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Volume 4, Issue 17                                                                               June 15, 2009                                                                                            50 cents

                                                                                                                                                               Happy Father’s Day

                                                                             Walking through fatherhood
                                                                                                                                                                  By Rosemary Stephens, Reporter/Graphic Artist

                                                                                                                                                                           e leans back in his office chair with his

                                               Photo by Dana Attocknie

   The 2009 Sovereignty Symposium brought Oklahoma tribal
                                                                                                                                                                  H        hands folded gingerly behind his head.
                                                                                                                                                                           On the walls directly behind him are
                                                                                                                                                               photographs of children, a girl and a boy.
                                                                                                                                                                  “My kids are everything to me … I knew I wanted
leaders together to discuss Land, Wind and Water on June 3 and 4,                                                                                              to be a dad way before I was even married,” Funston
2009 in Oklahoma City.                                                                                                                                         Whiteman said.
                                                                                                                                                                  Whiteman is married to Alicia and together they
                                                                                                                                                               have two children, Eathan, 5, and Ella, 3. He works
Symposium focuses                                                                                                                            Courtesy photos
                                                                                                                                                               as an assistant principal for John Marshall High
                                                                                                                                                               School in Edmond, Okla. and is a member of the

on natural resources                                                              Funston Whiteman shares a moment with Ella Whiteman in the park.
                                                                                                                                                               Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes.
                                                                                                                                                                  “I wear a lot of hats … husband, son, brother,

             By Dana Attocknie,       opening ceremony of the 2009
                                                                             assistant principal, but the most important      to pass down the family name, the stories        Whiteman said he knows a lot of really
               Managing Editor        Sovereignty Symposium where            hat I wear everyday is dad,” Whiteman            of where their name came from, and his good Cheyenne and Arapaho dads and
                                      Oklahoma’s tribal leaders gath-        said.                                            Native American cultures and beliefs.         feels he isn’t the best spokesman for all
   The Cheyenne and Arapa-            ered to discuss, the theme of              Whiteman was raised in Seiling, Okla.            “I want Eathan to be the leader of the fathers but he is honored to be a part of the
ho tribal flag is carried into a      the event, Land, Wind and Wa-          and is the son of Nathaniel and Patricia         family when I am gone,” Whiteman said. group of tribal dads who are active in their
standing room only crowd by           ter on June 3 and 4, 2009 at the       (Patsy) Whiteman. His relationship with          “I want him to know all our family stories children’s lives.
Richard Williams, Arapaho 1           Skirvin-Hilton Hotel in down-          his own father was always one of respect         and how we are related to certain families       Whiteman’s daughter, Ella, born two
District legislator. At his side is   town Oklahoma City.                    and though strict, Whiteman said he has          … I want him to carry the Indian way with years after Eathan, has brought a special
Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes              A procession of Oklahoma’s          always been thankful that his dad was            him in his life, to be a great man within the daughter-father bond to his life, White-
Gov. Darrell Flyingman.                                                      there for him his entire life.                   tribes someday.”                              man said.
   Williams and Flyingman                                                        “I remember being in kindergarten or             Whiteman remembers holding Eathan            “She is everything good and pure and
                                                See resources, page 3
represented the tribes during the                                            first grade and I liked this wallet in our lo-   for the first                                                beautiful … she loves Dora
                                                                             cal convenience store in Seiling … I mean        time       and                                               the Explorer, going fishing
                                                                             I really wanted this wallet, so I stole it.      having tears                                                 with Eathan and I, shopping
                                                                             I can remember walking home with my              stream down                                                  at Wal-Mart and Target and
NIGC announces 2008                                                          older sister, Tina, and asking her what am       his face as he                                               going to Sunday school,”
                                                                             I going to do about dad because he’s going       looked down                                                  Whiteman said. “Alicia and
revenues                                                                     to see this wallet and he’s going to ask me
                                                                             about it. So I lied, I told my dad I found
                                                                                                                              at his tiny
                                                                                                                              hands      and
                                                                                                                                                                                           I keep Eathan and Ella ac-
                                                                                                                                                                                           tively involved in church
                                                                             the wallet in front of this trailer house,”      feet. He said                                                and Sunday school …
   (WASHINGTON, DC) The               year.                                  Whiteman laughingly said. “My dad saw            it was then                                                  and Eathan goes to all the
National Indian Gaming Com-               More than 240 of the na-           right away I wasn’t being truthful and he        that the real-                                               tribe’s cultural events with
mission released data showing         tion’s 562 Indian tribes engage        spanked me, of course, and then made me          ity of being a                                               me. He is really starting to
the revenues generated by the         in gaming. They operate more           take that wallet back to the store I stole it    dad set in.                                                  ask a lot of questions about
Indian gaming industry in 2008        than 400 casinos and bingo halls       from. That was my first lesson in honesty.           “I remem-                                                his heritage.”
continued to show growth.             spread throughout 28 states.           By doing this my dad taught me it wasn’t         ber thinking                                                     Whiteman said the quali-
   Commission Chairman Phil               The industry’s growth was          right to steal nor to lie … that experience      oh God I’m a                                                 ties of a good dad are some-
Hogen, spoke at the annual            less than it has been in recent        was really humiliating for me, to go back        father now,”                                                 one who will listen to their
conference of the North Ameri-        years.                                 to that store and tell that person I stole the   Whiteman                                                     kids when they talk, be pa-
can Gaming Regulators Asso-               Hogen said, “We know that          wallet … I never forgot it and I am grate-       said. “To me             Funston and Eathan White-           tient with them, make time
ciation, and reported that 2008       the economic downturn has              ful my dad cared enough about me to set          that meant man enjoy sharing time at University of everyday to do something
gross gaming revenue exceeded         impacted casino and bingo hall         me right.”                                       putting away Oklahoma (OU) football games.                   the kids want to do, and ad-
the industry’s 2007 revenues by       patrons, and reports from many             Whiteman reflected on the birth of his       my       naïve                                               mit to their kids when they
more than $500 million.               tribal gaming facilities reflect       first child Eathan and said he was proud         childish ways                                                have made a mistake.
   Gross gaming revenue to-           that. We are often told that           to be having a son. He said he always            and taking on the role of husband and fa-        Dads around the country will celebrate
taled $26.7 billion, an increase                                             dreamed of having his first born be a son        ther.”                                        Father’s Day on Sunday, June 21, 2009.
of 2.3 percent over the prior                     See revenue, page 2

One woman’s experience, strength against alcoholism
                           By Rosemary Stephens,           The SCRAM unit is attached to the ankle and          was working because she was hung
                           Reporter/Graphic Artist      has to be worn 24 hours a day. The unit continu-        over or still drinking from the week-
                                                        ously checks for alcohol levels in a person’s sweat     end before. Trying to keep control,
    Perched on a worn brown couch Lydia West,           glands when worn.                                       West left the Clinton area to Geary
a Cheyenne and Arapaho tribal member, stares               “I was recommended for the program by my             and became a daily Vodka and beer
down at the device attached to her right ankle.         case manager, Ms. Hutchins. I began going to Al-        drinker. Again trying to regain con-
There is a small dining room table that sits be-        coholics Anonymous meetings in prison as soon           trol she relocated to Oklahoma City
side an efficiency kitchen directly behind her. On      as I arrived at the Mabel Bassett jail … this lady,     to work as a LPN contractor at vari-
a mantle that sits over what used to be a fireplace     Maggie, brought meetings in every week and              ous hospitals.
are framed pictures of West’s family.                   I was willing to listen and I guess you can say             “I thought if I got away from the
    “There are three of us that share this apartment    I had hit my very bottom,” West said. “I never          people I was hanging out with, or a
… we are all here trying to learn how to live in the    thought I would be someone sitting in prison …          new change of scenery … really I
outside world sober,” West said.                        I didn’t have a record, I wasn’t a criminal, I was      was just lost by then, lost in alco-
    West resides in the Sober Living Apartments         a drunk.”                                               holism and all that goes with it,”
for women in Oklahoma City. Recently released              West, 44, grew up in an alcoholic home. Both         West said softly.
from prison for two driving under the influence         her parents were alcoholics and she said she swore          West said her downward spiral
(DUI) convictions, West said the apartment repre-       she would never drink because of all the drunken-       into alcoholic hell came after her
sents freedom to her.                                   ness she saw all her life.                              oldest son Larry, 20, died suddenly
    West is one of the first women granted early           “I saw what it did to my family, my aunts, cous-     in a head on collision a short dis-                                         Photo by Rosemary Stephens
release from prison wearing the new Secure Con-         ins, uncles, the list goes on and I swore I would be    tance from Lucky Star Casino in
tinuous Remote Alcohol Monitor (SCRAM) and              different. I went to school and became a licensed       Clinton, Okla.                            Lydia West stands outside of her new home at the Sober Liv-
she is the first Native American woman to wear          practicing nurse (LPN) and never touched a drop             “Larry was at the beginning of ing Apartments in Oklahoma City.
the monitor.                                            … until I turned 25 years old,” West said. “I had       his life and he had so much going
    “I served ten months of a seven year sentence       four children at the time, just went through a di-      for him. I was so hurt … from there
and it’s the best thing that could have happened        vorce and started to just go out on the weekends        I took a spiraling nosedive into the                 through tears streaming down her face. “I wanted
to me … I know that’s going to sound funny to a         with my girlfriends to clubs and such.”                 depths of alcoholism. I didn’t know how not to to die, I just didn’t care anymore.”
lot of people, but it was in prison that I found my        West said she started calling in sick more and       drink, it wasn’t a choice, I had no choice, at the
sobriety and a chance for a new life,” West said.       more at the Clinton Indian Hospital where she           time I either drank or I died,” West chokingly said                              See strength, page 6
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                                                                                           Primary, General Election schedule
                                                                                              May 1, 2009                                                                             October 8, 2009
                                                                                              Nominations open for qualified candidates for four Legislative                          Deadline to file a request for a recount --- No later than 9 a.m.
                                                                                           Offices, and for the Offices of Governor and Lieutenant Governor                       (Within 24 hours of the time the preliminary results of the Primary
                                                                                              June 1, 2009                                                                        Election are posted)
                                                                                               Nominations closes at 4 p.m. for four Legislative Offices, and                         October 8, 2009
                                                                                           for the Offices of Governor and Lieutenant Governor                                        Deadline to file written challenges to the preliminary results of
                                                                                              June 15, 2009                                                                       the Primary Election ---- No later than 9 a.m.
                                                                                              Preliminary List of Candidates posted                                                   October 10, 2009
                                                                                              June 15, 2009                                                                           Deadline for the Election Commission to render a decision on
                                                                                              Initial Preliminary List of Voters posted (includes all persons                     any challenges filed to the preliminary results of the Primary Elec-
                                                                                           who have registered to vote through June 15, 2009)                                     tion ---- No later than 9 a.m.; Primary Election results are certified,
                                                                                              July 13, 2009                                                                       and final results of the Primary Election are posted
                                                                                               Voter registration closes at 4 p.m.; Final Preliminary List of Vot-                    October 13, 2009
                                                                                           ers posted (includes all persons who have registered to vote through                       Deadline to mail out Absentee Ballots for the General Election
                                                                                           July 13, 2009)                                                                         to eligible voters
                                                                                              July 15, 2009                                                                           November 3, 2009
                                                                                              Deadline to file written challenges to the Preliminary List of                          General Election day – Polls open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
                                                                                           Candidates at 4 p.m.                                                                       November 3, 2009
                                                                                              July 15, 2009                                                                           Absentee Ballots must be returned by mail to the Concho, Okla-
                                                                                              Deadline to file written challenges to the Final Preliminary List                   homa Post Office no later than 3 p.m.
                                                                                           of Voters at 4 p.m.                                                                        November 3, 2009
                                                                                              July 20, 2009                                                                           Election Commission counts the ballots after the close of the
                                                                                              Deadline for the Election Commission to make a final decision                       polls
                                                                                           on all challenges to Preliminary List of Candidates and the Final                          November 4, 2009
                                                                                           Preliminary List of Voters                                                                 Preliminary results of the General Election are posted by 9 a.m.
                                                                                              July 20, 2009                                                                           November 5, 2009
                                                                                               Post Final List of Candidates; Post Final List of Voters                               Deadline to file a request for a recount ---- No later than 9 a.m.
                                                                                              July 23, 2009                                                                       (Within 24 hours of the time the preliminary results of the General
                                                                                              Deadline to mail out Absentee Ballots for the Primary Election                      Election are posted)
                                                                                           to eligible voters                                                                         November 5, 2009
                                                                                              October 6, 2009                                                                         Deadline to file written challenges to the General Election re-
                                                                                              Primary Election day – Polls open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.                             sults — No later than 9 a.m.
                                                                                              October 6, 2009                                                                         November 7, 2009
                                                                                              Absentee Ballots must be returned by mail to the Concho, Okla-                          Deadline for the Election Commission to render a decision on
                                                                                           homa, Post Office no later than 3 p.m.                                                 any challenges filed to the preliminary results of the General Elec-
                                                                                              October 6, 2009                                                                     tion ---- No later than 9 a.m.; General Election results are certified,
                                                                                              Election Commission counts the ballots after the close of the                       and final results of the General Election are posted
                                                                                           polls                                                                                      January 2, 2010
                                                                                              October 7, 2009                                                                         Oath of Office administered by a Justice of the Supreme Court to
                                                                                              Preliminary results of the Primary Election are posted by 9 a.m.                    all newly elected officials

NIGC opens regional office
    (WASHINGTON, DC) The National                           Oklahoma office was made after
Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) is an-                      careful consideration of input from
nouncing the opening of a new regional of-                  tribes and internal discussions.
fice in Oklahoma City.                                          The Oklahoma City region, or
    The office opened in May and will han-                  region V as it was known, had a 540
dle the western part of the state and Texas,                percent growth in revenue from 2000
and the Tulsa Region Office will continue to                to 2007, and a 85 percent growth in
be responsible for the eastern part of Okla-                operations from 2000-2008.
homa and Kansas.                                                The tribes included in the Okla-
    Tom Cunningham, Tulsa office field in-                  homa City region are the Absentee
vestigator, has been chosen to become re-                   Shawnee, Apache, Cheyenne and
gion director for the Oklahoma City office.                 Arapaho, Chickasaw, Citizen Band
    NIGC made the decision to add a sec-                    Potawatomi, Comanche, Delaware,
ond office in Oklahoma in response to the                   Fort Sill apache, Iowa, Kaw, Kicka-
growing Indian gaming industry in the state.                poo (Oklahoma) , Kiowa, Otoe-
Since the establishment of the Tulsa Re-                    Missouria, Ponca, Sac and Fox,                               offices will now be identified according to
gional Office in 2000, the number of Indian                 Seminole, Tonkawa, Wichita, and Kickapoo                     the cities in which they are located. The re-
gaming operations in Oklahoma has nearly                    (Texas).                                                     gional offices are located in Portland, Sacra-
doubled.                                                        With the addition of the new office in                   mento, Phoenix, Oklahoma City, Tulsa, St.
    In order to meet the day-to-day challeng-               Oklahoma, the agency is in the process of                    Paul and Washington D.C.
es, additional assistance has become essen-                 renaming off its regional offices. Rather                       The Oklahoma City Regional Office is
tial. The decision of where to locate the new               than using a numerical system, the regional                  located a 215 Dean A. McGee Avenue.

