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2 Julv 17, 1997
Warm Springs, Oregon
Tailfeathers appointed director of dance tour A message from the EAP Coordinator-
Charlie Tailfeathers, Jr.
Local boy, Charlie Tailfcaihcr, Jr.,
was chosen lo be a director of a dance
troupe, "Dancers of the Seventh
Feather," traveling to Florida to
perform Indian dancing June 24 to
August 4. He has taken dancers from
Warm Springs and Montana with him
lo perform various styles.
As Director he is responsible for
making sure each show runs
smoothly, each dancer is ready ut
performance lime and ensure safety
of each dancer. Tailfeathers will also
be a choreographer for the video tape
being made of the dance troupe. That
would include lighting, sound
system, positioning of dancers, where
the camera will sit and that each
performance will last as close to one
hour as possible.
Tailfeathers' states, "The only
thing I hate about being the boss is
being the bad guy. It is my duly to see
that everyone is ready on lime."
Tailfeathers is also concerned that
his teen dancers will want to be their
own boss and the behavior of the
smaller children. lie would like to
see that they are safe and stay close
together, "there are a lot of crazy
people out there, and I'm worried for
them," he states.
Tailfeathers attended Riverside
Indian School at Anadarko,
Oklahoma. It was at a Rattlesnake
Festival he met a lady who was selling
flutes at her stand. He asked if he
could play one of them. She heard
him play and asked him if he would
like to record. Arrangements were
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The Rez Remote Race II Is at the
. Community Center parking lot
July 31st at 6 p.m.
1 Good Time; 2 Courses; 3 Age Groups
Bring your family, experience
the race of your lifetime!
. For more information call the
C.H.E.T. at 553-4922.
Mt. View notes 6.6 increase
Changes in health care primarily
managed care agreements and
Medicare and Medicaid reductions
continue to be the major factors
leading to a 6.6 rate increase say
officials of Mountain View Hospital
District. "As Congress attempts to
balance the federal budget we are
anticipating further reduction in
Medicare and Medicaid reimburse
ment," said Hospital District Ad
ministrator Ron Barnes about the rate
increase which goes into effect July
1. "As forms of reimbursement
continue to decline and expenses
increase at a projected rate of 6.5
the District must increase rates if we
are able to continue to provide high
quality services locally without in
creased tax burden to District prop
erty owners," said Barnes.
The budget recommended by the
Budget Committee and adopted by
the District Board calls for a modest
net income resulting from an opera
tional loss combined with non-operating
income such as the tax levies
to pay bonded indebtedness," noted
Barnes. Ninety eight percent of the
budget for 1997-98 will come from
revenue generated by operation.
made for him to go uttend this tour of
Florida lo perform and make a video
Two weeks before the tour was to
start she decided she wasn't going to
do it. So her duties as (he Director
were given to Charlie Tailfeathers,
Jr. by her boss Knight, who is Dean
of Florida Slate College. From the
time he was handed the duties of
Director he was to choose dancers,
make transportation arrangements,
work out the program schedule and
arrange side trips for dancers on their
Tailfeathers is seventeen years old
and has danced most of his life. He is
a lifelong resident of Warm Springs
Indian Reservation. He will perform
hoop dance, grass dance, eagle dance
and play the flute. While at Riverside
Indian School he scored high on an
ASVAB lest. After school he will
join the Airforce for four years.
The group will stay with host
families during their tour to Florida.
He says that the families are excited
about the dance group staying with
them. The itinerary will be final when
they arrive in Florida. As far as he
knew he was taking six girls, six
boys and two chaperoncs.
Seminar by Ron
Hutchcraft comes to
"On Eagles Wings" is coming to
Warm Springs July 18-20 offering
parenting seminar with Ron
You'll hear practical advice on
issues that matter to families. It's
funny. It's serious. And it's for every
parent-single or couples, and
Ron has presented this one-of-a-kind
seminar on reservations in the
Southwest, the Northwest and the
Plains. Now it's here.
Free meal included.
Seminar will take place in
Community Center Social Hall,
Friday, July 18, at 5:30 p.m.
There is no cost for this seminar
and each participant will receive a
free book or tape set as a gift.
Don't miss out.
The Confederated Tribes of Warm
Springs contracted in 1988 to estab
lish an Employee Assistance Program
for tribal employees and the employ
ees of tribal industries to assist them
in becoming "The Healthiest Nation
by the year 2(KK)." This employee
assistance program serves family
members of employees as well. The
program was moved from a contract
to an internal program in October
An employee assistance program
is a department which can accom
plish several functions when oper
ated and supported appropriately by
the management of the organization
which contracts its services. One of
the major goal is working towards a
"healthy" workforce by having
healthy, functioning employees who
work uccording to the workplace
The second function of the em
ployee assistance program is the large
dollar savings which occurs with hav
ing employees who are able to work.
