Tribal Self-Determination: Creating Bridges and Barriers with Native Americans

Schulman, Patrick Stewart; Smith, Raymond Arthur

Relations between European Americans (via the Federal government) and Native American tribes have been tenuous—especially since the advent of the self-determination process for tribal recognition. The Federal Government’s Bureau of Indian Affairs has made the recognition process incredibly costly and time-consuming, forcing many Indian tribes to wait years to receive tribal recognition and the valuable federal funds associated with it.


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November 2, 2015