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Tribal Council Election Statements
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Hello, my name is Daisy Mae Ike and I am a candi
date for Tribal Council in the upcoming election and I
respectfully request your vote in the Agency District. I
have six children and many grandchildren. I am the great,
great, granddaughter of Chief Tahsymnpt who signed
the Treaty of 1855 for the tribes. I currently work in
the Juvenile Coordinator's Office for the Public Safety
Branch. I have served on the Law and Order Commit
tee, the Warm Springs Housing commission, the Jus
tice Team, and the Child Protective Team. I also worked
in Natural Resources and worked as a legal advocate.
My political agenda covers several issues that affect
our people. My agenda also includes leadership reform.
Leaders of our tribe need to learn to work together to
meet one core issue - the welfare of their people. Lead
ers must have the capability to negotiate on tough
adversarial issues that protect the interests of the Tribe.
Leaders need to remain objective and not cripple tribal
business by irrational emotions.
There is a need for political reform that alleviates
strain on tribal natural and financial resources, and most
importantly, tribal member employment. We need to
have more belief in our own membership employees
and less relianc'e'bn short-term 'employees 'who have "not
ties to our tribe or our tribal government. Poverty is an
underlying problem for our tribal members so it is im
portant to abide by our tribal policy on hire preference.
Poverty contributes to our community problems
with the abuse of alcohol, drugs and violence. I have a
belief in my inner soul, that our Indian men, women
and children who have experienced struggles and hard
ship through abuse or alcohol, drugs and violence can
overcome their personal trials with the support of their
families and the tribes. Allowing the membership to be
self-sufficient is our first step to helping ourselves.
Another important issue is tribal gaming. Tribal gam
ing issues need monitoring to ensure that there are no
un-needed tribal expenditures on lost-cause gaming ven
tures. Monies wasted on lost-cause ventures, could have
been used to benefit our community. Tribal gaming
needs to remain on the reservation to keep tribal mem
Thank you for your consideration and I hope you
will consider giving me your vote.
Stanley "Buck" Smith
I am asking for your support for a seat on Tribal
Council 2001. Allow me to introduce myself. My name
is Stanley "Buck" Smith. My wife is Susie and we have
been married for 36 years. My parents are Stanley and
Dorothy (Shumaker) Smith and my grandparents are
Wesley and Annie (Jackson) Smith.
I retired after 30 years from the Warm Springs Forest
Products Industry. For the past 14 years, Susie and I
have managed the Deschutes Crossing Restaurant. I have
been an Indian cowboy and rancher all my life and I'm
presently in the horse and catde business. I am a church
leader for the Baptist Church and I invite you to come
share in the Lord with us. You know that a select few
people cannot make the necessary transformation in our
entities and community; your vote is what it takes to
put in the new leaders! Together we can build and main
tain a safe community for all our families!
My Strengths: 1) concerned tribal member; 2)
spiritual, healthy, sincere and honest; 3) family man and
loving outlook; 4) business oriented, professional and
knowledgeable. s . , , 4.
Priorities: 1) tribal revenue, incoming and out
going; 2) equal working opportunities for tribal mem
bers; 3) education with successful training plans fol
lowed; 4) casino location on reservation.
Focus Points: 1) require efficient managerial
styles and implement; 2) constructive, successful busi
ness opportunities for all tribal members; 3) put into
action Resolution 8363 to all our entities; 4) business
expansion options with casino establishment; 5) col
laborate relationships with Oregon tribes and surround
The following should be held accountable and make
direct, fair and good faith decisions: 1) secretary trea
surer and COO; 2) entity boards and committees; 3)
judges; 4) Public Safety Branch; 5) general managers and
directors; 6) social and welfare programs.
I will support and defend all advancements of local
individuals and tribal organizations for the betterment
of our reservation.
My first concern is education for all the youngsters,
health benefits, housing and all aspects of per capita
income for the tribes.
We must move forward and keep abreast with the
modern world on all business dealings and ventures we
We need good planning and good decisions on what
limited resources we have today, and we have to make
the best judgment on any venture for the advancement
of our generation and future generations.
Communication to the people should be adminis
tered in an open and effective manner through: 1)
monthly update meetings; 2) town hall meetings; 3)
utilize newspaper in professional approach; 4) usage of
radio station more often.
Please vote for me to represent you.
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Grant Clements Sr. "li-Tan-Ucet"
A Wasco descendant and lifelong resident of Warm
Springs has been an independent businessman for over
35 years. Throughout this time the People's needs and
wishes have not been followed. A primary goal is to
restore Council and administrative accountability to the
Another major concern is tribal member employ
ment. The tribal member employment preference is a
regulation of record that is not being followed. If ad
ministered correctly there is currently enough work
availability for the majority of our people.
As an experienced businessman, Economic Devel
opment and the creation of businesses and tribal mem
ber owned businesses. The people must gain a return
on tribal business investments.
Due to the limited space the Spilyay allows there are
many more concerns that must be addressed. I am avail
able to discuss these with you at any time. It is very
important for each of you to exercise your right to vote.
This is the only way the people will regain their right
ful power. You must come out and vote. Grant Clements
Sr. is running for an Agency District Council position.
I would appreciate your vote; a vote for Grant Clements
Sr. is a vote for the people.
As your elected representative from the Agency Dis
trict on the Tribal Council I will work for all of the
people for the district that I represent. This includes all
of the enrolled tribal membership regardless of their
tribal affiliation or district they come from.
As your representative I will take an active part in
my responsibility to listen and represent the interest of
the Confederated Tribes in all council business. And,
to keep tribal members informed of all matters of inter
est to the tribal membership in small group meetings,
district and general council meetings.
I have worked for 40 years in tribal government and
have held well over 50 jobs within that time frame from
labor to general manager. My work experiences have
given me the knowledge and skill needed to perform in
the role of your representative on Tribal Council.
Leadership, Representation by the people and for the
people will need to be one of the many priorities that I
will address in the early stages of my appointment, if
elected by the people to serve them. I will need to work
cooperatively and in the best interest for the tribal mem
bership to protect all of our financial and natural re
sources, but most importantly our human resources.
Some time we must sacrifice short-term needs for
long-term gains in order for us to preserve our reserva
tion and it's people and future generation still yet un
born. Accountability & Responsibility, to hold tribal gov
ernment accountable and responsible for the programs
and services provide provided to the community mem
bership. That they be held responsible for the quality
and quantity of services being provided that meets or
exceeds community standards.
Tribal Member employment to apply the tribal Af
firmative Action Policy for tribal member hiring pref
erence in all tribal eovernment operation and tribal
owned and operated enterprises. To develop and imple
ment short and long term employment for tribal mem
bers in all work development opportunities on and off
the reservation. All tribal enterprise support and pro
mote tribal member employment practices when fill
ing vacant positions.
Safe Community, to insure that we all live and work
in a safe community in which all the rights of the com
munity membership are protected. Hold senior man
agement, general managers directors and supervisors
accountable for the reduction of crime and violence
within our community.
Education, that the service provide reevaluate their
programs and service for adult and youth to insure that
our tribal members are being given every available op
portunity and resource to succeed in all education op
portunities. Housing, Tribal government must develop a com
prehensive housing plan that will meet the needs within
the financial constraints of the tribal membership. Af
fordable house that is safe and secure for families and
single heads of households to grow-up in.
Economic Development, We will need to address the
economic development without sacrificing our finan
cial security for future generations or natural resources.
We must accomplish this without compromising our
sovereignty or pledging our tribal member assets, of
future generations in order for us to have jobs for our
tribal membership in the short or long term.