"Off The Reservation"
On My Road Of Education,
I wandered off the Reservation.
a whole new world I traveled,
Seeking a Knowledge; I knew not where.
Things were strange and new for me
as I arrived at my Destiny.
In despair I cried out,
me to understand
these ways that are so different
The Lord sent an answer to me,
"Make the most
of this diverse situation,
Do it for you and for your People
Back On The Reservation."
So now my goal is to be:
Setting an example For all,
Making My People Proud of Me.
These things I remember so well
as I continue My Education,
Keeping in my head
the Knowledge I learn,
so to the Indian People I will tell...
As I wander back to the Reservation.
by Arizona Jane Blankenship
North Carolina State University
B.A., Business Management, North Carolina State University
of Business Administration, Western Carolina University
Benefits and Compensation Manager
for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians - Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS)
North Carolina Real Estate Broker/AFLAC
Insurance Benefits Consultant