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8 March 26, 1998
Warm Springs, Oregon
WEDD offers affordable housing,
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Jerry and Janet Bagley, accept the keys to a four bedroom WEDD build home tram contractor Ben
Anderson and WEDD employee Cory Clements.
(submitted by the WEDD team) . 0f 14 homes, it made sense for the the project, which resulted in WEDD
With WEDD's carpentry tribe to transfer the Revolving Fund building affordable homes since mid
apprenticeship experience since the to WEDD in mid December, 1996. March 1997. This project is unique
early 1980's,resultinginconstruction ye took three months to organize because it: a) creates training and
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; This year's firebuster winners for the Warm Springs Elementary are. Bike winner: Stephanie Gomez,
: sweatshirt winner: Amanda Coffee, T-shirt winner: Verna Mitchell. The winners for the Simnasho school
are. Bike winner: Stephanie Pratt, sweatshirt winner: Antone Moody, T-shirt winner was Lorien Stacona.
I would like to congratulate the Simnasho school. They had 100 return on the worksheets. Their sheets '
will go into the big drawing, $500 for the school. The Warm Springs Elementary doubled the number of !
, sheets returned from last year, so they well, too.
, I want to thank all the kids who worked hard on completing the Firebuster worksheets and turning them in.
' I hope you had fun and learned a lot. I wish everyone could have been a winner!
- I would like to thank Kah-Nee-Ta Resort and Indian Head Casino for the donation of the bikes. Without
your generous donation, a program such as this would not be possible.
By Karla Tias, Warm Springs Fire and Safety Prevention Officer.
Jefferson County planning team volunteers needed
Jefferson County grew 25-percent
, between 1990 and 1997, and is pro
. jected to grow at a high rate for
i another decade. This kind of rapid
: preparing for
There will be a meeting at Kah
. Nee-Ta Lodge on Monday, March
30 at 6 P.M. in the Warm Springs
room to finalize the list for 1998
. cooks and dancers. If you cannot
' attend, you can call Cindy Schmidt
at 553-1112 ext. 3436 to sign up.
The list will be closed for the year
after this meeting. We look forward
to seeing you there.
Simnasho candidate submits
1 To the Editor,
As it was stated when I was nomi-
natcd, I have been a public servant
for a very long time. I feel that I have
served my people well as a Fire
FighterEMT and a police officer. I
' would like to continue my efforts as
a public servant in your Tribal coun
cil. Looking back at my experiences,
I have seen a lot of changes within
the community from the time that I
first became involved in Emergency
and Public Safety Services. During
those years of service, I have seen
our people fall victim to situations
that affected the Tribes and have set
us way back financially. The fires
and floods had a major impact on our
people and our Natural Resources.
Our natural resources are in serious
need of protection. If we are to pre
serve them for our children to have
and use, we must now take the ac
tions needed to assure they are pre
served for our future and the future
of our children.
I feel that the people should have
the ability to speak and have in-put
into what direction the Tribes are
going in. It is for the peoples' best
interests that the Council makes de
cisions and directs services to where
they are needed and spend money to
make the programs effective for the
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growth often causes communities to
react to growth pressures rather than
actively direct actions and decisions
that can protect aspects important to
our citizens. Jefferson County needs
a clear, citizen-directed, desired fu
ture condition plan that represents
our communities' visions.
To accomplish this, Jefferson
County's Future Focus Committee
has been working on design of a
process that will allow individual
communities in Jefferson County to
plan their future vision, as well as
coordinate implementation of that
vision into a comprehensive county
vision. What is needed now is to
assemble a committed core of volun
teer leaders to help facilitate that
process, to ensure balance in achiev
ing a coordinated county vision that
respects each community and its
needs as unique and important.
