Confederated Tribes Seek to Stymy Mon...

Confederated Tribes Seek to Stymy Montanore and Rock Creek Mines

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Spokane, WA

#1 Mar 28, 2012
In an effort to retain sacred tribal lands in the Cabinet Mountains Wilderness, the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes based in Pablo, Mont., are moving forward with an effort to put Chicago Peak on the National Register of Historic Places. The peak, central to the proposed excavation site for Montanore and Rock Creek mines, is an ancestral cultural area where tribal members have historically journeyed in their quest for visions. See the March 26 edition of the Spokesman Review for the full story.

Libby, MT

#2 Apr 2, 2012
Gee Lynne,
You missed a chance at sending out a “Press Release”… This one is just as good though, using a new alias and yet again, twisting the facts written by real mainstream media. If anyone takes the time to read the Spokesman article, they will find than you artfully inserted one little lie into your “story”. You inserted the word “Montanore” into your reporting of this article. Where did the reporter hide this one little word in the actual article? I couldn’t find it. Not once did the reporter mention the Montanore project. Just to let you know, there are people out there that are not transfixed on stopping the Montanore and this article you cite actually concerns Revetts Rock Creek project.
How can you, as the author of the articles from Alt1, condone this article? You have publically stated you are against the “37 story” settling pond dam and the interpretive signage proposed to “educate” visitors. Isn’t this what the Kootenai/Salish tribe is PROMOTING? Indefinite cultural interpretive education? Sounds to me, reading the article, that they embrace the Rock Creek mine as long as there are “monetary contributions” to promote cultural education. Just in case you missed it, here is the actual quote in its entirety:
"Officials said recognition under the National Historic Preservation Act doesn’t mean the mine can’t go forward. But Auld said that if the mine is built, he would like the tribe to receive some form of cultural compensation.
“If I end up with a hollowed-out mountain, if I have to bend that far, I would like to have indefinite funding for cultural and language programs,” he said.“It might not fill the void that the mining extract creates in the mountain but at least it helps the hearts and minds of younger generations.”"
The direct quote from Francis Auld says it all; “Money will mitigate ANY problem”. Just like the USFW says that $40-80 million in mitigation will make any grizzly bear problems go away. It all comes down to who gets their palms greased with cash. Nothing sacred, nothing cultural, nothing biological or ecological but as always, money fixes everything.
Love the new alias but one can always tell by the style and the attitude who it is. Stroking Mikes ego is a good move also. See you are still attempting to smear the Montanore Project and now Libby more than ever.“Rates you right up there on the ol’ credibility totem pole. Speaking of credibility; how is life on the lam working out for “What’s His Name”?

Libby, MT

#3 Apr 4, 2012
Just got word that "What's his name" is currently on his way back to the Flathead. Welcome back Harry! Hope the judge throws your butt so far under the state pen that you need daylight piped to you!:>)

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