Indigenous Peoples' Law and Legal Issues

This site is dedicated to information about law and legal issues related to indigenous peoples of the world. The 'main page' sometimes highlights items of urgent or special importance. Otherwise, all material is organized under separate headings.

Libraries & Reference Sites

This category includes information about specific subjects (e.g., religious freedom, prison rights, land title issues) as well as general collections of legal material (e.g., human rights, U.S. law, indigenous documents) and information about organizations specifically devoted to indigenous law, territorial and cultural integrity, government relations, etc.

Cases & Controversies

This category includes information about specific legal cases or controversies -- current and historical -- including documents filed in some cases.

Speeches, Articles, & Essays

This category includes speeches, articles, essays, book notices and reviews dealing with indigenous peoples' legal issues.

United Nations Documents

This category includes materials from the United Nations and the International Labor Organization dealing with indigenous and colonized peoples.

Government Documents

This category includes documents from nation-state governments involving or related to issues affecting indigenous peoples.

This information is maintained by Peter d'Errico. If you know of legal or law-related resources you would like to see here, send information to