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From Common Law To Constitution, Sanctioned Dispossession And Subjugation Through Otherization And Discriminatory Classification, Mobolaji Oladeji Jan 2020

From Common Law To Constitution, Sanctioned Dispossession And Subjugation Through Otherization And Discriminatory Classification, Mobolaji Oladeji

Journal of Race, Gender, and Ethnicity

No abstract provided.


By Any Means: How One Federal Agency Is Turning Tribal Sovereignty On Its Head, Clifton Cottrell Dec 2017

By Any Means: How One Federal Agency Is Turning Tribal Sovereignty On Its Head, Clifton Cottrell

American Indian Law Journal

No abstract provided.


From Reconstruction To Deconstruction: Undermining Black Landownership, Political Independence, And Community Through Partition Sales Of Tenancies In Common, Thomas W. Mitchell Sep 2016

From Reconstruction To Deconstruction: Undermining Black Landownership, Political Independence, And Community Through Partition Sales Of Tenancies In Common, Thomas W. Mitchell

Thomas W. Mitchell

This article considers one of the primary ways in which African Americans have lost millions of acres of land that they were able to acquire in the latter part of the nineteenth century and the beginning part of the twentieth century and the sociopolitical implications of this land loss. Specifically, this article highlights the fact that forced partition sales of tenancy in common property, referred to more commonly as heirs' property, have been a major source of black land loss within the African American community. The article argues that involuntary black land loss has had a significant negative impact upon …


1855, March 3 - 10 Stat. 701, Bounty Lands For Officers And Soldiers Jun 2016

1855, March 3 - 10 Stat. 701, Bounty Lands For Officers And Soldiers

US Government Legislation and Statutes

An Act that provided for additional grant of bounty lands to soldiers, sailors, etc. who had served in any wars the country had been engaged in since 1790 and that they were entitled to a certificate of warrant for 160 acres of land so long as they had not deserted or been dishonorably discharged. The widow and/or minor child or children were entitled to receive a certificate or warrant that the deceased person who have been entitled to receive. Certificates or warrants could be assigned or transferred. Sec. 7. All bounty land laws passed by Congress extended to Indians in …


1851, March 3 - 09 Stat. 631, Act To Settle Private Land Claims In California Jun 2016

1851, March 3 - 09 Stat. 631, Act To Settle Private Land Claims In California

US Government Legislation and Statutes

This Act enacted to ascertain and settle private land claims for land in the newly formed State of California, which land had been acquired by means of Spanish-Mexican land grants. The Act established a land commission consisting of three commissioners and an agent appointed by the President of the United States. The act set for procedures for claimants to present their claims. Patents were to be issued for lands when claims were confirmed. All claims confirmed were to be accurately surveyed. All lands for which claims were not established were to be taken as public lands. The commissioners were to …


In Re Crow Water Compact, Ariel E. Overstreet-Adkins May 2016

In Re Crow Water Compact, Ariel E. Overstreet-Adkins

Public Land & Resources Law Review

In re Crow Water Compact is the second appeal from the Crow Water Compact, agreed upon by the Settling Parties to distribute and manage water rights amongst themselves. The decision upholds the negotiated Compact for the second time, affirming the Montana Water Court’s decision granting summary judgment to the Settling Parties over objections by the Objectors and approving the Compact by a final order. This decision represents the last step in a process, started in 1979, to define and quantify the reserved water rights for current and future uses of the Crow Nation in Montana.


Slides: Klamath Basin Agreements: Largest River Restoration Project In American History, Amy Cordalis Jun 2015

Slides: Klamath Basin Agreements: Largest River Restoration Project In American History, Amy Cordalis

Innovations in Managing Western Water: New Approaches for Balancing Environmental, Social and Economic Outcomes (Martz Summer Conference, June 11-12)

Presenter: Amy Cordalis, Staff Attorney, Yurok Tribe

34 slides


Implications For The Mille Lacs Lake Fishery With Continued Enforcement Of The 1837 Treaty Of St. Peters, Matthew Steffes Aug 2014

