Tribal Government & Tribal Courts

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

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Alaska Tribal Court Directory

ALSC has published its 2022 version of the Alaska Tribal Court Directory. For the first time, it includes information on all 229 federally registered Tribes in Alaska. It is a tool for advocates to better access and use the justice systems Tribes have been operating in Alaska for thousands of years. is a project of Alaska Legal Services Corporation (ALSC). The website provides Alaska’s Native Tribes with resources and information about tribal courts, tribal adoption, and participation in state court ICWA proceedings.

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.

Directory of Federally Recognized Alaska Tribes

This list of federally recognized Alaska Native and American Indian Tribes includes contact information, address, phone, and fax numbers.

How to Contact FCC for Tribal Hearings

A guide for incarcerated parents to call into different tribal courts across Alaska.

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.

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 Indian Law Library, through whose website you can stay current with the latest developments of Native American Law.

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

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.

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