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By David Passieri
St Ignatius, Montana 

Reader grateful for the pioneering spirit

Letter to the Editor


December 15, 2022

Dear Editor,

Regarding the pending preliminary decree of the Flathead Compact, Mr. Chris Tweeten, lawyer and 1985 Montana governor appointee to the Reserved Water Rights Compact Commission (RWRCC) was caught on tape in 2012 at a public meeting stating, “We agreed to do this extraordinary thing, frankly, with respect to agreeing to subject or to remove non-Indian rights on the reservation from the jurisdiction and control of the state and place that somewhere else at the tribe’s request.”

Who gave the RWRCC authority to subject non-Indians or to remove non-Indians from the jurisdicti...

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