Implications For The Mille Lacs Lake Fishery With Continued Enforcement Of The 1837 Treaty Of St. Peters, Matthew Steffes

Journal of Public Law and Policy

Mille Lacs Lake, one of Minnesota’s over 13,000 lakes, holds a reputation for being one of the best walleye fisheries in Minnesota, as well as being a fishing destination for anglers across the nation. In 1999 the Supreme Court held that the Mille Lacs Band of Chippewa Indians retained hunting and fishing rights on ceded land that were granted to them in the 1837 Treaty of St. Peters. Part of this ruling allowed the Mille Lacs tribe to continue their commercial walleye fishing operation on Mille Lacs Lake. Since the Supreme Court’s ruling, the walleye population on Mille Lacs Lake …


Are They Like Us, Yet? Some Thoughts On Why Religious Freedom Remains Elusive For Aboriginals In North America, Marc V. Fonda Sep 2013

Are They Like Us, Yet? Some Thoughts On Why Religious Freedom Remains Elusive For Aboriginals In North America, Marc V. Fonda

Marc V. Fonda Ph.D.

It is well-documented that European culture differs from that of Aboriginal culture. Perhaps one of the most striking differences is in the relationships and attitudes each group has towards land. For Europeans the land is a commemorative gift of the creator there to be exploited for economic benefit; for Aboriginal peoples, the land is also a gift but one that a continuing extension of the creator’s immanence in which all things are related to one another. The one is an economic relation, the other a spiritual relation that denotes family. When two very different cultural systems encounter one another, there …


Cross-Boundary Water Transfers In The Colorado River Basin: A Review Of Efforts And Issues Associated With Marketing Water Across State Lines Or Reservation Boundaries, Colorado River Governance Initiative, University Of Colorado Boulder. Getches-Wilkinson Center For Natural Resources, Energy, And The Environment, Western Water Policy Program Jan 2013

Cross-Boundary Water Transfers In The Colorado River Basin: A Review Of Efforts And Issues Associated With Marketing Water Across State Lines Or Reservation Boundaries, Colorado River Governance Initiative, University Of Colorado Boulder. Getches-Wilkinson Center For Natural Resources, Energy, And The Environment, Western Water Policy Program

Books, Reports, and Studies

65 p. : charts ; 29 cm


Background Reading: Department Of The Interior, 2013 Departmental Overview, United States. Department Of The Interior, Ken Salazar Dec 2012

Background Reading: Department Of The Interior, 2013 Departmental Overview, United States. Department Of The Interior, Ken Salazar

The Future of Natural Resources Policy (December 6)

18 pages (DO-5 through DO-22).

"Background Reading"

The Future of Natural Resources Policy: This forum will provide a post-election perspective on some of the challenges and opportunities that natural resources, public lands, and energy policymakers in Washington are likely to face in the next four years. An expert panel will discuss the dynamics in the Department of the Interior, the Department of Agriculture, and Congress, and how their evolving policies are likely to affect Colorado in the coming years.


Clearing The Path For Land Rights, One Road Block At A Time: How Peru’S Indigenous Population Can Assert Their Land Rights Against Peru’S Government, Alex Meyers Jan 2011

Clearing The Path For Land Rights, One Road Block At A Time: How Peru’S Indigenous Population Can Assert Their Land Rights Against Peru’S Government, Alex Meyers

The Global Business Law Review

To the indigenous people of Peru, a strong relationship exists between land and livelihood. They depend on their land for the food they eat, the water they drink, and the resources they use to build their shelter. It follows that a threat to their property rights also threatens their survival; this past year, they have proven that they are prepared to defend their property rights with their lives. This Note shows that between the legal systems of Peru, the Organization of American States (OAS), and the United Nations (UN), Peru’s indigenous people should pursue their claim against Peru’s government in …


Listening To Indigenous Voices: What The Un Declaration On The Rights Of Indigenous Peoples Means For U.S. Tribes, Aliza G. Organick Oct 2009

Listening To Indigenous Voices: What The Un Declaration On The Rights Of Indigenous Peoples Means For U.S. Tribes, Aliza G. Organick

