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Warm Springs, Oregon
July & August
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Indian Law conference set
On October 17-18, 1997, North
western School of Law of Lewis &
Clark College and the Indian Law
Section of the Oregon State Bar will
host an Indian law conference of
considerable significance. Inspired
by the 10th anniversary of the 1987
book by Charles F. Wilkinson,
American Indians. Time, and the
Law, the conference will focus on
the status of tribal sovereignty. In his
book, Professor Wilkinson provided
a spirited defense of tribal sover
eignty and the status of tribes as
separate governmental and territo
rial entities in the U.S. constitutional
system. Based on a detail study of
Supreme Court decisions, he con
cluded that tribes had achieved at
least some stability in their "historic
task of creating workable islands of
Inianness within the larger society."
Professor Wilkinson, the Moses
Lasky Professor of the Law at the
university of Colorado, will be the
featured speaker at the October con
ference. He and other notable schol
ars and practitioners in the Indian
law field will explore judicial and
legislative developments over the last
ten years to assess the current status
of tribal sovereignty. On the first
day, speakers will address such top
Vacation Bible School
Doors open at 7:30 a.m.
Classes begin at
8:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon
Ages 3 & up, all are invited
To the editor,
I want our appreciation to be
known to those who took part in our
memorial for my sister Marjorie and
her son Donovon. We also gave rec
ognition to my grandmother Mabel
who is our eldest and who we love
and cherish. She has such a very rich
history behind her.
Also recognized was my niece
Donnetta, my sister Marjorie's el
dest. Donnetta has been away for
many years, making her home in
Saskatchewan, Canada. She has
many, many accomplishments in
cluding raising her 3 children, Allisa,
Trevdom and Kimiko, who are also
Ft. Sill Indian School
The Ft. Sill Indian School Alumni
Association has set the date for their
1997 Reunion to be held at the Ft. Sill
Indian School on September 1 2 & 1 3,
1997. Volunteers are needed to help
prepare for the Reunion. If you wish
to volunteer, please call: Lorene
Kerchee at 405-492-3776 or John
Aunko at 405-795-9080 or Richard
Beard at 405-63 1-6740.
We have received many inquiries
about the reunion and we are happy to
announce the date and location. We
Second Annual Huckleberry Harvest set
A fundraising Benefit in Support
of The Museum at Warm Springs
The Museum At Warm Springs
will hold its "Second Annual
Huckleberry Harvest" on Friday and
Saturday, August 8-9, 1997. The
"Second Annual Huckleberry
Harvest" is The Museum At Warm
Springs' Major Fundraising Benefit
which is co-sponsored by Governor
Victor and Mrs. Delores Atiyeh, Ken
and Jeanie Smith, Earl Bates and
Sunny Mitchell, Don and Emily
Frisbee, Delbert and Trina Wheeler,
Brot and Mary Bishop, and Jim and
The festivities begin Friday
afternoon with Hors d'oervres and
dinner at Earl and Sunny's Ranch in
Willowdalejust north of Madras. On
Saturday morning at 9:00 a.m. special
events begin at The Museum At
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ics as cultural racism, taxation, tribal
court jurisdiction, and leading edge
litigation. On the second day, speak
ers will examine the issue of tribal
sovereignty in the Pacific North
west and will focus on gaming and
economic development, cultural re
sources protection, and self-governance.
The conference will also feature
many other leading scholars, practi
tioners, and tribal leaders, including
Kathryn Harrison, Chair Confeder
ated Tribes of the Grand Ronde;
Kriss Olson, U.S. Attorney, District
of Oregon; Howard Arnett, Karnopp,
Petersen; Professor Michael Blumm,
Northwestern School of Law of
Lewis & Clark College, and Dean
Rennard Strickland, University of
Oregon School of Law.
Conference Title: Native Ameri
cans, Time and the Law: A Forum
on the Status of Tribal Sovereignty
Conference Date: October 17-18,
1997; Location: Council Chamber,
Lewis & Clark College Portland
Oregon; Cost: CLE Credit: $275;
$175 government and non-profit
lawyers. Non-lawyers (no CLE
credit desired): $75
For more information and a bro
chure, please contact Nancy Curran
at (503) 768-6672.
involved in the powwow tradition. It
was such a pleasure to have her be a
highlight of our special. I was told by
many that it was quite beautiful even
tho we were just a little disorganized.