This core team will consist of be
people. The tribal services need to be
more effective in the way they do
business, we also need to see more of
our tribal members take on those key
positions that seem to be occupied by
non-tribal members. I would like to
see training programs in each branch
togroom prospective tribal members
into line positions and key positions
and ultimately the upper manage
ment positions. This includes the
Warm Springs Forest Products In
dustries and Kah-Nee-Ta Resort. I
would also like to see the Small Busi
ness programs increase as there is
potential for tribal members to build
and be successful in this area. I see
that Simnasho could use a store and
gas station; there is an existing build
ing just wasting away. I do believe
that it had been looked at recently to
see what it would take to get it in
condition to use.
In the community there are a lot of
things that need to be addressed.
Crime is an issue that I currently face
each day as a police officer. I have
heard people say that it is not safe to
even be outside our own homes. Our
community used to be safe and people
were able to trust their neighbors and
could leave with their doors unlocked.
Our seniors are being made victims
of crime, more now that they have in
past years. I feel that all our people
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tween six and nine persons, with some
technical and professional staff sup
port provided. Individuals willing to
serve on this team must be prepared
to participate for three years. Due to
the length of commitment, alternates
will be identified as appropriate. The
committee is seeking persons inter
ested in creation of a future vision,
who have an ability to process infor
mation in a fair and impartial man
ner, an understanding about past and
present aspects of communities in
general, and an ability to balance
knowledge and values.
Individuals interest in serving on
the team, or who would like to nomi
nate someone for consideration, are
invited to contact the Madras
Jefferson County Chamber at 475
2350 or mail a letter of interest to PO
Box 770, Madras, OR 9774 1 . Names
must be submitted no later than April
should be able to feel safe in and
outside their homes and within the
boundaries of the Reservation.
The Confederated Tribes of Warm
Springs sovereignty is a major con
cern of mine as a tribal member. Our
ability to govern ourselves is an is
sue that needs to preserved. Our cul
ture and heritage is a major part of
that effort to keep our sovereignty
and Indian ways alive. Without the
sovereignty, I don't think that our
culture and heritage will survive or
be as strong as it should be. Currently
I hear the language programs on the
radio and in the paper and it makes
me feel good when I see our young
people study it and speak the lan
guage. In my profession as a police offi
cer, I have learned to listen to people.
I have been honest with them and
have done what they expected to the
best of my abilities. No matter what
I will always continue to listen and
do my best for my people. When
joined with others who have the same
or close to the same concerns as I do,
I am sure that we will be able to work
together as one and be one with the
people we represent.
Oswald F. Tias, candidate for the
development for tribal members; b)
contributes to a major need in the
community affordable housing; c)
shows that tribal members can
contribute to worthy causes with
pride. The one-time investment made
by the tribe is in the form of a
"revolving fund" which is separate
of the general fund. We buy the
materialssupplies and contract
certain subs so we can build sets of
two homes at a time; sell the homes
and the funds are re-used for the next
set of homes.
It is challenging to keep the homes
affordable due to costs in today's
construction world. In the future it
would be great to expand partnerships
to include WSFPI, other businesses,
and community members seeking
homes. Our schedule is for each
home, depending on size, to be built
in 11-14 weeks. In order for the '
revolving fund to work, we must
build a set of two homes each time,
and each set must be sold in a timely
manner. We are very proud of our
carpenter apprentices for the
challenge they've taken on; for their
accountability and responsibility; and
for choosing to be on the WEDD
carpenter team. Our apprentices are
currently: Joel Holiday, Ricky Smith,
and Bill Strong. Keep up the excellent
job guys! We have the best
journeyman around providing
training and development. Mr. Benny
L. Anderson, Sr. He is an excellent
leader in the field and we are
extremely proud that he is part of the
We have built 6 homes since mid
March, 1997: 2 two-bedroom homes;
and 2 four-bedroom homes. We are
currently building another set of
homes, (1) 3-bedroom and (1) 4
bedroom. If interested in a home tour,
contact WEDD at 553-3324. This
attractive opportunity is creating
great interest and the homes are being
sold quickly. If you are interested in
a home built by WEDD, please
Terry Rich is an RN (Registered
Nurse) employed with the Jefferson
County Health Department. She
comes to Warm Springs the first and
third Tuesday of each month. Her
duties while here are to administer
tests for sexually transmitted diseases
(STD's), pregnancy and HIV. She
will counsel or refer, speak with you
about birth control and she gives
breastfeeding assistance and support.
