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Tsosie writes chapter for 'Indian Law Stories'

January 28, 2011

Rebecca Tsosie, Executive Director of the Indian Legal Program at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, authored the chapter, “Property, Power, and American ‘Justice’: The Story of United States v. Dann,” to be published in the book, Indian Law Stories.

United States v. Dann is not just a case of U.S. Indian law, but also displays the American justice system’s inability to handle Native rights to property and equality. The case involves two sisters who challenge the United States’ ability to control Native lands.

Tsosie, a Willard H. Pedrick Distinguished Research Scholar, teaches in the areas of Indian law, property, bioethics, and critical race theory, as well as seminars in international indigenous rights and in the College’s Tribal Policy, Law, and Government Master of Laws program. She is a Faculty Fellow in the Center for Law and Global Affairs, and an Affiliate Professor in the American Indian Studies Program at ASU. Tsosie has written and published widely on doctrinal and theoretical issues related to tribal sovereignty, environmental policy and cultural rights, and is the author of many prominent articles dealing with cultural resources and cultural pluralism.

Staci McCabe,
Office of Communications, College of Law