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      “She Looks For News”
      August 2, 2007                                      Official Newspaper of the Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin                                                  

                                   GTC: Appeals case should go forward
                                   By Dawn Walschinski                 the resolution thus requiring      Vince DelaRosa, a new court           seeking monetary damages. In        how those disagreements get
                                   Kalihwisaks                         the appropriate parties to par-    system and Administrative             December the OBC passed BC          resolved is really critical,” said
                                      Oneida General Tribal            ticipate in the proceedings.       Procedures Act is in the works.       Resolution 12-20-06-J pro-          Danforth.
                                   Council (GTC) members                  “What the GTC had said             “We actually have pieces           hibiting tribal departments            Thomas stated that the OBC
                                   crowded the Oneida Business         was ‘Allow the process to con-     ready to address all these mat-       from participating in the case.     interfered with the due process
                                   Committee Conference (OBC)          tinue.’” said Thomas in an         ters. Obviously, we didn’t            The resolution stated that the      of the tribal member filing the
                                   Room on Saturday, July 28 to        interview on Monday, July 30.      know that this case was going         OAC had overstepped its             case by not allowing it to go
 What’s Inside…                    overturn a resolution that             Sharron House stated at the     to unfold as it has in terms of a     authority in accepting the case     forward.
                                   barred tribal departments from      meeting that the conflict          dispute between the two bod-          and was trying to waive sover-         “Sovereign immunity effects
                   A WWII          participating in a case being       between the OBC and OAC            ies, but many, many years ago         eign immunity.                      exterior, it’s nation to nation,
                 Veteran’s         heard by the Oneida Appeals         was a sign that Oneida has out-    we started working on the judi-          OBC Chairman Jerry               we do not want to hold sover-
                   Story–          Commission (OAC).                   grown its current judiciary sys-   ciary. There’s been a lot of          Danforth addressed the meet-        eign immunity on the backside
                       2A             BC Resolution 12-20-06-J         tem.                               work put into that. We have a         ing on this conflict between the    of employees, or the backsides
                                   was rescinded by hand count of         “What we’re looking at here     new judiciary that’s ready for        OBC and the OAC.                    of membership. We do not
                 Relay for         135 yes votes to 36 no votes        is something basic, this system    your consideration,” said                “It’s not uncommon for in        want to see sovereign immuni-
                      Life–        and 7 abstentions.                  was going to break down at a       DelaRosa.                             forms of government where           ty as that veil between manage-
                 Lifestyles           Chief Judicial Officer           certain point and we’ve hit it,”      At the heart of the GTC            you have one part of the gov-       ment and employee or mem-
                                   Winnifred Thomas made the           said House.                        meeting was a case filed by a         ernment that is in a disagree-      bership,” said Thomas.
                                   motion for the GTC to revoke           According to OBC member         tribal member back in February        ment with another part, and

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Page 5A/Business
Page 6A/Legislative
Page 7A/Minutes
                                      State of the Oneida Nation Address…                                                                                                           on petition
Page 8A/State
Page 9A/National                                                                                                                                                                    wish list
Page 10A/SEOTS
PAge 1B/Lifestyles
                                                                                                                                                                                    By Nate Wisneski
Page 2B/Environment
Page 3B/Education                                                                                                                                                                      The special General Tribal
Page 4B/Enrollment Notice                                                                                                                                                           Council (GTC) meeting
Page 5B/Good News                                                                                                                                                                   scheduled for August 11 will
Page 6B/Classified                                                                                                                                                                  focus on a petition sent to the
Page 7B/Health                                                                                                                                                                      Oneida Business Committee
Page 8B/Sports                                                                                                                                                                      (OBC) for consideration. The
                                                                                                                                                                                    petition asks for an office of
OHA                                                                                                                                                                                 the General Tribal Council to
                                                                                                                                                                                    be created, a payment of $100

program                                                                                                                                                                             to eligible voters who attend
                                                                                                                                                                                    GTC meetings and to develop
                                                                                                                                                                                    a new per capita payment
carries on                                                                                                                                                                          amount ranging from $5,000
                                                                                                                                                                                    to $10,000 for fiscal year
By Dawn Walschinski
   Despite the fact the Oneida                                                                                                                                                         Mercie Danforth, OBC
Housing Authority (OHA)                                                                                                                                                             Treasurer, hopes to receive
Board of Commissioners was                                                                                                                                                          clarification on the requests
dissolved by the Oneida                                                                                                                                                             of the petition during the
Business Committee (OBC)                                                                                                                                                            meeting. “The petition itself
on Wednesday, July 18, it’s                                                                                                                                                         isn’t very clear. If GTC says
business as usual for the OHA                                                                                                                                                       yes they want the office of
                                                                                                                                                 Kali Photo/Dawn Walschinski        GTC, then I think we need to
program.                              Oneida Business Committee Chairman Gerald Danforth, standing at the podium, addressed an
   Susan House was appoint-                                                                                                                                                         go back and define what that
ed to the position of Interim
                                      assembly of Oneida Nation members and visiting dignitaries from local, state and tribal governments                                           office is,” Danforth added, “Is
Program Manger by general             at the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center on Wednesday, July 25.                                                                            the office going to be like the
manager       (GM)      Debbie        By Dawn Walschinski               evening, July 25.                 tions a day,” said Danforth.         tive efforts, the state could        ombudsman at the Health
Thundercloud per Resolution           Kalihwisaks                          Danforth praised the              The chairman also hailed          lease the land from Oneida           Center and if a GTC member
BC-07-18-07-A passed by the              Oneida            Business     growth of the tribe’s ability     intergovernmental coopera-           and Oneida provided a water          has a concern can contact
OBC. The approximately 30             Committee (OBC) Chairman          to provide services to its        tion between Oneida and              treatment facility to the            them directly? Each item will
people who work at OHA                Gerald Danforth presented         members, especially in the        local municipalities and the         prison.                              need some clarification.”
became employees of the               the State of the Nation to a      areas of health care and          state of Wisconsin. He                  “The state achieved its              Danforth also questioned if
Oneida Nation rather than the         gathering of Oneida mem-          higher education.                 referred to the transfer of          goals, we achieved our               this position was elected what
separate OHA Corporation.             bers, local officials and rep-       “The new (health center)       1400 acres from the state            goals. It’s through those col-       would the difference be
   “Everything is the same            resentatives from other           serves 1400 patients, active      owned Sanger B. Powers               laborative efforts we were           between the office of the
within the tribe, the only thing      tribes at the Radisson Inn        patients, a year and fills a      Correctional Center to               able to achieve those goals,”        GTC and the OBC. “I feel
that’s different is the person-       Ballroom on Wednesday             thousand pharmacy prescrip-       Oneida. Through coopera-             said Danforth.                       that I was elected to represent
nel part of the policies and                                                                                                                                                        the GTC and if I am not doing
                                                                                                                                                                                    my job then I need to get out,”
     See Page 2A
                                   Paralyzed vets aim to win at trapshoot
                                                                                                                                                                                    said Danforth.
        OHA                                                                                                                                                                            The Treasurer was also
                                                                                                                                                                                    concerned with how a $100
                                                                                                                                                guys, the veterans. We get          payment at GTC meetings
                                                                                                                                                together and shoot, like, eight     would take place. “Do I as the
                                                                                                                                                shoots a year and the guys in       treasurer need to be handing
                                                                                                                                                wheel chairs, whether they          out checks at the meetings
                                                                                                                                                are military or non military,       and how do we determine
                                                                                                                                                they     come      to     shoot.    who gets the payment? Is it
                                                                                                                                                Everybody is welcome to             given out at the beginning or
                                                                                                                                                come and shoot.”                    just to the people there at the
                                                                                                                                                   For Ramirez, the ability to      end of the meeting and how
                                                                                                                                                participate in the shoots is not    do we determine if people
                                                                                                                                                only a way to connect with          were at the entire meeting,”
                                                                                                                                                other PVA members but is            said Danforth.
                                                                                                                                                also therapeutic in some               In regards to the per capita
                                                                                                                                                ways.                               request Danforth feels if GTC
                                                                                                                                                   “When you shoot like this,       passes the request it would
                                                                                                                                                everybody gets together for         have a great financial impact
                                                                                                                                                the camaraderie, being old          on the tribe. “As the treasurer
                                                                                                                                                friends and shooting is just a      I need to show General Tribal
                                                                                                                                                fun time.” Ramirez contin-          Council enough information
                                                                                                                  Kali photo/Steven J. Gandy    ued, “It lifts their spirits, for   to they can make a good deci-
                                   Larry Ramirez shoots at clay pigeons during the PVA Trapshoot competition                                    one, it just gets them out of       sion. That is what they always
                                   held at the Brown County Sportsman Club.                                                                     the house. Some people don’t        asked for. We’re going to try
                                   By Steven J. Gandy                  Club in Howard on July 27 –        veterans or paralyzed to par-         want to get up and move and         to do the best we can to pre-
                                   Kalihwisaks                         29.                                ticipate in the event, all shoot-     that’s because they feel sorry      sent and make the informa-
                                      Pull!                               On hand for the event were      ers were welcomed.                    for themselves.”                    tion         understandable,”
                                      That was the phrase of the       PVA members from all across           Larry Ramirez, a PVA                  The PVA Trapshoot is a           Danforth said.
                                   day for those participating in      the country. Although the          member and a member of the            team competition scored by             Danforth would not go into
                                   Paralyzed     Veterans      of      event is sponsored by the          Cayuga Nation of Oklahoma
                                   America (PVA) Trapshoot at          Wisconsin chapter PVA, par-        said, “We came here to do                  See Page 9A                         See Page 3A
                                   the Brown County Sportsman          ticipants need not be either       some trap shooting, all the                 Trapshoot                            Petition
2A (T#ken)                 August 2, 2007                                  Kalihwisaks

Decades pass but Silver Tribal housing act under-
Star still shines bright    funded, Indians tell senators
                                                                                                         By Jennifer Talhelm                building an average of 2,000       Dakota, said the Bush admin-
                                                                                                         Associated Press Writer            homes a year. In the pro-          istration's budget request for
                                                                                                            WASHINGTON (AP) ~               gram's first year, tribes built    the program - about $627 mil-
                                                                                                         Tribal leaders said Thursday       6,000, said Marty Shuravloff,      lion - is far less than the $1
                                                                                                         that they need more money to       chairman of the National           billion tribes and national
                                                                                                         help meet housing needs on         American Indian Housing            advocacy groups say is need-
                                                                                                         reservations where thousands       Council and a member of the        ed.
                                                                                                         of American Indians live in        Lesnoi Village on Kodiak              Funding also has been vir-
                                                                                                         substandard homes with no          Island, Alaska.                    tually flat for the last several
                                                                                                         indoor plumbing or central            “Indian country needs           years. That's “too low for its
                                                                                                         heat.                              NAHASDA           reauthorized     real promise to be realized,”
                                                                                                            Speaking to the Senate          because it directly affects our    said Aneva Yazzie, who heads
                                                                                                         Indian Affairs Committee           health      and      welfare,”     the       Navajo       Housing
                                                                                                         during a hearing on Indian         Shuravloff said.                   Authority, which serves
                                                                                                         housing, tribal leaders urged         But Indian leaders also said    Navajos in Arizona, New
                                                                                                         senators to renew the Native       the program is drastically         Mexico and Utah.
                                                                                                         American Housing Assistance        underfunded and asked sena-           Tribes on rural reservations
                                                                                                         and Self-Determination Act,        tors to support increasing its     struggle to provide water,
                                                                                                         which has helped tribes get        budget.                            sewer service and electricity,
                                                                                                         federal grants to build new           David Brien, chairman of
                                                                                                         homes.                             the Turtle Mountain Band of
                                                                                                                                                                                    See Page 3A
                                                                   Submitted photos/Warren Skenandore       Before the act, tribes were     Chippewa Indians in North             Indian Housing
Left, Cpl. Warren Skenandore in his Army attire in his early 20’s. Right, a cur-
rent photo of Skenandore.
By Nate Wisneski                   edness saved the lives of sev-      bloodiest battle during World
Kalihwisaks                        eral dazed and wounded men.         War II, the Battle of the
   Warren Skenandore still         His gallant conduct under the       Buldge.
feels that he didn’t do much to
receive his Silver Star during
                                   most arduous conditions is
                                   worthy of this high praise.”
                                                                          Skenandore also recalls
                                                                       being nearly hit with enemy
                                                                                                                           Attention Tribal Members!
World War II. This humility is        He thinks he was just doing      fire while laying mines in a
why his generation is called       what was expected of him. “I        river bank right before sun-       √ Do you have a family member who is serving our Nation?
by many as “The Greatest           am not sure how I got it. We        rise. “It was getting light and
Generation.”                       were regrouping and our offi-       we could see an enemy sol-         √ Are they presently deployed in Operation Iraqi Freedom or
   Corporal Skenandore was a
paratrooper with the Army
                                   cer wasn’t back so I went out
                                   to look for him. I was yelling
                                                                       dier on the other side of the
                                                                       river. We could tell he could-
                                                                                                          Operation Enduring Freedom?
serving from 1942 to 1945          his name and we were                n’t see us until he started        √ Are they working in support of OIF/OEF?
serving as a medic that would      approaching Russian troops          shooting 88’s at us. We knew
accompany his platoon that         and I could hear the gunfire        we had to get out of there         √ If so let the Oneida Nation Veterans Department know, so
served on hundreds of mis-         getting closer. It was dark and     quickly. He did come really        we can someway, somehow show them that they are not for-
sions. “I was on so many mis-      hard to see. I kept yelling and     close to hitting us,” he said.
sions and had so many close        approached a fork in the path.         Once the war was complet-       gotten and that we support them!
calls that I can’t even count      I just chose a path and kept        ed Skenandore became part of
them. I was in places where I      yelling. I started to hear him      a group of soldiers that would
could see and hear bullets         yelling back and then saw           occupy Germany. “We were
over my head hitting trees. It     him up on a mound. He told          in southern Germany and
was a little nerve-wracking,”      me not to come any closer           lived in actual houses. It was
said Skenandore.                   there were mines all over. I        a little more laid back there,”
   Skenandore’s platoon of 10      worked my way to him and            said Skenandore.
to 15 men was responsible for      saw his leg was bloody and he          Once Skenandore returned
clearing mine fields and roads     couldn’t walk. He asked me          home he worked at numerous
ahead of infantries. He would      how he was going to get back        area businesses and currently
sometimes agree to do double       and I said I was going to carry     lives in Green Bay.
shifts. “We were a very close      him. I put a tourniquet on his         “There was some good
knit group. It was sometimes       leg, put him over my shoulder       times and bad times. I was
a little scary, but you got used   and carried him back through        lucky to make it through                                        Oneida Veterans Department
to it and did your job,” he        the mines back to our pla-          without any injuries or being
said.                              toon,” Skenandore noncha-           shot,” Skenandore said. “We                                            P.O. Box 365
   Skenandore was awarded          lantly said.                        returned to New York (after                                          Oneida WI. 54155
the Silver Star for his actions       Skenandore’s tour of duty        the war) and I really didn’t                                  1-800-236-2214 or 920-490-3920
in Belgium, Germany. The           placed him in England,              realize I was home until I saw                                          Thank You!
original citation states, “His     France and Germany. He even         the Statue of Liberty.”
quick thinking and coolhead-       took part in United States’

From Page 1A/OHA to host meeting Fri.
procedures, and the rest of it     a petition started by Tiana         the GM for at least six months
is still running like a separate   Bain questioning why the            as the audit process is
entity, but just housed under      OHA had ended two                   wrapped up.
the GM,” said House.               Community           Coordinator        “Whether or not there’s
   House had previously            positions, and by correspon-        going to be a new board or
worked with governmental           dence with Kevin Fitzgibbons        they’re going to stay as a pro-
services as an operations ana-     of Housing and Urban                gram under the tribe, that’s
lyst and was on the housing        Development (HUD)/Office            yet to be determined, and that
taskforce before being asked       of Native American Programs         will be determined by the           To Subscribe…                                                                 Mail to…
to step in as the interim pro-     (ONAP). The Fitzgibbons let-        (Legislative        Operating
gram manager. The OHA was          ter stated “There may be seri-      Committee),” said House.                                                                                       Mailing address:
previously overseen by             ous issues of non-compliance           A tenant meeting has been       Name:                                                                       Kalihwisaks
Executive Director Fern            and abuse involving local           scheduled for Friday, August                                                                                   ATTN:
Birdsbill who was fired by the     fund expenses for excessive         3 from 11:00am to 2:00pm at                                                                                    Yvonne Kaquatosh
OHA Board on April 24 for          travel and the use of stipends      Parish Hall where OHA staff        Address:                                                                    P.O. Box 365
releasing financial informa-       by       the      Board       of    will provide answers for resi-                                                                                 Oneida, WI 54155
tion to OBC members.               Commissioners.”                     dents of housing units.
   According to House, the            Chairwoman of the dis-              “The funding is not jeopar-
OHA is cooperating with the        solved OHA board Gina               dized, the programs the hous-
ongoing audit that led to the      Beunrostro-Powless stated           ing authority offers is not
disbanding of the OHA Board        that she and the members of         jeopardized, and any ques-         Enrollment #:                               Ph.
of Commissioners.                  the former board were in liti-      tions or concerns they may                                  (If applicable)
   “We’ve been very compli-        gation with the OBC chal-           have, we welcome them so
ant with the audit allowing        lenging its authority to take       we can make sure they have         • Free to enrolled Oneida members (age 18 years & older)
them to see what they needed       the actions it did to extinguish    their information,” said           • Non-Tribal members & Business Organizations:
to see,” said House.               the board.                          House.                                             $24.00/Annually (current rate)
   The audit was the result of        The OHA will stay under

