When the tribal government moved its operation to its present site, one of the first tribal council meetings involved a motion to impeach the tribal chairman for breaking a tribal court order. This corruption was done in 1994 and that tribal council meeting was very interesting indeed.
Back then the tribal members had a real representative looking out for their interests. William McCullough was the tribal treasurer for years and guided this community with a budget process that had serious growing pains.
The point of todays snippet of tribal corruption is there was a time I would have protected the Chief when he made huge mistakes.
Of course, he would say, ” I don’t remember and do not have to listen to you.”
I remember when the tribal council listened to me when the treasurer, a wise person to me, was ready to make a motion to impeach our dearly beloved tyrant chief.
The Chief upset the treasurer of the tribal council for letting inmates out of jail before serving their complete time for the tribal court. These inmates happened to be the Chief’s family close family members.
The treasurer recommended a motion of impeachment and I defended the Chief and offered the excuse that we may have all taken advantage for close family members.
The Cheif got a pass that day.
Of courtse he does not remember this or any of my government and administration work others claim as their own programs today.
Ah, my Cheif whom I was ready to defend to the end.
What kind of idiot was I?
He can not and will not recognize my resume for other jobs and that ruins many jobs opportunities for me.
The losing battle continues…