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American Indian Community Data Profile, 2002

Namadji Youth and Elders Project Report, 2001

Forum Reports
1997 Fall: Tribal Sovereignty and American Indian Leadership

1996 Fall: Tribal Governments: What will they look like in the year 2010?

1996 Spring: The Threatened State of Tribal Sovereignty

1995 Fall: American Indian Elders

1995 Spring: Tribal Sovereignty

1995 Spring Forum. Tribal Sovereignty: the legal and historical importance of tribal sovereignty is central to most contemporary issues facing American Indian communities

  1. Executive summary Understanding tribal sovereignty key to good public policy
    American Indians face a major challenge to their well-being. Non-Indians, even after more than 500 years of interaction with Indians, still find it difficult to understand, and in some cases, accept the fact that tribal sovereignty exists.
  2. Rethinking tribal sovereignty
    Dr. Vine Deloria Jr. breaks tribal sovereignty down into three digestible parts: internal sovereignty, external sovereignty and property rights. Once you learn to think about sovereignty this way, you can apply it to almost any tribal issue.
  3. Environmental justice
    Power companies are waging a nuclear war against Indians. Researchers discussed how tribal codes could be used to protect the environment and the health of tribal members.
  4. Who owns the dead?
    The philosophy of federal agencies and museums in the past has been "finders keepers" when it comes to American Indian remains and burial artifacts. Now tribes are working to get their ancestors and sacred objects back for reburial.
  5. Sovereign immunity: mixed blessing?
    A panel of legal experts talk about the mixed blessing of immunity and how it affects tribal corporations in their day-to-day business operations.

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