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                                                                   Oneida Zoning at your service
                           Passing On…                             By Zoning Staff
                                                                     Hello      Oneida     Tribal
                                                                                                     code to protect you the home-
                                                                                                     owner. Building a new home,
                                                                                                                                           How can the Oneida
                                                                                                                                        Zoning department help you?
                                                                                                                                                                           help you find what is right for
                                                                                                                                                                           you, regarding proper code
                                                                   Community Members Let the         please stop by and pick up            You are the homeowner           compliance for your specific
                                                                   Oneida Zoning & Building          your Homebuilder’s folder.         and your life safety is impor-
 Collar, Leona "Tootie" Beatrice (Huff)                            Department Staff Introduce        Remodeling an existing             tant to us, so please contact us
                                                                                                                                                                           project. Zoning will assist
                June 9, 1923 – July 18, 2007                                                                                                                               you from beginning to end.
                                                                   Ourselves: Mike Casey is our      home, also pick up the             before you begin on any exca-
   Leona     "Tootie"                       She was preceded       Zoning Administrator &            Homebuilder’s          folder.     vating projects. We will direct    Please contact us when you
Beatrice Collar, age                     in death by her hus-      Building Official, Sheree         Fences, pools, sheds, AC, fur-     you to Diggers Hotline, and        have questions regarding zon-
84, of Green Bay,                        band, her parents and     Lewis is the Administrative       naces, and any other projects      they will come to flag appro-
passed away peace-                       her brothers Frank                                                                                                                ing or building related sub-
                                                                   Assistant           III/Permit    that may require a land use or     priate and safe areas for you      jects. We look forward to
fully on Wednesday,                      and Harold.               Processor, Larry Cornelius is     building permit, we can assist     to begin your fence or pool
July 18, 2007, at St.                       Her funeral was        the          Housing/Zoning       you.                               project.      Protecting your      serving you. Stop by to see us
Mary's Hospital in                       on Friday, July 20,       Inspector, and our newest            The     Oneida      Zoning      interests and the community        or give us a call at the loca-
Green Bay. She was                       2007      at    Zion      addition is Brett Jensen, he is   Department staff is here to        regarding Life Safety and          tion listed above. The Oneida
born June 9, 1923, to                    Evangelical               the     Building      /Zoning     help you from beginning to         Health is our #1 concern. You      Zoning Department is com-
the late Mc Carthy and Anna      Lutheran Church, Oneida.          Inspector.                        end on all of your project         are the homeowner, so don’t
(Melchert) Huff. On August          "Mom and Grandma,                                                                                                                      mitted to keeping the Oneida
                                                                     We are here to serve you        requests. We will review your      waste your hard earned
28, 1952, she was united in      you're loved with a love that                                                                                                             Community safe. We will
                                                                   and to ensure that whatever       plan drawings and inspect          money before doing a little
marriage to Edward Collar.       remembers your helpfulness        home building project you         your projects to assure all        zoning research on what pro-       help you with any and all of
He preceded her in death on      time and time again. You're       request will be plan reviewed     work is being completed            ject materials may be needed.      your land use or building con-
September 5, 2004. Leona's       loved with a love that            and inspected according to        according to code.                 We are more than happy to          struction project requests.
passion was her faith, family    remembers how kind and
and friends. Everyone she        gentle you always have been.
met was amazed by her; her       You're loved with a love that     Cheney to skip hearing on Klamath salmon die-off
blindness was not a handi-       remembers the thoughtful-
cap. With eternal life, she      ness you never failed to          By Matthew Daly                   Committee could upset nego-        administration's “penchant to         While arguments are
was looking forward to see-      show. We love you forever,
                                                                   Associated Press Writer           tiations to end years of bat-      favor politics over science in     expected on all sides, one per-
                                                                      WASHINGTON (AP) ~              tling over the region, where       the implementation of the          son who won’t be adding to
ing once again.                  Karen, Mark and Ben.
                                                                   Charging that Vice President      drought in 2001 led to a cutoff    Endangered Species Act,”           the din is Cheney.
   She is survived by her           The family would like to
                                                                   Dick Cheney contributed to a      of irrigation water - and then     said Rep. Nick Rahall, D-             A spokeswoman said
daughter, Karen (Mark)           thank Dr. Blegg, Dr. Ruggles,
                                                                   2002 die-off of about 70,000      a diversion to help farmers.       W.Va., chairman of the             Monday the vice president _
Coffey;     her    grandson,     Dr. Shah, the staff at St.
                                                                   salmon near the California-          That diversion, directed in     Natural Resources panel.           who as a Wyoming congress-
Benjamin Bay; and her            Mary's Hospital and the staff
                                                                   Oregon      border,   House       part by Cheney, resulted in           Republicans counter that        man served on the committee
nephew Harold Huff Jr.           at the Oneida Health Center.
                                                                   Democrats planned a hearing       the largest adult salmon kill in   there is no evidence Cheney        – “will not be attending the
                                                                   Tuesday to explore his inter-     the history of the West,           did anything improper and          hearing.'”
               Cannon, Quincy W.                                   vention in the Klamath River      Democrats say.                     say the evidence doesn’t sup-         Rahall denied GOP claims
               June 29, 1979 – July 30, 2007                       Basin.                               At the very least, Cheney’s     port blaming his actions for       that the hearing is a political-
   Quincy W. Cannon, 28, of      Isac, Sam, Jed, and Stephen          But      some      House       actions to help farmers at the     the fish kill.                     ly motivated witch hunt.
Green Bay, passed away           Cannon,        two     sisters,   Republicans say the hearing       expense of threatened fish            In 2004, the Interior              “As I said when I became
Monday morning July 30,          Rochelle Franklin and Tisa        in the Natural Resources          demonstrated the Bush              Department's inspector gener-      chairman ... back in January, I
                                                                                                                                        al found no basis for a claim      am committed to conducting
2007 following a courageous      Cannon,       many     nieces,
battle with cancer. The son      nephews and friends.               From Page 1A/Petition                                               by Democratic presidential
                                                                                                                                        candidate John Kerry that
                                                                                                                                                                           vigorous oversight - a consti-
                                                                                                                                                                           tutional duty that this com-
of Curtis Cannon and Corrine        Friends may call at RYAN                                                                            White House political advis-       mittee largely neglected in
                                                                    what areas and services the      large per capita is approved.
Doxtator was born June 29,       FUNERAL HOME, 305                  tribe offers may be affected     “Youth are getting their           ers interfered in developing       recent years,” Rahall said in a
1979 in Green Bay. On            North Tenth Street, De Pere,       if a large per capita was        lump sum distribution, there       water policy in the Klamath.       statement. “Repeated trou-
October 10, 2003, he married     from 5:00 to 8:00 pm Friday,       approved. “I think it is too     checks have been $9,000 to            Republican Reps. Wally          bling reports that political
the former Misty Krogg at        August 3, 2007. Visitation         early to even consider what      $10,000 and spending it all,       Herger and John Doolittle of       considerations are trumping
Beth Haven Baptist Church        will continue after 9:00 am        would be affected,” she said.    and having nothing to pay          California and Greg Walden         scientific facts in the imple-
in Green Bay. Quincy was         Saturday at the Parish Hall,          According to Dr. John E.      the IRS,” said White.              of Oregon say the hearing          mentation of the Endangered
                                                                    Powless, Jr.’s petition,            If the $5,000 per capita        could reopen wounds even as        Species Act ... constitute just
devoted to pleasing God, his     2936 Freedom Road, Oneida,
                                                                    “Petitioners do not intend to    was accepted a large amount        farmers, fishermen, Indian         one area in a long line of
family and the Chicago           until time of service. Funeral                                                                         tribes and environmentalists
                                                                    lay off tribal member            of this would go to the IRS.
Bears. He loved his children     services will be conducted at
                                                                    employees, or to decrease        According to White, “At a          near solutions to the regional          See Page 6A
very much.                       11:00 am Saturday at the           the health, education and        28% tax bracket of $5,000,         water woes.
   Survivors include his wife,   Parish Hall with Pastor Greg       welfare services received by     $1,400 would have to go to
Misty,     two     daughters,    Kummer, officiating. Burial        the Oneida people, but rather    the IRS… so $1,400 times
Natasha Emmerton, Anna
Cannon, one son, Gage
                                 to follow in the Oneida
                                 Methodist Cemetery. Please
                                                                    to improve the quality of life
                                                                    for tribal members by mak-
                                                                                                     16,000 tribal members
                                                                                                     would be $22.5 million
                                                                                                                                        From Page 1A/Housing
Cannon, parents, Curtis          visit to            ing tribal services more         going to the IRS. What bet-        meaning building costs are         N.D., said he was sympathet-
Cannon       and      Corrine    send online condolences to         effective through the equi-      ter could the tribe do with        higher than in other commu-        ic, and criticized the adminis-
Doxtator, 5 brothers, Stone,     the Cannon family.                 table sharing of resources.”     that amount of money?”             nities. As costs have risen,       tration’s budget request.
                                                                       Susan White, Director of         The special GTC meeting         tribes also have had to put           Dorgan pushed an official
                                                                    the Trust Department, is con-    will be held August 11 at the      more money into keeping up         from the Department of
                                                                    cerned over the tax implica-     Turtle School.                     existing homes, leaving them       Housing         and       Urban
                                                                    tion on the trust funds if a                                        less able to build new houses,     Development to answer
                                                                                                                                        Yazzie said.                       whether he agrees that more
                                                                                                                                           As a result, housing short-     money is needed for the pro-
                                                                                                                                        ages on reservations are           gram. Dorgan pointedly
                                                                                                                                        severe.                            repeated his question when
                                                                                                                                           Almost half of the homes        the official, Rodger Boyd,
                                                                                                                                        on reservations are consid-        deputy assistant secretary for

  [tÑÑç U|Üà{wtç `ÉÅ4                                                                                                                   ered too small or substandard.
                                                                                                                                        About 90,000 Indian families
                                                                                                                                        are homeless or have inade-
                                                                                                                                                                           Native American Programs,
                                                                                                                                                                           answered that HUD was com-
                                                                                                                                                                           mitted to trying to leverage
                                                                                                                                        quate housing, according to        funding from elsewhere to
Nellie Acheson                                                                                                                          the National American Indian
                                                                                                                                        Housing Council, which esti-
                                                                                                                                                                           supplement the budget.
                                                                                                                                                                              “These are third-world
                                                                                                                                        mates about 200,000 new            conditions,” Dorgan chided.
      We Miss You                                                                                                                       homes are needed on reserva-       “Do you not agree the need to
     and Love You,                                                                                                                      tions across the country.          adequately fund the program
                                                                                                                                           Sen. Byron Dorgan, D-           is also a critical need?”
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    the recent loss of our sister LaVon Smith. LaVon was a
                                                                             September 29, 2007
    special sister and aunt to our family. We would also like
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    Powless. Laurie Hill and her crew for serving the food
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                                                                    Appeals Commission
Quarterly Summaries                 Commission regarding his ter-        vs. Lizzie and Looney Mouse.        Cornelius presiding.        Wells
                                                                                                                                                 Notes from the editor
                                    mination of employment. Mr.          Docket No. 07-TC-040, April         Fargo Financial Acceptance
 for Jan – Mar 07
        Initial Review
Rule 9(D) – Criteria for
                                    Miller failed to meet the criteria
                                    of Rule 24, Rules of Appellate
                                                                         10, 2007. Judicial Officers
                                                                         Mary Adams, Robert Christjohn
                                                                                                             filed a claim seeking reposses-
                                                                                                             sion against Respondents for
                                                                                                                                                 Words of advice to the
                                    Procedure, Reconsideration.          and Gary Jordan presiding.
Acceptance: The Initial Review
Body shall accept an appeal for
                                    Pamela Green-LaBarge vs.
                                                                         Division of Land Management
                                                                         filed a Foreclosure Complaint
                                                                                                             breach of contract for the pur-
                                                                                                             chase of a 2004 Chevrolet. The
                                                                                                             Trial court determined due to
                                                                                                                                                 Land Claim travelers
appellate review if one or more     Oneida Enrollments, Bonnie           against Respondents, Lizzie and                                         By      Dawn                                dens get paid by the
of the following elements are                                                                                lack of a code or ordinance they                                                hour. Fortunately,
                                    M. Pigman. Docket No. 06-AC-         Looney Mouse, for allegedly         did not have jurisdiction in this
sufficiently alleged to exist in    039, June 1, 2007. Judicial          defaulting on a tribal mortgage                                         K a l i h w i s a k s                       the group got off
the original hearing body deci-                                                                              matter. Case dismissed.
                                    Officers Janice L. McLester,         loan. DOLM filed a Motion to                                            Managing Editor                             with a warning.
sion by the Appellant in the                                                                                 Division of Land Management            I’ve been invit-
                                    Pearl House (pro tem), Dorothy       Dismiss and it was granted.                                                                                         They spent the rest
Notice of Appeal:                                                                                            vs. Scott & Janel Doxtater.         ed to take part in
                                    Ninham, Lois Powless and             Oneida Police Commission vs.                                                                                        of the trip referring
(1) A violation of constitutional   Jennifer Webster presiding. Ms.      Brenda M. Buckley. Docket           Docket No. 07-TC-042, June 1,       the Oneida Land
    provisions;                                                                                              2007. Judicial Officers Mary
                                                                                                                                                                                             to themselves as the
                                    Green-Labarge appealed the           No. 07-TC-015, April 10, 2007.                                          C l a i m                                   Snail Clan, though I
(2) The decision is outside the     decision of the Oneida               Judicial Officers Mary Adams,       Adams, Gerald Cornelius and
    scope of the authority or                                                                                                                    C o m m i s s i o n ’s                      have yet to see the
                                    Personnel Commission (OPC)           Gerald Cornelius and Leland         Leland Wigg-Ninham presiding.
    otherwise unlawful;                                                                                                                          trip to New York                            special snail kas-
                                    to uphold her termination for        Wigg-Ninham presiding.              The court granted another thirty
(3) The decision is clearly erro-                                                                            day extension to allow the par-
                                                                                                                                                 State this August                           towis they were
                                    violation        of      Section     Oneida Police Commission filed                                          to visit our home-
    neous and is against the
                                    V.D.2.I.(a)(b)             Work      a Motion for Order to Show          ties to negotiate a settlement.                                                 going to craft.
    weight of the evidence pre-                                                                              Division of Land Management         lands. I would                              3.) If given the
                                    Performance. Case record and         Cause against Respondent,
    sented at the hearing level;
                                    testimony supported the OPC          Brenda M. Buckley, for failing      vs. Janine Doxtator. Docket         like to call upon my experi-       choice between listening to
(4) The decision is arbitrary                                                                                No. 07-TC-046, June 1, 2007.        ences on the previous home-        the song “John Deere
                                    decision. Termination upheld.        to appear before the Oneida
    and/or capricious;                                                                                                                           lands tour to give a little        Green” or silence, always
                                                                         Police Commission at a              Judicial Officers Mary Adams,
(5) There is exhibited a proce-                                                                                                                  advice to the first time travel-
    dural irregularity which
                                      Trial Court Decisions              December 19, 2006, hearing          Robert Christjohn and Gary                                             choose silence: I can no
                                    Oneida Housing Authority vs.         after being subpoenaed. A hear-     Jordan presiding. DOLM filed        ers.                               longer tell if “John Deere
    would be considered a                                                                                                                        1.) Sit next to someone inter-
                                    Michael Smith. Docket No. 07-        ing was scheduled. At the hear-     a motion for continuance due to                                        Green” was played once
    harmful error that may have
    contributed to the final
                                    TC-033, April 5, 2007. Judicial      ing, a settlement to resolve this   Respondent’s unavailability.        esting on the bus: Granted,        every half hour of the trip, or
                                    Officers Mary Adams, Robert          issue was reached. Both parties     The court granted the motion        you may not know who that is       if the stupid chorus just got
    decision, which if the error
                                    Christjohn and Leland Wigg-          agreed upon a Motion to             and scheduled a new hearing for     before we get rolling, but I       stuck in my head for the rest
    had not occurred, would
                                    Ninham presiding.        Oneida      Dismiss.                            June 29, 2007.                      got lucky the first time           of my life.
    have altered the final deci-
                                    Housing Authority filed and was      Wells      Fargo      Financial     Division of Land Management         around. I got to sit next to
                                    granted a money judgment             Acceptance vs. James L. And
                                                                                                                                                                                    4.) Never, under any circum-
(6) There is a presentation or                                                                               vs. Amanda Rogers. Docket No.       Roy Huff who shared some           stances, should you ever eat
                                    against Michael Smith.               Georgia A. Hill. Docket No.
    introduction of new evi-
                                    Oneida Housing Authority vs.         07-TC-038, April 10, 2007.
                                                                                                             07-TC-047, June 1, 2007.            stories about his service days     the chicken salad. Ever:
    dence that was not available                                                                             Judicial Officers Mary Adams,       and his thoughts about visit-      Actually, this is a life long
                                    Michael D. Creapeau. Docket          Judicial Officers Mary Adams,
    at the hearing level which,                                                                              Robert Christjohn and Gary          ing the land claim area.           rule I’ve kept due to my
                                    No. 07-TC-034, April 5, 2007.        Robert Christjohn and Gerald
    if available, may have                                                                                   Jordan presiding. DOLM filed        2.) No matter how hot it is,       hatred of mayonnaise, but it
                                    Judicial Officers Mary Adams,        Cornelius presiding.          On
    altered the final decision.                                                                              a complaint against Ms. Rogers.     do not go under the falls at
                                    Robert Christjohn and Leland         February 26, 2007, Wells Fargo                                                                             has served me well lo these
                                    Wigg-Ninham           presiding.     Financial Acceptance filed a        A hearing was scheduled for         Chittenango: Members of the        many years. If you do not
To conserve time and space pro-                                                                              June 12, 2007. DOLM filed a
vided, the Oneida Appeals
                                    Oneida Housing Authority filed       complaint for repossession                                              first trip out to the land claim   know what I’m referring to,
                                    and was granted a money judg-        against Respondents, James L.       motion for continuance due to       found this out the hard way. It    consider yourself very, very
Commission will only put into                                                                                Respondent’s unavailability.
                                    ment against Michael Creapeau.       and Georgia A. Hill. The court                                          had been ridiculously hot that     lucky.
print the Initial Review                                                                                     The court granted the motion
                                                                         granted Petitioner’s Motion of                                          week, and a small group            5.) Meet new people, see new
Decisions which have been
                                    Oneida Housing Authority vs.         Dismissal without prejudice.        and scheduled a new hearing for     decided to cool off under the
denied. The cases that have                                                                                                                                                         places, take lots of pictures:
                                    Ricky Hill. Docket No. 07-TC-        Division of Land Management         June 29, 2007.                      falls despite being told that it
been accepted at Initial Review                                                                                                                                                     and share your stories with
                                    035, April 5, 2007. Judicial         vs. Deborah Evans. Docket No.       John G. Orie vs. Oneida
will be published when the final                                                                                                                 was prohibited to protect          people back in Wisconsin so
adjudication has been entered.      Officers Mary Adams, Robert          07-TC-027, April 17, 2007.          Election Board. Docket No. 07-
                                    Christjohn and Leland Wigg-          Judicial Officers Leland Wigg-                                          endangered snails. Sure            they’ll want to go on the next
                                                                                                             TC-100, June 15, 2007. Judicial
                                    Ninham presiding.          Oneida    Ninham, Mary Adams and                                                  enough, that’s the moment the      homelands tour. And as
  Denied Initial Review                                                                                      Officers Anita Barber, Marjorie
                                    Housing Authority filed and was      Gerald Cornelius presiding.         Stevens and David Webster pre-
                                                                                                                                                 game warden wanders by.            always, look out for the
       Decisions                    granted a money judgment             DOLM filed a foreclosure            siding. Mr. Orie filed a Motion     They thought they would be         snails.
Anthony Powless vs. Oneida          against Ricky Hill.                  action against Ms. Evans. A                                             clever and wait him out; I
                                                                                                             for Temporary Restraining
Election Board. Docket No.          Oneida Housing Authority vs.         hearing was held and the court                                          guess they forgot game war-
07-AC-013, May 31, 2007.                                                                                     Order arising from his denial to
                                    Sirena Leisgang. Docket No.          determined to allow thirty days     be placed on the Oneida
Judicial Officers, Janice L.        07-TC-037, April 5, 2007.            to cure the delinquency. DOLM
McLester, Anita Barber and                                                                                   Election Ballot for the 2007
Jennifer Webster presiding.
                                    Judicial Officers Mary Adams,
                                    Robert Christjohn and Leland
                                                                         entered a motion to dismiss and
                                                                         it was granted.
                                                                                                             Special Election. Motion was                       Calendar
Appellant failed to meet accep-                                                                              denied based on Mr. Orie’s fail-
                                    Wigg-Ninham             presiding.   Oneida Housing Authority vs.
tance criteria under Rules of       Oneida Housing Authority filed       Diana Chavarria. Docket No.         ure to meet the deadline of May
Appellate Procedure, Rule           and was granted a money judg-        07-TC-004, April 26, 2007.          30, 2007, to provide necessary                              July 16 – Aug. 29
9(B)(D) denied at Initial           ment against Sirena Leisgang.        Judicial Officers Mary Adams,       documentation as required by
Review.                                                                                                      the Oneida Election Board.          These Feet are Made for Walking!
                                    James Martin vs. Winnifred           Robert Christjohn and Leland
                                    Thomas and Leland Wigg-              Wigg-Ninham presiding. OHA          Oneida Housing Authority vs.        WHEN:             July 16 – August 29
     Appellate Court                Ninham. Docket No. 07-TC-            filed a judgment action against     Janine Doxtator. Docket No.         TIME:             Monday & Wednesdays 4:45pm – 5:30pm
       Decisions                    014, April 16, 2007. Judicial        Ms. Chavarria for service fees.     07-TC-046, June 29, 2007.           PLACE:            Norbert Hill Center, N7210 Seminary Rd
Maurisa Coran vs. Dr. William       Officers Stanley Webster (Pro        A hearing was held and the          Judicial     Officers      Gerald   Join us for an instructor led stretching and walking class in the
Stempski,        Henrietta     J.   Tem), Linn Cornelius (Pro Tem)       court determined to allow thirty    Cornelius, Robert Christjohn        outdoors. *Free t-shirts to first 50 participants* Grill out cele-
Cornelius, Oneida Health            and James Van Stippen (Pro           days to cure the alleged delin-     and Gary Jordan.           Oneida   bration on Sept. 5 for all participants! FMI - contact Jason
Center Dental Clinic. Docket        Tem) presiding. On February 9,       quency. OHA entered a motion        Housing Authority filed and was     Manders at Oneida Family Fitness 490-3730.
No. 06-AC-025, Docket No. 06-       2007, Mr. Martin filed a com-        to dismiss claiming this judg-      granted a money judgment
AC-031, April 9, 2007. Judicial     plaint and a motion for a tempo-     ment was paid in full. The court    against Respondent, Janine                                     August 3
Officers Winnifred L. Thomas,       rary restraining order against       granted the motion to dismiss.      Doxtator.
Janice L. McLester, Dorothy         Respondents for further retalia-     Division of Land Management         Oneida Housing Authority vs.        Tenant Informational Meeting
Ninham, Lois Powless and            tion, evaluation and disciplinary    vs. Scott & Janel Doxtater.         Amanda Rogers. Docket No.           WHEN:               Friday, August 3
Jennifer Webster presiding. This    action after receiving two           Docket No. 07-TC-042, May 1,        07-TC-047, June 29, 2007.           TIME:               11:00am – 2:00pm
was an employment appeal.           upheld disciplines. Judicial offi-   2007. Judicial Officers Mary        Judicial     Officers      Gerald   PLACE:              Parish Hall      (Lunch will be provided)
Appellant, Maurisa Coran,           cers Anita Barber, Robert            Adams, Robert Christjohn and        Cornelius, Robert Christjohn
appealed the Trial Court’s dis-     Christjohn and Gerald Cornelius      Gerald Cornelius presiding.         and Gary Jordan.           Oneida                              Aug. 2–5
missal of her original action in    recused themselves resulting in      DOLM filed a foreclosure
                                                                                                             Housing Authority filed and was     41st Annual Menominee Nation Contest Powwow
which she claimed damages           the case being assigned to three     action against Mr. And Mrs.
                                                                                                             granted a money judgment            WHEN:            Thurs., Fri., Sat., & Sunday • Aug. 2-5, 2007
based on alleged harassment by      Pro Tem judges. The presiding        Doxtater. The parties agreed to
                                    judges granted the TRO not to        a thirty day extension to allow     against Respondent, Amanda          Grand Entries: Fri.–7PM; Sat.–12PM & 7PM; Sun.–12PM
her employer and supervisors,
Respondents Dr. William             exceed ten days. Respondents         for settlement. The next hearing    Rogers.                                              Thursday Night Boxing in the Bowl
Stempski,        Henrietta     J.   filed a motion to dismiss claim-     was scheduled for June 1, 2007.                                         PLACE:           Historic Woodland Bowl • Keshena, WI
Cornelius, and Oneida Health        ing judicial immunity. Mr.           Wells      Fargo      Financial     Complete copy of the decisions
                                                                                                                                                 Over $88,000 in prize money to be awarded. $42,000 com-
Center Dental Clinic, during the    Martin’s motion for injunctive       Acceptance vs. Leo D.               can be obtained at the Oneida
                                                                                                                                                 bined for 1st–6th place in drum contest alone!
course of her employment at the     relief was without merit and did     Mencheski and Sheri L.              Tribal    Judicial     System
                                                                                                                                                 FMI: to view Powwow poster.
Oneida Health Center Dental         not meet the test for injunctive     Mencheski. Docket No. 07-TC-        Commission offices.
Clinic. Appellant waived her        relief, therefore the court denied   013, May 22, 2007. Judicial                                                                 August 11
right to bring claims against       his request for injunction.          Officers Leland Wigg-Ninham,                 Submitted by Janice L.
Respondents and failed to           Division of Land Management          Anita Barber and Gerald                                   McLester      Pfc. Ryan Jerabeck USMC Memorial Challange
exhaust her remedies under the                                                                                                                   WHEN:            Saturday, August 11

