“The Revolutionary War for Citizens of Montana” Anti-Indian Movement leader Comes to MontanaTweet
A new report, “The Revolutionary War for Citizens of Montana”, is out from the Montana Human Rights Network and the Institute for Research and Education on Human Rights about Citizens Equal Rights Alliance leader Elaine Willman’s move to Ronan, Montana to continue her campaign against the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribe and State of Montana water compact. Chronicles CERA and Willman’s misrepresenation of facts about treaty rights and tribal sovereignty, mean-spirited and bigoted attacks on tribes, and the group’s role in a broader far right movement that threatens civil rights and environmental and economic justice.
“The Proposed CSKT Water Compact is the Revolutionary War for citizens of Montana. Its consequences are as severe. Where American colonists had lost the ear and trust in their British leaders, so too have Montanans lost the ear and trust in their State elected officials. And the Compact is only the beginning. There will be more: Kerr Dam, the Columbia River Treaty, threats of the CSKT initializing “repatriation” of their entire reservation, forcing non-tribal members off of their properties and off of the reservation… Much like the Revolutionary War started on a bridge in one of the 13 colonies, this 2014 Revolutionary War starting on the CSKT Reservation in Montana will spread quickly to other states.” ~Elaine Willman
Read the report authored by Charles Tanner, Jr here “The Revolutionary War for Citizens of Montana”