Indigenous Nations Have the Right to Choose: Renewal or Contract


When making significant change indigenous nations make choices about whether to build on traditions or to adopt new forms of government, economy, culture or community. Many changes are external and often forced upon contemporary Indigenous Peoples. Adapting to competitive markets, or new bureaucratic programs, or changes in policy and administration of nation states are matters that are outside an indigenous nation’s control. Changes that are not generated within Indian nations often do not have community or tribal government consent, and therefore are taken in compliance only...

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Champagne, Duane. "Indigenous Nations Have the Right to Choose: Renewal or Contract." Indian Country Today Media Network. November 3, 2013. Opinion. (, accessed November 4, 2013)