Legal and Realty Services

Allen Bell, Tribal Attorney, advises and provides legal services to STA staff regarding tribal programs and services, and to the Tribal Council in support of its participation in government-to-government relationships with the local, state, federal, and other tribal governments and agencies. He provides support to the STA Tribal Court, and supervises Tribal Court staff.

The Tribal Attorney does not provide legal advice or services to Tribal Citizens, but may be able to help them find their own attorneys.

STA's realty office works closely with restricted property landowners within the Sheet'ka Kwáan. Services provided for restricted property landowners include realty transactions, probate and estate planning, rights protection, and allotment applications. Allen Bell, Tribal Attorney and Realty Officer, may be reached at 747-7163.

 

Tribal Court

Tribal Court primarily hears three types of cases: Tribal Youth Diversion Effort (TYDE), Domestic violence, and children's guardianship and adoption cases. Any enrolled citizen, as well as any non-tribal citizen married to or in a relationship with a tribal citizen, is eligible to access tribal court services. Messages may be left for Chief Judge Pete Esquiro at Tribal Court: contact Trbal Court Clerk Janine Canul at 747-7357.


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