Tribal Court

18529 W. Keetoowah Circle Tahlequah, OK 74464

The Tribal Judicial Center is the home of the Tribal Court of the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians. The Tribal Court is the system of courts and judges that interpret and enforce laws. It operates under a Constitution that was adopted and ratified by the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians on October 3,1950. The Tribal Court was created by the United Keetoowah Band to exercise its authority as a sovereign and to meet the needs of its members.

 

Petitioners may come to the Tribal Court to request legal remedies or redress grievances. The Tribal Court protects the interests of justice and equity while promoting the welfare and sovereignty of our Tribe and its citizens. The District Court hears civil, criminal, and juvenile matters, while the Supreme Court hears cases of appeals and other matters as may be conferred by statute. The UKB Tribal Court meets every third Friday of each month beginning at 11 a.m.

Our Legal Team

Supreme Court
Justices

Justice Brian Berry

Justice Kimberly Anthony

Justice Shelly Harrison

District Judges

Judge Douglas Dry

Judge Charles Tripp

Attorney General

Klint Cowan

Assistant Attorney General

Jeffrey Nelson

Prosecutor

Victoria Holland

Assistant Prosecutor

Sophie Asher

Tribal Court Administrator/
Court Clerk

Kristie Bradley

Deputy Court Clerk

Sara Wininger

Criminal Codes

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Court Forms

Forms:

Petition for Divorce

Petition for Paternity

Petition for Name Change

Small Claims Affidavit

Replevin Affidavit

Entry and Detainer Affidavit

 

All cases must be paid for when filing. A fee schedule is available from the Court Clerks by contacting kbradley@ukb-nsn.gov.

The UKB Tribal Court does not currently give legal advice.

 

Keetoowahs seeking legal services should reach out to Oklahoma Indian Legal Services, Inc. located in Oklahoma City. Their number is (405) 943-6457 and online services can be viewed at www.oilsonline.org.

OILS cannot represent applicants with criminal charges in state district court or federal court.