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The Native American Law Students Association (“NALSA”) is a chapter of National NALSA. We are an alliance of native and nonnative students who aim to raise awareness about Indigenous issues in a legal context. Our meetings are a casual way to increase our professional connections in the Indigenous Law field, meet like-minded students, and learn about Indigenous law. NALSA strives to ensure that Vermont Law School maintains an Indigenous perspective in all mediums by providing a platform for Indigenous people and by supporting Indigenous law students.


Every semester, we host a book club focusing on Indigenous culture, history, experiences, and legal issues. We often invite the author and professors to book club meetings to discuss the text and how readers can support Indigenous rights. For this semester’s NALSA Book Club, we will be reading Red Rock Stories—a collection of writings about the cultural, spiritual, and ecological significance of the canyons in Southern Utah.  This book served to promote the creation of the Bears Ears National Monument headed by the largest inter-tribal coalition. This semester, we will discuss art-as-advocacy, Federal Indian Law, the Antiquities Act, and our systems of land protection.