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while patrons appear to be visiting trib-             erations is available or set forth in
al gaming facilities as often as in the               the data.
past, they seem to spend less per visit                   There are limitations on the
than before the downturn’s onset.                     use of tribal gaming revenue. The                                                                                         end on Dec. 31, and the             Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, and
   The modest growth reflected in these               specifications are: (I) to fund tribal                                                                                    remainder end on other              Colorado.
numbers would seem to show that Indi-                 government operations or pro-                                                                                             dates.                                  The data indicates that gaming reve-
an gaming remains a strong and effec-                 grams; (II) to provide for the gen-                                                                                           Hogen said, “As has             nues are not distributed equally among
tive means of economic development                    eral welfare of the Indian tribe and                                                                                      been the case with all              the gaming tribes.
for Indian nations.”                                  its members; (III) to promote tribal                                                                                      the similar annual rev-                 Facilities with annual revenues of
   Hogen explained that the figures                   economic development; (IV) to do-                                                                                         enue reports we have is-            less than $100 million constitute over
released were com-                                                                                                                                                              sued, these numbers don’t           80 percent of the more than 400 opera-
piled from indepen-                                                                                                                                                             show exact results by cal-          tions, while fewer than 20 percent of
dent audits required                                                                                                                                                            endar year; some tribes’            the operations generate about 70 per-
annually of all tribal                                                                                                                                                          fiscal years end before the         cent of the $26.7 billion in revenues.
gaming operations                                                                                                                                                               calendar year ends. As a                “It’s obvious that tribes continue
by the Indian Gam-                                                                                            the net revenues from tribal gaming                               result, some of the eco-            to provide attractive and high-quality
ing Regulatory Act.                                                                                           may be used to make per capita pay-                nomic downturn’s impact may not be                 gaming entertainment to the public,”
   The gross gam-                                                                                             ments to members of the Indian tribe               fully reflected in these numbers.”                 Hogen said. “I’m convinced that the
ing revenues repre-                                                                                           only if (A) the Indian tribe has pre-                  Hogen also explained that while                vigilant regulatory structure which
sent the amounts bet                                                                                          pared a plan to allocate revenues; (B)             much of the industry’s growth was at-              oversees it—from the primary tribal
or wagered by gam-                                                                                            the plan is approved by the Secretary;             tributed to more business at many ex-              regulators, to the state regulators par-
ing patrons, less the                                                                                         (C) the interests of minors and other              isting facilities, a portion of it was at-         ticipating pursuant to tribal-state com-
amounts paid out as                                                                                           legally incompetent persons are pro-               tributable to new facilities.                      pacts, as well as our federal oversight
wins or prizes.                                                                                               tected and preserved, and (D) the per                  The Commission’s data also profiles            agency— contributes to the continued
   Expenses to build                                                                                          capita payments are subject to federal             revenue generated by gaming facilities             success of the industry and instills
and operate gaming                                                                                            taxations and tribes notify members of             by region and by sizes of the facilities.          needed confidence that gaming is fair
facilities must be                                                                                            such tax liability when payments are                   The Commission has divided the                 and that the tribal assets and revenues
paid from gross rev-                                                                                          made.                                              country into seven regions. The data               are secure.”
enues before tribes may use the funds                 nate to charitable organizations; or (V)                   Hogen also pointed out that the au-             shows the strongest growth occurred                    Thee NIGC is an independent regu-
for other governmental purposes                       to help fund operations of local govern-               dits are done after the close of each               in two regions that include Oklahoma               latory agency established within the
   Individual tribes’ revenue informa-                ment agencies.                                         tribal operation’s fiscal year. Nearly              (home to 31 gaming tribes). Kansas                 Department of the Interior pursuant to
tion is proprietary information, and                     When it comes to per capita pay-                    half the gaming operations’ fiscal years            and Texas. Decreases were reflected                the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of
thus no breakdown for particular op-                  ment/revenue allocation plans (RAPS),                  end on Sept. 30, another 40 percent                 in the regions that include California,            1988.

               Dana Attocknie, Managing Editor
                                                                                                   Cheyenne and Arapaho                                                                        Rosemary Stephens, Graphic Artist/Reporter
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Vintage hot rods cruise into El Reno                                                                                                                                                    Notice to
                                                                                                                                                                                        elders about
                 By Rosemary Stephens,         guitar and one child’s
                 Reporter/Graphic Artist       guitar for the giveaway

                                               on Friday night.
   The roar of engines drown out every            On Saturday the hot
other sound and plumes of white smoke          wheels races began at
envelope spectators as they gather along       9 a.m. followed by the
old Route 66 to witness the 11th annual        annual burnout contest
Small Town Weekend burnout show in             at noon.                                                                                                                                            Submitted article
El Reno, Okla.                                    “This is the only legal
   The Small Town Weekend held June            burnout on Route 66 in                                                                                                                       On May 6, 2009, a pro-
5-7, 2009 attracted car lovers from all        the state of Oklahoma,”                                                                                                                  gram compliance review
over Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas, Missouri         Thomas said. “The win-                                                                                                                   was initiated on the services
and Arkansas.                                  ner gets a trophy and the                                                                                                                provided by the Elderly Nu-
   “The whole town gets involved every         proceeds are split up.                                                                                                                   trition program (ENP).
year sponsoring different events … like        Some of it is donated to                                                                                                                     So that an elder may re-
the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) is         the FOP and some of it                                                                                                                   ceive a home delivered meal
sponsoring the burnout and the El Reno         is donated to El Reno                                                                                                                    from the ENP the elder must
Fire Department is sponsoring the hot          Meal on Wheels.”                                                                                                                         have two impairments of
wheels races in Adam’s Park this year,”           Last year the El                                                                                                                      their activities of daily liv-
Gina Thomas, El Reno Cruisers member,          Reno Cruisers’ Small                                                                                                                     ing. In early May 2009, the
said.                                          Town Weekend raised                                                                                    Photo by Rosemary Stephens
                                                                                                                                                                                        ENP mailed letters to each
   The El Reno Cruisers began 11 years         enough money to do-                                                                                                                      elder that receives home de-
ago when a group of friends with vin-          nate $5,000 to the Meal         Cars line up on old Route 66 to compete in the burnout contest.                                          livered meals to the home-
tage collector’s cars were driving down        on Wheels program and                                                                                                                    bound in Clinton, Seiling,
to Vernon, Texas to participate in Texas’      $1,000 was donated to                                                                                                                    and Geary, Okla. The letters
yearly burnout and cruise weekend.             the Youth and Family                                                                                                                     requested a current doctor’s
   “The car club in Texas learned we had       Services toward their                         on Saturday evening and the weekend a member a person has to attend three                  statement listing specifically
Route 66 running through El Reno and           new building.                                 wrapped up on Sunday with an open car meetings and then they are voted into the            two impairments of activi-
they said we ought to start our own car           A percentage of the proceeds, in- show.                                               group.                                          ties of daily living. These
club and small town weekend event …            cluding from vendors, are donated to             Following the car show, plagues and        “Last year we had 286 cars show up,          letters were due by the last
so that’s what we did and we became the        charities of their choice. For the El Reno    trophies were given out in categories but we only had 42 to pre-register,” Allen           day of May 2009. To date,
El Reno Cruisers,” Thomas said.                Cruisers, they primarily give to the Dar- such as 1972 and older Mustangs, Nos- Conner said. “Cheap guys pre-register so                 approximately five doctor’s
   The weekend opened with a block             lington School Boys and Girls Club and talgic Hot Rod, Favorite Pontiac, Chil- they can save the extra $10.”                             statements have been re-
party and live band at the Petree Plaza.       the El Reno Meals on Wheels program, dren’s Choice and others.                              For more information about the El            ceived by the ENP from all
Local business Oklahoma Vintage Gui-           Thomas said.                                     The El Reno Cruisers meet on the Reno Cruisers call (405) 262-876 or                   three areas.
tars on Bickford Street donated one adult         An evening cruise show was held first Tuesday of each month. To become visit                                          The ENP is once again
                                                                                                                                                                                        requesting these current
                                                                                                                                                                                        doctor’s statements as soon

Tenth circuit court of appeals affirms conviction of former secretary to                                                                                                                as possible. Form letters
                                                                                                                                                                                        are once again being mailed

Cheyenne, Arapaho official
                                                                                                                                                                                        to each elder currently re-
                                                                                                                                                                                        ceiving homebound meals.
                                                                                                                                                                                        Please provide the ENP with
                                                                                                                                                                                        a current doctor’s statement
    (OKLAHOMA CITY) – John C. Rich-            and perform 104 hours of community            shelter, and utility cut-offs, as set forth   stated that tribal monies had not been       as quickly as possible.
ter, United States Attorney for the West-      service. (W.D. Oklahoma Case No. CR-          under tribal law.                             used to buy vehicles for anyone, when in         The ENP’s last day to
ern District of Oklahoma, announced            07-77)                                            Under the program, assistance was to      fact such monies were used to buy ve-        receive these statements is
on June 10, 2009 that the United States           Oldbear was a secretary to Roy Dean        be limited to a maximum of $200 once          hicles for her and for Bullcoming.           June 0, 2009. If an elder
Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit         Bullcoming, a business committee mem-         every three months. Yet, Oldbear, hav-            Bullcoming, 54, of Seiling, Okla., was   has not provided a doctor’s
has upheld the conviction of Louella           ber for the C-1 District of the Cheyenne      ing access to the tribal funds in her po-     indicted in February 2008 for embezzle-      statement listing those im-
Oldbear, 57, of Del City, Okla.                and Arapaho tribes. She was found             sition as secretary to Bullcoming, spent      ment of funds from the Cheyenne and          pairments, they will not be
    Oldbear was convicted by a jury in         guilty of embezzling “Emergency Assis-        $,510.94 for repairs of her own person-      Arapaho tribes.                              eligible for meals starting
November 2007 and was sentenced to             tance” monies generated from the tribes’      al vehicles and also purchased a vehicle          He pled guilty in August 2008 and        July 1, 2009.
serve 12 months and one day in federal         Lucky Star casinos that were meant to be      for herself by embezzling an additional       was sentenced serve 6 months in fed-            Elders may contact their
prison, serve three years of supervised        used as a last resort for limited emergen-    $1,550 in only a four-month period.          eral prison, three years of supervised re-   CHRs for assistance or
release upon release from prison, and          cy situations involving tribal members            Oldbear was also convicted of provid-     lease upon his release from prison, and      transportation.
ordered to pay $17,064.94 in restitu-          who had needs related to medical treat-       ing a false statement to the FBI during       ordered to pay restitution of $101,585.68
tion to the Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes        ment, bus fare to funerals, temporary         the investigation of the case when she        to the tribes.

Tribes running club competes in Red Earth Run
                                    Submitted article   male. Alaney Karty improved her time by 4:4
                                                        seconds and finished fourth in her age group with
   The Cheyenne and Arapaho Running Club                a time of 25:58. William Wells improved his time
participated in the annual Red Earth Run and Fun        by 6:36 and finished strong with a time of 29:17.
Walk on June 6, 2009 at the Regatta Park in Okla-           The following members competed in the Red
homa City.                                              Earth Run: Kohloni Yeakey, Alaney Karty, Au-
   The Red Earth Run is sponsored by the Tin-           brey Karty, William Wells, Devon Wells, Junior
ker Federal Credit Union and is sanctioned by the       Ellis, Alan Rednose, Alex Hatten, Kendell Char-
USA Track & Field Association. A total of 150           ley, Frankie Cometsevah, Sage Lamebull, Nigel
runners competed in the Red Earth Run.                  Hampton, Adam Youngbear and Cameron Parker.
   The C&A Running Club has grown in size the               Every runner works hard everyday and con-
past two weeks. We have added seven new mem-            tinues to learn more about running competitively.
bers and 14 members competed in the race.               As the summer continues we hope to make prog-
   Nigel Hampton placed first overall once again        ress at every race.
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Members of
with a time of 17:40. Alan Rednose, Frankie                 The Running Club will compete next in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                       the Cheyenne
Cometsevah, Adam Youngbear and Cameron                  Creek Nation Run on Saturday, June 20 in Ok-
                                                                                                                                                                                                       and Arapaho
Parker all finished strong and placed in the top        mulgee, Okla.
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Running Club
ten overall.                                                For more information contact Carrie Whitlow
                                                                                                                                                                                                       at the Red
   Aubrey Karty eliminated 28 seconds off her           at (405) 422-7578 or by email at cwhitlow@c-a-
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Earth Run on
time to finish at 23:04 and won first overall fe-
                                                                                                                                                                                                       June 6, 2009.

