Our Tribal Courts

Photo courtesy of the A:shiwi A:wan Museum & Heritage Center

Photo courtesy of the A:shiwi A:wan Museum & Heritage Center

The Zuni Tribal Court was established in 1975 by the adoption of the Constitution of the Zuni Tribe. Article IV of the Zuni Constitution provides that The government of the Zuni Tribe shall consist of a Legislative, and Executive, and a Judicial Department. The Judicial Department of the Zuni Tribe consists of a Chief Judge and two Associate Judges, appointed by the Governor of the Zuni Tribe, with the concurrence of the tribal council. With the enactment of the Zuni Tribal Code on December 20, 1976, the Zuni Tribal Council established the Zuni Tribal Court as a court of civil and limited criminal jurisdiction. The Zuni Tribal Council declared that as a matter of Tribal policy the interests of the Zuni Tribe require that the Tribe provides itself, its members and other persons living on the [Zuni] Reservation or who are within the jurisdiction of the Tribe with an effective means of redress in both civil and criminal cases. See, Section 1-2-1 of the Zuni Tribal Code. The Tribal Council thereupon defined the territorial, personal and subject matter jurisdiction of the Zuni Tribal Court.



Samuel Crowfoot

Chief Tribal Judge


Associate Tribal Judge

Arlene Sanchez

Court Administrator

Cherie Leekya

Chief Court Clerk

Alva Romancito

Juvenile Court Clerk

Donovan Tsadiasi

Probation Officer

Contact Information

Zuni Tribal Court

P.O.Box 339 | Zuni, NM 87327

Phone: 505.782.7045

Fax: 505.782.7219

Email: ZuniTribalCourts@ashiwi.org

Zuni Tribal Courts Downloads

Tribal Courts

Zuni Rules of Criminal Procedure

Amended Zuni Paternity and Child Support

Zuni Children Code

Zuni Domestic Violence Code

Current Bench Warrant List

Schedule of Court Fees

***A Hardcopy of The Entire Zuni Tribal Code is Available @ The Public Library***

Tribal Government

Zuni Tribal Consititution

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