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Spilyqy Tymoo, Warm Springs, Oregon
January 9, 2005
Letters to the
I am going to just say that I am sorry
for my action for there is a reaction
and mine was uncalled for. My apolo
gies are sincere and I hope that this
can be forgotten and not spoken of.
It's already another new year. I think
it's great if we can make and have reso
lutions for the new year. It feels great
when we do the resolutions we make.
Got to let go of our past, and live for
today. "One day at a time." Look at
In the Warm Springs Tribal Probate Court of the
Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs
The following is the schedule for
upcoming probate proceedings.
January 14, in Room 3 of the
StanleyDorothy Smith, Probate
No. 62-PR6-614PR3-58, 8:30 a.m.
Victor Smith, Probate No. 833-PR25-95,
Deanna Shadley, Probate No.
018-PR29-01, 9:30 a.m.
Earl Miller, Probate No. 009-PR30-01,
AliceJames Florendo, Probate
No. 834-PR26-95812-PR4-95, 11
Arthur Mitchell, Probate No. 876-
2002: A look back at some of
(Continued from page 5)
There has been talk over the past
couple of years of developing a skate
park in Warm Springs. This year, the
hope is to make some real progress on
the idea, said Kim LeClaire, who is a
local skate park advocate.
During September, LeClaire and
other supporters of the park idea gath
ered at the Warm Springs campus area
to discuss the issue. The meeting saw a
good turnout of young people who are
anxious to have a place to skate. Mean
while: School session started in early Sep
tember for Jefferson County District
509-J. Students were getting busy with
their class work, while school officials
were occupied with balancing the dis
trict budget, a task of increasing diffi
culty. At their meeting this month, the dis
trict board members agreed to recon
vene to discuss specific cut possibili
ties after a special state legislative ses
sion. And this:
A U.S. District Court magistrate has
ruled against the interest of Columbia
River tribes in the case involving an
cient human remains discovered six
years ago in shallow water of the Co
lumbia. As a result of the ruling, scien
tists may be able to study the remains,
known as the Ancient One, or
Kennewick Man. In other news:
The Huckleberry Harvest fund
raiser brought in approximately
$40,000 for The Museum at Warm
Springs. The museum meanwhile re
ceived a donation of a new Dodge
Ram 15-passenger van, from Stephen
and David Andersen of Andersen Con
struction, the company that built the
museum. And this:
George W. Aguilar Sr. continued
making progress on his tribal history
book, When the River Ran Wild, to be
published soon. In other news:
The decisions in developing the tribal
government budget for next year will
be difficult, with departments facing at
least a 5 percent reduction from the
current year budget. The following is
one of many possible examples of dif
ficult funding decisions facing Tribal
Council, and tribal members who par
ticipate in the budget process:
Warm Springs Social Services pro
vides services to elders, as well as to
local youth. In the current year bud
get, Social Services was able to fund
travel for ciders. This year the elders
If funding is provided for ciders to
make a similar trip in 2003, then So
cial Services would have to eliminate
funding for local youth activities, said
everything we can do today. It will carry
us on into our future. Sincerely,
First of all I would like to give my
love and thanks to my family who has
been helping me through the struggle
behind these walls. I want to thank my
grandmother and grandfather, Nola and
Rafael Queahpama for everything
they've been doing for me. I love you
both with my life and heart. My pre
cious mother, Bobbi Jo Berry, who is
the greatest joy of my life, I know we
had some differences and some rough
PR06-97, 1 p.m.
Prosanna Williams, Probate No.
858-PR16-96, 2 p.m.
Janice Lucie, Probate No. 996-PR07-01,
Raymond Shike Sr., Probate No.
972-PR19-00, 4 p.m.
January 16, in Probate Hearing
Nancy Johnson, Probate No. 955-PR02-00,
Webb Johnson, Probate No. 979-PR26-00,
George Picard III, Probate No.
016-PR27-01, 4 p.m.
Julian Scott pulls in a fall Chinook at
Gayle Rodgers, Social Services direc
tor. Every facet of tribal government -building
maintenance, natural re
sources, education and cultural pro
grams - is facing difficult choices in
meeting necessary reductions.
The newest tribal enterprise, not yet
one year old, has the potential for great
accomplishments. Geo Visions staff
were busy during the fire season, pro
viding mapping technology to the fire
fighting agencies. The work with the fire
teams will continue next year, but help
ing the fire fighters may be just the
beginning for Geo Visions.
