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Halito Sisters & Brothers,

Our Chief is announcing his candidacy by throwing a huge party in McAlester with none other than Neal McCoy as entertainment. Here I sit shaking my head again. Who will be the guest speaker the anti-native Governor Mary Fallon? Who planned this kickoff event? It must be the same old people who seem to always plan them because it’s just like the ones the former chief and the felony chief had to announce their “candidacy”. I am trying so hard to see the silver lining for our current Chief but so far I see a man who cannot get true election reform and who is walking in the same muddy foot prints as those who have come before him. Let me tell you the sad part – this Chief has so much potential. Who in the world is advising him to throw an obviously outrageously expensive party only months after the Merida trial? How much is it costing? Who is paying for it? Who will be working it? Where is the million dollars noted in the federal trial that former Chief Pyle put away for your campaign? Is this where the money is coming from? Will there be transparency concerning how much JUST the kickoff event cost? And I mean down to the last lavish give away.

Can you not see and hear the Chahta people questioning your integrity? Let me tell you what I had hoped you would do and really what I thought you would be advised to do. Announce your candidacy in the most dignified possible way in the same fashion as “town hall” meetings. Invite any opponents or just regular hard working, struggling, Chahta’s to bring you their questions in a public forum and answer them as honestly as you can. Invite the absentee voters to participate by sending in questions by joining a meeting via Skype. Chahta’s are soooo tired of the smoke and mirrors and it’s very disappointing to know you cannot see that. If you must have music then have our Chahta people sing. Our tribe has some of the most beautiful voices out there, turn your candidacy announcement into a CHAHTA celebration. I’m sure Neal McCoy is a swell guy and a fantastic 90’s singer but I don’t associate him with our people. It’s insulting to think that this is part of your strategy for clearing your name? Insulting and very frankly, ineffective. You will have mostly employees there and some Choctaw people there as well but the whisperings will be about the money and you walked right into it. I would take a good long look at who is advising you concerning your strategy and let them know what worked in previous decades will not work the same way now not after all of the corruption. Pandora’s Box has been opened and a new flat screen isn’t going to close it.

This Chief, while not elected by the Chahta people, has so many positives working in his favor such as having managed a multi-billion dollar business. I bet a lot of you don’t know that he has been the one overseeing a business as the CEO for years now. Not just checking on it now and then but down in the trenches making big decisions. Why wouldn’t that be the focus? Why the circus? Tell me, tell us everything that qualifies you to be our Chief because it’s so much more than a title.

Be your own man don’t isolate yourself with the old guard. When I see that over the top party (and I’ve seen it in the past – was made to blow up balloons for it) I think of my grandmother and my room at her house. I would be lying in my bed and if it was windy outside my hair would blow in the wind as if the window was open. Why can’t we use all of these political dollars to insure safe and secure housing for our elders? Why does it take millions of dollars to run as a candidate for Choctaw Chief? Where did this go wrong? We have to look at this my Chahta family for what it is. We have to hold the amount of money it takes to throw this celebration in one hand and our elders’ needs in the other and see which is heaviest. My guess would be it’s about the same except the money hand benefits our people the least and our elders are still struggling. It’s a shame. The hunting trips, the fake boobs, the extravagant cars and the elitist parties while our elders do the best they can. I am beginning to wonder if we will ever be given the chance to make it right.

Chi pisa la chike,

CW (S. Crowder)

(S. Crowder has written under the pseudonym Choctaw Wright and Muriel Wright since December 21, 2011)


Halito Brothers and Sisters!

hahahahahaha – I am laughing so hard this morning. I have been thinking about the new CNO armored vehicle since last night. CNO will use this armored vehicle to withstand heavy gunfire and bombs within the borders of the CNO. OR…they might loan it outside the area if they can drive.

hahahhahahaha – We all better look out, citizens here within the 10 1/2 counties. Now our administration has added a war machine to deal with our heavy gunfire! Hide grandmother. 🙂

You have got to be kidding me? Someone, anyone tell me the real reason behind this purchase? Tell me has the CNO public safety department been under heavy gunfire within our CNO borders lately? Maybe within the last ten years? EVER? Okay, so you got a grant from Homeland Security and your the public safety department what might you do with almost a half a million dollars? Hmmm lets see. You have to use it to help defend our USA in case it’s under attack. Hmmm yeah that’s a tough one. What would actually benefit our PEOPLE the most. Okay, bomb shelters across our counties they could also do double duty as tornado shelters. Lets see what else (thinking..thinking…) training some of our people to be emergency disaster leaders, protecting our water supplies from possible contamination with an underground filtering system. BUT Nah lets get one of those big armored vehicles like Arnold Schwarzenegger in the movie Terminator!

So, as Gary Batton sits atop the armored vehicle (I’m just kidding he hasn’t- YET) and makes the parade route we still beg anyone (in state out of state) to take our Chahta orphans. While the SWAT team (oh yeah there’s a SWAT team as well) practices maneuvers in better bullet proof vests our people have their teeth pulled instead of being offered the option of a root canal. And finally as this administration flies around in planes and drives around in corvettes our people are being fired and their good names pulverized all while our Chahta people are being oppressed by a system that has forgotten who the system was created for.

Where I found humor a few moments before I now feel anger. I heard another story just last night and I have a message for the Naholo’s who read this blog. Listen carefully, you may have the upper hand right now and think you can treat the Chahta people who work beneath you like they are stupid. You may be able to laugh at them, lie about them, humiliate them but there will be a reckoning and when there is you will find yourself looking for a job and the ones you have oppressed will move forward as it should be.

To those who dread going to work each day. Hang on, stay within the CNO as long as you can stand it because the likelihood of them replacing you with another Chahta is slim and we actually need Chahta’s within the CNO. I don’t know about you but when my brothers and sisters need assistance from their nation in these hard times I would rather the person handling the paperwork or talking on the other end of that line be one of us.

We have got to rid ourselves of this administration and put the power back into the hands of our people. Join us.