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                                                                                                                 Tribes domestic violence                                                   CD’s, DVD
                                                                                                                 program closes                                                             duplication
tribal leaders and their tribal       not going to solve the dependen-     ours.”
flags segued into the invocation      cy problems alone. His plan is          The symposium also held
led by Traditional Cheyenne           to look at energy use as a whole     sessions on several other key is-
Peace Chief Lawrence Hart.            and think about alternative ways     sues in Indian County including                                                      Submitted article          The      Cheyenne       &
    Oklahoma Supreme Court            to improve the way the world is      Indian health care, environmen-
                                                                                                                                                                                        Arapaho tribes Depart-
Vice-Chief Justice the Hon-           fueled for years to come.            tal protection, and transporta-                                                The Cheyenne and              ment of Education Me-
orable Steven Taylor then in-             He said the use of foreign       tion.                                                                       Arapaho tribes STOP Do-          dia Production Studio
troduced keynote speaker T.           oil is a security problem for the       Serving as panelists for some                                            mestic Violence program          now offers the services of
Boone Pickens, by saying, “to         U.S. more than an economy            of the sessions were Connie                                                 will be closing on Monday        duplication of CD’s, DVD’s
understand this good man and          problem.                             Hart Yellowman who spoke on                                                 June 15, 2009.
                                                                                                                                                                                        with full color printing on
to understand the goodness of             “It’s way too dangerous to       the 2010 census, Dr. Henrietta                                                 Below is a list of other
this man … I say one number;          continue to rely on enemies for      Mann spoke on education and
                                                                                                                                                                                        each disc.
                                                                                                                                                       domestic violence pro-
700 million dollars.” That’s the      our resources,” he said.             the economy, Rupert Nowlin
                                                                                                                                                                                           This is a great opportuni-
                                                                                                                                                       grams in the area:
amount Pickens has given to a             Pickens also spoke about his     spoke on land ownership, Gor-                                               • Action Assoc. Domes-           ty for tribal departments to
number of “worthy causes.”            meeting with then Sen. Barack        don Yellowman spoke on water                                                     tic Violence Center,        save money on duplication
    Pickens centered his address      Obama in Reno, Nev.                  laws, and Susan Shown Harjo                                                      Clinton, Okla. (580)        costs and also allows tribal
on the dependence of foreign              He said he’s convinced the       spoke on tribal membership.                                                      2-464.                   members the opportunity to
oil, wind turbines, and solar         Obama administration will cre-          The Oklahoma Supreme                                                                                      have their CD’s or DVD’s
panels – i.e. the Pickens Plan.       ate an energy plan reducing          Court, the Oklahoma Indian                                                                                   duplicated and save money
                                                                                                                 •    Northwest Domestic Violence Crisis Center, Woodward,
    His plan, which was first in-     the dependence of foreign oil.       Affairs Commission, the Okla-              Okla. (580) 256-1215.                                             also.
troduced in July 2008, calls for      Pickens said, “We’re going to        homa Bar Association’s Indian         •    YWCA, Enid, Okla. (580) 24-7581/1284.                               The studio can also
a reduction in America’s depen-       see monumental changes.”             Law Section, the Oklahoma             •    Womens Service Center, El Reno, Okla. (405) 262-4455              transfer your VHS home
dence of foreign oil by utilizing         “We are going to have an en-     Arts Council, the University of       •    YWCA, Oklahoma City, (405) 917-9922 or 947-4506.                  videos to DVD.
wind turbines and solar panels        ergy plan for the first time in 20   Tulsa College of Law, the Uni-        •    Passageway Battered Womens Shelter, Oklahoma City,                   For more information
for electricity needs and natural     years,” Pickens said.                versity of Oklahoma College of             Okla. (405) 949-1866.                                             about this service, contact
gas to fuel automobiles.                  During the meeting Pick-         Law, Oklahoma City University         •    Comanche Nation Hope House, Lawton, Okla. (580) 5-              Billy-Talako Williamson at
    “Ethanol – it works and it’s      ens said he told Obama, “The         School of Law, and the Sover-              077                                                              (405) 422-7568 or bwil-
America,” Pickens said.               only thing we have in our best       eignty Symposium, Inc present-                                                                     
    Yet, Pickens said ethanol is      resources is natural gas … it’s      ed the symposium.
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 Tribal                                                             Boarding school workshop scheduled
  Tidbits                                                                                         Submitted article

                                                                       The Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes of
                                                                                                                         and Jones Academy have been invited.
                                                                                                                            Boarding school staff will provide appli-
                                                                                                                         cations, check lists, brochures, and all infor-
                                                                                                                                                                           enrollment verification), or call (405) 422-
                                                                                                                                                                           7600 to request a CDIB; any test scores you
                                                                                                                                                                           may have on your child; and current physi-
                                                                    Oklahoma’s education department will be              mation for students who may be interested         cal form (if one has been completed).
                                                                    hosting a boarding school application prep           in applying for admission to a boarding              Court appointed guardians must bring le-
                                                                    day for parents and students from 11 a.m.            school for the 2009-2010 school year.             gal document showing guardianship. Bring
                                                                    to 2 p.m. June 2, 2009 at the Department               Parents and students can find out about        any other information you feel may be help-
                                                                    of Education offices located at 1621 D East          school start dates and if transportation will     ful for your child’s application for admis-
                                                                    Hwy 66 in El Reno, Okla.                             be provided, etc. Parents can also meet a         sion to boarding school.
                                                                       A noon meal will be provided. Parents             boarding school representative to discuss            If you do not have the listed items, the
                                                                    are asked to bring student information rel-          their child’s application for admission.          school can request them after a parental
                                                                    evant to application for admission.                     PARENTS: bring your child’s birth              consent form has been signed.
                                                                       Riverside Indian School and the Chicka-           certificate; current transcripts; immuniza-          For more information about the work-
                                                                    saw Children’s Village will be on site, along        tion records; original social security card;      shop, call (05) 22-7560 or email wwhite-
                                                                    with other schools. Sequoyah High School             certificate of degree of Indian blood (tribal
                                  Photos by Rosemary Stephens

                                                                    Hinono’eitiit completes first Geary High School class
   The Wellbriety White Bison travelers arrived in Concho,
Okla. on June 2, 2009 as part of their cross-country journey to
Washington, D.C.
   The Wellbriety White Bison followers organized a 6,800-mile
journey-of-forgiveness. The journey will remember people who                                      Submitted article      Calumet, too often, I believe that one of the     an enjoyable time and it goes to show that
suffered during their Native American boarding school experi-                                                            reasons that we have such a low retention         sharing culture is inclusionary, and any way
ences. White Bison travelers will stop at 23 present and former         The school year began by meeting the             rate is that we do not mesh with the domi-        students can benefit from this is wonderful
Indian school sites.                                                Geary School’s superintendent so an Arap-            nant society. Our kids are not proud of who       to me.
   The marchers plan to hand deliver a petition to Congress         aho language and culture class could be              they are. They do not know who they are.              Copeland and I have also started to de-
when they arrive in Washington D.C.                                 implemented.                                         The dominant society at the educational           velop the curriculum further in the areas
                                                                        Our mission: through high school cours-          and secular levels unconsciously teaches          of Southern Arapaho specific curriculum.
                                                                    es, targeting Native American students, the          our kids to be ashamed of their own culture.      Copeland has made many efforts in the past
                                                                    education of Arapaho language and culture            If they ask at home, sometimes their par-         year to translate and interpret the Arapaho
                                                                    would give the youth a sense of who they             ents do not know and tell them ‘don’t ask         church hymns and sweat lodge songs. It is
                                                                    are, where they come from, and a sense of            questions.’ We have been given a chance to        good for a person singing to know what
                                                                    where they are going.                                teach our traditional stories, our traditional    they are singing about.
                                                                        “It wasn’t easy. We had to design a class        values, and our language through the school           We hope the curriculum we have used
                                                                    essentially, while teaching it. It is like sailing   system, and we ran with it. Now, it can only      and also developed for our use will also be
                                                                    a ship while it is being built. Teaching cul-        get better and more refined,” Pedro said.         available through the Hinono’eitiit Ho’owu’
                                                                    ture is not easy. It has to be understandable,           Through a wealth of curriculum that in-       (Arapaho language program) and through
                                                                    and also in accordance with our traditional          cludes many of our traditional stories and        Culture and Heritage in the future or be
                                                                    beliefs. We aren’t here to teach our children        legends and understandings shared with our        available through online courses.
    Above: Marlin Farley                                            how to be Indian, but to show them the way.          program through the Arapaho Wind River                And, I am not leaving our Cheyenne
 smokes Mitch Walking Elk,                                          All in all, we feel it went well, and we hope        College, and The Arapaho Language and             people out. We need to develop both, but I
 Rodger Davis, Minerva Ro-                                          that this will spread to other schools,” Abra-       Culture Commission, and also having peo-          know my own tribe best. Our main concern
 driguez, and Louis Rodriguez                                       ham Pedro, Arapaho language coordinator,             ple around the community volunteer, it was        right now is that we do not have enough
 before beginning the Wellbri-                                      said.                                                a wonderful chance to assist our kids.            tribal teachers who are dependable and who
 ety walk.                                                              One of the mainstayers around the Geary              Highlights were having Charlotte Lump-        can do this.
                                                                    community, which has a high proportion of            mouth come to the class and show students             We hope to develop this type of class
                                                                    Arapaho tribal members, is John Copeland.            her beadwork collection, and having Fred          in other school districts. Our main intent
                                                                    He was immediately on board, and became              Mosqueda and Charles Sleeper talk to our          is that through the education of our young
                                                                    a co-teacher with Pedro.                             kids about our traditional values. The main       Native American students, they will go on
                                                                        In his own words, he came from his own           highlight was taking the kids to the Univer-      to college and come back as fully certified
    Right: Crystal Rodriguez                                        Cherokee territory of Tulsa around 16 years          sity of Oklahoma in Norman, Okla., where          teachers or make something with their life,
 holds the healing staff as she                                     ago to revive the native church in Geary, as         we visited the Sam Noble Center and the           knowing where they come from, so they can
 leads the walkers behind the                                       well as restore traditional cultural values          Jacobsen Indian Art Center.                       also be happy and content with whatever
 designated memorial walk                                           that had become marginalized through the                 We are looking forward to expanding to a      they pursue in ways of academics, careers,
 van.                                                               process of missionaries and assimilation.            second year cultural class and working with       or in their lifestyles.
                                                                        Becoming involved in the community,              another introductory class out of
                                                                    he became more deeply acquainted with the            Geary High School.
                                                                    Arapaho traditional ceremonies, and real-                If our kids want to learn the
                                                                    ized the values of the church he represent-          meanings behind songs, or what
                                                                    ed and the traditional values of the Native          our understandings are, we want
                                                                    American communities were one and the                to show them.
                                                                    same.                                                    A special thanks goes out to the
                                                                        “The class to me was a fulfillment of a          students Jasmine Bates, Nathaniel
                                                                    vision to restore traditional values. When           Charlie, KJ Hicks, Ashley Hobbs,
                                                                    I first came to this community I had envi-           Stephanie Garrison, Marissa Tom-
                                                                    sioned the creation of a tribal educational          son, and Sam Youngbull, who took
                                                                    center where we would teach our own chil-            the first class and bearing with us
                                                                    dren from our own perspective, and though            as we developed this course.
                                                                    this has never been realized, this is a start,”          One thing that surprised me
                                                                    Copeland said.                                       were the two female Anglo stu-
                                   Photos by Rosemary Stephens          “As a young man born and raised from             dents who took this class. We had
    On May 29, 2009 a fire engine donated by the Cedar Lake
 Fire Department arrived at the Cheyenne and Arapaho fire sup-

                                                                    Koshiway wins at Red Earth
 pression building in Concho, Okla.
    In a joint effort, James Nimrod, director of the Cheyenne and                                                                                                                       CATI computer
 Arapaho tribes’ Emergency Management Systems (EMS) and fire
 suppression manager, Nelson Clark, and Richard Miller made         youth art competition                                                                                               system in spotlight
 contacts and arrangements with the Cedar Lake Fire Depart-
 ment for the donation of a 1963 fire engine.                                                                                                                                                Submitted information
                                                                                     Submitted article      sculpture category.
    A coalition between the Caddo Nation tribe, the Cheyenne                                                   She is the daughter of Joseph
 and Arapaho EMS/Fire Suppression department and the Cedar              Aundrea Koshiway, an en-            Koshiway and granddaughter of                                                    Bryan Sykes, Chey-
 Lake Fire Department has been formed to provide firefighting       rolled Cheyenne and Arapaho             Deswood Koshiway. Her great-                                                 enne and Arapaho tribes
 training to the Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes’ by the Cedar Lake     tribal member is also Otoe-Mis-         grandmother Agnes Oldbear is                                                 Technology & Innovation
 Fire Department utilizing Cedar Lake’s equipment.                  souri, Creek, and Seminole. Ko-         Cheyenne from Longdale, Okla.                                                Training Center coordina-
    For more information contact Nimrod at jnimrod@c-a-tribes.      shiway entered the 2009 Youth           Martha Koshiway is her great-                                                tor, will be shown from
 org.                                                               Art competition at the Red Earth        grandmother on her Otoe-Mis-                                                 6:30 p.m. to 7p.m. on TV
                                                                    Festival.                               siouri side.                                                                 Channel KOCO-TV 5
                                                                        She is 10 years old and en-            Koshiway enjoys drawing                                                   ABC on June 20, 2009
                                                                    tered several categories in Divi-       and painting. She hopes to con-                                              following the Eyewitness
                                                                    sion I ages 9-12 years. She won         tinue with her art and plans to                                              News 5 newscast.
                                                                    first place in the pottery cat-         continue her involvement with                                                    The program gives the
                                                                    egory and second place in the           future art contests.                                    Courtesy photo       latest updates in modern
                                                                                                                                                                                         medicine. The discussion

                                                                    Cheyenne, Arapaho artist achievements
                                                                                                                                                                                         is on the computer system
                                                                                                                                                                                         set up in the CATI Center
                                                                                                                                                                                         in El Reno, Okla.
                                                                                     Submitted article                                                                                       This system is designed
                                                                                                                                                                                         to aid and assist with brain
                                                                        The following is a brief list                                                                                    injuries, cognitive deficits
                                                                    of Cheyenne and Arapaho art-                                                                                         and has worked very well
                                                                    ists who won during the 2009                                                                                         for stroke victims. Watch
                                                                    Red Earth festival art compiti-                                                                                      this program to gain infor-
                                                                    tion in Oklahoma City.                                                                                               mation on how to obtain
                                                                        Cultural Items, Diversified-                                                                                     this assistance.
                                                                    First Place: Frank Sheridan
                                                                        Photography-Third Place:
                                                                    Gordon Yellowman
                                                                        Metal      Sculpture-Second
                                                                    Place: Harvey Pratt
                                                                        Wood Sculpture:-First Place:
                                                                    Charles Pratt
                                  Photo by Rosemary Stephens             Photos by Rosemary Stephens                     Harvey Pratt                        Charles Pratt
                                                                                                                                                                                          The CATI Training
     Cheyenne and Arapaho tribal members, Shawn Littlebear                                                                                                                              Center will be closed:
 and his sister, Anna Sage hosts some of the New Zealand rugby                                                    Cheyenne                              100 Campus Drive,
 players awaiting the rugby tournament in Denver, Colo.                                                                                               Weatherford, OK 73096                JUNE 1, 5, 25, and 26
     From left-right: Geoffrey, Samoan tribe, Jimmy, Tongan
                                                                                                                and Arapaho                            Phone: (580) 77-372
                                                                                                                Tribal College                          Fax: (580) 77-7085
 tribe, Jordan and Kevin, both of the Maori tribes of New Zea-                                                                                        E-mail:               JULY 3, 10, and 17
 Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribal Tribune, June 15, 2009                                                                                                                         Page 

