Long before the United States became a country, Indigenous Peoples were independent and self-governing sovereigns. Because they are sovereigns, tribes still govern their own members and remaining territory. It is the core of NARF’s work to represent tribes in their exercises of tribal sovereignty and jurisdiction. We help tribes maintain their longstanding government-to-government relationships with the United States and establish government-to-government relationships with states and municipalities.

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Tribal Nations Stand with Bad River Band to Eject Enbridge from Reservation

Defending Crow Tribe’s Right to Govern (Big Horn County Electric Cooperative v. Big Man)

Coronavirus Relief Funding (CARES Act)

Keystone XL Pipeline (Rosebud Sioux Tribe v. Trump)

ICWA and Tribal Jurisdiction (State of Alaska v. Native Village of Tanana)

Tribal Court ICWA (Simmonds v. Parks)

Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization

Tribal Sovereignty and Jurisdiction (Curyung v. Alaska)


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Land Co-Management Repository

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