Duane Champagne has been presenting a series of comments on Indian policy, history, and culture since October 2006 in the newspaper Indian Country Today. This book provides a compilation of many of these editorials, plus two chapters not previously published. The contemplative writing by this well-respected scholar are comments and thoughts on a variety of issues that have arisen in his academic work and the classroom, but mainly through his direct contact and work with tribal communities. The purpose of these thought-provoking editorials is to create discussion about the issues that confront indigenous peoples and to educate a broad audience about the complexities of American Indian issues. Students, policy makers, and all people interested in American Indian or indigenous people's issues will find this book to be an interesting and stimulating read.
About the Author
Duane Champagne is professor in the department of sociology at UCLA.
Table of ContentsChapter 1. Community
Chapter 2. Identity
Chapter 3. Self-Government
Chapter 4. Citizens or Members
Chapter 5. Economic Development
Chapter 6. Justice
Chapter 7. 20th Century Indian Policy
Chapter 8. 21st Century Indian Policy
Chapter 9. International Indigenous Rights