Native/Tribal Law

The story of the indigenous people of the American continent is one of honor, tradition, pride, sacrifice, and loss.


Relations between the United States federal government, the various States, and the tribes has not always been honorable or equitable. Tribes have often struggled to maintain their sovereignty, their lands, and even their lives. Glow in the Dark Law® recognizes this struggle. While approximately 275 tribes now have their own court systems, questions of local autonomy and federal jurisdiction remain. When these questions require adjudication in the tribal or federal courts, the Glow in the Dark Lawyer™ can help.

Tribal Sovereignty & Government


American Indian Constitutions and Legal Materials
Tribal Law and Policy Institute
Indian Reorganization Act
Indigenous Law Journal (Canada)

Treaties & Treaty Abrogation


The “Clear Statement” Rule

Tribal Legal Jurisdiction


U.S Courts of Indian Offenses


Civil Law & Jurisdiction


Federal

Tribal
State
Concurrent
General Civil Litigation
Family Law
Wills & Probate

Individual & Land Rights


Federal Citizenship

Indian Citizenship
Indian Civil Rights Act of 1968
Land Claims
Land Assignments
Land Allotments
Riparian Rights

Virginia Tribes & Tribal Resources


Virginia Indian Advisory Board
Commonwealth of Virginia – List of Recognized Tribes
Commonwealth of Virginia – Petition for Recognition
Virginia Tribal Alliance for Life (VITAL)
American Indian Society of Washington D.C.
United Indians of Virginia
Intertribal Women’s Circle
Nansemond Indian Nation
Nottoway Indian Tribe of Virginia
The Upper Mattaponi Indian Tribe
The Rappahannock Tribe
Pamunkey Indian Tribe
Tuscarora Tribe of North Carolina
Chickahominy Tribe
Monacan Indian Nation
Cheroenhaka (Nottoway)
Patawomeck Indian Tribe of Virginia