Tribal Nations & Trade: A History and Outlook for New Mexico
Audio recording of a lecture given by Patrick Schaefer on December 7, 2022 as part of the Dean's Lecture & Concert Series. The Dean's Office has provided this description of the event: "While trade flows inherently serve to unite distant communities, they also generate great divisions. In New Mexico, Tribal Nations now stand at the center of Transpacific and North American commerce, at the leading edge of current global trade dynamics. Yet, for Tribal Nations, fractures and divisions are present, and mitigating the challenges or seizing the opportunities arising from these trade flows can often remain elusive. As trade volumes continue to increase across all of New Mexico, finding evolving and responsive ways to coordinate across the state’s multiple tribal, state, and federal sovereigns grows in importance. This lecture, by mapping the history and current state of trade flows in New Mexico, specifically through Tribal Nations, and by examining the comparative legal theories that have governed sovereignty and trade in the region, discusses the conditions and structures needed to increase collaboration and resilience throughout the state’s communities.
Santa Fe, NM
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