Forced Federalism by Jeff Cornatassel

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In this regard, 1988 witnessed the most momentous year in the interactions between the federal government, the state governments, and the Indian communities. Under the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, the federal government of the United States renounced its responsibilities and provided the states with the autonomy and responsibility over the Native Americans, which include the Indian native communities. In line with this, it is crucial to point out that Indian nations exist as entities that were sovereign in the United States. Hence, these sets are comparable to the country’s federal governments with this relationship is set by a treat. On the other hand, it is important to point out that the approach of dealing with the states in the United States, instead of dealing with the federal government, produces the degradation of status in Native American nations with Indian government being part of this group.
Forced Federalism comes up with a confrontational thesis regarding the relationships between American States and American Natives. In this regard, Corntassel and Witmer identified the States as failing to have a considerate relationship with the Indian tribes.Therefore, the States take a hostile approach towards the interests of these Indian tribes that lived within the States.