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Les Wahsise enjoys the Wildhorse Pow Wow July 7. See more on page 22.

Brooklyn Jones, daughter of Rosie Hines and Sid Jones, participated in the parade festivities July 4. See more on Page 35

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Smokey Bear holds Michael Moses during a visit to the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Pictures on page 36.

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Walla Walla Hatchery Construction expected to begin this month on long-awaited tribal project By Wil Phinney of the CUJ

Chris “Ish” Williams remembers gaffing a pair of spring chinook in 2010 when nearly 1,200 hatchery-produced salmon returned to the South Fork Walla Walla River. Those fish, the most successful return from CTUIR’s recent salmon reintroduction program, were the first salmon caught in the Walla Walla in more than 100 years and the only ones since. Now, after 31 years of pleading and pledges, groundbreaking is “cautiously” planned for a Walla Walla Hatchery to produce a half-million smolts – 400,000 for the South Fork Walla Walla and 100,000 for the Touchet River. This project will be the first

Earth moves for education Workers from Silver Creek, a subcontractor for Chervenel Construction out of Kennewick, work to clear the site of the new Education Facility being built on the Umatilla Indian Reservation. Crews were excavating down to the caliche hardpan and then building it back up for compaction before starting on footings, then stem walls and concrete during the first couple of weeks in August. Plumbing, conduit and other electrical “rough-ins” were on the immediate agenda. Hopefully, the site will be prepared with walls up and enclosed by winter so interior work can continue during the cold months. That didn’t happen last year with Yellowhawk Tribal Health Center. That construction started later, in September, and soon after that the worst winter in recent memory hit and caused numerous construction delays. It is hoped that by starting in July construction will have a two-month jump on winter this year. Construction on the 63,000 square foot Education Facility is expected to be completed in time for school to start in September of 2019. The Facility will be home to all the Tribes’ education programs, including an early education component, adult education, tribal languages, and Nixyaawii Community School. In the photo above, Harold “Law” Enick from Mission is driving the John Deer backhoe and Darold Foote from Lame Deer, Mont., is in the GPS-controlled bulldozer. Coby Patterson from Pendleton is handling the water hose.

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Softball joy The face of Avery Quaempts, the daughter of Justin Quaempts and Carrie Sampson, expressed her happiness after Pendleton 10U Little League All-Star softball team won the Oregon State Tournament in Medford in July. The squad includes four girls who are CTUIR members or have family on the Reservation Quaempts, Addison Kosey, Bay Bay Matamoros and Ella Sams. More photos by Julie Murphy on page 17

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Parade season heating up Happy Canyon Princesses Tayler Craig, left, and Sequoia Conner, right, have been busy during parade season and gearing up for Round-Up in September. See next month’s issue for their answers to the annual HC princess questionnaire. Here they ride in the Fourth of July Parade in Pendleton. CUJ photo/Phinney

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MISSION – The public is invited to a Grand Opening Aug. 7 for Yellowhawk Tribal Health Center on the Umatilla Indian Reservation. A “soft” opening was held for the Tribal community on May 1, the day it opened to patients, but the grand opening planned in August is open to a wider audience. The event is planned from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the new clinic, which is located seven miles east of Pendleton and sits adjacent to Nixyaawii Governance Center. A ribbon cutting, open house, guided tours, and healthy refreshments are planned. Yellowhawk is asking for RSVPs by emailing Yellowhawk provides high-quality, primary healthcare for the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR) and other eligible American Indians and Alaska Natives living in the service area, which includes Umatilla and Union Counties in Northeastern Oregon. “We are excited to show this beautiful building to our key partners, neighbors, and all who contributed to making this project a success,” said Shawna M. Gavin, Chair of the CTUIR Health Commission. “This health center has been in the works for years, and we are proud of this state of the art facility.” The new Yellowhawk, about 64,000 square feet, is almost double in size of its previous clinic. NBBJ of Seattle, Washington designed the new Yellowhawk and Kirby Nagelhout Construction of Bend, Oregon served as general contractors. Wenaha Group of Pendleton, Oregon managed the project. In addition, Energy Trust of Oregon granted $450,000 to Yellowhawk and the clinic is enrolled in their Path to Net Zero offer, which means it was designed to opHUDWHDWOHDVWSHUFHQWPRUHHIÀFLHQWO\ than required by current energy code. ,WLVWKHÀUVW3DWKWR1HW=HURSURMHFWLQ (DVWHUQ2UHJRQDQG2UHJRQ·VÀUVW7ULEDO Path to Net Zero project.

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BOTSecretary Kat Brigham stands next to Lorri Bodi, retiring Bonneville Power Administration Vice President Fish, Wildlife Environment, on July 25. Brigham worked with Bodi for for three decades from when Bodi was with American Rivers, a conservation group, then when she worked at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and then for the last 20 years at BPA. Said Brigham, “We didn’t always agree, but we found things we did agree on and moved forward for salmon.” At the tour of Meacham Creek, Bodi had a similar comment about Brigham: “We had different opinions but we actually bonded. What Kat and I shared , and with staff, was a passion for the resource. Much was driven by legal issues, but the work was the reward.” CUJ photos/Phinney

Board of Trustees members gathered for a photo with retiring BPA Vice President Lorri Bodi. From left, General Council Chair Willie Sigo, BOT members Rosenda Shippentower and Aaron Ashley, BOT Vice Chair Jeremy Wolf, Bodi, BOT Secretary Kat Brigham, BOT Treasurer Doris Wheeler, and BOT member Sally Kosey.

BOT bids Bodi goodbye, but gives BPA notice that issues exist - especially on lamprey In the original BPA 10-year Accords, which has funded restoration efforts in the Columbia Basin since MISSION – Lorri Bodi was given a fond farewell by 2007, there was $50 million from the U.S. Army Corps the Board of Trustees (BOT) and staff from the Confeder- of Engineers for lamprey. However, the newest version of the Accords, a ated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR) when she visited July 25 with a cadre of Bonneville four-year extension which is still being negotiated, do not include any money for lamprey restoration in the Power Administration (BPA) employees. Bodi retired July 31 as BPA Vice President Fish, mainstem Columbia. The Tribes want to secure $25 milWildlife and Environment, but made lion for the next four years, especially one last trip to the Umatilla Reservain light of record returns this year to tion, where she has enjoyed an amiable The Board said it the Umatilla River. working relationship with the CTUIR. would consider In the work session, James said a The BOT presented Bodi with an emlack of restoration work in the Columbroidered Pendleton blanket and took petitioning bia River would damage efforts in the photographs with her. Board members to list Pacific tributaries. and Bodi took turns lauding each other lamprey under The Board said it would consider pewith comments about myriad accomtitioning to list Pacific lamprey under plishments achieved over the years as the Endangered the Endangered Species Act if funding partners. Species Act was not in the new Accords. But the BOT didn’t make it all a if restoration Bodi said BPA, the Corps and the lovefest. Bureau of Reclamation will all be The Board outlined four issues, funding was “sitting in the same room” when the telling Bodi but also addressing their not in the new Accord talks take place. concerns to the man sitting to her right, Accords. “I know lamprey funding is a funPeter Cogswell, who was named as her damental issue for you. I hear you,” interim replacement. she said. Before he officially began his new job, Cogswell knew the key issues for the CTUIR - conIn a work session July 23, the Board discussed tinued funding for lamprey restoration, deference to tribal biologists on habitat restoration, flexibility in land BPA’s more recent practice of reviewing Tribal habitat acquisition purchases, and more water for the Umatilla restoration projects. Gary James, the Tribes’ Fisheries Program manager, told the Board that BPA wants more Hatchery near Irrigon. Cogswell let Bodi do most of the talking and she control over funding. Carl Scheeler, the Tribes’ Wildlife mostly acknowledged the Tribes’ concerns rather than Program manager, asked if BPA was a “funding source or a co-manager?” offer immediate solutions. Bodi basically dismissed that issue acknowledging The “thorniest” issue, Bodi acknowledged, is going new staff, but said there have been “very few disputes” and said “I think we can work this all out.” to be continued funding for lamprey restoration. By Wil Phinney of the CUJ

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Lorrie Bodi speaks at the Meacham Creek flood plain restoration tour July 25. Said Bodi, If you dropped someone in here and told them what this used to look like they wouldn’t believe you. What impresses me is how quickly the ecosystem and fish have responded to improvements.”

Tribal attorney Brent Hall told Bodi, and Cogswell, that the Tribes need BPA to pay interest costs to third parties that step in to purchase land while BPA goes through its land acquisition process, which sometimes takes up to a year. “It’s a rare seller willing to go through a year to close,” Hall said. At the BOT work session, Scheeler said, “We can still buy land with BPA money, but we have to find a way to move so our conservation partner aren’t stuck with the interest charges.” Brigham said BPA has its “due diligence,” but the “process needs to be much quicker so we don’t lose the land.” Scheeler said one of their conservation partners that Bodi on page 13


CUJ News ‘Historically, the federal government has done a very poor job of honoring those commitments. That’s the point I wanted to make. We need to make sure the federal government knows its responsibilities with each tribe and honors them.’ - U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley

U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley, left, dances with Board of Trustees Chair Gary Burke, right, during the Wildhorse Pow Wow July 7. BOT Vice Chair Jeremy Wolf follows behind the pair. After the pow wow, Merkley continued on a tour of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, which included a trip to Yellowhawk Tribal Health Center and the construction site for the new education facility. CUJ photos/Jill-Marie Gavin

Merkley pledges federal government commitment By Jill-Marie Gavin of the CUJ

MISSION – U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley made history July 7 when he became the first U.S. Senator or Congressman to attend the Wildhorse Pow Wow July 7. Merkley, on a town-hall tour through Eastern Oregon, said visiting the Umatilla Indian Reservation was a no-brainer. Tribal nations, he said, are an integral part of the U.S. political system and need to be a priority for all state and federal representatives. He made many stops during his trip to Mission; the most impactful for him was the annual pow wow. Merkley was met with enthusiasm and respect when he spoke at the celebration about tribal relationships with the federal government. Merkley later danced with others in the pow wow arena to a song sang especially for him. During the event he said that as a U.S. Senator he wanted to ensure that the government was aware and dedicated to its obligations to federally recognized tribes. “Under each tribal contract, or treaty, there’s a different set of federal obligations,” Merkley said. “Historically, the federal government has done a very poor job of honoring those commitments. That’s the point I wanted to make. We need to make sure the federal

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Happy Canyon Princesses Sequoia Conner, left, and Tayler Craig, right, look on as Board of Trustees Chair Gary Burke speaks about Senator Jeff Merkley, center, at the Wildhorse Pow Wow July 7.

government knows its responsibilities with each tribe and honors them.” After his time at the pow wow Merkley followed Wildhorse Resort & Casino CEO Gary George, Communications Director Chuck Sams, and Board of Trustees Vice Chair Jeremy Wolf to a small conference room at Wildhorse where George gave a presentation on casino operations. During the presentation George showed Merkley illustrations of the expansion planned in the upcoming

MISSION - Nixyaawii Community School, the public charter school on the Umatilla Indian Reservation, had to cap its enrollment at 75 students this year because of the size of its building. Early enrollment showed that only a few spots were left as the CUJ went to press. This year’s sophomore class - if all of last year’s freshmen return - will be the biggest group with more than two dozen students. That means the other three classes will have to average about 17 each. Registration begins Aug. 6 at NCS. School starts Aug. 27.


years. Merkley was interested in the Tribes’ plans for renewable energy in the expansion and construction projects currently underway. George ensured Merkley that even though there was no current plan for solar panels that they would be added. Merkley also visited the Yellowhawk Tribal Health Center (YTHC) where Dentist Dr. Grady Shaver, gave him a tour of the new facility. Health Commission Vice Chair Martina Gordon also joined that tour. He said of YTHC, “It shows how the tribe has taken its revenues and has been investing them for the success, the strength and the entire tribal community. It was a wow moment.” Merkley called the facility “phenomenal” and asked questions about the historic photos on the walls and the cross-section between tribal customs and western medicine. The construction site, just west of YTHC, for the education facility was also on Merkley’s tour. He said, “You don’t see those things if you don’t get on the ground and talk to people.” During that stop on his tour Sams expressed the importance of ongoing issues with water rights and access to first foods. The BOT also met with the senator at the Plateau restaurant to continue the discussions of CTUIR concerns and priorities.

