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CHAPTER #1

Jurisdiction, Structure & Definitions

The jurisdiction of the Tribal Court shall extend to all persons and lands within the exterior boundaries of the Reservation and is limited only by the Tribe’s Constitution and applicable federal law. The Tribe asserts its territorial, personal, and subject matter jurisdiction over Indians and non-Indians to the fullest extent possible.

 

CHAPTER #2

Tribal Enforcement Officers

The duly elected Tribal Council, in concurrence with its responsibilities and duties to the Tribe's General Council under the Tribe's Constitution, finds the delegation of duties for the establishment of a law enforcement arm of the government a crucial administrative function.

 

CHAPTER #3

Judicial Procedure

The establishment of the Tribal Court is outlined in Art. XXII of the Tribe’s Constitution. The judicial power of the Tribe shall be vested in such courts as the General Council may establish from time to time. The General Council may elect to enter into a contractual agreement to participate in an inter-tribal court system to provide judicial services to the Tribe, its members, and others subject to tribal jurisdiction.

 

CHAPTER #4

Prohibitory Ordinances

All prohibitory ordinances fall under the inherent sovereign authority of the Tribe to establish regulations and the enforcement of such regulations to protect their people, lands and resources; to administer justice; to promote equality, freedom, self sufficiency, and quality of life; and otherwise safeguard and promote the peace, safety, morals, and general welfare of the Tribe.

 

CHAPTER #5

Regulatory Ordinances

All regulatory ordinances fall under the inherent sovereign authority of the Tribe to establish regulations and the enforcement of such regulations to protect their people, lands and resources; to administer justice; to promote equality, freedom, self sufficiency, and quality of life; and otherwise safeguard and promote the peace, safety, morals, and general welfare of the Tribe.

 

CHAPTER #6

Juveniles

The intent of the Tribe regarding its Juvenile Code is to always protect the best interests of its children and to promote the stability and security of its families.