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American Indian Law Research Guide

Administrative Law (Executive & Agency Materials)

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Secretary of Interior, Ken Salazar, Crow Chairman Cedric Black Eagle and Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer at the Crow Tribe-Montana  Water Rights Compact Signing Ceremony.

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Above: Former Secretary of Interior, Ken Salazar, Crow Chairman Cedric Black Eagle and Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer,
Crow Tribe-Montana Water Rights 
Compact Signing Ceremony, April, 27, 2012.  Photo: National Congress of American Indians Photo Gallery.


Current Awareness Resources

Federal Administrative Rules

Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)

Title 25 of the CFR contains regulations related to Native Americans.  For Presidential Executive Orders and Proclamations, see Title 3. Hardcopy print volumes of the CFR are available on the 1st floor of the library, section A (call no. Primary KF70 .A3).

Online sources for the CFR include:

Federal Register (FR)

Regulations and presidential documents are published in the Federal Register prior to publication in the CFR.  The Federal Register is published every business day. Online sources include:

Federal Administrative Decisions & Presidential Documents

Administrative Decisions, Opinions & Reports

Office of Indian Affairs, Department of War

Presidential Documents (Executive Orders, Proclamations, Memoranda...)

Executive orders, presidential proclamations, presidential memoranda are published in title 3 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) and the Federal Register.

Federal Agency Web Sites

Dept. of Agriculture (USDA)

Dept. of Defense (DOD)

Dept. of Education

Dept. of Energy

Dept. of Health & Human Services (HHS)

Dept. of Housing & Human Services (HHS)

Dept. of Interior (DOI)

Dept. of Justice (DOJ)

Dept. of Labor (DOL)

Dept. of Veterans Affairs (VA)

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

Internal Revenue Service (IRS, Dept. of Treasury)

National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC)

The NIGC is an independent federal regulatory agency, established under the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988 for the regulation of gaming activities conducted by tribes on Indian lands.  The NIGC web site provides access to related laws and regulation.  The web site's reading room offers access to substantial collection of related documents and materials.

Minnesota Rules & Regulations

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