meant for those parents
who think they can have a few and
think they arc being responsible. I
am being a bit facetious here, but I
offer it as some food for thought.
I am sure I am not including every
possible situation here, but here are a
few suggestions for those who can't
seem to stop at the requisite two
drinks and let it alone.
If you're going to take your drink
ing seriously (and you probably do
already), maybe you should consider
the following so the rest of your
family and your neighbors don't have
to be responsible for you.
The coming of the White Man-
by George Aguilar
This prophecy of the corning of
the white people was a tradition of
the Wasco, who lived along the Co
lumbia River near The Dalles, Or
egon on the Warm Springs Reserva
tion. WaltcrMillcr'sfatheruse totcll
about Coyote's prophecy of the Com
ing of a different race of people.
They would be pale and would have
iron birds that could fly. The follow
ing narrative was recorded by
Jeremiah Curtin many years ago.
"A long time ago my people at the
Cascades learned that white men
would come. One old man, I believe
learned of it at night. He dreamed he
saw strange people, and they spoke
to him and showed him strange things.
And he heard something that sounded
like Indian songs".
In the morning he spoke to all the
people. And then everybody gath
ered to hear him. Old men, men,
women and children, everybody. He
told them what he had seen in his
sleep at night. The people were glad.
They danced everyday and every
night. They were so glad because of
Happy Anniversary to our "Ma
& Pa"(MerIe & Rose Williams) in
Marysville, WA. You both are loved
& blessed ! May God keep His loving
hands upon you each and every day.
Love, your kids in WSO
Happy Birthday &
Mother's Day Mom,
With lotsa Love,
Marcy, Moose, Gibson &
Happy Mother's Day from All-
day 4 year old Hcadstart G-3:
are special to me because
you are nice to me.
Love Perry Kalama III
you take time to play with me.
Love Idelia Cloud
you love me.
Love, Kristi OIney
you take me to the moviesbuy me
Love, Antone Moody
you took mc on a picnic.
Love, Rabe Clements
you let me play outside.
Love, Trevor Suppah
you take me where I want to go.
Love Merima Made
you take us to the zoo and carni
val. Love, Sasha Robinson
when we get hurt you are there for
Love, Marissa Ahern
you are nice.
Love, Katherine Quaid
you let me watch movies.
Love, Michelle LaPage
you take me places.
Love, William Jim
you arc always here for me.
Love, Charles Wolfe
you are the greatest mother any
one could ever ask for, you are there
for my son & I. Thank you...I love
Love, Jessica Tufti
Put aside $250 to $500 for your
bail money and fine when you get
arrested for DUI or possession so
your family won't have to hock things
to gel you out.
Put aside $300,000 or more for
the family of the victims of your
crimes and possible injuries or death
from the car accidents you cause.
Put aside enough lost wages for
yourself and your family for the time
you may have to spend in jail and
won't be able to provide lor your
Put aside enough money to cover
the cost of counseling for you, your
family and the families of your vic
tims for years to come (maybe even
generations to come).
Put aside enough money to cover
the cost of countless juvenile centers
jails, prisons, hospitals and staff to
run these places.
Put aside a few billion for the
punitive damages everyone victim
ized by you will be trying to (and
probably will) collect for their suf
fering that is not so visible.
Do this and whatever else I may
have forgotten tocovcrthc economic,
emotional, physical and psychologi
cal cost of your "few" drinks, and
then maybe you can tip that bottle or
can that contains all your fun, and
then maybe, just maybe, you can
consider yourself to be "drinking re
sponsibly". Thank you for allowing me to
share this with you.
Rayficld Jeff Mitchell 60839-
PO Box 5000
Sheridan, OR 97378-5000
"Soon all sorts of strange things
will come", the old man said. "No
longer will things be as before, no
longer will we use these thing of
ours. Strange people will bring us
everything strange. They will bring
to use somcthing-if you just point it
at anything moving, that thing will
fall down and die."
As it turned out it was a gun he
"No longer will you make fire by
drilling with sticks as before". Still
more were the people glad. They
dances with vigor.
"Certain small pieces of wood will
be brought to us. We will make a fire
As it turned out, it was matches he
spoke of. The people danced with
more vigor. For days and nights they
dances. They were not at all hungry,
truly they did their best in dancing.
They saw everything he spoke of-ax,
hatchet, knife, stove.
Strange people will bring us these
things. White people with hair on
their faces will come from the rising
sun. "You people must be careful."