                                       For Sale By Owner – $115,000
Tribe’s Personnel Policies and                                                                                                                   TIME:            9:00AM
Procedures, the trial court’s                                                                                                                    WHERE:           Four Seasons Park, 400 Four Seasons Drive
decision was affirmed.                                                                                                                           In memory of Marine Pfc. Ryan Jerabeck of Hobart. Four mile
James Martin vs. Winnifred                                                                                                                       run/two mile walk. Sky divers, live music, food available for
Thomas and Leland Wigg-                                                                                        For more information              purchase. Located at corner of Overland Drive and Four
Ninham. Docket No. 07-AC-                                                                                                                        Seasons Drive. Contact Debbie Schumacher at 920-655-3115
009, May 2, 2007. Judicial                                                                                        or to set up an                to volunteer or go to to sign up.
Officers, Anita Barber, Lois                                                                                   appointment to view
Powless and Jennifer Webster                                                                                       home, call…                                             August 18
presiding. The Initial Review                                                                                           Jeff                     Thunderbird Half Marathon
Body        disqualified/recused                                                                               at: 920.819.2448                  WHEN:             Saturday, August 18
themselves according to Oneida
Tribal Judicial System Code of                                                                                  If no answer, please             TIME:             Registration 7:00am, Race 8:00am
Conduct Article VI and assigned                                                                                   leave a message.               PLACE:            United Tribes Technical College, Bismark, ND
Initial Review to pro tempore                                                                                                                    A registration form is available at
judges because the petition                 3116 Sandia Drive • Green Bay, WI                                                                                         Aug. 24 – 26
names members of the Oneida
Tribal Judicial System and con-      This ranch style home is approximately 24 years old with 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths,                           28th Annual Bad River Manomin Celebration
tests a decision of the Trial        a full basement with 2 car attached garage and a small detached garage. Amenities                           WHEN:           August 24th, 25th, 26th, 2007
Court.                                                                                                                                           TIME:           Grand Entries: Fri. – 7:00PM; Sat. – 1:00 &
Christian Miller vs. Oneida
                                     include: Patio doors which overlook a deck and fenced in back yard and a wood
                                     burning fireplace. The refrigerator & electric stove w/range hood, washer and gas                                   7:00PM; Sunday – 1:00PM
Bingo & Casino, Cage/Vault                                                                                                                       PLACE:          Old Odanah Pow-Wow Grounds
Department, Philip Peters.           dryer are also included in the sale.
                                                                                                                                                 Registered dancer honorariums paid daily. $7,500 Drum split
Docket No. 06-AC-033, May                     Updates…           • Central Air and Aprilaire were installed in 1996                              for registered drums. For vendor and other information
11, 2007. Judicial Officers
Janice L. McLester, Anita
                                                                 • Furnace was replaced in 2004                                                  Contact: Bad River Pow-wow Committee, P.O. Box 39
Barber, Pearl House (pro tem),                                   • Vinyl siding and roof were replaced in 2000                                   Odanah, WI 54861 or Cheri Bigboy-Neveaux: (715) 685–9989.
Lois Powless and Jennifer            School District:            Martin Luther King, Lombardi, Southwest & Oneida Nation
Webster presiding. Mr. Miller                                                                                                                     Please call the Kalihwisaks office at (920) 869-4280, 4279
entered a request for reconsider-    Land is held in Trust for the Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin. Purchaser must be an                             or 4277 to include events in this section.
                                                                                                                                                  Any future announcements must have a contact phone # that
ation of the affirmed decision of    enrolled Oneida Tribal member.                                                                                      can be published to be included in this section.
the       Oneida       Personnel
                                                                                                        Kalihwisaks                        August 2, 2007                                    (Wisk)      5A

                                                                                                                                           than attaining personal mone-
                                                                                                                                           tary goals.
                                                                                                                                              “The reason we started the       Marketplace
Blue Harbor                                                                                                                                business was, of course, to
                                                                                                                                           raise our standard of living,       at Ho-Chunk
Fish and                                                                                                                                   but in the process we decided
                                                                                                                                           that we should do that for our         MADISON – Expanding

Seafood                                                                                                                                    employees. So we have a
                                                                                                                                           loan program for our employ-
                                                                                                                                                                               business opportunities for
                                                                                                                                                                               the state’s minority-owned
By Steven J. Gandy                                                                                                                         ees where after they’re with        companies is the focus of
                                                                                                                                           us for so long and they’ve          “Marketplace 2007”, the
   Ever wonder where the                                                                                                                   proved to be reliable, we let       26th Annual Governor’s
perch on your Friday night                                                                                                                 them borrow money at no             Conference on Minority
fish fry plate comes from. If                                                                                                              interest to buy things like cars
                                                                                                                                                                               Business      Development,
you dine in or shop at one of                                                                                                              and furniture and things like
                                                                                                                                           that to improve their standard      which will be held on
over 400 local stores or                                                                                                                                                       October 10-11, 2007 at the
restaurants in the Green Bay                                                                                                               of living. We treat every
                                                                                                                                           employee like family,” Mike         Ho-Chunk Casino Hotel
area, there’s a good chance
that it comes from Blue                                                                                                                    said. “I think that Native          &Convention Center in
Harbor Fish and Seafood.                                                                                                                   Americans need to take care         Baraboo. The event will
   Blue Harbor is a local com-                                                                                                             of their own, like family, first.   also recognize the winners
pany, headquartered in Green                                                                                                               I’m really family oriented and      of the 2007 Wisconsin
Bay, which is Native owned                                                                                                                 so is my wife and we just           Minority Business Awards.
and operated. Owners of                                                                                                                    believe that we should take            “Marketplace 2007 is a
Blue Harbor are Sault Saint                                                                                                                care of our own.”
                                                                                                                                                                               great opportunity for busi-
Marie tribal member Lori                                                                                                                      Blue Harbor delivers to all
                                                                                                                                           of Wisconsin and Upper              nesses to learn how to
Parkinson and her husband                                                                                                                                                      increase access to capital,”
Mike.                                                                                                                                      Michigan via their refrigerat-
                                                                                                                                           ed trucks. They also ship           said Commerce Secretary
   According       to      Mike
Parkinson, his wife is the                                                                                                                 products to California, Texas       Mary P. Burke. “It’s also a
President of the company.                                                                                                                  and Nevada.                         wonderful showcase for
She does the accounting                                                                                                                       So what is the secret to the     their unique products and
aspect of the business and                                                                                                                 Parkinson’s success?                services to government pro-
Mike does the selling.                                                                                                                        “I think it’s because were       curement officers and cor-
   “She said ‘I’m going to                                                                                                                 honest and dependable and           porate buyers.”
start a business and you can                                                                                                               our main focus is not on how
                                                                                                                                                                                  This year’s keynote
work for me,’” He said.                                                                                                                    rich we can get, but how rich
                                                                                                              Kali photo/Steven J. Gandy   we can make others. When            speaker is Dave Anderson,
   Mike got his start as a com-                                                                                                                                                founder of Famous Dave’s
mercial fisherman in Upper          Blue Harbor Fish and Seafood prepares many of it’s own products like the                               you take the vision off your-
                                    breaded shrimp, cod and perch fillets seen above. Owner, Mike Parkinson, is                            self and you put the vision on      of America. recognized as
Michigan working for a non-
native company. In 1999 he          a huge fan of his companies breaded frog legs.                                                         other people it just comes nat-     one of the hottest restaurant
lost his job to a buy-out, he                                                                                                              urally to you and your busi-        concepts in America by
and his wife then decided to           “Now we do $5 – 7 million       owned business, Mike and          fresh grouper, marlin and         ness becomes successful,”           Nation’s Restaurant News.
open their own business sell-       a year,” Mike said.                Lori sustain the tradition of     shark and stuff like that.”       Mike said.                          A native of Wisconsin,
ing the seafood he used to             Blue Harbor’s customer          buying product from Indian        Mike said.                           Blue Harbor also makes its       Anderson is a member of
catch.                              base includes 15 different         sellers.                             Blue Harbor employs 11         own products including:             the Lac Courte Oreilles
   “We talked about it for          tribes throughout Wisconsin           “We buy a lot of our fish      people and all of them are        breaded perch, walleye,
                                                                                                                                                                               Lake Superior Band of
about three months and…we           and Upper Michigan.                from Native America compa-        Native American except for        shrimp and cod.
                                                                                                                                              When asked what the best         Ojibwa      and     Choctaw
started looking for a van. It          “We deal with a lot of casi-    nies over in Michigan; as         one.
                                    nos; we deal with a lot of         much as possible. We buy our         “We always hire Native         part of his job is, Mike gave       Nations.
had to be refrigerated and it
                                    Native American business,          crab from Indian tribal mem-      American first; in fact, I’m      an endearing answer not often          Participants             at
was a big investment. We had
a garage and I actually filleted    which we trade off products        bers in Alaska,” he said.         the only non-native in the        heard from small business           Marketplace will have the
fish in the garage when we          and stuff like that. We’re            However,      with     Blue    company,” Mike said.              owners.                             opportunity to learn to pre-
first started,” Mike said.          always looking to do more          Harbor selling over 2 million        The Parkinsons found              “The best part is that we        pare business plans; gather
   The company began selling        and more business to further,      pounds of seafood annually,       themselves in a position in       have employees that are             ideas to help with grant and
seafood products in 1999 and        not only our products, but         they do have to diversify the     1999 that required them to        happy and that makes us feel        loan processes; meet with
had gross sales of $140,000 in      also other Native American         areas they purchase from.         make life changing decisions.     successful. We feel that suc-       members of the financial
its first year.                     products,” Parkinson said.            “Then we buy from whole-       Opening the doors to their        cess is in the happiness of the
                                                                                                                                                                               community including gov-
                                       Being a Native American         salers in Boston; like we sell    new business entailed more        people around you.”
                                                                                                                                                                               ernment supported and
                                                                                                                                                                               commercial lenders, angel
                                                                                                                                                                               investors and investment
                                                                         Illegal dumping marring Oneida
                                                                                                                                                                               bankers and have great net-
                                                                        Submitted        by     Diane      Discussions centered on         and disposed of properly.           working opportunities with
                                                                        Jourdan                          several issues related to the     This gate will be a tempo-          minority vendors and repre-

                         Corner                                         Recycling Program Coordinator
                                                                           The Tribe has been expe-
                                                                                                                                                                               sentatives from business
                                                                                                                                                                               and resource agencies.
                                                                        riencing problems with the                                                                                For more information
                                                                        illegal dumping occurring
  Loan programs from DOLM                                               on property within the reser-
                                                                                                                                                                               about “Marketplace 2007”
                                                                                                                                                                               contact Gianna Taylor at the
     We are happy to announce          The Loan Department is cur-      vation boundaries. This                                                                                Bureau       of     Minority
  that we will be taking applica-     rently and will continue to       dumping has been going on
                                                                                                                                                                               Business Development, 201
  tions for the following loan        accept applications for loans     for several years and the
                                                                        debris has become exten-                                                                               W. Washington Ave., 5th
  programs on a first come, first     in the DREAM Home
  serve basis, contingent on          Program in the following four     sive. We are the People of                                                                             floor, P.O. Box 7970,
  available funding.                  situations:                       the Standing Stone and this                                                                            Madison, WI 53707.Phone:
                                      • Loans for purchasing a new      disrespect for our Mother                                                                              (608) 267-9550; Fax: (608)
  THRIL             Program             DREAM Home.                     Earth has become way too                                                                               264-6151;            E-mail:
                                      • Loans for purchasing an         commonplace.                                                                                 
  Terms:                                existing DREAM home.               Several Tribal depart-                                                                                 Registration is $45 for the
  • Loan funds used toward                                              ments met and agreed that
                                      • Emergency loans to address                                                                                                             entire conference, which
    home repairs                                                        one way to deter dumping
                                        the death of the DREAM                                                                                                                 includes the Governor’s
  • Certified contractors must                                          was to set up an Open
                                        home owner.                                                                                                                            Awards Luncheon. To regis-
    be used for all work com-                                           Purchase Order with the
                                      • Emergency loans to address
    pleted                                                              Brown County Port & Solid                                                                              ter, go to the Marketplace
                                        the divorce of a DREAM
  • Maximum loan amount of                                              Waste Department so com-                                                                               website at:
                                        home owner.
    $25,000.00                                                          munity members could take                                                                    
   • Fixed Interest Rate of 6%                                          their large items to the                                   Photo courtesy of Diane Jourdan
                                         All applicants must meet
  • 100% Loan-to-Value                                                  Transfer Station and not      Abandoned machinery and used tires are a few
                                      eligibility and qualification
                                      requirements. All loans are       have to worry about paying of the items littering the Oneida reservation.
  TLC    -    Down
                                      approved by the Oneida Land       for it. These departments
  Payment Terms:                      Commission. Properties must       are trying to locate funds to site, and similar illegal rary measure and will be
  • To be used in coordination        be located within the original    accomplish this. In the activity within the reserva- installed on or before July

    with the Section 184 Loan         1838 boundaries of the            meantime, the tribe contact- tion. The Oneida Police 30. An inspection will be
    Program offered through           Oneida Indian Reservation of      ed Chuck Larscheid, Port Department representative completed on the site at that
    Bay Bank                          Wisconsin. Please contact the     Manager, who is happy to brought up the legal proto- time. Another inspection of
  • Loan amount of 2.25% of
    purchase price up to
                                      Land Management Loan
                                      Department at (920) 869-
                                                                        assist the Tribe with this. col after a citation had been the site will be conducted on
                                                                        There may be a problem issued.                              August 20, 2007 to verify                             I
    $5,000.00                         1690 for more information.        with scrap businesses on the     Land Management will the safe removal of as much
  • Fixed Interest Rate of 6%                                           reservation bringing in their be speaking with the family of the solid waste as possi-
                                                                        tires and using up the P.O. that is currently leasing this ble. Reports will be sent out

                                                                        before residential members particular property and let each time documenting
       Department of Land Management                                    have a chance to use the ser- them know that a temporary these inspections and at that
                                                                        vice. These details will have fence will be put up while time a follow-up meeting
               920-869-1690                                             to be worked out.             the solid waste is picked up will be scheduled.
 6A (Y@=yahk)                      August 2, 2007                               Kalihwisaks

                                                         Legislative Review/Letters
                                                                                                                                             From Page 3A/Cheney
  Legislative Update                                                                                                                         problems       plaguing    the     finally put their differences
 Greetings,                        issues are telling                        since 1979. He               membership to watch for the        Interior Department that           aside and move beyond the
    On 7/28/07, the General        us we have out-                           has developed                public hearing dates and           deserve scrutiny by the            political and policy conflicts
 Tribal Council took action to     grown our leg-                            court systems                make your voices heard.            Congress.”                         of the past,” the GOP House
 overturn Resolution #BC-          islative      and                         for other Tribes             Once the hearing is sched-            Herger, whose district          members wrote. “Continued
 12-20-06-J, which was             judicial process-                         and fully under-             uled you can either attend to      includes California agricul-       political conflict and rhetori-
 adopted by the Business           es and systems.                           stands Indian                                                   tural areas irrigated by the       cal attacks accomplish noth-
                                                                                                          state your comments or you
 Committee challenging the         I couldn’t agree                          law, tribal sov-                                                Klamath project, said it was
 Appeals Commission’s deci-        more. Over the                            ereignty, tribal             can send written comments                                             ing but perpetual gridlock and
                                                                                                          to the Legislative Operating       only proper for Cheney and
 sion to waive the Tribe’s         past 6-8 years,                           law, peacemak-                                                                                     bitterness.”
                                                                                                          Committee within 10 busi-          administration officials to be
 sovereignty in order to hear a    the membership                            ing systems and                                                                                       Meanwhile, commercial
                                                                                                          ness days from the hearing.        involved in developing a 10-
 specific case.                    has shown sup-                            tribal court sys-                                                                                  fishermen in Oregon and
                                   port for a Tribal                                                                                         year water plan for the
    The meeting started with                            Councilwoman tems. Once the                       The public hearing date and
                                                                                                                                             Klamath River. Courts later        California held a conference
 both the Chair of the Tribe       Court. With this                          B u s i n e s s              time will be noticed in the                                           call Monday to tell personal
 and the Chief Judicial            support        the      Trish King        Committee                                                       called the plan arbitrary and
                                                                                                          Kalihwisaks 30 days prior to                                          stories of economic hardship,
 Officer of the Appeals            Business Committee devel- completes its review of the                                                     in      violation    of    the
                                                                                                          the meeting date. You can                                             which several said was con-
 Commission stating the            oped legislation for a Judiciary Act, it will be                                                          Endangered Species Act.
                                                                                                          request a copy of the Act                                             nected to Cheney’s 2002
 importance of this issue and      Judiciary Act which creates a scheduled for public hearing                                                   Court battles are continu-
 that this meeting was not         court system. The latest before the end of the year.                   once the date has been
                                                                                                                                             ing over how to divide scarce      actions. Commercial fishing
 called for the purpose of         draft of the Judiciary Act       The Legislative Operating             noticed. Your input will help
                                                                                                                                             water among farms, fish,           in the two states was cut by
 being adversarial to each         was sent through the public Committee is also in the                   us provide the best judicial
                                                                                                                                             Indian tribes and other users,     more than 90 percent last year
 other’s respective entities.      hearing process on July 25, process of amending the                    system we can in order to
                                                                                                                                             but groups in the region say       - the largest commercial fish-
 This was a very good open-        2006. We are now in the Administrative Procedures                      best serve the Oneida Nation
 ing and after all was said and    process of completing Act (APA). These amend-                                                             they hope to work out a deal       ing closure in the history of
                                                                                                          and its people.
 done,       the       Appeals     changes to the Judiciary Act ments will update the law                                                    by fall to settle many of the      the country - resulting in
                                                                                                             A new judicial system is
 Commissioners              and    and scheduling it for another and provide clarification                                                   issues - including whether to      more than $60 million in
                                                                                                          extremely important to the
 Business Committee mem-           Public Hearing.          The changes to alleviate the gray                                                remove four dams on the            damage to coastal economies.
                                                                                                          continuance of the Nation’s
 bers shook hands and greet-       Business Committee also areas of the law.              The                                                Klamath River to increase             “In all my years I've never
                                   sought the advice of Judge Business Committee will                     sovereignty, and the under-
 ed each other as friends and                                                                                                                salmon spawning habitat.           seen it so tough as it has been
 family, which we all are.         Don Costello, Chief Judge schedule a Public Hearing                    standing and support of the
                                                                                                                                                “We continue to be encour-      these last couple of years,”
    During the meeting it was      for the Coquille Indian Tribe date for public review and               General Tribal Council is
                                                                                                                                             aged by what we are hearing
 mentioned several times,          in Oregon since 1997. Judge comment by early to mid fall               imperative. I look forward                                            said fisherman Larry Collins
                                                                                                                                             of these ongoing efforts by
 that the Tribe has grown so       Costello has been involved this year.                                  to hearing from the member-                                           of San Francisco. “People
                                                                                                                                             traditional adversaries to
 much, and that these types of     with tribal judicial systems     I would encourage the                 ship.                                                                 don't have the money to do
                                                                                                                                             reach a long-term solution to
                                                                                                                                             the problems of the Klamath        boat maintenance, they can’t
 Greetings,                        Committee has                               their economy              nal processes limit our                                               keep up on insurance. I've
    With the dog days of sum-      been      dealing                           for the future             growth as a nation. I feel we      Basin,'' Herger and other
                                                                                                                                             GOP lawmakers wrote in a           never seen it so bad as it is
 mer upon us, I’m hoping this      with        many                            generations to             must identify those process-
                                                                                                                                             letter to Rahall.                  right now in the fleet, and in
 message finds you and your        issues, the one                             come. It is no             es and work together to
 relatives in good health and      issue that I want                           different here in          improve on them.                      While they may not agree        the last six years with these
 spirits. I hope the Oneida        to touch upon in                            Oneida.      We               Oneida is and always has        with all aspects of the ulti-      kinds of immoral environ-
 Community was able to par-        this edition is                             have been fortu-           been at the forefront in terms     mate solution, “we support         mental decisions made by this
 ticipate in the Oneida Day        Economic                                    nate to achieve            of leadership in Indian coun-      and endorse their efforts to       administration.”
 events      that    occurred      Diversification.                            many of the                try. The next phase of our
 throughout the month of           Throughout my                               visions of our             success has yet to come, but
 July. These events were
 wonderful events put on by
 many volunteers, various
                                   term in office
                                   and my own
                                   personal travels,
                                                          Councilwoman benefits
                                                                               through       the
                                                                                                          clearly it has been identified
                                                                                                          as Economic Diversification.
                                                                                                          The best way for the younger
 committees, and entities.
 Thank you to all whom made
                                   I have had great Melinda Danforth Indian Gaming,
                                   opportunities to network yet we cannot afford to
                                                                                                          generation to show respect
                                                                                                          and honor to our elders is to
                                                                                                                                                         General Tribal Council
 these events successful!
    I would like to offer my
                                   with many Tribal Leaders remain stagnant with our
                                   and business people through- current success. For the first
                                   out the Nation. During my time since its inception
                                                                                                          pick up where they left off.
                                                                                                          Our ancestors and elders,
                                                                                                          through their leadership and
                                                                                                                                                    √ Saturday
 congratulations to the newly      experiences and networking Indian Gaming has seen a                    visions, have worked very
 crowned Oneida royalty;           opportunities I have had the slight decline in economic                hard to bring the Oneida
 Miss Oneida, Shendola             privilege to meet with sever- growth. Last year Indian                 Nation to what it is today.
 Redhail, Jr. Miss Oneida
 Jasmin House, and Lil Miss
                                   al Tribal leaders to discuss Gaming grew 15%, this year
                                   the past, as well as the future it only grew 11%. While we
                                                                                                          Now, the burden lies on our
                                                                                                          shoulders and our next
                                                                                                                                                    √ August 11, 2007
 Oneida Andrea Hackett.            of our respective tribes. In are still seeing growth that              Seven Generations depend
 Also, congratulations to          terms of the future the most other economies admire, we                on each and every success                 √ Special GTC Meeting
 Lauren        McLester-Davis      common phrase that is dis- need to keep in mind that                   we have as a Nation. So, we
 whom was recently crowned
 National American Miss
                                   cussed       is     Economic Indian Gaming will eventu-
                                   Diversification. Today, many ally level off. We must
                                                                                                          must certainly be mindful of
                                                                                                          the past, and capitalize on                              10:00 A.M.
 Wisconsin. Congratulations,       tribal nations are trying to remain ahead of the curve by              the future, and recognize that
 to all these young women for      find ways to diversify their capitalizing on sound busi-               diversifying our revenue                   √   Oneida Elementary
 your outstanding efforts and
 representing our Nation so
                                   economic revenue streams. ness opportunities and rela-
                                   They have recognized the tionships that Oneida contin-
                                                                                                          streams is an absolute vital
                                                                                                          component to our Nation’s
                                                                                                                                                         School Gym
 proudly!!                         benefits of Indian gaming or ues to be involved with. I                future.
                                   another revenue source and would like to see our Oneida                                                               √ Must have your Tribal
 Economic                          now they are realizing the Nation truly remain Proud                         Yaw^ko for your time,                      Identification to attend
 Diversification                   need to diversify their eco- and Progressive. However, I                    Councilwoman Melinda
                                                                                                                                                           the meeting!
    As the Oneida Business         nomic portfolio to sustain am aware that certain inter-                                  Danforth

