The Navajo Political Experience

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Preface Acknowledgments Introduction Key Terms Selected Readings Notes PART I Foundations of Dine Government and Relations with the United States Chapter 1 Dine National Government: An Historical Overview Introduction Dine Traditional Government The Naataanii (Headmen and Headwomen of Traditional Society) The Naachid Dine Government: 1700-1846 Dine Governmental Change During the Early American Period: 1846-1921 Treaty of 1849 (also known as Washington's Treaty) Treaty of 1868 Importance of the Treaties The Birth of Local Government: 1922-1936 Chapters The First Navajo Tribal Council Navajo Tribal Reorganization: 1936-1938 Dine Tribal Government: 1940-1989 Democratization of the Navajo Nation: Title II Amendments, 1989 to 2002 Fundamental Law to the Present Conclusion Key Terms Selected Readings Notes Chapter 2 A Nation Within a Nation Introduction No Universal Legal Definition A Navajo Understanding of What Constitutes a Nation The Cultural Side of Navajo National Identity Theories of Race The Role of Religion Language and Identity Traditions and Historical Experiences Indigenous Values The Political Side of Navajo Identity A Distinctive People A Defined Land Base Governing Structures Sovereignty Tribal Sovereignty The Distinctive Tribal-Federal Relationship The Treaty Relationship The Trust Relationship Congressional Plenary Power in Indian Affairs The U.S. Congress and Indian Affairs Congressional Committees The U.S. President and Indian Affairs The Secretary of the Interior and the Bureau of Indian Affairs 28 The U.S. Supreme Court and Indian Affairs 30 Tribal-State Relations 32 Conclusion Key Terms Selected Readings Notes Chapter 3 Governmental Structure: Its Form and Function Introduction What Is Government? What Are Politics and Political Science? Why the Need for Government? Who Has the Power in Government? Ideology Within American Politics Liberals Conservatives Three Principal Functions of Government Legislative Executive Judicial Types of Governing Structures What Is Democracy? Division of Governing Functions Subunits of Government Structure of the Legislature Conclusion Key Terms Selected Readings Notes Chapter 4 Federal Indian Policy: An Historical Overview Introduction Indigenous Independence: 1492-Colonial Era Early United States Independence: 1776-1828 Removal-Relocation-Reservation: 1828-1887 Allotment and Assimilation: 1887-1921 Reorganization and Limited Tribal Self-Rule: 1921-1945 Termination: 1945-1961 Tribal Self-Determination and Self-Governance: 1961-Present Conclusion Key Terms Selected Readings Notes PART II Institutions of Dine Government Chapter 5 The Framework of Navajo Government Today Introduction Navajo Nation Code: Principles Navajo Nation Code: Authority Why Is There a Code and Not a Constitution? Limits to Navajo Government Power Attempts at Government Reform Conclusion Key Terms Selected Readings Notes Chapter 6 The Navajo Nation Legislature (The Council) Introduction What Is a Legislature? The Council and Its Delegates Committees How a Resolution Becomes Law Factors Influencing Navajo Lawmakers Reapportionment-"One Navajo-One Vote" Conclusion Key Terms Selected Readings Notes Chapter 7 The Navajo Nation Executive (The President and Vice-President) Introduction What is Executive Power? Powers of the Navajo Nation President Presidential Office and Activities Vacancies Gifts of Property The Executive Bureaucracy Conclusion Key Terms Selected Readings Notes Chapter 8 The Navajo Nation Judiciary (The Courts) Introduction Historical Background of the Navajo Nation Courts Navajo Nation Court Structure Navajo Supreme Court Navajo District Courts Navajo Family Courts Navajo Peacemaker Courts Other Related Institutions Qualifications for Judicial Appointment Tenure of Judges: Cause for Removal Salaries Conclusion Key Terms Selected Readings Notes Chapter 9 Local Governing Jurisdictions Introduction Chapters Township(s) District Grazing Committees Off-Reservation Land Boards Major Irrigation Projects Farm Boards Agency Councils Conclusion Key Terms Selected Readings Notes PART III Political Dynamics of Dine Government Chapter 10 Interest Groups and Dine Politics: From Without and Within Introduction The Navajo Nation 'As Subject" to Outside Interest Groups The Navajo Nation 'As Subject" to Inside Interest Groups The Navajo Nation "Acting As" an Interest Group Conclusion Key Terms Selected Readings Notes Chapter 11 The Navajo Nation and the Media Introduction The Role of the Media Navajo Nation Media Enterprises The Navajo Times MacDonald Shuts Down the Paper KTNN: The Radio Voice of the Navajo Nation Conclusion Key Terms Selected Readings Notes Chapter 12 Dine Voting, Elections, and Campaign Finances Introduction Navajo Voting Navajo Election Laws Conclusion Key Terms Selected Readings Notes Chapter 13 Dine Political Economy Introduction Early Dine Economic Activity Navajo Treaties & Pawn Livestock Reduction The Beginnings of Navajo Nationalism Contemporary Status of Dine Economic Development Conclusion Key Terms Selected Readings Notes APPENDICES Appendix A: Timeline of Dine Political History Appendix B: Chairmen (Presidents) of the Navajo Nation Appendix C: 1850 Treaty Appendix D: 1868 Treaty Appendix E: 1938 Rules for the Navajo Tribal Council Appendix F: Navajo Nation Bill of Rights Appendix G: Title Two Amendments of 1989 Appendix H: Navajo Nation Local Governance Act of 1998 Appendix I : Navajo Fundamental Law of 2002 Appendix J: Dine Natural Resource Protection Act of 2005 Appendix K: Nelson v. Shirley (2010)
Autor: David E. Wilkins
David E. Wilkins is McKnight Presidential Professor of American Indian Studies and adjunct professor of political science and law at the University of Minnesota.

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Autor: David E. Wilkins
ISBN-13 :: 9781442226685
ISBN: 1442226684
Erscheinungsjahr: 24.10.2013
Verlag: ROWMAN & LITTLEFIELD PUBL GROU
Gewicht: 612g
Seiten: 330
Sprache: Englisch
Altersempfehlung: 18 - 22 Jahre
Sonstiges: Buch, 229x155x28 mm
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