ERIC Number: ED336218
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Critical Issues in Native North America, Volume II. IWGIA Document No. 68.
Churchill, Ward, Ed.
This collection of articles forms the second of two volumes designed to impart to readers some sense of the crucial importance of what is and will be happening to the indigenous peoples of North America. "The Present and Future Status of American Indian Nations," by Robert T. Coulter argues from the perspectives of ideology, power, law, and human rights that the political existence of Native American nations and their governments, in relation to the United States and other governments, is legally and practically tenuous. "Who Will Govern Indian Country?" by Rudolph C. Ryser examines theoretical and practical jurisdictional problems related to the existence of independent sovereign states within another sovereignty and suggests that intergovernmental agreements recognizing tribal governments as the sole governing authority on reservations would eliminate current jurisdictional chaos. "The Political Economy of Radioactive Colonialism," by Ward Churchill and Winona LaDuke discusses the "new colonialism" (the expendable relationship of indigenous peoples to multinational resource-extraction corporations); and suggests that tribes must choose between Third World "development" and a Fourth World strategy of disengagement. The remaining articles address more specific issues and events such as the Pit River Indian land claim dispute, the Western Shoshone landrights struggle, the "Navajo-Hopi Land Dispute" and related inter-tribal conflicts, the Garrison Dam related land dispute, and the process of implementing Indian Treaty Fishing Rights. (SV)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs, Copenhagen (Denmark).
Identifiers - Location: Canada; United States