Other Studies and Articles

2017- Beyond a Zero-Sum Federal Trust Responsibility: Lessons from Federal Indian Energy Policy

“The federal government’s trust relationship with federally recognized Indian tribes is a product of the last two centuries of Federal Indian Law and federal-tribal relations. For approximately the last 50 years, the federal government has sought to promote tribal self-determination as a means to carry out its trust responsibilities to Indian tribes; but the shadows …

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2011- PRESERVING INDIAN PREFERENCE FOR NATIVE AMERICAN SELF-GOVERNANCE

“This comment proposes a two-pronged approach for preserving the self-governance benefits of Indian preference. First, the preference laws should base qualification methods on sovereign tribal affiliation rather than blood quantum. Second, the Department of the Interior (DOI), through a rulemaking, or Congress, through amending legislation, should clarify the requirements for determining which governmental positions are …

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I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW: THE EPA’S AUTHORITY TO REGULATE INDIAN COUNTRY UNDER THE CLEAN AIR ACT

“Between 1998 and 2011, the skies over Indian country existed in a regulatory gap. This gap was not merely inadvertent but was a foreseeable consequence of congressional intent to delegate regulatory authority under the Clean Air Act (CAA) to Indian tribes. In 1998, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published the Tribal Authority Rule, which …

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Welcome to our new site!

We are still uploading information and refining/adding pages, but you are welcome to start exploring the Phase I release of the new tribalselfgov.org site. A number of  new features are available, including: a Self-Governance document library, new advisory committee pages, a Self-Governance map project, a timeline of key milestones in the history of Self-Governance and more.

Thank you!

– SGCETC