Bruce Whalen, former Republican Congressional Candidate, just shared this on his facebook page, and it was interesting enough to click on and read.
Bruce’s point was that he was asking whether anyone saw RFP’s on these expenses alleged to be “2013 General Fund Contracts/ Contractors OGLALA SIOUX TRIBE (OST CORPORATION).” Since I’m only a casual follower of tribal politics, I was more interested in the who and what: (Click to enlarge) I can’t vouch for the document, which Bruce linked to from the Oglala Oyate facebook page which prints a number of tribal related documents, and it’s only as good as it’s source, but if what Bruce is posting is accurate, one of the expenses was $90,400 to Debra White Plume for “Natural resources protection; tribal youth education & documentary making; women’s reproductive health project.”
So, what’s the first thing that pops up when you Google “Debra White Plume?” “Update from Debra White Plume of Oglala Nation on Blockade of Keystone XL Heavy Equipment trying to Cross Lakota Lands” and several other references to her activities directly designed to stopping the Keystone XL pipeline.
Which brings up the question; if this document is accurate and authentic, is the OST actually paying over 90k a year for her to fight the Keystone XL pipeline?
Because I would imagine $90,000 could do a lot of good elsewhere besides paying for a personal agenda.