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Recognizing the Third Sovereign: Promoting Awareness of, Respect for, and Access to Native American Tribal Law

This guide provides an overview of resources from the Deep Dive session "Recognizing the Third Sovereign," held at the 2023 AALL Annual Meeting in Boston, MA.


The history, governmental policies, laws, and prejudices that have impacted and
continue to impact Native American communities should not be relegated to classes on
Federal Indian Law, or Native American Law, comparative law classes, or Tribal Law
clinics. These topics and the rich diversity of issues and identities within them should be
integrated within doctrinal and skills-based law classes. This panel presents ideas on
how to effectively integrate American Indian Law into classes across the curriculum.


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