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P.O. Box 870
Warm Springs, OR 97761
April 5, i
Coyote News, est. 1976
News from the Warm Springs Indian Reservation
April 5, 2001 Vol. 26, No. 7
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General election clay for Tribal
Council is set for Monday, April
9, 2001. Voting will begin at 8 a.m.
at the Community Wellness Cen
ter and end at 8 p.m.
Most candidates have submit
ted campaign statements to the
Spilyay. Those statements and
photos of the candidates may be
found on Pages 8 to 12 of this edi
tion. Vying for Agency District arc
15 candidates with one write-in,
they arc: Garland Brunoe, Harold
Blackwolf, Ginger Smith, Bernice
Mitchell, and Tommy O. Kalama,
Marcia Soliz, Zane Jackson, Daisy
Ike, Stanley "Buck" Smith Jr., Sid
Miller, Grant Clements Sr., Frank
Smith, Jeff Sanders Sr., Jeannie
Thomas, Mary Ann Meanus with
Delano "Satch" Miller as the write
Simnasho District are 13 can
Jim, Ray Tsumpti, Ron Suppah,
Kirby Heath, Marvin Meanus Sr.,
Floyd Calica, Ray "Captain"
Moody, Olney Patt Jr., Earl
Squiemphen, Charles "Jody"
Calica, Sal Sahme and Tony "Big
Seekseequa District: Joe Moses,
Brenda Scott, Martha Winishut,
Victor Moses with Myra Johnson
and Carolyn Wewa as the two
write in candidates.
Absentee ballots have been
mailed out to the eligible enrolled
members off the reservation.
Don't forget to vote!
face a deadline
Information regarding potential
adoptees will be published in the Spilyay
Tymoo on May 17. The information will
be obtained from Vital Statistics and all
potential adoptees will be treated equally.
Those who would like to have a pho
tograph appear with their information
should contact the Spilyay no later than
Statements regarding individuals may
be submitted to the newspaper office as
letters to the editor. Letters should not
exceed 250 words in length.
The election for adoptees into the
tribes will be held May 22.
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Desmond Tohet Katchia, left photo, and his mother Betty George dig roots in
the sunshine that has graced the reservation in recent weeks. Bernice Mitchell,
right photo, follows a spring tradition that goes back through countless
generations. For more photos and a story from Spilyay staffer Martha
( Lawrence, please see Page 3.
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The new playground located next to the
Community Wellness Center was completed
in late March. The playground and nearby
walking path were made possible by the gen
erosity of a grant from the Indian Health
Service, Diabetes Grant Team and hard work
of a group of Indian Health Service and
It is the goal of the Diabetes Grant Team,
who consist of Diana Howell, Kathryn
Quaempts, Carol Wewa, Austin Greene, and
Rob Collison, to prevent diabetes in the
people of Warm Springs, so focusing on in
creasing the opportunities for exercise and
spreading the word on how to prevent dia
betes with exercise and healthy eating is
started with the early age group of children.
Special thanks are due to the folks that
helped install the playground equipment:
Steve Stewart, Albert Bryant, Leroy Hicks,
Isaac Mitchell, Less, Azar, Royce,
Darylynnc, Austin, Hal Howell and every
one else that pitched in.
The next project, which is another play
ground and basketball court, is underway
next to the Simnasho Longhouse.
Tribal Council recently adopted the In
tegrated Resources Management Plan for the
Forested Area (IRMP I) as a permanent plan
ning guide on the Warm Springs Reserva
tion. The newly adopted plan updates the
original version which was about to expire,
but still focuses on a balanced approach to
natural resources management.
A number of meetings were held to
gather comments from tribal members when
the plan was being revised. Committees were
also involved in the process. The planning
team received a great deal of input and tried
to incorporate as many suggestions as pos
sible into the revised IRMP.
The planning team has prepare a series
of articles highlighting the revisions to IRMP
that will appear in the Spilyay Tymoo over
the next several weeks. The first article fo
cuses on an amendment to the "Tribal Law
and Order Code" that will make all IRMP
Tribal members repeatedly asked the
team to make IRMP enforceable. They
wanted people to follow the plan and they
wanted them to be accountable for their
actions. The interdisciplinary team re
sponded by developing the enforcement
code outlined in this article, which points
out some of the code's key provisions.
The entire amendment to the Law and
Order Code pertaining to enforcement of
IRMP provisions is documented in Tribal
Council Resolution No. 9987. It will also
be included in the IRMP document when it
goes to the printer later this year.
The general manager of the Natural Re
sources Branch (general manager) has the
primary responsibility for enforcement of
The Warm Springs tribal police and the
tnbal prosecutor assist in these duties by
responding to complaints filed by the gen
The primary means for carrying out pro
visions of the IRMP will be through educa
tion and voluntary compliance.
The general manager will try to resolve
problems through education and xcrbal rec
ommendations to correct any violations.
The enforcement code gives the general
manager and his designees the authority to
enter, inspect and monitor all tribal lands
and premises on tribal lands to ensure com
pliance with the IRMP.
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