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Promising Strategies: Tribal State Court Relations
Tribal courts and state courts interact across an array of issues. Since the early 1990s, initiatives by judges' organizations within both judicial systems have focused on an agenda of greater mutual understanding and cooperative action. This publication by the Tribal Law and Policy Institute and BJA spotlights some of the most successful strategies within these initiatives.

Center for Indigenous Law, Governance & Citizenship
(Syracuse University)
The Center is a research based law and policy institute focused on Indigenous nations, their development and their interaction with the U.S. and Canadian governments.

ICWA Designated Tribal Agents for Service of Notice
(Federal Register)
The regulations implementing the Indian Child Welfare Act provide that Indian tribes may designate an agent other than the tribal chairman for service of notice of proceedings under the Act.

Improving Compliance with the Indian Child Welfare Act: A Guide for Juvenile and Family Courts

NARF “is a non-profit 501c(3) organization that provides legal representation and technical assistance to Indian tribes, organizations and individuals nationwide - a constituency that often lacks access to the justice system. NARF focuses on applying existing laws and treaties to guarantee that national and state governments live up to their legal obligations.”  

National Indian Law Library
The NILL “has assembled a unique and unmatched collection of tribal law materials, thanks to the participation of tribal governments. NILL contains arguably the most important and largest tribal code and constitution collection in the United States. NILL is proud to be an educational resource for tribes and researchers/practitioners of American Indian law who need to learn more about the laws of sovereign tribal governments. See also Federal Indian Law and Tribal Law Research Guides

National Tribal Justice Resource Center
The NTRJC “is the largest and most comprehensive site dedicated to tribal justice systems, personnel and tribal law. The Resource Center is the central national clearinghouse of information for Native American and Alaska Native tribal courts, providing both technical assistance and resources for the development and enhancement of tribal justice system personnel. Programs and services developed by the Resource Center are offered to all tribal justice system personnel -- whether working with formalized tribal courts or with tradition-based tribal dispute resolution forums.”

Tribal Court Clearinghouse
The Tribal Court Clearinghouse strives to (1) provide extensive information and resources concerning tribal courts and other issues related to the enhancement of justice in Indian country directly on the Clearinghouse; (2) provide descriptive links to additional resources which will facilitate tribal court utilization of technological innovations and the vast information available on the Internet; and (3) foster and encourage the exchange of ideas and expertise between people working in tribal courts.  They have numerous publications online.

Tribal Courts Assistance Program – U.S. D.O.J.

Tribal Courts Resource Guide (National Center for State Courts)
This site is rich with links to information on federal law and cases, state-tribal issues, tribal courts, traditional courts and restorative justice systems.  Also note their Digital Archives in the upper right corner.

Tribal Law and Policy Institute
This is a Native American owned and operated non-profit corporation organized to design and deliver education, research, training, and technical assistance programs which promote the enhancement of justice in Indian country and the health, well-being, and culture of Native peoples.

US Department of Justice Tribal Website
The Tribal Justice and Safety Web site is a one-stop shop for tribal communities, developed to provide a user-friendly, updated, and comprehensive resource for Native tribal communities to help further improve public safety. See Announcement of new site.



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