Then my people would jump up
Happy Birthday Sharena on May
From Mickey, Monster &
Monster's partner 2 Pac
Happy Mother's Day to my 2
(Darlyne-Wilma) moms. I am happy
today, all the days as a child & when
I was scared or sad you both were
there. Today I'm a happy person,
because of the time & love you both
put into me. My heart shiner. I feel
special to have 2 moms, Have a good
u., i,uv r . .u
Happy Mother s Day to these spe-
cial Moms: Edith Danzuka. Iris
Smith, Etta Johnson, Ella Aguilar,
Eraina P., Pebbles G., Myrna Walk
ing Eagle, Bobbi J-S., Paula B
Bridget C, Raynele A., Val A., Eydie
& Lori S., Rose Wms Rose S. (in
Olympia), Donna B. & Selena B., &
the rest of the mom's we know.
Tina, Easton & kids
Happy 21st Birthday
From "US" at
2570 Mt. Jefferson
Happy 50th to
Rafael "Tiny" Queahpama
Remember when you were only
5 pounds May 10, 1947?
From Ante, Cliff, Darl, Ernie, Sis
Kat &Mike, and cuz Kat, Mad,
Pat, Norma, Muff,
Bernie, Cuddles, Freddie
& Geri, Shauna, Joel, Eric &
Rodney and Nola & Oscar, aunties
Slyvia & Nettie.
Love you and wish your many
Seeking donations students speak out on important issues
The Warm Springs Women and
Children's Services is requesting
donations of the following items for
immediate use by Women and chil
dren in our community who are sub
jected to domestic violence and uti
lize our programs services.
Items: Toiletries, new underwear
for women and children, socks,
children's shoes, kitchen towels, bath
towels, queen size bed sheets, queen
size mattress pads ( waterproof), laun
dry baskets, movies that are appro
priate for families and children and
Items donated can be dropped off
at the Vcrn Jackson Home with Judith
Charley, V.A. Board Member, Mon
day through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5
p.m. and will be delivered immedi
ately. If you have any further questions
please call Corinna Sohappy at 553
2293. Thank you.
and down, they danced their best.
And truly things are just so today.
Even as the old man dreamed. White
people soon brought these things to
the people living along the river.
The above prophecy is not at all
strange to the American Indian of the
Wasco Tribe of the River. These
people in the earlier times believed
in prophetic visions and oneirology
(spiritual dreamers) and interpreta
tion of dreams.
This same prophecy was related
to me when I was a youngster; the
only thing I recalled was the cooking
utensils and an obscure description
of a device that detected a criminal.
After much thought and concentra
tion of the prophesied object, I have
come to the conclusion that it may
have been the computer.
The community of Satus, Wash
ington would like to announce the
25th Annual Satus Longhouse Pow
wow to be held on Mother's Day
Weekend May 9, 10, 1 1. Memorials
and dinner will open on May 8 at 9
a.m. Thursday morning. The Pow
wow will begin Friday night at 7
p.m. This year's Host Drum is the
World Champions of 1996
Blackstone from Sweetgrass
Saskatchewan. To commemorate 25
years the committee will sponsor a
Tri-Star competition for both men
and women. Friday night will be fi
nals for the Junior Division and Semi
for Teen & Adult categories.
Saturday afternoon finals for the
teen categories while the evening
team dance for adult categories will
take place. There is a $2 registration
fee for each category except for the
Tiny Tots. Sunday is finals for all
Adults and Tri-Star competitions.
Happy 10th Birthday
I luv missyouBig sis,
From Pendleton Candace
Sheila & Sharon,
May God bless you
with many more to come.
Love ya, Auntie & cuz'ns
from Rosie, Calvin, Dee & Ed
Happy 1st Birthday "Sheena"
From Auntie Lynn & Grandma
From Auntie Norma Jean,
Roosevelt, Uncles Jody & Craigal
Cousin Buster, Roosevelt Jr. &
May 7, 1976
21st to Gerri Bear
& Wild Bill Switzler
20th to Easton Yalluup
May 6, 1977.
Have a good one! Love you!
From Mom & Dad,
Norma. Lawrence, Randy,
by: Jolene Estlmo Atenclo
Over 3(K) high school students
participated in a session to discus
(heir visions, values and community
issues. The students, like many other
community groups participated in
the update of the Confederated Tribes
of Warm Springs Comprehensive
Plan.(20ycar plan) "All the students
were engaged and I was especially
pleased that the non-Indian students
look it seriously and got to learn
about the Tribes", stated teacher
Nancy Jolstead of Madras High
Each group that will participate
in the Comprehensive Plan update
will be asked the same questions.
Students were given the opportunity
to work in community groups and
participate as citizens to answer such
question as: If yourgroup were given
$2,000 to establish a Volunteer
Emergency Response Team for your
community area, what would be the
role and responsibility of govern
ment, of business and of citizens in
accomplishing the goal.
