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Structuring Sovereignty: Constitutions of Native Nations 

New from UCLA American Indian Studies Center Press!

Drafting and adopting a constitution is a collective journey of self-discovery and reflection for any nation, Indigenous or non-Indigenous. This book is a guide for communities engaged in the process of drafting a constitution and for students who are studying that process. It draws on research, firsthand experience with constitution writing and constitutional change, and numerous examples from actual governing documents to demonstrate the many ways that Indigenous nations can structure their sovereignty.

Frank Pommersheim, Chief Justice, Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Court of Appeals, calls Structuring Sovereignty: Constitutions of Native Nations “incredibly timely . . . a most valuable companion . . . and a resource of the highest order.”

Please go to for access to the electronic appendix. This site contains the full text of the constitutions extracted in this book.

Note that instructor guides are available to those teaching a course or workshops on the topic. Contact to request.

13-digit ISBN: 978-0-935626-68-1

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