Native Nation Courts: Key Players in Nation Building

Jan. 1, 2007
Rebuilding Native Nations Strategies for Governance and Development

A chapter in Rebuilding Native Nations: Strategies for Governance and Development.

A revolution is underway among the Indigenous nations of North America. It is a quiet revolution, largely unnoticed in society at large. But it is profoundly important. From High Plains states and Prairie Provinces to southwestern deserts, from Mississippi and Oklahoma to the northwest coast of the continent, Native peoples are reclaiming their right to govern themselves and to shape their future in their own ways. Challenging more than a century of colonial controls, they are addressing severe social problems, building sustainable economies, and reinvigorating Indigenous cultures. In effect, they are rebuilding their nations according to their own diverse and often innovative designs...




Flies Away, Joseph Thomas, Carrie Garrow, and Miriam Jorgensen. 2007. "Native Nation Courts: Key Players in Nation Building." In Rebuilding for Native Nations: Strategies for Governance and Development, edited by Miriam Jorgensen, 115-145. Tucson: University of Arizona Press.

Miriam Jorgensen

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