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ÍA nexus purification o f the r i Saiisfi a n d ‘Kootenai ‘Tribes y | o f the Jfathead Indian Reservation Chief Koostatah of the Kootenai Chief Charlo of the Salish JUNE 8, 1988 MONTH OF THE CAMAS VOLUME 17, NUMBER 3 Two Eagle's ground-breaking ceremony is About forty people ignored the pouring rain June 1 long enough to join in Two Eagle River School’s long-awaited ground-breaking cere mony just north of Salish Kootenai College. Tribal elders Tony Mathias and John Peter Paul led the group in a prayer at the building site. Principal Carlos Sundermann introduced TERS board members. “It’s a culmination of a goal I’ve set personally and the school board has set. We’re very happy,” he said. D J. Conko and Rhonda Quequesah, TERS students, read speeches to the crowd, summing up the years at TERS in Dixon and their anticipation for the new school. Bev Morigeau, who has been on staff at TERS the longest, spoke of the special moment. “I’ve been here since [the school] started and I’ve seen a lot of changes. Every year it changes to something very good,” she said. “I’m very anxious to see the new school come about” “Of all the things I’ve seen accom plished by the Tribes,” said TERS soggy but satisfying school board chairman Jim Steele, “this is the most special day for me. Working toward the school required dealing with a lot of bureaucracy. It was very hard work.” Sundermann says there will be a pre-construction meeting June 9 and he anticipates the construction to begin soon thereafter. Swank Enter prises of Kalispell will do the work, which is expected to take 330 days to complete. Tribal leader Pat Pierre said, ‘There’s going to be a lot more people going to this school. Think about the future. One day you’re going to look back and say, ‘I had a part of that’. . . ‘I was there and (Continued on page two) U) 1 0 QO 05 © « N 1® 2 2 h 05 o © s* 3 Upward Bound is set for its second year The Salish Kootenai Upward Bound Program, which is in its second year of operation, is once again gearing up for its six-week summer program at the SKC campus in Pablo. Beginning June 20 and going through August 3, the program will include a one- week cultural encampment, basic education classes plus classes in computers, art, physical fitness, a video project, journalism, drama, Salish language, Kootenai language, study skills, Flathead Reservation history and library research, and nutrition. Throughout the summer, the program sponsors enrichment activities including the UB Olympics, summer theater, outdoor recreation, and field trips. The Upward Bound Program is a federally funded, college preparatory program for high school students who have the potential for succeeding in college even though they may currently be achieving grades below their academic potential. (Concludes on page five)