[ + ]American Indian Law Center, Inc.
|Title||American Indian Law Center, Inc.|
|Description||Established in 1967, the oldest existing Indian-managed and Indian-operated legal and public policy organization in the United States, the American Indian Law Center ("AILC") helps tribal governments and organizations develop and analyze federal Indian policy. AILC also runs the Southwest Intertribal Court of Appeals, which provides an appellate court for tribes in New Mexico, Arizona, southern Colorado, and west Texas that don’t have a court of appeals for tribal decisions.
Resources: Links to resources related to tribal and related federal law.
[ + ]Earth Law Center
|Title||Earth Law Center|
|Description||The Earth Law Center is an organization that focuses on securing legal rights for land, oceans, and rivers. This initiative works to give nature the same rights as humans and the ability to for there to be a defense of nature in court. The site includes access to legal initiatives, infographics, relevant laws, speeches and testimony, reports, journals, and amicus briefs.|
[ + ]Environmental Protection Agency: American Indian Environmental Office Tribal Portal
|Title||Environmental Protection Agency: American Indian Environmental Office Tribal Portal|
|Description||The American Indian Environmental Office leads EPA’s efforts to protect human health and the environmental of federally recognized Tribes by supporting implementati0on of federal environmental laws consistent with the federal trust responsibility, the government-to-government relationship, and EPA’s 1984 Indian Policy.
Resources: Reports, executive orders, presidential documents, EPA policies and initiatives, laws, regulations, newsletters, job opportunities, and related websites. Click on “Indian Policies” for policies of specific interest to Tribal Governments.
[ + ]Environmental Protection Agency: Tribal Links
|Title||Environmental Protection Agency: Tribal Links|
|Description||This site links to EPA-maintained tribal links and the American Indian Environmental Office’s Tribal Portal which was developed to assist tribes and the public in locating tribal related information within the EPA and other government agencies.
Resources: Tribal links as well as other federal government tribal links, including the National Congress of American Indians website.
[ + ]Environmental Protection Agency: TribalAIR Office of Air and Radiation
|Title||Environmental Protection Agency: TribalAIR Office of Air and Radiation|
|Description||This site, managed by EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation, focuses on providing information focused on tribal air quality issues.
Resources: Extensive list of Air Program Resources for tribes, as well as news, training information, regulatory tools and information, contact information for tribal air coordinators, information on successful tribal air projects, etc. Additionally, the quarterly Tribal Air Newsletter allows Tribal air professionals to learn about EPA’s air pollution control activities early enough to participate in their development.
[ + ]Environmental Protection Agency: Waste Management in Indian Country
|Title||Environmental Protection Agency: Waste Management in Indian Country|
|Description||This program and web site encourages municipal solid waste and hazardous waste management practices in Indian Country that “are protective of human health and the environment.”
Resources: Links to a number of resources for tribal managers, including news, guidelines, regulations, grant opportunities, and publications.
[ + ]Indian Law Resource Center: Justice for Indigenous Peoples
|Title||Indian Law Resource Center: Justice for Indigenous Peoples|
|Description||The Indian Law Resource Center provides legal assistance to indigenous peoples working to protect their lands, resources, human rights, environment and cultural heritage.
Resources: current news, articles and publications, and information about the Center’s programs and projects.
[ + ]Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals
|Title||Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals|
|Description||The Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (“ITEP”) connects tribal governments with research and technical resources at Northern Arizona University in support of environmental protection of Native American natural resources. Provides education and support in the areas of air quality, waste management, environmental compliance, and climate change.
Resources: Reports, webinars, brochures, conference information, a newsletter, and related websites.
[ + ]Inter-Tribal Environmental Council
|Title||Inter-Tribal Environmental Council|
|Description||The Inter-Tribal Environmental Council was created to protect the health of Native Americans, their natural resources, and their environment. The Council provides training and resources in a number of environmental disciplines for its member tribes.
