January 2011 Schedule
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WEEK 1  AMBIVALENCE AND ITS LEGACIES

Date

Reading Assignment for class

11 AM  Posting or Print for Class Discussion;  #Refers to Project Preparation 

*Topics

Mon 3

Gede/Gover NPR discussion of September, 10 2001
http://www.justicetalking.org/ShowPage.aspx?ShowID=188 

Develop Expectations for this Course
Question for Gede or Gover

Introductions & Expectations
* Constitutional framework
* Environmental policy
* Indian policy

Tues 4

McGOVERN, Prologue, Ch. 1,2 and 5
Anderson, AMERICAN INDIAN LAW, CB 1-13
PEVAR definitions, of "Indian," "tribe" and "reservation,"pp 18-21 & 23-24. 

Post:  How is assimilation different for Native Americans than for other U.S. Minorities?   
Background:  Wiki sites on Ethiopia and Zimbabwe 

*Diversity of Indian Country;Land use Regulation

Wed 5

Brendale v. Yakima Nation; CB 14-30
BACKGROUND:  KOMERS & FINN,  summary on federal courts  CB 34-56
OPTIONAL:   Montana v. U.S.  CB 31-33

Print News paragraphs on assigned Brendale opinion; comment on teammate paragraphs
#  Print Paragraphs on each of three Tribes of interest for your research project

*Overview of judicial process;
Court Simulation

Th 
6

Quiz Preparation
Cherokee Nation v. Georgia  and explanatory material  CB 57-74B;
PEVAR, Ch. 1 (History) & 9 (Civil Jurisdiction)
OPTIONAL:  PEVAR, Ch. 3 (Trust), 4 (Treaties) & 5 (Federal Power)

Post:  News clip comparing/contrasting Cherokee and Brendale opinions  

Quiz ## 1
*How to brief a case
Review


 

WEEK 2:  ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATION

 

 

Mon 10

Worcester v. Georgia,  and explanatory material,
CB 74C -89 
PEVAR, Ch. 3 (Trust), 4 (Treaties) & 5 (Federal Power);  McGOVERN, Ch 6, 7 & 8; 
OPTIONAL:  McGovern, Ch. 3 & 4; Plains Commerce CB 90-93

##  Post 1000 word factual memo on Project tribe and neighbors;
Post:   Worcester holding
Print for class: Worcester  brief

*"Domestic Dependent Nations"
*Commerce Clause

Tues
11

California v. Cabazon CB 94-104
Rice v Rehner CB 105-113
PEVAR, Ch. 6 (Self-Gov't) & 7 (State power)
OPTIONAL:  PEVAR Ch. 16 (Indian Gaming)

Print:  Cabazon & Rice Briefs
## Post a review comment on each of two project pages; one from Gede perspective and one from the Gover perspective.  

* Externalities and exemption from state laws
* Preemption & Self -determination

Wed 12

Albuquerque v. Browner  CB 114-19
New Mexico v. Mescalero  CB  120-26
GETCHES, "Federal Environmental Regulation in Indian Country;" CB  140-157;  BAD v. EPA 

Brief Albuquerque & Mescalero
Post question on McGovern, Chs 1,2,5, 6,7,8
## Post: Revise and expand your project fact page in light of reviewers' comments.  

* Federal Environmental regulation; Clean Water Act

Thurs 13

Quiz Preparation
McGOVERN, Ch 9 & 10  

Post:  best discussion questions 
###   Reviewers: Delete or revise comments on two project papers. 

Quiz #2
Best Questions


 

Week 3:   ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

 

 

Mon 17

60-Minute DVD:  TRIBAL NATIONS: Story of Indian Law
Except from FINDLAY, ENVIRONMENTAL LAW (NEPA)  CB 127-33
Blue Legs CB 134-39
Policy Signposts, CB  175-85
UN Declaration on Rights of Indigenous Peoples CB 214-21
Web sites on Ethiopia and Zimbabwe

##  Project Post:  Complete factual web pages and email fact paper page with citations.  
##  Locate proposed landfill site on map for XYZ. 
Post comment on UN Declaration and also on its application to Zimbabwe and Ethiopia. 

* NEPA
* Ethiopia and Zimbabwe contrasts
*  Background for EPA simulation

Tues 18

Cornell, "Keys to Successful Economic Development in Indian Country,"  CB 167-74 
EPA Indian Policy
Materials on Penobscot Nation/Maine relationship

## Comment on two different project memos ## Post memo applying Cornell to your project. 
Post description of assigned EPA office

*Tribal econmic development.
* EPA Simulation;

Wed 19

Morton v. Mancari  CB 202-03
Carcieri v. Salazar CB 199-200
Nash v. Cherokee Nation CB 229-32
McGOVERN, Ch. 11,  12  & Epilogue

Comments on Nash v. Cherokee Nation
Brief Morton v. Mancari

Consitution and treaty rights
Racial and Indian classification
Cherokee Freedman

Thurs 20

Quiz Preparation 
PEVAR Ch 14 (ICRA) pp 278-85
Santa Clara v. Martinez including note CB 185-98 BIA

##   Post response to Will Power on 2001 Land-into-trust regulations 
Brief Santa Clara

*Sovereign Immunity
*Tribal membership


 

Week 4:  LOOKING AHEAD

 

 

Mon 24

Maine v. Johnson, and context CB 158-66
Brimley article on 1980 settlement (see Field Trip page for attachment) 
Obama announcement of support for UN Declaration

CB ##  Post 1800 word draft Policy Memo
Brief Maine v. Johnson
Post two draft questions for Penobscot hosts 

*Penobscot Nation and River
* 1980 Maine settlement  & MITSC
Tribal courts

Tues 25

Materials on Penobscot River dam removals, MITSC and the Penobscot Nation

##  Print one-page Project outline and maps for discussion during travel to Indian Island
##  Post by 8 AM:  review of references in 2 policy memos. 

Field Trip to Indian Island

Wed 26

Sherrill v. Oneida  summaries, CB 204-08
Excerpt from WILKINSON, AMERICAN INDIANS TIME & THE LAW  
 

Post comments on PIN trip; Two Course Best Questions
Brief Sherrill v Oneida
##  OK deletion of Project review comments

*Time and the Law
Maine Legislature briefing
Legislative simulation

Thurs 27

Review policy briefs.

##  ORAL PRESENTATIONS
##   Final project due at 5 PM on Thursday , January 27.

 

 

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