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Native American Tribal Law: The Navajo Nation as a Case Study

1h

Created on February 27, 2017

Intermediate

$59

Overview

As self-governing political entities predating the U.S. Constitution, Indian tribes retain the inherent sovereignty to, in the words of the U.S. Supreme Court, "make their own laws and be ruled by them." There are 568 federally recognized tribes, nations, pueblos and Rancherias in the United States, each with its own unique laws, history and culture.  

This presentation, led by attorney Troy Eid, uses the Navajo Nation – the largest tribal homeland in the country, spanning nearly 16 million acres  and extending into three states – to explore how one Native nation governs its land and citizens and interacts with federal and state laws and institutions.   

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the Navajo Nation as a case study for how all recognized tribes, nations, pueblos and Rancherias in the US operate

  2. Identify how Navajo lands and citizens are governed

  3. Recognize how the Navajo Nation interacts with Federal and State laws

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