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REQUIRED TEXTS:

McGOVERN, THE CAMPO INDIAN LANDFILL WAR (1995)

PEVAR, RIGHTS OF INDIANS AND TRIBES. (2004)

COURSEBOOK INCLUDING EDITED COURT OPINIONS: 

1.         Orientation:  (a) Sequence of Topics (b) Outline:  Ambivalence about American Indians, Time and the Law;   (c) Outline: Environmental Law in the ‘Rez and the ‘Hood.   

2.         Excerpts from Constitution of the United States;       

3.         Anderson, Berger, Frickey & Krakoff, AMERICAN INDIAN LAW (2008) Chapter 1, pages 1-14. 

4.         Brendale v. Confederated Tribes of the Yakima Reservation, 492 U.S. 408 (1989).   

5.         Montana v. United States, 450 U.S. 544 (1981)   

6.         Komers & Finn, AMERICAN CONSTITUTIONAL LAW, Glossary of terms, pp 889-893, Supreme Court Summary, pp 11-27.   

7. Getches, Wilkinson & Williams, FEDERAL INDIAN LAW, (5th Ed), 95-127, including:    Cherokee Nation v. Georgia, 30 U.S. (5 Pet.) 1 (1831) and Worchester v. Georgia, 31 U.S. (6 Pet. 515) (1832). 

8.         Plains Commerce Bank v. Long Family Land and Cattle, 554 U.S. 316 (2008)  

9.         California v. Cabazon Band, 480 U.S. 202 (1987).  

10.       Rice v. Rehner, 463 U.S. 713 (1983). 

11.       Albuquerque v. Browner 97 F. 3d 415 (10th Cir. 1996).  

12.       New Mexico v. Mescalero, 462 U.S. 324 (1983).    

13.       Findlay, ENVIRONMENTAL LAW, 143-149, “The National Environmental Policy Act.”   

14.       Blue Legs v. United States Bureau of Indian Affairs and Oglala Sioux Tribe, 867 F.2d 1094 (8th Cir. 1989).  

15.       GETCHES, 595-606, “Federal Environmental Regulation in Indian Country,” including excerpt from Backcountry Against Dumps v. EPA, 100 F. 3d 147 (1996).   

16.       Maine v. Johnson, 498 F. 3rd 97 (1st Cir. 2007) and explanatory note.    

17.       Cornell, Sovereignty, Prosperity and Policy in Indian Country Today,”  

18.   Some policy signposts:   (1874): Indian Commissioner Smith on Indian Citizenship.; (1934): Indian Commissioner Collier on the Wheeler-Howard Act. (1957): Senator Watkins on Termination. (1994): Tribal Self-Government Act Findings and Policy.   (2010): Senator Feinstein on Land-Into-Trust  

19.       Santa Clara Pueblo v. Martinez, 436 U.S. 49 (1978), including White dissent and commentary.  

20.       Carcieri v. Salazar, 129 S. Ct. 1058 (2009)  

21.       BIA federal recognition guidelines (1978 excerpt).   

22.       Morton v. Mancari, 471 U.S. 535 (1974)   

23.       Sherrill v. Oneida Indian Nation, 544 U.S. 197 (2005) edited Syllabus, Souter Concurrence and Stevens dissent.

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  1. Coursebook Supplements 

    210-12    Summary of Ethiopian Ethnic Federalism

    214-21    UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

    225-28    1984 EPA Indian Policy

    229-32   Nash v.  Cherokee Nation (Cherokee Nation District Court, January 14, 2011)

    233-34   Excerpt from BIA's January 2001 proposed rule on Land-Into-Trust

    234a- 248   Obama's December 2010 memo, "Initiatives to Promote the Government-to-Government relationship and Improve the Lives of Indigenous Peoples."

    249-53    "Majority within a minority: The quandary of political representation," from Wilkinson, AMERICAN INDIANS, TIME AND THE LAW: NATIVE SOCIETIES IN A CONSTITUTIONAL DEMOCRACY (1987) pp. 111-19.