Cooperation without Submission

Indigenous Jurisdictions in Native Nation-US Engagements

Justin B. Richland

Cooperation without Submission

Justin B. Richland

232 pages | 9 halftones, 1 table | 6 x 9 | © 2021
Paper $25.00 ISBN: 9780226608761 Will Publish July 2021
A meticulous and thought-provoking look at how tribes use their language to engage in "cooperation without submission."

It is well-known that there is a complicated relationship between Native American tribes and the US government. Relations between tribes and the government are dominated by the principle known as the “Federal-Indian Trust Relationship.” The key aspect of this principle is that the government is supposed to engage in meaningful consultations with the tribes about issues that affect them.
 
In Cooperation without Submission, Justin B. Richland, an associate justice of the Hopi Appellate Court and ethnographer, closely examines the language employed by both tribes and government agencies in over eighty hours of meetings between the two. Richland shows how tribes conduct these meetings using language that demonstrates their commitment to nation-to-nation interdependency, while federal agents appear to approach these consultations with the assumption that federal law is supreme and ultimately authoritative. Meaning, Native American tribes see themselves as nations with some degree of independence, entitled to recognition of their sovereignty over tribal lands, while the federal government acts to limit that authority. In this vital book, Richland sheds light on the ways the tribes use their language to engage in “cooperation without submission.”
 
Contents
List of Figures
A Note about Transcripts, Orthography and Terminology
Part 1 Introduction
1 Cooperation without Submission
2 Beyond Dialogue: A Brief History of Native-US Engagement
Part 2 Hopi Juris-diction
3 CWS: A Hopi Sociopolitical Theory of Knowing, Relating, and Norming
4 Juris-dictions of Significance: CWS in a Hopi-US Engagement
Part 3 Making Indigenous Juris-diction Unrecognizable
5 Perils of Engagement and Failures of (Federal) Acknowledgment
6 Taxing Relations: Indigenous Juris-diction in the Tribal Tax Status Act
Part 4 Conclusion
7 Standing with Indigenous Juris-dictions
Acknowledgments
References
Notes
Index
 
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