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Native American Law Sources

This guide will highlight the print and online resources we have available at BC Law. In addition, it will list publicly available resources, such as websites, that may provide background and context for your Native American research.

Welcome!  This guide is intended to aid in Native American law research.  Researching Native American law primarily involves federal and Indian tribe sources.  These federal sources include statutes, court decisions, administrative actions, executive orders, and treaties.  Tribal law sources are documents related to the internal governance of Indian tribes including tribal codes, constitutions, and tribal court decisions.  Individual state law may also be a factor, thus further complicating the research process.  

Generous Book Donation

In the spring of 2015, the Law Library was fortunate enough to receive a donation from NALSA, the Native American Law Students Association at BC Law. Seeking to strengthen the Law Library's collection of Native American legal materials, NALSA members Julia Koch and Lauren Schaal identified key research titles for future use by NALSA students.  Working with Law School administrators, NALSA purchased these core titles for addition to the Law Library's collection. The titles can be found in the tab to the left, "Print Resources from NALSA."

NALSA members stand with Native American legal materials display