What Does it Mean 'To Build a Nation?' Reimagining Indigenous Political Identity in an Era of Self-Determination

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Rebecca A. Tsosie

University of Arizona - James E. Rogers College of Law

Date Written: 2006

Abstract

This article is a transcript of Professor Tsosie’s lecture at the Asian-Pacific Law & Policy Journal 2005 Symposium. Professor Tsosie covers the topic of “nationhood” as it relates to protecting the political rights of indigenous peoples. Specifically, she discusses the notion of self-determination, which she claims has a different meaning under domestic U.S. law than it does under contemporary international law. Professor Tsosie refers to the Native peoples of Hawaii and the controversy over the Alaska bill to illustrate the conflicts between domestic and international law. She explores the possibilities within domestic, international, and indigenous law in terms of re-thinking Hawaii in a contemporary context.

Keywords: Indigenous people, international law, political rights

Suggested Citation

Tsosie, Rebecca A., What Does it Mean 'To Build a Nation?' Reimagining Indigenous Political Identity in an Era of Self-Determination (2006). Asian-Pacific Law & Policy Journal, Vol. 7, p. 38, 2006. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1401046

Rebecca A. Tsosie (Contact Author)

University of Arizona - James E. Rogers College of Law ( email )

P.O. Box 210176
Tucson, AZ 85721-0176
United States

HOME PAGE: https://law.arizona.edu/rebecca-tsosie

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