ERIC Number: ED340527
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Current Federal Indian Law and Its Precedents. Wisconsin Woodland Indian Dissemination Project. Bulletin No. 0408.
This curriculum unit introduces students to the relationship between the federal government and American Indians through five narrative descriptions of the related legislation, laws, and court interpretations. The narratives cover: (1) the historical basis of federal Indian law and the government-to-government relationship; (2) legal definitions of Indian Country, Indian tribes, and individual Indian identity; (3) tribal sovereignty, powers of tribal governments, and federal limitations of tribal powers; (4) federal-Indian treaties, treaty effects on Indian rights, and Supreme Court interpretations; and (5) recent federal Indian laws, including the Indian Civil Rights Act, the Tribal Education Act, the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act, and the Indian Child Welfare Act. The narratives are accompanied by student worksheets. This document also contains guidelines for instruction, teacher references, a list of tribal contacts in Wisconsin, definitions of key concepts, and suggestions for classroom group or individual projects. (SV)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Rhinelander Public Schools, WI.