Parisian Family Office CEO. Founder of CHIPPEWA PARTNERS, Native American Advisors, Inc., Registered Investment Advisor. White Earth Chippewa, educated conservative, raised on Indian reservations across Great Plains. Began Wall Street career in 1982. Always been, will always be, an optimist. Pureblood, clot-shot free. In a world on a dopamine binge, this is his take on life. Written at the Ghost Ranch in MT, Pamelot, their TN farm or winter home in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico.

Wednesday, June 03, 2009


Every quarter I usually have a need for some cheap labor so I head up to the county line and look for some of the guys who have worked for me previous. If they don't appear in the crowd that gathers, and be sure to lock your rig and shut the windows when you drive up, the one question you should ask is, "who speaks English" if you are not fluent in Spanish, which I am not.

I always ask the workers how and where they came into the U.S. and they usually say in Texas and a couple of days on foot.

They are happy to be here and have a great work ethic. And every one, always, has buckled their seat belt right away.

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