To the Editor,
This is in reply to Tribal Chairwoman Sharon Hunt’s weak explanation of her decision not to resign one of her positions as directed by the Lumbee Supreme Council. Clearly there was intent to have separation of powers.
The excuse used, that she will “be inactive” in her role on the Tribal Council, for not resigning was weak at best. If she is indeed inactive, why not resign? If she is truly being inactive, then she is doing what she stated she wanted to avoid, namely depriving District 2 of equal representation. Why did it take about a month to announce the decision? A person with integrity should not take more than a day to resign one of the positions.
Finally, why has the Tribal Council not amended the ordinance or proposed an amendment to the constitution regarding a line of succession?