Judicial Branch

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.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the Tribal Justice Center, Trial Court, or Supreme Court please contact the Court Administrator Charlotte Wetselline at 405-422-7760 or cwetselline@cheyenneandarapaho-nsn.gov

Contact information
Judicial Branch
(405) 422-7450
(405) 422-8259
Bureau of Indian Affairs - Law Enforcement
(405) 262-4814
Court Administrator
(405) 422-7760
Court Clerk
courtclerks@cheyenneandarapaho-nsn.gov
(405) 422-7922
Legal Aid Services
(405) 422-7450
Modoc Tribe Child Support Service
(405) 262-1119
(405) 262-1125
Oklahoman Indian Legal Services
(405) 943-6457
(405) 917-7060
Probation Officer
(405) 422-7450
Public Defender's Office
publicdefenderoffice@cheyenneandarapaho-nsn.gov
SORNA
(405) 422-7456
Forms and files
Form Name
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Appearance and Consent to Guardianship
Application for Admission to the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes Court
Application for Citation for Contempt
Change of Name Petition
Foreign Judgements
Garnishment Forms
Legal Aid Application
Legal Aid Brochure
Motion to Modify
Oklahoma General Power of Attorney
Oklahoma Medical Power of Attorney
Petition for Custody
Petition for Dissolution of Marriage
Petition for Foreign Judgement
Petition for Guardianship of a Minor
Petition for Guardianship of an Adult
Petition for Paternity
Petition for Protective Order
Power of Attorney for Care and Custody of Minor Child(ren)
Small Claims Affidavit and Order
Sworn Affidavit
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