Guide to Arrow, Inc. National American Indian Court Judges Association Papers At the Leland D. Case Library for Western Historical Studies

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Arrow, Inc. National American Indian Court Judges Association
Title: Arrow, Inc. National American Indian Court Judges Association Papers
Dates: 1968-1990
Quantity: 46 box(es) (16.1 cubic feet)
Collection ID: MSS.Arrow
Repository: Leland D. Case Library of Western Historical Studies
E.Y. Berry Library-Learning Center
Black Hills State University
Spearfish, SD 57799

Organizational History

The National American Indian Court Judges Association (NAICJA) is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, created in 1969, which received its tax-exempt status in 1973 in the state of Delaware. The goal of the organization is to advocate for the American Indian and Alaskan Native justice systems by using education and information sharing. Judges, justices, and peacemakers serving in the tribal justice system are the primary members. An elected Board of Directors manages and directs the Association. The Association also issues annual Reports. The Association┬┤s mission is to strengthen the tribal justice system through various means including increasing public awareness, promoting tribal sovereignty, and conduct research.

The original incorporators include the following names: 1. Virgil L. Kirk, Sr. - Navajo Tribe 2. Henry Upchego - Uintah and Ouray Tribes 3. Lawrence Miller - Shoshone and Arapaho Tribes 4. Cranston Hawley - Fort Belknap Agency 5. Josephine D. Neuman - Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, Flathead Tribes 6. Betty Laverdure - Turtle Mountain Chippewa 7. George R. Armstrong - Southern Ute Tribe and Ute Mountain Ute Tribe 8. E. Thomas Colosimo - Executive Director, Arrow, Inc.

The Association has one class of membership-Active Membership. In order to be eligible for membership, a person must be a duly appointed clerk of an Indian Court, with full responsibilities to act as a clerk of the Court.

The Board of Directors shall have authority to fix dues to be paid annually in advance on the first of January of each year. The Board of Directors may grant each group of Indian court clerks permission to form Area Chapters of the Association in the respective areas as follows: Albuquerque Area, Phoenix Area, Portland Area, Billings Area, Aberdeen Area, and Navajo Area.

The governing body shall be a Board of Directors. It shall consist of 12 members and 6 alternates elected by the caucus of the Active Members of each area of the Association. The members of the Board shall serve a two-year term as long as eligible for membership in the Association.

http://www.naicja.org/

Scope and Contents

Transition files, Program, Back up for invoices, NAICJA correspondence, Dept. of Health & Human Services, Grants, LEAA Model Court, Copies of material sent to Reno, Bank deposits, BIA FLICW, Proposals, Technical Assistance, NAICJA, Performance Reports, Reno Chrono, BIA Hearings, Aboriginal customary law, Alaska Project, Ordinances, Young Once, Indian Forever, Indian Child Welfare Act, Leadership Training, Review and commentary, Demonstration Project, Court Improvement plan, Indian Tribal Courts, Reference Materials, Basic Criminal Law, McDermott, John T., Wall, Steve, The Mission and Functions, Ross, Earl J., Training Manual, Smith, Lola, Legal Research, Jurisdiction Program, Justice and the American Indian, The Law of Evidence, Johnson, Ralph W., Questionnaire, Kirby, Jan, Sheridan, William H., Indian Court Judges' Bench Book, Solicitation for Grant Application, Committees, Brash, Russell Lawrence, Joint meetings, Draft, Northwest Intertribal Court System, Code of Ethics, Evaluation, Molesworth, Cecilia L., Milne, John W., Bowen, Jim, Memorandum, Torts, Vital Documents, Permanency planning for Indian Children, Parenting, Natural Resource news and the CERT report, Custer, George C., Notebook.

Acquisition Information

Materials received in 1986, 1988, and 1991.

