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Hein Online has an American Indian Law Collection/Indigenous Peoples of the Americas library. Resources accessible through that collection include (but are not limited to):
||CFR Title 25
||US Code Title 25
||Documents from the Serial Set
|Constitutions, Acts, & By-Laws
||Indian Tribal Codes
|Model Tribal Probate Code (NCCUSL)
||Indigenous Peoples Treatise
||Treaty Related Publications
||Other Related Works
Other resources available through the Internet are outlined in the boxes below:
Native American Rights Fund (NARF)
Since 1971, the Native American Rights Fund (NARF) has provided legal assistance to Indian tribes, organizations, and individuals nationwide who might otherwise have gone without adequate representation. NARF has successfully asserted and defended the most important rights of Indians and tribes in hundreds of major cases, and has achieved significant results in such critical areas as tribal sovereignty, treaty rights, natural resource protection, and Indian education. NARF is a non-profit 501c(3) organization that focuses on applying existing laws and treaties to guarantee that national and state governments live up to their legal obligations.
NARF Tribal Supreme Court Project
The purpose of the Project is to strengthen tribal advocacy before the U.S. Supreme Court by developing new litigation strategies and coordinating tribal legal resources, and to ultimately improve the win-loss record of Indian tribes.
Among other things, the Project: (1) monitors Indian law cases having the potential to reach the U.S. Supreme Court; and (2) Maintains online depository of briefs & opinions in all Indian law cases filed in the U.S. Supreme Court. For other aspects of the Project, see the webpage.
Harvard Project on Indian Economic Development
Through applied research and service, the Harvard Project aims to understand and foster the conditions under which sustained, self-determined social and economic development is achieved among American Indian nations. The Harvard Project’s core activities include research, education and the administration of a tribal governance awards program. In all of its activities, the Harvard Project collaborates with the Native Nations Institute for Leadership, Management and Policy at the University of Arizona. The Harvard Project is also formally affiliated with the Harvard University Native American Program, an interfaculty initiative at Harvard University.
At the heart of the Harvard Project is the systematic, comparative study of social and economic development on American Indian reservations. What works, where and why?
Libraries & Document Collections
National Indian Law Library
The National Indian Law Library (NILL) of the Native American Rights Fund is a law library devoted to federal Indian and tribal law. NILL maintains a unique and valuable collection of Indian law resources and assists people with their Indian law-related research needs.
American Indian and Alaskan Native Documents
The Donald E. Pray Law Library, College of Law at the University of Oklahoma is now a Digital Access Partner for their digitized versions of Native American and Alaskan Native documents contained in volumes of the U.S. Congressional Serial Set from 1817-1899. These documents contain contemporaneous documentation of political, military, and governmental activities related to indigenous peoples of the continental United States and Alaskan territory during the 19th century.
Digital Access Partners make a commitment to make publicly accessible digital resources within scope of the FDLP at no fee. GPO directs users to these resources via bibliographic records in the Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP) and PURLs.
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