February 12, 2009
In This Issue
Youth honored with Cornelius
annual celebration to lead
By Nate Wisneski Oneida Business Committee
council members, Melinda
This year’s Honor the Youth
Powwow looked more like a
Danforth, Brandon Stevens,
Tehassi Hill and Chairman Rick
Veterans honor two - 2A celebration as this year’s event Hill, along with the YES pro- By Nate Wisneski
Two Oneida Veterans were incorporated Iroquois social gram. The winner was four year Kalihwisaks
recently honored at an annu- dancing, hand drum contests, old Nizhoo Sullivan from the The Oneida Tribe’s gaming
al Christmas Party. Bernard round dancing, and a feast. Lac Courte Oreilles Band of operation will soon be under
‘Bunny’ Johnson, Korean The powwow was held at the Ojibwe. new leadership as Louise C.
War VFW veteran and Turtle School on Saturday, The celebration lasted long Cornelius preps to replace
February 7. There were 15 into the night and is held annu- outgoing Gaming General
Aloyious Jourdan, Vietnam
drums with about 150 dancers ally to honor the communities Manager, Neil Cornelius, on
veteran were both presented February 16.
with recognized. from across the country. youth for their achievements
This year’s powwow featured throughout the year.
the first annual youth drum con-
test which was sponsored by
Kali photos/ Nate Wisneski
Dancers and drums
from across the coun-
Vipers new ownership- 2B try gathered at the
The Bay Area Vipers are Turtle School in
under new ownership and Oneida on Saturday,
heading in a new direction. Louise C. Cornelius
February 7 to cele-
Oneida Tribal member Deke brate the year’s Neil Cornelius has accept-
Suri has taken the reigns of accomplishments of ed a Chief Executive Officer
team and has plans to position with the Osage
improve the teams location, Nation in Oklahoma and his
The celebration fea- last day is scheduled for
equipment and sponsors. tured dancing, con- Friday, February 13.
tests and a feast. Louise C. Cornelius was
appointed Interim Gaming
GM during a special Oneida
Business Committee (OBC)
meeting on Wednesday,
www.kalihwisaks.com for Louise has been associated
more photos of the 2009 with the tribe’s gaming opera-
Honor the Youth Powwow tion since in conception. “I
worked in the Civic Center in
1978 and 1979 as a floor
Randy Cornelius- 12B
Randy Cornelius has been Starr, Honor, Glory added to Oneida Nation WOL worker, cashier, and bingo
caller,” said Louise. She has
doing a culture class with over 18 years of management
SEOTS for nearly eleven GREEN BAY, WI: Green Bay along with artistic compositions
football fans now have three more highlighting the historic moments experience and served as the
years. He has actively been stops to make on the one-mile of the two eras and the legends tribe’s Gaming Manager from
involved with our Oneida Oneida Nation Walk of Legends, responsible for them. 1991 to 1999.
Longhouse community for east of Lambeau Field, Green Bay. The dual installations follow She currently is the Oneida
the past twenty-five years. Aspire, L.L.C., the project’s cre- the unveiling of a tribute to Bart Gaming Commission
ator, has announced the latest trio Starr. Starr’s Walk of Legends stat- Executive Director, a position
in the line-up of 24 statues that ue joins another honoring Vince she has held since 2005.
INDEX Lifestyles.......1B comprise the Walk. Lombardi and another called Pride Though Louise’s term as
Local............. 2A Environment..2B Two statues bearing the names which collectively mark the Gaming GM officially hasn’t
Local.............. 3A Education......3B
“Glory” and “Honor” have been entranceway to the Walk at the cor- started, she has already begun
OBC Forum...5A Business........5B installed outside Marty’s Boston ner of Lombardi Avenue and South setting goals. “I think we need
Minutes.........6A OFF...............6B Crab near the corner of Bart Starr Oneida Street. to address our competition
Minutes..........7A OCIFS........... 7B
Drive and Lombardi Avenue, and take us to the next level,
Local..............8A Good News... 8B
Green Bay. The pair of 14-foot, 12- not only with technology, but
State/Nat.......9A Classifieds.....9B • See 3A, Walk of Legends what we (can) offer our cus-
SEOTS........10A Health..........10B ton engraved-granite-and-steel
statues present an homage to leg- Pictured: back and side view tomers. We need to keep our
ends from a two-decade span in of Glory statue and side view customers happy and satis-
fied, that’s what drives our
Green Bay football history. of Honor statue, located out-
“Glory” covers the Lombardi revenue,” she said. “We are
side Marty’s Boston Crab, behind the times and I look
victory era between 1959 and 1969 Lombardi Avenue, Green
and “Honor” the period of time forward to at least taking part
Bay; front and side tenet in some change.”
between 1969 and 1978. In addi- panels from the Bart Starr
tion to Oneida identification, both Louise also identified inter-
statue, located near the cor- nal projects that need atten-
statues include the names of every
player who played pro football in ner of Lombardi Avenue and tion. “I think the number one
Green Bay during those decades, South Oneida street, east of priority is our casino manage-
Lambeau Field. ment system. We are close to
making a decision and it
Hobart election to have familiar faces needs to be done as soon as
possible,” she said. “I would
like to see the progress of the
By Nate Wisneski Hobart residents. quality of life,” House said in years and seeing the stance Harris Project and how it
Kalihwisaks The primary for the two an emailed response. the current board has taken interfaces with the casino
Candidates with Oneida open Trustee positions is set “I am a Hobart tax payer with Oneida, Brown County management system.
ties are running for two for Tuesday, February 17 and and I don’t like where my tax and Green Bay, I decided to Management is looking at a
vacant Trustee positions on the spring election slated for dollar is going like legal fees, see if I could make the grass- total rewards program and the
the Village of Hobart’s April 7. The primary will trim and the (Centennial Centre at root change,” said Kelley. possibility of in-house reno-
Village Board. the field of candidates from Hobart),” said Kelley. Both candidates see the vation projects. I have a lot to
Former Oneida Nation five to four. Kelley acknowledges the wide-open feel of the village get my arms around.”
High School teacher and cur- Both Kelley and House current village board’s stance as something that needs to be Louise recognizes the chal-
rent Northeast Wisconsin identify the current tax situa- with surrounding communi- lenges of a six-month
protected. “I want to continue
Technical College General tion in the village as areas that ties played a large role in him appointment but still is setting
to make Hobart a great place her sights on some long term
Studies Instructor, Lance need addressing. “The resi- deciding to pursue the open to live for all of us. That
Kelley, and Susan House, dents of Hobart have had an seat. “I never really wanted to goals. “I would like to visit
Operations Analyst for the increase (in taxes) which is be in the front, but after living • See 2A, Hobart
tribe, are looking to represent negatively affecting their in Hobart for the last five Trustee election • See 7A, Gaming GM
2A (T#ken) • February 12, 2009 Local www.kalihwisaks.com
Suri takes reigns of Bay Area Vipers
Two Veterans honored By Steven J. Gandy
much better at than the old
owner,” Suri said. “We are
involved no monetary com-
pensation, just a contingency
The Bay Area Viper’s play- acquiring new sponsors, big- that Suri not play while he is
er/Head Coach, Deke Suri, is ger sponsors; one of the the owner.
trading in his football pads for biggest ones we are trying to Suri will continue to serve
a fountain pen as he takes on get right now is, obviously, as the Vipers Head Coach
the challenge of being the Oneida. I have eight guys on until such a time when a
team’s Head Coach/Owner. the team that are Oneida.” replacement can be found,
Suri will keep the clip Other changes include the however, Suri does not antici-
board in his hand as he con- time and place of the Vipers pate that happening this year.
tinues to coach the team; games. Currently the Vipers’ play-
however, as a contingency of “We will play right back ers are not compensated for
the move that made him the here at the Oneida football
the games they play, but Suri
owner, he may no longer play field; Saturday night games
is making attempts to change
in games. instead of Saturday noon;
The Bay Area Vipers is a Saturday 3 o’ clock games. that.
semi-pro football team for- We can draw in a lot more “The players don't get paid
merly owned by George crowds as opposed to last but we are working on incen-
Kone. Suri took over the year when it was the dead tives for practice and game
reigns in late 2008 and is heat of the day,” Suri performance,” he said.
Photos courtesy of Chris J. Cornelius, Robert Cornelius VFW Post already making plans to explained. The Vipers season begins
Special to Kalihwisaks
7784 Historian improve upon the previous The team will be upgrading in August and runs through
Two Oneida Veterans
Above, Bernard "Bunny" Johnson, Korean War regime. to new professional-style jer- October.
were recently honored at an
VFW Veteran, was presented with a shadow box “One thing that we strug- seys in a move designed to lift Additional information on
annual Christmas Party that
of his awards and medals by Robert ‘Littleman’ gled with last year was spon- the team into a more profes- the Bay Area Vipers can be
was held for all Oneida vet-
Webster (center). Both Littleman and Carolyn sorship and the business side sional mindset. found online at www.baya-
erans. Bernard ‘Bunny’
Miller shared their story of how they had kept of the organization which I’m The ownership change reavipers.bravehost.com
Johnson, Korean War VFW
veteran and Aloyious Bunny from getting his medals. Below, Aloyious
Jourdan, Vietnam veteran Jourdan displays a shadow box of his medals.
were both presented with a Aloyious, a Vietnam Veteran, became a member of
shadow box that displayed the VFW Post at the event. He is also a member of
the medals they earned for the Wisconsin Indian Veterans Association
their service to their country. (WIVA).
Both recipients were pleas-
Former Chairman Gerald
‘Jerry’ Danforth shared his
experiences at the inaugural
parade while Kerry
Metoxen, Veteran Service
Officer, provided an update
on Veteran affairs and the
VFW building project.
Metoxen also expressed
appreciation to the Oneida
Pantry and Oneida Farms
for donating food through-
out the year and the commu-
nity for the support of vari-
ous veteran gatherings
throughout the year.
The Christmas party held
on January 29 was spon- Submitted Photo
sored by the Veteran’s
The Bay Area Vipers held their annual awards banquet at Parish Hall on Friday
“The Veterans anyway by participating in Specialist. “Kerry and I put
January 30. Award recipients included: (L to R) Brian Oudenhoven, Defensive
Department had the Color Guard for funerals, or this on every year to show MVP; Matt Gauthier, team MVP; Scott Wishart, coaches’ award; Mike Weaver,
Christmas Party for all the other events,” said Carolyn our appreciation to our vet- offensive team impact player; Tony Gauthier, defensive team impact player; T.
Veterans who have helped in Miller, Veteran’s Benefit erans,” she added. J. Aandt, coaches’ award; Jake Golden, coaches’ and Travis Wallenfange,
coaches’ award. Also receiving a special appreciation award, but is not pic-
tured, is coach George Kone.
From 1A, Hobart Trustee election
transcends all of us no matter
who you are. People want to
trying to relay to people that
plans that work are out there,”
it is going to come up and we
were expecting it from day
provide for their family and Kelley said. one. Kelley is not an Oneida
In the January 29, 2009 Kalihwisaks Tom Webster was not identified at the National
be comfortable In Kelley’s tribal member and feels more
Museum of the Marine Corps. Also, Robin John, Laura Manthe, and Chad Wilson were
where they door-to-door vested in Hobart than the
posed in front of Capital Hill. The Kalihwisaks apologizes for the error.
live,” said campaigning Oneida community. “I have
Kelley. he feels the connections and friends in
“I care about tribe’s efforts Oneida but I have no vote Street address
this neighbor- to put land into there. I always tell people I 7210 Seminary Rd.
hood and the trust is the am a Hobart tax payer just Oneida, WI 54155
beautiful coun- biggest con- like them. I have some real Mail address
tryside we live cern Hobart concern about land into trust P.O. Box 365
in and will residents have. and tax issues,” he said. Oneida, WI 54155
work with your “I think a lot of Though there is a stalemate The Staff
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tribe and the village. “Both dents are con- there regard-
governments are not talking cerned with the less of what
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some point,” he said. Centennial said. Free to enrolled Oneida members (age 18 years &
Kelley believes that a good Centre At Eligible vot- older) Kalihwisaks is a member of NAJA
starting point would be get- Hobart. “A lot ers can vote on (Native American Journalists
Non-Tribal members & Business Organizations: $24.00/ Association) & WNA (Wisconsin
ting together and discussing of people don’t Tuesday, Annually (current rate) Newspaper Association)
issues that are already agreed know about the February 17 at
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Then we could move on to part of Hobart, Center at 760
things like land and zoning.” and some peo- Airport Drive.
Kelley also cites numerous ple were even The polls are To Subscribe… Mail to…
community models through- approached Susan House open from
out the country, similar to about selling 7:00 a.m. until Mailing address:
Oneida and Hobart, in which their homes. We need some 8:00 p.m. for every election
both entities are in working economic base, but not like and registration is required. ATTN:
relationships. “The Samish in that,” he said. To register, the voter must Address: Yvonne Kaquatosh
Washington and a couple in Kelley knows his ties with have identification showing P.O. Box 365
Arizona are a few examples. Oneida may hinder some their photo and current Zip Oneida, WI 54155
They are out there and I am from voting for him. “I think address.
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CORRECTION (Applicable to enrolled members ONLY) to enrolled
My sincere apologies to Carol Smith who was inadvertently omitted as a former
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Important changes to the Minors’ Trust Fund
Passing On… Annual Payouts eficiaries who reach 18 years
of age from 1/1/09 through
trust account, you must
return it by 9/1/09.
your Minor Trust Fund pay-
out until you provide a diplo-
In September of 2008, the
Oneida Trust/Enrollment 8/31/09. Some beneficiaries Please keep your address ma or you reach the age of 21.
Resolution #9-23-08A passed received a minor payout form updated with the Enrollment There are two (2) excep-
Hill, Randy F. and required a new minor's in January. Contrary to that office. tions for the diploma require-
November 19, 1962 – February 4, 2009 trust payout schedule. The minor payment form, there ment:
resolution states, in part, “… will be no more quarterly High School Diploma 1. A minor who is 17 years
Randy F. Hill, 46, Randy was preced- payouts. old when the amendment is
the Oneida Trust/Enrollment In the near future, you will
of Green Bay, passed ed in death by his If you turn 18 years old approved.
away peacefully at parents and two Committee shall establish be required to obtain a High
annual distributions consis- from 1/1/09 through 8/31/09, School Diploma, a High 2. A minor who has been
home on February 4, brothers Kevin and you fall into one of these declared legally incompe-
2009. He was born Clayton. tent with the general member- School Equivalency Diploma,
ship per capita distribu- groups: or a General Equivalency tent.
November 19, 1962 Visitation for • You received a minor pay- The Oneida Business
in Los Angeles to the Randy was held tion…” The OTC took action Diploma before you are eligi-
on January 13, 2009 and ment form and returned it. ble to receive your Trust Fund Committee, the Oneida
late LaVerne and Friday, February 6, You do not need to do any- Trust/Enrollment Committee,
Ernestine (Summers) Hill. 2009 from 4:00to 6:00PM at passed a motion that replaced even if you are 18 years old.
the quarterly payout schedule thing else to claim your The Oneida Business and the Oneida community
Randy had worked at the RYAN FUNERAL HOME,
with an annual payout sched- minor trust account; or Committee will soon be value education. This is the
Oneida Casino for over 20 305 N. Tenth St, De Pere.
ule. • You received a minor pay- reviewing the diploma major reason for the diploma
years. He loved sports of any Funeral service followed at
Previously, we had paid the ment form and have not requirement amendment to requirement amendment to
kind but was an avid Packer 6:00 PM at the funeral home.
fan and loved to golf. Oneida Singers at 5:30 PM. minor after the calendar quar- returned it. In order to claim the Per Capita Ordinance. the Per Capita Ordinance.
Randy is survived by his Please visit www.ryanfh.com ter they reached age 18. your minor trust account, When the amendment is The Oneida Trust
sisters Connie Hill and Karen to send online condolences to Effective February 1, 2009, you must send it in by approved, you will be Department is available to
(Shannon Hill) Hill. He is fur- the Hill family. there will be no quarterly 9/1/09; or required to submit your diplo- answer questions concerning
ther survived by his little B's, A special thank you to payouts. Instead there will • You did not receive a pay- ma along with your minor these changes. Please contact
two nieces Heather and Randy's niece Heather for all be a one-time lump sum pay- ment form. You will be payment form before being us Monday through Friday,
Lindsay, his nephew the care she gave her uncle. out on September 30 each mailed a minor payment eligible to receive your Minor 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CST at
Nicholas, two great nieces, a Also, to Ken and Diane year. form by June 30, 2009. In Trust Fund. Failure to pro- (920) 490-3935 or (800) 236-
great nephew, and numerous Szcepanski for their support. This change affects all ben- order to claim your minor vide a diploma will delay 2214.
aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Melchert, Gaynora Locklear
November 19, 1962 – February 4, 2009
Wis. lawmakers to announce state stimulus plan
By Scott Bauer Russ Decker, D-Schofield, Doyle said he has been with the injection of the fed-
Lumberton, North Carolina Seymour,WI stepson Terry Associated Press Writer said he wanted the focus to be working the phones the past eral money, Doyle warned
- Mrs. Gaynora Locklear Anthony Melchert and step- MADISON, Wis. (AP) ~ on creating jobs. He said he two days, talking to other members of the Wisconsin
Melchert, 76, died Saturday daughter Linda Kay State lawmakers and Gov. Jim hoped the package would also governors who stand to lose Counties Association on
Feb. 6, 2009 at Personal Jorgenson both of Wisconsin; Doyle plan to announce a deal include ending a tax break under the Senate bill to figure Tuesday not to expect too
Touch Care Home. two sisters, Juanita Wednesday on a state stimu- that allows companies not out how they can push for much.
Funeral services were held Humphery and Dorothy lus package meant to work in based in Wisconsin to avoid changes. “This is not going to be
2:00 p.m. Wednesday at Vanover both of conjunction with the federal paying taxes in the state and Estimates as to how much something where everybody’s
Riverside Church of God with Jacksonville,NC; one brother plan making its way through implementing the so-called the state will get under the wish list is going to get done,”
Rev. Lesaundri Hunt, Rev. Wade Locklear of Congress. “streamlined sales tax,” federal stimulus generally Doyle said.
Dale Hathaway and Rev. Jacksonville,NC; 14 grand- The deal, to be announced which could result in the sales vary from $3 billion to $4 bil- He told county government
Ricky Carter. Burial will fol- children and 16 great-grand- Wednesday afternoon, is tax being applied to goods lion. The differences in the officials that his budget will
low in Locklear Family children. expected to be focused on and services that previously Senate bill will directly affect include “a lot of cuts to every-
Cemetery on Gaddy Rd., The family received friends putting procedures in place were exempt. money that goes to the state body.” He repeated that his
Fairmont. from 7 to 9 Tuesday evening for handling the billions of Doyle has worked with and local governments to help budget will be focused on
She is survived by a daugh- at Revels Funeral Home of dollars in federal stimulus lawmakers on coming up with pay for education, health care protecting education, health
ter Dell Brooks of Lumberton Lumberton, North Carolina. money as well as fixing a a plan that would address the and other basic services like care and basic services that
a son Charles Hunt of nearly $600 million state bud- current year’s state budget law enforcement and fire- provide food, shelter and
get shortfall for the current shortfall. On Tuesday he's set fighting. other assistance to the state’s
From 1A, Walk of Legends year.
It is also expected to
to release his plan for dealing
with the shortfall that's pro-
Both versions of the plan
include about $2 billion for
As for aid to local govern-
include a tax on hospitals that jected to grow to $5.7 billion transportation, infrastructure ments, Doyle said he didn't
“With 16, going on 17 of public art pathways in the Doyle and Democrats have by July 2011. and other needs. think county officials would
the 24 statues completed in United States. After a suc- advocated as a way to access Doyle hasn’t given many Doyle and local officials be “terribly upset” with what
the Walk, it is exciting to see cessful street-renaming effort more federal money to help details about what will be in have come up with lists of bil- he was proposing and some
the vision coming to in Green Bay in 2005, the with the state budget shortfall that plan, but he reiterated lions of dollars in construc- may be “pleasantly sur-
fruition,” said Sandi four-year installation of the and send more Medicaid Tuesday that he is going to do tion projects that could be prised.”
Campbell, owner of Aspire, Walk of Legends by creator reimbursement money to everything he can to avoid started within 90 days. Even
L.L.C., the project’s creator. Aspire, L.L.C. began in June health care providers. higher taxes for “hardwork-
“More importantly for 2006 with the naming by the Doyle and others have also ing, middle class families.”
Oneida, through this success- WI-based public art and mon- talked about needing to speed Talk of the state stimulus
ful sponsorship, Aspire, ument company of the up certain state requirements came as Congress comes
L.L.C. is proud to have pro- Oneida Tribe of Indians of WI that may hinder quickly closer to reaching a deal on a
vided for the Tribe a prudent as project sponsor. spending the federal stimulus federal plan. The Senate
branding solution that allows “In addition to being a money and putting people to passed its $838 billion plan
for permanent exposure for catalyst for development of work. Also expected to be in on Tuesday. It now must be
the Oneida Tribe of Indians of the district, the Oneida Nation the package are provisions to reconciled with the $820 bil-
WI in the burgeoning sports Walk of Legends provides an give the Legislature oversight lion House version.
and entertainment districts alternative for those interest- in how the federal money is Doyle said he was “very
outside Lambeau where com- ed in partaking in a safe, free, spent and additional cuts to discouraged” with the Senate
petition is fierce among busi- healthy, family-oriented state government to help bal- version that would send $600
nesses and other entities to attraction that will educate ance its budget. million less to Wisconsin than
dominate the space that them on our Oneida history No one involved in crafting the House version. That could
impacts the tourist trade in and football history and the deal would say Tuesday lead to teachers and firefight-
Green Bay.” expose them to public art in what exactly was in it. ers in the state losing their
The one-mile Oneida one of the world’s most Senate Majority Leader jobs, Doyle said.
