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Community takes "economie initiative" ? * See Page 4+ ? IO _ oj jDoi < < " <o O t_ z ffii O S Celebration Insert Everything you ever wanted to know about Red Bottom, Badlands, Ft. Kipp, Iron Ring, Wadopana & 0/7 Discovery Pow-wows �SeePages 5-6-7 Ft Kipp Rodeo Results & Photos * ? See Page 5* ? Wotanin Wotvapi Weekly 35$ "Serving the Fort Peck Reservation" VOL 18 NO. 26 JULY 9,1987 POW wow SCHEDULE July 17,18,19 Iron Ring � Poplar July 30-31 & Aug. 1-2 Wadopona -Wolf Point August 20,21,22,23 Oil Celebration Poplar 1987 Ft. Kipp Celebration �At right, Danny Seaboy of the Sisseton Wahpeton Reservation in South Dakota caught in the act of some fancy grass dancing. Above, Byron Goodwill of Canada (middle), winner of the Buzzy Red Eagle Memorial Dance contest. Left Is Genine Red Eagle, at right is Jared Red Eagle. More photos inside � see pgs. 2-3-5-8. Below, a son and a grandson of Benji Greyhawk at a Ft. Kipp Celebration grand entry. Appelate Court wants tribal prosecutor removed POPLAR- The Fort Peck Tribal Prosecutor was ordered to appear before the Tribal Appeals Court, Thursday, July 9. 1987, to show why he should not be suspended or disbarred from practice as prosecutor. David Red Fox was ordered to the show cause hearing July 1st, on the grounds that his conduct violated the duties of the office because he "failed to make sure that each case is properly and fairly presented and that you dismissed criminal complaints that were supported by sufficient evidence." In addition the order states, "you have violated Tribal Law UCCOJ 602], in that you are not eligible to serve as Tribal Prosecutor, because you lack high moral character and integrity required to fill the position, that you have violated your oath oj offices as set forth in UCCOJ 604] and any other applicable ABA rule of Professional Conduct." The hearing was ordered by the Court of Appeals on its own motion ana came as a result of having been presented with evidence of prior criminal offenses and case dismissals which were supported by sufficient evidence, according to court documents. Red Fox said in an interview Wednesday that the case against him has "no merit" and the Tribal Constitution was violated by the Appeals court "just to get at me." He said the hearing involves a constitutional issue because the Tribal Executive Board hired him. "If anyone has any complaints against me they can set up a hearing with the Tribal Executive Board and they will hire or fire me. They can't just disbar me," he added. However the Appeals Court is expected to issue an advisory opinion based on its 64th Annual Wild Horse Stampede Weekend WOLF POINT�The 64th annual Wild Horse Stampede is scheduled for July 10-12 at Wolf Point. A full slate of activities are scheduled along with the rodeo that is sanctioned by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association and the Women's Professional Rodeo Association. Rodeo performances are slated for 7:30 Friday evening, Saturday at 5 p.m. and Sunday afternoon at 2. The rodeo announcer is Bob Chambers of Pendleton, Ore. Chambers is versed in the rodeo business. He has worked the National Finals Rodeo as a commentator for two years as well as past Wild Horse Stampedes. This year the Wild Horse Stampede is introducing three rodeo clowns and bullfighters to the area. Bruce Zundel of Garland. Utah specializes in comedy in the arena. He has been a PRCA clown since 1980. The second man of the trio is Mike Horton, of Zolfo Springs, Florida. Horton is now a member of the Wrangler's Bullfighting Tour. This means that he is among the top 16 bullfighting in the PRCA. Joininp Zundel and Horton in ihe dr�i-A' in !4oy - K*v.-h'.'Sji of Miles City. Ketchum is a newcomer to both the Wild Horse Stampede and the PRCA as this is his rookie year in the association. He is working extensively with Brookman Rodeo Company this year. Once again the Brookman Rodeo Company of Wolf Point is the stock contractor. The firm is headed by Marvin Brookman. The livestock from the company are tremendous atheletes. Over the years they have taken several awards. Names like Sleep Cat and Moon Cat are known throughout the PRCA circuit for their bucking styles. Both have been to the National Finals Rodeo. Brookman has also purchased several new bulls that have been performing good so far this season. Brookman is also serving as the Grand Marshall for each parade that gets underway at 12 noon Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. One-half hour prior to each rodeo performance the Tuson Ned Band is performing at the rodeo grounds. They are also appearing at the Rodeo Dance Friday at 10 at the Elks Club. The contestants as well as local charities are benefiting from this year's rodeo. Each night a contestant is randomly drawn to compete for bonus money in their event. Depending upon how the competitor fairs in the competition, either them or a local charity such as