In the tribal setting, this savings is
returned to (he tribal members in the
form of dividends. These savings
come from several areas, including
greater employee productivity, less
medical problems less use of insur
ance dollars, which in turn means
lower cost to the tribe for insurance
benefits. Savings come from having
fewer unemployment claims, less la
bor and industry claims, and a lower
cost to do a particular job. It assists in
the attempts of providing jobs for
"tribal members first" rather than
having to look outside the reservation
forqualified and chemical free people.
Warm Springs employees come to
"EAP" in three ways. The first is self
referral. That's when an employee
comes on (heir own (o deal with any
problems which may be bothering
The second way is when a supervi
sor, or co-worker suggests that the
employee may need the EAP because
their job is not up to standards re
quired by the worksite.
The third manner is when a super
visor sends an employee on a "man
datory" referral or a "Last Chance
Agreement". A last chance agreement
is also written for employees who
have positive drug tests on the job as
a result of "random" or "for cause"
testing. The EAP will then evaluate
the cause for the problem for which
the employee has been referred and
V- M K -
Employee Assistance Program coordinator, Vicki Decker
attempt to work with the employee to
assist them in resolving that problem
or will refer the employee to another
resource for assistance.
One role of the EAP is to train
supervisors in making appropriate re
ferrals and documentation of the em
ployees job performance. This devel
ops consistency in expectation of em
ployees and helps the organization
maintain fairness in disciplinary ac
tions. The referral of the employee to
the EAP department, will assist that
person in getting the help required to
bring he or she back to the worksite
To change behavior of an em
ployee, everything must be clearly
written as to the behavior is that the
supervisor wants the employee to
change. The key to a successful em
ployee assistance program is a united
team work effort between top man
agement, supervisors, human resource
staff and the employee assistance
program. Consistent follow through
is also required.
Based on figures from October 1,
1996 to June 30, 1997, 71 of the
employees who were referred to the
employee assistance program were
dependent upon alcohol and other
mood altering drugs. The other 29
were here for a variety of problems
including financial, medical and other
various other difficulties. The cost
involved to the tribal members, in
lives, health and dollars is one of the
. largest expenses to the Confederated
Tribes Of Warm Springs.
The alcohol and other mood alter
ing drug use results in both life
threatening and ongoing chronic
medical problems, loss of jobs, motor
vehicle accidents, legal problems such
as DUI, assault, theft, domestic vio
lence problems, child abuse, child
neglect, sexual assualt and abuse.
Dramatic progress and research has
occurred over the last generation in
the study of disease of alcoholism.
This has allowed us to move away
from the punitive attitude of alcohol
addiction as a "sin, weakness, poor
character, lack of willpower, evil, or
bad morals" toward actually treating
both the disease, the lifestyle, and the
thinking patterns which have been
disrupted by chemicals.
This year, Oregon Health Sciences
research has actually mapped the
biological gene of addiction in labo
ratory animals. Fortunatly as we move
closer to learning about the genetics
of the disease, we can be grateful that
we already have the cure for the
problem. All we need is the willing
ness to learn about the disease, and
work cooperatively towards its eradi
cation on the reservation.
There is now a US Bank
ATM (Automated Teller
Machine) within the Indian
Trail Restaurant located at
the Plaza at Warm Springs.
This ATM provides services
including checking and
savings account inquiries,
money transfers, cash
advances and cash
withdrawals. If you have
any questions, call the
Development Center at
available for questions
Jefferson County Middle School's
new principal, Pat Kelly is inviting
parents and concerned public to come
to the Middle School to meet him and
get to know him. Talk with him about
school curriculum, bring your ideas
or concerns or become involved as a
parent volunteer during this time.
Kelly will be at the Middle School
July 17 from 12:00 Noon to 5:00
p.m. and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. He will
also be there July 18 from 12:00
Noon to 5:00 p.m. You may call the
school for an appointment with him
also. If you cannot go and see him
you may call and talk with him.
Kelly will also be in and out of the
school throughout August until the
school year begins.
Summer activities offered by Recreation
Hall -1:30 PM. Need 3 lb coffee can
with lid and 1 lb coffee can with lid.
Friday field trip schedule
July 1 8 th-Gresham Skate World,
18th - Toddlers play - Carols
Room. 9:30 - 10:30 AM Ages 2, 3, 4.
