By Steven Booth
August 02, 2005
We make mistakes, we stumble and we may fall. So when we do we need to pick each other up and learn from our mistakes or we may fall again. By this council not giving Mrs. Zimmerle the opportunity as a citizen of our community, the rights as a person given under our very own constitution, an explanation, employee evaluation, or little as a goal for her performance, is a dereliction of duty, and a deliberate act of disrespect, no matter what your seemingly good intentions where or justifications for the betterment of the community. Believe it or not there are good professionally respectful methods for going about a change in CEO. The methods of this council is not how we would want to be represented as a people and this action is viewed as a mistake. However, even though many are still speaking about this decision made by the Council, it is over. We will learn from our mistakes. We will move on and perhaps things will change.
Growing pains and mistakes are a part of growing up but there comes a time when the childish ways need to be put away and the business of the community needs to be addressed. The membership elects the council and puts their trust in the men and woman who run for these seats, that they will represent them in a dignified, intelligent and respectable manner. The membership puts their confidence in the elected to make the decisions that are in the very best interest of the community as a whole and trusts that the elected will perform their elected duties honorably and in such a way that reflects the proud traditions of our people, nurturing the Government to Government relations in the rebuilding of our Nation and by fostering good working programs. Threats and intimidation only strengthen our resolve to push ahead and give even that much more importance to protect our community from the people who use their hate. Their sickness will affect the whole community. The people who act out their hate only bring shame and disgrace to our Native people. Do not be discouraged by their actions; do not let their hateful action bring you down, that would only be giving into their actions and giving them power in their methods. Find strength and encouragement from the majority of the membership who share in our goal to grow, find it in the love of our people.
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