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Cowlitz Idian Tribes name used to make campaign contributions to Bush!

Tribal Chairman and his son used the Official name on the Tribe to make Campaign contributions to the Bush/Cheney Campaign for 2004. Which further illustrates the tribes anti-enviornmental stance the tribe has from the leadership of the tribe.
Not only is the leadership of our tribe anti-eviornment but also relates to something far more serious then mets the eye. It relates to being anti-indigenous peoples also. To give campaign funds to the Bush/Cheney campaign makes the statement beyond the belief that Amercian Indians stand for justice and the environment. Source of this info came from here: http://www.seattle.indymedia.org/front.php3?article_id=35642&group=webcast BARNETT DAVID E. MR.,SEATTLE WA 98177,COWLITZ INDIAN TRIBE/TRIBAL COUNC,BUSH GEORGE W VIA BUSH-CHENEY 04 INC.,09/02/2003 2000.00 23992050687 BARNETT JOHN R. MR.,ABERDEEN WA 98520,COWLITZ INDIAN TRIBE/TRIBAL CHAIR,BUSH GEORGE W VIA BUSH-CHENEY 04 INC.,09/30/2003 2000.00 23992050691 BARNETT KRISTINE MRS.,SEATTLE WA 98177,HOMEMAKER,BUSH GEORGE W VIA BUSH-CHENEY 04 INC.,09/02/2003 2000.00 23992050692
Did this money come from the tribal coffers? 18.Nov.2003 02:27

Tribal member graywolf@fastermac.net

When they gave the campaign contributions to bush/cheney, they listed themselves as being members of the tribal government. They did not list their connections to timber, or logging companies which they run and own. They used the Official tribal name to make their contributions to bush/cheney in the amount of $2,000 each. Since they elected to use the tribes official name, did this money come from the coffers of the tribe? Why didn't they use Cowlitz Lumber to make these contributions? If they had used their own company names this would not be an issue, but they decided to use the tribes name in making these contributions, and being a member of this tribe I find it insulting to find out that my tribes name is used to give money to bush/cheney campaign. I want an investigation into where this money came from? These two have a strangle hold on the tribe and if anyone speaks their mind they are subject to harrassment from them in law suits, intimidation and the like towards other tribal members within their reach. WHERE DID THE MONEY COME FROM TO GIVE TO THE BUSH/CHENEY 2004 CAMPAIGN? WHY DIDN'T THEY USE COWLITZ TIMBER IN MAKING THESE CONTRIBUTIONS?

Further more, I find it appalling! 18.Nov.2003 02:53

Tribal Member graywolf@fastermac.net

They have thier nerve to engage the tribe's official name in this matter. How dare they! these two whom run the tribe with an iron fist, to use our tribe's name in giving contributions to to the Bush/Cheney 2004 election without giving notice to all tribal members about using our name. How Dare they! To think that no one would findout about this very insulting insult towards our Ancestors to further the so called christain George W. Bush who is the most hated person on the planet. How dare they connect the tribe with this barbarian administration called Bush! How dare they! To connect the tribe in a political arena such as this by their admission in listing themselves as Cowlitz Indian Tribe, Tribal Chair; Cowlitz Indian Tribe, Council member makes my blood boil and my Ancestors turning over in their graves. THEY HAVE NO SHAME! These two need to be removed from their positions on Tribal Council immediate!!!!!!!!!!!

I see your point 18.Nov.2003 11:38

Tribal member

I see your point. Why would they use the name of their Tribal position rather than the name of their position in their business unless they were using Tribal funds? However, I see other donors listed here that just put their name, with no position at all, or their name with the business they work for, so it may be, they just decided to use the Tribal name to make themselves look good, and were donating their own money, not the Tribe's. Still, it creates a record showing Cowlitz leaders supporting the anti-environmental, anti-Native American Bush/Cheney team. Whether it is with their own monies or the Tribe's, it's enough to ruffle my Native feathers. But, I guess it's their right. On the other hand, if they donated money in the name of the Tribe, or donated Tribal money without the General Council's approval, their should be hell to pay!

The reality check! 21.Nov.2003 15:28

Tribal member graywolf@fastermac.net

I consider this is pure nonsense coming from someone who does not list their name. To think that a tribe seeking recognition has to give money to a policial party such as the bush&co in order to become regonized as stated by this person who uses "cry havoc." One first has to stop an realize that bush&co took away our recongnition after they took office in 2001. We were fully recognized tribe in 2000 by Clinton Administration! We had to sale out to bush&co to get our recongnition back. DON'T EVER FORGET THAT!!!!!!! The reality check! Last year we gave thanks to Congressmen Baird for his help in getting us recongnized. We Honored him, and now the tribal leadership has stabed him in the back by giving money to bush/cheney 2004 campaign. What kind of full do you take me for! Hey! "my_eap.lax.untd.com are you having fun yet?

Hey! you, my-eap.lax.untd.com or should I say 64.136.29.233 21.Nov.2003 16:14

Tribal Member graywolf@fastermac.net

Take a good look at these images. Note the page I am on and look at the bottom of this images which shows the traffic from these two ip's and the time of day they were logged into my firewall; tribal business hours. It appears as though those with the tribal leadership like to check out who stops by to read my commnetaries. This IP address coming from Juno or what is now refered to as being netzero.net And it only occurs durin tribal business hours. It surely appears as though our tribal leadership and/or employees are spying on us doesn't it!
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We have "JACKLES" in our tribe 21.Nov.2003 17:13

Tribal Member graywolf@fastermac.net

Can you guess? Think it might be a tribal council member who runs around with a pocket recorder typing conversations by those who think different then the tribal leadership? Since I started writing about the tribe an it's leadership, I have to date recieved about 15 viruses by someone claiming to be who they are not. This tribal council person is in the know about viruses and could if he wanted to send you one. Everyone in the tribe should be made a where of this "JACKLE" who has his head up the leaderships but and kissing their feet.
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