Transcending Borders in Tribal Nation-Building


Dr. Stephen Cornell addressed the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, House of Commons, in Ottawa, Canada. The following is the excerpted transcript from his address, which, among other things, discusses what really does and should matter to Indigenous peoples--whether they reside within the borders of the United States or Canada--when they attempt to engage in the often difficult process of tribal nation-building...

Native Nations
Resource Type

Cornell, Stephen. "Transcending Borders in Tribal Nation-Building." Red Ink: A Native American Student Publication. Vol. 8, No. 2. American Indian Studies Program, The University of Arizona. Tucson, Arizona. 2000: 57-62. Article.

Related Resources


Dr. Gregory Cajete spoke as part of the "Alternative Forms of Knowledge Construction in Mathematics and Science" lecture series in Portland, Oregon which is co-sponsored by Portland State University and Portland Community College. The series features guest speakers who examine forms of mathematical…

New Book Provides a Guide for Understanding Native Nation Building

Rebuilding Native Nations: Strategies for Governance and Development explores the quiet revolution that is underway among the Indigenous nations in North America. Native peoples are reclaiming their right to govern themselves and shape their future according to their own diverse and innovative…

The Indian Act and the Future of the Aboriginal Governance in Canada

The Indian Act is no longer an uncontestable part of the Aboriginal landscape in Canada. For decades, this controversial and intrusive piece of federal legislation governed almost all aspects of Aboriginal life, from the nature of band governance and land tenure systems to restrictions on…