Native Peoples Law Caucus


The aim of the Native Peoples Law Caucus is to provide a forum in which Native law and other issues that impact Indigenous Peoples worldwide can be discussed, ideas shared, information exchanged, and education offered. The Caucus encourages and facilitates the analysis, cataloging, collection, dissemination, management, organization, and preservation of Native law in accordance with cultural tradition.

Part of the American Association of Law Libraries

Chairperson Sherri Nicole Thomas
Webmaster Monica Martens
Newsletter Faye Hadley & Gretchen VanDam
Treasurer Monica Martens
TLC - David Selden

Meeting Minutes
2006 (St. Louis)
2005 (San Antonio)
2004 (Boston)
2003 (Seattle)

2006 Member Directory


Selected Native American Law Web Sites:

Mabee Legal Information Center, University of Tulsa College of Law

Tribal Law Journal

Arizona State University College of Law Indian Legal Program

National Native American Law Students Association

National Indian Law Library (Native American Rights Fund)

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Last modified: July 10, 2008 11:40 AM

Recent news / Upcoming Events:

September News:

New: Home page and materials for the Tribal Law Cooperative

New: List of libraries collecting tribal laws.

Recently published: Celebrating Diversity: A Legacy of Minority Leadership in AALL. This book is no. 71 in the AALL Publication Series, published by Hein, and all royalties from the publication will be contributed to the AALL and Thomson West George A. Strait Minority Scholarship Endowment Fund. Read more: Flyer | W.S. Hein website


Resources From Caucus Members:

"Indian Nations Archives: How to Build a Tribal Legal History" -- Nancy Carol Carter, University of San Diego School of Law, with support from an American Association of Law Libraries Lexis/Nexis Research Grant.

Research guides:

Laws of Tribes:

"Creating a Native American Surplus Book Bank" (Gift Books for Tribal Courts) -- Kris Proskus; PowerPoint presentation presented in San Antonio, Monday, July 18, 2005: Gift Books for Tribal Courts. (This copy of the presentation is offered in PDF format.)

List of libraries collecting tribal laws.