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Self-government’s roots: Communities

Published: January 22, 2007, Author: AngelSupport

The origins, and continuity, of American Indian rights to self-government are not well-understood, but are extremely important to contemporary American Indian communities. Most people in the general American public don’t understand the principles of self-government, and often in casual talk one hears that the U.S. government ”granted” Indians land and special rights. Even in Indian country, few tribal nation members are well-informed about the historical, legal and cultural foundation of self-government.

Chief George Manuel Memorial Indigenous Library

The library is dedicated to the memory of Secwepemc Chief George Manuel (1921-1989), to the nations of the Fourth World and to the elders and generations to come.

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