The Law Library of Congress recently unveiled a new search tool to help researchers find indigenous law materials. The Indigenous Law Portal is still being beta tested, but right now it provides links to American Indian constitutions and legal materials from a number of tribes across the U.S. The portal has split the U.S. into six sections including the Arctic, New Southwest, North Central, Northeast Atlantic, Pacific Northwest, and South, allowing users to access content by region. They have also organized the content by state as well as alphabetically by tribe.
Addition of the U.S. materials should be completed in the next few weeks. Next, they plan to add information about the aboriginal peoples of Canada. More information about the new project can be found on the Law Library of Congress’ In Custodia Legis blog.