Tribal Government & News

Letters to the Editor

05.01.2023 Dean Rhodes Letters


Dear Smoke Signals:

I was greatly saddened to see that the beautiful tree I donated to our local Tribal Police Department was cut down and replaced with an ugly storage unit.

Whose bright idea was this?

This tree has been there for seven years and was just over two feet tall when I donated it. It was well over 10 feet tall and was healthy.

This totally broke my heart and I’m crying as I write this letter to you. The ugly storage unit couldn’t go somewhere else?

Veronica Gaston

Roll No. 2332


Dear Smoke Signals:

April 7 would have been my brother Steve Bobb’s 74th birthday. Steve was two months old when our mother, Fae White, was killed in a car wreck.

I went to see Steve in his last days and he was in extreme pain. I held his hand and told him that I loved him. He said, “Don’t worry about me. I’m going to a better place.”

Dec. 12 my phone rang and the caller ID said “Steve Bobb.” I called right back. It rang. However, no answer. When I told Connie, she said he was trying to tell me that he was OK.

I love you and I miss you, bro. May you rest in peace.

Murch White

Roll No. 848