Marsha McDonald Rubino 
Member since Aug 9, 2012

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Re: “CSKT members protest tribes' divvying of $150 million settlement

But McDonald says the council carefully deliberated, over the course of several public meetings, how best to use the money. He says those who attended the meetings voiced four priorities: providing for elders, preserving native language, cultural programs and economic development. The council's decision to bank almost half of the $150 million, he says, "is an effort to strike a balance between the needs that were expressed in those meetings as well as an attempt to plan for the future." I attended 2 of those meetings and yes, all of the above mentioned were brought up. But the vast majority of the people in attendance at both meetings expressed their preference for 100% payout. A formal vote by ALL members, living on and living off the reservation is in order. From my perspective, I see way too much irresponsible management going on, beginning with the tribal council. I see wonderful opportunities, as KwaTaqNuk and Grey Wolf Casino being mismanaged. Why should I have confidence in the tribal council to manage the chunk of money they've elected to retain?

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Posted by Marsha McDonald Rubino on 08/09/2012 at 12:41 AM

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