Drafting and adopting a constitution is a collective journey of self-discovery and reflection for any nation, Indigenous or non-Indigenous. This book is a guide for communities engaged in the process of drafting a constitution and for students who are studying that process. It draws on research, firsthand experience with constitution writing and constitutional change, and numerous examples from actual governing documents to demonstrate the many ways that Indigenous nations can structure their sovereignty.
Tatum, Melissa L., Miriam Jorgensen, Mary E. Guss, and Sarah Deer. 2014. Structuring Sovereignty: Constitutions of Native Nations. Los Angeles: American Indian Studies Center.