Area school registration and start dates Nixyaawii Community School Registration: Aug.6, 7:30 a.m. School starts Aug. 27 Pendleton High School Registration: Aug. 15, 7 a.m. – 8 p.m. School starts Aug. 28 Sunridge Middle School Registration: Aug. 8 and 9, 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. Aug. 14, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. for students who are new to the Pendleton School District School starts Aug. 28 Griswold High School in Helix Registration: Aug. 8, 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Aug. 9, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

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CUJ News DOI gets earful from Chairman Burke By the CUJ

CABAZON, Calif. – Gary Burke, Chairman of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, gave testimony on the Morongo Reservation July 24 to the U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) on the proposed DOI Reorganization. Currently, the DOI operates with nine bureaus in 61 regions. It proposes to haYHXQLĂ€HGUHJLRQVGHYHORSHG based on watersheds and adjusted for state lines. The objective is to push DOI decision making out of Washington, '&DQGLQWR5HJLRQDORIĂ€FHVDFFRUGing to Tribal attorney Dan Hester, who accompanied Burke to the “Listening Sessionâ€? in California. “The premise is that decisions VKRXOG EH PDGH ÂśLQ WKH Ă€HOG¡ ZKHUH WKH '2, RIĂ€FLDOV NQRZ WKH SUREOHP and the people affected, and reduce decisions made in Washington, D.C.,â€? Hester said in a memo to the CTUIR Board of Trustees. The overall goal, according to the DOI, is to “provide better management on an ecosystem basis including wildlife corridors, watersheds and trail systems.â€? Under the proposal, the Umatilla Indian Reservation would be in the &ROXPELD3DFLĂ€F1RUWKZHVW5HJLRQ that would include Washington and Oregon, and parts of Idaho and Montana. In his testimony, Burke said the CTUIR has a long and productive history working with Interior agencies, including the Bureau of Land Management, the National Park Service, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the U.S. Geological Survey, and most VLJQLĂ€FDQWO\WKH%XUHDXRI,QGLDQ$Ifairs (BIA). Under the reorganization proposal, WKH'2,¡VUHJLRQDORIĂ€FHZRXOGEHLQ Bozeman, Mont. One of the comments made by Burke was that the CTUIR wants a 3RUWODQG %,$ 2IĂ€FH WR UHPDLQ RSHQ in Portland. Among other things, Burke also WHVWLĂ€HG WKDW D %,$ 8PDWLOOD $JHQF\ must remain open and located in Mission and that the CTUIR must stay in the same BIA Region as the other Columbia River Treaty Tribes and other Stevens Treaty Tribes. Another Listening Session is scheduled Aug. 23 in Seattle and CTUIR representatives plan to testify again. They intend to provide additional comments to those already offered by Burke.

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Kevin Hudson directs his combine along Interstate 84 west of Wildhorse Resort & Casino on July 28. The trees from Wildhorse Resort Golf Course, the wind turbine at Tamastslikt Cultural Institute, and the Blue Mountains can be seen in the distance.

Golden harvest A four-person Farm Enterprise Crew is harvesting more wheat than ever before with 4,100 acres being cut in July and August. Last year, the crew led by Kevin Hudson, Farm Enterprise manager for the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, cut wheat for 37 days with a single combine. So they picked up another combine this year – a 1998 Gleaner R72. In addition to Hudson, the harvest team includes Marcus Dunfee driving the other combine, Babbette Cowapoo in the bank-out wagon, and Doug Nordyke in the grain truck. +XGVRQFDOOHGLWDQÂłDYHUDJHWRDERYHDYHUDJHFURS´ZLWKPRVWÂżHOGV yielding bushels per acre in the 60s to lower 80s. However, he acknowlHGJHGVRPHÂżHOGVLQODWH-XO\GLGJLYHXSEXVKHOVSHUDFUH +XGVRQ VDLG WKH FURS ZDV EHQHÂżWLQJ IURP H[FHOOHQW ZHDWKHU ZKLFK included timely rains and not particularly hot weather in June and early July. He said the conditions were resulting in outstanding test weights (up to 62 pounds), which means “big plump kernels.â€?


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CUJ Editorials The Lake Wallula Fire had burned more than 10,500 acres as of noon on July 31 in Juniper Canyon near U.S. Highway 730. Engines from numerous local fire districts, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and U.S. Forest Service were assisted by local ranchers utilizing their equipment to aggressively attack the rapidly spreading fire. Aircraft also dropped water and retardant to slow the fire’s progress.

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ver the past few weeks smoke has been obscuring the sun in different parts of the country, which is bearing down with higher temperatures on the surface of the Earth. Scientific journals across the world (97 percent or more) have actively published reports and studies on climate warming trends over the past century. These reports clearly indicate a dramatic climate warming trend - climate change - which can be linked to human activities. Yet, we have a President who denies climate change exists. In 2012, Mr. Trump claimed in a tweet, “The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make US manufacturing non-competitive.” As President, he has nominated and placed cabinet members and executive staff in the Environmental Protection Agency, Departments of Interior, Agriculture, and Health and Human Services who all are skeptical of climate change. The executive branch has gone so far as to use the words “weather extremes” instead of “climate change.” The reality of course, based on scientific study, is that the Earth is experiencing severe climate change, most notably over the past 30 years. Wildfires are today more prevalent than ever. The forests and lands of North America were actively managed for

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thousands of years by Native people to insure healthy ecosystems. Land that had regularly caught on fire due to lightning strikes, occasionally by spontaneous combustion, or by human cause helped to clear away weaker trees and debris. In return the land was made more nutrient rich and prevented larger conflagrations. The U.S. Forest Service’s Smokey Bear campaign was highly effective, but it did not allow for regular clearing of the underbrush of our forests, which has led to large fuel stands. Now couple these fuel stands with the rise in temperature and we have the makings for large fires, which we are experiencing today across the United States. Fire has been consuming much of the news and

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lands in Oregon this summer. As of this writing, there are 22 fires across this state. Summer months on the Columbia Plateau are generally hot and dry. Add climate change to the mix and we have even higher temperatures during these months. Our land is arid and ripe for a massive conflagration. Currently there are two major fires on the plateau: the Wilson Prairie and Lake Wallula fires. These fires are consuming large swaths of wheat and grasslands, causing the sun to be blocked out and air quality to be poor in our region. Regardless of the President’s opinion on climate change, it is here and it is effecting our lives. The question for our community is how we will live with these changes, how will we prepare and how will we adapt. For a start, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Oregon Department of Forestry and the CTUIR will once again be hosting an event titled, “Living with Wildfire – Preparing Your Home and Community for Wildfires” on Aug. 7. (10 a.m. in the BOT chambers at Nixyaawii Governance Center in Mission.) This is a good opportunity to learn how to improve the safety of your home and be prepared for a wildfire on or around our Reservation. It is only a matter of time before we face such an event. We cannot deny that it is coming. We can prepare. ~ CFS III


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CUJ O p-Ed/Colum ns Stand up to drugs, crime in Mission housing


hen outsiders are invited into our community by our own people they are not just welcomed into your home, they are welcomed into all of our midst. Once the sun goes down these outsiders sometimes bring with them unwanted activities, including violence. Our own Mission residents should not be walking around fearful of gang members. Our own people VKRXOGQRWEHORRNLQJRYHUWKHLUVKRXOGHUVDWQLJKWWKH ones who bring violence in should be the ones who are uncomfortable. In order to create an environment that is safe for our children and residents of housing, we as a people must hold ourselves accountable for s a concerned tribal memthe visitors that ber and Chairman of the we allow to come Housing Commission, I would like into our commuto say the actions of whomever nity. Violence, ÂżUHGVKRWVLQRXUFRPPXQLW\UHdrugs and gang cently will not be tolerated. activities must We will suggest full Federal not be allowed to prosecution and possible banishbecome a norm ment from our community. The in Mission. When problem persists from the fact the clock strikes that people feel even if they call, midnight the their cries are not answered. urge to continue We cannot accept that as a the party can becommunity. I would like to sugcome a threat to gest we develop an anonymous the safety of all reporting system, show a greater police presence from dusk till of our children. dawn, and place surveillance There should systems with facial and license never be a time recognition software at the entry where our most and exit points of our community. precious humans The last thing I want to ask are peeking out myself is did we do enough through their to protect our precious youth. curtains to see Piityanashut strangers with William Sigo IV guns. 7KH Ă&#x20AC;UVW WKLQJ we must do as a community is be mindful of the company we keep. The second piece to becoming a safer area is being able to safely call in those who are hired to protect us. The culture of being afraid to call the police is ever-present and needs to be addressed. Fear of retaliation stops many from seeking help from the ones we should be able to trust. A system to anonymously notify the tribal police


department must be effectively upheld. The hesitation to call the Tribal Police Department can only be resolved by a department that is dedicated to allowing Mission residents to feel their identity is safe. We all know that the hours between 1 a.m. and daylight are the most dangerous. Drug addicts, gang members and violent offenders feel safe during this time. This is the time when we need a police presence the most. Our police force needs to be heavily trained and familiar with our community. They must know who is out to do harm and who is just aimlessly wandering. This call to action is not to create a police state that will negatively affect our people, or do injustice, but to protect our elders and children from stray bullets and break-ins. In a perfect world we can all protect each other and keep each other safe without putting our brothers and sisters in danger of eviction or legal problems. If you are

comfortable enough to talk with your neighbors, then do so. If they are partying late and you see strangers congregating regularly, communicate your concerns. If reason or safety are called into question, give an anonymous tip to the police or housing staff. The Housing Department and Police Department must create a system to accept anonymous tips to ensure privacy so that residents do not fear retaliation. The violence must stop. The open drug use and crime must stop. 1RRQHHOVHLVJRLQJWRFKDQJHRXUFRPPXQLW\ZH must do it ourselves. Be strong. Stand up for yourself. Stand up for your community. Stand up for your people. Together we can make this a better, cleaner, safer place to live. ~ Housing Commission for the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation

CUJ Letter to the Editor Diminished boundary last Há&#x201A;&#x2021;RUWWRJHW.RVH\Rá&#x201A;&#x2021;%27

To the BOT: Why are we re-visiting the residency issue again? Dan Hester and many other experts have told you Mrs. Kosy is well within the boundary set forth in section 3.06 in the (OHFWLRQ&RGHDQGLW¡VKHUWULEDOULJKWWRKROGWKLVRIĂ&#x20AC;FH The General Council voted 38-0 to use and retain section 3.06 in the Election Code and that Mrs. Kosey shall KROGKHURIĂ&#x20AC;FHVKHKDVGRQHQRWKLQJZURQJ Why would some board members want to make XSDGLIIHUHQWPDSIRUTXDOLI\LQJWRUXQIRURIĂ&#x20AC;FH DND GLPLQLVKHG ERXQGDU\ " ,W¡V EHFDXVH WKH\ %27  KDYH tried everything to get Mrs. Kosey off this board and this is the only thing left to do. Bullying, intimidation, IDOVHDFFXVDWLRQVVLOHQWWUHDWPHQWGLGQ¡WZRUNWKHLUODVW

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way is to make a new map. 0U6LJR¡VLGHD OLYLQJERXQGDULHVZLWKSODQVWRDGG more land) sounds more like a real estate slogan to me. Why are you not listening to your tribal attorneys LQKRXVH \RXUKLUHGDWWRUQH\'DQ+HVWHUDQGRWKHU experts that tell you not to use the diminished boundary? Are you that foolish? I challenge any board member who is for this diminished boundary to tell the voting people of this tribe how ZHEHQHĂ&#x20AC;WEHFDXVHLWZLOORQO\EHDORVVIRUWKHSHRSOH The BOT always preaches vote, make your selves heard, yet they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t listen to us members of the General &RXQFLO,UHDOO\GREHOLHYHWKH\ZDQW\RXWRYRWHWKH\ MXVWGRQ¡WZDQW\RXWRUXQIRURIĂ&#x20AC;FHLI\RXOLYHRXWVLGH their little map they want to make. Sounds like a good way to eliminate the competition that way. The BOT just came out with the annual report, you

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need to check out whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s at the top of the organizational FKDUW7KH\SXWWKH*HQHUDO&RXQFLO ZKDWDMRNH ,IWKLV were true we would not be visiting this residency issue. Andrea Hall said it right, this issue should not be decided by just the nine members of the BOT. It needs to go to a referendum vote and let the people decide. But I believe the BOT knows the voters of this tribe will EDFNXSVHFWLRQ$UWLFOH,RIWKH7UHDW\RIWKH SHRSOH *HQHUDO&RXQFLO DUHVPDUWHQRXJKQRWWRJLYH away their treaty right. I think any BOT member who votes for the diminished boundary or any other so called map for running IRURIĂ&#x20AC;FHQHHGVWREHUHFDOOHGEHFDXVHWKH\DUHQRWSURtecting your treaty right rising out of Article II of our constitution. They are only protecting themselves to get reelected and retain that $85,000 a year job. David Sams, Thorn Hollow


CUJ Almanac Beatrice Ellen Bronson January 22, 1936 - July 26, 2018

Obituaries Kenneth Reed June 12, 1940 - July 13, 2018 It is with great sadness that the family of Kenneth Marvin Reed announces his passing on Friday July 13, 2018 at the age of 78. Ken will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 46 years, Carol and his sons Shane (Alita), Jacob (Wanda) and his Daughters, Sherrei (Charles), Tina (Paul), and Norma (Clinton). Ken will also be fondly remembered by his 14 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren, four sisters and one brother. Ken was preceded in death by one of his sister and one brother and a son. Ken was an avid outdoorsman, hunter and craftsman. He was also a member of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation.

