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Navajo times. [volume] (Window Rock, Ariz.) 1960-1984, April 19, 1961, Image 5

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Kinlichee Chapter Meeting
On Monday, March 27,1561, ap
proximately 130 adults met for a
regular Kinlichee Chapter Meet
ing. Os the several things that were
discussed, the Kinlichee School
was one of the topics and the prin
cipal, A1 Kukulski, and three other
members of the staff were present
at the meeting. The following ques
tions were posed by the community:
(1) Clothing purchased either by
the Tribe or the parents were not
being taken care of by the Dormi
tory Attendants and that some of
the students were losing their
shoes as well as other clothing.
Mr. Kukulski answered this
question in that the school needed
additional Dormitory Attendants,
at the present time there are six
ty-four children to each Dormi
tory Attendant. The children usu
ally exchange clothes among them
selves, leave the clothes scattered
on play grounds, and the Winslow
Laundry sometimes does not re
turn all clothing washed. (2) The
community wanted to know why the
principal would not meet with his
staff at regular intervals to give
them first hand instructions in ref
erence to their duties.
The answer to the above ques
tion was that there were three de
partments in the school (a) the
dormitory (b) the kitchen and (c)
maintenance. The principal indi
cated that he has regular meetings
with the above three departments
and the information is conveyed to
the staff through the department
heads. The principal agreed that he
has not met with the entire staff
as yet.
(3) The community also re
quested information in reference to
three employees who were using
peyote. It was explained in the
meeting that the community was
aware of the above condition and
and that it was detrimental to the
school students and the community
requested that the pr incipal report
this to the subagency superinten
dent at Fort Defiance, and that this
matter be looked into by the Bu
reau officials. The above request
is based on the Navajo Tribal Coun
cil Resolution CJ-1-40 which p’rb
hibits introduction of peyote into
the Navajo Reservation. The com
munity felt that the land that was
withdrawn for school purposes is
included as reservation land and
that the only purpose for the with
drawal of this land is to educate
the Navajo child.
Mr. Kukulski's answer to the a
bove question was that this is the
initial time that he was informed
about the use of peyote by any of
his staff and that he did not know
that this condition existed. He also
stated to the effect that the Bu
reau Manual does not specify how
to deal with peyote, however, Mr.
Kukulski assured the community
that he would inform the subagency
at Fort Defiance and that it was
up to the subagency to handle such.
The principal was reminded by the
community that whether or not the
manual had any stipulation regard
ing peyote, the use of peyoteonthe
Navajo Reservation was prohibited
by the Navajo Tribal CounciL (4)
The community requested infor
mation as to why the Bureau left
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a very unsanitary condition when
the sewer ponds were not con
structed to meet the standards
of the United States Public Health
Service. The community indicated
that the ground was such that there
was not any seepage and that eva
poration alone did not take care
of the over-flow. The sewer flowed
into the Kinlichee Wash and this
water is used by the Navajos for
human consumption and livestock.
It is believed that an official from
Plant Design and Construction
from Albuquerque, indicated that
the over-flow was caused by run
ning too much water at the school,
however, the community is aware
of the water shortage at the Kin
lichee School and therefore it could
not be on account of using too much
The principal's answer to this
was that he reported this imme
diately when the over-flow occur
red and it was examined by an of
ficial from Albuquerque, however,
nothing was done until after a
memorandum was directed to the
Window Rock office by the Kinli
chee Councilmen. The Branch of
Education of the Brueau turned this
over to the Roads Department who
merely changed the direction of the
flow into the field away from the
creek. It was the consensus of the
people that this was not theproper
way to construct a sewer pond in
any community.
The community requests tnat
the Educ ation Committee of the Na -
vajo Tribal Council meet with the
Kinlichee Principal and teachers
and the committee also meet with
all Navajo employees of the school
because it was also brought out
that one or two teachers were mis
treating the students and that a re
commendation be made if there are
any personnel who are mistreating
the Navajo students, be transferred
to other schools.
The jaw - buster ‘tetrachlor
etliyline’ on a can of anything
means it might be dangerous
to use in a spray form for too
These are examples, from
real court cases, which point
up the manufacturer’s ‘duty to
clearly warn’ the public of a
product or an ingredient which
might be dangerous.
The National Association of
Claimants’ Counsel of America,
a nationwide group of 9,000 at
torneys who are pledged to a
program of increased consumer
protection, has urged manufac
turers to make their labels
more meaningful.
A scientific description made
up of a lot of technical gob
bledy-gook which the average
buyer can’t understand just
doesn't qualify as an “ade
quate warning”, reminded
NACCA spokesmen.
And use of instructions or
directions which require an
engineer’s degree to follow also
can come under the heading
of ‘inadequate warning’ if
someone should accidentally be
hurt trying to put together that
pre-fabricated buzz-saw the
gadgeteers love so well, says
Bridge Contracts
Let in Navajoland
The Albuquerque firm of Al
lison and Haney, Inc., was awarded
the contract for $321,255 for con
struction of three bridges on the
Navajo reservation.
The bid by Allison and Haney,
Inc. was the lowest of four bids
ranging to a high of $332,341.
The bridges to be constructed
will include a 420 foot bridge at
Lukachukai creek; the 280 feet long
bridge ap Lower Aqua Sal and one
on the Upper Lukachukai, 103 feet
in length.
These three bridges, in addi
tion to the road projects under con
tract will provide an all-weather
route from the state primary road
systems to Round Rock and Luka
chukai to serve the residents of
the Chinle, Arizona, valley area.
Mechem Vetoes Junior
College Bill
Gov. Edwin 1* Mechem vetoed
the 25th Legislatures HB 55, al
lowing community junior
because in his opinion, it reflected
"poor judgement’*. Mechem said,
"While there are reasons for ques-
Monument Volley Reopens
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Monument Valley Tribal Park
will officially reopen to visitors
on Saturday, April 29. A work or
der has already gone out to make
necessary repairs on the building,
and both the access road and the
Valley Road will be graded and
smoothed out, making travel by au
tioning the technical provisions of
this act, and without commenting
on the benefits that could be de
rived, I feel that to add a tax in
this area of ad valorem or to
occupy a so-called unoccupied field
when we have not gotten our schools
to easier. A contract has been let
out for the construction of fifteen
camping units at the campground.
Each unit will consist of ramada,
table, fire place and parking area.
The entrance fee to Monument Val
ley is SI.OO per car.
and Universities out of danger
would be poor judgement.**
One of the areas of need for a
Junior College was McKinley
County, where the Navajo Students
would have access to higher edu

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