KNAU and Arizona News
4:39 pm
Tue April 13, 2010

Indian Self Determination Act Turns 30

Flagstaff, AZ –

The Indian Self Determination Act turns 30 this year. The landmark legislation officially embraced tribal sovereignty, after failed federal policies that first tried to assimilate tribes, and then terminate them. Four people who played a key role in the law's passage will speak at Northern Arizona University tomorrow Lynn Engles told Arizona Public Radio's Daniel Kraker that the law was a product of the Civil Rights Movement.