Making Change Happen

LAW 631J | 1 credit

Thurs., Jan. 24- Sat., Jan. 26, 2019. 8:00 am- 12:20 pm

Stephen Cornell & Miriam Jorgensen


Although the need for change is often great within Indigenous communities – particularly in places where Indigenous rights and Indigenous governance are not yet fully respected – it is not always clear how real change can come about. This course explores ways to assess and prioritize Indigenous community needs with respect to nation building and uses case studies to explore how tribal governments work within legal constraints to serve their communities and assert their rights. 

KEY QUESTIONS:

  • How might Indigenous nations assess and prioritize their community’s nation-building needs? 
  • How do tribes work within non-Indigenous legal constraints to serve their communities and assert their rights? 
  • How can Indigenous communities make “real change” happen?