August 27, 2009

NILL & Westlaw Work with Tribes to Improve Access to Tribal Law

The Native American Rights Fund (NARF) is pleased to announce a new strategic alliance with West, a Thomson Reuters business. Under this alliance, NARF and West will work to improve access to Native American tribal law available through NARF's National Indian Law Library (NILL) and Westlaw, West's premier online legal research service. Select tribal law content will be editorially annotated by West for Westlaw and will be cross-linked to court opinions and other law on Westlaw when available. Unannotated tribal law will be freely available through the NILL website. Select materials may also be published in West print products and law books. Content will include tribal codes, ordinances, constitutions, and intergovernmental agreements. Read More

August 11, 2009

2009 List of Federally Recognized Tribes, 8/11/09

The Department of Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs has published "Indian Entities Recognized and Eligible To Receive Services From the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs." on 8/11/09.

The list includes 564 tribal entities in the contiguous 48 states and Alaska.

Two tribes have been added to the list since the last publication. Federal relations have been reestablished with Wilton Rancheria pursuant to a court-ordered settlement and government-to-government relations were reestablished with the Delaware Tribe of Indians through its reorganization under federal statute, the Oklahoma Indian Welfare Act. In addition, name changes and corrections have also been made.

See the notice on the Access GPO web site: PDF, Text.