Culture, Heritage program revisions                                                                              Buffalo rations                                           NOTICE

                                                                                                                 for the 2009
                                                                                                                                                         The Cheyenne and Arapaho tribal complex will be closed
                         Submitted by the Culture          •	     NO WALK THRU CHECK REQUEST                                                          on June 25, 2009 in observance of Little Big Horn day.
                           and Heritage program            •	     NO APPLICATIONS will be accepted
                                                        AFTER THE FACT
   Effective Immediately!                                  •	     NO DONATIONS of WATER for INDI-
                                                                                                                              Submitted article
   Notice to Tribal Members:                            VIDUALS
   While it is the mission of the Cheyenne and             •	     NO PENDELTON BLANKETS
                                                                                                                     Notice to tribal members:
Arapaho tribes Culture and Heritage program to             •	     NO FOOD VOUCHERS for INDIVID-
                                                                                                                 ALL buffalo rations will be
foster traditional and cultural participation, the      UAL EVENTS
                                                                                                                 dispersed by the Culture and
program is restructuring and under budget con-             •	     NO LOANING of TABLES and/or
                                                                                                                 Heritage program for the
straints.                                               CHAIRS for INDIVIDUALS
                                                                                                                 2009 Cheyenne and Arapaho
   Due to these constraints the Culture and Heri-           Thank you for your patience and understand-
                                                                                                                 ceremonies. Rations will be
tage program has re-evaluated allowable program         ing. We apologize for the inconvenience these
                                                                                                                 given on a first come first
expenditures and policies and the following is ef-      changes may cause.
                                                                                                                 serve basis based on the par-
fective immediately.                                       In addition more changes may occur and tribal
                                                                                                                 ticipation level of applicant.
   •	     Assistance to ENROLLED TRIBAL                 members will be publicly notified. Your coopera-
                                                                                                                     Important Reminder: To
MEMBERS ONLY                                            tion is greatly appreciated.
                                                                                                                 better serve tribal members
                                                                                                                 in their traditional and cultur-
                                                                                                                 al endeavors, all applications

Important program reminder                                                                                       are required to be submitted
                                                                                                                 TWO WEEKS in advance of
                                                                                                                 any event/activity, allowing
                         Submitted by the Culture       all tribal purchasing procedures. In addition, ef-       staff and the finance team
                           and Heritage program         fective May 31, 2009 as per directive, no more           time, to process and comply
                                                        walk-thru check requests will be processed.              with all tribal purchasing
    The Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes Culture and             Applicants are responsible for ensuring that all     procedures.
Heritage program is dedicated to preserving tribal      support documentation is provided and attached               Applicants are respon-
traditions, promoting oral history, art, music, tra-    hereto. Failure to submit support documentation          sible for ensuring that all
ditional languages, and fostering cultural partici-     may cause your application to be denied.                 support documentation is
pation for tribal members.                                  Your immediate attention and cooperation is          provided and attached here-
    To better serve tribal members in their tradi-      greatly appreciated, and we look forward to serv-        to. Failure to submit support
tional and cultural endeavors, all applications         ing you.                                                 documentation may delay
are required to be submitted TWO WEEKS in                   For more information or to receive an applica-       and/ or cause your applica-
advance of any event/activity, allowing staff and       tion, please contact our offices at (405) 422-7433       tion to be denied. Your co-
the finance team time to process and comply with        or call toll free 1 (800) 247-4612 ext. 27433.           operation is greatly appreci-
                                                                                                                 ated, and we look forward to
                                                                                                                 serving you. For more infor-

CANAR holds mid-year conference
                                                                                                                 mation or to receive an ap-
                                                                                                                 plication, contact Marina or
                                                                                                                 Virginia at (405) 422-7704
                                                                                                                 and (405) 422-7714 or call
               Submitted article                                                                                 toll free (800) 247-4612 ext
                                                                                                                 27704 or 27714.
    The Consortia of Admin-
istrators for Native American
Rehabilitation held their Mid-                                                                                  National Park
                                                                                                                Service waive
Year Conference in Anchorage,

    Charles Sleeper and Bryan
Sykes represented the Cheyenne
and Arapaho tribes. The total at-
tendance included 52 individual                                                                                     (BRECKSVILLE,           Ohio)
Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation                                                                                – Secretary of the Interior Ken
programs throughout the United                                                                                  Salazar announced that the Na-
States.                                                                                                         tional Park Service will offer
    This conference included a                                                                                  three fee-free weekends this
directors teleconference from                                                                                   summer to encourage Ameri-
Washington D.C., membership                                                                                     cans seeking affordable vaca-
meeting, keynote speakers,                                          Photo courtesy of Truesdale & Associates    tions to visit these national trea-
breakout sessions, awards ban-                                                                                  sures. There are 391 national
quet and plenty of networking.           Charles Sleeper and Bryan Sykes attend the CANAR conference            parks located across the country
    Alaska has 11 Tribal Voca-        in Anchorage, Alaska.                                                     in 49 states.
tional Rehabilitation programs                                                                                      “During these tough eco-
that contributed to the confer-          The next CANAR annual            Vocational Rehabilitation (OK-        nomic times, our national parks
ence. Also attending from the         conference is to be held from       TVR) Council and Oklahoma             provide opportunities for af-
Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes           Nov. 28, 2009 to Dec. 2, 2009 at    Department of Rehabilitation          fordable vacations for fami-
was Pat Smothers, James Jones         the Embassy Suites in Norman,       Services have joined to present       lies,” Salazar said at a press
and Susie Galindo.                    Okla. The Oklahoma Tribal           this conference.                      conference at Cuyahoga Valley
                                                                                                                National Park. “I encourage
                                                                                                                everyone to visit one of our na-
                                                                                                                tion’s crown jewels this summer

How can child abuse happen?                                                                                     and especially to take advan-
                                                                                                                tage of the three free-admission
                                                                                                                    The 147 National Park Ser-
                                    Submitted article   under financial or relationship stress are at risk as   vice sites across the country that
                                                        well.                                                   charge fees for entry will waive
    There are many complicated factors that lead to        •	     Alcohol or drug abuse. Alcohol and drug       these entrance fees during the
child abuse. Risk factors for child abuse include:      abuse lead to serious lapses in judgment. They can      weekends of June 20-21, July
    •	    History of child abuse. Unfortunately,        interfere with impulse control making emotional         18-19, and Aug. 15-16, 2009,
the patterns we learn in childhood are often what       and physical abuse more likely.                         Salazar said.
we use as parents. Without treatment and insight,          Due to impairment caused by being intoxi-                Meanwhile, many park part-
sadly, the cycle of child abuse often continues.        cated, alcohol and drug abuse frequently lead to        ners including tour operators,
    •	    Stress and lack of support. Parenting         child neglect                                           hotels, restaurants, gift shops,
can be a very time intensive, difficult job. Parents       •	     Domestic violence. Witnessing domestic        and other vendors will of-
caring for children without support from family,        violence in the home, as well as the chaos and in-      fer additional discounts and
friends or the community can be under a lot of          stability that is the result, is emotional abuse to a   special promotions on those
stress.                                                 child. Frequently domestic violence will escalate       dates. More information on
    Teen parents often struggle with the maturity       to physical violence against the child as well.         the fees and discounts can be
and patience needed to be a parent. Caring for a           If you have any questions feel free to get in        found at
child with a disability, special needs or difficult     contact with Adrian Prairie Chief, ICW preven-          findapark/feefreeparks.htm
behaviors is also a challenge. Caregivers who are       tion caseworker.
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TCCC urges people to get counted
                                                                                                                                                                  E a t i n g
               Submitted article

   There will be a Tribal Com-
                                    the Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes
                                    to work with the Census Bureau
                                    through the Tribal Governments
                                                                        counted by promoting activities
                                                                        between now and April 2010.
                                                                        The importance of an accurate
                                                                                                              and rural areas and determine
                                                                                                              the need for tribal development
                                                                                                                                                                   for     DIABETES
plete Count Committee (TCCC)        Liaison Program (TGLP). The         2010 count:                              3. Census data guide local
meeting for the Cheyenne and        purpose of the meeting to in-           1. Every year, the federal        decision-makers on where to                                By Kristie Purdy, MA, RD/LD
Arapaho tribes from 1:30 to         vite all tribal programs and any    government can allocate more          build new roads, hospitals and                            C&A Diabetes Wellness Program
4:30 p.m., June 22, 2009 at the     program which serves Native         than $300 billion to tribes, states   job training, child-care and se-

                                                                                                                                                          Is it hunger?
Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes         Americans in northwest Okla-        and communities based, in part,       nior citizen centers.
Department of Education (CA-        homa to organize a TCCC.            on census data.                          Connie Hart Yellowman will
DOE) offices in El Reno.                The purpose of the TCCC             2. Tribal leaders can use         also give a presentation. She
   Quinton Roman Nose has           is to ensure that Native Ameri-     census data to gain insight into      is a U.S. Census Bureau senior                  According to the Centers      fruits, vegetables or whole
been appointed as the liaison for   cans in our area are notified and   tribal members living in urban        partnership specialist.                     for Disease Control, obesity      grain products. Be sure to
                                                                                                                                                          is the No. 1 health threat in     read the food labels to make
                                                                                                                                                          the United States. So how         sure you are not getting
                                                                                                                                                          do we keep our weight with-       more calories or fat than
                                                                                                                                                          in a healthy range? Many of       your body really needs.
                                                                                                                                                          us believe gaining weight is          While it is OK to feel
                                                                                                                                                          a result of not getting any       hungry at the start of a meal,
                                                                                                                                                          physical activity and over-       try to avoid being overly
                                                                                                                                                          eating to excess. While this      hungry or starving when
                                                                                                                                                          can be true, it is not always     you sit down. If you are
                                                                                                                                                          the case.                         overly hungry when you sit
                                                                                                                                                              As little as 100 extra cal-   down to a meal it is easy to
                                                                                                                                                          ories a day can make a dif-       overeat and consume more
                                                                                                                                                          ference in weight gain. This      than what our bodies need.
                                                                                                                                                          is why it is important to stay        Try to avoid eating on
                                                                                                                                                          aware of how many calories        the run. By sitting down and
                                                                                                                                                          you are eating in a day.          eating slowly, we are able to
                                                                                                                                                              It’s easy to be tempted to    focus on what we are putting
                                                                                                                                                          reach for a bite of food ev-      in our mouth. It is easier to
                                                                                                                                                          ery time we feel the slight-      listen to our bodies and stop
                                                                                                                                                          est sensation of hunger.          eating when we are full.
                                                                                                                                                          Many of us eat even when              At meal time you should
                                                                                                                                                          our bodies are not really         always try to sit at a table.
                                                                                                                                                          hungry.                           Sitting in front of the televi-
                                                                                                                                                              Eating every time we          sion, working on a project,
                                                                                                                                                          think we may feel hungry          reading and even driving
                                                                                                                                                          can result in overeating. It is   while eating makes it easy
                                                                                                                                                          important to ask ourselves        to not realize how much
                                                                                                                                                          these questions when we           food we have eaten. This
                                                                                                                                                          reach for a bite to eat be-       behavior can lead to over-
                                                                                                                                                          tween meal times:                 eating.
                                                                                                                                                              •	     Am I really hun-           Try to always eat from
                                                                                                                                                          gry? If you think you may         a plate. If you eat out of a
                                                                                                                                                          not be that hungry, wait and      bag, it is easy to eat more
                                                                                                                                                          ask yourself the same ques-       than you intended to. Try
                                                                                                                                                          tion again in 20 minutes.         to always portion out your
                                                                                                                                                              •	     When was the last      food, so you know exactly
                                                                                                                                                          time I ate? If it has been less   how much you have had.
                                                                                                                                                          than three hours after the            Some people are unable
                                                                        strength                                                                          last time you ate, you may        to recognize when they
                                                                        Continued from page 1                                                             not be feeling real hunger        are hungry. If this is you, a
                                                                                                                                                          pangs.                            schedule could be helpful.
                                                                                                                                                              •	     Could a small          Aim for small meals every
                                                                           In May 2008 West was ar-           to be leaving her kids and hus-
                                                                                                                                                          snack satisfy me before my        three to four hours. If you
                                                                        rested for DUI in Oklahoma            band.
                                                                                                                                                          next meal?                        feel as though you have fell
                                                                        City on a Saturday. After being           “I think I was just so numb
                                                                                                                                                              If you truly are hungry,      off the wagon and consumed
                                                                        bailed out of jail the same day,      from years and years of drinking
                                                                                                                                                          snacking can satisfy your         too much at one meal, do
                                                                        West received a second DUI the        that I just didn’t care if I lived or
                                                                                                                                                          hunger and meet your nutri-       not worry or dwell about it.
                                                                        next day, Sunday.                     died, much less go to prison, but
                                                                                                                                                          tional needs as well. Try to      Just move on and try to do
                                                                           “I went to court pretty quick      it hurt me to see my family so
                                                                                                                                                          snack smartly between meal        better at the next meal.
                                                                        and the judge looked at me and        sad and I knew I had let them
                                                                                                                                                          times by eating the foods             For questions concerning
                                                                        said I was going to prison. She       all down,” West said. “In there
                                                                                                                                                          your body needs to meet its       diabetes or weight manage-
                                                                        sentenced me to seven years …         (prison) I was locked down 23
                                                                                                                                                          nutritional goals. Plan ahead     ment, please contact the C-A
                                                                        my attorney said I would have         hours a day, with only one hour
                                                                                                                                                          for snack attacks and bring       Diabetes Wellness program
                                                                        to serve two years,” West said.       to shower or walk around. No
                                                                                                                                                          healthful snacks such as          at (405)422-788.
                                                                        “I tried to keep putting off the      sunshine, no fresh air … reality
                                                                        sentencing but the judge nipped       really sets in and I had plenty of
                                                                        that really quick. On July 8,         time to look inside myself and
                                                                        2008 I was handcuffed and             at my life at what alcohol had
                                                                        booked into jail to begin my two      done to me and all the people I
                                                                        year sentence.”                       love.”
                                                                           West said deep down she felt           Since being released early
                                                                        a sense of relief that something      through the SCRAM program,
                                                                        was going to happen at last but
                                                                        she said she was scared and sad                    See strength, page 7

 Corn Pudding

                                                  Cooking with commods

                                                       3. In a large bowl, lightly beat eggs.
   5 eggs                                              4. Add melted butter, sugar, and milk.
   1/3 cup butter, melted                              5. Whisk in cornstarch.
   1/4 cup white sugar                                 . Stir in corn and creamed corn.
   1/2 cup milk                                        7. Blend well
   4 tablespoons cornstarch                            8. Pour mixture into prepared casserole
   1 (15.25 ounce) can whole kernel corn               dish.
   2 (14.75 ounce) cans cream-style corn               Bake for 1 hour.

