Native American tribes have a sovereign nation status recognised by the federal government. A “federally recognised tribe” means there is a government-to-government relationship between tribes and the US. As such, these tribes possess certain inherent powers of self-government.
This report examines tribal territories in the US and how federal and state tobacco policy affects them, with analysis of specific case law examples.
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Table of contents
- Executive summary
- Does federal law apply to tribal lands?
- Does state law apply to tribal lands?
- A look at recent controversies
- Case law
- Enforcement against illegal sales of tobacco products in tribal territories
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