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

  • Gov't Resources for Native Americans on the Internet - University of Massachusetts Native Resources Website
  • National American Indian Court Judges Assoc. - Assoc. of Tribal Judges supporting American and Alaska Native Justice Systems - education, information sharing and advocacy
  • National American Indian Housing Council - Promotes, supports and promotes tribes and tribal housing in their efforts to...
  • National Congress of American Indians - Forum for consensus-based policy development of membership of over 250 tribal governments
  • National Indian Child Welfare Assoc. - Dedicated to the well-being of American Indian Families - policy analysis, community development and information exchange
  • National Native American Law Students Association - Law students association for students interested in Indian law
  • Native American Rights Fund - Provides legal representation and technical assistance to Indian tribes, organizations and individuals nationwide
  • Native Elder Health Care Resource Center - National resource for older American Indians, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians - emphasis on culturally competent health care
  • International Indian Treaty Council - Working towards international representation and recognition of Indigenous Peoples self-determination
  • 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 and Alaska Native ECR - U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution. Provides collaboration and conflict resolution services across a range of environmental, natural resources, public lands and trust land issues involving Native American and Alaska Native communities and federal agencies or interests.
  • Native Nations Institute - The Native Nations Institute for Leadership, Management, and Policy (NNI) was founded in 2001 by The University of Arizona and the Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation as a self-determination, self-governance, and development resource for Native nations. It is housed at the university's Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy.
  • Native American Congressional Internship - The Native American Congressional Internship Program provides American Indian and Alaska Native students with the opportunity to gain practical experience with the federal legislative process in order to understand first-hand the government-to-government relationship between Tribes and the federal government. The internship is funded by the Native Nations Institute for Leadership, Management, and Policy.
  • Udall Undergraduate Scholarship - The Udall Foundation awards scholarships to college sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to Native American nations or to the environment.

State Agencies

Federal Agencies

 


Business Development


Tribal Political, Social and Cultural Issues

 


Gaming


Native News Links


Tribal Codes & Constitution Links

US Constitution

The US Constitution and the Bill of Rights in several versions...pick your own at www.constitution.org/cs_found.htm

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 Ā©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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