Nation Walk of Legends is unique stadium settings,”
one of the largest outdoor, liv- Campbell added.
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The Judicial Column Calendar
Oneida Tribal Administrative Procedures Act 2009
laws, directions, rules, pro- The Oneida Business Jurisdiction are; traffic, fami-
grams, and policies of the Committee recognized the ly law, truancy and small Listening Session with Rep. Steve Kagen
Oneida Tribe as adopted. The need for an Oneida Judiciary claims. WHEN: Thursday, February 19
following principles shall be and the APA was created and In order to be truly sover- TIME: 6:30PM – 8:00PM
the framework of this Act: adopted by the General Tribal eign, the Oneida Tribe must PLACE: First United Methodist Church
Council. Included in the APA be able to resolve its internal 501 Howe St., Green Bay
(a) Fundamental fairness, A champion of the right to health care, Rep. Steve Kagen,
Submitted by the are; procedures for rulings disputes through a structure
justice, and common and judgments, procedures that provides its citizens with M.D., will play a major leadership role in passing legisla-
Oneida Judicial System sense. tion that brings sweeping change to our broken health care
for contested cases, appellate Due Process. Whether it's
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review, contempt proceed- referred to as the Oneida
is to provide information to tive ordinance and rule- Wisconsin. To RSVP, call Dan Wadle at (715) 832.2201.
ings, timelines, agency/com- Appeals Commission,
the General Tribal Council making will include mission hearing bodies, Peacemaking, Tribal Court,
about the intent and purpose appropriate February 20
responsibility and authority. or Judicial System is not
of the Oneida Tribal notice to the General These guidelines in the important, as long as our Green Bay Botanical Garden Snow, Soup & Smarts
Administrative Procedures Tribal Council, interested APA structured a system to Oneida Nation has the WHEN: Friday, February 20
Act (APA). It was written to persons, and to the public provide protection, fairness, codes/laws and a forum in TIME: 5:30pm-8:00pm
work in conjunction with the in order that they may and equal justice for the place to resolve all contro- PLACE: Green Bay Botanical Garden, 2600 Larson
Oneida Judicial System for have the opportunity to Oneida Membership for versies within its jurisdiction. Road, Green Bay
the Oneida Nation. On submit views, opinions, future generations. In conclusion, when the Green Bay Botanical Garden is planning a NEW educa-
August 19, 1991, when the and information. Despite having our own Oneida Business Committee tional and recreational program this winter: the Soup with
General Tribal Council adopt- (c) Record keeping that is law enforcement (OPD) all created the APA in 1991, they Substance series. Hike, snowshoe or blaze your own cross
ed Resolution 08-19-91A, the responsible, organized, violations/fines are laid the foundation for the country skiing trail on the 47 acres of natural beauty at
purpose was to; “Ensure con- accessible, and under- resolved/collected in Brown/ judiciary. Now as a nation, Green Bay Botanical Garden. Then come inside the
sistency of Law and Rule standable. Outagamie counties and yes, we must complete the build- Visitor's Center to warm up with hot soup and hearty bread.
Making Procedures.” (d) Deliberative bodies and the Town of Hobart Courts. ing of our judiciary by sup- Enjoy a topical lecture by local experts and relax to the
2-1.Purpose. The Oneida decision makers which This is one of the negative porting our Oneida Business soothing sounds of live music. Lecture: Out on a Limb with
Business Committee, various are familiar with the evi- effects of Oneida not having Committee as they develop John and Liz Katalinch of Yarding by Nature. Music: Sax
committees, entities and dence and facts of the the codes/laws that are need- the codes/laws which will quartet music by Just For Fun. Call 920-490-9457 for more
administrative bodies of the cases presented to them ed to strengthen our sover- enable us to exercise our sov- information. More programs on March 6, 20.
Oneida Tribe shall act in a as well as issuing clear eignty. There are eleven ereign authority to its fullest February 21
responsible and consistent and concise written Indian Tribes in Wisconsin extent, as was the original
manner when enacting, opinions; and Oneida is the only tribe intent and purpose in adopt- March of Dimes Craft, Booyah, Chili Sale
approving, revising, review- (e) Provisions for appeals of that hasn't fully asserted its ing the Administrative WHEN: Saturday, February 21
ing, interpreting, implement- administrative errors and Civil Jurisdiction. Some Procedures Act. TIME: 10:00am - 4:00pm
ing, and administering the contested issues. examples of Civil PLACE: Civic Center, 2913 Artley Street
Crafts, booyah and chili available. Table fee of $20 donation
to the March of Dimes. Chili and booyah for $2 a bowl. All
proceeds go to the March of Dimes-Team Oneida. Call
Wendy at 920-429-3063 for more information.
Big Social Dance
WHEN: Saturday, February 21
PLACE: Longhouse, Reformatory Road
Dates available in 2009 Ohuntsya =k#kha Kanunya>sh&ha - Big Social Dance. Come
out and help our relatives from Oneida, Canada. Call the
Oneida Nation High School at 920-869-4365 for more infor-
WisDOT seeks Public Comment on Transportation Plan
WHEN: Wednesday, February 25
TIME: 5:00PM – 8:00PM
PLACE: St. Norbert College
WisDOT also welcomes comments and questions via phone at
(608) 266-8108, or on the Connections 2030 Web site at:
www.wiconnections2030.gov. Comments will be received
until February 27, 2009. Connections 2030 is a statewide, mul-
timodal transportation plan that provides a vision for high-
ways, local roads, air, water, rail, bicycle, pedestrian, and tran-
sit through the year 2030. Its policies and recommendations
direct WisDOT's activities in areas such as preserving trans-
portation infrastructure and services, promoting transportation
safety, and supporting economic growth. The plan will guide
transportation decisions over the next 20 years. It focuses on
the transportation system's ability to support the preservation
of transportation services and infrastructure, safe travel on all
modes, mobility for all citizens, security and efficiency in all
areas of operation, and economic growth throughout
Oneida Nation Museum Open House
WHEN: Friday, February 27
PLACE: Oneida Nation Museum, W892 Cty. Rd. EE
The Oneida Nation Museum will feature new exhibits,
free hor d’oeuvres and a one day sale at the gift shop. Snow
date of March 6. Call 920-869-2768 for more information.
Women's Talking Circle Group
WHEN: Tuesday evenings
TIME: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
PLACE: Community Education Center Conference
Room, 2632 S. Packerland
Wise Women Gathering Place is sponsoring a Women's
Talking Circle Group. Come and join us as we discuss a
healthy lifestyle, relationships, children, jobs and overall
wellness. For more information: Contact Marlene Summers
or Bev Scow at Wise Women Gathering Place 920-490-0627.
Loom Work Beading Class
TIME: 6:30PM – 9:00PM
PLACE: Site II Community Building, W1144 Park Dr.
Breezy will be teaching a loom work beading class. Materials
will be provided. Class is open to those ages 13 to adult. To
register, call Breezy at 920-869-6669.
Women’s Support Group
TIME: 12:30PM – 2:30PM
PLACE: Three Sisters Center
For more information contact Isabel Parker or Georgia Burr at
(920) 592-8682 or (920) 412-0396.
To include events in this section please call the
Kalihwisaks office at (920) 869-4280, 4279, 4090 or 4277
Announcements must have a contact phone # that can be
published to be included in this section.
www.kalihwisaks.com OBC Forum W
February 12, 2009 • (Wisk) 5A
entry into service with the the future. Despite the chal- provide the Community with very difficult times. They rec- present depressed economy
active Navy fleet. It amazes lenging weather (the day the opportunity to listen to the ognize the negative impact on and our wonderful neighbor-
me that in carrying out the started out raining) our veter- reports and ask questions. the hospitality industry, in ing government is doing what
duties of my position there ans and high schoolers made This is viewed as a means of general, but are clearly out- they can to make life more
are opportunities that provide a great impression on the per- getting more information out performing there competitors difficult, too.
me with new experiences. sonnel and community pre- and at the same time afford- and with the positioning they I am reminded once again
This one was very nice and sent for the commissioning. ing you with a forum to get have put in place with their of the need to offer encour-
one I will remember. As a vet- answers to any questions you strategic planning, they agement for all the residents
eran it is special to see first Here at home, the Business may have. Every fourth expect to be able to weather in the Village of Hobart to get
hand what this Country is Committee introduced an Wednesday of the month, a the downturn in this current to the polls on February 17 to
doing to make sure our mili- evening meeting schedule for different group will provide economic environment. The vote for new members on the
tary personnel are sent out to the presentation of reports their reports in this manner. profits won’t be as large but Village Board. Susan House
Vice-Chairwoman do their job with the best sup- from various Boards, So, if there is a particular area the losses will, hopefully, be and Lance Kelley are running
Kathy Hughes port and supplies we can give Committees and you may have an interest in, controlled. for a seat on the Village
them. Commissions. The first meet- watch for that presentation to Board. They are Tribal mem-
And I was proud to be there ing was to receive reports be scheduled and come to the Work continues on the bers but also residents of the
Shekólih, as a representative for the from Bay Bank, Oneida meeting to listen and partici- organization of the Oneida Village Community. We need
Oneida Tribe accompanied by Tribal Integrated Enterprises, pate in the discussion. Golf Course Corporation. We support on the Village Board
My travel to report out this five of our veterans and sev- Oneida Airport Hotel have appointed a Board of for open communication and
month is my recent trip to eral young people from the Corporation, Oneida Seven Other positive reports came Directors that will bring to the a desire for cooperation. I
Long Beach, California for High School. It is a great Generations Corporation, to us at the Oneida Airport Tribe a business which will know both these people will
the commissioning of the statement to be able to display Oneida Trust/Enrollment Hotel Corporation Annual provide jobs and enhance the provide the initiative to get
USS Green Bay. our pride in our military his- Committee and the Meeting. This took place on community as a whole. Of that to happen. And your vote
Commissioning a ship is a tory and include the young Legislative Operating Feb. 3 and highlighted the course there are challenges will be the first step in that
time-honored tradition, which people as part of that state- Committee. Evening meet- great job they are doing to they must work through to get direction.
celebrates a vessel’s formal ment to where we will go in ings are being held in order to maintain business in these there. A major challenge is the Yaw^ko
Guardian ad Litem Training Offered
Free to community members OBC Forum...
The Oneida Tribal Judicial System is holding a
It’s Time for a Manager, provided a report Mears report, they should be
Guardian ad Litem Training at the Radisson Inn on March as summarized in the bullet concludes that able to look at
19-20, 2009. Smoking Ban
points below: such unhealthy their leaders to
This training is provided by the Wisconsin Judicare. At Oneida Casinos • Mears consulted with var- air quality can protect them.
This training is for those interested in practicing in our jus- When we breathe, air ious Wisconsin agencies lead to prema-
enters our bodies through Indian
tice system as a guardian ad litem and for those interested and monitored for fine ture death. The
in learning what a guardian ad litem does. our mouth or nostrils and particulate matter as an added compo- Preference
The training is free to community members. Other travels to our lungs. Our indicator of nent to the Law
lungs are sponge-like organs Environmental Tobacco Baird report The Blue
interested persons will need to pay $30.00 to cover mate-
which absorb that which we Smoke (ETS). includes chil- Book (Part III,
rials. breathe. Next to heart dis- • Particles less than 2.5 dren, because it Subsection A)
■ What is a guardian ad litem? ease, cancer is the leading micrometers in diameter is our children Ed Delgado says that
In cases involving child custody and the placement cause of death for are referred to as “fine” who can go into Oneidas shall be
Americans. Of all the kinds particles and are believe to the One Stops Councilman hired over a
of children, the judge will often appoint a guardian
ad litem (GAL) to represent the best interest of the of cancer, lung cancer is the pose the largest health and breathe the unhealthy non-Oneida applicant if he
leading cause of cancer risk. air. or she meets “the basic
deaths. More Americans die • Health studies have shown As a result of the Mears requirements for employ-
■ Why is a guardian ad litem needed? from lung cancer than from a significant association and Baird reports, I will in ment.” Project Scorecard,
A GAL is needed because children are usually not breast cancer-prostrate can- and premature mortality the very near future, be rec- the overly expensive and
able to identify and state all of their needs and inter- cer-colon cancer-liver can- (death) as it relates to ommending that the time consuming project
ests and the best way to meet them. cer-kidney cancer-and exposure to fine particles Business Committee ban being promoted by the Joint
melanoma cancer combined. of ETS. smoking at all Tribal Executive Team over the
■ What does a guardian ad litem do? An average of 439 • There are no regulated Casinos, and I don’t want to past few years, would bring
A GAL investigates all relevant aspects of a child’s Americans die each day standards for ETS, nor are hear even one single Joint change that would most like-
life and makes recommendations to the Court as to from lung cancer. Small Cell there safe levels for ETS. Executive Team (JET) mem- ly result in more Oneidas not
where the child should be placed and other services Cancer makes up almost • Changing ventilation or ber, or any of my fellow BC being hired. Why would the
or conditions necessary for the best interest of the 20% of all lung cancers and filtering capacities at members, complain or cry Business Committee support
child. is almost always caused by Tribal casinos might that such action would be such a project? I do not
smoking or exposure to sec- decrease levels of ETS but entering into the day-to-day know but sometimes it
■ Who can be a guardian ad litem? ond hand smoking. (The the changes would not cre- affairs of casino manage- seems as though that the
In the Oneida Tribal Judicial System, non-attorneys above information is from ate a safe environment ment’s responsibilities. Joint Executive Team (JET)
may be a guardian ad litem if they have completed The Lung Cancer Alliance). where fine particles of Those employees working at is running the Oneida Tribe
the necessary training or have previous experience In recent months, my ETS would not be entering our casinos have to breathe and the Business Committee
as a GAL. Qualities often associated with GALs: Office has received numer- into the lungs of Tribal that unhealthy air more than works to accommodate the
❏ Understand families and children ous complaints from employees working at 8 hours a day and some of wishes of JET. For those
❏ Neutral and impartial observer employees regarding having Oneida casinos and One- them will suffer a premature Oneidas who feel as though
❏ Ability to gather information through interviews, to smell tobacco smoke at Stops or people frequent- death because of it. Those the Oneida Tribe should hire
work. I believe other BC ing those facilities employees are our children, Oneidas in these hard eco-
documents and other sources as needed members have also received our mothers and fathers, our nomic times, be cautious of
In addition to the Jeff
❏ Good writing skills many of the same com- Mears report, Al Baird of the cousins and our Oneida peo- some of the Scorecard initia-
❏ Good speaker plaints. In response, I Tribe’s Industrial Hygiene ple. The smoking band tives because as being pro-
❏ Good organization skills requested the most recent Program, issued a report would also be for those posed, Scorecard will result
air-quality control studies regarding the air quality at Oneida children frequenting in more Oneidas being left
Please call Tober Brzezinski at 497-5800 if you have and evaluations conducted at our One-Stops. The report our One Stops which have out in the cold when it
questions or are interested in attending. To ensure your all Oneida casinos and One- concludes that the Air casinos attached to them. comes to Tribal employment
space and materials, you must apply before March 9, Stops. Quality at Oneida One Stops Their health is also at risk practices.
2009, there is limited seating. If you are unable to attend In December, Jeff Mears, attached to Oneida casinos is because of the smoking
this training it will be offered again soon. the Environmental Area very unhealthy and like the allowed at those casinos, and Thank You!
Letters & Opinions...
Suicide rates among
Native Men alarming
they were not willing to share
a public record! Why be
tinually increase in native
Nation, Communities, Clans,
Families…this is a National
stingy with information? I am appalled and alarmed issue as Natives suffer with Letters To The Editor Policy
Over the past 15 years, I Men of all races; Native at these harsh realities as we higher rates overall!
have become increasingly American males especially; head into the next decade of Letters must be limited to 500 words. All letters are sub-
aware of statistics regarding have the highest suicide rates! the 21st Century. Respectfully, ject to editing and must have your signature, address
men and suicide rates, espe- This is appalling, my people! Personally, I can be so Benjamin Cannon and phone number for confirmation. Confirmation of
cially among North American Our men have the highest grateful I was taught from letters will be needed before publication. Kalihwisaks
Indians in Wisconsin. I got the rates of drug and alcohol home to listen to my body,
Tribal Member gives has the right to refuse publication of submitted letters.
information through statistics deaths, heart disease, etc.. from my mother of course; $5,000 Donation
published in a report by Effective January 1, 2001 per Kalihwisaks Policies &
Men of all races have high- Dad ignored issues as most On behalf of the Oneida Procedures, Section I (c)(4), “Individuals will not be
Wisconsin Department of er rates of death in several men, and nearly died at 50 or Higher Education
Corrections, 2005 and Indian Department, I would like to
allowed to submit more than eight (8) letters per year
health illnesses than those of so. Maybe this is why my regardless of topics.” For more information on
Health Services over the women! Mum made sure I knew what thank Greg John (Menasha,
years. The statistics are star- With all our millions of was going on, a lesson for me. WI) for giving back to the Kalihwisaks Policies & Procedures, please contact (920)
tling for suicide and several casino money we brag about I can also remember how a Oneida Tribe by donating 869-4277.
health issues where men are earning to the world – why do cousin of dad's Eli Powless $5,000 to the Higher Guest articles and editorials that appear in the
concerned in the reports.
Equally alarming; not one
these rates increase? They came to visit with a container Education Grant Program. Kalihwisaks are not necessarily the views or opin-
have! of Ol^=n^/ONEIDA CORN Greg was a recipient of the
ions of the Kalihwisaks’ staff, Editorial Board or the
department within the Oneida Native Americans have SOUP; IT was like Christmas Higher Education grant in the
infrastructure had the data as early 1980’s and graduated Oneida Nation of Wisconsin.
higher rates of suicide, dia- everyone was happier for
of 9/1/2008; a friend called betes, heart issues, and days... FOOD is MEDICINE from UW Eau Claire. The Although Kalihwisaks requires a final signed submission from
around over a couple month drug/alcohol related deaths, for the SOUL! donation will be dedicated to our readers who write in, you can e-mail us now – and send
span ... no one had the data; native men the highest of all, How have men become the student grants. I truly applaud the hard copy through the mail – to ensure we get your sub-
Human Services; Health well documented; what are we lost generation…in a matter his philanthropic efforts and mission in time for the deadline day. E-mail your letters to:
Center; AODA; Turtle doing, what have we done? of speaking…what can we do generosity. Greg is the owner Dawn Walschinski – firstname.lastname@example.org
School; nothing was shared. Questions abound, services to overcome this? of Gitchi Gaming, Inc. If you have any questions, please feel
If they had it, be mindful, fail, evidence there, rates con- Men are members of OUR free to call (920) 869-4277.
6A (Y@=yahk) • February 12, 2009 Minutes www.kalihwisaks.com
Oneida Business Committee
Meeting Minutes Action: Motion by Tina Danforth to appoint Carol Smith and David Webster to the resolution instead of GTC to
ONEIDA BUSINESS COMMITTEE REGULAR MEETING Oneida Personnel Commission, seconded by Melinda J. Danforth. For: Tina the stipend policy, seconded by Brandon Stevens. For: Trish King, Melinda J.
December 10, 2008 Danforth, Melinda J. Danforth, Brandon Stevens, Ron “Tehassi” Hill Jr. Danforth, Brandon Stevens, Ron “Tehassi” Hill Jr. Opposed: Tina Danforth. Motion
Business Committee Conference Room Abstained: Trish King. Motion carried. carried.
Present: Rick Hill - Chair, Tina Danforth - Treasurer, Brandon Stevens - 4. Ed Delgado RE: Approve consideration of two options Dale Joseph Christjohn Tina Danforth: For the record, I oppose this because this is a GTC resolution and it
Council member, Ron “Tehassi” Hill Jr. - Council member, Trish of per capita payments to re-direct for land purchases needs to be addressed at GTC and I understand that we have passed the time frame for
King – Council member, Melinda J. Danforth - Council member the emergency adoption that ended in November, but I think it should be forwarded to
Excerpt from Nov. 26, 2008: Motion by Ed Delgado to defer the General Tribal GTC for their consideration as we stated in August to be available for the next avail-
Excused: Kathy Hughes - Vice Chair, Patty Hoeft - Secretary, Ed Delgado Council consideration of two options of per capita payments to re-direct for land pur- able meeting. We need to make that a priority.
- Council member chases to the Dec. 10 Business Committee meeting, seconded by Ron “Tehassi” Hill
Others Present: Barb Skenandore, Mindimoye, Tracy L Metoxen, Mike Jr. Moton carried unanimously. b. Requests
Redhail Jr., Thomas E. Wilber, Laura Manthe, Patricia Fredricks, Jim Van Action: Motion by Tina Danforth to defer the consideration of two options of per capi- 1. Trish King RE: Proposed BC political appointees hiring standard operating proce-
Stippen, Georgia FoolBull, Francine Skenandore, Apache Danforth, John L. ta payments to re-direct for land purchases to the Jan. 14, 2009 Business dure
Breninger, Lisa Skenandore, E Boulanger, Dan House, Rhiannan Metoxen, Committee meeting, seconded by Ron “Tehassi” Hill Jr. Motion carried unan-
Lisa Schwartz, Sue Reiter, Racquel Hill, Lee Ninham, Fred Muscavitch, Pete imously. Action: Motion by Trish King to adopt the proposed Business Committee political
King III, Paul Witek, Doris Yelk-Wilberg, Cathy Bachhuber, Tim Ninham, appointment hiring work standards and procedures with the elimination of the
Imani Ninham 5. Patty Hoeft RE: Evening meetings for reports half-time and part-time definitions, and add any clarifying language or defin-
ing the Business Committee office administrator position, seconded by
Opening Prayer: Curtis Summers Excerpt from Nov. 26, 2008: Motion by Melinda J. Danforth to refer the evening Brandon Stevens. For: Trish King, Brandon Stevens, Ron “Tehassi” Hill Jr.
meeting for reports to the Secretary's office and to report with the finalizations to the Opposed: Melinda J. Danforth, Tina Danforth. Motion carried.
