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Creating division through policy

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Must the world continue to promote division?

Yesterday I went to our local convenience store, located on the reservation, on the Hannahville Indian Community. The store or tribal government is in partnership with BP oil company and faithfully collects taxes for the State of Michigan.

Governor Whitmere, with her new relationship with the Pfizer drug company, recently allowed the pharmaceutical giant a move in to the State. This company and others are in the DRUG RACE to sell its vaccine on the market as a cure for the worlds newest threat. This has created policies worldwide, such as requirements to wear mask or face coverings

Due to the Tribes compact agreement and recent negotiations to allow the tribal economy to open, a new hardship has been created and more qualifications on tribal members and creating constant division.

Is this the intent of the policy, while the public is experimenting with unproven drugs from some of these companies?

The policy agreement between the State and the Michigan tribes is creating more additional social problems not needed in this social environment.

Yesterday, while visiting our store on the reservation, which is considered a sovereign territory authorized by the Federal Government to operate a tribal government. A young lady tribal member attempted to embarrass me into wearing a mask in the store before I could purchase my items.

Our tribe is small and even without social media platforms, we all know each other business. At least we have idea that we think we know, as information travels fast in the community.

I am in the minority today and it is no secret here about my opposition to mask wearing. Most people respect this position and law enforcement has never been needed or involved over mask issues to date, on the reservation.

That nearly changed yesterday as the young lady cashing me out from behind a large Plexiglas window, put her hand under the service window and waved a mask at me, while looking at me without saying a word.

It was an attempt at embarrassing me and to harass me about my position of not wearing masks. Her Uncle is the Chief of the Tribe and she knows I do not support his agreement with the Governor in Michigan. His whole family are large democratic supporters, which has already created division in the tribe on other issues.

We are supposed to be a sovereign entity and the State at its rules, largely do not apply unless the tribal government negotiations terms.

There are also rules in economic exchange as well but that is not relevant when people are waiting for a chance to tell others what to do. It is not out of fear of spreading a virus or anyones safety, they just want to be rude and bossy to people they feel threatened, by due to personal views.

I will continue my personal protest and not participate in this economic sabotage being forced upon the worlds masses and my tribe. Who’s people, in most cases, trust what their governments and tell tribal members what to do.

Division is worsening daily over rule enforcement from the State of Michigan, while Tribal law is not being enforced in areas of tribal commerce.

This keeps many tribal members from benefits intended for them with no requirements, liking wearing a mask.