For instance, through the U.S. Army,
the federal government has set aside
$5 million for development of resource
plans for federal installations across the
nation. Geo Visions has the right of
first refusal on contracts for develop
ing the plans. Elsewhere:
Warm Springs Ventures, the tribes'
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times while I was searching for my
self, but I'm happy to say it only made
our love stronger. I love you, mama.
But most of all, I would like to give
my love and thanks to my friend,
Monia Cuevas, for keeping a young
Indian sane and happy from the life in
here which people couldn't even imag
ine. But why I'm relly writing this letter
is to announce to all my friends an op
portunity that is in the music business.
I have managed to get myself a CD
deal with a label called "Music Fo' the
Mobb Records" out of Vallejo, Calif.
The person who made this all possible
for me is my mentor and friend
DeShawn Dawson, who goes by the
name of "Mac Shawn." He was origi
nally with Death Row Records, and is
with "The Click Family," who you may
know as E-40, B-Legit, D-Shot, Suga
T, Little Bruce and Mac Shawn him
self. But I wouldn't do this album with
out you. I'm opening the doors for all
of you to be heard down here in the
bay and I would never leave you guys
out of this big opportunity I have. I'm
very happy to inform you on my suc
cess. So if you want to be a part of thsi,
get at me at the address below, so I
have the names to give to my man
ager in Oakland.
Nathan Berry, No. T.57502, CB-23-1
2-L, P.O. Box 2500, Susanville, CA
investment and business corporation,
has announced the purchase of a 51
percent ownership interest in a
Redmond-based tile-making company,
There is the possibility that in time
the company's manufacturing plant
could relocate to the reservation. This
would provide more tribal employment
opportunities, said Tom Henderson,
chief executive officer of Warm
Springs Ventures. And this:
The Tribal Council approved the
posting a proposed budget for 2003.
The proposal includes a 7-pcrcent over
all decrease in expenditures from the
current year's levels. Tribal operations
would see an overall reduction of about
$1 million under the proposed 2003
budget. Nearly all departments of the
tribal government would see reduced
budgets under this proposal.
Later in October, tribal officials dis
cussed the 2003 budget proposal with
the membership. Members mentioned
concerns on a variety of subjects, from
public safety and youth and elder is
sues to budget cuts and possible source
of additional revenue.
Waldon P. Winishut died Dec. 25,
2002, at the age of 41.
Mr. Winishut was born April 15,
1961 in Redmond, to parents Percy
and Pauline (Johnson) Winishut Mr.
Winishut was preceded in death by
Mr. Winishut worked as a
Auction of estate
The Warm Springs Tribal Probate
Court will conduct an estate silent auc
tion on Friday, Jan. 24. Auction items
include the following:
One travel trailer with propane tanks.
One white pick-up with camper, needs
work. One full size brown pick-up with
camper, needs starter. One back-end
of pick-up for hauling.
One welding set. One engine block
hoist. Three-quarter hydraulic jacks.
One air compressor. One canoe. One
gas welder, one arch welder.
One set of rims. Four sets of tires.
Kah-Nee-Ta High Desert Resort
and Casino will be offering free
blackjack training in February.
Training will begin Monday, Feb
ruary 17, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Classes
will run in eight-hour sessions and
will end Friday, March 7.
the news stories
One revenue option that is being
explored is the use of part of the tribes'
"rainy day" fund, established in 1988
by Tribal Council. Meanwhile:
The Tribal Administration building
is being refurbished and repainted on
the exterior, because the last 13 years
have left it weather-beaten. The cur
rent work, by Warm Spring Construc
tion, includes painting as well as renailing
the exterior wood siding. In other news:
. , Two young men charged in 2001 in
the death of Michael Saludo have
pleaded guilty to first-degree murder.
Sentencing for Angelo Fuentes and
Ronald McKinley is set for November.
Nettie Shawaway, the eldest mem
ber of the Confederated Tribes of
Warm Springs, turned 102 years old.
Her friends and relatives used this re
markable occasion to pay tribute to
Mrs. Shawaway. "She touched many of
our lives," said Neda Wesley, Mrs.
Shawaway's niece, who organized and
cooked at the birthday celebration.