Special Recognitions:25 Years of Service to Diana Denny, Scott Jordan, Dorothy Dec. 10 Business Committee meeting, seconded by Trish King. Motion carried unan-
Ninham and Jan Skenandore administered by Neil Cornelius imously. 2. Ed Delgado RE: Schedule special BC meeting Dec. 18 for year-end financial FY08
1. Call to Order Chairman Rick Hill at 9:08 a.m. No action.
Action: Motion by Melinda J. Danforth to approve the request for a special
2. Oath of Office - administered by Council member Brandon Stevens 6. Patty Hoeft RE: Inclement GTC weather date Business Committee meeting on Dec. 18 at 1:30 p.m. for the presentation
Pardon Screening Committee -Sue Reiter - present, Jodi Van Cuyk (alternate) - pre-
and approval of the FY08 annual tribal financial audit, seconded by Tina
sent, Dan House - present, Eric Boulanger - present, Heather Denny - not present, Lyle Excerpt from Nov. 26, 2008: Motion by Patty Hoeft to have the location of the GTC
Danforth. Motion carried unanimously.
Metoxen (alternate) - present, Lisa Skenandore (alternate) - present Jan. 5, 2009 at the Radisson with registration at 4 p.m. and the meeting starting at 6
p.m. and to have an inclement weather date at the Dec. 10 Business Committee meet- 3. Debbie Thundercloud, John Breuninger RE: Oneida Reservation Comprehensive
Oneida Tribal School Board - Tracy Metoxen - present, Michael Redhail - present ing, seconded by Trish King. Motion carried unanimously. Plan
Georgia FoolBull - present
No action. Action: Motion by Trish King to approve the Oneida Comprehensive Plan, seconded
Oneida Airport Hotel Corporation - Jim Van Stippen - present, Terry Cornelius -
by Brandon Stevens. For: Trish King, Melinda J. Danforth, Brandon Stevens,
present 9. New Business
Ron “Tehassi” Hill Jr. Abstained: Tina Danforth. Motion carried.
3. Approval of the Agenda
4. Rick Hill RE: Proposed BC operating structure
Action: Motion by Tina Danforth to approve the agenda with moving executive 1. Patty Hoeft RE: Oneida Business Committee meetings every second and fourth
session new business proposed FY09 budget final agenda packet to regular session, Wednesday of each month Action: Motion by Melinda J. Danforth to approve the concept, seconded by Brandon
defer Business Committee minutes of Oct. 9, Oct. 16, and defer follow-up evening Stevens. Motion carried unanimously.
meeting for reports and GTC inclement weather date to the Jan. 14, Business Excerpt from Nov. 26, 2008: Motion by Trish King to refer the resolution regarding
Committee meeting, seconded by Melinda J. Danforth. Motion carried unanimously. Business Committee meetings every second and fourth Wednesday each month to the 5. Tina Danforth RE: Approve proposed FY09 Budget final agenda packet
Tribal Secretary's office for final recommendations and to report back at the Dec. 10
a. Additions Business Committee meeting, seconded by Ron “Tehassi” Hill Jr. Motion carried Action: Motion by Trish King to approve the FY09 budget final agenda packet, sec-
unanimously. onded by Ron “Tehassi” Hill Jr. Motion carried unanimously.
Action: Motion by Trish King to approve Resolution 12-10-08-A Oneida Business c. Travel Requests
c. Moves Executive session new business proposed FY09 budget final agenda packet Committee Meetings Every Second and Fourth Wednesday Each Month, sec-
to regular session under requests onded by Ron “Tehassi” Hill Jr. Motion carried unanimously. 1. Kathy Hughes RE: Approve blanket travel for Advisory Panel for Medicare
Education meetings 2008-2011
4. Minutes to be Approved 2. Melinda J. Danforth RE: Approve letter to the U.S. Environmental Protective
October 9, 2008 Business Committee Minutes Agency re: RTOC representatives for Wisconsin Action: Motion by Melinda J. Danforth to approve blanket travel for Kathy Hughes to
attend the Advisory Panel for Medicare Education meetings 2008-2011, sec-
Excerpt from Nov. 26, 2008: Motion by Patty Hoeft to defer the Oct. 9, 2008 Special Excerpt from Nov. 26, 2008: Motion by Melinda J. Danforth to defer the letter to the onded by Brandon Stevens. Motion carried unanimously.
Business Committee minutes to the Dec. 10 Business Committee meeting, seconded U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to the Dec. 10 Business Committee meeting,
by Tina Danforth. Motion carried unanimously. seconded by Patty Hoeft. Motion carried unanimously. 10. Finance Committee - none
11. Legislative Operating Committee ( LOC)
No action. Action: Motion by Trish King to adopt Resolution 12-10-08-B Designating 1. Trish King RE: Approve LOC minutes of Nov. 3, 2008
Representatives for the EPA Regional Tribal Operations Committee, second-
5. Tabled Business Action: Motion by Trish King to approve the LOC minutes of Nov. 3, 2008, second-
ed by Brandon Stevens. Motion carried unanimously.
October 16, 2008 Special Business Committee Minutes ed by Brandon Stevens. Motion carried unanimously.
3. Brandon Stevens RE: Approve appointment of Brandon Stevens to the Board of
Excerpt from Nov. 26, 2008: Remains on table. 2. Trish King RE: Approve LOC minutes of Nov. 17, 2008
Regents for Haskell Indian Nations University
No action. Action: Motion by Brandon Stevens to approve the LOC minutes of Nov. 17, 2008,
Action: Motion by Brandon Stevens to defer the resolution of appointing Brandon
Stevens to the Board of Regents for Haskell Indian Nations University to the seconded by Melinda J. Danforth. Motion carried unanimously.
a. Environmental Resource Board (quarterly: Feb/May/Aug/Nov) Laura Manthe Jan. 14 Business Committee meeting, seconded by Trish King. Motion carried
3. Trish King RE: Approve extension of the Emergency Adoption of the
Child Support Law
Excerpt from Nov. 26, 2008: Motion by Ed Delgado to defer the Environmental
Resource Board quarterly report to the Dec. 10 Business Committee meeting, second- 4. Paul Van Noie RE: 401(k) plan amendments and resolution Terry Cornelius
Action: Motion by Trish King to adopt Resolution 12-10-08-H Extension of the
ed by Ron “Tehassi” Hill Jr. Motion carried unanimously. Emergency Adoption of the Child Support Law and eliminating the word
Action: Motion by Trish King to adopt 12-10-08-C Resolution to Adopt the Seventh
Amendment to the Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin Retirement Savings “exclusive” on line 289, seconded by Ron “Tehassi” Hill Jr. Motion carried
Action: Motion by Trish King to approve the Environmental Resource Board quarter-
& 401(k) Plan, seconded by Tina Danforth. Motion carried unanimously. unanimously.
ly report, seconded by Ron “Tehassi” Hill Jr. Motion carried unanimously.
Action: Motion by Melinda J. Danforth to adopt 12-10-08-D Resolution to Adopt the 4. Trish King RE: Approve extension of the Emergency Adoption of the
b. Oneida Personnel Commission (quarterly: Feb/May/Aug/Nov) Patricia Fredricks
Amended and Restated Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin Deferred Paternity Law
Excerpt from Nov. 26, 2008: Motion by Trish King to defer the Oneida Personnel Compensation Plan, seconded by Brandon Stevens. Motion carried unani-
Action: Motion by Trish King to adopt Resolution 12-10-08-I Extension of the
Commission report to the Dec. 10 Business Committee meeting, seconded by Ron mously.
Emergency Adoption of the Paternity Law, seconded by Brandon Stevens.
“Tehassi” Hill Jr. Motion carried unanimously.
Action: Motion by Tina Danforth to adopt 12-10-08-E Resolution to Document Motion carried unanimously.
Action: Motion by Tina Danforth to approve the verbal report and that we receive a Benefit Package for Business Committee Members Authorized by General
5. Trish King RE: Land Commission by-law amendments
written report after the meeting, seconded by Trish King. Motion carried unan- Tribal Council, seconded by Brandon Stevens. Motion carried unanimously.
imously. Action: Motion by Brandon Stevens to adopt the Amendments to the Land
5. Debbie Thundercloud RE: Fee-to-trust resolution correction for Fred Muscavitch
Commission by laws, seconded by Ron “Tehassi” Hill Jr. For: Trish King,
c. Oneida Housing Authority (monthly) Susan House former Gary F. and Karen VerVoort property
Melinda J. Danforth, Brandon Stevens, Ron “Tehassi” Hill Jr. Abstained: Tina
Action: Motion by Melinda J. Danforth to support the neighborhood watch program Action: Motion by Melinda J. Danforth to rescind the fee-to-trust resolution dated BC Danforth. Motion carried.
for the Housing Department, seconded by Trish King. Motion carried unani- 7-5-06-MM Former Gary F. and Karen VerVoort Propery missing parcel num-
12. Treasurer’s Report - none
mously. ber 17-0-1023-00, seconded by Trish King. Motion carried unanimously.
13. Oneida Business Committee Planning - none
Action: Motion by Ron “Tehassi” Hill Jr. to approve the Oneida Housing Authority Action: Motion by Melinda J. Danforth to rescind the fee-to-trust warranty deed dated
14. Legislative Affairs Update
monthly report, seconded by Ron “Tehassi” Hill Jr. Motion carried unani- 4-18-06 Former Gary F. and Karen VervVoort Property missing parcel num-
1. Tana Aguirre RE: Local government update
mously. ber 17-0-1023-00, seconded by Trish King. Motion carried unanimously.
Action: Motion by Trish King to assign the Law Office to review the Coordination
7. Travel Reports Action: Motion by Melinda J. Danforth to adopt the corrected Fee-to-Trust Resolution
Law and bring back recommendations to the Jan. 14, 2009 Business
1. Melinda J. Danforth RE: NCAI Conference, Travel Report, Phoenix, AZ Oct. 19- 12-10-08-F Former Gary F. VerVoort and Karen VerVoort Property for the cor-
Committee meeting, seconded by Ron “Tehassi” Hill Jr. Motion carried unan-
22, 2008 rected parcel numbers: 17-0-1041-00, 17-0-1040-00, 17-0-1034-00, 17-0-
0996-01, 17-0-0995-00, 17-0-1030-00, 17-0-1028-00, 17-0-1026-00, 17-0-
Action: Motion by Tina Danforth to approve the travel report for Melinda J. Danforth
1024-00, 17-0-1023-00, 17-0-1022-00, 17-0-1020-00, seconded by Trish Action: Motion by Trish King to accept the local government update, seconded by
to the National Congress of American Indians conference, seconded by Ron
King. Motion carried unanimously. Ron “Tehassi” Hill Jr. Motion carried unanimously.
“Tehassi” Hill Jr. For: Trish King, Tina Danforth, Brandon Stevens, Ron
“Tehassi” Hill Jr. Abstained: Melinda J. Danforth. Motion carried. Action: Motion by Melinda J. Danforth the approve the corrected Fee-to-Trust 2. Bill Gollnick RE: Support Outagamie County application for state funding to
Warranty Deed Former Gary F. and Karen VerVoort Property for the correct assess their energy useage
2. Kathy Hughes RE: Approve Center for Disease Control Tribal Advisory
parcel numbers: 17-0-1041, 17-0-1040-00, 17-0-1034-00, 17-0-0996-01, 17-
Committee report Nov. 18-20, 2008 Action: Motion by Tina Danforth to approve the letter of support to Outagamie and
0-0995-00, 17-0-1030-00, 17-0-1028-00, 17-0-1026-00, 17-0-1024-00, 17-0-
1023-00, 17-0-1022-00, 17-0-1020-00, seconded by Trish King. Motion car- Brown counties, seconded by Brandon Stevens. Motion carried unanimously.
Action: Motion by Tina Danforth to approve the travel report for Kathy Hughes to the
Centers for Disease Control - Tribal Consultation Advisory Committee meet- ried unanimously.
3. Rick Hill RE: Retro-approve support for Tribal to support equal treatment for
ing and recommendation of referring the “Alliance for the Healthiest Nation” Tribal Governments and the Worker, Retiree and Employer Act of
6. Debbie Thundercloud, Fred Muscavitch RE: Fee-to-trust resolution correction for
and its applications for membership to the General Manager for consideration, 2008
former Tilman Landscape Nursery, Inc., a Wisconsin corporation property
seconded by Trish King. Motion carried unanimously.
Action: Motion by Melinda J. Danforth to rescind the fee-to-trust resolution dated Action: Motion by Trish King to retro-approve support for the Tribal Governments
8. Follow up Reports/BC Directives from Previous Meetings and the Worker, Retiree and Employer Act of 2008, seconded by Tina
1. Trust Committee RE: Report about Trust Committee & Standing Stone Limited Danforth. Motion carried unanimously.
BC-3-15-06-CC Former Tillman Landscape Nursery, Inc., a Wisconsin corporation
property parcel numbers: 17-0-0670-00, 17-0-0671-00, 17-0 0672-00, 17-0-0673-00,
17-0-0674-00, 17-0-0675-00, 17-0-0680-00, all parcels have been merged into 17-0- Action: Motion by Melinda J. Danforth to recess until 1:30 p.m., seconded by Trish
Excerpt from Oct. 1, 2008: Motion by Kathy Hughes to request the Trust Committee King. Motion carried unanimously.
to prepare a report for the Business Committee for our meeting in November regard- 0681-01, seconded by Trish King. Motion carried unanimously.
ing the Standing Stone Fund and the relationship with the Trust Committee and the 15. Executive Session
Action: Motion by Tina Danforth to adopt the Resolution 12-10-08-G Former Tillman
Business Committee so far, seconded by Patty Hoeft. Motion carried unanimously. Action: Motion by Brandon Stevens to go into executive session at 1:38 p.m., second-
Landscape Nursery, Inc., a Wisconsin corporation property for the correct par-
cel number: 17-0-0681-01, seconded by Ron “Tehassi” Hill Jr. Motion carried ed by Ron “Tehassi” Hill Jr. Motion carried unanimously.
Action: Motion by Trish King to defer the Trust Committee report to Jan. 28 Business
Committee meeting, seconded by Brandon Stevens. Motion carried unani- unanimously. Action: Motion by Ron “Tehassi” Hill Jr. to come out of executive session at 4:55 p.m,
mously. seconded by Melinda J. Danforth. Motion carried unanimously.
Action: Motion by Melinda J. Danforth to rescind the fee-to-trust Warranty Deed
2. Paul Van Noie RE: Analysis of U.S. Economic Crisis on Trust Committee invest- dated BC-3-15-06-CC Former Tillman Landscape Nursery, Inc., a Wisconsin a. Tabled Business
ments corporation property, parcel numbers as listed in the Dec. 10 memo: 17-0- b.Old Business
0670-00, 17-0-0671-00, 17-0672, 17-0-0673-00, 17-0-0674-00, 17-0-0675- 1. Paul Van Noie RE: Gap financing for OTIE operations
Excerpt from Oct. 1, 2008: Motion by Ed Delgado to direct the Chief Financial 00, 17-0-0680, and all parcels have been merged into 17-0-0681-01, second-
Officer to provide an analysis and recommendation of the U.S economic crisis of Trust ed by Brandon Stevens. Motion carried unanimously. Excerpt from Nov. 26, 2008: Motion by Ed Delgado to approve the gap financing of
Committee investments and all tribal investments to be brought back at the Nov. 12 $115,497.92 for OTIE and direct the Chief Financial Officer to bring back the docu-
Business Committee meeting, seconded by Patty Hoeft. Motion carried unanimously. Action: Motion by Melinda J. Danforth to approve the corrected Fee-to-Trust ments to the Dec. 10 Business Committee meeting, seconded by Ron “Tehassi” Hill Jr.
Warranty Deed Former Tillman Landscape Nursery, Inc., a Wisconsin corpo- Motion carried unanimously.
Action: Motion by Trish King to defer the Analysis of U.S. Economic Crisis on Trust ration property, for the correct parcel number as listed in the Dec. 10 memo: Action: Motion by Trish King to adopt Resolution 12-10-08-J Adopting the
Committee investments to the Jan. 28 Business Committee meeting, seconded 17-0-0681-00, seconded by Ron “Tehassi” Hill Jr. Motion carried unani- Promissory Note in the amount $132,215 for the Oneida Total Intergrated
by Ron “Tehassi” Hill Jr. Motion carried unanimously. mously. Enterprises, LLC, seconded by Brandon Stevens. Motion carried unanimously.
3. Rick Hill RE: Appointment recommendation for Oneida Personnel Commission 7. Trish King RE: GTC meeting stipend policy
Excerpt from Oct. 15, 2008: Motion by Ed Delgado to defer the recommendation for Action: Motion by Melinda J. Danforth to adopt the resolution GTC Meeting Stipend
Oneida Personnel Commission after the Nov. 15 General Tribal Council meeting date Policy, seconded by Brandon Stevens. Motion withdrawn.
because on that meeting agenda is discussion about personnel commissioners who may • See Page 7A
or may not serve, seconded by Patty Hoeft. Motion carried unanimously. Action: Motion by Melinda J. Danforth to adopt Resolution 12-10-08-K GTC Meeting
Stipend Policy and the amendment needs to be changed to say Business Committee OBC Meeting Minutes
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ONEIDA BUSINESS COMMITTEE- SPECIAL MEETING ONEIDA BUSINESS COMMITTEE- SPECIAL MEETING Action: Motion by Melinda J. Danforth to accept the recommendation to appoint
December 18 • 1:30 P.M. December 23 • 1:30 P.M. Mike S. King to the Oneida Pow Wow Committee, seconded by Brandon
Business Committee Conference Room Business Committee Conference Room Stevens. Motion carried unanimously.
Present: Rick Hill - Chair, Edward Delgado - Council member, Melinda J. Members: Rick Hill - Chair, Kathy Hughes - Vice Chair, Tina Danforth - Treasurer,
Danforth - Council member, Brandon Stevens - Council member, Ron Edward Delgado - Council member, Melinda J. Danforth - Council mem- 6. Trish King RE: Amendment to LOC bylaws
“Tehassi” Hill Jr. - Council member, Trish King - Council member ber, Brandon Stevens - Council member, Ron “Tehassi” Hill Jr. - Council
member Action: Motion by Melinda J. Danforth to approve the amendment to the LOC
Excused: Kathy Hughes - Vice Chair, Tina Danforth - Treasurer, Patty Hoeft -
bylaws under section 5 meetings section 1 regular meetings shall read “reg-
Secretary Excused: Patty Hoeft - Secretary, Trish King - Council member
ular meetings.” The LOC shall approve the schedule at a meeting called by
Others Present: John L. Breuninger, Madelyn Genskow, Lee Thomas, Rhiannan Others Present: the chair in the month on January to set the dates for the LOC meetings for
Metoxen, Wilber Rentmeester, Donna Christjohn, Mark Powless, the calendar year, seconded by Ed Delgado. Motion carried unanimously.
Louise Cornelius, Joe Olejic, Jim Van Stippen, Diane House, Opening Prayer: Ron “Tehassi” Hill Jr.
Peril Huff, Jeanette Ninham, Wanda Diemel, Julie Denny, Kitty 1. Called to Order: Chairman Rick Hill at 1:35 p.m. 3. Executive Session
2. Approval of Agenda Action: Motion by Brandon Stevens to go into executive session at 2:24 p.m, sec-
Opening Prayer: Ron “Tehassi” Hill Jr.
a. Additions onded by Tina Danforth. Motion carried unanimously.
1. Called to Order: Chairman Rick Hill at 1:45 p.m. b. Deletions
c. Moves Action: Motion by Kathy Hughes to come out of executive session at 2:45 p.m., sec-
2. Approval of Agenda onded by Ron “Tehassi” Hill Jr. Motion carried unanimously.
Action: Motion by Kathy Hughes to approve to the agenda and to defer the Oneida
Child Protective Board recommendations to the Jan 14 Business Committee 1. Rick Hill RE: Oneida Total Integrated Enterprises recommendations
b. Deletions Regular session Bay Bank presentation, gaming recommendations, re- because there is no resolution, seconded by Melinda J. Danforth. Motion
post Oneida Police Commission, Oneida Child Protective Board recommendation, carried unanimously. Action: Motion by Kathy Hughes to adopt Resolution 12-23-08-A Amending the
Oneida Land Commission recommendation, Oneida Pow Wow Committee recom- Oneida Total Integrated Enterprises operating agreement to expand the
3. Regular Session
mendation, amendment to LOC bylaws, and executive session Oneida Total board from three to five members, seconded by Tina Danforth. Motion car-
Integrated Enterprises recommendations 1. Neil Cornelius RE: Gaming recommendations ried unanimously.
c. Moves Action: Motion by Ed Delgado to accept the gaming recommendations as FYI, sec-
Action: Motion by Ed Delgado to delete everything except the year-end gaming onded by Melinda J. Danforth. Motion carried unanimously. Action: Motion by Kathy Hughes to approve the operating agreement amendment,
audit report and to reschedule the other items for a special meeting on seconded by Brandon Stevens. Motion carried unanimously.
