2011-12 Catalog

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Offering Description

Administering Tribal Courts and Indigenous Justice Systems


Fall 2011 quarter

John Gates federal Indian law, international indigenous human rights

This four hour elective course considers administrative practices designed to improve justice delivery systems in tribal and indigenous courts within domestic and international settings.  Students will examine the types of justice systems currently operating in Indian Country, primarily in the areas of adult, juvenile, family, and tribal wellness and healing.  Alternative dispute resolution models employed by tribal nations will also be considered.  Existing resources and training available to tribal courts will be identified, and discussions will be directed to tailor those resources to meet the specific needs of individual tribal and indigenous communities today.  Issues regarding tribal jurisdiction and opportunities to establish and strengthen tribal/state collaboration will be examined alongside possible systemic changes required to achieve sustainable justice systems for future generations.  

Advertised Schedule
6-10p, Wed
Online Learning
Enhanced Online Learning
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Program Revisions

Date Revision
August 1st, 2011 Course has had title change; please refer to Indigenous Justice Systems in the catalog.