Tribal Sovereignty

Reading: Models of Tribal Environmental Regulation: In Pursuit of a Culturally Relevant Form of Tribal Sovereignty By Darren J. Ranco The Federal Lawyer | March/April 2009 pages 46-50

Map of tribal lands from 1776 to 1899

Activity #1

1. If you don't have a Google Account use this link to create one

If you do have a Google Account skip this step 

2. Use the link below to go to the group map in Google My Maps

You will need to sign in to edit the map. This is a group map, so please be respectful of the work done by your classmates.

3. This map shows the locations of tribes in both the US and Canada. Zoom into different areas and click on the map icons and polygons to see what information is provided.

4. Now pick a tribe in the lower 48 states of the United States. Go to the tribe's website and read about the tribe's history. Put a map marker on the tribe and add the following information:

  • Where is the tribe's original homeland?
  • What treaties were signed by the tribe?
  • Is there any information about what lands were ceded by the treaties?
  • Is there any information about what natural resources are important to the tribe?


Activity #2

Pick a slide and define the terms

Activity #3

1. Use this link to go to the shared Google Slide Presentation

This is a shared Slide Presentation so please be respectful of the work of your fellow students.

2. Find a partner and pick one of the federal agencies to profile. Create 2 slides that (1) explain what resources the agency has authority over and (2) how the agency relates to tribes with regard to government to government relations and Treatment in the same manner as a State (the old formulation was Treatment as a State).

Dr. Cynthia Annett,
Sep 10, 2019, 4:57 PM