Main Topic: Our Nation
Topic: National Expansion & Reform
Topic: Native American Perspectives
Speaker: Wynema Morris
Understanding American Indian Tribal Governments
Morris asks what it means to be an enrolled tribal member, which leads to the issues of tribal jurisdiction, tribal sovereignty, Las Vegas-style gaming and relationships with the U.S. government. Morris explains the role and function of tribal governments and how the interaction between Indian tribes and early Europeans during the Age of Discovery forged legal and political ties that continue to have an impact today.