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Call # KF8221 .A44 2006
Title American Indian constitutional reform and the rebuilding of Native nations / edited by Eric D. Lemont
Imprint Austin : University of Texas Press, 2006
Edition 1st ed
Book Cover
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Descript. xiii, 343 p. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Indians of North America -- Legal status, laws, etc
Indians of North America -- Politics and government
Alt Author Lemont, Eric D. (Eric David), 1969-
OCLC # 62282207
Table of Contents
1Remaking tribal constitutions : meeting the challenges of tradition, colonialism, and globalization / Duane Champagne11
2Seasons of change : of reforms, melees, and revolutions in Indian country / David Wilkins35
3The Indian reorganization act and Indian self-government / Elmer Rusco49
 Firsthand accounts : why engage in constitutional reform?83
4Members only : designing citizenship requirements for Indian nations / Carole Goldberg107
5My grandma, her people, our constitution / Joseph Thomas Flies-Away144
 Firsthand accounts : membership and citizenship166
6Constitutional rule and the effective governance of native nations / Joseph Kalt184
 Firsthand accounts : governmental institutions220
7Realizing constitutional change through citizen participation / Eric Lemont237
8The process of constitutional reform / Steven Haberfeld252
 Firsthand accounts : maximizing citizen participation272
9Overcoming the politics of reform : the story of the Cherokee nation of Oklahoma constitution convention / Eric Lemont287
 Firsthand account : overcoming the politics of reform323