NOTICE: All Tribal Members | Ponca Tribe of Nebraska

NOTICE: All Tribal Members

NOTICE: All Tribal Members


Discussion on September 9, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.
During Tribal Council Meeting


****      NOTICE:  All Tribal Members ****


The Tribal Council will be discussing amending the Law and Order Code.  Please take your time to read this FLYER

The Ponca Tribal Council will be proposing significant amendments to Title VI – Judicial Remedies of the Law and Order Code. It is proposed to add Chapter 3 Protection Orders to Title VI.  There are significant additions being added to the Code.

This Chapter would allow the Court to issue Orders for Protection without regard to whether the parties are family or household members or otherwise related.  Some changes include, but are not limited to:

  • Allowing the Department of Domestic Violence to file a Petition on behalf of a person seeking an Order of Protection
  • Allowing an employer to file a Petition on behalf of his or her employee
  • Includes protection of pets, and other animals in the Order of Protection

A complete copy of the proposed amendments is available by clicking here. You may also request a copy through tribal offices, or one may be obtained by contacting Jan Colwell, Tribal Council Secretary at 402-857-3391.

There will be a discussion by Tribal Council that is open for public comment on September 9, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as it may be heard.


Written comments will be accepted until September 2, 2019. The written comments may be emailed to or mailed to: Jan Colwell, P.O. Box 288, Niobrara, NE 68760