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  1. Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and the United States share certain characteristics. All four are predominantly European-settler societies. All are English-speaking. Their legal and political systems, while different, share a primarily English heritage....
  2. Reviews examples of innovative Native self-governance initiatives underway in Alaska, examines the applicability to Alaska of research on indigenous self-governance in the lower forty-eight states and Canada, and considers implications for policymakers.
  3. Since the 1970s, federal American Indian policy in the United States has been aimed at promoting self-determination through self-governance by federally recognized tribes. This policy has proven to be the only policy that has worked to make significant...
  4. In 1998, Indian housing entered a new era. HUD ended its practice of channeling funds for Washington-designed Indian housing programs to HUD-sponsored local Indian Housing Authorities (IHAs) and converted programmatic funds into block grants to tribal...
  5. The federal Endangered Species Act (ESA) is nearly silent regarding its potential application in Indian Country. But by the mid-1990s, the ESA had proven to be a source of serious concern for Indian tribes. In 1997, as the culmination of months of...
  6. Indigenous economic development takes multiple forms. One of the most common ways that indigenous peoples attempt to meet needs for revenue, employment, and services is through nation-owned enterprises. These are hugely diverse, ranging from timber...
  7. This study explores legal and economic dimensions of current perceptions of (and debates over) the nature and extent of tribal self-rule in the United States, with the objective of distinguishing between myth and reality. The authors address key threads...
  8. Reviews the obstacles that Indian nations face as they pursue their development goals, outlines the critical role that institutions of tribal governance play in the development process, and suggests ways that newly empowered tribal governments can...
  9. Both research and the experience among Native nations daily drive home the conclusion that the so-called “nation building” approach holds the keys to self-determined social, political, and economic development for indigenous communities. This approach...
  10. This study of Class II gaming operations in Oklahoma finds that tribal governments are translating revenues and employment opportunities from gaming into positive social investment. The tribes' successes offer a striking example of gaming operations...

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