The Growing Market for Indian Lawyering
By Matthew L.M. Fletcher
American Indians are sorely underrepresented in the legal profession. But there is a greater need for more Native attorneys now than ever. By offering lay advocate, paralegal, or pre-law programs, TCUs can make a major difference.
Producing a Tribal Citizenry Literate in Law and Jurisprudence
By Stephen Wall
As the most legislated people in America, tribal citizens can benefit immensely from a legal education offered from a critical and culturally specific perspective. And tribal colleges are ideally suited for the task.
Teaching Indian Law and Creating Agents of Change
By Christopher M. Harrington
Teaching tribal college students about Indian law and policy can be an emotional and challenging endeavor. The process, however, can galvanize and empower them to work for change in their own communities and in Indian Country as a whole.
Designing and Teaching an Introduction to Federal Indian Law
By Wynema Morris
There are a variety of factors that should be considered when designing the curriculum for a course on Indian law. Students should learn to read for content, interpret legal language and symbols, and gain an understanding of who makes, implements, and interprets the law.
Dear Readers: Financial and Moral Support Keys to Success
By Rachael Marchbanks
Editor’s Essay: Protecting Native Futures
By Bradley Shreve
On Campus: Tribal College News
TCJ Student: Death in the Life
By Taylor Long Crow
The best in tribal college student writing and art.
Profile: Carrie Billy
By Richard Peterson
A trained attorney, the president of AIHEC has made it her life work to advocate on behalf of all Native peoples.
Talking Circle: Training Tribal Lay Advocates at Sitting Bull College
By W.L. Shelley
Sitting Bull College’s exemplary lay advocate program offers Native defendants representation in tribal courts.
With contributions from Jennifer Denetdale, William Bauer, Margaret A. MacKichan, and Laurie A. Occhipinti.
Voices: A Human Rights Crisis in Indian Country
By Chris Vigil
The lack of lay advocates and attorneys representing Native defendants has led to a human rights crisis in Indian Country.
ON THE COVER: Untitled by Ken Blackbird (Assiniboine)
Iḷisaġvik’s Vicennial: Alaska’s Only Tribal College Turns 20
By Elise Patkotak
Situated on the North Slope in the community of Barrow, Iḷisaġvik College celebrates 20 years of higher education by remembering the past and looking forward to the future.
Canada’s Tribal Colleges, Part 2
By Leif Gregersen
In this second installment of a four-part series, TCJ explores the First Nations colleges in the Northern Rockies. Old Sun College and Blue Quills First Nations College in the Province of Alberta are highlighted.
By W.L. Shelley
A compilation of published and online resources for researchers interested in issues and topics on American Indian law.
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An eBook featuring stories and poems by tribal college students.
Touching Home portrays contemporary Native American life through the raw and honest creative writing of tribal college students.
Buy the Kindle version on Amazon.com ($9.99)