Lupe: Tribe in 'critical condition'
WHITERIVER — White Mountain Apache Tribal Chairman Ronnie Lupe said in a recent Apache Scout article that after the last two or three council meetings no significant decisions were made “on behalf of our collective future.”
Lupe said he is concerned that the summer is almost over and the income from tourists will dry up.
“The tribe should have continued to adjust with the current times to instill better cost saving measures for the tribe in early spring. By now all members of the Governing Body should have a better understanding as to how the tribe operates ... The tribal business office has indicated we cannot pay off all existing bills today. That means we are still in a critical condition. The tribe should behave like we are in critical condition.”