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Tribal Courts, Codes and Constitutions: Tribal Courts

This guide seeks to bring together in one site a list of all online Tribal Codes and Constitutions, as well as sites that deal with Tribal Courts, Codes and Constitutions.

Tribal Courts Resources

Tribal Law on Westlaw

Westlaw has recently added a Tribal Law database to their existing offerings.
Here are a few files contained within this newly-compiled database:

  • West's American Tribal Law Reporter
  • Federal Native American Treaties
  • West Legal Directory - Native Peoples Law

Tribal Court Sites

Tribal Court Print Resources

The Indian Law Reporter, a comprehensive and unique monthly information service that reports cases—primarily in full-text format—from federal, state and tribal courts, as well as administrative agencies, is an essential resource for every individual, agency, government, and other institution that needs to keep abreast of developments in the field of American Indian law. Published continuously since 1974, materials appearing in the Indian Law Reporter are conveniently organized and marked for insertion into a loose-leaf binder divided into the following categories:
- United States Supreme Court opinions and proceedings
- United States Courts of Appeals opinions
- United States District Court opinions
- United States Court of Federal Claims
- State Court opinions
- Tribal Court opinions
- Miscellaneous proceedings (U.S. Tax and Bankruptcy Court decisions, IBIA and IBLA decisions)
-Table of Cases and Topical Index

Link to a comprehensive index to Tribal Court decisions in the Indian Law Reporter.

Indian Tribes as Sovereign Governments: A Sourcebook on Federal-Tribal History, Law, and Policy
"The sourcebook, Indian Tribes as Sovereign Governments, is an invaluable resource for those who may not be familiar with the history of the native peoples of America or the principles of Federal-Indian law and policy. It helps one to understand why, for well over two hundred years, ... native self-determination and tribal self-government have served as the cornerstones of the government-to-government relationship between the United States and native nations."-From the Foreword by U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye

 

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