The Indian Citizenship Act of 1924: Exploring its Legacy Through a Historical and Legal Lens

On June 4, 1924, the Indian Citizenship Act was signed into law by President Calvin Coolidge. Carla Bywaters (Boyd '24) will moderate as our experts walk us through time, discuss the Act's legal consequences over the past 100 years, and examine the path forward in a lunchtime webinar from 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM.

Our panelists are:

John Tahsuda III (Kiowa), Distinguished Fellow and Adjunct Professor, Boyd School of Law

Bethany R. Berger, Wallace Stevens Professor of Law, University of Connecticut

Dr. William Bauer (Wailacki and Concow of the Round Valley Indian Tribes), Professor of History and Director of American Indian and Indigenous Studies, UNLV

Approved for 1 Nevada MCLE credit (1 general credit, 0 ethics credit, and 0 AAMH credit)


CLE Reading List:

Addie C. Rolnick, The Promise of Mancari: Indian Political Rights as Racial Remedy, 86 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 958 (2011).

Bethany R. Berger, Birthright Citizenship on Trial: Elk v. Wilkins and United States v. Wong Kim Ark, 37 Cardozo L. Rev. 1185 (2016).

Gregory Ablavsky, “With the Indian Tribes”: Race, Citizenship, and Original Constitutional Meanings, 70 Stanford L. Rev. 1025 (2018).

Kevin Bruyneel, Challenging American Boundaries: Indigenous People and the "Gift" of U.S. Citizenship, 18 Stud. Am. Pol. Dev. 30 (2004).

April 15, 2024
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Online Webinar