The unmistakable resurgence of Native nations within the United States this past 40 years is often credited simply to self-governance.
While certainly true as far as it goes, the progression from subjugation and the despair of a disenfranchised people to today’s Native governments, is one of the most exciting and important in recent history. Indigenous people, against all odds, with diligence, intelligence, strength and courage, salvaged the remnants of a sovereignty denied for centuries and thus embarked upon the miraculous renaissance of a historically resilient people. Self-governance was born of this newly asserted sovereignty...
Camp, Dwain. "Native nations and the rise of self-governance." Indianz.com. April 3, 2013. Opinion. (http://indianz.com/News/2013/009158.asp, accessed April 8, 2013)