NAICJA Membership

The National American Indian Court Judges Association (NAICJA) is a non-profit membership organization devoted to supporting American Indian and Alaska Native tribal justice systems through advocacy, education and networking. NAICJA was established in 1969, following the enactment of the federal Indian Civil Rights Act of 1968. The Act required tribes to follow certain requirements similar to those in the Bill of Rights in the U.S. Constitution. Tribal courts are the forums where those rights are enforced. NAICJA’s early goal was to provide education to tribal judges so that they could conduct proceedings in compliance with ICRA.

Membership Dues

Membership dues are only $100.00 annually. Benefits include a discount on the national conference, access to a vast network of tribal court judges and other justice system personnel, a free subscription to NAICJA’s newsletter, and inclusion in our listserv that provides notice of tribal court funding opportunities, position openings, training events, legislative initiatives, and recent judicial decisions of relevance to tribal courts.

Membership Levels

Activate a new membership or renew your existing membership:

Active Member   
  Associate Member 
  Supporting Member 
Currently serving as a judge, peacemaker or adjudicator of disputes in a tribal justice system. An Active Member is entitled to full Association benefits, including the right to vote on NAICJA matters.   Formerly served as a judge, peacemaker or adjudicator of disputes in a tribal justice system.   Justice system employee, attorney or advocate or other person who supports NAICJA’s goals.