Michael Wayne Stout August 1, 1978 - June 26, 2018 Michael Wayne Stout, son of Michael Stout and Susan Moffett and stepmother Roxanne Stout, had four sisters and four brothers. Michael was raised in Salem OR but born in Walla Walla Washington. He was a tribal member of Umatilla Indian Reservation and loved the reservation. Michael also leaves behind 20 nieces and nephews that adored him so much, many cousins as well. Summer Stout being the closest of cousins he had. His living siblings are brother Bruce Stout, Meagan Stout, Sunny Stout, Todd Hernandez, Jesica Galigher, Samual Galagher, Veronica Brown, Norman Brown, Cristina Caldwell, Mychal Caldwell, brother Frank Taylor in Pendleton and brother Joe. Preceding him in death is Michael Stout, father, Susan Moffett, mother, and brother Rusty. May the angels set you as free as can be Michael, we all love you and are at peace knowing you are now with our lord. Amen.

Beatrice Ellen Bronson, 82 resident of Pilot Rock died on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at a local care favility. She was born January 22, 1936. Dressing services were held July 26, 2018 at 2:00 pm at Burns Mortuary of Pendleton . Recitation of the Holy Rosary was held at 6:00 pm at the Long House on July 26, 2018, followed byWashat services at 7:00 pm. The Final Seven at Seven was at the Long House on July 27, 2018 and then Mass of Christian Burial at 9:00 a.m. in St. Andrews Catholic Church followed by burial at St. Andrews Cemetery.

Committees/Commissions TRIBAL MEMBERS: This notification formally announces that applications are now being taken from tribal members who wish to serve on the Commissions/Committees listed below. Appointed members will receive a $100.00 stipend per meeting effective January 1, 2016 once the minutes have been approved on CTUIR pay days. 1 position for Economic & Community Development Committee – meets 1st & 3rd Tuesday @ 9:00 AM 1 position for Education & Training Committee – two year term, meets 1st & 3rd Tuesday @ 1:30 PM 1 position for Science & Technology Committee – two year term, meets 2nd & 4th Thursday @ 2 PM All applications will be due on Monday, August 20, 2018 by 4:00 p.m. and BOT will make appointments on Monday, August 27, 2018. Applications available at the Nixyáawii Governance Center or online at government/committees- commissions Completed applications should be submitted to the Nixyáawii Governance Center lobby. For more information, call 541-276-3165. Completed applications are to be returned to the Nixyáawii Governance Center switchboard desk. If you have any questions, please contact Kat Brigham BOT Secretary 541-429-7374 or Doris Scott, Secretary II at 541-429-7377.

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Former Tribal game officer up on federal theft charges PORTLAND – A two-day jury trial is scheduled Aug. 21 in federal court for James Currey, a former fish-and-game officer for the Umatilla Tribal Police Department (UTPD). Currey retired at the end of March after working more than 14 years for the UTPD. He was indicted by a federal grand jury in May on a single misdemeanor count of theft from a tribal organization, according to the federal complaint. The complaint alleges Currey stole tribal property for his own use between Jan. 21 and Feb. 14 of this year. According to CUJ sources, Currey

took antlers from a storage shed at Tribal Police headquarters. Currey made his initial appearance in federal court June 22 before U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul Papak and entered a not guilty plea. James Currey He was released pending his trial before U.S. District Court Judge Anna Brown.

California man sentenced to prison for 2016 Mission shooting A California man was sentenced Thursday for the March 2016 fatal shooting on the Umatilla Indian Reservation. Victor Joseph Contreras, 23, will serve 150 months in federal prison. He pleaded guilty to one count of assault resulting in serious bodily injury and one count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a crime in July 2017. According to a news release from the Department of Justice, which cites court documents, Contreras along with his codefendant Julian Darryl James Simpson opened fire on people leaving a party after they were asked to leave. Simpson

shot a victim in the back of the head, who later died from his injuries. Contreras fired 20 rounds into a crowd that was leaving the party, one of which hit someone in the ankle. Contreras then fled the scene and was arrested shortly after, while Simpson was arrested a week later in Lewiston, Idaho. Simpson pleaded guilty to second degree murder in October 2017 and was sentenced to 25 years in prison. Upon completion of their respective sentences, they will both serve 5-year supervised releases. - East Oregonian



Weather information summarize data taken at the Pendleton Weather Station from July 1-31. The average daily temperature was 75.5 degrees with a high of 103 degrees on July 13 and a low of 48 degrees on July 3. There was no precipitation in July. The average wind speed was 9.4 mph with a sustained max speed of 33 mph from the South West on July 1. A peak speed of 40 mph occurred from the West on July 1. The dominant wind direction was from the West.

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MISSION â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Election Commission for the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation was made whole July 23 when Roberta Kipp was approved by the Board of Trustees (BOT) to fill a vacancy. The Election Commission and Election Code are hot topics in Tribal government right now. In June the BOT discussed voter intent when marking ballots and residency requirements. The BOT made no decisions. It did not act on a proposed voter intent manual, but indicated it would reconvene on the residency matter in September or October with more options from the Election Commission. The Election Commission was embroiled in controversy in the last election when some members decided how some voters intended to vote when they did not follow proper voting instructions. The issue of residency was raised by BOT members in regard to BOT member Sally Koseyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s election. Some BOT members say a Tribal member should only be eligible to serve if they live within the diminished reservation boundaries. The Election Commission now includes Chair Michelle Thompson, Vice Chair Roberta Wilson, Treasurer Michelle Shippentower, Secretary Tami Rochelle, and members Margaret Sheoships, Andrea Hall, Kelly Long, and Kipp.

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Planned sterilization procedure may put wild mares at risk By Courtney Flatt Follow, NWPB/EarthFix

WARM SPRINGS - An animal advocacy group says the federal government shouldn’t perform sterilization surgeries on wild horses in southeastern Oregon to control their numbers. The Bureau of Land Management says there are too many wild horses in an area outside Burns, Oregon. That can lead to overgrazing and a lot of wild horses dying — particularly when there’s a drought. “The adverse impact of these soaring populations is tremendous. Not only does overgrazing damage the land, but more animals are susceptible to starvation and thirst. Public safety is also put at risk as animals move onto highways and private property in search of forage and water,” a BLM spokesman said in an emailed statement. In 2014 during a severe drought, livestock grazing had to be halted in the area and water had to be supplied to wild horses and burros congregating in a smaller area, according to a BLM environmental assessment. To lower the number of horses, the BLM has a plan to remove the ovaries of 100 wild mares. But the method they want to use is controversial. Surgeons would feel inside the horse for the ovaries before using a tool to remove them. The surgeons wouldn’t be able to see exactly what the tool is removing or if anything else is in the way. The entire procedure would take about 15 minutes. Animal advocacy groups said the procedure, called ovariectomy via colpotomy, puts the mares’ health at risk. “It is a dangerous procedure. They’re doing it sort of the cheapest way. Therefore, there’s a potential for basically fatal complications,” said Bruce Wagman, an attorney for Front Range Equine Rescue. He said the procedure could cause hemorrhaging, infections and sepsis. The mares would be monitored for about a week. Not long enough, Wagman said. In an online video, the BLM said the procedure had less than a 2 percent mortality rate with wild horses. But Wagman said this type of procedure isn’t favored by most veterinarians, especially without tools to see inside the mare. “It’s so dangerous and threatens the horses in so many ways. And it’s unnecessary in terms of wild horse management,” Wagman said. Wagman said a less invasive control would be a dart vaccine that lasts about

two years, although it would be more expensive. The BLM proposed a similar plan in 2016, which animal advocates also opposed. During this proposed procedure, the BLM would capture additional horses that won’t receive the surgery to help lower the wild horse numbers in the area, most of which go to long-term holding or are adopted out. After spaying the mares, the BLM would collar them and return them to the wild to study how the population grows after the surgeries. A final plan is due out this fall. Wagman said the group will sue if changes aren’t made to the plans.

Happy Canyon rehearsals start Aug. 31

PENDLETON - 2018 Happy Canyon rehearsals to begin August 31 at 7 p.m. The rehearsal will be a practice of the show from beginning to end. A follow up rehearsal will be held September 6. Participants should show up at 6 p.m. and the dress rehearsal will begin at 6:30 p.m.

There will be a costume check and spotlight practice (livestock parts encouraged)at the second rehearsal. Participant passes will be distributed after partipants complet their rehearsal. For more information or to attend the rehearsals call Show Director Becky Waggoner at 541-379-3106.

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Summer Youth Fair to celebrate skills Aug. 15 By Zech Cyr of the CUJ

MISSION - The second annual Summer Youth Fair is bringing young people together once again to celebrate newly acquired skills and experiences from working within a variety of departments and programs within Tribal government. The Summer Youth Far, set from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Aug. 15, will take place at Cayuse Technologies and the July Grounds, and will include displays from youth in the program. The Fair, which is a grand finale for the Summer Youth Employment Program, is meant to highlight the experiences gained, recognize accomplishments of individuals, provide fun physical challenges, and perform or display the arts learned. The program this summer employed 43 youth aspiring to join the workforce. The displays will include the final projects made by Summer Youth during their Civic & Arts classes that were held every Monday during the summer program. There will also be music, vendors, games, awards, and food, all of which will involve CTUIR Youth in some way - from performing music to running the vendor area. This is Althea Wolf’s second year organizing the program and Summer Youth Fair, which

she started in 2017. The purpose of the fair is “to leave the program positively, get parents involved and help youth understand the feeling of finishing a project,” Wolf said. This year’s Summer Youth fair is introducing more physical challenges like an obstacle course (Umatilla WipeOut), hacky sack, and an arm-wrestling tournament. Music will be provided by local DJ Anson Redcrane and CUJ photo/Zech Cyr the program’s very own musicians for a Summer Youth workers Moses Moses, left, Ezra Stanger, right, play in the gym while keeping an eye on the recreation youth who attend each day. jam session. Wolf also wants to She has also invited various colleges and invited encourage entrepreneurship by allowing the youth representatives from local companies to attend. to set up their own vending tables.

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and therefore in Indian Country. But tribes in Washington have not seen any problems even after the Trump administration rescinded Obama-era guidance that had recognized tribal sovereignty over the drug. Still, tribal leaders are worried the situation could change. The Strengthening the Tenth Amendment Through Entrusting States Act, also known as the STATES Act, would ensure that tribes and states could legalize marijuana and hemp without running afoul of federal law. President Donald Trump has said he “probably will end up supporting” the bill, introduced as S.3032 in the Senate and H.R.6043. in the House.

Received by Newsfinder from AP BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) _ The Fort Peck Tribal Council says tribal members are not allowed to possess marijuana on the reservation, even if they have a stateissued medical marijuana card. The Billings Gazette reports the council discussed the issue on Thursday and decided they did not want to risk losing federal funds. Marijuana use is illegal under federal law. Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Lt. Patrick O’Connor was trying to clear up enforcement questions for a medical marijuana dispensary owner in Wolf Point. In the county, a deputy can enforce state law in the county or tribal law on the reservation. The council’s decision means if officers encounter a tribal member and a non-tribal member, both in possession of marijuana and both with medical marijuana cards, he would have to cite the tribal member for possession.