Preferred Citation

Arrow, Inc. National American Indian Court Judges Association Papers, Leland D. Case Western Historical Studies

Inventory


Series: 1986, 1988
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1 1 Reno Chrono
2 Transition-September 1981 — April 21, 1982
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2 1 Transition
2 Spokane April 26, 1982 — Oct. 31, 1982
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3 1 Transition
2 Spokane Nov. 1, 1982 — March 30, 1984
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4 1 Transition File
2 Helena MT/Zion April 17, 1984 — Feb. 7, 1985
3 Program
4 Chronological Correspondence
5 Backup for invoices sent to Reno by Arrow - 1981
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5 1 Backup for invoices sent to Reno by Arrow, Oct. 1981-March 1982
2 Backup for invoices sent to Spokane by Arrow — April 1982 — Oct. 1982
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6 1 Backup for invoices sent to Spokane by Arrow- Nov. 1982-Dec.1983
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7 1 Backup for invoices sent to Montana by Arrow- Jan. 1984
2 NAICJA Chronological Correspondence Nov. 1983 - April 1984
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8 1 NAICJA Chronological Correspondence May/June 1984
2 Dept. of Health and Human Resources
3 BIA Court Clerks Grant
4 BIA FL/CW
5 Check vouchers
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9 1 BIA Check Vouchers
2 National American Indian Court Judges Association Documents
3 Check Vouchers LEAA Model Court 1980/81
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10 1 Program Chronological Correspondence
2 Parenting Sept. 30, 1982-Sept. 30, 1983
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11 1 Program Chronological Correspondence
2 Parenting Oct. 1983
3 Copies of material sent to Reno, NV, 1981
4 Bank deposits (1981)
5 LEAA Grant #80-CJ-AZ-0112
6 BIA Court Clerks-bank deposits
7 BIA FL/CW
8 Program Chronological Correspondence- Family Law/Child Welfare April 23, 1982-Aug. 31, 1983
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12 1 Program Chronological Correspondence- Family Law/Child Welfare Sept. 1, 1982 — April 30, 1983
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13 1 Program Chronological Correspondence- Family Law/Child Welfare, May 1, 1983
2 Technical Proposal to develop a comprehensive curriculum for Tribal Court Judges and Tribal Court Personnel- April 30, 1981
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14 1 NAICJA proposal- March 1981
2 Technical Assistance- 1982/83
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15 1 NAICJA 1982/83 Family Law/Child Welfare- July 1983
2 NAICJA- Technical and cost Proposal
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16 1 NAICJA- Training Sessions
2 NAICJA- Summary Report
3 NAICJA- Complete Background Information
4 NAICJA- Background and Handouts
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17 1 NAICJA Training Sessions- 1983
2 NAICJA- Technical Proposal- June 1983
3 Performance Report- 1984
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18 1 NAICJA- Miscellaneous Programs and Background Material 1983-1984
2 Transition From D.C. to Reno April/May 1981
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19 1 Transition from D.C. to Reno June-July 1981
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20 1 Transition from D.C. to Reno Aug.-Nov. 1981
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21 1 Transition from D.C. to Reno Nov./Dec. 1981
2 Reno Chrono: June-Sept. 1981
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22 1 National American Indian Court Judges Association Miscellaneous- 1980-1986
2 BIA Public Hearings

