Native Nation Building: An Introduction
Remaking the Tools of Governance
Justice Systems: Moving Your Nation Forward
Course Instructors: Dr. Manley Begay, Faculty Chair, Native Nations Institute Dr. Stephen Cornell, Faculty Associate, Native Nations Institute Robert A. Williams, Jr., E. Thomas Sullivan Professor of Law and American Indian Studies
and Director of the Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy Program, University of Arizona
Estimated Learning Time: 15 to 18 hours
Deadline to Complete Course: Nine (9) weeks from date of enrollment
This course provides a general overview of Native nation justice systems and demonstrates their importance to the process of nation building. Native justice systems encompass a wide range of related institutions, such as courts, law enforcement, and treatment facilities. These systems are critical to Native nations for everything from making and implementing decisions to attracting economic development to enacting and protecting tribal sovereignty. Featuring the firsthand perspectives of more than 60 Native leaders and scholars, it presents several case studies of Native nations who have successfully rebuilt their justice systems.
The Native Nations Institute for Leadership, Management, and Policy (NNI), housed at
The University of Arizona's Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy, serves as a self-determination, governance, and development resource for Indigenous nations in the United States, Canada, and elsewhere.
NNI was founded in 2001 by the Morris K. Udall Foundation (now Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation) and The University of Arizona.
Native Nations Institute for Leadership, Management, and Policy (NNI)
Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy
The University of Arizona
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