The Access to Tribal Law Project (ATLP) is an initiative of the National Indian Law Library (NILL), part of the Native American Rights Fund. The Access to Tribal Law Project Support Committee, composed of eleven leaders in Indian law, guide the mission and implementation of the project's goals.

Our mission is to provide tribal leaders, legal practitioners, and the public with convenient access to current and accurate copies of tribal codes and constitutions to enhance the power of tribal courts and strengthen tribal sovereignty.

We believe that access to tribal law - which includes the codes, constitutions, intergovernmental agreements, and legal opinions of Native governments - strengthens tribal sovereignty and promotes justice in Indian Country. We collect tribal codes and constitutions and share them with legal researchers. We work daily to maintain current and accurate versions of the laws of our participating tribes and constantly strive to recruit new partner tribes and provide additional tribal law content.

If you have any questions, would like more information, or would like to join the Access to Tribal Law Project, contact the National Indian Law Library at 720-647-9919 or at

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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

Over 300 Tribes Participating