What will I learn?
During this course, you will learn to:
- The history of the United States’ forceable removal of the Navajos from their original homeland to the Bosque Redondo and the Navajo’s subsequent return to a portion of their homeland.
- Why the Navajo Nation’s legal right to use water from the Colorado River, which the Supreme Court expressly acknowledged, has yet to be adjudicated
- Whether the federal Indian trust doctrine is an enforceable legal obligation of the United States or more akin to a moral obligation imposed on the United State by federal Indian law in ill-defined circumstances.
- Whether and how the Supreme Court’s decision rejecting the Tribe’s trust claims, can be reconciled with two other 2023 federal Indian law decisions of the Supreme Court: Haaland v Brackeen, 599 U.S. and Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians v Coughlin., 599 U.S. __.