American Indian Constitutional Reform and the Rebuilding of Native Nations

American Indian Constitutional Reform and the Rebuilding of Native Nations

by Eric D. Lemont
     
 

ISBN-10: 0292713177

ISBN-13: 9780292713178

Pub. Date: 06/28/2006

Publisher: University of Texas Press

Tribal leaders, academics, and legal practitioners offer a comprehensive overview of American Indian nations' governmental reform opportunities and challenges at the turn of the millennium.  See more details below

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Tribal leaders, academics, and legal practitioners offer a comprehensive overview of American Indian nations' governmental reform opportunities and challenges at the turn of the millennium.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780292713178
Publisher:
University of Texas Press
Publication date:
06/28/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
360
Sales rank:
761,879
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction

Part I
Chapter 1. Remaking Tribal Constitutions: Meeting the Challenges of Tradition, Colonialism, and Globalization
Duane Champagne
Chapter 2. Seasons of Change: Of Reforms, Melees, and Revolutions in Indian Country
David Wilkins
Chapter 3. The Indian Reorganization Act and Indian Self-Government
Elmer Rusco
Firsthand Accounts: Why Engage in Constitutional Reform?

Part II
Chapter 4. Members Only: Designing Citizenship Requirements for Indian Nations
Carole Goldberg
Chapter 5. My Grandma, Her People, Our Constitution
Joseph Thomas Flies-Away
Firsthand Accounts: Membership and Citizenship
Chapter 6. Constitutional Rule and the Effective Governance of Native Nations
Joseph Kalt
Firsthand Accounts: Governmental Institutions

Part III
Chapter 7. Realizing Constitutional Change through Citizen Participation
Eric Lemont
Chapter 8. The Process of Constitutional Reform
Steven Haberfeld
Firsthand Accounts: Maximizing Citizen Participation and Ownership in Reform Processes
Chapter 9. Overcoming the Politics of Reform: The Story of the 1999 Cherokee Nation Constitution Convention
Eric Lemont
Firsthand Account: Overcoming the Politics of Reform

About the Contributors
Index

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