More On Native 'Dis-Unity'!
Dear Bobbie: This is in response to Marinell’s submission pertaining to the Taos Pueblo incident as printed in the Sunday, December 14th issue of the Santa Fe “New Mexican”, bylined Tom Sharpe.*
I’ve been friends with John Suazo for many years. He is the founder of the organization RISE in Taos dealing with the education of children at the Pueblo. Yes, this Dis-Unity has been going on with the Taos people for many years.
There is no constitution within the tribe and the members have no say in running the tribe. They also are in the dark about their Casino as well. It is a shame this has to happen - pulling together is what it’s all about not just one family having a full rein on a proud people.
I hope the people of the tribe prevail and that their voices will finally be heard and not buried as my friend said. The tribal council said, “Oh, this never happened on Saturday” (December 13th), in response to Suazo’s comments that there was a near riot.
Thank you for printing the story.
*See story below