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IPLP Resource Guide: American Indian Law

QUICK LINKS

Arizona Department of Gaming - Tribal Gaming

Arizona Indian Gaming Association (AIGA)

Arizona State, Tribal & Federal Court Forum (website of Arizona Judicial Branch)

Governor's Office on Tribal Relations

Intertribal Council of Arizona (ITCA)

IPLP Tribal Consultation 

National Conference of State Legislatures - Database of State-Tribal Legislation

Native American Bar Association of Arizona (NABA-AZ)

State Bar of Arizona - Indian Law Section

 

Links to official websites of tribes with land within the boundaries of Arizona. If their is no official website, the link directs to its ITCA member webpage. ITCA's website includes maps of tribal homelands located within Arizona. 

TRIBES IN ARIZONA (A-K)

Tribe's Website 

Tribal Court Opinions 

Check Southwest Intertribal Court of Appeals Reporter (SWITCA). The law library has this reporter in print (KF8220 .A515).

News: Ak-Chin O'odham Runner Newspaper

NPTAO Profile: Ak-Chin Indian Community Profile

NILL Tribal Law Gateway: Ak-Chin Indian Community

Tribe's Website 

Tribal Court Opinions 

Also check Southwest Intertribal Court of Appeals Reporter (SWITCA). The law library has this reporter in print (KF8220 .A515).​ 

News: Cocopah Now (some news online, newsletter subscription)

NPTAO Profile: Cocopah Tribe Community Profile

NILL Tribal Law Gateway: Cocopah Tribe of Arizona

Tribes' Website 

Tribal Court Opinions 

Search "COLO. R. TR. CT." in NILL'S Index the Indian Law Reporter. The law library has this reporter in print (KF8203.4 .I64).

Also check Southwest Intertribal Court of Appeals Reporter (SWITCA). The law library has this reporter in print (KF8220 .A515).​ 

News: Manataba Messenger

NPTAO Profile: Colorado River Indian Tribes Community Profile

NILL Tribal Law Gateway: Colorado River Indian Tribes of the Colorado River Indian Reservation, Arizona and California

Nation's Website 

Tribal Court Opinions 

Search Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation Tr. Ct.; Ft. McDowell-Yavapai Nation Ct. App.; Fort McDowell Ct. App.; Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation Sup. Ct. in NILL'S Index the Indian Law Reporter. The law library has this reporter in print (KF8203.4 .I64).

Also check West's American Tribal Law Reporter (2001-present). The law library has this reporter in print (KF8220.A519 W47). Court opinions are also available on VersusLaw (1999-2004) and Westlaw (2001-date). Some opinions available on Lexis Advance and Nexis Uni (1999-2004).

News: Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation News (on nation's website) 

NPTAO Profile: Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation Community Profile

NILL Tribal Law Gateway: Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation, Arizona

Tribe's Website 

Tribal Court Opinions 

Search  Ft Moj. Tr. Ct. ; Ft. Mojave Ct. App. in NILL'S Index the Indian Law Reporter. The law library has this reporter in print (KF8203.4 .I64).

Also check Southwest Intertribal Court of Appeals Reporter (SWITCA). The law library has this reporter in print (KF8220 .A515).​ 

News: Tribal News (tribe's website)

NPTAO Profile: Fort Mojave Indian Tribe Community Profile

NILL Tribal Law Gateway: Fort Mojave Indian Tribe of Arizona, California, and Nevada

Tribe's Website 

Tribal Court Opinions 

Search for tribe in NILL'S Index the Indian Law Reporter. The law library has this reporter in print (KF8203.4 .I64). 

Quechan Tribal Court Bar (includes link to roster)

News: Latest News (tribe's website)

NPTAO Profile: Fort Yuma-Quechan Tribe Community Profile

NILL Tribal Law Gateway: no links on NILL

Tribe's Website 

Tribal Court Opinions 

Not available.

News: Gila River Indian News

NPTAO Profile: Colorado River Indian Tribes Community Profile

NILL Tribal Law Gateway: Gila River Indian Community of the Gila River Indian Reservation, Arizona

Tribe's Website 

Tribal Court Opinions 

Not available.

NPTAO Profile: Colorado River Indian Tribes Community Profile

NILL Tribal Law Gateway: Havasupai Tribe of the Havasupai Reservation, Arizona

Tribe's Website 

Tribal Court Opinions 

Hopi Appellate Court Opinions and Decisions (1981 - 2015)

Search Hopi Child. Ct.; Hopi Ct. App.; Hopi Tr. Ct.; Hopi Tribe Ct. App. in NILL'S Index the Indian Law Reporter. The law library has this reporter in print (KF8203.4 .I64).

Also check West's American Tribal Law Reporter (1997-present). The law library has this reporter in print (KF8220.A519 W47). Court opinions are also available on VersusLaw (1989-2002) and Westlaw (1997-date). Some opinions available on Lexis Advance and Nexis Uni (1981, 1989-91, 1995-2002).

News: Hopi Tutuveni

NPTAO Profile: Hopi Tribe Community Profile

NILL Tribal Law Gateway: Hopi Tribe of Arizona

Tribe's Website 

Tribal Court Opinions 

Hualapai Court of Appeals Documents  2005- present (UCLA) 

Check Southwest Intertribal Court of Appeals Reporter (SWITCA). The law library has this reporter in print (KF8220 .A515).​ 

Court opinions are also available on VersusLaw (2007-2009). Some opinions available on Lexis Advance and Nexis Uni (2007-2009).