Series: 1991 Addition
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1 1 Aboriginal Customary law: field report no. 5
2 Alaska Village law & justice training project- final report 1977
3 Twenty-four ordinances to enforce local laws through the Alaska "village" council- 1977
4 Young Once, Indian Forever, Indian Child Welfare act of 1978
5 Leadership training guidance and direction for the improvement of public library and information services to Native American Tribes
6 Bureau of Indian Affairs Meeting of National Tribal Leaders Work Groups- Sept. 6, 1990
7 Review and commentary on American Indian Policy Review Commission- 1977
8 Second American Indian telecommunications satellite demonstration project Aug. 30, 1978
9 Court improvement plan
10 Indian tribal courts-1978
11 Reference material judges
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2 1 Reference Material- 1981
2 National American Indian Court Judges Association- By laws 1968
3 Basic Criminal law- syllabus and lesson plan
4 Basic in-service training program
5 McDermott, John T. Duties and Responsibilities, Wall
6 Steve- Legal writing
7 The Mission and Functions of a U.S. District Court Clerk's Office
8 Model Appellate procedures code
9 Ross, Earl J., Training Manual
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3 1 Training Manual for clerks of Indian courts
2 Criminal Court procedures manual
3 Smith, Lola- 1971 An Introduction to Legal Research and Case Analysis- 1974
4 An Introduction to Legal Research and Case Analysis- 1974
5 Jurisdiction program- 1972-1974
6 Evaluation of Foundation Grant Possibilities April 1971
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4 1 Inter-agency staff study report- 1972
2 Justice and the American Indian- 1974
3 Jurisdiction program- 1972-1974
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5 1 The Law of Evidence- 1974
2 Jurisdiction Program- 1972-1974
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6 1 Basic Criminal law- 1975
2 Basic Criminal law course of instruction for Indian Court Judges- 1975
3 Handbook on family law/child welfare- 1975
4 Johnson, Ralph W. - Cases and Materials for Indian Court Judges- 1976
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7 1 Indian Court Judges improvement program- 1974-1975
2 Child Welfare and Family Law- 1976
3 Course of instruction for Indian Court Judges 1975-1976
4 Questionnaire with transmittal letter- 1976
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8 1 Kirby, Jan- Self-concept of the American Court Judges- 1976
2 Sheridan, William H. - Courts and the Juvenile offender- 1977
3 Indian Court Judges' bench book- 1978
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8A 1 Questionnaires: Court clerk training- 1977 (3-ring binder)
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9 1 Solicitation for grant applications
2 Arrow/NAICJA documents 1977-1978
3 Federal regional councils and Indian Committees- 1978
4 Public Hearings for the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978
5 Barsh, Russell Lawrence- The Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978
6 Joint meetings Sept. 11-12, 1979
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10 1 Draft- definition of requirements and recommended processes for budget execution 1979
2 National American Indian Court Judges Association Minutes Nov. 9, 1973- March 20, 1979
3 Northwest Intertribal Court System- 1979
4 Proposal- 1979
5 Code of Ethics for Indian Court Clerks- 1980
6 Evaluations June 24-25, 1980
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11 1 Comments/ Correspondence/ Miscellaneous 1969-1980
2 An Evaluation of the Judicial Training Program of the National American Indian
3 Court Judges Association- 1980
4 Molesworth, Cecilia L. An Evaluation of the NAICJA training program- 1980
5 Milne, John W. Instructors Manual for Criminal procedure for Indian Courts and Criminal Law for Indian Courts- 1980
6 A proposal for the establishment of an Indian Child Welfare resource program for Native Americans- 1980
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12 1 Technical Proposal Family Law/Child and Child Welfare Grants- 1980
2 Bowen, Jim Controlling Property After Death- 1981
3 Memorandum March 25, 1981
4 National Indian Court Judges/Clerks Training Conference
5 Torts- 1981
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13 1 NAICJA/ARROW Progress Reports 1975-1981
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14 1 National American Indian Court Judges Association Minutes 1971-1978
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15 1 National American Indian Court Judges Association Board/Executive Committee Meetings 1978-1981
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16 1 National American Indian Court Judges Association Minutes 1969-1977
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17 1 National American Indian Court Judges Association Minutes 1977-1979
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18 1 National American Indian Court Judges Association Minutes 1980-1982
2 Family law/child welfare BIA contract #1173
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19 1 Vital Documents 1980-1982
2 Permanency planning for Indian Children- 1983
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20 1 Parenting- 1982-1983
2 Program Chrono Oct. 1985
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21 1 National American Indian Court Judges Association Correspondence- 1977-1981
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22 1 National American Indian Court Judges Association Correspondence- 1982-1985
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23 1 Vital Documents- 1985
2 Indian Family Law and Child Welfare- 1986
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24 1 Arrow Sponsored Indian Court Clerks Training Programs Correspondence 1986-1988
2 National Resources News and the CERT Report 1980-1982
3 Custer, George C.
4 Notebook with basic grammar notes