Tribal members took part in the 13,h
Annual Veterans Day Powwow. This
event was in jeopardy of not happen
ing due to lack of funding. However,
the Tribal Council and the I luman Ser
vices Department each contributed
$5,000, allowing the powwow to pro
ceed as planned. Meanwhile:
The Tribal Council made the con
struction and operation of a fire hall
in the Seeksecqua District a priority for
2003. The tribal government budget
for 2003 includes over half a million
dollars for equipping the new fire hall,
and for its operation and maintenance.
The council for the 2001 budget
appropriated $250,000 for construc
tion of the Seeksecqua Fire I (all. The
2003 budget includes $225,000 for its
operation and maintenance, plus
$330,000 for equipment.
The 2003 budget, approved this
month by Council, also acknowledges
that the Seeksecqua Fire I fall has fund
ing priority over a proposed new fire
hall that will serve the Sidwalter area.
In more budget news:
The Tribal Council decided to use
$1.5 million from the Credit Enterprise
as a source of funds for the 2003 tribal
government budget. The Council also
decided to use approximately $2 mil
lion from the tribes' revenue reserve,
or rainy day fund, but only if the tribal
general fund working capital reserve
drops below $6 million, which is the
minimum balance needed to pay cur
rent payroll and other essential expen
ditures. And this:
The Culture and I leritage Depart
ment, Education Committee and
plumber for Double W Plumbing.
Survivors include his daughter
Christine Johnson of Pendleton;
brothers Don, Duane and Stacy
Winishut, of Warm Springs; and sis
ters Charlene and Jewel Winishut, also
of Warm Springs. Burial was Dec.
28 at the Simnasho Cemetery.
items Jan. 24
And several tool sets, Craftsmen's tool
Viewing will be Jan. 24 from 8 a.m.
till 3 p.m. at the parking lot across from
Macy's Market. This is the only chance
to view the items and bid.
Items will be sold to highest bidder.
Probate does not accept personal
checks, C.O.D'S or cash. The court will
accept cashiers checks, money orders,
approval from credit, or bank loan.
Must be blank until brought to the pro
bate staff, and write the name of es
tate you are purchasing from.
Becoming a certified blackjack
dealer requires 96 hours of training
and passing an audition. Training will
be held at KNT High Desert Resort
and Casino. To enroll for this class
please contact Lisa at Human Re
sources at (541) 553-1112 ext. 3401.
School District 509-J developed a
schedule for teaching the Ichishkeen
language to fifth-graders at Jefferson
County Middle School. The classes will
begin next month.
This will be the first time that a
Native language course will be offered
at the middle school.
The last month of 2002 saw one
of the most dramatic news events of
the year: The Warm Springs Elemen
tary School was destroyed by fire. The
quick response by Warm Springs Fire
and Safety was credited with contain
ing the flames just to the gym, thus
preventing further damage. Meanwhile
Tribal and federal government ne
gotiators are moving forward with a plan
to relocate Columbia River petroglyphs
to I lorsethicf State Park in Washing
ton. Negotiations are among the Con
federated Tribes of Warm Springs,
Yakama Nation, and the U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers.
It has long been the desire of many
Native Americans to move the rock
art, in possession of the Corps of En
gineers, closer to the original location.
I lorsethicf State Park, home of the
She Who Watches pictograph, is the
closest area to the original location.
The original site is inundated by
water of The Dalles Dam, built in 1960.
And in other news:
Confederated Tribes have chosen an
Alaska-based architectural firm for the
design and development of the new
casino at the Columbia River Gorge.
The tribes' gaming expansion team has
chosen the firm of ASGC, based in
Anchorage, for the casino design and
ASGC is the largest Native American-owned
architecture and design firm
in the U.S. The company, which also
has an office in Albuquerque, New
Mexico, employs 800 people. Else
where: For the last 10 years, since its incep
tion, The Museum at Warm Springs
has been open 362 days a year. In the
spirit of economic frugality, and to
catch up on some exhibit work, the
museum board decided to close the
museum on Mondays and Tuesdays,
until March 1.
John I licks, director of Central
Oregon Community College at Warm
Springs for the last 10 years, has de
cided to retire. Cody Veagcr, a former
teacher at COCC, will take his place
as director in January. Also retiring
this month from COCC is Marilyn
Hart, secretary at the school for the
past 12 years.