Access to Tribal Law Project  |  Tribal Laws at the National Indian Law Library

Accessing tribal law materials from the National Indian Law Library (NILL) is quick, simple, and convenient.

Watch a short video that demonstrates how to access tribal law materials at NILL. Visit the NILL guides for researching tribal codes and tribal constitution research.


The Tribal Law Index

The Tribal Law Index is NILL's portal to its vast collection of tribal law. The Index provides information about all codes and constitutions in the National Indian Law Library print collection and links to online copies when available. Hundreds of people -- tribal leaders, judges, tribal members, scholarly researchers, and others -- use the Index every month to access the laws of tribes. When you join the ATLP, your tribe's materials will be added to the Tribal Law Index, adding your code and constitution to the hundreds already in our collection. Visit the NILL pages devoted to tribal law materials to see the Tribal Law Index.

Sample Code and Constitutions

We always respect the wishes of tribes regarding what to keep in our collection and work with tribes every step of the way, from determining what content is featured on the tribe's online page on our website to choosing the visual style of the code on our website. Check out these examples of codes and constitutions published online through NILL.
-- The Swinomish Tribal Code
-- The Laws, Resolutions, and Procedures of the Confederated Tribes of the Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians
-- The Consitution of the Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribal Community

How to Add Your Tribe to the Access to Tribal Law Project

See step by step instructions about how to join the project. Any questions? Call David Selden at (303) 447-8760, ext. 106, or email him at dselden@narf.org.

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