2006-2007 UAF Catalog


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Alaska Native Politics

AKNP 151  3 Credits
Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act
A general survey of the Alaska Claims Settlement Act of 1971. Historical overview of land claims of various tribes in the Lower 48 and in Alaska. Current status of regional, village and nonprofit Native corporations. Future issues related to implementation of ANCSA. Also available via Independent Learning. (3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


AKNP 212  1 Credit
Duties and Powers of Local Government
Development, operation and improvement of local government in Alaska. Future of local government in bush Alaska. For citizen, practitioner and advocate. (1 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


AKNP 230  3 Credits
Federal Indian Law
Principles of Federal Indian Law and the extent to which these principles apply to Alaska Natives. Foundation of principles that formed the bases of the relationship of the United States to the tribes and development of this relationship. Legal perspective and land issues. (Prerequisite: English placement test.) (3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


AKNP 233  1 Credit
Tribal Government Issues
Tribal governments and related issues. Political status and lawmaking, judicial and regulatory powers. Sovereignty, tribal enrollment and membership. Selected federal statutes and Indian Law affecting Alaska Native tribes. Potential role of tribal governments in planning for Alaska Natives’ future defined and discussed. (1 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


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