Legal Issues: Indigenous Food & Agriculture, Spring 2019
LAWW 762V. Legal Issues: Indigenous Food & Agriculture. 1 Hour.
This course examines the complex interaction of tribal law, treaties, and federal agricultural and food laws, including property law applicable to tribal lands.
Unit One: Federal Indian Law 101 and Indian Country Land Tenure
Tuesday, February 5: Stacy Leeds lecture, required reading Royster, Legacy of Allotment (law review article)
Unit 2: Contemporary Health Issues and Food Production in Indian Country
Tuesday, February 12: Erin Parker lecture.
EchoHawk, Hipp, & Pipestem, Feeding Ourselves; pgs 30-39:
USDA National Census of Agriculture (2012): Race/Ethnicity/Gender Profile Series, American Indian/Alaska Native Farm Operators Compared with All Farms (file is attached)
USDA National Census of Agriculture Highlights: American Indian Farmers:
Other Materials to Browse and Scan:
USDA, Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations:
American Indian Foods Program Success Stories:
Intertribal Food Systems Report:
USDA Departmental Regulation 1350-002: Tribal Consultation, Coordination, and Collaboration:
Unit 3: Statutory and Regulatory Authority
The Tuesday, February 19 class with Stacy Leeds will be rescheduled to a later date. Required reading Shoemaker article.
Unit 4: Land Use in Indian Country and Agriculture Resource Management Plans
Tuesday, February 26: Colby Duren
Unit 5: Business Entity Formation in Indigenous Food and Agriculture
Unit 6: Access to Credit/Financing: The Legacy of Keepseagle v. Vilsack
Unit 7: The 2018 Farm Bill and the Future of Indigenous Food and Agriculture Policy
Unit 8: Intertribal and International Trade
Unit 9: Case Study: Modern Tribal Governance
* Order may change based on guest speaker(s) availability