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    2 July 31, 1997
Warm Springs, Oregon
Kelly new Principal of JC Middle School
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Pat Kelly
Occasional visitor to the Central
Oregon area, Pat Kelly, accepts
position as Principal of Jefferson
County Middle School. Kelly's
brother, Steve Kelly, works at
Mountain View Hospital as an
anesthesiologist. He visited his
brother frequently and decided he
would like to move here and be near
his brother. He started looking for a
job here and heard Marquadt was
leaving for Bosnia and he applied for
the job and was hired as the new
Principal. Kelly says, "I'm glad to be
here, it's a beautiful area and I just
love it here."
Kelly is from the Puyallup area,
east of Tacoma where he taught
Middle School in the Summer
District. He was also the Assistant
Principal and Athletic Director of
the High School in the White River
Kelly received his Bachelors
Library to open Sept. 3rd
by Julie Quaid
The Warm Springs Public Library
development has had a few glitches
to overcome, so we have reset the
goal for opening to September 3. But
we can' t do it without you, the Warm
Springs Volunteers to reach that goal.
The Library committee has a list
of tasks or work to get the library in
order. The committee needs volun
teers to help with the list. We will
post this list at the Library room in
the Community Center, at the ECE
desk and on the wall outside Norma
Simpson's office room H at OSU
Extension Service so you can select
the task you want to work on, and the
time you can work before Septem
Recently the committee com
pleted the tentative list of magazines
to be ordered. If you have names of
magazines that could be available,
please get your ideas to me as soon as
possible so the committee can make
the selection.
Lots of books were donated by the
Macy family which were previously
in the store. The Sun River Commu
nity Library Committee donated 15
boxes of books following the book
sale in June. Norma Simpson went to
the sale and bought some books that
Hospital offers
Mountain View Hospital District
is disappointed to learn that the Warm
Springs Managed Care Program has
decided to refer the Managed Care
patients to the hospitals in Redmond
and Bend.
Mountain View has continued to
supply additional information to as
sist in defining what is a "fair price"
for quality, convenient care and has
repeatedly expressed desire to re
sume the negotiations that were ter
minated by the Managed Care Pro
gram. Native American patients whose
medical coverage is provided by other
third party insurers such as the Or
egon Medical Assistance Program,
Oregon Health Plan as administered
by the Central Oregon Independent
Service (COIHS), Blue Cross and
Blue Shield, Pacific Health & Health,
Secretary: TinaAguilar
Founded in March 1976
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Degree from Pacific Lutheran
University in 1970. He then taught
High School and Middle School in
Maryland for two years before
coming back to teach at Puyallup.
Kelly bought a home in Madras
and says, "I plan on staying however
long I stay, I like the area a lot."
He invited parents and concerned
community members to visit with
him at the Middle School July 16-18
at the Middle School and received
many visitors and phone calls. "They
called with good ideas and
suggestions," Kelly adds.
Kelly came to Madras in June to
work with staff for one day
concentrating on concerns that they
had. Those concerns were discipline,
school climate, communication
between kids, staff and parents. Kelly
and the staff worked on these areas
during the summer and met recently
to share other ideas for changes in
the area of discipline.
Last year the school had well over
800 suspensions. "I think sometimes
suspensions have a place in school
but not much of a place. I like to keep
kids in school, not out of school.
Schools arc the place where you work
with kids and if their behaviors are
inappropriate it doesn't do any good
to get them out of school because you
can't work with them anymore. So
our idea is to try and do a better job of
working kids and with parents. No
school can be successful when you
have that many suspensions. It's
almost impossible because you're
spending all of your time on negative
discipline kinds of things rather than
doing positive kinds of things," says
Kelly. Kelly feels that the staff know
that and they are going to do a lot of
work in that area. They would like to
involve parents in resolving student
issues by communicating with them.
He goes on to say, "I've worked in a
fit into the Warm Springs collection.
Others from Warm Springs can de
cide what others books will fit into
our needs.
