The songs of Christmas by wuyunyi


      “She Looks For News”
   December 18, 2003                                  Official Newspaper of the Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin                                         

                                                                                                                                                                       Land claim
GTC says “No”                                                                                                                                                          mediator gets
to petitioned                                                                                                                                                          more time
                                                                                                                                                                       The Associated Press
                                                                                                                                                                          ALBANY, N.Y. - A federal

per capita plan                                                                                                                                                        judge is giving an Albany
                                                                                                                                                                       attorney additional time to
                                                                                                                                                                       mediate the Oneida Indian
                                                                                                                                                                       land claim dispute with the
By Keith Skenandore              (OBC) to develop a new per
Kalihwisaks                      capita plan by the July 2004                                                                                                          state of New York.
   General Tribal Council        GTC semi-annual meeting.                                                                                                                 It is the fourth time U.S.
voted down a petitioned new      Resolution          7-07-03-B                                                                                                         District Judge Lawrence Kahn
per capita distribution plan     approved a $750 per capita                                                                                                            has extended the term of medi-
that would have required a       distribution for fiscal year                                                                                                          ator John Tabner, whose last
$2,000 payment in fiscal year    2004 along with the imple-                                                                                                            term expired Nov. 28. His new
2004 and increased to $5,000     mentation of a new plan to                                                                                Photo by Keith Skenandore   term was extended to March
by 2007.                         begin in fiscal year 2005.       Ben Cannon, Oneida tribal members, casts his vote at the petitioned December                         31. Kahn first appointed
   The result of the vote          Approximately 550 tribal       13 General Tribal Council meeting regarding a new per capita plan starting at                        Tabner in May 2002 for three
returns a resolution by gener-                                    $2,000 per enrolled member. Cannon, who spoke against the plan, said he was                          months.
al tribal council (GTC) to the       See Page 2                   “most concerned for Governmental Services and those 17,000 clients who are                              Kahn has ordered that the
Oneida Business Committee                                                                                                                                              details of the mediation talks
                                  Petitioned Per Cap              recipients of those services.”                                                                       remain confidential.
                                                                                                                                                                          The Oneida Indians of New
Casinos                                                                                                                                                                York, Wisconsin and Ontario

brought                           The songs of Christmas                                                                                                               are suing Madison and Oneida
                                                                                                                                                                       counties for the return of
                                                                                                                                                                       250,000 acres the state pur-
changes for                                                                                                                                                            chased from the tribes in the
                                                                                                                                                                       18th and 19th centuries. The
some tribes                                                                                                                                                            suit was filed in 1974.
                                                                                                                                                                          In February 2002, the New
By Juliet Williams
Associated Press Writer
                                                                                                                                                                       York Oneidas and the state
   RED CLIFF, Wis. (AP) - A                                                                                                                                            announced a tentative settle-
decade of tribal gambling has                                                                                                                                          ment that would pay the three
spread the wealth unevenly                                                                                                                                             Oneida tribes $500 million.
among Wisconsin’s American                                                                                                                                                The state and federal gov-
Indian reservations, bringing                                                                                                                                          ernments were supposed to
phenomenal increases in liv-                                                                                                                                           split the payment but federal
ing standards for two but                                                                                                                                              officials said earlier this year
leaving the other nine still                                                                                                                                           that the U.S. government
struggling with poverty and                                                                                                                                            would not be contributing
lagging incomes, an                                                                                                                                                    $250 million, effectively
       See Page 7                                                                                                                                                             See Page 2
        Changes                                                                                                                                                                Mediator
                                                                                                                                                                       Red Cliff hope
                                                                                                                                                                       longer gaming
                                                                                                                                                                       pact will
                                                                                                                                                                       propel new
                                                                                                                                                                       By Juliet Williams
Pages 2A-4A/Local                                                                                                                                                      Associated Press Writer
Page 5A/State                                                                                                                                                            RED CLIFF, Wis. (AP) -
Page 6A/Legislative Review                                                                                                                                             The land holds just a few
Page 7A/Letters/State                                       Photo by Phil Wisneski
                                                                                                                                                                       acres of grass and trees, a
Page 8A/Sports                     Above: The Oneida Nation Turtle                                                                                                     dandelion filled campground
Page 1B/Lifestyles                 School presented a Swingin’ Holiday                                                                                                 and a handful of run-down
Page 2B/Thunderhawk Times          at their annual Holiday Program on                                                                                                  buildings that spill out an
Page 3B/Education                  December 12. Some students were                                                                                                     assortment of rusted trucks
Page 4B/Health                     joined by the Oneida Singers to sing                                                                                                and broken mechanical equip-
Page 5B/Eye on                     songs in the Oneida language. Peace                                                                                                 ment.
Environment                        on Earth, Do You Hear What I Hear,                                                                                                    But tucked in this spot on
Page 6B/Culture                    and Silent Night were just a few of the                                                                                             the breathtaking shore of
Page 7B/Good News                                                                                                                                                      Lake Superior, Ray DePerry
                                   holiday classics that were sung, as
Page 8B/Classifieds                                                                                                                                                    sees a pot of gold waiting to
                                   well as contemporary songs like;
                                                                                                                                                                       be tapped.
                                   Twelve Days of Oneida, Falala                                                                                                         The Red Cliff Band of
                                   Holiday and Santa’s in the Room.                                                                                                    Lake Superior Chippewa
                                   Right: The Oneida Nation middle                                                                                                     chairman says the site could
                                   school choir performed for the Oneida                                                                                               give his tribe the financial
                                   Business Committee in preparation
                                   for their Holiday Concert.
                                                                                                                                                                              See Page 5
                                                                                                                                                                               Red Cliff

                                 Oneidas credit gambling for sharp turnaround in fortunes
                                 The Associated Press             residents’ basic needs are met    Bureau.                           school, then to work.            neatly mowed lawns - a far
                                    ONEIDA, Wis. (AP) - The       through dozens of social ser-        U.S. Census figures show           “There was nothing going     cry from the inner-city ghetto
                                 laughs and squeals of kinder-    vices and commercial ven-         the poverty rate of families on   on,” said Hill, who returned     reluctant neighbors envi-
                                 garten children swinging         tures. A cultural center,         the reservation dropped to        later to help start the tribal   sioned when the Oneida pro-
                                 from multicolored play-          Oneida language programs          just 4 percent in 2000, from      school. “Really until gaming     posed building there.
                                 ground equipment fill the        and a traditional garden          22.6 percent in 1990. The         came along there really were        Tribal spokeswoman Bobbi
                                 space outside the Oneida         employ tribal members on the      median household income, or       no jobs with any career poten-   Webster said the non-
                                 Tribal School, a modern, tur-    sprawling 20,000-acre reser-      midpoint income, was a            tial to them.”                   American Indian community
                                 tle-shaped enclave with legs     vation near Green Bay.            whopping $60,404 in 2000,             Tribal home ownership        also benefits from the tribe’s
                                 for classrooms and unlimited        Amenities include a fitness    more than a third higher than     programs encourage home          newfound prosperity. About
                                 learning inside.                 center, a 27-officer police       the state overall.                ownership. Another plan          half its 3,000 employees are
                                    The turtle, a legendary       force, a career center, drug         Outside the tribe’s new $16    moves elderly residents out of   not tribal members. The tribe
                                 creature in the story of the     and alcohol abuse programs        million one-stop health cen-      dilapidated homes into mod-      estimates it spends around
                                 Oneida Nation, decorates the     and job training for the previ-   ter, late model SUVs and          ern ones on their own proper-    $248 million a year in sur-
                                 sleek curving walls and floors   ously impoverished.               minivans crowd the parking        ty.                              rounding Brown County.
                                 inside the school, where chil-      Most of it is thanks to gam-   lot.                                  In the low-rent Three           A busy strip of land that sat
                                 dren learn a mix of the new      ing. Oneida casino patrons           Climbing into one of them      Sisters subdivision on the       vacant for decades in a dis-
                                 and old.                         spent about $165 million in       is Jerry M. Hill, 64, who         edge of reservation land, yel-        See Page 2
                                    The Oneida have time to       2001, according to the            remembers leaving the reser-      low ribbons and American
                                 focus on tradition now that      Legislative          Reference    vation decades ago, first for     flags flap outside homes with       Oneida Fortunes
2 A(T#ken)                 December 18, 2003                           Kalihwisaks

From Page 1/Petitioned per cap defeated
members showed up for the              Linda Dallas, author of the    resources.”
petitioned GTC meeting on           petition, said she was disap-        Brian Krause, 45, of
December 13. A two-thirds           pointed in the way it was han-    Milwaukee said he was in
vote was needed to overturn         dled but was glad the mem-        favor of the petition and that
the resolution, and 262 voted       bership was able to come          “more money needs to come
in favor to go forward with         together and discuss the issue    back to the people.” He said
the resolution, with 192 votes      of per capita.                    he wasn’t sure if this petition
against, and 8 abstentions.            “A lot of people had good      was the right way but the per
    Oneida Chairwoman Tina          things to say,” said Dallas. “I   capita issue does need atten-
Danforth said she was pleased       think something good came         tion.
with the vote but that it is        out of that, out of the whole        “Money could still be used
reflective of a need for a per      meeting. Over 500 people          (for services) and come back
capita.                             came here today. I think that’s   to the people,” said Krause.
    “I will support a reasonable    wonderful.”                          Loretta Metoxen, tribal his-
per capita,” said Danforth. “I         Dallas answered the ques-      torian, said she is adamantly
always have said that. I real-      tion, “Why did she author the     opposed to the petition and
ize we have a lot of work to        petition?”                        that if it was passed the tribe
do.”                                   She said the Oneida            would essentially be bankrupt
    Danforth said if the petition   Constitution mandates that all    in about 5 years.
was presented in a way “for a       enrolled members of the tribe        “We’re killing the goose
more reasonable financial           share equally in the economic     that lays the golden egg,” said
impact” that it would have          resources.                        Metoxen.
been received more positive-           “The constitution drives          Metoxen referred to hous-
ly.                                 me in about everything that I     ing and land acquisition, and
    “Given      the     financial   do,” said Dallas. “I seek         said there are questions on
impact, especially when you         equality for all members.”        who actually is a recipient.
get to $5,000 times 15,000             She recalls a budget meet-        “That doesn’t mean that
plus members you really get         ing on September 15 for this      everyone gets the same                                                                         Photo by Keith Skenandore
to a financial impact that isn’t    fiscal year and looking at the    amount of acreage with the          Linda Dallas, author of petition for a new per capita plan, presents to the over
something that we could sus-        budget packet and becoming        same job at the same amount         550 tribal members present her reasoning behind the plan. Oneida Chairwoman
tain given our current infra-       concerned. She handed the         of pay,” she said.                  Tina Danforth, left, and Vice-Chairwoman Kathy Hughes, center, prepare to
structure, and given our cur-       packed to a friend, and asked,       “What it means is that peo-      speak against the plan. The plan was defeated by a 262 to 192 vote.
rent revenue.”                      “Can you please explain to        ple have the opportunity to
    A financial impact state-       me... what exactly there is for   apply for homes and land.”
ment by Treasurer Mercie            $344 million.”                       Nancy Skenandore (for-
Danforth         showed       the      Dallas said a discussion       merly Pastorino), a former
increased per capita of $2,000      arose about employee wages,       petitioner for per capita, said
for FY ‘04 would total $30.11       a 100% wage increase for          a lot of things have changed
million. An additional $18          OBC members, and a 20%            over the past year, “And so
million plus would be needed        wage increase for boards,         have I.
to increase the current $750        committees and commissions.          “I am not supportive of this
payment to $2,000.                     She said she is seeing greed   per capita (petition) as it
    The impact statement,           and selfishness by some of        stands. I don’t see this one as
based on 15,057 enrolled            our tribal leaders.               the answer.”
members would see FY ‘05               “It seems that the BC wants       Bill Cooper, 68, Oneida
payment of $3,000 total             a huge chunk for themselves,”     said he was satisfied with the
$45.17 million. Fiscal year’s       she said. “To me this is          vote outcome.
2006 payment of $4,000              wrong.                               “There going to decide in
would total $60.22 million,            “What we came back to          July on another per capita so
with the $5,000 payment in          was the employee wages. A         I’ll just wait until that comes
FY ‘07 totalling $75.28 mil-        lot of employees aren’t get-      out,” said Cooper.
lion.                               ting what they thought they          Chairwoman          Danforth
    Per capita payments bud-        would be getting.”                said, “By July (2004) we will
geted for this fiscal year             She asked where the land       be back.”
(2004) total $14.5 million.         was for the $9 million budget-       Dallas didn’t know if she
That includes the $750 to all       ed for in the land acquisition    would present another peti-
tribal citizens ($11.25 mil-        fund, plus the additional         tion or wait until the July
lion), $2,000 for citizens 62       $140,000 collected by land        2004 semi-annual meeting.
and over ($2.75 million) and        management.                          “It’s not over,” said Dallas.
the elder trust fund 65 and            Overall, Dallas said,          “That’s something I’m going
over ($.5 million).                 “There are an inequity of the     to have to think about.”

From Page 1/Oneida fortunes bring benefits
pute with the county now pro-       outweigh anything that could      ing and financing skills are
vides rent for the tribe from       be seen as a negative.”           helping residents learn pride
Home Depot, Wal-Mart and               When       Danforth,    41,    of place and self, she said.
Sam’s Club. A casino is             returned to live on the reser-       Webster agrees: “We’ve
wedged between other busy           vation from Chicago at age        done it ourselves, primarily.
ventures on one end of the          13, she found dirt roads and
                                    homes without electricity and     We now have nice schools,
parking lot.
   Inside, a steady stream of       water.                            beautiful health care facili-
beeps and buzzers entices vis-         “I knew there was a better     ties. Certainly there’s a pride
itors to games featuring Elvis,     life,” she said.                  that one feels in arriving at the
Madonna, Austin Powers, the            Home ownership, budget-        reservation.”
Addams Family and Pac-
Man. Keno and Plinko                 From Page 1/Land claim
machines beep on one side. A
poster advertises appearances
by Jay Leno, David Lee Roth
                                     mediator gets extension
and LL Cool J.                       killing the agreement.           Regis Mohawks’ casino in
   A shuttle bus ferries                In a related development,     Hogansburg.
patrons between Oneida casi-         the state has dropped its            UCE has contended that
nos.                                 fight against a lawsuit over     the agreement that allowed
   Casino revenue allows the         the Oneida Indian Nation of      Turning Stone to open was
tribe to run an independent          New York’s Turning Stone         invalid because the state
government and has ended its         casino brought by a citizens’    Legislature never approved
reliance on government hand-         grass-roots group, Upstate       it.
outs, tribal chairwoman Tina         Citizens for Equality.               UCE lawyer Leon Koziol
Danforth said.                          The state attorney general    said the group wants the
   “We’ve changed tremen-            decided to drop its challenge    state and nation to revise the
dously. It’s allowed us to           after the U.S. Supreme           compact and require the
maintain services and operate        Court refused to hear a sim-     Oneidas to make payments
programs we couldn't have,”          ilar case involving the St.      to governments.
said Danforth. “The benefits
                                                                                           Kalihwisaks                     December 18, 2003                           (Áhs<)3 A

Stocking stuffers                                                             In Loving Memory of
                                                                     Reuben Anderson Sr.
                                                                     April 17, 1925 ~ January 4, 2003
                                                                                      To my Dearest Family…
                                                                                      I’d like to say, I’m writing   Cornelius,                        Jourdan, Eugene
                                                                                          this from Heaven                                                Eugene Jourdan, age 55,
                                                                                         where I dwell with
                                                                                                                     Jonathan R.                       December 9, 2003. Dear
                                                                                                                        Jonathan R. Cornelius, of
                                                                                              God above              Seymour, infant son of Diana
                                                                                                                                                       brother of Donald Emerson
                                                                                                                                                       Jr., Pauline (Lloyd) Schuyler
                                                                                        There’s no more tears        and Gerald A. Cornelius,          and Audrey. Special uncle of
                                                                                                                     passed away unexpectedly, on
                                                                                             or sadness…             December 4, 2003, at St.
                                                                                                                                                       Tony, Nick, Michael, Kyle,
                                                                                          just eternal Love          Mary’s Hospital Medical
                                                                                                                                                       Craig and Brittany. Nieces,
                                                                                                                                                       nephews, other relatives and
                                                                                     Please don’t be unhappy…        Center, Green Bay. He was         friends.
                                                                           just because I’m out of sight,            born June 1, 2003, in Green
                                                                                                                     Bay. He was a baptized mem-
                                                                                                                                                       Regan (Skenandore)
                                                                      I am with you…morning, noon, and night         ber of Emmanuel Lutheran          Rhea Marie
                                                                           That day I had to leave you               Church, Seymour.                     Rhea died August 21, 2003
                                                                                                                                                       at her home in Casper,
                                                                           My life on earth was through.                He is survived by his par-
                                                                                                                                                       Wyoming. Her husband, Joe
                                                                                                                     ents, Diana and Gerald “Jeb”;
                                                                        God picked me up and hugged me…              one sister, Emily; one brother,   Regan, son Rusty Vankirk and
               Photo courtesy of Oneida Gang Prevention Task Force       And, He said, “I welcome You.”              Jeremy; his maternal grand-       wife Cindy were with her.
                                                                                                                     parents, John and Gladys          Prior to her illness Rhea
Richard House, son of Carol House, takes time to                      Sadly missed by wife Roberta, Children,                                          enjoyed training, grooming,
send well wishes to PFC Travis Smith.                                                                                Peterson, Plymouth; paternal
                                                                      Grandchildren & Great-grandchildren &                                            breeding and raising dogs.
                                                                                                                     grandparents, Gerald “Jerry”
                                                                                    Relatives                                                          She was a member of the
   Oneida, Wis. - Oneida            Prevention Task Force volun-                                                     and Elaine Cornelius, Oneida;
youth participated in making        teers would like to thank the                                                    Delima and Dan Hebb,              Sheltie Club, The Kennel
Christmas stockings and                                                                                              DePere; also, many aunts,         Club and Shetland Sheepdog
                                    youth and the following
sending care packages to the                                                                                         uncles, and cousins.              Club of Central Wyoming.
                                    departments for their assis-                                                                                          Rhea was born on July 18,
service men and woman listed        tance in completing this pro-                                                    Elm, Emil “Jay” Jr.               1932 in Oneida , Wisconsin.
under “Operation Oneida             ject: Oneida Bingo & Casino,                                                        Emil “Jay” Elm, Jr., 51, of
Cares”.                                                                                                                                                She was the daughter of
                                    Oneida      Communications,                                                      Milwaukee, died Wednesday,
                                                                                                                                                       Alvina       Roberts      ‘nee
   In the great spirit of giving                                                                                     December 10, 2003 as a result
                                    Oneida Health Center, Oneida                                                                                       Skenandore.’ Rhea was raised
they took the time to thank all                                                                                      of an automobile accident.
                                    Printing, Oneida Nation                                                                                            in      Oneida      by      her
those who are protecting our                                                                                         The son of the late Emil and
                                    Schools for their generous                                                                                         Grandparents            Lillian
great nation so the Oneida                                                                                           Edith (House) Elm, Sr. was        Skenandore and Frank Mohr.
people can live in peace and        donations; and First Nations                                                     born September 24, 1952 in        In 1964 she and her son,
harmony.                            Development Institute for                                                        Milwaukee. He graduated           Rusty, moved to Casper and
   The      Oneida         Gang     their grant awardment.                                                           from South Division High          later in 1971, married Joe
                                                                                                                     School in Milwaukee and           Regan.
                                                                     In Loving Memory of
                                                                                                                     recently graduated from              Survivors include her hus-
                        In Loving Memory of my Mom
                                                                      UÜçtÇ eA `v_xáàxÜ                              MATC with a degree in             band, Joe, Wyoming, son

