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Unformatted text preview: * Federal Government realized that the Civil Rights and Bill of Rights did not have to do with Indians so they passed the Indian Civil Rights act. * These civil rights were to protect the citizens from the government- Freedom Expression- Freedom of Speech- Right to a Speedy Trial * Those left out were - Right to bear arms- Separation of church and state- People of Tribal Community can not vote * Indian Civil Rights act raised awareness to Congress that not all bill of rights should be or were applied to Indians residing on an Indian reservation. * Indian Self Determination Era: Is the Era we are in today. Came about in late 1960's so tribes could determine the best interest for themselves.- First time the Federal Government allowed this.- Tribal Colleges came about in this Era.- Seat at the table for Tribal Governments to participate in. * Tribes play an active role in participating and helping out other communities.- Pechenga tribe gives Temecula money to help pave new roads and etc. * The supreme court recognized tribal sovereignty in Warster vs. * Congress has the power to abolish Indian tribes and or government.- Indian government can express sovereignty, own license plates or tags …. etc. * Source of tribal power is its people- there are limits to tribal powers, Congress can abolish/ terminate tribal government power. * Examples of Tribal power:- Membership * Membership determines right to vote in tribal elections, hold office, receive tribal resources, the right to participate in tribal per capita, the eligibility of tribal membership. * To receive tangible benefits you have to be enrolled member of the tribe.- Insurance …. etc * Tribes have police power, unless the rights are limited. * Regulate conduct within jurisdiction * Domestic rights and relations * Power to despise of non trust property and rules for property inheritance. * Tribal Law prescribes manner of how property is distributed....
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- Spring '10
- Supreme Court of the United States, tribal governments, Indian country