Tribal Court

545 State Route 37, Akwesasne
Weekdays, 8:00 a m  to 4:00 p m
Phone: 518-358-6300

Mission: Our Children, Our Families, Our Courts, Our Future!

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Court currently consists of a Traffic and Civil Court. The Traffic Court is well established and has adjudicated traffic offenses since December 2000. Traffic Court is held every Monday night beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the courtroom at the Justice Building.

The Civil Court hears all non-criminal cases on a scheduled, as needed basis, within the courtroom of the Justice Building. These cases are heard by the Chief Judge.

A Family Court system, although not fully operational, is gaining progress on a daily basis and will be designed to hear all family cases that are currently being held in the off reserve court systems. The first ‘part’ of this Court shall consist of a Child Support Enforcement Unit.

The Healing to Wellness/Drug Court is housed under the Tribal Court and provides a judicially supervised program that uses cultural traditions for rehabilitation to restore and heal an individual. This part of the Tribal Court works collaboratively with neighboring Courts.

Publications:

Land Dispute Resolution Ordinance - TCR 2009-69
Rules of Evidence - TCR 17-2008
Tribal Court and Judiciary Code - TCR 22-2008
Attorney Practice Requirements - TCR 18-2008
Rules of Civil Appellate Procedure - TCR 16-2008
Rules of Civil Procedure - TCR 20-2008
St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Traffic Law - TCR 2001-25
Traffic Amendment - TCR 2010-40
St. Regis Mohawk Tribe Civil Code - TCR 2008-19
St. Regis Mohawk Tribe Animal Control Ordinance - 08-03-2009
St. Regis Mohawk Tribe Sex Offender Registration and Notification Ordinance
Court Filing Fees - TCR 2010-99
Frequently Asked Questions - Tribal Traffic Court

Resolution of the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe to Amend the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Court and Judiciary Code - TCR 2012-13

Resolution of the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe to Appoint Members to the Judicial Oversight Commission - TCR 2012-14

Forms:

Complainant General Information Form 10-06-2010
Respondent General Information Form 10-06-2010
Complaint Form
Answer/Counterclaim Form
Proof of Service
Land Dispute Notice of Appeal
Application for Admission to Practice or Renewal - fill-in

Articles:

Government Law and Policy and the Indian Child Welfare Act - By Professor Carrie E. Garrow - Reprinted with permission from the New York State BarAssociation Journal, March/April 2014, Vol. 86, No. 3, published by the New York State Bar Association, One Elk Street, Albany, New York 12207.

Best Interest of an Indian Child, by Hon. Peter J. Herne - Reprinted with permission from the New York State BarAssociation Journal, March/April 2014, Vol. 86, No. 3, published by the New York State Bar Association, One Elk Street, Albany, New York 12207.

Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl, Professor Carrie E. Garrow and Michelle E. Hellebeke - Reprinted with permission from the New York State BarAssociation Journal, March/April 2014, Vol. 86, No. 3, published by the New York State Bar Association, One Elk Street, Albany, New York 12207

Real Meaning of ICWA Noncompliance, by Hon. Lizbeth Gonzalez - Reprinted with permission from the New York State BarAssociation Journal, March/April 2014, Vol. 86, No. 3, published by the New York State Bar Association, One Elk Street, Albany, New York 12207.

The Teach ICWA Initiative, an Action Plan, by Hon. Lizbeth Gonzalez and Hon. Sharon S. Townsend - Reprinted with permission from the New York State BarAssociation Journal, March/April 2014, Vol. 86, No. 3, published by the New York State Bar Association, One Elk Street, Albany, New York 12207.