                   ]tÇ|vx VA TwtÅá exxw
                                                                                                                     asbestos removal.     Jay was     Rusty and wife Cindy, grand-
                                                                        Merry Christmas From Heaven                  an avid sportsman in the sport    son, two sisters Patty and
                                                                                                                     of playing with his grandkids.    Priscilla, Milwaukee, brother
                                                                              I still hear the songs                    Survivors include his
                                       December 8th, 1950                      I still see the lights                                                  Paul, DePere, cousins, nieces,
                                                                                                                     daughter,     Holly      Elm,     nephews, many friends and
                                       December 22nd, 2000                     I still feel your love                Clearwater, Florida, three        especially her animals that
                                                                              on cold wintry nights                  sons,    Emil     Elm,     III,   followed her every where.
                                   _xà Åx à{xÇ yÄç ã|à{ à{xx?                I still share your hopes
                                                                              and all of your cares
                                                                                                                     Milwaukee, Adam Elm and
                                                                                                                     Aaron Elm, Fond du Lac, four
                                                                                                                                                       She was preceded in death by
                                                                                                                                                       her grandparents, Lillian
                                                                               I’ll even remind you                  grandchildren, Bailey, Kyra,
                                       tÇw àt~x Åx {ÉÅxAAA                 to please say your prayers                Daniel, Lily and Baby Girl
                                                                                                                                                       Skenandore and Frank Mohr,
                                                                                                                                                       mother, Alvina, step-father
                                                                                                                     Elm due in February. He was       Ed, and brother Jim.
                                    [|z{ tuÉäx à{x ätÄÄxç?                   I just want to tell you
                                                                           you still make me proud                   preceded in death by his par-        Special thanks to Cindy her
                                                                                                                     ents and two brothers, Ricky      daughter-in-law that took spe-
                                      }âáà uxÄÉã à{x áâÇ?                You stand head and shoulders
                                                                              above all the crowd                    and Nicholas.                     cial care of Rhea.
                                                                            Keep trying each moment
                       [ÉÅx? ã{xÜx à{x ÅÉÜÇ|Çzá á{|Çx                          to stay in His grace
                                                                             I came here before you
                         tÇw à{x xäxÇ|Çzá zÄÉãAAA                             to help set your place                                 o r odal nie
                                                                              You don’t have to be
                                                                              perfect all of the time                                    OPEN HOUSE
                   j{xÜx Åç wÜxtÅá {täx ÇÉ yÜÉÇà|xÜá?                       He forgives you the slip
                                                                            If you continue to climb
                                                                                                                                 Come and meet the staff from the
                                                                                                                                 Oneida Police Department and the
                   j{xÜx Åç {ÉÑxá ã|ÄÄ ~ÇÉã ÇÉ yxtÜ?                        To my family and friends                                 Oneida Police Commission
                                                                            please be thankful today
                    TÇw ã{xÜx \ y|ÇtÄÄç ã|ÄÄ uxAAA                          I’m still close beside you
                                                                                                                                    January 7, 2004
                                                                              In a new special way
                                                                              I love you all dearly
                                                                                                                                    Noon ~ 8:00 p.m.
                     Tá YÜxx tá à{x j|Çw4                                    now don’t shed a tear
                                                                            Cause I’m spending my                                            W1144 Park Drive
                                                                         Christmas with Jesus this year.                                     Oneida, Wisconsin
                       Sadly Missed & Loved by…                          Love Mom, Dad & Ronnie
                                                                                                                                        oe o e o hr!
                                                                                                                                       Hp t seyutee
                            Your Son Jeffrey
4 A(Kayé)                  December 18, 2003                            Kalihwisaks

Making it a safe holiday season                                                                                                             Keep the faith
Mothers Against                        “Last year 17,419 people
                                    were killed in crashes involv-
                                                                       intoxicating as hard liquor. A
                                                                       12-ounce can of beer, a five-
                                                                                                            According to the MADD
                                                                                                         website about three in ten
Drunk Drivers                       ing alcohol,” said Mothers         ounce glass of wine, a 12-        Americans will be involved in
                                                                                                         an alcohol-related crash at
                                    Against Drunk Driving              ounce wine cooler and a half
reminds holiday                     (MADD) President Wendy J.          of a liquor contain the same      some time in their lives.
                                    Hamilton. “Beyond the tragic       amount of alcohol.                Nearly all community mem-
goers to drive                      death toll, a horrific half a         3. Don’t rely on your          bers have been shaken or
                                    million people are injured in      guest’s appearance to deter-      effected by the devastation of
safely                              alcohol-related crashes each       mine if he or she has had too     drinking and driving in their
By Phil Wisneski                    year. The holiday season is a      much to drink.                    lives, but it continues to be
Kalihwisaks                         perfect time for Americans to         4. Mixers won’t help dilute    done over an over again, with
   Getting a phone call from        work together to help keep         the alcohol. Carbonated mix-      the age old adage, “It won’t
the police at four in the morn-     families together and road-        ers like club soda or tonic       happen to me.”
ing, being paralyzed, break-        ways safer.”                       water cause alcohol to be            One Oneida community
ing bones, paying the fines,           The holiday season is a         absorbed into a person’s sys-     member and tribal employee
sitting in jail and all to often                                                                         came forward with a story
                                    time of joy, happiness and         tem more quickly. Fruit juice
being killed. The list could go                                                                          about how she was recently
                                    spending time with loved           and other sweet mixers mask
on and on, but one thing must                                                                            involved in a crash with a
                                    ones. Unfortunately, the holi-     the taste of alcohol and may
                                                                                                         drunk driver, but due to a
be noticed, not one of the          day season is also the time of     cause people to drink more.
                                                                                                         pending court case involving
above mentioned situations is       year when drunk driving               5. Don’t push drinks.
                                                                                                         the individual, specifics were
a good experience and each          fatalities    spike.     From         6. Provide plenty of food to   not available.
can be avoided. So why drink        Thanksgiving to New Years          keep your guests from drink-         Unfortunately, as the statis-
and drive?                          Eve in 2002, Wisconsin had         ing on a empty stomach.           tics have shown, it will hap-                                    Photo courtesy of Florence Petri
   Drinking and driving is the      40 alcohol related deaths.            7.Be responsible. Stay         pen to those people, unless        Commission on Aging Chairperson Dellora
nations most frequently com-        That is more than one per day.     within your limits in order to    the community as a whole           Cornelius, left, poses with Senator Robert
mitted violent crime, killing          When hosting family and         make sure other guests stay       takes it upon themselves to        Cowles at the Oneida Faith in Action prayer lun-
someone every 30 minutes.           friends this holiday season at     within theirs.                    prevent this very preventable      cheon held at the Radisson last month. Eleven
According to the National           parties remember these few            8. Offer a ride home or a      disaster.                          churches in the surrounding area received
Highway Traffic Safety              tips.                              place to sleep to people that        MADD began in 1980 and          appreciation plaques from Sen. Cowles for their
Administration, alcohol-relat-         1. Don’t rely on coffee to      have had a few too many           has grown worldwide to             participation in the Faith in Action program.
ed traffic deaths account for       sober up your guests. Only         drinks. Remember the host         include all fifty states with
42 percent of all traffic fatali-   time can do that.                  may be liable if that person      over 3 million members and
ties nation wide.                      2. Beer and wine are just as    gets in a crash.                  supporters and more than 600
                                                                                                         local chapters. Since it’s

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                                                                                                         cent. In 1980 more than
By OCIFS Coordinator                Reservation. I am thankful for     reasons to be thankful this
                                                                                                         28,000 people died in alco-
   During the holiday season        the Oneida Falling Leaves 4-       holiday season, and that you
                                                                                                         hol-related crashes as com-
it is nice to look back and be      H club and the 12 Christmas        dare to share those thanks        pared to 17,419 deaths last
thankful for the things that        Stockings they put together to     with others. Perhaps we as a                                             Where does it go?
                                                                                                         year. MADD also has expand-
came into your life. During         be sent to our troops in Iraq. I                                                                              The good Lord
                                                                       community could even dare to      ed to educate the youth on the
this past year there are many       am thankful for the Oneida                                                                                      only knows
                                                                       continue to share throughout      devastating effects of drink-
things that I am thankful for: I    Farmers Market and the ven-                                                                                It seems like it was
                                                                       the coming year, and that is      ing and driving and also help-
am thankful for the Oneida          dors and customers that made                                                                                just the other day
                                                                       something we could all be         ing the victims of drunk dri-
Nation Farm and the 10 acres        it such a success. I am thank-                                                                                When you were
                                                                                                         ving crashes.
of sweet corn that they plant-      ful for Tower Foods, which         thankful for.                                                              down at White
ed on the Deadend Road for          continues to provide for our                                                                                      Eagles,
the community members to            grocery needs, and stands as a                                                                                 hawking them
share in. I am thankful for the     model for other Native com-                          In Memory of our Father                                       tables
Oneida Tsyunhehkwa Center
and all the wonderful services
                                    munities to emulate. Finally, I
                                    am thankful for the opportu-               Francis (Stich) House                                               And generally
                                                                                                                                                blowing all of your
they provide the community. I       nity to be a part of a wonder-                who passed away December 15, 2002                              hard-earned pay
am thankful for the Food            ful group of people who are                                                                                 You’ve always been crazy & had trouble
Distribution Program/Food           called the Oneida Community                                   He was a loving father…
                                                                                                                                                          that it put you through
Pantry for their constant           Integrated Food Systems                                     He enjoyed being with family
                                                                                                                                                Been busted for things that you did and
efforts to ensure no one goes       (OCIFS) members. All of us                                    & friends. He had a lot of
                                                                                                                                                               you didn’t do.
hungry on the Oneida                at OCIFS hope you find many                                  friends and where ever he
                                                                                                                                                We know you weren’t proud of all of the
                                                                                                went, he knew some one or
                                                                                                                                                         things that you’d done.
                                                                                                        they knew him.                             But we also know that you never
                                                                                                                                                       intentionally hurt anyone.
                    In Loving Memory of                                                         He enjoyed being outside,
                                                                                              having a garden, feeding the

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                                                                                                                                                      You were just a good ol’ boy
                                                                                               birds, and he liked flowers.                              Never meaning no harm
                                                                              He also liked feeding the wild turkeys that                         Now we all talk about the good times,
                                                                                           came in the yard.                                       Talk about the time when the times
                     Who found peace with the                                 He liked going to town also, going for rides                                     were right.
                     Great Spirit on Friday, November                                  maybe three times a day.
                  21, 2003 at the age of 61. Loving                                                                                                 And we all know storms never last
                                                                            We would take him to visit different people for
                  father of Scott (Kammi) Paull, Tyla                                                                                             The bad times all pass with the winds
                                                                           five, ten minutes then we would be on our way.
                  (Jeremy Crow-Eagle); Loving step-                                                                                                And just like in Luckenbach, Texas;
                                                                            Our Dad had a sense of humor, joked around,
                  father to Rose Aguirre (Tom                                                                                                              Where you are, Ror,
                                                                                         made all of us laugh.
                  Huntington); Glen (Janie); Merrill.                                                                                              they’re ain’t nobody feeling no pain.
                                                                                 He enjoyed his grandchildren as well.
                  Proud and wonderful grandpa to                                He was always one step ahead of us...                              So....we’re not here to forget you
                  Ashley, Zach, Chyona, Tom Tom.                             He had some of us tired out by the middle of                                We’re here to recall -
                  Great-grandpa to Cheyenne.                                                    the day.                                           The things we used to say and do
   Former husband to Lynette Paull (nee                                                                                                            Ror, we don’t wanna get over you
   Doxtator). Loving step-son of Edward                                      Our Dad was a very strong person… he had                                 We will never get over you.
   Anderson, Sr.; Loving brother to Erwin,                                   his days, some good, some bad, but he kept
                                                                                                                                                  Greatly missed this holiday season and
   Kenneth, Ramon, Ed “Buzzy”, Donny, Janice,                                on going and going and going – just like the                       the whole year through by all who knew
   Marjory, Jaunita, Yvonne. Loving uncle to many                                         energizer battery...                                                            and loved him.
   nieces and nephews. Proceeded in death by                                        We love you & miss you very much!                            (Words above taken from lyrics of various songs by
   his beautiful mother Mildred Anderson (nee                                       Your children...Sandie, Kathy, Dan,                              Waylon Jennings - one of Ror’s favorites)
   Schuyler), sister Sandra Lyman, and father                                        Marlene, Gloria, Lisa, Doug, Laura,
   Ramon Paull, Sr.                                                                                      Shelly & Sheila
                      Nee Paull
                                                                                                        Kalihwisaks                              December 18, 2003                             (Wisk) 5 A

Milwaukee SEOTS news and notes
SEOTS Staff Would Like To Meet You                  Zakhar. We also want to thank all of our            be making headdresses made with pins and            trip to Oneida.
   Stop in, have a cup of coffee and visit. Meet    Oneida families in the north. For the many          beads. They make a nice decoration to hang in       Seots advisory board meetings
the staff that serves you. Mark, director;          times we have to call and get information we        your car. This is a popular class taught by            The Seots board meets the second and
Anne, administrative assistant; Carmen,             want you to know we value your knowledge            Charlene Smith and Laura Gordon.                    fourth Tuesday of the month at 6pm. The
administrative assistant; Deb, community edu-       and help. Please forgive us if we didn’t list                         Time:6:00pm                       meetings are open to all Oneida tribal mem-
cation specialist                                   your name. You are just as special as everyone          Date: Wednesday, January 14, 21 & 28            bers January meetings are 13th and 27th.
   Bring in new ideas for things you would          else!                                               Language class
                                                                                                                                                                                Time: 6pm
like to see happen in our office for the future.    December Holiday Giving Tree                           We have an excellent Oneida language
An open invitation is for the community to             We thank all those that donated gifts and        teacher Renee Pfaller. She lives in Racine and            Date: Tuesday, January 13 and 27th
come in and share those ideas at any time.          food for the children and families of our           comes to Milwaukee every Saturday to share          Home visits to the Shut- ins
This is your office and you are an important        Native Community. Many families benefitted          her knowledge. Our class has all ages, is fun          SEOTS staff and other community volun-
part of our community! We look forward in           from your donations for the Christmas               and it is an opportunity to learn our very pre-     teers will visit tribal members that have iden-
seeing you!                                         Holiday. Your generosity will certainly be          cious language. Please come and learn!              tified themselves as homebound and would
Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!                    blessed! A gift from the heart goes a long way!                      Time: 10-12pm                      like to be visited during the holiday season.
   To all community members that give their         Again, thank you all!                                  Date: Saturdays-January 10, 17, 24 & 31          Please call us if you or someone you know
time and efforts to make this office a success!     Hoyan-Hoyan                                         Cultural Heritage Class                             would like a visit.
We are thankful for all the volunteers, teach-         Hoyan is Happy New Year! What a great               Cultural Heritage class is held every            SEOTS Van Trip to Oneida
ers, helpers and contributors’ that have been a     way to bring in the New Year than with our          Tuesday at 6:30. Randy Corneilus teaches the           Our van will be traveling to Oneida on
part of the SEOTS office. Thank you to Susan        Oneida Community family and friends! Bring          class via our teleconference line. Randy            January21st. Our van accommodates 10 peo-
Burt, Randy Cornelius, Kelly Clark, Tina            an appetizer to pass, a smile on your face, be      teaches history, tradition and culture. The top-
                                                                                                                                                            ple and reservations are necessary. Please
Cotrell, Dorothy Danforth, Mike Danforth,           ready to play bingo, watch some football or         ics are our Oneida history. This class is a must
Mike Debraska, Renee Elm-Pfaller, Robin             visit the afternoon away with friends and your      if you have never attended.                         keep in mind that we will cancel our trip if
Fleischer, Jade Flores, Laura Gordon, Laura         hostess, Mindymoye, at the Seots office on                     Time: Tuesday’s at 6:30pm                weather is not permitting. We will try to
Harrison, John House, Roy Huff, Jim Kelly,          New Years Day!                                               Date: January 5, 12, 19 & 26               reschedule another trip as soon as it is feasible.
Cecelia and Ray Krawczyk, Geri Grunwald,                             Time: 12 - 2pm                     Oneida Intertribal Prayer Singers                   The van departs from the SEOTS office at 8am
Gina Gleeson, May Jawszeski, Jahayra                          Date: Thursday, January 1st                  The singers practice every Monday at 6pm.        and returns by 6pm.
Martinez, Loretta Metoxen, Mindimoye,                                 Place: Seots                      They are available for events. For more infor-      Prescription Pick-up
Linda Monita, Helen Moriarity, Alice Ninham,        Genealogy with Loretta Metoxen                      mation please call Mamie at 643-8972. The              Script pick-up for January and February
Lloyd Ninham, Pam Ninham, Oneida                       This class was to be in December but was         SEOTS office also has a few of their cd’s           will be 3 times per month on Wednesday
Intertribal Singers, Oneida Nation Vets, Laura,     rescheduled for this month. Looking for your        available for $10.                                    Dates for pick-up are: January 7, 21 & 28th
Allen and the Parks Family, Anna Perlongo,          family tree can be fun and easy when you have                           Time: 6pm                        Dates for pick-up are: February 4, 18 & 25th
Mark Powless and family, Janice Prohaska,           the information available. Loretta is the tribal     Date: Monday’s, January 5, 12, 19 and 26th            All prescriptions need to be called in the
Seots Board & Staff, Kristelle Sanfillippo,         historian and will help us fill in our family       Tsyunhehkwa
                                                                                                                                                            Friday before Wednesday pick-up
Angie Shegonee, Joyce Skenandore, Judy              tree. This is a great class!                           If you are interested in products from
Skenandore, Opal Skenandore, Bonnie, Sara                     Date: Saturday, January 17th              Tsyunhehkwa we may have what you’re look-              Reminder to make 2 calls- one to the phar-
& Naomi Smith, Charlene Smith, Jessie                                Time: 10-3pm                       ing for at the Seots office. We carry dehydrat-     macy with prescription needs & one to Seots
Torres, Bob Ulrich, Pat Ulrich, David               Craft Class                                         ed corn, dried corn, maple syrup, wild rice,        to get your name on the list
Ushakow,Kathy Young, Lisa Vega, Geri                   Our January craft class will be held at          salsa jellies and jams. If there is anything you       HOPE YOU ALL HAD A MERRY
Villalobos, Sara Villalobos,             Huston     6:00pm. Craft class will only be held three         would like that we don’t carry we would be          CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR
Wheelock, Jay Wheelock, and Priscilla               times this month due to the holiday. We will        happy to pick it up for you on our monthly van      FROM THE SEOTS STAFF

From Page 1/Red Cliff waits to cash in with new resort-casino plans
boom it has dreamed of, when        families on the reservation       ably,” DePerry said. “This is a   down and burned out cars are       The tribe never hit its old $3     a higher power, they’re locat-
his plans for a resort and casi-    live in poverty.                  gold mine here on this point.     scattered near homes. Piles of     million ceiling.                   ed in a situation that proves to
no go ahead.                           The tribe’s campground         ... That little town (nearby      garbage line vacant lots.             Some tribes are just lucki-     be a gold mine. As fate would
   The Red Cliff have yet to        and small marina are more         Bayfield, pop. 650) is just          DePerry dreams of spinoff       er, DePerry said.                  have it, they're doing
cash in on the big windfall         profitable than its casino.       packed with people during the     projects and diverse jobs,            “Through the good grace of      extremely well,” he said.
other tribes have seen as           State numbers show the tribe      summer.”                          such as those at the reserva-
Wisconsin’s casino gaming
industry expanded in the last
                                    collects less than $3 million a
                                    year in net revenue from the
                                                                         A full-color architect’s
                                                                      vision of the $22 million
                                                                                                        tion's tribal fish hatchery,
                                                                                                        funded by $3 million in state
                                                                                                                                           Land with woods,
   Their tiny casino is in a for-
                                    casino, less than any other
                                    tribe in Wisconsin.
                                                                      Apostle View Casino Resort
                                                                      and $3 million marina is
                                                                                                        money from gambling.
                                                                                                           The tribe’s current casino,     Indian mounds destined
mer bowling alley at the               DePerry hopes all that is      prominently displayed in the      the Isle Vista Casino, is just a
northernmost         tip
Wisconsin - nearly eight
                               of   about to change. Since the
                                    tribe signed an unending
                                                                      tribe's office.
                                                                         It’s expected to add 250 to
                                                                                                        break-even operation, but
                                                                                                        about 70 percent of its work-
                                                                                                                                           to be nature preserve
                                                                                                                                              JEFFERSON, Wis. (AP) -          tural deposits under looted
hours by car from Milwaukee         agreement with the state to       300 jobs.                         ers are American Indian. It is     A 40-acre plot of southern         areas.
and a long way in style from        expand casino operations,            Right now, the tribe can’t     Bayfield County’s sixth-           Wisconsin woodland contain-           He stated further that the
the fancy resorts that lure         financiers      are   backing     afford to offer residents much    largest employer.                  ing Indian mounds is destined      group of mounds is unusual
freespending travelers.             DePerry's big dream - a 65-       needed services such as den-         “We keep 100 to 120 peo-        to become a nature preserve        for the area because of the
   U.S. Census Bureau figures       room luxury hotel with a casi-    tal care and home repair. “I      ple employed. We’ll be happy       after being donated to             combination of different
show the Red Cliff remain           no, 125-seat restaurant, pool     can’t believe in this day and     with that because that’s 120                                          mound types and the arrange-
                                                                                                                                           Jefferson County in a move
one of the state’s poorest          and marina to capitalize on       age we just don’t have these      people off the welfare rolls,”                                        ment of the mounds along a
                                                                                                                                           that left some officials sound-
tribes, with a median, or mid-      the Apostle Islands across the    things,” DePerry said.            DePerry said.                                                         ridge.
                                                                                                                                           ing stunned.
point, household income of          water.                               A tour of the 15,000-acre         The tribe’s new deal calls                                            The group is clearly eligi-
                                                                                                                                              Theo Garman of Waterloo
just $24,412 in 2000, well             “Now that we know we can       reservation reveals run-down      for it to start making pay-                                           ble for listing on the National
                                                                                                                                           is donating the land in honor
below the state median of           keep operating, our investors     trailers held together with       ments to the state once rev-                                          and State Historical Register
$43,731. About a quarter of         look at it a lot more favor-      patchwork repairs. Broken         enues pass $5 million a year.      of her late husband, Dr. J.S.
                                                                                                                                           Garman.                            of Historic places, and the
                                                                                                                                              “I don’t even want to guess     mounds will add an interest-
                                                                                                                                           at what the Garman family          ing aspect to the educational
                                                                                                                                           could make selling this prop-      opportunities presented by the
                                                                                                                                           erty on the real estate mar-       parcel, Broihahn added.
                                                                                                                                           ket,” said County Board               The state society was so
                                                                                                                                           member Kathleen Groskopf,          pleased about the county's
                                                                                                                                           a former real estate agent.        acquisition of the property
                                                                                                                                                                              that it offered its services to