Volunteers tasks:
-Order equipment and carpet for
Kid's corner
-Clean Book cases
-Paint magazine racks
-Electrical renovations for com
puters -Remove section of cabinetry
-Remove office equipment
-Clean the floors
-Repair window blinds
-Sort books for the Children's
-Order children's books
-Meet with Elementary School
Library so the cataloging system is
compatible with the school's library
-Label books and color code sec
tion -Sort Macy books and Sun River
-Order books of interest to men
-Order books of interest to women
-Plan and conduct Fund raising
-Promotion of New Public Li
brary Warm Springs Library Commit
tee members include Shirley Sand
ers, Norma Simpson, Andy Leonard
and Julie Quaid
MailHandlers, GEHA (Government
Employees Health Association),
NCAS, APWU (American Postal
Workers Union), and others, may
still select Mountain View Hospital
for their care and Mountain View
would welcome the opportunity to
serve these patients as well as Man
aged Care patients.
The Hospital District regrets any
inconvenience by the Native Ameri
can patients that are being directed to
other facilities by the Managed Care
Mountain View Hospital have
valued the relationship with the
Warm Springs people and it is Moun
tain View's desire to continue to pro
vide the same level of quality care
and services to all residents of the
Hospital District including the Warm
Springs community.
Sid Miller
Donna Behrend
Selena T. Boise
Bob Medina
Dan Lawrence
school where that happened where
there was a lot of communication
with parents and the parents were
highly involved with the schools.
Good schools do those things. We
don't want to be a good school, we
want to he an excellent school for
kids. We want to be a school where
kids look forward lo coming to and
being, having fun and learning. We
want parents to feel good about
sending their kids here."
For fifth and sixth grade students
he would like to create a solution
room, rather than in-house
suspension, where a counselor can
work with students. They will work
on study packets and talk about the
behavior that got them in trouble.
Hopefully do follow up and see that
they are doing okay. "I've seen that
work in many schools. Especially for
fifth and sixth graders that are not
quite middle school or junior high
school age and need to be treated like
elementary kids still.
Staff have been real supportive
and helpful to Kelly and he's excited
about their attitude. They sat with
him last spring and asked, "Where
did we do a bad job? What could we
have done better?" They have done
some soul searching and are willing
to work at making it a really good
school. Kelly has made decisions that
are not real popular but he asks
himself, "Is it good for kids? If it's
good for kids you're not going to go
wrong." That's something that they
will keep in mind all the time.
Thirty tribes represented by
By Deece R. Suppah
"On Eagles' Wings" is a Native
American leadership development
team of young adults ranging in age
from 16-35. The goal of this inter
tribal team of Native American
"ambassadors of hope" is to be "make
a difference" people for other Indian
young people. They believe they can
best make a difference by being
models of hope and faith for their
generation of Native Americans.
They are a group of Native young
people who desire to present positive
answers to the pressures of living as
a Native young person in the '90's.
Their program takes the form of
Warrior Leadership Summits,
M. A.D. (Make A Difference !) Camps
and Teams that go out to areas of
reservations where young people
gather. "On Eagles' Wings" leaders
have also been involved with putting
on reservation-wide "Youthquakes,"
which are large events for young,
people. The tool-kit they use includes
creative drama, mime, personal
interviews and they often attract a
crowd with high energy special
events, like concerts, pizza feasts and
sporting events, such as slam-dunk
Many of these young men and
women have inspiring stories to tell
about overcoming some of the pain,
pressures and problems that plague
so many Native American young
Participants in "On Eagles'
Wings" have been involved with
tribes throughout the Southwest
(Navajo, Hopi, Zuni, Jicarilla
Apache, Havasupai, etc.), Northwest
(Coeur D'Alene, Nez Perce,
Spokane, Colville, Flathead,
Kalispell, Klamath, etc.), the Plains
(Lakota, Nakota, Rosebud, etc.) and
at the Indigenous Games (including
many tribes from Canada.)
Tribes represented are: Blackfeet,
Cherokee, Choctaw, Colville,
Comanche, Creek, Flathead,
Hawaiian, Hopi, Jicarilla, Apache,
Karok, Kiowa, Klamath, Kootenai,
Modoc, Mohawk, Navajo, Oglala
Lakota, Ojibwa, Rosebud, Salish and
Indian Head
This week the Gaming
Board of Directors
released second quarter
results for Indian Head
Casino. Chairman Rudy
Clements announced a net
profit of $629,886 for the
months of April, May and
June. "Fantastic!"
