American Indian Research and Policy Institute
AIRPI's mission is to provide government leaders, policy makers and the public with accurate information about the legal and political history of American Indian nations. By providing knowledge and education, they hope to foster better-informed and culturally-sensitive responses to the challenges of American Indian life.
California Nations Indian Gaming Association
CNIGA, founded in 1988, is a non-profit organization comprised of federally-recognized tribal governments. CNIGA is dedicated to the purpose of protecting Indian gaming on federally-recognized Indian lands. It acts as a planning and coordinating agency for legislative, policy, legal and communications efforts on behalf of its members and serves as an industry forum for information and resources.
The Center for World Indigenous Studies
CWIS is an independent, non-profit [U.S. 501(c)(3)] research and education organization dedicated to wider understanding and appreciation of the ideas and knowledge of indigenous peoples and the social, economic and political realities of indigenous nations.
Department of the Interior
U.S. Interior Department information including links to BIA and information on Interior Appropriations Budget and process.
Department of Justice
The mission of the Office of Tribal Justice is to advise the Attorney General on matters that impact Indian tribes, to coordinate the Department's policies and positions on tribal issues, to consult with federally recognized Indian tribes, and to cooperate with appropriate federal, state, and local governmental institutions. This site also lists the Presidential Executive orders on tribal sovereignty.
Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development
The Harvard Project is directed at understanding the conditions under which sustained, self-determined socio-economic development is achieved on American Indian reservations. The Harvard Project's central activities include research and the application of research results in service to Indian Country.
Indian Country Today On-Line
America's Largest Indian Newspaper. The goal is to provide coverage of the stories and issues that matter to Native Americans from a Native American perspective.
The Institute of Social and Economic Research at the University of Alaska Anchorage
ISER is devoted to studying economic and social conditions in Alaska. The Alaska Legislature established the Institute of Social and Economic Research in 1961. ISER has analyzed major public policy issues in Alaska for the past 35 years. It has conducted numerous large surveys of individuals, industries, and regions.
The National Congress of American Indians
Founded in 1944, NCAI is the oldest and largest national Indian organization, serving the needs of a broad membership of American Indian and Alaska Native governments.
National Indian Gaming Commission
The mission of the NIGC, is to ensure that Indian crime and other corrupting influences, to ensure that the Indian tribe is the primary beneficiary of the gaming operation and to assure that gaming is conducted fairly and honestly by both the operator and the player."
Native American Rights Fund/National Indian Law Library
The National Indian Law Library (NILL) is the only law library specializing in legal practice materials which are essential for practitioners of Indian law. Thousands of legal pleadings and opinions from virtually every major Indian law case since the 1950's exists within the NILL collection.
Native Tech: Native American Technology & Art
This Website is has a wide array of information on Native American art.
This site currently focuses on indigenous groups in the Americas. It includes resources, contacts and links to indigenous communities.
Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy
The Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy has a rapidly developing program in Indian policy analysis and research. It is focused largely on reservation economic development, tribal sovereignty, tribal governance, reservation environmental issues, and Indian health. This website also has a link to the Udall Center Library.
Useful Websites for Tribal Librarians
This Website has numerous lists of bibliographies, ideas for teaching about Native American issues at every level, book reviews and other useful information. It is run by the University of Arizona.