Dawnlands Sovereigns Bruce Duthu

  • Tuesday, September 06, 2022
  • 7:00 PM
  • Online

Registration is closed

We Are Still Here:
Indigenous Peoples of the Northeast

2022 University Days


Professor N. Bruce Duthu

Dawnland Sovereigns: Northeastern Tribal Nations in the Era of Self Determination

Tuesday, September 6 at 7:00 pm EDT

Free Online via Zoom

Professor N. Bruce Duthu is the Samson Occom Professor and Chair of Native American & Indigenous Studies at Dartmouth College. An internationally recognized scholar of Native American law and policy, Professor Duthu joined the faculty of Arts & Sciences at Dartmouth in 2008. He served as Dartmouth’s Associate Dean of the Faculty for International Studies & Interdisciplinary Programs.  Duthu earned his BA degree in religion and Native American Studies from Dartmouth College and his JD degree from Loyola University School of Law in New Orleans. Prior to joining the Dartmouth faculty, Duthu was Professor of Law, Vice Dean for Academic Affairs, and inaugural director of the VLS-Sun Yat-sen University (Guangzhou, China) Partnership in Environmental Law at Vermont Law School. He served as visiting professor of law at Harvard Law School, the universities of Wollongong and Sydney in Australia, and the University of Trento in Italy.

 Professor Duthu is the author of Shadow Nations: Tribal Sovereignty and the Limits of Legal Pluralism (Oxford University Press 2013) and American Indians and the Law (Viking/Penguin Press 2008) and was a contributing author of Felix S. Cohen's Handbook of Federal Indian Law. His co-edited special volume of South Atlantic Quarterly, Sovereignty, Indigeneity and the Law, won the 2011 Council of Editors of Learned Journals award for Best Special Issue. Professor Duthu is an enrolled tribal member of the United Houma Nation of Louisiana. He and his wife (Hilde Ojibway) have 3 children and 4 grandchildren.

Learn more about University Days 2022: We Are Still Here: Indigenous Peoples of the Northeast. Lectures, art shows, walking tours and more!

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Learning about the United State’s Native American Heritage is vital to weaving a more equitable social fabric for everyone. If you would like to contribute to our continuing work towards this goal click here to make a contribution to OLLI’s Northeast Indigenous Initiative, found in the “Designation” drop down menu.

We Are Still Here: Indigenous Peoples of the Northeast is supported in part by grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council through the local cultural councils of Alford-Egremont, Dalton, Great Barrington, Lee, Lenox, Mount Washington, North Berkshire, Otis, Pittsfield, Richmond, Sandisfield, Sheffield and Stockbridge and with in-kind support and partnership from Berkshire Community College.


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