Places that Help: Federal
Native American Resources
Updated: October 18, 2018
National Indian Child Welfare Association
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.
Native American Rights Fund
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. Legal assistance must be requested in writing to their Litigation Committee.
StrongHearts Native Helpline
StrongHearts Native Helpline advocates 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
Tribal Court Clearinghouse, a project of The Tribal Law and Policy Institute
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 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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