Treaties, Water, Power and Politics in the West
Elaine Willman and Larry Kogan are Dan’s guests this week to talk about: the U.N. Indigenous People’s Treaty, the destruction of hydro electric power generation, removal of dams and irrigation in agricultural use, western water policy, and the stealth Islamic takeover of Indian Reservation lands. Subjects most Americans don’t even realize exist will be brought to light in our discussion.
Elaine Devary Willman, MPA
is the author of
Going To Pieces…the dismantling of the United States of America, first published in 2005. The book reports on first person visits and experiences of tribal members and citizens residing on or near seventeen Indian reservations during her extensive road trip across the country from Washington State to New York State…. Ms. Willman has extensive knowledge about federal Indian policy, land use status within Indian reservations, dual-jurisdiction and Constitutional conflicts that impact the rights and lives of tribal members as well as other American citizens.
From 2008 -2015 Ms. Willman served the Village of Hobart, Wisconsin, as their Director of Community Development and Tribal Affairs. Hobart, incorporated in 1908 after the Oneida Tribe of Indians reservation was fully allotted, is entirely co-located within the historical boundaries of this former reservation. In July 2015 Ms. Willman moved to the Flathead Indian Reservation to assist western Montana landowners defend against a federal/tribal/state taking of water rights from landowners, transfer of a public hydropower dam to become a private tribal government asset, and loss of all control of water access or rate setting, deeply imperiling the entire food production in this agriculture-dependent region.In March of 2016, Ms. Willman published a reference manual for community leaders and elected officials, now available in stores and online as well. The reference manual is entitled, Slumbering Thunder…a primer for confronting the spread of federal Indian policy and tribalism overwhelming America.
Lawrence Kogan – Managing Attorney, Kogan Law Group, P.C
. possesses more than 25 years of international business and law experience counseling public and private clients on cross-border transactional, planning and policy matters, enabling recognition of the legislative, regulatory, policy, and trade and investment risks and opportunities their activities may engender. Since 2003, he has briefed U.S. industry and various U.S. federal agencies, executive offices and congressional committees concerning how emerging foreign environmental, health and safety, and intellectual property laws, regulations and technical product standards are impacting U.S. business’ profitability, technological innovation and international competitiveness.
Join Host Dan Happel on Connecting the Dots
Tuesday’s 9:00am Mtn/11:00am Est.
Listen Live on The Micro Effect Radio Network