          W hat’s H appening!
                                                                                                                                           “This piece of property is just
                                                                                                                                           gorgeous and it’s an extraor-      the county.
                                                                                                                                           dinarily generous offer.”             “Please feel free to contact
                                                                                                                                              “This is a magnificent          us regarding any preservation
                                                                                                                                           piece of land that’s never been    and maintenance issues and
        Christmas Eve, December 24, 2003                               Monday, January 5, 2004                                             farmed and Mrs. Garmen’s           the eventful interpretation of
        REGULAR WEEKLY BC MEETING CANCELLED                            GENERAL TRIBAL COUNCIL SEMI-ANNUAL MEETING                          offer is just amazing,” said
                                                                                                                                                                              the mounds,” Broihahn told
        All items moved to December 31 Meeting Agenda.                 Time: 6:00 pm                                                                                          Nehmer. “We have assisted
                                                                                                                                           Parks Director Joe Nehmer
                                                                       Norbert Hill Center Business Committee Conference                                                      other communities with sig-
                                                                                                                                           just before the County Board
        Christmas, December 25, 2003                                   Room                                                                accepted       the     donation
                                                                                                                                                                              nage and brochures.”
        TRIBAL OFFICES CLOSED                                          Bring Semi-Annual Reports                                                                                 Nehmer said Wednesday
                                                                                                                                           Tuesday.                           that the county is busy estab-
                                                                                                                                              The       property       near
        Wednesday, December 31, 2003                                   Tuesday, January 7, 2004                                            Waterloo, at an elevation of
                                                                                                                                                                              lishing the Carnes and Korth
        SOBRIETY POW-WOW                                               OPEN HOUSE AT OPD                                                                                      Parks near Fort Atkinson and
                                                                                                                                           950 feet, is at one of the high-   Lake Mills, and he doesn’t
        Doors open at 4:00 pm                                          TIME: Noon TO 8 PM                                                  est points in the county.
        Grand entry at 6:00 pm.                                        WHERE: Oneida Police Department, W1144 Park Dr.                                                        anticipate any development at
                                                                                                                                              Nehmer described the            the Garman site in the near
                                                                       Come and meet the staff of the Oneida Police                        property as a classic glacial
        January 1, 2004                                                Department and the new Oneida Police Commission                     drumlin - a type of hill
                                                                                                                                                                                 “Any development we
        TRIBAL OFFICES CLOSED                                          members.                                                            formed by the movement of          would ever do there would be
        January - April, 2004                                          Saturday, February 7, 2004                                          glaciers that once covered         minimal per the wishes of
                                                                       HONOR THE YOUTH POW-WOW                                             parts of the state.                Mrs. Garman,” he said.
        OPEN MIC NIGHT PRESENTED BY THE ONEIDA NATION                  WHERE: Oneida Turtle School                                            Personnel        from     the      “We’ve assembled a deed
        ARTS PROGRAM                                                   GRAND ENTRY: 1:00 pm and 7:00 pm                                    Wisconsin Historical Society       that meets her desires for the
                    2nd Thursday of the month.                                                                                             visited the parcel Oct. 30 and     future and it calls for limited
                    TIME: 7:00 pm/Doors open at 6:30 pm                                                                                    surveyed the Garman Mound          development. We anticipate,
                    WHERE: Norbert Hill Center Auditorium                                                                                  Group, a group of 22 Indian        sometime in the future, a sim-

                                                                                                                                           burial mounds on the site.         ple trail system to allow peo-
                                                                                                                                              All the mounds have been        ple to walk through the land
                                          Please call the                                                                                  looted,       Deputy       State   and enjoy it as Mrs. Garman
                        office at 869-4280, 4277 or 4279 to include events in this section.                                                Archaeologist John Broihahn        and others have.”
                                                                                                                                           said in a letter to Nehmer.           Nehmer said his depart-
                                                                                                                                              But he said the looting has     ment will likely be working
                                                                                                                                           been limited, and it is not        closely with the state and with
                                                                                                                                           unusual to find undisturbed        state Indian tribes to restore
                                                                                                                                           human burials and other cul-       and preserve the mounds.
6 A(Yá=yahk)                       December 18, 2003                              Kalihwisaks

                                                                       Legislativ e Re vie w
V ice-Chairwoman’s Corner...
   The last two weeks have         possible. Some think we are         damages por-                                   c r a t i c          membership with, again, the       meeting. I don’t anticipate
been very busy times for me        not providing all the informa-      tion of the                                    Governor             accurate information to make      having to do much traveling
and the Business Committee.        tion, some think it is not all      claim, will go a                               elected. We          a sound decision. Our first       to get this job done. With the
The number of meetings             accurate and some think we          long        way                                feel our vote        and foremost concern is that      phone and e-mail, a lot more
addressing Land Claims and         are out right lying. Others feel    towards being                                  can continue         we exercise our dual citizen-     can be accomplished right
Per Capita have taken more         we are couching the informa-        able to improve                                to make a dif-       ship right to vote.               here in the office.
than 50% of my time.               tion in a threatening manner. I     upon what we                                   ference. That           January will begin a new          This is the time of year that
   The Per Capita meetings         don’t know how else to pre-         do to address                                  was clearly          focus of my time on               we should take a few
have been very interesting         sent the reality of a decision      the needs of our                               shown in the         Medicare/Medicaid issues.         moments to look over the past
and well attended. We appre-       that if implemented can be          people.      Per                               last election        This is important, not only to    year and begin planning for
ciate the information that has     devastating to this organiza-       Capita can then                                and the next         our elder society, but to our     the new year. The Oneida
been collected from these dis-     tion as we know it. It may not      be discussed                                   one will have        clinic and the reimbursements     Nation has experienced some
cussions. This Committee, I        be perfect but this Committee       without having                                 offices open,        it receives according to the      significant accomplishments
feel, is trying its best to        is committed to trying to meet      to      consider                               that if filled by    Indian      Health     Service    this year, the perpetuity of our
respond to the concerns of our     as many needs for as many           detracting from                                a democratic,        Contract. I will be working       gaming compact is one of the
members but we continue to         members as possible. We may         existing opera-                                will enhance         with        other       Tribal    most prominent. I hope we
need the type of feedback we       not be meeting all the needs        tions.              Vice-Chairwoman the Governors                   Representatives across the        can look to 2004 and move
have been getting at the           but all our decisions to date          I have also         Kathy Hughes            ability        to    country to draft the language     forward with our resolution to
Community meetings. You            have been made with only the        begun partici-                                 administer the       necessary to protect the needs    our land claim. I believe we
don’t have to wait for a meet-     best interests of the member-       pating in meetings of the needs of Wisconsin without                of Indian Country nation-         have an opportunity to resolve
ing, though, to express your       ship in mind.                       Wisconsin Native American having to deal with the frivo-            wide. A great deal of the time    this long standing issue in a
concern. That can be done at          At this time, our energies       Democratic Caucus with our lous lawsuit at the taxpayers            to do this will be spent just     manner that will provide
any time directly to a             would be better spent work-         staff from Legislative Affairs. expense.                            reading material and partici-     some long term benefits to the
Business           Committee       ing on the New York Land            This is a newly formed orga-      The Tribe is bi-partisan and      pating on conference calls.       Oneida people.
Member.                            Claims settlement. The poten-       nization here and really start- always tries to canvas all the      Some travel may be required          Hoyan, I wish you well
   We will continue to provide     tial for getting a casino site in   ed because of the success the candidates for the purpose of         but will probably be held in      and hope the New Year brings
as much information to you as      the Catskills to offset the         Tribes had in getting a demo- being able to provide our             conjunction with some other       better things all around.

BC Briefing...                                                           Legislative Update
   I want to thank all of the
Tribal Citizens who attended                                             GTC Lawsuit Update                original action                                return        to   the region would have to rise
                                                                         Prepared                    by    before        the                              blackjack/slots    an average of 10% to main-
the General Tribal Council
                                                                         Councilman              Vince     Wisconsin                                      only casinos.      tain the same level of ser-
Per Capita Meeting on
                                                                         DelaRosa                          S u p r e m e                                     Should the      vice.
Saturday, December 13,
                                                                            I wanted to take this time     Court. Panzer                                  Panzer litiga-        2.    If Indian gaming in
2003. The meeting concluded
                                                                         to give the Oneida General        and        Gard                                tion be suc-       the Fox Valley region was to
with a motion to end discus-
                                                                         Tribal Council an update on       requested that                                 cessful, all the   end, employment would ini-
sion, deny the petition, and
                                                                         a most important issue. As        the Court issue                                c o m p a c t      tially decline by the 5,900
allow        the      Business
                                                                         many of you may be aware,         a declaratory                                  amendments         jobs provided by the Oneida
Committee         to     follow
                                                                         two pending lawsuits in the       judgment                                       executed this      Tribe, which would increase
Resolution #07-07-03-B. The
                                                                         State of Wisconsin threaten       declaring the                                  year could be      the unemployment rate in the
voting results: Yes - 262, No -
                                                                         our economic future. Indian       Potawatomi                                     eliminated.        region from 4.7% to 7.2%.
192, Abstained - 8. The reso-           Councilwoman                                                       Compact void
                                                                         governmental gaming in the                                                       This     would        3.    Over $170 million is
lution that is referenced in the                                                                           in violation of
motion allows the Business
                                          Trish King                     state of Wisconsin is under                                                      include      the   spent        annually     by
                                    draft over the summer                attack and it’s important for     the Wisconsin                                  elimination of     Wisconsin’s Indian casinos
Committee to bring back a                                                                                  Constitution                                   additional
                                    months.                              you to be aware of this issue.                                                                      to purchase goods and ser-
Per Capita Plan in July for                                                                                and         also                               scope         of
GTC approval. The Oneida            d)               Completed              In this report I am going to                            Councilman                               vices from over 2000
                                    Environmental Resources              summarize the two lawsuits        requested an           Vince DelaRosa          games provid-      Wisconsin vendors. This
Business Committee will                                                                                    injunction for-                                ed for under
                                    Board Bylaw amendments.              (Dairyland and Panzer/Gard                                                                          money would be lost to
soon be introducing a propos-                                                                              bidding the Governor to the amendments, as well as
                                    e) Completed Oneida Child            )which are before the                                                                               Wisconsin’s businesses if
al for volunteers to help us                                                                               enter into or renew any com- the additional revenue paid
                                    Protective Board Bylaw               Wisconsin State Supreme                                                                             Indian gaming in Wisconsin
complete research options for                                                                              pact with any other tribe to the State of Wisconsin:
                                    amendments.                          Court. I’ll also cover the                                                                          were shut down.
a per capita plan for GTC                                                                                  until the Court reached a         1.     It is projected that
                                    f) Recommended new                   potential disastrous results                                                                        General         Economic
consideration in July.                                                                                     decision on the legal issues the new compact terms
                                    bylaws for the Oneida                which could present them-
   I would also like to thank
                                    Police Commission.                                                     in the case. Panzer and Gard including additional casino          Picture:
the Tribal Organization for                                              selves if the court rules                                                                              1.    In 2001, the Oneida
                                      The LOC will go back into          against our interest. I’ll also   allege that the Potawatomi games and longer compact
their information booths.                                                                                  Compact: (i) violates the term will result in a substan-          Bingo & Casino gaming
                                   session on January 26, 2004.          cover the general economic
They provide an excellent                                                                                  separation of powers doc- tial increase in gaming rev-            establishments accounted for
                                   The following items are on            picture in the context of
tool to educate the communi-                                                                               trine, (ii) impermissibly enue and would increase                 5,900 jobs in Brown and
                                   the docket to be addressed by         Oneida’s positive contribu-
ty and citizens on the services                                                                            expands the scope of gam- employment in the region by             Outagamie Counties. The
                                   the LOC after the Mid-Winter          tions.
and programs that are offered                                                                              ing, (iii) makes an illegal an additional 10,325 jobs.            Oneida Tribe is the second
by the Oneida Nation.
                                    a) Complete drafts for: a            Litigation Status:                appropriation of state funds, Statewide, it is estimated that     largest employer in the
Business Committee                                                          1.    Dairyland:       The     and (iv) waives the state’s 24,500 additional jobs will           region.
                                    Labor Code to replace the
   The Business Committee                                                Dairyland case was filed by       sovereign immunity in viola- be created by the new com-              2.    In 2001, Indian
                                    Personnel Polices and
has been continuing its work                                             the owners of the Dairyland       tion of the Wisconsin pact amendments.                            gaming boosted regional
                                    Procedures, Education Code
on the Land Claims. We have                                              dog track in      Kenosha,        Constitution. It should be        2.     An estimated $470        economic output by $343
                                    which will incorporate all
been updating the member-                                                Wisconsin, in 2001. The           noted that the Potawatomi million will be contributed to          million.
                                    levels of education, GTC
ship on our progress through                                             Dairyland dog track owners        Compact has been amended the state budget in the way of              3.    Indian      Gaming
                                    Meeting Rules, Endowment
Executive             Session                                            sought to enjoin the              since this action was filed to sales, income, corporate and       Regulatory Act requires that
                                    Act, Judiciary Act.
Community Meetings on a bi-         b) Draft amendments to the           Governor from extending or        address the concerns raised use taxes and tribal pay-             gaming net income be used
weekly basis. As things are         Election Law to allow for            renewing the gaming com-          in (iii) and (iv).             ments under the compact            for tribal governance and
taking place rather quickly, I      primaries.                           pacts previously entered into        3.     The        Wisconsin amendments.                        social welfare functions.
encourage enrolled citizens to      c)        Amend         the          between           the    State    Supreme Court accepted            3.     It is estimated that     Gaming net income is used
attend these community meet-        Comprehensive        Policy          and Wisconsin’s eleven            both the Dairyland and Tribal investments in the                  to provide these services.
ings. Notices are mailed out        Governing           Boards,          Indian Tribes. Dairyland          Panzer cases on appeal on State economy will increase             The provision of services
with dates and times. This is       Committees              and          contends that the 1993            September 12, 2003. Oral to up to $1 billion over the             also creates more jobs.
the best way we can get you         Commissions.                         amendment to the Wisconsin        arguments          for    both next 3 years as a result of the       4.    The new compact
the most accurate information       d) Draft amendments to the           Constitution prohibits most       Dairyland and Panzer will be compact amendments. If the           terms provide Wisconsin
in a timely manner. A com-          Removal Law.                         forms of gaming allowed           heard on January 27, 2004 at compact amendments are               with the second highest pay-
munity meeting for enrolled                                              under the         compacts        9:45 a.m. The Tribes are eliminated, the Tribes will              ment amount from tribal
                                   My Office                             and the compacts should not                                                                         governments in the nation,
citizens is also scheduled in         I continue to work along-                                            participating in both cases as not have a long term, stable
Milwaukee on December 20,                                                be extended or renewed. On                                       revenue source and cannot          second only to Connecticut.
                                   side the charter team that has                                          amicus.
                                                                         February 11, 2003, Dane                                                                                5.    The new compact
2003 at noon at the SEOTS          been formed to develop the
                                                                         County Judge Richard
                                                                                                                                                  in the State economy
                                                                                                           Relief Requested from invest extent that they other-
                                                                                                                                          to the                             terms require the tribes to
Office.                            Commerce Division. The
                                                                         Callaway              rejected    Court:                         wise would.                        pay more than twice the
Legislative Operating              team has almost completed                                                  1.     Dairyland:       The                                    Wisconsin corporate tax rate
                                                                         Dairyland’s arguments. He                                           4.     Under the new com-
Committee                          the drafting of several                                                 Petitioners in Dairyland seek pact amendments, the Tribes         and four times the amount
                                                                         held that the issue had
a)      The      Legislative       laws/ordinances that will gov-                                          “to enjoin the Governor from are scheduled to pay the             negotiated in the previous
                                                                         already been decided by a
Operating Committee is             ern how the new division will                                           amending, extending, or State over $100 million in                compacts.
                                   operate. The team meets               federal judge in 1991 and
currently on its Mid-Winter                                              that the Legislature “had the     renewing compacts that pur- June 2004 to help with the               6.    The new compact
Break as of December 16,           twice     per     month     on                                          port to authorize casino gam- budget deficit.                     terms allow Wisconsin casi-
                                   Wednesday afternoons.                 opportunity       to expressly
2003. Since September                                                    prohibit such gaming, but         bling beyond five years and       5.     If the compact           nos to better compete and
2003, the LOC has: Drafted         Community                             failed      to     do     so.”    to require the Governor to amendments are eliminated,             attract customers from
an ATV Law which was                   I wish a joyous and safe          Consequently, “it would be        give notice of nonrenewal.” the State will not benefit            Illinois and Minnesota by
adopted by an Emergency            holiday season and a happy            disingenuous for the court to     This would stop all casino from the increase in tourism           authorizing the same types
Resolution of the OBC with         new year to all! As I reflect         conclude that the 1993            gambling in Wisconsin.         to Wisconsin gaming facili-        of games as offered in those
final approval targeted for        back on this year, it has been        amendment prohibits the              2.     Panzer:          The ties that are competitive with     states.
the beginning of March.            very exciting for the Oneida          Class III         gaming per-     Petitioners in Panzer seek “a surrounding states.                     7. “A mid-1990s study
b) Completed a new ONGO            Nation. With the help of our          mitted by the Compacts.”          declaratory judgment finding      Should the Dairyland liti-      showed the Oneida Tribe
(Oneida Nation Gaming              Tribal citizens and employ-           Dairyland’s owners appealed       that certain provisions of the gation be successful, all the      added $284 million to Brown
Ordinance) draft and held          ees, we have successfully             this holding to the               amendments to the gaming compacts could be terminat-              County’s total work produc-
Public Hearings. The new           negotiated a new Gaming               Wisconsin Court of Appeals,       compact between the Forest ed, thus shutting down                 tion, including $92 million in
Gaming Ordinance is sched-         Compact,       made      great        which certified the issue         County              Potawatomi Indian gaming in Wisconsin:        earnings, $28 million in pur-
uled to be presented to GTC        progress toward the Land              directly to the Wisconsin         Community of Wisconsin            1.     The Oneida pays          chases from local vendors,
in February for final adop-        Claims settlement, and                Supreme           Court.          and the State of Wisconsin $9.5 million in taxes, service         $41 million in non-gaming
tion.                              opened a new Health Center               2.    Panzer: The Panzer       are in violation of the agreements, and social wel-               spending by casino visitors
c) Completed a revised             Facility. These are only a few        case was filed by Wisconsin       Constitution of the State of fare payments to the Fox             and tens of millions
Constitution draft.      The       of the things we can be proud         Senator Mary Panzer and           Wisconsin.” This would void Valley region. If these pay-
Business Committee will be         of.                                                                                                                                          See Page 7
                                                                         Assembly Speaker John             the compact amendments ments were to end, it is pro-
scheduling      Community             Sw^t^weskw^t Wantow^n              Gard on April 2, 2003, as an      entered into this year and jected that property taxes in          Legislative Update
Meetings to discuss the            okhale Hoyan!
                                                                                                                      Kalihwisaks                                December 18, 2003                             (Tsya=ák) 7 A

