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By Keith Richotte Jr.

In an auditorium in Belcourt, North Dakota, on a cold October day in 1932, Robert Bruce and his fellow tribal voters held the political destiny of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians of their fingers. Bruce, and the others, were requested to undertake a tribal structure, yet he used to be unsatisfied with the rfile, because it restricted tribal governmental authority. even if, white professionals informed the tribal kingdom that the proposed structure was once an important step in bringing a lawsuit opposed to the government over a long-standing land dispute. Bruce's selection, and the alternative of his fellow electorate, has formed tribal governance at the reservation ever due to the fact that fateful day.

In this e-book, Keith Richotte Jr. bargains a severe exam of 1 tribal nation's choice to undertake a structure. via asking why the voters of Turtle Mountain voted to undertake the record regardless of perceived flaws, he confronts assumptions approximately how tribal constitutions got here to be, reexamines the prestige of tribal governments within the current, and provides a clean set of questions as we glance to the way forward for governance in local the USA and beyond.

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