Native Economic Development
LAW525 | 1 credit
JIT 2022 Dates TBD
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 Indigenous governance issues surrounding economic development as a tool for helping Indigenous Peoples achieve their nation-building and tribal self-governance goals on their own terms. The course will address a broad range of questions including:
- How can Indigenous entrepreneurship, public finance, and nation-owned enterprises facilitate nation building and help assert practical sovereignty?
- What impacts might tribal constitutional reform have upon development of an Indigenous nation’s legal infrastructure, education, social welfare, and cultural preservation?
- What procurement issues impact Indigenous nations’ securitization of resources?