A Third Way: Decolonizing the Laws of Indigenous Cultural Protection
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In A Third Way, Hillary Hoffmann and Monte Mills detail the history, context, and future of the ongoing legal fight to protect indigenous cultures. At the federal level, this fight is shaped by the assumptions that led to current federal cultural protection laws, which many tribes and their allies are now reframing to better meet their cultural and sovereign priorities. At the state level, centuries of antipathy toward tribes are beginning to give way to collaborative and cooperative efforts that better reflect indigenous interests. Most critically, tribes themselves are building laws and legal structures that reflect and invigorate their own cultural values. Taken together, and evidenced by the recent worldwide support for indigenous cultural movements, events of the last decade signal a new era for indigenous cultural protection. This important work should be read by anyone interested in the legal reforms that will guide progress toward that future.
- Makes federal, state, and tribal cultural resource protection laws easy to understand by separating them into individual chapters and illustrating how they affect specific tribes
- Examines the major tribal cultural protection efforts of the 2000s, such as Dakota Access Pipeline protests and the creation of the Bears Ears National Monument
- Allows readers to gain a foundation in federal Indian law
Cambridge University Press
Indian and Aboriginal Law
Mills, Monte and Hoffman, Hillary M., "A Third Way: Decolonizing the Laws of Indigenous Cultural Protection" (2020). Faculty Books & Book Chapters. 11.