NARF represented the Nez Perce Tribe in Idaho in its water rights claims in the Snake River Basin Adjudication—litigation and settlement—for more than 16 years.
In this ICWA case, the Alaska Supreme Court reiterated that litigants must exhaust a tribal court’s appellate process before approaching state courts.
VAWA contained a controversial provision that excluded Alaska Native tribes from the tribal jurisdiction provisions. NARF unsuccessfully worked to have the Alaska exclusion removed from the bill.
This 1996 class action case sought to force an accounting to approximately 300,000 individual Indian money account holders whose funds are held in trust by the federal government.
Alaska tribes successfully defend their ability to sue on behalf of themselves and their members to protect their civil rights.