introduction to tribal justice systems
INDIAN LAW & tribal courts
Specially curated array of lectures, articles, guides/manuals, reports and helpful links to learn more about general Indian Law, Tribal Court structure, rules and enforcement.
+ Guides & Manuals
A monograph of the current landscape of collaboration between state and tribal justice systems. This details the history, barriers to effective cooperation, and promising recent developments in the field.
Use this guide as a general briefing to enhance cultural competence while providing services to American Indian/Alaska Native communities. Cultural competence is defined as the ability to function effectively in the context of cultural differences.
Credit: The Foundation of Diné Law and Diné GovernmentNavajo Nation Code
Examine traditional tribal justice systems in tribal communities. Investigate frameworks from both academics and practitioners to understand tribal courts and the unique challenges they face. Explore details behind tribal court models and tribal justice perspectives.
Explore legal and economic dimensions of current perceptions of and debates over the nature and extent of tribal self-rule in the United States. Learn the how tribal sovereignty is recognized and protected by the U.S. Constitution, legal precedent, and treaties, as well as applicable principles of human rights.
Understand general Indian law information as well as Minnesota-specific resources.
Credit: Hon. Peter J. Herne, Chief Judge of the St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Court Todd Weber, Esq., Court Attorney, Franklin Co. Supreme Ct. Dr. Barbara A. Gray, Court Attorney / Administrator, St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Court
Find helpful information about tribal court structure and jurisdictional issues.
Gain background information about Minnesota's Rule of Civil Procedure 10, covering recognition of tribal court orders, rules and enforcement.
An overview of key federal Indian law cases affecting historical and contemporary activities of Indian Country.
Delve into interviews with three justice practitioners of the Southwestern United States -- the Honorable Robert Yazzie (Navajo Nation Supreme Court), Judge Joseph Flies-Away (Hualapai Nation), and James Zion (former Navajo Nation solicitor). Get insight into restorative justice practices.