One group responded, "We do
not want the government involved,
this is a community project" and
proceeded with their presentation.
Some of the visions that parents
should be very proud of were, "strong
and stable community, slow pro
ductive development and mainte
nance of resources" and "working,
mixed-raced community that spends
$ wisely and gets along with each
other - more community activities".
The Tribes' Comprehensive Plan
will be completed in March of 1998.
The next step in the process will be
to show some of the changes and
trends that have taken place since
1983, and then the community will
begin to update the vision and goals
for the community of Warm Springs.
If you have any questions or would
Member urges vote judges in office
To the editor,
The Warm Snrings CnnfVvWr.ipH ordinators and the Probation Offic-
Tribes strived to become a sovereign
nation and obtained that status. How
ever, since we became sovereign the
only self-governing apparent is the
Tribal Court operating at their own
discretion. The original intent of sov
ereignty was govern ourselves
through a unanimous consensus of
our people regarding major decisions
affecting our very lives. The Tribe's
organizational chart is the very
epitome of democracy. In that, the
Tribal Members come first in the
chain of command over the Tribal
Council. The Council, in turn, over
sees the Courts, in a sense, as our
personal "Supreme Court". Because
Tribal Council is preoccupied with
their many responsibilities, they are
compelled to trust in the Court's wis
dom. The Court Judges wisdom must
absolutely be sound, since they are
entrusted with great responsibility.
A Judge must protect our U.S. Con
stitutional Rights, the safeguards of
the Indian Civil Rights Act and our
own By-Laws. Presently, the Judges
are appointed to office by Tribal
Council for a 3 year term. Most juris
dictions vote their judges in by com
munity election. We witnessed this
when our Tribal Prosecutor ran for
Jeff. Co. Judge. It is pure common
sense to have our Tribal Members
elect or re-elect our Judges. We could
rest assured that the Judges would
not abuse the power vested in them if
their careers were contingent on their
Judges appoint the Juvenile Co
Happy 8th Birthday
Son Randy Felter
May 22, 1989
Mom & Dad & Brother
Grandpa & Grandma
Happy 1st Birthday to:
May 4th, 1997
From your favoirte auntie Kelly,
Eric, Simba & Silver
Happy 1st Birthday
Sharena Jean Warner!
Love you always,
Dad, Mom, Brook, Robin,
Kassandra & Grandma Nelda
Happy 11th Birthday
Juan Manuel LameBcar
From your mom, Christina,
Matthew and Rafael. We love
r its ;
like to receive a copy of a Quarterly
Update about the Comprehensive
Following are the results for the 30d high school students
listed in priority order.
Non- Indian Vision for Future
1 ) More to do - theater, growth
and development, mall, swimming
pool and recreation center
2) Economy - jobs available
(more, better), housing
3) Healthy Community - Safe
place, population growth (control 1
4) Education - better and bigger
5) Citizen Rights - Harmony
(people getting along), community
involvement, better representation
o) Environment - cleaner envi
7) Culture - less immigration
8) No Change, keep the same
1 ) Economic Development - jobs,
2) .Public Utilities & Housing -housing,
3) Education & Human Resources
- education, improve schools
4) Natural Resources - preserve
forest, fish & wildlife
5) Human Services & Indian
Health Services (I.H.S.) - Gangs,
6) Courts - Stricter courts and
7) Governmental Affairs - bud
get, protect burial sites
8) Public Safety - stricter law en
ers and those selections should be
well-founded. Judges must bear in
mind, the Prosecutor has a Law De
gree passing the Bar exam and is
mismatched against our Legal Aide
Advocates. Consequently, plea bar
gains of supervised probation with a
suspended sentence pending becomes
routine. Once Probation takes over,
due process could become question
Littleleaf not performing at
'97 Collage of Culture
To the Editor,
Four years have passed since the
beginning of the Collage of Culture,
where cultures celebrate unity and
share togetherness. I can't think of a
better place t be every May, sharing
in that unity, being with my family
and friends, and giving of myself in
honor of all people.. .by flute music.
I am honored to have been a part of
this event for the last four yeras.
Now, welcome to the world of
entertainment! Although I don't
consider myself an "entertainer", I
am often classified as that when it
comes to scheduling events. I am a
"performer" who shares his inner
most feelings and his spirituality
through his flute for other to feel. I
play for all in the name of unity. It is
because of unity and multi-culture
that I choose to donate my time par
ticularly toward this event's success.
At the beginning of the Collage of
Culture four years ago, I was
welcomed with enthusiasm and
respect from the MadrasJefferson
County Chamber of Commerce.
