Tribal Sovereignty: A Practical Definition

Tribes are treated significantly different than other minority groups because the United States has a legal and political relationship with tribes. Tribal Sovereignty is a philosophical term that is legally constructed and came about through the treaty relationship, is limited via legislation and court decisions, and applied through the actions of Native nation building andContinue reading “Tribal Sovereignty: A Practical Definition”

American Indian Self-Determination: What Does it Mean?

In Indian Country you often hear the word Self Determination.  It is more than just a buzz word! The term is most often used in legal and policy discussions regarding Native Americans. Here is one definition, but what does it really mean for Indian Country? Let’s discuss this. “According to scholar Sam Cook from theContinue reading “American Indian Self-Determination: What Does it Mean?”