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Electronically Available Tribal Constitutions and Codes

1.  Collections of Electronically Available Tribal Codes:

a.  National Indian Law Library's Tribal Law Index

b.  Native American Constitution and Law Digitization Project's Code Collection - The Native American Constitution and Law Digitization Project is a cooperative effort among the University of Oklahoma Law Center  and the National Indian Law Library (NILL), and Native American tribes providing access to the Constitutions, Tribal Codes, and other legal documents.

c.  Library of Congress Indigenous Law Portal

2.  Subscription Databases - Subscription databases allow users to search within all tribal codes or within a particular code.

a.  Westlaw - On Westlaw select Statutes & Court Rules - Scroll down to "Other U.S. Jurisdictions" and select Tribal

b.  Lexis Advance - The list of tribal law resources, including codes, available on LexisAdvance is accessible here.

3.  Tribal Websites - Tribal codes may appear on tribal websites.  While some websites provide a search feature for tribal codes, a search feature is not available on a majority of websites.

 

Code Drafting Resources

1.  The Tribal Law and Policy Institute's Tribal Court Clearinghouse, provides the following information regarding the Tribal Legal Code Project

A Draft version of this Tribal Legal Code Project was provided for review and comment at the March 1999 Shared Visions: The Native American Homeownership, Legal and Economic Development Summit, sponsored by HUD. The final version of the Tribal Legal Code Project was developed in April 1999.

The Tribal Legal Code Project contains the following:

Each tribal code section is organized to include (1) explanatory information concerning the development of the specific type of code, (2) identification and inclusion of specific tribal codes representing best practices, and (3) analysis and annotation of each of the tribal codes included in the collection.

2.  National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws (ULC)

 

Tribal Codes in Print Available at the McKusick Law Library

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Muscogee (Creek) Nation Code - Annotated (Mvskoke etvlwv) - West
Call Number: NAT. AM. & INDIG. PEOPLES - MAIN FLOOR KF8228.C9 A45 2010
Publication Date: 2010

Navajo Nation Code, prepared by Office of Legislative Counsel, The Navajo Nation Council
Call Number: NAT. AM. & INDIG. PEOPLES - MAIN FLOOR KF8228.N3 A5 1995
Publication Date: 1995

Yankton Sioux Tribal Constitution & By-laws and Law and Order Code - Yankton Sioux Tribe
Call Number: NAT. AM & INDIG. PEOPLES - MAIN FLOOR KF8228 .Y35 1995
Publication Date: 1995

Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law and Order Code - Rosebud Sioux Tribe
Call Number: NAT. AM. & INDIG. PEOPLES - MAIN FLOOR KF8228.D121 R67
Publication Date: 1994


Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux Tribe of the Lake Traverse Reservation codes of law - Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux Tribe
Call Number: NAT. AM. & INDIG. PEOPLES - MAIN FLOOR KF8228.S62 A5 1993
Publication Date: 1993

Jicarilla Apache Tribal Code : 1987 Compilation of the Laws of the Jicarilla Apache Tribe - Jicarilla Apache Code
Call Number: NAT. AM. & INDIG. PEOPLES - MAIN FLOOR KF8228.J5 A4 1987
Publication Date: 1987

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Code of Justice with Amendments Through June 5, 1991 - Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
Call Number: NAT. AM. & INDIG. PEOPLES - MAIN FLOOR KF8228.S72 S735
Publication Date: 1991

Oglala Sioux Tribe Law and Order Code - Oglala Sioux Tribe
Call Number: NAT. AM. & INDIG. PEOPLES - MAIN FLOOR KF8228.O3 O33
Publication Date: 1990

Yankton Sioux Tribe Law and Order Code - Yankton Sioux Tribe
Call Number: NAT. AM. & INDIG. PEOPLES - MAIN FLOOR KF8228.Y35 A5 1995
Publication Date: 1995

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