Through a variety of speakers from the tribal, legal, development and archaeological communities, explore environmental law in light of the cultural dynamic between developers, public agencies and Native Americans today. Examine the possibilities for balancing development and Native American cultural site preservation through consultation with affected Native American tribes. Topics include:

  • State and federal laws and their adequacy in protecting Native American human remains and cultural sites
  • California Environmental Quality Act as it relates to planning and development
  • Forest Practice rules
  • Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act
  • American Indian Religious Freedom Act
  • Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act
  • Native American cultural resource impact assessment
  • Case histories
Course Code
502984