Special thanks to my brothers who
came from California with their fami
lies. It wouldn't have been complete
without you. Thanks to Phillip who
did a real good job mc-ing. You re
ally made a special effort in speaking
for the family. I can't begin to name
everyone we want to thank but you
know who you are. I love each and
every one of you and God Bless you.
Juanita Denny Villa & family
look forward to working together
with everyone to get the "Reunion
Ball" rolling"! Former students in
Arizona and New Mexico are anx
ious to get the news!
So list to KRPT, "Indians for In
dians" and read your local paper for
the above announcement for those
who do not receive a flyer or maybe
you can be a good volunteer by just
getting the word out. Thanks to all of
you who will be a part of this special
Warm Springs with Cultural
educational demonstrations, a
"Behind The Scenes Tour," the
viewing of the mini-blockbuster
exhibit "Glass Tapestry" (curated by
The Heard Museum of Phoenix), a
Native American Floating fashion
show, and Tribal singing and dancing
until noon. At 6:00 p.m. guests enjoy
Hors d' oeuvres, live flute music, a
Silent & Oral Auction of choice art,
and a salmonvenison dinner at Ken
and Jeanie Smith's home along the
beautiful Deschutes River.
The whole event is $ 1 50 donation
per person, or $1200 per corporate
table. One hundred percent of the
proceeds support the Educational
Mission of the Museum At Warms
Springs and are 1 0OH tax deductible.
"The Second Annual Huckleberry
Harvest" will bring together friends
give us a call and we can work
attend otherwise you will be
August 22-24 the Totus-Walsey
Memorial Powwow is set to be held
at Satus Washington in Memory of
Anita Totus-Walsey, " Wil-Umt" and
Virgilena Jeri Walsey, "Nanci."
There are contests scheduled in
memory of Anita and Virgilena. In
memory of Anita is for 35 and older
Women's fancy and "Old Style"
Traditional. In memory of Virgilena
is for 20 and older Women's fancy
and jingle. Dancers must not switch
categories and must enter only one
contest in your own dance style.
Judged on point system.
Cash money and prizes will be
awarded in all categories: Women's,
Teens & Jr. Girls Traditional, Fancy
and Jingle, Men's Teens and Jr. Boys
Traditional, Grass & Fancy
(combined), and Senior men and
women. Tiny tots will be paid daily.
Drums welcome, bring own chairs.
Grand entries are: Friday 7:00
p.m., Saturday 1:00 p.m. and 7:00
p.m., and Sunday 1 :00 p.m.
All contests are judged on point
system. Registration closes on
Saturday at 4:00 p.m. Registration
fee is $2.00.
For vendor information call (54 1 )
For Powwow information call,
(541) 296-8816, (509) 530-1571,
Powwow committee is not
responsible forany accidents, injury,
theft, divorces or short funded
No drugs, alcohol or weapons
Film Festival set for Nov. 6-16
The 22nd Annual American Indian
Film Festival is scheduled for
November 6-16, 1997 at the Palace
of Fine Arts in San Francisco.
The American Indian Film
Institute, is currently seeking entries
for its 22nd annual American Indian
Film Festival, the oldest and most
prestigious festival of its kind in the
world. Film or Video to be entered
for competition should be by or about
Native Americans that were produced
in 1996-97. The entry deadline is
September 5, 1997. The major
categories for competition are:
Live Short Subject
Animated Short Subject
Cash entry must include: 1.
Completed entry form; 2. Signed
regulations agreement form; 3.
Screening cassette; 4. $50 entry fee
payable to American Indian Film
Indian Taco Sale, Friday,
August 1, 1997 across
from Warm Springs Mar
ket 11 a.m. to ? To
fundraise for Marie
Kalama who is participat
ing in the Indigenous
Games. $2.50 each. Dona
tions gladly accepted.
for August 8-9
from near and fartoenjoy true cultural
art, education demonstrations, and
great food and entertainment. Take
this opportunity to support The
Museum At Warm Springs, a world
class museum. The New York Times
hailed the Museum as "A rich
collection of native artwork . . .
