Tribal Court

Overview

PTN Scales of JusticeThe Judicial Branch, as created by the Constitution of the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska, holds court once a month in the Norfolk Field Office.

For Tribal members residing in the Ponca Service Delivery Area, Ponca Tribal Court provides a method to resolve civil matters, such as a name change, child custody, adoption, and divorce.

Ponca Tribal Court is governed by the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska Law and Order Code as approved in Resolution 14-08. The Code contains provisions regarding: establishment of courts, sovereign immunity, civil procedure, child welfare (ICWA, juvenile court, custody, abuse and neglect, guardianship, children in need of supervision, etc.), domestic relations (marriage licensing, annulment, divorce and separate maintenance, child custody, alimony, visitation, child support, etc.), protection from domestic abuse (protection order, etc.), adoption of children, and guardianship.

Contact Information

Ruthanne Gallup, Court Administrator
ruthanneg@poncatribe-ne.org

Ponca Tribe of Nebraska Tribal Court
1800 Syracuse Avenue
Norfolk NE 68701
Phone: 402-371-8834
Fax: 402-371-3238