It is the goal of the Absentee-Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma to foster a strong and stable Tribal Government so we can exercise our authority as a sovereign nation/ to upgrade the current court services by expanding its caseload consistently each year to meet the needs of tribal members and other Native Americans within the tribal jurisdiction. The Absentee Shawnee Tribal Court consist of three Supreme Court Justices, 3 District Court Judges, 1 Special Judge and two Alternate Supreme/District Court Judges.
The District Court is scheduled four times monthly and is able to respond to emergency situations. The Supreme Court is called into session when necessary and upon the filing of an appeal.
The Absentee Shawnee Tribal Court handles civil, criminal, Indian Child Welfare matters, juvenile matters and Wellbriety (Drug and Alcohol) matters. The Court provides a limited selection of forms to assist pro se litigants for many civil actions, such as divorce, guardianships, custody and judgments. The Absentee Shawnee Tribal Court also provides Marriage Licenses.
A limited selection of forms are available below or in the Court Clerk's office. A list of Court Fees is listed below, and in the Court Clerk's office. For all documents that are filed a Contact Sheet which is located below or in the Court Clerk's office is required. All forms can be retyped and adjusted to fit each parties personal needs.