Tribal Zoning, Sovereignty in Action

December 11, 2023
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Professor Margo Hill, JD, & Adjunct Professor J.D. Tovey III published an article titled Tribal Zoning, Sovereignty in Action that covers Federal Indian Law and Jurisdiction in the American Planning Association’s Zoning Practice magazine following a presentation they gave last year in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at the National American Planning Association conference.

“Planners cannot understand or do good planning in Indian Country or work with tribal governments without knowing some American Indian history or understanding the concepts of tribal sovereignty. Tribes are often the largest employers in their county and own federal trust lands off reservation. Federal law requires tribal consultation for environmental reviews in “usual and accustomed areas” and consultation for historic preservation. Planners and local communities will increasingly”

Read the full article here.