Montana State University

NASX 530-801: Federal Indian Law and Policy

Jan 14-May 08, 2015
Credit: 3 graduate
Cost: $835.50
Instructor(s): Tarissa Spoonhunter

Course Description:

Earn an on-line NAS Graduate Certificate

This course will cover some of the most important issues affecting American Indian lives and livelihoods, the histories of these issues from a legal perspective, and the generations of actors who have pursued and continue to pursue resolution of these issues through legal, legislative, and other means.

Meeting Place and Times:

Online-co-convenes with NASX 476


Tarissa Spoonhunter.
Tarissa Spoonhunter is an enrolled member of the Northern Arapaho and Blackfeet tribes and received her doctoral degree in American Indian Studies from the University of Arizona. In Arapaho, she is also known as “That Woman with an Eagle Plume.” She enjoys singing and dancing on the powwow trails throughout the U.S. and Canada.


Bachelor’s degree

Time Commitment:

10-12 hours per week. If you are unfamiliar with this field of study and/or method of delivery, you may require more time.

Tuition and Fees

 Program Fee $25.50
 Computer Fee$10.50

The cost of the course assumes that you are taking only MSU Extended University courses during the semester that the course is offered. If you also registered for courses through the MSU Registrar, other costs may apply.


  • a $3.35 per credit hour computer fee
  • a $30 registration fee per student per semester

A $40 late fee will be assessed if payment is not posted to your account by 3 pm (Mountain Time) of the course start date (or the business day before if the course starts on a weekend or a holiday).

To learn more about costs, please see the University Business Services' Student Accounts Web page.

Required Books/Materials:

  • TBA

Computer Requirements:

  • Computer running Windows XP Service Pack 3 or newer or Mac OS X.5 (Leopard) or higher
  • CD-ROM drive
  • Internet access

For More Information:

For course information: Tarissa Spoonhunter, Registration Questions: Extended University, Office of Continuing Education, (406) 994-6683, toll free (866)540-5660,

There is a minimum enrollment for this course and if not met, the course may be cancelled and fees fully refunded. For complete information on administrative polices

Registration will open on Oct 29, 2014

How to Register:

Registration is not yet open.

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