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Spilyqy Tymoo, Nwn Springs, Oregon
November 11, 2004
Cougar struck and killed on highway 26
A 120-pound male cougar was
found in front of Warm Springs For
est Products Industries on U.S. 26 the
evening of Nov. 3, apparently hit by
Natural Resources Branch Manager
Bobby Brunoe is scheduled to discuss
the cougar situation on the reservation
with Tribal Council on Monday, Nov.
Regarding the cougar that was killed
last week: The motorist that hit the ani
mal had apparently left the scene, but
the impact was enough to leave shards
of glass at the scene.
"I was coming back from bowling
last night about 9 p.m., and the police
were already there," said Rickey
Graybael, who worked in the Range and
Agriculture department, and was one
of the first people to spot the animal.
The animal was still alive when of
ficers found it. They had to shoot to
shoot it twice to put it down.
Police then summoned Jason Smith,
Range and Ag manager, to pick up the
cougar for disposal
"We're pleased that no humans were
injured," Jim Soules, Warm Springs
Chief of Police, said. "My guess is that
if it had been a threat, then it has been
Native languages in danger of extinction
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Ten of
25 native languages still spoken in
Oklahoma are just one aging genera
tion away from extinction.
"We are at the greatest period of
American Indian language extinction in
history," said Dennis W. Zotigh, Ameri
can Indian research historian at the
Oklahoma Historical Society.
In September, two or three native
speakers .of Caddo died, said Alice
Anderton, a linguist who directs the
Intertribal Wordpath Society, sponsor
of an Oct. 22 celebration of the state's
"Time is really running out for some
languages," she said.
Although Oklahoma has 21,359
native speakers, 10 tribes have 10 or
fewer fluent speakers left, and 15 have
fewer than 100, according to Andcrton's
2004 count, released in October.
"Every time we revise it, the num
bers go down and not up," Anderton
It's been 14 years since Congress
passed the Native American Languages
Act, which made it federal policy to
preserve, protect and promote native
languages reversing the decades-old
policy of trying to stamp them out.
In that time, many tribes have initi
ated language classes.
For example, Choctaw now is of-
Tribal employees displayed a variety of Halloween attire at the annual
costume contest, held each year at the Administration puilding Q
Letters of apology
I am writing this letter in regard to
my inappropriate behavior. I would like
the opportunity to apologize for the
crime I've committed against the people
of the Confederated Tribes of Warm
Springs. And in doing so I've decided
to take full responsibility for my ac
tions, and am paying all costs and con
sequences punishable and appropriate
for the much regretted situation I put
myself into. So if I may please have
your condolence to accept my apology,
I'd like to say I am really truly sorry.
Thank you. Sincerely, LaVitta Berry.
This is Bonny Charley. I am writing
a letter for my apology for things I've
said or done. I am apologizing to you
and the courts for situation. For things
I said or did, please accept my apol
ogy. It was not very good of me to get
upset at everyone. I know it was under
the influence, and for the escape I did,
that was not called for. Please accept
my apology. I'm sorry if I did wrong.
Bonny Helen Charley.
Today on Oct. 27, 2004, I'm sorry
for driving under the influence of in
toxicants on the rez at Upper Dry
Creek. I put myself and others in dan
ger. I'm sure it will never happen again
in the future. Have to pay the price
for it. Thank you. Charlie Chee Sr.
To the people of Warm Springs I
would like to apologize for the crime
of "fishing out of season" at the Co
lumbia River on Oct. 3, 2004. This will
not happen again. Again, my sincere
apologies. Harold Blackwolf Sr.
To Sylvania Russell, I'd like to apolo
gize for what had come about on or
about Sept. 30, 2004. 1 am truly sorry
to you for my actions. I would also like
to apologize to my children Aaron, Tif
fany and Tanya Hunt. I'm sorry and I
will always love the three of you.
To the community of the Confed
erated Tribes, I would like to apologize
for my actions on the morning of Sept.
5, 2004, for being in possession of drug
paraphernalia and NDDHD. I'm try
ing to correct my past and live a
healthier lifestyle. Victor Becerre.
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fered in public high schools through
out the Choctaw Nation, at commu
nity centers or via the Internet.
Comanche is taught at the Comanche
Nation College in Lawton. University
of Oklahoma students can study
Cherokee, Choctaw, Creek and Kiowa.
At Oklahoma State University, students
can learn Muskogee.
"That's all progress," Anderton said.
"But if you look at it in a real hard
nosed way, if you ask how many new
speakers of native languages there are,
as far as I know, that number is zero."
The problem is that high school and
college classes will not produce fluent
speakers, Zotigh said. The only hope
for languages to survive is to get very
young children speaking them, Zotigh
and Anderton said.
With that in mind, some tribes, in
cluding the Choctaws, include language
instruction in their Head Start pro
grams. But Anderton said the 15 min
utes a day they can devote to the sub
ject is nearly worthless.
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