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ERIC Number: ED141019
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
Sovereignty: The Navajo Nation and Taxation.
Contending that it is wrong for the Navajo Government to continue to neglect its citizens by not implementing a taxation program, this monograph is written to generate interest in and discussion of a taxation program and the Navajo Tax Commission, created in 1974. Specifically, this booklet presents basic information re: the financing of the Navajo Government (who pays for the government and the depletion of the natural resources); Navajo generosity (those benefiting, taxes collected from within the Nation, other taxes paid by Navajos to non-Navajos, and Navajo generosity in the beginning); taxes and the way other governments finance themselves; tribal taxation (Zunis, Hopis, and legalities); the McDonald Administration and Navajo taxation; and conclusions and recommendations (Navajo people cannot depend upon their natural resources to finance their government forever; both Navajos and non-Navajos benefit from the Navajo Government; the Hopi and Zuni governments use taxation to finance their operations; because of delays in the implementation of the Navajo Tax Commission, the Navajo Nation has lost millions of tax dollars and should begin taxing as soon as possible; and the Navajo Tribal Council should immediately declare a moratorium on all major development in the Navajo Nation until a Navajo taxation program is ready for implementation). (JC)
Descriptors: American Indians, Anglo Americans, Financial Support, Government (Administrative Body), Natural Resources, Program Development, Tax Allocation, Taxes, Tribes
DNA-People's Legal Services, Inc., Box 306, Window Rock, Arizona 86515 ($1.50)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: DNA Legal Services, Inc., Window Rock, AZ.