Wednesday, February 6, 2008

State of Indian Nations Address from NCAI

The National Congress of American Indians has posted its annual "State of Indian Nations Address" by President Joe Garcia at its web site. This year's speech is titled: "Through the Eyes of Our Children: Hope for a Restored Native America" and is the 6th annual address. Previous speeches, back to the first one delivered in 2003, can be accessed by contacting the Library.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

NARF Library Helps Guide Standards for Indexing Indian Law Materials Worldwide

Boulder, CO-NARF Librarian Monica Martens is participating in a legal terminology project that will improve the retrieval capabilities of online library databases. Martens' role is to contribute to discussions about terminology for tribal legal materials. NARF's National Indian Law Library (NILL) has been the leader in developing a nationwide collection of tribal codes, constitutions, and intergovernmental agreements.

Librarians regularly educate researchers and the public about the processes for conducting tribal legal research. The terminology project titled the "Classification and Subject Cataloging Policy Advisory Working Group" is organized under the auspices of the American Association of Law Libraries and the Library of Congress. NARF's Librarians are expertly situated to play an important role in bringing attention to tribal legal materials at research institutions and for the general public, through projects such as these.

To learn more about NARF's award-winning National Indian Law Library (NILL) and its services please click here. Donations to support NILL's important work on behalf of Indian Country and NARF are also greatly appreciated.