The District Court of the Cherokee Nation serves all 14 counties in the jurisdiction of the tribe. The court handles civil, criminal, and juvenile cases. The civil realm can hear matters of name changes, protective orders, and guardianships. The criminal cases are those that arise on Indian country and are prosecuted by the Cherokee Nation Attorney General’s Office. Juvenile cases handle issues of deprivation and children in need of supervision.
For more information on pending criminal cases before the Cherokee Nation District Court, please feel free to contact the Cherokee Nation Attorney General’s Office at (918) 453-5000. For more information on the process of child welfare cases please contact Cherokee Nation Indian Child Welfare at (918) 458-6900. For information on child support processes please contact Cherokee Nation Child Support Enforcement at (918) 453-5444. For any other information about the court, call (918) 207-3900.