Rumors and half-truth viruses
By Michael Francis Dunne
July 24, 2005
I am writing in support of Cheryl L. Dodson's July 20th letter
to the editor of Sitnews. It is because of people like Cheryl
who are willing to step up - say what needs to be said that sheds
critical light on what I call viruses. These individuals or
viruses get certain KIC employees stirred up as well. Then the
rumors and half-truths start flying around. It is unfortunate
that these individuals are the same people who are constantly
looking for quick hand-outs in support of their negative lifestyle.
Come on! Stop playing the victim and take responsibility for
your actions! This behavior has to stop. It is detrimental to
KIC as it creates a hostile work environment, low morale for
the rest of the dedicated employees and more importantly takes
away from critical matters that affect and shape our Native Community
not to mention it also makes our society look bad. Those individuals
in KIC Tribal Council take note! You do not live in a box. Eyes
are watching and you are being judged by your actions. Remember
you are there for KIC members, voted in by the members, and for
the members - not yourself and hidden personal agendas. Thanks
to people such as Cheryl the viruses can't hide in the dark anymore.
It's unfortunate that Stephanie
Rainwater-Sande did not run again for council. Stephanie must
have been totally frustrated to have stepped away like she did.
I am sure she probably felt she had no other choice. In the
end KIC lost a fighter for the people.
It appears there are those
in this council who are threatened by intelligent, educated and
experienced people - most ignorant people are. There is a saying,
"It's okay to be stupid and ignorant as long as you don't
stay stupid and ignorant!" Hopefully this will encourage
those in council with common sense to step forward, seek solutions,
and help plan a right and proper direction for our people. I
also encourage one or more positive members of our community
to decide to run for council. Otherwise, in my opinion, KIC
Tribal Council should change its name to the "Crab Clan."
Michael Francis Dunne
Ketchikan, AK - USA
We are one society the Tlingits,
Haidas, and Tsimpshians. Let's not forget that. United we stand
divided we fall.
qualified, educated and dedicated employee fired By Cheryl
L. Dodson - Seattle, WA - USA
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