Tuesday Dec. 23, seconded by Melinda J. Danforth. For: Ed Delgado, Action: Motion by Ed Delgado to lift the moratorium to proceed to identify the ven-
Melinda J. Danforth, Brandon Stevens. Ron “Tehassi” Hill Jr. Abstained: dor for the gaming recommendations, seconded by Ron “Tehassi” Hill Jr. Action: Motion by Tina Danforth to approve the following with staggered terms
Trish King. Motion carried. Motion carried unanimously. beginning with Bruce Danforth, Jeff House terms expiring 2010, Butch
2. Rick Hill RE: Re-post Oneida Police Commission vacancies Reentmeester, Dwight Gourneau terms expiring 2011 and Tom Wilbur term
3. Executive Session
1. Ed Delgado RE: Year-end gaming audit report expire 2012, seconded by Ed Delgado. For: Kathy Hughes, Tina Danforth,
Action: Motion by Ed Delgado to re-post the Oneida Police Commission vacancies, Ed Delgado, Brandon Stevens, Ron “Tehassi” Hill. Abstain: Melinda J.
Action: Motion by Ed Delgado to approve the agreed upon Procedures seconded by Ron “Tehassi” Hill Jr. Motion carried unanimously.
Danforth. Motion carried.
Compliance Report, the Class II and Class III gaming financial statements
3. Rick Hill RE: Oneida Child Protective Board recommendations
and related reports, seconded by Melinda J. Danforth. Motion carried 5. Recess/Adjourn
unanimously. Action: No action. Action: Motion by Ed Delgado to adjourn at 2:45p.m., seconed by Tina Danforth.
5. Recess/Adjourn 4. Rick Hill RE: Oneida Land Commission recommendations Motion carried unanimously.
Action: Motion by Brandon Stevens to adjourn at 3:43 p.m., seconded by Ron
“Tehassi” Hill Jr. Motion carried unanimously. Action: Motion by Melinda J. Danforth to accept the recommendation to appoint Minutes Approved as presented/corrected on January 28, 2009.
Orville Cornelius Sr. to the Oneida Land Commission, seconded by Kathy
Minutes Approved as presented/corrected on January 28, 2009. Hughes. For: Ed Delgado, Kathy Hughes, Tina Danforth, Brandon Stevens
Abstain: Ron “Tehassi” Hill. Motion carried. __________________________________________________
Patricia Hoeft, Tribal Secretary Patricia Hoeft, Tribal Secretary
5. Rick Hill RE: Oneida Pow Wow Committee recommendation
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EMERGENCY MEETING MINUTES
December 24, 2008 • 10:00 A.M.
Action: Motion by Melinda J. Danforth to approve the promissory note, seconded by 5. Tina Danforth RE: Oneida Seven Generations Corporation audit findings and fol- Business Committee Conference Room
Ron “Tehassi” Hill Jr. Motion withdrawn. low-up Present: Rick Hill - Chair, Kathy Hughes - Vice Chair, Tina Danforth - Treasurer,
Patty Hoeft - Secretary, Edward Delgado - Council member, Melinda J.
New Business Action: Motion by Trish King to accept the Oneida Seven Generation Corporation Danforth - Council member, Brandon Stevens - Council member, Ron
update and defer the preliminary audit report to the Audit Committee for fol- “Tehassi” Hill Jr. - Council member, Trish King - Council member
1. Neil Cornelius RE: Brown County Austin Straubel International Airport ground
lease and easement agreement low up, seconded by Brandon Stevens. Motion carried unanimously.
Others Present: Paul Van Noie, Bill Gollnick, Deana Skenandore, Francine
Skenandore, Dottie Krull, Mindymoye, Becky Webster, Jim Bittoff
Action: Motion by Trish King to approve the Brown County Ausitn Straubel Action: Motion by Tina Danforth to direct Audit Committee to report with the follow-
International Airport ground lease and easement agreement, second by Ron up at the Jan. 14, Business Committee meeting of the findings and responses Opening Prayer: Rick Hill
“Tehassi” Hill Jr. Motion carried unanimously. from Oneida Seven Generations Corporation, seconded by Melinda J. 1. Called to Order: Chairman Rick Hill at 10:09 a.m.
2. Bill Gollnick RE: Oneida Police Commission attorney David Webster contract for Danforth. Motion carried unanimously.
2. Approval of Agenda
d. Legislative Affairs Update Action: Motion by Ed Delgado to approve the agenda, seconded by Brandon
Action: Motion by Tina Danforth to approve the Brabazon contract for legal services Stevens. Motion carried unanimously.
for the Oneida Police Commission, seconded by Ron “Tehassi” Hill Jr. a. Tana Agguire RE: Local government update
Motion carried unanimously. 3. Regular Session
Action: Motion by Melinda J. Danforth to accept the government report as FYI, sec-
3. Tina Danforth RE: Mervin Winston, LTD consulting contract onded by Brandon Stevens. Motion carried unanimously. Action: Motion by Patty Hoeft to go into executive session at 10:10 a.m., seconded
by Trish King. Motion carried unanimously.
Action: Motion by Melinda J. Danforth to approve the Mervin Winston, LTD con- e. Attorney Brief
sulting contract, seconded by Ron “Tehassi” Hill Jr. Motion carried unani- 4. Executive Session
1. Rob Orcutt RE: Met Life settlement documents Action: Motion by Patty Hoeft to go out of executive session at 11 a.m., seconded by
4. Tina Danforth RE: OTIE concerns and follow-up Brandon Stevens. Motion carried unanimously.
Action: Motion by Trish King to approve the chairman to sign the Met Life settlement
Action: Motion by Trish King to support the Treasurer's request for information per agreement and to approve the sovereignty waiver to the extent of the settle- 1. Rick Hill RE: Adopt resolution authorizing loan documents for the purchase of
her memo of Dec. 5, 2008 and requesting all required materials to be turned ment agreement, seconded by Tina Danforth. Motion carried unanimously. land and limited waiver of sovereign immunity
into her office by Friday, Dec. 12 at 3 p.m., seconded by Ron “Tehassi' Hill Jr.
For: Trish King, Tina Danforth, Brandon Stevens, Ron “Tehassi” Hill Jr. 2. Jo Anne House RE: Godfrey and Kahn Action: Motion by Tina Danforth to adopt Resolution 12-24-08-A authorizing loan
Abstained: Melinda J. Danforth. Motion carried. documents for the purchase of land and limited waiver of sovereign immu-
Action: Motion by Trish King to approve the Godfrey and Kahn contract for the rail- nity which approves the Oneida Tribe To Enter Into a Security Agreement,
Term Loan Agreement, Mortgage and Term Note “A” Regarding Thornberry
road easement and to not exceed $10,500, seconded by Ron “Tehassi” Hill Jr.
Creek Golf Course and Properties and in the fourth whereas the date 6-28-
Motion carried unanimously.
08-A be inserted, documents be approved incompliance of legal review, sec-
onded by Trish King. For: Kathy Hughes, Tina Danforth, Patty Hoeft,
f. Audit Committee
Melinda J. Danforth, Brandon Stevens, Ron “Tehassi” Hill, Trish King.
Opposed: Ed Delgado. Motion carried.
g. New York Land Claims
1. Rick Hill, Tina Danforth, Gene Keluche RE: New York Development Team update Action: Motion by Patty Hoeft to adjourn at 11:02 a.m., seconded by Ron “Tehassi”
Please join us Excerpt from Oct. 29, 2008: Motion by Trish King to direct the development Team
Hill. Motion carried unanimously.
to provide regular update reports to the Business Committee starting Nov. 12, second- Minutes Approved as presented/corrected on January 28, 2009.
to celebrate ed by Melinda J. Danforth. Motion carried unanimously.
Patricia Hoeft, Tribal Secretary
Action: Motion by Tina Danforth to approve the Chairman's letter to Governer
ONEIDA BUSINESS COMMITTEE
our Dream… Patterson, seconded by Trish King. Motion carried unanimously.
Action: Motion by Trish King to approve reformalizing the New York Development • See Page 8A, Special Meeting Minutes
Friday • February 13, 2009 team to include Vice Chairwoman Kathy Hughes, Treasurer Tina Danforth,
board member Gene Keluche, Francis Skeandore and the Oneida Law Office
and that the team convene as soon as possible and report back to the BC not- From 1A, New Gaming GM
10am – 12pm ing a special meeting may be required, seconded by Tina Danforth. Motion
carried unanimously. the gaming master plan and In order to accomplish
• Sample our fresh brewed Alterra Coffees! 2. Bill Gollnick RE: New York Land Claims settlement update
the organizational structure
within the gaming opera-
some of her goals Louise rec-
ognizes the need for a tight
tion,” she said.
• Full menu of espresso beverages & Excerpt from Nov. 26, 2008: Motion by Patty Hoeft to accept the Land Claims
update, seconded by Brandon Stevens. Motion carried unanimously. She also isn’t letting a lim-
support system. “I am hop-
ping I have a supportive,
ited time frame hinder her
fresh baked pastries from Alpha Action: Motion by Trish King to approve the verbal update of the New York Land plans to take a look at some
working team. A team makes
you successful, and team-
Claims, seconded by Tina Danforth. Motion carried unanimously.
of gaming’s basic business work is so important because
Delights 3. Francis Skenandore RE: Oneida Economic Development Authority report practices. “I would like to no one can do it alone,” she
look at the analysis and busi- said.
• Served by Baristas! Action: Motion by Tina Danforth to approve the invoice submitted from OEDA ness plan to make sure we Louise also plans to put an
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ regarding Power Plant Entertainment for the pre-development phase of the
proposed New York casino of $15,885, seconded Trish King. Motion carried
have the proper tools to move
forward,” she said. “If all of
emphasis on accountability
Also Don’t Miss… unanimously. during her tenure as Gaming
those things are in line we
GM. “I want to make sure
Action: Motion by Tina Danforth to approve the concept paper for the Oneida Tribe will continue to progress.”
Cornelius recognizes there everyone is held accountable
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strategies and that input be given to the team by Dec. 30, seconded by Ron
may be criticism in regards to and then there are no ques-
“Tehassi” Hill Jr. Motion carried unanimously.
her lack of secondary educa- tions. If we do things right,
Recess/Adjourn we are held to a higher stan-
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tion. “I have experience,
knowledge, and training. I dard,” She said.
Action: Motion by Brandon Stevens to adjourn at 5:10 p.m., seconded by Ron
know I don’t have the educa- Louise’s term will run
“Tehassi” Hill Jr. Motion carried unanimously.
tion. I told the OBC that I from February 16 to August
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doctorate degree; I will come my blood. I am excited and
out on top. That’s how much motivated to be able to help
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confidence I have,” she said. out,” she said.
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ONEIDA BUSINESS COMMITTEE MINUTES
January 9, 2009 • 1 P.M.
Business Committee Conference Room
Present: Rick Hill - Chair, Tina Danforth - Treasurer, Patty Hoeft - Secretary,
Edward Delgado - Council member, Melinda J. Danforth - Council mem-
ber, Patty Hoeft - Secretary, Brandon Stevens - Council member, Ron
“Tehassi” Hill Jr. - Council member, Trish King - Council member
Excused: Kathy Hughes - Vice Chair
Others Present: Cameron Cunningham, Fred Muscavitch, Conrad K. King, Jim
Van Stippen, Leroy King, W. Thomas, Curt Danforth, Perril Huff,
Pete King III, Racquel Hill, RC Metoxen, Apache Danforth
Opening Prayer: Ron “Tehassi” Hill Jr
1. Called to Order: Chairman Rick Hill at 1:15p.m.
2. Approval of Agenda
Action: Motion by Tina Danforth to approve the agenda for the consideration of
the Oneida golf course corporate charter and board appointments, second-
ed by Ron “Tehassi” Hill Jr. Motion carried unanimously.
3. New Business
1. Rick Hill RE: Establishment of an Oneida golf course corporate charter and
Action: Motion by Ed Delgado that the Business Committee support the establish-
ment of the Oneida Golf Enterprise Corporate Charter for the newly
acquired Oneida golf course and sit down with the next steps of the word-
ing of the charter, seconded by Tina Danforth. For: Patty Hoeft, Ed
Delgado, Trish King, Tina Danforth, Brandon Stevens, Ron “Tehassi” Hill
Jr. Abstained: Melinda J. Danforth. Motion carried.
Trish King: For the record, I support this because it is a step in the right direction
and hopefully it won't delay our processes in opening the business.
Action: Motion by Patty Hoeft to recess at 2:42 p.m. until 3 p.m., seconded by
Trish King. Motion carried unanimously.
Action: Motion by Trish to come out of recess at 3:26 p.m., seconded by Ron
“Tehassi” Hill Jr. Motion carried unanimously.
Action: Motion by Tina Danforth to recess until Monday 1:30 p.m. Jan. 12, 2009,
seconded by Melinda J. Danforth. For: Patty Hoeft, Ed Delgado, Tina
Danforth, Melinda J. Danforth, Brandon Stevens, Ron “Tehassi” Hill Jr.
Opposed: Trish King. Motion carried.
RECONVENED SPECIAL MEETING FROM JAN. 9, 2009
January 12, 2009 • 1:30 P.M.
Business Committee Conference Room
Present: Rick Hill - Chair, Tina Danforth - Treasurer, Patty Hoeft - Secretary,
Edward Delgado - Council member, Melinda J. Danforth - Council mem-
ber, Patty Hoeft - Secretary, Brandon Stevens - Council member, Ron
“Tehassi” Hill Jr. - Council member, Trish King - Council member
Excused: Kathy Hughes – Vice Chair
Others Present: Lloyd Powless, Cameron Cunningham, Fred Muscavitch, Jim
Van Stippen, Racquel Hill, Apache Danforth, RC Metoxen,
James Elm, Lance Broberg, Bobbi Webster, Phil Wisneski
Opening Prayer: Ron “Tehassi” Hill Jr.
1. Call to Order: Chairman Rick Hill at 1:45 p.m.
Action: Motion by Tina Danforth for an interim agreement between the Chief
Financial Officer's office and the Oneida Airport Hotel Corporation for the
purposes of finalizing a marketing and business plan development and to
include in that plan a cost and organizational structure for the golf course
and that report be brought back in 30 days for further consideration, sec-
onded by Ed Delgado. For: Tina Danforth. Opposed: Patty Hoeft, Ed
Delgado, Trish King, Melinda J. Danforth, Brandon Stevens, Ron
“Tehassi” Hill Jr. Motion failed.
Action: Motion by Ron “Tehassi” Hill Jr. to direct Paul Van Noie to negotiate a
temporary management contract with Oneida Airport Hotel Corporation to
be brought back on Jan. 14 for consideration by the Oneida Business
Committee, seconded by Melinda J. Danforth. For: Ed Delgado, Trish
King, Melinda J. Danforth, Brandon Stevens, Ron “Tehassi” Hill Jr.
Opposed: Patty Hoeft, Tina Danforth. Motion carried.
Motion by Patty Hoeft to adjourn at 3 p.m., seconded by Melinda J. Danforth.
Motion carried unanimously.
Minutes Approved as presented/corrected on January 28, 2009.
Patricia Hoeft, Tribal Secretary
ONEIDA BUSINESS COMMITTEE
Charities see car donations
drop off in recession
MILWAUKEE (AP) ~ The year - about 8 percent less
executive director of the non- than the year before.
profit Rawhide Inc. says he Other charities say they’ve
knew early on that the econo- had a similar experience.
my was tanking: Car dona- Jesus Cares Ministries in
tions dropped off. Milwaukee received 15 vehi-
Rawhide Inc. runs a ranch cles last year, down from 26
for troubled teens in New in 2006. Only one person has
London. About one-third of inquired about donating a
its budget comes from the vehicle this year.
donation and resale of cars, Resource development
boats and other vehicles. counselor James Klein says
Executive director Tim people are holding onto their
Costello says Rawhide cars “until the wheels fall off”
received 6,100 vehicles last in the poor economy.
MILWAUKEE (AP) _ includes monitoring grocery
Milwaukee health officials stores, school cafeterias and
are investigating the city's other settings to make sure
first case of salmonella sus- recalled peanut products have
pected of being part of a been taken off the shelves.
national outbreak linked with If confirmed by federal
contaminated peanuts pro- investigators, it would be the
duced at a plant in Georgia. fifth Wisconsin case. Others
City health officials said have occurred in Brown,
they are working with the Chippewa, Kenosha and
state Division of Public Sheboygan counties.
Health and the federal Nationwide, at least 575
Centers for Disease Control people in 43 states have been
in investigating the case. sickened by the bacteria, and
City Commissioner of there have been eight deaths.
Health Bevan Baker said that
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What’s News in Indian Country Judge won't close Seneca tribe's Buffalo casino
By Carolyn Thompson tation of Indian gaming law bringing that challenge as the rules under which it now
New Farmington discrimination Associated Press Writer
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) – A
adopted by the U.S. Interior
Department in June.
soon as the proper legal
papers are assembled. This
operates are new and unrelat-
ed to any of his previous deci-
panel has critics federal judge who last sum-
mer ruled the Seneca Indian
Skretny said Hogen's find-
ing rendered moot the casino
time we are confident that we
can obtain a definitive final
sions that said it should not
FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) – Three Farmington resi- Nation’s casino in Buffalo did opponents’ request to have the ruling that will leave the The Senecas’ Buffalo
dents who have filed two complaints with a city commission not meet federal guidelines on casino closed based on the NIGC no escape.” Creek casino is a small, tem-
formed to address discrimination issues say they are dissat- Friday denied a request to July ruling. The Senecas called it a sig- porary facility that has been
isfied with the panel's handling of their complaints. shut it down. “We understand Judge nificant win in what has been operating since July 2007
The 15-member commission was formed in 2007 after the U.S. District Judge William Skretny’s concern that this a long and complex legal dis- pending completion of a $330
shooting a year earlier of a Navajo man by a Farmington Skretny cited a finding issued latest ordinance was techni- pute. million permanent complex.
police sergeant strained relations between whites and Native last week by the National cally not before him in the “What Judge Skretny ruled The tribe halted construction
Americans. Indian Gaming Commission current lawsuit and, therefore, today fundamentally changes of the permanent facility last
Commission chairman David John says the new citizens that reaffirmed the western a new legal challenge is the parameters of this case August because of the poor
group is short-staffed and is still learning its role in handling New York tribe’s right to required,” Cornelius Murray, against our casino in down- economy. A statement issued
discrimination complaints. operate the facility. lawyer for Citizens Against town Buffalo and the revenue after Friday's ruling did not
Julian Yellow Jr., 29, of Newcomb said he hasn't received “This new analysis is pre- Casino Gambling, said in a and jobs it will provide,” said address when construction
any communication from the commission about his Nov. 20 sumed valid unless and until it prepared statement. “Our Seneca President Barry might resume.
discrimination complaint filed after he overheard his man- becomes the subject of a suc- clients have every intention of Snyder Sr. “He endorsed that
ager at Burger King say he needed to let go of native work- cessful legal challenge,”
ers and start hiring white people.
“Nothing has happened,” said Yellow, who has since
Skretny wrote in a four-page
Cayugas reopen smoke shops in Finger Lakes
found a new job. An antigambling coalition SENECA FALLS, N.Y. representing Cayuga and be criminally charged for not
A spokeswoman for Burger King did not respond to had asked Skretny to order the (AP) – The Cayuga Indian Seneca counties, was out of paying cigarette taxes. The
requests for comment. casino immediately closed Nation reopened its two his office and not available for midlevel appellate division
Commissioner Emet Rudolfo was supposed to investigate based on his July finding that Finger Lakes convenience comment. court in Rochester granted the
the complaint, but was out of town, John said. Rudolfo did the NIGC erred in approving stores on Friday, two months Authorities in both coun- Cayugas’ request for a pre-
not return a phone message. the casino in the first place. A after authorities raided the ties raided the stores in late liminary injunction temporar-
Linda Monchamp and her husband, James, say that nine-acre parcel the Senecas outlets and seized nearly November because the ily blocking Cayuga and
Presidential Construction in Farmington discriminated bought for the casino quali- 18,000 cartons of cigarettes. Cayugas did not pay state Seneca counties from prose-
against them by failing to fix their home and greeting James fied as sovereign territory, The tribe's lawyer said the excise tax on the cigarettes. cuting the felony tax evasion
Monchamp, an Ojibwe tribe member, in a derogatory man- Skretny said then, but since it Cayugas’ stores in Seneca The state's Indian tribes say charges.
ner. had not been acquired as part Falls and Union Springs they are sovereign and The Cayugas requested the
Company president David Spencer denied any discrimi- of a land claim, it was not eli- resumed selling gasoline, tax- exempt from the New York's preliminary injunction after
nation took place and said he fixed the couple's home. gible under Indian gaming free cigarettes and other mer- tax rules. state Supreme Court Justice
Linda Monchamp said the commission seemed confused regulations for a casino. chandise at 6 a.m. The Cayugas decided to Kenneth Fisher ruled in
about how to address the couple's complaint. On Jan. 20, however, NIGC “Everything is going reopen the stores after two December that the tribe does-
The Monchamps also are upset that John told a local Chairman Philip Hogen reaf- smoothly,” attorney Dan recent favorable court rulings. n't have sovereign rights to
newspaper that the construction company and the couple firmed that the casino was French said. A state appeals court ruled
David Schraver, the lawyer last week that the tribe cannot • Cont. on pg. 12, Cayuga
were “stubborn.” legal based on a new interpre-
“For the commission itself to refer to people that have
brought a case before them as being ‘stubborn’ ... is totally
inappropriate,” Linda Monchamp said.