News: Gam’Yu Newsletter

NPTAO Profile: Hualapai Tribe Community Profile

NILL Tribal Law Gateway: Hualapai Indian Tribe of the Hualapai Indian Reservation, Arizona

Tribe's Website 

Tribal Court Opinions 

Search "Kaibab" in NILL'S Index the Indian Law Reporter. The law library has this reporter in print (KF8203.4 .I64).

Also check Southwest Intertribal Court of Appeals Reporter (SWITCA). The law library has this reporter in print (KF8220 .A515).​ 

News: Kaibab Paiute Monthly Newsletter

NPTAO Profile: Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians Community Profile

NILL Tribal Law Gateway: Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians of the Kaibab Indian Reservation, Arizona

TRIBES IN ARIZONA (N-Z)

Nation's Website 

Tribal Court Opinions 

Supreme Court of the Navajo Nation Opinions (2006-2018) are available on the Court's website. 

The law library has the opinions of the Supreme Court of the Navajo Nation (1988-1995) in print (KF8228.N3 .A41). The law library also has the Navajo Reporter in print ( KF8228.N3 A4) for 1969-1978, 1979, 1983, 1984-1987, 1992-1999, 2000-2005, and 2006-2012. This reporter has cases argued and determined in the Court of Appeals and the district courts of the Navajo Nation as well as the Supreme Court.

List of some cases with citations to Navajo Common Law (Navajo Nation Bar Association)

Search in NILL'S Index the Indian Law Reporter. The law library has this reporter in print (KF8203.4 .I64).

Also check West's American Tribal Law Reporter (1997-present). The law library has this reporter in print (KF8220.A519 W47).

Court opinions are also available on VersusLaw (1970-present) and Westlaw (1997-date). Some opinions available on Lexis Advance and Nexis Uni (Navajo Supreme Court 1995 earliest decision; Navajo Court of Appeals 1969 earliest decision).

Navajo Nation Bar Association

News: Navajo Times (subscription needed to read full articles)

NPTAO Profile: Navajo Nation Community Profile

NILL Tribal Law Gateway: no links on NILL

Community's Website 

Tribal Court Opinions 

Search in NILL'S Index the Indian Law Reporter. The law library has this reporter in print (KF8203.4 .I64).

News: Au-Authm Action News (paid subscription news website)

NPTAO Profile: Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community Profile

NILL Tribal Law Gateway: no links on NILL

Tribe's page on ITCA Website 

Official Website of the Apache Nation Chamber of Commerce

  • Constitution (NPTAO; Check Worldcat for print access in other libraries.
  • Code (not available online; library has a DVD-ROM KF8221 .S36 2013)

Tribal Court Opinions 

Not available.

NPTAO Profile: San Carlos Apache Tribe Community Profile

NILL Tribal Law Gateway: no links on NILL 

Tribe's page on ITCA Website (Links to page that says "Information Coming Soon.")

  • Constitution (Check Worldcat for print access in other libraries.
  • Code (not available online)

Tribal Court Opinions 

Check Southwest Intertribal Court of Appeals Reporter (SWITCA). The law library has this reporter in print (KF8220 .A515).​ 

NPTAO Profile: San Juan Southern Paiute Tribe Community Profile

NILL Tribal Law Gateway: no links on NILL 

Nation's Website 

Tribal Court Opinions 

Tohono O'odham Reports (3rd ed. 2014)

Search in NILL'S Index the Indian Law Reporter. The law library has this reporter in print (KF8203.4 .I64).

Check Southwest Intertribal Court of Appeals Reporter (SWITCA). The law library has this reporter in print (KF8220 .A515).

Overview of influences on legal system: Fields, Kyle, Tohono O'odham Legal Systems (August 1, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3228663 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3228663

News: The Runner (paid subscription news website)

NPTAO Profile: Tohono O'odham Nation Community Profile

NILL Tribal Law Gateway: Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona

Tribe's page on ITCA Website 

  • Constitution (NPTAO)
  • Code (NILL provides suggestions. Check Worldcat for print access in other libraries.) 

Tribal Court Opinions 

Check Southwest Intertribal Court of Appeals Reporter (SWITCA). The law library has this reporter in print (KF8220 .A515).​ 

NPTAO Profile: Tonto Apache Tribe Community Profile

NILL Tribal Law Gateway: Tonto Apache Tribe of Arizona 

Tribe's Website 

Tribal Court Opinions 

Not available.

News: White Mountain Independent White Mountain Apache Tribe

NPTAO Profile: White Mountain Apache Tribe Community Profile

NILL Tribal Law Gateway: White Mountain Apache Tribe of the Fort Apache Reservation, Arizona

Nation's Website 

Tribal Court Opinions 

Check Southwest Intertribal Court of Appeals Reporter (SWITCA). The law library has this reporter in print (KF8220 .A515).​ 

News: Gah'nahvah/Ya Ti'

NPTAO Profile: Yavapai-Apache Nation Community Profile

NILL Tribal Law Gateway: Yavapai-Apache Nation of the Camp Verde Indian Reservation, Arizona

Tribe's Website 

Tribal Court Opinions 

Check Southwest Intertribal Court of Appeals Reporter (SWITCA). The law library has this reporter in print (KF8220 .A515).​ 

NPTAO Profile: Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe Community Profile

NILL Tribal Law Gateway: Yavapai-Prescott Tribe of the Yavapai Reservation, Arizona

Tribe's Website 

Tribal Court Opinions 

Check Southwest Intertribal Court of Appeals Reporter (SWITCA). The law library has this reporter in print (KF8220 .A515).​ 

News: A:shiwi A:wan News

NPTAO Profile: Pueblo of Zuni Community Profile

NILL Tribal Law Gateway: Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico