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  • "First produced in 1973, the American Indian Law Review is published biannually by the College of Law. This unique review offers articles by authorities on American Indian legal and cultural issues, student notes and comments, addresses by noted speakers, and recent developments of interest to tribal attorneys and scholars in Indian law."
  • "The purpose of this page is to entice Native Indians and Volunteers from other cultures, into becoming involved in research and writing concerning matters of which are effecting the Native American Indian Nations, Tribes, and Bands."
  • Electronic versions of core legal materials. From the Legal Information Institute (LII), a research and electronic publishing activity of the Cornell Law School.
  • These sites address the concerns of the Indigenous Peoples of Canada and link to information and full text documents on legal and sovereignty issues,tribal organizations, government-tribal relations, ecology concerns and native media.
  • Title 25 of the CFR brings together in one volume the majority of federal laws and regulations under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Indian Arts and Crafts Board, the Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation and the Indian Health Service of the Department of Interior.
  • "FindLaw's Legal Professionals Channel is designed to help you with your practice-specific legal information needs. Browse the practice area topics for the latest legal news, case law, and analytical articles relevant to your practice. FindLaw's online resources also allow you to search for a case or research an attorney."
  • Directory of links to texts, commentaries, other agencies, and additional online resources.
  • "Legal advocacy for the protection of indigenous peoples human rights, cultures, and traditional lands so that Indian tribes and nations may flourish for generations to come."
  • "This site is dedicated to information about law and legal issues related to indigenous peoples of the world." Although this page sometimes highlights items of urgent or special importance, all material is otherwise organized under the following categories: Law & Legal Issues Cases & Controversies Government Documents and SourcesInternational Documents and Sources Speeches, Articles & Essays Topical Reference Sites.
  • Searchable online version of the 7 vol. work ompiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler, covering the years 1902 to 1971.
  • Article by Ester Yazzie and Jim Zion which appeared in the Navajo Uranium Worker Oral History & Photography Project newsletter. It examines the uranium compensation issue from a Navajocultural perspective and calls for planning for group action.
  • Material available on this site comes from the book "Oral Histories and Photographs of Navajo Uranium Miners & their families." Four of the 25 interviews with Navajo miners are available here. The site will also give you access to other sites dealing with the issue of compensation for death or illness among the Navajo uranium miners.
  • Native American Rights Fund publication
  • NNABA "serves as the national association for Native American attorneys, judges, law professors and law students. Founded in 1973 as the American Indian Lawyers Association, NNABA works to promote issues important to the Native American community and works to improve professional opportunities for Native American lawyers. NNABA strives to be a leader on social, cultural, political and legal issues affecting American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians."
  • "The NNALEA is a nonprofit organization founded in 1993 in Washington, D.C. and incorporated under the state of Delaware. The mission of the NNALEA is to promote and foster mutual cooperation between American Indian Law Enforcement Officers/Agents/Personnel, their agencies, tribes, private industry and public."
  • "The goal of the Tribal Law Journal is to provide a reliable forum for the discussion of internal indigenous law."
  • The United States Code, Title 18: Chapter 53 governs crimes committed in Indian country and criminal procedures and jurisdictional authority of tribal governments.

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