Marquette University’s land and water acknowledgment is a statement that developed over weeks of reflection and conversation led by Indigenous student leadership with key faculty and staff. The statement recognizes the long history of Native people and nations that lived on and stewarded the land and water where the university now resides. It also celebrates the unbroken connection Native people and nations still have to this land and waterways, their traditional territories.
Federal Indian law concerns the legal relationship between the United States and the various Native American Indian tribes. The United States Constitution, article 1, section 8, clause 3, "The Congress shall have power...to regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States and with the Indian Tribes." Therefore, Congress has the authority to legislate and to regulate Indian tribes. There are numerous federal statutes dealing with Indian tribes and Indian rights. The legislative resources listed in this guide serve to provide suggestions for finding and researching federal Indian law.