                                                Legislativ e Re vie w/Letters/State
Councilman Doxtator’s Travel Report                                                                                                        Letters to the Editor
   I would like to apologize to     Attended presentation regard-        Address to the Wisconsin
Oneida Constituents for the         ing      Domestic      Abuse         Chapter Toastmasters.                        Share the pie                       own Nation, not a foreign            Elders enjoyed
late submission of my legisla-      Awareness Month specifically            Tekalutut - Oneida, WI. -                    I just finished reading the      entity) but I digress. What I
tive review. Because I sub-         related to Men’s Wellness.           November 3, 18, 2003. Cost:                  letters regarding the per cap       wanted to address was that it        Christmas party
mitted my legislative review           Elderly      Services    -        $0.00. Benefit: Participation                                                    should be our decision as to            Dear Florence Petri,
                                                                                                                      vote. I doubt anyone will get
late, Kalihwisaks could not         O.N.C.O.A. Oneida, WI.               on the Oneida Language                       this letter before the 13th but I   who gets how much of our                Just wanted to thank you
publish my travel report.           September 30, 2003, October          Charter Team. Mission is to                  have to respond to some of          share? If the federal govern-        and your staff for the wonder-
Therefore, here is the remain-      14, November 17, 18, and             enhance Oneida Language                      the comments that were              ment takes $23 Million               ful job they all did at the Elder
ing report of my legislative        December 1, 2003. Cost:              within the reservation bound-                made.                               Dollars over six years so be it,     Christmas Party. Everyone
review. IE. My travel report.       $0.00. Benefit: Provide open         aries and to Citizens of the                    First of all, if the majority    at least that meant $44              was so attentive to the Elders
   Travel                           communication with Oneida            Oneida Nation.                               of the membership was               Million DIDN’T go to line            they couldn't have had a better
   Silver Lake College -            Nation Commission on Aging              Parish Hall - Oneida Wi.                  polled, I’m sure you would          the pockets of someone with a        group of people taking care of
Manitowoc, WI. - September          and Oneida Government.               November 4, 20, 2003.                        find what benefits should be        failing business that promises       them!
29, 2003.        Cost $0.00.           Little Bear Development           December 2, 4, 2003. Cost:                   cut or eliminated to pay for        to make us all rich if the              Our Elders enjoyed them-
Benefit: Provided storytelling      Center - Oneida WI. -                $0.00. Benefit: Liaison to                   the per cap. Currently there is     Nation would just invest in          selves. The response was,
and historical information          November 7, 24, 2003. Cost           Oneida Housing Authority.                    a vast amount of money being        their money pit!                     “We had a great time. We had
regarding the Oneida Tribe of       $0.00. Housing Task Force            The goal is to update and                    spent that benefits only the           I also hate to be the one to      alot of fun.”
Indians in Wisconsin.               Meeting. Discussion and ini-         inform the Oneida Business                   membership that resides on          inform you, but if you think            I thought maybe you would
   Parish Hall - Oneida WI. -       tiatives regarding housing           Committee        of      Oneida              the reservation. This is a          owning more land will                have like to know that overall
September 30, 2003. Cost            within       the      Oneida         Housing Authority Boards                     decidedly small number of           “strengthen our sovereignty”,        it was positive response. I
$0.00. Benefit: Discussion          Reservation Boundaries.              initiatives and actions.                     members who get a decidedly         you really had no business in        know what a job that is and I
with Management regarding              Parish Hall - Oneida WI.             Packer Stadium - Green                    large “share” of the funds.         a position of power or holding       take my hat off to you and the
additional funds for the            October 3, 2003. Cost: $0.00.        Bay, WI - November 10,                       The last time I recall where        an office. No wonder the             Senior Center Workers. Good
Oneida Language program.            Benefit: Relay for Life meet-        2003. Cost: $0.00. Benefit:                  input was given by the              wrong government is taking           Job!
   Formerly Known as “Our           ing with members of the 2004         Participated with 75 Oneidas                 “Majority” of the tribal mem-       $23 million and we are pay-             We will be looking forward
Lady of Charity” - Green Bay        Relay for Life.                      (Veterans, Drummers and                      bership was when the initial        ing the state for gaming             in helping anyway we can.
WI - September 30, 2003.               N.H.C. - Oneida Nation            Dancers)        during      the              per cap plan was approved. I        rights.                                               Deb Ushakow
Cost $0.00.           Benefit:      School Board - Oneida WI.            Philadelphia Eagles and                      would also note that the                      Nicholas Kedrowski                          SEOTS Office
Attended presentation regard-       October 6, November 3,               Green Bay Packers Monday                     “minority” of the membership
ing      Domestic       Abuse       2003. Cost $0.00. Benefit:           Night Game. (Way-dah-go-                     tried to hold off the payments
Awareness Month specifically
related to Post Traumatic
                                    Provide open communication
                                    with the Oneida Nation
                                                                            UW Extension - Green
                                                                                                                      because their precious bene-
                                                                                                                      fits were going to be impacted
Stress Disorder.                    School Board and Oneida              Bay, WI - November 19,                       and actually succeeded for
   Formerly Known as “Our           Government.                          2003. Cost: $95.00. Benefit:                 over a year in accomplishing                                 Letters To The Editor Policy
Lady of Charity” - Green Bay           Radisson Inn - Oneida WI.         Videoconferencing sponsored                  this goal. Of course the needs
WI - September 30, 2003.            - October 18, 2003. Cost             by Department of Justice.                    of the few seem to outweigh
Cost $0.00.           Benefit:      $0.00. Provided Keynote              Youth Courts.                                the needs of the many when           Letters must be limited to 500 words. All letters are subject
                                                                                                                      money is the issue.                  to editing and must have        your signature, address and
From Page 6/Legislative Update Continued                                                                                 If this plan is implemented,      phone number for confirmation. Confirmation of letters
                                                                                                                      the Oneida Nation can start          will be needed before publication. K a l i h w i s a k s has the
paid in taxes and service           Office, Communications and           mental gaming is very dam-                   helping me pay some of the           right to refuse publication of submitted letters.
agreements to various govern-       our lobbying firm (Tenuta-           aging to our economic inter-                 day care expenses I have as          Effective January 1, 2001 per Kalihwisaks Policies &
ments.” Source: Green Bay           Hermes Corporation) as               est in this region.                          well AND some of my tuition          Procedures, Section I (c)(4), “Individuals will not be allowed
Press-Gazette12/10/03.              we’ve executed our work.                  As this matter unfolds, the             costs and that’s better than         to submit more than eight (8) letters per year regardless of
                                       We have deployed a vari-                                                       what I get now.                      topics.” For more information on Kalihwisaks Policies &
Business Committee’s                                                     Oneida Business Committee
                                                                                                                                                           Procedures, please contact (920) 869-4277.
                                    ety of measures to try and           will be sure to keep the                        The next comment I had to
Response:                           protect our interest in these                                                     make was in response to the          Guest articles and editorials that appear in the K a l i h w i s a k s
     The Oneida Business                                                 Oneida people updated on
                                    matters. We’ve successfully                                                       drivel about taxes going to the      are not necessarily the views or opinions of the Kalihwisaks’
Committee’s first course of                                              this subject. If you have any
                                    coordinated two “friend of the                                                    government. Aside from the           staff, Editorial Board or the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin.
action was to appoint my                                                 questions regarding the law-
                                    court” filings and we’ve                                                          fact that our own government         Although Kalihwisaks requires a final signed submission
office to head up a political       worked with our business             suits or Oneida’s efforts,
                                                                                                                      should be seeking to find out        from our readers who write in, you can e-mail us now - and
strategy which involved lob-        vendors to form a powerful           please feel free to contact my               why sovereign people are             send the hard copy through the mail - to ensure we get your
bying, legal assistance and         business alliance. The busi-         office at (920)869-4378 or                   paying taxes to a foreign gov-       submission in time for the deadline day. E-mail your letters
political responses to this         ness alliance is interested in       you can e-mail me at: vde-                   ernment in the first place           to: Keith Skenandore -
matter. I’ve worked closely         pursuing efforts to inform           l a r o 1 @ o n e i d a n a t i o n . o rg   instead of its own is beyond                    If you have any questions, please feel
with our Legislative Affairs        local representatives that a         mailto:jcarleto@oneidana-                    me (check our own constitu-                           free to call (920) 869-4277.
Department, the Oneida Law          lawsuit against Indian govern-                                     tion, we should be paying our

From Page 1/Changes from casino revenues A look at household income and
Associated Press review hold income on its reservation across parts of 13 counties,
found.                  climb more than 300 percent struggled with a family pover-  poverty rates for Wisconsin tribes
   The review of U.S. Census        in the decade to $62,250 in          ty rate of 18.6 percent in 2000,              By The Associated Press
Bureau figures found that the       2000. The family poverty rate        down just 4.5 percentage                         This table compares how the median household income and poverty rates changed on
Potawatomi reservation in           dropped to just 5 percent,           points from 1990.                             Wisconsin’s Indian reservations and trust lands between the 1990 census and the 2000 cen-
northern Wisconsin and the          from 46.2 percent in 1990.              Spokesman Ed Littlejohn                    sus.
Oneida reservation in north-           However, at the far northern      said although progress has                       The first column shows the median household income in 1990, adjusted for inflation to
east Wisconsin saw their            tip of Wisconsin, on a 15,000-       been slower there, facilities                 compare with the 2000 data.
incomes skyrocket and their         acre reservation littered with       are improving on the reserva-                    The final two columns compare the rates of families living in poverty as calculated by the
poverty      rates    plummet       trashed vehicles and trailers in     tion, and tribal members over                 U.S. Census Bureau.
between 1990 and 2000.              need of repair, gambling has         18 now receive a monthly
                                                                                                                          Note, the Mole Lake Sakaogon tribe was too small by Census Bureau standards to calcu-
   However, despite some-           done little to improve the lives     payout of $1,000 from gam-
                                                                                                                       late its rate for comparison in 1990.
times significant improve-          of the Red Cliff Band of Lake        bling. More and more are
                                                                                                                          Tribe                  1990 income 2000 income 1990 poverty 2000 poverty
ments in living standards,          Superior Chippewa.                   dropping off the welfare rolls,
                                                                                                                          Bad River              21,734         27,303            25.1             21.5
eight of the state’s 11 tribal         With little traffic, the casino   he said.
reservations still had higher       struggles in a converted bowl-          “It’s a godsend. We’ve                        Ho-Chunk               20,846         31,250            23.1             18.6
poverty rates in 2000 than the      ing alley, barely a break-even       ended up getting our people                      Lac Courte Oreilles 16,397            25,764            46.8             20.5
state average. Nine remained        operation. Compacts with the         out of the tar-paper shacks in                   Lac du Flambeau        17,064         29,835            55.1             12.1
below the state’s median            state require the tribes to make     the backwoods and getting                        Menominee              19,098         26,923            45.0             32.1
household income level in the       annual payments of gambling          them into decent housing,” he                    Mole Lake Sokaogon                    18,000                             38.5
2000 census.                        revenue. But the Red Cliff           said.                                            Oneida                 24,784         60,404            22.6              4.0
   On the bustling Oneida           casino has made so little that          Before Wisconsin signed its                   Potawatomi             15,108         62,250            46.2              5.0
reservation, where the wealth       the tribe made no such pay-          first American Indian gaming                     Red Cliff              23,408         24,412            27.7             25.4
is reflected in a gleaming new      ments under their old five-          compact in 1991, the tribes                      St. Croix Chippewa 16,493             31,250            37.5             23.8
health center, a new school         year compact. The tribe even         argued that gaming money                         Stockbridge-Munsee 26,328             36,908            17.6              5.1
and scores of other projects,       received a $52,000 monthly           would allow them to improve                      Wisconsin              38,212         43,731            10.7              8.7
the poverty rate of families        donation from the wealthy            the quality of life for
dropped to 4 percent in 2000        Potawatomi to help out, its          American Indians by building                     Source: U.S. Census Bureau.
from 22.6 percent in 1990, the      chairman said.                       better housing, schools and
AP found.                              Census figures show a             infrastructure.                              all in a gleaming wood-and-         NFL’s Green Bay Packers.             the lowest median income of
   Meanwhile, the median, or        quarter of the reservation's            Patricia Loew, a member of                stone center. Nearby, a day-           A legislative audit bureau        all Wisconsin reservations in
midpoint, household income          families lived in poverty in         the Bad River tribe and an                   care center offers a range of       report said Wisconsin’s 11           1990, but now have the highest.
adjusted for inflation rose         2000, barely better than in          assistant professor of Indian                childhood programs, and a           American Indian tribes made             Federal law requires that
nearly 145 percent, to $60,404      1990.                                relations at the University of               modern elementary school            more than $400 million in            the tribes spend gaming rev-
during the decade.                     The median household              Wisconsin, said driving onto a               teaches children their Oneida       profits in 2002 at their 23 casi-    enue on governmental or char-
                                                                                                                                                          nos around the state, up nearly      itable programs such as hous-
   After years of working off-      income was $24,412 in 2000,          Wisconsin reservation before                 history.                            60 percent in five years.            ing, schools, economic devel-
reservation in dangerous,           up only $1,000 from 1990.            1989, “you would have seen                      “We offer our community             The Potawatomi collected a        opment and health care.
depressing jobs such as in a           Tribal chairman Ray               virtually no economic infra-                 so many services now, when          large portion of that with their        The United Tribes of
steel factory, Oneida member        DePerry says the tribe can’t         structure.”                                  prior to gaming we were rely-       flashy off-reservation casino        Wisconsin estimates that more
Dennison Danforth, 59, now          afford to offer much needed             “Now I see better cars, bet-              ing on welfare and social ser-      in Milwaukee’s Menomonee             than 7,800 people work in the
works the land in the fresh air     services such as dental care         ter housing, small little cafes,             vices to provide for us,” tribal    Valley, packed with restau-          state’s American Indian gam-
at an organic garden on an          and home repair.                     convenience stores, art shops,”              spokeswoman Bobbi Webster           rants and attractions. The tribe     bling operations, and thou-
Oneida farm.                           “We have no revenue. We           she said.                                    said.                               also operates a casino near          sands more work at related
   “There’s more opportunity        have no money,” DePerry                 Loew said the Oneida are a                   Seven round-the-clock casi-      Carter in Forest County, about       restaurants, hotels, and for
for the tribal members than         said. “I can’t believe in this       textbook example of what to                  nos with more than 3,200 slot       200 miles north.                     tribal governments.
                                                                                                                                                             The tribe has aggressive             Two-thirds of the nearly
when I was growing up,”             day and age we just don’t have       do with gaming money.                        and video poker machines, a                                              15,000      tribal    workers
                                                                                                                                                          plans to double its casino
Danforth said. “It’s changed.       these things.”                          On their 20,000-acre reser-               massive bingo hall and invest-      space and add a hotel as part        statewide are not American
There’s definitely less pover-         Off to the west, another          vation near Green Bay, the                   ments in banks and hotels pay       of its new compact with the          Indian, the United Tribes said.
ty.”                                tribe, the Ho-Chunk Nation,          Oneida have a new $16 mil-                   for it. The tribe’s $3 million      state.
   The other tribe to hit it big,   has three relatively large casi-     lion health facility with access             annual budget even includes            It’s a sharp turnaround in
the Potawatomi in Forest            nos raking in millions a year.       to doctors, dentists, an                     sponsoring a gate entrance at       fortunes for the Potawatomi.
County, saw median house-           But the reservation, spread          optometrist and a pharmacy,                  Lambeau Field, home to the          Census figures show they had
8 A(Téklu)                         December 18, 2003                              Kalihwisaks

                                                                                                                             December 8, with only six players as        Osh. Lds. 8 - 17 - 12 - 12 - 49
Denny to
play UWGB
                                   Road warriors
                                   By Phil Wisneski                              more physical. Oneida held their com-
                                                                                                                             Maria Stevens dropped in 22 points
                                                                                                                             and Irene Danforth scored a season
                                                                                                                             high 18 points. The Thunderhawks
                                                                                                                                                                         Oneida: M. Stevens 22, Danforth
                                                                                                                                                                       18, Skenandore 9, L. Stevens 9. 3-PT:
                                                                                                                                                                       Danforth 1. FT 15-23. F: 11: Fouled
                                                                                                                             jumped out to a 13 - 8 first quarter      out: M. Stevens.
                                   Kalihwisaks                                   poser however as Irene Danforth and         lead and never trailed the rest of the    Oneida 55
                                   Oneida girls win three road                   Skenandore each drained a three point       way. Stevens scored 14 of her 22 in       Mil. Custer 25
                                   games in a row to improve their               basket to help the Thunderhawks             the first half as Lourdes had no answer      The Thunderhawks traveled to
                                   record to 5-1.                                maintain their lead.                        for her height.                           Milwaukee to battle division one
                                      The Oneida girls traveled to                  The Redcats never threatened the            Head Coach Cheryl Stevens was          Milwaukee Custer and came away
                                   Milwaukee for the second time in lit-         rest of the game and Oneida sealed the      extremely happy with her guard play       victorious 55-25. Oneida came out
                                   tle over a week on December 16 and            game by converting 15 of 20 free            for the game.                             fast and outscored Custer 19-5 in the
                                   came away with another victory. The           throw attempts for the game.                   “I really have to give credit to our   opening quarter. Maria Stevens scored
                                   Thunderhawks defeated Milwaukee                              Box Score                    guards, who although had heavy pres-      11 of her career high 33 points in the
                                   Bayview 54-38. Maria Stevens lead                Oneida 7 - 21 - 12 - 14 - 54             sure on them the entire game, they got    first quarter as Oneida cruised the rest
                                   Oneida with 23 and Jessica                       Milw. BV 8 - 9 - 12 - 9 - 38             the ball inside and when that wasn’t      of the way. Irene Danforth chipped in
                                   Skenandore chipped in 12.                        Oneida: Madrid 4, Skenandore 12,         available, they hit from the outside,”    8 points and also added double figures
                                      The Thunderhawks trailed 7-8 after         Danforth 11, L. Stevens 4, M. Stevens       Stevens said.                             in assists to Stevens.
                                   one quarter, but Oneida outscored the         23. 3-PT: Danforth 1, Skenandore 1,            Free throws again proved to be the                      Box Score
                                   Redcats 21-9 in the second quarter to         Madrid 1. FT 15-20.                         winning factor for the Thunderhawks          Oneida: M. Stevens 33, Danforth 8,
                                   open up a double-digit lead. The              Oneida 58                                   as they converted on 15 of 23             L. Stevens 6, Ortiz 6, Skenandore 2.
                                   Thunderhawks converted all nine free                                                      attempts, while Lourdes only made 4          The next home game for the
                                   throw attempts in the quarter.                Oshkosh Lourdes 49                          of 13.                                    Thunderhawks is is December 30
                                      The third quarter resembled more             The Oneida Nation girls team                                Box Score               against Sevastopol at 6 p.m.
                                   of a rugby match as the play turned           defeated Oshkosh Lourdes on                    Oneida 13 - 15 - 14 - 16 - 58
By Phil Wisneski
Kalihwisaks                        Oneida boys stay
   Freedom alumni and
Oneida       tribal   member
Hudson Denny will be com-          undefeated                                                                       AmVets Community Service
ing home to battle the
Phoenix of U.W.- Green Bay
on Saturday December 20 at
7:05 p.m. at the Resch Center.
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Bulldogs. UMD is currently
5-3 and riding a five game                                                                                    Dear Friends:
winning streak.                                                                                               Each year at this time we have the very precious opportunity to say thank you to
   Denny is third on the team                                                                                 those very special members of our community who have dedicated themselves to
in minutes played and fourth                                                                                  improve our community. Now it is time for you to show your support to honor our
on the team in points and                                                                                     fellow community members by nominating those deserving of this recognition. We
rebounds and field goal per-
centage. He has connected on                                                                                  are also requesting departments, programs and vendors to purchase their tables now.
50 percent of his three point                                                                                 If you have any questions, please contact Jim Martin at 497-5840 ext.102 or 497-
tries this season and is shoot-                                                                               3634 evenings and weekends
ing 46 percent overall.
   Ticket prices are $19, $15
and $11. For more informa-
                                                                                                               2003 Community Service Awards Nomination
tion call 465-2625.                                                                                           >   Elder of the Year                    > 2003 Customer Service Award
                                                                                                              >   Medical Health Person of the Year    > Educator of the Year
                                                                                                              >   Social Services Person of the Year   > Courage/Leadership Award
     Boys Basketball
                                                                                                              >   Law Enforcement Person of the Year > Oneida Community Organization
                                                                                                              >   Security Dept. Employee of the Year > Southeast Oneida Volunteer
- December 29 @Lena
                                                                                  Photo by Phil Wisneski      >   Oneida Volunteer of the Year         > Caretaker of the Land
    Christmas Tourney
                                   Louie Ortiz drains one of his three 3-pointers against                     >   Small Business Person of the Year    > Gaming Employee of the Year (2)
- December 30 @ Lena               Gibraltar. Oneida won the game 60-43. Ortiz fin-
    Christmas Tourney                                                                                         >   Retail Division:  Cherisse A. Slove Memorial Scholarship Award
                                   ished with 20 points to lead the Thunderhawks.
  - January 2, 2004 @                                                                                         >   Elderly Services: Roberta Kinzhuma Memorial Scholarship Award
                                   By Phil Wisneski                    1. FT: 3-7. F: 13. Fouled out:
       NEW Lutheran                Kalihwisaks                         R. Hill.                               Your Name
    - January 6 Bowler             Thunderhawks                           Oneida 41
   -January 12 Marion              improve record to 4-0.                 St. Lawrence 36                         Address
                                      The Oneida Nation boys              The          Thunderhawks
         - January 13              basketball team came off a          scratched out a victory in
          Stockbridge                                                                                             Phone #
                                   two game road trip and was a        front of a raucous crowd in
 - January 16 @ Living             bad host to the visiting            Mount Cavalry 41-36 over
                                   Gibraltar, defeating the            the Hilltoppers. Roberto Hill          Name of person being Nominated
       Word Lutheran
                                   Vikings        60-43.        The    lead Oneida with 17 points,
      - January 20 @               Thunderhawks (4-0) broke            while Louie Ortiz dropped in           Place of Employment
Oskosh Valley Christian            open a close game by                12.
    - January 24 Juda              outscoring the Vikings (0-4)           Oneida couldn’t find the            Category of Nomination
      - January 27 @               18-9 in the second quarter to       range on most of their shots
                                   take command of the game            the entire game, but Hill              Please list any special accomplishments and all volunteer work
          Stockbridge              33-21 at the break. Roberto         scored 10 in the third quarter
 - January 29 Pembine              Hill scored 8 of his 16 points      to help the Thunderhawks
         Faith Baptist             in the critical second quarter.     take the lead for good. Clutch
      - February 5 St.                Louis Ortiz scored a game        free throw shooting by Ortiz
                                   high 20 points and added six        iced the win as he drained 4
   Lawrence Seminary               rebounds, eight assists and         attempts in the closing minute
     Girls Basketball              four steals before leaving the      of the game.
           Schedule                game in the fourth quarter             Coach Lance Kelley was
       - December 19               with a sprained ankle.              pleased with his team’s
                                      Defensively is where             resiliency and how they han-           Signature                                                                            Date
   Washington County               Oneida won the game by lim-         dled not shooting the ball
       - December 30               iting the Vikings to just 15        well.                                  All nominations must be mailed to:       JIM MARTIN
          Sevastopol               points in the middle two quar-         “We obviously did not                                                        P.O. Box 444
  - January 6, 2004 @              ters.                               shoot well, but we played
                                      “I’m pleasantly surprised        tough defense and kept them
                                                                                                                                                       Oneida, WI 54155
          Stockbridge              at how well we are playing          under 40 points,” said Kelley.         DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2003
     - January 9 Milw.             defensively.” said head coach       “It was a tough environment
            Custer                 Lance Kelley. “ I knew we           to play in and our kids han-                PURCHASE YOUR TABLES EARLY, SPACE IS LIMITED
      - January 13 @               had the ability, but we are         dled the pressure well.”
                                   really playing tough defense                    Box Score                              APPROPRIATION REQUESTS ONLY FOR PAYMENT
          Menominee                and rebounding a lot better            Oneida 6 - 9 - 13 - 13 - 41         Please make your payment to: Oneida Amvets, P.O. Box 265, Oneida, WI 54155
      - January 16 @               since our first game.”                 St. Lawrence 10 - 7 - 10 - 9 - 36   AMVETS Vendor # 102576              AMVETS Federal Tax I.D. # 39-1843547
     Milwaukee North                  The Thunderhawks next               Oneida: Spruce 6, Webster
                                   game is at the Lena Christmas       2, L. Hill 2, R. Hill 17, Ortiz        Sponsor Name and Phone #:
   - January 23 Suring
                                   Tournament on December 29           12, Funmaker 2. 3 PT: R. Hill
 - January 27 Marinette            and 30. Oneida is the defend-       4, Spruce 2, Ortiz 2. FT: 5-10.        Contact Person:
      Catholic Central             ing champions of the tourna-        F: 7                                   Event Sponsors are a great opportunity for businesses, associations, individuals or
 - January 29 Coleman              ment and open the tourna-              Oneida 54                           other programs to advertise and to show your support for our community. Your
       Faith Christian             ment against Marinette                 Laona 45                            sponsorship is vital to the well being of our organization and our community.
                                   Catholic Central at 6 p.m.             Oneida traveled to Laona
         - February 3                                                                                         Thanks for your support.
                                               Box Score               and defeated the Kellys 54-45
          Menominee                   Oneida 15 - 18 - 9 - 18 - 60     on December 5. Louie Ortiz             Sponsor Fee for Table(s): $200                    includes eight banquet tickets
   February 6 @ Living                Gibraltar 12 - 9 - 6 - 16 - 43   scored 20 of his career high
                                      Oneida : Spruce 9, Webster       30 points in the second half as              Advertising Sponsor: $200                   on program and at event
       Word Lutheran                                                   the Thunderhawks outscored
                                   2, House 3, R. Hill 16, Ortiz
        - February 10              20, Funmaker 6 L. Hill 4. 3         Laona 29-20 in the final two               Individual Gift Sponsor: $ 50                 on program and at event
         Stockbridge               PT: Spruce 3, Ortiz 3, R. Hill      quarters to escape with the
                                                                       victory.                                             TOTAL PAID: $
December 18, 2003                                                                                                  Section Two