Aliza G. Organick

When the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in September, 2009, it was heralded as a major victory for all of the world’s Indigenous Peoples, as well as international human rights. This remarkable effort took over two decades to come to fruition and recognizes that Indigenous Peoples worldwide continue to suffer from the dispossession of their lands and resources and that existing human rights documents did not do enough to protect those rights. The Declaration not only reaffirms the basic human rights recognized in the Universal Declaration on Human Rights, …


Propensity Or Stereotype?: A Bad Evidence Experiment In Indian Country, Aviva Orenstein Jan 2009

Propensity Or Stereotype?: A Bad Evidence Experiment In Indian Country, Aviva Orenstein

Articles by Maurer Faculty

In a significant break with traditional evidence rules and policies, the Federal Rules of Evidence concerning rape and child abuse, Rules 413 and 414, permit the government to admit the accused’s prior sexual misconduct as evidence of character and propensity. Although these rules have been roundly criticized, insufficient attention has been paid to the fact that in allowing propensity evidence for federal sex offenses (as opposed to offenses under state law), these rules disproportionately affect one distinct civilian population: Indians.

The de facto concentration of Rules 413-414 cases in Indian Country raises troubling questions regarding what it means to have …


Progress Realized?: The Continuing American Indian Mascot Quandary, André Douglas Pond Cummings Jan 2008

Progress Realized?: The Continuing American Indian Mascot Quandary, André Douglas Pond Cummings

Marquette Sports Law Review

No abstract provided.


Lions And Tigers And Bears, Oh My Or Redskins And Braves And Indians, Oh Why: Ruminations On Mcbride V. Utah State Tax Commission, Political Correctness And The Reasonable Person, André Douglas Pond Cummings Jan 2006

Lions And Tigers And Bears, Oh My Or Redskins And Braves And Indians, Oh Why: Ruminations On Mcbride V. Utah State Tax Commission, Political Correctness And The Reasonable Person, André Douglas Pond Cummings

Faculty Scholarship

American Indian mascots have been used by High Schools, Colleges and Professional sports teams for decades. Such use of monikers and mascots that depict Native American images and stereotypes have come under intense criticism in the past decade. Despite the outcry, a few professional sports teams and major Division I institutions continue to stubbornly persist in using derogatory and offensive nicknames and stereotypes for their athletic competitors.

This article urges those stubborn institutions and professional sports teams to reconsider the use of names and monikers that demean and disparage. By reconsidering the reasonable person standard, examining recent caselaw, and discussing …


The Chiricahua Apaches And The Assimilation Movement, 1865-1886: Historical Examination, John W. Ragsdale Jr Jan 2005

The Chiricahua Apaches And The Assimilation Movement, 1865-1886: Historical Examination, John W. Ragsdale Jr

Faculty Works

Prior to the assimilation movement, the Chiricahua Apache Indians had built no stone temples, no multi-story apartments, no irrigation systems and no ceremonial highways. They traveled light and migrated with the game and the seasons. They lived in wickiups, quickly built and easily left behind. As Geronimo stated, "once [we] moved about like the wind."

This lightness of touch on the land spoke of ability, grace, and imagination. Their traditional way of life emphasized the people's intelligence, knowledge in the arts of fighting and survival, resourcefulness and striking fitness. Contemporary white observers described the Chiricahua with awe and admiration, transcendent …


Western Justice, Richard B. Collins Jan 2003

Western Justice, Richard B. Collins

Publications

No abstract provided.


Western Water: The Ethical And Spiritual Questions, Charles Wilkinson Jan 2002

Western Water: The Ethical And Spiritual Questions, Charles Wilkinson

Publications

No abstract provided.


