. In Case You Missed It – Montana Republican Looks to Change Indian Reservation System « JO LEE MAGAZINE

NEWSWEEK – Earlier this winter, Republican state Senator Keith Regier introduced a resolution that, if adopted, would urge the Republican-controlled U.S. Congress to examine the more than century-old reservation system and, eventually, push previously sovereign tribes and the lands they control to assimilate with the United States. The two-page resolution claims the Indian reservation system was “created in a different time and place and under circumstances that no longer exist,” establishing a race-based dichotomy between Indigenous tribes and U.S. citizens that has led to rampant levels of “drug abuse, alcoholism, domestic violence, welfare dependence, poverty, and substandard educational achievements.”


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