To date, four textbooks have been developed in the series:

Introduction to Tribal Legal Studies: Third Edition

by Justin B. Richland and Sarah Deer, published by Rowman and Littlefield, 2016

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This book is the one of the only available comprehensive introductions to tribal law. In clear and straightforward language, Justin B. Richland and Sarah Deer discuss the history and structure of tribal justice systems; the scope of criminal and civil jurisdictions; and the various means by which the integrity of tribal courts is maintained. This book is an indispensable resource for students, tribal leaders, and tribal communities interested in the complicated relationship between tribal, federal, and state law. The third edition provides significant updates on all changes in laws affecting the tribes, including the Tribal Law and Order Act and the Violence Against Women Act 2013 Reauthorization. Note that instructor guides are available to those teaching a course or workshops on the topic. Contact heather@tlpi.org to request. 

To order, call 800-462-6420 or visit Rowman and Littlefield Press.
Discount Codes may be available. Contact heather@tlpi.org.
978-1-4422-3225-9 • $59.00 • Paperback

Tribal Criminal Law and Procedure: Second Edition

by Carrie Garrow and Sarah Deer, published by Alta Mira Press, 2015

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Tribal Criminal Law and Procedure examines the complex subject of tribal criminal law and procedure from a tribal perspective—utilizing tribal statutory law, tribal case law, and the cultural values of Native peoples. Garrow and Deer discuss in depth the histories, structures and practices of tribal justice systems, comparisons of traditional tribal justice with Anglo-American law and jurisdictions, elements of criminal law and procedure, and alternative sentencing and traditional sanctions. Tribal Criminal Law and Procedure will be an invaluable resource for legal scholars and students. An instructor’s guide is available for this book. Please contact the Tribal Law and Policy Institute for more information. Note that instructor guides are available to those teaching a course or workshops on the topic. Contact heather@tlpi.org to request. 

To order, call 800-462-6420 or visit Alta Mira Press and use promotion code B10CTS20 to receive a 20% discount.

Structuring Sovereignty: Constitutions of Native Nations

by Melissa L. Tatum, Miriam Jorgensen, Mary E. Guss, and Sarah Deer, published by UCLA American Indian Studies Center, 2014

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This book is designed to serve as a guide to communities engaged in the process of drafting a constitution and to students who are studying that process. For any nation, Indigenous or non-Indigenous, drafting and adopting a constitution is more than a legal process. It is a collective journey of self-discovery and reflection. New governing opportunities, changes in intergovernmental relations, heightened awareness of the importance of culturally legitimate governing institutions, and reforms in international law are generating a wave of constitution writing and constitutional reform among Native nations. This book draws on research, first hand experience with constitution writing and constitutional change, and numerous examples from actual governing documents to demonstrate the many ways that Indigenous nations can structure their sovereignty. Note that instructor guides are available to those teaching a course or workshops on the topic. Contact heather@tlpi.org to request. 

To order, email sales@aisc.ucla.edu

$40.00
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978-2-935626-68-1

Sharing our Stories of Survival: Native Women Surviving Violence

by Sarah Deer, Bonnie Clairmont, Carrie A. Martell and Maureen L. White Eagle, published by Alta Mira Press, 2008

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Sharing our Stories is a general introduction to the social and legal issues involved in acts of violence against Native women, this book’s contributors are lawyers, advocates, social workers, social scientists, writers, poets, and victims. In the U.S. Native women are more likely than women from any other group to suffer violence, from rape and battery to more subtle forms of abuse, and Sharing Our Stories of Survival explores the causes and consequences of such behavior. The stories and case-studies presented here are often painful and raw, and the statistics are overwhelmingly grim; but a countervailing theme also runs through this extremely informative volume: Many of the women who appear in these pages are survivors, often strengthened by their travails, and the violence examined here is human violence, meaning that it can be changed, if only with much effort and education. The first step is to lay out the truth for all to see, and that is the purpose accomplished by this book. An instructor’s guide is available for this book. Please contact the Tribal Law and Policy Institute for more information. Note that instructor guides are available to those teaching a course or workshops on the topic. Contact heather@tlpi.org to request. 

To order, call 800-462-6420 or visit Alta Mira Press and use promotion code B10CTS20 to receive a 20% discount.

As part of the Tribal Legal Studies project, UCLA Extension, through its Tribal Learning Community and Educational Exchange (TLCEE) program, is now offering the following online Tribal Legal Studies courses:

  • Violence against Native Women
  • Introduction to Tribal Legal Studies
  • Legal Research, Analysis, and Writing in a Tribal Context
  • Federal Indian law and Policy

For more information on the Tribal Legal Studies project, contact Heather Valdez Singleton at heather@tlpi.org or 323-650-5467.