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American Indian Constitutional Reform and the Rebuilding of Native Nations
     

American Indian Constitutional Reform and the Rebuilding of Native Nations

by Eric D. Lemont
 

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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.

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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:
738,345
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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