Peacemaking Tribal Codes and Models

Below are some examples of tribal peacemaking codes. These and other codes are available through the Tribal Law Gateway at the National Indian Law Library.


Arapaho Tribe of the Wind River Reservation, Wyoming
Title 7. Peacemaker

Chickasaw Nation
Title 5: Courts and Procedures: Chapter 14 Peacemaking Court

Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana
Title IA. Peacemaker Court of the Chitimacha Codes of Justice

Confederated Tribes of the Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians
Chapter 1-14. Peacegiving Court

Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon
Tribal Court Ordinance: (l) Peacemaker Program

Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians of Oregon
Community Law Court

Coquille Indian Tribe
Chapter 655 - Peacegiving

Hopland Band of Pomo Indians
Ordinance no. 07-12-10 establishing a tribal court: Section 1.100 Peace Making Panel (not available online)

Kalispel Indian Community of the Kalispel Reservation
Chapter 2 - Criminal Procedures and Chapter 3 - Civil Actions

Karuk Tribe
Tribal court ordinance: 11.0 Peace maker dispute resolution panel (not available online)

Klamath Tribes
Peacemaker Ordinance

Leech Lake Band of Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota
Title 2. Rules of Procedure: Part IX. Other Matters: Rule 58. Peacemaker Tribunal

Little River Band of Ottawa Indians, Michigan
Peacemaking Guidelines

Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, Michigan
Tribal Court Rules Chapter 3. Rules of Civil Procedure RULE XXIX. MNODAAWIN

Mashantucket Pequot Indian Tribe
Title 1, Judiciary: Chapter 4, Peacemaker's Council

Mashpee Wampanoag
Chapter 3: Operation of Peacemaker Court

Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians
Peacemaker Code

Navajo Nation, Arizona, New Mexico & Utah
Title 7. Courts and Procedure: Chapter 3. Judicial Branch: Subchapter 10. Navajo Nation Peacemaking Program (Hózhóójí Naat'áanii) (available through Westlaw)

Northern Arapaho Nation
Title 7: Peacemaker Code

Oneida Nation of New York
Peacemaking Rules

Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin
Peacemaker's Manual

Organized Village of Kake
Judicial Peacemaking Code

Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation
Constitution: Article VI - Dispute Resolution System
Title 2 - Courts: Chapter 2-5. Peacemakers

St. Regis Mohawk Tribe
Tribal Court and Judiciary Code

Skokomish Indian Tribe
Skokomish Criminal Code: Sentencing, sentencing guidelines, and bail schedule: 9.11.030 Traditional Peacekeeping

Snoqualmie Indian Tribe
Title 3. Snoqualmie Judicial Code: Chapter 1. Snoqualmie Judiciary Act: 7.4 Peacemaker Court

Spirit Lake Tribe, North Dakota
Title 21. Wodakota: Traditional Court
Wodakota: Traditional Court Flowchart

Stockbridge Munsee Community, Wisconsin
Peacemaker Ordinance



Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation
Title 5 Domestic Relations: 5-2 Juveniles: 5-2-192 Peacemaking Circle

Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, Michigan
Title 10. Children, Families and Elders: Chapter 4. Juvenile Code Revisited § 415. Diversion

Little River Band of Ottawa Indians, Michigan
Juvenile Code: Section 8. Peacemaking.

Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin
Chapter 72. Divorce, Annulment, Legal Separation: 72.6. Peacemaking and Mediation (available through Westlaw)
Chapter 79: Child Custody, Placement and Visitation: 79.7. Peacemaking and Mediation

Pit River Tribe, California
Family/Children's Code: Youth Reclamation Program - The Peacemaker Program

White Earth Band of Chippewa
Juvenile Justice Code: Chapter 12A Peacemaking Circle