Swinomish Indian Tribal Community Chairman Brian Cladoosby today responded to allegations of impropriety made against the consulting firm Blue Stone Strategy Group, other tribal leaders and Cladoosby himself by Nikishna Polequaptewa, a former employee of the firm.
“I learned yesterday of the allegations Mr. Polequaptewa has made against his former employer, me and other tribal leaders I respect. I have never met Mr. Polequaptewa to my knowledge, nor have I ever received any compensation of any kind from Blue Stone Strategy Group or anyone at Blue Stone. His allegations are outrageous and completely unfounded.
“My tribe and tribal organizations I have represented have hired Blue Stone Strategy Group to guide our strategic planning. In my experience their work has always been of the highest caliber and completely professional.
“I am confident that all of these claims will be proven completely false.”