Review of Rebuilding Native Nations: Strategies for Governance and Development

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The future of American Indian law and policy is here, and it is nation building. Nation building is the struggle of American Indian tribes to exercise tribal sovereignty in a progressive and creative manner to restore and modernize the governance structures of tribal governments. In their essays, Stephen Cornell and Joseph Kalt, founders of the Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development and leaders of the Native Nations Institute on Leadership, Management, and Policy at the University of Arizona, argue that the long-overdue transfer of Indian Country authority and control by the United States to Indian nations is well underway, but that Indian tribes must now move forward to develop effective governance and economic development structures.


Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.