21st - "Shoot the Rock" Hoop
22nd - Randall Cook - 9:00 AM
24th - Jefferson County Fair Kids
29th - Home made game exchange
- Carol's Room. 10:00 AM - Other
recreation programs will be invited
to create home made games and come
to the Community Center to share
30th - Rafting the Deschutes -10:00
AM Ages 10 & up, bring
change of clothes, lunch, must have
3 1st - Ice Cream Making - Social
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July 25th - Clackamas Aquatic
Center, Portland, OR.
August 1st -.Trout Lake, Warm
August 8th - Blue Lake Park,
Program offers lunch
and 3:00 snack to
anyone under age 18
Gene Harvey showing his Indian regalia, during the 4th of July
A crowd watches as participatents wait for their eggs, during the
egg toss contest, held at the 4th of July picnic
Fourth of July activities a success, fun for everyone
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Spilyay Tymoo 1997
1997 4TH OF JULY OUT
WITH A BANG
Another hectic 4th of July in Warm
Springs has come and gone!
Providing alcohol and drug-free
activities for the fourth, the Warm
Springs 4th of July Committee once
again pulled together a successful
campaign. All activities for this
fun-filled day were provided by fund
ing from the Healthy Nations Project,
local business merchants, and com
The day began with a parade, fol
lowed by a traditional Barbecue fea
turing Bear and Deer Meat, as well
as burgers, hotdogs, salads, chips,
drinks and melon.
This year we actually were a little
bit organized when it came time for
the games to begin! Below are the
results of the various 4th of July
Tiny Tots dash (5under):
1st.: Tanner Wells
2nd: Charlie Herkshan
3rd: Kashayla ?
3-legged Race (6-10):
1st.: Ester L. and Alysia M.
2nd: Tatum and Tashana.
3rd: Hiedi H. And Melody.
3-legged Race (11-13):
1st: Angela and ?
2nd: Jasmine and Candace
3-legged Race (18):
1st: Steven ADion M.
2nd: Ken SVMike
3rd: Leslie B.RobertC,
Egg Toss (6-10):
Egg Toss (11-14):
Sack Race (6-10):
Sack Race (11-14):
1st.: ? 2nd: ? 3rd: ?
Sack Race (15 ):
1st.: Lana (group 1)
2nd: Reena (group 1 )
1st.: Jace (group 2)
2nd: Mark (group 2)
Balloon Toss (11):
1st.: Louise H.Daisy (Sr's)
3rd: WendellLawrence H.
Watermelon Eat (11-17:
2nd: Brent G.
3rd: Amanda S.
Watermelon Eat (18):
Canoe Race (12-17) and (18)
(Results not available)
Adult Shoe Scramble:
The teams for the big event, the
annual TUG-O-WAR were all rear
ing to go at it again this year! Teams
competing in the 6-10 age were the
Vultures, Cougars, HeHe Tribe, Fat
Guys, and the Tigers. Coming out on
top to win in this age group:
1st: Fat Guys
On to the next age group for
Tug-O-War, 11-17 years, the teams
signed up were the He-He Group, WS
Eagles, Stars, Native Gospel Posse,
and the Wild Bunch.
Overtaking the competition:
1st: Wild Bunch
2nd: HeHe Group
Finally, the heavy competitors,
(and we do mean heavy!) were the 18
and Older Tug-o-Warriors. Teams
signed up were the Little Big Team,
Jace and the Destroyers, HeHe Group,
Utilities Special, Roy Spino's Mus
tang Ranchers, the Flying White Buf
faloes, the G-Masters, and the Ask
the Girls Team. Results in:
1st: Flying Buffaloes
2nd: Utilities Special
3rd: Ask the Girls Team
As usual, we had visitors attend
ing from all over the place. The
fartherest visitors in attendance were .
the Knapps from Michigan. They were
presented with a large fireworks com
bination packet. Celebrating an an
niversary with us during 4th of July
Were Ken and Deanne Stanley of
Portland, Oregon. They were pre
sented with a sleeping bag.
Those of you that had the oppor
tunity to watch the Balloon Toss were
witness to local senior citizen, Louise
Hellon and her senior citizen part
ner, Daisy tossing the water-filled
balloon at each other to win this
competition. While everyone else
took 1-2 steps backward, Daisy and
Louise kept stepping toward each
other! Daisy's daughter had such a
great time laughing she commented,
"I never had this much fun, since
Grandma got her t y caught in the
We hope everyone enjoyed this
year's events! Thanks to all the vol
unteers who helped with everything.
The day was topped off with a
special fireworks display by PYRO
PRESENTATIONS, (as well as the
thunder and lightning that lit up the
We were amazed to see our three
teepee logo lit up by fireworks and to
hear and see the special firecracker
demonstration popping up a storm!
PYRO Presentations put on another
fantastic show with their aerial dis
plays and made our day complete.
From the Fourth of July
Be Safe, and Live Healthy!