Northern Cheyenne and Tribal Economies Term Paper by Nicky

A look at the position of the Northern Cheyenne nation on the potential exploitation of its natural coal resources.
# 146306 | 2,408 words | 7 sources | APA | 2010 | US
Published on Dec 25, 2010 in Environmental Studies (General) , Native-American Studies (General)

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The paper examines the position of Leroy Spang, Northern Cheyenne nation tribal president, on exploiting the reservation's natural coal resources. The paper explains Spang's belief that jobs and potential revenues from the sale of their natural resources will help reverse the poverty and sense of hopelessness in the community. The paper discusses Spang's opposition from the community who do not want energy companies polluting their environment, but concludes that Spang's goals for his community are honorable and possible.

From the Paper:

"The Northern Cheyenne Nation, like other Native American tribal nations, occupies land set aside as a reservation for the Cheyenne people. Reservations arise out of historic agreements between the American settlers and the defeated Native Americans, and the reservations and agreements have been treated in a fluid way by the American government since the first and earliest reservations and agreements and the creation of the Department of the Interior, under which falls the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), in 1849. The reservation lands and agreements have always been renegotiated to the interest of the American government, representing the American people. The reservations were supposed to be a bastion of self-determination, but that term has been used loosely from the outset, and has always been subject to interpretation by the U.S. Government."

Sample of Sources Used:

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  • Jarding, Lilias Jones. 1999. The Department of the Interior's Appeals Process and Native American Natural Resource Policy, 1970-94. Policy Studies Journal 27, no. 2: 217. Database on-line. Available from Questia, Internet. Accessed 10 March 2009.
  • Kanner, Allan, Ryan Casey, and Barrett Ristroph. 2003. New Opportunities for Native American Tribes to Pursue Environmental and Natural Resource Claims. Duke Environmental Law & Policy Forum 14, no. 1: 155+. Database on-line. Available from Questia, Internet. Accessed 10 March 2009.
  • Keen, Judy, 2009, For Indian Tribes Economic Needs Collide with Tradition, USA Today, March 6, 2009, found online at, retrieved 9 March, 2009.
  • Milani, Vincent C. 1994. The Right to Counsel in Native American Tribal Courts: Tribal Sovereignty and Congressional Control. American Criminal Law Review 31, no. 4: 1279-1301. Database on-line. Available from Questia, Internet. Accessed 10 March 2009.

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