Opposed to Petition                the devastating impact upon        the Vets monument, lack of           petition. It’s important for      GTC Praised                        ed the judicial process that
Dear Editor,                       the tribe. It would take years     program and services for peo-        voters to understand all the      Dear General Tribal Council        was intended to provide
   We’re writing to state our      to recover from a per-capita       ple who need a little help,          pros and cons before voting
                                                                                                                                             Member,                            Tribal membership and Tribal
opposition to the petition sub-    payment of this size.              scandal of the Board of the          on the issues.
                                      One       problem       with    Oneida Housing Authority,                               Sincerely,        The Oneida General Tribal       employees with a neutral
mitted by Dr. John E.
                                   Powless’s per-capita petition      the apparent sweetheart deals                     Sherrole Benton      Council resoundingly demon-        forum to resolve their claims.
Powless, Jr. regarding 3
issues: increased per-capita,      is it appears to be a one-time     people in power make, and                 Deacon Bobby Doxtator        strated its support of the judi-
                                                                                                                                                                                Every speaker at the meeting
office of GTC, and payments        payment in the next fiscal         etc.                                         Sharon K. Sarnowski       cial process and the Oneida
                                   year of the tribe. Does               Among the good things the                    Kimberly Ninham        Tribal Judicial System at the      shared insightful comments.
for attending GTC meetings
coming before the GTC on           Powless expect the current         tribe provides are the educa-                         Tehassi Hill     special meeting held on            We thank you for taking the
August 11, 2007.                   yearly per-capita of $800 to       tion resolution, burial fund,        Grateful for                      Saturday, July 28, 2007. The       time to participate at
   We are not totally against      be overturned in place of this     and other mandated pro-              Assistance                        issue at the meeting was
                                   one time payment?                  grams. People are leaving                                                                                 Saturday’s meeting.        We
all of the above ideas, but this                                                                           Dear Editor,                      whether the Oneida Business
petition won’t correct any of         We encourage all tribal         other tribes to enroll in                                                                                 intend to take the comments
                                                                                                              My name is Delphine            Committee should be allowed
the problems he wants to           members who want to pre-           Oneida just to take advantage        Schuyler I am the daughter of                                        made by membership and
                                   serve tribal jobs, revenue,        of our education scholarship.                                          to interfere with the judicial
change. Powless states his                                                                                 Lloyd Schuyler. The week of                                          incorporate them into the
intent is NOT to lay-off tribal    programs and services, to          Many more enrolled with us                                             process? The General Tribal
                                                                                                           the POW WOW my dad was                                               Oneida     Tribal     Judicial
employees nor decrease             vote against the increased         just to get per-capita after                                           Council answered the ques-
                                                                                                           honored. I want to thank
health, education, and ser-        per-capita portion of this peti-   never declaring their native         everyone who was involved         tion decisively: NO!               System, also known as the
vices provided by the tribe.       tion. There are more Oneidas       heritage before. Many tribal         with the honoring ceremony. I        Each meeting of the             Oneida               Appeals
However, he makes this con-        who would rather create            members benefit from the             also had some unexpected          General Tribal Council is a
                                   endowments and plan for the        subsidized services of the                                                                                Commission’s policies and
tradictory           statement:                                                                            financial problems that came      truly awesome event. Friend
“…rather to improve the            future than those who want to      clinic, transit, day care, elder-                                                                         procedures.
                                                                                                           up. I want to thank the V.F.W.,   or foe, young or old, as mem-
quality of life for tribal mem-    cash out the tribes revenue        ly care, and many other ser-         the      Amvets,        Oneida                                          On behalf of the Oneida
                                   through per-capita.                vices.                                                                 bers of the General Tribal
bers by making tribal services                                                                             Assembly of God, and the                                             Tribal Judicial System Thank
                                      We understand people may           We are also frustrated,                                             Council we each stand side-
more effective through the                                                                                 family members. Without
                                   be frustrated with how the         sometimes, with the tribe and                                          by-side to determine the           You General Tribal Council.
equitable       sharing       of                                                                           their help I would have had a
resources.”                        tribe runs some things. There      we want to see things done                                             future of the Oneida Nation.
                                                                                                           very difficult time getting
   The per-capita payments he      are many things you could          quicker, better or differently.      back to Seattle Washington. I     The decisions that we make                               Yaw^ko
proposes will drain the tribe’s    find wrong with what the BC,       However, we don’t want to            just thank you all so very        must be thoughtful, as they
budget for programs and ser-       upper management, and some         tear down the tribe with spite-      much. I will never forget your    will impact the members of
vices, as well as, cause loss of   employees do. To name a            ful votes on poorly stated                                                                                       Winnifred L. Thomas
                                                                                                           help.                             the Oneida Nation far into the
tribal jobs including frontline    few: the “Walk of Legends”         petitions.                                        Gratefully Yours,                                             Chief Judicial Officer
positions. Financially conser-     monuments at Lambeau                  We encourage everyone to                  Delphine Schuyler &                                                Oneida Tribal Judicial
                                   Stadium, overdue funds for         read their packet about this                                              On Saturday, the General
vative tribal members will see                                                                                                     Family    Tribal Council wisely protect-                          System
                                                                                                       Kalihwisaks                           August 2, 2007                               (Tsya=d@k)        7A

                                                       Oneida Business Committee
 Oneida Business Committee
 Meeting Minutes
                                                                                                                                                                                          Planning Minutes
Regular Meeting • June 20, 2007                                          1. Debbie Thundercloud RE: Downtown Green Bay Boardwalk
Business Committee Conference Room                                                                  Waterfront Project                       Action: Motion by Vince DelaRosa to approve the June 12, 2007
Present: Gerald Danforth - Chair, Trish King - Council member,
                                                                                                                                                     Planning minutes, seconded by Paul Ninham. Motion car-
         Kathy Hughes - Vice Chair, Paul Ninham - Council mem-           Action: Motion by Patty Hoeft to delay action on the Downtown               ried unanimously.
         ber, Mercie Danforth - Treasurer, Vince DelaRosa - Council              Green Bay Boardwalk Waterfront Project for 30 days,
         member, Patty Hoeft - Secretary, Melinda J. Danforth -                  seconded by Ed Delgado. Motion carried unanimously.         14. Executive Staff Meeting - None
         Council member, Edward Delgado - Council member
                                                                         2. Neil Cornelius RE: Approval of renewing Mason Street
Others Present: Dottie Krull, Barb Dickson, Jennifer Hill-Kelly, Pat                                                                         15. Legislative Affairs Update
                                                                                               Facility License
                Pelky, Betsy Galbrith, Francine Skenandore, Kerry                                                                            1. Indian Health Care Improvement Act Update
                Brunette, Charlene Smith, Debbie Thundercloud,         Action: Motion by Ed Delgado to approve the renewal of the Mason
                Janice Hirth, Twylite Moore, Fred Muscavitch,                  Street Facility License, seconded by Trish King. For: Ed      Action: Motion by Vince DelaRosa to accept the Indian Health Care
                Yvonne Metivier                                                Delgado, Trish King, Paul Ninham, Melinda J. Danforth,                Improvement Act update, seconded by Melinda J. Danforth.
                                                                               Vince DelaRosa, Patty Hoeft. Abstained: Kathy Hughes,                 Motion carried unanimously.
Opening Prayer: Bill Gollnick                                                  Mercie Danforth. Motion carried.
                                                                                                                                             2. NAHASDA Re-authorization Update
Special Recognitions: None                                               3. Gerald Danforth RE: Retro approval of the Indian Housing
                                                                                                Plan                                         Action: Motion by Vince DelaRosa to accept the NAHASDA Re-
1.        Call to Order by Kathy Hughes @ 3:02 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                     authorization update, seconded by Melinda J. Danforth.
          Into Executive Session @ 3:03 p.m.                             Action: Motion by Kathy Hughes to retro approve the Indian                  Motion carried unanimously.
          Back into Regular Session @ 5:00 p.m.                                  Housing Plan, seconded by Vince DelaRosa. Motion car-
                                                                                 ried unanimously.                                           3. Local, County & Municipal Report
2. Oath of Office
                                                                                                                                                      a. Sex Offender Draft Ordinance
Oneida Total Integrated Enterprises, LLC, Board:                         c. Travel Requests
Larry Barton - Not Present                                                                                                                   Action: Motion by Vince DelaRosa to accept the Local, County &
                                                                         1. Vince DelaRosa RE: Meeting with Eric Egan of Honigman                    Municipal report update, seconded by Melinda J. Danforth.
Oneida Election Board (Alternates) - FYI                                                      Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP , Lansing                 Motion carried unanimously.
Leyne Orosco - administered by Vince DelaRosa on June 27, 2007                                MI, July 19, 2007
Rosa Melchert -administered by Vince DelaRosa on June 27, 2007                                                                               16. Executive Session
                                                                         Excerpt from June 20, 2007: Motion by Mercie Danforth to
3. Approval of the Agenda                                                defer the travel request of Vince DelaRosa to Lansing, Michigan,      a. Tabled Business - None
        a. Additions                                                     July 19, 2007, seconded by Melinda J. Danforth. Motion carried
        b. Deletions                                                                                                                           b. Old Business - None
        c. Moves
                                                                                                                                               c. New Business
Action: Motion by Kathy Hughes to approve the agenda, seconded           2. Jerry Danforth RE: Retro approval for staff member to attend       1. Paul Ninham RE: NRD Work Group Presentation
by Mercie Danforth. Motion carried unanimously.                                                Governor’s golf outing event on June 18,
                                                                                               2007 in Madison, WI                              Action: Motion by Kathy Hughes to approve the team moving
4. Minutes to be Approved                                                                                                                               forward with negotiations for settlement within the
        Regular Minutes of June 20, 2007                               Action: Motion by Patty Hoeft to retro approve the June 18, 2007                 perimeters recommended highlighting four projects,
                                                                               travel to Madison, WI, seconded by Vince DelaRosa. For:                  including the lake, seconded by Trish King. Motion car-
Action: Motion by Mercie Danforth to approve the June 20, 2007                 Patty Hoeft, Vince DelaRosa, Paul Ninham, Trish King,                    ried unanimously.
minutes, seconded by Vince DelaRosa. Motion carried unanimously.               Kathy Hughes, Melinda J. Danforth, Ed Delgado. Opposed:
                                                                               Mercie Danforth. Motion carried.                                 2. Neil Cornelius RE: Approval of Harrahs agreement
5. Tabled Business - None
                                                                       10. Finance Committee – None
6. Reports                                                                                                                                      Aciton: Motion by Ed Delgado to approve the Harrahs
Oneida Gaming Commission (Quarterly: Jan/Apr/July/Oct) Oscar           11. Legislative Operating Committee (LOC)                                        Agreement, seconded by Kathy Hughes. For: Ed
Schuyler - 1st Meeting of the Month                                       1. For Consideration - Approval of the LOC meeting minutes of                 Delgado, Kathy Hughes, Paul Ninham, Trish King,
Submitted                                                                                        June 4, 2007 Bylaws                                    Melinda J. Danforth, Vince DelaRosa, Patty Hoeft.
                                                                                                                                                        Abstained: Mercie Danforth. Motion carried.
Action: Motion by Trish King to table the Oneida Gaming                Action: Motion by Kathy Hughes to approve the LOC meeting min-
        Commission quarterly report, seconded by Paul Ninham.                  utes of June 4, 2007, seconded by Melinda J. Danforth.          d. Legislative Affairs Update - None
        Motion carried unanimously.                                            Motion carried unanimously.
                                                                                                                                               e. Attorney Brief
                                                                         2. For Consideration - Public Hearing date of September 4, 2007
Oneida Land Commission (Quarterly: Jan/Apr/July/Oct)                                            for Amendments to the Administrative           Appeal Case
Amelia Cornelius - 1st Meeting of the Month                                                     Procedures Act
                                                                                                                                               Action: Motion by Vince DelaRosa to approve the filing of the
                                                                       Action: Motion by Mercie Danforth to send the amendments to the                 three motions in Docket number 07-TC 106, seconded
Action: Motion by Mercie Danforth to defer the Oneida Land                     Administrative Procedures Act back to LOC to develop a                  by Trish King. For: Vince DelaRosa, Trish King, Paul
        Commission quarterly report to the July 18, 2007 Business              working session to decide what best language would go into              Ninham, Melinda J. Danforth, Mercie Danforth, Patty
        Committee meeting, seconded by Paul Ninham. Motion car-                this, seconded by Patty Hoeft. Motion carried unanimously.              Hoeft, Ed Delgado. Abstained: Kathy Hughes. Motion
        ried unanimously.
                                                                         3. For Consideration - Amendments to the Hall of Fame
Oneida Police Commission (Quarterly: Jan/Apr/July/Oct)                                          Ordinance
                                                                                                                                                Subrogation Claim #2
David Webster - 1st Meeting of the Month
Submitted                                                              Action: Motion by Kathy Hughes to approve the amendments to the
                                                                                                                                                Action: Motion by Melinda J. Danforth to approve Subrogation
                                                                               Hall of Fame Ordinance, seconded by Vince DelaRosa.
                                                                                                                                                        Claim #2, seconded by Paul Ninham. Motion carried
Action: Motion by Ed Delgado to approve the Oneida Police                      Motion carried unanimously.
        Commission quarterly report, seconded by Trish King.
        Motion carried unanimously.                                      4. For Consideration - Native Nation Institute Contract
                                                                                                                                               Action: Motion by Mercie Danforth to move Contract Review
                                                                       Action: Motion by Ed Delgado to approve the Native Nation Institute             Activities to the Executive Staff meetings, seconded by
7. Travel Reports - None
                                                                               contract, seconded by Patty Hoeft. For: Ed Delgado, Patty               Melinda J. Danforth. Motion carried unanimously.
8. Follow up Reports/BC Directives from Previous Meetings -                    Hoeft, Paul Ninham, Melinda J. Danforth, Vince DelaRosa,
   None                                                                        Trish King, Kathy Hughes. Opposed: Mercie Danforth.             Action: Motion by Mercie Danforth to accept the Attorney Brief
                                                                               Motion carried.                                                         of July 3, 2007, seconded by Vince DelaRosa. Motion
9. New Business                                                                                                                                        carried unanimously.
     a. Resolutions - None                                             12. Treasurer’s Report – None
                                                                                                                                               f. Audit Committee - None
     b. Requests                                                       13. Oneida Business Committee Planning – June          12,   2007
                                                                                                                                               g. Oneida Enterprise Development Authority (1st meeting of
                                                                                                                                                  the month)
 Next Regular Business Committee Meeting…                                                                                                     Recess/Adjourn @6:20 p.m.

            Wednesday • August 15, 2007 • 9:00 A.M.                                                                                          Action: Motion by Mercie Danforth to adjourn, seconded by Trish
                                                                                                                                                     King. Motion carried unanimously

            Business Committee Conference Room                                                                                                Minutes Approved as presented/corrected on July 18, 2007

            Norbert Hill Center • 2nd Floor                                                                                                   Patricia Hoeft, Tribal Secretary
                                                                                                                                              ONEIDA BUSINESS COMMITTEE

                    The Legislative Operating Committee cordially invites you to attend:                                                                                Tentative
                    Nation Building: Leadership, Governance
Free Seminar

                                                                                      and Economic Policy                                                               Panels
                    Date: September 5–6, 2007                                                                                   • The Nation Building
                    Time: 8:00AM – 4:00PM (Breakfast & Lunch provided)                                                            Approach
                                                                                                                                • Rethinking Tribal
                    Location: Radisson Inn, Green Bay                                                                             Government
                    The purpose of this Conference is to stimulate discussion on Nation Building and                            • The role and func-
                    Economic and Community Development for the Oneida Nation.                                                     tion of the Council
                    What is Nation Building? Nation Building is the enhanced capacity of indigenous nations to realize their      in governing the
                    own economic, educational, cultural, and political objectives through foundational actions of their design.   Oneida Nation
                      Please contact Peril Huff to RSVP at 920-869-4376 or                           • Tribal sovereignty &
                                                                                                                                  Federal Indian Law
                             No later than August 20, 2007. Seating is Limited!
 8 A (T#kehlu)                      August 2, 2007                          Kalihwisaks

Call for donations for family Active CIP Projects – Communication Plans
of 18 month old Toddler       Submitted by Engineering Department (Part 1 of 2) Part 2 will be published August 16th
By Yvonne Kaquatosh
   Santana Hawpetoss, 18
months old, daughter of
Aptickasic Hawpetoss and
Jessie Zepeda will be having
open heart surgery on
Wednesday, August 8, 2007.
   The surgery will be done
at the Milwaukee Children’s
Hospital to repair a hole in
her heart. Santana is expect-
ed to be in the hospital for
about one week provided
there are no complications.
   Santana has been ill since
she was nine months old with
pneumonia like symptoms             which will go towards lodg-
where fluid was filling up in       ing, food and gas for the fam-
her lungs according to her          ily during Santana’s stay in
aunt Nicole Penass.                 Milwaukee.
   Additional tests were per-          A fund has been set up at
formed including a lung             the Wisconsin Medical
biopsy at UW-Madison                Credit Union. Donations
Childrens Hospital in early         can be sent to the following:
March 2007 which revealed                 Nicole M. Penass
that she had a hole in her                   for Santana
heart. Fundraising has been           2221 S. Webster Avenue,
going on by family members                 Green Bay, WI

Land Claims Commission Corner
                      New York
                      Homelands Tour
                      Raffle Winners
  The following Individuals/        Individuals/groups will be
Travel Partners/Families have       notified and your bus seat will
been drawn during the July          be reserved.
24,     2007      New       York
Homelands Tour Community            44 Raffle Winners:
Meeting. If you are on the list       Barbara McKinzie (2)
or know a family, friend,             Theresa Thorstenson (2)
and/or community member               Henrietta Daly (1)
on this list please pass it on to     Reggie Doxtator (4)
contact the Oneida Land               Beverly DeCoteau (1)
Claims Commission Office              Betty Skenandore (2)
and pay their $50.00 Fee Per          Antonio Doxtator (1)
Person to reserve their seats         Jane Salzman (1)
on the bus.                           Rosa Nichols (1)
  Again, the Oneida Land              Brynne’ Brunnete (2)
Claims Commission thanks              Pat Benson (1)
everyone for your patience            Mike King (2)
and participation during the          Ben John (1)
selection process for this            Alvira Wishart (2)
years      homelands        tour.     Teri Giullermo (3)
Although we had limited               Tom Escamea (4)
seats available we plan on            James Begay (2)
annual or bi-annual trips.            Richard Moss (2)
  Congratulations to the fol-         Marilyn Jourdan (2)
lowing 44 Individuals, Travel         Martin Denny (2)
Partners and/or Families              Kerry Rae Brunnette (1)
whose Raffle ticket was               Brenda Skenandore (2)
drawn on July 24, 2007. Send          Connie Kelly (1)
your $50.00 Bus Fees to:              Charlene Smith (1)
                                      Norine Smith (1)
   Oneida Land Claims
   PO Box 365
                                    Stand-bys in order:
                                      Jonathan Tubby (2)
   Oneida, WI 54155
                                      Connie Brunette (3)
Drop off in person at:
                                      Timmy Freeman (2)
   Norbert Hill Center
                                      Brooks Family (6)
   Seminary RD.
                                      Madelyn Genskow (2)
   Room 94-Lower Level
                                      Rita Williams (2)
   If you have any questions
                                      Susan Webster (3)
feel free to contact Judith L.
                                      Carol Smith (3)
Jourdan at 869-4282 or
                                      Ron Jourdan (2)
myself, Jennifer M. Stevens
                                      Harrison Cornelius (1)
at 869-4457.
                                      Alice Denny (5)
   For Stand-by List: If there
                                      Cathy Metoxen (1)
are     any     cancellations

         Family Picnic
          Saturday • August 4th
              Elderly Services Grounds
                 11:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.                                                             Full Time Maintenance Technician
  A picnic lunch will be provided and there will
  be a Pie Auction, Dunk tank, 50/50 raffle and                                               Maintain, repair and clean mechanical areas/equipment and to assist other trade
  music by the Cherry Bounce Band.                                                             mechanics in their duties to ensure a safe, clean and well maintained hotel.
                                                                                                This position will be similar to “household maintenance" including basic repairs to
  Proceeds will benefit the Oneida Area Faith in
                                                                                             clogged plumbing, furniture & property damage, and miscellaneous other routine tasks.
  Action Program. This community event is open
  to the public. Family Fun & Games for all.                              √ One or More Years of Maintenance Experience Preferred.
  Children must be accompanied by an adult.                               √ This person must be Mechanically Inclined.    √ High School Diploma Preferred.
              For more information contact                            If you are looking to join our team, apply at:
                   Glory at 869-2448.                                 or in person at:       Radisson Hotel & Conference Center • 2040 Airport Drive, Green Bay, WI 54313
              Sponsored by Faith in Action                                                                              E.O.E.
                                                                                            Kalihwisaks                              August 2, 2007                         (W@=tehlu)     9A

