For 30 minutes this week, Amy Amoroso spoke with Rebecca Tsosie.
Rebecca Tsosie is internationally recognized as one of the most respected legal scholars in the field of federal Indian law and indigenous peoples’ human rights, currently at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law as the Regents’ Professor of Law with the Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy (IPLP) Program and serves as special adviser to the provost for diversity and inclusion. She has published widely on the topics of sovereignty, self-determination, cultural pluralism, environmental policy and cultural rights.
Rebecca teaches in the areas of Federal Indian Law, Property, Constitutional Law, Critical Race Theory, and Cultural Resources Law and is a member of the Arizona Bar Association and the California Bar Association. She serves as a Supreme Court Justice for the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation and as an Associate Judge on the San Carlos Tribal Court of Appeals and received her B.A. and J.D. degrees from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Rebecca and Amy discuss her work at University of Arizona, Tribal Sovereignty, current trends in environmental justice issues, including Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments, the EPA, the Dakota Access Pipeline and the Border wall. Rebecca shares about her Yaqui heritage and her motivation to study law.
Recorded and produced by Amy Amoroso for broadcast on May 13, 2018.