Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Cherokee Citizens Living Outside the Cherokee Nation

In my opinion, Chad didn’t think the Cherokee people are smart enough to vote on this type of issue. Chad wins all his elections from votes outside the 14-county jurisdiction. Those people don’t depend on Hastings, the Cherokee people do – and not only Cherokees, but Creeks, Seminoles, Cheyenne, Arapahos, Poncas, Kiowas, etc. These are all tribes who live here, too.

For the rest of the opinion:

(this is always the complaint - however, Chief Smith includes all Cherokees - but most of the local Cherokees in Oklahoma would exclude us - and those living outside the 14 counties don't even get to share in the same benefits that the Cherokee Citizens in the 14 Counties get - except to vote for the Chief and with a local attitude like this, Chief Smith will probably be Chief for as long as we can elect him. Those of us living in Orange County have to drive on a two hour parking lot to San Diego, Los Angles or Riverside County for Indian Health care)