Pawnee Nation Court

The Constitution and By-Laws of the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma provide for the establishment of a Law and Order and Judicial System to "protect peace, safety, health and welfare of the members of the Pawnee Tribe."

The Pawnee Nation District Court implements court services for the judicial needs and administration of justice regarding criminal, civil, and juvenile matters; for members of the Pawnee Nation and other individuals that are subject to the jurisdiction of the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma.  The Pawnee Nation District Court presides over these matters rendering final orders or judgments.

The District Court

Chief Judge:   Shelly L. Harrison

Assoc. Judge:     Phil Lujan

Prosecutor:   Shandi Campbell

Public Defender:  

The Pawnee Nation Supreme Court hears appeals resulting from all final orders or judgments that have been issued by the District Court. 

The Supreme Court Justices meet once a year to review, hear and render decisions of appeals; and to oversee operations of the District Court.  Each Supreme Court Justice serves an eight (8) year term.

photo: Chief Judge: Shelly L. Harrison

photo: Assoc. Judge: Phil Lujan

Supreme Court Justices

Chief Justice:  Chad Harsha

Justice:   Gregory Smith

Justice:   Mark EchoHawk

Justice:   Kyle Haskins

Justice:   John Chapman Young

Supreme Court Justices from left to right:
Justice, Kyle Haskins; Justice, Mark EchoHawk; Chief Justice, Chad Harsha; Justice, Gregory Smith; and Justice, John Chapman Young. 


The Pawnee Nation District Court is located at

700 Agency Road, Building #33
Pawnee, Oklahoma 74058

For more information, please contact Ashley R. Wilson,
Court Clerk, Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma. 

Court Clerk, Ashley R. Wilson

Pawnee Nation District Court
Office:  (918) 762-3621 Ext. 140
Fax:  (918) 762-3230

Mailing Address:

Pawnee Nation District Court
P. O. Box 28
Pawnee, OK 74058


Forms / Documents (PDFs)

Application for Temporary Emergency Custody and Hearing Date

Application for Visitation

Divorce Petition

Fee Schedule

Limited Power of Attorney

Marriage License Application

Name Change Application

Pauper's Affidavit

Petition for Adoption

Petition for Protective Order

Petition for Restraining Order

PN Bar Application


The Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma has an agreement with the Modoc Tribe of Oklahoma, Tribal Child Support Enforcement program to provide child support services to all Pawnee Nation members.  The Tribal Child Support Enforcement program can assist members with all facets of child support.  Whether it be establishing paternity through DNA testing, or establishing a child support order through the Pawnee Tribal Court, and then enforcing that child support order, they are ready to help. Tribal Child Support staff attend all court hearings, be it civil or child support, and are ready to assist Pawnee members with their child support matters, or to just answer your questions about tribal child support.  An application for services can be obtained at the Pawnee Tribal Court, or by calling the Tribal Child Support Enforcement offices at 1-888-540-1501