Voices For Children, the Fire Department, or Faith Lutheran Home, receives bonus money. Camrud Motors, the local Dodge dealership, along with Blue Rock Rodeo-page 4 findings rather than disbar Red Fox. The question of his removal would then be left to the Executive Board who can terminate his services "with or without cause upon a majority vote" of its members, according to the Tribal Code. Jied Fox was hired as Jribal Prosecutor by the Tribal Executive Board on March 23,1987, with a vote of 7-1. Red Fox and Lawyer/Judge, Julian Brown appeared before the July 7, 1987, Law and Order Committee to inform them of the show cause hearing. Brown told the committee that the hearing will be held in an "executive status procedure." The issue is expected to come before the July 13, 1987, Executive Board meeting. Native media � gutless by Rudy Mann Kanai News VANCOUVER-The Native news media is gutless, says a leading Indian academic and journalist. It's afraid to tackle corruption within the Native community, says Dr. John Mohawk, a Seneca Indian, and professor of American Indian history, law and psychology at the University of New York. But it's not all their fault, said the former editor of Akwesasne Notes, once considered the best Native newspaper in the world. The Native news media � newspaper, radio and television � is too dependent on Native politicians, or the influence they have with advertisers and funding agencies, to risk biting the hand that feeds it, Mohawk said in an interview. The Native media also hasn't been around long enough to establish a firm set of journalistic ethics, he added. Native journalism is a "tricky" field where reporters have to balance positive stories, which help Native self-image, with what he Mesuibea as decent ifiyesMjattVfe reporting. Mohawk also said the Native media doesn't have enough experienced managers to make it work smoothly. And that's compounded by other managers who don't care what happens as long as they can collect a paycheck. The mainstream white press isn't helping solve the problems faced Media-page 4 Wolf Point Community Casino By Garrett Big Leggins WOLF POINT �Drawing on kinship values and parallels between employees and their ancestors, Fort Peck Tribal Chairman Ken E. Ryan told a group that by working at the Wolf Point Community Organization Casino, they will provide food and clothing for their families and will have a significant impact on the local economy. "What you have here is a great big family, you'll have a significant impact on the economy here. With what you earn here, you'll buy food and clothing for your families - that's the same thing they did for their families," he told about 40 employees, staff and others assembled to kick off the first day of bingo training on Wednesday. July 1, 1987. The 2 and 1/2 day training was conducted by Jackpot Inc. from Fargo, ND and covered all phases of bingo management. About 29 out of 43 new employees showed up for the training which was held at the WPCO Industrial building. Ryan's address was followed by George Redstone, chairman of WPCO, who briefly explained the history and background of the development of the industrial building, and Charlie Holte, of Jackpot Inc., who divided the employees into groups for the training. All employees who participated were paid the standard minimum wage of $3.35 an hour. The training lasted through the first bingo session on Friday evening. July'3. The grand opening is scheduled for July 31. Called W.P.C.O. Casino, the bingo is the first attempt to bring high stakes bingo to the area. The organizers say it is the first operation in Montana to be built and managed for and by a political subdivision of a federally recognized tribe. Bob Martin, spokesman and Bingo-page 4 PAC/Wotanin Break-In POPLAR�Somewhere between the time of 2 a.m. to 6 a.m. unknown person(s) gained entry to the Poplar Activity Center through the northeast window, breaking down the door that connects the Activity Center and the Wotanin Office/darkroom. This resulted in the loss of two (2) darkroom safelights, one (1) stereo recorder (older model - no serial number) and three (3) AT&T Merlin phones. The estimated value of the two darkroom safelights are $200.00. No estimated value on the stereo recorder. Estimated value on the AT&J Merlin Dhones are $900.00.
|Title||Wotanin wowapi 1987-07-09|
|Description||Vol.18 No.26 - Wotanin wowapi : Official newspaper of the Fort Peck Assiniboine & Sioux Tribes - Poplar, MT|
|Rights Management||Copyright (c) Fort Peck Assiniboine & Sioux Tribes, all rights reserved.|
|Contributing Institution||Fort Peck Tribal Library|
|Publisher||Poplar, Mont. : Fort Peck Tribal Executive Board|
|Geographic Coverage||Fort Peck Indian Reservation (Mont.)|
|Digital Collection||Fort Peck Reservation Newspapers|
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|Digital Collection||Fort Peck Reservation Newspapers|
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