Clements declared. "When
you combine the results of
the first and second
quarters it clearly
illustrates the potential
gaming has for our Tribe."
Specific to the second
quarter, Indian Head
Casino grossed revenues
of $1,634,352. Less
expenses of $1 ,004,466,
the Casino produced a net
profit of $629,886.
Combining the first and
second quarters, or the
first six months of 1997,
gross revenues were
$2,839,885. Subtracting
out expenses of
$1,895,461 has left a
positive net profit of
Community-based program
disabled of warm Spring:
Senior Freedom Services is an
independent and community-based
organization designed to assist sc
niorciliensanddisabledcommunily members. Senior Freedom can be
reached at 553-5302.
What is it?
It is a community-based and community-funded
program to provide
extra needed services and items that
arc not currently provided by exist
ing programs for the senior and dis
able persons of the community.
Who are we?
Wc arc the volunteers of the com
munity, who give of our time, effort,
special skills, support materials and
extra cash to help provide our local
ciders and disabled with items and
services designed to enhance their
lives by giving them more freedom,
while being more comfortable and
What types of services are pro
vided? f
Some of the services provided by
(his program are as follows: addi
tional transportation, general house
keeping, laundry, mending, basic
home repair and maintenance, basic
lawn care and clean-up, spring and
fall clean-up, extra meal service, as
well as help with individual requests,
such as, food, household items, help
with repair bills (auto, appliance, etc.)
or generally anything that needs to
be done or provided that the senior or
"I was invited to come here
and perform, been with the
group for a month. I really like it,
lots of fun and a lot of work.
Fellowship with other kids,
meeting fellow Native
Americans from other tribes.
Very interesting that there are
other believers that are making
a stand on their own
reservations, it's really
Darren Nez, Navajo
with the rap group, Versatility
"Tfiis is my second summer with
the team anal joined the staff
October 1996. It's just been
thrilling, each year it just gets
bigger and bigger. I been honored to
go to the different towns and meet
young Native Americans, just
wonderful It has been pretty
interesting, always changing, and
new people come.
Alissa Rubio, Hopi
On Eagles' Wings participant
"I am from Pine Kidge,
South Dakota and Jackson
hole Wyoming, spiritual boot
camp. We go to where ever we
Youth from Warm Springs join Native American leadership development
boasts "fantastic" second quarter
Clements remarked, "In
our first quarterly report to
the community (Spilyay
Tymoo May 8, 1997, Vol.
22 No. 10) I stated if
things went well, we could
reach a million dollars in
profit for the year. We are
already at the goal! I can't
wait to see how the year
will turn out."
Indian Head continues
to pay off debts incurred
since its opening for a
variety of reasons. "It feels
good having that weight
being lifted from our
shoulders," Clements
says. "The Gaming Board
will now start looking at
ways of repaying the Tribal
inter-company account."
Due to loan arrangements
with banks, stipulations
prohibited Indian Head
from making payments to
the Tribe until debt ratio
requirements were met.
The Casino is now
meeting those
disabled person is unable to provide
lor themselves, or obtain Irom uny
other organization.
Action needed:
Since this is a community service
with no political motive, involve
ment, or funding from any govern
ment, it is the community involve
ment that is needed and solicited.
Donations of time, specialized skills,
material items (cither for placement
or resale), such as, furniture, house
hold items, clothing, vehicles, etc.
Community donations of money
can range from $2 per month ($24 per
year) for community individuals, to
whatever departmental workers
choose to give. Wc will attempt to
keep a list of all contributions and
donations, because wc believe that
everyone who participates in what
ever way possible should be recog
nized for their efforts. One of our
most important donations which arc
needed at this time is a warehouse or
storage area.
