Today, the U.S. Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision, overturned the long-held understanding that states do not have authority to...
Answers to the most common questions we hear
Since 1970, NARF (a 501c(3) nonprofit) has provided specialized legal assistance to Native American tribes, organizations, and individuals nationwide.
NARF has achieved great progress for Indian Country in such critical areas as tribal sovereignty, treaty rights, natural resource protection, voting rights, and Indian education.
NARF is governed by a Native American board of directors with thirteen representatives from tribes representing the regions of the United States, including Alaska and Hawai'i.
About 59 percent of tribes have a tribal judicial system. NARF supports the Indigenous Peacemaking Initiative and the ability of tribe's to define their own culturally based forms of justice.