"Contested Legal Realities"
Different Approaches to the Law in Indian Country
March 4-6, 2015
University of massachusetts amherst
The symposium is open to students, faculty, staff, community members and the general public.
The study of Native American and indigenous peoples raises issues that are critical for a meaningful liberal arts education. Concepts such as power, citizenship, culture, identity, justice, and sovereignty take on new meanings in the context of colonialism and the struggles, past and present, of indigenous peoples.
Faculty, staff and students meet regularly to discuss concerns of tribal people, culture and histories, with emphasis on the heritage of the tribes of the Northeastern region of North America.