Course Description

Law-5523 Native American Natural Resources Law: 3 hours

This course concentrates on resource-related issues in the field of federal Indian law. The course begins with an interdisciplinary look at way(s) Indians and non-Indians view and interact with the natural world. There is a brief overview of the basic concepts of federal Indian law. This overview serves as a refresher for those students who have taken the Indian law course, and as the necessary background for those students who have not. The remainder of the course focuses on specific issues: property rights, land use and environmental protection, natural resources development, taxation of lands and natural resources, water rights, treaty rights to hunt and fish, and international approaches to indigenous property rights.

Certificate: Native American Law

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