Indian Country Natural & Cultural Resources
About this Course
This course will focus on federal laws that form a regulatory framework for the management of natural and cultural resources in Indian country, other than the statutes covered in Tribal Environmental Programs. Federal statutes covered will include the National Environmental Policy Act, national Historic Preservation Act, Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, Endangered Species Act, and federal laws governing Indian agricultural and timber resources. The course will also cover the Indian Self-Determination Act, which provides a framework for tribes to take over certain natural resource management functions that would otherwise be performed by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.