Assuming of course that a treaty from the early 1800s hasn't been superseded by subsequent agreements between the Cherokee Nation and the US Government.
But is Greenland legally sovereign, a different concept from internal autonomy? I know nothing about Danish constitutional structures.
Yet members of tribal nations are also full citizens of the United States. Like, the Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota right now (Peggy Flanagan
) is a member of the White Earth Band of Ojibwe.
As individuals members of tribal nations are full voting members of the United States. A legally sovereign entity having its own Representative in government is a big shift.
post was a bit hard to quote, sorry about the summary here -
greenland is part of the kingdom of denmark, are danish and eu citizens, but have increasing self administration on a number of areas that the danish government has no legal ability to interfere with, while retaining a seat in parliament. as i said, it's an "it's complicated" situation. they have specific issues they know best what to do and because they live with it, and for better processing those interests it's just wise to grant them seats in parliament.
greenland's situation is
very different, but they do have specific seats reserved for them in parliament because they're kind of sovereign, kind of not.
i'm no expert on the native american situation, but from what i've gathered from the reception (particularly by the people in question), the knowing better video on native americans was quite poignant in describing how the native american situation has a number of legal deadlocks. they are as sovereign as they are, having local governments, but still stringently within several us federal laws that throttle potential for development.
a lot of the video is context, running down exactly how we got to this situation. if you don't care about his notes on representation (he finds mainstream native representation, as it is, problematic, and i do too), just tune out during those parts and focus on the points on law and economics. they fully depend on change in us policy to change their situation due to the nature of their land treaties which are ridiculously gridlocked. whole video is pretty good