Christmas                                                                                                   Charlie Hill
Dreams                                                                                                      scheduled
      Photo courtesy of Bobbi Webster
           Oneida        Nation                                                                             to appear on
Communications Department
has been a participant of the                                                                               “Late Show”
Festival of Trees sponsored by                                                                                 New York - Oneida’s own
                                                                                                            comedian Charlie Hill is
the Green Bay YWCA for 13                                                                                   scheduled to appear on the
years. This years’ Festival took                                                                            “The Late Show with David
place at the National Railroad                                                                              Letterman” on January 9,
Museum in Green Bay. More                                                                                   2004.
than 50 trees were presented                                                                                   Hill first performed on
by organizations from all                                                     Photo by Yvonne Kaquatosh     “Late Night with David
across       North     Eastern          Twila Neconish, left, took first place at this year’s Fry           Letterman” on Dec. 9, 1985.
Wisconsin. This year the                Bread contest. Peoples Choice went to Georgia Burr.                    He also appeared on “The
Oneida Tree was themed                                                                                      Tonight Show on June 18,
“Christmas Dreams” and
included 101 dream catchers.            Fry bread heaven                                                    1991.
                                                                                                               Check your local CBS tele-
                                                                                                            vision listings for time.
The dream catchers were                    Oneida - The second annu-     defending fry bread champi-
made by tribal members Peggy            al fry bread contest was heav-   on.
Bork and Bobby Bristol. Bork            en for those community mem-         Receiving the award for         Apaches
hand beaded 51 dream catch-             bers who came out and taste      Best      Presentation      and
ers, while Bristol made 50              tested the five recipes.         Creativity was Annette Smith.      praise 'The
leather wrapped dream catch-               Taking first place was           Five area judges looked for
ers. The festival was from              Twila Neconish, and Peoples      texture, and of course taste, at   Missing' for
December 7-14.                          Choice went to Georgia Burr ,    the contest held at the Parish
                                        both Menominee Tribal mem-       Hall on Dec. 6. A finger lickin    accuracy
                                        bers. Burr returned as the       good time was had by all.          By Richard Benke
                                                                                                            Associated Press Writer
                                                                                                               SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) --
                                                                                                            Word swept through the
                                                                                                            Mescalero reservation like an
                                                                                                            early winter wind that charac-
                                                                                                            ters in the film "The Missing"
                                                                                                            spoke a dialect of Apache.
                                                                                                               Most adult Apaches in the
                                                                                                            audiences have said they
                                                                                                            could understand every word
                                                                                                            of the Chiricahua dialect - and
                                                                                                            the children suddenly wished
                                                                                                            they could, too.
                                                                                                               That's what Mescalero
                                                                                                            councilman Berle Kanseah
                                                                                                            and Chiricahua linguist Elbys
                                                                                                            Hugar intended as technical
                                                                                                            advisers for the Ron Howard
                                                                                                            film, a tough tale of 19th cen-
                                                                                                            tury frontier life starring
                                                                                                            Tommy Lee Jones and Cate
                                                                                                            Blanchett that has been in the-
                                                                                                            aters for about three weeks.
                                                                                                               Television and popular cul-
                                                                                                            ture are killing minority cul-
                                                                                                            tures, starting with language,
                                                                                                            Kanseah said.
                                                                                                               "There's a generation gap
                                                                                                            that's growing," he said, sug-
                                                                                                            gesting Apaches aren't the
                                                                                                            only ones facing it. "We need
                                                                                                            to enforce the home and not
                                                                                                            lose our way of life, which is
                                                                                                            our language."

              Sobriety Pow Wow
                                                                                                               It was the first film that any
                                                                                                            of them could remember in
                                                                                                            which Apache was spoken
                                                                                                            well enough on screen to be
                                                                                                            understood.             Usually,
                                                                                                            Westerns were dubbed in
                                                                                                            Navajo, a related language,
                                                                                                            said supporting actor Steve
                                                                                                            Reevis, a Montana Blackfoot
                                                                                                            who has worked several films
                                                                                                            but never spoke Apache
                                                                                                            before "The Missing."
                                                                                                               The film is set in south-
                                                                                                            western New Mexico in 1885,
                                                                                                            just as the last of the Apache
                                                                                                            conflict was ending. The
                                                                                                            Jones character's granddaugh-
                                                                                                            ter, Blanchett's daughter, is
                                                                                                            abducted by a ragged band of
                                                                                                            American Indians and whites
                                                                                                            who sell women into slavery
                                                                                                            in Mexico. Jones and co-star
                                                                                                            Jay Tavere set out to keep the
                                                                                                            slavers      from       reaching
                                                                                                               The slavers are led by a
                                                                                                            "brujo," a medicine man gone
                                                                                                            bad, played by Eric Schweig.
                                                                                                               Apaches appreciate the
                                                                                                            film for showing them as they
                                                                                                            were - the good and the bad,
                                                                                                            family oriented, generous,
                                                                                                            faithful to their religion and
                                                                                                            good-humored. The brujo
                                                                                                            played by Schweig is not
                                                                                                            intended to be Apache,
                                                                                                            though he speaks Apache, the
                                                                                                            producers say.
2 B(Téken)                          December 18, 2003                          Kalihwisaks

Do You Know… the Burrito Man?
By Bobbi Jo Reed                       Now there
                                                                                                          Student Spotlight…Shines on Madrid
ONHS Senior                         must be some-                                                         By Bobbi Jo Reed,                  also likes to play Basketball.       Madrid is the granddaugh-
   Today is a good day… to          thing      about                                                      ONHS Senior                           Lillian’s family includes      ter to Lillian and Edwin King
sell breakfast burrito’s.           Simon’s burri-                                                           This week’s edition of the      one older brother Patrick, Jr.    and Marilyn King and also
   Who sells the burrito’s?         tos, because                                                          student spotlight shines on        and her parents Patrick, Sr.      the late Patsy Madrid.
Simon      DeCoteau,      who       they are popu-                                                        Lillian Madrid. Lillian is a       and Lisa Madrid.
resides on the Oneida               lar.                                                                  17-year old Senior here at
Reservation.                           Simon uses                                                         Oneida Nation High School.
Many ONHS students are              beans, beef and
                                                                                                             Lillian’s favorite class is
familiar with him from his          pork to make
visits to Norbert Hill Center.      his burrito’s.                                                        Math, but she didn’t get a
   Simon has been selling           He said when                                                          math class this year, and her
burrito’s on and off for twen-      he sells his bur-                                                     least favorite class is Science.
ty years.                           rito’s he gets at                                                        On the weekends, to have
   He started selling burrito’s     least fifty cus-          Simon DeCoteau                              fun, Lillian, does the same
because he was out of work.         tomers.                                                               thing that everyone else does,
                                       When does Simon sell his Tuesdays and Thursdays
Henry                               burrito’s?                   around the Tribal offices. And
                                                                                                          plus she has a job! Lillian
                                                                                                          likes to go to Powwow’s, play
                                       You can catch him on his burrito’s cost $2.50.
Golde                                                                                                     basketball and watch movies.
            Empowering Youth                                                                              Her dislikes are shopping
Spreads the                                                                                               (jokes) and cheese. Lillian                               Lillian Madrid
            Against Violence:
Word        Respect & Protect Yourself…                                                                   Dribbling into a new season
By Denis Gullickson
                                    By Stephanie Ortiz                she’s got the Brains and the        By Stephanie Ortiz                    The girls finished last sea-      All of that should point a
   On Tuesday, November 25,         ONHS                              Beauty.                             ONHS                               son with an 18 and 4 mark.        direction for this season as
ONHS staff, students and               On November 19, Erica
guests were treated to the                                                                                   The Lady Thunderhawks           Maria Stevens was the lead-       well.
                                    Harold, Miss America 2003,                                            are off to a decent start to       ing rebounder, scorer and            Stevens said the team’s
message of Mr. Henry Golde,         came to ONHS and talked to
a survivor of the Jewish holo-                                                                            their new basketball season.       MVP. This year, Maria has         goal this year is to “make it
                                    the students and staff about                                          As of this writing, they have      picked up where she left off,     further [into the playoffs]
caust. Hearing Golde’s mes-         her life and how she would
sage would be “the chance of                                                                              won 4 games. In the middle         scoring and average of 23.4       than we did last year.
                                    like to use her crown to help                                         of a five-game road trip, it       points per game and pulling          So this year, the team is
a lifetime,” said guidance          people. Not only did she
counselor, Ed Tombal, and he                                                                              might be a good time to look       down most of the team’s           definitely building on last
                                    advise us young teens to prac-                                        back to last season and see        rebounds.                         year’s success.
was right.                          tice abstinence when it comes
   Golde was just eleven-                                                                                 what kind of momentum the             The girls also took 1st           I’m sure we all hope the
                                    to sex, she told us to grow up                                        girls have going into this sea-    place in the conference tour-     most from this season, lead by
years old when he and his           and “be all you can be.” She
family – an older brother, a                                                                              son.                               nament last year and              head coach Cheryl Stevens.
                                    also shared with us that she is                                       Commentary                         advanced to the second round      She is assisted by Lisa
mother and a father - were          a Chicago Bears fan, since
herded away from their                                                                                                                       of the regional playoffs.         Madrid and Dionne Jacobs.
hometown about 100 miles
north of Krakow, Poland and
                                    she grew up in Urbana,
                                       In 2000, Erica Harold was
                                                                                                          Take a
put in their first concentration
camp. That would be the age
of your average US sixth
                                    honored among the top 40
                                    college student-leaders in the                                        closer
                                    nation by being selected as a
grader. Over the next five
years, Golde found himself in
ten camps in Poland,
                                    member of USA Today's All-
                                    USA College Academic
                                                                                 Kalihwisaks file photo
                                                                      Miss America 2003 Erica             look!
                                    Second Team. Obviously            Harold at ONHS.                     By Lenita Cornelius
Germany                      and                                                                          ONHS
Czechoslovakia. One thing
about those camps though
was that they all had the same
                                    Trivia Questions…                                                        About two years ago,
                                                                                                                             Devon tried
                                                                                                                             to kill him-
goal: to put the Jews to work       By Darrell Skenandore
                                                                                                                             self by tak-
as slave laborers until they                                                                                                 ing a gun to
                                    1. At the end of the Revolutionary War between the American
died on their own or were                                                                                                    his throat.
                                       colonies and the British, peace negotiations took place in
exterminated.                                                                                                                He lived.
                                       1782 in what city?
   Golde says that he went                                                                                                   To d a y,
into the camps as boy, quick-                                                                                                though it
ly became an adult, and left
the experience “an old man of
                                    2. What are the three largest countries in Scandinavia?
                                                                                                           ONHS Reporter hard
                                                                                                                             may       be
                                                                                                                                               And the survey said…
sixteen.” In those five years                                                                             believe, he is grateful to be
he saw the death, disease and                                                                                                                  By Dexter Baxter                those, Finish Line was the
                                                                                                          alive. Yes, his face is still        ONHS Junior                     spot to go.
destruction of the world’s                                                                                deformed and people stare,
worst nightmares. He saw                                                                                  but that is not anything.
                                                                                                                                               A couple of facts:                 For food, I was surprised
people as lifeless as “rag-                                                                                                                        1. Elementary children      that there was not 1 vote for
                                                                                                             Meeting Devon is a surpris-       spend around $28-billion
dolls” (which is the title of his   3. Who sings, “Heigh ho, heigh ho, it’s off to work we go?”                                                                                Mc Donalds. There were
                                                                                                          ing experience. He is a nice
book about his ordeal).                                                                                                                        per year. In addition, they     many more votes for more
                                                                                                          guy that respects everyone
   When asked if he saw any                                                                                                                    influence another $500-bil-     sit-down restaurants than
                                                                                                          around him and would like
“goodness” at all in the            4. What is the only state in India with a Moslem majority?                                                 lion of spending controlled     drive-through. The restau-
                                                                                                          everyone to do the same. Just
camps, he said that there “was                                                                                                                 by their parents.               rant pick was Fazolies.
                                                                                                          because his face is not the
no goodness,” that people                                                                                                                         2. Today's teenagers            Now, for movies, there
                                                                                                          same, does not mean that he is
were “only surviving and any-       5. Give the standard international unit of measurement for each       not the same guy he used to          have even greater economic      were two choices: Would
thing went.”                           of these:     a. Distance                                          be.                                  clout. They spend $57-bil-      they rather rent movies or
   One of his most-striking                          b. Power                                                Devon was a featured              lion of their own money         go to see one? At a rate of
memories was when, at the                            c. Current                                           speaker in Milwaukee for the         yearly and $36-billion of       10 to 1 Marcus Theaters
war’s end, he saw German                                                                                  SADD program (Students               their family's money.           was the place to go.
soldiers whom had “once               The first ONHS student to come up with all 5 answers, see           Against            Destructive          With those facts in mind,       As for music, there were
looked ten feet tall, running       Denis for a “fabulous prize.”                                         Decisions) along with other          I decided to find out where     4 choices. They were: Sam
down the road trying to                                                                                   speakers. He is trying to            ONHS students spend their       Goody, Walmart, Best Buy
escape       the      advancing                                                                           encourage people to seek help        (and their family’s money).     and the internet. The num-
Russians, crying like babies.”                                                                            before trying to commit sui-         I thought this would be         ber one choice was Best
It seemed that fear and hate                                                                              cide, by talking about his           interesting for students and    Buy. When I asked why,
                                                                                                                                               for parent who don’t know

                                       [tÑÑç [ÉÄ|wtçá 9
could even bring the seeming-                                                                             experience.                                                          most said it was because of
mighty to their knees.                                                                                       SADD met over the week-           where to go shop for their      good prices and good selec-
   Golde should have come                                                                                 end of November 14th and the         kids.                           tion.
out of this hating everyone                                                                               15th. Two Oneida students               In order to get the infor-      Now I think every teen
and everything.          Right?
That’s the logical result when
you’ve seen people at their
                                       Uxáà j|á{xá yÉÜ t                                                  joined them with the idea of
                                                                                                          forming a local chapter. Linda
                                                                                                          Nochadineh, ONHS coun-
                                                                                                                                               mation, I ran a survey for
                                                                                                                                               best places students like to
                                                                                                                                               go for their favorite things.
                                                                                                                                                                               loves pizza. So the ques-
                                                                                                                                                                               tion had to be asked, “what
                                                                                                                                                                               is the best pizza place
absolute worst. The weird
thing is that Golde has come
to a different conclusion, that
                                        cÜÉáÑxÜÉâá axã                                                    selor, thinks that all of the
                                                                                                          workshops that they had were
                                                                                                          interesting and informative. “I
                                                                                                                                               I first interviewed people
                                                                                                                                               on the best places to shop.
                                                                                                                                               Then, I interviewed two
                                                                                                                                                                               around?” There were five
                                                                                                                                                                               picks: Dominoes, Luigis,
                                                                                                                                                                               Papa Murphy’s, Pizza Hut
love is the only way to beat
the hate that he saw.
   Golde’s message is pretty
                                             lxtÜ4                                                        feel very strong that we need
                                                                                                          to start a SADD program in
                                                                                                          the high school,” says Linda.
                                                                                                                                               times the amount of people
                                                                                                                                               to choose the best out of
                                                                                                                                               those places.
                                                                                                                                                                               and frozen pizza. Out of
                                                                                                                                                                               those five, Pizza Hut had
                                                                                                                                                                               half the votes.
simple and, yet, complex:                                                                                    So you take a closer look            I had five categories:          None of this is news to
“Love is everything,” he says,                   Oneida Nation High School Students &                     and think to yourself, “do I         shoes, food, movies, music      ONHS students, but for
“hate is nothing.”                                           Thunderhawk Times staff                      want this to happen to me?”          and the best pizza place.       parents this article should
   Copies of Golde’s amazing                                                                              The dangers are out there.              For shoes, there were 6      help when they need to
book can be ordered on the                                                                                Just think about it.                 choices of store and, out of    know where to go.
                                                                                                           Kalihwisaks                               December 18, 2003                            (Áhs§)3 B

