The peacemaker resolution process was locked away in memory for many years. Then, during a legal proceeding, an elder mentioned, “we used to do it this way … ” The tribal court justices, sensitive to the shortcomings of the imposed European system, decided to incorporate the old peacemaker way into the tribal court system. It was re-instituted in 1982.
When the 1995-96 academic year was half over, tribal colleges had received only 20 percent of their operating funds because of the budget impasse between Congressional Republicans and Democrats. As the funding dribbled in with each continuing resolution, the total appropration per full-time Indian student was just $2,900.
Attending their first pow wow celebration, the first thing many visitors notice is the evidence of patriotism. The American flag–often elaborately beaded–appears in dancers’ regalia in various forms.
Editor’s note: Sharon O’Brien has graciously provided the following suggestions for better understanding tribal governments, which she compiled especially for Tribal College Journal readers.
Video Reviews by Devona Lone Wolf
These videos feature the songs and stories of Winnebago Women, but their stories and relationships could apply to people everywhere.
By Laurence M. Hauptman, The Free Press, 1995. 304 Pages.
Review by Greg Gagnon
Between Two Fires is not a seminal study,