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             RJS & Associates, Inc. Raises                                                                                   Chippewa Cree
                                                                                                                           Housing Authority
              $16 million for Rocky Boy                                                                                 Working Toward Repairing
    “Building healthy, sustainable communities capable of supporting our                                                 Flood Damaged Homes
                valuable identities, cultures, and homelands”




                                                                                                       Photo RB News
CEO Jim Swan stands in front of the RJS office building. RJS & Associates, Inc is a local 100 percent American
Indian owned and operated business.
                                                                                                                                                               Photo Courtesy FEMA
Rocky Boy, MT,                for college students’ chil-   ing the grant applications.   ing their clients efforts
                                                                                                                        Chippewa Cree Housing Authority has been working to
September 28, 2010 -          dren at Stone Child Col-      Dr. Swan goes on to say       to build a healthier, more    repair homes damaged by flooding earlier in the year.
                              lege (SCC).”                  that RJS is especially ex-    sustainable community
   RJS & Associates,                                        cited about that the two      capable of supporting and     Chippewa Cree                  date and 26 units are left
Inc. (RJS), a local 100                                     National Institute of Food    preserving our unique and     Housing Authority              to complete phase one (1).
percent American Indian                                     and Agriculture (NIFA)        valuable identity, culture,                                  The disaster has been tax-
controlled and staffed re-                                  Special proposals sub-        and homeland.                    FEMA has left the           ing on many departmental
source development cor-                                     mitted on behalf of SCC,
poration, announced this                                                                     RJS believes in pro-       Rocky Boy Reservation,         budgets. CCHA was no
                                                            because they ranked first      moting Indian Self-Deter-
Tuesday that they have                                                                                                  but the damages that the       exception; therefore phase
                                                            and second in the Nation.     mination and Governance
raised nearly $16 million                                                                                               Flood of 2010 caused           two of work will not start
                                                            Furthermore, he mention       by providing quality, pro-
for their clients during
                                                            the Department of De-                                       has not. FEMA, Rocky           until the FEMA funds
the past fiscal year. The                                                                  fessional training, techni-
majority of these funds                                     fense project’s success,      cal assistance, proposal      Boy’s EOC team and the         are released. This is ex-
are going to clients on the   Dr. Robert Swan               stating that it willl pro-                                  community did an incredi-      pected to be soon. Once
                                                                                          development, research,
Rocky Boy’s Indian Res-                                     vide iPads and laptops                                      ble job coming together to     these monies are released,
                                                                                          evaluation, and other rel-
ervation. Specializing in        Dr. Robert J. Swan,        for Science, Technology,
                                                                                          evant services. Their pro-    produce an efficient plan       crews will start phase two
connecting resources to       Special Assistant to the      Engineering, and Math
                                                                                          fessional associates are      under very stressful con-      (2) and will push to finish
Native communities, this      Chief Executive Offi-          (STEM) students at SCC.
                                                                                          specialists in the fields      ditions, but there is still    before snow flies. We ask
firm is proud to announce      cer, stated, “We are very        Jim Swan further stat-
                                                                                          of evaluations, strategic
that new and continued        pleased to see new projects   ed, “Our team of staff and                                  a lot of work to do. The       your patience in this mat-
                              funded such as Tempo-                                       plans, education, health-
developments will be                                        associates, are ultimately                                  natural disaster has affect-   ter as we are working as
implemented by clients        rary Assistance for Needy                                   care, natural resources,
                                                            responsible for securing                                    ed everyone in the com-        fast as we can on limited
such as Rocky Boy Pub-        Families (TANF) Ameri-                                      agriculture, environmen-
                                                            the funds on behalf of                                      munity to some degree.         funds.
lic Schools, Rocky Boy        can Recovery and Rein-        the schools, tribe, col-      tal practices, economic
Head Start, Chippewa                                                                      development, tribal gov-      There are one hundred             The flood waters dictat-
                              vestment Act (ARRA),          lege, and wellness cen-
Cree Tribe, and Stone         Family and Adult Drug         ter. Based on proposal        ernance, juvenile justice,    thirty-two (132) names         ed three units be replaced
Child College.                Courts, Children Exposed      ranking and success rate,     Indian law, Indian culture/   on the list of homes with      and two units be moved.
   Jim Swan, RJS Chief        to Violence Demonstra-                                      languages, and proposal       potential damage. Out of       This work again will start
                                                            RJS has the best proposal
Executive Officer said,                                                                    development. Visit www.
                              tion, Department of De-       writing team in the west-                                   these homes, ninety six        when FEMA dollars are
“We are extremely excited                                                                 rjsinc.org to learn more
                              fense, Administration of      ern United States.”                                         (96) units did have some       released.
about these grants. These                                                                 about this local resource
                              Native Americans (ANA)           Recognizing the hard                                     light to heavy damage.            CCHA is eligible and
funds will go toward
                              Language, and Housing         work of their clients, RJS    development company.
meeting the construction                                                                                                Thirty six (36) units were     plans on asking for more
                              and Urban Development         commends the Tribal              For further information
and programmatic needs                                                                                                  declared to have ‘no dam-      funds from FEMA un-
of our clients. These proj-   (HUD) Tribal Colleges         department’s and educa-       please contact Jim Swan,
                              and Universities Program      tional institution’s lead-    CEO by phone at (406)         age’ by FEMA.                  der their grant program.
ects include everything
from winter jackets for       (TCUP).”                      ership and staff for their    395-4757 or 390-0038             Stressed budgets forced     FEMA will consider proj-
students at Rocky Boy            This success rate is at-   support and collabora-                                      the scope of work to be        ects for funding which
Schools to construction       tributed to the long hours    tion. Ultimately, this firm    See RJS Scoreboard on         broken down in to two          help alleviate or address
of a new daycare center       RJS staff puts in develop-    is happy to be support-       page 11                       (2) phases. Mold removal       future flooding problems.
                                                                                                                        and remediation is the first    Projects must be identified
                                                                                                                        phase and entails wiping       with a scope of work and
                                                                                                                        down and cleaning mold.        budget. This process will
                          The Tribal Newsletter will be publishing the                                                  In many cases this means       take some time.

                                        November issue                                                                  sheetrock removal and             Housing understands


                                        DEADLINE
                                                                                                                        demo of all materials with     some of the frustrations of
                                                                                                                        mold growing. Crews            home owners. We contin-
                                                                                                                        were sent out to complete      ue to ask for your patience
                   Tuesday, October 26, 2010 @ 4:30pm                                                                   this work of the units de-     as we take time to move
      Contact: Billi Anne; billianne@facrllc.com and/or Tony; rbnews@itsTriangle.com - 399-3102                         clared damaged. 64 units       forward to addressing all
                                                                                                                        have been completed to         the concerns.
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 Chairman Parker’s Address From The Desk of Vice Chairman
                              and continue to suffer the     and almost every depart-                        Jonathan Windy Boy
                              after math of the damage.      ment.
                              We can only hope and               It is campaign time                                      probably outgrow our lo-      address our mental health
                                                                                                                          cal pool so this really is    needs is moving patients
                              pray that it has not done      and we have a great pool                                     an opportunity for all the    to the 5th floor for obser-
                              any permanent damage to        of candidates. It makes it                                   Montana Tribes to send        vation because of a lack
                              individuals or families.       very hard to select when                                     people to get trained in a    of space/beds.We have a
                                 There is still a long       we have so many of our                                       career that also provides     seriously huge need for
                              road ahead and even more       friends and family on the                                    a guaranteed job with ex-     mental health services
                              work to be done. We have                                                                    isting IBEW contractors.      in our community. This
                                                             list. I just hope that we                                        Once trained, the con-    facility will provide a
                              received some funds back       can keep it professional                                     tractors will be inde-        service to address Be-
                              into the tribal coffers, but   and respectful. There is                                     pendent contractors for       havioral Health, Alcohol/
                              we must maintain the           nothing worse than our                                       NESD and the Chippewa         Drug abuse, Child Trau-
                              highest standards of com-      own people running each                                      Cree Energy Corporation,      ma caused from Domes-
Raymond “Jake” Parker         pliance and management                                                                      potentially making us the     tic Violence, Depression,
                                                             other down and being                                         largest electrical contrac-   Child/Adolescent/Adult
                              of these funds. Every
                                                             critical of each other.       Jonathan Windy Boy             tor in the state. I am ex-    Mental Health, Suicide
   The summer has come        penny MUST be account-
                                                                 Let’s focus on skills,                                   cited for this opportunity    Prevention, Depression,
and gone we have to           ed for and we have given
                                                             abilities, knowledge and      JOBS! JOBS! JOBS!              for our members to be         Family Counseling/Re-
wonder where it went.         FEMA our word that we                                           Here is a brief over-       trained in a field that will   unification, PTSD (Post
With the June flood in-                                       how we can all make this
                              will provide accurate and                                    view of the work we have       give them the potential       Traumatic Stress Dis-
cident, we have not had                                      a safe and healthy place                                     to becoming either small      order) for Veteran’s and
                              complete documentation.                                      been doing to promote en-
much time to focus on                                        to raise our children and     ergy conservation through      business owners or Mas-       those in need, just to
                                 Through it all the tribe
anything other than emer-     is moving forward with         grandchildren. It will be     our newly formed Native        ter Electricians.             name a few. This would
gency relief, disaster, and                                  interesting as usual. I       Energy Savings Device,             I will also be work-      pay for itself by the new
                              day to day business op-
                                                             wish you all the best of      LLC (“NESD”) formed            ing on the following Bill     Health Reform bill Presi-
recovery these last three     erations to the best of our                                                                 Drafts in the next State      dent Obama, and also
                                                             luck and may the best         as a subsidiary under the
months. It has been a         ability. We will survive                                     Chippewa Cree Energy           Legislative Session to        through the Medicaid/
long and treacherous or-      and come out stronger.         “man” or “woman” win.         Corporation (“CCEC”).          promote our economic          Medicare 3rd party bill-
deal for our community.       With that, I want to men-          There has been no         Under the NESC, a trib-        development efforts here      ing reimbursements. The
   This     disaster    has   tion some of the good          mention of the school         ally-incorporated LLC,         at Rocky Boy through the      floor plans would be
consumed the tribal re-                                      year beginning. Our kids      we are working in part-        NESD and CCT Energy           large enough, in case the
                              things that have gone on
                                                                                           nership with Mr. Erich         Corporation’s work as a       tribe is willing to take on
sources and has been the      this summer that have          are back in session and
                                                                                           Bourgault to promote,          distributor of the KVAR       a contract with Blackfeet,
concentration of most of      been overlooked.               are growing up faster than    market and distribute          energy savings device:        Ft Belknap, and Ft Peck
our staff. This has been         Once again, despite our     we want them to. Par-         KVAR energy savings            1) LC0424- Energy Ef-         Tribes and charge for the
a rare educational experi-    dilemma, we had a VERY         ents, please get involved     devices in buildings and       ficiency Standards:            reimbursements. It will
ence for all of us. I hope    successful      Pow-Wow,       and help teach our kids       residences around Indian       2) LC0238- Energy Im-         eventually sustain itself
our people never have to      Rodeo, Hand Game, and                                        Country and throughout         provement Financing;          in the long run.
                                                             well. Do not forget to go
                                                                                           the U.S. As a distributor      3) LC0070- Low-Interest          We would also be
go through something of       Celebration week.        We    out and support our local                                    Financing for Energy-Ef-      able to hire more profes-
                                                                                           of KVAR with exclusivity
this magnitude again. I       were able to put our youth     teams this year. I wish       to market and distribute       ficient Home and Small         sional staff to assist Dr
want to thank everyone        to work again this sum-        all the youth the best this   KVAR products to Indian        Business Improvement;         Jim Eastlick and Dr Aar-
for their hard work and       mer and support many           school year.                  Country, Erich is actively     and                           on Morsette. This will
their on-going support of     youth activities including                                   pursuing many opportu-         4) LC0129- State Build-       also provide us the op-
                                                                 Finally, I wanted to
the tribal government.        purchasing 1000 brace-                                       nities to install the energy   ing Energy Conservation       portunity to enhance the
                                                             personally thank all the      savings devices in Indian      Program Program.              existing services of the
   As you may or may not      lets for the annual Great      FEMA staff who were           Country. We are current-           If anyone has an inter-   CRD (Cultural Resources
know, FEMA has come           Northern Fair.                 here assisting our tribe      ly pursuing projects on        est in this training pro-     Department), and work
and gone. However, they          The Special Initiative      with the many tasks re-       the Seminole reservation       gram or any questions         to get the tribes’ overall
are still readily available   is underway, which is                                        in Florida and with the        regarding the tribally-in-    approach to it’s original
                                                             quired to identify, docu-
to us, just not on-site.      aimed at Crime Reduc-                                        Seneca Nation and Six          corporated NESD, please       Cultural approach/design
                                                             ment, assess, estimate,       Nations in New York on         stop by my office or give      I presented a few years
The Chippewa Cree Tribe       tion. Our tribe was one
                                                             approve, and request re-      the sizing and installation    me a call at the tribal of-   ago, utilizing our tribal
is once again on the fore-    of four selected through-
                                                             imbursement for all the       of KVAR energy sav-            fice.                          elders.
front by accomplishing        out the entire country to                                    ings devices through our
                                                             damages that occurred on
“Grantee” status with         participate in the Presi-                                    NESD.                          HEALTH                        LAW
                                                             our reservation. These
FEMA.                         dential effort to reduce                                        In addition, we are cre-       Now that we will be        ENFORCEMENT
                                                             folks are true profession-    ating a training program to    having a brand new Clin-         In December 2009, I
   This is new ground for     crime. That is why you
our FEMA Region and                                          als who are committed to      train tribal and non-tribal    ic (Health Facility) with a   provided testimony to the
                              see so many officers out
we are being monitored                                       helping our tribe get back    members to install the en-     price tag of approximate-     DOJ and AG Eric Holder
                              in the community and
                                                             to pre-disaster condition.    ergy savings devices or        ly $17 million, with an       on the need for a more
very closely. We are now      the reason we have more                                                                     expected date of comple-      simplfied process for
                                                             Many of these individuals     any electrical device that
relying on the EOC staff      funding for Courts, Law                                      NESD or the Chippewa           tion in 2014. I have a vi-    grant submittal. It was set
and Departments to carry      & Order and soon Social        spend months and months                                      sion of including a Men-      up as a one-stop shop for
                                                                                           Cree Energy Corporation
on the duties and respon-     Services.                      away from their families      decides to manufacture or      tal Health Center on one      our grants writers. Since
sibilities of ensuring that      The tribe has began the     to help us recover from the   distribute. It is our hope     wing. Why is this impor-      then, we received a grant
our community com-            construction of the Justice    devastation caused by this    that our tribal members        tant? We most definitely       for “Children Exposed to
                                                             disaster. It was an honor     will take advantage of         have a critical need for      Violence.” I’m glad Attor-
pletely recovers from the     Center and have employed                                                                    more Mental Health ser-       ney General Holder and his
                                                                                           this opportunity to get
devastation. Although,        many tribal members this       to work with these people                                    vices in our community.       deputy, Tom Perelli, took
                                                                                           training to install KVAR
I do not believe that we      season through Construc-       and share our time with       energy savings devices         Currently, we have a con-     this into consideration.
can ever fully recover.       tion Corporation, Roads,       them, in spite of the cir-    throughout Indian Coun-        tract with one Psychiatrist   The construction of the jail
So many families and ser-     Water Resources, Hous-         cumstance. Thank you all      try. In fact, our need         from Florida once a year.     facility is well under way
vices have been affected      ing, Natural Resources         for your time and support.    for trained installers will    Havre’s only answer to        and right on schedule.
October, 2010                                                         Rocky Boy Tribal Newsletter                                                                            Page 3

