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Over the past decades, Native Americans have fought to provide legal assistance to their number and also to provide adequate support to their tribal justice systems. In 2000, the National American Indian Court Judges Association with funds provided by the US Department of Justice established the National Tribal Justice Resource Center. Since that time, the Center has provided a wide range of technical services to the American Indian and Alaska Native justice system. Visitors with an interest in how the Native American justice system functions will appreciate the information available here, much of which is contained with sections that deal with tribal courts, legal research, and their outreach programs. Interested parties may wish to start by looking through the Tribal Court Opinion Search Page, which contains over 1800 Tribal Court opinions, memorandums, and orders. Persons who might be unacquainted with the history of these courts may also want to read a brief history of these institutions that is offered here. Visitors will also appreciate the fact that the homepage also offers links to relevant funding opportunities and an “In the News” digest that culls together topical news stories that deal with various tribal suits and related matters.

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  • Social Studies > General
  • Social Studies > Civics

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    Social studies -- Comparative political systems,NSDL,Social studies -- Civics,Social Sciences,Social studies,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20120928114823508T,NSDL_SetSpec_internetscout

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