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"The sovereignty of Native nations depends upon reliable access to information by, for, and about tribal interests."
- Duane Champagne, Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa

Mission
The mission of the Access to Tribal Law Project (ATLP) is to provide tribal leaders, legal practitioners, and the public with convenient access to current and accurate copies of tribal codes, constitutions, and intergovernmental agreements, in order to enhance the power of tribal courts and strengthen tribal sovereignty.

Who We Are

The Access to Tribal Law Project is an initiative of the National Indian Law Library (NILL), part of the Native American Rights Fund. The ATLP is staffed by NILL staff members and volunteers and is made possible through funding from the ReachOut56-81 Fellowships for Public Service program and the generosity of the Princeton University Classes of 1956 and 1981. The Access to Tribal Law Project Support Committee, composed of eleven leaders in Indian Country, guide the mission and implementation of the project's goals. Click here to meet our committee members.

What We Do
Our work is simple. We believe that access to Tribal Law - which includes the codes, constitutions, intergovernmental agreements, and legal opinions of Indian tribes - strengthens tribal sovereignty and promotes justice in Indian Country. We work daily to maintain current and accurate versions of the laws of our participating tribes on our website and in our print collection, and strive constantly to recruit new partner tribes to the ATLP in order to provide additional tribal law content. With a history of over forty years of collaboration with tribes as an advocate of Indian communities and Indian people, we guide tribal leaders through the process of joining the ATLP every step of the way.

Contact Us
If you have any questions, would like more information, or would like to join the Access to Tribal Law Project, contact David Selden, the National Indian Law Library Director, at 303-447-8760 or at dselden@narf.org.


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