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Indian Law Research Guide: Getting Started: Home

Note: There are five (5) separate Indian Law Research Guides



Research Guides on Indian Law: What's in these Guides

The University of New Mexico School of Law Library has an extensive and well-preserved in-house Indian Law Collection, and information on many online resources.  We have five (5) separate research guides on distinct areas within Indian Law.  Choosing one of these five (5) guides will have its own unique tabs across the top.  Use the links below to move between guides, and within the guides. 

These guides are starting points for research in Indian Law at the UNM Law Library.  All guides on Indian Law will include both primary and secondary materials, in both print and electronic formats.  If you have any questions, please contact the Law Library’s  reference desk at (505) 277-0935 or at

Indian Law Research Guides:

Guide 1: Getting Started
     First of five guides on Indian Law, links to research guides and Native American organizations.

Guide 2: Federal Resources & Agencies
     Federal Resources, Recognized Tribes, Statues, Cases & More

Guide 3: International Indigenous Issues
     Resources on International Organizations, Treaties, Canada, and Australia.

Guide 4: Publications & Reports
     Blogs, special repots, publications and newspapers, as well as law school websites.

Guide 5: Tribal Resources & Issues
     Tribal Courts, Opinions, Codes, Constitutions, and listing of New Mexico Tribal Issues.

  • Tribal Courts & Opinions: Tribal Court websites, Court opinions and handbooks.
  • Legal Resources: Resources for legal research, links to Tribal Codes and Constitutions.
  • New Mexico: Links to official and non-official Apache, Navajo, and Pueblo Tribes’ websites.
  • Oklahoma: Links to official and non-official Oklahoma Tribes’ websites.
  • Additional Resources: Links to directories, indexes, and community organizations.

Accessing Resources

Accessing Resources in this Guide:

This research guide contains links to a wide variety of information sources, some of which can be accessed by all researchers, free of charge. However, access rights will vary. Please see the icon located after each resource description for more information.

If you are unable to access a resource due to these limitations, please ask your local library about access options.

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