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					     February 12, 2009

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                                                                   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
                                                                                                  tribal youth.
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,
                                                                                                                                                                                            February 4.
                                                                                                                                         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
Local..............4A    THT................4B
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                                                                                       

                                                                                                           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           
  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-
  antly surprised.
     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
  Service Office.
     “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
government to                                       non-Indian          between tribal and village          Dawn Walschinski........................................Managing Editor                  Office Hours
keep Hobart a                                       people      hear    leadership, Kelly is seeing a       •                                                              8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
beautiful place                                     about this and      different dynamic with indi-                                                                                                 Monday-Friday
                                                                                                            Yvonne Kaquatosh............................Page Designer/Ad Rep
to live,” added                                     don’t under-        vidual residents. “The people
House.                                              stand it,” he       I have talked to recognize that
                                                                                                            •                                                              Phone #'s
                        Lance       Kelley                                                                  Steven J. Gandy ........................ Sr. Reporter/Photographer                       1 (800) 236-2214
   K e l l e y                                      said.     “Land     this is a great place to live,                                                                                               ext.#’s: 4277, 4279,
believes      his                                   into trust is       and that Oneida does a lot for      •
                                                                                                            Nate Wisneski............................……Reporter/Photographer                         4280, 4090 or 1 (920)
election would lead to an end       going to continue on.”              the environment and commu-                                                                                                   869-4277, 4279, 4280 or
of the stalemate between the           Kelley also said many resi-      nity. The community feel is         •                                                               4090 (local)
tribe and the village. “Both        dents are con-                                      there regard-
governments are not talking         cerned with the                                     less of what
                                                                                                                      To change subscription or delivery                                             To contact us:
to each other, we need to get       village’s pro-                                      the     govern-      Call the Enrollment Department Toll Free:                                               Website address:
together and I think I can help     posed commer-                                       ments        are                                                                                   
                                                                                                             • Brooke Doxtator                                                                       Voice:1(920) 869-4340
get everyone to the table at        cial       area,                                    doing,”       he     • 1.800.571.9902, Ext. 14 or local at: 1.920.869.6200                                   Fax #:1(920) 869-4252
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
                                                                                                             For questions or comments about news coverage, please contact Dawn Walschinski at
upon. “It could be something        development in                                      the Woodland         (920) 869-4277 or Yvonne Kaquatosh at (920) 869-4280, or Steve Gandy at (920) 869-
small, but it would be a start.     the northern                                        Wo r s h i p         4279. Steve is also the contact to include information in the classifieds section.
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
                                                                                                            Name:                                                                                        Kalihwisaks
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.

                                                                                                            Enrollment #:                                          Ph.                                        FREE
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My sincere apologies to Carol Smith who was inadvertently omitted as a former
Trust/Enrollment Committee member in the 01/29/09 Trust/Enrollment Thank you to GTC
                                                                                                            •   Non-Tribal members & Business Organizations:                                                   Members
article. Carole Liggins, Chairperson, Oneida Trust/Enrollment Committee                                                 $24.00/Annually (current rate)                                                    (18 years & older)                                                                        Local                                                                February 12, 2009             Á
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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        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
                                                                                                                                                                              most needy.
                                                                                                                                                                                 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
                                                                                                                                                            February 19
                                 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
   The purpose of this article   (b) Procedural and substan-                                                                          system. Sponsored by Health Care for America Now,
                                                                  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.
                                                                                                                                                               February 21
                                                                                                                                                             Big Social Dance
                                                                                                                                      WHEN:          Saturday, February 21
                                                                                                                                      TIME:          7:00pm
                                                                                                                                      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-
                                                                                                                                                         February 25
                                                                                                                                      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:
                                                                                                                             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
                                                                                                                                                            February 27
                                                                                                                                                 Oneida Nation Museum Open House
                                                                                                                                      WHEN:           Friday, February 27
                                                                                                                                      TIME:           11:00am-4:00pm
                                                                                                                                      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
                                                                                                                                      WHEN:             Wednesdays
                                                                                                                                      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
                                                                                                                                      WHEN:          Fridays
                                                                                                                                      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.                                                     OBC Forum                                                                                                   W
                                                                                                                                                               February 12, 2009 • (Wisk) 5A

                                  Vice-Chairwoman’s Corner...
                                  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 –
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.
                                                                                                                           Thank you!
6A (Y@=yahk)              • February 12, 2009                                                              Minutes                                                                                                   

