Skip to content

All Areas of Interest

Federal Indian law recognizes the inherent sovereignty of Native nations and defines the government-to-government relationship between tribes and the federal government, as well as the relative bounds of federal, tribal and state jurisdiction over Indian country as those have changed since colonial times. It also concerns tribal property rights based on original title, treaties, and statutes, including rights in land, water, and hunting, fishing, and gathering rights, cultural property, and tribal businesses.  Other topics include child welfare, environmental regulation, taxation, and the unique laws applicable to Native Alaskans and Native Hawaiians.

From Harvard Law Today


HLS Professors

Visiting Professors & Lecturers

Research Programs and Centers

Related Courses

Course Term Instructor(s)
Conflict of Laws Fall 2024 Course Joseph Singer
Environmental Law and Policy Clinic Winter 2025 Clinic Andrew Mergen
Federal Courts and the Federal System Fall 2024 Course Vicki Jackson
Federal Indian Law Winter 2025 Course Michalyn Steele
Natural Resources Law Spring 2025 Course Andrew Mergen
Race and the Law Spring 2025 Course Alan Jenkins
Writing Group: Topics in International Law, Comparative Law, Legal History, and Law and Colonialism Fall 2024 - Spring 2025 Course Idriss Fofana
All Related Courses