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SHOONAQ' PICHEM SHTOON PUGOOT We, the Tribe of Kodiak, do things our way October 1994

Volume 6 Number 6

****ELECTION 1994**** ELECTION ANNOUNCEMENT FOR THB SHOONAQ' TRIBE {KODIAK TRIBAL COUNCIL) Notice is he:reby given, that an election will be held on November 12, 1994. The membership shall elect two (2) council members for three ( 3) years and two ( 2) council members for two (2) years. The election will be held during the Annual Membership Meeting at the Westmark, Harbor Room in Kodiak, Alaska on Saturday, November 12, 1994. The Annual Membership Meeting will begin at 10:00 A.M. with lunch being served at noon, and the election will take place after lunch .

twenty-percent (20%) of the membership present by about 16 members, therefore changes to the constitution could not be made. We hope to ratify the Constitution this year with the help of the proxy mail out. Currently we have 430 members who are over the age of 18 and have resided in Kodiak for at least sixty (60) days. Therefore, we need at least forty-three (43) members either present or represented through proxy for a quorum and eighty-six (86) members present or represented by proxy to ratify the Constitution.

CANDIDATE FOR OFFICE To qualify, a candidate must be an enrolled member of the tribe and must reside in Kodiak for at least one (1) year immediately preceding the election. Candidates must also be eighteen (18) years of age. Eligible candi dates should submit a letter of intent to Kodiak Tribal Council, P.O. Box 1974, Kodiak, Alaska 99615 no later than seven (7) days before the Annual Meeting. YOUR PROXY IS NBBDBD I I If you are unable to attend the Annual Meeting and Election that wi~l be held at the Westmark Harbor Room 1n Kodiak on November 12, 1994, please fill out and mail your proxy back to the Tribal Council. If you know someone who will be attending the Annual meeting, you may appoint them as your proxy holder. Mailing your proxy in, will also make you eligible for one of four (4) cash prizes all worth $50.00. We need twenty-percent (20%) of the eligible voters (those members who are over the age of 18 and have physically resided in Kodiak for sixty days in order to ratify the Constitution. We need ten-percent (10%) of the eligible voting members present either in person or represented by proxy to count towards a quorum. Last year we had over ten-percent (lOt) of the members present at the annual meeting, but we lacked having

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT CHANGES Recommended at 1993 Annual Meeting Many motions were made at the 1993 Annual Membership Meeting, which could not be acted upon, since twenty-percent (20%) of the membership were not present . The Tribal Council felt the input from the membership meeting was so important, that they took the recommendations which resulted in the Constitutional Ballot that has been mailed out to the voting members with an attached proxy. The Triba l Council recommends that you vote for the c hanges to the Constitution. CONSTITUTIONAL BALLOT CURRENT CONSTITUTION READS ARTICLE IV. GOVERNING BODY Section I.

Tribal Council and Officers.

The Governing Body of the Shoonaq' Tribe of Kodiak shall be known as the Shoonaq' Tribal Council. The Tribal Council shall consist of a Chairman and six (6) other members, all of whom shall be entitled to vote. The Chairman and each Council member shall be elected directly by the voters. The Tribal Council shall itself elect a Vice Chairman and Secretary from the member of the Tribal Council.


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The Governing Body of the Shoonaq' Tribe of Kodiak shall be known as the Tribal Council. The Council shall consist of (7) members who shall be elected by a majority vote of the qualified members of the Tribe at the annual election. The Council shall include a Chairman, Vice Chairman, Secretary/Treasurer, and four (4) council members. The Officers shall be elected by the tribal council from among its members at their first organizational meeting. For Against _______ Abs~t-a in~------------7

*Note If no choice is marked in the appropriate box, then we will count it as a vote for the changes.

*Note If no choice is marked in the appropriate box, then we will count it as a vote for the changes. CURRENT CONSTITUTION READS ARTICLE IV. GOVERNING BODY SECTION IV. COUNCIL MEETINGS The Tribal Council shall meet each month on a date and place to be fixed by action of the Tribal Council RECOMMENDED CHANGES TO READ The Tribal Council shall meet every other month on a date and place to be fixed by action of the Tribal Council For______ Against _______ Abstain.___________

CURRENT CONSTITUTION READS ARTICLE IV. GOVERNING BODY Section III.

*Note If no choice is marked in the appropriate box, then we will count it as a vote for the changes.

TERM

The Chairman and six (6) Council members shall be elected, by secret ballot, for terms of two (2) years. The terms of the six (6) Council members shall be staggered as follows: At the first general election following the adoption of this Constitution, the voters shall elect three (3) Council members for one(l) year terms and Three (3) Council members for two (2) year terms. Thereafter, at each annual general election the voters shall elect three (3) Council members for two (2) year terms. The Chairman and each Council member shall serve until his or her successor has been seated .

ARTICLE VI. ELECTIONS SECTION I. GENERAL ELECTIONS CURRENT CONSTITUTION READS The Tribal Council shall set the first Tuesday in October of every year for regular elections in the community, and shall give at least thirty (30) days notice of such meetings, posted in a public place and publicly advertised in the local newspaper.

