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I concur. There is great value in sharing and threading this article (as a read) throughout the HU education experience. The relationship between the Yakama Nation and Heritage University is so vital; as was highlighted in the piece. Tribal sovereignty, history, and law (the inherent rights of tribal self-government) are often not understood very well by the general population, this piece offers insights that are meaningful for all.