   1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees                      Makes 8 servings
   2. Grease a 2 quart casserole dish.

   The 12th annual South-           ily Strengths Conference                June 25-2, 2009 at the Plati-       July -9, 2009 at the Hilton            The 2009 National Native           or to register visit www.aaip.
western Indian Gaming Con-              June 23-25, 2009 at the Hil-    num Hotel in Las Vegas, Nev.          Hotel in San Francisco, Calif..         American Indian AIDS Sum-             org.
ference and Expo                    ton Portland and Executive          For more information or to reg-       This convention marks NAMI’s            mit
   June 22-24, 2009 at the Inn      Tower in Portland, Ore. For         ister visit www.falmouthinsti-        30th anniversary and the first an-         July 14-15, 2009 at the                The 23rd annual Indians in
of the Mountain Gods Resort &       more information conctact Kris                              niversary of Bebe Moore Camp-           Rochester Riverside Conven-           Sobriety Campout
Casino in Mescalero, N.M. For       Gowen at                                                   bell National Minority Mental           tion Center in Rochester, N.Y.            July 23-2, 2009 at the Jica-
more information or to regis-                                              The 19th annual California         Health Awareness Month. For             For more information call Cal-        rilla Apache Nation in Dulce,
ter visit www.bussproductions.         Pre-Licensing and Back-          Indian Basketweavers Gath-            more information or to register         vin TwoGuns at (585) 413-1817         N.M. For more information
com.                                ground Investigations               ering                                 visit                     or by email at calvintwoguns@         email indiansinsobriety@earth-
                                       June 24-25, 2009 at the             June 2-28, 2009 at the Tish                                                        or visit www.naigso-
   The New York Gaming              UNLV International Gaming           Tang Campground in Hoopa,                The 16th annual Interna-                                         
Summit                              Institute in Las Vegas, Nev. For    Calif. To register or for more in-    tional Boys’ Schools Coalition              The Association of Ameri-
   June 22-23, 2009 in Saratoga     more information call (702)         formation visit or       Conference-Windows         into         can Indian Physicians 38th               Hearing Procedures for
Springs, N.Y. For more infor-       895-2008 or visit www.igi.unlv.     call (530) 8-1332.                  Manhood                                 Annual Meeting & National             Tribal Gaming Commission
mation or to register visit www.    edu.                                                                         July 7-10, 2009 in Hastings          Health Conference                         June 25 - 2, 2009 at the Pal-                                                               The 30th annual NAMI               Hawke’s Bay, North Island,                  July 22- 2, 2009 at the Wes-     ace Station in Las Vegas, Nev.
                                       Payroll Tax Management           Convention-Multicultural Ac-          New Zealand. For more infor-            tin Alexandria, VAFor more in-        To register visit www.falmou-
   The 2009 Building on Fam-        for Tribal Organizations            tion                                  mation visit           formation call (405) 94-7072
 Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribal Tribune, June 15, 2009                                                                                                                               Page 

       C        ULTURAL
                        C O RNER

             By Abraham Pedro
                                                            Sundance vows
                                                                                                                                                       Global Communication and Browsing Techniques class
                                                                                                                                                       Every Wednesday afternoon in June at the CATI Trianing Center
                                                                                                                                                    in El Reno. Limited to 10 students
        “You have noticed that everything           ness that our people have always had           finish what you are doing, and on into
    as Indian does is in a circle, and that is      open minded thoughts about things. This        the rest of your life. It is very easy to live      Weekly Speaker class
    because the power of the world always           world is big enough to hold all of our dif-    in this type of life if you live this from           From 3 to 4 p.m. every Thursday in June in the DLL Classroom
    works in circles, and everything tries to       fering beliefs. There are many ways to         the heart. You have all year long to start       at the CATI Trianing Center in El Reno. Limited to 12 students
    be round ... the sky is round, and I have       our creator, and simply, it is OK to agree     getting ready for your undertaking. Start
    heard that the Earth is round like a ball,      to disagree. With that in mind, if I do not    early, get everything in order. You awake           Kiamichi Owa-Chito Festival
    and so are all the stars. The wind, in its      convey the right understandings or you         early in the morning, you say a word of             June 18-20, 2009 at the Beavers Bend Resort in Broken Bow,
    greatest power, whirls. Birds make their        feel differently, forgive me, I am not try-    prayer. You know what is right in your           Okla. Art and photography competitions, children’s activities, fish-
    nest in circles, for theirs is the same re-     ing to be anybody because I am not old         own life, and you do it. You live it in a        ing tournament and nightly entertainment. For more information
    ligion as ours. Even the seasons form           enough to have the force of conviction,        good manner, you do your best to stay            call (580) 584-3393 or visit
    a great circle in their changing, and           but I am trying to pass this understand-       close to these good ways of thinking,
    always come back again to where they            ing of our people to our own people and        of living, of being, and when you make
    were. The life of a man is a circle from        my own thoughts on this.                       mistakes, you change your course.                   Stop Motion Animation class
    childhood to childhood, and so it is in             So, with that in mind, I want to say           So, I am writing this in response to           From 1 to 2 p.m. June 2-24, 2009 on Monday, Wednesday,
    everything where power moves.” – Black          a vow is simply an agreement made be-          many people who talk about the way               Thursdays at the CATI Trianing Center in El Reno.
    Elk, Oglala Sioux                               tween a person and a higher power. There       many of our people simply “act holy”
        “There are many things to be shared         are many types of vows made, such as a         for four days for our ceremonies, then              Creating a Web Page class
    with the Four Colors of humanity in our         man and a wife go to get married, or the       we see them carrying on any kind of                From 2 to 3 p.m. June 2-24, 2009 on Monday, Wednesday,
    common destiny as one with our mother           supreme covenants of our people. You           way. If you come around the ceremonies,          Thursdays at the CATI Trianing Center in El Reno.
    the Earth. It is this sharing that must be      can make a vow with anything, wheth-           take care of yourself, respect your own
    considered with great care by the elders        er it is the Sundance, the white man’s         self, your own vows. You cannot walk                Language & Culture Using Computer Technology
    and the medicine people who carry the           church, the Peyote ceremonies, or even         this road with drugs and alcohol in your            Cheyenne and Arapaho Language Skills class
    sacred trusts, so that no harm may come         a plant or animal. WE make these vows          body. You cannot walk this road with                From 1 to 3 p.m. on Tuesday’s at the CATI Trianing Center in
    to people through ignorance and misuse          because we know that these lodges hold         abuses happening.                                El Reno and from 10 a.m. to noon every Wednesday at the Clinton
    of these powerful forces.”- Resolution of       tremendous healing powers, some so                 If you are, chop it off, and go on, give     Housing Authority Buildimg from June 2 to 30, 2009.
    the fifth annual meetings of the Tradi-         powerful that people come away com-            thanks for your health and well being. If
    tional Elders Circle, 1980                      pletely changed from just watching or          you have rules or prohibitions you must             Heartland Cruise and Car Show
        With the ceremonies of our people,          taking part. Sometimes, in life, we come       live by, you better live by them. If you            June 19-20, 2009 at Rader Park in Weatherford, Okla. For ven-
    the Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes com-            across great sicknesses, great trials and      have received some type of blessing,             dors and more information call (580 2-44.
    ing up, specifically the Sundance cer-          tribulations in life, whether it is for a      don’t ever be afraid to come give thanks,
    emonies that will be held here within the       loved one who is suffering from cancer,        and to support our people with what they
                                                                                                                                                       Gourd dance
    next month, I wanted to talk a little about     or by the faith of the power of our lodges     are doing, because that is what it is all
                                                                                                                                                       June 20, 2009 at Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute
    them.                                           that we come back unharmed and un-             about.
                                                                                                                                                    (SIPI). Begins at 1 p.m. with supper at 5 p.m. and continued gourd
        To our people, these are the full           scathed from a war.                                I say this as our people are starting to
                                                                                                                                                    dancing at  p.m. Sponsored by New Mexico Cheyenne and Arap-
    completion, held during the height of               The motion of going into a lodge is        prepare themselves, mentally, physically
                                                                                                                                                    aho tribal members. For more information, call (505) 99-2130 or
    the summertime, when the sun is closest         precipitated by this force of feeling, of      and spiritually for the long ordeal ahead.
                                                                                                                                                    (505) 465-092.
    to the earth. I do not want to talk about       completing a contractual obligation for        What they are going to do, they are go-
    anything to do with what goes on, many          what the higher powers have done for us,       ing to accomplish something so great
    of our people have the same feeling I           for our people, or for what we want them       and powerful, it is something that holds            Geary Community Nursing Home Garage, Bake Sale
    do. That it just isn’t OK to talk within a      to accomplish for us.                          a great deal of gratitude in my heart              From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 20, 2009 at 20 N. Galena in Geary,
    public atmosphere about something that              However, I want to stress that this        that we have people in our tribe like            Okla.
    is that sacred. And I agree. Especially,        vow that is undertaken, is not just rep-       this. We all have our stories with what
    even though pictures and details have           resented by the few days that this person      we have seen around these ceremonies,               Multicultural Rodeo
    been published by anthropologists in            sits within a ceremonial context. For a        but, I know people have gotten well in              June 20, 2009 at the rodeo grounds in Ponca City, Okla. Calf
    the past. Regardless, I have the convic-        person to go into a ceremony such as           the blink of an eye around these things,         roping, team ropting, bull riding, barrel racing and more. For more
    tion that if you are meant to know sacred       this, it is needed to be understood that       bad feelings or old enemies or old family        information call (580) 62-2499.
    knowledge, you will find it.                    this business of undertaking a Sundance        grudges have melted away like nothing
        There are certain parameters we can         vow (or any number of vows that our            around these ways.                                  The third Akeen family Father’s Day dance
    talk about these things, but as far as          people regularly go through), and what             If anything, do it in a sincere manner,         June 21, 2009 at the Concho powwow grounds. Gourd dance
    ritualized special knowledge, we can-           it entails is no laughing matter, and is not   and again I appreciate all of our ceremo-        starts at 2 p.m., supper at 5 p.m. and grand entry at  p.m. For more
    not tell just anybody. But, because of the      undertaken lightly.                            nial people for what they do, and I hope         information call Dale Akeen (405) 262-0926.
    sacredness of these ceremonial rituals,             When you undertake a vow, especially       this inspires more of our young people
    and what they mean to us, we have cer-          without traditional ceremonies, you are        to turn away and come celebrate. Come               R.E.Sp.E.C.T Sports and Fitness camp
    tain times and certain places where we          asking for the pity of supernatural forces     around our ways, because we have some-              June 22-25, 2009 at Roman Nose State Park. For more informa-
    do talk about these things. Besides, the        that can help you, or if you are not liv-      thing to really be proud of as Arapaho           tion, call (800) 24-4612.
    complexity and the representations in-          ing right, can very well hurt you and the      and Cheyenne people.
    volved are so complex, it would take a          ones you may be asking help for. These
                                                                                                                                                       Introduction to Media Production class
    lifetime to fully understand anything.          vows and ceremonies are not something             Next issue I will get back on track
                                                                                                                                                      From 2 to 4 p.m. June 23, 2009 and from 1 to 5 p.m. June 24,
        Because of this, all I want to talk about   to be done to prove your machismo.             and talk about the initial contemporary
                                                                                                                                                    2009 at the CATI Trianing Center in El Reno.
    is the vows, and the meaning behind this.       When you undertake something like this,        history of our tribe. Any thoughts, ques-
    Why we do what we do. Sometimes, the            the only understanding I have is that you      tions, comments? I am surprised by the
    greater public, and the more christianized      need to live this vow day and night not        lack of comments from our tribal people,            Indian Hills powwow
    assimilated tribal people consider what         just for the few days that you participate     please, let me know what you want to                July 24-26, 2009 at 300 North Sooner Road. Grand entry at 8
    our traditional people do to be “heathen-       in the ceremony, but through your entire       hear about! Thanks! Abe Pedro- (405)             pm. each night. Vendors can contact Glenn Rollo at (405) 62-6531
    ish” and I want to challenge these igno-        life. You live this from the time that you     422-7729, email ADpedro@c-a-tribes.              of 606-198.
    rant attitudes with a statement of aware-       say those binding words, on up until you       org
                                                                                                                                                       Lucky Star Casino Rock Concert
                                                                                                                                                       At :30 p.m. June 26, 2009 at the Lucky Star Casino in Clinton,
                                                                                                                                                    Okla. Featuring Smash Mouth, Soul Asylum and Fastball. Tickets
strength                                                                                                                                            are $30 and VIP tickets $40. Sold at any Lucky Star Casino location

                                                                              CSUEA Youth powwow
Continued from page 6                                                                                                                               or by calling (580) 323-6599.

