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Indian Law

Scope

This research guide is designed to assist attorneys and scholars in researching federal Indian law, tribal law, and international law related to indigenous peoples. 

Federal Indian law consists of the legal and political relationship between federal, state, and tribal governments. The guide provides information on researching the statutes, regulations, court decisions, treaties, and executive orders that control intergovernmental relationships among Indian tribes, the United States, and the fifty states. 

Tribal law is the law individual Indian tribes develop and apply to their members and territories. The guide details resources for accessing tribal law for tribes located within Arizona as well as outside of the state.

International indigenous law is the interaction between public international law and Indigenous peoples. The guide focuses on key resources for public international law related to indigenous peoples with particular attention paid to relevant secondary sources, key international documents, United Nations resources, and current awareness sources. 

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