ENV 962a,b () / 2023-2024

Tribal Resources and Sovereignty-Clinic

Credits: 3
Fall 2023: W, 9:00-11:50, Kroon G01
Spring 2024: W, 9:00-11:50, Kroon G01


This graduate-level course, taught by Patrick Gonzalez-Rogers, former Executive Director of the Bears Ears Coalition, offers a comprehensive examination of Indigenous resource management with a focus on themes related to land use, cultural preservation, and environmental conservation. The course is structured into two components: lectures and clinical projects. In the lectures, students will gain a foundational understanding of crucial concepts such as Tribal Sovereignty, the trust duty, co-management, and shared stewardship. Through engaging discussions and analysis of contemporary case studies, students will explore successful co-management practices between tribes and various stakeholders, including federal governments, states, and private actors. The course also offers a unique clinical component where students will be placed with a partner organization and participate in real-world projects related to Indigenous resource management.

Interested students are required to submit an application by January 9, 2024 11:59 pm, detailing their motivation, relevant background or experience, and their commitment to actively contribute to the course and clinic projects. To apply, please use https://bit.ly/47jrqHB

If you have any issues completing this application, please reach out to the clinic teaching fellows: Nicota Stevenson(nicota.stevenson@yale.edu) and Sonora Taffa(sonora.taffa@yale.edu).