                                                                                                                                                       Citizen Potawatomi National Family Reunion Festival
West continues                                                                                                                                         June 26-28, 2009 at the Citizen Potawatomi Nation in Shawnee,
to attend meet-                                                                                                                                     Okla. Traditional ceremonies, family games and activities. For more
ings and coun-                                                                                                                                      information call (405) 25-3121 or visit
seling to main-
tain her sobriety.
                                                                                                                                                       Tonkawa Tribal Powwow
She completed
                                                                                                                                                        June 26-28, 2009 at Fort Oakland in Tonkawa, Okla. Annual
courses through
                                                                                                                                                    tribal celebration powwow. For more information call (580) 628-
the     Education
                                                                                                                                                    2220 or visit
and       Employ-
ment      Ministry
(TEEM) program                                                                                                                                         Joscelyn Tapaha graduation dance
in Moore, Okla.                                                                                                                                        June 2, 2009 at the Fonda Community Hall. Meal served from
and is currently                                                                                                                                    12:30 to 1:30 p.m. with dance to follow.
working on being
reinstated to the                                                                                                                                      Cheyenne and Arapho Smoke Shop Customer Appre-
nursing profes-                                                                                                                                     ciation Day
                                                       Courtesy photo
sion.                                                                                                                                                  June 2, 2009 beginning at 11 a.m. Free hamburgers, hot dogs
   “Lydia      im-                                                                                                                                  and drinks.
                         James Moore, Education and Employment                  Courtesy
pressed me right
                                                                                  photos                                                               Birthday/Honor dance for Robert “Bob” Sankey
                      Ministry (TEEM) program instructor, presents
off because she                                                                                                                                        June 2, 2009 in Concho, Okla.
                      Lydia West her certificate of completion.
was so open and
candid       about                                                                                                                                     Kylee (Kolane) Violette Honor Dance
where she’s been                    alcoholics and I want them to                                                                                      June 28, 2009 at the Thunderbird Casino in Norman, Okla.
and where she’s going,” James know this disease doesn’t really                                                                                      Gourd dance. Dinner at 5 p.m., Grand Entry at  p.m. Arts and
Moore, TEEM program in- care if you are Indian or black                                                                                             crafts booths $40 and food vendor booths $150. For more infor-
structor, said. “She sat right or white … if you start think-                                                                                       mation or to book a booth call Mary Bond at (405) 366-1884 or
up front, which we pay atten- ing you might have a drinking                                                                                         Dorothy Violette at (405) 60-185.
tion to don’t ask me why, and problem, you already do,” West
you could just tell she had a said. “I want people to know my                                                                                          Mark Quintana Honor Dance
peace about her … she really story, know where I have been.                                                                                            June 28, 2008 in Concho, Okla.
did well through the course and Hopefully if my story can help
now two of her kids are tak- just one person find their way to
ing classes through TEEM.” sobriety, it will all be worth it.”                                                                                         Sixth annual Western Oklahoma Indian Baptist Fam-
West said being sober has given        For more information about                                                                                   ily Camp
her a brand new life and a sec- the sober living housing call                                                                                          June 29-July 3, 2009 at Cedar Hills Baptist Church, 2 miles
ond chance to live her dreams.      (405) 42-6169 or to seek help                                                                                  south and 1 ½ miles west of Binger, Okla. For more information,
   “I know a lot of our Cheyenne for alcoholism call (800) 468-
and Arapaho tribal members are 6933.
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Continued on page 9
Page                                                                                                              Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribal Tribune, June 15, 2009

School deadline nears                                                                                                                                                                 Cheyenne and Arapaho
                                                                                                                                                                                     Department of Education
                                         Submitted articleThe classes will be sent via distance learning from           A list of classes for the Fall 2009 semester are listed
                                                       Southwestern	 Oklahoma	 State	 University	 in	 Weather-      on	the	Cheyenne	and	Arapaho	Tribal	College	Web	site	                Offices	located	at	
   Each semester the gaming-higher education program ford,	Okla.	to	the	Cheyenne	and	Arapaho	education	of-          (		                                    1621 D East Hwy 66,
provides	tuition	and	textbook	assistance	for	Cheyenne	 fices	in	El	Reno,	Okla.		                                        Applicants may also request the class schedule or as-
                                                                                                                                                                                      El	Reno,	OK		73036	
and Arapaho tribal members and tribal member em-          Additional sites may be available at a later date. For    sistance from our tribal college at (50) 774-3139 or
                                                                                                                                                                                     Phone: (405) 422-756
ployees who wish to enroll in part-time American In- more information call (405) 422-7560 or send a request
                                                                                                                                                                                      Fax: (405) 262-5419
dian Studies courses.                                  to The gaming application              Applicants	will	need	to	apply	to	Southwestern	Okla-
   July 15, 2009 has been set as the deadline for sub- can	 be	 copied	 from	 our	 Web	 site   homa	 State	 University	 as	 well,	 and	 the	 tribal	 college	
                                                                                                                                                                                      Alternate Fax: (405)
mission of gaming-higher education applications to en- education. A CDIB should be submitted with the gam-          staff can assist with applications and the required docu-             422-3075
roll in tribal college classes for Fall 2009.          ing application.                                             ments list.

          Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribes of
              Head Start Program

     The Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes Head Start program Con-
  cho Center is now accepting applications for the 2009-2010
  school year.
     The head start program is a comprehensive child develop-
  ment program that is designed to promote high quality services
  and provide a range of individualized services in the area of ed-
  ucation, early childhood, medical, dental, mental health, nutri-
  tion and parent involvement. Head start services are responsive
  and appropriate to each child and family’s development, ethnic
  cultural and linguistic and experience.

      Eligibility Requirements:
      Children 3-5 years old-must be 3 years old by Sept.1, and
  turn 5 years old after Sept. 1. To process application the follow-
  ing must be attached:
      a)	 Copy	of	Child’s	Birth	Certificate.
      b)    Copy of Child’s Immunization Record.
      c)    Copy of Child’s Social Security Card.
      d)    Copy of Child’s Health Insurance card.
      e)	 Income	Verification.
      f)    If the child has special needs. Documentation at-
      Head start provides transportation to and from the head start
  center in a 25 mile radius in service area. Includes Concho, El
  Reno,	Kingfisher,	Okarche,	Geary	and	Calumet	.	
      Certified	 staff,	 age	 appropriate	 curriculum,	 certified	 CDL	
  bus	 drivers,	 nutritious	 meals-breakfast	 and	 lunch,	 cultural	 ac-
  tivities	and	field	trips.
      The Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes Head Start program fol-
  lows federal guidelines and local Department of Human Servic-
  es requirements. The head start program does not discriminate
  against race, color, sex, national origin or disabilities.
      For	 an	 enrollment	 packet	 or	 more	 information	 please	 call	
  Leanna	Balbuena,	center	supervisor,	or	Rachel	Morales,	family	
  services coordinator, at (405) 422-7647 or (405) 422-7645.
 Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribal Tribune, June 15, 2009                                                                                                                        Page 

                                                Natural resources news                                                                                                 of
                                                                   Submitted article                                                                                                                Continued
                                                   The Farm and Ranch program
                                                                                                                                           call (405) 247-2716.
                                                has purchased 18 more heifers to in-
                                                crease our herd to 50.
                                                   The Concho crew has been work-                                                             Indian Hills powwow
                                                ing on the fence around our new                                                               July 24-26, 200 at 300 North Sooner Road. Grand entry at 8
     DEVELOPMENTS                               property south of I-40 on Country                                                          pm. each night. Vendors can contact Glenn Rollo at (405) 672-6531
                                                Club Road in El Reno.                                                                      of 606-718.
                                                   The Canton crew has been very
                                                busy cleaning up after the Walleye                                                            Oklahoma Indian Nations Powwow
                                                rodeo and Memorial Day weekends.                                                              July 31 - Aug. 2, 200 at the Concho powwow grounds in Con-
                                                They have also finished another                                                            cho, Okla. Now accepting food vendors and art booths. For more
                                                shrub/red cedar removal EQIP con-                                                          information contact Dara Franklin at (405) 488-5565 Christine
                                                tract with the USDA.                                                                       Morton (405) 476-1134.
       Courtesy photos
                                                                                                                                              Health Fair and Screening
                                                                                                                                             From 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Aug. 1, 200 at the Indian Nations Pow-
                                                                                                                                           wow in Concho, Okla. Sponsored by the Cheyenne and Arapaho
                                                                                                                                           Health Education department. For more information call (405) 422-
                                                                                                                                           7674 or (405) 422-7676.

                                                                                                                                              Intertribal Indian Club of Tulsa 32nd annual powwow
                                                                                                                                              Aug. 21-23, 200 at the Historic Perryman Ranch, between 111th
                                                                                                                                           and 121st on Elwood turn at the White Buffalo. For more informa-
                                                                                                                                           tion, visit,

                                                                                                                                              Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes Veterans powwow
                                                                                                                                              Aug. 28-30, 200 at the Canton powwow grounds. For more
                                                                                                                                           information, contact Davis Ramos at (580) 623-41.

                                                                                                                                           Traveling Vietnam Wall
              Geary Community Nursing Home
                                                                                                                                           comes to Piedmont
                                                                                                                                              (OKLAHOMA CITY) – The             Education Day on July 2, before

   A new resident                                                                                                                          Dignity Memorial® Vietnam
                                                                                                                                           Wall, a three-quarter-scale trav-
                                                                                                                                                                                the exhibit opens to the general
                                                                                                                                                                                public. Educators interested in
                                                                                                                                           eling replica of the Vietnam Vet-    scheduling a tour for their stu-
                                                                                                                                           erans Memorial in Washington,        dents should contact Brooke
                                                                                                                                           D.C., will be open for public        Kuns at brookek@piedmont-
                                                                                                                                           viewing July 3-5 at Piedmont or (405) 373-2621.
                                                                                                                                           High School’s Stout Field in            At 10 a.m. on July 2 and 4
                                                                                                                                           Piedmont, Okla.                      Larry Inman, local Vietnam vet-
                                            We welcome a                                                                                      It’s inscribed with the names     eran, will lead a flag ceremony.
                                         new resident Tonita                                                 Betty James and family        of more than 58,000 service-            The opening ceremony,
                                         Sankey.                                                                                           men and women who died               which is dedicated to all Gold
                                                                            Kim Hattton and Margaret
                                            Sankey       was                                                                               or are missing in Vietnam.           Star families, will take place
                                         born March 7, 147                                                                                Activities and ceremonies            at 10 a.m. on July 3. On Inde-
                                         in Clinton, Okla.                                                                                 planned include the following:       pendence Day, the service will
                                         She has three living                                                                              A motorcade of Vietnam veter-        begin at 8:15 p.m. and feature
                                         siblings and two                                                                                  ans and other riders from area       Judge Robert Davis, a Vietnam
                                         deceased siblings.                                                                                motorcycle clubs will depart the     veteran. The service also fea-
                                            Sankey is the                                                                                  El Reno VFW at 6 p.m. on July        tures a POW/MIA ceremony
    mother of 11 children, 15 grandchildren and 20 great                                                                                   1 to escort the wall to Piedmont     and a performance by the Yukon
    grandchildren. Sankey graduated from Hammon High                                                                                       where it is scheduled to arrive at   Honor Choir.
    School.                                                                                                                                7:30 p.m.                               The closing ceremony is at 6
       She married Winslow Sankey, Sr. in 166 and was a                                                                                      The Purple Heart ceremony         p.m. on July 5. Scott Ellis of the
    homemaker all of her married life. Sankey is a very hap-               Debra Jones and Roderick                                        will take place at  p.m. on July    Oklahoma Veterans Council and
    py person. She loves to laugh and loves doing activities.            Smith                                                             1. ALL Purple Heart recipients       Paralyzed Veterans will give the
                                                                                                              Alicia Mull, Barbara Hop-    are welcome to attend.               keynote address.
                                                                                                           kins, Nancy Paulk, Rod Smith       The Dignity Memorial Viet-           For more information, call
                                                                                                                                           nam Wall will be open to teach-      (405) 721-3182 or visit www.
                                                                                                                                           ers and school groups for an

CADOE promotes faith based opportunities
                           Submitted article     David Lee) and lead discussion as to wheth-   Mission Church in Watonga, Okla. to dis-
                                                 er a tribal area wide organization maybe an   cuss the above ideas.
    The Cheyenne Arapaho tribes Depart-          option as opposed to each church applying        Meetings will also be held from 6 to 
ment of Education (CADOE) will sponsor           on their own.                                 p.m. on June 23, 200 at the Cheyenne and
a series of meetings in Cheyenne and Arap-          Cheyenne and Arapaho Hymns: Es-            Arapaho tribes Housing Authority building
aho country for the purpose of promoting         tablish a network of churches who wish to     in Clinton, Okla, and on June 25, 200 at
faith based opportunities to Indian churches     promote Cheyenne language and Arapaho         the education office in El Reno, Okla.
in the area.                                     language hymn singing in their church. The       The CADOE staff is compiling a list of
    The immediate goals of the meetings is;      CADOE would like to discuss how the lan-      churches in the Cheyenne and Arapaho area
Faith Based Opportunities: Inform attend-        guage and the Culture Heritage programs       who serve Native American congregations.
ees (representatives from Indian churches in     could support this effort.                       For more information contact Quin-
Cheyenne and Arapaho area) of faith based           A meeting will be held from :30 a.m. to   ton Roman Nose at (800) 247-4612, ext
opportunities (grants, initiatives, etc. from    1 p.m. on June 20, 200 at the Whirlwind      27562.

