Tribal Self-Governance I - Masters

SLN #: 94483
Course Prefix: SDO-598
Course Section: A1102
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Spaan
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Course Description:
The purpose of this course is to introduce the fundamental concepts and history of tribal self- determination and self-governance. While the course will cover several topics, the central theme will be the relationship between tribal sovereignty, self- determination, self-governance, and effective administration of the Federal programs and services that serve Tribal citizens. It provides a brief overview of federal Indian policy eras and select events that demonstrate how the powers of Tribal Nations that self-governed for thousands of years before the formation of the U.S. were eroded, altered, and, in some instances, restored over time. It also covers select federal programs that serve Tribal Nations and their citizens as well as the basis for these programs. Students will explore the origin, scope, and implementation of the Indian Self- Determination and Education Assistance Act (often referred to as “ISDEAA”). Students will also understand how ISDEAA reshaped the government-to- government relationship between tribal governments and the United States and the evolving roles of tribal governments and the federal government. Additional topics covered include an overview of judicial decisions and federal actions that shaped the implementation of self-determination and self- governance policy, how tribal governments have used self-determination and self-governance to improve the well-being of their citizens and communities, and additional authorities available to tribal governments that can increase tribal control and decision-making authority.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 3
Flexible/Upper-Level Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Simulation Course: No
Experiential Learning: No
Seminar: No
Special Withdrawal Course: No
Attendance Policy: Per Statement Of Student Policies

* The law school has a policy that is used to calculate credit hours. Please see the Statement of Student Policies.