     WORKED FULL-TIME, PART-TIME OR
           ANYTIME IN 2010?
    YOU MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR FEDERAL
                                                                                                                          true number one priority       cerns be known. I sat
                                                                                                                          of our tribal college.         in on three very critical
             TAX DOLLARS!                                                                                                    We’ve had meetings on       such meetings this past
                                                                                                                          long range development         spring. We need to hear
Submitted by,                 $35,535 ($40,545 if mar-     for the CTC, a worker                                          of a comprehensive tribal      from more people. I’ve
Natalie Flores,               ried), you can claim up to   must have taxable earned                                       program site down west of      received concerns that
Specials Grant                $3,050 in EIC benefits.       income above $3,000 in                                         Stone Child College. One       livestock, namely cattle,
Coordinator                   • If you lived with two      2010.                                                          of my dreams has been to       are more important than
Stone Child College           children and earned less        Workers can even get                                        have a nice cultural cen-      the drivers on our roads.
Tribal Extension              than $40,363                 FREE tax filing assis-                                          ter for our young, old and     This has been an issue for
Program                       • ($45,373 if married),      tance                                                          in between to share in the     many years. People who
                                                                                        Russell “Rusty” Gopher
                              you can claim up to          Keep the tax credits                                           rich history and heritage.     drive our roads don’t ex-
   If you have been hit       $5,036.                      you’ve earned in your                                          I was fortunate to see         pect to run into unattended
                                                                                           Greetings to all to this
by the economic down-         • If you lived with three    pocket. Instead of pay-                                        one such technologically       livestock. Thus they don’t
                                                                                        month’s Corner. I hope all
turn, knowing that you        or more children and                                                                        advanced cultural cen-         have the means to get an-
                                                           ing to get your tax return   is well for you and yours
may qualify for thou-         earned less than $43,352                                                                    ter during a visit to Sas-     other vehicle in the blink
                                                           filed, you can get free       with Fall upon us. The
sands of dollars in federal   ($48,362 if married), you                                                                   katchewan in 1998. There       of an eye. Their medi-
                                                           help filing your tax return   summer whizzed by us so
tax credits is great news!    can claim and EIC up to                                                                     was a huge theater with a      cal bills need to be paid.
                                                           through the IRS spon-        fast. In reference to my
Even if you never quali-      $5,666.                                                                                     viewing screen almost as       There’s no retribution for
                                                           sored program       VITA     article last month, a clerk
fied before, you could be      • Workers not raising a                                                                     big as the seating area it-    the many hardships they
                                                           (Volunteer Income Tax        at a convenience store in         self. There are plans for a
eligible now!                 family may be eligible                                    Havre commented on my                                            endure due to irrespon-
                                                           Assistance). VITA volun-                                       cultural center at the big
   The Earned Income          for up to $457 if they                                    views regarding the input                                        sible livestock owners.
Credit and Child Tax          earned less than $13,460     teers are trained to help                                      complex area. We have          Last but surely not least,
                                                           workers claim tax credits    Havre has on our pow              culturally knowledgeable
Credit are tax benefits for    ($18,470 if married) and                                  wow. As I mentioned, we                                          those who go through
people who earn low to        are between the ages of      for which they are eli-                                        people here and now who        drastic live changes can-
                                                           gible.                       bring in a ton of sooni-          can provide the expertise
moderate incomes. If you      25 and 64.                                                yahw to Havre the first                                           not turn back the hands
worked in 2010, then you         What about the Child         To learn more about                                         for generations to come.       of time. The cold, hard
                                                                                        weekend in August. All            We need our college to be
may be eligible!              Tax Credit (CTC)?            eligibility requirements,                                                                     truth is that their lives are
                                                                                        the rooms in town are             a stepping stone for our
   How much is the            Workers raising children     documents to bring at a                                                                       changed forever.
                                                                                        booked, the restaurants           young to someday be-
Earned Income Credit          can maximize their tax       free tax filing site, and     and entertainment ven-                                              We, the Tribe, declared
(EIC) worth?                  credit benefits by claim-     general information about                                      come writers, actors, me-      a “War on Drugs and Al-
                                                                                        ues get their share of the        dia developers, directors,
• If you lived with a         ing the CTC, worth up to     the tax credits, call the    cash. The gas & conve-                                           cohol” in 2006. Then by
                                                           IRS at 1-800-829-1040                                          etc. with a strong cultural    the slimmest margins, a
qualifying child* for         CTC, worth up to $1,000                                   nience stores provide the         base. Louise Stump, Bob        tiebreaker, this “dry res-
more than half the year,      for each child under the     or visit http://www.irs.     fuel and goodies for the          Murie, Gerard Vandeberg,       ervation” and the Tribe
and you earned less than      age of 17. To be eligible    gov/eitc                     road to and from the visi-        Matt Herman, Todd Han-         became a vendor of alco-
                                                                                        tor’s destinations. All in        son, Doug Crebs, Jolene
                                                                                        all it is a win-win situa-                                       hol. Our people continue
                                                                                                                          Crebs, Marilee Russell,        to suffer the dire conse-
                                                                                        tion for the economy of           and Ann Johnstone are
                                                                                        Havre. There was a recent                                        quences and despite law
                                                                                                                          just a few names of in-        enforcement efforts, the
                                                                                        letter to the editor of the       structors at Stone Child
                                                                                        Havre Daily News from a                                          flow and use of drugs on
                                                                                                                          College who have pro-          the reservation cannot be
                                                                                        gentleman from Portland           vided quality direction
                                                                                        asking Havre businesses                                          abated. Surrender is not
                                                                                                                          in the past to students        an option, nor is to toler-
                                                                                        to finance the Fossil Fes-         who will carry on these
                                                                                        tival five-year reunion                                           ate. I’ve sat in on discus-
                                                                                                                          types of goals for years       sions with members of
                                                                                        gathering. Perhaps a let-         to come. Gerard has pro-
                                                                                        ter to the editor may be a                                       the THPO where this was
                                                                                                                          vided a wealth of infor-
                                                                                        start for our pow wow or-                                        the main topic. I attended
                                                                                                                          mation with his tireless,
                                                                                        ganizers. A big thank you                                        many of the past year’s
                                                                                                                          ongoing history project
                                                                                        goes out to the readers in                                       Rocky Boy School Board
                                                                                                                          research, and elder wis-
                                                                                        Havre and to Tony Woods                                          meetings where this type
                                                                                                                          dom emails. We need
                                                                                        for providing us a means                                         of activity was discussed
                                                                                                                          such a place to house
                                                                                        of sharing our community                                         as well. We have issue
                                                                                                                          the massive amounts of
                                                                                        events with the region.                                          upon issue that people
                                                                                                                          stories, pictures, videos
                                                                                           While we’re on the sub-                                       bring forth and they need
                                                                                                                          and recordings and the
                                                                                        ject of communication,                                           to be addressed. I’ve at-
                                                                                                                          facility to produce qual-
                                                                                        I’d like to again mention                                        tended the many com-
                                                                                                                          ity presentations, mov-
                                                                                        the need to get KHEW                                             munity meetings this past
                                                                                                                          ies, digital recordings and
                                                                                        FM 88.5 radio up and                                             spring. I’ve listened to
                                                                                                                          other media.
                                                                                        running. We’ve faced so                                          remarks from the com-
                                                                                                                             I was looking in some
                                                                                        many obstacles, but in the                                       munity when they come
                                                                                                                          of my old email files the
                                                                                        end it will be well worth                                        to my office to visit. I’m
                                                                                                                          other day. One particular
                                                                                        the wait. There are those         email detailed a recol-        at the office 95% of the
                                                                                        who fear this will become         lection of one’s child-        time. No, I haven’t been
                                                                                        another political tool. The       hood eating rabbit soup        golfing, branding, or hay-
                                                                                        structure KHEW will op-           as being a treat as well as    ing. I’ve been a member
                                                                                        erate under will not allow        bannock and Karo syrup.        of the Head Start Parent
                                                                                        that to occur. KHEW will          Nobody wanted to hurt          Policy Council and Stone
                                                                                        be a community radio sta-         anyone else and we all         Child Board of Regents
                                                                                        tion with stringent over-         played together, Memo-         for many years. That
                                                                                        sight by a community              ries of grandpas visiting      covers a large extent of
                                                                                        board and FCC standards           relatives and friends us-      meetings, hearings, inter-
                                                                                        to abide by. It’s most sig-       ing sign language were         views, conferences, etc.
                                                                                        nificant gift to our people        plentiful. It would be         It all comes down to the
                                                                                        will be up to the minute          awesome if it could be         fact that the number one
                                                                                        information on communi-           that simple for us again.      focus at both institutions
                                                                                        ty events, and a language         We’ve lost a lot of elders     should be the student
                                                                                        and cultural theme that           over the past half century     and the child. There have
                                                                                        our people have needed            and all of their wisdom        been many critical issues
                                                                                        for ages. Once the radio          and stories. We’ve gone        within those groups, how-
                                                                                        waves are active, the pro-        from rotary phones to cell     ever it’s essential to put
                                                                                        gramming will include             phone technology. We’ve        the student and child’s
                                                                                        daily cultural program-           gone from three Great          need first. Our little ones
                                                                                        ming. Sincere appre-              Falls TV stations to hun-      deserve the best care and
                                                                                        ciation goes out to Joan          dreds of satellite televi-     education in a safe en-
                                                                                        Mitchell, writing exten-          sion channels to choose        vironment. Our college
                                                                                        sively for over ten years,        from. We’ve had many           students need to know the
                                                                                        and never giving up on            advances in technology         college is there for them,
                                                                                        the dream and to Bobby            but still lack in areas such   to help them grow and
                                                                                        Favel for his ground work         as fiber optics, local-         learn, to prepare them for
                                                                                        the past two years to make        ized TV and radio. We’ll       a productive future. This
                                                                                        this all a reality. There was     be caught up one day.          is your community. You
                                                                                        good news from my niece           Through it all it’s been       deserve to have your con-
                                                                                        Wilma Windy Boy that              you the wonderful Rocky        cerns heard. Above all,
                                                                                        the ANA Language Nest             Boy people who have en-        the Chippewa Cree Tribal
                                                                                        program was funded. It’s          dured all these changes.       members need to know
                                                                                        always been my hope that          As was the case in 1935        you are the ones who at
                                                                                        KHEW radio and Stone              when the Constitution,         the end of the day make
                                                                                        Child College would be a          By-Laws and Corporate          the difference and have
                                                                                        perfect union for our stu-        Charter was developed,         a right to choose the di-
                                                                                        dent population to build          you have the ultimate say      rection we go. Until next
                                                                                        on their communication            in which direction the         time, see you all in the
                                                                                        skills,      self-expression,     tribe chooses to go. We        corner.
                                                                                        inspiration,        creativity,   as Business Committee             Correction to last
                                                                                        cultural background and           members are merely pub-        months corner. The
                                                                                        so much more. Our stu-            lic servants. We are under     phrase “Baltrusch’s six
                                                                                        dents and their personal          oath to get our direction      figure donation”, should
                                                                                        advancement needs to be           from you. You have the         have read “Baltrusch’s
                                                                                        the definitive goal, the           right to make your con-        five figure donation.
Page 4                                                                           Rocky Boy Tribal Newsletter                                                            October, 2010


