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Navajo Political Experience

Navajo Political Experience - rev edition

Navajo Political Experience - rev edition

ISBN13: 9780742523999

ISBN10: 0742523993

Navajo Political Experience by David E. Wilkins - ISBN 9780742523999
Edition: REV 03
Copyright: 2003
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub, Inc.
Published: 2003
International: No
Navajo Political Experience by David E. Wilkins - ISBN 9780742523999

ISBN13: 9780742523999

ISBN10: 0742523993

Edition: REV 03

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Summary

The Navajo Nation is the largest of over 560 federally recognized indigenous entities in the United States today. Navajo history and politics thus serve as a model for understanding American Indian issues across the board ranging from the tribal-federal relationship to contemporary land disputes, taxation policies, and Indian gaming challenges. This revised edition of a recent text includes new census data along with a new introduction and an updated timeline of Dine political history. The text's thoroughgoing analysis of Navajo political institutions and processes is amplified by a consideration of the distinctive Navajo culture. Presented in the context of indigenous societies everywhere, the book offers a way to explore the culture of politics and the politics of culture confronted by all native peoples.

  • Shows Navajo politics and government as a dynamic force involving interest group activity, the media, voting, elections, and campaign finance issues-a microcosm of national politics overall.
  • Explores the intergovernmental relationships between and among Navajo tribal government, other tribes, and state and federal level governments.
  • A Navajo policy portfolio focuses on land disputes, Indian gaming, and taxation issues.
  • Each chapter includes a chapter outline, a chapter conclusion, key terms, selected readings, and notes for reference.
  • Distinctive appendices include a timeline, chairmen of the Navajo Nation, key treaties ratified, and major laws shaping Navajo political affairs.
  • The book includes tables, figures, maps, and a detailed index in a visually appealing package.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

I Foundations of Dine Government and Relations with the United States

A Nation Within a Nation
Governmental Structure: Its Form and Function
Federal Indian Policy: An Historical Overview
Navajo National Government: An Historical Overview

II Institutions of Dine Government

The Navajo Nation Legislature (The Council)
The Navajo Nation Executive (The President and Vice-President)
The Navajo Nation Judiciary (The Courts)
Local Governing Jurisdictions
Political Dynamics of Dine Government
Interest Groups and Dine Politics: From Without and Within
The Navajo Nation and the Media
Dine Voting, Elections, and Campaign Finances
A Dine Policy Portfolio

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

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