This informative guide thoroughly discusses the powers of Indian tribes; civil and criminal jurisdiction on Indian reservations; Indian hunting, fishing, and water rights; taxation in Indian country; the Indian Civil Rights Act; the Indian Child Welfare Act; and tribal jurisdiction over non-Indians.
Stephen L. Pevar is a Senior Staff Counsel for the ACLU. He has taught at the University of Denver School of Law and lectured extensively on the subject of Indian and tribal rights.
"As a tribal leader, I have found Stephen Pevar's book to be both an excellent and useful resource."
"This is exactly the kind of information we need to get out to Indian country. The book can help to advance the rights of Native Americans, because it explains the complex legal issues in a comprehensible, straightforward manner."
"The format of the book…anticipates questions that everyone has and gives a concise answer to them. People should find the book very helpful in understanding the complexity of Indian law."
"Every Indian should have this book."
"Pevar's book provides an excellent overview to the contradictory history of shifting federal Indian policy from the period of complete tribal independence…to the current policy of tribal self-governance. This very important knowledge resource should be required reading. It will be a gift to the benefit of all our generations."