John said his comments stemmed from a misunderstand-
Facebook no friend to American Indian names
ing and he has apologized to the Monchamps. By Nestor Ramos while the hundreds of users tainly upsetting. small number of our users is
The commission is supposed to use the complaints, which Argus Leader claiming to be named ``Bart • Site considered her real worth it for maintaining
must be filed within 45 days of an incident, to advise lead- SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) Simpson'' do not. name fake Facebook’s overall safety.”
ers, businesses, organizations and the public on improving – For about a week, Robin Since its inception in 2004, Kills The Enemy's prob- • A cause is born through
relationships. Kills The Enemy was friend- Facebook has become a virtu- lems started not when she student
But John said the commission does not want to promote less. al second home to hundreds joined Facebook, but when Kills The Enemy tried to
the filing of complaints. Wrongly banned from the of millions of people world- she tried to correct an error navigate that process and sent
“We just want to educate the people out there that there is social networking Web site wide. For some, it's a primary that was nagging at her. e-mails to Facebook asking
such an office that they can come if they have a complaint ... Facebook for registering means of communication _ “At first I didn’t use face- for reinstatement. In the
instead of trying to encourage them to make complaints,” he under a false name, she was the exclusive way to talk to book because they didn't meantime, a Nebraska jour-
said. “That's not what we're all about.” unable to get in touch with friends across the street or accept my last name,” Kills nalism student, Nancy Kelsey,
John said the commission met with the Navajo Nation's dozens of friends. In the mid- across the country. The Enemy said. She instead wrote a story for
Human Rights Commission earlier this month and has made dle of planning an upcoming That's how Kills The used MySpace. But the rival Reznetnews.org, a Native
complaint forms available in City Hall and at its downtown trip, she suddenly lost touch Enemy, 28, used the site. site attracts a younger crowd, American news Web site.
office in the old library. with those she was to meet. Kills The Enemy lives out- and most of her friends were Kelsey also started a
The group gave a presentation at City Hall in November But the name she’d used side Parmelee on the Rosebud migrating to Facebook. She Facebook group called
to local business owners and managers on discrimination was authentic, and though Indian Reservation and works followed. “Facebook: don't discriminate
and future presentations are planned. Facebook administrators as a technology mentor and When she signed up for the against Native surnames!!!”
But John said the commission suffers from a lack of eventually reinstated her computer technician at He site last summer, it wouldn't In just a few days, more than
staffers for complaint investigation, which commissioners account, some are concerned Dog Elementary School. accept her real surname, so 1,000 users joined the cause.
do themselves. that the site is unfairly shut- When she found her she combined it. She was “A lot of people with
The commission couldn't make a decision on the ting off access to users with account had been deactivated, Robin Killstheenemy. Native surnames had just
Monchamps' complaint because Eugene Baker, who investi- Native American surnames. she quickly realized how But people couldn’t under- accepted that Facebook was-
gated their complaint, was absent earlier this month. Kills The Enemy's experi- many friends she no longer stand her mashed-together n’t going to accept their
Baker, a San Juan Regional Medical Center chaplain, said ence has spawned a group of could reach at all. Losing name, and she finally e- names,” Kelsey said.
the hospital unexpectedly called him into work. 1,000 Facebook users won- access meant losing touch mailed Facebook to ask for a • Others emerge to report
He plans to present his findings at the commission's dering why some with Native with college friends with change. same denial
March meeting. American surnames must whom she had worked hard to The next day, her account After she formed the
jump through hoops and reconnect. It wasn't devastat- was deactivated. group, others said they’d had
endure accusations of fraud ing, exactly, but it was cer- She e-mailed the site ask- the same problem. A woman
ing for an explanation. named Melissa Holds The
“Fake names are a viola- Enemy said it took a month to
Facebook requires users to
get her account back.
After a few days and sever-
Dream Home Open Houses provide their full first and last
names,” an analyst wrote to
her. Facebook would reinstate
al e-mails, Kills The Enemy
was asked to send a scan of a
her if she provided her real document to Facebook. She
TUESDAY name. did. On Friday, she was rein-
February 17, 2009 • A matter of safety, stated.
Facebook says “I think that Facebook had
11:30 AM – 1:30 PM WEDNESDAY A spokesman for Facebook to have no general knowledge
February 18, 2009 described the site’s policy.
“Facebook is based on a
of Native Americans or their
surnames,” said Facebook
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM real name culture. This helps user Will White Eyes of Pine
create an environment where Ridge. His name did not trig-
(920) 869-1690 Application Deadline: Monday, February 23, 2009 • 4:30PM people are accountable for
their actions and behavior,”
ger the site’s fake name detec-
tor, but he said it’s just anoth-
Facebook Privacy and Public er example of people misun-
➥ 15 years old Policy spokesman Simon derstanding his name and the
➥ 1,978 square feet Axten said in an e-mail to the culture from which it comes.
➥ 5 Bedrooms Argus Leader. “Fake names “I do get questioned about
➥ 2.5 Bathrooms and false identities are actual- my surname,” said White
ly a violation of the Terms of Eyes, 28, of Pine Ridge, in an
➥ First Floor Laundry Use, and we disable fake e-mail. “I have had people ask
➥ 2-Stall Attached Garage accounts when they're report- me if that really was my name
➥ All Brick Exterior ed to us by our users.” and if it is what my birth cer-
➥ Concrete Patio Axten didn’t speak specifi- tificate had said.”
W608 Bain Road, De Pere, WI 54115 ➥ Finished Basement cally about Kills The Kelsey said she thought
Enemy’s account but Kills The Enemy’s reinstate-
➥ Appliances included acknowledged that errors ment had more to do with her
(Stove, Refrigerator, dishwasher, washer & dryer)
Est. Monthly Mortgage Payment: (Ø down @ 3% for 50 yrs.): $766.00 sometimes occur. passport and persistence than
Applicants who have a minimum
Est. Monthly Real Estate Tax Payment: $293.00 monthly gross income of $3,782 “Of course, we may occa- with the group raising its
Est. Total Monthly Payment: $1,059.00 are encouraged to apply. sionally disable an account voice in protest. But she said
Directions to home: From Land Management, take Hwy 172 West to Freedom that uses a legitimate, but she plans to keep the group
Est. Selling Price: $238,000.00 unusual, name,” Axten said. going.
Road. Turn Left on Freedom Road, to Bain Road (about 8 miles). Turn left on
“When this happens, we “It’s kind of an awareness
For further information, contact the Finance Department at: encourage users to contact us thing,” Kelsey said.
so we can investigate and Whether awareness helped
Local: (920) 869-1690 • Toll Free: (800) 684-1697 hopefully reactivate. We feel Kills The Enemy or not, she
470 Airport Drive • Oneida, WI 54155 or go to… http://land.oneidanation.org that any inconvenience this has her friends back – she’s
extra step might add for a very even made a few new ones.
10A (Oye=l$ ) SEOTS
• February 12, 2009 www.kalihwisaks.com
South Eastern Oneida Tribal Services News
SEOTS Office Hours:
Mon.-Fri.: 8–4:30PM, CLOSED NOON TO 1:00PM
Call for available weekend hours, (414) 329-4101
Activities Calendar SEOTS Mission…
for the month of March 2009 Our mission is to provide for the well-being of On=yote÷a=ka in southeastern Wisconsin;
Preserving Our Culture and Environment for the next Seven Generations.
Oneida Singers – 6:30PM, Bird Room
Cornelius shares Oneida Culture & History
We Indians Reading Program - How did we govern our- very contrary to a natural way
4:00 – 6:00PM, Bird Room selves? What does the Code of life and fundamentally
Oneida Med Pick-up of Handsome Lake entail? want to be productive human
Questions, questions, ques- beings. There's a voice in all
5 Thursday: tions; you know that's a sign of us that tells us what's right
Veterans Benefit Coordinator – of intelligence. It all comes and wrong, but sometimes we
10:00AM – 1:00PM SEOTS (entrance in back down to people looking for either lack the courage, disci-
of Wedgewood) their identity and to gain a pline, knowledge and most
Craft Class sense of place and belonging. importantly the support to
To understand why we are make positive changes in our
6:00PM, Cost is: $10, Wolf Room the way we are, we have to go lives. Initially change can be
6 Friday: back into our history to find scary, we're out of our ele-
Call in meds for next the answers. What is the real ment and it feels foreign. As
Wednesday pick-up By 4:00pm history of how our people human beings we are all tied
9 Monday: became indoctrinated? What
process did our nations go
to our Mother the Earth and
all of creation. Our teachings
Oneida Singers – 6:30PM, Bird Room through collectively that tell us how we are connected
10 Tuesday: swept us away into a society and what role we have in this
Board Meeting – 6:00PM, Bird Room that either diminishes or life. What that role is can
romanticizes us? What insti- only come from within you.
Photo courtesy of Debra Ushakow
Randy Cornelius of Oneida Cultural Heritage is tutions and governmental With education and aware-
We Indians Reading Program – available to answer questions about Oneida culture policies facilitated the trans- ness our ignorance loses its
4:00–6:00PM, Bird Room formation of the power and control over our
and history. On<yote?a=k@= philosophy of lives and we become empow-
Oneida Med Pick-up Shek%li, Educator. Shortly thereafter, peace, power and righteous- ered with a sense of purpose.
12 Thursday: there was a request from ness to a people that began to
Craft Class 6:00PM, Cost is: $10, Wolf Oneida tribal members in the embrace non-native thinking, SEOTS invites all ages to
My name is Randy Milwaukee area to have a
Room Cornelius and I've been doing beliefs, values and lifestyles? Randy's Cultural Heritage
class so that they could start The answers to these ques- class. Please check your
13 Friday: a culture class with SEOTS learning about their culture tions can be intriguing and Kalihwisaks for the date and
Call in meds for next Wednesday for about eleven years now. and history. They wanted to
I've been actively involved intimidating at the same time. call SEOTS for any questions
pick-up by 4:00pm know; “what makes us Most all of us have experi- or needing a ride call 414-
with our Oneida Longhouse Oneida?” What is our under-
14 Saturday: community here in Wisconsin standing of how everything
ences of behaviors that are 329-4101.
Language Class – 10:00AM, For infor- for the past twenty-five years came into existence? What
mation call 414-324-5610 or so. I started working for are the ceremonies all about SEOTS carries many of your favorite
the Oneida Cultural Heritage and why do we do them? Tsyunhehkw^ and Oneida Cannery products!
16 Monday: Department in 1995 as an What is the clan system all
Oneida Singers – 6:30PM, Bird Room Oneida Language and Culture Come in today to check out our wide selection of
about and how does it work?
Corn Soup, Jellies & Jams, Salsa, Sage, Tea, and
St. Patrick’s Bingo Trip to Oneida – Are YOU Looking for Employment? much more.
$10 Bingo Certificate and $6 Lunch SEOTS and Spotted Eagle, Inc. can help you!
Ticket, Van Trip seats 10 people, Please
call 414-329-4101 to sign-up
SEOTS offers a job board that is updated daily. Also
available for use are computers, internet access, fax,
From Page 9A/Cayuga
Board Meeting – 6:00PM, Bird room copier, and telephones. Spotted Eagle, Inc. provides sell tax-free cigarettes at its are exempt from collecting
18 Wednesday: trained professionals that serve the needs of Native stores. Fisher also said the
counties could prosecute the
the taxes because their busi-
nesses are protected by their
We Indians Reading Program Americans who are seeking entry into the workforce
Cayugas on tax-evasion sovereign nation status. The
4:00-6:00PM, Bird Room or career advancement. charges. tribe contends its stores are
Van Trip/Oneida Med Pick-up, 8:00AM Contact… T onya Baier, Michael Alexander, or The Cayugas closed their located on ancestral land that
19 Thursday: Ed Werstein at 414-342-0706. Lake Side Trading stores after is part of its land claim
Craft Class – Cost is: $10, Wolf Room county authorities raided against New York state.
them on Nov. 25. County offi- The Cayuga nation’s
Book Club – 6:00PM, Bird Room, Potluck cials said the stores were vio- appeal of Fisher's ruling is set
20 Friday: Reading Circle Book Club lating state law by selling cig- to be heard in May.
Oneida Higher Education arettes without charging the The appeals court also
Informational Session – 6:00PM
Are you looking for an after school required tax and owed ruled that the Cayugas could
$485,000 in state excise try to regain possession of the
Financial Aid, Eligibility, College and activity that is fun and rewarding? taxes. 17,600 cartons of seized,
Vocational Training Information
The Cayugas claim they unstamped cigarettes.
Call in meds for next Wednesday SEOTS, in partnership with the
pick-up by 4:00pm WE INDIANS Program…
23 Monday: is proud to announce another installment of the Have you participated in the W.O.L.F.E. Program at the
Oneida Singers – 6:30PM, Wolf Room Reading Circle Book Club. Gerald L. Ignace Indian Health Center?
24 Tuesday: This exciting meets every Wednesday from 4-6PM at Here are the details of the program:
Board Meeting – 6:00PM, Bird Room SEOTS. All students in 5th through 8th grade are
Med Pick-up encouraged to participate. During this program, stu- Who? Any Native American Elder
25 Wednesday: dents read, enjoy tasty snacks, receive assistance with (age 45 or better)
Trip to the Oneida Nation Museum home work, and make new friends. What? 10AM–11AM Fitness Activities
– Tour • Lunch • Cultural Presentation • During the first semester, students also attended a play 11AM–11:20AM Nutrition Discussion
Craft/Pinch Pot & Fun! Van leaves at at the First Stage Theatre. 11:20AM – Noon Cooking
7:45AM. Seating for 10 people – RSVP by
As an added bonus, a $100 prize will be Noon–1PM Eat and Socialize
Friday, March 20th
MAIRN Meeting – 12:00PM, Ignace given to the student reading the most books When? Every Wednesday
Indian Health Center, 1711 South 11th and improving their grade point average. Where? 1711 S. 11th Street in Milwaukee
Street, Milw. Gathering Place – Potluck
Interested students should contact SEOTS at 414- (kitchen located on the 2nd floor)
Oneida Med Pick-up
329-4101 to reserve a spot. Transportation may be pro-
26 Thursday: vided to and from the Reading Circle Book Club. Call
For more information, contact Jennifer Casey:
Craft Class – 6:00PM, Cost: $10, Wolf RM.
for details. 414-383-9526, Ext. 117
Call in meds for next Wednesday
pick-up by 4:00pm For your Information…
Language Class – 10AM FMI 414-324-5610 Housing Information 1st Baptist Church, 1576 So. 78th
• Gerald L. Ignace Indian Health Center: (414) 383-9526
30 Monday: If you have any questions regarding housing in Oneida,
please give the Housing Authority a call. Call 1-800-236- • Spotted Eagle, Inc. (414) 342-0706
Pink Shawl Meeting – 5:30PM Potluck, 2214 and ask for the Housing Authority and ask to speak with • Domestic Violence – Milwaukee Women’s Center: (414)
Bird Room Lisa Vega or Julie Cornelius. 272-5132
Sweat Lodge • Domestic Violence Task Force Contact Person –
The Southeastern Oneida Tribal Services Women’s Sweat Lodge in the community is held weekly by Bagwajikwe Madosh (414) 345-8688
(SEOTS) staff is here to serve you! a community member. For information call 383-7072 and • Indian Council for the Elderly Meals on Monday and
Check your Kalihwisaks for SEOTS News once a month ask for Dona. Friday –11:30am, 631 N. 19th St. at Redeemer Lutheran
or go to www.oneidanation.org click on SEOTS for a Church - First Friday of the month at 5pm. Phone # (414)
listing of events. The office is located at:
Information around the city 934-8096
211 Impact – Simply call 211 for help with life/food/shel-
6820 W. Wedgewood Drive • Ph: (414) 329-4101 ter/health/crisis intervention, etc. • Indian Community School (414) 525-6100
(1 Block South of Morgan Avenue) Pow Wow AA Group – All Welcome, Thursday’s - 8:00PM, • American Indian Council on Alcoholism (414) 671-2200.
www.kalihwisaks.com February 12, 2009
Ohuntsya=k#kha Kanunya>sh&ha students travel the states
Hotinoshoni people. The to coast staring with Panama Washington DC for BIE American College Communications
Oneida Business Committee City, Florida and then over to Chairman, Mr. Carl Artman, Group at UW- Department, All Nations
has requested the Oneida Long Beach California. Both (Oneida Tribal member.) Madison, the Travel, The Oneida Veterans
Brooks Nation High School of these events were to assist Then for the 2008-2009 JOM Parent Department, Oneida Nation
K-12 Ohuntsya=k#kha Kanunya>sh&ha O h u n t s y a = k # k h a in the Christening Ceremony school year the students had Committee, the Cultural Advisor Bob Brown,
Kanunya>sh&ha (Iroquois of two Navy ships, The Mesa several opportunities to host 2009 Hoy@n ONSS Superintendant
Over the past few years, Music) students and I on Verde and The USS Green Social Dances closer to home. Social at the Sharon Mousseau,
my students and I have had more than a few occasions. It Bay. Then we sang at two For example, the Oneida Turtle School ONHS. Principal
the opportunity to travel to has been with great pleasure Inauguration Ceremonies. House Keeping Appreciation for the little Bob Ganka, Sonny
several places to represent our sharing our language and cul- The first one was in Madison, Dinner, The Multi- ones, and final- Hill and the ONHS
Nation by demonstrating the ture with thousands of people. Wisconsin for Governor Dole Jurisdictional Conference at ly we were Staff, The Brooks
original song and dance of the We have travelled from coast and the second, in the Radisson, The Native asked to raise Family, each and
money for the every family
Richard John member of the
Family from Ohuntsya=k#kha
New York. student body, and
All of these events have most of all Shukwaya>t$su>
been a life time experience and all of Creation. Without
and I would like to personally continued support and
thank the Oneida Business encouragement, these excit-
Committee, the Finance ing opportunities would not
Committee, The Oneida have taken place. Yaw<k%!
ONHS screenwriters get
hand from Hollywood
Kali photo/ Nate Wisneski
Hollywood screenwriter Arthur McClen (left)
answers questions from community members
during a screenwriter presentation at the Norbert
Hill Center on Tuesday, February 10.
He worked with students for three days develop-
ing their own screenplay which will be presented
at a later date. He also worked with the students
on a screenplay for the CBS television show
Criminal Minds which he plans to present to the
ONHS Special Education Teacher, Lynn Adrian
(right) met McClen in Los Angeles and was
instrumental in bringing him to Oneida.
Mclen’s visit was sponsored by the Oneida
Nation Arts Program, Oneida Nation School
System, Johnson O’Malley Foundation and the
Oneida Mentorship Program.
Come see the…
Elder Gift Shop
at the Eldery Services Building on Overland
• Shawls • Children’s Regalia
• Women’s Regalia • Ribbon Shirts
Open 8AM to 4:30PM
2B (T#ken) • February 12, 2009 Environment www.kalihwisaks.com
Keeping your child safe from scald and burn injuries
Submitted by Amy caused by direct contact with Scald Burns These types of burns can be back burners, and keep the not know the temperature set-
Spears fire; Electrical Burns; Scald burns are the most prevented fairly easily and handles pointed inward? ting of their hot water heater.
Injury Prevention Coordinator Chemical Burns; and common burn injury among without associated cost to • Do you keep hot liquids and Other preventative mea-
Burns have long been Contact Burns-caused by young children. The majority you. You may want to ask foods away from the edge of sures to take include: Keep
recognized as one of the contact with heated of scald burns in children are yourself some questions to the counter and table? matches, lighters and other
most painful and dev- objects. from hot food and liquid assess the risk of scald burns • Do you keep your child flammable materials out of
astating injuries a Burns are one of spills and from overly hot tap in your home. from removing items from children's reach. Never leave
person can sustain the most common water from the sink or tub. • What temperature is your the microwave oven after a child unattended around
and survive. causes of pre- Children have thinner skin hot water heater set at? The heating? open flames, stoves or can-
Burns often ventable injury, than adults; consequently, recommended temperature • Do you refrain from carry- dles. Install smoke alarms in
require long peri- yet they affect their skin tends to burn at is 120-125°F. At this tem- ing hot liquids or plates of your home on every level and
ods of rehabilitation, multiple approximately one million lower temperatures and more perature your dish washer hot food while carrying your inside or near all sleeping
skin grafts and painful physi- people a year in the United deeply. A child exposed to a and clothes washer will still child? areas. Plan and practice a
cal therapy. According to States. Most of these burn hot liquid at 140°F for 1-3 disinfect properly, and you The majority of all scald home-fire escape plan with
National Safe Kids injuries are to children under seconds will sustain third can expect an approximate burn-related injuries among your child. For questions or
Campaign, burns often leave the age of nine years old. degree burns, while it would savings of 10-18% off your children could be prevented more information on injuries
victims, particularly children, According to the CDC's take approximately 6-10 sec- associated energy cost than through behavioral and envi- and safety, please contact
with lifelong physical and 2000-2005 Leading Causes of onds for an adult to burn to at a higher temperature. ronmental modifications. Hot your Injury Prevention
psychological trauma. There Death Report, fires and burns that degree. Third degree • Do you check the water tap water scalds can be pre- Coordinator, Amy Spears at
are five main types of burn are the third leading cause of burns are the most serious of temperature before bathing vented by lowering the setting 920-496-5357 or at
injuries possible: Scald accidental injury-related burns; they cause permanent and are you always present on water heater thermostats to email@example.com.
