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Indigenous Law, Governance & Citizenship

The Center Logo
The Center logo is based upon a 17th century treaty between the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) and Dutch Colonists called the Guswentah, or Two Row Wampum, which symbolizes the two separate paths that must be followed and maintained by both native and colonizing peoples in order to promote peaceful relations.
Two-Row Wampum
The Guswentah, or Two-Row Wampum, a 17th Century Treaty between the Haudenosaunee and Dutch colonists defining the terms of peaceful relations.
The Center for Indigenous Law, Governance  Citizenship is a research based law and policy institute focused on Indigenous nations, their development and their interaction with the U.S. and Canadian governments.

The Center has five main goals:

  1. To conduct policy analysis relating to all aspects of Indigenous sovereignty, its exercise and its recognition by other nations and governments;
  2. To conduct analytical research relating to the law, governance, and citizenship of Indigenous nations and peoples;
  3. To provide technical assistance to Indigenous nations seeking to reform their governing institutions and administrative laws, as well as to federal, state, local, and provincial governments seeking to reform their Indian affairs laws;
  4. To provide education and training on Indian law and policy issues to attorneys (CLE), government officials (tribal, federal, provincial state, and local), and Indigenous and non-Indigenous community members; and
  5. To promote a greater understanding of the law, governance, and history of the Haudenosaunee (the "People of the Longhouse").



10th Annual Haudenosaunee Conference   Peace

November 15, 2013 evening reception at Goldstein Student Center, South Campus

November 16, 2013 Peace Conference, 8-5, Goldstein Student Center

agenda and registration coming soon!!!

Past Events

9th Annual Haudenosaunee Conference

Caring for Indigenous Children and Families: Circles of Safety and Sovereignty

November 30-December 1, 2012

The Practice of Indian Law -- Navigating Three Jurisdictions

April 26, 2013
201 MacNaughton Hall

Contact Us

Mailing Address:
The Center for Indigenous Law, Governance & Citizenship
Syracuse University College of Law
263 White Hall
Syracuse, NY 13244

Email: ndnlaw@law.syr.edu

315-443-7609 (Center)
315-443-9558 (Carrie Garrow)