Resource Links

  • Intertribal Court of California (ICC)- Tribal court chartered by a consortium of Indian tribes to address legal issues authorized under their collective judicial authorities. ICC is a court of limited jurisdiction authorized by an inter-tribal governing agreement, exercising jurisdiction over cases involving on reservation housing disputes (eviction cases) and cases involving the welfare of the children of member tribes. The enrolled members of the consortium tribes and other interested parties may also submit cases to the court mediation services for resolution.
  • California Indian Museum - The California Indian Museum is a project made possible by NIJC to acquire, record, preserve, study, interpret, and exhibit information of the outstanding importance on the history, cultural heritage, and contemporary life of the indigenous people of California. The Museum's goal is to light the way--the spiritual, social, economic, and personal way-- for native people of the Western hemisphere and the Pacific Islands to come together and share.
  • The Native American Bar Association - Bar association for Native American lawyers and attorneys interested in federal Indian law.
  • Lisa Mitten's Native American Sites - Contains a vast amount of Native American links.
  • National CASA Association - National Court Appointed Special Advocate Association is a nationwide movement of community volunteers who provide legal assistance for abused and neglected children.
  • California Indian Legal Services - CILS is a non-profit American Indian controlled law firm which provides specialized legal representation to California Indians and Indian tribes. CILS provides free or low-cost representation on certain matters concerning Indian land base, self-determination, and Indian heritage.
  • Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). The attached is a list provided by DOJ of PL-280 status for each federally recognized Tribe. Bold indicates PL-280 status. Strikethrough indicates NOT PL-280. Italics indicate that the PL-280 status has changed over time; this would typically be due to a retrocession process converting from PL-280 status back to federal and tribal jurisdiction over criminal matters.

Native American Organizations

State Agencies

Federal Agencies


Business Development

Tribal Political, Social and Cultural Issues



Native News Links

Tribal Codes & Constitution Links

US Constitution

The US Constitution and the Bill of Rights in several versions...pick your own at

Robert's Rules of Order

Ever storm out of a meeting? Knowing Robert's Rules of Order can eliminate the frustrations that can often accompany group discussions. Be the person who understands what precedes a debate, how to obtain the floor, introduce motions, second them, state questions, and when to debate. The floor will be all yours...Robert's Rules of Order.

Tribal Codes and Constitutions

  • --NIJC offers for sale a model Tribal Housing Code, model Tribal Juvenile Justice Code, and model Tribal Child/Family Protection Code. Prices can be found at the NIJC Publications page.
  • --Numerous websites have been found to have these model codes listed on their web pages without permission.
  • --All materials produced by NIJC are copyrighted. Copyright ©1999 National Indian Justice Center.
  • --Unauthorized reproduction or distribution of these materials or any portion of it, may result in severe civil and criminal penalties and will be prosecuted to the maximum extent possible under the law.

Legal Search Links

Various websites allow the public to search for Court Decisions, Legal Documents, and Funding Availability.


Downloadable Model Solid Waste and Water Codes
  1. Model Tribal Air Quality Ordinance
  2. Model Tribal Solid Waste Disposal Ordinance
  3. Model Tribal Water Quality Ordinance
  4. Model Tribal Drinking Water Ordinance
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