Freedom Of Expression, Equality And Human Rights Essay
Our nation’s 2.5 million Native Americans were denied basic civil rights for many years, and it has traditionally been one of our country’s most difficult civil rights issues. Previously considered wards of the state, in 1924 all tribes of Native Americans were granted U.S. Citizenship. Because Native Americans are not only citizens of the United States, but are also citizens of their tribal nation, they are consider to have dual citizenship.
Most Indian land is held in trust and owned by the United States government, and federal law still regulates the political and economic rights of tribal governments. Tribal jurisdiction over persons and things within tribal borders are often at issue.
All federally recognized Native American tribes fall under the U.S. government, and are considered domestic dependent nations, with rights to…