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Tribal Court


Seeking justice through Tribal values.


The goal of the Tribal Court is to provide a user-friendly, culturally appropriate forum for tribal citizens to address their justice needs.


Exercising our sovereignty to strengthen and continue our cultural balance.

The Tribal Court is established by Articles VII, XI of the Tribe’s Constitution as a

separate branch of government. Its purpose is to exercise the Tribe’s inherent sovereignty and provide a user-friendly, culturally-appropriate forum for tribal citizens to address their justice needs. These judicial services are guided by the traditional values of respect, patience, and the essential responsibility to safeguard the future of the Tribe by promoting healthy tribal families.

The Tribal Court resolves matters by taking evidence and rendering both written and oral decisions. Each final decision of the trial courts comes with the right of appeal to the Supreme Court.

Beyond dispute resolution and adjudication, the Tribal Court provides outreach regarding tribal justice issues to the Alaska Tribal Judges Association, other individual tribes seeking assistance in building their tribal courts, as well as the United States of America and State of Alaska on a government-to-government basis.

The Tribal Court has subject matter jurisdiction over a large range of civil and criminal issues including adoptions, child custody, child support, divorce, domestic violence, guardianships, marriage, and paternity.

Tribal Court Directory

Eligibility Requirements & Application Process


Important Laws

* Due to accepted Canons of Judicial Conduct and ethical rules surrounding the practice of law, Tribal Court staff are not authorized to provide personal legal advice.  Legal problems may be eligible to be heard by the Tribal Court; contact the Tribal Court Clerk for assistance with forms and filing.

For more information, please contact the Tribal Court: 
Toll Free: 1.800.344.1432 ext. 7165 | Local: 907.463.7165 | Fax: 866.532.3558