BASICS OF INDIAN LAW: INDIAN AND TRIBAL RIGHTS

Tuition:      $550.00 in advance, $575.00 if invoiced
Date:          August 20-21, 2018
Location:  
Albuquerque, NM

Class Status: Registrations are still being taken. Class status will not be made until approximately 15 days before the first class day. We will post class status on this page at that time.

Indian law is one of the most unique and pervasive aspects of Indian life. This seminar distills this voluminous topic down to key, basic concepts and issues which affect Indian people and their relationships with the non-Indian society.  Attention will be focused on cases which illustrate these basic concepts.  Emphasis will be placed on recent developments in Indian Law exemplified by several Court decisions. 

Course contents include:

The history of Federal policy toward Indians and its impact on sovereignty
Defining the concept of Hierarchy of Law 
Defining the terms Indian Country and Federally Recognized Tribe
The Tribal Constitution as an expression of Tribal Law and Tribal powers
Civil and criminal jurisdiction and its impact on Indian people and Indian Country
Indian land status
Basics of water law
Principles and concepts of taxation
Hunting and fishing rights

Featured link: National Indian Law Library

Hotel Information: meeting location and sleeping rooms –
Residence Inn Albuquerque, 3300 Prospect Avenue NE Albuquerque 87107, telephone 505-881-2661.  Sleeping rooms are available at this location, and the $93.00 Federal per diem rate for Albuquerque is honored. Several excellent restaurants are within walking distance. This location is just off Interstate 40 at the Carlisle Street exit. It is a taxi ride from the airport, and no shuttle service is available.