This course will explore the historical, legal, and political background necessary to understand Federal Indian Law. This class will provide a survey of Federal Indian Law including jurisdiction and sovereignty, as well as various historical and contemporary issues facing Indigenous Peoples. We will examine developments that shape Indian policy and law by focusing on specific acts and cases that target Indians. Through Seminar, lecture, and debate we will cover vast ground and examine the veins of thinking that have shaped and control Indian Policy in the United States in an effort the understand a complicated and difficult area of Federal Law. We will examine court cases, treaties, acts, and other documents to help us in our understanding.
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May 15-17, Fri 5-9pm, Sat/Sun 9am-5pm