|Vol. 1; No.
2 November 1995
Next Executive Council Meeting: Thursday, 23
November 1995; to be held
at 1314 Wildwood Lake Road
First Quarterly Business Meeting: Thursday, 7
December 1995; to be held
at 1314 Wildwood Lake Road
POWWOW IN DALTON, GEORGIA
A powwow is scheduled to be
held current project can give the items
at the Dalton, Georgia, fairgrounds to
Al or Steve Swilling, or to
9-12 November 1995. The event
is Jackie or Virginia Johnson.
sponsored by the Harvest
Outreach Items of Native American design
operated by are not a necessity. Anything that
can be sold will be appreciated.
SENAA members who wish to
donate Items should be submitted by
any items that can be raffled off
Wednesday, 8 November.
or sold to help raise money for
FIRST SENAA SOCIAL PLANNED FOR DECEMBER
SENAA's first social event
will or her favorite food(s) to share
take place on Saturday, 16 December with
1995, at 1314 Wildwood Lake Road,
SENAA's Social Committee will
Cleveland, Tennessee; beginning at
furnish soft drinks, tea, etc.
Thanks for your support.
The luncheon will be pot-luck,
* * *
everyone is urged to prepare his
TRIBAL DISPUTE ERUPTS IN GUNPLAY
Clearlake Oaks, Calif. (AP)
-- Eight deputies were caught in
Sunday, 15 October
1995: the crossfire between the
Wednesday, but escaped injury.
A federal grand jury is investi-
The small Lake County Pomo Indian
gating Brown's management of the
tribe is divided by Old West-style
Pomo Palace casino. Opponents
gunfire as members fight
among accuse him of diverting profits,
themselves over control of
the committing election fraud and
reservation and its
casino. other wrongdoing.
Brown denies the
"The cowards are even shooting
little kids," Betty Thomas
said Last week, the tribe turned over
Friday, pointing to bullet
holes 50 boxes of financial records sub-
in her home at Elem Indian Colony.
poenaed by the grand jury. Federal
Ten of her neighbors have
been officials have said they were
wounded in gunfights in the
past moving to suspend the tribe's
week. Four people
have been gaming license.
arrested on various charges,
and Shots aimed at
about half of the
200 tribe knocked out
members have fled the reservation.
Pacific Gas & Electric supervisor
"It's been like the Old
West," Stephen Martinez said he would not
County Sheriff's send in a repair
crew until the
Captain Gary Buchholz. "These
are area is safe.
criminals who are fighting
over Residents said the two armed
money; shooting at each other
in bands each have about a dozen men.
ambush. This is not an
honorable Some have semiautomatic weapons.
However, Martha Morinda said
Both sides agreed to a temporary
Friday she is not joining the
truce Friday night after a 3-hour
exodus from the reservation.
meeting with outside
mediators. "It's been
like hell," Morinda
The dispute centers on control of
said, "but I'm staying, because
the reservation's casino,
Pomo this is my house. This is where I
Palace, which opened two years ago was
born and raised."
on the 52-acre reservation
90 California Attorney General Dan
miles north of San Francisco.
It Lungren said the feud demonstrates
has been closed for a week because a
need for regulation of Indian
The feud turned violent in
recent "These are not just a few rounds
months when the tribe's executive
that have been shot off. We're
council filed suit against
its talking about multiple rounds,"
Lungren said. "I hope we don't
Last weekend, one faction of the
have to have any more bloodshed
200-member tribe sought to
oust before people start to take this
another from its leadership
in a disputed
The dispute can be heard by resi-
That led to a fistfight 8
Oct., dents of Clearlake Oaks, about a
which led to gunfire. Authorities
mile from the reservation.
have since counted more than
100 "I sit here every
bullet holes in
listen to the automatic rifles
Police called on four neighboring
at the reservation," Mike Pearson
sheriff's departments for help and
are patrolling the area by
OUR NATIVE TONGUE
Di-gu-nu (E.) Dee-goo-noo
or Du-ya Ga-du or Doo-yah
Gah-doo Bean Bread
Tso-lv (E.) So-luh
A-qwa-du-li (E.) Ah-gwa-doo-lee
or A-qwa-du-li-ha (E.)
Ah-gwa-doo-lee-ha I want
(State what you want first, then that you want it)
A-ma a-qwa-du-li (I want water)
Di-gu-nu a-qwa-do-li (I want bean bread)
or Di-gu-nu a-qwa-do-li-ha (I want bean bread)
Tsa-du-li (E.) Sah-doo-lee
or Tsa-du-li-ha-tsu (E.) Sah-doo-lee-ha-soo Do you
(Again, say the item first, then ask if they want it)
Go-we Tsa-du-li (Do you want coffee?)
Se-lu Tsa-du-li (Do you want bead bread?)
or Tso-lv Tsa-du-li-ha-soo (Do you want tobacco?)
|2 November 1995
Final negotiations between
the statewide entity under the TIC's
Hamilton County Sheriff's Depart-
ment and the Tennessee
Indian At this writing,
Commission (TIC) were
completed agreement is being retyped, and is
at an October meeting,
making unavailable, but sources indicate
official the TIC's adoption
of that future NARF applicants may
the Native American Reserve Force. have
to meet the same requirements
TIC official Harley Grant
has as any other TIC member.
also expressed a desire to
undergo On another front, research has
training and become a commissioned
revealed that the rumor that the
Tennessee River Gorge Trust (TRGT)
NARF will still operate
under will sell Williams' Island is an
and be trained by the HCSD,
and unfounded one. The Trust couldn't
will continue to protect Moccasin
sell the island if it wanted to.
Bend and other
local Native Sources say that major contribu-
American burial and
historical tors have indicated that, should
sites; but a reliable source
has the TRGT choose not to renew its
indicated that there is a
strong lease, they would personally see
probability that other
Tennessee that Williams' Island is preserved
counties may follow
Hamilton and protected. Also, it is their
County's lead and form other NARF
wish that NARF be the island's
teams, eventually making NARF
a protecting force.
by, A-wo-ha-li U-ne-ga
As Yo-na U-dan-ti, a
Tsa-La-Gi "Is there nothing, then,
meditating you love?" asked Yo-na.
one day, a young woman
approached "Oh, yes. I love my baby and my
him and stood quietly
with all my heart," she
greeted her, noticing her
troubled "Then there," said
face. "Why are you so sad?
What your love for the Creator; in
can I do to
in the love and care you give to
"I am so worried," said
Do-tsu-wa your family."
"I have searched my heart, and
my shame, I do not find that
I *Pronounced "Doe-soo-wah"
love the Creator," whereupon
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