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Archive: January 2024 (22 Posts)

Ornate red and ivory wall decoration, with plaque and symbols

Anniversary of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act

Posted by: Jennifer Davis

Felix Cohen noted that, “[f]rom the earliest years of the Republic the Indian tribes have been recognized as “distinct, independent political communities’” (Cohen 1941, 122). Despite the early nation-to-nation relations between tribal nations and the United States, self-determination was not codified. After termination policies of the 1950s were put in place, many tribal nations and …