Indigenous Governance Database
What are the Limits of Social Inclusion? Indigenous Peoples and Indigenous Governance in Canada and the United States
Contemporary debates about poverty and its mitigation often invoke the idea of social inclusion: the effort to increase the capacities and opportunities of disadvantaged populations to participate more fully in the economy, polity, and institutions of developed societies. While practical outcomes…
Location: Northwestern United States Population: 580,000 Date of Constitution: 1889, most recent amendment was 2008 Key Facts: 10th largest state in terms of territory, 50th in terms of population
This graphic presentation highlights key findings from 4 of these topics: jurisdiction, tribal-state relationships, child abuse reporting, and paternity. For highlights of the other topics please see Protecting Our Children Through Tribal Law (Part I).
Over the last 35 years numerous tribes have created their own child welfare standards. By crafting child welfare codes that balance traditional culture and contemporary needs, tribes both protect member children (and their families) in culturally appropriate ways and reaffirm their sovereign…