The increase in tribal economic recovery and development over the last thirty years has, in many ways, been distinctly positive for numerous Tribes. As tribal economies have recovered and developed and their tribal financial resources correspondingly increased, these Tribes have become better able to exercise their sovereignty and self-determination. However, an insidious erosion of tribal sovereignty has sometimes shadowed tribal economic development. This Article provides practical approaches to the resultant dilemma that Tribes face-how to engage in commerce while simultaneously protecting and advancing their sovereignty.
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