Legislation Legacy

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Running head: LEGISLATION LEGACY 1 Legislation Legacy Shannon Greenwood ETH 125 October 21, 2011 Mercedes Doris Ruiz
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LEGISLATION LEGACY 2 Legislation Legacy The current issue between Native Americans and the federal government that I chose to discuss is dealing with the land. In 2009 the Supreme Court’s ruling of Carcieri v. Salazar stripped the secretary of authority to take land into trust for tribes not under federal jurisdiction. Tribal leaders, legal scholars, and administration officials predicted that the ruling would set back the Native American people in many ways and it seems as though they were correct. The legislation that this deals with right now is passing a bill that would amend the Indian Reorganization Act (IRA) to acknowledge the Interior secretary’s authority to take land into trust for all federally acknowledged Indian Tribes. Trust land is the foundation of tribal independence. It provides economic development in housing, energy and natural resources. It also helps offset high 
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  • Spring '09
  • JamesHenderson
  • Native Americans in the United States, Indian tribes, Native American people, Rosebud Sioux Tribe.

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