RECOMMENDED CHANGES TO READ RBCOMMENDBD CHANGES TO READ The seven (7) Council members shall be elected, by secret ballot, for terms of three (3) years. The terms of the (7) Council members shall be staggered as follows: At the first general council following the adoption of this Constitution, the voters shall elect three (3) Council members for one (1) year terms and three (3) Council members for two (2) year terms. Thereafter, at each annual general election the voters shall elect three (3) Council members for (3) year terms. Thereafter, at each Council member shall serve until his or her successor has been seated. For Against _______ Abs-t-a i-n~~--------7

The Tribal Council shall set a date each year for regular elections in the community, and shall give at least thirty (30) days notice of such meetings, posted in a public place and publicly advertised in the local newspaper. For

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*Note If no choice is marked in the appropriate box, then we will count it as a vote for the changes. CURRENT CONSTITUTION READS ARTICLE IX. AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION This Constitution may be amended by a majority vote of the qualified voters of the Tribe at an election in which at least


thirty percent (30\) of the qualified voters take part. The Chairman shall call such an election on a proposed constitutional amendment at the request of five (5) of the seven (7) Tribal Council members or upon petition of thirty percent (30\) of all members of the Tribe eighteen (18) years of age or older.

the group using "Active Parenting Today" the most successful video-based discussion program ever developed for teaching parenting skills. It offers solutions in family behavior and communication and includes skills for teaching children to say no to drugs. What's the Program About?

RECOMMENDED CHANGES TO READ Session I: This Constitution may be amended by a majority vote of the qualified voters of the Tribe at an election which at least twenty percent (20%) of the qualified voters take part. The Chairman shall call such an election on a proposed constitutional amendment at the request of five (5) of the seven (7) Tribal Council members or upon petition of twenty percent (20%) of all members of the Tribe eighteen (18) years of age or older. Against _____ For_-,--Abstain___________

Styles of Parenting Method of Choice Technique Session II: Skills for Building Courage and Self-Esteem Session III: Why Children Misbehave Techniques for Avoiding "Paying Off" Misbehavior Session IV: Effective Discipline Skills Natural and Logical Consequences "I" Message Mutual Respect

*Note If no choice is marked in the appropriate box, then we will count it as a vote for the changes. Session V:

PRIZES, PRIZES, PRIZES/I

Effective Communication Skills Avoiding Communication Blocks

The Tribal Council at their October 3, 1994 meeting decided to have cash prizes given away at the 1994 Annual Membership Meeting on November 12, 1994. To members who will be in attendance, one cash prize of $200.00 will be awarded, and one cash prize of $100.00 will be awarded. And f or those members who mail in their proxies, four individual cash prizes bf $50.00 will be awarded. OTHER PRIZES Natives of Kodiak, Inc. has also donated $100.00, along with Lesnoi, Inc . , $100.00; Koniag, Inc. , a one-night stay for two people at Buskin River Inn, and Afognak Native Corporation has donated a weekend stay at one of their Afognak Cabi ns for a door prize to be given away at the Tribal Council's Annual Meeting. Once again - please mail in your proxy to be eligible for a prize, or plan on attending the meeting in person. You may be LUCKY!!! K. T. C. HELPS PARENTS WITH THB IMPORTANT JOB THEY'LL EVER HAVB. By:

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Blaine Loomis-Olsen, Social Director

Yes. The Kodiak Tribal Council is pleased to announce a new Kodiak Tribal Parent Program. We are asking parents to sign up now and learn how to develop courage, responsibility, cooperation and self-esteem in their children. Learn effective skills for stopping power struggles. Elaine Loomis Olsen will be facilitating

Session VI: Types of Family Meetings Problem Solving in Groups Saying No to Drugs The group will begin meeting on Friday, November 18, from 10 a.m to Noon at the Kodiak Tribal Council for six weekly 2-hour sessions. For more information or to get your name on the list, call Elaine at 486 4449. Fee to participate is $12.00 which covers the cost of the Parent's Handbook . No one will be refused to participate due to inability to pay the fee. BDOCATION SPECIALIST By:

Kathleen Weber

The Kodiak Tribal Council currently has Higher Education, Employment Assi s tance and Direct Employment. These services can assist eligible students who are pursuing a Bachelors or Associates Degree, and can also assist those who are interested in a vocational training. If you are interested in any of these programs you can contact Kathy Webber at the Kodiak Tribal Council Education Department at 486-4449, Monday thru Friday, between the hours 8:30 A.M. and 4:30 P.M. To date we have funded twenty four Higher Education students, five who graduated last year. We have also assisted a total of nineteen Employment Assistance (AVT) students, which three have graduated.


Due to the requirement of holding different types of certificates on any building construction job, and also the need to hold a Six-pac license to operate different types of boats for specific jobs, we have funded, to date, five students to assist them in obtaining their certificates.

Highlights: 1)

KANA generously donated round trip coupons for the trip between Kodiak and Anchorage, for each dancer.

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Zayre Hotel was an hour and a half out of the city, by bus, located in a quiet area with security and many elderly Russian people.

