Week 5 Wed - Echo Hawk Since the late 1980s the Supreme...

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Echo Hawk - Since the late 1980s, the Supreme Court has steadily eroded the good side, which protected tribal sovereignty - The Rehnquist Court appears to be following in the same tragic footsteps - The supreme court jumped on the bandwagon to dispossess and subjugate Native America in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries o Steadfastly resists current self- determination policies to foster sovereignty, economic growth, and cultural well-being - Several factors have aligned to create a favorable climate for strengthening federal Indian law in the 20 th first century 1. Indian tribes are poised for the first time in over one hundred years to vigorously protect their rights 2. Some Indian tribes have prospered within the contours of their sovereignty 3. The human resources that are required for sweeping legal change are abundant in Indian Country - 560 federally recognized Indian tribes exercise self-government - Native America was led by remarkable tribal leaders ( Martin Luther Kings, Mahatma Gandhis, and Nelson Mandelas) - In aboriginal areas, many traditional tribal communities still continue hunting, fishing, and gathering ways of life underpinned by age-old values from their land-based cultures - Colonialism has been repudiated, hard-core settlerism persists only in isolated pockets,
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