Courtesy of Anishinaabeg Today
My name is Cliff W. "Bill" Crowell. I was born at the old White Earth IHS hospital and have lived my entire life on White Earth. My first job with the WERBC (Tribal Council) was in 1974 when Chip Wadena had been elected as the District 2 Representative on the White Earth RBC, and three of the four Council members were from the Pine Point Community.
My name is Pat Moran and I am married to Daryl Moran Sr. and we have seven children and 22 grandchildren. I have dedicated my life to serving my people, helping them with life issues and supporting them in their recovery from addictions. I know what addiction is like, I've been there. I am a member of the White Earth Assembly of God church, here in White Earth.
Boozhoo Anishinaabe, I am Lainey Fineday. I am from Pine Point, and I'm a 2010 graduate of the Circle of Life tribal school and have an associate of arts degree with an environmental science emphasis from the White Earth Tribal and Community College.
Aaniin and Boozhoo Gaa-waabaabiganikaag nindinawemaaganidog. Hello and greetings my White Earth relatives: After much thought and consideration, I have decided to run for chairman of the White Earth Band of Ojibwe. I feel that my professional experience, education and most importantly, how I live my life offers, the leadership qualities needed to be your chairman. My parents are the late Juel and Elsie Fairbanks; I grew up in St. Paul and moved up north right after high school.
It doesn't matter to me who you vote for to be chairperson. I only care that your chairperson represents the best interests of White Earth. Have your chairperson reinstate per capita payments to tribal members. Everyone should have access to casino money, not only preselect groups. The per capita payment may only be $300-500 per person, but it will be money to the people. The casinos belong to the tribal members, therefore the money should be given to the people.
Boozhoo, my name is Ogema Giizhig Binesi/Eugene Sommers. I entered the race for White Earth chairman because I am concerned about the future of our reservation My most significant concern is about the many community members I see already impacted by the various pressing challenges including historical trauma, unemployment, lack of decent housing, and widening economic and educational gap.
Boozhoo White Earth Members, I am asking for your support on June 4. As you know I served you, the White Earth members, as secretary treasurer in the previous term. During that time White Earth had made great progress in many areas, we need to continue to move forward. White Earth needs leadership that will focus on real solutions with obtainable results. There are many issues we face, and though I would like to address all of them I will not take the time to address them here. These are the most pressing agenda items. Drug Epidemic:
My name is Sandra "Sandy" M. St. Clair. I am the eldest daughter of Beverly (St. Clair) Johnson and Clifford Warren, my grandparents were Fred and Fannie (McDonald) St. Clair and Clifford and Dora (McDougall) Warren. I am the mother of Kimberly, grandmother to Lawrence, great-aunt to Aaliyah, the eldest of my siblings, and an auntie to many nieces and nephews. My family has always been my greatest strength.
My name is Rae Ann Smith and I humbly request your vote to fill the vacant White Earth chair position. I am the mother of three, a proud grandmother of six. My parents, Dan and Beverly, currently of Strawberry Lake have helped make the White Earth Reservation my home throughout my life — living in the communities of Pine Point, White Earth, Ogema, Waubun, and Mahnomen, where I reside now.
Hi - my name is David (Biauswa) Greene. I have six children and several grandchildren. My hobbies are fishing, hunting and spending time with family. My mother's name is Dorothy Ruth Jackson (Shum) from White Earth. My father is Charles Iver Greene from Mahnomen. My dad's sister was married to Marv Sargent (Mickey Green). He was chairman when I graduated high school. Man who was dry or needed a drink of water. I would like to see a four-lane Highway 59 from I-94 to Highway 2. Honor our treaties.