The Tribal Justice Center, located on 100 W. Black Kettle Boulevard, in Concho, OK is the permanent home of the Judicial Branch. The Judicial Branch of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes is the system of courts and judges that interpret laws made by the Legislative Branch and enforced by the Executive Branch.
We are an independent branch of government constitutionally entrusted with the fair and just resolution of disputes in order to preserve the rule of law and to protect the rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and Law and Order Code of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes.
The Tribes operate under a Constitution ratified and adopted in 2006. The Constitution implements four (4) branches of government to ensure a separation of powers: Executive Branch, Legislative Branch, Tribal Council, and Judicial Branch. The Judicial Branch is comprised of one Supreme Court, and one Trial Court, such other lower courts of special jurisdiction as deemed necessary by the Legislature by law, and other forums of special jurisdiction for traditional dispute resolution as deemed necessary by the Legislature by law. The Courts render final dispositions in all cases properly filed. The Judicial Branch has the power to administer funds appropriated by law for the Judicial Branch.
Each Judge and Justice is selected upon nomination by the Governor, subject to confirmation by the Legislature and approval by the Tribal Council, provided that, if the Legislature fails to approve or disapprove a nominee for Judge or Justice within thirty days of nomination by the Governor, then the nominee shall be deemed confirmed by the Legislature, provided, further that, if the Tribal Council fails to approve or disapprove a nominee who has been confirmed by the Legislate, or who has been deemed confirmed by the Legislate, within sixty days of confirmation by the Legislate, then the Judge or Justice shall be deemed approved by the Tribal Council.
|Department||Phone: 405-422-7450||Fax: 405-422-8259||Contact Department|
|Bureau of Indian Affairs|
|Legal Aid Services||405-422-7663|
|Modoc Tribe Child|
|Oklahoman Indian Legal Services||405-943-6457||405-917-706|
|Public Defender's Office||405-330-8516||405-422-8259|