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Due Process in Indian Country

Due process is a constitutionally guaranteed right. Due process provides protections for individuals in two ways: It requires certain procedural safeguards be in place when your fundamental rights (the right to life, liberty or property) are threatened. Legal proceedings must be carried out fairly. In some instances, the government is prohibited from interfering with certain fundamental rights regardless of the process used. #9212EN

Indian Civil Rights Act

The Indian Civil Rights Act of 1968 (ICRA) is a federal law. It says Indian tribal governments cannot enact or enforce laws that violate certain individual rights. #9202EN

Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act (NAHASDA)

NAHASDA is a federal law giving tribes more freedom to write their own rules for tribal housing. NAHASDA grants tribes money to provide housing to tribal members. It also allows tribes to figure out whether they wish to rent or sell to low-income tribal members. A tribe can also provide housing for part of the community, such as elders or people working through drug or alcohol problems. #9203EN

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