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Indian and Tribal Law Research

Selected law resources for federal and tribal Indian research

General Resources on Tribes

Tribal Courts

Tribal Court Decisions - Tribal Court Clearinghouse.

Tribal Courts - Bureau of Justice Statistics. 

Northwest Intertribal Court System - The Northwest Intertribal Court System (NICS) is a consortium of Native American Indian Tribes in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States,  It is one of the only intertribal court systems in the country. 

Southwest Intertribal Court of Appeals Reporter - SWITCA is an impartial appellate court forum for the review of tribal court decisions. It also provides training, technical assistance, legal research, and support services.

Tribal Law Gateway, National Indian Law Library - find tribal law materials by Tribe. 

Indian Law Reporter- Tribal Court Cases Index, National Indian Law Library.

Tribal Cases - Westlaw (available to law students and faculty only).

Tribal Cases - Lexis (available to law students and faculty only).

Tribal Constitutions and Codes

Native American Constitution and Law Digitization Project - this project was created as a cooperative effort between the University of Oklahoma College of Law Library  and the National Indian Law Library (NILL), to provide access to the tribal constitutions, codes, and other legal documents.

Native American Constitutions and Legal Materials, Library of Congress. 

Tribal Codes and Constitutions, National Indian Law Library. 

Tribal Constitutions, Tribal Court Clearinghouse.

Tribal Laws and Codes - Tribal Court Clearinghouse.

Indian Tribal Codes - HeinOnline (available to the UO Community).

Tribal Codes - Westlaw (available to law students and faculty only).

Tribal Codes - Lexis (available to law students and faculty only).