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NCJ Number: 70240 Find in a Library
Title: Indian Rights and Indian Law
Corporate Author: Films, Inc
United States of America
Project Director: J Consentino; S Consentino
Date Published: 1976
Sponsoring Agency: Films, Inc
Wilmette, IL 60091
Ford Foundation
New York, NY 10017
Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: Ford Foundation
320 East 43rd Street
New York, NY 10017
United States of America

Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Beginning with the description of American Indians as a people hidden from public view and public conscience, the film explores cases defended by the Native American Indian Rights Fund (NARF), an organization begun in 1970.
Abstract: Issues of Indian rights explored by the fund include bilingual education; the right to freedom of religion, particularly in prisons; and water and fishing rights. Different Indian tribes are shown in varied situations. The Menominee in Wisconsin are engaged in the recovery of reservation land. The Paiute at Pyramid Lake, Nevada, set a legal precedent by suing a water diversion project that killed a number of fish. The fact that Indians make up a significant part of the prison population is emphasized, as is the need to sensitize prison officials to the Indians' unique cultural needs. Conditions at the Nebraska State Prison are discussed in particular to illustrate this need. The film also discusses the Native American Natural Resource Development Federation, which is concerned with natural resources on Indian reservations, and the suits pending in Maine for recovery of land by the Passamaquoddy and Peneobscot Indians.
Index Term(s): Films; Indian affairs; Prisoner's rights
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