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. 

Course Syllabus


Unit One: Federal Indian Law 101 and Indian Country Land Tenure

Tuesday, February 5: Stacy Leeds lecture - Download Class Slides

Required reading:


Unit 2:             Contemporary Health Issues and Food Production in Indian Country 

Tuesday, February 12: Erin Parker lecture: Download Class Slides

Required reading:

Other Materials to Browse and Scan:


Unit 3:             Statutory and Regulatory Authority 

Tuesday, February 19 class with Stacy Leeds will be rescheduled to March 5th.

Required reading:



Makeup for Unit 3:             Statutory and Regulatory Authority 

Tuesday, March 5: Stacy Leeds lecture and Class Slides

Required reading:


Unit 5:             The 2018 Farm Bill and the Future of Indigenous Food and Agriculture Policy

Tuesday, March 12: Colby Duren lecture

Class Slides

Required Reading:


Unit 6:             Access to Credit/Financing: The Legacy of Keepseagle v. Vilsack

Tuesday, March 26 lecture by Toni Stanger-McLaughlin appearing online

Required Reading:



Unit 7:             Quapaw Case Study: Modern Tribal Governance

Tuesday, April 2 lecture by Janie Hipp - this content will constitute 2 class sessions. Prior to Janie Hipp’s class appearance, the class will watch The Pride of Ogahpah documentary on Amazon Prime (allocate approximately 80 minutes to view).


Unit 8:             Tribal Business Entity Formation and Trade

* Order may change based on guest speaker(s) availability