Oneidas perform in CMN Production                                                           August classes from Power
                                                                                            the Education Center restored to
                                                                                                             by   Nathan      user (Computer for Beginners
                                                                                                                              and Introduction to Windows        Duck Valley
                                                                                                                              XP), the digital photographer
                                                                                            Computer Instructor
                                                                                               The      Oneida      Nation    (Introduction to Adobe             Reservation
                                                                                            Community Education Center        Photoshop), and the accoun-
                                                                                            announces its schedule of         tant in training (Quickbooks).     after fire
                                                                                            computer and business class-      Finally, we are offering accel-
                                                                                            es for August. Classes are free
                                                                                            for tribal members, tribal
                                                                                                                              erated Microsoft Word classes
                                                                                                                              that are specific to tribal
                                                                                            employees, and their families.    employees who are members          By John Miller
                                                                                            All classes are held at our       of Team M.O.R.E. For a full        Associated Press Writer
                                                                                            location on 2632 South            August schedule, please stop          BOISE, Idaho (AP) –
                                                                                            Packerland Drive, in Green        by, visit our website
                                                                                                                                                                 Two big generators have
                                                                                            Bay.                              (, or give us a
                                                                                               Come in and see our newly      call.                              restored electricity to all
                                                                                            remodeled reception area and         Our GED/HSED/P.A.S.S.           1,300 residents of the Duck
                                                                                            GED study area.           After   Units Department continues         Valley Indian Reservation,
                                                                                            months of anticipation and a      to provide one-on-one and          ending nearly eight days in
                                                                                            few weeks of disarray, it is      small group individualized
                                                                                                                                                                 which this community of
                                                                                            now completed and ready to        instruction designed to pre-
                                                                                            better serve our customers.       pare participants for success-     Shoshone and Paiute
                                                                                               The O.N.C.E.C. offers          ful completion of their high       Indians on the Idaho-
                                                                                            introductory and advanced         school diploma requirements.       Nevada border was without
                                                                                            training in Microsoft Office,     GED/HSED and P.A.S.S.              power due to wildfires that
                                                                                            and other software programs.      Units are offered to makeup
                                                                                                                                                                 torched transmission lines
                                                                                            We also offer classes for those   credit deficiencies to help stu-
                                                                                            new to computers or people        dents graduate with their high     and power poles. The com-
                                                                                            who would like to learn more      school class. Call or come in      munity was affected by the
                                                                                            about their computers at work     to learn more or get started       Murphy Complex fire burn-
                                                                                            or home.                          toward a success filled future.    ing in grass, sagebrush and
                                                                                               A full schedule of comput-        In addition to regular class-
                                                                                                                                                                 pine trees. The generators
                                                                                            er classes has been created for   es, one-on-one tutoring and
                                                                                            our       three     Computer      computer assistance is avail-      had to be trucked from
                                                                                            Instructors,            Wendy     able during regular business       Denver and Las Vegas by
                                                                                            Dickinson, Nathan Plitzuweit      hours.       The Community         the Raft River Rural
                                                                                            and Lynn Schmidt, who are         Education Center offers two        Electric Cooperative and
                                                                                            also available during some        large computer labs for use
                                                                                                                                                                 were connected to Duck
                                                                                            non-instruction hours for         during hours of operation, as
                                                                                            individual         assistance.    well as knowledgeable staff        Valley's electricity network
                                                                                            Making appointments for this      to help answer any computer        Wednesday evening. But it
                                                                                            assistance is encouraged.         or software application ques-      took another 12 hours
                                                                                               During the month of            tion.                              before power reached
                                                             Kali Photo/Steven J. Gandy     August, you can find several         The      Oneida      Nation
                                                                                                                                                                 everyone on the 450-
College on Menominee Nation student Corrina Williams plays Eldon, one                       opportunities to learn about      Community Education Center
                                                                                            the Microsoft Office 2003         is open Monday through             square-mile reservation,
of three brothers in the one-act play Bodyguard. Bodyguard was one of                                                                                            Shoshone-Paiute Chairman
                                                                                            Suite, including Microsoft        Thursday, from 7:30 a.m. to
two plays being put on by the CMN theater class. The other was titled                       Word (word processing),           9:00 p.m., and on Friday from      Kyle Prior told The
Sneeky. The plays had a three day run at CMN from July 25 – 27.                             Microsoft Excel (spread-          7:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.
The class produced both plays on a $1000 budget provided by the school.                                                                                          Associated Press. “We’re
                                                                                            sheets),            Microsoft     Saturdays the O.N.C.E.C. is
Students were expected to work on all aspects of the production from set                                                                                         still telling people to con-
                                                                                            PowerPoint (slide shows),         open from 9:00 a.m. until
design to acting in the plays.                                                              Microsoft Access (database),      3:00 p.m. For more informa-        serve, and not to run things
                                                                                            and Microsoft Publisher (doc-     tion on our computer classes       that people don’t absolutely
                                                                                            ument publishing). In addi-       or for assistance, contact the     need,” Prior said Thursday.
                          Postman accussed of                                               tion to the Microsoft Office      Oneida Nation Community            While some buildings,
                                                                                            classes, we also offer classes    Education Center by calling
  Oneida                  destroying false face mask                                        for the beginning computer        496-5260.
                                                                                                                                                                 including the tribal head-
                                                                                                                                                                 quarters and 1970s-era hos-
                             SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) ~        accused of burning the pack-
Sportsman's                                                                                                                                                      pital, had emergency power

                          A Postal Service driver
                          destroyed American Indian
                                                          age Dec. 29 after it was
                                                          crushed and torn by loose
                                                                                            From Page 1A/trapshoot                                               during the outage from
                          artifacts when he tried to      equipment in his truck. Ring      individual results, much like a   ple out there that are in wheel    stand-alone diesel genera-
     go on Sale           cover up damage to a package    told investigators that he was    high school track meet.           chairs or have some kind of        tors, the hospital couldn't
 August 27, 2007          by burning it, according to a   afraid of losing his job, so he   Everyone is shooting for indi-    muscle disorder or spinal dis-     run its air conditioner amid
                          federal indictment.             destroyed the package in his      vidual points that are accumu-    ease or anything, MS or what       temperatures approaching
  Each sportsman             Donald Ring III, 36, said    backyard, a judge said at his     lated into team points.           ever…if they get a chance to
must present proper       he did not know the origin or   arraignment.                         This years trapshoot was       come out to one of these           100 degrees, Prior said. The
  ID and a Hunter         significance of the Iroquois       The package contained two      host to over 12 squads or 60      events in Green Bay, I would       tribe is accustomed to
                          artifacts, which included two   “false face” masks and eight      shooters.                         like them to come out because      power outages in the winter
Safety Certificate if     sacred masks from the 1830s     beaded picture frames, some          Ramirez has been shooting      they need to see what we can       due to snow and ice dis-
  born on or after        meant to be repatriated from    holding antique photos,           in the Wisconsin PVA              do, what they can do.              rupting aging transmission
 January 1, 1973.         England.                        according to the U.S. attor-      Trapshoot since the early         Marijuana, alcohol is not
                             Ring pleaded not guilty      ney’s office. The masks are       ‘90s.                             going to help you; it’s just       lines, but the chairman said
  Any questions,                                                                               “This trap shoot? I started    going to make you worse than       the summer outage caught
                          Thursday in U.S. District       used in healing ceremonies
please contact the        Court to theft of mail, a       and are not meant for public      shooting back in 1990. That’s     what you are. I’ve been there,     members unprepared. Ice
      Oneida              felony, said Assistant U.S.     display, said Tony Gonyea, a      when I joined the Paralyzed       done that…I’ve been clean          had to be trucked in, many
   Conservation           Attorney Carl Eurenius. He      member of the Onondaga            Veterans of America and           for 14 years and it’s a good       tribal members ate at the
                          was released on his own rec-    Nation.                           started shooting all over the     thing.”
  Department at           ognizance.                         They were “most likely         place,” Ramirez said.                To find out more about the      senior center and thousands
  (920) 869-1450             Ring, who no longer works    considered          priceless,”      He continued on to give        PVA go to or           of pounds of food spoiled.
                          for the Postal Service, is      Eurenius said.                    this advice, “If there’re peo-    call 800-424-8200.                 “We learned a lot from this
                                                                                                                                                                 incident,” Prior said, noting
                                                                                                                                                                 that tribal emergency plans
ENROLLMENT…Reminder                                        Help bring Harmony back to                                                                            dealt with such possibilities
                                                                                                                                                                 as a breach of Wild Horse
For members whose forms were                                  Fathering…                                                                                         Dam above the town or the
                                                                                                                                                                 crash of a military plane
   received by September 4,                                 We need males to participate in our fathering                                                        from Mountain Home Air
            2007…                                           sessions who fill the fathering role to a child.
                                                                                                                                                                 Force Base. Raft River
                                                                                                                                                                 Electric Rural Electric
 Your FY-2007 Membership payment                           √        We want to get back to the sacredness of days past.
                                                                                                                                                                 Cooperative said it lost as
                                                                                                                                                                 many as 40 power poles, in
     will be mailed: Saturday,                             √        We want to offer children the best of us to bring out the best                               addition to the more than
                                                                    in them.                                                                                     160 lost by Idaho Power
       September 29, 2007                                                                                                                                        Co. Idaho Power had
If you have any concerns, please contact the Oneida         Bring your ideas, memories, traditions, and stories…
                                                                                                                                                                 already restored most of its
Enrollment Department at:                                                                   When… Thursday • August 30, 2007                                     poles by Thursday, and Raft
             (920) 869-6200                                                                 What… Group Lead Talking Circles                                     River officials said they’re
                                                                                                                                                                 finally been able to begin
                    or                                                                      Where… Oneida Social Services Building
                                                                                                                                                                 repairs after getting clear-
                                                                                            Why… To bring back the sacred harmony
        Toll Free (800) 571-9902                                                                 to fathering
                                                                                                                                                                 ance to enter the fire zone.
                                                                                                                                                                 Terry Hutchison, Raft River
   Address: Oneida Enrollment Department                                                    How… By sharing our ideas, memories,                                 line superintendent,said he
                 P.O. Box 365                                                                    traditions, and stories.                                        didn’t know how long it
                 Oneida, WI 54155                                                                                                                                would take before normal                             For more information about the Nurturing Father’s Program and Session Schedule,
                                                                                          Please call: 920.490.3700
                                                                                                                                                                 electricity transmission to
                                                                                                                                                                 the tribe would be restored.
10 A (Oye=l$)                    August 2, 2007                           Kalihwisaks

                                                                                  SEO TS

South Eastern Oneida Tribal Services News                                                                                                  SEOTS Office Hours:
                                                                                                                                                M-T-W-TH-F: 8–4:30PM
                                                                                                                                           Call for hour availability on the weekend, 384-7740

                                            Monthly                                                       SEOTS Mission…
 Focus…                                     Calendar               Our mission is to provide for the well-being of On=yote÷a=ka in southeastern Wisconsin; preserv-
                                                                                   ing our culture and environment for the next seven generations.
Special Events… in August                                           The Southeastern Oneida Tribal Services (SEOTS) staff is here to serve you! Check your Kalihwisaks for SEOTS News
                                                                  once a month for a listing of events. The office is located at: 2778 South 35th Street. Phone: (414) 384-7740
Annual Seots Picnic and Pool party!
Theme is Carribean Pirate Treasure Hunt. Wear something
with the Pirate Theme - Be creative - Most unique will win a
prize! (One adult and one child) Bring your Swimming Suit,
                                                                 Youth Baseball Clinic a Hit
Pool will be open from 6 -7pm for Community Members use
that are attending the Picnic. Life guards will be on duty and
                                                                  A Baseball Clinic hosted
the pool is Ours for one hour! Children under 10 must be
                                                                  by Potawatomi included
accompanied by an adult. (Pinata for children between 2-3pm,
                                                                  autographs, luncheon
followed by contest judging, bingo, food and swimming).
                                                                  and tickets to the Brewer
Basketball, Volleyball, Pinata, Raffles, Entertainment and
                                                                  Game on July 19th.
Bingo! Bring a dish to pass, lawn chairs, sports equipment,
                                                                  Several Oneida families
swim suits. Parents are responsible for their children and
                                                                  from the Milwaukee
please no alcohol. Be there or be square! Date: Sunday, August
                                                                  Community       attended.
12th, Time: 1pm - 6pm - Swimming 6-7pm, Place: McCarty
Park, 8214 W. Cleveland, in the Pavilion.
                                                                  Potawatomi         Casino
Diabetes Support Group                                            sponsored the Clinic for
Date: Thursday, August 16, Time: 10:30-12:00 - Potluck,           area Native Children
Place: Seots - RSVP - 384-7740                                    ages 11- 15 years. The
Pink Shawl Project: Participants and Volunteers needed            kids were able to learn
Seots will participate in Indian Summer to help raise Breast      baseball skills, such as
Cancer Awareness. We will need participants and volunteers.       hitting, catching and
Participants will be asked to make a pink shawl, walk in the      throwing from retired
Grand Entries on Saturday. Volunteers are needed for a Breast     baseball pro’s. A great
Cancer Awareness Table. For more information Seots can be         day was fun for all!
reached at 384-7740
Looking for Volunteers for Indian Summer
Call Seots 384-7740
Oneida Language Class will only meet once this month                                                                        For Your Information…
Saturday, August 4th 10:00am                                                                                                Housing Information
Class will go to the zoo. Meet at SEOTS.                                                                                    If you have any questions regarding housing in Oneida, please
Remember to get your Per Cap form in!                                                                                       give the Housing Authority a call. Call 1-800-236-2214 and
Due date September 4th. Form must be in the Oneida                                                                          ask for the Housing Authority and ask to speak with Lisa Vega
Enrollment Department by the close of business.                                                                             or Julie Cornelius.
Interested in a New Career? How about Plumbing?                                                                             FYI–Sweat Lodge
                                                                                                                            Women’s Sweat Lodge is held weekly by a community mem-
Call Oneida Tribal Member Mike House (414) 359-1310 or 1-
                                                                                                                            ber. For information call (414) 383-7072 and ask for Dona.
888-248-3392                                                                                                                Information around the city
Contact List for SEOTS                                                                                                      211 Impact–Simply call 211 for help with life/food/shelter/
SEOTS Board would like the community to sign up on a con-                                                                               health/crisis intervention, etc.
tact mailing list. This would help the office to inform you of                                                              Pow Wow AA Group - All Welcome, Thursday’s–8 PM, 1st
any changes and or short notices for meetings and classes etc.                                                                                     Baptist Church, 1576 So. 78th
Please call SEOTS at (414) 384-7740.                                                                                        Gerald L. Ignace Indian Health Center: (414) 383-9526
Craft Class will continue in the Fall                                                                                       Domestic Violence–Milwaukee Women’s Center:
Cultrual Heritage will continue in the Fall                                                                                                    (414) 272-5132/Ext. 153
                                                                                                                            Domestic Violence Task Force Contact- Bagwajikwe Madosh
                                                                                                                                                                      (414) 345-8688
                                                                                                                            Milwaukee Indian Manpower- Spotted Eagle High School.
                                                                                                                                                            (414) 342-0706
                                                                                                                            Indian Council for the Elderly- Meals on Monday and Friday
                                                                                                                                                             at 11:30 AM. 631 N 19th St.
                                                                                                                                                             at Redeemer Lutheran
                                                                                                                                                             Church- First Friday of the
                                                                                                                                                             month at 5 PM. (414) 934-
                                                                                                                            Urban Circle of Voices–Milwaukee’s Native American Newspaper:
                                                                                                                                                     (414) 643-5510–Vicky Rank
                                                                                                                            Indian Community School- (414) 345-3060
                                                                                                                            American Indian Council on Alcoholism- (414) 674-2200
                 You are cordially invited to attend the…                                                                   Regular Events…

            OPEN HOUSE
                                                                                                                            Oneida Singers
                                                                                                                            Date: Mondays, August 6, 13, 20 & 27
                                                                                                                            Time: 6:30pm
                                                                                                                            Place: Seots - Contact person John House (414) 443-0301
                                                                                                                            Oneida Language Class
                                                                                                                            Class will meet once the month of August. Zoo Trip, Date:
                                                                                                                            Saturday, August 4th, Time: 10 - 12pm
                                                                                                                            Veterans Walk-in with Rodney Pearsall–Benefits

                                  Reception                                                                                 Specialist
                                                                                                                            Date: Tuesday, August 7th, Time: 10:00 - 1:00pm. Veteran’s
                                                                                                                            contact person for Color Guard - Leon House (414) 543-1622
                                                                                                                            Circle of Healing Group Information
                                    of the                                                                                  Please Call Rodney Pearsall for registration, information, and
                                                                                                                            time of meeting, Rodney Pearsall - Milwaukee Vets Center -
                       Oneida Behavioral Health Services                                                                    414-536-1301. Meeting will be held at Seots.
                                                                                                                            Computer Lab
                              A Division of Comprehensive Health.                                                           Open Daily for use (unless reserved for class)
                                                                                                                            Mairn Meeting
                                                                                                                            Next MAIRN Meeting August 29th
                                       Please join us at the:                                                               SEOTS Board Meeting
                                                                                                                            Community is Welcome to Attend, Date: Tuesday, August 14
                                   Ka’Ni Kuhll’Yo - Family Center                                                           & 28th, Time: 6:00pm
                                      2640 West Point Road                                                                  Van Trip
                                                                                                                            Date: Wednesday, August 15th, Time: Departs Seots at 8am
                                       Green Bay, WI 54303                                                                  and returns by 6:00pm
                                                                                                                            Med Pick-up
                      Thursday • August 16, 2007                                                                            Dates: Wednesday, August 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29th
                                                                                                                            Medication MUST BE CALLED IN the Friday BEFORE
                                                                                                                            the Wednesday Pick-up.
                                            2:00        PM       – 7:00      PM                                             Events are open to all Oneida’s wherever you may live!

            Give Aways                                                                                                        ATTENTION:
                                                                                                                               The SEOTS office
                                                                                                                               will no longer be
                                                     Door Prizes                                                              open on Saturdays
                                                                                                                                   except for
                                                                                             Food                             Oneida Language
                                                                                                                                                        Cultural classes are also taught
                                                                                                                                                        monthly via teleconference to
                                                                                                                                Beginners…9AM           Oneida tribal members in the south-
                                                                                                                                Advanced…10AM           eastern area.
August 2, 2007                                                                                          Section Two

                           11th Annual Relay for Life
                     By Steven J. Gandy
   Walking in circles is not       joined forces to help raise
                                                                                               Kali Photos/Steven J. Gandy
typically associated with          money for the event.
moving in the right direction,     Margaret Schroeder is a                                 Left, Margret Schroeder’s
that is unless you are partici-    member of the Dairy Queen                               team, the Dairy Queen
pating in the annual Relay for     Red Hat-ers out of Seymour,                             Red Hat-ers, sit around
Life.                              Wisconsin and according to                              the trailer they decorated
   The Rely for Life is a fund     her calculations they raised                            earlier that day.
raising event for the              over $1,000 for the ACS.
American Cancer Society               “We’re here to bring every-                          Bottom Left, Jack Krebs
(ACS). The overnight event         body together and to make                               paints a flower on
celebrates those people that       them aware of what’s happen-                            Jerusha Matson’s face at
have survived cancer. It also      ing in this area. We have a                             the “Kidz Korner” table.
raises funds for research and      good time and we had fun
programs. Throughout the           decorating and gathering
fun-filled night teams walk        money for the American                                  Lower Right, a Luminary
around a track typically set up    Cancer Society,” Schroeder                              bag is seen.      (Photo
at a local school, church or       said.                                                   courtesy of Pogi King)
park. Members of the teams            This is the 11th year the
walk throughout the entire         event has been held in
night and try to keep at least     Oneida.
one member of their team on           “The goal in most cases is
the track at all times.            to do them every year so that
   Doris Yelk-Wilberg is on        we have continued fund-rais-
the committee tasked with          ing and the camaraderie of
putting the fund raiser togeth-    seeing the same survivors and
er for Oneida. She said, “The      getting people out here and
long term goal is to cure can-     growing our group so that we
cer in our lifetime. What we       do raise more funds for the
are doing today is raising as      event,” Yelk-Wilberg said
many funds as we can to sup-          One of the highlights of the
port the effort of education,      night is the Luminary
research and information.”         Ceremony.
   Yelk-Wilberg is hoping to          “It’s a very touching cere-
at least meet the total from       mony; we generally have a
last year’s event.                 survivor talk and than we
   “Our goal is $43,000 that       light all the candles around
we’re going to try to raise this   the track and we walk around
year. We had a really good         the track in memory of those
year last year…this [year’s        that we’ve lost and in honor
event] is not quite as hyped       of those who have survived
up, so I’m not sure we’ll do as    cancer and it’s just a touching
good but we’re going to cer-       and      wonderful       time,”
tainly try,” she said.             explained Yelk-Wilberg.
   Community members have
                                                                      L-R Front: Carol
                                                                     Cornelius, Marissa
                                                                      Danforth, (Baby)
                                                                        Gerald and
                                                                     Margaret Danforth
                                                                     L-R Back: Melinda
                                                                     Danforth, Twila and
                                                                      Mercie Danforth.
 2B (T#ken)                   August 2, 2007                                Kalihwisaks

