KWSO News 1/17/19

Recent instances of suspected attempted telephone fraud have been reported in Warm Springs. The calls have been made to elders during the early morning hours from someone claiming to be from the Social Security Administration, stating that they are being charged with Social Security fraud and gives a number to call. The calls have been reported to the SSA’s fraud department and the agency says it does not make these types of phone calls, and does not call outside of business hours.

Indian Head Casino has implemented a new hiring process for jobs at the casino and the Plateau Travel Plaza. All applicants that submit an application online will now receive an invitation to a preliminary interview class. The website is: After attending the class, applicants will be invited to come to an open interview. If you do not have access to a computer, stop by the casino human resources office for assistance.

Here is what happened in Tribal Council on January 7th, as reported by the Spilyay Tymoo. A motion to adopt Resolution No. 12,520A, changing the date for the 1980 baseline referendum to  March 15, 2019, with a minor edit was carried by a vote of 9 to 1. A motion to approve $3,000 to sponsor a break during the Intertribal Timber Council in June was passed. A $1,000 sponsorship for Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians Conference was also approved.  A motion to have the Tribes sign on with Tribal Governments, NCAI, NARF Amicus Brief in the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals Indian Child Welfare Act litigation was unanimously approved.

The Madras White Buffaloes girls basketball opened Tri-Valley League play with a win yesterday, 75-40 over Corbett. Jayden Davis had 15 points for the Buffs. Madras Guard Dapri Miller led all scorers with 23 points as the White Buffalo boys beat Corbett 74-61 last night.

Snow and ice on Wednesday evening made for some hazardous driving conditions around Central Oregon. The Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Tribal offices and the Indian Health Services Clinic have delayed opening until 10:00 this morning. Jefferson County 509-J schools are going to remain closed today. South Wasco County has cancelled school in Maupin today. The BIA Roads crew is out today working on plowing and making it safer to travel. Still, folks should drive cautiously and safely.