Description: This course examines how cultural resource management laws and regulations intersect with Federal Indian law, regulations, policies, and practices. The course investigates specific legislation such as the American Indian Religious Freedom Act (AIRFA), Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), and their associated regulations. The course reviews the concept of Traditional Cultural Properties and guidance for their interpretation and management as provided by National Register Bulletin 38. Where appropriate, the course covers pertinent case law. A guiding framework for the course is how federal Indian law and Native American cultural autonomy interact with, conflict with, and complement each other. The course emphasizes interpretation and implementation of federal Indian law in a CRM context. Letter grade only.
Sections offered: Spring 2020
Pre- or Corequisite: ANT 534