Additional Information on the Native American Rights Fund

NARF’s Preserve Tribal Existence program seeks to protect Indian tribes’ “political status and legal rights as governments.” Such sovereignty is vital, says NARF, because it authorizes the tribes to “determine their own governments”; “determine their own membership”; “administer justice to enforce their regulatory laws”; “exclude persons from tribal territory”; and “regulate issues such as real property, commerce and trade, domestic relations, criminal and civil conduct, and tax activities.”

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