 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.
                                                                                         a. Resolutions
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.
b. Deletions
                                                                                         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.
6. Reports
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                                                                   Special Minutes                                                                                                     February 12, 2009                  T
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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
 a. Additions
                                                                                                    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
 ONEIDA BUSINESS COMMITTEE                                                                                                                                                         ONEIDA BUSINESS COMMITTEE

From Page 6A/OBC minutes cont.                                                                                                                                                                      ONEIDA BUSINESS COMMITTEE
                                                                                                                                                                                                   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
                     legal services
                                                                                           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
                                                                                                                                                                                   5. Recess/Adjourn
                                                                                           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

                                                                                                   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
                           (* Excludes consignment items)                                  Minutes Approved as presented/corrected on January 28, 2009.                            will stand up to anyone that                16 and she is welcoming the
                                                                                                                                                                                   has a bachelors, masters or                 new challenge. “Gaming is in
       2667 W. Mason Street • Suite 4                                                      ________________________________________________
                                                                                                                                                                                   doctorate degree; I will come               my blood. I am excited and
                                                                                                                                                                                   out on top. That’s how much                 motivated to be able to help
     (Sharing Suite 4 with Bear Paw Keepsakes)                                             Patricia Hoeft, Tribal Secretary
                                                                                                                                                                                   confidence I have,” she said.               out,” she said.
                                                                                           ONEIDA BUSINESS COMMITTEE
8A (T#keh lu)            • February 12, 2009                                              Local

                     SPECIAL MEETING
                    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
 a. Additions
 b. Deletions
 c. Moves

 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
                  board appointments

 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.
            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

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 salmonella
case investigated
   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                                                 State/National                                                                                   February 12, 2009              W
                                                                                                                                                                                                 • (W@=tehlu) 9A

 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, 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
                                      News from the Division of Land Management                                                                      tion of our Terms of Use.
                                                                                                                                                     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
                                                                                                                                                                                         government identification
                                                                                                                                                     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: $238,000.00                       unusual, name,” Axten said.         going.
   Road. Turn Left on Freedom Road, to Bain Road (about 8 miles). Turn left on
                                                                                                                                                     “When this happens, we                 “It’s kind of an awareness
  For further information, contact the Finance Department at:                                                                                        encourage users to contact us       thing,” Kelsey said.
                                                                                                                                                     so we can investigate and              Whether awareness helped
                      Local: (920) 869-1690 • Toll Free: (800) 684-1697                                                                              hopefully reactivate. We feel       Kills The Enemy or not, she
  470 Airport Drive • Oneida, WI 54155 or go to…                                                                        that any inconvenience this         has her friends back – she’s
                                                                                                                                                     extra step might add for a very     even made a few new ones.
10A (Oye=l$ )           SEOTS
                • February 12, 2009                                                                                                               

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.
2 Monday:
      Oneida Singers – 6:30PM, Bird Room
4 Wednesday:
                                                      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.
11 Wednesday:
                                                                                       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
17 Tuesday:
      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
27 Friday:
     Call in meds for next Wednesday
     pick-up by 4:00pm                                                          For your Information…
28 Saturday:
      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 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.
                                                                                                                                                                                   Section B                                                                                                                                                         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
   By Kal<na>kehtskwas
                                    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
                                                                                                                                      Cattaraugus,                                Kanunya>sh&ha
                                                                                                                                      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
                                                                                                                                       show’s producer.
                                                                                                                                       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

                                                                                                                                                       Come Browse…
2B (T#ken)         • February 12, 2009                                          Environment                                                                                 

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
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
                                                                                                               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   
                                                                                                             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
                                                                                                             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-
                                                                                                                                                                                       Eastern Bluebird,
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
years ago.
   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
                                                                                                                                                                   Department at
                 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
                                                                                                                                                   Class Location:
      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.                                                             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
  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                                                    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
                                   student–related programs,
                                   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                                                                   
                                   • 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 –                                    
   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
                                                                                                                                                                  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
                                                                                                                                                                              edu 707–826–3337.
                                                                          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 –
                                                                                                                        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

                                                                                                                                                                              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                                                                                                                                  

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
                                 Global              Information
                                 Technology class taught by
                                 ONHS instructors Becky Nutt
                                                                     oped as part of the Eagle
                                                                     Vision project.
                                                                        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.                                                                    Business                                                                     February 12, 2009 • (Wisk) 5B

