American Indian Probate Guide

This downloadable pdf, American Indian Probate Guide (located at http://educationalfamilyestateapps.com/american-indian-probate/) discusses what you need to know about the American Indian Probate Reform Act. The Act applies if you are a member of a federally recognized tribe with Trust or Restricted lands!

It includes: a Model Will and Testament (compliant under the Act) and immediate access to our great Guest Writer Series, too! Get it now for $69.00 (look for our Groupon deal coming soon!).

We are an affordable legal service with the information EVERYONE needs.

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An Alternative to the Indian Child Welfare Act

An Alternative to the Indian Child Welfare Act

Here are some things people are saying:

“It is a valuable piece in the field of Indian child welfare.”

“Your writing is better than the work of some professors I read as a faculty member!”

Publication avenues are currently being pursued. “Politics” aside, I believe my publication will be pivotal in improving Indian child welfare. If you are interested in being placed on a Contact List, please contact me. helen@educationalfamilyestateapps.com

HELP SPREAD THE WORD!

*Proposing a voluntary Guardianship model – why it works and how

 

Student Debt and the Real Debate

Why is a proposal for free tuition a terrible thing or for that matter, as eluded to, a ding against Senator Bernie Sanders and current contender in the U.S. Presidential race who elevated the topic back into the limelight?

First, student debt load at the individual level has increased enormously as the graphics show. It is worth noting college debt is also part of the living wage debate. Americans are in the “damned if they do and damned if they don’t” quagmire.

While an education is not a guarantee, it does provide a greater likelihood of receiving higher economic returns and an enhanced ability to pay for the necessities of life. Republican counter-claim is that people in service sector jobs do not deserve wages necessary to pay for the costs of living. We simply cannot have it both ways.

The “decision” to convert our economy to service industries by off shoring manufacturing – which was associated with higher wages and the back bone of the U.S. Middle Class (post WW-II) was unilaterally made by Boards of Directors. The decisions were not primarily based on which “tax bracket” corporate profit was included. Off shoring was a response to clear animosity toward labor and environmental protection laws in THIS country! We have been on a downward spiral to “Third World” status ever since.

One of my family member’s comments is a case in point. He eluded that his certain skills he offers to his employer provide a higher wage and he is worth even more (maybe not from his employer’s point of view but certainly from his). So, the argument goes, people should not expect to flip burgers forever. The assumption is then, we expect people to get a higher education, post – high school. Even politicians tell us that getting an education is necessary (and maybe, just maybe is the path to higher wages). However, “don’t dare question how much the educational institutions” want to charge in order to get those skills.

Employers express an interest in hiring people who have skills, too. Even when the educational level is not particularly demanding for a certain employer, that employer has some base line assurances about an employee or candidate. Through the process of acquiring a higher education, an individual will be an all-round better employee. Everyone can see the benefits, therefore we simply need to change the debate.

The predominate argument today (in parallel used against wage increases also) was established by the Republican anti-tax rhetoric: “why should I pay for someone else’s education.” The new argument is “Invest in America” by investing in our fellow Americans. It was not too long ago that Germany with its free tuition program already in place offered the same opportunity to attend its institutions for free to American students. If we do not have the political or social will to respond then it would be fair to say, America better brace for some serious “brain drain.”

Any proposal for free college tuition must also address the cost side. Simply put, anything that is clearly a necessity should not be priced like it is a luxury. The wealth disparity between the wealthiest and the poorest is a global problem. We can’t expect people to pay “whatever the cost” and then complain when people can’t simply afford to.

What kind of country have we become? We seem to worship the rich. In many cases, they acquired wealth through inheritance or by whatever means necessary and unless money or opportunities grow from trees, there is a limited amount of both.

Federal land is federal land

Except for the original colonies, the federal government granted statehood through land grants and Enabling Acts. Land that wasn’t granted remained with the grantor and is a basic treatise of Trust Law. Our beloved national lands belong to us!

There is no issue here, except that Koch Brothers are behind this crazy talk and are the epitome of what is wrong about this country today. Bundy matter in Nevada is about minerals, specifically gold. The land that Cliven Bundy claimed was his (in Nevada) sits on top of America’s largest gold reserves.

Keep your hands off our national lands and all of our access rights to those lands. Once in private hands, we go without!

House Moves On Bills That Would Allow States To Seize Millions Of Acres Of Public Lands

Dis-Honor Native Blood Perpetuates Theft

Your Birthright is there.  Then taken. Then gone. Never again do you have any say.

Oh, the atrocity and now the audacity to fail to correct the fraud perpetrated against my Father, Raymond Nowlin by his cousin (in the Indian way, his sister) Katherine Josephine Brown Graham (https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/deceit-oklahoma-helen-nowlin).

Seattle Councilperson Debora Juarez Holds “Deeply” Personal Beliefs against Disenrollment

In the coming days, I will post new information about this matter and will document more about the fraud.