The Cromwell Administration is preparing for the Special Meeting Thursday
and they are attempting to try to spin their way out of this $308m black hole they dumped us in. You can tell by the content of the Cape Cod Times newspaper article where Arlinda Locklear continues to spin misinformation. She says that we can still get LIT because the judge didn’t mean what he said about the BIA being without authority to do it ! And then she continues to push the tiered argument that we are like the Cowlitz. The Cowlitz just got a favorable federal ruling about their second reservation where they want to build a casino. If it’s “not so bad” why is the humiliated BIA saying it will appeal?
Course Arlinda thinks we’re illiterate. Anyone who reads the decision can
reference pages 14 & 22 to see where the judge debunks the Cowlitz connection. He says we are in no way even sightly similar to the Cowlitz. Then if that isn’t enough, Ceddie and Arlinda use the lame argument that the judge is racist. (We re- posted the Cowlitz federal jurisdiction confirmation from the Congressional record from our June 25, 2015 story, to reconfirm that they are on the federal record while WE ARE NOT)
It’s the classic case of deflecting attention from the real issue….$308 m debt. We want to know why we’re saddled with so much debt and burdened with a bloated government that provides no service. Of course service is the sole purpose of the government. But not ours. Oh, oh…. wait we forgot ….we do have the Fryebal Council employment agency which is the best in Indian Country….at nepotism.
But let’s get to the pressing issue…why are we right back where we started from in 2009?
We have no sovereign land in Taunton or Mashpee…but we have a lotta debt.
We have a Gaming Authority stashing millions every 3 months… and no Casino. Following the ruling Shovel Ready Ceddie admitted, that there’s no financing for the casino. So the 10 prospective financial institutions never got back to him. Actually they probably never existed. So we’re back to Genting who is silent. Ceddie claims now that Genting will only fund the so called Tribal Government. That’s what’s bothering the Fryebal Council totally. They want to know if that free money will keep on coming. They will probably hire 5 more Fryes tomorrow. Carp Diem !
You have to ask yourself why would Genting continue if they weren’t getting more out of the deal than they were putting in. But it’s clear that Genting kept pressuring for outside financing because they did not want to finance the Asino.
While the media keeps talking about ” the construction ” of the casino is still underway, what they don’t know is that the money stops after the land is cleared. As we said, there’s no money to put up one piece of steel or concrete.
Our reputation is so sullied by leadership incompetence
it will take years to even attempt to correct it.
The Mass Gaming Commission never challenged the many changes to the plan and the questionable financing of the incomplete plan. There was never Tribal economic development plan for the Indian Gaming Commission which is mandatory….guess Arlinda Cowlitz Spin is guaranteed to generate Buyers Remorse for the the MGC .
So expect Ceddie to start talking about going commercial. But once again financing is the key and that is so out of the picture.
A bigger problem for this administration is the fact that these Council members are taking huge salaries for years and the government delivers no services to the people. Its called misfeasance. Then they gave themselves bonuses when the land went into trust. They need to refund that money. They need another $15 million by August to run the government. Well over 50% of the money goes to salaries for the Fryebal Council and no one knows what the hell they do. We do know we get turkey and ham and any service comes from Indian Health service, the federal government. And Ceddie can’t tell you what they did with $308 m…rather he won’t tell you. Scandalous indeed.
The Wicked Wamp 9 should refund all those bonuses for the bogus Land in Trust scam. They should stop taking a salary.
Oh I know, that’s too funny eh ?
Tomorrow, the payroll update, and why we keep dying under their noses.
Below is what distinguishes us from the Cowlitz from the June 2015 story
Below is the Cowlitz federal connection. Don’t know how much more “federal” you can get beyond the “Congress” & the “Secretary of Interior.”
CONFEDERATED TRIBES OF CHEHALIS INDIAN RESERVATION,
Shoalwater Bay Indian Tribe, Plaintiff-Appellant,
STATE OF WASHINGTON; William R. Wilkerson, individually and
as Acting Director of the State of Washington Department of
Fisheries; Frank R. Lockard, individually and as Director
of the State of Washington Department of Game; Washington
State Game Commission, Defendants-Appellees,
UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff-Appellee,
STATE OF WASHINGTON, Defendant-Appellee, Cross-Appellant.
Nos. 95-35370, 95-35371.
United States Court of Appeals,
In 1911, Congress directed the Secretary of Interior to make allotments on the Quinault Reservation under the provisions of the allotment laws to “all members of the Hoh, Quileute, Ozette or other tribes of Indians of Washington who are affiliated with the Quinaielt and Quileute tribes in the [Treaty of Olympia] and who may elect to take allotments on the Quinault Reservation rather than on the reservations set aside for these tribes.” The Supreme Court subsequently ruled that members of the Chehalis, Chinook and Cowlitz tribes were entitled to allotments on the Quinault reservation pursuant to this act and the 1873 executive order. Halbert, 283 U.S. at 758, 51 S.Ct. at 616-17.
So Arlinda’s extended projections have kept her in moola ($480,000) for over 4 years of unproductive legal work. But you would think she would at least do her research about us and stop using the Cowlitz as the means to collect $10,000 a month and to lie in the media.You see how much good she did for her tribe. They were never recognized, and may never be unfortunately.
Shame on you Arlinda