Overview of Decisions of the Interior Board of Indian Appeals Regarding the Government-to-Government Relationship and Other Tribal Government Issues
PRISCILLA A. WILFAHRT, Esq.
Field Solicitor & Author
U.S. Department of the Interior
Twin Cities, Minnesota
BIA Tribal Operations Workshop
Albuquerque, New Mexico
July 13-17, 1998
- The BIA Must Give Deference to Tribal Interpretation of Tribal Governing Documents
- Review of Tribal Legislation Is No Broader than Is Permitted by the Tribe's Governing Documents
- Standing to Challenge Tribal Action
- Challenges to Tribal Action Should Be Heard in Tribal Forums
- Indian Civil Rights Act
- Conclusion: "The Rules"