A beach in Yakutat, Alaska. Photo credit: Bethany Goodrich.
Wednesday, March 16, 2022
Federal legislation passed in the 1970s and 1980s transformed the relationship between Native American tribes and the U.S. Government, shifting from a colonialist, paternalistic approach to one that recognized the sovereignty of tribal nations. Law professor Robert Miller (Eastern Shawnee) will provide the history and context of some of the groundbreaking laws that finally protected many of the sovereign rights of tribes and established new ways to work with the federal government. Next, Dave Tovey (Cayuse/Joseph Band Nez Perce) will examine one piece of legislation passed during this era that brought profound economic and social change to some tribes, the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act.
— Breaking the Chains Briefing attendee
“It’s been a pleasure to watch Indian Country evolve.” An interview with Richard (Dick) Trudell (Santee Sioux) who reflects on his 40-year career working closely with tribal leaders to make change for Native communities.Mark Trahant (Shoshone- Bannock) for Indian Country Today (December 2021).
With Dr. Robert J. Miller. Sandra Day O’Connor Institute for American Democracy, streamed live on April 20, 2022. (1:00:34)
A 2/18/22 webinar that was part of the Vibrant Tribal Economies webinar series organized by the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians Economic Development Corporation (1:34:45).
CTUIR GIS Department
CTUIR GIS Department
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Robert J. Miller (2019). Praeger Publishers 2012, paper University of Nebraska Press 2013.
Robert J. Miller. 2018 BYU L. Rev. 1331-1405 (April 2019).
Geoffrey D. Strommer & Stephen D. Osborne. American Indian Law Review, vol. 39, no. 1, 2014, pp. 1-75.
Geoffrey D. Strommer & Kirke Kickingbird. Human Rights, vo. 40, no. 4, 2015, pp 2-6.
We encourage you to learn more about and consider contributing to these nonprofits Bob and Dave support.
Robert J. Miller is a professor of law at the Sandra Day O’Connor School of Law at Arizona State University in Tempe. His areas of expertise include Federal Indian Law, American Indians and international law, American Indian economic development, Native American natural resources, and Civil Procedure. He is a noted author of numerous books that deepen the understanding of American Indian relations, history, and law from colonial times to the present.
Dave Tovey has a wealth of experience in tribal economic development. He is currently the executive director of the Nixyáawii Community Financial Services, a Native CDFI on the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation that provides loans, homeownership guidance, and financial management assistance. In addition, Dave has served in top executive roles with the Siletz Tribal Business Corporation, Cayuse Technologies, and the Coquille Indian Tribe. He currently serves as the board president of the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians Economic Development Corporation (ATNI-EDC).
Recordings and resources from the first of four virtual briefings about Indigenous leadership with Bobbie Conner and Ron Allen presenting.
Recordings and resources for the final of four virtual briefings on Indigenous Leadership with Dave Tovey and Robert Miller presenting.
Recordings and resources from the third of four virtual briefings on Indigenous Leadership with Nicole Borromeo and Joe Nelson presenting.