                                                                                                                                                Local Applespice
                                                                                                                                                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
                                                                                                                                                over $2000.
                                                                                                                                                   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
                                                                                                              online at:
partner with Tribal govern-
                                  entrepreneurs will have an
                                                                                                     Increase with 7th
                                                                           court officials. The workshop

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
               Doyle said.
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.                
   “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
                                                                                                                                                export-import       processes.
                                                                                                                                                                                   Education, Leadership Green
                                                                                                                                                                                   Bay, Brown County Teen
could connect Green                                                         to Wisconsin's minimum
                                                                                                                                                Understanding the European
                                                                                                                                                Union—Challenges            and
                                                                                                                                                Opportunities will be the          Network, Good Government
Bay, Appleton                                                               wage                                                                topic of a session presented
                                                                                                                                                by Robert Straetz, interna-
                                                                                                                                                                                   Council, the International
                                                                                                                                                                                   Business         Development
   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
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
                                                                                                              on inflation.
                                                                                                                                                             Business Brief
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 -
                                                  who are barely getting by.        hour.                      
6B (Y@=yahk) • February 12, 2009                              Oneida Family Fitness                                                                              

                     F amily F itness H ighlights
                                                                                                                                                                    Oneida Family Fitness Hours:
                                                                                                                                                                        M-T-W-TH-F: 5:30AM–8:30PM
                                                                                                                                                                        Saturday: 5:30AM–3:00PM
                                                                                                                                                                    For more information call 920-490-3730

Weigh of                                   Prevent Low Blood
Life can                                       Glucose &
                                          Damage to Your Feet
work for
                                   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
healthy weight.
   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
                                  Jessica Mettler......................….................................……..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.

                                                                                                                                     SNOW SNAKE
powerful program.                       Look for O.F.F. highlights once a month in the Kali.

Saturday Hours…
                  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.

                                                                                                                                    VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
                                                                                                                               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                                                                                                                                      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.                                                                                  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✹

                                                                                                                                      Administration Staff
                                                                                                                                      Jeff Scofield...........Orchard Manager/Agricultural Asst. Manager

                                                                                                                                                                                                          ✹ Vacant

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Submitted photo
                                                                                                                                     Snow-filled apple trees.

 Staff Directory
For more informa-                                                                                                                                             of the Month…
tion regarding the
OCIFS      programs
please contact the
appropriate person
listed or visit us at
                                                                                                                                       Did you know…?
our website                                                                                                                            One pear will give you 24%                                                                                                          of your recommended daily
                                                                                                                                       allowance of fiber and 5%
                                                                                                                                       potassium per serving! There
Oneida Nation
                                                                                                                                       are several varieties and can
Farms                                                                                                                                  be seen in green, brown, and
• Pat Cornelius at 833-                                                                                                                yellow.
Oneida                                                                                                                                 Selection:
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                                                                 

       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
                                 Special Day!

                          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
                                                                                                                                  Gary Skenandore
                                                                                                                                 born February 22, 1952

                         Love, Diane, Kymme, Lee
                           and travel and family

                           Priscilla Dessart
                             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
                             Cornelius, Dellora
                           Cornelius, grandmother,
  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!                                                                                                                                           February 12, 2009 • (W@=tehlu)
 Call the Kalihwisaks at                                                                                                                                                           Oneida’s
   1-800-236-2214                                                                                                                                                                    Best
         ext. 4279
 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,          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 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:
• Must be on the official roll
                                    Agricultural Land for             Apply online at the Wisc.Jobs website (
  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
                                                                                                                                                For Sale
  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.
                                    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
                                                                                                                                                            WPNE 89.3
                                      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
                                        $125.00 per acre              and knowledge of the WisDOT design process. A PE license
 is…Wednesday                                                         and familiarity with roadway design software (Microstation
                                                                                                                                            Recka & Associates
  February 18, 2009                                                   and Caice) is desirable. This position offers an excellent
        @4:30 P.M.                           See the                  opportunity to provide broad project engineering assistance
                                                                      on roadway design, report development and general engi-                             BANKRUPTCY
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 February 26, 2009                                                                  1033 N. Mayfair Road, Suite 200
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10B (Oye=l$)     • February 12, 2009                                                Health                                                                           

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-
                                 Neuhouser said.
                                                                                                                                          I truly feel blessed that he is still in our lives… he
ving can be even riskier dur-                                      developed common cancers,
                                    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,             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

                                                                                                                                                                           Blood Drive
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
                                                                                                     ical services.
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.

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