Company CFO allegedly makes racist statements against Native Americans
Posted By Wesley Goheen, Web Managing Editor - email
Photo courtesy of Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe Facebook page.
MOUNT PLEASANT, MI (WNEM) -
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The CFO of a telecommunications company in Lansing is under fire after allegedly making racist comments about Native Americans in a voice mail recording.
Kirk Shewchuck, CFO of ACD.net apparently unknowingly left the voicemail for Donald Seal, the Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Planning Engineer on May 6.
In a press release issued by the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan, the conversation was transcribed:
"We'll see what happens. Those f----- Indians. Let's call them red men. You know what? F--- you! Let's sic the Sault Sioux tribe on you! Let's get a good old fashioned Indian war going! Woo woo woo woo woo (laughter)... go up to the reservation and so you don't want a wireless tower here? You know what happens to your cell phone signals... (laughter)... I'll turn it back on in a few minutes after you agree to... maybe they would like that."
Tribal Chief Steve Pago issued the following statement about the situation:
"These statements are just as irresponsible and disrespectful as those made by outspoken and often offensive Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson. I wonder if ACD.net CEO Kevin Schoen tolerates this type of racial and vulgar activity by his executives?"
A representative from ACD.net told TV5 they are aware of the incident and they would like to meet with tribal leaders before anything is discussed publicly.
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