Here is some info from a tribal member on the general council meeting that was held yesterday:
"The REAL word on the rez, is that at the General Council Meeting today, Tribal Council added an item to the agenda without going through the proper channels. The TC wanted tribal members to vote on two options for a "revenue allocation plan". This plan, as explained to us would be irreversible when approved and we were given no notice, handouts or written info about what we were actually voting on. The Plan changes how we spend and budget our revenue, it was not explained which programs would be cut or how many jobs would be lost by choosing either plan, one thing for sure one plan called for the elimination of charitable contributions. Many tribal members were concerned to say the least that we were being asked to vote on something that is so important yet given so little information about. Most thought it was also unfair that off-rez people were not being given the chance to give their input on this plan. According to the TC the plan is necessary due to the over-whelming passage of the per capita increase. There was a motion to include this matter on the next referendum vote going out later this month, it was seconded and it passed. TC promised to send information out to tribal members so we could make an educated vote on this very important matter."
This blog will have a full article on the general council meeting on Monday...!