TLPI is a 100% Native American owned and operated nonprofit corporation organized to design and deliver education, research, training and technical assistance programs and publications which promote the enhancement of justice in Indian country and the health, well-being, and culture of Native peoples (see www.tlpi.org).
TLPI seeks to facilitate the sharing of resources so that Indian Nations and tribal justice systems have access to low cost resources that they can adapt to meet the individual needs of their communities. TLPI seeks to establish programs which link tribal justice systems with other academic, legal, and judicial resources such as law schools, Indian law clinics, tribal colleges, Native American Studies programs, Indian legal organizations and consultants, tribal legal departments, other tribal courts, and other judicial/legal institutions. The underlying philosophy is that tribal courts and Indian people are best served by shared access to existing information and resources - so that each tribe and tribal justice system does not have to “reinvent the wheel.” In keeping with this philosophy, we believe that resources - especially resources developed under federal grants - should be freely accessibly on the Internet in order to maximize tribal access to these resources.
For further information, please visit www.tlpi.org.