LAW 643D - Native American Natural Resources

This course will examine several themes:  conflicts over which government has sovereign control over which resources; the role that  tribal governments play in natural resource allocation and management; questions relating to ownership of natural resources; the changing federal policies relating to natural resources allocation; the role of federal courts, Congress, and Executive branches in relation to the trust responsibilities to protect tribal lands and resources; environmental protection, including EPA policy in relation to Indian Reservations; and  natural resource development and management.