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EMPOWERMENT OF TRIBAL COURTS 1883
WIKIPEDIA: On April 10, 1883, five years after establishing Indian police powers throughout the various reservations, the Indian Commissioner approved rules for a "court of Indian offenses." The court provided a venue for prosecuting criminal charges, but afforded no relief for tribes seeking to resolve civil matters. The new courts' rules specifically targeted tribal religious practices which it called "heathenish rites" and the commissioner urged courts to "destroy the tribal relations as fast as possible." Another five years later, Congress began providing funds to operate the Indian courts...
ICSC Member Tribes: Pala, Pauma, Rincon, San Pasqual, Jamul, La Jolla, Mesa Grande, Santa Ysabel, Manzanita, Los Coyotes.
NonIndians with legal disputes against Indian casinos and Indian tribes may be better served by contacting their local bar association for information about how to sue Soverign Indian nations. In San Diego, that would be the SAN DIEGO COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION to find Native American lawyers and attorneys who are experienced in California Indian and American tribal laws.
PRESENTLY: The Constitution of the United States, U.S. Supreme Court, state and federal laws as well as historical Treaties with the U.S. federal government all support the federally-recognized Native American tribes' present-day legal rights to self-governance and certain limited forms of national sovereignty....
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