Challenges to Sacred Sites Protection

Rebecca A. Tsosie

University of Arizona - James E. Rogers College of Law


Denver University Law Review, Vol. 83, p. 963, 2006

In this transcript of Professor Tsosie’s presentation at the University of Denver College of Law, she discusses the need to protect sacred sites and the rights of the native tribes associated with them. She identifies specific challenges which surround site protection including environmental, historic, and religious claims to land. Professor Tsosie suggests that an alternative to the current legal solution is needed in order to preserve indigenous people’s religious and cultural land rights. She suggests educating non-Indians to be respectful of Indian land use and justifying sacred site protection with property laws. Additionally, Professor Tsosie is working on building a new model, incorporating legal, ethical, and political theories, for addressing the issue of protecting sacred sites.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 18

Keywords: Sacred sites, Native people, Land

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Date posted: May 7, 2009 ; Last revised: June 16, 2011

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Tsosie, Rebecca A., Challenges to Sacred Sites Protection (2006). Denver University Law Review, Vol. 83, p. 963, 2006. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1400347

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Rebecca A. Tsosie (Contact Author)
University of Arizona - James E. Rogers College of Law ( email )
P.O. Box 210176
Tucson, AZ 85721-0176
United States
HOME PAGE: https://law.arizona.edu/rebecca-tsosie

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