People                                                                                                                                           Scholarships Available
                                                                                                                                              Native Nurses                      winners receive the cost of
                                                                                                                                                                                 tuition and fees, books, uni-
helping                                                                                                                                       Opportunity
                                                                                                                                                                                 forms, and a stipend to cover
                                                                                                                                                                                 living expenses. Applicants
                                                                                                                                                                                 must be American Indian or
                                                                                                                                                                                 Alaska Native. For more
                                                                                                                                              (NNCOP)                            information and/or applica-
                                                                                                                                                 The Center for American         tion materials contact the
                                                                                                                                              Indian      Research       and     Oneida Higher Education
By Phil Wisneski                                                                                                                              Education is pleased to            Office at 920-869-4033 or 1-
                                                                                                                                              announce a new scholarship         800-236-2214. You may con-
   Stephen “Corky” West                                                                                                                       program for American Indian        tact     Tony     Buckanaga,
received recognition for his                                                                                                                  nurses (RNs) to obtain a           Scholarship Coordinator, at
tireless work in helping                                                                                                                      Master’s in Nursing Degree         218-444-0486 or 800-892-
American Indians in the voca-                                                                                                                 (MSN). The scholarships,           3079, or E mail tony.buckana-
tional rehabilitation field                                                                                                                   funded by the Indian Health Deadline
from         Consortia        of                                                                                                              Service, offer up to $20,000       for all application materials
Administrators for Native                                                                                                                     per year for full time students    is February 28, 2004.
American        Rehabilitation                                                                                                                enrolled in a master’s degree
                                                                                                                                              program. Study areas for the       Gates Millennium
(CANAR). He received an
eagle head sculpture. West                                                                                                                    scholarship include nurse          Scholarship
however is not about winning                                                                                                                  anesthetist, public health            It's never too early to start
                                                                                                                                              nurse, and nurse midwife.          the application process for
awards for the work he has
                                                                                                                                              Other areas will be consid-        scholarships.
done as the Director of Job                                                                                                                   ered. The scholarship awards          This message is for gradu-
Training for the Oneida                                                                                                                       consist of tuition, fees and       ating Seniors who are interest-
Nation, but he is about help-                                                                                                                 books. There will also be a        ed in applying for the Gates
                                                                                                                     Photo by Phil Wisneski
ing people.                                                                                                                                   monthly stipend for living         Millennium Scholarship. The
   “Personal recognitions are      Stephen “Corky” West received recognition in the form of the eagle sculpture for                           expenses. For applications or      process for Gates is timely
nice but the real reward for       his tireless efforts with in the American Indian vocational rehabilitation field.                          more information write to the      but well worth the effort.
persons in the business, such      West is the Director of the Job Training for the Oneida Nation.                                            Native     Nurses       Career        The Gates Millennium
as myself, is seeing someone,      cally want to help people with      on a plan to overcome that          in a poor work history.            Opportunity          Program-      Scholarship is aimed at
whose access to employment         disabilities get jobs, but more     barrier. The key to getting the        Often other conditions such     CAIRE,       University      of    increasing the number of
has been restricted by their       importantly keep jobs and           consumer into the work force        as personality disorders, anti-    Minnesota-School             of    American        Indians/Alaska
condition, secure employ-          become wage earners, tax            is totally dependent on the         social behavior, alcohol and       Nursing, 6-101 Weaver-             Natives, Hispanic Americans,
ment and move toward self-         payers and be self-sufficient       fact that the consumer must         drug problems are present in       Densford Hall, 308 Harvard         Asian Pacific Americans, and
                                   to the greatest extent possible.    want to work and must buy           individuals that seek help.        S.E., Minneapolis, MN              African-Americans enrolling
sufficiency. Our gratification
                                                                                                           The center then must first         55455. Or call 612-624-4644,       in and completing undergrad-
comes from having been a              Vocational rehabilitation is     into the program.
                                                                                                           work with the Mental Health        fax 612-626-2359, or e-mail        uate and graduate degree pro-
part of the experience,” West      overcoming a barrier to gain           Oneida vocational rehabili-                               
                                                                                                           Department and AODA                                                   grams. For more information,
said.                              and maintain employment.            tation deals with many types                                           Application deadlines are
                                                                                                           Department to get the individ-                                        visit the Gates Millennium
   CANAR’s mission is to           The Oneida Center for Self          of disorders. They are some-                                           December 15 for summer             Scholars              program
serve as an avenue for collab-     Sufficiency and Vocational          times physical, but mostly          ual stable before they can go      session, February 15 for fall (please note
oration and cooperation            Rehabilitation Program help         mental. Most are cognitive          out in the work force.             semester and August 15 for         address change from 1st mes-
between administrators of          individuals that have a diag-       conditions such as attention           “Once they are stable in        spring semester.                   sage) and look for the nomi-
                                   nosed      condition     which      deficit disorder (ADD) and          their personal lives, then they
Native American rehabilita-
                                                                                                           may have a better chance to
                                                                                                                                              Commitment to                      nation process OR call for a
tion projects to increase and      impairs or presents itself as a     attention deficit hyper-activi-                                                                           hard copy: 1-877-690-4677.
enhance the quality of ser-        barrier to the individual’s         ty disorder (ADHD). These           work in the work force,” West      Agriculture                           The Scholarship will assist
vice, resulting in positive out-   employment. The center then         conditions usually are usually      said.                              Scholarship                        a student for 5 years while
                                                                                                              From October 2002 to                                               seeking a Bachelors degree.
comes for Native Americans         sits down with individuals to       not diagnosed or known to the
                                                                                                           September 2003 there were
                                                                                                                                              Program                            Those who wish to continue
with disabilities. They basi-      identify the barrier and work       individual and thus it results                                            This scholarship program,
                                                                                                           27 individuals that were in the                                       will receive assistance for
                                                                                                                                              sponsored by Monsanto and
                                                                                                           program. Of those 27, eleven       the National Association of        another 2 years for their
                                                                                                           people left the program and of     Farm Broadcasters, offers          Masters. In addition, if the
                                                                                                           those eleven, nine received        awards of $1,500 to high           student wants to go on for a
                                                                                                           successful employment out-         school seniors enrolled in the     Ph.D. the grant will still be
                                                                                                           comes. That is an 82 percent       United States who meet the         there for another 4 years.
                                                                                                           success rate and is has West       following additional require-      Eligibility
                                                                                                           very excited.                      ments. Applicants must 1.)            Students must have a 3.3
                                                                                                              “Helping just one person        have family actively engaged       grade point average be Pell
                                                                                                           who has been totally depen-        in production agriculture; 2)      eligible-determined by com-
                                                                                                           dent on family, the communi-       have an average to above           pleting the FASFA (Free
                                                                                                           ty or the government and           average academic record; and       Application for Federal
                                                                                                           moving that person closer          3) plan to enroll in an accred-    Student Aid)
                                                                                                           toward self-sufficiency is         ited two- or four-year college,    Deadline
                                                                                                           really exciting to me. I just      university or vocational-tech-        Materials may be sent on or
                                                                                                                                              nical school for the fall 2004     before January 16, 2004 mid-
                                                                                                           love it,” he said.
                                                                                                                                              term to pursue any field relat-    night Eastern Standard Time
                                                                                                              Oneida’s         Vocational
                                                                                                                                              ed to agriculture. Applicants         It would be a good idea to
                                                                                                           Rehabilitation         program     may not have any immediate         start applying for schools now.
                                                                                                           recently received a new five-      family member employed by             Anita F. Barber, Director
                                                                                                           year grant award to continue       Monsanto or a member of the        Youth Educational Services
                                                                                                           to help rehabilitate the Oneida    National Association of Farm       P.O.         Box           365,
                                                                                                           community. The need for            Broadcasters.                      Oneida,      WI          54155
                                                                                                           vocational rehabilitation is          For more information and        920-869-4381                 or
                                                                                                           real in the Oneida community       application materials contact      1 - 8 0 0 - 2 3 6 - 2 2 1 4
                                                                                                           and the Oneida Job Training        the      Commitment           to
                                                                                                           Program is keeping up their        Agriculture        Scholarship
                                                                                                           end of the bargain with an         Program, c/o National FFA          Environmental
                                                                                                           incredible success rate it has     Organization, Scholarship          Internships
                                                                                                           achieved.                          Office, P O Box 68960,                Student       Conservation
                                                                                                                                              Indianapolis, IN 46268-0960.       Association (SCA) interns are
                                                                                                                                              The number to call is 888-         an inspiring group of individ-
 USDA Income Eligibility Guidelines                                                                                                           476-9332. On the web visit         uals who last year aided hun-
                                                                                                                                              any of the following:              dreds of threatened species of
   The ONEIDA TRIBE OF INDIANS announces the sponsorship of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (Child Care Component)
                                                                                                                                              w w w. m o n s a n t o . c o m ,   wildlife, provided environ-
 at the following sites:
                                                                                                                                    ,                 or   mental education to tens of
   NHC-Oneida Head Start, ONES-Three Sisters Head Start, Airport Road Child Care, and NHC Child Care                                 Applications          thousands of people, and
   The Child and Adult Care Food program receives funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and is administered by               must be postmarked by              reclaimed 400,000 acres of
 the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. The Program provides financial assistance to child care centers so that nutritious meals     February 15, 2004 to be            land from invasive species.
 can be integrated with nonresidential child care services. The goal of the Program is to improve the diets of young children and increase    considered.                        These young people have
 the opportunity for children to eat a variety of nutritious foods. The meals and snacks served meet standards set by USDA.
   The amount of reimbursement received by the Child and Adult Care Food Program Sponsor is based upon the household incomes of
                                                                                                                                              Indian Health                      become more mature, confi-
                                                                                                                                                                                 dent and marketable. They
 the children enrolled for care. A larger reimbursement is paid for meals served to children from low income households.                      Service                            have taken an important step
   Listed below are the USDA Income Eligibility Guidelines which are effective July 1, 2003, through June 30, 2004.                           Scholarships                       toward becoming part of the
                    Household                                    FREE                                       Reduced                              Competitive applications        next generation of conserva-
                      Size                                Annual Income Level                         Annual Income Level                     are now being accepted for         tion leaders. This year SCA
                                                          (must be at or below)                      (must be at or between)                  academic year 2004-2005            hopes to field close to 2,500
                                                                                                                                              Indian Health Service (IHS)        individuals in over 50 differ-
                          1                                      $11,674                             $11,674.01 and $16,613
                          2                                       15,756                              15,756.01 and 22,422                    Scholarship Programs. The          ent disciplines in all 50 states.
                          3                                       19,838                              19,838.01 and 28,231                    purpose of the scholarship         Are you a student, or do you
                          4                                       23,920                              23,920.01 and 34,040                    program is to train the health     know a student who might
                          5                                       28,002                              28,002.01 and 39,849                    professional personnel neces-      benefit from real, hands-on,
                          6                                       32,084                              32,084.01 and 45,658                    sary to staff IHS health pro-      career building opportunities
                          7                                       36,166                              36,166.01 and 51,467
                          8                                       40,248                              40,248.01 and 57,276                    grams and other health pro-        in our National Parks and
                 For each Additional                                                                                                          grams serving Indian people.       Forests? If so, you are encour-
              Household Member Add…                               +4,082                              +4,082.01 and +5,809                    The scholarships fall under 3      aged to visit the SCA website
                                                                                                                                              categories:     (1)    Health      ( for more
   Child Nutrition Programs of the U.S. Department of Agriculture are available to all individuals regardless of race, color, national ori-
                                                                                                                                              Professions Preparatory, (2)       information on positions cur-
 gin, age, sex and disability Any person who believes he or she has been discriminated against in any USDA-related activity should write
                                                                                                                                              Health            Professions      rently offered and benefits
 immediately to the USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, Washington,
 DC 20250-9410. Any questions, please call Valerie at 496-7863 or 869-4369.                                                                   Pregraduate; and (3) Health        associated with SCA intern-
                                                                                                                                              Professions.      Scholarship      ships.
4 B(Kayé)                          December 18, 2003                                                        Kalihwisaks

                                                                                     Your Health
Medicare premiums and coinsurance rates–2004
By Wisconsin Physicians Service (WPS)                                   Part B: (Medical Insurance) Premium                                   Skilled Nursing Facility Coinsurance
Special to Kalihwisaks                                                     $66.60 per month.                                                     •    $109.50 per day for days 21 through 100 each benefit
  The following is a listing of the Medicare premium,                   Medicare Deductible and Coinsurance Amounts for 2004:                         period.
deductible, and coinsurance rates that will be in effect in 2004:       Part A: (pays for inpatient hospital, skilled nursing facility,       Part B: (covers Medicare eligible physician services, outpa-
Medicare Premiums for 2004:                                             and some home health care) For each benefit period Medicare           tient hospital services, certain home health services, durable
Part A: (Hospital Insurance) Premium                                    pays all covered costs except the Medicare Part A deductible          medical equipment)
  •     Most people do not pay a monthly Part A premium                 (2004 = $876) during the first 60 days and coinsurance
                                                                                                                                                 •    $100.00 per year. (Note: You pay 20% of the
        because they or a spouse has 40 or more quarters of             amounts for hospital stays that last beyond 60 days and no
                                                                                                                                                      Medicare-approved amount for services after you
        Medicare-covered employment.                                    more than 150 days.
  •     The Part A premium is $189.00 for people having 30-             For each benefit period you pay:                                              meet the $100.00 deductible.)
        39 quarters of Medicare-covered employment.                       •     A total of $876 for a hospital stay of 1-60 days.                For more information on Medicare go to
  •     The Part A premium is $343.00 per month for people                •     $219 per day for days 61-90 of a hospital stay.               on the web or call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227).
        who are not otherwise eligible for premium-free hos-              •     $438 per day for days 91-150 of a hospital stay               TTY users should call 1-877-486-2048.
        pital insurance and have less than 30 quarters of                       (Lifetime Reserve Days).                                         Information taken from the Centers for Medicare &
        Medicare-covered employment.                                      •     All costs for each day beyond 150 days.                       Medicaid Services (CMS) website,

The flu is here                                                                                             ‘Cover your cough’
                                                                                                            Educational efforts aim to reduce illnesses
Vaccinations                       in some areas of the state
                                   don’t have adequate supplies
                                                                           It is standard procedure for
                                   of the vaccine.                      a nursing home to close visi-       Submitted by Florence             sible during an illness.           spread of communicable dis-
run short;                             But providers also are           tation when 3 or more cases         Petri                                Visitors to doctors' offices,   eases. In the past week, many
                                                                                                            Secretary of the Health Board     hospital emergency rooms,          area health care facilities have
                                   telling the agency they              of the flu arise.
vaccine now                        already have immunized, in              Nursing home staff will be          Health officials in Brown      clinics, and other health facil-   reported the presence of flu-
                                   some instances, more people          using additional infection          County announce an effort to      ities can expect to see a few
for high risk                      than ever before, including a        control measures as they con-       reduce the spread of illnesses    small changes in the upcom-
                                                                                                                                                                                 like symptoms; two cases of
                                                                                                                                                                                 Pertussis in adults have also
                                   “good portion” of the high-          tinue to care for the elders. By    including influenza, common       ing weeks. Signs with simple
patients                           risk                population,      restricting visitors, they hope     colds, and other diseases that    language and pictures will be
                                                                                                                                                                                 been reported.
                                                                                                                                                                                    Respiratory etiquette is
By Keith Skenandore                Hopfensperger said.                  to control the spread of the ill-   are spread through coughing       posted, tissues and waste bas-
Kalihwisaks                                                                                                 and sneezing. The effort                                             very basic, but it goes a long
                                       Bauman said the flu out-         ness in that very fragile popu-                                       kets will be available, and
   As supplies of flu vaccine      break is “not so bad” here in        lation.                             called, "Cover Your Cough" is                                        way to prevent the spread of
                                                                                                                                              masks and hand sanitizers
start to dwindle nationwide,       Oneida. She verified that out           “The residents need to rest,     being initiated by public                                            illnesses. Sometimes we all
                                                                                                                                              will be available in public
some public health officials in    of 20 swabs used for potential       recover and get strong              health departments, Aurora                                           just need a simple reminder. A
Wisconsin said last Monday                                                                                                                    areas at some locations.
                                   flu patients, eight are positive.    enough,” said Smith.                BayCare Medical Center,                                              partnership between the gen-
that their doses are gone, and                                                                                                                   According to the public
                                   Three children and five adults          Medical Director Dr. Ali         Bellin Hospital, St. Mary's                                          eral public and health care
they are sending people to                                                                                                                    health directors, respiratory
                                   have tested positive.                Mardan of the Oneida Health         Hospital Medical Center, St.                                         providers will increase the
doctors and other providers.                                                                                                                  etiquette was a recent recom-
                                       “It’s here but it’s not a        Center said emergency rooms         Vincent Hospital, and a vari-
   A      notice      by    the                                                                                                               mendation of the Center for        likelihood that respiratory
                                   major       outbreak,”      said     have reported 20 people -           ety of outpatient clinics.
Community Health Flu Shot                                                                                                                     Disease       Control       and    disease will be controlled.
                                   Bauman.                              children and other family              "Cover Your Cough" con-
Clinic was sent out on                                                                                      sists of three easy, common-      Prevention. This recommen-         Eric Krawczyk, Director
                                       The health center has taken      members - with symptoms of
December 11 stating that the                                                                                sense steps. First, remember      dation is not intended to          Oneida Community Health
                                   prevention       precautionary       a new influenza.
remainder of their vaccine has                                                                              to cover your mouth and nose      alarm people, but rather edu-      Services
                                   methods in spreading of the             The vaccinations were for
been accounted for with                                                                                     with a tissue when you cough      cate them and reduce their         (920) 869-4812
                                   germ. They have supplied at          Influenza A and B and that
scheduled appointments with                                                                                 or sneeze. Second, place your     anxiety if they see someone
                                   the front doors of their facili-     many have been immunized,
Oneida       Health      Center                                                                             used tissue in a waste basket.    wearing a mask or are asked
                                   ty masks for patients with a         however, there is a different                                                                            Judy Friederichs,
providers. Providers are using                                                                              Third, be sure to wash your       to wear one. Everyone is
                                   cough. Signage is posted in          strain of Influenza A.                                                                                   Director/Health Officer
established guidelines for                                                                                                                    especially vulnerable to get-
                                   the restrooms reminding peo-            “This strain is the one that     hands with soap and water, or                                        Brown County Health
vaccine shortages.                                                                                                                            ting sick this time of year as
                                   ple to wash their hands and to       is infecting people,” said          clean with a hand sanitizer. In
   “The amount we have is for                                                                                                                 more people are visiting their     Department
                                   use tissues when sneezing and        Mardan. “The influenza vac-         some health care settings,
high risk patients,” said                                                                                                                     families, attending social         (920) 448-6404
                                   disposing of them immediate-         cination is not for this strain.”   individuals may ask for, or
Deanna Bauman, health area                                                                                                                    events, and shopping.
                                   ly.                                     He said they are treating        may be asked, to wear a surgi-
manager.                                                                                                                                                                         Shirley Rok, Director/Health
                                       Doors to the Anna John           patients with fluids, Tylenol       cal mask to protect others. As       The presence of Pertussis
   She said the flu vaccine                                                                                                                                                      Officer
                                   Nursing Home has been                and decongestants.                  an additional precaution, the     and influenza in the area
shortage is attributed to the
                                   closed to visitors from                 “People need to be evaluat-      public is asked to consider       highlights the importance of       DePere Health Department
media coverage of the State of
Colorado influenza epidemic        December 12 to 22 due to the         ed quickly,” said Mardan,           staying home as much as pos-      measures to control the            (920) 339-4054
                                   flu potential. Jane Smith,           “Especially those with multi-
                                                                                                             Oneida Community Health Center
with fatalities.
   “There is no shortage,” said    nursing home administrator,          ple      medical      problems.
                                   said they have a threshold of a      Fortunately we have done
                                                                                                             Contract Health
Bauman. “The flu vaccine is
in higher demand. People are       number of cases.                     very well here. We have not
                                       “We are monitoring things,       had any fatalities.”
                                                                                                                                    DEADLINE to submit Bills
afraid so that many more
received the flu vaccination.”     and we anticipate 10 days               The Associated Press con-
   The Oneida Health Center        should be sufficient,” said          tributed to this story.
                                                                                                             The deadline to submit bills to the Contract Health Department for eligible

                                    Woodside Haven, Inc.
has attempted to order more
                                                                                                             services prior to October 1, 2003, is:
vaccine from various vendors
throughout the country and                                                                                                       DECEMBER 31, 2003 AT 4:30 PM
have been unable to locate                                                                                   ✚…… If you were referred by the Oneida Community Health Center for a
additional vaccine. If addi-
                                            HUD 202 PRAC Project                                                 service eligible for payment with Contract Health funds, you must
tional vaccine is obtained, the
community will be notified.              Elderly Low-Income Housing                                              submit all related charges for consideration by the above deadline.
                                                                                                             ✚…… If you have charges relating to any emergency room visit, eligible for
   “It won’t be enough to run
a flu vaccination clinic,” said       Is Now Accepting Applications…                                             payment with Contract Health funds, you must submit by the above
Bauman.                                                                                                          deadline.
                                   A low income elderly apartment complex
   A private nursing company                                                                                   Failure to submit your bills by the deadline could result in
said it sold some of its doses           located on the Bay Area Lutheran
                                                                                                                   the patient being responsible for any charges due.
of the flu shot to a hospital to         Home campus will be accepting appli-
help out.                                cations on a first-come, first serve
   Kitty Rahl, the Eau Claire            basis, subject to certain preference
County Health Department’s
                                         and restrictions mandated under law
nursing director, said her
agency used up its supply of             and by regulation.
2,000 doses of the vaccine             If you are 62 years of age with an adjusted
last month.
   “We have had a lot of calls                  gross income of less than:
from people wondering if we                  $21,650 – 1 person household
have vaccine. We have
                                             $24,750 – 2 person household
referred them to other
providers,” she said Monday.
   The two makers of flu shots
                                                 Apply in person on…
                                       Wednesday • January 21, 2004
in the United States - Chiron
and Aventis Pasteur - said
Friday they were out of vac-            at 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at:
cine and would not be able to
meet a surge in demand                      Woodside Lutheran Home
resulting from fears of a par-                 1040 Pilgrim Way
ticularly bad flu season.                    Green Bay, Wisconsin
   The companies together
made about 80 million doses        You must come personally to apply. Phone
of the injected vaccine, which         requests for interviews will N O T be
ordinarily would be enough to
meet U.S. demand.
   Wisconsin Department of         Woodside Haven, Inc. does not discriminate
Health immunization pro-           against applicants or tenants based on race,
gram         director      Dan     color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, or
Hopfensperger said providers       familial status.
                                                                                                        Kalihwisaks                               December 18, 2003                           (Wisk)5 B

Powwow celebrates                                                                                                                                                             Water plan
                                                                                                                                                                              revised to
purchase of long                                                                                                                                                              protect
disputed mine site                                                                                                                                                            Indian rights
                                                                                                                                                                                 SANTA FE (AP) - State
   ASHWAUBENON, Wis.               owning the timber rights.
(AP) - Wisconsin Indian               Zoltan Grossman of the                                                                                                                  officials have revised a pro-
tribes held a powwow of cele-      Midwest Treaty Network said                                                                                                                posed state water plan to give
bration Saturday over the land     the deal reflected the gaming                                                                                                              greater emphasis to protecting
purchase that stopped long-        revenue available to tribes, a                                                                                                             American Indian and acequia
                                                                                                                                                                              water rights and to securing
disputed plans for a copper        renaissance       of    Native
                                                                                                                                                                              new sources of water.
and zinc mine near Crandon.        American culture in the state
                                                                                                                                                                                 New Mexico Interstate
   Before the grand entrance       and the willingness of tribes
                                                                                                                                                                              Stream Commission director
ceremony at the Brown              to work together.                                                                                                                          Estevan        Lopez       said
County Veterans Memorial              Gus Frank, chairman of the                                                                                                              Wednesday the final version
Arena, a coalition of 33 envi-     Forest County Potawatomi                                                                                                                   of the plan, which will guide
ronmental groups honored the       Community, said a woman in                                                                                                                 how New Mexicans use
Forest County Potawatomi           his office summed up the                                                                                   Photos by Yvonne Kaquatosh
                                                                                                                                                                              water, is complete and sched-
and Mole Lake Chippewa             importance of the deal best.       Grand entry, above, kicks-off the Crandon Mine celebration pow wow on
                                                                                                                                                                              uled for consideration next
band for buying the land.             “She said ‘Now my grand-        December 6, 2003 at the Brown County Veterans Memorial Arena. Veterans from                             week by the Interstate Stream
   “It’s the perfect conclusion.   children will have water to        the 11 Wisconsin tribes, below, along with dancers and drummers, participated.                          Commission.
The right people bought it,”       drink.’ That was just a very       suit filed by Republican legis-                                                                            Gov. Bill Richardson
said Dave Blouin of the            profound statement,” he said.      lators challenging Gov. Jim                                                                             ordered state water officials to
Mining Impact Coalition.              Environmentalists and the       Doyle's gaming compacts                                                                                 develop the plan by the end of
   On Oct. 28, the tribes paid     tribes contended that acidic       with the tribes.                                                                                        the year. He said the continu-
$16.5 million to buy the prop-     mine runoff and cyanide used          Bob Schmitz, a founder of                                                                            ing drought makes water
erty from Northern Wisconsin       in ore extraction would jeop-      the Wolf River Watershed                                                                                planning critical.
Resources Group. The sale          ardize groundwater and adja-       Alliance in 1976, said the                                                                                 In developing the plan,
includes 5,770 acres in Forest     cent wetlands, including the       Mole Lake Chippewa put                                                                                  officials held meetings around
County and 169 acres in            Wolf River, although mining        everything on the line to pur-                                                                          the state and collected public
Shawano and Oconto coun-           interests always said the pro-     chase the property.                                                                                     comment about what the plan
ties.                              ject could be done without            “These people have mort-                                                                             should address. However,
   The deal includes an agree-     jeopardizing the environment.      gaged their homes and their                                                                             many criticized the draft as
ment between the tribes and           Frank said gaming revenue       futures and probably their                                                                              being little more than a col-
Nicolet Hardwood Corp. of          made the purchase possible.        children’s and grandchil-                                                                               lection of feel-good state-
Laona to cooperatively man-           He also warned that the         dren’s futures,” he said.                                                                               ments.
age the forested land for at       tribe’s revenue from gambling      “They don’t have the money                                                                                 The revised plan is much
least 15 years, with the tribes    is in danger because of a law-     the Potawatomi do.”                                                                                     improved, Lopez said.

