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What is tribal sovereignty? An expert explains


September 30, 2019

BISMARCK — “Sovereignty” was a go-to term for Democratic hopefuls at the Native American Presidential Candidate Forum in Sioux City, Iowa, last month. Many of the candidates said they would seek to better honor tribal sovereignty if elected president.

To better understand the issue of sovereignty as it relates to indigenous nations, a reporter sat down with Wayne Ducheneaux II, executive director of the St. Paul-based Native Governance Center, during the United Tribes Technical College Tribal Leaders Summit held in Bismarck earlier this month.


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