Policy Development and Advocacy: A Native American Perspective Vine Deloria, a Native American political scientist, contends that the process of formulating federal Indian policies has changed in recent years (Joe & Locust, 1987). Out of necessity, policy development has now become a collaborative effort among consumers, tribal representatives, state and federal agencies, and various national Indian organizations. Acknowledging ... Article
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Policy Development and Advocacy: A Native American Perspective
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  • Sherry Allison
    University of New Mexico, Center for Development and Disability, Albuquerque, NM
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Article   |   October 01, 1997
Policy Development and Advocacy: A Native American Perspective
Perspectives on Communication Disorders and Sciences in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Populations, October 1997, Vol. 3, 2-4. doi:10.1044/cds3.3.2
Perspectives on Communication Disorders and Sciences in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Populations, October 1997, Vol. 3, 2-4. doi:10.1044/cds3.3.2
Vine Deloria, a Native American political scientist, contends that the process of formulating federal Indian policies has changed in recent years (Joe & Locust, 1987). Out of necessity, policy development has now become a collaborative effort among consumers, tribal representatives, state and federal agencies, and various national Indian organizations. Acknowledging the value of advocacy, and, in response to the climatic change of the government’s responsibilities to tribes, Indian people have become a stronger voice with a visible presence.
As recognized by Federal law and policy, Indian nations are sovereign. Through treaties, statutes, and court decisions, tribes have a unique, historic, and legal relationship with the U.S. government. In exchange for land, the Government agreed to provide tribes with education, health care, and public safety; thus, legal obligations were made.
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