If you're asking me to feel sympathy for the BIA and tribes, I don't. This problem is our own fault (at least where I'm from). We have the worst run organizations, and so many of the problems with the BIA are due to the political whims of tribal councils and chairmen. From what I see from our locals tribes is a lot of wasteful spending and unaccountability. So many BIA and tribal members employees perform from a sense of entitlement, and the service standards are low. Until tribes and the BIA start making improvements with what they have and holding all their employees accountable, they shouldn't have any more money. There is too much mismanagement here with funds, yet no one is held accountable. This is the tribe and the BIA's fault. I'm starting to believe our people don't want to get better - it's too profitable not to.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 - 18:01