From Reconstruction To Deconstruction: Undermining Black Landownership, Political Independence, And Community Through Partition Sales Of Tenancies In Common, Thomas W. Mitchell Jan 2001

From Reconstruction To Deconstruction: Undermining Black Landownership, Political Independence, And Community Through Partition Sales Of Tenancies In Common, Thomas W. Mitchell

Faculty Scholarship

This article considers one of the primary ways in which African Americans have lost millions of acres of land that they were able to acquire in the latter part of the nineteenth century and the beginning part of the twentieth century and the sociopolitical implications of this land loss. Specifically, this article highlights the fact that forced partition sales of tenancy in common property, referred to more commonly as heirs' property, have been a major source of black land loss within the African American community. The article argues that involuntary black land loss has had a significant negative impact upon …


Tribes As Rich Nations, Raymond Cross Jan 2000

Tribes As Rich Nations, Raymond Cross

Faculty Law Review Articles

This article critiques the contemporary doctrine of Indian tribal self-determination thirty years after its inception in President Richard M. Nixon's famed 1970 Indian Message to Congress.

The first part focuses on the three most prominent strategies for tribal self-determination: 1) tribal strategy that seeks to "morph" their inherent and reserved sovereign powers into tribal regulatory powers that are effective throughout Indian Country; 2) tribal strategy that seeks to develop and assert economic sovereignty over their lands, resources, and commercial relationships as a means of revitalizing Indian Country; and 3) tribal strategy that seeks to reassert traditional cultural and religious beliefs …


Ld 1028 - Protection Of Indian Archaeological Sites : Report To The Standing Committee On Appropriations And Financial Affairs, Maine Historic Preservation Commission Jan 2000

Ld 1028 - Protection Of Indian Archaeological Sites : Report To The Standing Committee On Appropriations And Financial Affairs, Maine Historic Preservation Commission

Maine Collection

LD 1028 - Protection of Indian Archaeological Sites : Report to the Standing Committee on Appropriations and Financial Affairs.

Arthur Spiess, Archaeologist, Maine Historic Preservation Commission with Representative Donald Soctomah, January, 2000.

Contents: Introduction / The Resource / The Problem / Synopsis of Existing Laws / Discussions with Law Enforcement / Site Monitoring or Stewardship / Discussion / Recommendations / Appendix A - Text of 27 MRSA 371-378 as Amended to Date / Appendix B - Written Comments from State Agencies on LD 1028 Consultation / Appendix C - Archaeological Site Monitoring Materials


Agenda: Strategies In Western Water Law And Policy: Courts, Coercion And Collaboration, University Of Colorado Boulder. Natural Resources Law Center, University Of Colorado Boulder. Center Of The American West Jun 1999

Agenda: Strategies In Western Water Law And Policy: Courts, Coercion And Collaboration, University Of Colorado Boulder. Natural Resources Law Center, University Of Colorado Boulder. Center Of The American West

Strategies in Western Water Law and Policy: Courts, Coercion and Collaboration (Summer Conference, June 8-11)

1 v. (various pagings) : ill., maps, charts ; 29 cm

Conference organizers, session moderators and/or speakers included University of Colorado School of Law professors Gary C. Bryner, James N. Corbridge, Jr., David H. Getches, Douglas S. Kenney, Lawrence J. MacDonnell, Kathryn M. Mutz and Charles F. Wilkinson

Includes bibliographical references

The event will examine the principal problem-solving strategies in western water law and policy: courts, coercion and collaboration. In addressing this broad range of strategies, the program will focus on national, west-wide and Colorado-specific issues.

Conference activities will commence with a free public program cosponsored by the Center of …


Fire On The Plateau: Conflict And Endurance In The American Southwest, Charles F. Wilkinson Jan 1999

Fire On The Plateau: Conflict And Endurance In The American Southwest, Charles F. Wilkinson

Books, Reports, and Studies

This digital resource contains only an abstract, cover image and table of contents information from the published book.

Print copy of book is available in the University of Colorado’s Wise Law Library: http://lawpac.colorado.edu/record=b235993~S0

Contents: Introduction : The Colorado Plateau -- PART ONE : BEDROCK: Route 66 -- Mexican hat -- Deseret -- Coyote -- Vishnu -- PART TWO : CONFLICTS AND CONQUESTS: Kykotsmovi -- Jack -- Uintah -- Phoenix -- Rosa -- Cretaceous -- Junction Dam -- PART THREE : ENDURANCE: Cedar Mesa Canyon -- Black Mesa -- Kachina -- Druid Arch -- Mount Blanca -- Afterword


Coming To Grips With Growth In The West: Traditional Communities, Free Rivers, And The New Megalopolises, Charles Wilkinson Jun 1997

Coming To Grips With Growth In The West: Traditional Communities, Free Rivers, And The New Megalopolises, Charles Wilkinson

Dams: Water and Power in the New West (Summer Conference, June 2-4)

25 pages.

