Letter from Legaliaison 9/1/88
Legaliaison for the Rainbow Family Council
Secretary of Agriculture
September 1, 1988
Department of Agriculture
14th and Independence Avenue S.W.
As one of the largest single users of the National Forest
system we write in grateful acceptence of your invitation to have
representation on the National Forest System Law Enforcement
Advisory Council. After consultation within the Rainbow
Legaliaison it has become apparent that a couple of minor details
remain to be worked out.
Any actions or decisions pertaining to the Rainbow Family can
only be made by, and are subject to the approval of the Rainbow
Family Tribal Council, which convenes once each year on July 1st.
This restriction applies also to all actions and decisions of the
Rainbow Legaliaison. The Rainbow Family Tribal Council has
recognized that it is essential to our concensus process that the
Rainbow Legaliaison represent the Rainbow Family in any interaction
with government agencies on all levels.
We realize that you have offered only one seat on the Law
Enforcement Council to the Rainbow Family. However we would
request that, in deference to our tribal process, you allow this
seat to be filled concurrently by Rainbow Legaliaison volunteers,
who will speak with one clear voice.
Under the circumstances explained above you can see that we
have completed the enclosed forms to the best of our ability.
Therefore concerning your nonsensitive or noncritical-sensitive
security check may we suggest that you refer to your own files or
consult with Forest Service special agents who have or are
currently investigating us.
We have already notified Chief Robertson of certain logistical
situations arising from our concensus process, and enclose copies
of our previous correspondence. As we have stressed no one person
may speak for the Rainbow Family, the entire Legaliaison should be
notified of any proposals or developements, and we should be
allowed ample time to respond to any communications from your
Acting Scribe for Rainbow Legaliaison
2 enclosures, and Advisory Committee membership forms
for the Rainbow Family Council
copies: Susan Sea
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