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Spilyay Tymoo, Warm Springs, Oregon
January 9, 2003
Clinic expansion progressing
Plans to expand the Indian
Health Services building in
Warm Springs are moving for
ward, according to Russ Alger,
The chosen architecture
firm, L.R.S. Architecture Inc.,
of Portland, and the Warm
Springs contracting depart
ment are discussing the con
tract before construction be
gins, said Alger.
In recent months, IHS of
ficials met with the architects
to help provide a design spe
cific to the buildings needs.
The expansion will provide
more exam rooms and dental
rooms. Plans will address
warehouse needs and medical
records storage facilities. The
total square footage of the
clinic will increase by 5,260
feet. A corridor will connect
the expansion to the existing
building. The cost will amount
to approximately $1.5 million.
"Our intent in this expan
sion is to provide more room
and efficiency," said Alger.
Another goal for IHS in
2003 is to make a strategic
plan for the future.
"We hope to make a plan
for the next five years," said
Stakeholders are winding up
discussions on the biggest needs
of the IHS departments. After
wards, ideas will be opened up
to the public. Goals and objec
tives will be coordinated with the
IHS has created a full-time
position for a podiatrist.
Like many government en
tities, IHS is concerned about
possible effects of state cuts
after the Jan. 28 tax increase
vote. IHS currently collects
revenue from the Oregon
Health Program, which is pro
vided with federal funds for
Native Americans health care.
Alger plans to attend a meet
ing in Pordand this month to
discuss possible effects of this
Register for six-foot
and under tournament
The North End Express All-Indian Men's Six-Foot and Under
Basketball Tournament is set to take place on Jan. 24-26 at the
Warm Springs Community Wellness Center.
The entry fee will be $250 per team. Eight players per team will
be allowed. Payment by January 20, true double elimination.
Awards will include, eight championship embroidered wool jack
ets; eight runner up hooded sweatshirts; and eight third place
A most valuable player and all-star award will also be presented
For more information or to send in your fee, write Austin
Greene, P.O. 1327, Warm Springs, OR, 97761. Or call 553-1953
II or 553-3243 W
Employment available in Warm Springs
The following full-time po
sitions are being offered on
the Warm Springs Reservation.-
;' Resource technician, Voca
tional Rehabilitation counselor,
Also: finance controller,
substance abuse specialist,
Also: surveillance techni
' For more information
about these jobs, contact the
Employment Department in
Madras. The phone number
(Coyote News, Est. 1976)
Publisher Emeritus: Sid Miller
Editor: Dave McMechan
Management Successor: Selena T. Boise
Reportertrainer: Shannon Keaveny
Media Advisor: Bill Rhoades
Established in March 1976
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Kah-Nee-Ta seeks artwork
Kah-Nee-Ta High Desert
Resort and Casino is pleased to
announce the creation of an art
exhibition gallery space.
Kah-Nee-Ta is seeking fine
arts and crafts work by Warm
Springs tribal artists for direct
purchase andor public exhibi
tion. This artistic endeavor offers
artists an opportunity to en
hance the resort's interior and
promote cultural aesthetics.
The theme for the 2003 ex
hibition show is entided "Live
Artwork will be selected on
the merit of high artistic excel
lence and fine craftsmanship.
The call for entry requires a
submission of slides or photo
graphs of artwork for gallery
This will also help establish
an art bank and web-site for
The deadline for submissions
for "Live in Beauty" is March
The reception opening for the
artists and celebration for Kah-nee-ta's
exhibition spaces will be
in April, and further informa
tion announced at a later date.
For additional information
and application forms please
contact Kah-Nee-Ta's art cura
tor Apolonia S. Santos, P.O. Box
104, Warm Springs, OR 97761.
Phone, 553-0465. Telephone
hours are 9-5 weekdays.
Construction moves to new office
This past fall Warm Springs
Ventures, the investment arm of
the Confederated Tribes of
Warm Springs, assumed man
agement control of the Warm
Springs Construction enterprise.
