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School Board Election -- Anonymous, Tuesday, October 02, 01:21:32pm 
Today is election day for the school board. ALL registered voters are eligible to vote in this election without restriction. The rumor that always goes around that you have to have children in school is absolutely untrue. Our children are our greatest resource so show them how much you care about their future by turning out to vote.
How come same people always use the greenboard.. -- Anonymous, Sunday, September 30, 06:57:38pm 
Their topics are always the same, if they don't agree with anyone they get kicked off and a few days or weeks later they let them back in. It seems only their stupid opinion counts. The owner is such a weird person I think there's something wrong with her, a real control freak and a dictator. The owner has a mental problem and needs help.
INVASION; -- Anonymous, Thursday, September 06, 03:01:46am 
on Facebook! you make a comment on those 'Quotes' they'll threaten to ban you from their site...hmmmm, suuuure sounds familiar ,like, the paople at the greenboard, so my turn to block their sorry ass out of my facebook. Some of their quotes are just downright STUPID! They like posting stupid quotes but don't like it when someone makes a comment about it. Thanks to those HATERS censorship is ALIVE AND WELL in America. What do they know about humor? NOT a damn thing!! Their so-called humor is more like insults just like they call the 'truth' as bashing or bullying. No difference.
Bingo Hall -- Anonymous, Saturday, September 01, 12:11:35am 
The Gals (some of them) are cheating people out of money when they cash in their tickets and get money and some tickets in return. I've noticed that a couple of times while I was down their.
Banks -- Anonymous, Thursday, March 15, 07:33:34pm 
Seams like the Banks Hold on to the Direct Deposit until your Account gets down to nothen and they start charging your acct Overdraft fees, then the Put in the Direct Deposit into your Acct. What a Ripoff.
geezuz what a bunch a buffoons- then the committees are chaired by people WHO work under their chairmanship- isn't that illegal?
there are 2 people directly working in the council chambers- that should NEVER happen- we've said it before and it still happens- that is insane- they are now able to oversee their own pay and work-what a bunch of idiots
so the mayor is on housing- is he going to get off now like ART did? I bet he stays and travels and gets paid twice LOL- stupid is as stupid does
Simply a big sigh -- Anonymous, Wednesday, December 14, 09:37:27am 
The town has a long road ahead of it. The council and mayor need to work together and they need to insist that the BIA office get off it's comfortable chair and start pushing for things. It really is time of Indian Ed to sober up or get on with his life elsewhere or retire.
Our town has a need for modernization and forward thinking- it stagnates when people are elected who simple "exist" and don't make waves.
We put into a mayors seat one who relied heavily on Butch (RIP) and on an old 80 year old man who was finally retired (Sol) and without them to at least hold his hand this mayor will be like the one that is leaving office just =except he won't travel as much.
Our town has potential and can use a clean up- And I'd like to see that done- a few run down homes- homes with more than 5 cars abandoned needs to be condemned or fined.
HIRE that tow truck to haul these wrecks to the dump
censorship -- Anonymous, Monday, December 05, 10:57:35am 
Apparently the truth is not allowed on the Rez.
The owner of the green board has chosen to not allow access. Why not just kill the board if you dont like bashing. I am geussing you or your family is running in the latest election and you dont want to lose due to public opinion. So the board is inaccessible until after the election.
To all residents of Metlakatla, I am Chuck Wilson and I am the incumbent candidate for the open seat on the MP&L board. I am writing to urge you to vote in the Metlakatla Power and Light primary election to be held on Monday November 21. If you are a consumer of electricity and reside within the boundaries of the Annette Island Reserve, you are eligible to vote in this election.
Negotiations for the intertie project, electrical power sales, and the Triangle Lake hydro project have all reached an exceptionally critical stage. I feel my experience on the board, knowledge of electrical systems, power distribution, industry connections, and my lobbying experience are enormous assets to MP&L. Under my terms as board chairman we have made exceptional progress towards achieving our goal of becoming an important supplier of electricity to the Southeast Alaska electrical grid. The cost of fossil fuels continues to rise with no end in sight and electrical demand is increasing by leaps and bounds because of consumers converting away from oil. Soon most Southeast Alaska cities will be reaching critical shortfalls in electrical generation and most rural communities already depend on extremely high cost diesel generation. Developing our hydroelectric potential and completing the intertie to the Southeast Alaska Grid will put us in an excellent negotiating position for selling our power as fast as we can develop and produce it. We cannot afford to delay these projects and let someone else be the first to cash in on the demand in this market which would certainly damage our bargaining position. Another consideration is legislation proposed by President Obama called Cap and Trade. If this legislation or similar legislation passes, all of our projects are considered “Low Impact Hydro” which means they are “green power” and would not only bring in revenue from sales but would earn carbon credits which could also be sold doubling our revenue stream. A change in leadership at this juncture could prove to be disastrous to the timely development of these projects. These are a only some of the reasons why I am asking you to let me continue to work for you and make MP&L an important source of electricity for Alaska and a company that will be able to generate new and greater revenues for our community.