                                                                                                                                                        A Gallery of Nations
Churches serving Cheyenne, Arapaho people
               Submitted article        Swapping Back Indian Bap-
                                    tist Church
    Calumet: Swapping Back              Pentecostal Rock of Restora-                                                                                                                American
    Canton: Mennonite Indian        tion                                                                                                                                          Traditional Art
Mission                                 Hammon:
    Canton Indian Assembly of           Grace Point Church-Main                                                                                   Eleanor Lefthand                  Zuni Fetishes
God                                 Street                                                                                                          Pottery
    Canton     Indian   Baptist         Indian Baptist Church                                                                                   Looking for Native                     Jewelry
                                                                                                                                              Artists to possibly place           Visit us online at
Church                                  Mennonite Indian Church                                                                                their artwork on the
    Clinton:                            Pentecostal Indian Church                                                                                      website        
    Clinton    Indian   Baptist         Kingfisher:
Church –Elderly Nutrition Cen-          Kingfisher Indian Baptist

ter                                 Church
    Pentecostal Indian Mission          Kingfisher Indian Assem-
Mennonite Indian Church             bly of God Indian Methodist
    Clinton Indian Methodist        Church
Community Church
    Elk City:
                                        Oklahoma City:
                                        Community Baptist Church                                                                              Native American Indian Good$
                                                                                                                                             Pawn * Buy * Sell * Trade
    Elk City Indian Baptist             Assembly of God Church
Church                                  Seiling:
    El Reno:                            Seiling    Indian    Baptist
    El Reno Indian Baptist          Church                                                                                                          Dean’s Drive-Thru Pawn Shop
                                                                                                                                                     2617 S. Robinson-OKC, OK
Church                                  Watonga:
    El Reno Indian Methodist            American Indian Baptist
                                        Episcopal Indian Church

    American Indian Baptist             Weatherford:
Church                                  Weatherford Indian Baptist
    Chief Corner Stone              Church
                                                                                                                                       Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribal Tribune, June 15, 2009

Page 10                                                                        

                                 Happy Birthday Ann Jean              Happy 1st Birthday                                                                                Happy Birthday Dory Monroe
                                                                                                       Happy 1st Birthday                  Happy Birthday
                                   We luv u alwayz and                 Aziah Lee Pedro                                                                                    Fletcher! June 19th Lots of
                                                                                                         Aden Henry                        Damyn RedShin
                                          foreva!                          June 28                                                                                      Love to You and your family in
                                                                                                            June 18                      June 28 – 2 years old
                                   “U & Bruno letz stay              Love your mom, dad,                                                                                San Francisco, CA from Auntie
                                                                                                      We love you brother                  Love your family
                                         togatha”                     brothers & sisters                                                                                 Pam, Grandma Ruth, and the
  Happy 8th Birthday                                                                                 Mom, dad, papa, Miklyn
                                 From: “Canton Crew” 3.5                                                                                                                      rest of your family!
      Madison                                                                                              and Isaiah
 From Gwen, Vanessa,              miles south of Canton,
  Mariska & Dakota                El Ghetto Crew, and the
                                    Cherokee, NC crew
Happy Birthday Grammies!!
 Love- Gertie-Sara, Nellie-
  Jean, Truman, MaKayla,
        Alec & Evan

      Happy Birthday
      Frank Whiteman

   Dad, I love you very
 much … you’re my hero.                                                                                                                       Happy 6th
  Have a Happy Father’s                                              Happy 7th Birthday                                                   Birthday Marcus!                 Happy 15th Birthday
 Day too! Love Taylor Jae                                             and many more!                       Madison Ella                      We love you!                 Margaret Jane Bigfoot
                                                                    Joel Samuel Fletcher                Happy 8th Birthday              Mommy, Daddy, Cella                      June 12
                                                                   We love you very much                 Our Lil VIP-(very              and your whole family.             Be proud! You are a
                                    Happy 4th Birthday
                                                                    and have a good day!                important princess)             You make us so proud               beautiful girl and an
                                    Erin Harris June 14
                                                                   From Mama Squeaky,               Love you Momma Amber,                     everyday!                        outstanding
                                    Love you so much.
                                                                    aunty Peewee, sister              daddy Elijah and your                                               basketball player. Your
                                  From mom and Gabriel.
                                                                   Mehgan, sister Shanea,            sisters, Tiara, Arianne &                                              daddy in heaven is
                                                                     brother Trevor, and                      Dariney                                                    watching over you. We
                                                                       everyone else.                                                                                    love you and God Bless
                                                                                                                                                                        you. From all your family.

  Happy 26th Birthday
        My Baby
   Matthew ‘Shortcut’
      Yellow Eagle
 I Pray that Maheo will                                                                                                                Happy Belated Birthday
Richly Bless You and that          Happy 3rd Birthday                                                                                   Syra Raine Littlehawk
 Good Things will come            Baby Eddie Woolworth!                                                Happy 1st Birthday Poppy           June 8-4 years old
        your way.                 June 17th Love Mama,                                               Donovan Elijah Pleets-June 9      Love G-ma Littlehawk
                                 Daddy,”Nana” and “Oma”           Happy 1st Birthday Nellie-Jean
  I love you son-Mom                                                 Maddisson Whiteshield
                                                                                                       A year ago, we welcomed
                                                                                                     Donovan, a baby of our own.
                                                                  June 11-You blessed our lives                                                                            June 25-Happy Sweet 16
                                                                                                         Nervously and sleepily,
    Happy Birthday                   Happy Birthday                  with your first breath; we
                                                                                                     we took him to our home. We                                          Tiffani SittingBear!! We are
     Erica Penner                       Erin Steele               can’t believe it’s already been                                                                         so proud of everything you
                                                                                                         figured out the nursing
                                          June 8                   a whole year! Infinite X’s &
         June 18                                                                                      This goes how? and where?                                          do, here’s hoping your day is
                                  We love you, grandma              O’s! Love Mommy Lauren,                                                                              everything you hoped!! Love
 We love you, grandma                                                Daddy Will, Gertie-Sara,
                                                                                                        We were told there would
 Carol, Teresa, Kassidi,          Carol, Teresa, Kassidi,                                             be crying, and how to show                                           you so much, Mom, Dad,
                                  Kendrick, Jack, Britny,           Momma Sara, Grammies,                                                                               George, Sara, Lauren, Grandma
                                                                                                      we care. A year has gone so
 Kendrick, Jack, Britny,          McKayla and Jacobe.              Grampies, Baby Auntie, Unc
                                                                                                      quickly, yet we have learned                                          Lou, Uncle Ed, AwPaw
 McKayla, Jacobe, Eric,           Eric, Evyn, Eliyah and          George, Grandma Lou, AwPaw                                                                             Sherman, Robert… We love
                                                                                                     so much. We’ve felt a love so
                                           Hoyt                    Sherman, Uncle Ed, Truman,
 Evyn, Eliyah and Hoyt                                                                                 strongly, in a baby’s gentle                                       you Baby Auntie!!! Gertie-
                                                                     MaKayla, Alec, & Evan                                                                                Sara, Nellie-Jean, Truman,
                                                                                                     touch. His laughs and smiles.
                                                                                                                                                                            MaKayla, Alec, & Evan

                                                                                                       His pouts and tears. Wow!
                                                                                                       He can get so mad, but we       Happy Birthday June 25
                                                                                                        wouldn’t trade a minute,       To our beautiful sister-               Happy Birthday
                                                                                                      As a thankful mom and dad.
   Happy Father’s Day                                                                                 HAPPY BIRTHDAY SON!
                                                                                                                                        Verbena Sue Looper              Winterhawk Pedro June 12-4
                                                                                                                                        With love, your sisters         years old
   to Roger Alan Todd                                                                                       WE LOVE YOU!
                                                                                                                                            and brothers
                                                                                                                                                                         Jarrett Snow June 26-3 years
   From Skeeter, Bruce                                                                                Happy Birthday Lori              Happy Belated 8th Birthday!!     Terry Guzman- June 15-3
                                                                                                                                                                        years old
        Allen and Terri.                                                                                     Penner                       To my oldest boy Jarvis
                                                                                                                                       SpottedCorn. Sorry we missed
                                                                                                                                                                        Alex Reed-June 12-3 years
                                                                                                             June 24                                                    old
       We all love you!                                                                              We love you, grandma              your b-day. We love and miss      Oh-hah-Moe Pedro-6-25-2
                                                                                                     Carol, Teresa, Kassidi,             you and Antonio so much.       years old
                                                                                                     Kendrick, Jack, Britny,             Love mama Gloria, G-Pa
 Happy Father’s Day                                                                                  McKayla, Jacobe, Eric,             Goosby, Unc Curt & Aaron,       From all your friends at
                                                                        June 17-Happy 50th           Evyn, Eliyah and Hoyt                  and baby sis Janice.        Concho Child Development
  Ralph Tall Bear                Levi Pedro wants to wish          Birthday to our hero, Wannie                                               Love you lots!
                                    his daddy Bubba a               Whiteshield! We love you so
                                  Happy Father’s Day!!             much Mom! Our lives would
                                                                                                     Happy Belated Birthday                Happy Birthday
 From Chris Pavnah,                                                be lost without you!!! Hugs &
                                                                   Kisses~George, Sara, Lauren,     Joey Blanchard – May 15             Matthew Yellow Eagle
  Kathleen Minnie
                                                                     Tiffani, Lawrence, Robert,     Roy Hudson – March 19               June 13 – 26 years old
    and Walkup.                                                             Mom, & Ed.               Colin Meek – April 11              From dad, Mary Lou,
                                                                                                         Big Owl Love~                   Chas, George Lance
 Happy Father’s Day to one
         Geep Meely                                                                                       Colin Meek                         and Randall
                                                                     June 4-Happy 24th
  We are being blessed with
                                                                        Birthday to my
   another addition to our
     family. We love you                                              tough side, Buddy                                           Congratulations to my son Kend-
                                                                                                                                                                            Ralph Joseph-Sean Tall
  And Punkin J From your                                           Romannose!!! Counting                                      rick Lee Humphreys on receiving his
                                                                                                                                                                        Bear and Tisha Kaye Tall
   Gran-to-the-mall, mom,                                           down the days till you                                    kindergarten certification on May 20,
   aunties Cheri, Tia, Jodi,         Happy Father’s Day                                                                       2009 from the Thomas Public School
                                    Karl Anthony Morlan            come home!! Love and                                                                                     of El Reno, Oklahoma
Janice, uncles Tracy, Milford,                                                                                                in Thomas, Okla. He has passed and is
                                    We love and miss you!               miss you~ Sara                                        going into the first grade in the fall.
                                                                                                                                                                        announce there marriage on
           Dustin.                 Love always moms, dad,                                                                                                               May 12, 2009.
  The Fletchers, Meely’s &                                                                                                        Also, congratulations for winning
                                   Rabbit, Devil, Dope Boy,                                                                                                                 The groom is the son of
        White Buffalos            Annaa, Mr. “B” and Marcus                                                                   first place in the somersault race and
                                                                                                                                                                        William Tall Bear Sr. and Ev-
                                                                                                                              the relay time race at the Little Olym-
                                                                                                                                                                        elyn Tall Bear and the late Lu-
                                   To Frank: I wish you a very Happy Birthday and Father’s Day.                               pics held in Thomas on May 18, 2009.
     Happy Father’s Day                                                                                                                                                 cille Drunker Tall Bear.
                                                          You have been there through thick and                                   I am proud of you and love you very
    George Walker, Luther                                                                                                                                                   The bride is the daughter
                                                          thin and all the ups and downs over                                 much ... Teresa Rice.
Daukei, Clarkson Littlecook,                                                                                                                                            of Stella Redbird of Concho,
Chris Nott, Anthony Bedoka,                               the last 15 years. It doesn’t seem that
                                                                                                                                 Joseph “Dopes” Dale Vega               Billie Whitlow of El Reno
  Daniel Whitebird, Chris &                               long, how time flies by. The last eight
                                                                                                                                 We are very proud of you. Keep up      and Margie and Jerry Kinsey
Joey Blanchard, Jimmy Meek                                years have been the best, I appreciate
                                                                                                                              the good work!                            of Tecumseh.
 Sr., Jimmy Meek, Jr., “Jess”                             all you do in our family and household.
                                                                                                                                 Joseph’s awards from the Cheyenne          Ralph and Tisha are the
 Vic, & “Lil” Skin Noriega.                               You’re the best Ese’em there is. Enjoy
                                                                                                                              and Arapaho Department of Educa-          proud parents of Christopher
 Keep yall’s head up because                              your special days and know that you are
                                                                                                                              tion include Achievement in Reading       Bryce, 12, Pavenah Mogieh,
 you are not forgotten. I love                            loved by us all.
                                                                                                                              Award, Life Principle Award, Mighty       10, Minnie Cora-Eve, 8,
       every one of you!                                      De’ Tay, Leina, Taya, Shay, Kayden,
                                                                                                                              Math Award, 17.0 AR Points, Spelling          Kathleen Rosa Belle, 3,
         Stay strong.                                     Decheiya, My-My, Baby Cy and
                                                                                                                              Achievement, Physical Education, and      and Walk Up Delos Tall Bear,
       Love Colin Meek                                        Lil Ruff.
                                                                                                                              the 24 Dolch Word List                    6 months.
 Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribal Tribune, June 15, 2009                                                                                                                                  Page 11

             Employment Opportunities                                                                                     Thank you
                      Submit tribal application, resume, diploma, transcripts,                                           from the C1 office

                        valid Oklahoma state driver’s license, and CDIB to:                                           I would like to thank you
       Personnel Department P.O. Box 38 Concho, OK 73022 or e-mail:                          for the support, confidence,
                                                                                                                   and continued efforts in uni-
 Business Development Officer            FT/PT/Temp-Paralegal/                       Staff Assistant               fying the communities.
   Economic Development                 Legal Assisant/Legal Intern                Caregiver Program                  Committees should start
    QUALIFICATIONS:                       QUALIFICATIONS:                      QUALIFICATIONS:                     thinking of upcoming plans
    Bachelor’s degree in econom-          Two positions open. Word pro-        Possess a high school diploma       and ideas for the upcoming
ics, business, public planning,       cessing, filing, data entry experi-   or GED certification. Valid Okla-      meetings. Community mem-
marketing or four years special-      ence, general clerical and office     homa driver’s license required.        bers are encouraged to attend
ized experience in planning and       experience. Must have own trans-      Prefer 55 years of age. Cheyenne       the meetings; this is where
business development preferred.       portation and valid driver license.   and Arapaho tribal preference.         concerns, ideas and input are
Must have at least three years in     Excellent analytical, writing and        SALARY: Negotiable                  needed in order for us to be
financial management and at least     speaking skills. Applicant must                                              successful in our endeavors.
one year of marketing. Incumbent      have strong interpersonal skills        Procurement Encumbrance                 We would like have input
                                                                                       Clerk                                                                                                                 Courtesy photo
must be able to demonstrate pub-      and the ability and willingness to                                           on activities for elders 55 and