Impacts of 2007    Farmers’ Market Season in Full Swing
summer on wildlife                                                        By Bill Ver Voort
                                                                          OCIFS Coordinator
                                                                             The first of two Farmers’
                                                                          Market Bashes took place on
                                                                          Tuesday, July 17. The weath-
                                                                          er was beautiful and it
                                                                          showed by all the community
                                                                          members that came out and
                                                                          enjoyed the festivities. The
                                                                          Oneida Falling Leaves 4-H
                                                                          brat booth, was busy serving
                                                                          delicious Oneida Black
                                                                          Angus burgers and with the
                                                                          purchase of a burger or brat
                                                                          they offered the chance to win
                                                                          some great prizes. The 4-H
                                                                          also offered bird feeders for
                                                                          the youth to paint and then
                                                                          take home with them.
                                                                             In addition to those activi-
                                                                          ties there was live music by                                                                               Photo courtesy of Bill Ver Voort
                                                                          Rick and Ted, chalk drawing
                                                                          contest for the youth and
                                                                                                              Chef Arlie, far right, prepares delicious dishes with the Farmers’ Market prod-
                                                                          cooking demonstrations by           ucts for shoppers to try.
                                                       Kali file photo.
                                                                          Chef Arlie. Chef Arlie bought       which will take place on           and cooking demonstrations        products (eg. leather prod-
Does and fawns struck by traffic indicates a lack of                                                          August 14th at the Hwy 54          by Chef Arlie. This Market is     ucts, wood products, paint-
                                                                          the majority of the vegetables
water this dry summer.                                                                                        Oneida One Stop.                   free of charge to any and all     ings, etc.) please contact
                                                                          from the vendors at the
By Bill Koonz                         great for species like wild         Market and then made some             The August 14th Farmers’         people who would like to sell     either Stephanie Mineau at
Specialist–Environmental Protection   turkeys, grouse and pheas-          spectacular dishes. If you          Market Bash will have live         their products. If you are        496-5340 or Bill Ver Voort at
   How has the summer                 ants. They can find abundant        missed the first Bash be sure       music, games, prizes, chalk        interested in selling your gar-   869-4530.
impacted wildlife productivi-         food and do not have to worry       to not miss the second one          drawing contest for the youth      den products or other quality
ty? There were no late frosts         about exposure, dampness, or
in May so the berry crop
should have set. It was dry in
many areas in late May and
                                      finding water to drink. Adults
                                      do not have to brood their
                                      young which lack a covering
                                                                            Oneida Living In Balance Team
                                                                          Submitted By Sylvia                    Through an Office on
throughout June. Dry condi-           of feathers and young can
                                                                          Cornelius-Waupoose                  Women’s Health Grant the
tions are good for young              feed throughout the day.
                                                                          Oneidas Living In Balance           team received in April, the
turkeys and grouse. They are             A number of people have
                                                                             The Oneidas Living In            OLB Team was able to spon-
also good for leaf hoppers,           been reporting large broods of
                                                                          Balance (OLB) Team has              sor the registration fees for
grasshoppers and other                turkeys this summer. Young
                                                                          been meeting since fall 2005        the Oneida High School Tri
insects     including     ants.       turkeys, grouse, pheasants,
                                                                          to find on the ground ways to       team in the Paper Valley
Mosquitoes do well in wet             and quail must find food
                                                                          improve awareness of health         Duathlon on May 6 in
conditions and we have not            immediately after hatching.
                                                                          issues in our community. The        Appleton, WI and the Green
had a large infestation this          The parents may protect and
                                                                          team has a holistic view of         Bay Triathlon on June 10.
summer.                               brood the chicks but parents
                                                                          health and wellness that            The Paper Valley event con-
   A number of does and               do not feed their offspring.
                                                                          incorporates         traditional    sisted of a 5k run, 22 mile
fawns were hit on local road-         Some of the first feathers to
                                                                          Oneida and Native cultural          bike and another 5k run. The
ways in June indicating a             develop are flight feathers
                                                                          views into its programs. The        Green Bay Triathlon consist-
shortage of water for female          and the young of these
                                                                          team consists of professionals      ed of a 400 yard swim, 15
deer attempting to raise their        species can fly at a very early
young in isolated areas. Deer                                             that work for Oneida, as well       mile bike and 3.1 mile run.
                                      age, long before they are fully
generally search out relatively                                           as community members and            Congrats to all that participat-
                                      grown. Part of the reason for
small, secluded places to rear                                            parents. With the long term         ed and Ms Linda Nockideneh
                                      the wild turkey’s success
their fawns. These areas are                                              costs of poor nutrition in          for leading our young
                                      locally is that the young roost
typically less than half a                                                mind, the team is currently         women. Great job!
                                      in trees at a very early age
square mile and seldom                removing them from preda-           focusing on many different             June 1, 8 & 15th the team
include roadways.                     tion by skunks, foxes, coy-         outreach activities in the com-     hosted      “Smoke       Dance
   Many insects do not like           otes, weasels, and other            munity for people to learn          Lessons” with local commu-
wet conditions because wet            ground predators.                   about nutrition, cooking and        nity members. Mr. Forest
encourages fungus that can               During dry conditions there      increasing their physical           Brooks sang Iroquois songs
attack them. Insects being            is an abundance of dew on the       activity. Here is an update on      and Ms. Jasmine House and
cold-blooded are not as active        vegetation early in the morn-       a few of the activities we have     Ms. Michelle Hill demon-
in cold, wet conditions when          ing. That dew is what many          recently been involved in.          strated to community mem-
they are more vulnerable to           local species use for their            In honor of National             bers how to perform the
predation. Wet conditions             water supply. Dew forms             Women’s Health Week in              smoke dance and some social
also slow down the feeding            when the air temperature falls      May, the team organized a           dances. The community
and reproductive activities for       to below the temperature at         “Can Do Do Cook For One?”           instructors shared some histo-
some insect species.                  which the air is saturated (the     class on May 15. The elders         ry as to how this traditional
   Most bird species also like        hotter the air the more mois-       participated in a cooking les-      Iroquois dance came about.
dry conditions. Birds have a          ture it can hold). Some of this     son, gentle physical activity       The participants in the pro-
much more efficient system            moisture precipitates onto the      and learned some nutrition          gram learned the importance
for retaining moisture than do        surfaces of objects including       education. Fifteen elders           of being physically fit to
mammals. Most bird species            grass and windows. During           learned how to cook a deli-         enjoy this type of dancing.
get enough moisture from              dry conditions, the skies are       cious meal of pecan encrusted       Each Friday evening 30 to 55
                                                                                                              people showed up to learn the                                              Kali photo/Steven J. Gandy
their food and do not require         typically clear allowing heat       salmon, three sisters relish
                                                                          and couscous taught by local        dances and get some exercise       Jasmine House, seen here at Oneida Culture Day
standing water to survive.            to rise at night, resulting in
For insect feeders (swallows,                                             chef Arlie Doxtator. The            while doing so. The event          on July 5, helped teach others how to do the smoke
                                      rapid cooling and the deposi-
grassland sparrows, wood              tion of dew (dew comes from         Dodo’s cooking class was            was made possible through          dance as part of a class sponsored by OLB.
warblers, etc.), several days         the air not from the plants or      sponsored by the Oneida             the Office on Women’s
of cold, wet conditions can           ground).                            Cultural               Heritage     Health Grant and donations
mean the loss of productivity            For more wildlife informa-       Department. Yaw^ko to
                                                                          Dr.Carol for sponsoring the
                                                                                                              were provided by the Oneida
                                                                                                              Museum, Oneida Language
                                                                                                                                                          2007 Fall Harvest
due to starvation and expo-           tion, contact bkoonz@onei-
sure.                                 da or at 920- 496-       class, Jason Manders from           Revitalization Program and                 Cannery Workshop
   Dry sunny conditions are           5350.                               Family Fitness for leading the      Oneida             Community
                                                                          fitness activity, Chef Arlie for    Integrated Food System                              ~ Canning Pickles
Environmental Intern                                                      volunteering his time and
                                                                          Annette Cornelius from
                                                                                                                 On July 16 the OLB team
                                                                                                                                                              Thursday August 2, 5:00pm
                                                                                                                                                                    ~ Salsa Making
   My name is                              species.        I              Cultural Heritage for leading       kicked off “THESE FEET
M e g h a n                                graduated this                                                                                                    Thursday August 16, 5:00pm
                                                                          the nutrition lesson. Cooking       ARE MADE FOR WALK-
Merryfield and                             May from the                   classes are held at the Oneida      ING!” a community outdoor
                                                                                                                                                                  ~ Apple Workshop
I recently start-                          University of                  Nation Elementary School,           walking group. This program                    Thursday October 18, 5:00pm
ed a year long                             Wisconsin in                   look for our ad in the Kali for     meets        Monday           &                  ~ White Corn Workshop
internship                                 Green Bay with                 the next class in September.        Wednesday’s from 4:45 –                       Thursday November 3, 5:00pm
t h r o u g h                              a Degree in                       Also in May, the team            5:30 PM at the Norbert Hill
Americorp                                  Environmental                                                                                                  (Corn bread, corn soup, corn mush)
                                                                          sponsored two Traditional           Center on the hill behind the
working for a                              Science      and                                                   cafeteria parking lot. The
                                                                                                                                                          *Please call to reserve your spot.
                                                                          Women’s Health Talks on
joint project                              Policy       and               May 15 & 17. Ms. Lea                class consists of instructor led            All workshops will be held at the
between      the                           Field Biology.                 Warrington,        Community        walking and stretching. The                        Norbert Hill Center
Brown County                               This internship                Health Nurse from the Oneida        group will meet for 7 weeks
UW-Extension                               is    a    great               Community Health Center,            until August 29. The first fifty
Office       and                           opportunity for                led discussions on menopause        participants will receive a gift
O n e i d a                                me to gain                     at the Family Fitness Center.       pack and all participants are
Environmental                              experience in                  Ms. Warrington provided             invited to a cookout celebra-
Q u a l i t y                              my field and                   information on the definition       tion on September 5. This
Department. I                              help my local                  of menopause, progesterone          event is also possible through
will be working                             community. I                  and      estrogen,      lifestyle   the Office on Women’s
under      Tony         Meghan              believe     that              changes, medical and tradi-         Health Grant and donations
Kuchma        in                            i n v a s i v e
                      Merryfield            species are a
                                                                          tional views and how foods          from the Grants Office,
                                                                          and plants can help eliminate       Oneida Casino, OCIFS, Wal                              Tsi?tkutekway^he
invasive species within the great threat to local biodiver-               some physical symptoms.             Mart and Coca Cola.                           “Place where they put food away”
reservation and developing a sity and that in order to save               Yaw^ko to Ms. Warrington               For more information on                     Tsyunhehkw^ Community Cannery
public outreach program for our native species they need                  for taking the time to lead         any of these events, feel free                 Norbert Hill Center • 920.869.4379
education      on   invasive to be controlled.                            these discussions.                  to call Sylvia at 496-5352.
                                                                                                       Kalihwisaks                             August 2, 2007                           (A’hs^)    3B

Oneida elder honored for teaching Oneida Language                                                                                           Scholarship Opportunity
By Yvonne Kaquatosh
   Helen Skenadore, a fluent                                                                                                            STEM Scholars Program
speaker of the Oneida lan-                                                                                                                 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)
guage, was 81 when she                                                                                                                  Scholars is a program in which the College of Menominee
began as a participant with                                                                                                             Nation (CMN) selects a group of students to take a pre-deter-
the     Oneida       Language                                                                                                           mined set of courses together. This program is open to new
Revitalization program.                                                                                                                 students enrolled in STEM majors (Biological Science,
   Twelve years later, she is                                                                                                           Computer Science, Micro Computer Specialist, Math, Natural
still going strong providing                                                                                                            Resources, and Sustainable Development). Our last cohort of
two to seven hours of her time                                                                                                          students spent two semesters together taking the same classes.
per week sharing her special                                                                                                            Our goal is to help the scholars build relationships while sup-
gift.                                                                                                                                   porting each other in the learning process. Please note that this
   Tribal Chairman Gerald                                                                                                               program is hosted at the CMN Main Campus – Keshena only!
Danforth presented Helen                                                                                                                Green Bay site students can apply but will have to commute to
with a plaque to acknowledge                                                                                                            the Main Campus in Keshena for their coursework. Also,
her contributions to language                                                                                                           Stipend Funding is available for this program!
revitalization last Thursday,                                                                                                           Eligibility/Process:
July 26, 2007.                                                                                                                             1. Accuplacer Scores fall within a specific range
   In recent months, Helen                                                                                                                 2. Enrolled in a STEM related program
has also been willing and                                                                                                                  3. List of coursework previously taken with grades
eager to allow Inez Thomas,                                                                                                                4. Admission complete with CMN
Oneida               Language                                                                                                              5. Invitation to eligible candidates
                                                                                                          Kali photo/Yvonne Kaquatosh
Trainee/Elder’s Supervisor, to                                                                                                             6. Informational meeting
                                   Oneida Chairman Gerald Danforth congratulates Helen Skenadore as he hands                               7. Application, essay, and interview
record her. “These recordings      her a recognition plaque for her contributions to the Oneida Revitalization pro-
will last forever and future                                                                                                               8. Commitment to schedule set by STEM program
                                   gram as Leander Danforth, one of the language interns, looks on. As he read                             9. CMN team chooses applicants
generations will listen to her
                                   off the qualities inscribed on the plaque which included, Helens’ ‘Positive out-                     Stipend Information:
beautifully spoken Oneida,”
said Thomas.                       look, smiles and laughter’, the chairman added his own thoughts and included                            Students who miss no more than three classes per month
   “(She) is totally generous      ‘humble character’ as a way to describe Skenadore.                                                   (including all courses) are eligible to receive a stipend (amount
and selfless in the sharing of     only two elders left who par-                                                                        to be determined) per month during the semester term. If a stu-
her Oneida Language,” added        ticipate in the program.                                                                             dent misses more than three classes, they are not granted the
Thomas.                               According to Leander                                                                              stipend. Also, bonuses may be given for high GPAs and per-
   When she is up to it,           Danforth, there are less than                                                                        fect attendance depending on funding availability.
explained Thomas, “She             ten Oneida tribal members                                                                            • Please note that once accepted as a STEM scholar, you will
brings us all a treat, (cookies,   who can fluently speak the                                                                             be committing to taking coursework from Monday to
candies, chocolates, etc) and      Oneida language. Classes are                                                                           Thursday; 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. approximately at the CMN
once a year she sponsors a         offered to the children                                                                                Main Campus – Keshena. (No Friday classes!)
meal for all of us to get          throughout the year and adult                                                                        If you are interested, please contact:
together, relax, socialize and     classes are now offered from                                                                                  Becky Zimdars, M.S., NSF Academic Advisor
speak in our language as           11:30–Noon daily at the                                                                                    OR Alphia Creapeau, Director of Dev/Prep Program
much as possible, or listen to     Norbert Hill Center in an                                                                                            Department of Student Services,
her stories.”                      effort to increase those num-                                                                                     College of Menominee Nation Faculty,
   Helen is one of the original    bers.                                                                                                                 College Of Menominee Nation,
elders from a group of 11 who         Anyone who is interested                                                                                     P.O. Box 1179 Keshena, Wisconsin 54135
started with the program on        in learning the language is                                                                            Phone: (715)799-5600 Ext. #3021, or (715) 799-5600 Ext.
September 1, 1995. There are       welcome to attend the class.                                                                               #3090. Fax: (715)799-4392 or Fax: (715)799-5613,
Drivers Needed
   Oneida Head Start, at its
Three Sisters and Norbert Hill
                                   must be trained in bus rider
                                   safety. Call Valerie Groleau
                                                                                                                                          Oneida Higher Education
sites, are in need of bus dri-     at 496-5200 to sign-up. The
vers for the new program           program starts on September                                                                                           920-869-4033 or
year. Two rides on the bus         4. Training for the program                                                                                   1-800-236-2214, Ext. 4033
will allow you to receive a        will take place on August 31.
$10.00 Oneida One Stop Gift        Pick your days. Pick morn-
Card. You must be able to          ing, afternoon, or both routes.
pass a background check and        Help the children.
                                                                     Child and Adult Care Food Program
Oneida Head Start                                                       Regulations require that
                                                                     sponsors annually make
                                                                                                       information. The Oneida
                                                                                                       Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin
                                                                                                                                        Wisconsin Department of
                                                                                                                                        Public Instruction. The pro-
                                                                                                                                                                          bursement received by the
                                                                                                                                                                          Child and Adult Care Food
Recognized                                                           available to the media a pub-
                                                                     lic release announcing the
                                                                                                       announces the sponsorship of
                                                                                                       the Child and Adult Care
                                                                                                                                        gram provides financial assis-
                                                                                                                                        tance to child care centers so
                                                                                                                                                                          Program Sponsor is based
                                                                                                                                                                          upon the household incomes
   The Oneida Head Start pro-      workshop on how to incorpo-       availability of free meals to     Food Program at the follow-      that nutritious meals can be      of the children enrolled for
gram received another recog-       rate games while teaching the     all enrolled children (if no      ing sites: Oneida Head Start,    integrated with non – residen-    care. A large reimbursement
nition award form the              Oneida language to children       separate charge is imposed)       Airport Road Child Care,         tial child care services. The     is paid for meals served to
National Indian Head Start         as well as adults. John Pavek,    without regard to race, sex,      Three Sisters Head Start, and    goal of the Program is to         children from low income
Directors Association. The         Director of the program, was      color, disability, age, or        Norbert       Hill     Center    improve the diets of young        households.
award was presented in             on a panel that presented         national origin, and the proce-   Childcare. The Child and         children and increase the            Listed below are the USDA
recognition of its perfect         ideas on collaboration.           dure for filing a complaint. It   Adult Care Food Program          opportunity for children to eat   Income Eligibility Guidelines
review and was awarded at          During the course of the          does not have to be printed or    receives funding from the        a variety of nutritious foods.    which are effective July 1,
the Annual Conference.             NIHSDA Conference the             broadcast; you need only          U.S.       Department      of    The meals and snacks served       2007, through June 30, 2008
Receiving the award for            Oneida Head Start program         make it available. You may,       Agriculture (USDA) and are       meet standards set by the             In accordance with Federal
Oneida was Valerie Groleau,        was praised for its excellence    of course, include additional     administered       by     the    USDA. The amount of reim-         law and U.S. Department of
Assistant Director of the pro-     by Ann Linehan, Deputy                                                                                                                 Agriculture policy, this insti-
gram. At the same conference       Director of the National Head                               Free – Annual Income Level         Reduced – Annual Income Level           tution is prohibited from dis-
April Hill, a Language             Start Office and Channel            Household Size             (Must be at or below)              (Must be at or below)                criminating on the basis of
Teacher at the Oneida Head         Wilkens, the Director of the              1                         $13,273                    $13,273.01      and     $18,889         race, color, national origin,
Start program presented a          National Head Start Office.               2                         $17,797                    $17,797.01      and     $25,327         sex, age, or disability. To file
                                                                             3                         $22,321                    $22,321.01      and     $31,765         a complaint of discrimination

                                                                             4                         $26,845                    $26,845.01      and     $38,203         write USDA, Director, Office
                 Trust Scholarship                                           5                         $31,369                    $31,369.01      and     $44,641         of Civil Rights, 1400
                                                                                                                                                                          Independence Avenue, SW,
                                                                             6                         $35,893                    $35,893.01      and     $51,079
                 The Oneida Trust Scholarship was established                7                         $40,417                    $40,417.01      and     $57,517         Washington, DC 20250 –
              as a financial resource to assist eligible enrolled            8                         $44,941                    $44,941.01      and     $63,955         9410 or call (800) 795-3272

              Oneida Tribal members in securing higher edu-                                                                                                               or (202)720-6382 (TTY).
              cation opportunities.                                   For Each Additional                                                                                 USDA is an equal opportuni-
                 The Trust Scholarship is targeted to applicants      Household Member         Add     $4,524                     $4,524.01               $6,438          ty provider and employer.
              who are in need of fulfilling college entrance
              requirements in order to become official accept-

              ed into an accredited post-secondary education
                 The scholarship can assist with: Required pre-
                                                                                                       Home / School Coordinator
              requisite credited classes, post-graduate prepara-          The Green Bay Area Public School District has an opening for the position of Home / School Coordinator
              tion and admission exams, such as the GRE,               for the Title VII Indian Education Program for the 2007-2008 school year. The focus of the Home / School

              GMAT, LSAT or related preparatory course                 Coordinator is on reading and math tutoring for non proficient students in grades K-8 as well as being a liai-
              work.                                                    son with families of American Indian students in the program. This position is required to work cooperative-
                 The Trust Committee respectfully request that
              all recipients of this scholarship keep in mind the      ly with school staff, community agencies and parents to coordinate and facilitate educational and support ser-
              prospect of returning to the Oneida Tribe to share       vices for American Indian students in the Green Bay Area Public School District.

  D           their acquired knowledge, experience, and edu-              A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree is required. A teaching degree / experience and course work in reading
              cation.                                                  is preferred. Starting wage is $13.55 hr. Funding for this position is grant dependent and is reviewed on a year-
                  Applicants must be an enrolled member of the         ly basis.
              Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin, be in aca-
                                                                          Qualified applicants should apply by sending a cover letter and a detailed resume by August 20, 2007 to:

              demic good standing (2.0 grade point average for
              undergraduates and 3.0 for graduate students).                                                      Home / School Coordinator
                 The Trust Scholarship is a one-time scholar-
              ship up to $2,500.                                                                                        Cherie Rollin
 For an application, contact the Higher Education Office at
                                                                                                                      P.O. Box 23387
      920-869-4033 or 800-236-2214 x 4033.                                                                          Green Bay, WI 54305
4B (Kay#)            August 2, 2007                      Kalihwisaks

 Important Information regarding 2007 Payment
                                                                                            October, November or December        •   The monies for eligible tribal

         SECTION ONE: Types of Payments                                                     2007 your Elder 62 monies will
                                                                                            be paid at the end of the month
                                                                                            following       your
                                                                                                                                     members under the age of 18 are
                                                                                                                                     placed into a trust account.
                                                                                                                    birthday. 4. Unclaimed 2006 Distributions:
 1. Elder 65 Distribution:                        2007, your Elder 65 monies will           Example: If you turn 62 in           •   Please contact the Oneida
    •   The General Tribal Council                be paid at the end of the month           December 2007, you will be paid          Enrollment Department as each
        passed Resolution 6-30-90-A               following      your     birthday.         at the end of January 2008.              individual case may vary. The
        which directed a cash disburse-           Example: If you turn 65 in          3. General Membership Distribution:            deadline to claim the payment is
        ment of $500.00 per year to trib-         December 2007, you will be paid        •  The General Tribal Council
                                                                                                                                     close of business on Tuesday,
        al members age 65 and over, pay-          at the end of January 2008.               passed Resolution 7-5-04-B
                                                                                                                                     September 4, 2007.
        ments to begin in 1994.            2. Elder 62 Distribution:                        which directed a cash disburse-
    •   This payment is perpetual.           •    The General Tribal Council                                                     •   An     FY-2007       Membership
                                                                                            ment of $800.00 per year to all
        Commencing with the 2003 pay-             passed Resolution 8-11-97-A               tribal members, payments to              Payment Form or FY-2006
        ment and every other year there-          which directed a cash disburse-           begin in 2005.                           Supplemental         Membership
        after, tribal members age 65 and          ment of $2,000.00 per year to          •  This payment continues until             Payment Form must be filed by
        over will be receiving a 5% infla-        tribal members age 62 and over,           2013.                                    the deadline.
        tionary increase. The 2007                payments to begin in 1998.             •  Tribal members are eligible for 5. Minor Trust Account Payments:
        Distribution amount is $578.81.       •   This payment is based on                  this payment if they are enrolled     • Please contact the Oneida Trust
    •   For those turning age 65 in               Gaming Compact renewal.                   as of the deadline indicated by          Department for more information
        October, November or December         •   For those turning age 62 in               the Tribe, for each payment year.        at (920) 490-3935.

