ERIC Number: ED168735
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
Indian Tribal Sovereignty and Treaty Rights.
La Confluencia, Albuquerque, NM.
Legal, philosophical, legislative, historical, and international aspects of the issue of Indian tribal sovereignty and treaty rights are presented in six articles based on transcripted proceedings of a forum held at San Diego State University April 12-14, 1978. In the introduction, Sam Deloria examines various definitions of tribal sovereignty. In "Political Ethics and Indian Advocacy" Walter Koppelman notes that after 500 years of support for the principle of Indian self-government, little Indian self-government exists and that American liberty is at stake. "Sovereignty: Fact or Fiction" is a debate between Vine Deloria, Jr., and Congressman Lloyd Meeds about recommendations of the American Indian Policy Review Commission. Clara Sue Kidwell, in "Case Studies: How Sovereignty works in the U.S. Today", reports on tribal sovereignty as observed on and by the White Earth Chippewa Reservation (Minnesota), the Choctaw Reservation (Mississippi), and the Makah Reservation (Washington). Ed Castillo speaks on the preservation of Indian heritage. The topic of "Indian Sovereignty in the Americas and in the International Community" is examined by Roxanne Dunbar Ortiz and Tom Davies; they present an international perspective and examine political experiences of indigenous peoples in Latin America. The document concludes with a poem by Simon Ortiz. (SB)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: La Confluencia, Albuquerque, NM.