Welcome to our new Chief Justice, Tricia Zunker, and our new Associate Judge, Christopher Nydle. As the newest judicial appointees, they join us in our ongoing commitment to provide a tribal forum for fair and just resolutions of disputes.
Civil Traffic citations issued by Meskwaki Nation Police Depart are typically not filed in the Clerk's office right away and, therefore, the information from the citation will not show up immediately on CitePay USA. It may take 10 to 14 days for a citation to be entered in the Court database by the clerks, so check back frequently if you are trying to pay a citation on-line.
If you need to file or drop off a document you may file it at the Court's front desk, or place it in the Black Drop Box located by the front door of the Justice Center, or email your pleadings to: email@example.com
All Court Users are expected to appear in person for scheduled hearings in their case. If a party requests to appear remotely for a hearing they must complete a written form and send to the other parties in their case (or their attorneys) to allow them an opportunity to agree or object to the request. FORM TO USE: Go to top of this page to "Forms and Information", select "For the Public", and click to download and print "Motion for Remote Appearance".
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Sadly we say farewell to outgoing Chief Judge Jessica R. Bear, and thank her for her service to our Court and community. An Appreciation event was held in her honor by Executive Management at the Tribal Center on Dec. 1st where she was presented this Proclamation by Tribal Council members Max Bear, Vance Brown and Zach Old Bear.
Ketebi, thanks to everyone who came and shared their thoughts and g
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Show your support for choosing Culture and Traditions over drugs and alcohol!
Thank you to everyone who came out for the "Walk In Your Mocs" event at the Tribal Center. We are proud to be part of this community!
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The Tribal Court of the Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa was established by Tribal Council Resolution No. 12-2004, enacted on June 9, 2004. This resolution created an integrated judicial department consisting of a court of appeals, a trial court, and such lower or intermediate courts as the Tribal Council deems necessary to resolve disputes. This section will help you learn more about the Meskwaki Tribal Court and its work.
It is the mission of the Meskwaki Tribal Court to administer Justice according to laws that govern the Meskwaki Nation by exercising all judicial and dispute resolution powers of the Tribe.
To discover and determine the truth; and to seek a resolution which restores balance to the community in accordance with the customs and traditions of the tribe, repairs relationships, results in fairness, and avoids principles of retribution and punishment.
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