    October Is                                                           Clean Energy Funding Workshops Slated for
  Domestic Abuse                                                                Havre on November 16-17th
 Awareness Month                                                      Havre, MT                       The workshops will        long event. The Novem-        ogy (NCAT) along with
                                                                      October 2, 2010              outline what loans, re-      ber 17th event is much        Harvesting Clean En-
                                                                                                   bates, and grants are        shorter.                      ergy, Opportunity Link,
                                                                         This fall and winter      available in energy effi-        Clean Energy Funding       Montana Food and Ag
                                                                      Montana farmers, ranch-      ciency and renewable en-     workshop       participants
                                                                                                                                                              Development        Centers,
                                                                      ers, and small businesses    ergy. The workshops will     will receive educational
                                                                                                                                                              MSU-Northern, Montana
                                                                      -- along with agency and     include a specific focus      materials and sample ap-
                                                                                                   on the USDA-RD’s Rural       plications that can be        Economic        Developers
                                                                      non-profit staff and pri-
                                                                                                   Energy for America Pro-      used with REAP and            Association and the Mon-
                                                                      vate grant writers -- will
                                                                                                   gram (REAP) grant and        other loan/grant applica-     tana Department of Ag-
                                                                      be able to learn more
                                                                                                   loan program.                tions. The Havre sessions     riculture, in partnership
                                                                      about how to tap renew-
                                                                                                      People who attend         are the first in a series of   with USDA Rural Devel-
                                                                      able energy and energy
                                                                                                   these workshops will gain    Clean Energy Funding          opment in Montana.
                                                                      efficiency opportunities      a better understanding of    workshops and webi-
                                                                      for rural Montana. Start-                                                               For more details on reg-
                                                                                                   utility, state and federal   nars that will be offered
                                                                      ing November 16 and 17,                                                                 istering for either of these
                                                                                                   rebate, loan and grant       around the state over the
                                                                      MSU-Northern in Havre                                                                   workshops, contact Al
                                                                                                   programs for energy effi-     winter months.
                                                                      will host the first two       ciency and renewable en-        These        November      Kurki at 406-449-0104 or
                         ACTIVITIES                                   “Tapping Clean Energy        ergy development. The        workshops are sponsored       e-mail akurki@ncat.org .
October 1:                                                            Funding for Rural Mon-       November 16th work-          by the National Center        The deadline for registra-
Candle Light Vigil & Clothesline Project @ HRDC 7 PM
October 11-18:
                                                                      tana” workshops.             shop is an in-depth, day-    for Appropriate Technol-      tion is November 10th.
Clothesline Project & Empty Table @ Holiday Village Mall
October 16:
Crisis Line Training @ HRDC 9 AM—12 PM                                       DRY FORK FARMS 2010 HAY PRICES
October 16:                                                                                        ALFALFA HAY
Pledge Wall & Clothesline Project @ Holiday Village Mall 11 AM—2 PM
October 22:
                                                                                                   1 ROUND(1460 LBS)    $45.00                NURSE CROP/GRAIN HAY
Spend The Night In Jail @ HRDC 6 PM—8 PM                                                           25 SMALL SQUARES(TON) $80.00               1 ROUND(1510 LBS)    $35.00
October 29:
Candle Light Vigil @ HRDC 6 PM                                                                     BARLEY HAY
                                                                                                   1 ROUND(1510 LBS)              $45.00
October 9, 2010
Spaghetti Dinner & Silent Auction
Havre Eagles Club @ 6 PM—8 PM
Dinner, Auction & a Band
$7.00/person or $15/family of 4 or $25/family of 5+                   HAY CAN BE PURCHASED @ CHIPPEWA CREE CONSTRUCTION CORPORATION OFFICES, 352-8000
Dinner includes spaghetti, garlic bread, salad and dessert.
Proceeds go to buying new appliances for The Haven (a new stove,      HAY CAN BE PICKED UP ON THESE DAYS - THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY 10:00AM TO 6:00PM
dishwasher and refrigerator.)
Please make courtesy RSVP so we know how much food to pre-
pare. 265-6743 extensions: 136, 138, 139, or 141. You may also        2011 Indian Equity Fund applications open
ask for Brittany, Dana, Jamie or Stacey
                                                                         The Montana Department of Commerce’s 2011 Indian Equity Fund is now accepting applications from
                                                                      small business owners and entrepreneurs around the state. The Indian Equity Fund is a grant open to enrolled
                  District IV HRDC
                                                                      members of Montana Tribes. Two recipients from each of the tribes may receive up to $7,000 each to fund
                      2229 5th Ave                                    either a business start-up or to expand their existing business. Applications for the grant are due on December
                   Havre, MT 59501                                    6. Opportunity Link will be offering workshops in Northcentral Montana communities to assist interested busi-
                 Phone: 406-265-6743                                  ness owners in completing business plans as part of their applications.
                    1-800-640-6743
               Crisis Line: 406-265-2222                                 The workshops, entitled “Jumpstart your business with the Indian Equity Fund” will be held at Rocky Boy
                                                                      on October 14, Thursday, from 9 am to 12 noon at the Stone Child College Academic Building conference
                                                                      room located at the 2nd floor. Entrepreneurs and small business owners are encouraged to register to obtain
                                                                      a copy of the Indian Equity Fund application form prior to the workshop. The workshop will consist of short
                                                                      presentations on resources for small business and a presentation on applying for the Indian Equity Fund. Dur-
                                                                      ing the working group session of the workshop, business practitioners will be on hand to assist participants in
                                                                      completing their application or in talking them through their business plans and cash flows.

                                                                         For more information on the workshops or to register, please contact Rebecca Farr, Opportunity Link, at
                                                                      (406) 265-3699, e-mail rfarr@opportunitylinkmt.org or visit www.opportunitylinkmt.org. For more informa-
                                                                      tion on the Indian Equity Fund, contact Philip Belangie, entrepreneur development program manager, Montana
                                                                      Department of Commerce at (406) 721-3663, e-mail pbelangie@mt.gov or visit www.entrepreneur.mt.gov.

