We have to step beyond the confines of our fears...'cross that line of comfort'; if we live in fear, we cannot, we do not live life to the fullest... We need to expand beyond that fear which keeps us tied to the behaviors of an oppressed people… step up my Colville peoples, Quit allowing our evil/corrupt council to ride us in oppression. Break loose of their reins upon us … When we have been wronged!… We need to step up and make it right. I am simply listening to my heart… passing it on to
my mind, mulling it over and passing it on to you … sharing my sadness, my ponderings towards allowing ourselves to be an oppressed people … sharing my thoughts with you here today. WE, as Colville tribal peoples across our rez and off, need to realize … to see, and then 'own up' that most of us are doing nothing about our own council's treatment of our Colville tribal membership: our elders, our youth, our Administrtion and...even to each other/council.
We neeed to think about what is going on. How can we be a part of change if we do not 'step up,’ actually become a party to change? HOWWW do you ask?
By 'stepping up': Participate in rallys held. SIGN those petitions to recall and voice your opinions on forums 'why' you decided to sign. READ tribal forums and offer up your opinions, your suggestions, ask a question. There IS no such thing as a stupid question.
Make your voice heard in tribal forums, The Star, The Tribal Tribune, The Omak Chronicle, Wenatchee World, The Spokesman Review.