Our Work |  NARF Publications  |   Labor and Employment Law in Indian Country

LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT LAW IN INDIAN COUNTRY

LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT LAW IN INDIAN COUNTRY provides a comprehensive overview of the law governing labor and employment relations in Indian country. This is a growing, controversial, and complex area of law, implicating fundamental principles of tribal sovereignty at every turn. Current and up-to-date, Labor and Employment Law in Indian Country is must read for anyone involved in Indian affairs today.

Online: No
ISBN: 978-0-9794099-9-8
Pages: 338
Published: 2011-
Cost: $59.95

Foreword by John E. Echohawk

1: Introduction: Historical Framework

Part I: The Fundamental Principles of Tribal Sovereignty Underlying
Labor and Employment Relations in Indian Country


2: Affirmative Tribal Sovereignty: Legal Bases for Tribal Authority

3: Defensive Tribal Sovereignty: Barriers to State and Federal
Authority Over Labor and Employment Relations in Indian
Country

4: Defensive Tribal Sovereignty: Sovereign Immunity and Tribal
Employment Disputes

Part II: The Application of Federal Authority to Labor and
Employment Relations in Indian Country


5. Civil Rights and Tribal Employment

6.. Federal Labor and Employment Laws of General Application and
Tribal Employment

7. The National Labor Relations Act and Tribal Employment

Part III: Toward Tribal Labor and Employment Law

8. Developing Tribal Law: Civil Rights and Employment
Discrimination

9. Developing Tribal Law: Unions and Collective Bargaining

10. Developing Tribal Law: Native American Employment
Preferences in Transition

Conclusion

Appendix A: Variables Affecting the Governance of Labor and Employment Relations in Indian Country

Appendix B: Federal Labor and Employment Laws of General Application

Appendix C: Labor and Employment Laws of Indian Tribes

 

Order via Drummond Woodsum
Phone: Ruth Wentzel
1-800-727-1941 ext. 533

“A tour de force! Labor and Employment Law in Indian Country is so comprehensive—including detailed discussions of the federal civil rights and employment statutes, the different approaches of the various federal circuit courts on many issues, and all the Supreme Court cases touching on the bounds of federal/state/tribal relations. . . . Anyone who deals with Indian tribes in business matters needs to know about this important field of law.” —Professor Robert Anderson, University of Washington School of Law, Co-Editor of Felix Cohen’s Handbook on Federal Indian Law.

“Indian country long has hungered for practical advice on how to modernize tribal governments, how to effectively assert tribal sovereignty, and how to forestall outsider influences on tribal business. Kaighn Smith's guide to labor law in Indian country is a dramatic step in the right direction, with solid legal analysis coupled with cutting-edge recommendations for tribal leaders and attorneys. This work is a rare breath of fresh air in an era of deep judicial and political skepticism about Native nations.” Matthew L.M. Fletcher, Founder of Turtle Talk and Associate Professor, Michigan State University School of Law  

Home  |   Search  |   Disclaimer  |   Privacy Statement  |   Site Map