Daily Assignments: Class web postings or briefs will be due at 10 AM on the day of each class. Students will prepare to discuss each others' postings in class.
Research Project and Congressional Simulation: Each student will look at a contemporary reservation and its neighbors and report back to the class. Students will gather facts and policies to advise a future congressman on the following question:
Which government, the ____ Tribe or ____ County should make the final decision about a proposed municipal waste landfill located near the reservation border?
Evaluations: Evaluations will be based on
(1) Class discussion (30%);
(2) Short questions or briefs submitted by 10AM on the day of each class (30%);
(3) Three quizzes (15%); and,
(4) Oral and written presentation of simulated congressional testimony (25%).
Preview: Students considering this course are urged to listen to a one-hour NPR debate “Nations Within: The Conflict of Native American Sovereignty, (Justice Talking audio program, 9/10/2001). Thie program can be found at: http://www.justicetalking.org/viewprogram.asp?progID=188 A written question based on this debate is required by 10 AM on the first day of class.