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GOVERNMENT

GOVT-636
Formation of Federal Indian Policy (3)

Course Level: Graduate

Offered as part of the Washington Internships for Native Students (WINS) program. The development of American Indian/Alaskan Native public policy, starting with an overview of international legal and theological underpinnings from early Colonial to the present time. Includes study of the Constitutional arguments for Congressional plenary power over Indian affairs, and review of the treaty-making, allotment, termination, Reorganization Act, and self-determination eras of Federal Indian policy, concluding with contemporary legislation such as the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act and Indian Child Welfare Act. Usually offered every summer. Prerequisite: admission to WINS program.