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Running head: CHECKPOINT : LEGISLATION LEGACY 1 Check Point: Legislation legacy James A. Overstreet, Jr. ETH/125 April 9, 2011 Pam Alexandroff
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CHECKPOINT : LEGISLATION LEGACY 2 Check Point: Legislation legacy The current issue between Native Americans and the federal government are the fight for land and social, educational and medical services for tribal members. If we go back to the 1800’s you would see that the Native American had given rights to the federal government over most of their land, and in return the federal government gave them promise that they could stay on reservations and keep their trust upheld. From that date to this time the government have not kept up their end of the deal the government still have not meet their obligation they promise to the tribal members of reservation land. The trust the Native Americans had with the federal government is named, “The federal trust responsibility”, this was the trust and legal responsibility the government had with the Native Americans when they ceded the land over to the federal government, this same promise is codified in treaties, federal laws, executive order, judicial opinions, and international doctrine. In 2005 National congress stated that the federal government has not meet the obligation to provide service for Indian trust lands, protection for tribal self-governance, and provision of basic social, medical and educational services to tribal members. Also in 2005, National Congress state that in the study of U.S. Commission on Civil Rights they reported that there was disproportionately
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