NIJC is dedicated to providing the highest quality and cost-effective training sessions and provides each trainee/attendee with a comprehensive course manual and certificate of completion. In addition, by attending our training seminars, Continuing Learning Education credits (CLE credits) may be obtained from your provider.

The NIJC training schedule is subject to change. Please contact NIJC for further information or to be added to the mailing list. Announcements and application forms for each session will be mailed prior to each session.

Click on each training session to print a registration form and fax to us at (707) 579-9019 in order to register for any of the following training sessions. This provides the highest security to ensure credit card numbers do not fall in the wrong hands!! OR call (707) 579-5507 to register.

Tuition for the sessions is $545 per person. NIJC presents two separate training sessions at each location.

NIJC Staff and Consultants are constantly involved in ongoing research regarding issues in Indian country in order to ensure that NIJC provides the most current, updated, and relevant training.

NIJC designs and conducts ON-SITE training tailored to specific needs. If you wish to discuss an ON-SITE, please call the above number or E-mail us at:

Online Courses

The National Indian Justice Center is pleased to provide many online courses. For a list of the courses and a full description please go to the distance Learning Website at:

Some courses may require a username and password. Click on the course title that you are interested in. You will be directed to a sign up form for the course. Within 10 days of signing up, you will receive a username and password for the course. You may also request a username and password by e-mailing Barry Litchfield at At this time, all courses are free to anyone interested in taking one or more.

Access to the NIJC Distance Learning Moodle Rooms
To access the Native American Children Training Forum (NACTF) courses go to:
To access all other NIJC online courses go to:


NIJC Training Survey 2018

The National Indian Justice Center (NIJC) is a training and technical assistance organization that seeks to improve the administration of justice and to improve health and safety in tribal communities. We are developing our 2019 training schedule and would like to know what training sessions and locations that are of interest to you.
We invite you to participate in our survey by clicking the link below:
Thank you!

The 2020 Training Schedule is Under Development



























Participants must call and cancel at least 30 days prior to the scheduled training to receive a full refund. If you do not cancel within 30 days prior to a scheduled class a $60.00 administrative fee will be assessed. No refunds or credits will be provided for no-shows and cancellation notifications received on or after the conference or seminar.

National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP)-Project 25-25 Task 114
Integrating Tribal Expertise into Processes to Identify, Evaluate, and Record Cultural Resources

The research objective of NCHRP 25-25, Task 114 is to understand and detail how tribal expertise can inform the requirements and intent of Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) for surface transportation projects, recognizing federal agency government-to-government consultation responsibilities and addressing issues associated with confidentiality.
Task 114 seeks to explore successful Section 106 outcomes through collaborative incorporation of tribal expertise throughout the tribal engagement and consultation process, including identifying places of religious and cultural significance, assessing potential project effects on these significant places, and resolving any adverse effects. A critical and vital element of this study is to document tribal perspectives on how well FWHA and state DOTs take into account tribal expertise during the steps in the Section 106 process and provide opportunities for tribal voices and concerns to be heard.
As a first step in engaging tribes for this study, we developed an online survey for tribes. This brief survey asks questions about when and how tribal expertise is used on FHWA and state DOT transportation projects, and if tribal expertise is fully considered in agency Section 106 decision-making. We have also developed a separate online survey with similar questions for FHWA and state DOTs.
The results of the study, including the online surveys, will be summarized in a report that will be submitted to the NCHRP. The report will highlight what has been learned and will be made available to all tribes, state DOTs, FHWA offices, and historic preservation practitioners nationwide. Your participation will directly assist us in identifying best practices for the integration of tribal expertise in the Section 106 process.
Interested in Participating? Access the Tribal Survey On the attached flyer HERE, or go to: