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Jason Merida, there's a lot to be thankful for in his decision to go to trial. So much information was revealed that has supported years of suspicions and has caused a crack in a wall that couldn't be penetrated. In just a short time, a committee for election reforms has been implemented, the tribal council allowed a citizen to speak, and the council was standing room only. The mood was very general like any other time, and the verbal interaction was civil. No disruptions, outbursts or actions out of the ordinary. Were it not for Merida's choice to go to trial, then we would still be trying to bring about accountability and transparency.
Our show tomorrow will be an update for many of you who were there, and you will be hearing from those who were. This show should be encouraging to many of you so I hope that you will all listen in!
Much has been done and said about Batton's election reform ask force and their recommendations. Last month Batton took the reforms to the council, and word is that the people will be disappointed once again. However, let's see what happens Saturday at the councl house in Tushkahoma, and we'll have guests to share with you their own thoughts and opinions.
It is an election year for Chief and six council members, and they will be expecting the people to vote for them once again. In the years past, voter turnout has been dismal, and with good reason! The general attitude is one of disempowerment, one feels it is useless to try and change anything even by voting. So my question is when are you going to stand up and exercise your power, your voice and put committed actions to those words. It does appear that Batton will be the next Chief simply because there is not enough time to change the election procedures and rules, unless we begin to become involved the various grassroot groups that have emerged, such as, Choctaws Rising and Chahta Veterans for Chahta Civil Rights: McAlester Reunion and Potluck. By the time the elections are over, there may be a few more, but the true test will be those who have learned from this process and begin planning for the next election two years away when another six council seats are up.
Join us as we discuss the recent happenings and what is next. Future meetings have been planned for McAlester and Talihina so let us know if you would like for us to come! Share this post with other Chahta's and listen in on Sunday!
Ever since the US Supreme Court muddled the waters of our sovereignty in the "Marshall Decisions", our Chahta Okla have remained politically unstable with outside influences upon our traditional form of self-governance. Even in recent years, the administration has been clouded of the Choctaw Nation has been clouded with corruption, election fraud/tampering, favoritism,and rewarding themselves enormously. Just before the election year, a former official, Jason Merida, was convicted of corruption and fraud, and sentenced to 12 years. The trial brought out testimony of widespread corruption, fraud and abuse of office. Efforts were underway to reform the constitution and election rules. Concurrently, Batton created a task force to provide election recommendations, which brought objections from citizens at the council meeting because it failed to resolve the problems.
Recently, an issue arose challenging Wards residency. Election rules require a candidate must have lived in the district one year prior to the filing for office (May 2015). Documents appeared in the social media of Facebook indicating he was a resident of District 1 one month prior to filing for office. An election hearing was called for August 19th after the opposing candiate, Mike Amos contested the validity of Wards qualification to run for office. They met at 10 AM and and said they would give their decision by written reply.
At the beginning of the election, three candidates were challenged on their residency. One survived the board, while the other two didn't. Alicia Nevaquaya would have been an opponent of Wards and Amos, as well as several others for the council seat. Questions have been raised about the boards thoroughness.
This evening I spoke with Mr. Ward about this issue and invited him to come on the show and tell us what he knows. He agreed to come on. I hope other guests versed on this subject do so as well.
Don Weatherspoon was a walk on football player who wanted to join the Michigan State Spartans in a year when they were destined for greatness. Here's the kicker...he made the team as a defensive tackle...and they went on to win the NCAA National Championship. That was grit and determination. Well, flash forward about 50 years and you'll find Don Weatherspoon having earned a doctorate and compiled a long and distinguished career in law enforcement, education and in senior positions in state government; and landed in a role as a member of the Michigan Liquor Control Commission. Don was asked if he would have any interest in serving as emergency manager of a deeply troubled public school system...he says yes. Soon thereafter, Governor Snyder appoints him emergency manager of the Muskegon Heights Public Schools. Kamilia Landrum is a current member of the National Board of Directors for the NAACP. She joined the Board in February of 2012 and became Vice Chair of the National Youth Work Committee, a member of the Finance and Audit Committees respectively, and was most recently appointed as Vice Chair of the Image Awards Committee. Locally, she is Co-Advisor to the Detroit NAACP Youth Council and Chair of the Detroit Branch NAACP Young Adult Committee. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with her Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Florida A&M University. She served as Chair of the Fight for Freedom Fund Banquet for the FAMU Chapter of the NAACP, and Treasurer of the Beta Alpha Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She is also pursuing her Masters of Public Administration at Wayne State.
