(2016, November) |  Useful to Parent Centers and other service providers working with American Indian/Alaska Native families.

In this brief, NAPTAC (the Native American Parent Technical Assistance Center) explores:

  • what sovereignty is,
  • how and why it applies to federally recognized tribes,
  • what sovereignty means to Indian nations, and
  • key points for Parent Centers to remember.

In a companion brief, NAPTAC discusses how outreach to Native tribes can be adjusted to remain in keeping and in accord with the reality of Native sovereignty.

Tribal Sovereignty and Treaty Making is available in HTML, Word, and PDF formats, accessible at:

The companion brief from NAPTAC, called Tribal Sovereignty and Outreach to Native Families, is available at: