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Unformatted text preview: I think that the Congress is linked to this issue because the article states that the Public Law 280 was enacted by a group of congressional members. There was not enough support for all states but the original act included six states. Since the PL280 was enacted ten other states have implemented different levels of jurisdiction. Tribal governments, for many years could not assert their PL280 criminal jurisdiction rights but now the tribal communities are acquiring a greater knowledge of the law and have more financial resources. With these changes the control of the tribal government powers will be a greater possibility. These changes will allow tribal communities to build their own justice departments....
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- Spring '09