This book outlines indigenous institutions and thinking to show Native American responses to contemporary justice problems. It provides resource materials for practitioners in the criminal justice fields and in private agencies providing services to Native peoples.
Part One: Context 1. Yearning to Breathe Free: Urban Indians Long for Lives Left Behind 2. Urban Refuge 3. Contextualization for Native American Crime and Criminal Justice Involvement 4. Justice and Native Peoples Part Two: Law 5. Conflicting Cultures: Casino Growth Reveals Differences Between Indian Law, State Law 6. Self-Determination and American Indian Justice: Tribal Versus Federal Jurisdiction on Indian Lands 7. Traditional Approaches to Tribal Justice: History and Current Practice Part Three: Crime 8. Tribes Find Solution to Child Abuse Law Gap 9. More Indian Kids Joining Gangs 10. Patterns of Native American Crime 11. Native American Delinquency: An Overview of Prevalence, Causes, and Correlates 12. Trends in Indian Adolescent Drug and Alcohol Use 13. Hazho's Sokee'—Stay Together Nicely: Domestic Violence Under Navajo Common Law Part Four: Police 14. The Oneida Tribal Police: Politics and Law Enforcement 15. Taking Control: Native Self-Government and Native Policing 16. Policing the Last Frontier Part Five: Courts 17. Aboriginal Justice Cited as Way to Combat Crime: Incarceration Expensive System That Is Not Working, Judge Says 18. Who's the Law of the Land? 19. Navajo Project Links Culture to Legal Realm 20. Leaving Our White Eyes Behind: The Sentencing of Native Accused 21. The Process of Decision Making in Tribal Courts 22. Hozhooji Naat'aanii: The Navajo Justice and Harmony Ceremony Part Six: Sentencing 23. Banished Teens Sent to Prison 24. Peltier's 3rd Try for New Trial Rejected: Court Rules Prosecution Was Legitimate 25. Discriminatory Imposition of the Law: Does It Affect Sentencing Outcomes for American Indians? 26. "I Fought the Law and the Law Won" Part Seven: Corrections 27. Sweating It Out: Religious Ritual Helps Inmates Pass Time 28. American Indians in Prison 29. Discrimination Revisited 30. Aboriginal Spirituality in Corrections Part Eight: Justice Initiatives 31. Counselling Judged to Give Natives a Fairer Shake 32. Brothers Hold Court for Troubled Natives 33. Finding the Ways of the Ancestors 34. The Nechi Institute on Alcohol and Drug Education 35. The Future for Native American Prisoners Part Nine: Afterword 36. A Justice System Develops, Based on Tribal Law 37. Major Issues in Native American Involvement in the Criminal Justice System