Storytelling, the heart of Indian life,
takes place on a grand scale the
The museum is still seeking
donations for the Silent and Oral
Auctions. Please call Dora Goudy,
Development Officer at the Museum
At Warm Springs if you are interested
in making a donation. For
reservations, or more information call
541553-3331, or write to The
Museum At Warm Springs. P.O. Box
C. Warm Springs, OR 97761.
Mid Columbia River
Oct. 24, 25. 26- 1997
Seeking Royalty Candidates
The annual powwow held at Celilo,
Oregon has the following categories:
Sr. Queen-1 3 yrs. and up, Jr. Queen
12 yrs. and under, and Lil' Brave- no
age limit. Winner is determined by
most big raffle tickets sold. Winners
in each category will receive a trav
eling silver crown ( except Lil'
Brave), a jacket, a banner, a 20
payback on total raffle ticket sales,
plus other prizes. Runner ups will
receive a 20 payback, and other
prizes. Interested candidates and
raffle ticket sellers can contact:
Gloria Jim (509) 848-3461 or (541)
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
set for August 6
There will be a business meeting
on Wednesday, August 6, 1997 be
ginning at 6 p.m.
This will be at the Warm Springs
1910 Indian Shaker Church. On the
Agenda is the 1 997 Oregon Conven
tion. We would greatly appreciate your
attendance in this very important
May God Bless your day and see
you there ! Any questions, call Laura
The Warm Springs Composite
Products would like to take this time
to recognize our Employee of the
Month. This award went to: Louis
Louis has been selected for the
Employee of the Month award by the
following criteria: Safety in the work
place, Quality of work; Production
quantity, Attendance, Personal
initive, Attitude, and Cooperation
with fellow employees, lead people,
supervisors and management.
Entry forms may be obtained by
writing: American Indian Film
Festival, 333 Valencia Street, Suite
322, San Francisco, CA 94103,
ATTN: Michael Smith, Director;
phone number 415-554-0525FAX
Promotional materials including
production credits, black and white
publicity stills, and a typewritten
narrative description of each entry
not exceeding 300 words should be
included with application. Entrant is
responsible for shipment costs to and
from San Francisco. A film jury
designated by the American Indian
Film Institute will screen entries and
issue recommendations to the final
program and awards nomination. On
or about September 22, 1997, entrants
will be notified as to entrant selection
into the 1997 American Indian Film
Festival & Video Exposition. The
1997 American Indian Motion
Picture Awards Ceremony is slated
for November 8, 1997 at the Palace
of Fine Arts in San Francisco.
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Congress plans cuts for Institute
SANTA FE (AP) Congressional plans to cut funding for the Institute of
American Indian Artsls raising concerns among students, foundation members
and alumni of the two-year arts college.
"This institution is too important to die,' said JoAnn Balzer, executive
director of the IAI A Foundation, which raises funds for the school and for
scholarships. "It's one of the most important regional exhibition spaces for
American Indian Arts has provoked strong reactions from students,
foundation members and alumni of the two-year arts college. Many associated
with IAIA say Congress docs not know how many and how much students
and artists have benefited from the school, which is 35 years old this year.
Last week, the House voted to reduce funding at the 35-year-old school
next ycar46 percent, from $5.5 million to $3 million. The House alsodecidcd
to stop funding after 1998.
A Senate Appropriations subcommittee approved $5.5 million hriday to
IAIA for fiscal 1998. But the measure discontinues funding after 1998, and
still must be debated in the full Senate Appropriations Committee and on the
Senate floor. .
After that, the House and the Senate must work out an agreement on how
much IAIA might get.
About 80 percent of the institute's annual budget comes from the icucral
government, supporting both the art school and a museum on Cathedral
The school has faced severe financial and administrative problems in
Last year, 16 of 27 faculty members were laid off in an effort to save
money and regain accreditation.
In April, the IAIA decreased tuition by nearly 46 percent in an effort to
attract new students. .
At the time, administrators said the school was having major financial
problems and needed to get more students enrolled.
And last month, former IAIA employee Rosendo Manuel Tapia was
arrested by the FBI and charged with stealing nearly $300,000 from the
But supporters say those problems should not spell ruin for the school.
"We can't sacrifice IAIA for a few misunderstandings and a lew bruised
egos," said Beaver North Cloud, IAIA alumni liaison. "I want my children
to go to the IAIA."
Discovery of bones on Whidbey Island
WHIDBEY ISLAND, Wash. (AP) For years, human bones have been
unearthed on this island by construction projects and erosion.
It's not clear what became of those remains, reminders of the thousands
of American Indians who once roamed the lands and waters now called
Skagit and Island counties.
But an anthropologist's discovery of human remains last year prompted
an effort to allow their reburial on the island and discovery of a forgotten
cemetery set aside for just that purpose more than 30 years ago.