Burns-caused by hot liquids death among Native tissue damage and may while your child is bathing? 120°F or lower. In one study, Please visit our new website
or steam; Flame Burns- American children ages 1-9. require skin grafts. • When cooking on the stove- it was found that 82% of at www.oneidanation.org/
top, do you regularly use the respondents with children did environmental
Study: Birds shifting north; global warming cited
habits from 1966 through changed.” the state,” said Richard
2005 found about one-fourth Other species, such as the Connors, president of the
of the species have moved purple finch and boreal chick- Tennessee Ornithological
farther south. But the number adee, spend their summers in Society. “As it increases, there
moving northward - 177 the forests of Canada and fly is going to be pressure to hunt
species - is twice that. south into the U.S. for the it. The bird watchers of
The study “shows a very, winter. Climate change could Tennessee don't want that.”
very large fraction of the win- be playing a role in why they ___
tering birds are shifting” are not flying as far south as On the Net:
northward, said Terry Root, a they used to, and are no Audubon Society:
biologist at Stanford longer as common as they www.audubon.org
University. “We don't know were in states like Maine, The Birdwatcher's Guide to
for a fact that it is warming. Vermont and Wisconsin. Global Warming:
But when one keeps finding For other species, global http://www.abcbirds.org/new
the same thing over and over warming may not be a major sandreports/birdguide.html
... we know it is not just a fig- factor in the movements mea-
ment of our imagination.”
The research is based on
sured by Audubon at all. The
wild turkey was second only Wisconsin
data collected during the to the purple finch in miles
Audubon Society’s Christmas moved north - about 400. But Birds
Bird Count in early winter. At it's likely due to efforts by Wisconsin birds that are
that time of year, temperature hunters and state wildlife becoming more common
is the primary driver for managers to boost its popula- and less common, perhaps
where birds go and whether tion. because of shifts related to
they live or die. To survive the In other cases, the range climate change, and the esti-
cold, birds need to eat enough shifts are prompting calls to mated miles the birds have
during the day to have the cull some bird populations. moved north over the last 40
energy needed to shiver The sandhill crane, a large years, according to the
AP Photo/Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Will Roundtree Audubon Society.
throughout the night. gray bird that migrates to the
This undated photo provided courtesy of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology shows southern U.S. for the winter, Less common species:
Milder winters mean the
a Carolina Wren Feb. 18, 2007. An Audubon Society study to be released birds don't need to expend as has a range that expanded Boreal Chickadee,
Tuesday Feb. 10, 2009, shows that the Carolina Wren is spending the winter much energy shivering, and about 40 miles north in the 279.4
more than 50 miles further north than it used to in 1966. can get by eating less food in last 40 years. This small More common species:
By Dina Cappiello more along the latitude of at this scale gets to proof,” the day. movement has likely con-
Associated Press Writer Milwaukee, Wis., instead of said Greg Butcher, the lead General biology aside, the tributed to the bird’s popula-
WASHINGTON (AP) – research can't explain why tion explosion in Tennessee. 114.5
Springfield, Mo. scientist on the study and the
When it comes to global Bird ranges can expand and director of bird conservation particular species are moving. The sandhill population has Tundra Swan, 129.1
warming, the canary in the shift for many reasons, among at the Audubon Society. “It is That’s because changes in grown to a point that state Gadwall, 148.9
coal mine isn’t a canary at all. them urban sprawl, deforesta- not what each of these indi- temperature affect different wildlife officials are consider- Northern Shoveler,
It’s a purple finch. tion and the supplemental diet vidual birds did. It is the wide birds in different ways. ing allowing the bird to be 78.5
As the temperature across provided by backyard feeders. diversity of birds that sug- Some birds will expand hunted.
the U.S. has gotten warmer, their range farther north. For “You are seeing it all across Carolina Wren, 57.0
But researchers say the only gests it has something to do
the purple finch has been explanation for why so many with temperature, rather than example, the Carolina wren -
spending its winters more birds over such a broad area ecology.” the state bird of South
than 400 miles farther north
than it used to.
And it’s not alone.
An Audubon Society study
are wintering in more north-
ern locales is global warming.
Over the 40 years covered
by the study, the average
The study provides com-
pelling evidence for what
many birders across the coun-
try have long recognized -
Carolina - has turned into a
Yankee, based on Audubon’s
calculations. It is now com-
monly seen in the winter well
to be released Tuesday found January temperature in the that many birds are respond- into New England, as well as
that more than half of 305
birds species in North
America, a hodgepodge that
includes robins, gulls, chick-
United States climbed by
about 5 degrees Fahrenheit.
That warming was most pro-
nounced in northern states,
ing to climate change by
shifting farther north.
Previous studies of breed-
ing birds in Great Britain and
its namesake state of South
“Twenty years ago, I
remember people driving
adees and owls, are spending which have already recorded the eastern U.S. have detected hours to see the one Carolina
the winter about 35 miles far-
ther north than they did 40
The purple finch was the
an influx of more southern
species and could see some
northern species retreat into
Canada as ranges shift.
similar trends. But the
Audubon study covers a
broader area and includes
many more species.
wren in the state,” said Jeff
Wells, an ornithologist based
in southern Maine. “Now,
every year I get two or three
biggest northward mover. Its “This is as close as science The study of migration just in my area,” he said. To register for one of the following classes,
wintering grounds are now “Obviously, things have contact the Oneida Conservation
Summer Youth Employment Class Requirements:
• $10.00 fee per student
• Must be 10 years old
Now Recruiting Youth for the Oneida Job Training Application
Summer Employment Experience Deadline is
The work experience program will run from July 6, 2009 thru August 14, May 20, 2009 Oneida Community Education Center
2009. Students will work 20 hours a week at the rate of $6.55 per hour.
Please Note: 2632 Packerland Dr. • Green Bay
➥ Must be at least 14 years of age, and Due to limited number of Time:
➥ Currently attending school, and available positions 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
➥ Enrolled with a Federally Recognized Indian Tribe, priority will be given to
or the descendant of an Oneida Tribal Member or applications Scheduled Dates:
live within Reservation Boundaries. received by the 20th. Every Monday & Wednesday (4 weeks long)
Applications are available with your Yes Advocate, school
guidance office, and the Oneida Center for Self 1st Class: 2nd Class:
Sufficiency 2640 West Point Road, Green Bay, or you may
2/16, 2/18, 2/23, 2/25, 3/23, 3/25, 3/30, 4/1,
call Jodi Van Cuyk at 490-3791 and an application will be
3/2, 3/4, 3/9 & 3/11 4/6, 4/8, 4/13 & 4/15
mailed to you.
www.kalihwisaks.com Education February 12, 2009 • (Áhs^) 3B
NAJA Scholarship and student Cornell offering CATALYST Academy
The CATALYST Academy pus; and explore the many • A written recommendation
journalist opportunities is a one–week summer resi-
dential program for rising
exciting possibilities awaiting
you in engineering!
from a math or science
teacher or a high school
Each year NAJA offers teachers/professors, acade- College (CO.) high school sophomores, counselor
scholarships ranging from mic advisors, etc. • Ann Marie Taylor Application
juniors, and seniors. • An official high school
$500–$5,000 to Native · Work samples or Portfolio (Choctaw) University of The mission of the CATA- Requirements transcript
American students pursuing (magazines or newspaper Oklahoma Applicants must have a • A high school profile (may
LYST Academy is to advance
journalism degrees at a higher clips, tapes, etc.) if available, • Bryan Dugan (Cherokee) minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 obtain a profile from your
diversity in engineering and
learning institution. To apply, or other samples of your University of Oklahoma scale and be entering their high school counseling
its related disciplines.
students must be current paid work, such as class essays. • Andrea Murphy (Navajo) sophomore, junior, or senior office)
members. Annual member- • Proof of enrollment in a fed- New Mexico State Therefore, applications from
year in high school. The postmark and submis-
ships cost $10 for high school erally– or state–recognized University students from backgrounds Specifically for rising sopho-
(African American, Latino/a, sion deadline for all complet-
students and $20 for college tribe. If not enrolled, please NAJA would like to thank mores, completion of at least
or Native American) critically ed applications as well as the
students. provide one of the following the following companies and Algebra II and advancement
underrepresented in the fields required supporting docu-
• Cover letter stating financial with your application: (1) organizations and individuals through at least two sciences
of science, technology, engi- ments is March 2, 2009.
need, area of interest (print, Letter from a tribal official for their generous contribu- courses is required. Further
neering, and math are espe- Students will be notified of
broadcast, photojournalism, on tribal letterhead stating tions to our scholarship fund: for rising juniors and seniors,
new media or journalism the applicant's status or rela- The Arizona Republic, CNN, cially encouraged. their admission status by
completion of at least Algebra
education) and reasons for tionship with the federal- GMAC, the James M. Cox During the CATALYST mid–April 2009.
II and advancement through
pursuing a career in journal- ly–recognized or state–rec- Foundation, the Samuel I. Academy, Cornell at least three science courses Tuition
ism. ognized tribe; or (2) Newhouse Foundation, and University's world–renowned is required. The 2009 CATALYST
• A brief description of cours- Documentation of enroll- all those who donate and buy faculty and graduate students Applications should be Academy tuition, which
es taken and grade level ment from a family member items during the annual silent lead participants in classes, accompanied with: includes room and board, is
(college students only); as who is a member of a feder- auction at the convention. lab sessions, and project • A written essay with a $1200 and is payable after
well as your anticipated ally– or state–recognized research. Social events, panel maximum of 500 words, notification of acceptance.
term of graduation (for tribe AND a letter from the Project Phoenix discussions, and other explaining: Financial assistance for
example Fall '09). family member showing the Each year more than a out–of–classroom activities • Why you want to partici- travel and tuition is available
• One copy of your FAFSA applicant's relationship. dozen high school students provide participants with pate in this program based on demonstrated finan-
report. All applicants must • Scholarship Financial from around the country gath- opportunities to network • What you hope to gain cial need.
file a FAFSA report regard- Profile er in one city to find out what informally with Cornell facul- from the experience For further assistance,
less of income status. You must be a NAJA mem- it takes to put together their ty, staff, and students. • What interests you about please contact Debbie Moss
• Other financial reports cit- ber to apply for scholarships. own newspaper. During the This summer, spend a week engineering by calling 607.255.6403 or
ing miscellaneous income Sign up for membership on course of a week, the students making new friends; experi- • What thoughts you have sending an e–mail to
not listed on the FAFSA our membership page. of Project Phoenix learn the ence life on a university cam- about your future career DPENG@cornell.edu
report. Application deadline: basics of news writing and
• An official school transcript
(college or high school –
transcripts must be sent to
June 1st, 2009.
No late or incomplete
applications will be accepted
photojournalism and produce
a 12–page newspaper called CAIC Summer Recruitment underway
"Rising Voices." Students' July 11–25, 2009, at computer gaming, geographic
the NAJA office directly (Free Applications for Federal
from the high school or col- Student Aid or FAFSAs take
work will also be posted on
our Web site. This introduc-
Native American Humboldt State University information systems, digital
(Northwest California). The media, and computerized
lege/university. The tran-
scripts must be in a sealed
several weeks to process.
Your or your parents' tax
tion into journalism is taught student computer Coalition is a partnership Native language preservation
by some of the best reporters with HSU Computing
envelope.) statements will be needed in Indian country. Join NAJA camp set for July between HSU, local area
Tribes, and funding from the Science Department
• Two letters of recommenda- before filling out a FASFA, so in celebrating 25 years of ser- The Coalition for American National Science Foundation Professors. Other HSU staff
tion from people familiar it's best to file taxes early in vice to Native American high Indians in Computing is under their Broadening teach college prep, applying
with your professional or the year). school students across the recruiting in–coming 11th Participation in Computing to college and financial aid,
academic work, such as edi- Winners to be announced: country. For more informa- and 12th grade SELF–IDEN- and they also provide infor-
tors, producers, July 1st 2009. tion go to Demonstration Project.
TIFIED Native American stu- mation about HSU's Native
All forms and application http://www.naja.com The all–expenses–paid,
dents for a computer camp American academic and
materials must be submitted Applications must be two–week camp explores social support programs.
ONEIDA for your application to be
received by June 1, 2009.
Oneida Nation High School (2008–09) Community Tribal mem-
FACE Program For questions or inquiries
NAJA Student Projects bers lead demonstrations and
about scholarships or other
Each year, college students Academic Honors announced field trips on Native Art, cul-
Family And Child Education majoring in journalism are ture, language acquisition,
is a National Literacy
please contact NAJA national
given the opportunity to get for Second Quarter and local Native–run business
based program designed to office at 405–325–9008 or
hands–on experience in pro- Highest Honors 3.667 and health endeavors.
focus on Native American ducing a daily newspaper, Douglas Reed Jr., 12 – th Kanani Nunies, 9th – 3.571 Flyers and applications can
Families. radio or television newscasts, Layni Stevens, 11th – 3.555 be downloaded at
2008 Scholarship Winners 3.888
• Services are provided for or a news Web site through http://humboldt.edu/~caic
• Russel Daniels Louis Guerra Jr., 12 – 3.833
NAJA's annual Student under the Summer 2009 head-
adults and children from (Navajo/Ho–Chunk/Nooch)
birth to age 5. , University of Montana
Projects during our national
High Honors Honors ing.
convention. This year, Carissa Metoxen, 12th – Admission questions can
• Center Base Early • Annie Greenberg (Eskimo),
Student Projects will be a part Garrett Miller, 12th – be directed to Janet Sclar,
Childhood Program is University of 3.445
of the 2009 NAJA Convention 3.778 Project Coordinator,
located in the Turtle Missouri–Columbia Tyler Pamanet, 12th – 3.445
in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Shane Skenandore, 9th – firstname.lastname@example.org
School and meets Mon.– • Ramona Marozas (Bad
For more information go to Salene LaRock, 10th – 707–826–3338.
Thurs. from 8:00–2:30.
River Chippewa) St. Cloud 3.778 Academic questions can be
State University (MN.) Yuntle?kal McLester, 12th –
For more information, Applications must be Tinea Bailey, 9 – 3.239
th asked of Professors
• Povi Lomayaoma 3.77
received by June 1, 2009. Guy–Alain Amoussou
1.920.869.4634 (Hopi/Tewa) Fort Lewis
7 Cameron Stevens, 12th – amoussou @humboldt.edu
3.223 707–826–3380, or Ann
Joslin Skenandore, 12th–
Michael Arce, 11 – 3.222
B u r r o u g h s
Oneida Nation 3.722 an.burroughs@humboldt.
Jasmin Webster, 10th – 3.057
Kyle White, 12 – 3.667
Job Line Maria Metoxen, 11th – 3.667 Carl Tepiew, 10th – 3.002
Deadline for submission of
1–800–236–7050 John Callahan, 12th – application and reference let-
Shaleesa Danforth, 11th –
http://hrd.oneidanaton.org 3.000 ter: May 1, 2009.
Marian University to hold Green Bay information session
FOND DU LAC, Wis. – post bachelor's degree pro- Ramada Way, Wednesday, tomorrow's world.
Marian University will hold grams in Green Bay. March 4 from 3 to 6 p.m. Marian University is a pre-
The Information session mier Catholic university
an informational open house The session will be held at
will feature information on located in Fond du Lac, Wis.
on its graduate, Ph.D. and the Holiday Inn, 2785 Marian's undergraduate, grad- The University offers more
uate and Ph.D. programs. than 40 undergraduate and
Trust Scholarship Master degrees in leadership graduate programs at its main
and education are offered. campus, and a variety of adult
The Oneida Trust Scholarship was established accelerated–degree programs
as a financial resource to assist eligible enrolled Information is also available
on the Ph.D. in leadership, in facilities throughout
Oneida Tribal members in securing higher educa- Wisconsin. The size of the
tion opportunities. and an alternative teaching
certification program for University permits a very
The Trust Scholarship is targeted to applicants favorable student–faculty
who are in need of fulfilling college entrance those person who have a
bachelor's degree, but are now ratio, one of the lowest among
requirements in order to become official accepted Wisconsin campuses.
into an accredited post–secondary education considering the field of teach-
ing. Counselors will be avail- Campus planning efforts are
institution. under way to enhance facili-
The scholarship can assist with: Required able to discuss the programs,
all of which have sessions ties on the University's
pre–requisite credited classes, post–graduate 104–acre Fond du Lac cam-
preparation and admission exams, such as the starting in January.
To reserve a specific time, pus, as well as at Marian's
GRE, GMAT, LSAT or related preparatory course 15–acre Town of Byron cam-
work. call 1–800–2–MARIAN ext.
pus and facilities in Appleton
The Trust Committee respectfully request that 7632 or email pace@maria-
and West Allis. Marian's pro-
all recipients of this scholarship keep in mind the nuniversity.edu
grams of study are designed
prospect of returning to the Oneida Tribe to share From a curriculum shaped to meet a full range of
their acquired knowledge, experience, and educa- by theoretical rigor, experi- pre–professional and profes-
tion. ence–based learning and sional academic needs,
Applicants must be an enrolled member of the reflection, to a distinguished,
including business, education,
Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin, be in aca- accomplished faculty, Marian the arts, sciences, nursing and
demic good standing (2.0 grade point average for University features a technology. Marian
undergraduates and 3.0 for graduate students). high–quality educational University is a community
The Trust Scholarship is a one–time scholar- experience focused on the committed to learning, dedi-
ship up to $2,500. student's all–round academic, cated to service and social
For an application, contact the Higher Education Office at professional and personal justice, and joined together by
920–869–4033 or 800–236–2214 x 4033. development and the student's spiritual traditions.
goal of becoming a leader in
4B (Kay#) • February 12, 2009 www.kalihwisaks.com
ONHS Student Council Will Help
Oneida Food Pantry
By Thunderhawk Times fourteen new families,” Smith credit in their classes by with canned goods.”
Staff said. “We now have 700 fam- donating to the pantry. Oneida's student council
The shelves at the Oneida ilies registered with our pro- ONHS student council will also be doing some other
Food Pantry are bare. That is gram. Last year we served members seemed to like the things to support the pantry.
the word that the pantry's 5,681 bags of food or people idea of getting some healthy They will be conducting a
director, Gary Smith, gave to and 1,716 families.” competition going between spare change drive where stu-
ONHS student council mem- “People are pretty burned them and the other area high dents bring in all their extra Poverty is a serious problem,
bers at their meeting on out,” said Smith, “our pantry schools. coins and collect them in a
Tuesday, February 3. was full of food after the hol- “We should make it a chal- bucket. it’s time to step up!
The student council mem- idays and now it's empty.” lenge,” said Leah Pociopa. They will also be giving By Jaylee Godfrey
bers vowed to so something The pantry is in dire need “We might be smaller,” students a raffle ticket for ONHS sophomore
about it. of non-perishable food items said student council co-advi- every donated item. Every Poverty rates get higher and higher every year. This is a
“The word is out there that such as canned goods, boxed sor Carol Johnson, “but I bet two weeks, they will draw the huge problem!
we need help,” said Smith, food items, and baby prod- we could beat them on the tickets and give out prizes to Stop thinking about yourself and donate to a charity.
“but with the economy suffer- ucts. One thing that is espe- number of items donated per the student's whose tickets are One day, this could be you.
ing everybody needs to dig cially needed, said Smith, student.” drawn. They are also looking Here are some statistics-on poverty, hunger, and home-
deep to help.” “are hygiene items”-tooth- ONHS principal, Bob at other ways to support the lessness-to open your eyes and your mind:
The economic downturn brushes, toothpaste, deodor- Ganka, said that donated pantry with donations of • 36.3 million people in our country experience hunger or
has not just impacted the ant, soap, and similar items. items could be kept in his items and money. risk being hungry.
amount of donations, howev- Smith has been getting the office until they were picked “It's all about helping peo- • 9.6 million people experience hunger daily.
er. It has also increased the word out to every area school up. ple,” Smith told the student • 26.5 million people are using food stamps.
demand on the fewer dona- that will let him come in and “That's cool,” said one council members. “It's about • There are 3.5 million homeless people in the United
tions the pantry is now get- talk about the problem. At ONHS student council mem- helping them and helping States.
ting. Seymour High School, Smith ber who wished to remain their self-esteem. That's With the current economy, these issues are rising and
“Last month we picked up said, students can earn extra anonymous, “we'll bury Bob where you come in.” people are not stepping up! Here's your chance.
You've heard the statistics as the bills go up, but so do
Iroquois Music Class Continues Strong The Question these rates.
How would you feel in this situation?
By Desty Garrett
ONHS sophomore I Can Not Don't be greedy, because someone close to you could be
By Thunderhawk Times
Staff Answer Poverty is a worldwide problem and it is a scary issue.
A picture was taken of one person on a city sidewalk.
It has been a big year for By Wendel Lloyd The person was poor, hungry, and homeless. The shopping
the ONHS Iroquois Music Cornelius III cart next to them had a sign. The sign said, “I Need a
Class. There is a question that I Miracle!”
First, six students- have never figured out. But this is not the only person who could use a miracle.
Shaleesa Danforth, Tyler I wonder why I just stand There are others out there too!
Pamanet, Joslin Skenandore, there. Time for those of us who can, to step up!
Cameron Stevens, I see cars go by.
Yuntle?kala:u McLester, and I wonder if I know them.
Shaina Powless-made their
way to Long Beach,
California with teacher
I am like a wolf that got lost
in Alaska Meet Quinn LaRock
I'm trying to find my home, By Garrett Miller in a trailer home
Kalana Brooks on Friday, but I can't. ONHS senior out on east line.”
