Mother America…the Shabby Shepherd

Mother America…the Shabby Shepherd

It occurred to me in a lightbulb moment, that my taxes over fifty years of income earning have been re-directed first to two segments of America: 1) 568 tribal governments representing less than 1 million Americans; and 2) 11 million+...
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My Country ‘Tis of Tyranny…?

My Country ‘Tis of Tyranny…?

Four Socialist Horsemen of our Apocalypse There are four forces that have been moving across our country for decades, on separate but parallel paths, and are in full assault today. All four threaten individual liberty, property rights, and the relationship...
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Summit Exposes Violations of Indians’ Rights, Fringe Left Freaks

Summit Exposes Violations of Indians’ Rights, Fringe Left Freaks

— Published with Permission of TheNewAmerican.com — WHITEFISH, MONTANA — Speaking at the “New Code of the West” conference over the weekend, a pair of activists exposed some of the major problems with federal Indian policy. Comparing the U.S....
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Disparity Based Upon Race — Promises Kept and Promises Broken

Disparity Based Upon Race — Promises Kept and Promises Broken

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article has been updated and expanded from its original version. The 1850s in this country were important years of growth, expansion and uncertainty for our county. “Go West, Young Man,” was first expressed in 1851 in the....
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Federal Reservation System perpetuates racial strife, unwilling slavery

Federal Reservation System perpetuates racial strife, unwilling slavery

— Published with Permission of FreeRangeReport.com — The issue stirred up by Grayeyes illuminates the real problem faced by San Juan County, thanks to political radicals and the federal courts. Years of federal overreach and meddling has made Native Americ...
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Kneecapping America with ‘Yesterday Sticks’

Kneecapping America with ‘Yesterday Sticks’

One of the most mean-spirited emotional weapons is what I call the Yesterday Stick. Here’s how it works: A long-time married couple has survived a long-ago spousal affair, but one spouse never forgets and raises that Yesterday Stick as a...
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UN uses expansion of tribal powers to gain control over America’s natural resources

UN uses expansion of tribal powers to gain control over America’s natural resources

— Published with Permission of FreeRangeReport.com — The House / Senate versions’ forestry measures embrace Euro-UN-Agenda 21 sustainable forest management principles, plus United Nations Indigenous Peoples Rights policies that would supersede the U....
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Indian Child Welfare Act – One Man’s Story

Indian Child Welfare Act – One Man’s Story

The Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 is 40 years old. Congress likely had good intentions when it was persuaded by tribal leaders that too many Indian children were being adopted away by non-Indian families, and too many Indians were...
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Jack Abramoff & Jon Tester’s Magic Money Machine: ‘Fertilizing the DC Swamp’

Jack Abramoff & Jon Tester’s Magic Money Machine: ‘Fertilizing the DC Swamp’

There are no clean hands in this dirty business. As foul as the stench of Abramoff’s conduct was, the hands of all who participated in his schemes are equally odious; that includes elected officials and their staff, other lobbyists and...
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An Open Letter to Navajo Nation President, Russell Begaye

An Open Letter to Navajo Nation President, Russell Begaye

“For Native Americans, this (America) is our land. Every inch of it, every mountain, every stream, every water that is out there is ours. It’s Native American country… America is Indian Country, and so every non-Indian out there is a...
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Video: Elaine Willman on the Intentional Unsettling of the West

Video: Elaine Willman on the Intentional Unsettling of the West

Photos by Rich Loudenback: Elaine Willman was recently invited to speak to the Bonner County Republican Women in Ponderay, Idaho. Elaine spoke on federal Tribal issues, un-regulated voting, on reservations, Avista/Hydro One, the silicone smelter and more. This...
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Election Issues on Indian Reservations

Election Issues on Indian Reservations

How is it possible — from the standpoint of legality and/or (at the very least) fairness — for Indian reservation residents (both tribal members and lessees) to publicly vote on local property tax issues that, because of 100% property tax...
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