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#101 Nov-14-2011 06:08:am

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Re: ANOTHER "GAUNTLET" IS THROWN!

lenape_eela wrote:

and by email are you meaning facebook page itself? delaware tribe for better governance? or tom moores?

Not Tom Moores page, I'll just email you direct.

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#102 Nov-14-2011 01:39:pm

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Re: ANOTHER "GAUNTLET" IS THROWN!

well here is the guy that wanted to recognize people from NCAI. i have the copy of the offical resolution passed around at NCAI this year in portland oregon. i told you all, dont put weight into what this guy says...here's something to share<

Sent: Saturday, November 12, 2011 6:07 PM
Subject: Resignation and Apology


I have allowed my temper and ego to make many decisions for me in my lifetime and the current end of my public service with the Delaware Tribe of Indians appears to be yet another casualty of that combination. I wrestle many demons and have always found that my intellect combined with a quick and overly aggressive nature are not well suited to politics, let alone Indian politics. I am overly direct. I do not ever lie. I will not change these things about myself, nor will I suffer fools in order to gain favor in their eyes – life is far too short to play along to get along because otherwise you end up speaking the wrong language, having your people scattered all over the country, and end up having to beg for them to call you an Indian again. (There I go again…)

There was and is no excuse for my breach of decorum at General Council today, but I am very sorry for stepping out of line and then running well beyond it on my way out the door. While I may have been affronted by some members of the audience, my position required a far more diplomatic response, especially since easy responses were so easily achievable. I was unequal to that simple task and must therefore resign my position of trust as I am simply not worthy of it. I am sorry for any embarrassment I have caused any of you, and hope that the fallout from my actions are borne solely by me.

I wish you all the best for the long road of challenges ahead and ask that you please publish this statement on the tribal website or newspaper so that those present may feel some comfort. I am certain that those offended will hold ill will toward me for a long time to come regardless of my statements here, so rather than be yet another distraction that our tribe does not need in its politics, I will issue a moratorium on contact with anyone and everyone affiliated with the tribe from this point forward. I may re-evaluate this position at some point in the future, but for now it seems best politically to let the chips fall and let the Chief’s agenda move forward without me. I will finalize my analysis of the information from NCAI and ship it to tribal headquarters as soon as possible.

In the words of another jerk whose example I almost matched today, you don’t have Tom Moore to kick around any more.

Wanishi!
Tom Moore

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#103 Nov-14-2011 04:04:pm

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hmm

What the hell did he do at Council, (no offense) just loose his mind? This is all so confusing. hmm

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#104 Nov-14-2011 06:25:pm

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Re: ANOTHER "GAUNTLET" IS THROWN!

. he told our elders that he's tired of doing things for old people and idiots. that in ten years when all these people( fullbloods and elders) are dead and gone , maybe he'll return to work for the tribe.( he blew up lenape elder bonnie thaxton as to why on our director of the housing authority was let go and terminated. we got no response. so other tribal members asked the same question over and over...  so everyone blew a gasket and yelled at him.  after trying to scream over people ,he  decided to walk off after announcing his resignation ad that these people are IDIOTS!!! he was leaving after yelling at our lenape elders, so i  picked a fight with him. what else was i to do? LMAO  then it all broke loose. the  armed police  officer and other tribal members escorted him out the door as fast as they could and out to his vehicle to leave, pissed off tribal members fast on his trail , cursing and threatening to kick his ass.. it's all on film as i always record our general council meetings. interesting day. so tom moores work up until that point is pretty much for nothing. i do have to ask my elders if i can host the video itself. they're still discussing what to do. if they give me persmission it'll be hosted here as well, if not, then i can just talk more about it possibly. he was very much out of line and nothing could of made chief paula pechonick or the other tribal council members look worse in the traditional peoples eyes. sad the meeting was pretty much done after that fact. oh, wait. titus frenchman, fullblood elder, wanted to do something to recognize our traditional people that were left alive, to honor them and council woman jan brown replied? why only for fullbloods? and NO. so everyone after that were done. there was a swearing in of trust board officals that won in the recent election and all. i left soon after everyone ate and talked tryingto make sense of that day, everyone cursing and shaking their heads in disbelief...

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#105 Nov-14-2011 07:26:pm

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Re: ANOTHER "GAUNTLET" IS THROWN!

lenape_eela wrote:

. he told our elders that he's tired of doing things for old people and idiots. that in ten years when all these people( fullbloods and elders) are dead and gone , maybe he'll return to work for the tribe.( he blew up lenape elder bonnie thaxton as to why on our director of the housing authority was let go and terminated. we got no response. so other tribal members asked the same question over and over...  so everyone blew a gasket and yelled at him.  after trying to scream over people ,he  decided to walk off after announcing his resignation ad that these people are IDIOTS!!! he was leaving after yelling at our lenape elders, so i  picked a fight with him. what else was i to do? LMAO  then it all broke loose. the  armed police  officer and other tribal members escorted him out the door as fast as they could and out to his vehicle to leave, pissed off tribal members fast on his trail , cursing and threatening to kick his ass.. it's all on film as i always record our general council meetings. interesting day. so tom moores work up until that point is pretty much for nothing. i do have to ask my elders if i can host the video itself. they're still discussing what to do. if they give me persmission it'll be hosted here as well, if not, then i can just talk more about it possibly. he was very much out of line and nothing could of made chief paula pechonick or the other tribal council members look worse in the traditional peoples eyes. sad the meeting was pretty much done after that fact. oh, wait. titus frenchman, fullblood elder, wanted to do something to recognize our traditional people that were left alive, to honor them and council woman jan brown replied? why only for fullbloods? and NO. so everyone after that were done. there was a swearing in of trust board officals that won in the recent election and all. i left soon after everyone ate and talked tryingto make sense of that day, everyone cursing and shaking their heads in disbelief...

HOLAY CRAP!! Sounds like an episode of Jerry Springer. All kidding aside, I don't know Tom Moore, but disrespecting elders is stepping way over the line.  Thanks for keeping us updated, dang neutral

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#106 Nov-14-2011 07:43:pm

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Re: ANOTHER "GAUNTLET" IS THROWN!

Textbook "meltdown" apparently.  So what, then, is the actual legal status of the Resolution?  Does anyone actually know?

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#107 Nov-14-2011 08:59:pm

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Re: ANOTHER "GAUNTLET" IS THROWN!

it's being talked about tribe wide now. i honestly cant say, i dunno ppl. when i know i'll post more

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