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Welcome to the Native American Law Research Guide
This guide was created to facilitate your research in Professor Shoemaker's Native American Law Seminar. A variety of resources are discussed here, providing an opportunity for you to find helpful resources or places to begin your research.
Need to brush up on some research skills? In addition to the information provided in this site, for a deeper dive into some areas of Native American law research you can consult these CALI exercises:
Newspapers & Journals
Law360 has a section devoted to Native American law. You can consult the page with the link here or sign up for a newsletter or an RSS feed.
Indian Country Today
Indian Country Today is a daily digital news platform that covers the Indigenous world, including American Indians and Alaska Natives. Indian Country Today is the largest news site that covers tribes and Native people throughout the Americas. Our primary focus is delivering news to a national audience to your mobile phone.
Indian Country Today is public media. We are a nonprofit news organization that sustains itself with funding from members, donors, foundations, and supporters. We also sell advertising in a variety of formats.
Indigenous Law Journal
The Indigenous Law Journal is a student-run legal journal and the first and only Canadian legal journal to exclusively publish articles regarding Indigenous legal issues. Launched in 2002, the journal is dedicated to developing dialogue and scholarship in the field of Indigenous legal issues both in Canada and internationally.
The journal publishes articles, notes, case comments, and reviews grounded in all areas of study pertaining to both the laws of indigenous peoples and the law as it affects indigenous peoples. Students, faculty, practitioners, and members of the judiciary are invited to submit papers. Submissions from all perspectives are encouraged as the Journal presents a non-partisan forum for discussion.
The Only Official Legal SD Indian newspaper located on Tribal Land.
The Schmid Law Library has a number of resources you may find useful; a selection of those is listed below. You should consult the University's online catalog for other resources (scroll to the bottom of the page for the "Catalog Search" box; Love library has a robust collection of Native American resources.
Online Resources & E-books
Native Americans: An Encyclopedia of History, Culture and People
Basic information on the history, culture, and contemporary status of over 200 Native American and First Nations groups.
Access through Love Library; the link sends to you the "N" page of the their databases. Scroll down to this title to access.
Log on to Westlaw with your law school credentials. Select the Practice areas option, then Native American Law.
HeinOnline: American Indian Law Collection
Access: from the Law Library homepage, select HeinOnline, then American Indian Law Collection.
Description: "With more than 2,000 titles unique to this collection and more than 1.2 million total pages dedicated to American Indian Law, this library includes an expansive archive of treaties, federal statutes and regulations, federal case law, tribal codes, constitutions, and jurisprudence. This library also features rare compilations edited by Felix S. Cohen that have never before been accessible online."
The Great Father: ebook
Available from ACLS Humanities on the UNL library catalog.