Has anyone compared the sovereignty of the state of Wisconsin to the Ho-Chunk Nation’s sovereignty vis-a-vis federal laws? Anyone out there with some background in this area?
Seems to me that Indian nations have established their sovereign rights more conclusively in the past 50 years than any state of the Union. I understand that, as individuals and as government , the struggle for Indian civil rights has fallen short of the civil rights of black Americans, often requiring special legislation to provide Indians the equality under law that blacks had already achieved.
What is the political and legal relationship between the state of Wisconsin and the Ho-Chunk Nation?
Can anyone jump in and give me a tutorial on whether the rights and freedoms of tribal nations exceed the rights and freedoms of the states?
For example, does ObamaCare apply to the Indian Nations? Can Congress compel citizens of the Indian nations to buy insurance? Does the penalty tax apply? How does the Indian Commerce Clause differ from the Interstate Commerce Clause in this case?
If there is a resource in the ether that can help me understand how the Indian Nations and the state governments differ in the application of federal laws, please point the way….