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Attention: Idaho Can Be Next! – Stop Sen. Tester’s S. 3013

Call to Action – A Legally Viable Tool to Oppose Montana U.S. Senator Jon Tester’s S. 3013 (Please share this information with those who oppose the CSKT Water Compact and Senator Jon Tester’s S. 3013.) Action Proposed to confront Senator Jon Tester’s S. 3013: SALISH & KOOTENAI WATER RIGHTS SETTLEMENT ACT OF 2016 This Memorandum is a Call […]

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Justice Delayed on Lawsuit over Water Compact?

Below is a letter-to-editor that I wrote regarding a long-overdue court ruling on the legality of the Montana Legislature’s vote approving the CSKT Water Compact. The State legislature voted on April 11, 2005 by simple majority, instead of a State Constitutional requirement of a two-thirds majority vote. We’ve all been waiting a long time for […]

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Will the United States Go the Way of Zimbabwe?

Here is a riddle for you: What does the Klamath Basin area in southwestern Oregon and northern California, the Flathead Indian Reservation in western Montana, and the African country of Zimbabwe have in common? Answer: Government reform and intentional harassment of farmers ends food production, and in Zimbabwe’s case, brings starvation. In an article published […]

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Dual and Dueling Economies – the American Economy and the ‘National Indian Economy’

It is easy to imagine thousands of Sears and K-Mart stores sprinkled across the country. It took each of these corporations over one hundred years, including many national economic downturns and corporate bankruptcy periods to reach a point that in November 2004 resulted in K-Mart acquiring Sears for a venture encompassing assets worth 11 billion […]

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Indian Casinos… Too Big To Fail!

Imagine a major Indian casino, the Mohegan Sun in Connecticut, reporting that its slot revenues reported to the state in April have “stabilized,” slipping only 1 percent. The same casino reported $1.3 billion (with a “B”) in gross revenue for 2009. However, the economy is still dark, customers have less disposable income to slough into […]

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Dual and Dueling Economies – The American Economy and the ‘National Indian Economy’

It is easy to imagine thousands of Sears and K-Mart stores sprinkled across the country. It took each of these corporations over one hundred years, including many national economic downturns and corporate bankruptcy periods to reach a point that in November 2004 resulted in K-Mart acquiring Sears for a venture encompassing assets worth 11 billion […]

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The Spreading Epidemic of Tribalism in America

‘We will now have wealthy little Sharia compounds on Indian reservations’ “Officials in a small Montana town say they will have to disincorporate the community or declare bankruptcy over an ongoing dispute with the Blackfeet Tribe about water and utility service…lawsuits filed by the Blackfeet Tribe, Two Medicine Water Company and certain tribal members have […]

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Federal Domestic Abuse in the Western States

This article discusses a federal model or template for the taking away of water, energy and food production in the Western States. It is about the political and constitutional ruin of 30,000 Montanans and confiscation of 350,000 others’ property Interests. It is federal Executive Branch and tribal government overreaching on steroids, determined to replace State […]