Legislation Legacy

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Running head: LEGISLATION LEGACY 1 Legislation Legacy Katie McIntyre ETH/125 6-10-11
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LEGISLATION LEGACY 2 Legislation Legacy One event I have found is “Yakama Sues Feds for Violations of Treaty, Consultation, TLOA. This is a lawsuit regarding the treaty that was signed at Camp Stevens, Walla-Walla Valley in Washington State on June 9 th 1855. The treaty says the federal government set aside lands “for the exclusive use and benefit” of the Yakama Indians and promised not to allow “any white man, excepting those in the employment of the Indian Department” to live on the reservation. It further guarantees the Yakama people that U.S. citizens would not “enter upon” their lands. The lawsuit states that the nation’s treaty rights and other laws were violated when a swarm of law enforcement officers from local and federal agencies and two states on the other
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Unformatted text preview: side of the country –without consultation or notification- invaded the Yakama reservation with their weapons drawn at the crack of dawn on a cold winter morning in February to serve a questionable arrest warrant on a Yakama businessman for alleged cigarette tax violations in another state. I do not know a lot about Legislation, but from what I read in this article it states “The TLOA (Tribal Law and Order Act) is this huge legislation that is probably one of the most important pieces of legislation affecting law and order on Indian reservations in the last 50 years or so”. Reference: http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2011/05/yakama-sues-feds-for-violations-of-treaty-consultation-tloa/ LEGISLATION LEGACY 3...
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This note was uploaded on 06/18/2011 for the course ETH 125 taught by Professor Jameshenderson during the Spring '09 term at University of Phoenix.

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