January 23 for the christen- I look back Quinn LaRock, In his spare
ing of the USS Green Bay and forth. says, his family time, he likes to
navy ship. Brooks was proud THT Photo/Becky Anderson Looking members “are the draw. Quinn's
of the group as it “represent- Three young men from the ONHS Iroquois Music for some- important people in favorite food is
ed our Nation.” class (l to r) Tyler Pamanet (back of his head), one, but his life.” Chinese food. He
Later that month, twenty- who? He lives in
two students helped with the
Eddie Santiago, and Josh Skenandore perform at likes the color
the Hoyan Powwow on January 30. I don't Rolling Hills. Now royal blue. The
Hoyan Social Dance at the know why, a senior, he has
Danforth, Amelia Gonzales, Pamanet, Leah Pociopa, type of music he
Turtle School on Friday, But when I gone to Oneida
Raquel Gonzales, Bradley Shaina Powless, Eddie listens to is
January 30. l e a v e Nation High
Granquist, Shanna Jourdan, Santiago, Michael Santiago, Gangster music,
Kalene Beechtree, Erica there, School since he
Sara Melchert, Garrett Alexia Silva, but his favorite
Behringer, Kanikisa Corbin, I have another question. was a freshman. Quinn LaRock band is AC/DC.
Chelsey Cornelius, Colleen Miller, Kanani Nunies, Joslin Skenandore,
Ululani Nunies, Tyler Cameron Stevens. Why was I there? Before that, he His favorite place to eat is
Cornelius, Shalessa attended Oneida Nation Prime Quarter.
Schools since he was in Quinn likes reading maga-
In the January 29 issue of
GIT Students and Staff Cruise Headstart.
His favorite class at ONHS
zines. He also likes going to
Wal-Mart. His role model is
is computer class and his himself. He said he “want to
the THT, the story ONHS
students are working on a the Oneida Reservation favorite teacher, Gary
Lancelle, teaches that class.
grow up to be just like me.”
His words to live by are
film misidentified Fred By Thunderhawk Times Community Atlas will be sub- is much in demand. We hope Quinn's future plans are “Don't trip.”
Gains as working with Staff mitted to the ESRI (the lead- that our field work will give “whatever is clever.” He He sometimes likes to
Chris Powless. Powless What can seven students, ers in mapping) to be judged students a better sense of how might go to college, he is “not write. If he could interview
worked with Prof. Troy four GPS units, three teach- and potentially featured as the Oneida community is sure yet.” anyone in the history he
Perkins of UW Oshkosh’s ers, two Suburbans, and a few examples of the work begin unique." He says he would want a would “pick Black Kettle,”
Radio TV Film Dept. The cameras accomplish? done by high school students The students on the trip career in carpentry. He would the Cheyenne leader.
THT staff apologizes for Quite a bit if they get in the across the country. were Cameron Stevens, Doug like to have ten kids and “live
the error. hands of the students in the The GIT class was devel- Reed, Jade Doxtater, Cory
Technology class taught by
ONHS instructors Becky Nutt
oped as part of the Eagle
Nutt notes; "Our students
Hill, Maria Metoxen, Shaina
Powless and Marty Stevens.
Along for the drive was Denis
Class of 2009 Taco
Thunderhawk and Carol Johnson.
The day was Friday,
have an opportunity in GIT to
learn a software program that
Sale a Huge Success
Thunderhawk January 30. It was a fairly By Leah Pociopa Garrett Miller, Kyle
cold day-about five degrees- ONHS sophomore White, Bobby Danforth,
Times Staff when this high-tech caravan A BIG “Thank You” goes Doug Reed, Joslin
Semester II headed out of Norbert Hill out to the community for Skenandore, Nicole
2008-’09 School Year Center toward Site II and the supporting our senior class Godfrey's mom and sis, and
County H Building. taco sale on Wednesday, Leah Pociopa.
From there it was off to the February 4. Because of your The senior class really
Editor Oneida Nation Farm and hunger, we made over 700 appreciated it.
Maria Guerra Buffalo Herd, then around the dollars. That's going toward ONHS instructors Carol
Assistant Editor Episcopal Church and Parish our senior trip at the end of Johnson and Lynn Adrian
Douglas Reed Hall, then up Service Road the year. had lots of good things to say
Reporters and back to school. Another huge thank you about the event. Johnson
Allison Bailey At each location, GPS goes to our key people- said, “The fry bread was
Leticia Behringer readings were taken and the Carolyn and Fuzzie Miller excellent.” Adrian, who is
Quinn Larock site recorded for future map- and Debbie Danforth (the fry also a senior advisor, said, “It
Garrett Miller ping. THT photo/Becky Anderson bread cooks) and Gary was awesome. This is one of
Desty Garret The goal for this years GIT The members of the GIT class who recording sites Lancelle (the slicer). the best taco sales ever.”
Louis Guerra class is to develop a series of on the Oneida Reservation using GPS technology Also thanks to everyone Thanks a whole bunch to
Tyler Pamanet maps featuring the Oneida on Friday, January 30. (l to r) Doug Reed, Jade else that helped get the mes- everybody. Watch for our
community and compiled into sage out; to our delivery next sale, it promises to be as
Leah Pociopa Doxtater, Maria Metoxen, Cory Hill, Erica
a Community Atlas. The “boys” big or bigger than this one.
Carl Tepiew Behringer, and Shaina Powless.
www.kalihwisaks.com Business February 12, 2009 • (Wisk) 5B
Junction gets heads-
up, avoids scam
ASHWAUBENON, WI – A stolen, leaving the unsuspect-
new credit card scam has been ing company holding the bag
circling the nation recently, for the entire charge, includ-
WIBA and today, one local company
almost became a victim.
Apple Spice Junction
ing the extra money wired.
“I said that I couldn’t honor
her request because it was
received an email this morn- against our policy, and the
serves ing from the franchise sys-
tem’s home base in Salt Lake
City warning of a scam that
caller hung up. I alerted the
operator that this was a scam
that I had heard about this
Native has affected at least two of its
stores. Shortly after, the
Green Bay location received a
morning, but she said calls
through the service were
untraceable. The call was
Business call that almost cost them
Sam Chandler, Sales &
pretty suspicious from the
start, but had I not gotten the
email, I don’t know that I
Conference Marketing Manager for Apple
Spice Junction’s Green Bay
would have put everything
together right away.”
encourages location, said he received the
suspicious phone call for a
According to Chandler,
Apple Spice Junction already
entrepreneurs pick-up order over an internet has policies in place to pre-
relay service line designed for vent these types of scams. “It
By Steven J. Gandy the hearing impaired. “The is our policy to not send pay-
caller wanted to order 220 ments to third parties or trans-
The Wisconsin Indian sandwiches for her mother’s fer charges to third parties.
Business Alliance (WIBA) is birthday party,” said We want to protect our cus-
hosting is second annual Chandler. “They wanted to tomers, and we also want to
Wisconsin Indian Business just place the order quickly protect ourselves. And I
Conference at the Radisson and pay for it right away would caution other compa-
Hotel and Conference center. using a credit card. They did- nies to implement similar
The conference, which began n’t seem to be very familiar policies, should something
on Wednesday, February 11, with our menu, and didn’t like this happen to them.”
will run through Friday, want to answer questions very There have been no reports
February 13. Kali photo/Steven J. Gandy readily.” of this scam affecting other
The WIBA is an organiza- Oneida Business Committee Councilman Brandon Stevens gives the opening The call came in around businesses at this time, and
tion of volunteers who, address during the 2009 WIBA Wisconsin Indian Business Conference on 2:00 in the afternoon, just the incident has been reported
according to their mission Wednesday morning February 11. hours after the franchisee to authorities.
statement, “Strengthen the email had foreshadowed the Apple Spice Junction has a
Native American business ments and communities in opportunity to learn how will cover key provisions of
creating conducive environ- they've got to get themselves the UCC Article 9 with the incident. “We had just posted deli on Packerland Drive and
economy and build activity in the email for our employees, is a major caterer in the area.
local communities.” ments that strengthen Native organized and set-up to be goal of the workshop to leave
American business in able to do business with the attendees with sufficient so it was fresh in my mind,” The franchise is owned and
John Breuninger, event explains Chandler. The scam- operated by the Oneida
organizer, said, “The goal…is Wisconsin. state and with the feds.” understanding of Article 9 to
The focus of the confer- The second portion of the consider adoption into tribal mer asks the company to over Airport Hotel Corporation,
to be able to interconnect and tender the credit card pay- the same Tribal entity that
to continue referring each ence is two fold this year. conference will focus on the law.
The first day will be geared Uniform Commercial Code According to Breuninger, ment and wire the extra owns the Radisson Hotel,
other from one place to anoth- money - $800 in this case - to Wingate by Wyndham,
er.” toward Native entrepreneurs. Article 9. there will be nearly 100 peo-
“It's going to be a good net- Representatives from ple attending the conference a third party who is to pick up GuestHouse Hotel & Suites,
WIBA accomplishes this and deliver the order on and the newly acquired
by encouraging, promoting working opportunity. It's also Timothy Nixon Godfrey & with representatives form all
going to show business own- Kahn, a law firm out of 11 Wisconsin Indian tribes behalf of the customer. The Thornberry Creek Country
and supporting entrepreneur- credit card turns out to be Club.
ial activity of Tribal members. ers how they can fit in, how Milwaukee, will lead a work- expected to attend.
It promotes business-building they can get contracts with shop designed for elected For more information on
resources and support and state and federal agencies,”
Breuninger said. “Individual
tribal officials, attorneys,
managers, judges and other
the WIBA you can visit them
partner with Tribal govern-
entrepreneurs will have an
Increase with 7th
court officials. The workshop www.wibaonline.com.
Doyle: Wis. would get $600M less under Senate plan Annual Global Trade
By Scott Bauer educate them on our needs,” lions of dollars in construc- Tuesday to see what federal
Associated Press Writer tion projects that could be stimulus plan ultimately
MADISON, Wis. (AP) ~ Estimates as to how much started within 90 days. Even passed Congress. If there is Green Bay, Wis.- (Feb. 6, Trade conference received
The Senate’s federal stimulus the state will get under the with the injection of the fed- no agreement before he has to 2009)- The 7th Annual prior to March 27 will qualify
plan would send $600 million federal stimulus generally eral money, Doyle warned introduce his budget, Doyle Northeast Wisconsin Global for the reduced rate of $70 for
less to Wisconsin than the vary from $3 billion to $4 bil- members of the Wisconsin said he will go with the more Trade Conference—Taking individual or corporate regis-
House version, which could lion. The differences in the Counties Association on conservative numbers. Wisconsin to the World will tration. Student registration
lead to teachers and firefight- Senate bill will directly affect Tuesday not to expect too He told county government be held Tuesday, April 7, during this time will be $15.
ers in the state losing their money that goes to the state much. officials at Tuesday’s meeting 2009, at the KI Convention Conference fees are $80 for
jobs, Gov. Jim Doyle said and local governments to help “This is not going to be that his budget will include “a Center in Green Bay. individual and corporate reg-
Tuesday. pay for education, health care something where everybody’s lot of cuts to everybody.” He During the conference, istration ($75 for additional
Doyle said he was “very and other basic services like wish list is going to get done,” repeated that his budget will there will be two tracks, each individuals from the same
discouraged” with the Senate law enforcement and fire- Doyle said. be focused on protecting edu- featuring four sessions company) and $17 for stu-
version of the stimulus. Doyle fighting. Doyle hasn’t given many cation, health care and basic including a town hall meeting dents After March 27.
said he has been working the Doyle said he hoped as a details about what his plan to services that provide food, with Congressmen Tom Petri For more information on
phones the past two days, compromise bill is reached address a projected $5.7 bil- shelter and other assistance to (R-6th) and Steve Kagen (D- the sessions or to register for
talking to other governors “cooler heads will prevail” lion state shortfall will look the state's most needy. 8th) who will talk about cur- the event, please visit or con-
who stand to lose under the and some of the money will like. He reiterated Tuesday As for aid to local govern- rent and future business relat- tact Fred Monique at 920-
Senate bill to figure out how be restored. that he is going to do every- ments, Doyle said he didn't ed topics facing the U.S. 496-2118 or monique@title-
they can push for changes. Both versions of the rough- thing he can to avoid higher think county officials would Congress. town.org.
“We’ve obviously been ly $800 billion plan include taxes for “hardworking, mid- be “terribly upset” with what Bengt Reed Anderson, Established in 1882, the
really focused on how some about $2 billion for trans- dle class families.” he was proposing and some president of BDG mission of the Green Bay
of the members of the Senate portation, infrastructure and The governor originally may be “pleasantly sur- International, Inc., will pre- Area Chamber of Commerce
who might be able to make a other needs. planned to introduce his two- prised.” sent a session on export and is to promote economic and
difference, what we might be Doyle and local officials year state budget this week, import issues and procedures, community development.
able to do to support them, or have come up with lists of bil- but delayed it until next which will allow attendees to Chamber programs include
gain a better understanding of Advance, Partners in
Commuter buses Senate passes increase the complexities of the
Education, Leadership Green
Bay, Brown County Teen
could connect Green to Wisconsin's minimum
Understanding the European
Opportunities will be the Network, Good Government
Bay, Appleton wage topic of a session presented
by Robert Straetz, interna-
Council, the International
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) ~ County $240,000 per year. It MADISON, Wis. (AP) ~ The state Department of tional trade specialist of mar- Consortium and the Small
Transit officials say com- says as much as 80 percent of Wisconsin's minimum wage Workforce Development ket access & compliance at Business Council.
muter buses could connect that could be covered by would increase $1.10 per the U.S. Department of For more information
says about 225,000 workers
Green Bay and Appleton as grants. hour under a bill passed by Commerce, and Paul about the Green Bay Area
soon as next year. The general manager of would be affected by the
the state Senate. Churchill, director of Chamber of Commerce and
The plan calls for 16 trips Valley Transit in Appleton increase from $6.50 to Milwaukee Export Assistance its programs, call 437-8704 or
Republicans and a variety
per day between the two says a cost estimate for $7.60 an hour. It would take Center. visit www.titletown.org.
downtowns at peak commut- Outagamie County isn’t done of business groups oppose
effect in September 2010 Registration for the Global
ing times. Officials say the yet. But Deborah Wetter says the increase, which they say
service could reduce workers’
commuting costs and reassure
the plan is appealing because
commuting workers seem to
would put people out of
work and hurt companies
and increase annually based
businesses worried about los- go in both directions and both that don't have enough
ing employees as fuel prices communities would benefit. Wisconsin is one of six If you are an Oneida Business owner and
money to pay higher wages.
rise again. ___ Democrats who support it
states with a minimum would like to be considered for our next
The Brown County Information from: Green Bay wage lower than the federal
Planning Department esti- Press-Gazette,
say it will put more money ‘Background on Business’ focus contact us at:
in the pockets of workers minimum wage of $7.25 an
mates the commuter bus sys-
tem would cost Brown
h t t p : / / w w w. g r e e n b a y -
pressgazette.com who are barely getting by. hour. email@example.com
6B (Y@=yahk) • February 12, 2009 Oneida Family Fitness www.kalihwisaks.com
F amily F itness H ighlights
Oneida Family Fitness Hours:
For more information call 920-490-3730
Weigh of Prevent Low Blood
Life can Glucose &
Damage to Your Feet
By Jessica Mettler
you 1. Wear diabetes I.D.
4. Check your blood glu-
Oneida Family Fitness and 2. Wear sneakers and socks cose after exercise. Learn
Health Promotion team up to that fit well and feel good how your blood glucose
to protect your feet. reacts to becoming more
present the Weigh Of Life
active. If you take dia-
program. This is a 12 week betes medicines and your
weight-management program 3. Check your blood glu-
cose before exercise. If blood glucose often gets
designed to give you the tools too low, ask your doctor
it's too low (under 80
you need to achieve a healthy, mg/dL), eat a about lowering your
balanced “weigh of life”. The piece of fruit, a doses.
instructor delivers education- few crackers, or
al sessions designed to teach glass of milk. 5. Carry a snack to
you how to make healthier eat if you'll be
choices and empower you to active for a few
achieve and maintain a
This group meets weekly
over the Noon hour at Oneida
Family Fitness. Bring a bag
lunch to make the most out of
the hour. Oneida Family Fitness Staff
The next session starts Michelle Mielke................….......……....…Fitness Center Director
February 24 and runs through Ryan Waterstreet..…....…….…………….............Assistant Director
Amy Griesbach......................................................... Office Manager
May 12, 2009. The session Ryan Engel........………....…….…….Fitness Specialist Supervisor
includes weekly nutritional Stefanie Reinke.......…....…….………Fitness Specialist Supervisor
presentations, interactive dis- Eric Frantz...................…...…….…………….......Fitness Specialist
cussions, goal setting and Jason Manders...........…....…….…………….......Fitness Specialist
behavior modification tech- Jessica Treml......................................................... Fitness Specialist
Todd Shelto..…....…….……………......................Fitness Specialist
niques. You’ll also receive a Amanda Riesenberg...............................................Fitness Specialist
physical activity and nutri- Tek Skenandore..…....…….…………….......……Fitness Assistant
tional journal to record your Hudson Denny……..…....…….…....Fitness Specialist/Promotions
weekly weigh-ins and Kevin Schoenebeck..............……..……...Martial Arts Coordinator
progress for the duration of Adam Brown...........................….……….....Martial Arts Instructor
Maureen Cisler..........………..…................Administrative Assistant
the program. Certified per- Shoshana King…….....……….……….......Administrative assistant
sonal trainers will provide pre Teresa Roth....................................….................Aquatics Supervisor
and post fitness assessments, Teresa Holschuh-Sieja....…..................Aquatics Trainer/Supervisor
wellness profiles, personal- Nicole Cooley........................…........................…......…Lifeguard
ized fitness program and Orrie Kreuscher......................…................................……Lifeguard
Stop in or call Oneida The Oneida Family Fitness (OFF) staff is here to serve you! If you
haven’t been to the Fitness Center lately, please stop in and get
Family Fitness (920-490- acquainted with the staff! The office is located at:
3730) for more details on this 2640 West Point • Green Bay, WI Phone: (920) 490-3730.
powerful program. Look for O.F.F. highlights once a month in the Kali.
OPEN 5:30AM to 3:00PM
is coming to Town…
Snow snake is a winter game where a long track is created.
(similar to the luge), then small teams of individuals compete.
A long slender pole is thrown, with a catch you can only use one
hand to throw.
On Thursday, Feb 19th from 9:00 - Noon to build the track.
Bring your shovel.
BRING YOUR GAME
on February 23rd at 1pm.
For more information, contact Cultural Heritage 920-496-5395
www.kalihwisaks.com February 12, 2009 T
• (Tsya=t@k) 7B
Oneida Community Integrated Food Systems
The Oneida Apple Orchard
By the OCIFS other products. They also important to discover new Orchard the youth participat- However, to allow the
Coordinator offer a variety of items when ways of bringing them back ed in such events as pruning Orchard personnel more
they are in season such as to the earth both physically and grafting apple trees, apple time to work in the orchard
Shrimp, and other seafood and spiritually. In the middle variety identification, purpose fields they reduced their
he Oneida Apple
Orchard is part of the items. They carry pork prod- of April every year the of insect traps and on the fin- winter store hours to
Oneida Nation Farm, ucts such as: chops, smoked Orchard participates in Youth ishing end - grading apples. Wednesday – Friday 10am
and you can find the Farm’s ham roasts, smoked bacon, Day on the Farm. They take The usual hours of store till 5:30pm, Saturday 9am
Natural Black Angus beef and brats, brat patties, and spare approximately twenty-five operation for the Apple till 1pm, closed Sunday thru
buffalo meats at the Apple ribs. They also have chicken youth from the Oneida Orchard are: Tuesday - Tuesday. These new hours
Orchard. The Orchard is breasts, drumsticks, wings Elementary 6th grade and Friday 10:00am till 5:30pm, will take affect on Tuesday,
located just east of Oneida on and many more products. give them a ‘hands-on’ tour of Saturday 9:00am till 1:00pm, February 3, 2009.
Hwy 54, and is one of the This is only the tip of the the Oneida Apple Orchard closed Sunday and Monday. For more information
most efficient and unknown iceberg in regards to what the and the Oneida Nation Farm. check us out on-line at
jewels on the Oneida Oneida Apple Orchard is pro- At the Apple http://ocifs.oneidana-
Reservation. With a minimum viding for our community. tion.org or contact the
crew, the Orchard annually With more and more Orchard at 869-2468.
prunes the 4,500 trees they of our
have, dig out the old trees that y o u t h
aren’t productive anymore becoming
and plant new ones in their discon-
place. In addition, they have nected
squash and pumpkins, youth with the
tours (especially during the land, and
picking season) and have a n o t
surprising selection of prod- under-
ucts in their store – that’s standing
right, there actually is a store t h e
at the Orchard. impor-
The store at the Apple tance of
Orchard has: apples and healthy
squash, the Farm’s black foods, it
angus beef and buffalo cuts, has never
wild rice, apple products, b e e n
maple syrup, and various m o r e
Youth day on the Farm… Oneida Apple Orchard
Agricultural Staff/Retail Staff
Roger Arms.........................….....….....….....Produce Supervisor
Heather Jordan........................................Asst. Produce Supervisor
Vacant position........................................….Agricultural Worker✹
Nathan Scofield..............................Sub-Relief Agriculture Worker
Jason Scofield.................................Sub-Relief Agriculture Worker
Six (6) Vacant positions..........................................Apple Pickers✹
Jeff Scofield...........Orchard Manager/Agricultural Asst. Manager
Snow-filled apple trees.
