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Feather River Bulletin Wednesday, June 16, 2010 3A li in Sam Williams Staff Writer swilliarns@lassennews.corn When the white settlers, ranchers and miners arrived in Lassen County near the end of America's westward expansion across the conti- nent in the mid 1800s, the way of life the local native peoples had enjoyed for untold millen- nia changed forever. According to local Maidu, the white settlers divided the world made by Ko'domyeponi into private property, built dams that flooded Big Mead- ows and Mountain Meadows, ending the salmon runs, de- stroying villages and gardens that provided food and medic- inal plants, and built homes and prisons on top of burial sites and areas of cultural im- portance. Over the years members of the Peconom family -- espe- cially the late Roxie Peconom and her daughter Leona Peconom Morales -- have struggled to save the old tradi- tions for posterity. Ron "Comanche" Morales, a member of the Peconom fami- ly and chairman of the Honey Lake Maidu Hanylekim peo- ple, recently released a new poster-sized map that follows the Worldmaker's Journey across Lassen and Plumas counties, recording the native names of many important sites. "This is the best work we've ever done putting our past in- to the present," Morales said. "All the people who know about maps really enjoy it." The Maidu people recognize five directions rather than four. Mapmaker Joe Bryan creat- the conduit for the informa- ed the cartography and lay- tion that comes from his out. ancestors. Morales said he's merely "It's a family history that's UI a The California Department potential harm to the resi- a medical facility for the of Public Health announced dents of California." breach of each patient's med- June 10 that five California The other hospitals finedical information. A penalty of tiospitals have been assessed were Community Hospital-of up to $17,50o is added for each administrative penalties and San Bernardino, San Bernardi- subsequent breach of each pa- fines totaling $675,000 after a no, San Bernardino Countytient's medical information. determination that the facili- (two times); Rideout Memorial Facilities are required to ties failed to prevent unautho- Hospital, Marysville, Yuba submit a plan of correction to rized access to confidential County; Ronald Reagan UCLA CDPH within 10 working days patient medical information. Medical Center, Los Angeles, and implement a plan of cor- Enloe Medical Center in Los Angeles County; San rection toprevent future inci- Chico was assessed a $130,000 Joaquin Community Hospital, dents. Facilities can appeal an fine after the facility failed to Bakersfield, Kern County.administrative penalty by re- prevent unauthorized access CDPH has assessed the questing a hearing within 10 to one patient's medical infor- penalties to these facilities calendar days of notification. mation by seven employees, under new legislation intend- If a hearing is requested, the "Medical privacy is a funda ed to protect the confidentiali- penalties are to be. paid if up- mental right and a critical ty of medical records. CDPH held following appeal. component of quality medical has determined that the hos- All hospitals in California are care in California," said Dr. pitals failed to prevent unau- required to be in cbmpliance Mark Horton, director of thorized access to patient with applicable state and feder- CDPH. "We are very con- medical information, as re- al laws and regulationsgovern- cerned with violations of pa- quired by Section 1280.15 of ing general acute-care hospi- tient confidentiality and their the Health and Safety Code. tals. The hospitals are required An administrative penalty of to comply with these standards $25,000 may be assessed against to ensure quality of care. Cancer support group to meet If you are fighting cancer, especially breast cancer, you don't have to face it alone. A new peer-led support group is meeting Saturdays in Portola throughout the summer. The next meeting is sched- uled for Saturday, June 19, at the Eastern Plumas Health Care Education Center, 500 First Av& All meetings begin at 2 p.m. Subsequent meetings are set for June 26; July 3, 17, 24 and 31; and Aug. 7, 21 and 28. , There is no cost or obligation to participate. Organizers only ask that participants respect the confidentiality of group. Men and woman are welcome. 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Ron Morales, a member of the Peconom family, poses with a new map that follows the Worldmaker's journeythrough Lassen and Plumas counties. The map includes 60 Maidu place names. Photos by Sam Williams come down through the near Quincy through Long (Quincy), "Tosin-kojo" (Indi:- Peconom and Morales fami-Valley and includes about 60 an Valley), "See-up-kohm-koy- lies," Morales said, "but the Maidu place names, ore" (Westwood), "Pa-pie-ka- names have been here for Leona Peconom Morales dee" (Roxie Peconom Camp- thousands of years." recounted the Maidu cre- ground, site of the Bear The map includes several ation story in a 2005 book, Dance), "Tsm-Balim" (Su- images of Morales' ancestors, and Morales said his late un- sanville) and around the east- "The people on the map --cle, George Peconom (who ern Shore of"Tetem Momdan- that's their spirit," Morales was born in the 1870s), im" (Honey Lake). said. "It's not me. This is showed him many importantFor more information on what they said, and we're for- native burial and cultural the map or to obtain a copy, tunate enough to be able to sites, call Morales at 257-3275. preserve it." Morales said the map fol-More information on the Morales said the map coy-lows the Worldmaker's jour- Hanylekim people is available ers more than 100 miles of the ney from "Yakomov" (Moon-on the web at honeylake- Worldmaker's journey fromlight Peak) through "Seelom" PAID POLITICAL ADVERTISEM~ ~bute to the / ~ I Tax Limitation Initiative Fund Our Mission: Limitation of the Property Tax Levy for the Hospital Bond to $50 per $100,000 of Assessed Value. U3 "Measure B" Your Tax Limitation Initiative will limit your property tax to $50 per $100,000 of assessed value. "Measure A" Granted the Hospital Board of Directors UNLIMITED taxing authority. 6 You may contribute to your campaign fund by writing a check to: 50/100K Group P.O. 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