Declaration of Native Independence (Tribal Sovereignty within a Federation or Existing Tribe) (9/28/00)
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Many non-federally recognized tribal communities are working to gain their sovereign status and cultural independence. But what happens if a tribal community that is part of a confederation of tribes wants its own autonomy? The Covelo Round Valley reservation in Northern California is dealing with this exact question. Can we have a sovereign tribe within a federation of tribes? Or does this endanger the entire alliance? Guests include Patricia Freeman of the Breakaway Band of Covelo Indians and Covelo Round Valley Tribal Administrator Michael Pena.
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