Please vote for progress, don’t let these projects stall and leave the people of Metlakatla holding the short end of the stick once again. A vote for Chuck Wilson is a vote for continued progress so please remember to vote Monday Nov. 21st.
Thank You for your time and attention.
Candidate for MP&L Board of Directors
amen -- Anonymous, Friday, August 05, 05:55:03pm 
help us not to teach our children to be losers and pieces of crap like we were. Help us not to re-live our youth through our damaged offspring. Teach us not to be cowardly hypocrites. Help us better our own lives and not at the expense of otehrs. Deliver us from dillusions of grandeur.
Halloween -- Anonymous, Thursday, October 21, 10:38:26pm 
I for one am tired of these hypocrites, and their self imposed morals, halloween falls on one day and one day only, if you come to my house on saturday i will pass out candy for you kids but i want you to know that if you come on the actual day of halloween i will also pass out candy on that day as well so for all you disillusioned people who think that by dictating on which day kids and adults alike can celebrate halloween is some kind of moral or spiritual empowerment then i say you can all go to halloween.
Celebration 2010 -- Anonymous, Thursday, June 03, 10:05:14am 
The 360 North television broadcast is available on cable and can be found on channel 15 in most communities in Alaska and channel 18 in Juneau. In addition the broadcast will be available over the air on 3.2 DTV in Juneau, 7.3 DTV in Anchorage and 9.4 DTV in Fairbanks. Dish Network carries the broadcast on 9380, 7040 or 8299. SHI will post the online link to the broadcast on this website before Celebration begins.
passing -- Anonymous, Sunday, January 24, 04:20:15pm 
Alice Ann Nelson Born May 6th 1945 to James and Pauline Dundas passed peacefully at 1:45am Alaska Standard Time. She was surrounded by friends and family. She was proceeded in death by her beloved husband David H Nelson Jr. her Mother Pauline Haldane Dundas, Her Sisters Paula and Alberta and her Brother Willam "Bea" Dundas. She is Survived by her Sisters Helen Herd,Elain Atkinson, Edith Olin, Lori Scwhem, Carla Schlesusner Mary Bolton Alberta Dundas, Her Brothers James Dundas Jr, Kenneth Dundas, Martin "Butch" Dundas, and Gerald "Robin" Dundas. Also by her sons Martin Alan Dundas and David J Nelson III. Her Many Nieces and Nephews Grand Nieces and Grand Nephews Great Grand Nieces and Great Grand nephews. She loved Dancing with the Killer Whale Dancers of which she was the leader for 10 years. She also loved being at the bingo hall with all her bingo buddies of many years. She also had a love for Children as she had worked at the School for a number of years and for various depts around town.
Camille Booth -BA (Sec.Ed/Political Sci) -MA(Leadership/Technology) -Program Director of STRIVE-FLOAT&PACE/ -Craig Principal& awarded Blue Ribbon for No Child Left Behind.
Daniel Leask - BA/Education & Literature /-STRIVE Teacher
David Boxley - BA/Ed.-PE/Cultural-History Language&Arts
Jennifer Bergtold MCKarty - BA/MA Education
Helen Atkinson Figer - BA/MA/Special Education
Lori Christiansen -BA/Elementary/STRIVE-Coordinator- Teacher
Sharron Brooks - BA/Elementary Ed.
Jeannie Booth Linsey - BA/Elementary Ed.
Karla Booth -BA/- /UofAA Alaska Native & Rural out reach Program Coordinator
Shauna Scedero - BA/??Elementary Ed.
Nevada Benton - BA/?Elementary Ed.
-Honorable Mention; *Wilma Baines Chahim* -MA/Guidance Councilor/online U of Ak.SE Instructor of Multicultural Cultural Education / Coordinator of Healthy Choice in School and Community Wide./Traditional Cultural Language and Arts instructor of the R J Elementary
These are the ones *presently* teaching that I know of,if any were missed locally please list.
If you know of others not listed that are actively teaching share.
If you want to list other Native Americans from MIC in other Professions, Doctors, Lawyers, Anthropology,Nursing,Soc. Services.
Beautiful photo of our island home- -- Anonymous, Saturday, November 21, 05:24:30pm 
It is approaching yet one more weekend. I posted this on one other board and will try to see if this one stays on a little -
My daughter came bouncing in the house with a very crazy look on her face- like YOU won't believe this. . she showed me her phone (supposed to be for emergencies and pick ups etc) and said look what was sent to my phone.(actually MY phone)
Well- it had some questionable pictures of people we all know and it would kill the other people in their lives to see it.
PLEASE people. Your kids, my kids, their kids, the adults the semi- adults, the everyone- has a phone. These cell phones are small and can take and transmit a photo in seconds.
USE your brains when you plan a necking session with your secret pal. It is really awful to have kids making fun of someone else's parents.
