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AIS 335 A: American Indians And The Law

Meeting Time: 
MW 1:30pm - 3:20pm
SMI 311
Professor Charlotte Cote
Charlotte Coté

Additional Details:

This course introduces students to the field of federal Indian law, focusing on the foundational principles and doctrines that regulate the legal and political relationship between Indian tribes and the United States. The areas covered are: history of laws governing American Indians, indigenous law systems, contemporary tribal laws, effects of U.S. laws and legal institutions on Native government, identity and sovereignty,tribal land ownership and use, treaty rights, taxation, natural resources, child welfare, cultural and spiritual practices, and criminal jurisdiction.

Catalog Description: 
History of laws governing American Indians: aboriginal law systems, U. S. laws, and contemporary tribal laws. Effects of laws and legal institutions on contemporary Indian identity and tribal status, self-government, land ownership and use, natural resources, religion, family life, cultural and spiritual practices, crimes and punishment, and federal responsibilities for Indians.
GE Requirements: 
Diversity (DIV)
Individuals and Societies (I&S)
Last updated: 
December 8, 2017 - 3:22pm