Louis La Bombard, a professor of anthropology at Skagit Valley College's
Oak Harbor campus, was on a field trip with 1 8 students when he discovered
the bones last fall. From 100 feet away, he said, he recognized the small white
protrusions lodged in a nearby cliff. n
"My curiosity being what it is, I climbed up there to get a better look, he
As an anthropologist, La Bombard knows the appeal American Indian
bones and artifacts have for contemporary scholars.
But as a member of the Iroquois Tribe, he is also sensitive to concerns
about disturbing ancestral graves.
"Back in New York, I've been in homes where the skulls of my ancestors
were displayed on the fireplace mantel," he said.
The bones La Bombard found belonged to an early American Indian man,
Island County Coroner Robert Bishop determined.
Under federal law the Native American Graves and Repatriation Act of
1990 such remains must be turned over to the closest recognized tribe, in
this case, the Swinomish Tribe in La Conner.
But Bishop didn't want to see the bones removed from the island.
"It rubbed me raw," he said. "Those people were buried here in good faith.
My parents are buried on the island, and I can't imagine someone moving
them off in 100 years." ... ,
Bihop's effort to find a place for those remains jogged the memory ot
several island residents who live near a half-acre set aside by the federal
government in 1965 for use by the Skagit Tribes.
Forgotten until La Bombard's discovery, the cemetery now will be
maintained by the Swinomish Tribe.
For years, tribal graves were aisturDea ana piunaereu ruuunciy, aiu
James Nason, a University of Washington professor of anthropology.
American Indian artifacts were collected like souvenirs, and the human
remains were considered opportunities for anthropologists.
Some states have outlawed tribal grave desecration since the 1940s.
Nason called the 1990 federal law one of the most important civil-rights
laws ever passed. The law makes it a felony to intentionally steal from or
disturb an American Indian grave. It also stipulates that previously stolen
artifacts must be returned a huge task for the nation's museums.
"Graves are still being desecrated," said Nason, himself a member of the
Comanche Tribe. "If s a multibillion-dollar-a-y ear industry. There is no lack
More must be done to enforce the 1990 law, he said.
One problem is that unearthed bones are not always reported, especially
if they're found at a construction site.
"If they report them, then construction has to stop," said La Bombard.
"I'm not saying there's a cover-up, but it's an incentive not to report them.
Two defendents go on trial in casino scandal
BILLINGS (AP) Jennifer Marie Chasing Hawk and Jennifer Lovato
went on trial Monday before U.S. District Judge Jack Shanstrom on charges
of conspiring to steal money from the Crow Tribe's Little Bighorn Casino.
They are the only two of 22 people named in three federal indictments to
go on trial.
During Monday's testimony, a former security guard at the casino
testified that when he found employees tampering with electronic gambling
machines and cashing fake winning tickets he told tribal officials but nothing
Sheldon Fitzpatrick, who has not been indicted in the extensive corruption
scandal, testified that he also conveyed his suspicions to two successive
casino general managers but employee thefts continued unabated.
Fitzpatrick and other witnesses said everyone knew what was going on,
including those in management, some of whom also were stealing money
from the casino.
Attorneys for the two women maintain that nothing was done to stop the
thefts at the casino because officials wanted to protect themselves and
members of their families.
Opposition forming over proposal to force tribes to
Opposition is forming over a proposal before Congress to force Indian
tribes to disclose their income from all sources including gambling.
The Senate Interior appropriations subcommittee approved the proposal
last week, requiring the Bureau of Indian Affairs to collect information on the
incomes of all 535 tribes recognized by the federal government.
The measure is being viewed as the first step toward cutting federal
funding to the nation's wealthier tribes.
Sen. Pete Domenici, a member of the subcommittee, said the idea of
"means testing" for tribes has never been adequately studied by Congress and
has enormous implications for tribes nationwide.
"I don't object to an objective evaluation of which Indian tribes are
wealthy," the New Mexico Republican said. "But if we're going to have a
needs test, then I'm going to offer an amendment that we ... inventory our
(financial) commitment to the Indian people in terms of education, schools,
Although there has never been such an inventory, Domenici said it is clear
that the United States is billions of dollars behind on its commitment to
American tribes. , .
"The point is to have before us all the things we promised we d do in
Indian country, not just information about which tribes have money and
which ones don't," Domenici said.