Congratulations Velaina Rose Marie Kadayso, the newly crowned Miss Mescalero XL (40th)!!
The pageant was held last night at the Mescalero Apache School Auditorium. There, contestants showcased their traditional abilities and skills. A big job well done to 1st Runner Up Molly M. Evans and a huge shout out to our out-going Miss Mescalero XXXIX (39th) Autumn Pilcher for doing a tremendous job during her reign!
Thank you to the Miss Mescalero Committee and all departments/individuals who made the pageant possible!
Eric Bell, Mescalero Apache published author, grew up on the reservation hearing stories of tribal legends. His first fictional publication, Tribal Anthology, is about his own versions of tribal stories told to him as a young boy. Follow the book as it takes you through the lives of teenage friends who encounter tribal myths from tales said through generations before them to present day.
The book is available by order at:
If you wish to purchase Tribal Anthology from Eric, please contact him at 575-464-0080. Each copy is $12.
Five schools in New Mexico were being recognized nationally for inspiring change in their local communities through STEM education, including Mescalero Apache School.
Upon the five state finalist schools in New Mexico, Mescalero Apache School has just been named New Mexico state winner in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest – a nationwide competition that challenges students to creatively use STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) skills to address real-world issues in their communities.
The state finalist schools were chosen based on their creative and strategic proposals to solve complicated issues that affect their communities by using STEM learning. Each 50 state winners (representing the 50 states) will receive $20,000 in technology and will advance in the next phase of the contest to compete for additional prizes and educational opportunities.
With $2 million, based on an estimated retail value, in technology on the line, teachers like Mr. Nate Raynor submitted a detailed lesson plan outlining how Mescalero students will tackle a local issue using STEM skills to ultimately improve their greater community.
Now, the 50 state winners including Mescalero Apache School will submit a three-minute video, using a Samsung video kit provided to the students, of their project. From planning to execution their video is expected to showcase their project’s application to solve their concern they identified.
Schools have until February to work on their projects and submit their video in hopes of advancing in the contest.
The Mescalero Apache Tribe congratulates the Mescalero Apache School STEM students and Mr. Raynor for an outstanding job, we are very proud of you! Good Luck to our students in advancing!
Before the fun began, several Tribal departments were recognized and praised for their hard work and dedication during the Solider Canyon Fire and Flood earlier this year.
These departments were at the front lines and put their boots to the ground whenever necessary. We truly have exceptional employees who provide the greatest service to our people!
Each department was given a plaque of recognition and appreciation of commitment to the Mescalero Apache Tribe.
Now, an afternoon full of laughter, joy & fun provided by the MAT HR dept. and Employee Christmas Committee.
Thank you to everyone who was a part of the planning, everybody enjoyed themselves!
9-1-1 Tips & Guidelines courtesy BIA/OJS-Mescalero Agency, Chief of Police James Veplay
Top 10 Tips for Calling 9-1-1
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IS A PERSON HURT OR IN DANGER? – DO YOU NEED THE POLICE, FIRE OR AMBULANCE?
Have you ever wondered whether to call 9-1-1? Since 9-1-1 is for emergencies only, it helps to understand when to call and when not to call. An emergency is any serious situation where a law enforcement officer,fire fighter, or emergency medical help is needed right away. If you are unsure of whether your situation is an emergency, go ahead and call 9-1-1. The 9-1-1 call taker can determine if you need emergency assistance and can route you to the correct location.
IF YOU DO CALL 9-1-1, EVEN BY MISTAKE, DO NOT HANG UP THE PHONE.
9-1-1 call takers are trained to get the most important information as quickly as possible to get help on the way to an emergency situation. In an emergency situation, allow the call taker to ask you all the questions they need in order to get help there in the timeliest manner before you hang up or leave the phone. If you happen to call by accident, stay on the line until you can tell the call taker that you called by accident and there is no emergency. This saves the call taker from having to call you back and confirm there is no emergency or possibly sending police with lights and sirens to check your address for an emergency.
WHEN CALLING 9-1-1 DO YOUR BEST TO STAY CALM AND ANSWER ALL QUESTIONS.
