This report should serve as a policy guide to help clarify the complexities of the Personal Responsibility Act for tribal government officials, particularly those in Standing Rock. The guide seeks to: 1) describe and evaluate the Personal Responsibility Act and the provisions that impact Indian people, 2) describe and evaluate North and South Dakota’s proposed TANF plans, 3) present the pros and the cons of the options available to Standing Rock, and 4) recommend how the Standing Rock Tribal Government can respond under the different options.
Lam, James. "Evaluating the Impact of Federal Welfare Reform Legislation in Indian Country: A Policy Guide for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe." Policy Analysis Exercise prepared for: Jesse J. Taken Alive, Chairman, The Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Council. The Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. Cambridge, Massachusetts. May 1997. Report.