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Tribe wins agreement over hemp, state jurisdiction The state of Wisconsin is promising not to interfere with the St. Croix Chippewa Indians as the tribe moves forward with a hemp and cannabidiol (CBD) business. A consent decree entered in federal court on Tuesday confirms that the state lacks jurisdiction on the reservation. The agreement comes just a few months after the tribe filed a lawsuit to protect its sovereignty. “The tribe commends state Attorney General Schimel for working with our community to resolve any confusion over the tribe’s inherent sovereign authority to adopt and implement its hemp and CBD control program,” council member Elmer J. Emery said in a press release. The tribe developed a comprehensive set of regulations to govern hemp and CBD production last fall. The announcement drew objections from the state even though industrial hemp and CBD oil are legal under Wisconsin law, as the consent decree notes. The disagreement prompted the tribe to head to court. The complaint, lodged in February, asserted that the state’s threats of interference “will have a substantial detrimental impact on the tribe’s governmental and economic sovereignty.” But with the agreement signed and


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stepped in to purchase land while waiting for BPA funding to clear ended up “stuck” with a $40,000 interest charge because BPA’s unwritten policy does not cover interest costs. Bodi’s department does not supervise BPA’s land acquisition program, but she said BPA could “navigate the land issues.” Bodi also said BPA is “faster than other federal agencies. We’re less worse,” she joked. Scheeler suggested a BPA endowment fund that could cover long-term stewardship needs for anadromous fish and wildlife land acquisitions, and Bodi said the Tribes should pursue that idea. The Tribes have “been pushing” BPA for more than 18 months on the issue of more water at the Umatilla Hatchery, Hall said at the BOT work session. “There’s not enough good water in the infrastructure to produce enough fish

sealed, the tribe believes it is on solid legal ground. The consent decree “settles a legal challenge filed by the tribe in U.S. district court and allows the tribe to move forward with its own regulatory program for hemp and CBD, as well as establish a tribally owned and operated hemp business,” said general counsel Jeff Cormell. Senate Bill 10, which Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) signed in April 2017, updates what is known as Lydia’s Law. The 2013 law was named for a young girl whose epilepsy was being treated with CBD prior to her death in 2014. Preliminary studies have indicated that CBD can be used to treat epilepsy, according to CNN. A patent granted to the Department of Health and Human Services cited its ability to address the effects of stroke, trauma and other diseases and conditions. “Hemp and CBD are one of the fastest growing sectors of the burgeoning cannabis economy,” attorney Brad Bartlett of the the law firm McAllister Garfield, which represented the tribe in the lawsuit. “This landmark agreement ensures that the tribe has parity in treatment with states when it comes to participating in the nation’s new cannabis economy.”

and we’ve been pushing BPA to correct the water deficiency,” Hall said. James said the Tribes and BPA need to identify a preferred alternative to ensure there is adequate water to achieve the purpose of the hatchery. Kristen Jule, in BPA’s Fish and Wildlife Policy and Planning, said BPA and the Tribes each have a team working on a scope of work on water issues and how to rear fish at the Umatilla Hatchery. She said the teams planned to share versions and come up with alternatives based on current fish production levels. James said the plan is aiming at a “gallons per minute target to support current levels” rather than going after “historical highs” in fish numbers. Hall noted in the meeting with Bodi that BPA and the Tribes have a difference of opinion on that matter. “We’re asking for more water and more production,” Hall said.

The tribe held two meetings in January to discuss hemp and CBD. Plans call for hemp to be grown using genetic clones of the plant. Marijuana will not be grown on the reservation, according to the tribe. The CBD oil operation is expected to be housed in a decommissioned 200,000 square-foot building that once housed a fish hatchery. Details on the hemp grow are still in the works.

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Saturday, Aug. 18 Activities on Main Street unless otherwise noted - 8 a.m. yard sales all over town - 8:30 a.m. horseshoe tournament @ City Park - 9 a.m. Rocky Ridge Quilters-Quilt Show & Vendors @ Community Center - 9 a.m. Stick horse rodeo - 9 a.m. Pre-registration for weiner dog races - 9 a.m. Pilot Rock Senior Center Quilt Raffle @ Council Chambers (winner at 4 p.m.) - 10 a.m. Craft and food vendors - 10 a.m. Weiner dog races - 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Beard contest - 2-4 p.m. Car Show - 3 p.m. Great Duck Race - 5-6 p.m. Barnyard Bingo behind City Hall - 6 p.m. Parade (Route: start at Fire Station, Cherry Street, Main Street, Hwy 395 to Birch Street, to Eighth, Cedar Street and back to Fire Station) - 7 p.m.-midnight Beer garden and entertainment at Archies

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CUJ Briefs Elders’ Day at Wildhorse Sept. 7

MISSION – The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indians Elders’ Day will be held Sept. 7 at the Wildhorse Resort & Casino. The annual event will begin with a continental breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the doors open at 9:30 a.m. The event will begin at 10 a.m. and go until 3 p.m. with a luncheon at noon. For WRC hotel reservations call 1-800-654-9453. For vendor information call 541-966-1673, vendor space is limited. For more information on the event call the Department of Family and Children Services at 541429-7300.

Scholarship deadline Aug. 31

MISSION – The deadline for the CTUIR Scholarship applications is Aug. 31. This is the final deadline for students who are enrolled for the 2018 fall term. The scholarship is for enrolled CTUIR members. For more information contact Brandie Weaskus at 541-429-7825 or email her at The scholarship application is available on the tribal website at

Fall fishers meeting at NGC Aug. 7

MISSION – The Fish and Wildlife Commission will hold a fall fishers meeting Aug. 7 at 1:30 p.m. The meeting will be held in at the Nixyaawii Governance Center in the Winaha and Qapqapa conference rooms on the second floor. For more information con-

tact Preston Bronson at 541-429-7277 or Jeremy Wolf at 541-429-7382.

Confiscated gill net auction Aug. 7

MISSION – An auction selling confiscated fishing equipment will be open to tribal members Aug. 7 at 3:30 p.m. Cash and credit cards will be accepted for 10 gill nets that were confiscated on the Umatilla Indian Reservation. The auction will be at 46808 A Street in Mission, below the Agency Cemetery. For more information contact Preston Bronson at 541-429-7727.

No charges in fatal bike accident

MISSION – No criminal charges have been filed in connection with a collision that killed a 62-year-old Pendleton bicyclist last month. The East Oregonian reports that Ann Wyatt was bicycling June 8 to her job at the U.S. Forest Service on the Umatilla Indian Reservation near Pendleton when an SUV struck and killed her. The Umatilla Tribal Police Department, which headed up the investigation, has not identified the driver or released other information. Umatilla County District Attorney Dan Primus told the newspaper that the investigation is complete and there’s nothing to indicate there was anything criminal.

New Corps commander takes over

WALLA WALLA, Wash. – Lt. Col. Christian N. Dietz assumed command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engi-

neers, Walla Walla District, during a 10 a.m. ceremony held in Walla Walla, Washington, today. Col. Torrey A. DiCiro, commander of the Corps’ Northwestern Division, officiated as Lt. Col. Damon A. Delarosa transferred command to Dietz. Delarosa served as the district commander for the past two years. The Walla Walla District, established in 1948, encompasses more than 107,000 square miles in parts of six states – Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Nevada and Utah. It is a multi-faceted district responsible for providing hydropower, environmental stewardship, flood risk management and recreation opportunities, and maintaining a commercial navigation channel in the Snake and Columbia rivers. Dietz most recently served as the executive officer to the Operations Director, Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management at the Pentagon in Washington D.C.

Hazardous material drop-off event Sept. 22 PENDLETON - The Umatilla County and City of Pendleton will host a free household hazardous waste collection event September 22 at the Pendleton Convention Center. The event begins at 9 a.m. and will go until 3 p.m. The event is open to Umatilla County residents. Adhesives, resins, artist supplies, oil and car batteries are a few of the items listed for waste categories. For more information contact Gina Miller at the Umatilla County office at 541-278-6300.

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Grizzly bear, 2 cubs killed crossing Montana highway Received by Newsfinder from AP BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) _ Tribal wildlife officials say a family of grizzly bears was killed as the female bruin and her two cubs tried to cross a highway on northwestern Montana’s Flathead Indian Reservation. The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes wildlife program posted a photo of the animals and a statement saying the female bear had been used for years to collect data on grizzly movements on the reservation. The deaths bring to four the number of grizzlies killed this year on a 13-mile (21-kilometer) stretch of Highway 93 near Ronan. Tribal wildlife officials say bears increasingly are dispersing west across Montana’s Mission Valley. They warn motorists to watch for the animals crossing the highway. Vehicle collisions are a frequent killer of grizzlies, which are protected as a threatened species in the area.

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Kah-Nee-Ta pulling plug Sept. 5 By Kathleen McLaughlin, The (Bend) Bulletin

Kah-Nee-Ta Resort & Spa on the Warm Springs Reservation will close Sept. 5 and all 146 employees will lose their jobs, according to a notice to the state of Oregon. The move may have been anticipated by the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, which have kept the resort afloat through tribal loans, according to an October article in Spilyay Tymoo, which is published by the tribes. The resort employs many tribal members, the article stated. “All of your hard work and dedication have not gone unnoticed,” reads an unsigned letter to employees that was attached to the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification notice, which is required for mass layoffs. The tribes had hoped to enter a long-term lease with a management company, AV Northwest, which would invest $17 million in the resort, according to the Spilyay Tymoo article. “AVNW continues to search for a pathway to financing,” the letter states. “However, with no lease in place, the resort cannot continue operating below a self-sustaining level.

Nearly 150 employees are expected to lose their jobs when Kah-Nee-Ta closes Sept. 5.

“This is necessary to ensure we protect any further risk to the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs. The Tribal Council has asked that we continue to search for an option that can enable (Kah-Nee-Ta) to be self-sustaining.” The resort isn’t the first business the Warm Springs tribes have looked to unload since moving Indian Head

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Casino from the resort on Highway 8 to U.S. Highway 26. The Kah-Nee-Ta Golf Course went on the market in December 2016, according to the Bulletin’s archive. It had been operating in the red for four years. A course member, Brent Moschetti, in January 2017 signed a contract to take over the golf course. This story was published July 6.


141st Commemoration set for Aug. 11 WISDOM, Mont. - The 141st Commemoration of the Big Hole Battle will take place Saturday, Aug. 11. Nez Perce veterans and tribal elders will remember and honor all who have fought and died on the Battlefield through a pipe ceremony and drum circle. (No photos during this ceremony). An empty saddle ceremony will also take place this year. Everyone is welcome. Admission is free. Commemorative activities will begin at approximately 10 a.m. near the Nez Perce Camp. Bring water, sunscreen, and a folding chair or blanket. The Nez Perce Camp is a ¾ mile walk from the lower parking lot. Following the commemoration ceremonies at 2:30 pm. Michael Penney and Nez Perce Nation Drum will perform drum and song. The visitor center contains museum

exhibits, a film, and book sales area. The park film, Weet’uciklitukt: There is No Turning Back, provides an introduction to the Nez Perce War of 1877 and the tragedy that took place here. It will be shown throughout the day. The Battlefield Visitor Center will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Battle of the Big Hole was fought on Aug. 9 and 10, 1877, when Nez Perce families, along with their Palouse and Cayuse allies, were attacked by the U.S. Seventh Infantry and civilian volunteers. Approximately 60-90 Nez Perce men, women, and children lost their lives, as well as 31 soldiers and volunteers. Big Hole National Battlefield is located 10 miles west of Wisdom, Mont., on Highway 43 and 17 miles east of Highway 93 at the Montana/Idaho border.

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AUGUST 23, 2018 10:00 am to 5:00 pm YELLOWHAWK TRIBAL HEALTH CENTER Cay-Uma-Wa Head Start is partnering with IMESD, Yellowhawk Tribal Health, located at, 46314 Timíne Way, to provide early intervention services for our Head Start applicants. If you would like to enroll your child in our program, it is crucial that you attend. During this event, you’ll complete the following steps required for Head Start applications:  CUW enrollment/recruitment—application pick up 

ASQ developmental screenings with IMESD

Hearing and Vision Screening

Receive Hematocrit Screening—Lead Screening

Schedule your child’s Dental and Medical Exams

Receive needed Vaccines For questions, please contact Micki Fabian at: 541-429-7843 Or Margaret Gunshows at: 541-429-7828


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CUJ Sports & Community Megan George bests field in NW Indian Memorial at Wildhorse

Members of the Pendleton 10U state champion softball team include, front row from left, Kendall Murphy, Cambria VanNice, Josie Jenness, and Bella Estrada; middle row kneeling from left, Reese Furstenberg and Finley Evans; and top standing from left, Avery Quaempts, Bay Bay Matamoros, Caitlin Cooley, Addison Kosey and Ella Sams.