Sue Dixon is a Women's Health
Care Coordinator, who is here every
third Tuesday of each month. She
does the women's health care exams.
Dixon is also employed by Jefferson
County Health Department and Dr.
Kristi Jett, who specializes in
gynecology and surgery. She has been
employed at these places for eleven
All services provided at their
office is strictly confidential.
They target women who cannot
go to the Health & Wellness Center
or do not feel comfortable at the
Wellness Center. They are not
affiliated with Health & Wellness
Warm Springs Family Planning
clinic is located in the Community
The clinic was a joint effort
between Sal Sahme, Lee Loomis and
Linda Fleming in the mid-1980s.
Results from a survey conducted by
Warm Springs staff revealed a need
for alternative birth control service
sites. In 1988, the Warm Springs
Through a cooperative effort
Central Oregon HAABLA group, based in Madras, held a weekly meeting Friday March,13 at the
Museum At Warm Springs. The HAABLA group holds their weekly meetings at the Stag in Madras.
Everyone is encouraged to come and sit in, or join in. HAABLA's visit to Warm Springs brought over 30
persons to the lunchen meeting, including a special guest. Tribal member and actress Jerry Brunoe, was
HAABLA'S guest speaker during the March 13 meeting at the Museum At Warm Springs. People
attending the meeting were treated to some stew and fry bread prepared by Neda Wesley. HAABLA's
mission as positive concerned people is to work together to teach and support unity with patience and
understanding. HAABLA'S committment is to build bridges of respect and love for people of all cultures.
From left to right, contractor Ben Anderson, apprentice Joel Holliday,
Ricky Smith and Bill Strong started the construction of two more
homes in the Sunnyside area.
contact Tribal Credit in Person to
pick up a loan application and discuss
details and home loan requirements
with them. If buyers are approved by
the Credit department early during
construction, they can choose colors
of roof, exterior paint, carpet,
linoleum, and counter tops.
Home Loan Eligibility
1. Enrolled Warm Springs Tribal
2. Two (2) years of continuous
3. Adequate income to repay home
4. Able to pay first year home
5. Down payment requirements:
3 bedroom home selling price:
$51,500 (not including insurance)
$3090 down payment
Monthly payment estimate:
$261.00month (will increase
4 bedroom home selling price:
$55,500 (not including insurance)
$3430 down payment
Monthly payment estimate:
$288.00month (will increase
clinic offered in
between the Confedrated Tribes of
Warm Springs, IHS, and Jefferson
County Health Department, space,
utilities, equipment, staff, operational
and contraceptive supplies were
Services were initially limited to
Family Planning and have been
expanded to include sexually
transmitted disease testing and
treatment, HIV counseling and
testing, breastfeeding consultation,
Sue Dixon (left) and Terry Rich offer
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6. Have a credit history that
indicates ability and willingness to
repay obligations as they become
7. All applicants must be current
with any tribal account (Housing,
HUD, Mutual Help, Day Care, Tribal
Court, Utilities, and Finance Dept.
tribal accounts receivable of any kind)
Our current annual plan provides
for construction of 8-10 home's per
year. We operate under a blanket
lease and relinquish a single lease
upon the sale of each home. We have
leases in the Tenino sub-division,
Sunnyside, and are looking at the
Park Heights area. This effort is going
so well, that we hope to expand our
construction capacity and training
development capacity. This will
require the help of those in authority.
Other tribes have come to see how
Warm Springs operates this
successful project because they also
want to start one. It is important to
continue to receive support and
positive help to continue to help our
people with housing.
pregnancy testing, women's health
Additionally, Portland General
Electic became a funding partner in
the effort in 1996.
These confidential services are
available to tribal and non-tribal
members. The clinic is opened
Tuesdays, from 2:00-4:30 p.m. For
appointments or further information
call 475-4456, or clinic 553-2213.
their services at the Family
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