Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Complaint Filed in Cherokee Election that Tribal Government Employee Breached Privacy Ethics

Sad when you can't trust your own tribal government employees to keep the trust they are supposed to  keep.  PRIVACY doesn't mean what it used to to some.

Our  friend, blogger and genealogist Twila Barnes has the details and links on her estimable blog, THOUGHTS FROM POLLY's GRANDDAUGHTER .


The complaint alleges that on March 31 Cornsilk posted At-Large Tribal Council candidate Tommy Jones’ Cherokee blood quantum information in a Facebook group called “Cherokee Nation 2015 Election.” 

“I had an interesting conversation with a couple of ‘Tommy Jones’ supporters last night. A couple of things came to light. First, they knew nothing about any of the other candidates for at large. Second, they had drawn their entire conclusions regarding his skills and abilities on his posts in a facebook group,” Cornsilk writes. “They had never actually met him. That’s not surprising because I see these same people say how much they ‘love’ their facebook friends, whom they’ve never met. Third, these same folks were once mocking Cara Cowan Watts low blood quantum of 1/256, but now support someone who is 1/128.”

The complaint states others in the Facebook group questioned Cornsilk about how he got Jones’ Certificate Degree of Indian Blood information. He implies in a response post that he received the CDIB information from the Election Commission by stating that CN citizens running for political offices must file CDIB cards to prove they have Cherokee blood.

Read more at the link above and keep an eye out for more details.

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