New Source for Digitized Indigenous Laws – Library of Congress Native American Law Clearinghouse Now Available.

By: Theodore J. Griswold | Partner |

Sometimes it is difficult for Tribal Governments to get a start on developing Tribal Codes, or ordinances or resolutions to serve a new program. The Library of Congress has created an online resource that should help with your efforts. The Indigenous Law Portal brings together a collection of tribal websites, Indigenous programs, tribal codes (including full land use ordinances), tribal zoning maps, Constitutions, and other original source information. This is largely hard to find materials in one place online – and at no cost to the user. This is an incredible resource for Indian Country and those of us who work in Native law and policy to be able to find materials that are often difficult to locate.

Site navigation at the Indigenous Law Portal can occur alphabetically, state-by-state, regionally or even nationally. The site does not cover all of your needs, and will hopefully be developed further in the future; however, it is an immediately useful resource for many of our clients. Take some time to browse it a bit.

Review the Library of Congress portal here: Indigenous Law Portal.

Ted is head of the Native American Law practice group and primary editor for the Blogging Circle. Connect with Ted at and 619.515.3277.