MISSION – Megan George, who finished fourth in the Oregon Class 5A state high school golf tournament this spring, continued to prove her prowess July 21-22 by besting the field in the Northwest Indian Memorial Golf Tournament at Wildhorse Resort Golf Course. With 18-hole rounds of 68 (fourunder par) and 69 (three-under par), George’s 137 total was four strokes better than the two men tied at 141 in the championship flight. Nathan Dick of Mission won that flight by defeating Cruz Bocanegra of Kah Nee Ta in a playoff. Here are the results: Megan George Low gross for the field – Megan George, Mission, 137. Championship flight Gross – 1, Nathan Dick, Mission, 141, winner by playoff. 2, Cruz Bocanegra, Kah Nee Ta, 141. Net – 1 (tie), Dillon George, Mission, Golf tournament results on page 26

12U team fourth in San Bernadino Manager Ron Murphy gives high five to Addison Kosey after she reached first base with a single. Avery Quaempts, the daughter of Justin Quaempts and Carrie Sampson, slides into home plate in a state tournament game played in Medford.

10U squad are Oregon champs

Sally Kosey cheers for the Pendleton 10U squad, which included four girls from the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation.

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Celebrating their championship, Bay Bay Matamoros and Manager Ron Murphy prepare for a high five. Other identifiable players and coaches include, from left, Coach Jenness, Coach Megan Furstenberg, Reese Furstenberg (8), and at far right Finley Evans.

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PENDLETON – Pendleton’s 12U softball team, which included CTUIR member Chaynne Spencer, finished fourth with a 3-5 record in the Little League Softball World Series Western Regional Tournament in San Bernadino, Calif., in July. The squad dropped a pair of games to Kirkland, Washington, including a semi-final loser-out contest. Pendleton defeated Wyoming 23-0 and Idaho 24-0, before dropping a game to Washington 11-0. They bounced back with a 9-4 win over Alaska before they were eliminated in a 10-0 loss to Washington. The Pendleton girls and their parents had about a Chaynne Spencer week to raise money to get to the tournament and put on a car wash, parked cars and sold water at the Whisky Fest Concert, sponsored a raffle, and had a spaghetti feed with silent auction at the Eagles Lodge. Besides practice and playing every day, the girls were able to have some fun in California. There were some family/team dinners, an afternoon at Huntington Beach, a day at Knottsberry Farm, and a “chill day” at the movies. “In all it was a lifetime experience,” said Spencer’s mom, Taryn Minthorn. “The team has an amazing, dedicated, hardworking group of girls and coaches.”


In this undated AP file photo, Jim Thorpe, left, is greeted by a group of American Indians from a nearby reservation in St. Petersburg, Florida. Some ofThorpe’s medals are featured in “Beautiful Games: American Indian Sport & Art,” which opens Friday at Tamástslikt Cultural Institute. AP file photo

“Beautiful Games: American Indian Sport & Art” opens at Tamastslikt Some of Jim Thorpe’s medals are featured in an exhibition at Tamástslikt Cultural Institute. A member of the Sac and Fox Nation, Thorpe won Olympic gold medals in the pentathlon and decathlon. In addition, he played professional football and baseball. “Beautiful Games: American Indian Sport & Art” highlights the artistic element of sports. The exhibit features artwork, artifacts, history and discussions about sports and its role in tribal life. It opens Friday with free admission. Tamástslikt is located near Wildhorse Resort & Casino, off Interstate 84 at Exit 216. Sports have played a pivotal role in American Indian tribal communities. Also, many contemporary sports played across cultures are rooted in traditional tribal sporting games. Native games are more than just games — they build body and spirit through exercise and are played by all ages. Many games have roots in ancestral tests of strength and sport that rein-

forced group cooperation and sharpened survival skills. Also, American Indians occasionally incorporated games into religious ceremonies. Competition teaches cooperation, consensus, compromise and teamwork, all of which are pillars of indigenous societies. Athletes learn how to develop strategies and solve problems, patience, discipline, perseverance, trust, empathy, respect and control. These games and play are integral in helping prepare young people for adult responsibilities, and assist in mitigating conflict. Tamástslikt is open Monday through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. “Beautiful Games” runs through Oct. 13. Regular admission is $10 for adults, $9 for seniors, $6 for youths 6-17 and free for ages 5 and under. Also, family passes provided by the Libraries of Eastern Oregon can be checked out from many area libraries. For more information, call 541429-7700 or visit www. - East Oregonian

FALL SPORTS SKEDS Pendleton High Football Nixyaawii Volleyball Sept. 4 at Helix, 5 p.m. Sept. 7 at home vs Pine Eagle (Halfway), 5 p.m. Sept. 11 at home vs Imbler, 6 p.m. Sept. 18 at home vs Elgin, 5 p.m. Sept. 22 at home vs. Wallowa, 11 a.m. Sept. 27 at Cove, 6 p.m. Oct. 2 at home vs Helix, 5 p.m. Oct. 4 at Elgin, 5 p.m. Oct. 6 at home vs Wallowa, 1 p.m. Oct. 13 at home vs Joseph, 10 a.m. Oct. 13 at home vs Powder Valley (North Powder), 1 p.m.


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Aug. 31 at home vs La Grande, 7 p.m. Sept. 7 at home vs Hood River, 7 p.m. Sept. 14 at Putnam, 7 p.m. Sept. 21 at Scappoose, 7 p.m. Sept. 28 at home vs Milwaukie, 7 p.m. Oct. 5 at home vs La Salle, 7 p.m. Oct. 11 at Parkrose, 7 p.m. Oct. 19 at Benson Tech, 7 p.m.

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Aug. 31 at home vs Enterprise, 7 p.m. Sept. 7 at home vs Sherman, 7 p.m. Sept. 14 at Ione, 7 p.m. Sept. 21 at Arlington, 7 p.m. Sept. 28 at home vs Imbler, 7 p.m. Oct. 5 at Union, 7 p.m. Oct. 11 at home vs Dufur, 7 p.m.

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Naughty By Nature was one member short due to a missed flight, however DJ Kay Gee, left, and vocalist Vin Rock, right, were able to perform many songs during the concert at Wildhorse Resort & Casino July 27.

Tone Loc, left, dances with Suzanne Bartlett who joined him on stage for his most recognizable song ‘Wild Thing.’

Tip top hip hop show draws swarms of fans

Among the concert goers was Marcus Luke who was front and center for all the action.

Sir-Mix-a-Lot has the longest set of the three groups who played July 27 at the Wildhorse Resort & Casino.

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Mission locals packed the concert grounds to see Tone Loc, Sir Mix-a-Lot play hit after hit from the 1980’s and 90’s July 27.

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Clayton Chief from Ministickwan Cree Nation danced in the Golden Age category during the Wildhorse Pow Wow first July 7. Boys age seven to 12 dance in the Junior Boy’s Traditional category July 7.

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Golden age dancer, right, laughs with Sonny Eaglespeaker, left, Wildhorse Pow Wow July 6.

CUJ photos by Jill-Marie Gavin, Dallas Dick and Zech Cyr

Eleven men from different reservations and age categories competed in the War Bonnet Special July 7 at the Wildhorse Pow Wow.


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MISSION - The annual Wildhorse Resort & Casino Pow Wow brought in visitors from all over the Pacific Northwest. Contestants competed in more than a dozen categories, with a few new additions to the line-up. A Cowgirl Special was held for the first time during the pow wow as well as a handdrum contest. Even though tempatures soared through to upper 90’s the dancers kept going through the heat. The results are below: Junior Boy’s Fancy - 1, Liam Beebe, Blood, Wapato, Wash. 2, Caden Stewart, Umatilla, Pendleton, Ore. 3, Apollo Johnson, Warm Springs, Warm Springs, Ore. 4, Sunhawk Barney, Navajo/Burns Pauite, Portland, Ore. Junior Boy’s Grass - 1, Rusty McCloud, Puyallup, Harrah, Wash. 2, Sevastian Scabbyrobe, Blackfeet/Meskwaki, Tama, Iowa 3, Jaden Walsey, Warm Springs/Yakama, Toppenish, Wash. 4, Jeryn Little Eagle, Warm Springs/Yakama, Warm Springs, Wash. Junior Boy’s Traditional - 1, Bryson Cody Wallahee, Yakama/Puyallup, White Swan, Wash. 2, Jayden Esquire, Warm Springs, Warm Springs, Wash. 3, Christopher Beebe, Blood, Wapato, Wash. 4, Mack Jackson, Klamath, Chiloquin, Ore. Junior Girl’s Fancy - 1, Kee’ala Walsey, Dine, Tuba City, Ariz. 2, Valerie Scabbyrobe, Yakama, White Swan, Wash. 3, Tailee Kickingwoman, Blackfeet/Nez Perce, Missoula, Mont. 4, Angelina Buck, Yakama/Wanapum, Priest Rapids, Wash. Junior Girl’s Jingle - 1, Analynn Olney, Yakama, White Swan, Wash. 2, Tosha McCloud, Puyallup, Harrah, Wash. 3, Cara Jo Sampson, Yakama/Shuswap, Bellingham, Wash. 4, Anthieona Appawoo, Ute, Ft. Duchesne, Utah Junior Girl’s Traditional - 1, Cara Jo Sampson, Yakama/ Shuswap, Bellingham, Wash. 2, Willena Whitegrass, Meskwaki/Ho-Chunk, Missoula, Mont. 3, Jordan Heemsah, Yakama, Harrah, Wash. 4, Analynn Olney, Yakama, White Swan, Wash. Teen Boy’s Fancy - 1, Ihwakapi Scabbyrobe, Yakama, White Swan, Wash. 2, Kyal Dakota, Yakama, Toppenish, Wash. 3, JR Calica, Warm Springs, Toppenish, Wash. Teen Boy’s Grass - 1, Manny Hawley, Chippewa Cree, Rocky Boy, Mont. 2, Dezlin Walsey, Warm Springs, Toppenish, Wash. 3, Tyus Beebe, Blood, Toppenish, Wash. 4, Casey James, Portland, Ore. Teen Boy’s Traditional - 1, Nataos Beebe, Blood, Toppenish, Wash. 2, Sikoya Scabbyrobe, Blackfeet/Cree, White Swan, Wash. 3, Trenton Calica, Warm Springs, Warm Springs, Wash. 4, Demetrius Kenoras-Paul, Musqueam, Vancouver, BC Teen Girl’s Fancy - 1, Niolet Whitegrass, Meskwaki/

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Zoe, left, and Chloe, right, Bevis enjoyed eachotherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s company during an intertribal at the Wildhorse Pow Wow July 7.

Jose Garcia of Pendleton, OR runs and plays during the Cowgirl Special at the Wildhorse Pow Wow July 7.

Analynn Olney of White Swan took second the Cowgirl Special at the Wildhorse Pow Wow July 7.

Black Lodge drum group was the host drum during the Wildhorse Pow Wow. Here they sing during an intertribal. Members are from left, Gavin Begay, Seqouoia Scabbyrobe, Corey Eaglespeaker, Mike Wagner, Charles Woods III, Leslie Nicholas and Creighton Scabbyrobe.

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Liam Beebe of Wapato, Wash. competes in the junior boy’s fancy category July 7 during the Wildhorse Pow Wow.

Fawn and Dallas Waskahat compete in the handrum contest with team mate Charles Wood III. The team “Charlie’s Angels” took first place in the special.

Pow Wow MC Thomas Morningowl fixes his son’s, Ernest Morningowl, outfit before the War Bonnet Special.

Whip Man Alan “Gum” Crawford led Grand Entry at the Wildhorse Pow Wow July 7 on the Umatilla Indian Reservation.

Violet Whitegrass of Montana competes in the teen girls fancy shawl dance category July 7 during the Wildhorse Pow Wow.


