Native American Law Section

of the State Bar of Texas

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Welcome to the website for the Native American Law Section of the State Bar of Texas. The purpose of the Native American Law Section is to advocate the common professional interest of all those having an interest in Native American law in Texas. In addition, the section seeks to promote Native American issues on both public and private forums throughout the State of Texas.

The need for discourse and education on Native American/American Indian law and legal issues is particularly pressing for this state, with its growing population of Native peoples. The most recent U.S. Census ranks Texas among the five most populous states for American Indian/Native American population. This includes members of the three federally recognized Indian Nations based in Texas: the Alabama-Coushatta, the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo (Tigua), the Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas. There is also a growing urban population with tribal affiliations outside of Texas. Additionally, there are more Texas-based groups currently seeking tribal recognition from the federal government.

The Section holds regular educational programs and presentations that are designed to educate Texas attorneys and judges about Native American/American Indian law and legal issues in Texas and how those fit into a broader national perspective.

Please explore our site and consider joining the Section. Our Annual Native American Law Conference is January 30, 2015 and membership is effectively free for conference registrants, please save the date and plan to join us. Thank you for your interest in the Native American Law Section of the State Bar of Texas.

Yours truly,
Ron Jackson, Chair

The 2015 NALS Conference is Friday, January 30, 2015 in Austin. Register today!