Rebecca Tsosie is a Regents Professor at the James E. Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona and Faculty Co-Chair for the Indigenous Peoples’ Law and Policy Program. Of Yaqui descent, she is widely known for her work in Federal Indian law and Indigenous peoples’ human rights. Prior to joining U of A, she was a Regent’s Professor and Vice Provost for Inclusion and Community Engagement at Arizona State University. She was the first faculty Exec. Dir. for ASU’s Indian Legal Program, serving in that role for 15 years.
She has published widely on sovereignty, self-determination, cultural pluralism, environmental policy and cultural rights. Her courses center on Federal Indian Law, Property, Constitutional Law, Critical Race Theory, and Cultural Resources Law.
Prof. Tsosie is a member of the Arizona and California Bar Associations, 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.
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