More in Indian nation sovereignty

In yesterday's post I admitted I'm a clueless blogger on the topic of Mashantucket sovereignty and the National Labor Relations Board. Today, I found Rob at Blue Corn Comics, who I've linked to recently, has a ton of information on tribal sovereignty. Read and learn.

See my other posts on native americans and human rights.

Comments

Anonymous said…
Funny you should bring up this issue. The Supreme Court just refused to take the sovereignty cases of the 3 tribes in Maine- Penobscot, Passamaquoddy, ande Aroostook Micmac. All are federally recognized but the Penobscot and Passamaquoddy made a deal with the state [to get recog.] that limits their ability to be sovereign. The Micmac did not make that deal to the best of my knowledge. However an appeals court lumped them in with the other two tribes and now their sovereignty is severely diminished. Apparently some judges know verylittle about Indian law, which is very complicated and not easy to grasp. This is a great injustice, but apprently there is no remedy. There is alot of animosity towards the tribes in the courts at this time.
In MAss. the Wampanoag on Martha' Vineyard were told by the State Supreme court that they did not have the sovereignty to build a tool shed on their own land. Utterly ridiculous especially when it was the same court that invented SS marriage and is working hard on exporting it to other states.
Dan
Rob said…
For the latest news on the Mashantucket Pequots and their labor situation, the best source is PECHANGA.net. My page is good for background info on tribal sovereignty.

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