Since then, changes have
taken place that include hiring
Glenn Carpenter for the general
manager position, and promot
ing tribal member Leslie
Cochran-Davis to the assistant
general manager. The Ventures
and Construction management
team assessed the immediate
needs of the enterprise, and de
termined that it needed to be
relocated to a facility large
enough to accommodate the
staff, heavy equipment and
other tools and equipment
which were stored in multiple lo
cations. To address this, Ventures has
leased the building known as the
Apparel Factory, located at 4202
Holliday Street The majority of
the building was vacant for a num
ber of years and has the space
necessary to accommodate Con
struction and Ventures businesses
as the need arises.
Construction is complete and
the staff was scheduled to move
into their new facilities this
set for April
Tomcat's eighth grade and
under co-ed basketball tourna
ment is scheduled for April 4-6
at the Warm Springs Commu
nity Center. This will be a double
elimination tournament with a
ten-player roster limit. All play
ers must be in school, ID re
quired for each player.
All-star awards will be given
to one boy and one girl from
each team. There will also be a
Ms. MVP and Mr. MVP award.
First place team will receive
embroidered pullovers, second
place hooded sweatshirts, third
crewneck sweatshirts, and
fourth place T-shirts.
Entry fee is $150 payable in
money orders only to Tom
James, P.O. Box 99, Warm
Springs, OR 97761. For more
information you can call Tom
between 6-9 p.m. at 553-9628
or he can be reached by email
Holidays increase depression
Be aware of signs
in friends and family
(The following is provided by the
Warm Springs Community Coun
Many people experience de
pression during the holiday sea
son. Depression can lead to sui
cide attempts or suicide.
A suicidal person urgently
needs to see a doctor or psychia
trist. The following are some of
symptoms of depression, and
warning signs of suicide that
friends and family can look for:
Symptoms of clinical depres
sion in a person include persis
tent sad or "empty" moods; feel
ings of hopelessness, helpless
ness, guilt, pessimism or worth
lessness; substance abuse; fatigue
or loss of interest in ordinary
activities, including sex; distur
bance in eating and sleeping pat
terns; irritability, increased cry
ing, anxiety, and panic attacks;
difficulty concentrating, remem
bering or making decisions;
thoughts of suicide, suicide plans
or attempts; and persistent
physical symptoms or pains that
do not respond to treatment.
Warning signs of suicide in
clude, talking about suicide; pre
vious suicide attempts; state
ments about hopelessness, help
lessness or worthlessness; pre
occupation with death, suddenly
Loss of interest in things
one cares about; unusual visit
ing or calling people one cares
about; making arrangements
and setting one's affairs in or
der; giving things away; and
acquiring guns or stockpiling
pills. , r l ::
If you, a friend or family
member need help, call National
Hopeline Network 1-800-SUI-CIDE
MHS senior profile
plans include college
Health incentive contest
begins with the New Year
In efforts to inspire tribal members to become fitter, firmer
and healthier, a health incentive contest is being offered.
All entries are required to pay $25 for their participation. The
final sum will be distributed accordingly among the winners. Weight
loss participants need to pay in full by 5 p.m. on Jan. 1 1 or their
names will be automatically eliminated.
Payments can be made to Dorothy Shadley of the Credit De
partment, phone number 553-22311793.
Weigh-ins with Austin Greene will take place between 8 a.m.
and 5 p.m. through Jan. 11.
Appointments are required beforehand by contacting Greene
at 553-32433244. All weights will be sealed inside an enve
lope. Dorothy Shadley will keep all sealed envelopes until the final
The contest will end Thursday at 5 p.m. before Pi-Ume-Sha
weekend, when Greene will conduct a final weigh-in with partici
pants. Winners will be determined according to who lost the most
First place winners will receive 70 percent of the total sum of
money paid by participants and a surprise prize. Second place win
ners will receive the remaining 30 percent of the total money and
a surprise prize
The person who loses the least amount of weight will be granted
the "booby prize."