For more informa- of the Month…
tion regarding the
please contact the
listed or visit us at
Did you know…?
our website One pear will give you 24%
http://ocifs.oneidanation.org of your recommended daily
allowance of fiber and 5%
potassium per serving! There
are several varieties and can
Farms be seen in green, brown, and
• Pat Cornelius at 833- yellow.
Tsyunhe’hkw^ Choose from firm fruit,
• Jeff Metoxen at 869- then apply gentle pres-
2141 sure to the stem end of the pear with your thumb for
Oneida Food ripeness. If it yields to pressure, it is ready to eat.
Distribution Submitted photos
• Don Miller at 869- Top photo, Pat Store unripened in a paper bag at room temperature.
1041 Cornelius with Refrigerate ripened pears.
Oneida Health the youth.
Center Center, youth Nutrition Benefits:
• Tina Jacobsen at 869- learn about prun- Fat free, saturated fat free, sodium free, cholesterol
4899 ing apple trees. free, excellent source of dietary fiber, good source of
Oneida Grants At right, youth vitamin C.
Office learn about traps
• Frieda Clary at 869- outside. This White fruit in a low-fat diet can help maintain:
4263 ✔ Heart Health
Oneida Pantry ✔ Cholesterol levels that are already healthy
• Gary Smith at 869- ✔ A lower risk of some cancers
8B (T#kehlu) • February 12, 2009 Good News www.kalihwisaks.com
76th 29th 6th
Don To a Great Nephew
On February 21 Forrest Stacey Drew
on February 19th Felicia & Clearwater Fish
I hope you enjoy your
It’s been a long time since
you came up North by the
rest of the Kaq Family…
Hope to see you soon!
Aunt Von & your cousins,
Happy birthday wishes Kristi (Craig & Carmella),
from Judy Rob,T-Mo & Liana We miss you and love you,
(& your baby Kimana too…) Love,Your Step Mommy, Daddy, Uncle Doug & Grandma
From Granny & Larry
Doyle 60th 1st 17th
On February 26 Fern
On February 4 to our beautiful princess To our “Baby Brother”
Aviana Shane Skenandore
on February 4 on February 19
Love Sis and Ken and
Love, Grandfather and
Grandmother Ken and
68th Love you, Daddy, Mama, Desmond, Keandra & Talyn
Diane Ken and Dad
On February 16 Joslin Skenandore
on graduating high school, induction
into the U.S Army and other Accomplishments! Mom
69th Would Be Proud!!!
We Love You! Your Sisters, Heather, Stacy and Nephews
Auntie Karen Happy 4th Birthday to Talyn on February 28 and
On February 3 Happy 1st Birthday on February 4th to Aviana,
my two beautiful babies 56th
born February 22, 1952
Love, Diane, Kymme, Lee
and travel and family
for achieving her
Paralegal Post Love Mama, Daddy, Desmond & Keandra
Love, Nieces and Baccalaureate Certificate
Nephews with Highest Honors in
December. She already
has a B.S. from U.W.G.B
and is presently working If you happen to see this “Bad Boy” wish him a Happy
on her Masters there. Birthday
We're all proud of your From GB…Friends
many achievements and Larry H. Skenandore
Kymme wish you continued born February 13, 1938
on February 11 success.
Happy 8th Birthday to Adrian on February 15 and
Happy 3rd Birthday to Asaylea on February 9th
From Mom, Annette
Love Mom, Dad and and all of the Cornelius Love Mama, and Alonzo and Auntie Krystal…
family Clan. Love ya. Love: Mary,Tommy & Liz while living it up in LAS VEGAS!! We love you so much!
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Call the Kalihwisaks at Oneida’s
to place your classified. Marketplace!!
Legal Notice Job Postings Public Hearing Notice
Oneida Personnel Setting Time and Notice Employee Trust Funds, Purpose: Child Support Law and Rules.
Commission: to Creditors Department of The purpose of this Law and attached Rules is to give Tribal
Five (5 0) Vacancies Request for information Trust Funds Assistant 1 and 2 members, members of other Tribes who reside on the
Qualifications: The following estates are Job Announcement Code(s): 09-00034 Reservation, and, in certain instances, non-Indians, the ability
• Must be an enrolled member being prepared for probate by TRUST FUNDS ASSISTANT 1 09-00034 to have their child support cases heard by the Oneida Appeals
of the Oneida Tribe the United States Department Benefits Assistant Commission instead of state court. All Oneida Tribal
• The entire combined mem- of the Interior and/or the TRUST FUNDS ASSISTANT 2 09-00034 Members, wherever they may reside, would be subject to juris-
bership may consist of more Oneida Tribe ofIndians of Benefits Assistant:Full Time (40 hrs/week) diction of the Commission, as well as any Indians residing on
than two members from any Wisconsin, Land Part Time (less than 40 hrs/week):Starting pay is $14.809 the Reservation. A non-Indian would only be subject to the
one division of the Oneida Commission, Division of per hour plus excellent benefits at the Trust Funds Assistant 1 jurisdiction of the Commission if he or she provided consent
Tribe, nor less than seven Land Management. level ($16.017 per hour at the Trust Funds Assistant 2 level). A and if the other party was subject to the Commissions jurisdic-
community members divi- All creditor claims must be six-month probationary period will be required. This classifi- tion. See also Paternity.
sion of the Oneida Tribe, nor filed on or before March 23, cation is represented by the Administrative Support Unit of the Purpose: Paternity Law.
less than seven community 2009 Wisconsin State Employees Union. Pay schedule/range: 02- The purpose of this law is to give Tribal members, members of
members David Cannon 11/12.:Olga Bilinson, Human Resource Assistant, 608-266- other Tribes who reside on the Reservation, and, in certain
• Shall serve a full term of 3 DOB 8/28/1922 8585, firstname.lastname@example.org:Administrative instances, non-Indians, the ability to have their paternity case
years DOD 11/10/2009 Support:Open: Open Applications will be accepted continu- heard by the Oneida Appeals Commission and establish or
Purpose: Joseph Hill ously and the register will be used as vacancies occur. acknowledge paternity. All Oneida Tribal Members, wherever
• The membership may not be DOB 9/24/1935 Applicants remain on the register for six months. After six they may reside, would be subject to jurisdiction of the
such that a conflict of inter- DOD 3/7/2008 months, applicants can reuse their score if they would like to Commission, as well as any Indians residing on the
est or nepotism is created as Sarah Holman remain on the register. To reuse your score six months after tak- Reservation. A non-Indian would only be subject to the juris-
defined in these by-laws: A. DOB 7/1/1921 ing this exam, log into your account and reuse online or send a diction of the Commission if he or she provided consent and if
nepotism is created by the DOD4/17/2008 completed state application (OSER-DMRS-38) marking reuse the other party was subject to the Commissions jurisdiction.
following relationships: Commadore Metoxen (box #3) to ETF Human Resources. :19922 - 001 TRUST See also Child Support.
father, mother, husband, DOB 2/7/1922 FUNDS ASSISTANT 1 and 2 When: March 17, 2009
wife brother, sister, daugh- DOD 12/8/2006 The Department of Employee Trust Funds is seeking candi- Where: Business Committee Conference Room (BCCR)
ter, son, father-in-law, moth- Maureen Milaney dates with excellent customer service skills and the ability to Time: 11:30AM
er-in-law, daughter-in-law, DOB 3/30/1939 understand complex benefit information. These positions are Public Hearing Process
brother-in-law, son-in-law, DOD 2/18/2003 located in Madison and our office is right off the West Beltline. I. Testimony:
grandparent, grandchild, James White Jr. These positions perform a range of benefit duties including: A. Oral: There will be a 5 minute limit for all oral presenta-
step-children, step-parents, DOB 6/10/1925 computing benefits; processing applications for coverage or tions. Each participant is encouraged to provide a written
or significant other. B. con- DOD11/18/2007 benefits from retirement programs and life, health and income transcript of his/her oral testimony, to be submitted while
flict of interest is a conflict Send all creditors claims and continuation insurance programs; analyze participant records present at the public hearing or within ten (10) business
between the private interest information relating to the to determine eligibility under statutory provisions; reconciling days from the date of public hearing to the below named
and the official responsibili- decedent to the following employer reports of earnings and benefits; and providing ben- individuals.
ties of a person in a position address: efit or reporting information to employers, participants and B. Written: For those who cannot attend the scheduled
of trust or any other recog- Tina L Figueroa their representatives. public hearing or do not plan to speak at the hearing, the
nized hearing body within Land Title and Trust All applicants who may be appointed to these positions will Oneida Tribe encourages those to submit written testimony.
the Oneida Tribe. Specialist/Probates be required to allow the Department to conduct a background A maximum of ten (10) pages, doubled spaced, can be sub-
Oneida Pow Wow Oneida Tribe of Indians of check. mitted within ten (10) business days from the date of public
Committee: Wisconsin Division of Land Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication hearing to the Tribal Secretary (Patricia Hoeft) or Peril Huff,
One (1) Vacancy Management skills; the ability to work with and verify computations; the Legislative Reference Office at the Norbert Hill Center, 2nd
Qualifications: PO Box 365 ability to read, comprehend and analyze pertinent data from floor or mail to PO Box 365, Oneida WI 54155.
• Shall serve a three year term Oneida, WI 54155 records and other sources of fringe benefit information; ability * If you would like to obtain a copy of the above proposed law
• May be required to perform to complete multiple tasks; customer service skills; personal or have any questions as to the public hearing process you may
computer skills. Well-qualified candidates will have employee
the supervisory duties in contact Peril Huff at the Legislative Reference Office, via
regard to a Pow Wow benefit experience. GroupWise email@example.com Or call 1-800-236-2214
Oneida Library Board
Notice Special application materials must be completed. You can
either apply online or request the materials with the option list-
or 869-4376. The Legislative Reference Office fax number is
1-920-869-4399. Copies of this law are also available on the
• Shall serve a three year term ed below. LOC Website: www.onloc.oneidanation.org
• Must be on the official roll
Agricultural Land for Apply online at the Wisc.Jobs website (www.wisc.jobs).
of the Oneida nation of
Lease If you have a Wisc.Jobs account:
Premises considered for bid: • Click "Log In to Apply" at the top of the job announcement Oneida Nation
Indians of Wisconsin and
Reference Number: and log into your account. When you have logged in, find and
Eligible to vote
• Shall be a patron of the
2-27-2009-1 view job announcement <0900034>. Job Line
Total Tillable Acreage: • Click "Apply Now" at the top of the job announcement.
Oneida Community Library We Sold Our House For a Complete listing
13 acres • Review your Job Application and make any necessary
who is on the patron list and Must Sell... of employment
Located At: updates and click "Continue."
• As board member monitor ...1911 Curio Hutch $800,
650 Riverdale Drive • Complete the Job Preferences screen and click "Continue." opportunities call or
and advise programs, ser- Treadle Sewing Machine $45,
Length of Lease: • A resumé is required to apply for this position, follow the visit.
vices and acquisitions of the Oak Table $125, Kitchen
3 years prompts to create a resumé or to upload an existing resumé
• Print and non-print materi- Table Set $45, other various 1-800-236-7050
Applications to be Picked-up and click "Continue."
als provided to library clien- items, all in Good Condition. http://hrd.oneidanaton.org
and Dropped-up at the • You will be taken to the first page of the exam. Follow the
tele Call - 715-853-4627
D.O.L.M. office located at: exam instructions and click "save and continue" at the bottom
DEADLINE: Oneida Tribe does not dis-
Division of Land of every page. When you have answered all the questions,
February 29, 2009 criminate on the basis of
Management click "Finalize Exam" to submit your application for this job. Sell your home, car,
for receipt of applications. race, color, national origin,
470 Airport Drive If you do not have a Wisc.Jobs account: furniture etc...
Oneida, WI 54155 sex, religion, age or disabil-
Oneida Land • Click "Log In" at the top of the webpage. Place a classified
All application must be ity. However, individuals
Commission • Click the "Create New Account" button and follow the steps
One (1) vacancy turned in by February 27, to create a new account. ad here. of Indian ancestry and vet-
Qualifications: 2009 no later than 4:30 p.m. • Click "Apply Now" at the top of screen and complete steps 3 Call 869-4277 erans will be given prefer-
• Shall serve remainder of No applications will be – 6 from above. or ence by law in initial
term ending July 2009-01- accepted after this date and If you need assistance with the online application process, 869-4280 employment or re-employ-
All bids must be sealed and
call Olga Bilinson at 266-8585 or, you may request the Today! ment.
• Shall be a member of the special application materials via email:
Oneida Tribe clearly marked with the refer- Applicants will be added to the employment register to fill per-
• Shall be reside in Brown or ence number. manent vacancies that occur. We accept application materials For the Best
Outagamie County Method of determining who on an ongoing basis so there may not be vacancies at the time in Native American Music
• Shall not be employed by will be awarded the lease: that you apply, but applicants remain on the register for six
• Application and Sealed Bid months. Applicants will be added to the hiring list within two
Tune in to…
the Division of Land
Managment • If the case of a tie, Tribal
Member & Tribal
weeks of receipt of completed application materials. Kalihwiyose
Department will be given
March 12, 2009
for receipt of applications. priority Transportation Engineer
• Credit score of 550 or better Oneida Total Integrated Enterprises (OTIE) has an immedi-
• Following the SOP: ate opening for a transportation design engineer working on on your FM dial… Thursdays
Distribution of Tribal agri- the USH 41 corridor project at the WisDOT NE Region office
Kalihwisaks cultural leases in Green Bay, WI. Applicants must have a BS in Civil 10:00PM to
Minimum Bid: Engineering, a minimum of 5+ years of design experience, midnight
$125.00 per acre and knowledge of the WisDOT design process. A PE license
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10B (Oye=l$) • February 12, 2009 Health www.kalihwisaks.com
Please give Huge study boosts disappointment On behalf of my father & my Family…
driving on multivitamins would like to say yaw^ko to the commu-
By Lindsey Tanner Internal Medicine.
AP Medical Writer
there were 9,619 cases of can-
Co-author Dr. JoAnn cer, including cancers of the
CHICAGO (AP) ~ The Manson said despite the dis- breast, lung, ovary, colon and
nity for the outpouring support during
these tough family times. Thank you for
all of the thoughts and prayers. It makes it
undivided largest study ever of multivit- appointing results, the stomach; and 8,751 cardio-
amin use in older women research doesn’t mean multi- vascular ailments including
easier going through these life changing events
attention found the pills did nothing to vitamins are useless.
prevent common cancers or
heart attacks and strokes. In
For one thing, the data are addition, 9,865 women died,
knowing that so many people are there supporting
my father. His heart surgery has forever changed
While behind the steering
wheel, some drivers act as if heart disease. observational, not the most also at similar rates in multi- him, but it has also changed our outlook as a fami-
they were in their home or The eight-year study in rigorous kind of scientific vitamin users and nonusers.
161,808 postmenopausal research. And also, it’s not Alice Lichtenstein, a Tufts
ly. If there is any good that can come from this
work place instead of con- experience, it is building upon the awareness of dia-
trolling the potentially women echoes recent disap- clear if taking vitamins might University nutrition professor
destructive-even deadly- pointing vitamin studies in help prevent cancers that take who was not involved in the betes and heart disease that is in our community. I
power of a motor vehicle. men. many years to develop, said research, said the study is want to encourage each and everyone to exercise,
They talk and text message Millions of Americans Manson, chief of preventive important because it involved
spend billions of dollars on medicine at Harvard’s so many women.
eat better, and get checked regularly for diabetes.
on cell phones. They eat a As my father was laying in the ICU after his open
meal, rummage through the vitamins to boost their health. Brigham & Women's “All the evidence keeps
glove box, or stare in the Research has focused on can- Hospital. pointing in the same direc- heart surgery, the nurse told me that the worst part
rearview mirror to comb cer and heart disease in par- She said multivitamins still tion,” Lichtenstein said. of this surgery is that it is PREVENTABLE, with a
their hair or apply make-up. ticular because of evidence may be useful “as a form of Eric Jacobs, an American
that diets full of vitamin-rich insurance” for people with Cancer Society epidemiolo- better diet, regular exercise, and controlling
Their attention is focused neglected diabetes. My dad always said he was a
everywhere except where it foods may protect against poor eating habits. gist, said while his group
should be-on the road. those illnesses. But that evi- The study involved an doesn’t advise vitamins to borderline diabetic. His cardiologist told me that
“Because they're not pay- dence doesn’t necessarily analysis of data on women in prevent cancer, it does recom- being borderline diabetic is like being borderline
ing attention to traffic con- mean pills are a good substi- their 50s and up who partici- mend maintaining a healthy
tute. pated in long-running govern- weight and eating at least five pregnant… it doesn’t exist, you are either diabetic
ditions and road hazards,
distracted drivers drastically The study’s lead author, ment studies on post- servings of fruits and vegeta- or not.
increase their chances of researcher Marian Neuhouser menopausal women. Almost bles daily while limiting red
causing a crash or failing to of the Fred Hutchinson 42 percent of the women said meat. Similar habits are also Please take my situation and make it into a posi-
avoid one, “ says Lieutenant Cancer Research Center in they used multivitamins regu- thought to help reduce heart
Seattle, offered this advice: larly. disease risks. tive one for your family and get checked out. As for
Nick Scorcio of the
Wisconsin State Patrol “Get nutrients from food. After about eight years, ___ my dad, he is slowly recovering and each day we
Northeast Region, Fond du Whole foods are better than roughly equal numbers of vit- On the Net: are seeing progress!
dietary supplements,” amin users and nonusers Archives: http://www.archin-
Lac Post. “Distracted dri-
I truly feel blessed that he is still in our lives… he
ving can be even riskier dur- developed common cancers, ternmed.com
The study appears in heart attacks and other cardio- American Cancer Society: has many gifts to share with us before he is called
ing winter months when
snow, fog and other types of Monday's Archives of vascular problems. Overall, http://www.cancer.org by the creator.
inclement weather can
Pete King III
severely reduce visibility as
well as a vehicle's traction VA Suicide Prevention Hotline and Family
and ability to stop safely.”
Because distracted dri-
ving is so dangerous, state
Credited with 2,600 “Saves”
• Every two seconds, some-
law prohibits drivers from WASHINGTON - As the in each of the Department's and a comprehensive evalua- one in this country needs
being “so engaged or occu- military deals with a record blood.
153 medical centers and more tion with 14 days.
pied as to interfere with the number of suicides among than 750 outpatient clinics to Emergency cases are dealt
• Only 5% of the eligible
safe driving of that vehicle.” population give blood. The
active-duty forces, Secretary identify and treat at-risk
Violating this law costs of Veterans Affairs Eric K.
with immediately. demand for blood is out-
pacing the available supply.
patients. VA operates Readjustment
$173 with four demerit Shinseki reminded Veterans
In addition to operating the • Every day, the Red Cross February 13th, 2009
points assessed on a driver's and their families that the Counseling Centers, com- must collect over 900 blood
license. Department of Veterans suicide-prevention hotline, monly called Vet Centers, in donations in our region to 8 AM – 2:00 PM
“Driving a motor vehicle Affairs (VA) has an extensive VA has given all medical
meet patients’ needs. Oneida Family Fitness
232 communities, where • Every unit of blood can
is the single-most dangerous array of services to help workers training in suicide be separated into several
2640 West Point Rd.
Veterans can receive care for Call the Oneida Family Fitness
thing most people do, and it Veterans in distress. prevention, created suicide components, helping save
a wide variety of issues relat- the lives of three or more Center today
requires your undivided “I urge Veterans and their prevention coordinators at patients.
attention. If you absolutely loved ones to take advantage ed to leaving the military. Vet for an appointment
each medical center, and • All blood types are needed
need to use a cell phone for of our suicide-prevention pro- Center personnel are trained constantly, but there is a at…
given primary care clinics special need for O negative,
a non-emergency call, read gram,” said Shinseki. “Help to identify at-risk Veterans
a map, or find something in for these heroes is a phone responsibility for mental O positive and B negative 490-3730 American
and to counsel and connect blood. Red Cross
the glove compartment, you call away.” health screening.
them to appropriate VA med- Coordinated by the Oneida Employee Health Nursing Department
should exit the highway or Since July 2007, VA has “We are reaching out to our
pull off the road into a safe operated an around-the-clock newest generation of heroes -
area,” says Lieutenant suicide-prevention hotline the Veterans of Iraq and
Scorcio. “By paying strict that has received about Afghanistan - to ensure they
attention to your driving, 100,000 calls and has been are aware of the services
you'll protect yourself, your credited with rescuing over available to them,” Shinseki
passengers and other dri- 2,600 people. The number
vers.” for VA's suicide prevention added.
For more information, hotline is 1-800-273-TALK. New requests or referrals
contact the State Patrol VA operates the largest for mental health appoint-
Fond du Lac Post at 920- mental health program in the ments receive a preliminary
929-3700. country, with special efforts evaluation within 24 hours
Oneida Dental Clinic
To improve the services for our patients in the
Oneida Community, the Dental Clinic will be imple-
menting an electronic dental record, to replace our
existing paper charts. This will be completed in two
Phase one will be scheduling, walk-out ledger for
patients, electronic charting, dental
claims and pre-treatment estimates.
Phase two will include digital x-rays.
The Dental Clinic will be
CLOSED March 3, 4, 5, 2009
for staff to be trained in phase one.
The Dental Clinic will be OPEN
Monday, March 2 & Friday, March 6.