She was Cherokee. I'm Haudenosaunee... (30.30)
Chuck: As your wise predecessor, Wilma Mankiller said, "Leaders are encouraged to remember seven generations in the past and consider seven generations in the future when making decisions that affect the people. "
Jane Halftown: She was Cherokee. I'm Haudenosaunee. That would be like me citing Vince Neil to sell you. Does Vince Neil speak to who you are?
Chuck: Some days.
Wilma Pearl Mankiller was a Cherokee activist, social worker, community developer and the first woman elected to serve as Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation. Born in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, she lived on her family's allotment in Adair County, Oklahoma, until the age of 11, when her family relocated to San Francisco as part of a federal government programto urbanize Native Americans. After high school, she married a well-to-do Ecuadorian and raised two daughters. Inspired by the social and political movements of the 1960s, Mankiller became involved in the Occupation of Alcatraz and later participated in the land and compensation struggles with the Pit River Tribe. For five years in the early 1970s, she was employed as a social worker, focusing mainly on children's issues.
Vincent Neil Wharton (born February 8, 1961) is an American musician. He is best known as the lead vocalist of heavy metal band Mötley Crüewhich he co-founded in 1981, but he has also released three albums as a solo artist. He is known for his turbulent personal life which has led to multiple arrests and convictions, including one for vehicular manslaughter.