TRIAL COURT JUDGES
Vacant seat, Tribal Court Judge (Appointed) - Term Expires November 2010
Lorita Linder, Elder Judge (Elected) -Term Expires November 2013
Vacant seat, Appeals Judge -Term
Danielle Nolan, Judge (elected)-Term Expires November 2012
Bettyann Steciw, Alternate Judge (Elected) -Term Expires November 2013
Vacant seat, Tribal Court Alternate Elder Judge - (Elected)
APPEALS COURT JUDGES
Whenever a case is accepted by the presiding judge for appellate review, a second appeals judge shall be appointed by the Traditional Council. The presiding judge and the judge appointed by the Council will jointly select a third judge.
TRIBAL COURT DESCRIPTION
Traditionally, laws and customs of the Ninilchik Village Tribe were enforced without intervention. The Ninilchik Village Tribe as a federally recognized Native Tribe has the inherent authority to regulate activities within its territory and to provide for the administration of justice. Under the traditional laws and customs of the village judicial authority is vested in the Traditional Council, which may delegate such authority to a separate court, or courts.
Traditionally the Village Council solved many problems in the village by seeking consensus among the people involved. Traditionally, the council and respected village elders would meet with and counsel people who were behaving improperly and tell them to behave properly. The council may continue such informal methods of handling problems notwithstanding the creation of a tribal court.
Section 1. Composition and General Authority
The Tribal Court of the Ninilchik Village Tribe is a trial court of general jurisdiction composed of three judges, including a presiding judge.
The Appeals Court of the Ninilchik Village Tribe is an appellate court composed of three judges, including a presiding judge.
Each court is vested with all power and authority necessary to implement its judgements, decrees, and determination in all matters within its jurisdiction.
The presiding judge of each court may prescribe court rules and operating practices, not inconsistent with this ordinance, as are necessary for the fair and efficient administration of justice.
Ninilchik Traditional Council
P.O. Box 39070
Ninilchik, Alaska 99639
PHONE: (907) 567-3313 FAX: (907) 567-3308