Spirit Lake Tribal Court

Spirit Lake Tribal Court
708 3rd Ave
PO Box 30
Fort Totten, ND 58335
(701)766-4244, 766-4750
Fax:  (701)766-4776

Hours of Operation:
Monday thru Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm

Criminal Adult Court Arraignments
Mondays and Wednesdays at 1:00pm
Fridays at 10:00am

Court Staff

Chief judge - Joseph Vetch
Associate Judge - William D. Cavanugh
Tribal Court Administrator - Michelle Lawrence
Adult Probation Officer - Karen Jackson
Prosecutor - Rachel Egstad
Civil Clerk of Court - Leola White
Family Clerk of Court - Kari Walking Eagle
Criminal Clerk of Court - Martina Morgan
Assistant Clerk of Court- Melanie Robertson
Data Entry Clerk -
Juvenile Intake Officer - Jerrica Guy
Juvenile Public Defender - Robert Silva
Process Server/Bailiff - Mike Leaf
Program Coordinator - Brittany Iceman


Filing Fees


SLT Constitution

Spirit Lake Tribal Court consists of:

Adult Criminal Division
Civil Division
Juvenile/Family Court
Traditional Court

Holidays Observed (Pursuant to Spirit Lake Personnel Policies Manual):

New Year's Day Native American Day
Martin Luther King Day Columbus Day
Presidents' Day Thanksgiving Day
Good Friday (1/2 day) Veteran's Day
Easter Monday  Christmas Day
Memorial Day Birthday Holiday
Independence Day  Tribal Elections
Labor Day Annual Fort Totten Days Pow Wow

WARNING!!! The Spirit Lake Law and Order Code on this website may or may not contain currently applicable law. Some sections of the code may be in effect and others may not have taken effect as of the date you use this site. You should always check with the Spirit Lake Tribal Court or Spirit Lake Tribal Council for any updates to the law.

The version of the Spirit Lake Law and Order Code on this website is derived from existing Tribal Council Resolutions as reviewed by the Spirit Lake Tribe Law and Order Committee. The Spirit Lake Law and Order Code is the codification of all general and permanent law enacted by the Spirit Lake Tribe. The table of contents to this online version of the Spirit Lake Law and Order is derived from the listing of titles of the Code.