New Study Explores How Indian Tribes Influence Federal Lawmaking

The BYU Law Review has published a new article, Lobbying as a Strategy for Tribal Resilience, that explores how Indian tribes and organizations have used legislative advocacy to influence federal Indian policy. It demonstrates how tribes have used lobbying as a way to build resilience over time by influencing the development of federal Indian policies that promote and protect tribal sovereignty. The article emphasizes the role of American Indian voices in the federal legislative process and shows how tribes have used advocacy to initiate new policies, to reverse court decisions, and to oversee the implementation of existing policies.

The article can be found here.