The past seven months have been an interesting succession of opportunities, challenges and lessons learned as my business partners and myself have moved forward on three ventures – developing an LED assembly and testing operation; acquiring a solar panel manufacturing company and preparing to lau
The Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB), in pursuing the Tribes and their lending entities, is ignoring the real culprits in setting up these Tribal Lending Entity(s) (TLE) business arrangements, the non-Indian companies who rake off as much as 99 percent of the profits.
The recent announcement of Enbridge's purchase of the Dakota Access Pipeline came as a surprise to most of us. For the past four years, Enbridge has told the people of Minnesota that the proposed Sandpiper route (Clearbrook to Superior) was essential. It turns out that was not true.
Thomas Jefferson's ghost stalks Oak Flat.
On January 17, 1893, a group of American sugar barons and plantation owners, backed by the United States military, overthrew Queen Lili’uokalani of the Kingdom of Hawai’i and imprisoned her in her own palace. The coup led to the dissolving of the Kingdom and its illegal annexation by the U.S.
It is easy to blame the Congress, the BIA,, and federal courts for allowing mass tribal disenrollment to flourish. They are all complicit.
As the season of Wahta Osis (Maple Sap) approaches I’m reminded of a conversation I had with a friend of mine who has gotten into the commercial maple syrup business.
Tribal governments that disenroll members do it for the money. Or at least it appears that way in many cases. Tribal councils who engage in disenrollment turn their members into non-Indians in exchange for a bigger slice of tribal gaming profits.
The old union hall sat silently at night.
The Tribal Employment Rights Ordinance, commonly referred to as TERO, is a set of regulations used by many tribal governments.
Twenty years ago, on a visit to Great Falls, Montana, I spent an afternoon casually wandering through the C.M. Russell Auction of Original Western Art, reputed, at that time, to be the most prestigious Western art show in North America.
Settler Colonialism has best been defined as more of an imposed structure than a historical event.
On most days, I love the products that Hobby Lobby sells and have chosen to overlook many of the reasons the company has received negative press in recent years.
This is the second section of an article discussing transportation deductions from mineral royalties earned on allotted lands.