Author and Researcher, Elaine Willman on the Federal Grab for Water
The country that we once knew as America scarcely exists these days. Sure, there is still this large piece of Terra-firma called America from which I write this article; but the foundation that made America great has, sadly, faded into obscurity.
Currently, we find ourselves driving in the fast lane on route to destination tyranny; additionally, it seems like all federal agencies have gone rogue.
The fact that the Federal Government has worked tirelessly to increase its sphere of power is not something a wise man would dispute. One arm of the Federal octopus is active in Montana, with the specific intent to control all of the water in the “Big Sky” state in the form of the CSKT Water Compact.
There has been tremendous opposition to the CSKT Compact, no shortage of which was supplied by yours truly on the NorthWest Liberty News website and companion YouTube Channel. I have created a page to consolidate much of the material on the CSKT Water Compact HERE.
One person featured in my videos, and a tireless worker for freedom and liberty, Elaine Willman came back to Kalispell, Montana last week and I was delighted to be able to catch her on video twice while she was in town. I have included a bio for Elaine below, followed by the first of two videos that will be released in which Elaine is featured.
Elaine Willman, MPA, was Chair (2002-2007) of Citizens Equal Rights Alliance (CERA) a national organization of community education groups and citizens in 28 states who reside within or near federally recognized Indian reservations. CERA is the only national organization dedicated to assisting tribal members in receiving civil rights within their tribal governments, and protecting the rights of non-tribal citizens from tribal government over-reaching.
Ms. Willman has a Master’s in Public Administration (MPA) from California State University at Northridge, and is two-thirds through a doctoral program focused on federal Indian policy. Ms. Willman served as Community Development Director for the City of Toppenish, WA and later was elected to the Toppenish City Council (2006-2008), WA. She was former City of Ojai (CA) assistant to administrator in the 1980s, and served as adjunct-faculty for 12 years in the 1990s through 2007 in Masters in Public and Business Administration programs for a university in WA. Ms. Willman is currently Director of Community Development & Tribal Affairs for the Village of Hobart, WI, a beautiful suburb of Green Bay that is co-located on the historical Oneida Indian Reservation. She is of direct Cherokee lineage through both her mother’s family.