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Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Tribal Court

The Trial Court schedules cases for any day of the work-week. Along with the Criminal Docket the court also hears Civil (traffic) and Civil (small and large claims), Juvenile delinquent, Dependency and Neglect, Divorce and Guardianships and Conservatorships. Hunting Fishing and Trapping violations both Criminal and Civil in nature are also heard in the Trial Court.

The Tribal Court exercises criminal jurisdiction over KBIC tribal members and members from other federally recognized tribes within the boundaries of the KBIC reservation. Criminal jurisdiction extends to the ceded territories for hunting, fishing and trapping violations only. The Court exercises Civil jurisdiction over all civil matters involving Indians within the boundaries of the reservation.