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Tribal Law
     Background Information
     Tribal Constitutions, Codes, and                     Court Opinions

Arizona Tribes
     Tribal Information - Arizona
     Tribal Law for Tribes in Arizona

Federal Indian Law
     The President and Agencies
     The Courts
     Indian Claims Commission
     Indian Policy Documents

Indian Treaties
     Sources for Indian Treaties
     Treaty Background Information
     Researching Indian treaties - CALI

International Indigenous Law
     Secondary Sources
     Key International Documents
     The United Nations
     Other International Organizations
     ASU International Law Portal

Secondary Sources
     Subscription Resources
     Labriola Center at ASU

Cultural Resources
     Research Databases
     News and Web Resources

Indian Gaming
    Tribal Law
     Research Databases
     Legislative and Regulatory History
     Federal Government Websites
     Current Awareness 

Economic Development
Texts and Treatises
     Web Resources

Indian Water Law
     Web Resources

Indian Energy
Research Guides
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     Law Reviews and Journals


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

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.

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. 

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. 


Free Resources

American Indian Law Review (University of Oklahoma College of Law) 
This biannual journal includes articles on American Indian legal and cultural issues. It is available for free on their website. It is also on HeinOnline, Lexis, and Westlaw.

ICWA Info (Native American Rights Fund and Casey Family Programs) 
ICWA Info is a blog that focuses on Indian child welfare issues. 

Indian Country Today (National Congress of American Indians) 
This online platform is a resource for news and special features on topics such as Indian culture, history, and education. (Ho-Chunk Inc.)
From the news, information, and entertainment resource, this section provides up-to-date resources on legal matters. 

Indigenous Nations & Peoples Law eJournal (SSRN) 
The Indigenous Nations & Peoples Law eJournal on SSRN publishes scholarly articles and working papers on the law of indigenous peoples.

Indian Law News Bulletins (National Indian Law Library) 
This service provides information on federal and state court cases related to Indian law, tribal court cases, and legislative, regulatory and legal news.

Navajo Times 
The Navajo Times provides current news and information from Indian Country.

Navajo-Hopi Observer 
The Navajo-Hopi Observer publishes news for the Navajo and Hopi Nations and Winslow area communities in northern Arizona.

Turtle Talk 
Turtle Talk is a blog from the Indigenous Law and Policy Center at Michigan State University College of Law that posts items on Indian law and politics.

Subscription Resources

Law360 Native American Law News
Law360 is available to ASU law students through their Lexis accounts. The Native American Law News source is available on the Law360 website, via email, and an RSS feed.


The reference librarians at the Ross-Blakley Law Library are happy to help you find or navigate research resources. 

Librarians are available 9am-4pm Monday-Thursday and 9am-2pm on Friday by phone or by email.

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