The federal law principles of tribal sovereignty and Indian country define the parameters of tribal self-governance. In Alaska, however, federal and state courts remain divided on the issues of Alaska Native Village sovereignty and Indian country. This Comment examines the state and federal court treatment of these issues, and concludes that Native Villages are sovereign tribes and the lands set aside under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act should define the boundaries of Indian country in Alaska.
Recognizing Sovereignty in Alaska Native Villages after the Passage of ANCSA,
68 Wash. L. Rev.
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