What can be done at Tribal Court?

Kickapoo Tribal Code - Establishing the Court

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The Tribal Court has authority over both the Civil and Criminal (Penal) Tribal Codes.

Chapters 1 through 5 of the Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas Tribal Code explain the establishment of the Tribal Court, the Tribal Court’s jurisdiction, and the rules of procedure for the Tribal Court.

Under Chapter 1, the Traditional Council, through a separate and independent judicial system, holds the authority to administer in a just and impartial fashion, all applicable laws, ordinances, regulations and policies.

Under Section 1.2(A)(1) of the Tribal Code, Tribal jurisdiction extends over the Kickapoo Traditional Tribe and its territory, persons who enter its territory, its members, and persons who interact with the Kickapoo Traditional Tribe or its members wherever found.

Under Section 1.30 of the Kickapoo Tribal Code, civil actions may be commenced within three (3) years after the right accrues, except as may be otherwise provided by tribal law.

See Statute of Limitations in Civil Lawsuits for an explanation of limitations in practice. 

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