New from UCLA American Indian Studies Center Press: Structuring Sovereignty: Constitutions of Native Nations

Drafting and adopting a constitution is a collective journey of self-discovery and reflection for any nation, Indigenous or non-Indigenous. This book is a guide for communities engaged in the process of drafting a constitution and for students who are studying that process. It draws on research, firsthand experience with constitution writing and constitutional change, and numerous examples from actual governing documents to demonstrate the many ways that Indigenous nations can structure their sovereignty.

Legal experts call Structuring Sovereignty: Constitutions of Native Nations:

“incredibly timely . . . a most valuable companion . . . and a resource of the highest order.”
— Frank Pommersheim, Chief Justice, Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Court of Appeals, and Professor of Law, University of South Dakota School of Law

“easily the most ambitious scholarly and practical contribution to our thinking about tribal constitutions.”
— Matthew L. M. Fletcher, Professor of Law, and Director of the Indigenous Law & Policy Center, Michigan State University College of Law

13-digit ISBN: 978-0-935626-68-1

Individual’s Price: $40.00

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