Native American Natural Resources Law: Cases and Materials
This casebook explores issues relating to property rights, environmental protection, and natural resources in Indian country. The book explores tribal, cultural, and religious relationships with the land; fundamental principles of federal Indian law; land ownership and property rights of tribes; land use and environmental protection; natural resources development; taxation of lands and resources; water rights; usufructuary (hunting, fishing, gathering) rights; and international approaches to indigenous rights in land and natural resources. It is designed to be used in a stand-alone course or as a supplemental reader for courses in environmental law, natural resources law, or Native American studies.
The fourth edition incorporates major developments in the law since the third edition, including expanded materials on NAGRPA, such as the Kennewick Man case; the 2016 reservation diminishment case of Nebraska v. Parker; the Land Buy-Back Program established by the Cobell settlement; a note on the Dakota Access Pipeline; a new section on energy rights-of-way; the 2017 groundwater decision in Agua Caliente Band v. Coachella Valley Water District; and the culverts decision in United States v. Washington, recently affirmed by an equally divided Court.
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