This classroom-tested educational program answers the most-asked questions concerning the origin, history and legal development of tribal sovereignty and the basis for the existence of American Indian tribal governments. Within this fourteen minute program, a number of academic experts address these topics: What is sovereignty and how does it relate to Indian tribes? What is the legal foundation for tribal sovereignty? How has tribal sovereignty been modified during the past 100 years? What is the federal government's relationship to tribal nations? What is a federally recognized tribe? How did Indian gaming originate and how is it different than commercial gaming?
Program Length: 14 minutes
Production Staff: Producer: Gary Robinson (Choctaw/Cherokee)
Production Company: Tribal Eye Productions
Public Broadcast Release Date: 2007
Tags: historical, tribal, sovereignty
Product ID: TRBL-07-H