Manny Totus competes in the men’s fancy category July 6 during the Wildhorse Pow Wow.

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Edwina Morningowl danced and won in the Cow Girl Special that was a Wildhorse Pow Wow first July 7.

Wilbur Oatman, right, Owl Dances with partner at the Wildhorse Pow Wow July 6.

Elias Hayes, son of Tucelia Barkley and Lucas Hayes, shades himself with an umbrella during the Wildhorse Pow Wow July 7. Wildhorse Pow Wow MCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s from left, Fred Hill, Jerry Mininic and Thomas Morningowl kept eachother company during the Wildhorse Pow Wow July7.

Buck Wallahee Dances in the Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Traditional category Friday night, July 6.

Eleven men competed in the War Bonnet Special during the Wildhorse Pow Wow July 7 on the Umatilla Indian Reservation.

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Learning more than golf Sixteen young golfers aged 6 to 13 participated in a golf camp July 25-29 at Wildhorse Resort Golf Course. Receiving instruction from Nathan Dick, Ryan Dahl, Dylan George and Reilly Hegarty, the youngsters learned rules and etiquette of golf, nutrition, fundamentals of golf, and about golf equipment. Parents and children played nine holes together on the final day of the camp. CUJ photo/Zech Cyr

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and Troy Rodriguez, Mission, 141. Senior First Flight Gross – 1, Carl Lane, Bellingham, Wash., 147. 2, John Barkley, Mission, 151. Net – 1, Arlen Washines, Toppenish, 133. 2, Dion Cloud, Lapwai, 136. Senior Second Flight Gross – 1, Richard Baker, Vancouver, B.C., 163. 2, Mitch Gonzales, Boise, 167. Net – 1, Rob Sam Sr., British Columbia, 130. 2, Owen Danzuka, Warm Springs, 134. Super Senior First Flight

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Gross – 1, Frank Knychief, Warm Springs, 149. 2, Jon Bergstrom, Washington, 160. Net – 1 (tie), Clarence Holford, Washington, Roger St. Claire, Bothell, Wash., 131. Super Senior Second Flight Gross – 1, Chazz Webb, Mission, 169. 2, Ed Jack, Salem, 172. Net – 1, Paul Sam, British Columbia, 130. 2, Gene Sorrell, Mont., 134. Ladies Flight Gross – 1, George. 2, Kylie Jack, Penticton, B.C., 149. Net – 1, Libby Chase, Warm Springs, 136. 2, Alyssa Lane, Bellingham, Wash., 141.

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Women’s Traditional Golden Age - 1, Carla Timentwa, Nespelem. 2, Lynn Pinkham. 3, Kate Blackwolf Bevis, Pendleton (pictured right).

War Bonnet Special - 1, Steve Axtell, Lapwai. 2, Wayne Smartlowit, Toppenish. 3, Tony Smith, Lapwai.

Men’s Traditional Golden Age - 1, Gary Sam, Owyhee. 2, John Bevis, Pendleton. 3, Bill Timentwa, Nespelem.

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Women’s Traditional Adult - 1, Elizabeth Sam, Owyhee. 2, Katie Harris, Pendleton. 3, Anna Harris, Pendleton.

Men’s Traditional Adult - 1, Eric Broncheau, Portland. 2, Lewis Halfmoon, Pendleton. 3, Francis Dionne, Boise.

Hand Drum Special - 1, Justine Chasing Horse, Lapwai (right). 2, Francis Dionne, Boise (center) 3, not named in results.

Jingle Dance All Ages - 1, Dominque Ellenwood, Spokane. 2, Teata Ellenwood, Spokane (right). 3, Natasha Smith, Lapwai.

Grass Dance All Ages - 1, Robert Tewawina, Lapwai. 2, Wilber Oatman (pictured far left). 3, Francis Dionne, Boise.

Fancy shawl all ages - 1, Mary Harris, Pendleton (far left). 2, Abi Kordatzky, Pendleton (center). 3, Natasha Smith, Lapwai.

Girl’s Traditional juniors 7-12 - 1, Layloni Crane. 2, Leona Smith, Lapwai. 3, Tamisa Sherwood, Yakima.


Boy’s Traditional 7-12 - 1, Lewis Allen, Lapwai. 2, Weptas Brokie, Pendleton. 3, Emory Kordatzky, Pendleton (right).

Girl’s Traditional Teen 13-17 - 1, Justine Chasing Horse, Lapwai. 2, Dominique Ellenwood, Spokane. 3, Virgilina Walsey, Granger.

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Fast and Fancy All Ages - 1, Lucas Thomas, Owyhee. 2, Rod Begay, Satus. 3, Tony Smith, Lapwai.

Boy’s Traditional Teen 13-17 - 1, Tixapo Campbell, Culdesac, Idaho. 2, Alex Williams, Athena. 3, Aiden Wolf, Cayuse.

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Ho-Chunk, Missoula, Mont. 2, Yeliz Paul, Nazka Band-So. Carr, Burnaby, BC 3, Sally Whitewing, Lakota, Auburn, Wash. 4, Macyquinn Johnson, Warm Springs, Ore. Teen Girl’s Jingle - 1, Natalie Lafontaine, Cheyenne River Sioux, Lynwood, Wash. 2, Ashley Eaglespeaker, Puyallup, Yelm, Wash. 3, Sally Whitewing, Lakota Thompson, Auburn, Wash. 4, Layla Buckskin, Sho-Ban, Fort Hall, Ida. Teen Girl’s Traditional - 1, Heaven Walsey, Yakama, Granger, Wash. 2, Jovena Scabbyrobe, Yakama, White Swan, Wash. 3, Dreama Wyena, Muckleshoot, Beverly, Wash. 4, Alexis Herrera, Umatilla, Lapwai, Ida. Women’s Golden Age - 1, Audra Olney, Yakama, White Swan, Wash. 2, Wilma Buck, Yakama, White Swan, Wash. 3, Edith Walsey, Warm Springs, Toppenish, Wash. 4, Wilma

Wahsise, Yakama, Toppenish, Wash. Men’s Golden Age - 1, Peter Jo Olney, Yakama, White Swan, Wash. 2, Rainbow Azure, Chippewa/Yakama, Toppenish, Wash. 3, Clayton Chief, Cree, Island Lake, SK 4, Gary Greene, Nez Perce, Lapwai, Ida. Women’s Fancy - 1, Ureloria Walsey, Dine, Tuba City, Ariz. 2, Latrisha Scabbyrobe, Blackfeet/Cree, White Swan, Wash. 3, Susie Walsey, Warm Springs, Toppenish, Wash. 4, Summer Dawn Olney, Dine/Yakama, White Cone, Ariz. Women’s Jingle - 1, Selena Jackson, Navajo, Winslow, Ariz. 2, Candice Chief Scabbyrobe, Cree, Ministikwan Lake, SK 3, Kia McCloud, Puyallup, Harrah, Wash. 4, Acosia Red Elk, Umatilla, Pendleton, Ore. Women’s Traditional - 1, Tilda Walsey, Warm Springs, Toppenish, Wash. 2, Katrina Walsey, Yakama, Satus, Wash. 3, Lydia Skahan, Umatilla/Nez Perce, Kent, Wash. 4, Desitny Buck, Wanapum/Yakama, Mattewa, Wash. Men’s Fancy - 1, Gary Olney, Yakama, White

Swan, Wash. 2, Quannah Henry, Navajo, Smith Lake , NM 3, Jamie Ward, Wintu, Carmichael, Cal. 4, Manny Totus, Yakama, Puyallup, Wash. Men’s Grass - 1, Kelsey Haywahe, Wasco/ Assiniboine, Warm Springs, Ore. 2, Gary Villa, Warm Springs, Warm Springs, Ore. 3, Ronald Kickingwoman, Blackfeet, Browning, Mont. 4, Brennan Morningchild, Plains Cree, Loon Lake, SK Men’s Prairie Chicken - 1, Kellen Joseph, Cayuse, Pendleton, Ore. 2, Alex Meninick, Yakama, Harrah, Wash. 3, Skyler Yellowchair, Fort QuAppelle, SK 4, Kyle Bacon, Eastern Shoshone, Phoenix, Ariz. Men’s Traditional - 1, Russell McCloud, Puyallup/Walla Walla/Yakama, Harrah, Wash. 2, Merle Eagle Speaker, Yakama/Blood, Goldendale, Wash. 3, Red Bear McCloud, Puyallup/Dakota, Kent, Wash. 4, Buck Wallahee, Yakama, Toppenish, Wash. Hand Drum Contest - 1, Charlies Angels, Saddle Lake Cree Nation, Pendleton, Ore. 2,

Frank Eaglespeaker, Cree/Blood, Yelm, Wash. 3, WRB, Yakama, White Swan, Wash. 4, Young Society, Puyallup, Wash. Drum Contest - 1, Sharp Shooter, St. Paul, Min. 2, Cree Confederation, Cree, St. Paul, Alberta 3, Buck Wild, Dine, Chinle, Ariz. 4, Wild Rose, Yakama, White Swan, Wash. 5, Eagle Spirit, Yakama/Warm Springs, Toppenish, Wash. 6, Silent Hill, Blackfeet/Assiniboine/Cree/NP/ Klamath, Missoula, Mont. 7, Battle Stone, Yakama, Granger, Wash. 8, Indian Nation, Yakama, Granger, Wash. War Bonnet Special - 1, Wes Honena Sr, Sho-Ban, Fort Hall, Ida. 2, Carlos Calica, Warm Springs, Warm Springs, Ore. 3, Terry L. Heemsah Sr, Yakama, Harrah, Wash. 4, Gary Greene, Nez Perce, Lapwai, Wash. Women’s Cowgirl Special - 1, Edwina Morning Owl, Yakama/Crow, Pilot Rock, Ore. 2, Analynn Olney, Yakama, White Swan, Wash. 3, Latrisha Scabbyrobe, Blackfeet/Cree, Wapato, Wash. 4, Acosia Red Elk, Umatilla, Pendleton, Ore.

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Groups aim to boost lead free ammunition for ecosystem health

The North American Non-Lead Partnership — formed late last year by the Oregon Zoo, The Peregrine Fund and the Institute for Wildlife Studies — seeks to expand the coalition of hunters, anglers and other conservationists dedicated to improving ecosystem and wildlife health by choosing non-lead options. “This is a long-term, multi-organization effort to help North America’s wildlife,” said Leland Brown, the Oregon Zoo’s non-lead hunting education coordinator and a lifelong outdoorsman. “Many of us are hunters ourselves, so we have a personal connection to this project. We’re proud of the contributions we’ve made to conservation, and we hope to inspire more outdoor enthusiasts and organizations to lend their support and help realize this vision in the months and years to come.” Three state wildlife agencies — the Arizona Game and Fish Department, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, and Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife — have recently joined the partnership, and at least five sports groups have pledged their support. One, the Arizona chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation, even committed to an annual donation to support the efforts. “ODFW supports a voluntary strategy to increase the use of non-lead ammunition among hunters in Oregon,” said Curt Melcher, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Director. “We’re pleased to join the North American Non-Lead Partnership so we can increase our efforts to edu-

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cate and encourage hunters to voluntarily switch to non-lead ammunition.” “We’re excited about the partnership and confident that working with stakeholders — on all sides of the lead issue — is necessary to ensure the long-term health of Utah’s wildlife and their habitats,” said Mike Fowlks, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources Director. “We recognize the role that stakeholder engagement has in wildlife management and look forward to working cooperatively with the program partners.” “The Arizona Game and Fish Department is committed to conserving and protecting Arizona’s diverse wildlife, which is why we are lending our support to the North American Non-Lead Partnership,” said Jim deVos, Arizona Department of Game and Fish Assistant Director for Wildlife Management. “Our department has placed non-lead ammunition into the hands of our hunters and worked to inform the public to consider switching to non-lead ammunition to better protect our wildlife and human health.” Since the 1980s, people have worked to remove lead from paint, gasoline and plumbing, but it still can pose a threat to wildlife. When scavenging birds and mammals eat the remains of carcasses shot with lead ammunition, tiny fragments of the heavy metal can be ingested and then absorbed into their bloodstream, often causing long-term side effects and sometimes even death. Non-lead ammunition options, such as high performance solid copper bullets,

help prevent lead poisoning in scavengers like bald eagles, golden eagles and other birds of prey. The North American Non-Lead Partnership works to engage hunters and other wildlife enthusiasts by: • Designing and promoting voluntary measures to increase the use of non-lead ammunition • Supporting the continued longterm viability of scientifically managed hunting and the associated conservation culture by providing programs that encourage sports-men and -women participation in conservation actions • Supporting continued efforts to conduct scientific research into the relative risk associated with specific lead exposure pathways between use of lead ammunition and wildlife • Using scientific evaluation to assess and improve programs “Voluntary lead-reduction programs in Arizona and Utah have been very successful,” said Chris Parish, The Peregrine Fund’s director of conservation. “We want to see these voluntary efforts expanded across North America. We are confident that as this partnership expands, more hunters and organizations will join.” The three founding organizations that launched the new partnership were inspired by the success of the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation, recognizing a long tradition of conservation among America’s outdoor sports enthusiasts.