Five incentive drawings will occur the last Friday of each month.
Janunary 31 will be the first drawing.
Sign-in began Jan. 2 and will continue until Jan. 11 with Dor
othy Shadley, or Emma Smith, 553-15643257.
High School senior Eliah
Roseann Squiemphen has goals
for herself, and is well on her
way with the upcoming gradua
tion this spring.
Squiemphen is of the Warm
Springs, Wasco, Yakama, and
Colville descent, and the daugh
ter of Lawrence Jr. "Kunya"
and Leslie Squiemphen of
Warm Springs. She has a brother,
Lawrence III, 19, and two sis
ters Delia, 15, and Joyce, 13.
She spends her spare time at
home playing with her daughter.
After high school she plans
to attend Central Oregon Com
munity College in the fall to be
come a certified nurse.
Will she miss high school?
"What's there to miss about high
school?" Squiemphen said.
Though she won't miss high
school she leaves this advice,
"Don't give up, keep trying!"
Ten years from now she sees
herself working at a hospital or
Eliah Roseann Squiemphen
Favorite teacher: "Mr Talman,
because he Is so cool, nice, and is
always there when I need help or
when I need someone to talk to."
moment: "My sophomore year I
was singing solo at a concert, I
forgot the last verse and I got mad.
Mr. Burge said it was his fault and
really it was my fault."
Favorite song: "Difference by
Favorite actor: "My favorite
Twenty-five years ago today
From the Jan. 13, 1978 edition of Spilyay Tymoo
Bill addresses Deschutes River plan
Museum offers no school day
activity, Jan. 20 and 24
The Museum at Warm Springs is offering parent-child weav
ing as a "no school day activity." The activity is open to K-12.
The activity will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. on Jan. 20 and 24.
The class fee will be $5.00 per parent-child team. Grandparents,
uncles, aunts, big brothers and sisters are welcome to fill in as a
To register call the Education Program at the Museum at
Warm Springs at 553-3331.
The article on domestic violence that appeared on page 2 of
the previous Spilyay Tymoo was provided courtesy of Indian
Five years of inter-agency
negotiations have resulted in a
proposed bill that would include
the lower Deschutes in the Na
tional wild and scenic rivers sys
tem. The Tribal Council has
passed a resolution (No. 5123,
1221-77) supporting the pro
posed bill, which gives the Con
federated Tribes the opportunity
to prepare a comprehensive
management plan for that part
of the river under its jurisdic
tion. Confident of endorsement
by the Bureau of Land Man
agement, Bureau of Outdoor
Recreation and the State of
Oregon, members of the Tribal
Council will be meeting with
these agencies in the coming
week to gain their official ap
proval. They will also approach
Senator Al Ullman next week in
D.C. about sponsorship of the
Overuse of the lower
Deschutes River, from the
Pelton Regulating Dam to its
confluence with the Columbia
River, has been a concern of
the Tribes in recent years. The
fish and water resources of the
river are protected by treaty and
the Tribes have been firm in
their desire to preserve those
resources as well as the scenic
value of the river, while still al
lowing recreational access.
It has been the position of
the Tribal Council that any plan
ning for the Deschutes must
have tribal input. The BLM and
the Tribes own most of the land
in the Deschutes Canyon and
the Tribes have aboriginal rights
to the waters bordering the res
ervation. Inclusion of the Deschutes
in the 1968 Wild and Scenic
Waterways Act would bring the
Secretary of the Interior, the
State of Oregon and the Con
federated Tribes together in co
operative management. The
Tribal Council will be respon
sible for administering lands on
Although a management plan
has yet to be worked out, the
bill indicates which parts of the
river will be administered as sce
nic or as recreational. Future
development will depend on
provisions of the Act and the
management plan but the tribes
are assured in the bill that all
rights afforded by federal treaty,
agreement or statute with re
spect to hunting, trapping or
fishing will be honored.
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