ERIC Number: ED337302
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Reflections on Tribal Governance in Montana.
Weaver, Kenneth L., Ed.
This document discusses tribal governance as part of the "Native American Week" on Montana State University's Bozeman campus. The document contains a commissioned paper, a panel discussion, a speech, and a list of legal documents of tribal governments in Montana. The commissioned paper, "Federal Indian Policy: A Summary," by Walter Fleming explains how changing national policy has shaped the evolution of Montana tribal governance. Tribal presidents from each of the seven Montana Indian Reservations form the Tribal Governance Panel. They present the ongoing struggle of American Indians to achieve and sustain genuine Native American self-determination through tribal self-governance. Topics discussed include historical and current problems in cultural difference, federal-imposed policies on reservation administration, tribally controlled industries and economic development efforts, reservation schools, conservation of natural resources and claims, and water rights. The speech, "Look at the Past, Present, and Future of the Indian People," delivered by Earl Old Person, stresses education as a means to achieving self-determination, Indian leadership, and government responsibility. Finally, a list of legal documents are presented, including: the governing charters of all of Montana's seven reservations, the charter of the Little Shell Tribe of the Montana Chippewas, and the text of the Indian Reorganization Act of 1934 (which enabled these tribal charters). (KS)
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.; Montana State Univ., Bozeman. Cooperative Extension Service.; Northwest Area Foundation, St. Paul, Minn.
Authoring Institution: Montana State Univ., Bozeman. Local Government Center.
Identifiers: Indian Reorganization Act 1934; Indian Self Determination Education Assistance Act; Montana