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The Muckleshoot Tribe will be launching a system that will allow gamblers to place real-money bets over the internet through a mobile app. The app, set to debut this fall, will feature Class II games like bingo and pull tabs. While bets can be placed from anywhere, a player must be at the Muckleshoot Casino in Washington state to buy games and to collect winnings, according to a press release. “Being first to the market is relatively easy, but consistently being first to the market with innovative technology that makes it all about the guest is where we set ourselves apart,” Conrad Granito, the general manager of the casino, said in the release. The unique platform is a product of Playport Gaming Systems. “Playport is a closed loop system with all games purchased and all prizes paid on tribal lands,” the company’s website reads.


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full hatchery operated by the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR), which co-manage numerous juvenile acclimation/release and adult holding/spawning facilities in the Umatilla, Walla Walla, and Grande Ronde basins. Lorri Bodi, Bonneville Power Administration’s outgoing Vice President, Environment, Fish and Wildlife, told the CTUIR Board of Trustees (BOT) on July 25 that after all the waiting this is the “diamond year” for construction finally to start. Final designs are nearing completion and construction is expected to commence in September and take up to a year. Williams caught two fish that day eight years ago and atway Mitch Pond caught one near Harris Park. They were cooked for then-Washington Gov. Christine Gregoire and some state legislators. “It was a feeling I can’t explain,” said Williams. “It was, wow, when I found out there’d never been a salmon caught there in a hundred years. Holy moly. I remember, I was as happy as a kid catching his first fish.” Although designs, and various planning and permits are not all completed to date, Bodi told the BOT that Bonneville


This artist rendering shows what the full Walla Walla Hatchery will look like once construction is complete. Some components of the hatchery - the raceways, pumps and sorting building - were constructed in 1996.

was fully committed to getting the facility completed. An issue regarding low dissolved oxygen levels in the South Fork Walla Walla River has delayed the issuance of a pollution discharge permit from the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality. BPA and CTUIR are hopeful that can be resolved with field data collected over

the next year and that the ODEQ permit will be approved by the time the hatchery is ready for operation. In addition to the existing adult holding and spawning facilities, new construction will provide egg incubation and full juvenile rearing capabilities. Brood stock will be collected at Nursery Bridge near Milton-Freewater. “Those that pass Nursery Bridge will be subject to future fisheries or will be destined to the upper mainstem Walla Walla River and the South Fork to spawn naturally.,” said Gary James, the CTUIR Fisheries Program Manager. Initial broodstock needs for the hatchery program will be from an offsite Carson (Washington) hatchery but like the Umatilla program, CTUIR will hope to phase that out with all future broodstock being collected from local returns. Adults taken at the Nursery Bridge Dam trap will be transported to the hatchery for adult holding and spawning with eggs and juveniles going into new incubation and rearing facilities. “Fish will be reared and imprinted on Walla Walla River water and they won’t return to concrete,” James said. “They will return to natural production areas above and below the hatchery.” The goal is a return of 5,000 adults with a harvest split of 50/50 for tribal and non-tribal fishers, as has been done in the Umatilla Basin for the last 25 years. At a full 5,000 returning adults, James said, harvest would be expected to take about half, about 300 would be taken for broodstock and about 2,000 would be available for natural spawning. Some returning adults captured at Nursery Dam trap would be out-planted into Mill Creek to continue salmon reintroduction above the city of Walla Walla. In 1996, BPA built the adult holding and spawning facility with a large water intake and pump system that was anticipated for use when the full hatchery was eventually added. Walla Walla Hatchery was first proposed in the Northwest Power Planning Council’s Fish and Wildlife Program in 1987’s Northeast Oregon Hatchery measure. It called for hatcheries on the Umatilla, Hood River, Walla Walla, and

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Grande Ronde rivers. Only a hatchery at Hood River happened. Over the last 31 years, CTUIR has sponsored some $30 million of BPA and other funding sources to improve fish passage, enhance habitat, and restore natural floodplain function in the Walla Walla Basin. In 1987, before all this work had occurred, it was not practical to invest in a hatchery yet, but enough work has been done now, James said, to make conditions “ripe for a hatchery.”’ However, that doesn’t mean the Walla Walla River doesn’t need more water. Toward that goal, a two-year Walla Walla Basin Integrated Flow Enhancement Study is underway to determine the best package of options for increasing stream flows while maintaining longterm viability and availability for irrigated agriculture, residential and urban use, according to Chris Marks, CTUIR Water Rights Policy Analyst. “The Study will address instream flows, the most critical remaining limiting factor in the comprehensive water/ fish restoration program,” Marks said in an email. Funded by the Washington Department of Ecology, the study is led by a bi-state steering committee and is scheduled to produce in June 2019 a preferred alternative that will achieve established instream flow targets for fish. Given the magnitude of the stream flow degradation, the extensive irrigated agriculture, and a lack of existing water management infrastructure, the preferred alternative is expected to be expensive – more than likely in excess of $100 million – and will need to include a large Columbia River pump exchange and/or an above-ground storage reservoir. Implementation of a preferred package, contingent on local, state, federal, and tribal coordination and funding, is tentatively scheduled to begin in 2021, Marks said. Williams, the Tribal fisherman, said he’s excited about the hatchery and what it will mean for Tribal fishers. “It’s going to make a big difference because the water up there is pristine, cold, perfect,” he said. “I hope the hatchery helps with the next seven generations.”

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R-U, HC Hall to add touchscreen displays PENDLETON – Interactive touchscreen displays at Round-Up and Happy Canyon Hall of Fame museum will be purchased with the $50,000 check presented May 4 by Cyndi Zamudio on behalf of RH Parker/United Finance Foundation. “The Hall of Fame is grateful for the generous contribution from the Parker Foundation, which will enable our museum to add interactive touch screen history kiosks to our displays,” said Patricia Dawson, Hall of Fame Exhibits Director. “These new pieces will provide an expanded experience for our museum visitors with video, text and photo components allowing visitors to dig deeper into the rich history of our events, competitors and volunteers.” Dawson said over the next year the Hall of Fame plans to build four interactive touch screen kiosks highlighting Happy Canyon Regalia, the Round-Up’s famous bucking horse “War Paint,” competitors through the decades, and Round Up’s Hollywood stars connection. The R.H. Parker/United Finance Foundation was established in 1994 by Richard H. Parker, Jr and family with the purpose of furthering education and youth programs in the Pacific Northwest.

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Mari Oatman rides in the Fourth of July Parade in Pendleton.

Randall “Mun” Minthorn, a parade regular, rides his horse in a parade through downtown Pendleton July 4.

Jacqueline Jones pulls horses behind a Celebration Committee/Nixyaawii Culture Class float during the Fourth of July Parade in Pendleton. On the float from left are Julie Taylor, Brooklyn Jones, Juju Matamoros, Rachelle Morrison, Rachel Matamoros, Linda Jones, Abel Matamoros, Alice Centre, Kayli Azure and Syreeta Azure.

Tribal entries won two first place trophies at the Pendleton Fourth of July Parade. A group of horseback riders from the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR) won the Equestrian Group award and the Happy Canyon princesses won the Equestrian Groups – Royalty division. In the division for First Responders and Armed Forces, a combined Pendleton and CTUIR Fire Department entry was third. Underground Tours won the VFW Patriot Trophy, which is awarded to the entry that most exemplifies Patriotism and the Parade’s Theme The rest of the results are: Equestrian Group – 1, Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation. 2, Luis & the Cowboys Dancing Horses. Equestrian Groups – Royalty – 1, Happy Canyon Princesses. 2, Milton-Freewater Pioneer Posse Court. Horse & Buggy – 1, Place Jill Perrine. 2, Pendleton Round-Up Stage Coach.

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Celebrating Pendleton’s Fourth of July

First Responders & Armed Forces – 1, Place Pilot Rock Fire Department. 2, Umatilla County Search & Rescue. 3, Pendleton Fire Department & CTUIR Fire Department. Motorized – Best Club – 1, Blue Mountain A’s. 2, Pendleton Center for the Arts. People with Pets – 1, a Civil War Couple. Motorized – Judges Choice – 1, North Spoon Herefords. 2, Pendleton Air Museum. Bands – Drum & Bugle – 1, Round-Up Mounted Band. 2, The Hungry Men. Civic Groups & Service Clubs – 1, Main Street Cowboys. 2, Salvation Army. 3, Pendleton Shrine Club. Business & Commercial – 1, Pendleton Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors. 2, My Own Auto Sales. 3, O’SO Clean & Shipping Solutions. Youth Groups – 1, Presbyterian Pre-School. Floats – 1, Wal-Mart. 2, Pilot Rock Bike Pit.

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MISSION – Tami Rochelle, who works as a Secretary II in the Department of Economic and Community Development, is the winner of the Pamawaluukt Program’s Pendleton blanket drawing. She was one of the employees who Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation who filled out a “status survey” to gather information about career mobility, training and educational needs, and for those contemplating retirement. Several other prizes were awarded in the raffle to Malissa Winks-Minthorn, Audwin Minthorn, Chris Harris, Leslie LeCornu, Lawanda Bronson, Vanesa Conner, Cheryl Shippentower, Douglas Crane, Althea Huesties-Wolf, Cami Lewis, Bill Weathers, Christopher Sampson, Billy Bronson, Steven Hart, Heather DeMary, Trinette Nowland, Lily Sheoships, Matt Johnson, JD Tovey III, Linda Sampson, Hilda Alexander, and Dora Sigo. The blanket includes the embroidered logo of Pamawaluukt, which means “each person raising themselves up” as named by the Elders Language Program in the CTUIR Department of Education. The program is designed to assist CTUIR members employed in all facets of employment, including cover letters, resumes, interview tips, and offers the Discover training module yearly addressing supervision and management.

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Youth from the summer program taught by Linda Sampson gathered at the Bureau of Indian Affairs Fire Department to meet Smokey Bear and play in the water July 13.

Kids get a lesson in fire safety

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Billiedawn Hines made it her duty to let every kid experience the joy of being a firefighter by helping them shoot water through a fire hose in the Bureau of Indian Affairs parking lot. Hines said the children met Smokey Bear and climbed up, over and around Engine 2341, sitting in the driver’s seat as if they were fire captain. Hines said there were enough old helmets for each child and all the kids took a turn spraying water, eventually emptying a 750 gallon tank. To settle down, the children ate popsicycles and listened to the story of how Smokey Bear came about.

A Global Disability Resource and Advocacy Center EOCIL is a proud supporter of the CTUIR community and other communities and programs that promote and value inclusion, equality and opportunities for people with disabilities. EOCIL is a global disability resource and advocacy center that provides an array of services for people with disabilities. EOCIL is operated by people with disabilities.

