Post-Contact Indigenous Governance
Margaret Ann Noodin, Richard Monette, Rebecca Webster
Native systems of governance have faced intense challenges since European explorers first landed on these shores. While the founding fathers took inspiration from Indigenous governments, the relationship between First Nations and the U.S. government has been defined by fundamental conflicts over sovereignty, territory, citizenship, and individual rights. How have Indigenous governments responded to these challenges? What obstacles to full sovereignty still remain in place?
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