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Indigeneity in the Air: The Highs and Lows of Asserting Tribal Airspace Sovereignty

Abstract Advancements in marine and aerospace technology drive legal reform in admiralty and air law. The increased accessibility and affordability of these technologies demand and motivate lawmakers and federal agencies to anticipate potential threats to peoples’ rights and resources in the seas and skies. Given the recent applications of unmanned aircraft in the public and private sectors, developments in aircraft and air law are rapidly becoming more relevant to American Indian and Alaska Native tribes. In anticipation of legal reform, tribal nations are taking steps to assert, expand, and secure their air rights before agencies or the courts attempt to divest their sovereign authority. An analysis of two case studies through a lens of water and ... (more)
Created Date 2019
Contributor Knight, Shelly L (Author) / Vicenti Carpio, Myla (Advisor) / Martinez, David (Committee member) / Riding In, James (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Native American studies / air law / aviation law / federal Indian law / tribal air law / tribal airspace sovereignty / tribal sovereignty
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 167 pages
Language English
Note Masters Thesis American Indian Studies 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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