The Department of Justice is charged with satisfying the Executive Branch’s duty, under Article VII Section 4(a) of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Constitution, to enforce the laws of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes. The DOJ, in conjunction with the Office of Tribal Attorney (“OTA”), is situated within the Executive Office under the direction of the General Counsel. The Department of Justice works closely with the Bureau of Indian Affairs and other departments within the Tribes’ Executive Branch to investigate allegations of criminal activity or allegations of neglected or deprived children.
The mission of the Department of Justice is to uphold the rule of law and Constitution of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes; to keep persons within the Tribal Jurisdiction safe; to protect their civil rights with integrity for our culture; enhance the overall quality of justice for all members of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes and uphold Tribal Sovereignty while ensuring the protection of our communities within the Cheyenne and Arapaho Jurisdiction.
Independence and Impartiality. We work each day to earn the public’s trust by following the facts and the law wherever that may lead, without prejudice or improper influence.
Honesty and Integrity. Our employees adhere to the highest standards of ethical behavior, mindful that, as public servants, we must work to earn the trust of, and inspire confidence in, the public we serve.
Respect. Our employees value differences in people and an ideas and treat everyone with fairness, dignity and compassion.
Excellence. We work every day to provide the highest levels and treat everyone with fairness, dignity, and compassion.
Order, Protection, and Enforcement.
Please note, the Department of Justice cannot provide legal assistance to individual tribal members.
Deputy Attorney General, Antonio Church
Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Harmonniey Kinchion
Assistant Attorney General, Kristopher Jackson
Administrative Assistant, Margaret Jenkins
Phone: (405) 422-7855