Hoping for reservation, tribes                                                                          Tsyunhehkwa News
                                                                                                        By        Jeff      Metoxen,
release forest restoration plan                                                                         Manager
                                                                                                           We would like to welcome
                                                                                                                                           from Madison, Milwaukee,
                                                                                                                                           and the surrounding areas.
                                                                                                                                           We would like to thank them
                                                                                                                                                                              products continue to be one of
                                                                                                                                                                              our primary items in support-
                                                                                                                                                                              ing areas of the community
The Associated Press               seeking approval from their        as helping restore reservation
                                                                                                        you to our annual newsletter       all and their staff/friends for    and cultural events. We are
   GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP)          3,500 members, as well as          lands.
                                                                                                        for      the     Development       making this event and time         not always able to honor all
- Pressing a campaign to           state and federal agencies to         “I think it is going to cer-
regain control over 690,000                                                                             Division. Last year we talked      possible, especially the fol-      requests, but will help when
                                   build support for future legis-    tainly help the dialogue in
acres of national forest taken     lation that would restore                                            about the status and personnel     lowing areas: Michael Fields       we can.
                                                                      terms of local community
from them in the 1960s and         reservation lands that are now                                       we had at that time, and a lot     Institute, Indian Community            One big change in our area
                                                                      understanding of what the
1970s, the Klamath Tribes          part of the Winema and                                               has happened since then. Our       School, University WI Green        is the relocation of the Retail
                                                                      tribe is proposing,” said Sue
have formed a plan to restore      Fremont national forests                                             personnel here are basically       Bay. Please accept my apolo-       store. I hope that you have
                                                                      Ellen Wooldridge, deputy
elements of the forest the way     north of Klamath Falls.            chief of staff to Norton.         the same, but we have had          gizes for those I forgot to        been able to find it and stop in
it was before a century of log-       “To regain our homeland            The plan was written by        some changes. I was hired          mention. As we are prepar-         since the move to Ridgeview
ging.                              within that area is going to       University of Washington          officially as the Manager in       ing for the Winter Season and      Plaza Suite #8, 3759 West
   The plan, produced by two       help the stability of the entire   forestry professor Jerry          July of this year, 2003. Jill      looking forward to next year,      Mason, Oneida WI. We are
of the Northwest’s leading         community and help the tribe       Franklin and Oregon State         Martus-Ninham         is    our    we hope that you will be able      planning a Grand Opening
foresters, would represent one     itself achieve some sort of        University forestry professor     Agricultural Food Production       to join us next year for the       this coming Spring. Please
of the biggest forest restora-     parity, if you will, with the      Norm Johnson. The two             Supervisor, and her staff are      Annual Harvest and Husking         keep your eyes open for this
tion projects in the West if it    community,” said Foreman.                                            the       following:       Ted     Bee. The 2004 Workshop             notice. It is our intent to
                                                                      helped write the Northwest
goes forward.                      “The community needs to                                              Skenandore, Horticultural          Calendar and Soil Delivery
                                                                      Forest Plan, which cut log-                                                                             make this a memorable affair.
   It emphasizes protection of     understand it's a restoration                                        Farmer,       Dennison       Jr.   and Rotovating Services will
                                                                      ging more than 80 percent on                                                                            Other services we will be
big ponderosa pines that once      plan, not a plan based on dol-                                       Danforth,         Greenhouse       begin this Spring. Please
dominated the landscape, as        lars.”                             national forests in western                                                                             offering this Winter at the
                                                                      Washington, Oregon, and           Technician Trainee, Don            keep a look out for our future     retail location are our
well as groves of aspen and           As part of a strategy to bal-                                                                        notices. Our new Layers have
                                                                      Northern California to protect    Charnon, is now our                                                   Workshops designed around
willows along rivers that have     ance scarce water between
                                                                      habitat for threatened north-     Agricultural Worker, Dawn          been in since this Summer,         the products and services we
dwindled.                          fish and farms in the Klamath
   Younger trees and brush,                                           ern spotted owls and salmon.      Cornelius,        Community        and we will have farm fresh        provide. Our goal is to offer
                                   Basin and satisfy the demands
particularly white fir and         of the Endangered Species             “The plan is built around      Outreach Coordinator (Grant        eggs available very soon.          four this season with the first
lodgepole pine, would be           Act, Interior Secretary Gale       the most precious and irre-       Position), Gerald Coenen,             A key area we are working       one for December on Herb
removed to reduce the likeli-      Norton told the tribes in          placeable resources, and          On-Call Agricultural Worker.       on for the Cannery is the          Dream pillows.         Limited
hood of catastrophic wild-         March 2002 she would con-          those are the big old pine        Cannery Component consists         replacement and repairs of
                                                                                                                                                                              spaces are available, so please
fires. Bitterbrush would be        sider restoring federal lands      trees,” Johnson said. “The        of Carol Elm, Cannery              our Cannery operation and
                                                                                                                                                                              contact them at the Store if
left behind to feed the mule       to tribal control.                 management over the last 50       Supervisor and her staff of        equipment. Many of you are
                                                                                                                                                                              you or someone you know is
deer heard. Commercial log-           A cabinet-level taskforce is    to 60 years has emphasized        Linda Webster, Cannery             aware that it is the same mate-
                                                                                                                                                                              interested. Notices on the
ging would not be a goal for       talking to the tribes about how    the removal of the large pine     Worker, and Tanya Metoxen,         rial and equipment that were
                                                                      trees, both under the (U.S.                                                                             upcoming Workshops will be
30 to 40 years.                    their ancient water rights in                                        Cannery Worker. The Retail         purchased when it originally
   Tribal chairman Allen           the upper basin could help         Bureau of Indian Affairs) and                                                                           sent out soon. We have sam-
                                                                                                        Component consists of Patti        started in the mid to late 70's.
Foreman said the tribes are        solve the water crisis, as well    the Forest Service.”                                                                                    ples of the natural coffee and
                                                                                                        Archiquette, Retail Cashier,       We continue to search for
                                                                                                                                           other sources so that we may       teas available at the store, so
                                                                                                        and Bonnie Stoneman, Retail
                                                                                                                                           provide the best services and      stop by and see our new loca-
                                                                                                        Cashier. We do have some
    Help us Name a Tribal Building…                                                                                                        products from the Oneida           tion and the products and ser-
                                                                                                        positions that need to be
                                                                                                        filled/revised and are working     Nation.      The Cannery is        vices we offer. Our new sup-
                                                                                                                                                                              ply of Tsyunhehkwa T-shirts
    The Oneida Division of Land Management is requesting your                                           on these matters.                  working close with our
                                                                                                           Our Agricultural area           Horticulture Farmer, Ted           and Sweatshirts are in stock
  help in naming a tribal building located on County H and Ranch Road. The                              which is Certified Organic,        Skenandore so that the pro-        in many colors. These and
  building is used by community members and by Oneida Recreation.                                       had one of its best years in       duce from our Organic              many other items we have
    The history of the parcel includes that this parcel was originally allotted to                      White Corn planting and har-       Gardens becomes part of our        make wonderful gifts. The
  Honiorest Stevens, allotment # 350. Due to the passing of Honiorest prior                             vesting. The Community and         products available to the          Store is always motivated to
                                                                                                        our friends helped us to han-      Community.         Carol Elm,      offer the products the
  to a fee patent being issued, a sale of Honiorest’s land was arranged and
                                                                                                        dle our responsibilities with      Cannery Supervisor continues       Community and our cus-
  bids were received from several people. The fee patent was issued to                                                                                                        tomer/clients need to address
                                                                                                        about 6 acres of our tradition-    to provide the classes on the
  Elizabeth King in 1910. The heirs that were determined at the time of sale                                                                                                  their overall health issues.
                                                                                                        al heirloom white corn. This       process of preserving and use
  were: Elizabeth Stevens, Melissa Cornelius, Mitchell Stevens, Elizabeth                               year has been one of our           of the cannery Facility. She       With the strong demand for
  King, Celinda Webster, Electa Elm, and Phoebe Stevens. Each heir                                      finest yields. We have several     has always supported that we       alternative healthcare prod-
  received a portion of the proceeds of the sale. Elizabeth sold the land to a                          braids of corn in our Storage      all learn this process for our     ucts, herbs, and essential oils,
  non tribal, Ira Martin, the following year. Several transactions later, in 1916,                      and several racks filled with      own benefit. One area that         we feel the upgraded location
  Cyrenus & Huldah Powless purchased the land. They held the land approx-                               husked White Corn. We              Carol hopes will prosper is        our new store will guarantee
  imately two years before they too sold to a non tribal. Oneida Tribe pur-                             could not have accomplished        the knowledge of preparing         space and a constant variety
                                                                                                        this without the support and       your own Corn Bread and            to our customers/clients.
  chased the land in 1993 and the land was placed into tribal trust status in
                                                                                                        help from all of you. It has       Corn Soup. Corn Bread sales           We hope that the informa-
  1994.                                                                                                                                    are always up during this time     tion provided have given you
                                                                                                        been a custom to host
    The selected name will be in the Oneida Language and English and will                               Educational Days during our        of the season, and we hope         a     better     insight      to
  be publicized.                                                                                        Harvest and Husking Bee,           that we can fulfill your needs.    Tsyunhehkwa, our people and
   Please respond in writing by January 12, 2004, to Bernice Elm,                                       and again we had several           Please contact the Retail          what we offer. We look for-
                                                                                                        schools participate.        All    Store 497-5821 to make sure        ward to your visit at any of
  DOLM P.O. Box 365, Oneida, WI 54155 or fax: 920-869-1689 or email at                                  grades were represented,           that we have some on supply.       our     locations     of    the                                                                                from grade school to college       As always, it will be first        Agricultural, Cannery and
                                                                                                        and Institutes. They came          come, first serve. Cannery         Retail areas.
6 B(Yá=yahk)                             December 18, 2003                                Kalihwisaks

Thanksgiving Address                                                                                                                              ONEIDA
                                                                                                                                        Language Lesson
Swatahusatat Tsi>na>te> Oh<=tu> Kaliwate>tuh                  tsi>sheku
You all listen carefully to what in front of the subject      we will thank them the Trees that still
l. Akweku uhskatsi> <twahwe>nu=ni yukwa>nikuhl                they are doing their business.
    All in one    we will wrap our minds.                     Ta=ne thoniyo>tuhakh, yukwa>nikuhl.
T<het>thwanuhela=tu, n#=n Shukwaya>tisu tsi>akweku
we will give thanks to him, our Creator that
                                                                There let it be that way, our minds.                                  Learning to speak…
all                                                            10. Akweku uhskatsi> <twahwe>nu=ni                                      in front of a crowd
sk<=n<          yakwanu>tunyuh.                               yukwa>nikuhl                                              Wakwanuhela=t&                        I greet you all
Peaceful our minds we are thinking (feeling).                       All in one         we will wrap our minds.          wug kwa new hay law due
Ta=ne thoniyo>tuhakh,       yukwa>nikuhl.                       t<yet>thinuhela=tu      kutili tsi> sheku
   There let it be that way, our minds.                       we will thank them the Animals that still                 wakatsanu=n$he>                                I am glad
                                                               yethiyat>tkat>thos.                                      wah gut saw new knee
2. Akweku uhskatsi> <twahwe>nu=ni                             we see them.
yukwa>nikuhl                                                                                                            tsi> kay<                             Of the ones
                                                              Ta=ne thoniyo>tuhakh, yukwa>nikuhl.                       geeh guy yah
   All in one    we will wrap our minds.                        There let it be that way, our minds.
T<yethinuhela=tu n#=n ukweho=k tsi>sheku                      11. Akweku uhskatsi> <twahwe>nu=ni yukwa>nikuhl           swakwe=k&                                      All of you
we will give thanks to them, the People that still                  All in one         we will wrap our minds.          swa gwe gu
   yonatliwa>t<tye=tuh.                                       t<twanuhela=tu ohnekanusho=ku, tsi> sheku
they are running their business.                                                                                        k<h weswawe                           all of you came here
                                                              we will thank the Waters, that still we                   kah way swa weigh
Ta=ne thoniyo>tuhakh,      yukwa>nikuhl.                       yukwatstuhati.
  There let it be that way, our minds.                        are continuing to use.                                    elhuha                                recently, just now
3. Akweku uhskatsi> <twahwe>nu=ni yukwa>nikuhl                Ta=ne thoniyo>tuhakh, yukwa>nikuhl.                       al who ha
   All in one     we will wrap our minds.                       There let it be that way, our minds.
                                                                                                                        katewy<t#hta                          I am learning
     t<yet>thinuhelat=tu,            yukhinulha ohuntsya>      12. Akweku uhskatsi> <twahwe>nu=ni                       ga day we yun day da
       tsi>sheku                                              yukwa>nikuhl
          we will give thanks to her, our Mother Earth that                                                             Ukwehuwen#ha                                   Oneida language
                                                                    All in one         we will wrap our minds.          ung kwe who weigh neigh ha
          still                                               t<yet>thinuhela=tu, otsi>t<ha>shuha tsi>sheku
         yakotlihwa>t<tye=tuh,       Ta=ne thoniyo>tuhakh,    we will thank them, all the Birds       That              akata=t$.                             For me to speak
 She is running her business There let it be that way,          yethiyat>tkat>thos.                                     ahh ga daht
yukwa>nikuhl.                                                 still we see them.
 our minds.                                                   Ta=ne thoniyo>tuhakh, yukwa>nikuhl.
                                                                                                                        takw^=tal                                      Forgive me
                                                                                                                        da kwan dal
 4. Akweku uhskatsi> <twahwe>nu=ni                              There let it be that way, our minds.
yukwa>nikuhl                                                                                                            kw$= ta=t                                      If
                                                              13. Akweku uhskatsi> <twahwe>nu=ni yukwa>nikuhl           kwi dat
   All in one we will wrap our minds.                              All in one          we will wrap our minds.
   t<yet>thinuhela=tu, n#=n onekli>shuha                      t<yet>thinuhela=tu, owela>shuha tsi>sheku                 so=tsi> e=so                                   Too many
tsi>sheku                                                     we will thank them, the Winds that still                  sew gee aye zoe
we will give thanks to them the Grasses that still            yonatlihwat<ye=tuh.
  yonatlihwa>t<tye=tuh.                                                                                                 t<kat^=nuke                           mistakes I will make
                                                              they are doing their business.                            dune ka dawn new gay
they are running their business.                              Ta=ne thoniyo>tuhakh, yukwa>nikuhl.
Ta=ne thoniyo>tuhakh,       yukwa>nikuhl.                       There let it be that way, our minds.
   There let it be that way, our minds.                                                                                 Wakwanuhela=t&, wakatsanu=n$he>                          tsi> kay<
                                                               14. Akweku uhskatsi> <twahwe>nu=ni                       I greet you all,               I am glad             of the ones
 5. Akweku uhskatsi> <twahwe>nu=ni                            yukwa>nikuhl
yukwa>nikuhl                                                        All in one         we will wrap our minds.          swakwe=k& k<h weswawe                          elhuha
    All in one        we will wrap our minds.                 t<yet>thinuhela=tu, latihsakayu=te=se> tsi>sheku          all of you      all of you came here just now
      t<yet>hinuhela=tu,         ahs< Na>tekutah-             we will thank them , the Thunders that still
nu=tele                                                       lonatlihwa>t<tye=tuh.                                     Katewy<t#hta Ukwehuwen#ha                            akatat$.
we will give thanks to them, the Three                        they are running their business.                          I am learning the Oneida language                for me to
Sisters (corn,beans and squash)                               Ta=ne thoniyo>tuhakh, yukwa>nikuhl.                       speak.
Tsi> sheku yonatlihwa>t<tye=tuh,                                There let it be that way, our minds.
  that still they are running their                                                                                      takw^=tal       kw$= ta=t sotsi> e=so              t<kat^=nuke.
business,                                                     15. Akweku uhskatsi> <twahwe>nu=ni yukwa>nikuhl           Forgive me       If      too    many       mistakes I will make.
Ta=ne thoniyo>tuhakh,      yukwa>nikuhl.                             All in one        we will wrap our minds.
  There let it be that way, our minds.                        t<het>thwanuhela=tu        shuwa>tsiha otahal             Wakwanuhela=t&, wakatsanu=nihe tsi> kay<
                                                              tsi>sheku                                                 swakwe=k& k< weswawe elhuha katewy<t#hta
6. Akweku uhskatsi> <twahwe>nu=ni yukwa>nikuhl                we will thank him our Eldest Brother the Sun
     All in one         we will wrap our minds.                                                                         Ukwehuwen#ha akatat#, takw^=tal kw$= ta=t so=tsi
t<twanuhela=tu,         aw<hi>te                              lotlihwa>t<tye=tuh.                                       e=so t<kat^=nuke.
we will thank it, the Strawberry                              still he is running his business.
                                                                                                                        For correct pronunciation please ask an Elder or
 tsi> sheku yotlihwa>t<tye=tuh                                                                                          contact Tekalut@tu 920-490-2472
                                                              Ta=ne thoniyo>tuhakh, yukwa>nikuhl.
that still it is doing it’s business,                           There let it be that way, our minds.
                                                                                                                        Language tapes and CD’s are also available in our
Ta=ne thoniyo>tuhakh,        yukwa>nikuhl.                                                                              Oneida language.
   There let it be that way, our minds.                       16. Akweku uhskatsi> <twahwe>nu=ni yukwa>nikuhl
                                                                    All in one         we will wrap our minds.
7. Akweku uhskatsi> <twahwe>nu=ni yukwa>nikuhl
     All in one        we will wrap our minds.
                                                              t<yet>thinuhela=tu, yukhishotha wehni=tahl tsi> sheku
                                                              we will thank her, our Grandmother Moon                                           Notice
t<twanuhela=tu,           onukwa>tho=ku
we will thank them the various Medicines
                                                              that still                                                 The Thanksgiving Address has
tsi>sheku yotlihwa>t<tye=tuh.                                 she is running her business.                               been reprinted due to the graphics being
that still it is doing it’s business.                         Ta=ne thoniyo>tuhakh, yukwa>nikuhl.                        inadvertently misplaced from the correct
Ta=ne thoniyo>tuhakh,       yukwa>nikuhl.                       There let it be that way, our minds.
   There let it be that way, our minds.
                                                                                                                         text in the December 4th issue. We hope
                                                              17. Akweku uhskatsi> <twahwe>nu=ni yukwa>nikuhl            you enjoy this edition of the culture page!
8 Akweku uhskatsi> <twahwe>nu=ni yukwa>nikuhl                       All in one         we will wrap our minds.
      All in one       we will wrap our minds.
                                                              t<yet>thinuhela=tu yotsisto>kwa=lu tsi>sheku
t<twanuhela=tu, oyukwa>u=we             tsi>                  we will thank them the stars that still they
sheku                                                         yonatlihwa>t<tye=tuh.
we will thank it, the original Tobacco that                   are running their business.                               ORDER FORM FOR “SAGOLE” BOOKLET
still                                                         Ta=ne thoniyo>tuhakh, yukwa>nikuhl.
 yotlihwa>t<tye=tuh,                                                                                                    Oneida Cultural Heritage Department
                                                                There let it be that way, our minds.
it is doing it’s business,                                                                                                      P.O. Box 365 • Oneida, WI 54155
Ta=ne thoniyo>tuhakh,       yukwa>nikuhl.                      18. Akweku uhskatsi> <twahwe>nu=ni                                    Phone: (920) 490-2096
   There let it be that way, our minds.                       yukwa>nikuhl                                                            Fax: (920) 490-2099
                                                                     All in one      we will wrap our minds.
 9. Akweku uhskatsi> <twahwe>nu=ni                            t<yet>thinuhela=tu kaye niyukwe=take                      Name:
yukwa>nikuhl                                                  we will thank them the four messengers
    All in one      we will wrap our                          latilihwakalenyes     okhale> tehutlihwatenya=tha
minds.                                                        they carry the message and they spread words (messages)
     t<yet>thinuhela=tu, kaluta>shuha                         tsi>sheku yukhi>niku=lal.
                                                                                                                        City:                                    St:             Zip:

