Hardin, MT – February 15, 2010
I am excited to tell you that we have an exceptionally exciting rally in Hardin, MT yesterday afternoon with the Crow Nation and Big Horn County TEA party!
We had members from tea parties in Great Falls, Bozeman, Big Timber, Helena, Townsend, Billings and Miles City show their support by rallying with us!
We even had the Billings Gazette and the local Hardin newspaper show up to interview some of the members as well as take pictures and video!
You can read the article here: http://billingsgazette.com/news/state-and-regional/montana/article_1074f29c-1aa0-11df-998a-001cc4c002e0.html
You can watch the video here: Native American Tea Party group starts on Crow Reservation http://billingsgazette.com/video/
Members of the Crow Tribe contacted Montana Shrugged weeks before their rally and visited our rallies multiple times before holding their own in downtown Hardin, MT. The Crow Nation 1825 Peace Treaty Allotee Land Commission joins the Tea Party movement in hopes to end government control on the Crow reservation.
One individual within the new Crow Nation Tea Party was Adrian Bird Sr., a former tribal chairman candidate who recently filed a civil complaint against the Crow executive branch alleging malfeasance for mismanaging tribal funds. The Birds and Plains Bull Martin accuse the administration of mismanaging “tribal funds regarding education, employment, housing, casino finances,” and they accuse the tribal leadership of “total disregard of our laws and policies as the Crow Nation.” (courtesy of the Billings Gazette)
Members of the TEA Parties from across the state who joined say they wanted to show their support for the Crow Tribe. Anybody who stands for freedom and liberty and who are opposed to unrestricted government spending, we want to support. We see the parallels of what they are living through to what the rest of our country will see if the federal government grows to take over healthcare, natural resource development, schools, etc.