                                                                           District 4 HRDC Child Care Link Parenting Classes
                                                                                 sponsored by United Way of Hill County
                                                                      Please join Kathy Leeds from Quality Life Concepts for the series of parenting classes for ages birth - 5 years
                                                                      old on the following dates and times: Tuesday October 5th, 12th, and 19th, 2010 from 6:30-8:00 pm.
                                                                      These classes will be held in the Gardenside Room at HRDC.
                                                                      To register, please call Kathy Fanning or Vicki Wilkins at 265-6743,
                                                                      by Monday, October 3rd, 2010.

                                                                      Please join Terry Hanson from the Havre Boys and Girls Club for the series of parenting classes for ages 6 - 12
                                                                      years old on the following dates and times: Saturday October 2nd, 9th, and 16th, 2010 from 9:00 am-1:00 pm.
                                                                      These classes will be held in the Gardenside Room at HRDC.
                                                                      To register, please call Kathy Fanning or Vicki Wilkins at 265-6743, by Friday, October 1st , 2010.
October, 2010                                                             Rocky Boy Tribal Newsletter                                                             Page 5


       THANK YOU SPONSORS                                                                     A Letter of Thank You to the Morsette Family
          Rocky Boy Tribal Community Members & Businesses &
               Hi-Line Community Members & Businesses
                                  Kendall Murie wants         a lifetime to showcase my
                               to say THANK YOU to            running talent and also to
                               ALL Supporters for help-       represent the Hi-Line of
                               ing him with his quest to      North Central Montana.
                               participate in Down Un-        I placed 12th at the divi-
                               der Sports-All Star Sport-     sion I was in and 20th
                               ing Event this past sum-       place over-all, with times
                               mer in Australia. Without      of 17:01:00 and 17:08:00
                               everyone’s help, I would       respectively for this 5 Ki-
                               have never been able to        lometer Race.
                               participate in this sporting       Thanks Once Again          The American Legion would like to send special thanks Jim Morsette &
Kendall Murie                  event. It was a chance of      for All of Your Support!       Family for the donation to the American Legion. The donation was used
                                                                                             for American Legion Honor Guard Uniforms for the Rocky Boy’s Honor
                               To: Our Ko-kom and Ne-kah                                     Guard. We bought new shirts, pants, hats and patches for the uniform. We
                                                                                             also spent some of it on a logo for the back of the jackets we have for the
                               Happy Birthday!!                                              honor guard. We would also like to thank Kenny Blatt for the helping us
                                                                                             for taking the time to bring the colors down at the 2010 Rocky Boy Native
                                                                                             American Celebration. Also like to thank Upton Whitford, Gary Whitford,
                               We love you and hope you have many more!!!                    Henry Gardipee Jr., Allen Gardipee, Joe Morsette, Bonita Morsette Bear,
                                                                                             Jaron Rainingbird, Ronald Windy Boy, Sam Vernon Windy Boy, Carlos
                               Thanks for showing us your love and teaching us.
                                                                                             Sutherland, John Monteau, Francis Eagleman, Wayne Johnston, Nevada Na-
                               From your children and grandchildren                          tional Guard, and all the visiting veterans that helped us bring in the flags,
                                                                                             and the eagle staffs in the grand entry to the 2010 celebration.
                               Hey twins bet you thought we forgot about you,
                               but we didn’t.                                  Veteran Business Outreach Center Employees
                               Happy birthday Sarah and Rachel you old ladies. John Gardipee Coordintor and Chauncey Parker Consultant
                               Love all your family back home.
                                                                                             “The Aberdeen Area Youth Regional Treatment
                               Frank ‘Rocket’ Smith
                                                                                             Center, in Mobridge, South Dakota provides drug and
 CATHY CHINSKE HUSTON FOR JP alcohol treatment for FREE to ANY Tribally Enrolled
DEDICATED, QUALIFIED, IMPARTIAL Native American Youth!”
By Cathy Chinske Huston        have a passion for people      Box Elder areas, I believe
Candidate for Hill County      and a passion for the jus-     that work could be com-
Justice of the Peace           tice system. I have been       pleted there. In my cur-       TO RECEIVE AN ADMISSIONS PACKET CALL:
                               involved in public service     rent position I understand     ADMISSIONS @ 605.845.7181
    I wanted to take a mo-     my whole life and based        that transportation if often
ment to reintroduce my-        on my background and           an issue. I have met with
self. My name is Cathy         experience firmly believe       a representative from          The Aberdeen Area Youth Regional Treatment Center, minutes from Mo-
Chinske Huston and I           I am the best candidate        SCRAM and discussed
am currently running for       for the position. I have       utilizing the home arrest/     bridge South Dakota, is located on the south east corner of the Standing
Hill County Justice of the     a good relationship and        alcohol monitoring as a
Peace. With the election       communicate well with          choice for offenders rath-     Rock Indian Reservation overlooking the Grand River. AAYRTC provides
only about a month away        people of all ages and all     er than spending tax dol-      drug and alcohol treatment for adolescents ages 13 - 17 years of age who are
I wanted to share some         walks of life. Being a po-     lars holding them in jail.
of my experience and           lice officer, I am familiar     It holds them accountable      enrolled as a member of a federally recognized American Indian tribe and
thoughts and ideas if I am     with Montana Statutes,         but also frees up our jails    is funded by Indian Health Service Funds allocated for the Aberdeen Area,
elected November 2nd.          the elements needed to         and frees up an individual
    I was born and raised      meet that statute and have     to work or go to school.       but accepts applications from any Indian Health Service Area in the United
in Hill County, attend-        built a case for the pros-     It also puts the financial      States.
ing St. Jude’s and Havre       ecution from the ground        burden back on the indi-
Central. I graduated from      up. Working for the de-        vidual. I would like to
Havre High in 1990. I          fense, I assist individuals    investigate the possibility
went on to obtain my As-       who qualify for public         of alternate court times       CARF ACCREDITED: “Residential Treatment: Alcohol and Other Drugs/
sociates Degree in Law         defenders apply for an at-     for initial appearances.       Addictions”-(Children and Adolescents) “Our organization has met interna-
Enforcement and re-            torney, walk them through      An evening court setting
turned to Havre to serve       the often confusing legal      would keep people from         tionally recognized standards of quality in the provision of outcomes-driven
the community I was            system and investigate         hindering their employ-        programs and services to enhance the lives of the persons served.”
raised. I was hired as a       cases for the defense. In      ment or grants and schol-
Reserve Police Officer at       my current position, I am      arships by missing school.
the age of 19 at the Havre     the only investigator for      Lastly, with thousands of
                                                                                             For more information log on to the IHS website
Police Department. I was       Region Six. My region          dollars out in unpaid fines
part time for five and a        consists of Hill, Blaine,      and fees, I would like to      http://www.ihs.gov/MedicalPrograms/behavioral/AAYRTC/index.cfm
half years and eventually      Phillips, Valley, Chou-        explore the option of ap-
moved into a full time         teau, Liberty and Glacier      pointing a court compli-
position in 2001. I have       Counties. I work with          ance officer to assist with
worked as a Retail Loss        multiple law enforcement       those collections. How-
Control Manager, a Youth       agencies, judges, clerks,      ever, because I too am a
Diversion Officer for the       prosecutors and attorneys.     county taxpayer, I would
12th Judicial District         I have a neutral, unique       not ask to raise taxes to
Juvenile Probation Of-         and impartial perspective      pay for additional staff.
fice, and an Administra-        on cases after working for     I’m open to fresh ideas
tive Assistant at the Safe     both sides. I ran for Jus-     and alternate sentencing
Trails Drug Task Force.        tice of the Peace because      options.
I was an acting Sergeant       there is no better place for      I’m involved in my
when I left the Police De-     me to be at this point then    community and chose to
partment in 2006. I am a       right in the middle.           raise my family where
graduate of the Montana           If I am elected, I have     I was born and raised.
Law Enforcement Acad-          some ideas that I would        I’m a volunteer for youth
emy and received over          like to bring to Justice       sports, youth school and
300 additional hours of        Court. I believe in con-       church activities. I’m a
law enforcement based          sistency, fairness and up-     member of the First Lu-
education. I am currently      holding the law. I’m hon-      theran Church and am a
a Criminal Investigator        est, a woman of my word        member of the Preschool
for the State Office of         and I follow through. I        and Daycare board. I’m
Public Defender and have       will uphold the law and        an avid hunter, have vol-
held this position for four    believe in accountability      unteered for the Rocky
years. I have received         after conviction. I do not     Mountain Elk Founda-
over 100 additional hours      believe that bond or bail      tion and enjoy riding my
of criminal defense train-     should be a punishment. I      Harley, camping, fishing
ing. I have specialized        have difficulty with some-      and spending time with
training in various capac-     one who is not a risk to the   my husband and three
ities including violence       community or a flight risk      daughters. Something I
against women, sexual          to be forced to make a de-     have said since I filed for
assault, and specifically       cision between bonding         election is “it’s not about
crimes against Native          out of jail or paying their    judging people it’s about
Women. I have attended         rent. If they have ties to     judging people’s actions.”
regional trainings pre-        the community are going        I will be a judge for ALL
sented by Sacred Circle        to school or working I do      the people.
in Duluth, MN. I have          not believe in punishing          Please feel free to con-
training in Statement          them prior to conviction.      tact me with any ques-
Analysis and Deceptive         I would like to look into      tions or concerns. I have
Behaviors, both of which       Justice Court working          a website: www.cathyhus-
could play a vital role in a   with the Tribal Court for      ton4jp.com, my email ad-
courtroom.                     community service. If          dress is cathyhustonjp@
    I chose to run for Jus-    Justice Court has offend-      gmail.com and my phone
tice of the Peace because I    ers in the Rocky Boy and       number is 265-8739.
Page 6                                Rocky Boy Tribal Newsletter                  October, 2010




                                                                    VOTE
  YO U R V O T E YO U R V O I C E
                                                       Joshua “Waff” Seaton
                                                      Chippewa Cree Business Committee




                                                       • Drug and Alcohol Free
 Experienced Federal Programs Administrator            • Ambitious and Dedicated
         Proven Track Record Securing Funding          • Efficient and Effective
                  Uncomprimising Leadership            • Trustworthy and Honest
                                                       • Hardworking Team Player
                                                       • Uphold our Cultural Beliefs
                                                       • Practice our Traditions

                                                      “PUTTING PEOPLE FIRST”
October, 2010                Rocky Boy Tribal Newsletter                 Page 7




 Chippewa Cree Business Committee




                                                           PRIORITIES
                                                             BUDGET
                 HONESTY
                                                             ENERGY
                INTEGRITY                                    CULTURE
                EXPERIENCE                                  EDUCATION
                                                           ENVIRONMENT
            COMMITMENT
                                             ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT




  Open Government • Honesty • Fairness
Page 8                                                                     Rocky Boy Tribal Newsletter                                                                October, 2010


            HELLO NEIGHBORS                                                                               Native American Week Activity:
                                                                                                                 “4-Legged Race”




