[USC03] 25 USC 3601: Findings
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25 USC 3601: Findings Text contains those laws in effect on March 21, 2018

§3601. Findings

The Congress finds and declares that-

(1) there is a government-to-government relationship between the United States and each Indian tribe;

(2) the United States has a trust responsibility to each tribal government that includes the protection of the sovereignty of each tribal government;

(3) Congress, through statutes, treaties, and the exercise of administrative authorities, has recognized the self-determination, self-reliance, and inherent sovereignty of Indian tribes;

(4) Indian tribes possess the inherent authority to establish their own form of government, including tribal justice systems;

(5) tribal justice systems are an essential part of tribal governments and serve as important forums for ensuring public health and safety and the political integrity of tribal governments;

(6) Congress and the Federal courts have repeatedly recognized tribal justice systems as the appropriate forums for the adjudication of disputes affecting personal and property rights;

(7) traditional tribal justice practices are essential to the maintenance of the culture and identity of Indian tribes and to the goals of this chapter;

(8) tribal justice systems are inadequately funded, and the lack of adequate funding impairs their operation; and

(9) tribal government involvement in and commitment to improving tribal justice systems is essential to the accomplishment of the goals of this chapter.

( Pub. L. 103–176, §2, Dec. 3, 1993, 107 Stat. 2004 .)

Short Title

Pub. L. 103–176, §1, Dec. 3, 1993, 107 Stat. 2004 , provided that: "This Act [enacting this chapter] may be cited as the 'Indian Tribal Justice Act'."