Native American Law & Legal Sources : Research Guides
An introduction to legal materials available at the UW Law Library on Native Americans and other native peoples of the US, such as Native Alaskans and Hawaiians. Includes treaties, statutes, executive orders, court decisions, and administrative actions.
A non-profit law and advocacy organization whose goal is protection of indigenous people's human rights, cultures, and traditional lands. This site provides descriptions of significant cases, newsletters, and links to relevant documents and organizations.
The National Indian Law Library (NILL) is a public law library devoted to federal Indian and tribal law. It serves both the Native American Rights Fund (NARF) and all members of the general public including indviduals and organizations working on behalf of Native Americans. The NILL collection includes Tribal self-governance documents including tribal constitutions, codes, ordinances, charters bylaws and intergovernmental agreements; Legal pleadings from important Native law cases; Indian law treatises, case law reporters, handbooks, and manuals; Native American Rights Fund pulications; Federal legislative history documents relating to Indian law including statutes, congressional hearings and reports; American Indian treaties; federal administrative documents relating to Indian law; tribal and Indian law-related newsletters, newspapers and periodicals; and a basic collection of general reference historical/cultural books on Native Americans.
This research guide authored by Lindsay G. Roberston, University of Oklahoma Law School, provides a useful overview of the complex political relationships, laws, and government entities that make up Native American legal systems.
Reflections on tribal sovereignty and sovereign immunity / Frank R. Lawrence -- Litigating disputes in Indian Country / Jay P. Walters -- Understanding and respecting the process of trying cases in tribal courts: what attorneys need to know / Rob Roy Smith -- Advising lenders of the intricacies and potential hazards involved in participating in commercial transactions with Indian tribes / Richard J. Schroeder -- The importance of respecting tribal courts as serious venues and understanding their unique procedures / Rory Dilweg -- Locating the appropriate resources to successfully navigate the unique procedural issues in tribal law / John F. Lomax Jr.