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Alaskan Tribes Added to the Indigenous Law Portal

Posted by: Tina Gheen

Alaska has now been added to the Indigenous Law Portal on Law.gov. As I mentioned last summer, the Indigenous Law Portal is a free resource that brings together digitized collection materials from the Law Library of Congress as well as links to tribal websites and primary source materials found on the web. We have added …

Ada Deer: Advocate for Tribal Sovereignty

Posted by: Jennifer Davis

This Native American Heritage Month, we honor the significant figures in history who contributed to civil rights and the law. Ada Deer, Menominee, was an activist, tribal leader, social worker, government official, professor, and community activist, all in service to her community. In the process of trying to make improvements in the quality of Native …

Descansos: Roadside Memorials

Posted by: Jennifer Davis

In late October and early November, people of Hispanic heritage remember their lost loved ones with ofrendas, colorful memorials to the dead that are decorated with sugar skulls, marigolds, papel picado, candles, favorite foods of the lost ones, and more. This time tends to be a celebration more than a mourning; when building an ofrenda …

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Join Us on 1/26 for a Foreign and Comparative Law Webinar: Indigenous Governance in the Circumpolar Arctic

Posted by: Kelly Goles

The following is a guest post by Michael Chalupovitsch, a foreign law specialist at the Law Library of Congress covering Canada and Caribbean jurisdictions. Join us on January 26 at 2 p.m. EST for our next foreign, comparative, and international law webinar titled, “Indigenous Governance in the Circumpolar Arctic.” Please register here. With the ongoing effects of climate change, the Arctic …

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Santa Laws

Posted by: Jennifer Davis

If your family celebrates Christmas and expects a visit from Santa Claus, you and yours are hoping for a successful visit from the jolly old elf and his reindeer. Local, federal and foreign governments are doing their regulatory best to speed his mail and ease his journey across borders with foreign livestock, regardless of his …

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Congressional Cemetery – The Boggs Family

Posted by: Kelly Goles

This is a guest post by Ann Hemmens, a senior legal reference librarian with the Law Library of Congress. Ann has contributed a number of posts to this blog, including posts on Free Public Access to Federal Materials on Guide to Law Online, U.S. Supreme Court: Original Jurisdiction and Oral Arguments, and Domestic Violence: Resources in the United States.  Three members …