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Native American Concerns

Bambi Faivre Walters, PC is proud to be a Native American, woman-owned law firm.  Ms. Walters earned a concentration Environmental and Water Resources Systems Engineering at the University of Virginia and has her Virginia Class A General Contractors license with certification for environmental specialties.  Our firm provides legal advice to the tribal entities in the following practice areas:

  • Administrative Law
  • Business/Commercial Law
  • Construction Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Contract Law
  • Land Use
  • Economic Development
  • Legislation
  • Indian Child Welfare Law
  • Self-Governance
  • Federal Indian Law
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Constitutional & Indian Civil Rights Law

Federal Agency Links & Information:

Administration for Native Americans (ANA) – Program to provide social and economic development opportunities through financial assistance, training, and technical assistance to eligible Tribes and Native American communities, including American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and other Native Pacific Islanders organizations.

American Indian Environmental Office – Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) site providing information to strengthen public health and environmental protection in Indian country, with a special emphasis on helping tribes administer their own environmental programs

Bureau of Indian Affairs – “Responsible for the administration of federal programs for federally recognized Indian tribes…”-Also contains directory of phone numbers and addresses of all Indian tribes.

BIA Law Enforcement Program – “responsible for the overall management of the BIA Law Enforcement Program ..investigation of crimes which occur in Indian Country.”

Codetalk – United States, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Native American Programs. Provides numerous links to relevant government offices.

Dept of Health and Human Services – United States government’s “principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves”.

Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) – Offers programs, assistance and loan programs specifically for Native American tribes, organizations and sometimes individuals.

Department of the Interior – Click here for the Bureau of Land Management and the Fish and Wildlife Service, among other departments of the DOI.

U.S. Dept. of Justice, Tribal Justice and Safety in Indian Country

Indian Health Services – Responsible for providing federal health services to American Indians and Alaska Natives.

Office of Tribal Justice – Facilitates coordination between departments working on Indian issues and Indian tribal governments with DOJ.

Online Legal & Other Resources:

Digitization Project – Supreme Court Indian Law Cases – Find summaries and links to opinions in US Supreme Court decisions, from 1997 forward, involving or affecting Native Americans.

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) – To search the Federal Register for Environmental Documents and the Unified Agenda

EZ/EC Program Office of the US Dept of Agriculture and HUD – To search for Notices of Funding Availability for Federal Grant Programs (also appear in the Federal Register)

Government Printing Office (GPO) – To search the Federal Register

Indian Law Resource Center – Search for updates on Indian law.

Kappler’s Indian Affairs: Laws and Treaties – To search for Indian laws and treaties from the digital library at Oklahoma State University.

Legal Information Institute @ Cornell Law School – To search for Supreme Court Decisions and Federal Circuit Court Decisions

National CASA Association – National Court Appointed Special Advocate Association is a nationwide movement of community volunteers who provide legal assistance for abused and neglected children.

National Congress of American Indians (NCAI)

National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA)

The National Indian Justice Center, Inc.

National Indian Law Library

National Tribal Justice Resource Center

Native American Bar Association – Bar association for Native American lawyers and attorneys interested in federal Indian law.

Native American Children’s Alliance (NACA)

Native American Rights Fund (NARF) Includes a Public Law Library devoted federal Indian and tribal law. Find tribal documents, reference search and links

Native Elder Health Care Resource Center Navajo Nation Bar Association Southwest Center For Law And Policy

Native American & Aboriginal Law – New England School of Law-Indian Law search site

Business Resources:

Native American / Corporate American Business – “Bringing together Native American and Corporate America business communities…”

National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development – Assisting in creating/developing businesses for the Native American community

Tribal Codes & Constitution Links:

First Nations Environmental Law Program – This website contains Constitutions from various Indian tribes.

Robert’s Rules of Order – Robert’s Rules of Order sets forth meeting guidelines including what happens preceding a debate, how to obtain the floor, introduce motions, second them, state questions, and when to debate…

The Native American Constitution and Law Digitization – This website contains Tribal Codes, Constitutions, and Indian Land Titles from various Indian tribes -project by the University of Oklahoma.

United States Constitution – The US Constitution and the Bill of Rights in several versions.

United Tribe of Shawnee Indians – This website contains the Constitution of the United Tribe of Shawnee Indians.

Model Codes

Northern CA Indian Development Council – This website contains a Model Tribal Code and a Tribal Business Code.

University of Montana School of Law – This website contains a Model Tribal Commercial Code.

The Intertribal Council of Arizona – This website contains a Model Tribal Solid Waste Management Code.

Last Modified: February 3rd, 2010