Course Description: LAW 631J (1 credit)
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.
- 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?
Students will meet on campus for three consecutive afternoons at the James E. Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona.
Readings and Syllabus
Syllabus will be posted on UArizona's online learning platform, D2L, along with required readings to all registered students.
Attendance & Participation
This course will be delivered in person at the University of Arizona. Participants must attend all 3 classes to receive a passing grade. Exceptions will be made only at the faculty's discretion.
After registering online, participants will receive a receipt of registration. Subsequently, participants will receive class instructions 1-2 weeks before the start of the course.After registration, participants will receive a receipt of registration. Subsequently, participants will receive class instructions 1-2 weeks before the start of the course.
Image: Mohawk College's Indigenous Gathering Place: Hoop Dance. Hamilton, Ontario.