Resources: Program resources and news related to water quality, clean air, brownfield redevelopment, Superfund, the General Assistance Program, etc. Site also links to member-tribe contact information.
[ + ]National Indian Law Library
|Title||National Indian Law Library|
|Description||The National Indian Law Library (“NILL”) was founded in 1972 as a most impressive public law library devoted to federal Indian and tribal law. NILL makes accessible a valuable collection of online Indian law resources as well as listings of books.
Resources: Includes a Tribal Law Gateway, the ability to browse by topic such as “environment & climate change” and “water rights and Indian land,” and also a Library Catalog for their large book collection. Click on “News Bulletins” for links to recent court decisions, regulations, legislation, news, and law reviews impacting Native Americans. Many of these links lead to Westlaw.
[ + ]National NAGPRA Database
|Title||National NAGPRA Database|
|Description||This database contains information about the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (“NAGPRA”), which regulates and protects human remains, funerary objects, sacred objects, and objects of cultural patrimony of indigenous peoples.
Resources: Laws, Regulations, Guidance page, and a NAGPRA Glossary.
[ + ]National Park Service Tribal Preservation Program
|Title||National Park Service Tribal Preservation Program|
|Description||The Tribal Preservation Program works with tribes to preserve and protect resources and cultural traditions through the distribution of federal grants.
Resources: Grant information, historic preservation laws and regulations, links to programs such as Climate Change and NAGPRA, as well as to related resources.
[ + ]Native American Fish and Wildlife Society
|Title||Native American Fish and Wildlife Society|
|Description||The Native American Fish and Wildlife Society (“NAFWS”) is a national tribal organization incorporated to develop a national communications network for the exchange of information and management techniques related to self-determined tribal fish and wildlife management.
Resources: News, tribal, natural resources, and conservation law, etc. program resources and initiatives, current projects, and job opportunities.
[ + ]The American Indian Environmental Office Tribal Portal
|Title||The American Indian Environmental Office Tribal Portal|
|Description||The American Indian Environmental Office (“AIEO”) provides information to assist tribes in administering their environmental programs.
Resources: Links to laws & regulations, information regarding grants and funding, tribal programs, executive orders addressing tribal issues, and EPA Indian Policies.
[ + ]Tribal Court Clearinghouse
|Title||Tribal Court Clearinghouse|
|Description||The Tribal Court Clearinghouse is developed and maintained by the Tribal Law and Policy Institute to promote the enhancement of justice in Indian country, and the health, well-being, and culture of Native peoples.
Resources: Site links to law review articles, essays, federal laws, federal legislation, tribal court decisions, U.S. Supreme Court decisions, state laws and programs, tribal codes and constitutions, environmental resources, news, publications, and related websites. The “Environmental Law” topic area is especially useful
[ + ]Tribal Court Clearinghouse – Environmental Resources
|Title||Tribal Court Clearinghouse – Environmental Resources|
|Description||The Environmental Resources section of the Tribal Court Clearinghouse has information to assist tribal governments regulate their resources, manage environmental programs, and develop environmental codes and legislation.
Resources: Links to environmental resources, general and tribal specific. Relevant information on tribal law, federal law, state law, and by topic. Includes links to federal agencies dealing with tribal issues, native organizations, institutes, publications, and forums.
[ + ]University of North Dakota Tribal Environmental Law Project – Northern Plains Indian Law Center (NPILC)
|Title||University of North Dakota Tribal Environmental Law Project – Northern Plains Indian Law Center (NPILC)|
|Description||“The mission of the Tribal Environmental Law Project is to confront ‘environmental injustice’ in Indian Country.” The site is designed to provide legal and policy assistance to tribal governments developing their own environmental programs.
Resources: The site links to the Northern Plains Indian Law Center, and the Tribal Judicial Institute which includes access to the Tribal Environmental Law Project and the Institute for the Study of Tribal Gaming Law & Policy.