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BA Law - Certificate in Tribal Courts and Justice Administration

Resources for BA students in the Certificate in Tribal Courts and Justice Administration program

Introduction

Below are listed a number of national and regional news media outlets which provide news related to Native Americans and tribes in the United States, as well as blogs and journals covering Indian Law and Tribal Law matters.

News Media

  • Indian Country Today is a nonprofit, multimedia news enterprise. The digital platform covers the Indigenous world, including American Indians and Alaska Natives, and tribes and Native people throughout the Americas. Indian Country Today is also a public media broadcast carried via public television stations, including FNX: First Nations Experience and Arizona PBS World channel.
  • Indianz.com  covers Native American news, information and entertainment. Wholly-owned and operated by Ho-Chunk Inc., the economic development corporation of the Winnebago Tribe.
  • Native News Online delivers daily news that affects the lives of Native Americans nationwide.  Indian Country Media, LLC, the home of Native News Online, also publishes Tribal Business News.
  • Tribal Business News  Tribal Business News is a digital publication delivering in-depth stories, analysis and business intelligence on all aspects of Native business and economic development activities.
  • Navajo-Hopi Observer is a weekly newspaper containing tribal news, human interest stories, community events, sports, school and health related information for the Western Navajo tribe and all of the Hopi reservation. The geographical area the Observer covers is the northeast quadrant of Arizona.
  • Navajo Times' mission is to inform the Navajo people of events, news and issues of importance to them, whether from within the boundaries of the Navajo Nation or throughout the United States.  The paper is published by The Navajo Times Publishing Co., Inc. a for-profit corporation organized under the laws of the Navajo Nation. It was started by the Navajo Nation Tribal Council in 1959 as a newsletter. 
  • Native Public Media (NPM) provides services that encourage the expansion and strengthening of Native media through platforms that are community-based, local, and democratic.

Blogs and Journals

  • The American Indian Law Review serves as a nationwide scholarly forum for analysis of developments in legal issues pertaining to Native Americans and indigenous peoples worldwide. Publishing two issues each year, AILR circulates in-depth articles by legal scholars, attorneys and other expert observers. In addition, the Review provides comments and notes written by student members and editors on a variety of Indian law-related topics.  It is published by the University of Oklahoma, College of Law.
  • Indigenous Nations & Peoples Law eJournal  on SSRN publishes scholarly articles and working papers on the law of indigenous peoples.
  • ICWA Information  is produced by the Native American Rights Fund and Casey Family Programs, and is a website to help you find resources related to the welfare of our youngest tribal citizens. It includes information about the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) and how to implement it correctly, federal and state laws and regulations, case updates and materials, and the latest news and resources related to the welfare of Native children and families.
  • Indian Law News Bulletins are a current awareness service of the National Indian Law Library, intended to provide succinct and timely information about new developments in Indian Law. They provide information from a broad swath of courts, legislation, regulation and law review and bar journal articles.
  • TurtleTalk Blog bills itself as the leading blog on legal issues in Indian Country.  It provides commentary on articles and court decisions regarding the law in Indian Country.  It also lists job postings every Friday in and related to Indian Country. The Blog is produced by Matthew Fletcher and the Indigenous Law and Policy Center at Michigan State University.
  • PECHANGA.net  was founded in 1998 by Victor Rocha, a member of the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians in Temecula, California. Initially, the website was created to help his tribe stay informed on the rapidly changing world of politics and gaming, but it became a news resource for all Native American tribes in North America, about Indian Country and the gaming industry.
  • Cultural Survival advocates for Indigenous Peoples' rights and supports Indigenous communities’ self-determination, cultures and political resilience since 1972. Their work on the front lines of advocacy with international Indigenous communities is predicated on the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples with programming  that works to inform Indigenous people of their rights, issues and threats affecting their communities.
  • The Indian Law Resource Center is a non-profit law and advocacy organization established and directed by American Indians. We provide legal assistance to Indian and Alaska Native nations who are working to protect their lands, resources, human rights, environment and cultural heritage. Our principal goal is the preservation and well-being of Indian and other Native nations and tribes.