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LAW 771: Indigenous Cultural Heritage: Protection, Practice, Repatriation

This new interdisciplinary seminar explores challenges and avenues for furthering protection of the cultural heritage rights enshrined in the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). Using an innovative combination of in-class lectures and videos of interviews with renowned experts, including Indigenous leaders, scholars, artists and performers and museum professionals from around the world, this seminar will analyze current and potential tribal, domestic and international legal and ethical frameworks for indigenous cultural heritage protection and repatriation. Among other subjects, we will discuss and problematize: the impact of colonialism, urbanization and other political, legal, economic, religious and cultural forces on understandings and definitions of "indigenous" and "cultural heritage"; the development of international law relating to Indigenous peoples' cultural rights; domestic heritage protection and repatriation legislation such as the 1990 US Indian Arts and Crafts Act and Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act; past and present Western museum practices relating to display, preservation, provenance research and repatriation of Indigenous peoples' cultural material; the meaning of repatriation to Indigenous peoples and other stakeholders; and resolving repatriation disputes, including by alternative dispute resolution (ADR) processes. While case studies will relate primarily to Indigenous peoples of North America, including the Arizona Hopi and Northwest Coast First Nations, comparisons will be drawn with the situation of Indigenous peoples in other regions, such as Oceania and Russia. The overall seminar experience will involve discussions of lectures and video content, assigned readings, a class visit to the Cantor Center Native Americas collection, and visits to our classroom by renowned experts, including Dr. Morten Rasmussen, who participated in the recent DNA analysis of Kennewick Man/The Ancient One. Students who have taken this course are eligible to join a guided weekend trip to Hopi territory tentatively planned for Spring Quarter 2016. Elements used in grading: class participation, attendance and a final project (one-day take-home exam or research paper). After the term begins, SLS students who have received the instructor¿s consent to write a research paper should transfer from LAW 771 section (01) to section (02), which meets the R requirement. Registration: SLS or graduate student status, or consent of the instructor. Any non-law students who wish to enroll in LAW 771 should complete the Course Add Request form at: http://2pe0o743k0s82lo5l6trs9j1-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Non-Law-Student-Add-Request-Form-_Autumn-Quarter-2015-2016_-11.pdf and send it to the instructor by email (sjdenant@stanford.edu) or bring it to class. Cross-listed with Art History 90 and Art History 490A.
Terms: Aut | Units: 2 | Grading: Law Honors/Pass/R credit/Fail
Instructors: Jessiman, S. (PI)
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