     Reporting and
                                                             SECTION THREE: Miscellaneous Information
      Taxation of                          1. Power of Attorney and Guardians:
                                               •  Effective 2004 and every fourth    •
                                                                                        Attachments are defined as
                                                                                                                                •    To change the check address of a
                                                                                                                                     previously submitted payment
       Payments                                   year thereafter, the Oneida
                                                  Enrollment Department requires
                                                                                        "claims on a payment for debts
                                                                                                                                     form,      a   NEW
                                                                                                                                     Membership Payment Form

                                                  that any Power of Attorney         •  Only the following are consid-               MUST be completed and
 1. All payments are subject to federal
                                                  (POA) or Guardian for a tribal        ered:                                        returned by close of business on
     income tax and may be subject to
                                                  member must submit acceptable                 A. Child Support Arrears             Tuesday, September 4, 2007.
     state or other applicable taxes.
 2. All payments must be reported as              documentation to be recognized.               B. Tribal Debt                  •    To change your name, a Name
     income and may affect eligibility for     • Acceptable documentation con-       •  Requests to attach to a payment              Change Request Form MUST be
     entitlement programs.                        sists of:                             must be submitted to the Oneida              completed and returned by close
 3. Please contact your tax preparer, tax         A. An original power of attor-        Appeals Commission by close of               of business on Friday, September
    consultant or case worker with any                 ney document (which will be      business on Friday, June 29,                 4, 2007.
    questions.                                         returned)                        2007.                                   •    To request forms, contact the
 4. Each payment will have a 1099-MISC            B. A certified copy of the         •  All questions regarding attach-              Oneida Enrollment Department
    tax form issued. This includes pay-               guardianship document.            ments should be directed to the              or you may retrieve forms on our
    ments that are attached for child sup- 2. Attachments:                              Oneida Appeals Commission.                   website at:
    port and/or tribal debt.                  •   Payments are subject to attach- 3. Address or Name Changes:              
 5. Tribal members may voluntarily
    request that 20% of a payment be
    withheld for federal taxes. This
    includes tribal members whose pay-
                                            SECTION FOUR: Payment forms, Instructions and Receipts
    ments are attached for child support
    and/or tribal debt.                    1. Payment Form Mailing:                         the      Oneida       Enrollment     Postcard receipts will be mailed
                                               • FY-2007 Membership Payment                 Department by the deadline iden-     every two weeks. Please allow
                                                 Forms were mailed on May 11,               tified.                              time for delivery.
  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~                        2007 to every tribal member with      •    All forms brought into the         • If you do not receive a postcard

  Payment Form
                                                 an address on file.                        Oneida Enrollment Department         receipt, contact the Oneida
                                              •  To request FY-2007 Membership              will receive a paper receipt.        Enrollment Department.

    DEADLINE                                     Payment Forms, contact the
                                                 Oneida Enrollment Department.
                                                                                       •    Forms must be mailed or deliv- 3. Payment Form Instructions:
                                                                                            ered to the Oneida Enrollment      • No photocopied, faxed, emailed
                                                                                            Department for their date stamp.     forms will be accepted. Do not
 Close of business on…                     2. Payment Form Receipts:                   •    After forms are accepted and         use pencil or white out. Do not

                                              •  It is the responsibility of each           processed, a postcard receipt will   alter any information (i.e. writ-
                                                 tribal member to submit a com-             be mailed to the CHECK address       ing over, scribbling out). Your
 September 4, 2007                               pleted/notarized payment form to           indicated on the payment form.       form will not be accepted!

 Checks mailed on…
 September 29, 2007                            Please read each section carefully.
      Contact                                        If there are any questions, please contact us.
     ONEIDA                                                   Oneida Enrollment Department
 Enrollment Department                                                P.O. Box 365
     • 920–869–6200
     • 800–571–9902
                                                                Oneida, Wisconsin 54155

   allow time                                                 • 920–869–6200 • 800–571–9902
       for                                              We will work to obtain the information you need.
                                                                                               Kalihwisaks                        August 2, 2007                                     (Wisk)     5B

                                                                               Good News
                                            1 st                                                                                              1 st
                                                                  Thank You                           Garrett Lee                          Adrianna                       Shirley Powless
                                       on August 10th                                                                                  on August 10th
                                                                        YAW^KO                     Happy Birthday on July
                                                                                                                                   The COOLEST baby ever!
                                                                                                                                                                        Happy Belated Birthday
If you have a birth announce-                                                                             25th
ment, please send it to the                                       Thank you for your sup-
Kalihwisaks Newspaper, PO                                         port and election to the
Box 365, Oneida WI 54155 or                                            Oneida Appeals
call Yvonne Kaquatosh at                                          Commission. I especially
(920) 869-4280 for more                                             want to thank Arlene
information. There is NO                                               Danforth, Connie
CHARGE for birth announce-                                        Doxtator, Jerry Hill, Rick
ments. Please include baby’s                                       Hill, Gerald Jordan, Ike
full (first, middle & last)                                       Jordan, Lillian and Richie
name, parents (first & last),                                        Plass, Chris Powless,
d.o.b., weight (lbs. & oz.),           Love Grandma                  Purcy Powless, Carol
length, grandparents (mater-
                                    Cornelius, Grandpa                   Silva, Rhonda
nal/paternal), siblings (names
                                    Patterson and Uncle            Skenandore, Cheryl &
only). Also, if the baby was
given an Indian name, please               Travis                     Ernie Stevens, Jr.,
include the correct spelling                                      Oneida AmVets, and my                                                Love, Mom & Dad                              ???
and meaning. Please include          Check out the                   family - Warren and           Love Grandma “C”
phone number where you can                                          Josefa Skenadore, Sid
be reached during the day!          Kalihwisaks                        White, Fawn Hill,         Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary
                                                                      Christine Klimmek,
                Gerald                                                 Kathe and Randy
                                                                  Cornelius. It is my honor
                                                                                                 September 2007 Calendar of Events
                Richard                                              to serve the Oneida        Morning Bird Walks                 the youngsters will participate     lows. Cost is $2 per Green
             G e r a l d                                                  community.            Saturdays, September 1 & 8         in a fun craft project. Cost is     Bay resident or Friends mem-
             Jorgenson was                                                                      and Wednesday, September           $2 per Green Bay resident or        ber and $3 per non-resident.
             born to proud          on the Intranet!                 Sandra Skenadore           5, 2007 at 7:00 a.m.               Friends member and $3 per           Pre-registration is required by
             parents      of                                                                       Early September is a great      non-resident. Pre-registration      calling (920) 391-3671.
Richard Alan Bugg and                                                                           time to watch birds in route to    is required by calling (920)        2nd Annual Walk for
Melanie Lucille Jorgenson                                                                       their winter destination. Bring    391-3671.                           Wildlife
on June 12, 2007 in Green                                                                       your binoculars to the             Going Batty!                        Saturday, September 22
Bay. He was 19 inches and                                                                       Sanctuary to get a view of         Tuesday, September 18,              beginning at 8 a.m. until
                                                                                                                                   2007 at 6:45 p.m.                   noon
weighed 7 lbs 5 oz.
  Maternal grandparents are
                                                          Shekoli!                              some birds on the move. Meet
                                                                                                at the parking lot by the             There's lots to learn about         Bring your family and
                                                         Hello Everybody!                                                          this fascinating nocturnal          friends on a walk to benefit
Gerald     and      Patricia                                                                    Sanctuary Director's house.
                                                Brothers, Sisters, Aunties, Uncles,                                                mammal. After discovering           more than 3,500 injured ani-
Jorgenson of Green Bay.                                                                         Don't forget to bring your
                                                     Cousins, and Friends                                                          what is fact and fiction about      mals brought to the Sanctuary
  Paternal grandmother is                                                                       field guide. Weather permit-
                                                 Tehassi and I (Michelle Powless)                                                  bats in the area, join the staff    each year. Participants will
Melvina Bugg (deceased) of                                                                      ting. No registration is
                                                       are getting married!                                                        on a short walk at dusk to          meet various animal ambas-
Red Lake, MN. Great grand-                                                                      required. For more informa-
parents are Betty and Carl                                                                      tion, call (920) 391-3671.         observe a few of these crea-        sadors while hiking the one-
                                           This is an invitation to each of you and                                                tures in flight. Cost is $2 per     quarter mile paved trail or the
Jorgenson       (deceased).              your family members to come out to the                 Animal Stories for
Siblings are Melissa and                                                                                                           Green Bay resident or Friends       two-and-a-half mile trail. Fun
                                          Long House at 10 a.m. , August 18,                    Preschoolers: Bugs                 member and $3 per non-resi-         activities, refreshments and
Alyssa.                                 2007 and be a part of our very special day.             Galore!                            dent. Pre-registration is           great prizes will also be avail-
             Rocky Isaiah                                                                       Tuesday, September 4, 2007         required by calling (920) 391-      able. Free for kids 12 and
              Rodriguez                     We are very excited and hope that you               at 10 a.m. and again               3671.                               under; $10 for 13 and older.
                R o c k y                can share this day with us. We are sorry               Monday, September 17,              Family Campfire Night               With a shirt: $7 for 12 and
              I s a i a h                 if you are unable to join us, just send us            2007 at 1 p.m.                     Friday, September 21, 2007          under; $15 for 13 and older.
              Rodriguez was              your pleasant thoughts, prayers, and good                 Children and their families     from 7 p.m to 8:30 p.m.             Register or find out more by
              born June 15,                              wishes, k:)                            can learn about bugs during           Bring your blankets and          calling (920) 391-3682.
              2007 to proud                                                                     Animal         Stories      for    roasting sticks for an evening         For more information on
              p a r e n t s                              Remember now...                        Preschoolers. Sanctuary staff      of fun at the Sanctuary. Enjoy      any of the events, please call
Elizabeth Acevado and Israel                              LONGHOUSE                             will read the stories "The Very    the outdoors in the amphithe-       (920) 391-3671 or visit the
"Rocky" Rodriguez. Rocky                            Saturday, August 18, 2007                   Quiet Cricket" by Eric Carle       ater while watching the camp-       Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary
weighed 6 lbs at birth and                                   10 A.M.                            and "Fireflies in the Night" by    fire, singing songs, telling sto-   Web site at www.baybeach-
was 18 inches.                                         MEAL TO FOLLOW                           Judy Hawes. After the story,       ries and roasting marshmal-
   Maternal Grandparents                         SOCIAL DANCE AT 7:00 P.M.
are Sunny Webster and Jose'                                    p.s.                                Recka & Joannes Atty
                                            it's a community event, pass the word....                                                   My Eternal King                       limited reach.
Acevedo.                                                                                            A WILL IS LOVE                    By Wesley B. Summers               The Lord is my radiant
   Paternal Grandparents are                                                                     LET US DRAFT YOUR WILL                The Lord favors no one              candle of direction
Rose Garcia and Anthony                                                                                                                and has mighty gifts for           that esteems my soul
                                                                                                       Jim Lewis Atty
Garcia.                                                                                                                                each and every faithful         beyond all systems of Man.
                                                                                                      Howard 434-2777                                                    The Lord blesses from
                Dylen                                                                                                                 The Lord blesses me with                glory to glory
                Shawn                                                                                                                       divine wisdom                and gives me heavenly
                D y l e n
              Shawn     was          Kalihwisaks                                                                                       and teaches me the real
                                                                                                                                        truth within all things.
                                                                                                                                                                         grace like pouring rain.
                                                                                                                                                                        The Lord graciously fills
              born to proud                                                                                                            The Lord is my perfect             my cup whenever it is
              parents     of       NEXT DEADLINE                                                                                                                                  empty
              J e s s i c a                                                                                                             and teaches me hidden            and I never, ever thirst.
              Skenandore            is…Wednesday                                                                                                                       The Lord is my golden alter
                                                                                                                                     things in every sacred way.
and Allen Lucas on July 18,           August 8th, 2007                                                                                  The Lord bestows my                 of sacred strength
2007 in Green Bay. He was               @4:30 p.m.                                                                                       understanding above             and shall always be my
19 inches and weighed 8lbs                                                                                                            every earthly so scholars              almighty king.
15 oz. Maternal grandparents
                                          with a
are Clarence Doxtator Sr and         PUBLISH DATE
Elaine; Wayne Skenandore.            of…Thursday,
Paternal grandparents are
Kathy Gilsoul and Marvin             August 16th, 2007                                                                              Do you know a tribal member who is not
Lucas. Great grandparents          Questions, please call:                                                                          receiving the Kalihwisaks? Or, have you
are Percy Powless, Late                                                                                                             moved recently and need to update your
Angie      Powless,     Late        920-869-4277, 4279,
Emerson and Rachael. He                4280 or 4090                                                                                 address to continue receiving the
has one sibling Albert.               or email us at:                                                                               Kalihwisaks without interruption?
                                                                                                                                     Call the Enrollment Department
                                                                                                                                             TOLL FREE at:
 To our readers…                                                                                                                      to get the matter resolved!
 “Good News” submissions mailed in with-                                                                                              Psst…Your signed request mailed or
 out payment will NOT be published.                                                                                                     delivered to Enrollment will ensure
 Payment for “Good News” wishes MUST                                                                                                           delivery to your home!
 BE made at time of submission. Please
 review the following price options:
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                      4280                                                                                                                         language lessons.
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                                                                       Services                      Board                              Board                                 Public
Help Wanted Legal Notice                                                                           Vacancies
                                                                       Offered                                                        Vacancies                              Hearing
 Schneider National                     Oneida Nation of                                             Oneida Arts Board:              Oneida Nation Veterans            date of public hearing to the
                                                                     Recka & Joannes Atty             Three (3) Vacancies
     Schneider National is in        Wisconsin–Division of                                                                               Affair Committee:             Tribal Secretary (Patricia
   the process of recruiting           Land Management                 DIVORCE FOR              Qualifications:                         (3) Three Vacancies            Hoeft) or Peril Huff,
     Native Americans for         Legal Notice: Setting Time              WOMEN                 -Shall be seven(7) members         Qualifications:                     Legislative Reference Office
          employment.             and Notice to Creditor:               Jim Lewis Atty          of which four(4) shall be          -Must be a member of the            at the Norbert Hill Center,
   The main need is for truck     request for information.                                      enrolled Members of the            Oneida Tribe of Indians of          2nd floor or mail to PO Box
                                                                       Howard 434-2777
drivers but other positions          The following estate is                                    Oneida Tribe of Indians of         Wisconsin who have served           365, Oneida WI 54155.
come up in the office and         being prepared for probate by      Recka & Joannes Atty       Wisconsin.                         honorably on active duty in         • If you would like to obtain
maintenance area. Schneider       the United States Department         BANKRUPTCY               -Shall serve a term of three       the Armed Forces of the             a copy of the above proposed
is the largest privately-owned                                                                  (3) years                          United Sates of America             law or have any questions as
                                  of the Interior and/or the              Simplify your life
trucking company in the                                                                         -The maximum amount of             Honorable Service.                  to the public hearing process
                                  Oneida Tribe of Indians of            Jim Lewis Atty
United States, logs in 5 mil-                                                                   time a board member can            -Qualifications shall also          you may contact:
                                  Wisconsin,            Appeals
lion miles a day, and delivers                                         Howard 434-2777          serve will be two(2) consecu-      include the following:              Peril Huff at the Legislative
                                  Commission, Office of                                         tive three(3) year terms
nationwide, international and     Hearings and Appeals. All          Recka & Joannes Atty                                          1. Honorable Service                Reference      Office,    via
overseas.                                                                                       -Provide the opportunity for       a) A person who has been            Groupwise phuff@oneidana-
                                  creditor claims must be filed           PROBATE               people to explore and
Qualifications for employ-                                                                                                         inducted into or voluntarily Or call 1-800-236-
                                  on or before October 5th,                                     enhance lifestyles which
ment with Schneider are:                                                When You Need Us                                           entered into active duty in one     2214 or 869-4376.        The
                                  2007.                                 Jim Lewis Atty          involve the arts by providing                                          Legislative Reference Office
• At least 21 years of age with                                                                                                    of the service branches and
  a good personal driving
                                        Pete J. King                   Howard 434-2777          assistance in program devel-       who did not receive a dis-          fax number is 1-920-869-
  record over the past three          DOB: 10/12/1928                                           opment and design                  charge from active duty with        4399. Copies of this law are
  years                               DOD: 03/20/2007                                           -The Oneida Nation Arts            that branch due to “less than       also available on the LOC
• Read and speak English lan-
                                                                   For the Best in Native       Board shall act in an advisory     honorable conditions”               Website:
  guage sufficiently to under-    Send all creditors’ claims and     American Music             capacity which maintains a         b) Active duty is having
                                                                                                cooperative and communica-                                                  Amendments to the
  stand safety signs and sig-     information relating to the           Tune in to…                                                served 181 days or more of
                                                                                                tive relationship with pro-                                                    Election Law.
  nals, respond to official       decedent to the following                                                                        continuous duty unless dis-
  inquiries & make entries on     address:                             Kalihwiyose              gram staff and upper manage-
                                                                                                                                   charged early for a service-
                                                                                                                                                                       In response to a July, 2002,
                                                                                                                                                                       referendum, these amend-
  reports/records                   Tina L. Figueroa, Probate                                                                      related disability
                                                                     WPNE 89.3
• Possess a valid drivers             Clerk, Oneida Tribe of                                    Deadline date of August 30,         c) Served as a member of the       ments to the Oneida Election
  license,                            Indians of Wisconsin                                      2007                               Selected Reserve and who has        Law would allow for the
• No convictions for careless           Division of Land                                         Airport Hotel Corporation         complete at least six years in      implementation of primaries
                                                                      on your FM dial…                                                                                 for the Business Committee
  (or a higher degree) or reck-    Management, PO Box 365,                                                   Board:                the reserves or
  less driving, alcohol or              Oneida, WI 54155                Thursdays                       (1) One Vacancy            -National Guard or who was          positions. Other amendments
  drugs within the past 5              Dated: July 5, 2007                                      Qualifications:                    discharged early because of a       are being presented in
  years.                                                            10:00PM to midnight         -Shall have five (5) Oneida        service connected disability        response to recommendations
• No      pending      criminal                                                                 enrolled members                   2. Shall be a citizen of good       by the Election Board and the
  charges                                                                                       -Shall be appointed for a four     standing                            LOC.       The amendments
• Be able to pass a                                                                             (4) year term (which will          3. Shall serve a full term of 3     would require passage by the
  Department                 of                                                                 expire on November 1st of          years (Ending November of           GTC before implementation.
  Transportation physical and                                                                   the 4th year)                      third year)
  drug screen test                                                                              -Each member shall have a             Deadline date: August 30,        When: August 7, 2007
   Felony and misdemeanor                                                                       Bachelor’s degree with at                       2007                   Where: Business Committee
convictions will be evaluated                                                                   least five (5) years of work                                                  Conference Room
on a case-by-case basis as to                                                                                                            Oneida Personnel
                                                                                                experience in one of the fol-              Commission:                        (BCCR)
the substantial relationship to                                                                 lowing fields:                                                         Times: 11:30AM
the job.                                                                                                                                  (1) One Vacancy
                                                                                                a) Financial analysis/banking      Qualifications:
   If you are interested in                                                                     b) General accounting princi-                                              Public Hearing
                                                                                                                                   -Must be an enrolled member
attending an informational                                                                      ples                               of the Oneida Tribe                        Process
session with Gerri Krueger,                                                                     c) Hospitality Management                                              I. Testimony:
                                                                                                                                   -The entire combined mem-
Schneider            Enterprise
Recruiting Manager, please                                      G.P.S.                          d) Business Management of
                                                                                                                                   bership may not consist of
                                                                                                                                   more than two(2) members
                                                                                                                                                                       A. Oral: There will be a 5
                                                                                                                                                                       minute limit for all oral pre-
contact Sandi Skenadore at                                                                      e) General Business                                                    sentations. Each participant
490-3789, sskenado@oneida-, The informational
                                                              Technician                        Management
                                                                                                                                   from any one division of the
                                                                                                                                   Oneida Tribe, nor less than         is encouraged to provide a
                                                                                                -All qualified applicants          seven (7) community mem-            written transcript of his/her
session will be held Monday,                            This position will provide GPS                                                                                 oral testimony, to be submit-
                                                                                                should process a working           bers
August 27th, 10:00am.                                   technical support to multiple depart-   knowledge of the Oneida                                                ted while present at the public
                                                        ments within the Oneida organiza-                                          -Shall serve a full term of 3
                                                                                                Tribe      of     Indians     of   years.                              hearing or within ten (10)
                                    tion and government. Responsibility will include down-      Wisconsin.                                                             business days from the date of
     For Sale                       loading links of land information data to various tribal
                                    departments. Supervise indirectly and directly field
                                                                                                Deadline date of August 30,        The membership may not be           public hearing to the below
                                                                                                                                                                       named individuals.
                                                                                                              2007                 such that a conflict of interest
                                    technicians and/or others to complete property markers.        Southeast Oneida Tribal         or nepotism is created as           B.Written: For those who can-
Shawano Lake Area                   This position will work with the DOLM Real Estate                   Services Board:            defined in these by-laws: A.        not attend the scheduled pub-
4 Season Cottage, 2 bedroom,                                                                                                                                           lic hearing or do not plan to
                                    Services Department, Environmental Health & Safety                  (1) One Vacancy            Nepotism is created by the
with Sunroom. On 1 3/4                                                                                                                                                 speak at the hearing, the
                                    Division, Development Division, Geographic Land             Qualifications:                    following        relationships:
wooded acres. Reducing                                                                                                                                                 Oneida Tribe encourages
                                    Information Systems (GLIS), and Department of Public        -Shall be a member of the          father, mother, husband, wife,
price for quick sale! $60,000.                                                                                                                                         those to submit written testi-
                                    Works (DPW) to meet their needs, such as: legal             Oneida Tribe                       brother, sister, daughter, son
Call 715-853-4627 Leave                                                                                                                                                mony. A maximum of ten
                                    boundaries, legal descriptions and submit information       -The Board shall consist of        father-in-law, mother-in-law,
message.                                                                                                                                              (10) pages, doubled spaced,
                                                                                                seven (7) members                  daughter-in-law, brother-in-
                                    to the appropriate parties and/or Oneida Register of                                                                               can be submitted within ten
                                                                                                -All members shall reside in       law, son-in-law, grandparent,
                                    Deeds.                                                      the Southeastern Wisconsin                                             (10) business days from the
                                                                                                                                   grandchild, step-children,
    Kalihwisaks                         Competitive salary and excellent benefit package
                                                                                                area for their term of three (3)   step-parents, or significant
 NEXT DEADLINE                                                                                  years                              other. B. conflict of interest is
                                       includes Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K, Free Life        -Must attend all Tribal            a conflict between the private        Miss Oneida Committee:
 is…Wednesday                        Insurance, Vacation/Personal time. For an application      Council meetings, functions        interests and the official                (4) Four Vacancies
   August 8th, 2007                  or complete list of qualifications and requirements, go    and other events as estab-         responsibilities of a person in     Qualifications:
                                                                                                lished by the SEOTS board          a position of trust. A or any       -Shall serve a two (2) year
     @4:30 p.m.                       to our website at or apply at:
                                                                                                office or the tribe.               other recognized hearing            term
           with a                                                                                                                                                      -Shall be an enrolled Oneida
                                       ONEIDA TRIBE OF INDIANS OF WISCONSIN                     Purpose:                           body within the Oneida Tribe.
   PUBLISH DATE                                                                                 -It shall the be the purpose of    Deadline date: August 30,           citizen
                                          HUMAN RESOURCE DEPARTMENT                                                                                                    Deadline date of August 30,
   of…Thursday,                                 2630 West Mason Street
                                                                                                the SEOTS Advisory Board           2007
                                                                                                to set missions and goals for                                          2007
   August 16th, 2007                             Green Bay WI 54303                                                                   Oneida Environmental
                                                                                                the deliver of services; to act           Resource Board:
  Questions, please call:                      Job Line: 1-800-236-7050                         as liaison between the Oneida
  920-869-4277, 4279 or                                                                                                                  (2) Two Vacancies
                                                  Fax: (920) 496-7911                           Social Services Program serv-      Qualifications:
      4280 or 4090                                            ing Southeastern Wisconsin         -Shall be Oneida Enrolled
     or email us at:                                                                            and the Oneida people resid-       member                                    Oneida Pow Wow                   An Equal Opportunity Employer                   ing therein; to review the pro-    -Shall serve a three year term.              Committee:
                                                                                                gram’s administration; pro-        -Shall participate in all                  (1) One Vacancy
                                                                                                vided guidance in all the          required training within one        Qualifications:
                                                                                                functions of the SEOTS             hundred eighty (180) days of        -Shall serve a three (3) year
         Attention…ENROLLMENT…Search                                                            Board; and to adhere to the
                                                                                                appropriate chain of com-
                                                                                                                                   appointment                         term
                                                                                                                                                                       -May be required to perform
                                                                                                                                   -No ERB member may be
                                                                                                mand in any and all relative       employed        within       the    supervisory duties in regard
   The Oneida Enrollment Department is searching                                                communications                     Environmental Health and            to the Pow Wow
                                                                                                Deadline date: August 30,          Safety Department of the              Deadline date: August 30,
   for members that have NOT claimed the FY 2006                                                2007                               Oneida Tribe                                     2007
               Membership Payment.                                                              Dancers needed to perform during…
   The deadline for claiming these payments is close of business on                                                 Art Street Downtown Green Bay
                                                                                                         The first 80 dancers to call 496-5020 will be compensated
                    Tuesday, September 4, 2007                                                  Schedule for Dancers:
  Contact the Oneida Enrollment Department at:                                                     Saturday, August 25th – 2:00PM-6:00PM Powwow Exhibition & Social Dancing
                                                                                                   Sunday, August 26th – 12:00PM-2:00PM Powwow Exhibition & Social Dancing
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                                                                                           Healt h
August is World Breastfeeding Month                                                                                                      Prenatal exposure to
Submitted by Beth
Scheelk, RD, CD, CLC
                                  women are able to breastfeed
                                  when they receive consistent
                                                                     Breastfeeding Week, August
                                                                     1-7, Breastfeeding: The 1st
                                                                                                       with their mother’s body.
                                                                                                       When mothers hold their
                                                                                                                                         tobacco smoke raises
WIC/Nutrition at OCHC
   Research is clear that
                                  and accurate information, and
                                  are supported by the health-
                                                                     Hour – Welcome Baby Softly.
                                                                        The theme celebrates the
                                                                                                       babies skin-to-skin immedi-
                                                                                                       ately after birth, their babies
                                                                                                                                         blood pressure in infants
breastfeeding is optimal nutri-   care team, family, and com-        importance of early closeness     are kept warm, they regulate      Submitted by Kresha                    not exposed to tobacco smoke
tion and the perfect, life-sus-   munity in an environment that      between mother and baby in        their heart, respiratory, and     Ruvalcaba                              during pregnancy. This esti-
taining food for babies.          is breastfeeding-friendly.         the first hour or two after       oxygen saturation rates and       Communications Director American       mate was obtained after con-
Breastfeeding provides nutri-        Highlighting the impor-         birth, and calls on health pro-   they do not feel pain as acute-   Heart Association, Midwest Affiliate   trolling for birth weight,
tional and health advantages      tance of protecting breast-        fessionals to establish a wel-    ly. All of this means they are       DALLAS, July 31 - Infants           infant age, gender, nutrition
that last far beyond infancy,     feeding, especially in the first   coming environment that           calmer, happier, and cry less.    whose mothers smoke during             and age of the mother - all
and offers health benefits for    hour after birth, is the theme     greets babies softly.                Individual clinics and com-    pregnancy have substantially           factors that could affect the
mothers, as well. Nearly all      for    the     2007      World        Breastfeeding in the first     munity locations can establish    higher blood pressures in              blood pressure of the infant,
                                                                     hour or so after birth has been   a       breastfeeding-friendly    their first months of life,            researchers said.
                                                                     linked to positive health out-    atmosphere through such           Dutch researchers reported in             Systolic blood pressure
                                                                     comes, including immediate        things as providing places for    Hypertension: Journal of the           (SBP), the larger of the two
                                                                     protection from bacteria and      women to breastfeed or            American Heart Association.            numbers that make up a blood
                                                                     viruses the baby is exposed       express their milk if they           A study of 456 infants in           pressure reading, represents
                                                                     to, less risk of jaundice, and    desire privacy, encouraging       The Netherlands showed that,           the blood pressure when the
                                                                     improved milk production          mothers to breastfeed, and        by age two months, babies              heart is fully contracted.
                                                                     and less blood loss in the        making appropriate referrals      born to mothers who smoked                  For years, women have
                                                                     mother.                           for assistance when needed.       had higher systolic blood              been advised against smoking
                                                                        Infants are born with             Work places can also sup-      pressures compared to those            during pregnancy, which can
                                                                     heightened senses that seem       port breastfeeding mothers by     whose mothers didn't smoke             result in intrauterine growth
                                                                     to program them to quickly        providing them with the time      and weren't exposed to smoke           retardation, insufficient fetal-
                                                                     get to know their mothers and     and facility to express their     during pregnancy.                      growth that leads to low birth
                                                                     find the breast, often attach-    milk when they are at work.          “Our findings indicate              weight.
                                                                     ing by themselves when left       Breastfeeding actually can        maternal smoking during                   In the study - Wheezing
                                                                     undisturbed on their mothers’     increase employee productiv-      pregnancy has a direct sub-            Illnesses Study Leidsche Rijn
                                                                     chest.                            ity since moms know they are      stantial impact on systolic            (WHISTLER) researchers
                                                                        In the early moments after     still providing for their baby,   blood pressure in early infan-         assessed parents of newborns
                                                                     birth, babies are in a quiet,     and the spend less time away      cy and is another reason for           living in a residential area of
                                                                     alert state and ready to learn.   from work caring for sick         women not to smoke during              Utrecht. Participating moth-
                                                                     Babies use all five senses to     infants                           pregnancy” said Caroline C.            ers were asked if they had
                                                                     explore that world. They use         Community support is vital     Geerts, lead author of the             smoked during pregnancy,
                                                                     their eyes to memorize their      to preserving breastfeeding.      study and a doctoral student           did not smoke but were
                                                                     mothers’ faces, their ears to     Next time you see a mom           at Julius Center for Health            exposed to secondhand
                                                                     associate her voice with her      breastfeeding, smile with         Sciences and Primary Care at           smoke or were not exposed to
                                                                     face, and their sense of smell    encouragement or even thank       the University Medical                 smoke during pregnancy.
                                                                     to guide them in finding the      her for helping keep the          Center Utrecht in The                     Infants of the participants
                                                                     breast. Their sense of taste is   future healthy.                   Netherlands. “This associa-            had their blood pressure,
                                                                     also at a heightened state, and      If you or someone you          tion appears to occur in utero         heart rate, chest and lung
                                                                     they are particularly drawn to    know would like more breast-      and doesn’t appear to be due           function measured before 2
                                                                     the flavor of breast milk.        feeding information or sup-       to the postnatal environment           months of age. Only 6.6 per-
                                                                        Babies come into this          port please call Beth Scheelk,    of the infant.”                        cent of the mothers (30 sub-
                                                                     world seeking close contact       RD, CD, CLC at the Oneida            Infants born to mothers             jects) reported smoking dur-
                                                                                                       Community Health Center.          who smoked during pregnan-             ing pregnancy; another 13.8
                                                                                                                                         cy had 5.4 millimeters of mer-         percent (63 subjects) reported
                                                                                                           Exerpts from ILCA Press       cury (mm Hg) higher systolic
                                                                                                                                         blood pressure levels than
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                                                                                                                                         babies whose mothers were                     Smoke

