Path to Sovereignty

Fall 2018
Daytime Weekend
Day and Weekend
Class Size: 35
Credits per quarter

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Trevan Square
public administration

The Path to Sovereignty course will provide a historical context of Tribal governance, federal Indian Law and Policy, as well as contemporary issues of sovereignty confronting Tribes and governments. The goal of the quarter is to understand historical origins of the current laws and policies that constitute the legal, economic, and social political environment that Tribal Governments operate in today.


Course Learning Objectives-Main Topics/Themes

  • Describe traditional forms and representations of sovereignty and governance.
  • Evaluate how the concepts of “discovery” and “conquest” as articulated by colonial sovereigns, contributed to the development of the United States.
  • Evaluate the historical and contemporary records of initiatives that have affected the formulation and implementation of policy on Tribal governments and Tribal members.
  • List and analyze political trends and Tribal initiatives for future impact.
  • Overview of the history of Federal Indian Policy
  • Deconstructing existing US colonial policies
  • Understanding the meaning of Tribal Sovereignty
  • Understanding the praxis of theoretical and practical application of Sovereignty
  • Application of Sovereign governance to Tribal economies, government, environmental and other cultural/social systems

Credits per quarter

Online learning:
  • Enhanced Online Learning - This offering requires access to web-based tools, but use of these tools does not displace any face-to-face instruction.
Class Standing: Graduate
Class Size: 35
Daytime Weekend

Scheduled for: Day and Weekend

Final schedule and room assignments:

First meeting:

Friday, November 16, 2018 - 1:00 pm
SEM 2 C1105 - Lecture

Advertised schedule:

Nov 16-18, Nov 30-Dec 2, 1-5p Fri, 9a-5p Sat/Sun

Located in: Olympia