                                                                                                                                                        Westselline remembered
lic speaking skills, conduct pow-     function as a member of the Leg-         QUALIFICATIONS:                     older and children and youth
er-point presentations to a variety   islative Branch in a number of ca-       Knowledge of bookkeeping            under age of 18. We have a
of business entities, Indian and      pacities. Certificate of completion   principles, practices, and business    few ideas and would like to
non-Indian communities, local         or degree from an ABA-approved        math required. Ten-key proficient      have your opinion on them.                    Submitted information      of my brother Henry. Surely as
chamber of commerce and/or            paralegal program or bachelors or     with experience in keyboards and          REMEMBER meetings                                                     the air is warm here today, let
local economic development or-        associates degree from an accred-     familiar with spread sheet and         will be held at 6:30 p.m. on             A memorial dance was held       those memories of Henry keep
ganizations. Native American          ited institution of higher educa-     word processing programs. Be           June 23 in Seiling and June          in honor of Henry A. Westsell-      you warm and comfort you all
preference applies, with current      tion. Experience and/or education     familiar with basic filing tech-       24 in Watonga. A meal will           ine on May 30, 2009 at the Con-     from now and forever.”
CDIB. Must possess valid Okla-        in Native American legal issues       niques. One year minimum ex-           be served at both meetings.          cho Dance Grounds in Concho,            The family wishes to thank
homa state driver’s license. Must     preferred with advanced legal         perience in bookkeeping or gen-        We have invited tribal pro-          Okla. Westselline served in the     all of their family, friends, and
pass pre-hire drug screening.         research skills and knowledge of      eral accounting procedures. High       grams to attend and answer           United States Marines Corp.         especially the Cheyenne and
    SALARY: Negotiable                Indian law databases. Knowledge       School diploma or GED required.        any questions you may have.              “Henry had accomplished         Arapaho tribes (Culture & Heri-
                                      of the Cheyenne and Arapaho           Work experience must include           Again, please plan on attend-        a great deal of honors in his       tage, Enrollment, CRISIS De-
                                      tribes’ history, culture and gov-     experience with computers and          ing and we hope to see there.        service to the United States        partment, Public Information
       Thank you                      ernment. Native American pref-        office equipment. Must possess            Thank you,                        of America. My aunt, Elaine         Office, Eaton Corporation, Ki-
                                      erence.                               valid Oklahoma driver’s license.          Bruce and staff                   Matanane, had indicated to the      owa Apache tribes, colorguard/
    The Culture and Heritage              SALARY: Negotiable                Native American preference.                                                 family that she wanted to honor     veterns of all branch of service,
 program would like to thank                                                   SALARY: Negotiable                                                       Henry’s memory with a dance         and the Marines) for all they
 Justin Hayes, Gary Horse,            Thank you                                                                                                         to celebrate not only his duty to   have done for the family with
 Carol Richey, Leah Elledge,                                                                                                                            his country but for the love and    the memorial dance and during
                                          I would like to express my sincere appreciation      us places such as a carnival. I know all the youth       respect that he not only shared     the funeral service last year.
 and Kellie Elledge for vol-
                                      and a big thank you to the R.E.Sp.E.C.T program          and my grandchildren really enjoyed all the free food,   with his family, but with all
 unteering during the 2009            staff and volunteers for an astounding job in organiz-   snow cones, popcorn, cotton candy, petting zoo, rides,
 Red Earth festival.                                                                                                                                    he came in contact with in his
    Your assistance and do-
                                      ing and making the family night on May 28, 2009 a
                                      huge success. It was a fun night for all the young and
                                                                                               activities and inflatable balloon bouncers. To see all
                                                                                               the youth and my grandchildren smiling, laughing,
                                                                                                                                                        lifetime,” Kyle Spotted Horse,          In Memorium
 nation of time was invalu-           old. My heart felt good to see our youth and elders      playing and having a good time was priceless. This       Wetselline’ first cousin, said
 able and very much appre-            benefiting from our gaming monies. I speak for my-       is what the community needed was a family get to-        during the memorial dance. “I
 ciated!                              self and fellow tribal members back in the day when      gether. Thank you and keep up the good work.             remember my brother in the
                                      we were young, our parents couldn’t afford to take          A respectful tribal member, Gail Williams             best of ways. I had great respect
                                                                                                                                                        and love for him. In the Native

                                                                                                                                                        American Church, my other
                                                                                                                                                        cousins, aunt’s and uncle’s, and
                                                                                                                                                        grandmother, with the rest of
                                                                                                                                                        my family witnessed Henry re-
                                                                                                                                                        ceiving an eagle feather from a

AIVR announces honor students
                                                                                                                                                        Cheyenne Chief, my Uncle Lar-
                                                                                                                                                        ry Roman Nose, to recognize his
                                                      Submitted article     Space Center in Pasadena, Calif. and Space X in Los Angeles.                bravery and service in combat.
                                                                               Lira also received the Outstanding Up and Coming Leader award            I will never forget this honor.
   The Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes American Indian Vocational               at the Oklahoma Native American Students in Higher Education                Not long after his service, I was
Rehabilitation program of Clinton announces the names of clients            conference in February.                                                     able to dance beside him at the     In Loving Memory of
                                                                                                                                                        Native American Marine Corps
who have received honors for the spring semester from Southwest-               Jennie S. Early of Sayre is also a sophomore and is a student at
                                                                                                                                                        Association birthday dance, and
                                                                                                                                                                                               your 2nd birthday
ern Oklahoma State University.                                              the Sayre campus.
   The students are Oveta J. Lira and Jennie S. Early.                         Early’s awards are placement on the president’s list for a 4.0           how happy and honored I felt to            June 22
   Oveta J. Lira of Clinton is a sophomore at the Weatherford cam-          GPA, “Who’s Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges,”                be amidst him. These are only           Neecee Keeven
pus. Lira was placed on the president’s list for earning a 4.0 GPA,         membership to The National Scholars Honor Society, and induction            a few examples of my memo-
                                                                                                                                                        ries of Henry that I wanted to            Hamilton
and was awarded a scholarship from NASA for Introduction to Ro-             into Phi Theta Kappa (International Honor Society of the two-year
botics. This scholarship includes a trip this summer to JPL, Dryden         college).                                                                   share with you all. There is no     You are forever in our
                                                                                                                                                        doubt in my mind that each of
                                                                                                                                                        you has or will have a memory
                           Congratulations Emma Julia Spotted
                        Horse.                                                  Congratulations Kyle White Buffalo.
                                                                                                                                                                                   In Memory of
                           Emma Julia is the daughter of Tom-                   Kyle is Cheyenne and Choctaw and is a 2009 graduate of Latta
                                                                                                                                                                              Dewey George Pollock
                        my Alan and Nadine (Washee) Spotted                  High School in Ada, Okla.
                                                                                                                                                                           June 13, 1979 – June 10, 1999
                        Horse of Lawrence, Kansas. She is the                   He is the son of Rochelle Jr. and Galela June Hickman White
                        granddaughter of Gloria Matthews of                  Buffalo. He has one sister, Shana White Buffalo. Grandparents
                                                                                                                                                                                   When I’m Gone
                        Tahlequah, Okla. and the late Rayburne               are Rochelle Sr. and Joy White Buffalo of Stratford, Okla., the
                                                                                                                                                                               Written by Lyman Hancock
                        Washee, and Irene Spotted Horse of                   late Gaston Hickman and the late Anna Belle Hickman Alberson
                                                                             of Roff, Okla. Great-grandparents are the late Herbert White Buf-                 When I came to the end of my journey and I traveled my
                        Meers, Okla., and the late Thomas Spot-                                                                                           last weary mile. Just forget if you can that I ever frowned and
                        ted Horse.                                           falo of Detroit, Mich., the late Susie Sand Hill Roman Nose of
                                                                             Watonga, Okla., and the late Abby Smith.                                     remember only my smile. Forget unkind words I have spoken;
                           Her great grandparents were the late                                                                                             remember all the good I have done. Forget that I ever had
                        John and Jennie (Spottedwolf) Washee                    Kyle enjoys playing basketball, fishing and camping. He plans
                                                                             to attend Haskell Indian Nationals University in Lawrence, Kan-                      heartache and remember I’ve had loads of fun.
                        of Wichita, Kansas and the late Price and                                                                                            Forget that I’ve stumbled and blundered and sometimes fell
 Eunice Spotted Horse of Saddle Mountain, Okla.                              sas majoring in media arts. Kyle has many cousins, aunts and
                                                                             uncles that are proud of his accomplishments.                                 by the way. Remember that I have fought some hard battles,
                                                                                                                                                          and won, before the close of the day. Then forget the grief for
                                                                                                                                                           my going I would not have you sad for a day. But in summer
   Matthew Welbourne is the 18 year old son of Elwin and Patti
                                                                                                                                                          just gather some flowers and remember the place where I lay,
Welbourne. Matt graduated from Silver Lake High School in Sil-                   Stephanie Leighann Black is a 2009 graduate from Mustang                    And come in the shade of the evening when the sun paints
ver Lake, Kan. on May 18, 2009. Matt is the grandson of the late             High School and a proud member of the Cheyenne and Arapaho                    the sky in the west. Stand for a few moments beside me and
Tom and Elsie Welbourne and great-grandson of the late Pete and              tribes. Stephanie is a member of the National Honor Society and                                                 remember only my best.
Nancy Birdchief.                                                             a member of the Renaissance Club. She graduated in the top 10
   Matt will be attending Washburn University in Topeka, Kan.                percent of her class.                                                                                        It’s Been 10 Years Now, You Are
in the fall. He plans to seek a bachelor of health and science de-               Her parents are Jeff and Janice Black of Mustang, grand-                                               Forever In All Our Hearts Forever
gree with a major in health services administration and minor in             daughter of Patricia Hawk of El Reno, Okla. and the late Thomas                                           Dewey. We Love You and Miss You
radiology technology.                                                        Littlehawk of Watonga. She has one sister, Lindsey Crossley and                                                        So Much.
   Congratulations Matt, we are proud of you.                                brother-in-law Steven of Mustang.                                                                           Grandma Margaret, Dad, Gail, Ava,
                                                                                 Stephanie received the four year American Indian Scholar-                                             Basil, Gabriel, Cheryl, Jade, Arion,
   Justin Sumpter, son of Elwin and Patti Welbourne of Silver                ship from the Oklahoma City University and will be majoring in                                           Dewey, Deacon, Jacob, Jonah, Marley,
Lake, Kan. graduated from Washburn University in Topeka, Kan.                                                                                                                                         Illiana
                                                                             biology and pursuing a career in the medical industry.
on May 17, 2009. Justin earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in psy-                 Congratulations Stephanie, we are so proud of you and love
chology with a minor in anthropology.
   He is employed as a case manager with Family Service and
                                                                             you from your family.
                                                                                                                                                                              In Memorium
                                                                                                                                                                                     Happy 2nd Birthday Baby Khristian
Guidance Center in Topeka. Justin currently resides in Topeka
                                                                                                                                                                                          June 19, 2007-Oct. 1, 2007
with his wife, April and son Kingston.
   Congratulations Justin.                                                   Congratulations Zak on                    Congratulations                                                     (Khristian Bradley Pleets)
                                                                              your graduation from                       High School                                                  You can shed tears that he is gone,
                                                                                Riverside Indian                      Graduate of 2009!                                                or you can smile because he has
                          A Graduation Poem to the Children                       High School.                        Erika Whiteshield-                                                              lived.
                              From The Head Start Staff                      We are so proud of you!                        Lucero                                                    You can close your eyes and pray
                                                                               Good Luck at OU!                         Banning, Calif.                                                      that he’ll come back,
                                                                                Love your sisters                   We are so proud of you!                                           or you can open your eyes and see
                            It’s time to say good-bye.                                                                 Love your mom,
                                                                            Georgia, Malaina, Anissa,                                                                                            all he has left.
                          Our class has come to an end.                         Margaret & Elise                     Grandma and aunties.                                              Your heart can be empty because
                         We have made more cherished                              Go Sooners!                         Whiteshield Family                                                       you can’t see him,
                                     memories                                                                                                                                         or you can be full of the love you
                             And many more friends.                                                                                                                                                  shared.
                       We’ve watched your children learn                                                                                                   You can turn your back on tomorrow and live in yesterday,
                                                                                                       The EOTS Department would like                       or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.
                                     and grow
                                                                                                    to Congratulate AVT student, Jorene                         You can remember him and only that he’s gone,
               And change from day to day.
                                                                                                    Lefthand, for her accomplishments                           or you can cherish his memory and let it live on.
           We hope that all the things we’ve done                                                                                                        You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back,
             Have helped in some small way.                                                         at Canadian Valley Technology Cen-
                                                                                                                                                                         or you can do what he’d want:
               So it’s with happy memories                                                          ter. Jorene is in the medical office                            Smile, open your eyes, love, and live on.
               We send them out the door,                                                           program and has recieved student of                                    Gone But Never Forgotten
            With great hope and expectations                                                        the quarter.                                         Happy Birthday son. We love and miss you more than you will
            For what next year holds in store.                                                         Congratulations Jorene!                                      ever known – Mommy, Daddy, Donovan
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                                   What’s your vision?
                                    Candidates running for office in the next Cheyenne and
                                Arapaho tribes election are invited to introduce themselves and
                                provide a brief synopsis of their platform. Candidates can share
                                their background, goals and vision. Submissions will be pub-
                                lished in the Aug. 15, 2009 issue. The deadline for submis-
                                sions is Aug. 1, 2009.
                                    Candidates, please provide the following information:
                                *Name. *Position desired. *Education/qualifications/experi-
                                ence relevant to the position being sought. *In 250 words or less
                                describe platform issues/ideas along with proposed resolutions
                                to further the tribes growth.
                                    The Tribal Tribune reserves the write to edit submissions for
                                grammar, clarity, content and length. Hearsay and libelous in-
                                formation will not be printed. Candidates are advised to focus
                                on issues and possible solutions concerning the tribes and why
                                they seek election.
                                    Submissions can be sent to, mailed
                                to the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribal Tribune, P.O. Box 38, Concho,
                                OK 73022, or delivered to the Tribal Tribune office in Building 1
                                at Concho. If candidates do not deliver their information in person,
                                they need to provide contact information for verification purposes,
                                otherwise the submission will not be published. Thank you.

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