I have to agree with most of what you say. I have to constantly remind myself, while talking with academic and political types (the old guys), they believe that Tribal Gov's are real governments. They are not. They are little more than Non-Profit Orgs. The real NDN govt's, that Treaty's were signed with, were obliterated a long time ago and sent underground. Can a Tribal Government (today's version) sign a Treaty? Absolutely not, they are not full sovereigns. They need BIA approval for that sort of thing. Heck, they need BIA approval just to add an amendment to their IRA constitutions.
Monday, July 30, 2012 - 14:37