A Century and a Half of Dishonor
1. SINCE THE BEGINNING OF WHITE OCCUPATION OF THE North American continent the Indian has been trampled upon and exploited. Treaties have been made and violated; tribes deprived of their land, their living, their customs and religion. In 1838 the Cherokees were mercilessly driven westward from their homes in North Carolina and Georgia clear across the Mississippi. A few hid out in the mountains, but only a few. It was winter, and the soldiers who drove them cared little whether they lived or died. The best thing was to get rid of them anyway. One third of the tribe was buried or left to rot along the way.
2. At about the same time. on the western plain, the fur trading posts systematically debauched the Indians with cheap liquor, cheated them of their furs and sometimes of their land. Did a tribe rebel? Soldiers came quickly and taught them their place. Usually their place was underground.
3. Every effort was made, over a long period of time, to get rid of the Indian; to kill him off, starve him and discourage him into race suicide, in an effort to solve the Indian problem by eliminating the Indian. It didn't work, and today the Indian is actually gaining in numbers at a rate faster than that of the white population of the United States.
4. When Helen Hunt Jackson wrote "A Century of Dishonor" in 1881, the fashion of making treaties with tribes, and then conveniently breaking them by writing new ones, had just been abandoned. The book tells a long story of broken promises, systematic destruction and de. moralization, exploitation by traders, railroad companies and politicians. How much the book had to do with it is hard to say, but shortly after it was published a new Indian policy came into effect, based on the land needs of the tribes. This was urged by Carl Schurz and approved by Helen Hunt Jackson and other good friends of the Indian. It was recognized that ruthless destruction must stop. Instead, the Indian should be assimilated, gradually losing his identity until he became indistinguishable from a white man. This done successfully, the Indian problem would disappear, for certainly the Indian was dying out at that time—or being killed off; and Indian culture could not possibly last more than a few years, anyway. As a matter of fact little was said about Indian culture, the general feeling being that there wasn't any.
5. The General Allotment Act was passed in 1887, and many people regarded it as the final solution of the Indian problem. Each Indian was to be given 40 to 160 acres of land, with the stipulation that it must not be sold for twenty-five years except with the consent of the government. Agents were supposed to give instruction in farming methods and help along a little during the first few years.
6. It is doubtful whether anyone suspected that this act would work out even one tenth as badly as it did. In the first place the Indians were expected to adapt themselves almost immediately to a completely new way of life. The very concept of land ownership by individuals was foreign. Few of the tribes had done any farming or were interested in doing any. The facilities for educating them to the new ways were pitifully inadequate.
7. When all the Indians on a reservation had received their allotments, the remainder of the land was thrown open for white settlement. Nobody thought this mattered very much, since the Indians were a dying race, anyway, and would never need the land, especially now that each had a nice farm of his own. The tribes lost 20 percent of all their land within two years. By 1933 they had lost 90 million of the 138 million acres they had when the act was passed—nearly two thirds. "Checkerboarding" of reservations, leaving blocks of Indian land completely surrounded by white holdings, led to the gradual break-up of tribal life without the substitution of any other kind of community life. Whites more often than not regarded the Indians as inferior, and almost never would the two cultures mix.
8. But probably the worst feature of the allotment act was its inheritance provision. On the death of the original allottee, the land was to be divided among his heirs. Why no one thought of the way this would work out is hard to say; maybe some legislators did think of it, but they didn't do anything. Indians sometimes live a long time, and when Charley Yellowtail dies at the age of ninety-nine, the number of heirs may be something little less than astronomical. Forty acres of land divided among, say, 120 heirs, gives each just about enough to pitch a teepee.
9. The Indian Bureau attempted to solve difficulty by renting and in some cases selling the entire parcel, and dividing the proceeds among the heirs. More often than not a white man was on the other end of the deal. The Indians were left landless, and the rental checks sometimes amounted to as little as two or three cents a year. Some Indians might have these microscopic shares in a dozen or more estates. The bookkeeping was about all the Indian Bureau had time to handle.
It was an impossible situation, of course, and quite insoluble under the allotment act. Fortunately for them, the act was never applied to some groups, such as the Pueblos in New Mexico, who retained their land as tribes and lost nothing through allotment.
IMPORTANT info for you, who took the flu shot!
"last seasons shots had 3-4 Xs MORE MERCURY? & FORMALDIHYDE?"
Those vaccines were "grown" in MONKEYS..CATAPILLERS..besides the CHICKEN EGGS..
The first two are NEW..as to how the vaccines were made..I also heard that those shots are dangerous and that people will blindly trust those shots, not me or a lot of people,I been listening as to how those vaccines were made for some time now..the regular flu shot is also questionable..
Also YOU can go to this web site for a lot of information on these shots that a lot of people took here in metlakatla..http://www.pandemicfluonline.com/ go there and BE INFORMED..you will be GLAD you did ..and LET OTHERS KNOW!