ERIC Number: ED160288
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
NCAI Involvement in Intergovernmental Tribal-State Relations.
National Congress of American Indians, Washington, DC.
The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) seeks to play a lead role in the development of relations between various state governmental entities and tribal governments; this assortment of documents treats aspects of those relations. A platform statement and resolution on Indian affairs adopted by the National Association of Counties supports tribal self government and pledges cooperation with tribes for the provision of constituent services within individual jurisdictions. The resolution calls for Congressional definition on the question of tribal jurisdiction over non-Indian people and property within reservations. Issues mentioned include voting by and representation of non-members, reservation boundaries, due process of law, land use planning and zoning, distribution of water rights, environmental quality standards, and questions of equal taxation. NCAI's participation as an advisor in the National Governor's Association Task Force is invited in a letter from Governor Scott Matheson, chairman of that group. A brief on the task force describes historic shifts in governmental policy regarding American Indians and advocates negotiation and compromise agreements reached between states and tribal governments as far superior to solutions offered through federal litigation or legislation. (DS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Congress of American Indians, Washington, DC.