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Family Law in Indian Country 907-2I Canceled

October 25, 2013

This course explores the federal, state and tribal laws that impact Native children and families – particularly within the systems of education, justice and protection/social services. This dynamic legal framework is essential for both students of family law and Indian law.

Students will review the historic and cultural context of the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) then analyze the statutory and decisional law surrounding and supporting its application today (including, for example, tribal children’s codes and the Uniform Child Custody and Jurisdiction Enforcement Act). The course will also address Indian education, healthcare and domestic violence.

Students will hear from practitioners (from NICWA, NAYA and various tribal departments), visit tribal court and conduct independent research to understand the implication of family law in Indian Country and to explore strategies to improve outcomes.

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Canceled Adjunct Professors: Adrian Smith & Sheldon Spotted Elk
3 credits
Class meets: Tuesday July 1 -  Monday August 4
Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Room: Lezak
Exam: Unscheduled, August 1 and/or August 4
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