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Join Christy Demetrakis and her special guest and author Vikki Carrel for "Detox your Emotions: The Science of Positive Thinking" Tuesday, September 1st at 6:30pm EST.
About Vikki Carrel:
Vikki is an Author, National Speaker/Trainer, and Empowerment Specialist
Vikki is a highly sought after author and national speaker. She is a master at motivating and empowering diverse audiences. Her presentation style is informative, interactive and guaranteed to captivate your group. Vikki’s innovative approach is strategy-driven and based on the latest professional development trends. She is highly effective at helping individuals identify their resistance level to change, overcome roadblocks to their success, decrease stress, and increase personal and professional productivity. Her presentations are described as cutting-edge and life changing.
Vikki is the president of Vikki Carrel and Company, the creator of The Empowerment Project, author of Switching Lanes, co-author of Chloe’s Closet, and has recently written Puzzle Pieces. While living back East, she co-founded Two Balance, Inc. and Mother Daughter America – national movement to re-connect mothers and daughters.
Vikki has conducted seminars across the United States in both the private and public sectors for well-known companies and organizations which include Verizon, eWomen Network, Capital Health System, Temple University, Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania, Girl Scouts of Utah, America First Credit Union, The National Junior League, and Women’s Council of Realtors and she is a frequent contributor on regional and national television.
Vikki holds a degree in business administration/marketing. She is married, the mother of 2 grown sons and lives with her husband in Utah.
Four elements could be found defining social life in most societies: Moral rules were handed down by the God(s) and were inviolate. The most powerful of the God(s) were male. Human beings lived in tribes and loyalty to the tribe superceded loyalty to the individual. The controlling individuals within the tribe were mostly male and the most admired males were those who had proved themselves as warriors. The role of women was defined by their ability to procreate and and support and obey the warrior class. The pushback against the anarchy of modernity involved recreating tribal lives that operated by those moral rules that had been historically forged in humanity's struggle to survvive and exist as evolutionary imperatives.
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A Genius and Legacy of Robert Welch's Insights - Two Speeches At the JBS Council Dinner in Los Angeles, March 9th, 1974
John Birch Society Founder, Robert Welch in his first speech, he quotes himself from 1958 at the JBS Founding Meeting About Insiders Knowledge and Long-Range Plans For America.
His Second Speech, Which Took Place at the 1974 JBS Council Dinner, Mr. Welch Looks 15 Years Into the Future of America.
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In 2008, Jamiel Shaw, II (17 yrs. young) was murdered three doors from his home by an illegal alien gangbanger from Mexico. The killer was negligently released from jail by ICE/Sheriff's Department on March 1, 2008 and he assassinated Jamiel the next day on March 2, 2008. Jamiel's Mother was serving in Iraq at the time and she continues her service in America. The illegal alien killer was sentenced to death row in November, 2012.
Jamiel Shaw, Sr will talk about the Execution of his son Jamiel Shaw, II http://www.isupportjamielslaw.com/; #JamielsLaw http://bit.ly/dqQ6c4.
On Tonight's broadcast, Jamiel will also be talking about 2016 Presidential Candidate Donald Trump #Trump2016; Talking with Chanell Temple & her remarks at the Huntingtion Park City Council hearing https://youtu.be/GjvqSC37Q0M; Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors upcoming meeting regarding illegal immigration & Sanctuary Cities; The bad & ugly side of illegal immigration http://www.ojjpac.org/memorial.asp, http://www.immigrationcounters.com/; Plus much more. If you can, tune in.
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