In the United States, Native American tribes are recognized as self-governing domestic dependent nations. Attorneys with tribal law experience can assist tribal leaders and tribe members on a host of legal issues related to tribal courts, constitutions, laws, court decisions and legal jurisdiction. Tribal lawyers can also advise and consult on tribe-state government relationships and tribe-federal government relationships. Law firms that practice tribal law may also have experience with federal laws related to Native American populations, including the Tribal Law and Order Act, the Indian Civil Rights Act, Public Law 280, the Federally Recognized Indian Tribe List Act, the Indian Reorganization Act (IRA) of 1934, and the Indian Self-determination and Education Assistance Act of 1975.
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