The brawl between Tribal Chairman Cedric Cromwell and Secretary Marie Stone would not be tolerated anywhere in America….Indian Country either.
Cedric should resign.
Cedric has a history of bad relations and total disrespect for women tribal members and they happen to be Elder women. He bullies and verbally assaults them because they challenge him. Many tribal men have called him out and he demurred. That docile facade he puts on for Whites and other outsiders is pure “fake, phony, fraud” as Marie Stone said. As he called her ” a fuc**** bitch” and said he was going to “punch her in her face” she said ” So you’re a woman beater too, you’re going to punch an Elder in her face?” Yes he was. apparently, meanwhile he was comforted by his executive assistant the “Deaconess”…(nutty Francie) who knows something about abuse.
Another very interesting revelation during this Ghetto Madness was Winnie Johnson Graham’s attempt to bring order to chaos. Winnie has a sordid history of violence herself. She spent time in Barnstable County Jail for beating up a pregnant woman. A few years ago, she jumped on a tribal woman in front of the tribal youth she was supposed to be mentoring. Right.
Another irony is the fact that Cedric and his crew have never recorded council meeting or activities with any authenticity or consistency. As we have said over and over, even the Girl Scouts have official minutes. A government without minutes is not real. We are confident the Federal Government is aware of this also. Again, ironically, if Cedric (and his clown show) wanted to stop the foolishness, they would videotape every meeting. That would be the record THAT MARIE IS UNABLE TO KEEP ! The previous administration videotaped the meetings to stop inappropriate behavior that often stemmed from Cheryl Frye Cromwell, AKA, The First Lady. Cheryl would stomp around the Council table sneering, making inappropriate comments and having outbursts while her brother was at the other end of the room threatening the Chairman. Well, when the previous administration videotaped meetings and the madness stopped. Back then if tribal members wanted to see what happened and how people voted, they could read the written minutes, listen to the recorded minutes and view the videotape. Now if you ask for the minutes, per the tribal law, you get crickets.
And the idea of making thieves punch a time clock is totally absurd now that they’ve stolen all they can steal and on the way out.
Contrary to Winnie’s urgent effort to stop any recordings of Ceddie and Marie, videotaping would have preempted the whole mess. And, we would be able to tell whether she tripped him or not.
The other enormous issue is our Tribal Shame. We all know that Marie is incapable of doing her job as Secretary. We have watched a once beautiful smart tribal woman deteriorate before our eyes and we all know she is ill, yet we are all guilty of allowing her to continue to engage in bizarre and
undignified activities as an official of our tribe. She is officially our Secretary of State. Marie has become an unrecognizable replica of her former self. We are all guilty of allowing this to go on. And likewise, Cedric has apparently taken advantage of Marie’s condition which is unconscionable. But then again Cedric;s insecurity, the result of the Tribes refusal to accept him as authentic Mashpee, is all part of his insecurity and his very dark side.
One last point concerning the chaotic scene between these tribal council.officers. Kevin Frye was told to remove Marie. Course she told him where to go. Do ya see what I mean? We said long time ago that Kevin Frye is not exactly Mr. Enforcer. It’s ridiculous.
Cedric should resign and we all know it.
The casino is a bust. We say that because they can’t even finance their bloated government. That $8m that finally came in from Genting is already spent because the Tribe is 2-3 months behind in its bills. In 10 days he will know if the Malaysians will give him another $16m to run the tribal government, ( $933,000 a month, an increase of $300K a month) and $46m for the Gaming Authority. It is outrageous because you can’t see any tangible result. We don’t even run our own pantry. All we have are a bunch of trashy leaders fighting because things ain’t working out too good.
Genting, by the way is not likely to take any more risks with the Chinese economy tanking and the Florida Seminoles have shut them out of the state for several years. Contrary to what some clueless tribal members ( who work for the Tribe) babble about the Seminoles. We in no way resemble the Seminoles because while they did start out small 40 years ago, they had no debt and they lived within their means paying their lobbyist with nickels and change from bingo. But they took care of their people, and if they didn’t want the money and chose to live in the Everglades, they did. But James Billie took care of his people and he was very defiant and controversial in the bargain. Now they are huge and billionaires and totally independent. They never surrendered to the US government by the way.
There is no word on the outside financing for the Warehouse Casino in Taunton. There is absolutely no news on who would go into business with us with a venue that cannot generate the money to pay the note, so Jim Peters was right. But one thing we know there’s no class 3 in our future and even it were possible we wouldn’t get a check until 2027.
Lastly, Cedric should resign because he is in declining health. He has diabetes, high blood pressure, a bad heart and he is unable to walk. Rumors are that he has multiple sclerosis. He has never served us but he should have the decency to step aside and let us rebuild our nation.His obsession with money is literally killing him. You can’t keep paying unworthy staff for loyalty at our expense. That’s bad and we deserve better. We have been humiliated long enough Cedric.