                                                                                                                                                                     Photo Courtesy TANF

                                       Photo Courtesy Jeff LaVoi for Hill County Commissioner
                                                                                                Participants in the 4 legged race contest go for the gold.
Ervin Watson, left, and Jeff LaVoi, right                                                       By Kenneth A.                 the top finishing team 1st      1st Place
                                                                                                LaFromboise &                 Place, 3 members, each         Ace BigKnife
By Jeff LaVoi                 or gas and have enjoyed            WHEN IT COMES
                                                                                                Brian Molina Jr.              received $30.00 Gift Cer-      Brian Elliot
                              many lunches at Jitter-         TO POLITICS EVERY
                                                                                                                              tificates, while the 2nd        Martin Parker
   I am proud to be called    bug.                            CANDIDATE WANTS
                                                                                                   One of this past’s week    Place team each member
neighbor by the people           Being      neighborly        TO BE YOUR FRIEND
of Rocky Boy. Being a                                                                           NativeAmerican activities                                    2nd Place
                              means checking out ma-          OR AT LEAST GET                                                 received $20.00 Gift Cer-
neighbor doesn’t only                                                                           included the “4-Legged                                       Angel TopSky
                              terial from your library        YOUR VOTE. HIS-                                                 tificates and the 3rd Place
mean living close togeth-                                                                       Race” sponsored by the                                       Kayla Ameline
                              when we first purchased          TORY HAS PROVED                                                 finishers each received
er. It should also mean                                                                         Chippewa-Cree        Tribal                                  Carly Parker
                              our ranch to learn more         THAT IF YOU DIDN’T                                              $10.00 Gift Certificates
acting neighborly, like                                                                         TANF Program & the
                              about the heritage of our       SEE THEM BEFORE                                                 a piece. Next year we’re
being friends and help-                                                                         Chippewa-Cree Family                                         3rd Place
                              new neighbors.                  THEY WANTED YOUR                                                hoping for a better turn-
ing each other out when                                                                         Resource Center. As you                                      Rochelle Booker
                                                              VOTE, YOU WON’T                   could see, there were a to-   out, but it was cold that      Brittany St. Pierre
needed. We have had           A NOTE FROM ERVIN               SEE THEM AFTER                    tal of three teams, where     morning and foggy too.         D’Armon Trahant
the privilege of getting to   WATSON                          YOUR VOTE IS CAST
know many from Rocky
                                                                                                           THE FLU IS COMING BACK
                                 I am writing this letter     EITHER.
Boy and demonstrating         of support for Jeff LaVoi,         AS A CANDIDATE
                                                                                                             WILL YOU BE READY?
being a good neighbor         who is a candidate for
since moving to our home                                      FOR HILL COUNTY
                              Hill County Commis-             COMMISSIONER,           I
on Taylor road in 1998.       sioner as an Independent.
   Being       neighborly                                     TOO NEED YOUR                     Sheri Bruington RN            spray. The shot contains       of flu as well. This year
                              I got to know Jeff through      VOTE.                                                           dead virus [inactive] and      there should be enough
means providing help on
                              a farm equipment dealer-                                               Influenza, AKA “the       the nasal spray contains a     vaccine for all when the
many occasions when                                              I am a US Navy vet-
                              ship in Havre. Jeff has                                           Flu” is a contagious dis-     very weak live virus [ac-      flu season starts and will
people traveling Taylor                                       eran, a graduate of the
                              treated me with honesty,                                          ease caused by a virus        tive] which the body eas-      be made available to all
Road have been stuck                                          University of Minnesota,
                              respect and with equal                                            that is always changing.      ily overcomes. Neither         people 6 months and
or experienced other car                                      Crookston, Married with
                              opportunity as a cus-                                             For that reason getting a     vaccine can “give you          older. Adults and older
trouble.    Our children                                      seven children, five grand
                              tomer. During one of the                                          flu shot each year is nec-     the flu”. Usually people        children will need only
have also been pulled out                                     children, one great grand
                              snow storms last spring,                                          essary to protect you from    who think the shot gave        one dose, but some chil-
by some young people                                          child.
                              our loader tractor broke                                          the latest variety. By get-   them the flu already had        dren under 9 years may
from Rocky Boy. Thank                                            My 42 years of expe-
                              down. I called Jeff at his                                        ting your flu shot you not     it by the time they got the    need two doses to be pro-
You!                                                          rience in the farm equip-
                              home after hours to ask                                           only protect yourself but     vaccine, so that is another    tected. Flu vaccine is now
   A good neighbor                                            ment business has pre-
                              if they could repair our                                          protect others, and espe-     reason to not delay. The
means sitting at the side                                     pared me well to serve as                                                                      available for children and
                              tractor. He said he would                                         cially those most at risk     vaccine takes about two
of a young man that was                                       your next commissioner.                                                                        adults. So, people should
                              see what he could do. To                                          such as babies, people        weeks for the protection
fatally injured in an ac-                                        THE TIME HAS                                                                                not wait because the more
                              my surprise a loaner trac-                                        already in poor health,       to fully develop, but the
cident while Kathy called                                                                                                                                    people who get their vac-
                              tor was delivered the next      COME TO ESTABLISH                 the elderly, and pregnant     protection lasts a year.
for an ambulance.                                                                                                                                            cine early, the less flu
                              morning for us to use for       A SOLID BRIDGE OF                 women.        While most      However, even if it hasn’t
   A good neighbor                                                                                                                                           there will be to infect
                              feeding the cows while          COOPERATION          BE-          people merely get sick        been a year, those who
means granting permis-                                                                                                                                       others. Get vaccinated
                              our tractor was being re-       TWEEN THE COUNTY                  and run a fever, every        had the H1N1 vaccine or
sion to cut wood on our                                                                                                                                      for yourself, your family,
                              paired. I was not expect-       AND THE CITIZENS                  year thousands of people      flu last year should still
ranch to more than a few                                                                                                                                     and your community. Flu
                              ing this service. Jeff lives    OF ROCKY BOY.                     die from the flu. You owe      get the new vaccine.
from Rocky Boy.                                                                                                                                              shots as well as ALL im-
                              just off the Rocky Boys            AS A QUALIFIED                 it to yourself and your           This year’s vaccine
   A good neighbor                                                                                                                                           munizations are always
                              Reservation, and he wants       CANDIDATE           AND           community to get your         offers even greater pro-
means giving rides to
                                                              ONE WHO HAS BEEN                  vaccination as soon as it     tection than last year’s       available at Rocky Boy
stranded motorist includ-     to be given a chance to
                                                              A GOOD NEIGHBOR                   becomes available.            because the 2010-2011          Clinic Public Health on
ing a young teenage girl      serve the residents of Hill
                                                              I AM CONFIDENT,                      There are two types of     vaccine will not only give     Tuesdays, Wednesdays
one night.                    County. The votes in
                                                              WITH YOUR HELP,                   flu vaccine - the tradition-   protection from the H1N1       and Thursdays fro 9:30 –
   We are grateful to be      Rocky Boy could make a
                              difference. Signed: Ervin       THIS BRIDGE CAN BE                al “flu shot” and the nasal    virus but two other strains    3:00.
close to Rocky Boy when
we run low on groceries       Watson                          BUILT.
  VOTE JEFF LAVOI HILL COUNTY COMMISSIONER                                                       DO YOU QUALIFY FOR MONTANA HEALTH KIDS?
               ON NOVEMBER 2ND                                                                  By Leona Swan
                                                                                                HKM Coordinator

                                                                                                   In October 2009, Healthy Montana Kids (HMK) was awarded a CHIPRA
                                                                                                Outreach & Enrollment Grant from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid
                                                                                                Services. HKM applied for this grant because: Many of Montana Children
                                                                                                have NO health care coverage; A significant number of these children meet
                                                                                                current eligibility requirements for the HMK plan (Formerly childrens Med-
                                                                                                icaid and CHIP).




                                                                                                   *Families who earn more than the guidelines should apply because addi-
                                                                                                tional adjustments are made for family members who are employed and/or
                                                                                                pay for child care or care for a dependent adult. The annual deductions are
                                                                                                $1,440 for each employed adult and $2,400 for each child or adult receiving
                                                                                                care.

                                                                                                   The Alternative Resource Program, within the Rocky Boy Health Board,
                                                                                                is one of the Enrollment Partners for HMK. Our office is relocated by the
                                                                                                old clinic in a white modular building across from the clinic. We have the
                                                                                                applications that are required to apply for HMK. Please feel free to stop in
                                                                                                and see us, our door is always open to assist everyone.
October, 2010                                                          Rocky Boy Tribal Newsletter                                                                    Page 9


  Chippewa-Cree primary will                                                                         Chippewa Cree Tribal Court
                                                                                        Procedure on Citizen Complaints against Judicial or
      narrow field of 39                                                                                 Non-Judicial Staff
                                                                                                                      ADOPTED June 2005
By Ryan Hall                  18 by Oct. 5, and have a      land, Pete T. LaMere,                                     Revised August 2007
Tribune Staff Writer          tribal ID card with them      Kenneth Writing Bird,
                              at the polling place in or-   Brenda Topsky Gardipee,     1. First identify whether the complaint is against a Tribal Judge or regular Court
   Chippewa Cree voters       der to cast a ballot. No      Joe Demontiney Jr., Ron-    Staff. If the respective Complaint is against a Non-Judicial Staff member (all other
will narrow a field of 39      other form of ID will be      ald J. Henry Sr., Junior    Tribal Court Staff other than a Tribal Judge), proceed to step two (2) below. If your
candidates to eight in an     accepted.                     Morsette, Joshua “Waff”     Complaint is against a Judge Proceed to Step three (3) below.
Oct. 5 primary election at       Anyone who does not        Seaton, Teddy Russette
the Old Stone Child Col-      have a tribal ID card but     III, Larry Morsette Jr.,    2. Fill out the Citizen Complaint Form, which can be found with the Clerk of Court,
lege Gym on the Rocky         is an enrolled member of      Glenn Eagleman, David       and submit it to the Court Administrator.
Boy’s Indian Reserva-         the tribe can obtain an ID    “Chubby” Russette Sr.,
tion.                         card from 8 a.m. to 4:30                                  a. The Court Administrator will have the responsibility of investigation all com-
                                                            Jonathan Gopher, Alfred
   The list of candidates     p.m. Monday through                                       plaints against Non-Judicial Staff within (10) working days of receiving the com-
                                                            J. Parker, Russell Stand-
includes four incum-          Friday at the Tribal En-                                  plaint. Part of investigation will include a hearing for staff member.
                                                            ing Rock, Theron “Dog-
bents — Russell T. Go-        rollment Department. For
                                                            gy” Small, Sonny Roast-
pher, Jonathan Windy          more information, call                                    b. Once 10 working days have completed: the Court Administrator will take the
                                                            ing Stick, Ken Blatt St.
Boy, Ricky Morsette and       the department at 406-                                    appropriate action against the Non-Judicial Staff member, which shall include but
Harlan Baker Gopher, ac-      395-5238.                     Marks, Peter Demontiney     not limited to: reprimand, suspension or termination. If the Citizens complaint is
cording to Tribal Election       The candidates are:        Sr., Daryl “Buck” Wright,   without merit. This response will be due in five (5) working days after the initial
Board Chairman Cecelia        Tim Koop, Russell T.          Marva Stump, Carter         ten (10) day investigatory period has elapsed.
Parker.                       Gopher, Harlan Baker          Coffee, Ted E. Whitford
   The polls will be open     Gopher, Neal Rosette          Sr., Jesse W. Henderson,    c. If the Non-Judicial Staff member, whom the Citizen Complaint was made
from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Res-    Sr., Jonathan Windy Boy,      Shane Saddler, Hugh Big     against, feels wronged by the Court Administrator’s action against them, that Non-
idents do not have to be      Stacey Small, Luanne          Knife, Wade Colliflower,     Judicial Staff member can only appeal the Court Administrator’s action to the Judi-
registered voters to cast     Belcourt, Gerald Small,       Ronald Dale Stump Sr.       cial Commission.
a ballot. Voters must be      Donovan Stump, Luke              Eight candidates will
enrolled in the Chippewa      Parisian, Ricky Morsette,     move on to the general      i. A hearing involving the Citizen who made the complaint, the Associate Judge,
Cree Tribe, be at least age   Henry PeJohn Suther-          election Nov. 2.            and the Court Administrator shall be conducted in front of the Judicial Commission
                                                                                        who will hear all sides.
             PUBLIC COMMENT NOTICE:                                                     ii. The burden of proof shall be ‘clear and convincing’.
Title IV Chapter 8.4 Public Drunkenness or Drug Intoxication                            iii.    All decisions by the Judicial Commission shall be final.

