"The Militia, protecting our freedom since 1774"

Welcome to the North Idaho Militia

The North Idaho Militia is a group of patriotic men and women who are dedicated to defending the unalienable God-given rights of all citizens, regardless of race, sex or national origin, as is expressed in our State Constitution and the Bill of Rights of the U.S. Constitution.

The North Idaho Militia is a community of like-minded patriots of true believers in a good and free America. We believe in traditional values of Faith, Family and County, and in an absolute right to self-preservation. We believe in self-determination, limited government, and honoring and maintaining the republic as it was designed more than 200 years ago.

According to Article 14, Section 1, of the Idaho State constitution,” PERSONS SUBJECT TO MILITARY DUTY. All able-bodied male persons, residents of this state, between the ages of eighteen and forty-five years, shall be enrolled in the militia, and perform such military duty as may be required by law; but no person having conscientious scruples against bearing arms, shall be compelled to perform such duty in time of peace. Every person claiming such exemption from service, shall, in lieu thereof, pay into the school fund of the county of which he may be a resident, an equivalent in money, the amount and manner of payment to be fixed by law.”

That’s correct! You are already, by law, a member of the constitutionally guaranteed unorganized militia. http://www.sos.idaho.gov/elect/stcon/articl14.htm

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North Idaho Militia - Public Meetings

Public monthly meetings are held the first Monday of every month at 18:00 hours (6:00 PM) in the Rathdrum Public Library. Meetings are family friendly and always open to the general public. Topics include: general information, constitutionality of the militia, current events, filed training activities, and general questions and answers. For all upcoming meetings, please see our schedule on our "Calendar" page.

Rathdrum Public Library
16320 ID-41,
Rathdrum, Idaho
Alternate Address:
Rathdrum City Park
Along Hwy 53 at 15456 N. Latah Street,
Rathdrum, Idaho

North Idaho Militia - Monthly Training

Monthly field trainings are always family friendly and are held the second Saturday of every month. Field trainings are generally a one day event with the occasional overnighter. Location and other information about the trainings are available at the public meetings. For all upcoming trainings, please see our schedule on our "Calendar" page.

Who can join

The Idaho Constitution mandates that all militia members be 18 years or older in order to volunteer for a militia unit. Younger members are encouraged to attend but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Membership will be denied to anyone who is a felon, has ever been adjudicated as a mental defective, a member of any hate group, racist, moral reprobate, socialist, communist, anarchist, or a provocateur.

The North Idaho Militia feels it is the duty of the citizen’s Militia to protect and defend the unalienable Rights of all members of the community. Under no circumstances will the North Idaho Militia tolerate those who advocate acts of criminal violence, terrorism or a change away from our republican form of government; nor will it support any specific political party or candidate, nor espouse any particular religious denomination or doctrine. All members must understand the duties and obligations of both citizens and government under the United States and Idaho's Constitution.

Required oath for every member:
"I, _____(state your name), do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the State of Idaho and the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the Governor of the State of Idaho and the orders of the officers appointed over me. So help me God."

North Idaho Militia - Training

All training is conducted with safety and welfare of its members in mind. Training is a vital part of any operation and occurs continuously. The North Idaho Militia is always exploring new types of training and is continually leveraging the skills of its members to provide the most expert training available.

Examples of training:

• Firearm Safety
• Marksmanship  (Rifle & Pistol)
• Land Navigation (Map and Compass)
• Radio Communication / Hand Signals
• First Aid / CPR
• CQB (Close Quarters Battle)
• Self Defense
• Wilderness Survival
• Combat drills
• Formations
• Family Preparedness
• and much more!

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Standards & Principles

The members of the unorganized militia shall ever stand, as have our forefathers before us, first to God, from Whom we acknowledge the Authority of all Rights, and all the blessings of governments and to our native state.

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N Idaho Militia Standards.pdf

N Idaho Militia - Patch

North Idaho Miitia adopted the Minuteman unit patch, because the Minutemen were members of teams of select men from the American colonial militia during the American Revolutionary War.

They provided a highly mobile, rapidly deployed force that allowed the colonies to respond immediately to war threats, hence the name.

The Minutemen were among the first people to fight in the American Revolution. Their teams constituted about a quarter of the entire militia. Generally younger and more mobile, they served as part of a network for early response.