PHLP Issue Briefs are short papers summarizing research of laws that impact public health in the STLT community. These Issue Briefs were prepared by PHLP attorneys, who are available to provide technical assistance on these topics.
American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) Hunting and Fishing Rights [PDF - 166KB]
An overview about key legal doctrines courts have developed to explain off-reservation AI/AN hunting and fishing rights. These doctrines are significant in a public health context because many tribal communities rely on traditional foods for subsistence.
An overview of the legal doctrine of preemption, including a definition, the use of preemption as a strategy, and methods for local governments to address preemption
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