CURRENT LANGUAGE for Title IV Chapter 8.4 Public Drunkenness or Drug                    3. In order to have a valid complaint against the Tribal Judge, you must determine
Intoxication                                                                            if your particular complaint is a direct violation of either the Code of Tribal Court
(1) A person who knowingly or negligently appears in a public place under the           Judges or the Chippewa Cree Tribal Code of Judicial Conduct. Copies of both of
influence of alcohol, drugs, or other substances for ceremonial use by the Tribe         these Codes can be obtained from the Clerk of Court.
                                                                                        a. If your Citizen Complaint is against an Associate Judge, it must be first routed
and is endangering himself, others, or property; or is disturbing others commits the
                                                                                        through the Court Administrator. The Court Administrator will have (15) working
offense of Public Drunkenness or Drug Intoxication, a Class C offense
                                                                                        days to investigate the validity of the Citizen Complaint.
Class C offenses - Desertion and non-support of dependents, failure to send chil-
dren to school, violation of curfew, refusing to aid an officer, issuing a bad check,    i. If, after the initial (15) day investigatory period, the Court Administrator finds
unauthorized use of property, maintaining a public nuisance, storing dangerous          that the Citizen complaint against the Associate Judge is without merit, then the
discarded containers, cruelty to animals, prostitution, indecent exposure, public       Court Administrator shall respond to the Complainant in writing as the why the
drunkenness or drug intoxication and malicious gossip.                                  Citizen Complaint is without merit. This response will be due in five (5) working
                                                                                        days after the initial 15 day investigatory period has elapsed.
a. First Time Offense -Minimum mandatory sentence is 24 hours to thirty days
                                                                                        ii. If, after the initial (15) day investigation, the Court Administrator finds that eh
imprisonment or a fine of fifty dollars or both.                                          Citizen Complaint against an Associate Judge is indeed valid, then the particular
b. Second Time Offender- 48 hours to thirty days imprisonment or a fine of more          Citizen Complaint will be routed to the Judicial Commission for appropriate disci-
than fifty dollars or both.                                                              plinary action if necessary.
c. Third Time and Over - Five days to thirty days imprisonment and a fine of one
hundred dollars.                                                                        1. A hearing involving the Citizen who made the complaint, the Associate Judge,
(2) The court may order the offender upon conviction to undertake and complete          and the Court Administrator shall be conducted in front of the Judicial Commission
                                                                                        who will hear all sides.
any available alcoholic or drug abuse program in lieu of penalties. The Court may
                                                                                        2. The burden of proof must be ‘Clear and Convincing Evidence’ for the Judicial
reinstate the penalties of the offender fails to follow the order for treatment.
                                                                                        Commission to reprimand, suspend or terminate the Associate Judge.

d. (1) A person 11’ho 1a1Owingly or negligently appears in a public place under         b. If your Citizen Complaint is against the Chief Judge; you must forward the Com-
the influence of alcohol, drugs, or other substances approvedfor ceremonial use          plaint to the Chairman of the Judicial Commission. The Chairman of the Judicial
by the Tribe does not commit a criminal offense solely by reason of being in an         Commission will have (20) working days to investigate the validity of the Citizen
intoxicated condition but may be detained by a peace officerfor the person’s own         Complaint.
protection. A peace officer who detains a person who appears to be intoxicated in
                                                                                        i. If the Chairman of the Judicial Commission finds that the Citizen Complaint is
public shall proceed in the manner provided in subsections (3) and (5) o,fthis sec-
                                                                                        without merit, then the Judicial Commission Chairman will respond to the Com-
tion.(2) ff none o,f the alternatives in subsection (5) are reasonably available, a     plainant in writing as to why the Citizen Complaint is without merit. The Judicial
peace officer may detain a person who appears to be intoxicated until the person is      Commission Chairman will have ten (10) working days after the initial (20) day
no longer creating a risk to self or others. Under no circumstances may this exceed     investigation period to forward this response to the Complainant.
24 hours.
                                                                                        ii. If the Chairman of the Judicial Commission finds that the Citizen Complaint is
PROPOSED LANGUAGE: Title IV Chapter 8.4 Public Drunkenness or Drug                      indeed meritorious, then the Judicial Commission shall:
Intoxication
                                                                                        1. Give the Chief Judge (10) days to respond to the allegations in the Citizen Com-
(1) A person who knowingly or negligently appears in a public place under the
                                                                                        plaint.
influence of alcohol, drugs, or other substances approved for ceremonial use by the
Tribes does not commit a criminal offense solely by of being in an intoxicated con-     2. After this (10) day period is over, the Judicial Commission shall assemble with
dition but may be detain by a peace officer for the person’s own protection. A peace     the Citizen and the Chief Judge being present to provide their arguments and de-
officer who detains a person who appears to be intoxicated in public shall proceed       fenses.
in a manner provided in subsections (3) and (5) of this section.
                                                                                        3. The Judicial Commission can reprimand, suspend, or terminate the Chief Judge.
                                                                                        The burden of proof must be ‘Clear and Convincing Evidence’ for the Judicial
(2) If none of the alternative in subsection (5) is reasonably available, a peace
                                                                                        Commission to reprimand, suspend or terminate the Chief Judge.
officer may detain a person who appears to be intoxicated until the person is no

                                                                                               Athena Galbavy Memorial
longer creating a risk to self or others. Under no circumstances may this exceed 24
hours.

(3) A peace officer, in detaining the person, shall make every reasonable effort to               Horse Race Winners
protect the person’s health and safety. The peace officer may take reasonable steps
for the officer’s own protection. An entry or other record may not be made to indi-
cate that the person detained under this section has been arrested or charged with
a crime.                                                                                1st Jesse Colliflower - $300 and a Pendleton
(4) A peace officer, acting within the scope of the officer’s authority under this        2nd Donald LaMere - $200 and a Canvas Coat
chapter, is not personally liable for the officer’s actions.
                                                                                        3rd Carter Coffee - $100 and a Sweater
(5) A person who appears to be intoxicated in a public place and to be in need of
help may be assisted to the person’s home, an approved private treatment facility,      4th Justin Tendoy – Vest
or other health care facility by the police.

(a.) A peace officer acting within the scope of the officer’s authority under this
chapter is not personally liable/or the officer’s actions                                The Russette Family would like to Thank those
ALL COMMENTS CAN BE SUBMITTED TO THE LEGAL DEPARTMENT                                   that participated and supported our event.
Page 10                                                                  Rocky Boy Tribal Newsletter                                                                October, 2010


