Trump Environmental Policy

Fact is, when environmental policy was implemented under land mark legislation under then President Nixon, Clean Water (CWA) and Clean Air (CAA) had immediate positive impacts just because of the clear environmental degradation. What some people want to ignore is the loss of that progress. The physical environment is more polluted today rather than less.…

Alternative to Indian Child Welfare Act

There is tremendous opportunity to break the chains. We can better empower communities and more wisely spend the financial resources used “to defend” ICWA and do something even more….”radical.” How about ensuring true “access to justice” through affordable legal education and attorney services? More families could use Estate Planning and Guardianship tools already available to any state resident which serves to empower American Indian…

Department of the Interior Office of Inspector General

#justicematters Mr. Hast: After a lot of thought, I’m asking you, AGAIN, to help me and our family fix our heritage issue especially after recently learning of the lawsuit settlement earlier this year between the Government and the Chickasaw Nation (https://www.doi.gov/pressreleases/secretary-jewell-announces-historic-186-million-settlement-chickasaw-and-choctaw). By settling the lawsuit, the Government acknowledged mistreatment of individuals through violation of its extensive Trust obligations…