Oneida Tribal Judicial System
|Left to right: Sandra Skenadore,
Jean Webster (front), Leland Ninham (back), Mary Adams
||Left to right: Lois Powless, Jennifer Webster, Stanley Webster, Winnifred Thomas, Janice McLester
The Oneida Tribal General Council created the Oneida Tribal Judical System also known as the Oneida Appeals Commission by Resolution No. 8-19-91-A along with the Tribe's Administrative Procedures Act. The mission statement of the Oneida Tribal Judicial System states..."to enhance and protect the self-government and sovereignty of the Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin, whose jurisdiction extends over all persons and cases in law and equity arising with in the boundaries of the Oneida Tribe, or cases that affect the Oneida Tribe under the protection of the Oneida Constitution."
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The purpose of the enactment of the Oneida Tribal Judical System includes providing a clear separation of powers, consistent procedures of law and rule-making, and due process for the membership. In addition, the Administrative Procedures Act requires the Oneida Tribe to provide a forum for appeals of administrative errors and contested issues that ensures fairness and notice to its membership. Under the Indian Civil Rights Act of 1968, U.S.C. (Sec 1301-1303) the federal government supports tribal members rights to 'petition for redress of grievance' for the membership, which is the responsibility of the Oneida Tribal Judiciary.
We are located at 3759 West Mason Street, P.O. Box 19, Oneida WI., 54155, in the Ridgeview Plaza Suite 1.
We may be reached at our office number 920-497-5800, and fax 920-497-5805.
The following is a list of cases the Oneida Tribal Judical System currently reviews;
Tribal enrollment disputes
Hunting and Fishing disputes
Foreclosures and Evictions
Garnishments (Child Support and Tribal Debts)
Child Support (i.e. Paternity and Custody)
Oneida Constitutional Issues
Disputes between tribal entities
Disputes between individuals