Did our screening of the “Tribal Justice” documentary spark your interest in learning more about Tribal Legal Systems? We have added five new titles to our Federal Indian Law and Tribal Law collection that may be of interest to YOU!

  • Tribes, Land, and the Environment, edited by Sara Krakoff & Ezra Rosser (KF5660 .T75 2016). The environmental decisions that sovereign tribal nations make have a deeply affecting impact on the communities that surround them, and vice versa. This collection of essays by leading Federal Indian law scholars reveals the difficulties faced by Native American tribes in their attempts to establish their own environmental standards within Federal Indian law and environmental legal structures.
  • Native American Indian Tribal Justice Systems: Tribal courts and police, by Julie C. Abril (KF8550 .A92 2016). Originally published in 1997 as a Master’s-level paper by the author while she was a student at San Jose State University, this 2016 revision examines the Native American Tribal Courts, and proposes further research in the areas of indigenous justice systems operating within the United States of America.
  • Indian Gaming Law and Policy, by Katherine R. L. Rand and Steven Andrew Light (KF8210 .G35 2014). The second edition of this title provides a comprehensive, yet accessible explanation of Indian gaming. Tracing the genesis of tribal gaming and the federal Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA), enacted on the heels of the Supreme Court’s landmark decision in California v. Cabazon Band of Mission Indians, the book describes IGRA’s key provisions, major legal and political developments, and incorporates numerous updates, including the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Carcieri v. Salazar, the spread of online gaming, and the multitude of actors—federal, state, and tribal—who regulate the industry.

You can find more information and resources about Federal Indian and Tribal Law in our online guide. And, be sure to check out our upcoming Federal Indian Law 101 MCLE class.

These new resources and events are part of our focus on Native American Tribal Law as our Topic of the Year. Each year we give special focus to an area of law intrinsic to the fabric of San Diego county’s culture, history, and modern day life. San Diego County is home to 18 Native American Reservations; more than any other county in the United States. During the year, we will be focusing on Native Americans, their tribal laws, and the intersections with US, California, and local laws.