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Unformatted text preview: Tribes that opt-in will have access to some grant money to help build the registry and come into compliance with the law (Adam Walsh, n.d.). Tribes will also have the option of collaborating with other jurisdictions to share the burdens of maintaining the registry (Adam Walsh, n.d.). The problem is that the tribes are forced to opt-in in order to preserve tribal government authority. If tribes do not comply with the act, the states will be given jurisdiction to enforce law on tribal lands, thus reducing the tribes sovereignty (Abdi, 2011). The deadline to opt-in is July 27, 2011 (Abdi, 2011). Abdi, Q. (2011). DOJ Punts Tribal SORNA Implementation to States . Retrieved July 25, 2011, from Native American Legal Update. Web site: http://www.nativelegalupdate.com/ Adam Walsh Act . (n.d.) Retrieved July 25, 2011, from National Congress of American Indians (NCAI). Web site: www.ncai.org/Adam-Walsh-Act.251.0.html...
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