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Harold Monteau

Articles by Harold Monteau


Shooting the Messenger

One of the things I have learned in approximately 30 years involved in Federal Indian Law is that Tribal Leaders don’t like to be told “no” or “that wouldn’t work because” or “that might not be legal” or “you probably shouldn’t do that” or “here are the real If...


CFPB Is Barking Up the Wrong Tree

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 CFPB has pursued civil enforcement against...


American Anger: Ripe for Revolution?

The modern era has unfolded in the shadow of the French Revolution. Almost all future revolutionary movements looked back to the Revolution as their predecessor. Its central phrases and cultural symbols, such as La Marseillaise and Liberté, égalité, fraternité, (Liberty, Equality, Fraternity) became the clarion call for other upheavals...


Suicide-Prevention Tools: Already in the Indian Community

The epidemic of Suicide in Indian communities and in the Native American off-reservation population has become a #1 priority issue in Indian Country, right alongside Alcohol and Drug Abuse. The two just might be related, do you think? Of course, I’m being facetious, but sometimes stating the obvious necessary...


Non-Status Indians in the U.S., Part 2: Daniels v. Canada/Crown

In the recent Supreme Court of Canada decision in Daniels v. Canada (Indian Affairs and Northern Development), 2016 SCC 12, the Court was asked to resolve the question of whether “Metis” (Mixed Bloods) and “Non-Status Indians” were Indians under the Constitution and Laws of Canada. The Canadian Supreme found...


Autism: What You Should Know

April was Autism Awareness month.Autism is not prevalent in Native American Communities, which may be due to the lack of awareness and lack of resources for diagnosis, or even that genetic factors linked to Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) may not be prevalent in Native American populations. The age parents...


Do Super-Delegates Violate Our Constitutional Rights?

"Super delegates exist really to make sure that party leaders and elected officials don't have to be in a position where they are running against grass-roots activists” Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Chair of the Democratic National Committee (CNN)What are Super Delegates, and why do their votes count so much than...