Tribal Politics: Scared of the Reservation

The recent pandemic has caused the world to become fearful of life and others. This problem has been in my tribal community for many years, especially after our tribal government and management have become composed of white women. Some of these women do have children with men on the reservation which provides them ties to community opportunities like employment and other benefits.

Recently I set out to discover that the tribal members’ investment of payroll investments in government activities is corrupted. Administrators, grant writers, and operations managers are all privileged to enter working areas without temperature checks or masks. This group of people happens to be many white women as they fill many accounting and other supplementing support for tribal operations.

On the third morning a tribal member, who works at the reception desk, opened the back door to the administration building and asked if I needed anything. I said no and left the building complaining about the harassment. I felt insulted but later found out that a few white women claimed to be scared a tribal member was hanging around the tribal government offices. Therefore I was being questioned.

I confirmed this with the receptionist, who was wearing a mask and obeying the protocol set by tribal government officials.

This alarmed me as the last time I scared a white woman, the marketing director, I had to sit in jail for a criminal offense as a sitting tribal council member, never been done before in the community. Our community has always supported white women as many Indian men have impregnated them over the years. Many tribal council members are married to white women and not the trend is attracting more white men to pursue tribal member women.

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My problem is that I am scared too.

You see, my father, full blood was married to a white woman. The relationship ended in tragedy as my father murdered my mother, grandmother, both white women, and himself. This event has been used by tribal government officials for many years to create an artificial fear of my intentions in this tribe.

I continue to be eliminated and disqualified while white men and women are chosen to fulfill expert roles in the community.

When I attempt to find evidence or demand tribal law be enforced suddenly white women are scared and tribal government officials look for a means to jail these tribal members only looking to become self-sufficient and work a meaningful job that helps others.

I cannot forget what my Indian father did to white women, it is appropriate for everyone else to join me.

I am scared too with no relief in sight from the tribal government made up of 70 percent non-tribal members.

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