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Indian Law Resource Center - Montana office
602 North Ewing Street
Helena MT, 59601
Phone: 406.449.2006
Fax: 406.449.2031
Web: http://www.indianlaw.org
Email: mt@indianlaw.org
The Indian Law Resource Center provides legal assistance to Indian nations and other indigenous peoples in the United States and throughout the Americas. All of our work is done at no cost to our clients. The Indian Law Resource Center is a non-profit law and advocacy organization established and directed by American Indians. We provide legal assistance to Indian and Alaska Native nations who are working to protect their lands, resources, human rights, environment and cultural heritage. Our principal goal is the preservation and well-being of Indian and other Native nations and tribes.

Indian Law Resource Center - Washington, D.C. office
601 E Street, SE
Washington DC, 20003
Phone: 202.547.2800
Fax: 202.547.2803
Web: http://www.indianlaw.org
Email: dcoffice@indianlaw.org
The Indian Law Resource Center provides legal assistance to Indian nations and other indigenous peoples in the United States and throughout the Americas. All of our work is done at no cost to our clients. The Indian Law Resource Center is a non-profit law and advocacy organization established and directed by American Indians. We provide legal assistance to Indian and Alaska Native nations who are working to protect their lands, resources, human rights, environment and cultural heritage. Our principal goal is the preservation and well-being of Indian and other Native nations and tribes.

Law Moose World Legal Resource Center: Indian Nations and Tribes
Web: http://www.lawmoose.com/internetlawlib/31.htm
An internet law library with information about tribal law in North America.

Mending the Sacred Hoop, Technical Assistance Project
202 East Superior Street
Duluth MN, 55802
Phone: (888) 305-1650
Phone: (218) 623-HOOP
Fax: (218) 722-5775
Web: http://www.msh-ta.org
MSH-TA is a Native American program that works towards the elimination of violence in the lives of women and their children by providing training and technical assistance to Alaskan Native and Tribal Nations. They do not provide services directly to individuals, although their website does list some brochures and information that may be useful here: http://mshoop.org/resources/

National Indian Child Welfare Association
5100 SW Macadam Avenue, Suite 300
Portland OR, 97239
Hotline:
Phone: (503) 222-4044
Fax: (503) 222-4007
Web: http://www.nicwa.org
Email: info@nicwa.org
The National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA) works to address the issues of child abuse and neglect through training, research, public policy, and grassroots community development. NICWA also works to support compliance with the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 (ICWA), which seeks to keep American Indian children with American Indian families. They do not provide services directly to individuals but they do have information that can help individuals - see here: http://www.nicwa.org/what_we_do/documents/NICWA%20FAQ.pdf and here: http://www.nicwa.org/resources/ NICWA improves the lives of American Indian children and families by helping tribes and other service providers implement services that are culturally competent, community-based, and focused on the strengths and assets of families. This work includes collaborating with tribal and urban Indian child welfare programs to increase their service capacity, enhancing tribal-state relationships, and providing training, technical assistance, information services and alliance building.

National Tribal Justice Resource Center
Phone: No phone numbers listed; to reach them via their website, go here: http://www.tribalreentry.org/contact
Web: http://www.tribalreentry.org/resources/national-tribal-justice-resource-center
The National Tribal Justice Resource Center is a website dedicated to tribal justice systems, personnel and tribal law. The publications section features resources on tribal courts, court personnel, tribal law, federal and state law, and legal issues. The National Resource Center is a searchable database of resources and materials selected and reviewed by the Tribal Juvenile Detention and Reentry Green Technical Assistance Center Staff. Materials include published works, peer-reviewed research, curricula, and web-based resources that aim to provide up-to-date information on topics relevant to juvenile detention and reentry and green job training.

National Women's Health Information Center
Phone: 1-800-994-9662
Web: http://www.4woman.gov/violence/index.cfm?page=91
Website provides lots of information, resources and links.

Native American Rights Fund
1506 Broadway
Boulder CO, 80302
Phone: (303) 447-8760
Fax: (303) 443-7776
Web: http://www.narf.org
The Native American Rights Fund (NARF) is the oldest and largest nonprofit law firm dedicated to asserting and defending the rights of Indian tribes, organizations and individuals nationwide. The Native American Rights Fund has been dedicated to providing the highest quality of legal services in our representation of Native American interests since 1970. Fees are negotiable. Our practice areas include: Jurisdictional and Tribal Sovereignty Issues; Land Claims; Water Rights; Environmental Law; Economic Development; Tribal Codes and Constitutions; Hunting and Fishing Rights; Trust Lands and Trust Responsibility; Treaty Rights; Recognition; Education; Indigenous Voting Rights; Religious Rights. For more information on requesting legal assistance, which must be done in writing to their Litigation Committee, see their website here: http://www.narf.org/contact-us/request-legal-assistance/

Southwest Center for Law and Policy
475 S. Stone Avenue
Tucson AZ, 85701
Phone: 520-623-8192
Fax: 520-623-8246
Web: http://www.swclap.org
Providing legal training and technical assistance to tribal communities and to organizations and agencies serving Native people.

StrongHearts Native Helpline
Hotline: 1-844-762-8483
Web: http://www.strongheartshelpline.org
Advocates over the hotline can provide immediate support, personalized safety planning, crisis intervention, and referrals to Native-centered resources. Advocates are available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. CST

The Tribal Law & Policy Institute
Phone: (323) 650-5467 (California office)
Web: http://www.tribal-institute.org/lists/tlpi.htm
The Tribal Law and Policy Institute is a Native-American-owned and operated non-profit corporation organized to design and deliver education, research, training, and technical assistance programs, which promote the enhancement of justice in Indian country and the health, well-being, and culture of Native peoples. For a list of their offices and the different programs that they have, see their website.

Tribal Court Clearinghouse, a project of The Tribal Law and Policy Institute
Web: http://www.tribal-institute.org/
The Tribal Court Clearinghouse is a comprehensive website established in June 1997 to serve as a resource for American Indian and Alaska Native Nations, American Indian and Alaska Native people, tribal justice systems, victims services providers, tribal service providers, and others involved in the improvement of justice in Indian country. They provide links to resources and information on a variety of topics.

US Dept of Health and Human Services: Indian Health Service
The Reyes Building, 801 Thompson Avenue
Rockville MD, 20852
Phone: No phone numbers listed; to reach them via their website, go here: http://www.ihs.gov/contactus/
Web: http://www.ihs.gov/forpatients/
The Indian Health Service is the health care system for federally-recognized American Indian and Alaska Natives in the United States. They have information for patients on their website, along with answers to frequently asked questions.

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