Other Studies and Articles

1988- Goals, Institutions and the BIA: Problems with Federal Indian Policy

“This paper examines the nature of the Federal-Indian relationship and contends that most problems in Indian policy are deeper than problems with the BIA. Specifically, this paper argues that the absence of clear goals and mission for Indian policy coupled with federal institutions, namely Congress and the BIA, which are fundamentally designed to be more …

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2015- Processes of Native Nationhood: The Indigenous Politics of Self-Government

“Over the last three decades, Indigenous peoples in the CANZUS countries (Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the United States) have been reclaiming self-government as an Indigenous right and practice. In the process, they have been asserting various forms of Indigenous nationhood. This article argues that this development involves a common set of activities on the …

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2014- FUNDAMENTALS OF CONTRACTING BY AND WITH INDIAN TRIBES

“…this article provides an overview of key considerations in negotiating and drafting a contract by or with an Indian tribe, including: tribal entity issues; federal law; tribal law; sovereign immunity, enforceability and dispute resolution; federal and tribal approvals; land status and title; taxation; form and duration of the transaction, including rights-of-way; water rights; and employment …

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2003- Myths and Realities of Tribal Sovereignty: The Law and Economics of Indian Self-Rule

“The last three decades have witnessed a remarkable resurgence of the American Indian nations in the United States. The foundation of this resurgence has been the exercise of self-government – sovereignty – by the more than 560 federally-recognized tribes in the U.S. In this study, we explore legal and economic dimensions of current perceptions of …

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Reclaiming Native Truth Report: CHANGING THE NARRATIVE ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS- A GUIDE FOR NATIVE PEOPLES AND ORGANIZATIONS

“This guide is filled with information from the largest research study ever done in Indian Country about the current story and ways to change it. We used what we learned to create a new story — one we have always known is true — and then proved through national testing that it works. It changes …

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