Two new books discuss the state of Native American Nations. American Indian Nations: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow discusses myriad topics from tribal nationalism to educational initiatives and challenges. Several chapters address environmental issues, voting rights and the Native media. NARF Staff Attorney Walter Echo-Hawk, Jr. wrote the chapter titled "An Overview and Patterns in Federal Indian Law."
From the Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development comes the book The State of the Native Nations: Conditions Under U.S. Policies of Self-Determination. The book covers tribal government and jurisdiction; relations between tribal governments and federal and state governments; and topics such as the environment, gaming, health, culture, and education.
For researchers, the library recommends these books and others listed at http://www.narf.org/nill/resources/basicguide.htm