American Indian Rule: Sovereignty Abused

Number 18566
Subject Native Americans
Source Detroit News
State MI
Year 2001
Publication Date August 5-6, November 11, December 30
Summary The Detroit News reports on abuses of power by the governing bodies of Native Americans reservations in Michigan and across the nation. The report details abuses of democracy, judicial process and financial benefit on the part of the leaders. Tribal leaders used their powers to expel political enemies, change election rules in their favor and stifle criticism of their mishandling millions of dollars in tribal money.
Category FOIA Award - Finalist
Pages 58
Keywords American Indians;Native Americans;reservations;tribal leadership;casinos;casino revenues;FOIA
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