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By David E. Wilkins

Now in its 3rd version, American Indian Politics is the main entire learn written from a political technology standpoint that analyzes the buildings and capabilities of indigenous governments (including Alaskan local groups and Hawaiian Natives) and the certain felony and political rights those countries workout internally, whereas additionally analyzing the attention-grabbing intergovernmental courting that exists among local international locations, the states, and the government. The 3rd version encompasses a variety of vital alterations. First, it really is now co-authored by means of Heidi Kiiwetinepinesiik Stark, who brings a lively new voice to the research. moment, it comprises considerable dialogue of ways President ObamaOs election has altered the dynamics of Indian kingdom politics and legislation. 3rd, it comprises extra dialogue of women's concerns, a number of new vignettes, an up-to-date timeline, new photos, and up-to-date charts, tables, and figures.

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27 The Indian trust funds have two major components: tribal trust funds and individual Indian money (IIM) accounts. 28 This money includes lease revenues, royalties, and court settlements. The accounts vary widely, with some worth only a few dollars, while others, like the Sioux Black Hills court award (based on the federal government’s taking of the Black Hills in South Dakota), are valued at over $400 million. The Department of the Interior currently manages about fifty-six million acres of Indian trust land throughout Indian country.

46 In a subsequent decision, Judge Downes ruled in favor of the government and the Indians, declaring that the Park Service’s management plan was a sound policy aimed at balancing the competing needs of individuals using Devils Tower while at the same time upholding the Constitution. S. Supreme Court upheld that ruling in March 2000 by declining to review the case. While the federal government was ambivalent in 1996, its actions proved downright schizophrenic in 2008. Congress, in that year, passed the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act, also known as the Farm Bill, in an apparent attempt to strengthen the Forest Service’s commitment to native peoples.

Kehaulani Kauanui, a Hawaiian scholar, summarized the positions of those in opposition to the bill: [T]he proposal for federal recognition is extremely controversial for several reasons. S. S. federal funding and programs for Native Hawaiians. Second, numerous Hawaiian political organizations oppose what they see as an effort to contain Hawai’i’s independence claim under international law. Third, there is local opposition, on the part of non-Hawaiian residents of Hawai’i, to this form of recognition.

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