Since my first performance at the
Collage, I have received many, many
wonderful compliments by people
from all around, sharing their'
appreciation of my taking part in the
opening ceremonies. I have been
Last month it was confirmed by Rob
again, be included in this year's
opening. So, naturally I planned ac
cordingly, not to schedule other
To the editor,
Hi, I'm writing in regards to a few
people I'd like to express my appre
ciation to. I've been involved in &
out of counseling for several years.
My counselor, Jim Quaid has always
been there for me. He is a very spe
cial person, always willing and there
giving me hopes & strength. I would
like to thank you.
For my parents, not giving up on
me, I am grateful that I'm so blessed.
I love you all. I've learned that it's
not what I can get, but what I have to
offer to you in return for the wonder
ful years you've all put in me, pa
tience, acceptance, open m ndedness,
the courage to believe in myself
enough to practice change daily. You
mean the world to me.
To my kids, Kamala, Yolanda,
Tanner, Karen, I've hurt you all by
using alcohol (& drugs). Today I've
learned w ith the support of my fam
ily, change and will to be better is
something possible that brings
healthy choices. I am proud to have
beautiful kids and love you all.
My sisters & brothers, all the
words couldn't tell you w hat you all
mean to me. The laughter, tears, hugs,
words comfort my heart builds con
sistency. The honesty & truth is hard
Plan, please contact the Planning
Department at (541) 553-3270.
Trihul Member Vision
I) Healthier - sale place, better
2) Economy - jobs, new develop
it f i . , i .
.-) lAiucauon men sciiooi in
Warm Springs, less dropouts
4) More 1 o Do - activities (rodeo,
pool, community programs)
5) Culture (language)
6) Environment - maintain reser
vation, cleaner environment
7) Keep same (develop Madras)
1 ) Family
1 ) Economic Development - jobs.
new businesses, money for small
j.) tujucaiion k Human Kesourccs
- more graduate, high school on res
3) Natural Resources - natural
resource protection, fish & wildlife
4) Public Utilities & Housing -
Housing, new disposal site
5) Human Services & Indian
Health Services (I.H.S.) - substance
Abuse, shut down the Rainbow
6) Public Safety - stricter sen
tencing and enforce laws
7) Courts - stricter courts
8) Governmental Affairs - budget,
community involvement, public rc-j
able and hearsay accepted as fact,
etc. (Transcripts and Probation's
Showcause reports would reveal
this). Besides these possibilities,
nepotism, favoritism, grudges, etc.
are potential biased influences. Be
cause of these types of dangers, I
would urge the Tribal Members to
insist we vote Tribal Judges into of
fice. Roscoe RT Thompson
performances during that weekend.
Sadly, today is a day that is quite
difficult to comprehend. Less than
two weeks before the actual event
and many phone calls in attempts to
touch base with Rob Fuller to final
ize my performance obligation this
year, I was finally able to contact a
source today who coordinates the
opening ceremonies. I have learned
that I am not welcome to participate
this year and I was not ever being
considered. I have also been told my
not returning is due to budgeting,
extreme politics and many other ex
cuses (a great lesson in the political
realm). They cannot blame the bud
get because I've always played for
free.. ..from my heart with honor.
I can see now that I need to hang
on to my dignity and spirit regard
ing this predicament, no matter what
politics are involved here, and carry
on to greener pastures. I have no time
for this sort of mess. It is a very sad
situation that has come my way but it
is something I must accept. I feel it
my obligation to let everyone know
that I will not be back and to rest their
minds from wonder. As I leave the
Collage, I bid farewell to my friends
and relatives of Warm Springs and
all of those who supported me, for
coming there year after year to hear
me play. I will miss you and. ..in my
heart... I will continue to play for you
wherever I may be.
Charles Littleleaf Kirk
to practice, with God, He makes it
possible. To my brother George,
you're missed by your sister. I prac
tice sobriety for self and prayer is a
big part of my life. My sister
LaDonna, I'm grateful for her letting
me be a part of her everyday life. I
have myself as friend, got my sister
back by being sober. I value our
Mary, I'm happy foryou and very
proud of you, my uncles, auntys,
you've all very good examples. I am
learning to put meaning into my life.
You're all strong and inspiring to
me. All the friends that come around
you're great, very special. I learn to
listen. Listen to learn from you all.
My nieces & nephews, keep up
the great work in whatever it may be
you're working towards. I love each
and every one of you. I feel better
now letting people know a bit where
I'm at, it feels good to have confi
dence, hope, today! It's great to have
so many people that care in my life,
I feel love in my heart today, but
remember where I came from and
respect life on life's terms.
Twink (Yvette Picard)
With you all I believe I'm build
ing my desire to be clean & sober.