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Northern Plains Intertribal Court of Appeals

The mission of the Northern Plains Intertribal Court of Appeals (NPICA) is to evaluate cases on appeal from the Tribal Courts and then determine fair, unbiased, and effective solutions through the use of both United States and Tribal Laws in civil and criminal cases being dealt with by the court.

The following tribes have currently authorized the Northern Plains Intertribal Court of Appeals to act as a Court of Appeals:

Crow Creek Sioux Tribe

Omaha Tribe of Nebraska

Ponca Tribe of Nebraska

Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux Tribe

Spirit Lake Tribe

Three Affiliated Tribes

Yankton Sioux Tribe

 

Southwest Intertribal Court of Appeals

The American Indian Law Center's (AILC) Southwest Intertribal Court of Appeals (SWITCA) Program provides an appellate court forum for tribes located in New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona and West Texas. Since its inception in 1989, SWITCA has allowed tribal courts to bring cases before a panel of experienced judges to render decisions at the appellate level for those tribes that do not have the financial means or governmental infrastructure to administer a court of appeals for tribal court decisions. Appellate services are available without cost to member tribes. Additionally, SWITCA provides training, technical assistance, legal research, and support services to tribal courts, tribal judges, and tribal court staff in the region in an effort to strengthen tribal and Pueblo court systems and tribal jurisdiction.

The Southwest Intertribal Court of Appeals Reporter includes all cases and opinions issued by the Court beginning with its first case in 1990.

• A Complete SWITCA Reporter is available for $75.00 each. The Reporter includes fully-tabbed, three-ring binders for each volume (year); an updated table of contents; and four indices Alphabetical by Case Name (Index A), by Appellate Judge Author (Index B), by Court of Origin (Index C), and by Subject (Index D).
• Individual volumes are available for $25.00 each. Individual volume purchases include the most recent table of contents and the indices. New volumes are sent to member courts each year without charge.

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