Our kids have only one hope of escaping fear in their lives. That hope is what I call Teacher, we as a whole community.
The symbol of tough love education is: Don’t lean toward excuses, drugs and danger, but to lean toward health and happiness. But how can we strive to become better in our community unless we come together.
I am hoping that God answers my prayers for all the corruption happening in Rocky Boy. Can we get justice? How about forfeit all tribal money you stole, cars, trucks, houses, land and cattle. You sure in the heck didn’t work for it. You took from the poor.
I never intended to come at you all so bluntly. Some families are homeless or live with other people. As for me and my big family, we have multiplied to squeeze in our homes. I know I sound like a broken record, and you think I should just quit writing, but I can’t. Who else is going to speak for me and my family, mom, dad, brothers and sisters, including my parents 40 grandchildren? I know you are thinking in the back of your minds, “We are not responsible for people not having homes, jobs and such.” Yes, you are because you promised so many lives and allowed drugs on the reservation to destroy innocent lives. This is how some of the council got in. We have drug dealers running this place with meth. Did you see what you caused? Now we have zombie-like people neglecting children.
And, Mr. Kelleher, I wasn’t surprised Tony Belcourt got beaten out by the other primary candidate by three votes. Referring to your column in April 7, “A little good from a bad situation.”
I was glad he was defeated. I went to school with this fella, and it wasn’t pleasant. He tormented me by name-calling, bullying, about how poor I was and that my dad made a living by selling his paintings so we could eat. I was just a young kid. How could you be so cruel and hateful? I couldn't resist, he made me so upset I punched him. Luckily, he was saved that day.
We want to be saved, too. I really appreciate all the people in Parker Canyon, Parker Schoolers and other members of our community. Thank you for your support.
And a big thank you to all the Rocky Boy teachers for donating to our local food banks so poor children don’t go hungry. Thank you,
Jolene Standing Rock