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Sightseeing - Summer /Winter Palace; There were many palaces around St . Petersburg. Czar Peter the Great built a palace for his daughter with over 1, 000 rooms. In each palace, every room has a different decor. The palace grounds were unbelievable with numerous fountains, statues and landscaping. On the palace grounds the cooks had their own mansion with many stoves where strictly, just the cooking was done. In that era it was unthinkable to have cooking done in the palace because of the odor .

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The Russian Cathedrals are many and breathtakingly beautiful. I am at a loss for words to describe what we have seen. We did purchase and put up candles along with a prayer at the St. Nicholas Cathedral

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St. Petersburg Fortress is where all the Czars are laid to rest. This is a landmark of St. Petersburg, as the golden steeple of the church can be seen all around the city. (A picture of it is on the St. Petersburg brochure on top of the glass showcase)

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The city itself consists of many islands, canals and bridges. Czar Peter the Great wanted to build a city like Venice, Italy.

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Contrary to popular belief, we found the Russians to be friendly, hardworking people who had a very hard life, which you can see in the elders. They are trying to face the changes that have been made in their cotintry, which I'm sure has been very hard for them.

ALUTIIQ DANCERS By:

Connie Chya

The performances by the Alutiiq Dancers and other Native American &: Canadian Dance &: Drum Troupes in the Opening Ceremonies of the 1994 Goodwill Games in St . Petersburg, Russia, on July 23rd by Native American & Canadian Dance & Drum Troupes have been internationally acclaimed for their excellence. The distinguished leadership of senior members of the Alutiiq Dancers troupe including Virginia Abston and Constance Chya was praised. Also commended were the spectacular performances of Trista Abston, Kimberlee Alexanderoff, and Adrian Chya. According to the St. Petersburg Press, writer Rachel Katz: "Despite the dazzling line-up of Russian performers who flashed across the Kirov Stadium during the Goodwill Games opening ceremony, it was a group of American Indian dancers who most captured the audience's imagination. "They were the best," said Olga Uryupina, clutching the autograph of one of the entertainers. "They were the brightest, the most colorful." Around her, other Russians clamored after autographs or asked to take pictures of the dancers in their exquisite native costumes . Members of the Native Americans groups from the United States and Canada were likewise pleased with their reception. "It was incredible," said Dawn Dove, a Naragansett from Rhode Island. "To walk in and hear that roar of cheers made my heart feel so great." Lance Kelly, a Creek and Shoshani from Oklahoma, said the performance helped present a different side of Native Americans to Russians, who are familiar only with stereotypes." In summary: "At the opening ceremony, the American Indian performers stole the show. " 1994 Goodwill Games/St. Petersburg, Russia Trip On behalf of the Kodiak Alutiiq Dancers, I would like to thank the KTC Board of Directors for their support in the sale of the raffle tickets. The monies raised from the ticket sales helped with almost half of the amount needed to make the trip to Russia a reality. Without the support from the Board of Directors, some Corporations, local businesses and residents of this community, and the hard work of the dancers, none of this would have been possible.

Having had the opportunity to travel to a foreign country, we sincerely realize just how much we have to be thankful for ... from restroom facilities (during our rehearsals at the stadium we had to go in the bus hes , as toilets are hard to find in the city), no washing machines, (let alone dryers), available - to the food, which consisted of mostly bread, mush, fruits and vegetables. If meat was served it consisted of fish or chicken which was either boiled or baked . One day we had one small piece of boiled bacon and potato for lunch ... thi s meal was to hold us over until our return to the


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hotel at 10 P.M. We were informed that the meals we were being served were like a banquet, for many of them hadn't eaten what we were being served. We had opportunities to go to a grocery store to stock up on juices and snacks (which were imported) and were quite expensive.

ANNOUNCEMENT

Kodiak Alutiiq Dancers Practice Schedule --New Recruits Only-Who: Where: When:

As representatives from Alaska, we learned to appreciate what we received, and those of us who weren't crazy about veggies, have taken a liking to them! We also appreciate being able to have drinking water with ice cubes in it, as all they had was imported warm bottled water which had to be purchased at the stores. Our stay in Russia was a memorable experience friendships made, many pictures taken and lots of fond memories to share. My one regret is that I did not learn to speak the Russian language when I was growing up as it was around me during my childhood years. RUSSIA TRIP By:

Kim Alexanderoff

The trip to Russia with the Dance group was an experience I will never forget. If the board had not contributed by helping with the fund raising, going to Russia would have been just another dream. But when we have people like you it is always possible to make a dream become a reality. So at thank Going never

this time I would like to personally each one of you who helped us out. to a foreign country was something I thought I would be able to do.

If we Americans think we don't live well and don't have much, we need to think again because we have much more than Russians can ever dream of having. Sight seeing in St. Petersburg was so beautiful. We went to a castle with about 30 rooms filled with art and pictures, some made of gold. We also got to see Peter the Great who founded St. Petersburg city. The people were so nice, and very friendly. Only if we spoke their language it would have been a lot better to communicate.

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Aleut boys & girls ages 6-12 Kodiak Community College, in the Adult Learning Center Starting date is Monday, Oct. 31 Tuesday, Nov. 1st Friday, Nov. 4th 3:30--4:30pm


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