Native Economic Development

LAW525 | 1 credit

Miriam Jorgensen & Joan Timeche 

As Indigenous Peoples enter the 21st Century, economic development stands out as a critical challenge for the maintenance of their communities, identities, and status as sovereigns. This course examines the issues surrounding economic development as a tool for helping Indigenous Peoples achieve their goals on their own terms. The course will cover a broad range of issues including Indigenous nation-owned enterprises, entrepreneurship, procurement, Indigenous nation public finance, sovereignty, cultural preservation, constitutional reform and the development of an Indigenous nation’s legal infrastructure, securitization of resources, social welfare, and education, among others.