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- LGBTQ and two spirit resources - Support Groups - Youth Mentoring Project - Representative Payee Project - Emergency Financial Assistance - Accessibility Assistance - HIV/AIDS Independent Living Project - And many other services


The CTUIR Language Program would like to say a very special thank you, Himeequis qu’ciyewyewNcikala to the following people for donating to our Camp Miyanasma 2018! Person donated, company or program are listed first and then the item donated. John Barkley, Pamawaluukt, cinch bags, journals, pens; Tamastslikt Cultural Institute, half huckleberry sheet cake; Cayuse Technologies, $150 cash; General Council, mini first-aid kids, water bottles, keychain flashlights, cooling

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Welcome to world Kiyan Lorenzo McMichael-Sanchez. Born July 27th. Parents: Faryn McMichael and Hector Sanchez. Love your proud grand parents Jered and Trish McMichael

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towels; Pepsi, Gatorade mix, dispensers, cups, water; Wildhorse Resort & Casino, $20 gas cards, kids’ movie passes; Bud Rich, 100 pounds of potatoes; Yellowhawk Prevention, first-aid kits; Linda Sampson and Longhouse, two big pots; Lloyd Commander and Rec Program, transportation to and from camp and our excursion. Denise Wickert, volunteered time; Brosnan Spencer and Meadow, volunteered time; Desiree Maddern, chaperone; Nathan Tate, chaperone; Wenix Red Elk, teaching; Jay and Lindsey and Ian Sampson and crew, helped with excursion and chaperoning; Judith Scott, cook; Anson Crane, cook; Dazon Sigo, physical help loading and unloading camp items; Bill Kirk, helper at camp; Victor Caputo, delivery guy; Cho, Min Yung, camp helper; Alyssa Tonasket, camp volunteer; Malaya Stanger, camp volunteer. Your contributions to our camp gave the children a great experience. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts! THANK YOU NIXYAAWII COMMUNITY AND SUPPORTERS. A big shout out to our community for helping support out 9-10U softball team. The donations and support for our raffle and car wash and Indian Taco Feed was a huge success. Thank you cooks and volunteers and parents who helped with all our projects to help make the girls trip to Medford, Oregon, where we won the State 10U Softball Championship. Again, thanks for all your support, your kind words, and positive remarks. They helped make our girls feel proud, and even prouder to bring home the medals. THANKS AGAIN 10U parents, grandparents and coaches

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Summer apprentice printer joins Crow’s Shadow MISSION — Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts (CSIA) is welcoming Jaime Durham to the studio for the summer as an apprentice printer and assistant for CSIA’s full-time Master Printer, Judith Baumann. The Crow’s Shadow studio has a busy summer schedule with several Artists-in-Residence visiting, followed by editioning each artist’s work. Studio editions this summer will include lithographs by Marwin Begaye, Avantika Bawa, and Vanessa Renwick. Durham has already been working Jaime Durham in the studio, both as a press assistant and with ongoing studio projects. Her arrival coincided with Avantika Bawa’s artist residency in June, so she and Baumann were able to offer an exceptional level of studio staff support during Bawa’s visit, which culminated in five final proofs that will be editioned in the coming months. Durham is a Texas born-and-raised artist and printmaker. Her journey with print began at the University of North Texas where she pursued her BFA in Studio Art and interned at P.R.I.N.T Press, an on-campus fine arts press and collaborative workshop. A passion for process and working with artists led her to Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she spent two years studying the fine art of lithography and collaborative printing at Tamarind Institute. Durham received her Tamarind Master Printer (TMP) certification in the Spring of 2018. Durham’s endless desire to learn and create has brought her all the way to Pendleton, where she is excited to work alongside Master Printer Judith Baumann at Crow’s Shadow.

Cay Uma Wa Toastmasters member elected to 3-state leadership role Jan Taylor, a member of Cay Uma Wa Toastmasters for seven years, was recently elected as District Director for District 9 of Toastmasters International, a nonprofit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills. As District Director, Taylor will play a key role in leading more than 1,000 members in 65 Toastmasters Jan Taylor clubs across North Idaho, Eastern Washington, and Northeastern Oregon. She is one of three top leaders in the district. In her new role, Taylor is responsible

for all aspects of District 9 Toastmasters operation and administration club and district leaders within District 9. “It has been my privilege to have been chosen to lead District 9 Program Quality Director last year. I look forward to working with a dynamic group of leaders as we help our members become better leaders and speakers,” Taylor said in a Toastmasters news release. Having most recently served as the district’s Program Quality Director, she was instrumental in helping the district become number seven in the world for paid clubs and eighth in the world for membership payments. Among her notable Toastmasters achievements, Taylor holds the title of Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM). The DTM is the highest educational and leadership

award given by Toastmasters International. Today, Taylor is a member of three Toastmasters clubs: Cay Uma Wa Toastmasters Club and Pendleton Club, as well as the Faculty Club, an advanced club that meets at various locations in District 9. A strong advocate of Toastmasters, Taylor encourages everyone who would like to challenge and improve themselves in the areas of leadership and public speaking to join a local club. Pendleton also has two clubs at Eastern Oregon Correctional Institute in Pendleton, and one at Two Rivers prison in Umatilla. District 9 has 11 prison clubs helping inmates to become better and gain confidence in themselves. Find out more information at toastmasters. org/find-a-club.

DID YOU KNOW? Every food the Indian people needed was provided by the earth. Ceremonies were held in the spring to honor the new foods. One of those, the Root Feast, is still celebrated today on the Umatilla Reservation. Although salmon is not as plentiful as it was before the dams were built on the Columbia, many of the Indian people of the Umatilla Indian Reservation still eat traditional foods like roots, berries, deer, elk and salmon as part of their every day diet. Gathered from

Next elders meeting scheduled for Aug. 3 MISSION - The elders next meeting will be held at the Mission Senior Center August 3 at 9 a.m. Also during August the Department of Children and Family Services will give a progress report to the Board of Trustees August 24 from 8 to 9 a.m. Elders are invited to attend the progress report.


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TERO to celebrate 40th anniversary Aug. 7 MISSION - The Tribal Employment Rights Office will celebrate its fortieth year of operation at the Nixyaawii Governance Center Aug. 7 at 1:30 p.m. Board of Trustees Chair Gary Burke, TERO Commission member Michael Ray Johnson and TERO Manager Aaron Hines will be among the speakers during the event. The TERO Code was adopted by the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation August 7, 1978. The event is open to community members and employees. Light refreshments will be provided.

Head Start to hold another well-child event MISSION - Cay-Uma-Wa Head Start and Yellowhawk Tribal Health Center staff will be on site to fulfill medical requirements for incoming students age three to five Aug. 23. The enrollment, recruiting and well-child screening event will be held at the YTHC from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information call 541-429-7843.

BOT Minutes DATE: June 18, 2018

BOT Present: Gary Burke, BOT Chairman (arrived at 9:15 AM); Jeremy Wolf, Vice Chairman; Doris Wheeler, Treasurer; Kathryn Brigham, Secretary; Rosenda Shippentower, Member; Aaron Ashley, Member; Woodrow Star, Member; Sally Kosey, Member. William Sigo, General Council Chair on travel. Quorum present. Old Business. None. Next Resolution 18-044: None. Other Board Action: None. BOT Travel Reports. 1) Jeremy Wolf, June 12-13 to Missoula, MT to attend State of Montana & Tribal Treaty Bison Hunt meeting. 2) Kat Brigham, June 12 to Umatilla Depot for tour. 3) Sally Kosey, June 13 to Portland to attend Gubernatorial Forum Leadership Council. 4) Rosenda Shippentower, June 11-13 to Lincoln City for HWC/YTHC retreat. MOTION: Kat Brigham moves to approve reports. Rosenda Shippentower seconds. Motion carries 6-0-0. BOT Leave and Travel Requests. 1) Kat Brigham, June 12 to Iskuulktpe Creek for interview on water for Oregon Environmental Council 50th Anniversary. 2) Jeremy Wolf, Warm Springs, June 20-24 to attend Four Chairs meeting and Governors Dinner. MOTION: Rosenda Shippentower moves to approve 2 leave requests. Aaron Ashley seconds. Motion carries 6-0-0.

DATE: July 2, 2018

BOT Present: Gary Burke, BOT Chairman; Jeremy Wolf, Vice Chairman; Doris Wheeler, Treasurer; Kathryn Brigham, Secretary; Rosenda Shippentower, Member; Aaron Ashley, Member; Woodrow Star, Member; Sally Kosey, Member and William Sigo, General Council Chairman. Full quorum present. Old Business. None. Next Resolution 18-049: None. Other Board Action: None. BOT Travel Reports. 1) Jeremy Wolf, June 25-26 to Portland to attend meeting with BPA. 2) Kat Brigham, June 25 to Walla Walla to attend dinner with WA Senator Patty Kurderer. MOTION: Sally Kosey moves to approve reports. Doris Wheeler seconds. Motion carries 7-0-0. [Rosenda Shippentower not present for vote] BOT Leave and Travel Requests. 1) Doris Wheeler, travel to Kirkland, WA to attend training with SWM on July 21 departing at 1 PM and returning Aug. 4. Personal leave on July 5 and 11 all day. 2) Sally Kosey personal leave July 1824. MOTION: Rosenda Shippentower moves to approve leave requests. Aaron Ashley seconds. Motion carries 8-0-0.

DATE: July 9, 2018

BOT Present: Gary Burke, BOT Chairman; Jeremy Wolf, Vice Chairman; Doris Wheeler, Treasurer; Kathryn Brigham, Secretary; Rosenda Shippentower, Member; Aaron Ashley, Member; Woodrow Star, Member; Sally Kosey, Member and William Sigo, General Council Chairman. Full quorum present. Old Business. None. Resolution 18-049: Topic: BIA Invasive Species Proposal. RESOLVED, that the Board of Trustees supports the efforts outlined in the 2018 Invasive Species Proposal (attached as Exhibit 1) and the request for $88,655 to carry out these efforts, and authorizes the acceptance of the award on behalf of the Confederated Tribes. AND BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED, that the Board of Trustees


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authorizes the Executive Director to execute any documents necessary to facilitate receipt of the funding. AND, that said Resolution has not been modified amended or repealed and is still in full force and effect. DATED, this 9th day of July, 2018. MOTION: Kat Brigham moves to adopt Resolution 18-049. Woodrow Star seconds. Motion carries 8-0-0. Other Board Action: None. BOT Travel Reports. BOT Leave and Travel Requests. 1) Kat Brigham, 3 requests, July 16, personal leave from 1 to 4 PM, July 20, personal leave all day, Aug. 14, personal leave from 7:30 to 10 AM. 2) Rosenda Shippentower, personal leave July 11. 3) Sally Kosey, personal leave July 16 and 17. 4) Verbal request from Gary Burke, personal leave on July 16. MOTION: Doris Wheeler moves to approve leave requests. Kat Brigham seconds. Motion carries 8-0-0.

DATE: July 16, 2018

BOT Present: Jeremy Wolf, Vice Chairman; Kathryn Brigham, Secretary; Rosenda Shippentower, Member; Aaron Ashley, Member; Woodrow Star, Member; and William Sigo, General Council Chairman. Gary Burke, BOT Chairman, Sally Kosey, Member, and Doris Wheeler, Treasurer on personal leave. Quorum present. Old Business. Sea Lion Poll ~ Four Chairs Letter. Letter to the Senators of Oregon, Washington and Idaho urging the Senate support and adopt HR 2083 as amended and passed by the House of Representatives. MOTION: Kat Brigham moves to ratify the polled letter. Woodrow Start seconds. Motion carries 5-0-0. Resolution 18-050: Topic: Emigrant Springs Timber Sale. RESOLVED, that the Board of Trustees hereby approves the sale of forest products proposed in the Emigrant Springs Timber Sale consistent with the conditional use approval set forth in Exhibit 1, authorizes the advertisement and contracting of the sale consistent with Exhibits 2 and 3, and authorizes the Chairman and the Umatilla Agency Superintendent to execute the timber sale contracts and any other necessary documents enabling the ESP Timber Sale for and on behalf of the Confederated Tribes; AND BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED, that the Approving Officer (Superintendent) is authorized to make minor error corrections in the contract without referral to the Board of Trustees provided such corrections do not materially alter the form and substance of the contract. AND, that said Resolution has not been modified amended or repealed and is still in full force and effect. DATED this 16th day of July, 2018. MOTION: Aaron Ashley moves to adopt Resolution 18-050. Woodrow Star seconds. Motion carries 5-0-0. Other Board Action: Draft letter of invitation to John Zebra, Chairman of Walla Walla Basin Watershed Council to meet with Board of Trustees. MOTION: Woodrow Star moves to approve the letter to Walla Walla Basin Watershed Council with forthcoming internal review. Kat Brigham seconds. Motion carries 4 for (Woodrow Star, Kat Brigham, Aaron Ashley, and William Sigo) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1 against (Rosenda Shippentower) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 0 abstaining. BOT Travel Reports. Deferred. BOT Leave and Travel Requests. 1) Gary Burke, travel request for July 17-18 to attend Willamette Falls Lock Commission Meeting at West Linn. 2) Jeremy Wolf, travel July 23-24 to Portland to attend CRITFC meeting.

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