Tribal sovereignty

Banishment and dis-enrollment of tribal citizens, and denial of lawful citizenship in Native Nations. are thorny issues in contemporary tribal politics and Indigenous affairs in the U.S. Drawing on concrete examples, please show how these issues pit the goal of tribal sovereignty (and the power of a tribe to determine its own membership) against the goal of civil and human rights for individual citizens (or would be citizens) of tribes. Is there any way forward?

  1. Please use concrete examples to illustrate your points. It is perfectly OK to make generalizations, but a generalization is always more credible if it comes with a concrete case (dates, places, names.)
  2. Please make sure you do at least one careful revision to “polish” the essay. On your revision(s), concentrate on two goals: a) make sure that the “mechanics” of your essay are as good as can be (spelling, grammar, word choice, paragraphing, etc. “count”); b) make sure an imaginary reader can follow precisely what your argument is from sentence to sentence and paragraph to paragraph (make sure there are no “leaps of logic,” and that you have made yourself as clear as possible).
  3. I would write the introduction last, after you know precisely what the essay is about. Pay attention to your introduction, because it sets matters up for your reader. The conclusion, too, can be important, because it is the last thing “yours truly” will read.

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