On today’s episode of Justice Matters, co-host Mathias Risse talks with Angela Riley, Chief Justice of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation and Professor of Law and American Indian Studies at UCLA, about indigenous sovereignty and human rights in the United States. 

Together, they discuss the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, what sovereignty means for tribes in the U.S. compared to indigenous communities globally, the tribal government’s relationship to U.S. federal and state governments, recent changes to the Citizen Potawatomi Nation’s constitution, the Potawatomi judiciary system, and Intellectual Property law in the U.S. and its relation to indigenous knowledge.