 Chippewa Cree Tribal Programs Makes                                                                        “TANF Gets NEW Home”
Positive Moves at Drug Court Conference                                                     By Kenneth A.
                                                                                            LaFromboise
                                                                                                                          the move that was expect-
                                                                                                                          ed for quite some time
                                                                                                                                                          tural practices as well as
                                                                                                                                                          your ceremonial ones. He
By Kenneth A.                 Dr. Douglas Marlowe,           this type of support sys-                                    now, where all of the Hu-       stated that this is why we
LaFromboise                   J.D., Ph.D., Chadds Ford,      tem and those who are             The Chippewa-Cree          man Services’ Programs          do what we do, “to Keep
                              PA: “The Drug Court Re-        eligible for these types of    Tribal TANF Program           will be housed under one        Our Culture Alive and to
   Montana’s        Second    sponse to Risk Assess-         services through the Drug      gets newly remodeled          roof, to service our Tribal     keep in touch with our
Statewide Drug Court          ment Matrix”-Facilitator.      Court Process. He feels        Office Space in Agency         Community Members in            Cree Philosophies, which
Conference was held at the       In our own community,       that it is quite necessary     Square, Rocky Boy. Af-        a better way.                   keeps us in tune with our
Red Lion Inn in Helena,       “we have the Healing-To-       for everyone, from client      ter the June 2010 Disas-         The modest re-open-          Ceremonial Practices.”
MT on September 23rd &        Wellness Program, where        to judge, to stay involved     ter, the Chippewa-Cree        ing of the Chippewa-               All-in-all, this move,
24th of 2010, where the       this program gives its         with these processes, for      Tribal TANF Program had       Cree Tribal TANF Pro-           that had to be done, was
Rocky Boy Community           clientele a better chance      the client(s) to maintain      no place to call their own    gram was conducted in           completed in “good
was “well represented.”       to succeed, if they fol-       their major goal, which is     except, “Old Stone Child      a “cultural” way, where         way,” where we do get
Most of the Chippewa-         low the guidelines of this     to receive the appropriate     College’s Gymnasium,”         the newly remodeled             to service our Commu-
Cree Tribal Courts Pro-       program,” stated Clayton       help necessary to combat       and since the Chippewa-       Office Space received a
                                                                                                                                                          nity/Tribal Members in
grams, along with the         Soosay, Compliance Offi-        this illness.                  Cree Tribal Offices had        cultural “blessing” along
                                                                                                                                                          this positive manner and
He a l i n g -To- Wellnes s   cer, Healing-To-Wellness          In closing, this Drug       re-located back to their      with a small supper. The
                                                                                                                                                          we do get a “brand new
program, the Juvenile         Program. Also, all of the      Court Conference reaf-         old offices, the CCT           Staff & Members of the
                                                                                                                                                          building,” where we
Justice program, Cultural     attendees from the Rocky       firmed what we have been        TANF Program was con-         CCT TANF Program
Resources Department,                                                                                                                                     could work together with
                              Boy community agreed                                          sidered, “displaced.” As      felt that this “blessing”
                                                             practicing for quite some                                                                    other Human Service Pro-
White Sky Hope Center,        and concluded, “That we                                       of September 10, 2010,        was a needed ingredient,
                                                             time now, which is “col-                                                                     grams, where the client(s)
and the Chippewa-Cree         feel that we’re a half-step                                   the Chippewa-Cree Trib-       because “we wanted to
                                                             laboration of services.”                                                                     receive these better ser-
Tribal TANF Program           ahead of everyone [state-                                     al TANF Program is lo-        have a fresh start in a new
                                                             The thing that stuck out                                                                     vice traits. Hopefully,
showed this conference,       wide] because we collab-                                      cated downstairs of the       place, to rejuvenate ours,
                                                             most at this conference is                                                                   everyone in our commu-
that through collaborative    orate or staff more than                                      Chippewa-Cree        Tribal   as well as our program’s
                                                             that we as program col-                                                                      nity understood what the
efforts, “we are helping      these other programs do                                       Child Support Program         mental aspect, where way
                                                             laborators have to stay                                                                      whole community had to
our people to get the right   and also because of our                                       Building, where they          we could help those who
type of help [treatment]      small community, where         “consistence.” If we fail                                                                    go through during this
                                                                                            have found their new digs     require this assistance,
necessary for the offenc-     we have an advantage to        to stay consistence, then                                                                    disaster and how we’re
                                                                                            quite nice, rather more       in a more positive way.”
es committed,” stated         help those who want this       we let the client down,                                                                      all working together now
                                                                                            eloquent than the gymna-      The Blessing was con-
Dustin Whitford, Asso-        type of help through these     where this client doesn’t                                                                    to give our Tribal/Com-
                                                                                            sium floor. These newly        ducted by Cultural Advi-
ciate Judge, Chippewa-        collaborative efforts.”        receive all of the benefits                                                                   munity Members a better
                                                                                            remodeled Office Spaces        sor, Sam Vernon Windy
Cree Tribe.                      From the National Lev-      or services from these
                                                                                            will be shared with the       Boy Jr., where he felt it’s     chance to receive the ser-
           This statewide     el, C. West Huddleston,        collaborations.       Also,
                                                                                            Tribe’s Social Services       always necessary to stay        vices that they’re entitled
conference gave all at-       CEO, National Associa-         we all felt very proud to
                                                                                            Department, but this was      in touch with your cul-         or eligible for.
tendees a much need-          tion of Drug Court Pro-        help our own community
ed “pat on the back,”         fessionals, Alexandria,        members through these            CHIPPEWA CREE TRIBAL COURT NEWS
where these attendees         VA gave a heart-felt clos-     tough processes and com-
                                                                                             NEW GRANT AWARDS FOR TRIBAL COURT
are a “rare-breed” be-        ing, where he began tell-      pliances, especially if the
cause “they help those        ing his own story and how      client graduates or gains      Submitted by                  proper storage in locked        information system and
who have to go through        his own actions made him       the services needed to be-     Elinor Nault,                 filing cabinets and a se-        evaluations.”
this Drug Court process,      the person he is today, a      come more independent          Court Administrator           cured, electronic database.        The Chippewa Cree
without hardly any rec-       person who wants to give       and away from these sub-                                     All relevant staff, with an     Tribal Court was recently
ognition at all,” stated      back to those who need         stances.                           The Chippewa Cree         emphasis on the Clerk of        were award a grant from
                                                                                            Tribal Court recently was     Courts Department, will         the Center for Substance
                                                                                            awarded a grant from the      be trained on the new re-       Abuse Treatment in the
                                                                                            Department of Justice Of-     cords management provi-         amount of $320,826 over
                                                                                            fice of Justice Programs       sions, as set forth by the
                                                                                                                                                          a three year period. The
                                                                                            Bureau of Justice Assis-      proposed        codification.
                                                                                            tance CTAS Purpose Area       Furthermore, this Proj-         purpose of the Chippewa
                                                                                            3: Tribal Courts Assistant    ect will address the need       Cree Tribal Court Juve-
                                                                                            Program in the amount         to enhance public rela-         nile Drug Court Expan-
                                                                                            of $499,234 for three (3)     tions and better inform         sion Project is to expand
                                                                                            years for the Chippewa        the Chippewa Cree Tribal        the services of our cur-
                                                                                            Cree Tribal Court’s In-       (CCT) members of adult          rent juvenile drug court.
                                                                                            formation Enhancement         criminal offences through       We propose to increase
                                                                                            Project (IEP). The goal       the development of a            access and availability of
                                                                                            of IEP: “To improve the       dedicated CCT Courts            services to a larger num-
                                                                                            Chippewa Cree Tribal          website.                        ber of clients as a result
                                                                                            justice system’s efficacy         The Chippewa Cree            of the project. Our juve-
                                                                                            and victim safety by de-      Tribal Court was recently       nile drug court currently
                                                                                            veloping and enhancing        award a grant from the          serves roughly 60 indi-
                                                                                            the operation of institu-     Department of Justice           viduals per year, though
                                                                                            tional-wide records man-      Office of Justice Pro-           there are approximately
                                                                                            agement and community-        grams Office of Juvenile         200 offenders whose of-
                                                                                            based public relations.”      Justice and Delinquency
                                                                                                                                                          fenses make them can-
                                                                                            To accomplish this goal,      Prevention for the Rocky
                                                                                            IEP will implement Re-        Boy’s Family Healing            didates for participation.
                                                                                            cords Management Codes        to Wellness Court Pro-          We propose to serve at
                                                                                            of Law, improve the in-       gram (FHTW) for three           least 120 participants per
                                                                                            formation infrastructures,    (3) years in the amount         year or a total of 360 par-
    Rocky Boy Veteran’s Business Outreach Center                                            and provide institutional-    of $348,718. The goal           ticipants over the three
                                                                                            wide staff training This      is “To improve the CCT          year project period, with
By Chauncey Parker            business or expanding a        ning October 1st a Mental
                                                                                            project will develop and      Family Drug Court by            support from SAMHSA.
Rocky Boy                     current business to come       Health Counselor will be       implement statutory reg-      expanding the Fam-              At any given time, there
Veteran’s Center              in a visit with us on the      available twice monthly        ulations to govern the        ily Healing to Wellness         are roughly 20 partici-
                              many opportunities that        for scheduled appoint-         juvenile criminal, adult      Court to provide compre-        pants on the waiting list
   The Rocky Boy Vet-         are available. We can          ments. To schedule an          criminal, and civil re-       hensive intervention and        for residential treatment.
erans Center announces        accommodate off hours;         appointment for either         cords restoration, reten-     treatment resources ac-         We are seeking to either
a new business program        contact us to schedule an                                     tion, and expungement         quisition services to ad-       eliminate or drastically
                                                             the Tele-psych or with         provisions. The IEP’s de-     dress youth victimization
establishing the Veteran’s    appointment. The VBOC          the Mental Health Coun-                                                                      reduce this waiting list.
                                                                                            sign includes the codifica-    though enhanced collab-         The Chippewa Cree Trib-
Business Outreach Center      is staffed by John Gar-        selor contact Clifford         tion, through the normal      orative planning, target        al Court Juvenile Drug
(VBOC). The VBOC is           dipee and Chauncey Park-       Sutherland at (406) 395-       means of judiciary pro-       population screening and
designed to provide entre-    er. We are located in the                                                                                                   Court Expansion Project
                                                             5348, Mon-Fri 8:00am to        cesses, and its implemen-     eligibility, clinical assess-
preneurial development        Rocky Boy Senior Center                                       tation of the provisions as   ment and service delivery       goals will expand our ju-
                                                             2:30pm.                                                                                      venile drug court program
services such as business     building. Our hours are                                       determined by the codes.      to children, parents, fami-
                                                                We are inviting area        These Codes of Law will       lies and case manage-           to serve a larger number
training, counseling and      from 8:00am to 2:30pm,
                                                             Veterans to the Introduc-      restore and retain all ex-    ment, design and duration       of clients, giving each the
mentoring, and referrals      Monday through Friday.
                                                             tion to Small Business         isting records, deemed to     of the program, judicial        opportunity to improve
for eligible veterans own-    Contact us at (406) 395-                                                                                                    their lives to become ful-
                                                             Seminar schedule for Oct       not be expunged, through      supervision, drug testing,
ing or considering starting   5348 or (406) 395-4728                                        systematic sorting, fil-       incentives and sanctions        ly functioning members
a small business. Various     or visit us online at rocky-   18th to Oct 20th. This
                                                                                            ing, digital rendering, and   as well as management           of society.
workshops and seminars        boyveteans.org.                Seminar will be conducted
will be available through-       The Rocky Boy Veter-        by the Bear Paw Devel-
out the year to area vet-     ans Center also announc-       opment Corporation; the
erans. At this time we        ing the availability of the    seminar will provide infor-
would like to extend an       Tele-psych center located      mation for first time entre-
invitation to any Veteran     in the Rocky Boy Senior        preneurs getting starting in
interested in starting a      Center building. Begin-        the business field.


                                Disclaimer
“This newspaper believes in reporting in a positive style. We
neither claim to know all subjects in any particular manner. The
submissions and views contained in the editorial, letters,
pictorial, and entertainment sections, are expressly the views
of the author and do not necessarily reflect the position of this
newspaper, its staff, editor, the Chippewa Cree Tribal Council
and/or all Tribal Member(s).”
October, 2010                                                         Rocky Boy Tribal Newsletter                                                                             Page 11