Contains 2 pages of references.


At Loggerheads : The State Of Maine And The Wabanaki : Final Report Of The Task Force On Tribal-State Relations, Maine Indian Tribal-State Commission Jan 1997

At Loggerheads : The State Of Maine And The Wabanaki : Final Report Of The Task Force On Tribal-State Relations, Maine Indian Tribal-State Commission

Maine Collection

At Loggerheads : The State of Maine and the Wabanaki : Final Report of the Task Force on Tribal-State Relations.

Maine Indian Tribal-State Commission. Task Force on Tribal-State Relations.

Hallowell, Me., 1997.

Contents: Prologue / Task Force on Tribal-State Relations / Executive Summary / A.Overview / B.Recommendations / C.The Maine Indian Claims Settlement / D.The Maine Indian Tribal-State Commission / E.Findings and Analysis / Appendices




Environmental Regulation Of Oil And Gas Development On Tribal Lands: Who Has The Authority?, Richard B. Collins, Tom Shipps, Marla Williams, University Of Colorado Boulder. Natural Resources Law Center Nov 1995

Environmental Regulation Of Oil And Gas Development On Tribal Lands: Who Has The Authority?, Richard B. Collins, Tom Shipps, Marla Williams, University Of Colorado Boulder. Natural Resources Law Center

Environmental Regulation of Oil and Gas Development on Tribal Lands: Who Has the Authority? (November 1)

14 pages.

Collection of 3 papers presented at the Hot Topics in Natural Resources Law program held on Nov. 1, 1995.

Includes bibliographical references.

Contents:

Environmental regulation of oil and gas development on tribal lands : who has authority? / Richard Collins -- Environmental regulation of energy resource development on Indian reservation land / Tom Shipps -- Colorado Oil and Gas [Conservation] Commission jurisdiction over environmental matters on Indian lands / Marla Williams

Jurisdiction to regulate the environmental impacts of oil and gas development on the reservation has been contested by tribes, the state, private land owners and federal agencies. …


Sustainability: Myth And Reality, Kai Lee Jun 1995

Sustainability: Myth And Reality, Kai Lee

Sustainable Use of the West's Water (Summer Conference, June 12-14)

23 pages (includes illustrations).

Contains references.


The New Agrarian Law - Mexico's Way Out., Adrianna De Aguinaga Jan 1993

The New Agrarian Law - Mexico's Way Out., Adrianna De Aguinaga

St. Mary's Law Journal

The New Agrarian Law was passed based on a Mexican consensus demanding a better way of life for millions of farmers. Because of low agricultural productivity by the ejido—land common to all the neighbors—and the difficulties for the ejidatarios—members of the ejido—to obtain credit, an armed insurrection resulted. Mexico was forced to find a solution by trying to redistribute the agrarian lands equitably through agrarian reform. Unlike prior amendments which proved inefficient, the New Agrarian Law is applicable to companies and to ejidos. The New Agrarian Law will permit higher productivity in the Mexican agricultural sector and will increase the …


Implementing Winters Doctrine Indian Reserved Water Rights: Producing Indian Water & Economic Development Without Injuring Non-Indian Water Users?, Reid Peyton Chambers, John E. Echohawk, University Of Colorado Boulder. Natural Resources Law Center Jan 1991

Implementing Winters Doctrine Indian Reserved Water Rights: Producing Indian Water & Economic Development Without Injuring Non-Indian Water Users?, Reid Peyton Chambers, John E. Echohawk, University Of Colorado Boulder. Natural Resources Law Center

Books, Reports, and Studies

18 p. ; 28 cm