A much needed assessment by experts who analyze current American Indian policy and key issues related to self-governance and economic development.
This survey of American Indian policy provides a short history of the mainly unsuccessful efforts by American Indians in the past to assert themselves, and then examines changing concepts relating to self-governance and political, economic, legal, educational, religious, and employment rights. This assessment of Indian opportunities and difficulties examines self-governance in relation to economic development, the redefinition of property rights, the status of development on Indian reservations, and the success some tribes have had in attempting to utilize their resources appropriately and more effectively.
Introduction Self-Governance Self-Government for Native Americans: The Case of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe Designing a Tribal Organization for Self-Governance American Self-Governance: Fact, Fantasy, and Prospects for the Future Indian Policy at the Beginning of the 1990s: The Trivialization of Struggle Self-Determination and the Tribal College Movement Indian Religion, the First Amendment and the State Indian Preference: Racial Discrimination or Political Right Economic Development and Self Governance The Redefinition of Property Rights in American Indian Reservations Economic Development as the Foundation for Self-Determination: A Survey Who Is Subsidizing Whom? Forest-based Economic Development in Native American Lands: Two Case Studies Appendix