   NICOTINE IS A DRUG TOO                                                                                                Poetry Corner
Submitted by:                n-nitrosamines, acetal-      addictive drug, so power-      SUBMITTED BY: Iris L. Has The Eagle
Theda Morsette,              dehyde, hydrazine, cad-      ful that only 8 percent of
Tobacco Prevention           mium, uranium 235, and                                         The following are nine poems, quotes, and sayings that are very profound on an intel-
                                                          today’s adult smokers are      lectual and academic level. They do not represent 100% all of my opinions, (except the
Coordinator                  benzopyrene.                                                one written by Belknap Girl) nor do they represent the opinions of The Rocky Boy Tribal
                                                          able to quit without pro-
                                Tobacco addiction is                                     Newsletter. They have been submitted as pieces of art; writing is an art form. Please enjoy
                                                          fessional assistance, even
   Red Ribbon Week is an     the number one cause of                                     the authors’ pieces as you travel through the mini-writing art gallery in this section of the
annual community drug        preventable death, killing   though nearly 70 percent       newspaper.
prevention observation.      substantially more people    say they would like to
                                                                                         ”THAT WHICH HAS EMERGED”
Along with marijuana,        than the combined annual     quit.                          Written by: Unknown Author
crack, heroin, and meth,     deaths caused by illegal        The reality is that kids       I do not define myself by how many road blocks have appeared in my path, but by the
nicotine is also a drug.     drug use, alcohol con-       need to know how to            courage I have found to forge new roads. I do not define myself by how many disappoint-
   Nicotine is present in    sumption, car accidents,                                    ments I faced, but by the forgiveness and the faith I have found to begin again. I do not
                                                          avoid all kinds of addic-      define myself by how long a relationship lasted, but by how much I have loved and been
commercial tobacco and       fires, homicides, suicides                                   willing to love again. I do not define myself by how many times I been knocked down, but
                                                          tive drugs, but the num-
spit tobacco with sev-       and AIDS. In Montana,                                       by how many times I have struggled to my feet. I do not define myself by how many times
eral other chemicals that    more than 1,400 people       ber one killer drug in         I have appeared a fool, but by the number of risks I have taken. I do not define myself by
cause cancer in all parts    die annually because of      Montana is tobacco.            the number of mistakes I have made, but by the knowledge I have learned from trying a new
of the human body.           tobacco addiction, cost-        The Campaign for            way. I am not my pain, I am not my past; I am that which has emerged!
   Some of the chemicals     ing an estimated $536        Tobacco-Free Kids esti-        “MOTHER THERESA MANTRAS”
that are in the commercial   million dollars every year   mates that Montana kids        Written by: Mother Theresa, World-Famous Catholic Nun
tobacco are nicotine, ura-   in excess medical costs      buy or smoke 2.3 mil-          People are often unreasonable and self-centered, forgive them anyway.
nium, formaldehyde, ar-      and lost productivity due                                   If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives, be kind anyway.
                                                          lion packs of cigarettes       If you are honest, people may cheat you, be honest anyway.
senic, ammonia, cyanide,     to sickness.                                                If you find happiness, people might be jealous, be happy anyway.
and carbon monoxide.            Some 90 percent of        each year. Montana law
                                                                                         The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow, do good anyway.
   Some of chemicals         current adult smokers be-    prohibits youth under 18       Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough, give your best anyway.
which are in spit tobacco    came addicted before they    from possessing tobacco        FOR YOU SEE, IN THE END, IT IS BETWEEN YOU AND GOD; IT WAS NEVER BE-
are polonium 210,            were 18. Nicotine is an      at any time.                   TWEEN YOU AND THEM ANYWAY!

                                                                                         “OGLALA SIOUX PROPHECY”
 Red Ribbon Week is October 24-29, 2010                                                  Written by: Chief Crazy Horse, Oglala Sioux Warrior
                                                                                             [This is what Chief Crazy Horse spoke as he sat smoking the Sacred Sioux Pipe with
Greeting friends, family, and relatives……                                                Chief Sitting Bull, Hunkpapa Sioux for the last time four days before his assassination. It
                                                                                         is truly powerful prophecy!]
                                                                                             “Upon suffering beyond suffering: the Red Nation shall rise again and it shall be a bless-
   Red Ribbon Week is October 24 to October 30, 2010. The Tobacco Pre-                   ing for a sick world. A world filled with broken promises, selfishness and separations. A
vention Program would like to encourage everyone to participate and get                  world longing for light again. I see a time of Seven Generations when all the colors of man-
involved “to be drug free for that week”. If young people do not start using             kind will gather under the Sacred Tree of Life and the whole Earth will become one circle
                                                                                         again. In that day, there will be those among the Lakota who will carry knowledge and
commercial tobacco as teenagers, chances are they will never use commer-                 understanding of unity among all living things and the young white ones will come to those
cial tobacco products.                                                                   of my people and ask for this wisdom. I salute the light within your eyes where the whole
                                                                                         Universe dwells. For when you are at that center within you and I am that place within me,
                                                                                         we shall be one.”
   Nicotine is a drug and is very addicting; it is addictive as heroin or co-
caine. All tobacco products – cigarettes, cigars, smokeless tobacco all con-             “PAIN”
tain nicotine. Nicotine is also a poison; one drop of pure nicotine can kill the         Written by: Belknap Girl, Native American
                                                                                         Hip Hop Artist/Songwriter
average sized person. Other chemicals in cigarettes are ammonia, arsenic,                   PAIN: Has PURPOSE, has PROMISES, has a POINT, has PEACE if ya search deep,
carbon monoxide, nail polish remover, lead, battery acid, formaldehyde, and              and has PERFECTION (MATURITY) 4 ur soul and calling!
cyanide.
                                                                                         “TEARS”
                                                                                         Written by: Unknown Author
  Smoking causes cancer, heart disease, lung disease and stroke. Smoking                    Sometimes we must get hurt in order to GROW! We must fall in order to KNOW! Some-
destroys every part of your body and affects everyone around you and is the              times our vision is clear ONLY after our EYES are washed away with TEARS!
most preventable cause of death.                                            “SHE WAS PRETTY……”
                                                                                         Written by: ZANTA, Arabian Prince/Aristocrat
  Smoke from the end of your cigarette is called secondhand smoke and                        The cameleer of the woman face and her body and her dress don’t never ever tease me,
                                                                                         I look for her mind and her thinking and her heart and sensation!! - I once met a cover girl,
contains over 4,000 chemicals. Secondhand smoke makes children sick.                     but she was too much even for herself..... She was Pretty. - I once met a rich girl, but she
Children whose parents smoke have more ear infections, flu, colds and asth-               couldn’t afford to be real..... She was Pretty. - I once met a poor girl, but she didn’t have
ma attacks.                                                                              enough of herself to give..... She was Pretty. - I once met a disabled girl, but she too blind
                                                                                         to see the good in life..... She was Pretty. - I once met a very large girl, but she was angry
                                                                                         at herself always..... She was Pretty. - I once met a girl I don’t know what she looked like I
         MONTANA TOBACCO QUIT LINE IS:                                                   only ever saw her soul..... She was Pretty.

               1-800-QUIT- NOW                                                           “A QUEEN”
                                                                                         Written by: Unknown Author
  RJS & Associates, Inc FY 2010 Scorboard                                                   A Queen is proud of herself. She respects herself and others. She is aware of who she is.
                                                                                         She neither seeks definition from the person she is with nor does she expect them to read
                                                                                         her mind. She is quite capable of articulating her needs. A Queen is hopeful. She is strong
                                                                                         enough to make all her dreams come true. She knows love, therefore she gives love. She
                                                                                         recognizes that her love has great value and must be reciprocated. If her love is taken for
                                                                                         granted, it soon disappears. A Queen has a dash of inspiration, a dabble of endurance. She
                                                                                         knows that she will, at times, have to inspire others to reach the potential God gave them.
                                                                                         A Queen knows her past, understands her present and moves toward the future. A Queen
                                                                                         knows God. She knows that with God the world is her playground, but without God she will
                                                                                         just be played. A Queen does not live in fear of the future because of her past. Instead, she
                                                                                         understands that her life experiences are merely lessons, meant to bring her closer to self
                                                                                         knowledge and unconditional self-love.

                                                                                         “WASTED TIME”
                                                                                         Written by: A Native American Inmate
                                                                                            The time that I’ve wasted is my biggest regret. Spent in these places I’ll never forget.
                                                                                         Just sitting and thinking about the things that I’ve done. The crying, the laughing, the hurt,
                                                                                         and the fun; now it’s just me and my hard-driven guilt behind a wall of emptiness I allowed
                                                                                         to be built. I’m trapped in my body, just wanting to run back to my youth with its laughter
                                                                                         and fun, but the chase is over and there’s no place to hide. Everything is gone including
                                                                                         my pride. With reality suddenly right in my face, I’m scared, alone, and stuck in this place.
                                                                                         Now memories of the past, flash through my head and the pain is obvious by the tears that
                                                                                         I shed. I ask myself why and where I went wrong? I guess I was weak when I should have
                                                                                         been strong. Living for the drugs and the wings I had grown. My feelings were lost, afraid
                                                                                         to be shown as I look at my past it’s so easy to see the fear that I had; afraid to be me. I’d
                                                                                         pretend to be rugged, so fast and so cool when actually lost like a blinded old fool. I’m
                                                                                         getting too old for this tiresome game of acting real hard with no sense of shame. It’s time
                                                                                         that I change and get on with my life fulfilling my dreams for a family and a beautiful wife.
                                                                                         What my future will hold I really don’t know, but the years that I’ve wasted are starting to
                                                                                         show. I just live for the day when I’ll get a new start and the dreams I still hold deep in my
                                                                                         heart. I hope I can make it, I at least have to try because I’m heading toward death, and I
                         SLOW DOWN                                                       don’t want to die……..

                                                                                         “HATER”
                                                                                         Written by: Maya Angelou
                                                                                             A hater is someone who is jealous and envious and spends all their time trying to make
                                                                                         you look small so they can look tall. They are very negative people to say the least. Noth-
                                                                                         ing is ever good enough! When you make your mark, you will always attract some haters.
                                                                                         That’s why you have to be careful with whom you share your blessings and your dreams,
                                                                                         because some folk can’t handle seeing you blessed. It’s dangerous to be like somebody else.
                                                                                         If God wanted you to be like somebody else, He would have given you what He gave them!
                                                                                         Right? You never know what people have gone through to get what they have. The problem
                                                                                         I have with haters is that they see my glory, but they don’t know my story. If the grass looks
                                                                                         greener on the other side of the fence, you can rest assured that the water bill is higher there
                                                                                         too! We’ve all got some haters among us. Some people envy you because you can: a) Have
                                                                                         a relationship with God b) Light up a room when you walk in c) Start your own business
                                                                                         d) Tell a man / woman to hit the curb (if he / she isn’t about the right thing) e) Raise your
                                                                                         children without both parents being in the home. Haters can’t stand to see you happy. Hat-
                                                                                         ers will never want to see you succeed. Most of our haters are people who are supposed to
                                                                                         be on our side. How do you handle your undercover haters? You can handle these haters by:
                                                                                         1. Knowing who you are & who your true friends are *(VERY IMPORTANT!!) 2. Having
                                                                                         a purpose to your life: Purpose does not mean having a job. You can have a job and still
                                                                                         be unfulfilled. A purpose is having a clear sense of what God has called you to be. Your
                                                                                         purpose is not defined by what others think about you. 3. By remembering what you have
                                                                                         is by divine prerogative and not human manipulation. Fulfill your dreams! You only have
                                                                   Photo RB News Staff
                                                                                         one life to live...when it’s your time to leave this earth, you ‘want’ to be able to say, ‘I’ve
The speed limit has been reduced significantly on Upper Box Elder road and                lived my life and fulfilled ‘my’ dreams,... Now I’m ready to go HOME! When God gives
                                                                                         you favor, you can tell your haters, ‘Don’t look at me...Look at WHO is in charge of me!
throughout the reservation recently. Please slow down, buckle up and watch out for
                                                                                             Dr. Maya Angelou was a civil rights activist, best-selling author, poet, educator, histo-
livestock on the road.                                                                   rian, actress, play-wright, producer, and director.
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    THE PEOPLE OF THE CHIPPEWA CREE TRIBE WOULD
      LIKE TO THANK OUR FRIENDS FROM FEMA FOR
        EVERYTHING THEY HAVE DONE TO HELP US
        RECOVER FROM THE DEVASTATING FLOOD
                 YOU WILL BE MISSED


             THANK YOU

								
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