How many people in Oklahoma know they live on an actual Indian Reservation? The answer will surprise you. That very issue is currently before the United States Supreme Court – whether or not the Muscogee (Creek) Nation Reservation still exists. The answer to that question will affect everyone living in Eastern Oklahoma.
Notwithstanding that decision, many Tribes in Eastern Oklahoma are exercising ever increasing jurisdiction. Tribal jurisdiction over non-Indians is expanding. Whether it is through the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) or the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) or some other application of Tribal sovereignty, Tribes are exercising their inherent authority over those within their territory.
DO NOT IGNORE a Tribal Summons or legal matter. The consequences could be devastating to you. Call today for a consultation and better understanding of your rights should someone sue you in Tribal Court.