Secretary Salazar, have you ever heard of the BIE? It lies hidden
in Echohawk’s backyard.
Inside it are 60K students in K-12 and
another 20K in higher education. In the past ten years, the only
time Interior has been embarrassed enough to INVESTIGATE issues is
the result of class action suits.
Last spring, I saw a picture of Haskell faculty and students
protesting and begging Echohawk to “fix” Haskell. I agree. Go to
Haskell’s campus. Talk to the six people in the picture and their
children who were marching around (attempting to disrupt graduation
ceremonies of about 150 kids who earned a degree ) and the other
250 who work there and get some answers.
Ask questions like, why are people employed in an organization when they clearly work against students?
Example: I couldn’t possibly teach 5 classes with 100 students.
Why do you support a Board of Regents who attempts to disrupt the school and sabotage new programs?
Don’t you understand they need to travel to Haskell more and to places like Palm Springs, because if they are ever
in the vicinity of a congressman, they might actually try to lobby ?
Why do you think someone whose only qualification and vast
inexperience is running your tribal college program? Social
workers…. How is it possible that so many people lack credentials
found in the rest of western civilization in similar organizations?
When you end up giving the K-12 system to the states, do you expect
to close the post-secondarys? That’s about $30 million in savings;
that’s at least one new road and a bridge in a national park.
AFTER ALL THEY ARE JUST NATIVE AMERICAN KIDS ANYWAY. RIGHT ?