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Defending the Karuk -
Chairman Roy Hall, Jr. Vice Chairman Gary Lake Shasta Nation
Pioneer Press 2/4/09
This is in response to Jerry West's January 21, 2009 letter to the
editor titled "They're Liars."
As much as we agree with the factual majority of your letter, we
would like to emphasize that not all Karuk people are liars,
cheaters and thieves. Actually, the vast majority of Karuk people
are wonderful hard working intelligent folks with much integrity.
Unfortunately, the Karuk Tribal LEADERSHIP makes decisions that
effect ALL Karuk people while casting a very scandalous light on
those who have nothing to do with fish, water, dam or casino
With all due respect Mr. West, your frustration and anger is
exactly what the Karuk leadership and wanna-be Indians like Tucker
are trying so desperately to create. Through confusion and
misinformation to their membership and the media, they are
attempting to kick the white-man and the Shasta Nation People out
of lands that the Shasta's, ranchers, farmers and minors have been
sharing peacefully for a long time.
There are MANY Karuk Tribal Members that are attempting to recall
and depose their current Tribal Council leadership. This is an
opportune time to get to know these good Karuk People as we feel
many Karuk Tribal Members agree with your views and may be able to
help you in ways you never imagined.
As for boycotting Karuk gaming, we doubt very much anyone will
ever have the chance to do that. We do not believe they will ever
have a casino within Shasta Nation territory.
Respectfully, Chairman Roy Hall, Jr. Vice Chairman Gary Lake
Shasta Nation www.theshastanation.com
Thursday May 07, 2009 09:15 AM Pacific
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