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
Branch Returns to Her Navajo Roots
As attorney general of the Navajo Nation, Ethel Branch ’08 aims to strengthen tribal law and native voices.
Jon D. Hanson
Alan A. Stone Professor of Law
Joseph W. Singer
Bussey Professor of Law
Research Programs and Centers
|Conflict of Laws||Fall 2023 Course||Joseph Singer|
|Critical Corporate Theory Lab||Fall 2023 Seminar||Jon Hanson|
|Environmental Law and Policy Clinic||Winter 2024 Clinic||Andrew Mergen|
|Federal Indian Law||Spring 2024 Course||Matthew Fletcher|
|Natural Resources Law||Spring 2024 Course||Andrew Mergen|
|Race and the Law||Spring 2024 Course||Alan Jenkins|