Staying calm can be one of the most difficult, yet most important, things you do when calling 9-1-1. It is very important that you stay as calm as possible and answer all the questions the 9-1-1 call taker asks. The questions 9-1-1 call takers ask, no matter how relevant they seem, are important in helping get the first responders to you as fast as possible.
HELP THE 9-1-1 CALL TAKER HELP YOU.
Listen and answer the questions asked. By doing this, it helps the call taker understand your situation and will assist you with your emergency until the appropriate police, fire or medical units arrive.
KNOW THE LOCATION OF THE EMERGENCY.
The wireless 9-1-1 caller must be aware that the 9-1-1 center that answers the call may not be the 9-1-1 center that services the area that the wireless caller is calling from. Look for landmarks, cross street signs and buildings. Know the name of the city or county you are in. Knowing the location is vital to getting the appropriate police, fire or EMS units to respond. Providing an accurate address is critically important when making a wireless 9-1-1 call.
TEACH YOUR CHILDREN HOW TO CALL 9-1-1.
Be sure they know what 9-1-1 is, how to dial from your home and cell phone, and to trust the 9-1-1 call taker. Make sure your child is physically able to reach at least one phone in your home. When calling 9-1-1 your child needs to know their name, parent’s name, telephone number, and most importantly their address. Tell them to answer all the call takers questions and to stay on the phone until instructed to hang up.
PRANK CALLS TO 9-1-1 WASTE TIME AND ARE ILLEGAL IN MOST STATES.
Be sure all members of your household are aware that prank or harassing calls to 9-1-1 will be dealt with by local law enforcement agencies.
POST YOUR ADDRESS CLEARLY AND PROMINENTLY AT YOUR ENTRANCE AND ON YOUR HOME.
Posting your 9-1-1 address at the driveway entrance and on your home will alleviate any confusion as to whether emergency responders have the correct location. Try using something reflective or illuminated so that it can be seen in the evening as well as during the day.
DO NOT ASSUME SINCE YOUR MAILBOX IS MARKED YOU HAVE POSTED YOUR ADDRESS – mailboxes are not always at the entrance of a driveway and usually are not marked clearly on both sides. Several cities and counties have ordinances for posting 9-1-1 addresses – check with your local ones. And always report missing street signs when noted – these not only help others find your home but are essential to emergency response personnel.
KNOW THE PHONES YOU OWN.
Educate everyone about the phone system in your home as well as your cell phone. Children may need to use the devices in an emergency and will need to know how to operate them.
Mescalero Apache Telecom, Inc. (MATI) is one of nine telecommunication network owned and operated by a federally recognized tribe in the country. MATI was established in 1995, incorporated in 1999 and has been in service since 2001. They are a full service, state-of-the-art Telecommunication Company.
As the Jicarilla Apache Nation, takes strides to obtain better knowledge and expertise in telecommunications, MATI is more than happy to lend a helping hand. Establishing good working relationships and sharing knowledge between both tribes, Mescalero Apache and Jicarilla, about telecommunication intelligence is important. Mescalero will help Dulce communicate with the world pending an agreement between both tribes.
Jicarilla Tribal Council Members, William Julian Jr., Ronald Julian and Romaine Wood, along with Miss Jicarilla Kaylee Wood recently visited and toured MATI’s high tech facilities and equipment.
LAS CRUCES, N.M. – In an ongoing effort to provide top-notch constituent service, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich’s (D-N.M.) staff will hold Mobile Office Hours on Wednesday, December 5 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the West Conference Room at the Tribal Offices in Mescalero. Staff will be on hand to assist residents who have questions regarding Social Security benefits, Medicare, immigration, veterans benefits, student loans, and other federal programs. All are encouraged to attend.
Mescalero – Wednesday, December 5, 2018
WHO: U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich’s Staff
WHAT: Mobile Office Hours
WHEN: From 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
WHERE: West Conference Room, Tribal Offices, 108 Central Avenue, Mescalero, N.M. 88340
QUESTIONS: Contact Senator Heinrich’s Las Cruces Office (575) 532-6561
Watch VIDEO here.