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Open apology to the Confederated Salish and Kootenai tribal leaders

From the bottom of our hearts, we apologize for the disrespect shown to you by our county leaders. The chairman of the planning board should be immediately dismissed for his ignorant bigoted comments. The commissioners also should be and will be voted out during the next election. Their extreme views do NOT reflect the views of the majority of the citizens of Ravalli County. We are sorry that they have disrespected you under the guise of taking care of the county citizens to the tune of $808 per year. It is shameful, ignorant and deceitful.

Open Suggestion to ALL Ravalli County Citizens: We teach our children that it is NOT OK to stand by while someone is targeted by racism. Now is the time to show them with our actions. Every one of us in Ravalli County should speak out right now. It is NOT OK for our leaders to stand by while the planning board chairman infers that the Tribal Elders are comparable to a bunch of “drunken Indians.” The board of commissioners needs to remove him from his post immediately. Anything less than that is “standing by.”

Please call the commissioners at 375-6500 or email commissioners@rc.gov. Then write to the newspapers.

Sarah and Andy Roubik

Corvallis

2 Responses to Open apology to the Confederated Salish and Kootenai tribal leaders
  1. Boggled
    November 26, 2013 | 7:22 pm

    If there’s nothing illegal about putting CSKT land in trust, or even building a casino on this land, which is not owned by Ravalli County, the commissioners must give it the same thumbs up as the Legacy Ranch subdivision. If you don’t believe in property rights for ALL Americans, you don’t believe in them at all.

  2. Are you kidding?
    November 26, 2013 | 5:13 am

    The Commissioners should have known on their own that they needed to do something. Every day that passes shows even more how they really view Native Americans. It strikes me as odd, that I would have to tell them that tourism is part of what keeps our county afloat. Tourist come to see the Medicine Tree and the Big Hole Battlefield. They buy their gas and food in Ravalli County. Seems to me if the issue is $808,I would like to know how much the travel of the planning board leader costs. My guess is way more then $808.

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