constitution

Jim Gray: Making Change Happen

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Native Nations Institute
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Former Principal Chief James Gray of the Osage Nation makes a guest speaker appearance to the January In Tucson class “Making Change Happen”.  In Chief Gray’s own words, he shares his direct experiences with indigenous governance for the Osage people and gives a larger context to the historic challenges and endurance the Osage Nation has shown in their encounters with U.S. intervention.  The years he spent has Principal Chief offer an inside look into the ways a Tribal Leader works with the tools of self-governance while taking note of the ways conflict was navigated.  Jim Gray gives insight to both his time running an Executive branch, the endeavors of Constitutional reform, and current ways he continues to advocate for the people of Osage Nation.

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Native Nations
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Native Nations Institute. "Jim Gray: Making Change Happen" Native Nations Institute, University of Arizona. Tucson, Arizona. January 26, 2021

Transcript available upon request. Please email: nni@email.arizona.edu

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez: Native Nation Building for the Navajo Nation

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Native Nations Institute
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Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez visited the University of Arizona and gave his views on making governance work for people in he Navajo Nation.  In this brief interview with NNI the President offered his thoughts on Native Nation Building and the way it is utilized for the Navajo nation as well as his insight on making governance happen without a written constitution.

Native Nations
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Native Nations Institute. "Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez: Native Nation Building for the Navajo Nation.” Leading Native Nations, Native Nations Institute, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, December 3, 2019

Transcript available upon request. Please email: nni@email.arizona.edu

Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Constitution

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Location: Spans border between New York and Canada 

Population: 2700 

Date of Constitution: 1995 

 

Native Nations
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Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe. 1995. "Constitution of the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe." Akwesasne, NY. 

Skokomish Indian Tribe Constitution

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Location: Washington State 

Population: 489 

Date of Constitution: 1938, as amended in 1980 

 

Native Nations
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Skokomish Indian Tribe. 1938. "Constitution of Skokomish Indian Tribe." Shelton, WA. 

Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Constitution

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Location: Upper Peninsula of Michigan 

Population: 40,000 

Date of Constitution: 1975 

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Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians. 1975. "Constitution and Bylaws of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians." Sault Ste. Marie, MI. 

Kialegee Tribal Town Constitution

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Location: Near city of Wetumka in central Oklahoma

Population: 700

Date of Constitution: 1941

Date of Constitution: Originally part of Muscogee (Creek) Nation

Native Nations
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Kialegee Tribal Town. 1941. "Constitution and Bylaws of the Kialegee Tribal Town." Wetumka, OK. 

Huu-ay-aht First Nations Constitution

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Location: British Columbia, Canada

Population: 684

Date of Constitution: 2007

Native Nations
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Huu-ay-aht First Nations. 2007. "Huu-ay-aht First Nations Constitution." Anacla, BC.