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People’s Voice now registered nonprofit

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We are proud to announce that the People’s Voice is now a nonprofit organization, The People’s Voice, Inc.

Carlita Gonzales has left The People’s Voice on her own volition as of Dec. 6.

On Monday, Dec. 17, Sharon Rosenbaum and Elden White met with Tribal Council Chairman Joe Durglo to ask the status of the petition that was given to the council on Nov. 13. Durglo said he would check on the status and call Sharon by the end of that week. No phone call was received from him or any or any Tribal Council member. The Tribal Council owes the people of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes an honest status report on the petition, which was signed by 1,414 tribal members.

On Dec. 20, the executive board of the People’s Voice met at 10 a.m. in St. Ignatius, and it was the consensus of the board to have the People’s Voice incorporate as a nonprofit organization. The president asked the secretary to begin the process of incorporation. LegalZoom was contacted, and we were advised that we could use the name The People’s Voice, Inc.

The People’s Voice, Inc. advocates for all tribal members, and we utilize fairness, professionalism, integrity and confidentiality. We will appear before the Tribal Council with you, tribal court or in any situation in which we can provide you with services. We do not charge for our services; and when you refer to The People’s Voice, Inc., please remember that we are now incorporated as a nonprofit organization in the State of Montana. We are presently holding meetings at the top of Post Creek Hill in the Mission Valley United Methodist Church. We meet for a potluck meal and meeting on Thursdays at 6 p.m. This is an open gathering, and all are welcome to attend.

Although some of the members of the People’s Voice have graciously used personal funds for expenses incurred, we feel a need to reach out to you for donations. If you feel this is a worthwhile organization that is here to help those people who feel they need assistance in bringing their issues before the tribal government, please contact any of the following officers: Sharon Rosenbaum, president (406) 644-2710; Elden White, vice-president (406) 675-8939; Jeri Roullier, secretary/spokesperson (406) 745-0110; Dawns Orr, treasurer (406) 745-8201; Agnes H. Gun Hammer, spiritual co-leader (406) 399-5269; or Martin Papin, spiritual co-leader (406) 871-8749.

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