Opinion: White Earth chairwoman, council failing the people
"The ugly face of reservation politics has arisen!

For several months I have sat on the sidelines observing and listening to the plight of the Anishinaabeg on the White Earth Reservation. It is clear that as members of the White Earth Nation, we need to stand up and take charge of our future!

On March 10, Chairwoman Erma Vizenor stood before 700-plus tribal members at the State of the Band Address committing to uphold the vision of the White Earth Tribal Council.

She praised and credited the Tribal Council for being progressive, strong, and stable. Erma also stated her responsibility as chairwoman “to take the time to listen, to respect the words of each council member, to allow good discussion, and to bring us together on consensus in decision-making for the good of the entire tribe.”

Well, Chairwoman Vize-nor, Secretary-Treasurer Bud Heisler, and District 3 Representative Gus Bevins, you are falling short of your duties and responsibilities to the White Earth People!"

Get the Story:
Natalie McArthur: Vizenor, tribal council failing the people of White Earth (The Detroit Lakes Tribune 5/28)

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