  See the cultural website
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    We encourage everyone to become involved in the Oneida Language. Remember                                           Booklets = Prices

  that every word you learn and speak becomes a part of keeping the Oneida Language                                     1 = $ 4.50       6 = $18.90          11 = $29.70         16 = $43.20
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                                                                                                                        4 = $12.60       9 = $28.35          14 = $37.80         19 = $51.30
                                                                5 = $15.75      10 = $31.50          15 = $40.50         20 = $54.00
                                                                                                                                     Please call for orders more than 20.
                                                                                                             Kalihwisaks                  December 18, 2003              (Tsya=ták) 7 B

                                                                                             Good Ne ws

                                           Happy Birthday to my                          Happy Birthday          Happy Birthday             Happy Birthday          Lordy! Lordy!
                                          Daughter & Son-in-law                                                                           to our mother            Look who’s 4 0 !
                                            Dec. 9th & Dec. 24th                        ors
                                                                                        Fret                      Garret
If you have a birth announce-
ment, please send it to the
                                                                                       December 5th              December 24th            Simone                   Gina B.
                                                                                                                  “3 6 Again?”           on December 9th
Kalihwisaks Newspaper, PO
Box 365, Oneida WI 54155 or
call Yvonne Kaquatosh at (920)
869-4280 for more informa-
tion. There is NO CHARGE
for birth announcements.
Please include baby’s full
(first, middle & last) name,
parents (first & last), d.o.b.,
weight (lbs. & oz.), length,
grandparents (maternal/pater-
nal), siblings (names only).
Also, if the baby was given an
Indian name, please include
the correct spelling and mean-
ing. Please include phone
number where you can be
reached during the day!                         Roses are red,
             KayLen                            Violets are blue
                                              Pigs go oink-oink,
           Jahnae Hill                       and so guess who?                                                 Love you a bunch,
KayLen Jahnae Hill, name-                     Have a great day                     Love You, Mom, Dad,                                                                  For our
                                                                                                                   your wife
                                                                                     Lauren & Jesus
saked after both her parents,
Karla Kay and Rodney Hill,                 Love you, Ma & Craig
                                                                                    Happy 1 2 t h Birthday
                                                                                                                                                                   Happy 7 t h B-day!
was born at 7:46 a.m. on                                                              Love you lots,
Friday, November 28, 2003                                                              your Do Do’s
                                                                                                                   Happy 1 9 t h          Love you lots,
at St. Vincent’s Hospital.
                                                                                                               Anniversary            Forrest, Jesus, Lauren
She weighed 8 lbs. 4 oz. and
measured 20 _ inches in                                 Happy 2 5 t h                                         on December 8th
length. The proud grandpar-
                                                                                       Happy Birthday            Todd
ents are Harriet (Schuyler)
& Warren Reiter and
                                                       Jeremy                           ece
                                                                                       Nei!                                               Happy Birthday
                                                   on December 17th                                              Love You                 to our Brother
Beverly & Ed Hill. KayLen                                                                                      Forever, Gina
joins 3 brothers, LeLand,                       Love Mom, Dad,                                                                        Ralph Powless
Darrin & Sheldon Hill.                         Vanessa & Brandon                                                                                                  Love, Gram, Mom,
                                                                                                                                       on January 3, 2004
                                                                                                                                                                  Uncles & Aunties
                 Lola                                                                                         Happy Birthday to our
                 Diemel                                                                                             Dad…
           Diemel is the
                                                        Happy 1 9       th                                   Purcy Powless                                       NEXT DEADLINE
                                                         Birthday                                              on December 25th
           newborn daugh-                                                                                                                                        is… Wednesday,
           ter of Chad and
           Wanda Diemel.
                                                      Kevin                                                                                                      December 31st, 2003
                                                                                                                                                                      @ NOON
She was born at 2:02 p.m.                            Tucker
                                                   on December 30             th                                                                                  with a PUBLISH
on September 24, 2003 at                                                                                                                                             DATE of…
St. Mary's Hospital in Green                     Love Gina, Todd &                                                                                                   Thursday,
Bay weighing 7 lbs. 6 oz.                             Family                                                                                                      January 8th, 2004
and measuring 20 inches.
                                                                                       Happy Birthday                                                              Questions, please
The proud maternal grand-                                                              to our brother,
parents     are      Connie                                                                                                              Love your Dad,            call: 869-4280 or
Christjohn and the late                                                            Joey T.F. Powless                                  Brothers, Sisters, and          Toll Free:
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                                                                                     on December 25th
proud paternal grandparents                             Happy 1 7 t h
are Linda Diemel of                                      Birthday
Seymour and John Diemel
of Navarino. Lauren Lola is
                                                      Vanessa                                                                                        [täx t ftyx 9 ]ÉçÉâá
                                                   on December 23rd

                                                                                                                                                     [ÉÄ|wtç ã|à{ YtÅ|Äç4
named after her paternal
Great Grandmother, the late                      Love Mom, Dad,
Lola Haas.                                      Jeremy & Brandon                                               Love your Family

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                                                                                      Coordinator                            Analyst                        Center. Incumbent will imple-                     Specialist
                                                                                     Position #01874                       Position #01528                  ment the developmentally cur-                     Position #01687
   Vacancies                                                                  Salary: Grade 3 $9.92/Hr.
                                                                              (Negotiable dependent upon
                                                                                                                    Salary:          Grade
                                                                                                                    $29,411/Annually. (Negotiable
                                                                                                                                                    10      riculum for multiple age groups.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                      Salary: Grade 5 $9.71/Hr.
   Oneida Nation Electronics
                                        N6395 Van Boxtel Rd.                                                        dependent upon education &              Start home Visitors as the prima-
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                                                                              education      &    experience.)                                                                                        education & experience.)** Must
(ONE), Board of Directors.                      Oneida                        Position Summary: This posi-          experience.) Position Summary:          ry contact between the Even
                                                                                                                                                                                                      be an enrolled member of the
One Vacancy. ONE is a trib-                                                   tion will develop injury preven-      This position will assist the Trust     Start Program and Native
                                      One 1/2 story home, with 1                                                    Department          and       Trust     American teen parents families.           Oneida Tribe of Indians of
ally chartered corporation. The                                               tion programming for the Oneida
Board of Directors will be            car garage, 2 bedrooms, 1               Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin.        Committee in thee development           Incumbent will receive part time          Wisconsin.**             Position
responsible for establishing the      bathroom. 1,174 Sq. feet of             This is a grant funded, non           and implementation of strategic         on the job training to the Even           Summary: This position will
overall policies and objectives                                               exempt position and reports to        Asset Allocation Plans. The             Start Home visitors duties and            develop, maintain and monitor a
                                      gross living space. Selling                                                   plans will provide optimum              responsibilities. Incumbent must          centralized filing system for the
for the management of the                                                     the       Tribal      Sanitarian.
affairs and assets of the corpora-    price - $30,000. Home is                Continuation of position is con-      returns on Trust Fund invest-           be willing to work flexible hours         division of Land Management
tion and periodically reviewing       sold As Is Basis. Purchasers            tingent upon funding allocation.      ment portfolios. The incumbent          to include evenings and week-             Department Standard operating
and evaluating management                                                               Closing Date:               will analyze financial information      ends. This is a non-exempt posi-          Procedures. This is a non
                                      are subject to a residential                     January 2, 2004              to forecast business, industry          tion and reports to the Even              exempt position and reports to
                                      lease with the Oneida Tribe                   Proposed Start Date:            and economic conditions for the         Start Family Literacy Supervisor.         the       Office        Manager.
   Qualifications: The majority
                                                                                        March 1, 2004               use in making investments con-          Continuation of position is con-          Continuation of position is con-
of the members must be voting         of Indians of Wisconsin.                                                      sistent with fiduciary responsibil-     tingent upon funding allocation.
members of the Oneida General                                                                                                                                                                         tingent upon funding allocation.
Tribal Council. All board mem-
                                      The land is held in trust for              Cultural Interpreter               ity and policy guidelines.                       Closing Date:
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Closing Date:
                                      the Oneida Tribe of Indians                    Position #00466                Incumbent will analyze various                     Until Filled
bers must have extensive experi-                                              Salary: Grade 3 $8.49/Hr.             financial information resources               Proposed Start Date:                           Until Filled
ence in one or more of the fol-       of Wisconsin. For more                  (Negotiable dependent upon            for market impacts to current                As Soon As Possible.                       Proposed Start Date:
lowing areas; Business areas to                                               education & experience.)** Must                                                                                               As Soon As Possible
include management, market-           information contact Leah                                                      portfolio. Provide technical sup-
                                                                              be an enrolled member of the          port for systems compliance and
ing, finance, banking, purchas-       Dodge at (715) 799-4718 or
ing, retail or wholesale; and
                                                                              Oneida Tribe of Indians of
                                                                              Wisconsin.**             Position
                                                                                                                    portfolio monitoring. Must be
                                                                                                                    willing and able to work nights
                                                                                                                                                                    Home School Coordinator
technology areas to include                                                   Summary:       This position is       and weekends as needed. This               The  Green Bay Area Public School District has
electronic manufacturing, com-
                                                                              responsible for conducting            is an exempt position and
munications, medical technolo-                                                museum tours to people of all         reports to the Trust Department
                                                                                                                                                                 an opening for the position of Home/School
gy, electrical, industrial and test                                           ages. The ideal candidate will be     Manager. Continuation of posi-               Coordinator for the title VII Indian Education
                                       Nation Jobs
engineering, as well as other                                                 able to present a professional        tion is contingent upon funding
significant corporate experience                                              appearance,       attitude   and      allocation.                                                    Program.
in project management and                                                     demeanor when dealing with the                  Closing Date:                  This program will work cooperatively with school
product development. The term                                                 general public and museum                         Until Filled
of office for a Board Member          Note: Oneida Nation                     staff. incumbent must be able to            Proposed Start Date:               staff, community agencies and parents to coordi-
will be three (3) years. Deadline     jobs posted “until                      work flexible hours to include              As Soon As Possible                 nate and facilitate educational and support ser-
for application is February 6,        filled” may close with-                 evenings, weekends and holi-
2004.                                                                         days. This is a non exempt posi-      Cashier I - Retail - Pool                 vices for American indian students in the Green
                                      out notice.                             tion and reports to the Assistant     Salary: Grade 4 $9.07/Hr.
                                                                                                                    (Negotiable dependent upon                             Bay Area School District.
                                                                              Museum Director. Continuation
                                             Teacher/ Tutor                   of position is contingent upon        education      &    experience.)
                                                Pulaski                                                             **Must be an enrolled member             Starting wage is $11.00 hr. Interested and quali-
                                                                              funding allocation.
                                             Position #01215                                                        of the Oneida Tribe Of Indians of
     Available                                                                          Closing Date:               Wisconsin** Position Summary:
                                                                                                                                                              fied applicants should apply by sending a cover
                                      Salary: Grade 8 $12.09/Hr.
                                                                                         Until Filled               This position will provide excel-             letter and resume by January 5, 2004 to:
                                      (Negotiable dependent upon
                                                                                    Proposed Start Date:            lent customer service to all cus-
Green Earth Trailer Court             education       &      experience.)                                                                                               Green Bay Area School District
                                                                                    As soon as Possible             tomers of the Oneida Retail One
                                      Position Summary: This posi-
Lot Available. The Oneida             tion will assist in providing acad-                                           Stops and Smokeshops. must                          Human Resources Department
Division of Land Management           emic support to Native American             Youth Care Worker                 be willing and able to work flexi-
is accepting applications for a       youths in targeted schools to              Position #00495/00496              ble hours (ten to forty hours per                     Home/School Coordinator
                                                                              Salary: Grade 6 $10.42/Hr.            week) to include nights, week-
vacant lot that is located in the     develop their academic skills
                                                                              (Negotiable dependent upon            ends and holidays. Hours and                                P.O.Box 22387
Green Earth Trailer Court. The        especially in the math and sci-                                               locations are assigned as Retail
                                      ence areas. Incumbent will con-         education        &    experience.)                                                            Green Bay , WI 54305
Green Earth Trailer Court is                                                  Position Summary: This posi-          needs warrant. This is an entry
                                      duct and oversee individual and                                               level, non exempt position and           Or for more information call Sue Christensen @
located on Cty. H, approximate-       group tutoring sessions, using          tion provides supervision of resi-
                                                                              dents to ensure compliance with       reports to the Location Manager.
ly 3 1/2 miles south of Hwy. 54.      the Y.E.S. Tutoring Program                                                   Continuation of position is con-                            (920) 448-2175
                                                                              the Residential Treatment center
The address is W1277 Redtail          guidelines. This position will                                                tingent upon funding allocation.
                                                                              educational/treatment and safe-
Drive. Lot size is 71 feet by 102     conduct student skills assess-                                                          Closing Date:
                                      ments           and          design
                                                                              ty standards. Incumbent must be
                                                                                                                         On-going Recruitment                  Injured by a person with little or no insurance?
feet. Lot rent is $90.00 per                                                  willing to willing and able to work
                                      curriculum/lesson plans for stu-        first, second, third and weekend            Proposed Start Date:
month or an annual amount of
$1080.00. Annual leasing with
                                      dents based on the needs iden-
                                      tified from the skills assessment.
                                                                              shifts. This is a non exempt posi-      Applicants will be placed on
                                                                                                                      a interviewing pool and will
                                                                                                                                                                                              You are David.
                                                                              tion and reports to the Youth
Department          of      Land      Incumbent will work flexible            Care Supervisor. Continuation of          be notified as positions
Management        is    required.     hours including evenings and
                                      weekends. This is a non-exempt
                                                                              position is contingent upon fund-
                                                                              ing allocation.
                                                                                                                           become available.                                                  They are Goliath
Oneida      zoning     ordinance                                                                                    Day Care Teacher/Even
                                      position and reports to the Youth                 Closing Date:
requires the trailer to be less       Educational Services Assistant                                                  Start home Visitor
than five years old. Contact 490-     Director. Continuation of position
                                                                                    On-going Recruitment
                                                                                     Proposed Start Date:                   Trainee
                                                                                                                                                                                              We are your Slingshot.
2090 to discuss financing             is contingent upon funding allo-          Applicants will be placed on               Position #05107
options. The Green Earth Trailer      cation.                                                                                                                  Call us when you have been injured by a person with
                                                                                a interviewing pool and will        Salary: Grade 4 $9.07/Hr.
Court lot application is available               Closing Date:                     be notified as positions         (Negotiable dependent upon               little or no insurance. Your opponent will be your
                                              December 26, 2003                       become available.                                                      own insurance company.
from the Land Management                                                                                            education    &   experience.)
                                            Proposed Start Date:                                                                                                                                                Atty. Joe Recka
Office located at 470 Airport                                                                                       Position Summary: This posi-
                                               February 23, 2004               Vault Specialist I Pool
Drive, or call 869-1690 or 1-                                                        Position #01364
                                                                                                                    tion will ensure a safe and             Recka & Joannes In Howard                                   434-2777
                                          Comprehensive                                                             secure environment for children
800-684-1697 for an application                                               Salary: Grade 6 $10.42/Hr.
to be sent to your a home               Housing Coordinator                   (Negotiable dependent upon
                                             Position #01872
                                      Salary: Grade 7 $11.21/Hr.
                                                                              education      &    experience.)
                                                                              Position Summary: This posi-                                                          Oneida Nation
   Homes For                          (Negotiable dependent upon              tion’s primary responsibilities

                                      education & experience.)** Must         are to maintain accurate records
                                      be an enrolled member of the            of all transactions and expedite

       Sale By
                                                                              the transfer of all currency
                                      Oneida Tribe of Indians of
                                                                              received from gaming to the
                                      Wisconsin.**             Position       designated depository institu-                                                                 Norbert Hill Center
                                      Summary: This position will             tions. Work schedule will include
                                      develop and coordinate a com-           nights, weekends, and holidays.
                                                                                                                                                                      7210 Seminary Rd. • P. O. Box 365
                                      prehensive Housing Assistance           Applicants will be notified as                                                                 Oneida, WI 54155
 N7160 Path of the Bear,              Program which consolidates              positions become available. This
          Oneida                      requests for all housing services       is a non-exempt position and                                  2004 DEADLINE/PRINT SCHEDULE
                                                                                                                                 DEADLINE                                                        PUBLISH
                                      provided by the Oneida Tribe.           reports to the Cage/Vault
One story home, with 2 car            This is a non exempt position           Supervisor. Continuation of posi-
                                      and reports to the Real Estate          tion is contingent upon funding              December 31, 2003                                                    January 8
garage, 3 bedrooms, 1 bath-           Services      Area     Manager.
                                                                              allocation.                                     January 14                                                       January 22
                                                                                        Closing Date:                         January 28                                                       February 5
room. 1,036 Sq. feet of               Continuation of position is con-
                                                                                   On-going Recruitment                       February 11                                                     February 19
                                      tingent upon funding allocation.
gross living space. Selling                                                         Proposed Start Date:
                                               Closing Date:                    Applicants will be placed on
                                                                                                                              February 25                                                        March 4
price - $103,500. Home is                     January 2, 2004                   a interviewing pool and will                   March 10                                                         March 18
                                           Proposed Start Date:                   be notified as positions                     March 24                                                           April 1
sold As Is Basis. Purchasers                   March 1, 2004                          become available.                          April 7                                                         April 15
are subject to a residential                                                                                                    April 21                                                         April 29
lease with the Oneida Tribe                                   ✦ Fresh cut Roses starting at                                      May 5                                                           May 13
                                                                $18.99 per dozen                                                May 19                                                           May 27
of Indians of Wisconsin.                                                                                                         June 2                                                          June 10
                                                              ✦ Same Day Delivery                                               June 16                                                          June 24
The land is held in trust for
                                                              ✦ 20% off any floral purchase.*                                   June 30                                                          *July 9
the Oneida Tribe of Indians                                                                                                     July 14                                                          July 22
                                                              ✦ Weddings, Funerals                                              July 28                                                         *August 4
of Wisconsin. For more                                        ✦ Flowers for All Occasions                                      August 11                                                       August 19
information contact Jeff or                                                                                                    August 25                                                      September 2
                                                                   Located in Bay Park Square
                                                                                                                             September 8                                                     September 16
Kelly Mears at 869-5160.               920-429-0108                    *When you mention this ad
                                                                                                                             September 22                                                    September 30
    7332 Cooper Road,                                                                                                          October 6                                                       October 14
         Oneida                                                             1-920-833-9924                                    October 20                                                       October 28
One 1/2 story home, with 3                                                  Party Rentals & More......                        November 3                                                      November 11
                                                                            Great Music ~ Great Lights                       November 17                                                     *November 24
bedrooms, 1 bathroom.                                                                                                         December 1                                                      December 9
1,248 Sq. feet of gross liv-                                                         Big Fun!
                                                                                                                             December 15                                                      December 23
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                                                                                                                    The deadline dates above are the dates that material is to be submitted to the Kalihwisaks Office. *Deadline dates are
$75,000. Home is sold As Is                                                                                         Wednesdays (every other) unless otherwise noted, and publish dates are Thursdays (every other), unless otherwise noted.
                                                                                                                    Material can be dropped off at the Kalihwisaks Office, Room 1400 (Basement Level) of the Norbert Hill Center, located
Basis. Purchasers are sub-                                                                                          at N7210 Seminary Road, or mailed to Kalihwisaks Office, P.O. Box 365, Oneida, WI 54155. Information may also be
ject to a residential lease                                                             Ask about our               sent via e-mail or phoned in to, Ph. 869-4277;, Ph. 869-4280;
                                                                                     event video services , Ph. 869-4279; otherwise call 920-869-4340 or 1-800-236-2214. The Kalihwisaks Fax # is
with the Oneida Tribe of                                                                                            920-869-4252. Material must be received no later than 4:30 p.m. on the above deadline dates. This is only a tenta-
Indians of Wisconsin. For                                                              Great Prices!                tive schedule. If changes in the schedule are necessary, the revised schedule will appear in the Kalihwisaks.

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