What is the money going to be used
This money will be used for ex
penses, such as gasoline for transpor
tation and machinery. Tools, build
ing supplies and cleaning supplies
which arc not donated must be pur
chased. There will be repairs and
services which will need to be paid
for in order for the seniors and dis
abled to receive them, such as parts
traveling youth
are invited throughout the
Northwest and bouthwest:
Elmo and Ronan, Montana,
Lapwai and Kamiah, Idaho,
Mission, Warm Springs,
Chiloquin, Oregon. When we
leave Chiloquin some will go to
BC for the Indigenous Games
and some will go to Pine Ridge,
Oglala. Sometimes we stay for
2 to 3 days or even 4 to 5 days.
The seminars are for parents,
basketball tourneys, food
events, whatever gets teens
out, sharing stories, struggles
with teenagers.
"We do have a lot of them
come back each summer. Some
move on and get jobs, find
another way to serve the lord.
We do keep in touch with
many of them."
Esther Hedlund, Oglala
Lakota Sioux
On Eagles' Wings
' participant
"There are thirty tribes
represented. Many come back year
after year, catch on by word of
mouth. Some kids got on board in
other towns prior to Warm Springs.
Currently, Indian Head
has 71 employees
including the Surveillance
Department which reports
to the Gaming
Commission. Thirty-two
percent are tribal members
and 27-percent are
married into the tribe and
other Indians. "Although
we will never have a large
number of employees due
to the size of the casino,
we offer very competitive
wages, good health
benefits, a quality facility to
work in and a Tribal
preference hiring policy."
Clements encourages
people seeking
employment to take a look
at the casino environment
and its merits.
To help support and
sustain the rise in
revenues, a new marketing
campaign is unfolding in
the Central Oregon region.
The campaign wraps the
various qualities and
amenities of Indian Head
assists elders,
for cars and appliances, and services
to have (hem installed, if the time
and service cannot be donated.
What can we hope to accomplish
with this program?
By being a part of (he Senior
Freedom Program, wc, as individu
als, can feel a sense of pride in ser
vice lo both our community and our
families which wc serve. Wc can rest
assured that our treasured ciders are
able to receive the extras which they
deserve. We will know that because
each one of us has stepped forward
in some way, (hat an entire commu
nity may benefit.
This program has been designed
to enhance tribal and federally funded
programs thai already provide some
of the much needed services to the
seniors and disabled of the commu
nity, hut because of administrative
costs, limited employees and limited
funds, can provide no extras or serve
as many people as expected. We are
asking everyone to please be a part
of (his badly needed ongoing effort
to help others and together we will
discover (hat getting involved can be
fun and rewarding.
Those who wish to volunteer,
make donations, make requests or
simply ask questions may call Se
nior Freedom Services at (54 1 ) 553
5302 or write lo: Senior Freedom,
PO Box 1012, Warm Springs, OR
"Information is about what
everybody is doing: giving
leadership, helping kids be leaders
for the future on their own
reservations. What we're planning
on doing when we are finished is
we'll go back and work with our
own people, headstone to a future,
take one Christian kid from a tribe
and teaching them to be leaders
and hoping they'll go back to their
tribe and make a difference with
their own people. We have kids
that have gone back home and
during the school year they attend
bible school and continue to better
themselves in the process of
becoming better leaders for their
own people. We give a positive
"Sponsorship, fundraising
extensive it's a year round thing to
fundraise for local hosts and it
helps with housing. Next stop we
will be sleeping in teepees out in
the field. Coordinator gets
sponsors, host families. We don't
go anywhere we're not invited."
Denise Kein, Eastern Cherokee,
On Eagles' Wings Coordinator
and Kah-Nee-Ta Resort
together. "It actually cross
sells all the various forms
of recreation and
entertainment at the
Resort," Clements says.
"Hopefully, we'll capture
additional market shares
by reminding the customer
that there is something for
everyone at Kah-Nee-Ta
and Indian Head. Both
enterprises should
"When you look back
and think of why and when
we got started in gaming,
all the ups and downs and
how far we've come,"
Clements says, "the
results we now have
before us are very
satisfying. I hope everyone
appreciates the progress
that has been made.
Indian Head Casino is
beginning to produce the
kind of revenue that voters
envisioned when they
overwhelmingly passed
the gaming referendum."