                                                                                                       Employee Wellness Information
                                                                                                          Employee Health Nursing        ing of 10-12 hours before the            Nurse’s Station, 10:00pm-
                                                                                                       will resume wellness clinics      test is preferred but not                11:00pm
                                                                                                       at various locations around       required.)                             • Tues. 8/21 - West Mason
                                                                                                       the Tribe this month. Come to     • Tues. 8/7 - Employee                   Casino- Conference Room,
                                                                                                       a FREE blood sugar clinic at        Services - Bear Room,                  10:00pm-11:00pm
                                                                                                       one of the locations below.         8:00am-10:00am                       • Thurs. 8/30 - Oneida Health
                                                                                                       (Please keep in mind that fast-   • Thurs. 8/16 - Main Casino-             Center - Main Conference
                                                                                                                                                                                  Rm, 8:00am-10:00am
                                                                                                        Immunization Clinic                                                        Lunch-n’-learns will also
                                                                                                                                                                                resume this month. Lunch-n’-
                                                                                                           It’s that time of year        to attend call the Oneida
                                                                                                                                                                                learns are open to all employ-
                                                                                                        again! Time to update            Community          Health              ees. Bring your brown bag
                                                                                                        your child’s immuniza-           Nursing Department at                  lunch and come learn about
                                                                                                        tions before returning to        869-4840 to schedule an                stress/depression awareness
                                                                                                        school. If you are unable        appointment. Thank You.                at one of the following clin-
                                                                                                                 DATE                               TIME                        • Mon. 8/6 - Environmental-
                                                                                                                                                                                  Suite 4, 12:10pm-12:50pm
                                                                                                        Tues. August 7, 2007             1:00pm - 4:00pm                        • Wed. 8/15      S o c i a l
                                                                                                        Tue. August 14, 2007             1:00pm - 4:00pm                          Services     -    Employee
                                                                                                        Tues. August 21, 2007            * NO Walk- In Clinic*                    Breakroom      12:10pm-
                                                                                                        Tues. August 28, 2007            1:00pm - 4:00pm                          12:50pm
                                                                                                                                                                                  • Thur. 8/23 N H C -
                                                                                                        Community Flu clinic is located at:                                         LOC/LRO       Conference
                                                                                                                                                                                    Room, 12:10pm-12:50pm
                                                                                                             ONEIDACommunity Health Center                                       • Tues. 8/28    Little Bear-
                                                                                                                   525 Airport Drive                                               Conference Room #1
                                                                                                                  Oneida, Wisconsin                                                12:10pm-12:50pm

                                                                                                                                           The Thirteen Original
                                                                                                                                         Clan Mothers Study Group
                                                                                                                                            “Learn how the 13 moon cycles can
                                                                                                                                               teach us lessons about life and
                                                                                                                                                 restore our cultural values.
                                                                                                                                          Traditional values will return. We will
                                                                                                                                           heal as Native Women. We will start
                                                                                                                                           or continue to respect Mother Earth.
                                                                                                                                                Our hearts will change and
                                                                                                                                           forgiveness will start to take place.”
                                                                                                                   ~ Open to the Public for Women of all ages ~

                                                                                                                  When: Every Tuesday 4:00-5:30 P.M.,
                                                                                                                  Beginning Tuesday, August 7, 2007
                                                                                                              Groups will be held at: Oneida Behavioral Health
                                                                                                                                      2640 West Point Road
                                                                                                                                      Green Bay, WI 54304
                                                                                                        For more information contact: Gina Moede @490-3732 or main line @ 490-3790
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From Page 7B/Smoke                                                   Local athletes compete in Native All-Star Classic
they did not smoke, but were      other offspring.                   By Steven J. Gandy
exposed to smoke; and 79.6           Mothers who smoked in           Kalihwisaks
percent of mothers (363 sub-      pregnancy were also less              Four area boys were nomi-
jects) said they were not         inclined to breastfeed their       nated and played in the
exposed to smoke during           infants.        However, the       Native American All-Star
pregnancy.                        researchers said that birth        Classic held at Haskell
   Infants of the participants    weight, infant age, gender,        University in Lawrence
had their blood pressure,         infant nutrition or maternal       Kansas: Joe Mehojah from
heart rate, chest and lung        age did not explain the sys-       Seymour, Jerrell Kurowski
function measured before 2        tolic blood pressure findings.     from Pulaski, and from
months of age. Only 6.6 per-         "We aren't sure that the        Oneida Nation High School,
cent of the mothers (30 sub-      increases in systolic blood        Darrell Skenandore and Eddie
jects) reported smoking dur-      pressure will continue in          Metoxen.
ing pregnancy; another 13.8       time," Geerts said. "It is            The game divides the play-
percent (63 subjects) reported    unknown if our findings will       ers into an east team and west
they did not smoke, but were      have an impact on blood pres-      team depending on the geo-
exposed to smoke; and 79.6        sure later in life."               graphic location the player
percent of mothers (363 sub-         The researchers plan to fol-    comes from. Coaches are
jects) said they were not         low the children for at least      also selected in this manner.
exposed to smoke during           four to five years to see if the      Coaching defense for the
pregnancy. The overall blood      increase in systolic blood         East squad was Oneida
pressures of the mothers          pressure continues.                Nation High School’s Sonny                                                                                                Submitted Photo
weren't significantly different      Geerts said it's important to   Martin. This is the second        L to R Sonny Martin, Joe Mehojah, Jerrell Kurowski, Darrell Skenandore and
among        these      groups.   study infants and children to      year Martin had been chosen       Eddie Metoxen represented the Oneida area in the Native American All-Star
However, researchers found        obtain a better insight into       for the game and holds the
                                                                                                       Classic game in Lawrence, Kansas at Haskell University.
an association between mater-     cardiovascular disease that        honor in high regard.
nal smoking and newborn           occurs later in life. "There is       There were over 100            invitation a players coach          winning the game in a final            “From what I saw…every
systolic blood pressure,          increasing evidence that later-    Native seniors invited to the     must nominate them; howev-          second blunder by the West          one of them were doing pret-
although they didn't find sig-    life ischemic cardiovascular       game, of which, 52 were able      er, Martin goes above and           team. West team running             ty good. They were holding
nificant difference between       diseases originate in early        to attend. Due to the smaller     beyond just nominating his          back, Quinton Haynes, was           their own against some of the
smoke exposure and newborn        childhood,"        she     said.   than expected turn out for the    own team.                           suppose to run the remaining        best kids in the country,”
diastolic blood pressure and      "Childhood cardiovascular          West side squad, the four stu-       “Usually what happens is         five seconds off the clock by       Martin said.
heart rate. The diastolic pres-   risk factor profiles, including    dents from our area were re-      that coaches send in nomina-        running into his own end zone          Martin believes that this
sure is the lower number of a     overweight, smoking and            assigned to the West team and     tions, but a lot of the coaches     for the safety. Haynes did          game is not just important to
blood pressure reading and        sedentary lifestyles, are          most of the players had to        don’t know about the game,          manage to get to the end zone       the kids that play in the game,
occurs when the heart relaxes.    increasing health problems         play both sides of the ball.      so I do it for the area and I did   but never ran out of the back       but also to the younger chil-
   The researchers discovered     with substantial future conse-        “All four of the boys start-   it for Menominee as well. I         or knelt down to end the play.      dren in the community.
male infants were more likely     quences. From a prevention         ed, I think all of them started   take all the seniors that are       Upon hearing what he                   “It’s a good positive thing
to have higher systolic blood     point of view, it is important     on defense, and all of them       outgoing and look at their          thought was the final whistle,      for the area. The kids grow-
pressures if their mothers        to determine these early life      played offense as well.           stats and determine whether,        Haynes put down the ball in         ing up in this area, they see
smoked. Male offspring of         risk factors, to know at what      Darrell, I think he played        basically, they are good            the end zone which was              these guys in this game being
smoking mothers had 8.6           age they exert vascular dam-       three quarters at quarterback     enough. With these guys we          quickly recovered by the East       involved in this game and
mmHg higher systolic blood        age, and ultimately whether        and Eddie was a receiver and      did the same thing. I looked        team for a touchdown. The           being selected to an all star
pressures than infants not        childhood interventions lead       an outside linebacker, Joe was    at their stats from the area, try   two point conversion was            team…for the younger kids it
exposed to tobacco smoke in       to actual cardiovascular risk      an outside linebacker and         to pay attention when I’m not       good and the East team won          one of the positive things that
utero.                            reduction."                        Jerrell was a corner and a        coaching, see who’s doing           16-14.                              the kids can see. For the
   "We can only speculate on         Co-authors are Diederick        returner,” Martin said            what and read the papers and           Wacky ending aside,              younger kids in high school,
the reason for this," said        E. Grobbee, M.D., Ph.D.;              The Native American All-       all that other stuff. Based on      Martin felt the players he          for them to see these guys and
Geerts, adding that it has been   Cuno S.P.M. Uiterwaal,             Star game is an invitation        that I nominate them,” Martin       nominated played well even          say ‘I want to be a part of that
shown that male infants react     M.D., Ph.D.; Brita M. de           only game. In order to get an     said.                               though they were on the other       game,’” Martin explained.
significantly different in        Jong, M.D., M.Sc.; Marieke                                              The East squad ended up          team.
response to pain with an          M. van der Zalm, M.D.;
increase in systolic blood
pressure. "Perhaps gender is a
                                  Nienke Katier, M.D., Ph.D.;
                                  Jan L.L. Kimpen, M.D.,              Oneida’s House races                                                 Arkansas State agrees to
modifier of stress responses
including smoke exposure."
                                  Ph.D. and Cornelis K. van der
                                  Ent, M.D., Ph.D.                    in cycling’s Superweek                                               change school's mascot
   The researchers also found        The study was funded by                                                                                  JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) ~           tests, e-mails and other com-
that newborns of mothers          the Health Research and                                                                                  The chancellor at Arkansas          munications received at his
who smoked in pregnancy           DevelopmentCouncil of The                                                                                State said Wednesday the            office.
were significantly lighter,       Netherlands and an unrestrict-                                                                           school would retire its Indian         “I believe that a broad-
shorter and had a smaller         ed grant from Glaxo Smith                                                                                mascot, targeted by an NCAA         based group should be assem-
chest circumference than          Kline, Netherlands.                                                                                      ban on mascots that are ethni-      bled to solicit and winnow
                                                                                                                                           cally or racially hostile or abu-   suggestions from all ASU con-
                                                                                                                                           sive.                               stituencies and the public, but
Halftime will look the same                                                                                                                   Chancellor Robert L. Potts       that a small steering committee
                                                                                                                                           named a Mascot Selection            will be needed to guide the
without Chief Illiniwek                                                                                                                    Steering Committee to solicit       process from its start to its
   CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) ~            “I’m not going to say the                                                                             ideas for a new mascot. He did      conclusion,” Potts said. He
The University of Illinois        decision was unanimous, but                                                                              not release a timetable for         named nine people to the
halftime show will go on.         I do think it's a good thing,”                                                                           when       American       Indian    panel.
   No drastic changes are         he said.                                                                                                 imagery would be retired or            The new committee also is
being made to the halftime           Herman said the university                                                                            when a new mascot would be          charged with establishing steps
show at Illini football games     has no plans for a new mascot                                                                            announced.                          to retire the current mascot and
this year, despite the loss of    or symbol.                                                                                                  A       Mascot        Review     develop a timeline.
the school's longtime mascot,        The chief debuted in a                                                                                Committee          unanimously         The NCAA in 2005
Chief Illiniwek. The school       homemade American Indian                                                                                 endorsed dropping the Indian        announced a ban on ethnically
shelved the mascot earlier this   costume during an Illini foot-                                                                           mascot. Potts said the search       or racially hostile or abusive
year after decades of debate      ball game in 1926 and has                                                                                for a new mascot should be as       nicknames, mascots and
over whether it was a racist      been a subject of turmoil for                                                                            broad as possible, saying he        imagery at championship
symbol or an honored tradi-       decades.                                                                                                 had taken note of letters to        events. Arkansas State was one
tion.                                Supporters view the danc-                                                                             newspaper editors, media con-       of the schools found in viola-
   Illini Marching Band           ing mascot and his elaborate

                                                                                                                                                  3 Day ATV
Director Peter Griffin said the   costume as an honored sym-
halftime show will look a lot     bol of both American Indian
like it did before, despite the   tradition and Illini sports.

                                                                                                                                                 Safety Course
the Chief's absence.              Meanwhile, critics say the
   Band members will play         chief and his dance are racist
the Three-in-One music and        and insulting.
form the letters I-L-L-I-N-I
on the field.
                                     Removing the chief freed
                                  the university of NCAA sanc-                                                                              Dates & Times:
   “It will look as it always     tions after the organization                                                                                   August 21, 2007 • 9AM –12PM
has, except there will be no      deemed Illiniwek _ portrayed
gap between I-L-L and I-N-        by buckskin-clad students
                                                                                                                                                 August 22, 2007 • 9AM –12PM
I,” Griffin said.                 who dance at home football                                                                                     August 23, 2007 • 8AM – ?
   University       Chancellor    and basketball games and
Richard Herman said he made       other athletic events - an                                                                                Fee:               $10.00 each student
the decision to stick with the    offensive use of American
familiar halftime shows after     Indian imagery and barred the                                                                             Location: Oneida Conservation Department
consulting with former Chiefs     school from hosting postsea-                                                                                        N8047 County Line Rd. • Oneida
and faculty and staff on cam-     son athletic events.
pus.                                                                                                                                                Class is limited to 10 students.
                                                                                                          Kali Photo/Steven J. Gandy
                                                                                                                                                 Register by calling (920) 869-1450.
                 Dancers needed....
 To perform during Art Street Downtown Green Bay                      Oneida Tribal member Cole House raced in the
August 25th, 26th, 2007. The first 80 dancers to call                 17 day cycling event commonly known as
          496-5020 will be compensated.                               Superweek. The International Cycling Classic
              Schedule for Dancers:                                   takes place at various venues throughout
Saturday, August 25: 2:00pm-6:00pm, Powwow                            Wisconsin. Above, House is seen leading the
                      Exhibition & Social Dancing                     pack on the streets of Howard on July 25.
Sunday August 26: 12:00pm-2:00pm Powwow                               House finished superweek placing 65 out of 118
                    Exhibition & Social Dancing                       riders in the Pro1/2 division.
  Please DO NOT SIGN UP if you are unable to                          House rides for team Wheel and Sprocket.
             attend all performances

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