TM112 Federal Indian Law for Alaska Tribes
Online Course Syllabus
Instructor: Lisa Jaeger
This course is an introduction to Federal Indian Law, focusing on the impacts to modern Alaskan Tribal Governments. Particular attention will be given to the relationship between Federal Indian Law and tribal justice systems in Alaska.
Students will understand the significance of Federal Indian Law on Alaska Tribes and tribal justice systems.
Student Learning Outcomes:
On completion of the course the student should be able to:
- Understand the basic elements of Federal Indian law as it applies to Alaska Tribes.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the historical significance and continued importance of Federal Indian Law.
- Effectively communicate an understanding of Federal Indian Law, specifically it’s impact on tribal justice systems.
- Effectively communicate an understanding of the current extent of tribal jurisdiction in Alaska.
Instructional Methods: This is a self-paced online course.
Course Policies: This is a self-paced online course. As a self-motivated course, students should plan a learning schedule and progress at their individual pace. Students can enroll anytime until February 19 and the course must be completed by May 6, 2013.
Students are expected to:
- Watch the DVD “Tribal Nations, The Story of Federal Indian Law”
- Complete all 4 units of the course and complete the unit quizzes on Blackboard
- Participate in blog posts for each unit
Text: None. Materials are available online, or by DVD for those without adequate internet connectivity
Office Hours: Since this is an online course, no office hours are scheduled. However, the instructor will be available via email.
The Tribal Management Program can be reached at 1-866-474-5710
Evaluation and Grading:
This course will be graded pass/fail. In order to receive a passing grade, participants must receive a 70% or higher grade. Participants will be assessed based upon practical application of skills and demonstration of course objectives.
Unit 1 Quiz 20%
Unit 2 Quiz 20%
Unit 3 Quiz 20%
Unit 4 Quiz 20%
Blog Posts 20%
Unit Quiz (20% each ):
Student will complete quiz for each unit on Blackboard
|Timely blog contributions. Comments are meaningful and show preparedness which reflect course readings. In-depth thought and contributions which add to the overall learning of the other individuals in the course. Demonstrates courtesy and respect to others.|
|Timely blog contributions. However, overall contribution is lacking in that readings are only sometimes incorporated into the discussions and postings do not always reflect questions posed or topics described. Individual participated in all but ONE of the discussion forums. Demonstrates courtesy and respect to others.|
|Overall contributions not meaningful – type of comments for example ‘good idea’ or ‘I agree. Very little evidence of having read course materials or giving any in-depth thought to the reading. Failed to participate in at least 2 discussions during the posting period.|
|Participation is erratic or non-existent. Little or no evidence of having read course materials and preparing for the discussion. Failed to participate in at least 3 discussions during the posting period.|
ALL COURSEWORK MUST BE COMPLETED AND SUBMITTED ONLINE BY May 6, 2013.
For each Unit,Students should be able to know and identify the significance of:
- Doctrine of Discovery
- Royal Proclamation of 1763
- U.S. Constitution
- Marshall Trilogy (1823-1832)
- Removal and Reservations
- Crow Dog Case (1883)
- Russians in Alaska and U.S. Purchase (1867)
- Early Years in Alaska after Purchase
- Early Education and Effects of the Nelson Act (1905)
- Early Alaska Native Land Cases and Acts
- Citizenship: United States, State of Alaska, Tribal
- Indian Reorganization Act (1934)
- Cohen’s Handbook of Federal Indian Law: Case’s Alaska Natives and American Laws
- World War II
- Indian Country Statute (1948)
- Termination Era 1950′s, Public Law 280
- Alaska Statehood and Build Up to Alaska Native Land Claims
- Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA), 1971
- Indian Self Determination and Education Act (ISDEAAO), 1975
- Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), 1978
- Subsistence (ANILCA, 1980)
- Federal Recognition of Alaska Tribes and Relations with the State of Alaska
- Alaska Tribal Sovereignty and Jurisdiction: Major Case Law Affecting Alaska Tribal Sovereignty
- Relationships Between Alaska and Lower 48 Tribes
- Modern Tribal Governments in Alaska
- General Principles of Federal Indian Law
The instructor is available upon appointment for additional assistance outside session hours.
The Tribal Management Program can be reached toll-free at 1-866-474-5710
Need Tech Help?? Call Wu!
Online Support Services:
As the student support tech, Jia Wu provides IT support and strives to
enhance each student’s experience while promoting success and achievement.
His basic task is ensuring students have access to their course and web
resources before class starts. This includes Blackboard, UAOnline and UA webmail
access. He also offers computer support and answers general questions.
His email is firstname.lastname@example.org, and he can also be reached at (907)474-6261 or
1-888-474-5207 option 1 then ext 6.”
Disability Services: UAF Disability Services for Distance Students
Disability Services provide a variety of services to assure equal access for all students. Interpreting services, educational assistants, note taking, and exam accommodations for students are the most frequently provided accommodations.
The staff of Disability Services works with faculty in arranging appropriate services in the classroom. Questions should be directed to the Director of Disability Services at (907)-474-5655. http://www.uaf.ed/disability/