Tribal Government & Tribal Courts

Legal Information

This area of AlaskaLawHelp contains information and resources dedicated to tribal governance and tribal courts.

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  • Alaska Native Justice Center

    If you have a legal issue, you may find the resources to help to bridge the gap between Alaska Natives and Alaska's Justice systems. Content Detail

    Alaska Native Justice Center

    The site is designed to be a resource for tribal courts participating in state court proceedings. It contains information on ICWA, including sample letters and forms. Content Detail

  • Baby Veronica: What it might mean for Alaskans

    This flyer describes the potential impact the latest Supreme Court case--Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl ("Baby Veronica)--might have on Alaskan tribes. Content Detail

    Alaska Legal Services Corp.
  • Cultural Adoptions

    The Alaska Bureau of Vital statistics now provides cultural adoption paperwork through it's web site. Please note that Affidavit of Paternity forms are not provided in the adoption packet and must be obtained directly from the bureau. Content Detail

    State of Alaska, H&SS, Bureau of Vital Statistics
  • Directory of Federally Recognized Alaska Tribes

    This list of federally recognized Indian Tribes includes contact information, address, phone, and fax numbers. Content Detail

    National Congress of American Indians
  • How to Contact FCC for Tribal Hearings

    A guide for incarcerated parents to call into tribal court from Fairbanks Correctional Center Content Detail

    Alaska Legal Services
  • National Congress of American Indians

    The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) is an organization dedicated to protecting Native American sovereign rights. This website contains information on policy issues relating to tribal governments, such as economic development and tribal governance. Content Detail

    National Congress of American Indians
  • Native American Rights Fund

    The Native American Rights Fund is a non-profit law firm that is dedicated to asserting and defending the rights of Indian tribes, organizations and individuals nationwide. It focuses on the following areas: the preservation of tribal existence; the protection of tribal natural resources; the promotion of Native American human rights; the accountability of governments to Native Americans; and the development of Indian law and educating the public about Indian rights, laws, and issues. Check out their website to see the important work they do. Includes a link to the National Indial Law Library, through whose website you can stay current with the latest developments of Native American Law. Content Detail

    Native American Rights Fund
  • Native Nations Institute

    The Native Nations Institute serves as a self-determination, governance, and development resource for Indigenous nations in the United States, Canada, and elsewhere. Its website contains resources for tribal governments and leaders, as well as publications related to tribal development Content Detail

    Native Nations Institute, University of Arizona
  • Tax Information for Indian Tribal Governments

    This page, by the IRS, provides information on taxes for tribal governments, including information related to Native Corporation dividends. Content Detail

    Internal Revenue Service
  • Tribal Court Development, Alaska Tribes

    Topics include Tribal Court history, jurisdiction, structure, procedures, Tribal Youth Court development, judicial ethics, enforcement of Tribal Court decisions, and more. Content Detail

    Tanana Chiefs Conference