ERIC Number: EJ1081860
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Nov
Training Tribal Lay Advocates at Sitting Bull College
Shelley, W. L.
Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education, v27 n2 Nov 2015
Students in Sitting Bull College's lay advocate program develop a well-rounded understanding of the law, enabling them to represent defendants in tribal courts. The program offers legal training for its students--and illustrates how American Indian nations can broaden legal representation for Native defendants in tribal courts. It is one of only three tribal colleges or universities (TCUs) in the United States that offers lay advocate certificates or degrees. A brief overview of the program is presented in this article.
Descriptors: Advocacy, Tribally Controlled Education, American Indians, Tribal Sovereignty, Law Related Education, College Students, Court Litigation, Program Descriptions, College Programs, Indigenous Knowledge, Indigenous Populations, Capacity Building
Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education. P.O. Box 720, Mancos, CO 81328. Tel: 888-899-6693; Fax: 970-533-9145; Web site: http://www.tribalcollegejournal.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Dakota