Courts challenge Native American land rights - Prof. Robert Anderson quoted
- Al Jazeera
The Narragansetts are not the only ones struggling with litigation. The Carcieri decision has been followed by more than 15 federal lawsuits challenging Indian land rights.
"The court's ruling has been at the bottom of much delay in the trust land acquisition process," Robert Anderson, an Indian law expert at the University of Washington, told Al Jazeera. "Uncertainty and delay is the enemy of economic development."