Resource Library

Public health emergencies, including infectious disease outbreaks and natural disasters, are issues that every community faces. To address these threats, it is critical for all jurisdictions to understand how law can be used to enhance public health preparedness, as well as improve collaboration and coordination across jurisdictions. This Resource Library is designed to provide relevant resources to Tribal Nations seeking to enhance their legal preparedness capacity. While most resources have a Tribal focus, some resources are included that are generally applicable to legal preparedness for public health emergencies and natural disasters.


Tribal Organizations/Groups

Affiliated Tribes of the Northwest Indians

Alaska Federation of Natives

All Pueblo Council of Governors

Alliance of Colonial Era Tribes (ACET)

Association on American Indian Affairs

California Rural Indian Health Board

California Tribal Business Alliance

Great Lakes Intertribal Council

Indian Law Resource Center

Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals

Intertribal Agriculture Council

Intertribal Council of Arizona

Intertribal Council of California

Intertribal Council of Michigan, Inc.

Intertribal Council of Nevada

Midwest Alliance of Sovereign Tribes

Montana-Wyoming Tribal Leader's Council

National American Indian Court Judges Association

National Caucus of Native American Legislators

National Congress of American Indians

National Council of Urban Indian Health

National Domestic Preparedness Consortium

National Indian Health Board

National Indian Justice Center

National Native American Bar Association

National Native American EMS Association

National Native American Law Enforcement Association

National Tribal Emergency Management Council

Northwest Tribal Emergency Management Council

Southern California Tribal Chairmen's Association

Tribal Alliance of Sovereign Indian Nations

Tribal Law and Policy Institute

Tribal Risk and Emergency Management Advisory

United South and Eastern Tribes

United Tribes of Michigan



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